Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL

Thursdays, January 14, 21, 28 & Feb. 4th

​1:00 - 2:00 PM - Register for LINK


Woodbury Senior Center

203-263-2828

We're going back to visit the dolphins with our friends at Dolphin Research Center!  Join us lagoon-side for an exciting and interactive session all about dolphins!  One of our trainers will be chatting with you while conducting a training session with a member of our dolphin family. Participants will be able to chat questions to the trainer during and after the session with the dolphin. 

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"! 


The Woodbury Senior Center, Library and Parks and Recreation buildings are closed to the public. WE ARE HERE for you, and have regular office hours, we just cannot see you at the moment. Thus, all programs from our three buildings are all virtual. You will need to register online to participate, or give us a call to help with registration.  

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Saturday, January 16th at 2:00 PM

Winter Program Brochure is AVAILABLE! Registration on Jan. 2nd!

WOW Programs for this month and more...

Intro to Bullet Journaling - Virtual Event

We're taking a virtual field trip to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello! 
Monticello was the home of Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and 3rd president of the United States of America. His home in Charlottesville, Virginia, is an architectural icon, with its neoclassical design drafted by Jefferson himself.  During this tour, our Monticello educator will use images and Google Street View as well as Q & A time to engage your participants and get a glimpse of life on the “little mountain."   ​

Join Michael Alimo of USA Financial & Tax Services for information regarding Social Security and retirement planning. Register on the Library's website for the Zoom link. 

Uncover the History of Your Home: TWO Parts! - Virtual Event

Learn about the history of Connecticut watermills in this informative virtual program presented by John Cilio.  Many of Connecticut's mills, like grist mills, button mills, and saw mills, were powered by CT's streams and rivers. The presentation shares the history of mill technology from Roman days right up to information about the 1,400 plus mills that developed in Connecticut and how they enhanced the economy.  The presentation highlights a dozen or so mills in the region and state.
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.  Please register; the Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program.

Woodbury Library VIRTUAL

Thursdays, January 7th & 21st at 7:00 pm

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Thursday, January 28th at 7:00 PM

January 7 at 7:00 PM (Part ONE​); January 21 at 7:00 PM (Part TWO) 

Are you interested in researching your Woodbury home? Has it been something you've considered trying but don't know where to start?  In this two-part series, professional genealogist and proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy, Bryna O’Sullivan, will explain the information available and walk participants through how to successfully uncover the history of your home. Charter Oak Genealogy proprietor Bryna O’Sullivan is a lineage society application specialist who works hard to make her clients’ application process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. In her eight years of experience, she has assisted clients in joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the National Society Colonial Dames of America, and many others – often using family trees that extend across North America and through difficult to document regions. Please register for this program; a Zoom link will be emailed to you before the event.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Woodbury Library.

2 showings! One on January 5th, the other on January 19th.

Join members of CTAW for "Letters of Note", a 4-part series of virtual readings of historical letters from the books compiled by Shaun Usher. 
The letters, individually selected by CTAW members, will be read via Zoom.  Some are funny, some are heartfelt, some are sad, all are in the nature of written correspondence.  Please note that one or more of the letters may contain language that might not be appropriate for younger viewers.
Thank you to CTAW for teaming up with the WPL to create this program.
Please register; Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event.




Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Wednesday, January 27th at 9:30 AM

 Who wants to take a trip? Well, until it’s safe to travel again, we’re doing a Fitness Challenge Walk Across America for fun and fitness.  Join us in counting your steps as you walk around your house, your driveway or your community; every step counts!  Then report your steps to the Center.  We will add them all up and see how far we can go together on a group map.  California or bust!  To participate, register by calling the Center.  We’ll send you a step tracking sheet, a map of our route and a short newsletter about our walk and what to expect. Count your steps and report your steps to us twice per month.  We’ll keep track at the Center and send out   regular updates of our distance, our stories and the sights along the way in our “trip.”  No computer needed to join, just a way to monitor your   distance in steps (or feet, if you use a wheelchair).  Let’s have some fun and stay connected and moving this winter.  Free step counters for the first 20 people who need them (if you have a smartphone, we can help you use the pedometer app).  At the end of April, we will hope to be able to meet outside for a celebratory last lap together.  There will be prizes and surprises along the way.  Sign up today by calling 203-263-2828.

