October 2018
Upcoming Schedule of Events

Welcome to WOW's monthly newsletter! WOW is the Woodbury Library, Parks and Recreation Department and Senior Center's collaborative effort to bring FREE programs to Woodbury for people of all age's and enjoyment. You can find more information on these programs and all WOW programs at www.wowbury.org. 
Community Events
Melody Asbury Featured Artist for October
Woodbury Public Library

Painter Melody Asbury is the featured artist at the Woodbury Public Library during the month of October.  Growing up with an artist Mother, art was an important part of Melody's Life. She started studying painting at the Ridgewood Art Institute while still in her teens. A fascination with people and their character prompted her to specialize in portraits. Her focus has since expanded to include traveling out west to research and execute a series on American Indians, and several years as a courtroom sketch artist.

Melody Asbury
Of late her art has dealt wi th an agricultural theme prompted by her and her sons involvement with agricultural education at the Ellis Clark Regional Agri-Science and Technology program in Woodbury CT. The opportunity to study the animals up close, in fields and pens has been invaluable towards understanding anatomy and characteristics. She has now expanded to birds of prey and other wildlife. This also led to her being accepted as a signature member of the prestigious  international Society
 of Animal Artists.
Her paintings have won numerous awards through the years and are included in private collections throughout the United States and abroad.
Currently she paints from a studio in her home, she also gives workshops, demos, and teaches painting classes at her studio, and various other locations.  Ms. Asbury's paintings will be on display at the Woodbury Public Library October 1 - 30 during regular open hours.  A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2:00 - 4:00 PM and is open to all.  For more information on this and other library events, please visit www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502.
Musician Peter Biedermann
Guitar Program
Thursday, October 4th
7:00 PM
Woodbury Library
Peter B
Peter Biedermann is a solo instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, AZ that has been composing and performing for over 40 years and will be appearing for the first time in the Woodbury Library on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 pm. The common thread throughout his musical background is crossing the boundaries of music genres. This hybrid, contemporary style melds elements of American and European folk with jazz and blues shadings; underpinned by subtle ambient electronics. He began focusing on performing original solo instrumentals beginning in 2000. The music is now being presented in intimate settings such as libraries, art galleries, house concerts, churches etc.
Woodbury Ukulele Band
First Meetup, Friday, October 5th
7:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Community Center

Woodbury Senior Center is stating a COMMUNITY ukulele band! Want to join the fun? This program is for ALL ages. 
Don't have a ukulele? You can check a ukulele out with your library card at the Woodbury Library!

Questions? Call Loryn Ray at 203-263-2828
Aging Mastery Program (AMP)
Tuesdays  October 9th - Dec. 11th
2:00 - 3:30PM
Woodbury Senior Center

Aging mastery

AMP is designed to help older adults plan to live fully, generously and engaged with life, which for someone in their 60s can be up to 20-30 years?  How will you use the gift of time?  Develop master across many dimensions that lead to improved health, more economic security, enhanced well-being no matter what age you are. This course has a value of more than $100, and we are pleased to be able to offer it to you for FREE!  

Call the Woodbury Senior Center today to register! 203-263-2828 
Girls Who Code (Grades 9 - 12)
Woodbury Public Library
Thursdays at 3:00 - 4:30
Beginning October 11

Code Girls
The Woodbury Library proudly offers "Girls Who Code", a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. The organization is working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  "Girls Who Code" is a 15-week program begins on Thursday, October 11, 3:00-4:30 pm, and is open to area high school girls.  Facilitated by Patrice Gans, Founder of Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr.,  the program is funded by a generous grant from Connecticut Community Foundation's Women's Giving Circle.  No previous coding experience is required, and "Girls Who Code" is open to any interested high school girl.  Please register as space is limited at  www.woodburylibraryct.org or call the library at 203-263-3502 for more information.
Reinvention: Life After 60
Woodbury Senior Center
Thursday, October 11th
1:00 - 2:00 PM

no copyright infringement is intended

Reinvention: Life after 60 is a program presented by sisters
Sylvia and Alicia Pena.  
Both women have made successful transitions to new and surprising careers, and will share their ideas on moving out of our comfort zones and finding rewards in living a life out loud.

Register by calling the Woodbury Senior Center at 203-263-2828
CTAW Presents: The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman
October 12-14 & 19-21
Old Town Hall, Woodbury

Woodbury Community Theatre at Woodbury presents its first production for our 2018-2019 season with "The Laramie Project", written by: Mois├ęs Kaufman. Tickets available at http://www.ctaw-ct.org/, in person at the Parks and Rec House (7 Mountain Road, Woodbury), Woodbury Senior Center (265 Main Street South, Woodbury), or by calling 203-405-3955. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and youth.

Visit CTAW's website for more information and to purchase tickets.

CTAW's 2018-2019 season offers an eclectic variety of productions for all ages and interests. "The Laramie Project"in October,  "Shivering Santa", November 30-December 2, "Rabbit Hole", March 2019, and "The Dixie Swim Club" in May 2019.

Pizza & a Movie for Older Adults
Thursday, October 18th
Woodbury Senior Center

Join us for a free pizza dinner and a screening of the hit movie "Book Club", starring Dianne Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen.  

Preregistration by Monday 10/5 is a MUST.  Transportation is available.  

Incapacity, Conservatorship and Probate
Friday, October 26th 
2:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

gavel legal
Judge of Probate Domenick Calabrese will lend his expertise; bring your questions. 
We would love to see you! Come join us for a low key, but fun night out!
FMF Oct 2018
For more information about WOW and it's 
Free Community Programs, please click here
Trick or Trunk!
Wednesday, October 31st    
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Hollow Park
  Trick or Trunk Standard
Come trick or treat at various trunks set up and decorated at Hollow Park. It's a safe alternative to house-to-house trick or treating. 

