November 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 
NYC By BUS! - A Few Seats Left!
Saturday, November 2nd 
Bus leaves Woodbury Senior Center lot by 8:00 AM SHARP
Bus returns around 8:30 PM (dependent on traffic)

NYC Registration
JOIN the WOW team as we head to NYC! Come ride the bus, and when we get to New York City, you are free to visit and do what you would like to do. MUST pre-register!                      
Please register as there are limited spaces available.Visit
"Mock-tails and Trivia"
Friday, November 1st
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Woodbury Senior Center

Get your paddles ready for a fun time of "Mocktails & Trivia" - where there are 4 possible answers to each pop culture or historical question. See how many you can get right and win prizes -all while sipping popular mocktails from yester-year.   Do you remember who the most famous person of 1959 was? The     answer is Elvis. How about naming one of the sexiest actresses of 1959? Possibly Brigitte Bardot. What about the top song of 1959? That would be "Mack the Knife." Which fast food restaurant opened in 1959? Hint: it is not McDonalds.
Sign up for a walk down memory lane today! Call 203-263-2828
Ron Crowcroft: Paintings
The month of November
Artist's Reception, Saturday, November 2nd
Woodbury Library Gallery

Ron Crowcroft is an English artist currently residing in Woodbury, CT, USA.
He works in a variety of media, including improvised biomorphic abstract and surreal drawing and painting, sculpture/assemblage/ constructions, conceptual art, performance art /fluxus and dada events, video, photography, poetry, soundwork/music, and humor.
For more information, contact the library at 203-263-3502 or at
WUB - Woodbury Ukulele Band
Friday, November 1st at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Community Center

Woodbury Ukulele Band will be learning the classic "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" medly made popular by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole AND "Thanksgiving Song" a beautiful ballad by Mary Chapin Carpenter.   
New members of all ages and abilities are welcome to join us! No ukulele? No problem! Borrow one from the Woodbury Public Library with your library card!                       
For more information, visit:
Storyteller Carol Birch
Tuesday, November 5th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Library

Award winning storyteller Carol Birch comes to the Woodbury Public Library to tell "Passing Through the Heartland: the Story of North Platte Canteen".  The tale, an all but forgotten footnote of the Second World War, is brought to life in a dynamic fashion just in time for Veteran's Day.  War was fought overseas and yet Americans did their part here at home along with the soldiers who risked "flying into the wild blue yonder".  This story is history brought to life.  Known for a compelling blend of energy, warmth, vulnerability, and directness, Carol restores orality and spontaneity to the fixed silence of stories found in print, but as a third-grader in North Carolina pointed out: "She knows that story 'cause she was there!"
In 1998 Carol Birch received the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence Award given to storytellers recognized as master tellers by their peers, setting standards for excellence, and demonstrating a commitment and dedication to the art over a significant period of time.                          

Please register as there are limited spaces available. 
203-263-3502 or by visiting the Library's website
Holiday Harvest with Kim Larkin   
Saturday, November 9th at 2:00 PM
Woodbury Library

Are you looking for new inspiration this holiday season?  Join Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations as she celebrates creating the perfect the holiday table with a focus on healthful delicious recipes, cheese board ideas and easy entertaining ideas. Dark chocolate dipped dried apricots, dark bark, fun virgin beverages and more highlight this fun, informative and delicious program.

Registration is required; visit the library's website.
Teen Book Discussion & 
Crafty Fun 
Saturday, November 9th at 3:00 PM
Woodbury Library
Pick up a copy of Raina Telgemeier's books Smile or Sisters to read and discuss before the program.  Make a fun craft while we discuss what you love about these books.  Snacks included!  Participants will also receive a free copy of Raina's newest book, Guts to take home.  Grades 6 - 8; 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Space is limited: registration is required please visit
Take a Trip to Galapagos with 
Don Giroux
Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Library

After much reading and his own trip to the Galapagos in 2015, Don Giroux is giving a talk on these iconic islands.  Brought to the world's attention by Charles Darwin after his visit in 1835 they have become a laboratory for the study of evolution and all its contingencies.  Whether it's the finches that Darwin made famous, the blue footed boobies or the massive tortoises, the islands' flora and fauna captured Darwin's imagination and scientists ever since.  For Don it was a personal journey that he has chosen to share.   Don is a former high school history and English teacher.  At the Woodbury Library he has conducted the Great Decisions Series on International Affairs for the past eight years.

Space is limited: registration is required. 
Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation 
Thursday, November 19th at 6:30 PM
Woodbury Library
Darylle Willenbrock from the Western CT Area Agency on Aging will conduct a presentation on preparing for Medicare Open Enrollment 2019.  The presentation will focus on what changes beneficiaries can make during the open enrollment period as well as provide an update on any changes that will be taking place in 2020 regarding Medicare benefits. Get the facts you need!

