February 2020
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 .
Combat Emotional Eating with
Lisa Larkin
Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Library
When it comes to food are you a chronic dieter, label food as "good or bad" or feel you have no willpower? 
Guess what? 
Willpower has nothing to do with it! Learn what triggers Emotional Eating at an informative program led by Lisa Larkin, Certified Corporate Health and Wellness Coach. Participants will take a fun quiz and then will learn some tried-and-true tools to combat your emotional eating habits.  
Register at www.woodburylibraryct.org  
WUB - Woodbury Ukulele Band WUB 101! Learn How to Play!
Friday, February 7th at 6:00 PM (right before regular meeting)
Come play with us! WUB 101 is a basics session for new ukulele players. Join us on Friday, February 7th at the Woodbury Senior Community Center to
learn how to:
Hold, tune and strum
Read basic chord charts
Change chords.
You'll discover that you CAN play the ukulele and how much fun it can be.

WUB February Meetup - Love Songs Ukulele Style!
Friday, February 7th at 7:00 PM

Come see what the fun is all about! Bring a uke (and a friend if you like) and you'll be playing by the end of the session. Loaner ukes will be available. Experienced players and new players are welcome.

We will be featuring three songs to thrill your valentine, and get people singing along:
Vance Joy's "Riptide", Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender", and Neil Diamond's "I'm a Believer"
Cut the Cord to Cable with
Ron Fairchild
Thursday, February 13th at 7:00 pm
Woodbury Library
 This is an exciting time for "cord cutting" - dropping cable or satellite TV service in favor of online video sources. Options are expanding, with companies implementing online services and features. Additionally, internet only channels like Disney, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime are increasingly incorporating their own original content in addition to content from the traditional companies for viewing. Join Woodbury Library's Reference and Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild for an informative talk on streaming services. Register at www.woodburylibraryct.org
The Ken Morr Band
Thursday, February 27th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Library
Beat the winter blues and enjoy an evening of wonderful music by The Kenn Morr Band. The Kenn Morr Band is an original Alternative Folk Rock band from N.W. Connecticut featuring the original songs of Kenn Morr played by top-notch musicians Tom Hagymasi, Bob Gaspar and Pat Ryan. Register at www.woodburylibraryct.org
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library  
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In the Gallery: Senior Showcase
Nonnewaug High School Senior Students
The month of February
Artist's Reception, Saturday, February 8th
2:00- 4:00 PM
Woodbury Library Gallery
Award winning artwork by Nonnewaug High Seniors Bryce Bauer, Eva Brown, Isabella Donatucci, DongYu Xing, Ava Landry, Rebecca Levesque and Alexa Savio will be on display in the library gallery space during regular open hours. A reception for the artists will be on February 8, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
G irls Who Code
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month
Woodbury Library
Open to girls in grades 5 -12, the Girls Who Code Club is meant for girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models, and use Computer Science to change the world. Girls work in teams to design and build a Girls Who Code Project that solves real world problems you care about through code! 
In order to build the needed skills to make an impact, you will learn how to code with fun online tutorials and activities that will help build animations, games, apps, and other things that you dream up! Tutorials in Scratch, Python, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and in a block-based app development language called Thunkable are also used. 
Girls Who Code is facilitated by Patrice Gans of  Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. Register at www.woodburylibraryct.org
Are You Worried About Falling?
FREE 4-week Program - Matter Of Balance!
Woodbury Senior Center
Twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) beginning February 10th
9:00 - 11:00 am
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Classes are held twice a week for 4 weeks, for 2 hours each. These classes are FREE! Spots are limited, so please sign up early! RSVP to the Woodbury Senior Center by calling 203-263-2828 or email at seniorcenter2@woodburyct.org
Flower Arranging Class
Monday, February 10th at
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Woodbury Senior Center
This activity is sponsored by the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club.
Floral design or flower arrangement is the art of using plant materials and flowers to create a pleasing and balanced composition. Evidence of refined floristry is found as far back as the culture of ancient Egypt.

Come join us as we learn more about this ancient art, and create something beautiful to take home or give to someone else!

Please sign up, as space is limited to 12.
Please call the Woodbury Senior Center at 203-263-2828.
Tuesday, February 11th
1:30 PM
Woodbury Senior Center
Come in from the cold, warm up and enjoy an afternoon of a casual art experience.
You can work on adult coloring, work with pastels, watercolors, colored pencils, etc. or bring an item of your own for inspiration to work from if you wish.

Please sign up! Call 203-263-2828
Oatmeal Mondays are BACK!
Every Monday through February 24th
9:00 - 10:30 am (until we run out!)
Woodbury Senior Center
Stop in for a free breakfast including hot, homemade oatmeal with assorted toppings, coffee & tea. Feel free to bring your own mug! Make your cold weather Monday mornings better!
Community Events  
There are lots of clubs, organizations to volunteer at, and events to support those organizations. Check out the Community Calendar on the Town of Woodbury website to learn more!
Sustainable Southbury & Sustainable Woodbury
FREE Environmental Education Film Series
Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 PM
Southbury Public Library, Kingsley Room

Featuring the film The Plastic Problem, followed by refreshments and a discussion on plastic waste. Panelists include: Dr. Mitch Wagener, Linda Pierce-Kubisek, Vanessa Villamil.
11th Annual Woodbury Indoor Mini Golf Open at the Woodbury Senior Center
February 14 - February 17
All net proceeds go to local charities.
Woman's Club of Woodbury
Monthly Meeting
The next regular meeting of the Woman's Club of Woodbury will take place Monday, February 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. at the Emergency Services Building (Orenaug Firehouse) 25 Quassuk Road in Woodbury.

At 12:30, after the General Meeting, the public is invited to hear Her Words Changed the World , a dynamic presentation exploring the life and impact of anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe. 

Our speaker, Katie Burton, is Program Manager at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, where she develops and facilitates a range of educational initiatives. For more information on the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, guests can visit: https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org
Pomperaug Valley Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Kim Eierman, an Environmental Horticulturist, will present a lecture on “Dealing with Climate Change in Your Landscape” on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 11:00 AM at the Woodbury Senior Center, 265 Main Street South, Woodbury, for the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club.
Guests are welcome to join us for a $5 donation. More details about membership can be found at https://www.pomperaugvalleygc.org/
Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation Inc presents:
Tuesday, February 25th will be a memorable night. We have booked the incredible TJ Thompson Sextet, playing traditional New Orleans style music from 7-9:30. We’ve also asked Carole Peck to put together a traditional “Big Easy” feast, including:
    Seafood Jambalaya
   Chicken & Sausage Gumbo 
   Dirty Rice
   Cornmeal Fritters
   Collard Greens
   King Cake

The Woodbury Brewing Company will offer a cash bar. Tickets are available at  www.wbcmusicfoundation.org  for $50 per person with $1.50 handling charge. There are only 50 tickets available, so this will sell out fast!
Family Music Night
Wednesday, February 12th
6:45 - 7:45 PM
Mitchell Elementary
Cub Scout Pack 54 invites the community to come join them for an evening of singing, dancing, and music making! Attendees will be engaged in percussive instrument play, movement games and sing their favortie songs as facilitated by board certified music therapist, Kelsy Moules. There will be a craft table to make your own instrument to take home!

For more information contact Monica at cc.pack54woodbury@gmail.com
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