Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL

Monday, October 19th at 1:00 PM

​On Connecticut Trails Day in 2017, self-proclaimed rock-hound Jeff Sherman made a fortuitous find when he joined an organized walk along Woodbury’s Trolley Bed Trail. After veering off to a different part of the trail, he noticed a large hole in the side of a nearby hill. Fascinated, he returned later with Naturalist Pete Rzasa to take a closer look. What they discovered were holes drilled inside of the cave, leading them to realize what they had stumbled upon could quite possibly be an early copper mine. The discovery soon led to the involvement of filmmaker Mike Sandone, the creator of a web series about exploring abandoned mines in CT and NY. Further research on mining in the area by documentary filmmaker Mike Sandone, Peter Rzasa, and Susan Shepard turned up old documentation that appears to confirm the original miners were in fact exploring for copper at this site nearly 300 years ago. The fascinating documentary film “Mines and Mysteries: The Woodbury Copper Mine”, shares a variety of information and interviews from experts in the field, including Woodbury’s award-winning Historian Susan Shepard, as well as giving the viewer a superb look inside of the mine itself. Prior to the zoom discussion, the film “Mines and Mysteries: The Woodbury Copper Mine”, is available to view on demand on the Woodbury Public Library’s website www.woodburylibraryct.org

Woodbury Senior Center - 203-263-2828

CALL TO REGISTER for all SLN Programs

SLN - Week 1 Virtual Tour of the National Museum of the Pacific War

TEEN Mindfulness & Yoga

DIVERSITY: A Respectful Conversation on ZOOM (Virtual)

SLN - A Virtual Visit to the SPAM Museum

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 PM

From lectures and concerts to artistic opportunities and community festivals, WOW has something for everyone. We do this by partnering with community champions, the businesses and organizations who, like you, and like WOW, are invested in our little town. We do this by building bridges between volunteers and resources and needs. We do this with much energy and imagination and dedication, because we believe in building community - we believe in Woodbury, and we want Woodbury families to love living here. WOW!

Below are a list of activities that are free, or mostly free, or informational on the programs that are available in Town by WOW, The Woodbury Senior Center, Woodbury Parks and Recreation, and the Woodbury Library.   The three departments that make up the WOW committee work on making programs that are enjoyable, help you learn a new skill, or provide exercise, entertainment and "something to do"! 

Many of the programs require you to register online, by email, or by calling the department hosting the event.

​Information to do so will be under each program. 

Woodbury Senior Center - PARKING LOT

 Sunday, October 18th at 1:00 PM

WOW Programs for this month and more...

Woodbury Ukulele Band Outdoor Meetup and Jam Session

With topics jumping right out of the headlines, join Loryn and Jen on Zoom for a moderated discussion on diversity in 2020. Using tools from a professional training workshop, we will raise our awareness of old and new issues and learn to think and talk about our own diversity-related thoughts and experiences in the respectful manner. ​Please call the Center to get the link: 203-263-2828

In-person Flu Shot Clinic at Senior Center on October 16. Offered by Pomperaug District Department of Health, this will be a socially distant flu shot clinic by appointment only. You must call PDDH for an appointment at (203) 264-9616. Don’t delay as appointments are limited.​

Woodbury Library

Wednesdays, October 7th - Nov 4th at 3:30 PM


Eleanor Roosevelt: Partner in the White House 
Wednesday, October 21st at 2:00 pm

Part 1 of a 2 part series exploring Eleanor the woman, and wife of FDR during the White House Years. This presentation is given by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Casting Her Own Shadow In the Post Whitehouse Years
Thursday, October 29th, at 2:00 PM

Part 2 of a 2 part series exploring Eleanor the woman, and wife of FDR during the White House Years. These presentations are given by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. Join one or both!

William Merritt Chase, Essay at


Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL

Wed. Oct. 21st and Thurs. Oct. 29th at 2:00 PM

Suffragettes in Corselettes: The Evolution of Underwear and our 19th amendment Virtual Presentation

Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL

Thursday, October 8th at 2:00 pm

Woodbury Senior Center


October happenings... 

