June 2019
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. 
Community Events
In the Library Gallery Space: Photographs by Marc Russell
Month of June
Artist's Reception, June 1st 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Woodbury Library

Marc Russell
Photographs by Marc Russell will be on display at the Woodbury Library during the month of June.  A reception for the artist is scheduled for June 1st at 
2:00 - 4:00 PM.  Marc Russell is a Connecticut artist whose work involves fine art, advertising, commercial, event and portrait photography. He is also a photography educator and sculptor. Mr. Russell has been an adjunct professor in the Industrial Design Department at Pratt Institute and currently teaches black and white photography and advanced photo techniques at Rockland Community College.   Marc Russell's photographs will be on display during normal hours of operation.  For more information, please contact the library at 203-263-3502.
CT Trails Day
Two Hikes on June 1st
Orenaug Park Trail at 10:00 AM (meet at Senior Center)
Three Rivers Park Walk at 2:30 PM (Meet at Jack's Bridge gravel lot)

Woodbury's Orenaug Park and Three Rivers Park will be part of the CT Trails Day weekend on June 1st. This is a celebration of CT Trails and the Great Park Pursuit Family Adventure. 

For more information on the CT Trails Day events, please visit: www.ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend . Enjoy your hike!
Road Scholar: The World's Largest Educational Travel Organization for Adults, Presentation
Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Library

Do you love to travel, enjoy learning new things, exploring interesting places and meeting people who share a love of adventure?  Learn about Road Scholar - America's first and the world's largest educational travel organization for adults at the Woodbury Public Library on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm. 
Advancing its mission to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel, not-for-profit Road Scholar offers 5,500 exceptional educational adventures in 150 countries and 50 states that utilize lectures, presentations, field trips, and excursions for the enrichment of all individuals dedicated to lifelong learning. 
This presentation is an overview of the Road Scholar programs by Doug and Ellen Stevens, volunteer Ambassadors who look forward to sharing some of their experiences. Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. To learn more, please visit our website at www.roadscholar.org For more information about the presentation contact the library at 203-263-3502.
"Cut the Cord" Program
Thursday, June 6th at 7:00 PM & 
Wednesday June 19th at 11:00 AM
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 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 at the Woodbury Public Library on Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 pm.  Discussion will include what is needed to get started with "cutting the cord," including hardware and software equipment required, internet speeds and types, pricing, and more. The program on streaming services will be repeated on Wednesday morning, June 19 at 11:00 am.  To register for either program or for more information please visit the library's website www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502.
Woodbury Ukulele Band Meetup
Friday, June 7th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Community Center

Come find out what the fun is all about! All ages welcome; all musical abilities welcome too! Bring a ukulele or use one of our loaner ones.
We'll be learning two great songs: God Bless the Broken Road, from Rascall Flatts and Sweet Caroline, from Neil Diamond. 

Open mic time and not one but TWO special announcements that promise good times. See you there!
Dirt! The Movie
Saturday, June 8th at 11:00 AM
Woodbury Library

DIRT! The Movie-narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis-brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.
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Shakesperience presents "Optical Delusions"
Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Library

In anticipation of this summer's production of Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare in the Park in Washington, CT, Friends of Shakesperience in the Litchfield Hills, together with Shakesperience Productions, will hold a talk and visual presentation led by Emily Mattina, Director of Shakesperience Productions, entitled Optical Delusions. This presentation will take place at the Woodbury Public Library on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 pm.
Join Emily as she discusses the underlying themes found in Comedy of Errors and to understand the family friendly interpretation of this Shakespearean comedy.   Her presentation is a conversation on science and art, comedy and catharsis, symmetry and duality, double revelation and double dilemmas.  Emily Mattina's interpretation of the play asks the question, "Does your identity shape your perspective or does your perspective create your identity?" Imagine two sets of twins, separated at birth; how might their different experiences determine their personalities, their relationships, their unique views of the world?  Guided by her production of Comedy of Errors, Mattina leads a discussion that asks, 'Who is there?' when we look in the mirror."  For more information or to register for this program, please visit the library's website or call 203-263-3502.
The Perfect Pairing: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate" (over 21+ only)
Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center
WOW is hosting a program for people 21+ called, "The Perfect Pairing: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate" on June 11th at 7:00 PM at the Woodbury Senior/Community Center. 

It's a fun, educational program highlighting the history and health benefits of dark chocolate, cheese and wine. It is presented by Kim Larkin. Kim brings insights from her background as a commercial chocolatier. The program includes fun trivia, cheese board "primer" and tastings.  For more information or to register for this program, please visit the WOW website email jmiller@woodburyct.org or call 
203-263-3113 x 197. Space is limited to 40 people. 
MAKE Music Day - Woodbury!
Friday, June 21st Sunrise - Sunset
Multiple Locations Throughout Woodbury

Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the FĂȘte de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. This year, the WOW committee is sponsoring Make Music Day in Woodbury.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician - young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion - pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.
Special events taking place in Woodbury on Make Music Day include a "sunrise" musical event featuring David Bibbey and Bill Geddes on bagpipes which will be filmed on video and streamed via Facebook and Instagram.  On North Green, there will be an "open mic" event from 11 - 3 - on North Green gazebo- musicians of all types can sign up to perform at http://www.makemusicday.org/woodbury/  -and the Big Green Egg will be there to provide opportunity to buy lunch.  Two pop-up Drum Buckets session will take place on the Library lawn so anyone can become a drummer.  A Family fun event takes place at Hollow Park at 6:30 pm- featuring The Bentutu Band , a 7-piece Latin rhythm band.  Following the concert, there will be a sunset candle lantern sail on Hollow Pond.  What a way to start the summer!
It's easy to take part in Make Music Woodbury. If you would like to perform, or you have a venue (lawn, business, or store) where people can perform, please go to http://www.makemusicday.org/woodbury/ and register on our matchmaking website.  The site allows venues and performers to connect directly for a terrific free musical experience.  We are also happy to announce all registered performers will have an opportunity to win one of our door prizes - a $200 gift certificate to a local music store!

