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Woodbury Ukulele Band: May Meetup

Leonard Bernstein: An American Treasure

History of the Kentucky Derby

WOW's Cookbook Club for May: Rick Bayless

Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 PM

Woodbury Library

Restoration is a growing series of fine art prints created by the artist Marlow Shami that was launched in 2010. Each mosaic-like piece within the Restoration series, captured during one of New England's seasons, is a segment of one of hundreds of digital photographs taken for each piece.  Most of the finished work within this series may appear to be symmetrical, but it is not. The composition is a reflection of the internal urgings to create balance, perfect imperfection.  Marlow Shami's vibrant, mandala-like abstracts are on display at the Woodbury Public Library during the month of May.  An artist's talk and reception is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at 2:00pm.  Shami's work is available to view during regular open hours. 
Marlow Shami BFA, M.S. is a nature-based teacher, artist, healer and writer who conducts Nature as Healer workshops and talks throughout New England. She specializes in the healing connection between humans and the natural world. Marlow works with a Canon D7 Mark 11. My canvas is digital. She utilizes Photoshop to piece together the final work.  Shami's work is commissioned by private collectors and shown in solo and group regional and national juried shows.  Shami received a BFA in photography and video from the University of Hartford Art School and a Masters in Science in Ecopsychology.

For more information, contact the library at 203-263-3502 or visit the website www.woodburylibraryct.org.

FREE Eye Health Screening

Town of Woodbury Memorial Day Parade

The Great Decisions discussion series culminates with "70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Lessons for Today", a lecture by Dr. Glenn Mitoma.  The lecture, offered on May 21 at 7:00 pm at the Woodbury Public Library, is the second in the annual Dr. Desomma Memorial lecture series.  Glenn Mitoma is an Assistant Professor of Human Rights and Education, jointly appointed with the Human Rights Institute and the Neag School of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction.  He is also Director of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.  Glenn's scholarship has focused on the history of human rights and human rights education.  His first book, Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power, was published in 2013 by the University of Pennsylvania Press.  As Director of the Dodd Center, he oversees programs designed to promote a culture of human rights, including initiatives in K-12 human rights education and business and human rights.  The talk, open to all, concludes this year's Great Decisions Discussion program, sponsored by the Jill Smith Fund at the Woodbury Library.  Dr. Mitoma's talk is sponsored by funding from the Martin DeSomma Memorial given to the Woodbury Public Library.  Dr. DeSomma had an avid interest in current events.  Registration is required; please visit www.woodburylibraryct.org to register or call the library at 203-263-3502 for more information.

What's On Now

Sunday, May 26th at 2:00 PM

Lineup at Woodbury Middle School

Main Street & Cannon Green for Parade & Ceremony

Alternatives to Medication for ADD/ADHD

Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 PM

Woodbury Senior/Community Center

May Artist's Lecture & Reception: Marlow Shami

The Pomperaug District of Health, the Lions Club of CT in cooperation with

Dr. William J. Filchak present a free eye health screening. The non-invasive screening checks for: visual acuity, macular degeneration, retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Pomperaug Health District at 203-264-9616 x O
This program is generously funded by the Connecticut Community Foundation Earl and Shirley Herbst Eye Research Fund. 

W.O.W.'s Cookbook Club for May: Rick Bayless

Monday, May 6th from 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Woodbury Senior Center

Saturday, May 4th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Woodbury Library Gallery

Leonard Bernstein was perhaps the most gifted, famous, popular and successful musician produced by America. He was a virtuoso pianist and conductor, a composer of music ranging from Broadway musicals to the classical repertory, an educator, a lecturer, an author and a TV personality. There was very little he couldn't do extremely well.  2019 is the centenary of Bernstein's birth and it is a good time to celebrate this American treasure.  Join Jeffrey Engel for a talk on Leonard Bernstein at the Woodbury Public Library on Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 pm.  Please register for this program at www.woodburylibraryct.org or call the library at 203-263-3502 for more information. 

Alternatives to Medication for ADD/ADHD is the subject of a talk by Dr. Shawn M. Carney at the Woodbury Public Library on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 pm.  Children and adults both struggle with these difficult disorders which  disrupt productivity and success in school.  For children, parents and adults who do not want to use medications, there are effective and science-based natural treatment options.  Dr. Carney, a naturopathic physician at Northeast Natural  Medicine, LLC, will discuss how neurotransmitter testing, dietary  changes and nutritional supplementation can successfully treat patients with ADD/ADHD.  Please register for this program at www.woodburylibraryct.org or call the library at 203-263-3502 for more information.

Saturday, May 18th at 2:00 PM

Woodbury Library

Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 PM

Woodbury Library

Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 PM

Woodbury Senior/Community Center

French Toast Breakfast

How to Survive a Brazilian Betrayal: An Interactive Book Signing

Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 PM

Woodbury Library

Friday, May 3rd at 1:00 PM

Woodbury Senior Center

Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban, the mother/daughter force behind

The Grounded Goodwife are offering an interactive book signing a the

Woodbury Public Library on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 pm in celebration of the release of their book, "How to Survive a Brazilian Betrayal".  Drop in for a fun filled evening, including a Brazil trivia quiz with Serenata de Amor candy prizes and discussions about meaningful quotations where audience members will be selecting quotations from our book and discussing relevance to their own lives.  Books will be available for purchase.  For more information visit the library's website www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502 for more information.

​Connect with us!

Woodbury Seniors! Please join us for a free French Toast Breakfast! 


Please sign up in the Woodbury Senior Center office. 

Enjoy this special session of the Woodbury Ukulele Band, as guest leader Andrew Ray takes us back through some of our early favorite songs from our growing repertoire. Revisit our "greatest hits" , pick out your favorites and have a blast. We'll also be asking for YOUR input for song selections in coming months, so bring your ideas!
Players of all ages and musical abilities are welcome. 


Bring a uke or borrow one of ours; see you there! https://woodburyukes.org/


 

 


Friday, May 17th from 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Woodbury Senior Center

Woodbury Seniors! There will be a FREE blood pressure and blood glucose screening on Monday, May 13th between 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Drop Ins are welcome. Please sign up in the Woodbury Senior Center office.

FREE Blood Glucose & Blood Pressure Screening

"70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Lessons for Today" Lecture

On the first Saturday of May, an average of 150,000 visitors, including residents, out-of-towners, celebrities, presidents and even members of royal families, gather at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky for one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year, the Kentucky Derby. Sit back and enjoy this presentation by Sue Marchese as she shows us beautiful photos and stories of outstanding, thoroughbred race horses from 1875 to the present. See if you can pick this year's winner. Light refreshments will be served. 
Please sign up in the Woodbury Senior Center Office.






Monday, May 13th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Drop Ins are WELCOME!

Woodbury Senior Center

Each month we will share recipes from a selected cookbook or chef at a potluck style dinner at the Woodbury Senior/ Community Center. We meet every month on the second Tuesday. Books are available at the Woodbury Library.

Please register your recipe with Marla or Loryn at 203-263-2828 and at 203-263-3502  Space is limited to 30 seats.

For more information see: www.wowbury.org

The annual Memorial Day Parade will be on Sunday, May 26th at 2:00 PM. 

Line up will begin at 1:00 PM at Woodbury Middle School. 

The Parade will continue to Cannon Green on Main Street for a respectful Memorial Ceremony. 

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