October 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. 
Thursday,  October 31st 
in the Hollow!
Trunks can set up at 5:00 PM
Treaters arrive at 6:00 PM! 

TRUNKS can register by emailing Jenifer Miller at jmiller@woodburyct.org 
CANDY is always needed! If you would like to donate a bag, or non-candy goodies, please drop off at the following:
Woodbury Parks and Rec
Woodbury Library
Woodbury Senior Center
Newtown Savings Bank
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 www.woodburyparksandrec.org
Crispy & Crunchy Fall Salads with Lisa Larkin
Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Library

Join Certified Corporate Health and Wellness Coach Lisa Larkin for "Crisp and Crunchy Fall Salads".  Salads are a great way of making the most of Autumn's bounty and Lisa will teach you how to create simple and delicious crunchy and savory salads using nutrient-rich root vegetables and naturally sweet fruits such as apples and pears.  With a few standard steps and ingredients, the possibilities are endless!  The class will include recipes samples, healthy dressings and recipes to take home.                                      
Please register as there are limited spaces available. 203-263-3502 or by visiting the Library's website
WUB - Woodbury Ukulele Band
Friday, October 4th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Community Center

Woodbury Ukulele Band is turning one! A year ago we celebrated our very first meetup and jam session; we'll celebrate our anniversary on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 at 7 PM at the Center. Please plan to join us for this very special evening of music, friends, fun, a birthday cake, and a few surprises too! Bring yourself and your uke...we will be taking group photos of each,                                   
For more information, visit: www.woodburyukes.org
Cynthia Gillette: Paintings
The month of October
Artist's Reception, Saturday, October 5 
Woodbury Library Gallery

Cynthia Gillette
Works in watercolor and oil by local artist Cynthia Gillette will be on display at The Woodbury Public for the month of October.   A Connecticut native, Cynthia has always been passionate about art since a very young age. A desire to always have a hand in creating or being involved with this field has led her to continue her goal in practicing her talents. "I've always felt that drawing, painting, anything to do with art came naturally and effortlessly. It is my refuge, joy and work!" 
For more information, contact the library at 203-263-3502 or at
Preparing for Medicare Open Enrollment Informational Presentation 
Thursday, October 10th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Library
Are you thinking about enrolling into the Medicare program?  Do you have questions about Open Enrollment?  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.
Registration is required; visit the library's website or call 203-263-3502 for more information. 
Express Yourself: Acting & Creative Self-Expression Workshop with Sheri Bresson
Saturday, October 12
11:00 - 1:00 PM
Woodbury Library
This fun and dynamic class goes far beyond the "normal" acting class for adults. It differs from other classes by offering simple, empowering tools which can be applied to any type of performing, as well as public speaking. 
In this 2-hour workshop, students will experience first-hand what it means to be truly "present," relaxed, engaged and fully self-expressed in an environment that is inspiring and supportive. Students will also leave with a clearer sense of their own creativity and creative goals, and the confidence to manifest them.
Please bring a 1-3 minute monologue, poem, story, song (can be self-written), preferably committed to memory--and come discover the magic and fun of acting and creative self-expression! 
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 www.woodburylibraryct.org
Ghost Hunters of Connecticut:
The Truth of The Paranormal   
Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 PM
Woodbury Library

Join the Ghost Hunters of CT team for a look into the truths about paranormal activities.
The program explores tools for Paranormal contact that have negative connotations but really have nothing to do with anything evil.   At the talk you'll discover the truth vs the myth of the ouija board,  learn how dowsing rods work and why they seem to have mysterious powers, find out about table tipping (a séance in which participants sit around a table, place their hands on it, and wait for rotations), and find out  about the different types of Haunting's and what may cause them.  They will also bring and discuss some equipment used in their work.  
Questions are encouraged! Space is limited.

