Schedule for Monday 26th September
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|Monday Sep 26th|
|Sulima Malzin - Visiting Author|
We invite you to spend an afternoon with visiting author Sulima Malzin (aka Shirley Malcein Southington High School Class of '57)
@ Calendar House Senior Center on Monday, September 26th, 1-3 pm
Born and raised in Southington, Sulima has been an Oregon resident since 1980. She recently published two small collections of poetry and prose.
Words That Dance (2021) waltzes the reader through a lifetime of memories, random thoughts, and speculations …accessible, honest, fun, and hauntingly beautiful poetry…a lazy reverie of what was, what might have been, and what is now.
Arms Filled With Bittersweet (2022) is a memoir primarily focused on life in post-war, mid-century Southington and beyond, as seen through the eyes of a somewhat precocious farm girl during rapidly changing times. As its title suggests, Bittersweet is an exploration of life's fragile pairing of dark & light, joy & sorrow. Laced with gentle humor and its' own kind of earthy elegance, reviewers have called it rich in detail and sensory experience … stitched together with the thread of compassionate wisdom … maybe a touch of Norman Rockwell, but ….
To learn more about Sulima and her work, visit her website sulimamalzin.net or contact her directly via text or phone at 503-957-8918.
To register for the talk on September 26th, please call the Calendar House at 860-621-3014 or stop at the front desk. Copies of Sulima's books will be available for purchase.
|Wednesday Sep 28th|
|Mini Bus Trip - "Lenny and Joe's/Lyman Orchards"|
Mini Bus Trip to Lenny & Joe's and Lyman Orchard's Farm Store at "The Apple Barrel" (TRIP IS FULL)
Wednesday, September 28th
Our Dial-A-Ride bus will depart Calendar House at 10 am and arrive at Lenny & Joe's Madison location for lunch ("on your own"). Outdoor seating is available, or if you prefer, you can dine inside. After a leisurely lunch, our bus will depart at 1 pm and stop at Lyman Orchard's Farm Store at "The Apple Barrel" in Middlefield. Enjoy this unique farm market where you can shop for produce, baked goods, or enjoy an ice cream on the Apple Barrel Farm Market patio ("on your own"). We will depart Lyman Orchards at approximately 2:30 pm to return to Calendar House.
Transportation for this Mini Bus Trip is FREE, but you must pay for your own lunch, and shopping at The Apple Barrel. There is a limit of 16 passengers.
**Masks must be worn while riding the bus - NO EXCEPTIONS**
|Thursday Sep 29th|
|Membership Meeting w/Jose' Paulo|
A brief business meeting will be held followed by entertainment by Jose' Paulo:
Jose Paulo – Singer/ entertainer
Jose Paulo's voice is very versatile and that permits him to sing all styles of music in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French. He continues to attract audiences in various age ranges. Jose resides in Newington, CT and is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started his singing career at the age of 12 when he began singing, "Ave Maria" at local weddings. Jose has studied in various certified music schools. A hallmark of his music is the audience participation with singing, dancing, hand-clapping and joyful sounds. You can download his new album "This is Me" on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify and much more.
Please RSVP to 860-621-3014 by September 26th!
|Friday Sep 30th|
|Quilts of Valor "Sew Day" Event|
The Veteran's Committee is calling all sewers/seamstresses! Please join us at the Calendar House for our fourth "Sew Day" event on Friday, September 30th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be making quilts for veterans, approximately 60 x 80 inches. Please bring a sewing machine, sewing supplies, and any patriotic fabric you may have. Some kits will be provided. All abilities are welcome; no registration is needed! For more information, please contact Judy Cutler at 860-877-0466 or Dot Novak at 860-621-7041.
|Tuesday Oct 4th|
|History For Fun w/ Joseph Ouellette - Amy Archer Gilligan, Serial Killer!|
Back by popular demand! Joseph Ouellette, the History Guy, will join us at Calendar House on Tuesday, October 4th at 10 am for an intriguing talk on Amy Archer Gilligan, America's deadliest female serial killer! Believe it or not, this story takes place right here in CT!
This is a true story based upon the book, "The Devil's Rooming House", by M. William Phelps and takes place in nearby Windsor CT! Amy Archer Gilligan may have been responsible for as many as forty murders during the early 1900's. Many people say this story was the inspiration for Arsenic and Old Lace. See for yourself - don't miss this talk! Call Calendar House at 860-621-3014 or stop by the front desk to register!
|Wednesday Oct 5th|
|The White House Butler|
Former White House butler Alan DeValerio is coming to the Calendar House Senior Center!! He's going to give you the inside details about all the preparations involved in White House entertaining. Not only will he relate his first-hand experiences with history, but he will pass on the stories from those people that he worked with (like Eugene Allen, on whom the movie "The Butler" was based) who have been taking care of our First Families ever since the Franklin Roosevelt administration!
Alan will also display many of the White House artifacts (menus, programs, personal photos, etc. ) that he has collected over the years. And after the program, his new book "A History of Entertainment in the Modern White House" ($20, cash or check) will be available for purchase and signing. This is a presentation that you won't want to miss!
To register, call Calendar House at 860-621-3014 or stop by the front desk.
|Thursday Oct 6th|
|What Computer Should I Buy?|
Registration Date - 10:00 AM Monday 29th August 2022
What Computer should I buy? - Thursday 6 Oct 2022 at 1 PM - $10
There is a vast range of different computers available today with lots of different capabilities and cost. What you want to do on a computer should help you decide what to buy. Let's review the specifications available and help decide what you need.
|Mon Oct 10th||Calendar House Closed - Columbus Day|
|Tuesday Oct 11th|
|Sea Glass Bracelet Workshop|
On October 11th join Victoria Woolard from Still Waters USA to create an adjustable sea glass bracelet! The cost of the workshop is $30 per person. All supplies are included to make a beautiful piece of jewelry and no experience is necessary! This is a great opportunity to make something special for yourself or give it away as a gift to a special someone. Registration begins Monday, September 12th at the Calendar House front desk. The $30 fee will be collected at registration.
|8:30 to 4:30||Stained Glass||Craft Room|
|8:30 to 4:30||General Check-In||Undecided|
|8:30 to 4:30||Ping Pong Players||Ping Pong Room|
|8:30 to 4:30||Cardio Room||Cardio Room|
|8:30 to 4:30||Pool Players||Pool Room|
|8:30 to 4:30||Conversation in the Cafe/Lounge||Cafe|
|8:30 to 4:30||Library/Puzzle Makers||Library|
|8:30 to 4:30||Calendar House Active Walkers||Undecided|
|9:30 to 11:30||Wheeler Clinic Health Outreach||Health Suite|
|9:30 to 10:30||Line Dancing w/ Terry||Main Hall East|
|10:00 to 12:00||Quilting-All Levels||Class 1A|
|10:00 to 12:00||Computer Lab / Mondays||Computer Lab|
|11:15 to 12:00||Sit and Be Fit Physical Fitness||Fitness Room|
|12:00 to 12:30||Lunch||Main Hall West|
|12:30 to 4:00||Mahjongg||Card Room|
|1:00 to 3:00||Pickleball||Main Hall East|
|1:00 to 3:00||Trip Desk / Mondays||Lounge|
|1:00 to 3:00||Sulima Malzin - Visiting Author||Class 2|