January 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 at www.wowbury.org. 
WUB - Woodbury Ukulele Band
Friday, January 3rd at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Community Center

Loaners available to new players; come see what the fun is all about. All ages welcome (13 and under with a parent, please.)            
For more information, visit: www.woodburyukes.org
Art Opening: Judith Secco Fine Art Photography
The month of January
Artist's Reception, Saturday, January 4th
2:00-4:00 PM
Woodbury Library Gallery

Fine Art Photographer Judith Secco will show her photographs at the Woodbury Public Library January 3 - 30th.  A reception for the artist is scheduled for Saturday, January 4, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  Judith Secco, a native of Connecticut's Northwest corner, is an avid self-taught photographer. Developing her own technique using layers, textures, and composites of more than one photograph, she gives her images a unique quality, enhancing nature's beauty with an artist's eye and neutral background, bringing nature to life. Shooting a variety of subjects, including Connecticut farms, barns, landscapes, flowers, animals, and still life, Judith's work finds its balance between photography and fine art. She has won numerous awards for her work, which has been shown throughout New England.  The photography exhibit will be on view during regular library hours.

For more information, contact the library at 203-263-3502 or at
Pendulum Power Workshop
Tuesday, January 7th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Library

Join the Grounded Goodwife duo, Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban, for "Pendulum Power!" a workshop that helps you to trust your intuition.  Pendulums aren't fortune telling tools, but when approached with a responsible attitude, they reveal useful information.  A pendulum is simply a way of getting answers to questions your brain can't answer.  The workshop is a mix of theory and practical, fun exercises, and includes a take-home pendulum for each participant.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, registration is required for the workshop.
Please register by visiting the Library's website at www.woodburylibraryct.org or by calling 203-263-3502
Screenagers - Growing up in the Digital Age
Saturday, January 11th at 2:00 PM
Woodbury Library

SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time will be screened at the Woodbury Library.   SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on-depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
Sponsored by ASAP (Advocates for Substance Abuse Awareness).  Register here for this FREE program for adults/teens. 
Tuesday, January 14th at 1:30 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

Open Art Space

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.
Please sign up by calling 203-263-2828 to let us know that you're coming to visit!
New Estate Planning Opportunities
Friday, January 17th at 1:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

Attorney Calabrese will discuss dramatic changes in CT Law that have increased the flexibility and utility of Powers of Attorney in CT.  He will also discuss how the CT Uniform Limited Liability Company Act has strengthened liability protection for Connecticut LLC's. Dom will present how the   changes in these laws can be used to assist us in   estate planning, drawing on his 17 years on the bench and 24 years as a practicing attorney.
Also, please let us know if you're a Woodbury resident in need of the senior bus for transportation to and from our programs. Please call 203-263-2828
Beyond Death, Medical Facts, Mysticism and Meditation by 
Dr. Matthew Raider
Wednesday, January 29th at 1:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

Since the 1980s when near death experiences became part of the public consciousness, they have held endless attraction for people. Why do they resonate so powerfully within us? Join Dr. Matthew Raider, a physician specializing in geriatrics, to hear the latest medical research and discover a simple, natural way to connect with the inner light talked about by those who've experienced a NDE (near death experience). Through a simple time-honored method of meditation, you too can explore those realms of peace within you.
Dr Raider is a contributing author to "Meditation as Medication for the Soul" Rajinder Singh.

Registration is required; call the Senior Center at 
203-263-2828 to register. 
Introduction to Google Suite
Thursday, January 30th at 7:00 pm
Woodbury Library
Google is well known for operating one of the most popular search engines on the Web. They also offer numerous other services and products that can be used in many aspects of our daily lives. Join Woodbury Library's Reference and Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild for an informative introduction to the Google Suite on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 pm.  The introduction includes Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Photos, and more. Also included will be how to configure your devices so they all sync your information correctly. 

To register, visit the library's website at www.woodburylibraryct.org  or by calling 203-263-3502
SOFA - Social Security Explained
Lunch & Learn
Friday, February 21 st at 12:00 Noon
SNOW DATE: Friday, February 28th
Woodbury Senior Center

SOFA (The Society for Financial Awareness) will be presenting a FREE educational program titled "Social Security Explained" as part of the LUNCH & LEARN program at the Woodbury Senior Center.

