December 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 enjoyment. You can find more information on these programs and all WOW programs at We would love to see you!
Community Events
Featured Artists of the Month:
Oil and Water 
December 1st - 30th
Opening Reception on Saturday, December 1st
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Woodbury Library

Oil and Watera group show of oils and watercolors is on display at the Woodbury Public Library December 1 - 30.   In 2012, Diana "Nanny" Swoyer joined her friends, Kit Sagendorf, Maryellen Furse, Jan Grody, and Nancy Pistone, in the spring painting class with Marija McCarthy at Washington Art Association.  Ms McCarthy's wonderful watercolor/oil painting classes were very popular with students in the area for many years. Over the next few years, Hitchy Rahilly, Carol O'Toole, Jean O'Reilly and Sandy Dolinksy joined in. In 2014, Marija retired but the group decided to continue on painting together.  The group has painted at the Litchfield Community Center in all seasons come rain or shine.  The artists believe that painting is a solitary endeavor but to find friends to paint with can be very stimulating and helpful.  

The group gave themselves the name  Oil and Water
 because they paint in both media.  The phrase often interpreted as "conflicted" as it's the opposite of what they are.  The mutual celebration of each artist's talents is what the group is all about.
The Book Cellar 
Hours have expanded!
Behind the Woodbury Library

book cellar
The Friends of the Library has increased open hours. The Book Cellar is located next to the Woodbury Police Department and sells used books to benefit the library.
Presentation and Book Signing
Sunday, December 2nd
2:00 PM
Woodbury Library

December 2 at 2:00, the Woodbury Public Library will host a Power Point presentation and book signing by author and historian Marty Podskoch and his new book, The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut.   The new travel book encourages travelers to visit all of the towns and villages of our beautiful and unique state. Copies will be available for purchase. 
Pot Luck Recipe Swap - 
Lunch Party!
Monday, December 3rd
12:00 Noon
Woodbury Senior Community Center

Bring a healthy version of a favorite holiday food and the recipe to share.  VNA Northwest will share tips for making healthy choices at holiday gatherings.

Sign up at 203-263-2828.
Woodbury Ukulele Band W.U.B.
Thursday, December 6th
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Woodbury Senior Community Center

The Woodbury Ukulele Band will have their next meetup on Thursday, December 6th at 7:00 PM in the Woodbury Community Center. 
New members, of all ages, are always welcome!
For more information, please call 203-263-2828
Meet Woodbury's New Poet Laureate!
Saturday, December 8th
2:00 PM
Woodbury Library

David Bibbey

The Town of Woodbury has chosen resident David Bibbey to be its first Poet Laureate.  Mr. Bibbey is an Emmy Award winning Multi Media Journalist, Broadcast TV Producer, Host and Emcee.  Spend an afternoon of amusing conversation and poetry at the library.
Have a Jazzy Holiday with the
Pierce Campbell Trio
Saturday, December 15th
2:00 PM
Woodbury Library
The Pierce Campbell Jazz Trio Performs classic holiday songs for the Christmas season from artists like Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Jose Feliciano, Tony Bennett and the Peanuts Gang at the Woodbury Public Library on Saturday, December 15 at 2:00. This concert is made possible from memorial donations in memory of Woodbury Library patron Sue Patrick, and in keeping with her tradition of sharing exquisite holiday cookies, coffee and home baked cookies will be served. "A Jazzy Holiday" is guaranteed to have you smiling and singing along! Space limited - register at

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Community Events!
Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden presents
"Holidays in the Hollow"

Holidays in the Hollow Gala is Friday, November 30th
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Cost is $25 per person

Open House & Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 1 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

All proceeds from the weekend will help support the 
Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the Holidays in the Hollow Gala, please call the museum at 203-263-2855 or email

 Woman's Club of Woodbury

Most Charming Small Town 
Holiday House Tour

Photo courtesy of Drakeley Real Estate

Each December the House Tour brings hundreds of visitors to town and raises funds for a range of local and State charities.  Six venues will be open from
10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Saturday the 8th of December, with a snow date of Sunday the 9th. Tickets for the tour will be sold after November 1st at $30 if bought in advance. They are available online at
  Event Name:  "2018 Holiday House Tour";  
or inquire by leaving a message at 203-405-3868
or 203-263-3623.

Tickets will also be available at the Woodbury Senior Community Center for $35 the day of the event. 
For more information about the Woman's Club of Woodbury, visit their website

PDDH Flu Clinics

Community Theatre at Woodbury presents

the weekend of
November 29th - 
December 1st

 Fundraiser for NHS Grad Nite.
$7 adults   $5 children

Photos with the Grinch are available.
Talking about CHOCOLATE!
with Chocolatier, Pam Dorgan
Thursday, December 6th
7:00 PM
Woodbury Library
Chocolatier Pam Dorgan, owner of Plum Brook Chocolate,
will give a talk on chocolate and chocolate making at the Woodbury Public Library on Thursday, December 6th at 7:00PM.   At the talk, participants will learn how Pam got started with making chocolate, what makes fine chocolate and how chocolate is made.  
Participants will also be part of a  chocolate tasting - a few solids of different percentages will be passed around and discussed.
Keeping the HAPPY in Happy Holidays
Friday, December 14th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center
Happy Holidays snow
Be LESS stressed!
Learn tips for winter safety, and learn how to help friends who struggle during the holidays.
Annual Woodbury Senior Center Holiday Party!
Friday, December 21st
2:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center


Come celebrate with us!
Featuring entertainment by Steven Kazlauskas' "Echoes of Sinatra". Join us for an afternoon of food, fun and friendship.

Please call 203-263-2828 to RSVP.