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From the Orange Senior Center 7/27/18

Free Summer Concerts

Join us for free outdoor, all ages shows in the Gazebo, on Thursday night concerts from 6:30-8:30pm.  Come early for the Farmers’ Market!

August 9, Frantic City

August 23, Fools on the Hill—Beatles Tribute Band

Change the Date – Summer Picnic

We had to change the date for this year’s Summer Picnic.  The new date is Tuesday, August 21 (rain date August 22), 5 to 8 pm.  Jose Paulo will perform.  Tickets are on sale now for only $20.  Thank you to the Orange Lions for cooking & serving over the years.  Thank you to Bob’s Discount Furniture for sponsoring!

AARP Smart Driving Course

The next AARP Driver’s Training course will be Thursday, August 2.  The cost of the “AARP Smart Driving Course” will be $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.  Call the senior center to sign up.

Wellness with Shop Rite

Join us on Monday, August 7 from 12:00 in the Café when Shop Rite of Orange’s Registered Dietitian, Courtney Huggins, RD will create a healthy dish to sample.

Rita’s African Show & Sale

Rita Wagener is returning to once again present her African Show and this time she is bringing African items to sell.  She was here several years ago and was a smash hit.  She will return September 10 for a 1:00pm presentation.  She will be available after her show with items for sale.  Call the office at (203) 891-4784 so we will have a head count.

Trivia with Milford Rehab

Join us on Tuesday, August 21, from 12:00—1;00pm as Caitie from Milford Health & Rehabilitation leads us in Trivia.  Free and open for all.  Come for Chair Exercise, stay for lunch, and join us for trivia!

Money Management:  Power of Attorney Law

Money Management will meet August 7 & August 21 at 9:30am. On August 7, the Drazen Law Firm will present “Connecticut’s New Power of Attorney Law: More Power, More Responsibility.”  All are welcome to join us for the discussion.

Who Wants to Play the Feud!?!

We had so much fun in June when we played the Feud!  Since we have more questions, Matt has agreed to come back on Monday, August 27!  What a fun time we will have!  Just remember to call us so we will know how much food to get.  We will start at 1:00, let’s get ready to Feud!

Mexican Train and More!

For a fun time, join us for Mexican Train Dominos.  This free game time opportunity is Wednesdays at 1:00pm in the Café.  We also have other games if you are interested.  Backgammon, Checkers, Chess, Scrabble, and Mancala.  Just come on down and have some fun!

Movie of the Month

Friday, August 17, “The Greatest Showman”, at 1:00pm, starring Hugh Jackman.  Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.  Popcorn to be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Classic Movie Friday

Join us for Classic Movie of the Month as Laurie’s pick is Finding Neverland, starring Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, and Dustin Hoffman on August 3 at 1:00pm.  Popcorn and soda to be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Documentary & Discussion

Join us for Documentary & Discussion as we explore Food, Inc. on August 31 at 1:00pm.  This movie gives us an unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry.  Popcorn and soda to be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Monday with Maplewood

Join us on August 20 when Chef Leif returns with his culinary delights for you to sample.  Call (203) 891-4788. Y our taste buds are sure to be pleased!  We are very fortunate to have an Assisted Living in Town so check them out.

Arts & Crafts with Suzanne

Join us on Mondays at 1:00pm for coffee & cookies and arts & crafts.  Come for the fun, stay for the company.  Let us know that you are coming at (203) 891-4784 and we’ll supply the paint!

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.

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.

Health & Safety Fair

The 17th Annual Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday, September 21 from 9:30 am to 12 noon.  Vendors representing all sorts of agencies will be on hand to give out information about products and services that benefit older adults.  There will be raffle prizes and refreshments.  Sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center.  Admission is free.  For more information call (203) 891-4784.

High Plains Community Center Renovations

We received word that renovations on the town pool and the South Wing will begin August 13.


ICELAND’S MAGICAL NORTHERN LIGHTS, October 30-November. 5, 2018

7 days, 10 meals.  Highlights: Reykjavik, Northern Lights Cruise, Golden Circle, Geysir, Blue Lagoon, and much more.  Cost: $3,299pp double. Deposit & insurance due at registration.  (Extensive Walking)

?MYSTERY TRIP ?:  According to My Sources, It will be a Harmonic Experience… September 13, 2018

Lunch is family style with a choice of Garden Salad w/Red Wine Vinaigrette, Pasta with Homemade House Sauce, Chicken Piccata, Sliced Loin of Pork, Roasted Red Potatoes, Vegetables, Dessert, Soda, and Coffee.  Cost:  $87pp includes transportation, lunch & driver gratuities.  Full payment due at reservation.  (Minimal Walking)

ROYALTY WINE MAKING September 13, 2018

We are taking our van out on this very special trip!  Join us for a unique wine making experience.  Each person will be treated to a 2-1/2 hour wine sampling of Royalty Wine Making Group’s award winning hand crafted wines.  Light appetizers will be served.  You will learn the wine making process.  Each person will have an opportunity to fill, cork, cap, and label their own bottle to take home.  Prior to the wine making we will stop at the Adelphia Café in North Haven for brunch.  Cost:  $65 with Transportation, $60 drive yourself includes Lunch & wine making.  Departs at 10:00 from the Senior Center.  (Minimal Walking).

Upcoming Trips

*Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Catch the bus at the Baldwin Senior Center in Stratford—November 22, 2018

*White Christmas at the Aqua Turf—December 10, 2018

*A Christmas Carol Catch the bus at the Baldwin Senior Center in Stratford—December 16, 2018

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