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From the Orange Senior Center 11/22/19

Christmas Holiday Cabaret

Come join us on December 9 from 1:30 to 3:00 with Michael Rea.  There will be no cost this year as we thank the Orange Foundation for its generous donation.  We will have appetizers, coffee and dessert from 1:30-2:00pm then Michael Rea will perform from 2-3:00pm.  Contact the Senior Center to register in advance (203) 891-4784.

Holiday Door Decorating

Clubs, Community Groups, Civic Organizations, Schools and Town Departments are invited to decorate one of the hallway doors at the Community Center for the annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest.  Stop by the Community Services office and pick up an entry form.  The entry deadline is November 27.  All doors need to be decorated by December 2.  Voting will take place between December 2nd and 13th.  The winner will be announced at Monday with Maplewood on December 16.

Orange Lions Club Eyeglass Recycling

The Orange Lions club will be collecting, cleaning, packaging and ship used glasses to its recycling center in New Jersey on December 11 from 9:30-11:00am at the High Plains Community Center.  Donations of glasses and volunteers are wanted.  If you wish to help or donate used eye glasses, please contact the Orange Senior Center at (203) 891-4784.  The refurbished eye wear will be distributed to organizations and doctors in developing nations.

On the Border Chips & Salsa at Monthly Movie

Join us on December 13 when Orange’s own On the Border Mexican Restaurant will donate its tasty chips and salsa for our Movie of the Month, “Mary Poppins Returns”.  What a great opportunity to try something different and tasty!  Thank you On the Border Restaurant!

Mind Fit from Home Care Assistance

Just like the body, the brain will show signs of aging over time.  While this is a natural result of growing older, there are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind sharper for longer.  In the Mind Fit Series, we will learn about the various factors that contribute to brain health, while engaging in group activities based on the Cognitive Therapeutics Method offered by Home Care Assistance.  Join us for a fun and informative six-part series, led by Home Care Assistance brain fitness experts.  Part 2 will be on December 17th at 12:30pm.  We will be making a brain and heart healthy snack!  Call us to let us know you are coming (203) 891-4784.

New Haven Chamber Orchestra

Join us on Saturday, February 29 for a very special concert in New Haven.  The New Haven Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the Fair Haven School.  Park at High Plains and ride with us into New Haven for this free concert.  Call (203) 891-4784 to register.  Departs at 1:00pm.

Classic Movie Friday

Join us for Classic Movie of the Month:  “Heaven is for Real”, December 6 at 1:00pm.  A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.  Popcorn and soda to be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Movie of the Month

Join us December 13 for “Mary Poppins Returns” at 1:00pm starring Emily Blunt.  Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.  Chips & Salsa to be served.  Call to reserve a seat (203) 891-4784.

Documentary & Discussion

Join us for Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” on December 27 at 1:00pm.  A documentary of footage as Michael prepares for sold-out shows in London.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Living Treasure Nominations

Nominations are being accepted through March 2, 2020 for the 2020 Living Treasure Awards.  The three individuals chosen will be honored at Pasta Festa in May 2020, at the High Plains Community Center.

Maplewood Monday

Join us for a Holiday Maplewood Monday when Chef Leif returns with his culinary delights for you to sample on December 16, from 2-3pm.  Your taste buds are sure to be pleased!  Call (203) 891-4784.  We are very fortunate to have an Assisted Living in town.

Afternoon Fun!

Arts & Crafts on Monday, Name 5 or Scattergories on Tuesdays, Mexican Train Dominos on Wednesdays, Bingo on Thursdays, Scrabble on Fridays at 1:00pm in the Cafe.  So, come on out and join us and be part of the fun!

Movie Club

Join us on a celluloid adventure!  Our group will discuss a current movie playing locally.  We will then meet to critique the film as we discuss the script, acting, cinematography and directing.  Meetings are held on the second Friday of the month at 3pm in the town conference room at the HPCC.

Hot Lunch

The Orange Senior Center offers a lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30am – 12:00pm.  A $3.00 donation is suggested for persons 60 years and over.  To register call (203) 891-4765 before 1pm, the day before.

Trips

Miracle Of Christmas held at the Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre Miracle of Christmas is back in 2019 showcasing the touching Nativity story and offering an impressive show for the season.  Be part of a Christmas Celebration unlike any other at the Sight & Sound Theatre.  The trip will also visit the Amish Country Christmas Tour.  Enjoy a PA Dutch Holiday feast by candlelight at Plain & Fancy Restaurant.  Cost: $355 double pp.  Full payment due at registration.  Trip includes Baggage Handling, tax & service, and tour director (considerable walking).

IN THE MOOD CHRISTMAS: at the Aqua Turf – No minimum, December 12, 2019.  This world famous orchestra is the most popular and sought after swing band in the world.  Family-style lunch menu includes:  garden salad, pasta, roast turkey & broiled scrod with cracker crumb topping, vegetable, potato, rolls, dessert, and beverage. Cost: $99pp, includes transportation, lunch, admission & driver gratuities.  Full payment due at registration (minimal walking).

CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT at Old Sturbridge Village, MA.  December 14, 2019.  A celebration of Favorite Holiday Traditions, Music & Food.  Like a Holiday Card come to life!  Victorian Carolers, Father Christmas, Santa Claus, and join in a Christmas carol sing-a-long. Enjoy a Holiday Buffet.  Cost $159pp includes lunch, transportation, admission and driver’s gratuity (considerable walking).

WESTCHESTER THEATER: It Happened One Christmas Eve – No minimum, December 19, 2019.  Enjoy lunch & a show.  Choice of entrée upon arrival.  After lunch, enjoy the heartfelt story of an infant left on a Brooklyn door step.  Cost: $111pp, includes transportation, lunch, admission & driver gratuities.  Full payment due at registration (some walking).

A CAPITAL NEW YEAR’S EVE—Washington DC, December 30, 2019—January 1, 2020.  From the National Christmas Tree to holiday displays, your favorite music, ice-skating at an outdoor rink, stroll through “Seasons Greetings” at the US Botanical Gardens, and visit the Smithsonian Buildings, Tour Washington DC.  Cost: $489pp for double room.  Includes transportation, 2 nights at Hyatt Hotel in Arlington, VA. 2 breakfasts, Toby Dinner Theater, baggage handling & Tour gratuities.  Full payment due at registration (considerable walking) Pick up the bus at the Baldwin Center, 100 W Broad St, Stratford, CT.

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