MAKE Music Day - Woodbury!
Friday, June 21st Sunrise - Sunset
Multiple Locations Throughout Woodbury
A poem by Woodbury's Poet Laureate, David Bibbey

Ode to World Make Music Day
Ode to World Make Music Day
Table Tennis!
Every Wednesday at 2:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center
Join us at the Woodbury Senior Center every Wednesday at 2:00 PM to play table tennis. Come refresh your skills or learn the game! 
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Make Music Day - Woodbury needs YOU! Yes, YOU!

Friday, June 21st! 
Sunrise - Sunset

To make our first 
Make Music Day Woodbury a success we need MUSICIANS and VENUES!

If you, your band, choir or group would like to be part of this International day celebrating MUSIC, please visit the Make Music Day website and register as a performer! Let's fill Woodbury with MUSIC!

All registered performers will have an opportunity to win one of our door prizes! A $200 gift certificate to a local music store!
Introduction to Life Surfing: Surf the Waves of Your Life with Less Stress + MORE JOY with DeAnne Gauya
Saturday, June 15th at 2:00 PM

Are you finding you have too much stress in your life and not enough joy?  Join DeAnne Gauya for "An Introduction to Life Surfing: Surf the Waves of Your Live with Less Stress and More Joy" at the Woodbury Public Library on Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 for a talk on how to return joy into your life and how you can develop a healthier lifestyle.   Ms. Gauya is the author of a chapter in book, The Beauty of Authenticity, which will be released on May 22, 2019.  Her chapter, titled "The Life Surfer" will be part of the topic discussed. Ms. Gauya has a Bachelors degree in Biology and Psychology, a Masters degree in Nutrition Education and Applied Physiology.  She is an ACE-certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor, a Board-certified and CT-licensed Massage Therapist, and a E-RYT Yoga Instructor.  In addition to her academic training, she has a wealth of experience working with a wide variety of populations.  Please register for the program at www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502 for more information.  Books will be available for purchase.  The program is free and open to area residents.
Lunch & Learn
Monday, June 10th at 12:00PM
Woodbury Senior Center

Learn about vascular disease with Dr. Bing Shue, The Vascular Experts, Southbury. You will learn what symptoms to look for, how your doctor diagnosis it and some of of the newest treatments available. 
FREE ultrasound screening for vascular disease will be offered following the presentation. 

Complimentary lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon. Presentation will start promptly at 12:30 PM. Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Nanette or Amber by June 7th by calling 860.567.9500 or email
Lunch & Learn
"Hearing Aids & Technology FINALLY Meet!"
Friday, June 14th 
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Woodbury Senior Center

You are cordially invited to a Lunch and Learn hosted by
Carol Maksimow, Hearing Technology Specialist,
Founder/Director of Hearing Aid Specialists of CT in
Southbury and New Milford. At this educational seminar
she will present "Hearing Aids and Technology Finally
Meet". You will learn what hearing loss is and why this
often misunderstood condition distorts not only the sounds
you hear but the words as well. Included will be the latest
clinical findings on hearing loss and dementia and the new
product releases in 2018. 
This is a free program, seating
is limited. Please sign up.
The Beavers of The Bantam River Through a Naturalists Eyes
Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 PM

The Beavers of The Bantam River Through a Naturalists Eyes  will be held at The Woodbury Public Library on Thursday, June 20th at 7:00 p.m. Join Megan Lutz and Greg Bernard as they capture the life of an extraordinary beaver colony which includes the following adventures; coming face to face with a bear cub, listening to newborn kits squeak-whine in their nursery lodge, and sitting beside a beaver father while he constructed his dome shaped nursery lodge.
Tea Cup Flower Arrangement Class
Monday, July 1st 
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

flowers and cups will vary

Julie A. Brown, Director of Business Development from Bethel Health Care Center, The Cascades Assisted Living, & Village Crest Center for Health and Rehabilitation will be directing a class on
how to create a beautiful tea cup arrangement that the participants may take home with them at the 
end of class.
We invite you to join us!!!

RSVP: By June 25th
Jennifer Skene-Tiso, 
Program Assistant
203.263.2828 or jtiso@woodburyct.org
Pomperaug Valley Garden Club wins National & State Awards

The National Garden Clubs, Inc. recently presented the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club with a Certificate of Merit for their recent cookbook entitled 
"The Garden of Eating"

The Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Inc. also presented a Certificates of Achievement to the club for their work throughout Woodbury. 

Left to right: Pomperaug Valley Coobook Committee Members - Marty Sherman, Rosemary Paul, Mori Zeltner, and Michele Finn
Household Hazardous Waste & Paint Collection

Saturday, July 13th
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wolcott Recycling Center
48 Todd Rd, Wolcott