Registration is required; visit the library's website or call 203-263-3502 for more information. 
The Perspective Book Discussion Series: The Sixth Extinction: an Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Library
The awareness raising book discussion group led by Woodbury Library staff members Heidi Duchaine and Marla Martin will be reading the Pulitzer Prize winning The Sixth Extinction: an Unnatural History 
by Elizabeth Kolbert.  
Copies of the book are available to check out at the 
front desk.
Image courtesy of: Amazon.com
Book & Movie: Can You Ever Forgive Me? Memoirs of a Literary Forger by Lee Israel
Thursday,October 17th at 6:00 PM
Woodbury Library

The next in the popular Book & Movie series is Can You Ever Forgive Me? led by Woodbury Library Teen Librarian Marla Martin. Written by Lee Israel, the movie is based on the true story of her life as a best-selling biographer in the 70's and 80's only to find she's no longer in vogue and flat broke; hence the birth of her one-woman forgery business, run out of a Greenwich Village bar and a phone booth.  The film was released in 2018 and stars Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel.
The Bear Reality with Felicia Ortner
Saturday, October 19 at 1:00 PM
Woodbury Library

Join Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist and bear enthusiast, as she provides education about bears and helps dispel misunderstandings in her program about black bars, THE BEAR REALITY. Ortner, who has been involved in bear research in Connecticut for 25 years, will describe the resurgence of this remarkable survivor that once was extinct in the state, and is now rapidly increasing, numbering in the hundreds.

Space is limited: registration is required. www.woodburylibrary.org 
Internet Safety with Ron Fairchild
Wednesday, October 23rd at 11:00 AM and
Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 PM
Woodbury Library
Our world today is more connected than ever before.  This connectivity has increased convenience, but it has been at the expense of safety and privacy.  Join Reference and Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild for an informative presentation on what these vulnerabilities are, how they can affect you, and steps you can take to reduce your risk of being compromised in this hacker's world.
Space is limited: registration is required please call 203-263-3502 or visit  www.woodburylibraryct.org
Global Warming and the Future
with Mike Cohen
Saturday, October 26th at 2:00 PM
Woodbury Library
Most, but not all, people have come to believe in Global Warming, but to date, we are not doing very much about it.   Join Mike Cohen of 350 CT (350CT.org), the Connecticut branch of a global public advocacy group 350.org that promotes awareness of critical issues relating to global warming and climate change, as he presents Global Warming and the Future We Choose.   The PowerPoint presentation reviews the science of Global Warming, and its consequences, followed by a question and answer period. The program also describes what we can do to prevent the worst of these consequences from happening.  Global warming is real and time is short.   Join the discussion.
Space is limited; registration is required at www.woodburylibraryct.org
Free Lunch & Learn - Wellness Benefits of Acupuncture
Monday, October 28th at 12:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

The Prince of Peace Parish Nurse/Health is sponsoring a free Lunch & Learn program on the benefits of acupuncture. The program is presented by Alexandria Lin Mitchell, LAC, PAC.

Space is limited; registration is required at 2 03-263-2828
Disc Golf Meetup on Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
Woodbury Disc Golf Course, 265 Main Street
Disc Golf Meetup

If you are interested in learning how to play, or know how and want to have a regular play schedule, come join the fun and meet others while playing disc golf!
The group will meet on Tuesdays, at the Woodbury Senior Center parking lot at 5:30 PM. 
Witches in Connecticut
Thursday, October 31st at 1:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

The harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England continues to haunt our present-day imagination. The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence. Presented by the CT Historical Society Museum and Library.

Please call the office to register, as space is limited.
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Woodbury Parks & Recreation
Woodbury Senior Center
Woodbury Public Library
FALL Brochure for Programs is OUT!
Session 1 Programs have begun, but many are still open to registration. 

Many programs for all ages. 
Please visit www.woodburyparksandrec.org  
to see the brochure and sign up TODAY!


Tai Chi and Quigong
Tai chi
9:15 - 10:15 am
Old Town Hall
Starts now, will remain open until October 30th
LOGO white background
Woodbury Public Library is looking for community input as the Library Board and Staff prepare to rewrite the library's strategic plan. Library services are continually evolving to meet our patron needs and Woodbury is no exception. We recently updated our logo and we are redesigning our website to make it more user friendly and attractive. Both users and non-users of the library are welcome to take the 5 minute survey and let us know what we're doing correctly and suggest other ideas for us to consider.

**Paper copies can also be picked up at the Library and Senior Community Center. 

The survey remains open through October 30th. Please share with us!
AMP Recruitment
AMP Your Life!
New Session starts 
Friday, October 4th
Woodbury Senior Center
Pre-registration is a MUST
Aging mastery

  The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) encourages mastery,developing behaviors that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security and overall well-being. Make small but impactful changes to your health, get REAL incentives and rewards for taking small steps, meet new friends, provide support and encouragement to your peers and become more involved in your community!
Limited spots. Please call today at (203) 263-2828
Tuesday, October 15th
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Woodbury Senior Center


