APRIL 2019 WOW Newsletter
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 enjoyment. You can find more information on these programs and all WOW programs at www.wowbury.org. We would love to see you!
Essential Oils 101: Presented by Jennifer Gates
Monday, April 1st 11:00 AM
Woodbury Senior/Community Center

What does it mean to be well.  Join Jennifer Gates, Wellness Advocate will demonstrate how essential oils can be used to help the body heal itself.  Please sign up for this free class.  
Bibliocraft: Art for Adults 
Spring Fairy Sticks
Tuesday, April 2nd
7:00 PM
Woodbury Library

Using a variety of papers and other literature inspired ephemera, participants can make a Spring Fairy Stick of their choice. All materials are provided, but space is limited. Please register for this program at www.woodburylibraryct.org
Region 14 Senior Citizen
"Spring Luncheon & Musical"
Thursday, April 4th
12:30 - 4:30 PM
Nonnewaug High School

12:30 PM - BUS arrival at Nonnewaug HS
12:45 PM - Luncheon in the Culinary Room
2:30 - 4:30 PM: Drama Club Presents "INTO THE WOODS"

You must register for this program! Please call 203-263-2828
Gadgets & Gizmos to make your life easier!
Friday, April 5th
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Woodbury Senior/Community Center

The WCAAA Tech Center provides free, personalized or group demonstrations of assistive devices such as magnifiers, phone amplifiers, iPads, vibrating alarm clocks, smart pens and talking watches just to name a few.
Please sign up in the Senior Center office!
Woodbury Ukulele Band:
April Meetup
Friday, April 5th, 7:00 PM
Woodbury Senior/Community Center

Come play with us!
If you do not own your own uke, you may check one out at the Woodbury Library with your library card. For more information, please check out the WUB website! 
April Artist's Reception featuring the art of Carol Brightman Johnson, Oil Paintings
Saturday, April 6th
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Woodbury Library Gallery 

Carol Brightman Johnson's oil paintings range from animals to still life. Her equine images have won top honors in National shows, been featured on magazine covers, and toured with Paint America. Meet the artist at her opening reception in our library's gallery space. 
The Challenges of Long-Term Care Planning in Your Future with USA Financial
Tuesday, April 9th
6:30 PM
Woodbury Library

The very mention of long-term care makes many of us want to run the other way, but with roughly 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day from now until 2030, the future costs of long-term care, and health care in general, are a top concern of current and soon-to-be retirees.  Join Micheal Alimo of USA Financial to help navigate through some of the big questions  including will the best age to consider long term planning, different plans, what do Medicare and Medicaid cover, and strategies to protect your savings in the future.
Please register for this program at: www.woodburylibraryct.org
WOW's Cookbook Club
Featuring Recipes from Chrissy Teigan
Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Community Center
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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
For more information see: www.wowbury.org
Lunch & Learn Program: Aging in Place - An Overview
Friday, April 12th
12:30 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

Aging in place tackles issues like staying mobile, home modification, finances and legal needs. Our goal is to help educate seniors so they may stay in their homes as they age, by providing their family members and caregivers the resources to make better decisions to help you and your loved ones plan and prepare everything you need to live a comfortable, happy life as you age. Sign up! 
This program is sponsored in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation. Call 203-263-2828 to register.
DIRT! The Movie
A Story with Heart and Soil
Saturdays, April 13th at 2:00 PM
Woodbury Library

Dirt! The Movie is an insightful and timely film that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. Inspired by William Bryant Logan's acclaimed book "Dirt! The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth", Dirt! The Movie takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Dirt! The Movie will make you want to get dirty!
STONED! A Crash-Course in Crystal & Stone Healing with the
Grounded Goodwife 
Tuesday, April 16th
7:00 PM
Woodbury Public Library
healing stones
The history of the earth is etched on stones and crystals. Don't underestimate their healing powers!  Participants will cleanse, charge, and set intentions for their stones, learn healing properties of specific stones, select a stone to take home through a divinatory meanings activity, and participate in a Rose Quartz Manifestation Ceremony. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Registration is requested for this Friends of the Library sponsored program. www.woodburylibraryct.org or by calling 203-263-3502

