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From the Orange Senior Center 2/12/16

Lions Club of Orange Valentines Pizza Party

Monday, February 8, 1:30—3:00pm, Michael Ciulla will be performing at the Orange Lions Club Valentine’s Pizza Party. You may recognize Michael as the lead singer with Kickback Duo. Call to reserve a seat as we need to know how many pizzas to get! We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you Lions!

Living Treasure Nominations Now Being Accepted

Nominations are currently being accepted through March 11, 2016 for the 2016 Living Treasure Awards. Nomination forms are available in the Orange Community Services office, Town Hall, and can be printed from the town’s website. The three individuals chosen to be honored at the Senior Center’s Pasta Festa! on May 20, 2015.

Save the Date!

Save the Date of March 18 for the Volunteer Fair. Orange Community Services along with Vitas Healthcare, Woodbridge Human Services and the Orange Visiting Nurses Association are hosting a Volunteer Fair at the High Plains Community Center Gym. For further information call (203) 891-4784.

Hot New Class!!!

Children’s Books, Wednesdays, February 17– May 4, 10-11:30am. Reading, Writing, and Appreciation – $30.

Hot and Cold Lunches

The Orange Senior Center offers a hot lunch Monday through Friday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays a cold lunch option is also available. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11:30am – 12:00pm. No meals on Saturday or Sunday. A $3.00 donation is accepted for persons 60 years and over. T o register, call (203) 891-4765.

Scrabble & Tea

Join us on Fridays from 12-1pm for Scrabble & tea! Aubry Monahan will be hosting. Tea and dessert will be served. Call to register (203) 891-4784!

Flower Arranging

Come join us for a Valentine’s Theme Flower Arranging class on Friday, February 12, 10-12 in room 2. $10 fee will be applied to cover the cost of materials. Call or stop by to register (203) 891-4784.

Lunch & Fun

Thursday, February 11, 11:30am, Motion Man with Jody Scalise. Take a mechanical man, giant bubbles, toilet plungers, gibberish, a ukulele, spinning plates, 8 foot streamers, a parasol, floating hat: things that float over the audience, heaps of laughter, and a man squeezing through a picture frame. Put them in a blender and you have the Motion Man! Coffee and desserts will be served at 11:30 and the program begins at noon. Call the office to register.

Movie of the Month

Friday, February 12, Birdman, 1:00pm. – Frustrated by the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor’s struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown. Popcorn & soda will be served. Call for a seat.

Book Club

The monthly book club will meet the 4th Friday of the month, on February 26, from 2:00-3:30pm in room 3. This month is The Cave & the Light by Arthur Herman.

Wellness Seminar – Food Labels

Join us February 26 for Wellness Workshop at 11:15am. Bio-individuality: Learn how to use different dietary concepts such as metabolic type, blood type and ayurveda to understand your personal health blueprint. Call or stop by the office to register, 203-891-4784.

Yoga Dance

Try out Yoga dance Thursdays from 10-11am. If you were ever curious about this fun class come try it out! Call the office to reserve your spot.

Spiritual & Emotional Wellness

Monday with Tara at 11:30am. This month’s book— Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin. The cost of the book is $10.

AARP Income Tax Filing

Free income tax assistance is provided at the senior center by the AARP Tax-Aide program for low to moderate income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older. Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 9 to 12 pm, starting February 4. Call the center to schedule an appointment with a certified AARP Tax-Aide counselor. If married, both husband and wife should be present. Call for an appointment (203) 891-4784.

Hot New Class!!!

Children’s Books, Wednesdays, February 17– May 4, 10-11:30am. Reading, Writing, and Appreciation – $30.

2016 Trips

CT FLOWER SHOW & LUNCH—No minimum trip February 18, 2015 (snow date 2/19). “In the Spotlight” at the CT Flower & Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention Center. Lunch stop at the Chowder Pot. Choice of lunch: Prime Rib, Baked Stuffed Scrod or Chicken Marsala served with all the trimmings. Cost $77. Includes transportation, Lunch, Admission and driver’s gratuity. Full payment due at registration

MOHEGAN SUN AAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME—Monday, March 7-8, 2016. Enjoy the AAC Tournament Championship Game. Will UConn Women be the reigning champion once again!?! Enjoy the 7 story waterfall, the world’s largest planetarium dome and awe-inspiring Wombi Rock. The hotel at Mohegan Sun has been designed for a new standard of excellence. Standing 34 stories tall with 1,200 luxury guest rooms and suites, it features fine dining, retail shopping, live entertainment, and a luxurious day spa. Cost $228pp double. This no-minimum trip includes round trip transportation, Hotel Accommodations, 2 Buffet Vouchers, $20 free slot play, and driver’s gratuity. Full payment is due at registration.

HEART of the SOUTH—April 10-17, 2016. Welcome to America’s most inviting cultural region. Take some time to experience the city that has given us great music and incredible food: the “Jazz Capital of the World”. A journey through New Orleans, Natchez and Lafayette. Cost: $2,349pp double occupancy, single $2,899; triple $2,419. Includes group transportation to Bradley Airport, round trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers and driver’s gratuity. Full payment is due at registration.

COLORADO ROCKIES—June 3-11, 2016. 9 days, 12 meals. The highlights include: Denver, Rocky Mountains National Park, Grand Junction, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Colorado National Monument, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, Pike’s Peak Cog Railway, and Garden of the Gods. Cost: $2,879pp double occupancy, single $3,629; triple $2,849. ncludes group transportation to Bradley Airport, round trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers and driver’s gratuity. Full payment due at registration.

NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM & PARIS featuring historic Bruges—September 12-22, 2016. 11 days, 14 meals. The highlights include: Amsterdam, Hortus Botanicus, Volendam, Diner’s Choice in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dinner Stroll, Bruges Choice of Bruges Walking Tour or Canal Cruise, Paris Seine River Cruise, Giverny. Cost: $3,999pp double occupancy, single $5,049. Includes group transportation to/from Airport, round trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, and hotel transfers. Deposit & cancellation insurance is due at registration.

Contact: Dennis Marsh – 203-891-4784

Sent:         January 13, 2016

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