Programs

 

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    SPECIAL EVENTS

    Boot Scootin’ Boogie BBQ Wednesday, July 18th at 12:00PM
    Sponsored by the Granby Senior Center and Suffield by the River
    Who can resist a summer BBQ? Lunch includes pulled pork, corn on the cob, coleslaw, baked beans and dessert. Music will be provided by the fabulous Boogie Boys, singing country, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s music. Cost $8. Call 860-844-5352 to register by July 11th.

    Destination Connecticut Thursday, July 12th at 1:00PM
    Presented by Alfred Strong, CT Office of Tourism
    Find hidden treasures to explore right here in your home state for day tripping and vacations. You will learn about the many off-the-beaten path destinations that CT offers. Free.  Call 860-844-5352 to register.

    The Upside of Downsizing Wednesday, July 25th at 1:00PM
    Presented by Ann August, Senior Transition Services of CT
    This presentation focuses on the advantages to downsizing and how to decide what kinds of items to keep. Free. Call 860-844-5352 to register by July 18th.

    Dog Days of Summer Lunch Monday, July 30th at 12:00PM
    We will be embracing the dog days of summer with a casual lunch of hotdogs, chips and dessert. Take a break in the air conditioning and join us for this fun afternoon. Cost $4.  Call 860-844-5352 to register by July 23rd.

    Intergenerational Talent Show Wednesday, August 8th at 1:30PM
    Presented by the Granby Public Library and the Senior Club
    Can you dance? Love to sing or play a musical instrument? Tell jokes? This is your big chance to shine. Everyone is welcome. Intergenerational acts (grandparent and child, parent and child) are especially encouraged to join the fun. Stop by the Children’s Room at the Granby Public Library to fill out an application and register your act. Free.  Application deadline is August 1st.

    Hoover Dam Presentation Tuesday, August 14th at 1:00PM
    Presented by Kurt Glaser, Home Helpers, Inc.
    A historical presentation of the driving reasons behind the building of the Hoover Dam. You will learn about the costs in terms of human endeavor as well as the monetary and environmental considerations. Free. Call 860-844-5352 to register by August 7th.

    Ice Cream Sundae Afternoon Wednesday, August 22nd at 1:00PM
    What could be better than an ice cream sundae on a hot afternoon? Make your own sundae complete with a choice of toppings, cherries and nuts! Cost $3. Call 860-844-5352 to register by August 15th.

    PROGRAMS FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS!

    Hula For Happiness Thursdays beginning July 5th
    Summer is the perfect time to learn to hula. Get your grass skirt on and join us for this
    9-week session (last date August 30th) as we learn the art of this traditional Hawaiian dance.  No experience necessary. Grass skirts optional.  Free. Instructor: Barbara Freno 

    Skin Cancer...Do You Know All the Signs Thursday, July 19th at 1:00PM
    Presented by Farmington Valley VNA
    We always hear about the common signs of skin cancer, but do you know that some symptoms can be confusing or more subtle? Learn to recognize what is normal and what is not and how to protect your skin. Hear testimonials from skin cancer patients. Free. Register by July 12th.

    Healing Meals…Healthy Cooking Series Friday, July 20th and Wednesday, August 15th at 10:00AM
    Presented by Sarah Leathers, Healing Meal Project
    Do you belong to a CSA, shop at local Farmer’s Markets or get produce from the Holcomb Farm Fresh Access program? Learn traditional and healthy ways to make use of local, fresh produce. Free. Call 860-844-5352 to register by July 13th.

    Middle Stage Caregiver Series Friday, August 3rd, September 7th and October 5th from 10:00AM to 12:00PM
    Presented by Esther Corcoran, Alzheimer’s Association
    In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe and comfortable care. Free. Call 860-844-5352 to register by July 27th.

    SUMMER CREATIVE ARTS SERIES!

    Fresh Pineapple and Flower Arrangement Workshop Tuesday, July 17th at 1:00PM
    Presented by Bouquets of the Valley
    Make a beautiful summer centerpiece with fresh flowers in a pineapple that will brighten up any room in your home. Cost $35 includes instruction and all supplies. Call 860-844-5352 to register by July 10th.

    Ivy/Butterfly Wreath Workshop Tuesday, July 24th at 1:00PM
    Presented by Bouquets of the Valley
    You will be making an ivy wreath decorated with lovely butterflies that will enhance your door or wall. Cost $35 includes instruction and all supplies. Call 860-844-5352 to register by July 17th.

    Basket Weaving Workshop Friday, August 24th from 9:00AM to 1:30PM (includes a half hour lunch break)
    Presented by Liz Carnes
    Learn how to make a small, versatile weaved market basket. Please bring a bag lunch as this is a 4-hour workshop. Cost $30 includes all supplies. Call 860-844-5352 to register by August 17th.

    Collage Workshop Wednesday, August 29th at 10:00AM
    Presented by Kim Desrosiers, Be Brave Art and Design
    Discover your “inner artist”. You will be creating personal art with collected photos, patterns and textures to make an interesting composition that is uniquely yours. Cost $25. Call 860-844-5352 to register by August 22nd.

    FOR OUR VETERANS!

    Veteran’s Coffee Tuesday, July 17th and August 21st at 10:00AM
    Presented by Hartford HealthCare at Home
    A monthly coffee to learn about benefits, entitlements and other services. Veteran Liaison, Wayne Rioux will facilitate the group discussion. Free. Registration is requested, but drop-ins are welcome.  Call 860-844-5352.