Registration is required; visit the library's website or call 
203-263-3502 for more information. 
Pizza and Movie: Away From Her
Friday, November 22nd 
12:30 - 3:30 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

Enjoy a FREE pizza dinner, provided by The Lutheran Home of Southbury before our screening of Away From He r starring Grant Anderson, Julie Christie and Olympia Dukakis.
Away From Her is an emotional story about a man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease who faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Sign Up is a MUST and we will need to know if you're coming!
Also, please let us know if you're a Woodbury resident in need of the senior bus for transportation to and from the movie. Please call 203-263-2828
Book Talk: "Out of Town Landlord" with Eric Judge
Saturday, November 23rd at 11:00 am
Woodbury Library
Author Eric Judge will present a PowerPoint presentation highlighting information from his recently published book, Out of Town Landlord.  The presentation challenges long held beliefs about real estate investors owning rental property far from where they live and will provide participants with strategies on how to do it successfully based upon the author's over 10 years' experience of being an out of town landlord. The author will also share stories of his adventures purchasing rental properties in five states during the Great Recession, along with the crazy things that happened to him. The presentation also highlights key tools needed to reduce the traditional disadvantages of being an out of town landlord such as knowing the best areas in which to buy rental property. This idea is relevant now, as it is time for real estate investors to prepare for the next housing recession. When it happens, that is when they need to be brave and make investments in rental properties regardless of whether those opportunities are in their home base or in an   
out-of-town real estate market. Books will be available for purchase.
Please register at
Teen Acting Workshop with Sheri Bresson - Rescheduled Date!
Saturday, November 23rd
2:00 PM
Woodbury Library
Join actress Sheri Bresson at this fun and dynamic class goes far beyond the "normal" acting class. Learn simple, empowering tools which can be applied to any type of performing, as well as public speaking. Students will also leave with a clearer sense of their own creativity and creative goals, and the confidence to manifest them.  

Sheri Bresson is an actor, singer, writer and teacher from Connecticut. She began her performing arts training in dance, and then quickly fell deeply in love with acting--classical theatre in particular.

Space is limited: registration is required
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Lunch & Learn:
Aging In Place Finale!
Monday, November 18th   12:30 pm
Woodbury Senior Center
Pre-registration is a MUST

Aging In Place Series Finale
Act III: Creating your Personal Aging in Place Plan.  Lunch and Learn
At this session, we will evaluate how you answer the questions in each of the six critical areas related to aging in place. Attendees will receive an Aging in Place Workbook to take home. This workshop will take all the information you've learned in the series and distill it to your own experience.
Preregistration is required. Call (203) 263-2828 to sign up.
Tuesday, November 12th
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

Join John Sornero on Tuesday, November 12th to review 2019 Medicare changes, prescription plans and what to look out for! Please bring your questions and sign up for the program. Call 203-263-2828 We look forward to seeing you.
Teen Hands-On Pasta Making!
Saturday, November 16th at 2:00 PM
Woodbury Library
Pasta doesn't have to come from a box!
Learn how to make homemade ravioli with Registered Dietitian, Katie Shepherd: you'll start from scratch by making your own pasta dough, then knead, roll and fill with a delicious cheesy filling. 

Come hungry, because it's going to be delicious! 

Recipe will be nut free, but contains dairy and eggs.
Space is limited for this program for grades 6-12!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Space is limited; registration is required at
Open Art Space
Tuesdays, November 19th & 26th
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

Open Art Space

A place to create using the medium of your choice. Come be creative with us!
Please register at 203-263-2828

Woodbury Food Bank
Holiday Donation Requests
Donations are received 
Fridays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 - 11:00 am 
at the Food Bank (entrance is behind the buildings in LaBonne's plaza)
Please call Bob Taylor at 203-263-3869 or email Bob here.
THANK YOU so much for your gifts!
For a list of critical needs,
 please click  

Spotted Lanter Fly
Spotted Lantern Fly
Invasive species have been found in CT. If you find any evidence of this pest, please take a picture and follow the instructions here. 

Women's Club of Woodbury
Monthly Meeting

Monday, November 4th at 11:00 am at the Emergency Services Building 
25 Quassuk Rd, Woodbury
The public is invited to attend at 12:30 PM. Marcy Jackson will be discussing her 2019 World Cruise. 
Kindly reserve by phone:

Casting Call for RUMORS!
Tuesday, November 5th and 
Wednesday,November 6th
Old Town Hall
5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury
CTAW needs 5 men and 5 women for this production. All roles are open. A perusal copy of the script is available at the Woodbury Public Library. 
Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, Nov. 12th
Performances are January 10-12th
and January 17-19th

CTAW season 6

A Capella Competition

UCONN's CONN-Men pictured above. 

The Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation presents a fun night of music! Don't miss this exciting evening featuring three college a cappella groups from UCONN, Yale and Wesleyan! Saturday, November 9, at the brand new Nonnewaug High School Auditorium for $15 plus handling fee. You'll be swept away by the musicality, energy and pure joy from these fantastic young musicians! Tickets will be avail from our website through PayPal. 

Environment, Equity and Climate: Tools for 
Systemic Change 

Monday, November 11th 
214 Main Street South, Woodbury
In response to challenges of discovering and implementing environmentally sounds approaches to meeting basic needs of food, energy and shelter, Greg has responded with creativity and integrity and applying systems thinking to build interactive networks and collaborative strategies involving the widest range of stakeholders.
Parking available at LaBonne's.
Refreshments courtesy of New Morning Market
FREE, with donations accepted. 

Pomperaug Valley 
Garden Club
Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, November 12th at 11:00 am
Woodbury Fire House
25 Quassuk Rd, Woodbury

Paul Colburn, a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist with CT DEEP, will present a lecture on black bears on Tuesday, NOVEMBER 12, 2019, 
at 11:00 a.m. at the 
Woodbury Fire House, 25 Quassuk Road, for the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club.
"Black Bears in Connecticut" will focus on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of black bears' habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population.
Colburn is trained in wildlife management, natural history, and  interpretation.
Guests are welcome to join us for 
a $5 donation.