Optimal Aging...How to Live a High Quality Life into your 
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond
with DeAnne Gauya
Saturday, April 20 2:00 PM
Woodbury Library
DeAnne Gauya has been helping people develop healthier lifestyles and actualize their potential for health and well-being for the past 30 years.  Join her as she explores ways to enjoy a higher quality of life, no matter what your age is.  DeAnne has a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Psychology, a Master's degree in Nutrition Education and Applied Physiology.  
Please visit the library's website to register at   www.woodburylibraryct.org  or call 203-263-3502 
Deirdre McMorrow and Paul Pender: Traditional Irish Music
Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Library
Irish music isn't just for St. Patrick's Day!  Join us for traditional Irish music with the performing duo, Deirdre McMorrow and Paul Pender. Enchanting traditional Celtic fiddler, McMorrow, and guitarist/songwriter, Pender, will energize every Irish native-and those who turn Irish for St. Patrick's Day-- in a free concert of traditional and original Celtic songs. McMorrow, formerly of the band Bangers and Mash from New York, has been performing for several years all around Connecticut. Irishman Pender, also an author and film maker, performed often at his own "Old Dublin Pub" in Wallingford, CT, as well as around the tri-state area.  Please register for this sponsored program by the Friends of the Library. www.woodburylibraryct.org
Lunch & Learn: Comedy Lunch featuring Kareem Blue
Friday, April 26th at 12:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center
Runner up for New England's Funniest Comic at Mohegan Sun's Cabaret Theater. Lunch includes soup du jour, assorted sandwiches and dessert.  This FREE program sponsored by Brandywine Living at Litchfield.; no sales pitch, just the belief that laughter enhances the quality of our lives. 
Advance sign ups are a must. Please call 203-263-3113
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Annual Egg Hunt*
Save the Date!
Saturday, April 13th at 10:00 AM Sharp!

*This is a FREE event, but a toiletry item for the Woodbury Food Bank is always appreciated
Free Movie Friday!
Friday, 26th at 6:30 PM
Woodbury Senior Community Center (for ALL ages!)
Mary Poppins Returns

All ages are welcome to join us for this month's Free Movie!
Come in your comfy clothes, bring a snack, blanket and a friend! Enjoy a movie night on us. 
See a preview of this month's movie  here.
Plan of Conservation and Development Surveys
Online surveys are available until end of April

Just a few minutes can help make a big difference in our community!

Adult Survey: http://bit.ly/2BLUb2S

Youth Survey:  http://bit.ly/2TdZpyc

Community Events!

Women's Club of Woodbury -  Monthly Meeting
April 1st, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Emergency Services Building, Quassuk Rd, Woodbury
Walker Road Vineyards
Featured Speaker: Jim Frey
Jim Frey, owner-winemaker of Walker Road Vineyards will give an informational talk on wine making an the Walker Road Winery located in Woodbury, CT
The talk is open to the public at 12:30 PM


Pomperaug Valley Garden Club
Tuesday, April 9th at 11:00 AM
Woodbury Senior/Community Center
Matthew Sanford will present  a lecture on
"Made in the Shade"
Guests are welcome for a $5 donation.

For more information please visit:

Tree Care Seminar

Fundraiser for the Woodbury Middle School
8th Grade Dance
Thursday, April 25th 5:00 - 8:30 PM

Household Hazardous Waste & 
Paint Collection for Woodbury!

Saturday, April 27th
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Woodbury Middle School

Woodbury's Earth Day event is on 
Saturday, May 4th at Hollow Park!

earth day 2019
As part of the celebration, you have the opportunity to recycle old and used markers (of any brand) as part of a 
school and town wide initiative to go green!
Bring your markers to the Woodbury Library, Parks and Rec, Rec House and the Woodbury Senior Center! 
There are boxes with the poster below on them to put them in.

Memorial Day Parade!
Sunday, May 26th!
For any community group that wishes to participate in this years Memorial Day Parade, please contact 
Jenifer Miller at jmiller@woodburyct.org or 
by calling 203-263-3113
Memorial Day 2019

Book & Movie Discussion Group
Thursday, April 25th at 6:00 PM
Woodbury Public Library
Library Director Sue Piel leads April's book and movie discussion.  Copies of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury are available to check out at the front desk.  Feel free to bring a brown bag dinner with you.  Cookies and coffee will be offered, thanks to the Friends of the Library.  Please register at 
203-263-3502 or  www.woodburylibraryct.org
Something Old, Something New: CT Weddings Through the Ages with the CT Historical Society
Saturday, April 27th at 2:00 PM
Woodbury Public Library
From colonial to modern times, how did Connecticans tie the knot? How did they celebrate? What did they wear? How did some of our cherished wedding customs originate? Get a glimpse in Connecticut Historical Society's extensive collection of wedding clothing, accessories, photographs and prints as they talk about what makes a "traditional" wedding, and what those traditions can reveal about how ideas about marriage have changed through the years.  Friends of the Library sponsored program.

Space is limited, please register for the Friends of the Library sponsored program.