Southington Calendar House

Southington Calendar House Senior Center.

A community resource for Southington Seniors 55 and over.
388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone 860-621-3014

In case of INCLEMENT WEATHER, all delays and/or closings will be posted under the name CALENDAR HOUSE on WTIC (1080AM), WFSB Channel 3 and on the www.WFSB.com website.

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An ongoing weekly event on Mondays at 10:30 AM in the Craft Room
Stained Glass Club
Create beautiful stained glass art using the copper foil method used by Louis Comfort Tiffany. This is an informal group, with a great deal of combined experience, willing to share!!! Beginners welcome.
10:30 to 12:30 - - Woodshop
An ongoing weekly event on Mondays at 9:00 AM in the Computer Lab
Computer Lab Open
The facilities of the Computer Lab are available to registered students for a period of one year from the start date of their class. The open Lab sessions are monitored by a member of the Computer Learning Center staff who will be able to provide a assistance. Lab users must not load software onto the computers or change any settings as we must maintain uniform standards for our tuition program.

Open Lab periods are: Monday from 9 AM to 11 AM and Wednesday from 1 PM to 3 PM.
Please bring your student class card with you to confirm that you are a current student.
A weekly event on Mondays at 9:00 AM between 1st October, 2018 and 19th November, 2018 in the Perry Room
iPad and iPhone Basics
This workshop will cover the basics of using your iPad/iPhone, keeping the system up to date, purchasing 'Apps', using the camera, emailing to friends, using calendar functions, surfing the internet, and fiddling with all the features that this truly magical machine brings to your computing world.
You must own or borrow an iPad/iPhone and bring the device with the charger and cable to the class.
A weekly event on Tuesdays at 2:30 PM between 25th September, 2018 and 27th November, 2018 in Classroom 2
Intermediate Drawing
Emphasis will be placed on elements of design and composition. Explore various mediums: pencil, charcoal, pen & ink and pastel. Prior drawing experience is helpful. Limit 18 + wait list
2:30 - 4:30 - Room 2
A weekly event on Tuesdays at 12:30 PM between 25th September, 2018 and 27th November, 2018 in Classroom 2
Advanced/Intermediate Painting
Learn to paint a variety of subject matter. Emphasis placed on color mixing, techniques and composition. Some drawing experience helpful. Limit 15 + wait list
12:30 - 2:30 - Instructor Pat Mattola - Room 5
A weekly event on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM between 16th October, 2018 and 20th November, 2018 in the Computer Lab
Windows 10 Computing Fundamentals
Become comfortable with all you need to know to use a Windows 10 computer to search the internet, communicate by E-Mail and manage photos, files and folders. This class will start with the basics of Windows 10 computer use, show you how computer files and folders can connect to your tablets and phones, and open up the world of the big wide web.
A weekly event on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM between 25th September, 2018 and 27th November, 2018 at an Undecided location
Advanced/Intermediate Poetry
A weekly event on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM between 26th September, 2018 and 28th November, 2018 in Classroom 2
Intermediate/Beginner Water Color Painting
Beginner/intermediate level of students. A list of supplies will be available in the office prior to the first day of class. Limited to 15 students.
1:00 - 3:00 - Instructor Carla Koch - Room 5
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COFFEE 'N DESSERTS
"BALANCE SCREENING":
Wednesday, September 19, 1:30pm
Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging will offer free Balance Screenings provided by Ken Kirk, PT, ND licensed physical therapist at Southington Care Center. Balance screening can play an important role in preventing falls. Information will be available reducing risks and preventing falls.

"COOKING FOR ONE":
Wednesday, October 17, 1:30pm
In the kitchen, cooking for one can seem lonely and confusing! Why do all recipes feed so many people? Peter Fescoe, Director of Dining Services at Mulberry Gardens, will share easy, healthy recipes sure to tempt your taste buds.

"SOUTHMAYD'S PLACE IN HISTORY"
Tuesday, November 7, 1:30pm
One woman's belief that "every woman should have a suitable place to live" grew into a legacy that has endured for 120 years. Southmayd Home has been providing nonmedical residency for women over 60 in the Greater Waterbury area since 1898. Outreach Coordinator Laura Marsala will share some of the residence's history, anecdotes and features

"RELAX THE BODY, QUIET THE MIND":
Wednesday, November 14, 1:30pm
Improve your physical and mental health by reducing stress through exercise, social support, activity and relaxation. Presented by Christine Solimini-Swift, Exercise Physiologist at The Orchards of Southington.

