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Senior services for Newtown seniors are available at the Multipurpose Building on Riverside Road in Sandy Hook. The Senior Center is under the auspices of the Commission on Aging. The center is run by Senior Services Director Marilyn Place. For more



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Senior services for Newtown seniors are available at the Multipurpose Building on Riverside Road in Sandy Hook. The Senior Center is under the auspices of the Commission on Aging. The center is run by Senior Services Director Marilyn Place. For more information about programs offered at the Senior Center call 270-4310.

You may drop in at the Senior Center weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm. A hot meal is served at noon for which you must reserve three days in advance.

Newtown has daily door-to-door minibus service Monday through Friday. Buses also run all day from the Senior Center to Sand Hill Plaza. On Fridays, the bus alternates between rides to Danbury Fair Mall and Berkshire Plaza in Danbury (to Walmart Route 6). Cost is 65¢ each way for the Sand Hill Plaza trip, 75¢ each way for out of town. Call 748-2511 TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE to book a ride and get the out-of-town Friday schedule.


This Week’s Programs

*Westchester Broadway Theatre presents lunch and a matinee performance of the musical FUNNY GIRL on Wednesday, May 6. Remember when Barbra Streisand performed this musical? Should be a good one. Depart at 9:45 am; cost is $90. Only a few seats left.

*Celebrate MOTHER’S DAY with “Chef’s Carving Station” luncheon, variety of teas, biscuits, and a bingo party on Thursday, May 7, at 1 pm. Sign up by May 4. Cost is $4.50.

*ECUMENICAL BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet at the center on Fridays at 1 pm. Call 270-4310 for information.

Upcoming Programs

*Life, Language and the Pursuit of Happiness: Ernest Hemingway Alive by B.L. Walker and Richard Clark. Keeping history alive by reliving with Ernest those days from World War I through the inauguration of John F. Kennedy on Monday, May 11, at 1 pm. Call to reserve a seat.

*A brief educational presentation on planning ahead for all the right reasons, Celebrating A Life Lived, will be Wednesday, May 13, at 1 pm. Call to reserve a seat.

*FRIDAY LUNCHEON will be held on May 15. Reservations must be made and paid for by May 13. Cost is $5.

*COMMISSION ON AGING will meet on Monday, May 18, at 5 pm.

*Commencing on Monday, May 18, at 2:30 pm, Patty the hairdresser will be at the center once a month.

*CLOSED Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

*Casino gambling at MOHEGAN SUN CASINO, with $10 food coupon or free buffet $20 free bet, Depart at 8 am on Thursday, May 28; cost is $30.

*MASONICARE’S HOSPICE ART AND PHOTO EXHIBIT will be Friday, May 29, at 2 pm. Refreshments and snacks will be served. The senior’s van will transport to the facility. Call to sign up.

*Seniors age 70+ are invited to participate in a JURIED ARTS SHOW at Pomperaug Woods, Southbury, Friday to Sunday, September 25–27. Categories include painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. Submit photographs of three pieces by Friday, June 5. Pick up entry forms and more information at the Newtown Senior Center.


Day Trips

*BREAKING LEGS at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant on Thursday, May 28 has been cancelled.

*BREWIN’ UP FUN IN HARTFORD — Visit the elaborate Victorian Mark Twain House, then lunch at the Chowder Pot, and the last stop will be the Thomas Hooker Brewery, with a tour of how ales and lagers are brewed and samples at the tasting bar. Depart at 8:15 am; cost is $76.

*Ace In The Hole Productions presents MY LONG LOST BROTHER ELVIS at the Brownstone on Thursday, June 11. Enjoy a full luncheon menu and great music and a bushel of laughs with Tommy Walker’s Elvis. Depart at 8:30 am; cost is $86.

*The BOSTON POPS with JAMES TAYLOR at Tanglewood in Lee, Mass. Enjoy a luncheon at the Cork N’ Hearth complete with all the fixings. Reserve seats for the Boston Pops. Only a few tickets left. Depart 9 am; cost is $110.


Recurring Activities

*YOGA classes are Monday and Thursday at 10:30 am.

*Billiards room; poker/card room; ping pong; and Wii bowling, golf, tennis, and baseball.

*Wii BOWLING, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons.

*VALENTINE CARDS FOR OUR TROOPS every Tuesday morning from 10 am to noon and 1 to 3 pm.

*BEGINNERS BRIDGE LESSONS on Wednesday, 9:30 am, with Mary Matern.

*BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, widowed up to three years, will meet on Thursdays through June 11, from 1:30 to 3 pm.

*BOARD GAME DAY is every Thursday at 1 pm. Coffee or tea and snack will be supplied.

*MOVIE DAY on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2 pm. Enjoy a good “favorite” movie with a friend.

Monday: AM cards, hatha yoga, exercise, PM chorus group, weaving, exercise.

Tuesday: AM cards for troops, line dancing; PM Tai Chi, movie.

Wednesday: AM bridge, exercise; PM exercise.

Thursday: AM hatha yoga, cards; PM mah jongg, Scrabble, Wii bowling.

Friday: AM mah jongg, Quilts of Valor, PM Bible study group, knitting, movie.


Menu For Week Of

May 4–8

Monday: Buttercrumb fish with tartar sauce and lemon or turkey salad sandwich on wheat bread, rice pilaf, Italian blend vegetables, dinner roll, grape juice, seasonal fresh fruit.

Tuesday: Cinco de Mayo Special: Taco bake served with tortilla chips, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and shredded cheese garnish and taco sauce, fiesta corn blend, sherbet cup.

Wednesday: Pork loin with gravy, O’Brien potatoes, green peas, seedless rye bread, diet fruited Jell-O with whipped topping.

Thursday: Dave’s meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, Scandinavian blend vegetables, soft breadstick, peaches.

And for planning ahead—

Monday, May 11: BBQ chicken quarter, macaroni and cheese, bean blend vegetables, buttermilk biscuit.

Tuesday, May 12: Egg drop soup with crackers, sausage and pepper grinder, tossed salad with cucumber and Italian dressing, fruit cocktail.

Remember, you must call at least one day in advance to book a ride, 270-4310; the Senior Bus, 748-2511.

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