Come and take a virtual tour of this fabulous museum! Discover the human story of World War II in the Pacific in more than 55,000 square feet of exhibit space spread over three galleries located on six acres in the heart of Fredericksburg, Texas. The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only museum in the continental U.S. solely dedicated to telling the story of WWII in the Pacific. 


“Mines and Mysteries: Woodbury’s Coppermine” RESCHEDULED Zoom Presentation with Jeff Sherman, Filmmaker Mike Sandone and Historian Susan Shepard

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Saturday, September 12th at 10:30 AM

SUNDAY, October 18th at 1:00 PM to take advantage of the daylight!
OUTDOORS Center Parking Lot.

Dress warmly, bring a ukulele, a lawn chair, a bottle of water and a music stand or prop of some sort. All ages are welcome to join in a community socially distanced ukulele jam! Masks must be worn from car to your chair. Chairs will be spaced 12’ apart (look for the marks on the pavement) so masks may be removed once you are seated. No bathrooms will be available,so please plan accordingly.

Woodbury Senior Center 

Thursday, October 15th at 2:00 pm

SLN - American Impressionism

Woodbury Senior Center 

Friday, October 16th

Join the Grounded Goodwife for a tribute to the Suffragettes who won the right to vote for women in a virtual presentation “Suffragettes in Corselettes: The Evolution of Underwear and our 19th amendment”. For centuries, women have allowed themselves to be squeezed, twisted, and squished to conform to desired shapes. The history of underwear reveals a lot about women’s changing roles in society – how we perceive ourselves, and how we’re viewed by others. The 1910s saw an end to the hourglass figure with a tiny waist – women were finally able to breathe and move more freely. Did the demise of tightlacing help women gain the right to vote in 1920? Underwear matters. This fast paced, often hilarious look at the evolution of women’s undergarments is presented by Velya Jancz-Urban, author and teacher, and Ehris Urban, herbalist, The Grounded Goodwife. For Zoom link, register on Event Keeper at the library’s website www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502 for more information.

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 PM

The Center building is reopening for limited services and programs beginning October 1, 2020.  Many programs and services will remain virtual.  During this time we are publishing updates electronically which you can find on this website.  Thank you for understanding that we must reserve the right to make changes with little or no notice as we begin to reopen our building carefully and cautiously.  As always, the health and safety of our members, our staff, our instructors and our community remain our first priority.  Please note that all in-person programs and services after October 1 must be by appointment. Visitors will be screened at the door; masks must be worn.  We are taking necessary precautions to keep our members, our staff, our instructors and our community safe.   If you cannot or choose not to wear a mask we will attempt to help you virtually or curbside. 
Call us at (203) 263-2828 or email us at seniorcenter2@woodburyct.org.   We continue to offer reassurance calls, urgent transportation, grocery & food bank deliveries, Meals on Wheels, virtual senior center programming, an e-newsletter with up-to-date information, daily Facebook postings, and more during the COVID outbreak.  For reopening FAQs, See the Woodbury Senior Center website.

Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL​

Tuesday, October 13th at 2:00 PM

Tai Chi Demonstration

​​What's On

in Woodbury

SLN - Eleanor Roosevelt Presentations Part 1 & 2

Self-taught artist Bruce S. Clark has painted for pleasure and relaxation for over 50 years  His paintings, eclectic abstractions of brilliant color, will be on display in the Gallery Space at the Woodbury Public Library October 1 -31.  The artwork will be on view during normal business hours, currently Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 4:00 PM.  As a child, Bruce Clark always enthralled by the effects of kaleidoscopes, the color spectrum, and all things vividly colored and electrifying to the eye.  Although he’s had no formal training as an artist, the desire to work within the genre of colored abstracts gnawed at his creative soul.  Clark continuously experiments with new materials and techniques, and has amassed a large collection of these eclectic musings that he’s delighted to share them with the viewer.  For more information visit the library’s website www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502.