Please join us for coffee 'n dessert. RSVP at 860.621.3014.
An ongoing weekly event on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM in the Computer Lab
Computer Lab Open
The facilities of the Computer Lab are available to registered students for a period of one year from the start date of their class. The open Lab sessions are monitored by a member of the Computer Learning Center staff who will be able to provide a assistance. Lab users must not load software onto the computers or change any settings as we must maintain uniform standards for our tuition program.

Open Lab periods are: Monday from 9 AM to 11 AM and Wednesday from 1 PM to 3 PM.
Please bring your student class card with you to confirm that you are a current student.
A weekly event on Wednesdays at 9:00 AM between 3rd October, 2018 and 7th November, 2018 in the Perry Room
Android Phone Basics
In this 6-week course, you will discover what your Android Smartphone is capable of doing! Learn how to comfortably phone & text people, use your email, browse the internet, take pictures & videos, download & use popular applications, play music, manage your appointments, use GPS for driving instructions, and more. Join us on this adventure, and become more confident using your android smartphone!
You must bring an an android phone, the charger and cables to class AND to Registration.
Please note that this class does NOT cover the Apple iPhone.
A weekly event on Thursdays at 10:00 AM between 27th September, 2018 and 29th November, 2018 in Classroom 1B
Quilting with Karen
Unstructured class for Quilters at all levels. Start a new project or finish one that you've set aside (or someone else didn't finish!). Work on your own project under the guidance of an experienced quilting instructor. Have fun while expanding your knowledge and skills.
10:00 - 12:00 - Instructor Karen Kebinger
A weekly event on Thursdays at 10:00 AM between 27th September, 2018 and 29th November, 2018 in Classroom 2
Beginner – Advanced Drawing
With the right techniques, you can learn to bring pencil drawings to life. In this introduction to drawing, participants will learn the basics of composition, value, contour lines, negative and positive space, and perspective, all while practicing a wide variety of pencil techniques. We will primarily work from photos and subject matters that you are
interested in.
A weekly event on Thursdays at 1:00 PM between 4th October, 2018 and 8th November, 2018 in the Perry Room
Kindle Fire Fundamentals
This six week workshop will help you use your Kindle Fire more effectively. We'll familiarize you with its main features and help you download the apps that you need. Specific topics include browsing the web, checking email, watching videos, playing music and games, reading books, using the camera, etc. Come share the fun, and discover all that Amazon's premiere tablet brings to your technological world!
You must own or borrow a kindle fire and bring it with the cables to class AND Registration.
A single event on Thursday 12th October, 2017 at 1:00 PM in Classroom 2.
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE
Oct 12; Nov 9; 8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. (NO September class) Only 4 hours - No written or road tests to pass! Ways to adjust for aging and health-related driving issues. Connecticut-specific information. (formerly known as 55 Alive Safe Driving) Cost: $15 for AARP Members (must provide membership #) $20 for Non AARP Members. Payable to AARP. Register at 860.621.3014
A weekly event on Thursdays at 1:30 PM between 2nd August, 2018 and 31st December, 2018 in Classroom Class 1A
INFORMAL COLORING GROUP
This is a very informal group (no instructor) that meets on Thursdays 1:30pm at Calendar House, just to get together to socialize, relax and have fun while coloring! Even if you have never colored before, or if it's been awhile, join us! You can come and go as you please, no fee, no requirement to stay for the entire session. You supply your own coloring materials and books - you can find a great, inexpensive selection at the Dollar Store, Wal-Mart, Michaels and even Staples! You don't need much to start. Colored pencils, crayola crayons or sharpies - you chose. If you already have supplies you're all set. Any questions? Call Joe LaPorte 860.628.2227. Hope to see you!
A weekly event on Thursdays at 9:00 AM between 18th October, 2018 and 25th October, 2018 in the Computer Lab
Tuning up your computer
Over time, any computer will appear to run more slowly and needs a bit of routine TLC to restore its youthful vitality. The two-week Computer Tune-Up Workshop will show you how to revitalize your computer by removing superfluous files, updating the system security and putting things in the most efficient order.
A single event on Friday 9th November, 2018 at 8:45 AM in Classroom 2.
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE
Nov 9; 8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. (NO September class) Only 4 hours - No written or road tests to pass! Ways to adjust for aging and health-related driving issues. Connecticut-specific information. (formerly known as 55 Alive Safe Driving) Cost: $15 for AARP Members (must provide membership #) $20 for Non AARP Members. Payable to AARP. Register at 860.621.3014
 
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