Questions such as:
There are hundreds of ways for a couple to collect Social Security. Do you understand your options?
Learn strategies to maximize your benefits.
Timing of our Social Security benefit filing. 
The effect of taxes on benefits.
Join speakers Chad Burroughs and Kathryn Dennen.

Space is limited: registration is required please call Jennifer Skene-Tiso at 203-263-2828 or email KTaylor@beardsleylibrary.org
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NEW Brochure and Programs Available for Registration!
Cover 2020

NEW YEAR, NEW BROCHURE, NEW PROGRAMS! Register today for programs beginning this month. STEAM, Winter Cooking, Pilates, Tai Chi & Quigong, Core & More, Belly Dancing for Beginners and MORE! Set up an account and register online at www.woodburyparksandrec.org
If you need assistance, the Woodbury Parks and Recreation office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. 
Come join us, try something new!
Thursday, January 9th at 7:00 pm
Woodbury Senior Community Center

Like to cook and want to stretch your talents? Join WOW's Cookbook Club and enjoy a fun night out, while celebrating a particular chef or cookbook. 

We meet on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00 PM at the Woodbury Senior Community Center.
Pick a recipe from that month's cookbook (can be found at the Woodbury Library) share it with the WOW team (to avoid duplicates) and share the dish and your experience with it with the group!

JANUARY 9th at 7:00 PM 
Woodbury Senior Community Center

by David Chang and Peter Meehan
Introductory Zentangle Workshop
Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00 pm
Woodbury Library

Zentangle┬« is a simple and creative way to relax and de-stress while creating beautiful designs on square paper 'tiles'.  "Anything is possible, one stroke at a time!"
Join Ready To Exhale's Debbie Barry  in a relaxing workshop where you will be guided in creating your own tile to take home at the Woodbury Public Library on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 pm.
No experience necessary. No artistic ability needed.   All materials provided; sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Registration is required as space is limited.  To register, visit the library's website at www.woodburylibraryct.org or by calling 203-263-3502
Cuba; Revolution vs. Embargo: A PowerPoint with Ira Mickenberg
Tuesday, January 21st at 7:00 pm
Woodbury Library
Ira Mickenberg
Ira Mickenberg M.D. will give a presentation "Cuba: Revolution vs. Embargo" at the Woodbury Public Library on Tuesday, January 21 t 7:00 pm.  After his retirement from his Southbury medical practice in 2009, Ira and his wife Pat have traveled frequently. They returned from a trip to Cuba with Road Scholar in November, 2019 just as the US severely restricted travel to Cuba. Their Cuban based guide provided them with an evaluation of the status of the current day Cuban population. Ira will relate this information with the help of a slide show of the Cuban countryside. Emphasis will be on the effects of the revolution of 1959 compared to the effects of the US embargo of 60 years on the Cuban people. Cuba in 2019 appears in many ways to exist in a different era politically, socially and materialistically from the rest of the Western World.  The program is open to all interested people but registration is required.  
To register, visit the library's website at www.woodburylibraryct.org  or by calling 203-263-3502

Performances are at
Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM 
Sunday matinee is at 2:00 PM

by Neil Simon
January 10-12, 17-19

Questions? Contact 203-695-7107

Annual Christmas Tree Burn
Saturday, January 18th 
at 6:00 PM
   Tree Burn
The Woodbury Fire Department will hold it's annual "CHRISTMAS TREE BURN" on Saturday, January 18th at 6:00 PM in the field next to the firehouse. 
Used "real" trees can be dropped off in front of the fire house in the designated area the weeks after December 25th. 
The WFD asks that trees NOT be left in the parking lot or ON the bank near the lot. 
ALL trees must be placed on the pile. 

The Woodbury Fire House is located at 
25 Quassuk Rd, Woodbury

DONUTS and HOT CHOCOLATE will be served  during the burn! 

Scouting Info Night 
with LEGOS!
Monday, January 13th at 6:45 PM
Mitchell School Cafeteria 
Cub Scout Troop 54
Friendship - Fun - Legos - Community
Lego Night