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From The Orange Senior Center 6/28/19

Money Management

Join us on July 16, 9:30pm when John Noonan presents Clear Captions.  Clear Captions is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certified telephone captioning provider.  Call us to let us know you are coming (203) 891-4784.

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 July 16th 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.

Ice Cream Social With Under Cover Agent

Join us on Monday, July 22 from 1:30 to 3 when Undercover Agent performs for you!!  Toppings supplied by BrightStar Home Care.  Call the office at (203) 891-4784 to let us know you are coming.  We need a head count so we know how much ice cream to buy.

Classic Movie Friday

Join us for Classic Movie of the Month:  “Terms of Endearment”, on July 5 at 1:00pm.  Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger star as mother/daughter who march to the beat of different drummers.  Popcorn and soda to be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Movie of the Month

July 12:  “BlackkKlansman” at 1:00pm.  Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and eventually becomes its leader.  Based on actual events.  Popcorn to be served.  Call to reserve a seat (203) 891-4784.

Documentary & Discussion

Join us for “The President’s Book of Secrets” on July 26 at 1:00pm.  This documentary takes a curious look at some of the biggest secrets kept by those who have held court in the U.S. Oval Office.  Popcorn and soda to be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Summer Picnic

This year’s Summer Picnic will be held on Tuesday, August 13 (rain date August 14), 5 to 8 pm.  The Moon Spinners Trio will perform.  Tickets go on sale July 1, $10.  Thank you to the Orange Lions for cooking & serving over the years.  Purchase tickets in the senior center office.

“Name that Tune” with Pat Santucci

Pat Santucci will be returning on August 19 at 1:00pm for another fabulous “Name that Tune” show.  Join us as Pat plays the opening snippets of popular songs and see if you can guess the title.  Call (203) 891-4784 to let us know you are coming.  Coffee and Dessert will be served.

American Music Cities Slide Presentation

Collette Tours will be here on August 19 at 2:30pm to present American Music Cities.  This 2020 trip is scheduled to visit Nashville TN, Memphis TN, and New Orleans LA.  Highlights are French Quarter, Choice of French Quarter Walking Tour or Panoramic Coach Tour of New Orleans, Swamp Tour, Mardi Gras World, Jazz Revue, Graceland, West Delta Heritage Center, Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry Show, Historic RCA Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame, Whiskey Distillery.  Call 203-891-4784 to let us know you are coming.

Summer Concerts

Join us for 5 outdoor all ages shows in the Gazebo, for the Thursday night concerts from 6:00-8:00pm.  Come for the Farmers’ Market, and stay for the show!

July 18, Fools on the Hill—Beatles Tribute Band;

July 25, Al & Sal of Fools on the Hill;

August 8, Bad Moon Rising—Creedence Clearwater Revival & John Fogerty Tribute Band; and

August 22, The Vybrations—60s Band.

Walk-About Yoga

Traci Weber has agreed to teach Walk-About Yoga again.  She will lead the group Tuesdays at 10:30.  She plans to walk-about the track, stop for some yoga poses and move on to another spot and another pose.  It’s a lot of fun and a great way to get your exercise.

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.



Celebrate the 4th of July on board Statue Cruises.  As the sun sets behind Lady Liberty, enjoy your evening under the New York City Skyline as you watch the legendary Macy’s Fireworks.  Enjoy a “light buffet” onboard the ship.  Cash bar available.  Cost $259pp, includes transportation, & cruise.  Full payment due at registration (considerable walking); pick up the bus at the Baldwin Center, 100 W Broad Street, Stratford CT.

BOSTON POPS AT TANGLEWOOD:  Across the Stars: Music of John Williams

No minimum, Sunday, July 7, 2019.  Our seats are located in the covered area of “The Shed”.  Dinner at either the Cork N’ Hearth or the Red Lion.  Cost:  $145pp, includes transportation, Dinner, reserved seat & driver gratuities.  Full payment due at reservation (Considerable Walking).


T & A Tours trip July 10, 2019.  Join us for a summer guided tour to Long Island and the Hamptons.  Sightseeing along the waterfront and shopping in Sag Harbor.  Time for lunch on your own in East Hampton and later enjoy wine tasting at Duck Walk Vineyards.  Cost:  $109pp, includes round trip transportation to Port Jefferson Ferry, Tour, and Duck Walk Vineyards.  Full payment due at reservation.  (Some Walking)

COINS & CLAWS: Lobster and Casino—July 12, 2019

Voted as one of the best lobster shacks in New England, we will depart for Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough in Niantic.  After lunch we will depart for Mohegan Sun Casino.  You will receive a casino package including a food credit.  Cost $77pp. includes transportation, casino package, driver’s gratuity, & lunch.  Full payment due at registration (Some Walking).


This is the year to go if you are a Yankee fan!  Mariano Rivera and Mike Mussiana along with Roy Halladay and Edgar Martinez will be inducted.  Cost:  $115pp, includes transportation, admission & tour director.  Full payment due at registration (Considerable Walking), pick up the bus at the Baldwin Center, 100 W Broad Street, Stratford, CT.


No minimum trip, July 25, 2019.  Enjoy a 3-course lunch aboard restored 1920s Pullman dining cars as part of a lunch, train and riverboat sightseeing excursion.  You will have a choice of either beef or chicken entrée.  At the Deep River Landing you will transfer to the Becky Thatcher Riverboat for a cruise of the Connecticut River.  Cost:  $97pp, includes transportation, lunch aboard the Stream Train & Riverboat Ride & driver’s gratuity.  Full payment due at registration (minimal walking).

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