Listen to story of the Titanic – its celebrated construction, employing thousands during difficult times, its sailing, life on board and final hours in a VIRTUAL presentation by John Cilio on Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00 PM.  Learn insights about a well-known story that might change your viewpoint of that fateful date with destiny. Few know that the Titanic’s plunge into the frigid Atlantic was predicted more than a decade before the disaster. In a strange twist of fate, the author of that prediction inadvertently foretold his own death; he was on board the Titanic when it sank in April 1912.Presenter John Cilio is a historian and storyteller. John lives in Sherman, CT and is the author of six historical books and over 200 articles covering a broad range of topics and has spoken on a wide range of topics in over 60 countries. His goal is to make history relevant, engaging, and enlightening. “Titanic – A Date with Destiny” is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.            ​

SPAM MUSEUM?! Yes, the SPAM Museum! This fun virtual experience is designed to provide a chance for your group to interact with SPAMbassadors as we go through a tour of the SPAM Museum. The museum itself tells about the history and start of the Hormel company. As well as its involvement in WW2 and other wars. We talk about the cultural impact that SPAM has had all around the globe and highlight some unique markets. We teach you the 6 simple ingredients that go into making classic SPAM. Bring your favorite memories of a SPAM!

By viewing and discussing artworks by Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, and others, students discover how the advent of American Impressionism was more than just an imitation of the impressionist movement in France. The basic tenets of Impressionism, as well as the historical and cultural influences of the time, are discussed in this program.​

In the Gallery for the month of October

Tai Chi benefits senior participants by boosting the immune system, improving balance and strength, reducing the risk of falls and boosting cognitive functioning. This free demo with instructor Susan Bradly will introduce our upcoming in-person Tai Chi class.

Participants will be screened and masks must be worn. Please pre-register as there are limited spaces available. This demonstration will be held in fair weather only. Rain or inclement weather will cancel the event. 

The Glebe House is one of Woodbury’s many treasures. Join Glebe House Director LoriAnn Witte as she gives a talk about the Glebe House, one of the earliest historic house museums in the nation and shares some if it's "secrets from the attic" in this virtual event. Its architecture, outstanding regional furniture collection and Gertrude Jekyll Garden combine to create one of the most authentic house museums in the region. It will be a fascinating night. The Zoom link can be found on the Events section of the Woodbury Public Library website www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502 for details. ​

​Connect with us!

Unwind and relax after school with some mindfulness and yoga! Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin and Yoga Instructor Courtney Ewing for a relaxing hour that is designed help you try and stay free from stress. We’ll begin with some mindfulness tips and tricks, share a little creativity through art and writing, and stretch out our bodies through various yoga poses and asanas. No prior yoga experience necessary! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.Prior to the first class, please pick up your mindfulness bag at the library. It is filled with activities, a book on mindfulness and art prompts for each week of the 5-week program. Please note that space for this free program is limited to grades 6 & up and registration is required.  www.woodburylibraryct.org

"Titanic; A Date with Destiny” - Virtual Event

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 PM

“Treasures from the Attic” a virtual presentation with LoriAnn Witte, Director of the Glebe House Museum and Gardens 

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 PM

Gallery is open during Library Business Hours. Please see website for business hours.

Through Senior Learning Network! ALL VIRTUAL, FROM HOME!
We are excited to announce our partnership with the Senior Living Network (SLN).
As a Woodbury Senior Center member, this allows you access to FREE high quality virtual classes on the Senior Learning Network.  Individuals are learning within their homes. Classes are live and Interactive! Check our monthly newsletter for class updates. Sign up for all programs through the Woodbury Senior Center (203) 263-2828 and we will send you the link for your class! If you’re not yet a WSC member we will gladly take your free registration over the phone.

Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Any program below with SLN before it's description is part of these amazing classes. 

FLU CLINIC at the Woodbury Senior Center - APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY, no walk-ins


Woodbury Senior Center is REOPENING! 

Woodbury Senior Center

Monday, October 5th at 1:00 PM