Are you ready to start planning for the new year? In this zoom event, you'll learn some techniques and ideas for creating a personal bullet journal.  Each participant will receive a pocket sized dotted journal along with practice pages.   You'll need a ruler and black & colored pens or pencils on hand.  Open to high school students (grades 9-12) and adults.  Journals are available while supplies last; register to receive yours.​

SLN - Live From the Lagoon - More Fun with the Dolphins! - Virtual

Woodbury Senior Center VIRTUAL

Tuesday, January 5th at 2:00 PM

Located in central California, along the Pacific Coast stands Hearst Castle. This architectural wonder was the home of the famous American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst from 1919 to 1947.  At one time, christened La Cuesta Encantada or The Enchanted Hill by its famous resident, today it is both a California Historical Landmark and a National Historical Landmark. Hearst, a prolific collector of art and antiques, designed the construction of Hearst Castle to provide space necessary to display his vast collection of artifacts.  Come explore the variety of historical architectural structures, all based on what Hearst himself had seen during his travels around Europe.    ​

 "Letters of Note" Readings by CTAW Members - Virtual Progam

SLN - Redwood Heroes: The Women Who Defended the Giants


Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Thursday, January 14th at 6:00 PM

You bring the coffee and we bring the books!  Join Library Director Sue Piel and Teen Librarian Marla Martin on the last Wednesday of the month as they take a look at what’s new and exciting in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat that you can watch over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) ​

SLN - Jefferson's Monticello - Virtual 

January happenings... 

From the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, we will take you on a virtual tour of the National Portrait Gallery’s First Ladies exhibition entitled “Every Eye is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States.”  The time period covered will be from First Lady Martha Washington to First Lady Melania Trump. Learn about First Ladies who came to the White House through marriage or as family friends or relatives who filled this important role. Through portraiture, you’ll will learn about their personalities, experiences, and accomplishments.  ​

Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL​

Tuesday, January 12th at 2:00 PM

​​What's On

in Woodbury

Start the new year off with a bright and engaged brain; sign up for the monthly SCB today. Full of opportunities to exercise your brain, your body and your mind. This isn’t child’s play!  Call the Center at 203-263-2828 to make arrangements for pick up or delivery. The Senior Center is closed, but the office is OPEN! All of our programs are now VIRTUAL due to Covid numbers increase. We have masks, newsletters, our kits and more. No contact pickup is available. Click here for calendar or newsletter. 

Senior Center: 203-263-2828

​woodburyseniorct.org

The Woodbury Parks and Recreation office have been busy putting programs together to keep everyone fit, active and busy during these Winter months. Many of our programs are virtual, but we are planning on in-person programs for the later part of the season, starting in March. Sign up for programs early, so minimum requirements from instructors can be met! Check out the brochure, and register at woodburyparksandrec.org

Free Monthly In-A-Bag Kits Available

The Energy of Falling Water in CT Mills - Virtual Event

Parks and Recreation 

Saturday, January 2nd

SENIOR LEARNING NETWORK (SLN) - ALL VIRTUAL!

NEW VIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR WOODBURY SENIOR CENTER MEMBERS
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 with an occasional bonus day. Any program below with SLN before it's description is part of these amazing classes. Classes are at 2 PM, but it is best to login by 1:45 pm so any technical issues can be worked out to insure the class starts on time. 


Woodbury Library VIRTUAL

Tuesday, January 5th & 19th at 7:00 PM

This program uses the resources of several institutions to tell the story of the boat Gerda III, a Danish lighthouse tender that played a critical role in carrying Jews to safety in Sweden during October of 1943.  The program explores the similarities found in the popular young adult novel, Number the Stars by Louis Lowry and the story of the Gerda III.  We will experience survivor accounts, oral histories, and behind the scenes footage on the vessel. This program is a partnership between The Museum of Jewish Heritage:  A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, and Mystic Seaport Museum.  ​

Book Buzz: What's New at the Woodbury Library! - Virtual Event

Redwood forests are one of the most ancient ecosystems on planet Earth. In this program, we will explore these ancient giants, the science concepts of ecosystems, and the history of the preservation of these giants, particularly the women who defend the redwoods from commercial logging. Take an adventure to the towering redwoods to gain a perspective into the past and future! ​

Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL

Tuesday, January 26th at 2:00 PM

​Connect with us!

Fitness Challenge: WALK ACROSS AMERICA!

Woodbury Senior Center - 203-263-2828

CALL TO REGISTER for all SLN Programs

FOUR PART SERIES: Thursdays, January 14, 21 & 28 and February 4! 1:00 - 2:00 PM via ZOOM.          Join Brass City Harvest’s Nutritionist, Nichole, for a virtual experience of your favorite cooking class on Zoom.  Nichole will take you through a recipe featuring a local produce item and you are free to join along from your kitchen at home or try it on a different day (we’ll send you the recipe ahead of time if you have email).  The second half of the class will be a discussion of a different nutrition topic each week.  Class participation is encouraged and recipe or nutrition topic suggestions are welcome.  Please call to sign up and be sure to give us your email address so we can send you the Zoom link.  ​

Woodbury Senior Center - Virtual

Thursday, January 21st at 2:00 PM

Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL

Tuesday, January 19th at 2:00 PM

Social Security Timing Strategies and Your Retirement - Virtual Class

SLN - National Portrait Gallery "Every Eye is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States - Virtual

Brass City Harvest - VIRTUAL Cooking Classes

​​W.O.W.

SLN - Gerda III and "Number the Stars" - Virtual

Woodbury Senior Center VIRTUAL

Thursday, January 14th at 2:00 PM

SLN - The Art & Architecture of Hearst Castle - Virtual