Join the Buddies of Nonnewaug High School Club at the Senior Center for an afternoon of BINGO fun! They will be providing snacks prepared by the club and an edible 1st Prize!
Please Sign Up to be a caller or a buddy!!
Don't Be a VICTIM! Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud!
Friday, October 18th
1:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

Come learn how to protect yourself from Medicare fraud, abuse or other scams. This program is presented by: Western CT Area Agency of Aging.
Please register at 203-263-2828
Memory Café at Woodbury
Tuesday, October 22nd 
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

A Memory Café is a welcoming place for people with memory changes and for their family and friends.  Each Memory Café is different.  Some cafés invite guest artists, some offer education about memory changes, and some are just for meeting others and relaxing.  All memory cafés have two goals: to help guests feel comfortable and to know they are not alone. Cafés are a place to talk with others who understand what you are going through, a place for couples and families to connect, to leave behind limitations for awhile and instead focus on strengths, to  enjoy each other's company and to explore something new. This program offered free of charge.

This month's caf é will feature social times, music and movement with music therapist and Sr. Center Director, 
Loryn Ray. 
Please register at 203-263-2828
The Nature of Mindful Living and Eating with Marlow Shami
Tuesday, October 29th 
7:00 PM
Woodbury Library

Join Marlow Shami, M.S. as she presents her new nature based healing program at the library. Shami's presentation focuses on the food of life, found not only on our plates (or bag of take-out) but also within five integral life areas. Sustenance is found within the quality of our rest, companionship, novelty, exercise, and outdoor nature time too.
Whether seeking a healthier weight, new friendship, struggling with depression, contending with a bully at work, or simply a wish to be outside more often, the obstacles preventing one from experiencing the change sought are found in the moment.
The Nature of Mindful Eating and Living program is designed to provide the experience, information, and inspiration to help deepen participants understanding and awareness of the challenges and benefits of cultivating mindfulness of the five food groups in daily life. 
Space is limited: registration is required at www.woodburylibraryct.org
BOOK CHAT: The FUN way to find out what's new at the Woodbury Public Library! DROP IN!
Wednesday, October 30th at 10:00 AM
Woodbury Library


Drop in and join us on the the last Wednesday of the month as we talk books over coffee and sweet treats.  Be the first to find out everything that's new and not to miss at the WPL. It's an enjoyable start to the day! 
Refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
"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
"Neighbors for Neighbors"
 Progressive Dinner
Benefiting Community Services Council

Sunday, October 13th
4:30 - 8:00 PM
Start at St. Paul's or St. Teresa of Avila Churches for appetizers and head to Woodbury Senior Center for dinner, dessert and silent auction.
Tickets are $30.00 per guest, and you may "Sponsor a Seat" for someone else to attend.
For a ticket, you may email cscwevents@gmail.com

The Farm's  Corn Maze - 
Family Fun
Aug 30 - Nov 3rd
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
See the Farm's website for more information.
corn maze

Jam Sandwich/ CAST Reunion! 
Celebrating 30 years
with Free Concert

Free Concert for Children of all ages!
October 19th at 4:00 PM
B'Nai Israel
444 Main Street N
Southbury, CT

The Next Chapter
Tuesday, October 18th 
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Woodbury Senior Center

Run time: 68 minutes
Youth 10 and over are welcome. Light refreshments will be available. FREE. 
Tickets required at by clicking HERE

Thieves, Charlatans,
 and James Bond: 
The Murky History of the Top 10 Plants 

Tuesday, October 8th
11:00 AM at the 
Woodbury Senior Center
The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will host an hour long presentation by 
Dr. Richard Benfield, of CCSU
Non-members are welcome to join us for a $5 donation. 

All Hollow's Eve
Cemetery Tours and Haunted Museum
Saturday, October 19th
Raindate: October 26th
all hallows eve
Cemetery tours will leave the grounds of the Museum every ten minutes beginning at 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM. Space is limited. Reservations are strongly suggested. 
Book early by calling
 203-263-2855 or email here.
Jack O' Lantern Contest!
Enter a pumpkin in the Glebe House contest to win a $25 gift card! Prizes awarded for scariest, cutest and 
most creative. 

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers Needed

There is need for volunteer tax preparers, greeters, local leaders, and technology coordinators to manage and staff sites in Woodbury and Middlebury.

Anyone interested in volunteering, having questions, or know of a referral can contact Dan Denver, Local Coordinator, (203) 565-6171, dandenver2002@yahoo.com . Neither volunteers or taxpayers need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to participate in this program.