By Mary Recchia | Activities Director | Contributor
Join Jim Lovejoy on Monday, October 5, from 1–3 p.m. for another afternoon of Poetry Reading. Building on the fun and excitement that has developed with the Poem in Your Pocket readings over the years, this after-lunch poetry bonanza allows everyone to listen, read, write and share a love of language. No fee.
The last Fall Hike in the Champlain Valley with Marty Morrissey will be on Tuesday, October 13, when we will head to Blueberry Ridge in Essex Junction. Please bring water, food and good hiking or walking shoes for departure from the Senior Center at 9 a.m. Registration required. No fee.
We will be showing the 2015 Documentary Feature Oscar Nominees on Tuesdays from 1–3 p.m. on October 13, 20 and 27 and November 3 and 10. From over 100 films, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences chose 15, and the red carpet was rolled out last February for the final five films. While the outcome is history, you can be the judge this fall as we show all five final nominees for your enjoyment. Will our Oscar vote go to Citizenfour, Finding Vivian Maier, Last Days in Vietnam, Virunga, or The Salt of the Earth? Registration required. No fee.
Join Hank Kaestner on Wednesday, October 14, for another Birding Expedition as we close in on our goal to record 100 species of birds in one year. Meet at the Senior Center a little before 9 a.m. so we can carpool together to the location Hank has scouted for spectacular bird watching. Please register for this event; if we have to change the date due to bird migration or weather, we will call you. No fee.
Elizabeth Llewellyn returns this fall on Thursday mornings from 10–11:30 a.m. to lead a Drawing with Pen and Ink class. Dates: October 29, November 5, 12 and 19. Ink is a wonderfully flexible drawing medium that has been popular for centuries. In this beginner class we will practice the different types of marks that can be applied to paper using ink. Using different texturing techniques—contour lines, parallel lines, cross-hatching, stippling and scumbling—students will draw a variety of subjects. All skill levels are welcome. Please bring a sketchbook and ink pen to the first class. Registration necessary. Limit 10. Fee: $75.
Have fun with Pastels! Let your creativity loose as you learn helpful techniques to make colorful paintings with Shirley Reid-Thompson on Thursdays from 1–3:30 p.m. Dates: October 29, November 5, 12 and 19. The workshop will help you organize the composition of your paintings and use color to enhance your work. All levels of skill are welcome. We will work from real life set-ups, except for one afternoon when we will use photographs. Please call Shirley (860-0666) for a materials list. Registration necessary. Limit 10. Fee: $100.
A collection of lectures, performances and special events showcasing the diverse interests of our community
Wednesday afternoons beginning at 1 p.m. No registration or fee.
Oct. 14: He’s Got Bette Davis Eyes, with Blake Walton
Blake Walton, award-winning actor, playwright, director, teacher and coach, will revive his “Becoming Bette,” transforming into the unlikely Bette Davis from the play Me and Jezebel right before your very eyes. What was slated to be a two- or three-week gig ran off and on for three years in three different theaters and garnered Walton several award nominations and the SAMMY Award for best actor. Blake Walton, who comes to us by way of his family ties to Vermont, currently lives and works in New York City.
Oct. 21: Flu Clinic with the VNA
The requirements for receiving a shot at this clinic are being 18 years of age or older and having Medicare B, a Medicaid card, BC/BS, MVP or $41 in cash or check.
The Café Menu
Monday, October 12
Savory pumpkin soup
Green salad with roasted butternut squash and candied pecans
Homemade pear dessert
Wednesday, October 14
Monday, October 19
Moroccan lentil soup
Wednesday, October 21
Spinach and mushroom lasagna
Senior luncheons are held every Wednesday at noon. Advance reservations are necessary and can be made by calling the Senior Center at 425-6345. Our Monday lunch is served beginning at 11:30 a.m.; reservations are not required. A $4 donation is requested.