TRUNKERS: Bring your car to Hollow Park on Halloween night. Park your car, open your DECORATED trunk, sit out on your lawn chairs and watch the children trick or treat from car to car while you hand out candy to all of the trick or treaters! 
There will be prizes for Best Decorated trunk!

Register your trunk here!

TREATERS: Admission: Bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank and a bag of candy for the Trunkers. 

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST: Please bring a carved 
Jack-O'-Lantern to be displayed at the event. Prizes will be awarded. Need not be present to win.

Candy donations are needed and welcome at the event or drop off at the Park and Recreation Office, 7 Mountain Road Woodbury or the Woodbury Public Library.
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First Meeting of the 
Woman's Club of Woodbury

Monday, October 1st at 
11 a.m. at the Emergency Services Building 
(Orenaug Firehouse) 
25 Quassuk Road

At 12:30 p.m. Guests are invited to attend the program entitled
  "Aging Gracefully:  Physical, Mental, and Emotional Fitness into your 60's, 70s, 80's and 90's" presented by 
DeAnne Gauya, 
a Lifestyle Fitness Coach.

Woodbury Fall
Clean Up Day!

Clean Up Day 2018

Saturday, October 6th
8:00 AM - 12:oo Noon
Rain or Shine

Meet at
 Hollow Park Pavillion.

Road assignments, gloves, refuse bags will be available.

Everyone is welcome and your help is appreciated!

Gardens of the Victorian Era
Garden Club
Marie Hayes of Gardens Unlimited will present a lecture and informational session on Victorian Gardening on Tuesday, October 9th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Woodbury Senior Center for the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club. A $5 donation is appreciated.

First Meeting of the 
Woman's Club of Woodbury
Monday, October 1st at 
11 a.m. at the Emergency Services Building 
(Orenaug Firehouse) 
25 Quassuk Road.

 Check out the Woman's Club of Woodbury's 
 Facebook page  

all hollows eve
Glebe House 
Fall Events

Witchcraft in 
Colonial CT

Saturday, October 13
5:00 PM

 Linda Barr-Gale will present the history and origins of the witch hunts in Colonial Connecticut, told from the voice of Moll Cramer, Woodbury's very own infamous resident witch
 (or was she?)!
The keeping room of this historic house will come alive as Ms. Barr-Gale shares stories of other notable witches and tales about those who were hung for witchcraft. She will bring to light the heroes of the time and answer audience questions; all with a touch of humor!
Colonial treats and refreshments will be served. (Recipes will be available)

$12 Members, $15 Non Members
  all hallows eve
All Hollow's Eve
Cemetery Tours & Haunted Museum

Saturday, Oct. 20th
Rain Date: Oct. 27th
Tours every 15 minutes from 
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Dare to walk through the 275 year old Glebe House's frightful rooms filled with special effects and creepy things that are guaranteed to be hair-raising.

Volunteers needed!
Call the Museum Director at 203-263-2855

Jack o Lantern Contest!

Enter a pumpkin into our 
Jack-o-Lantern contest for the chance to win a $25 gift card.

 Prizes will be awarded for scariest, cutest, and most creative designs. 
Jack-o-Lanterns will be on display at the 
Glebe House Museum at 
All Hollow's Eve for all to admire. 
The entry fee is just $2 per pumpkin and all proceeds benefit the
 Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden.

October's Cookbook Club! 
Cooking from the Classics
Thursday, October 11th
7:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

Cookbook Club
The Joy of Cooking, American Cookery, & Mastering the Art of French Cooking
A truly amazing cookbook earns its stains through frequent use, and can almost become a family member as it reappears year after year at birthdays and holidays. Some books are even more than that. 
These books are a few.
Choose a recipe from one of the three books, prepare it and share it in a casual potluck and discussion.
Preregister here for this program, as we do not want duplicate recipes!
Or call  Loryn Ray at the Woodbury Senior Center (203-263-2828) or Marla Martin at the Woodbury Public Library (203-263-3502) which recipe you are planning to share. 
Mom-ologue: The MOTHER of all Seminars
Saturday, October 20th
2:00 PM
Woodbury Public Library

Grounded Goodwife
Every woman is a daughter - and even the best mother is imperfect. Join the Grounded Goodwife duo, Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban as they explore motherhood in this Friends of the Library sponsored seminar on Saturday, October 20 at 2:00 at the Woodbury Public Library. Learn how your ability to nurture and care for yourself depends very much on how your mom's history has influenced your life. The mother-daughter relationship sets the stage for all other relationships, but until you figure out your mom's miasm - as well as your own - you may have difficulty understanding yourself and your interactions with others. Mom-ologue will support you to recognize and embrace the warm, loving presence of "the maternal." Once you master miasms, your worldview will change. Perhaps you'll rewrite your future!  Registration is requested, please register at www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502 for more information.
Legendary Woodbury with Jamie Monckton, Woodbury Historical Society
Tuesday, October 30th
7:00 PM
Woodbury Public Library

OLD Woodbury
Learn about the legends and lore of historic Woodbury with Jamie Monckton, member of the Woodbury Historical Committee.
Registration is requested at  www.woodburylibraryct.org
Time to clean out the closets, garage and attic! GradNite Flyer

Geneology Special Interest Group
Monday, October 22nd
2:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center
geneology old photo

Join professional genealogist Penny Hartzell to explore topics in YOUR genealogical research!  

Register by calling the Senior Center at 203-263-2828

Autumn is a second spring,
when every leaf is a flower. 
                                                                   Albert Camus