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From The Orange Senior Center: 7/28/17

Summer Concerts

Join us for 3 outdoor all ages shows in the Gazebo, for the Thursday night concerts from 6:30-8:30pm.  Come early for the Farmers’ Market and bring your appetite for the food trucks!

July 13, 60’s Satisfaction

August 10, Fools on the Hill—Beatles Tribute Band

September 7, – 80’s Tribute

Senior Summer Picnic

This year’s Summer Picnic in the Pavilion will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 5 to 8 pm.  The Elderly Brothers will perform.  Tickets go on sale, only $15.  Thank you to the Orange Lions for cooking & serving over the years.

16th Annual Health & Safety Fair

The 16th Annual Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday, September 15 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.  This event is 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.

Ping Pong, Billiards, Bocce and Chess

Come join us for Ping Pong, Billiards, Bocce, and Chess.  Ping Pong plays Monday at 11:00 and Wednesday at 12:00.  Billiards meets Tuesdays and Thursday at 1:00, & Friday at 10:00.  Bocce meets Wednesdays at 10:00.  Chess plays Thursdays at 1:30.

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.

Cribbage Club

Join us on Mondays as the senior center and Assisted Living Services sponsor Cribbage Club Mondays from 1:00—3:00pm.  Mark Halliday of Assisted Living Services will instruct students on how to play cribbage for the first hour.  The second hour will be time to play.  Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve a seat!

AARP Smart Driving Course

The next AARP Driver’s Training course will be Thursday, August 3.  The cost of the “AARP Smart Driving Course” will be $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.  Call the center to sign up.

Wellness with Shop Rite

Shop Rite of Orange’s Registered Dietitian, Courtney Huggins, RD will lead a discussion and sample a dish to try on Monday, August 7 from 11:30-12:30pm.

Movie of the Month

Friday, August 11 “Lion”, 1:00pm.  Div Patel and Nicole Kidman star in this True Story of a 5 year old boy’s 25 year journey to return home, armed with only his memories and Google Earth.  Popcorn & soda will be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Book Club

The monthly book club will meet on Friday August, 28.  The next book will be A Long Way Home: A Memoir by Saroo Brierley.

Pacific Northwest Slideshow Trip Presentation

Grab your bucket list because here is a golden opportunity to check one off.  Join us on September 11 at 3:30pm for the Pacific Northwest Trip Presentation.  The trip is scheduled for April 23-30, 2018 and the highlights include:  Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Columbia River Gorge, Redwood National Park, San Francisco, and more.

2017 Trips

THIMBLE ISLAND CRUISE August 9, 2017

Thimble Island with lunch at the Chowder Pot; you choose between Boston Baked Scrod, Chicken Picatta, or Eggplant Parmesan.  Cost: $50pp if you drive yourself (meet at the Chowder Pot), or $60pp if you take the Senior Center van.  Cost includes lunch, cruise, & driver gratuities.  Full payment is due at reservation.

WHO LOVES YOU:  The Songs of Frankie Valli, at the Aqua Turf

Share a bus, August 17, 2017.  The show consists of 4 handsome Broadway veterans recreating the music and stories of an era.  Enjoy family style salad, pasta, chicken parmargiana, salmon and more.  Cost: $92pp. Includes transportation, lunch, & driver gratuities.  Full payment is due at reservation.

THE BOSTON POPS AT TANGLEWOOD with special guest conductor John Williams

No minimum, Saturday evening, August 19, 2017.  Our seats are located in the covered area of “The Shed”.  Dinner will be at either the Cork N’ Hearth or the Red Lion.  Cost:  $147pp includes transportation, Dinner, reserved seat & driver gratuities.  Full payment is due at reservation.

?MYSTERY? September 13, 2017

Don’t fall asleep as you may not know where or when you will awake…This trip includes 3—1 act plays, a lunch & a river cruise.  Cost: $99pp includes transportation, lunch, admission & driver gratuities.  Full payment is due at reservation.

CHOCOLATE DECADENCE SUNSET TOUR, September 29, 2017

Depart from the 1881 historic Thomaston Station; enjoy Frasia Chocolate samples paired with Haight-Brown wine tasting.  Enjoy a Sunset toast on the Thomaston Dam, and visit Fascia Chocolate Company.  Cost: $80pp/drive yourself, $90pp/with transportation.  Includes wine tasting, chocolate samples, scenic train ride & driver gratuities.  Full payment is due at reservation.

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