Job Bank — Orange residents can employ a pre-screened youth to do a variety of jobs such as yard work, snow shoveling, small painting and cleaning jobs, mother’s helper and more. Call John Ulatowski, Youth Services coordinator, (203) 891-4785 for more information.
Birthdays of the Month — Members’ birthdays will be celebrated on Jan. 31 at the senior café with lunch and cake from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. The birthday boys and girls will receive a gift bag with candy and a ticket for a free future lunch. Lunch suggested donation is $2. Call Ellen in the kitchen by noon the day before at (203) 891-4765 to reserve a meal.
Lunch Program — The Orange Senior Center hosts a congregate meal program Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. No meals on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday. A $2 donation is encouraged. Call Ellen in the kitchen by noon the day before to registered 891-4765.
Movie — Jan. 20 at 1 p.m., “Sarah’s Key” starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Mélusine Mayance. Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police in the middle of the night as they go door-to-door arresting Jewish families. To protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard. Call the center to let them know you are coming.
Blood pressure — The Griffin Hospital Outreach and Valley Parish Nurse will be at the High Plains Community Center on the 4th Friday of the month for blood pressure screening from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Party — February 13, at 1 p.m., Paul Shlien will sing and play the piano. Pizza and beverages will be served. Call the center to let them know you are coming. Sponsored by the Orange Lion’s Club.
Nature Walk — Fred Wolfe Park and afterwards return to the High Plains Community Center to explore the Paul Ode Trail. Walkers meet at the High Plains Pavilion Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. to car pool to the hike; led by Richard Wright. Call the senior center to register in advance.
Mammography Van — The Yale New Haven Mammography van is scheduled for March 22. Call (203) 688-6800 for an appointment.
Huskies women’s basketball at Syracuse, with an overnight at the Turning Stone Casino, Jan. 25-26, 2012. Two-day trip includes tickets for the game vs. Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Accommodations are at the nearby Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. Cost: $192 pp double, $257 pp single, and $187 pp triple. Check for availability.
Mohegan Sun overnight – Feb. 9-10. This program is ending. Checks payable to Getaway Tours. Full payment is due at registration. Check for availability. ()
Saint Patrick’s Day trip — Tuesday, March 13. Corn Beef and Cabbage or Baked Scrod lunch at Chez Josef in Agawam, Mass. Listen to Cahal Dunne – Ireland’s “Happiest Man,” Irish step dancers, and the comedy of George Casey. Cost: $75 pp includes transportation, lunch, show and driver’s gratuities. Full payment due at registration beginning Jan 3. ( )
“Bell, Book and Candle” at Long Wharf Theater – March 28. Gillian Holroyd is unlucky in love and restless in life. She also happens to be a witch. She watches as her long time love gets engaged to her college rival and she uses every magical trick up her sleeve to stop the wedding. Gillian learns that love is the strongest magic of all. $72 pp with transportation or $62 without transportation. Includes lunch at Brazi’s, and show ticket. Transportation limited availability, first come first served. Full payment due at registration.
Orchids and magnolias — Wednesday, April 11, orchids carefully placed in the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Enjoy lunch on your own at the gardens or on Arthur Avenue with time to shop. $66 pp includes admission & tour of garden, and driver gratuity. Full payment due at registration beginning.
San Antonio – April 16-20 getaway to “America’s Venice.” See the Spanish architecture and Missions. Visit the Alamo, LBJ Ranch, and cruise the Paso del Rio (the River Walk). Check for availability, final payment due Feb. 16.
Sister Act on Broadway – Wednesday, April 25, Tickets $183 pp includes transportation, lunch at Carmine’s, show ticket, driver and tour director gratuities. Reservations for this trip begin October 1 with a $100 deposit. Final payment due by March 16. ( )
Four Troops – Thursday, May 24, at the Aqua Turf. Three young men and one woman, all officers who served on the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan sing on behalf of all the troops. Cost: $80 pp includes family style menu of salad, pasta, Chicken Francaise, baked salmon, potato, rolls, dessert and beverage and driver gratuity. Full payment due at registration beginning Jan 3.
Jonah at the Millennium Theater – Wednesday, June 5-7, Amish country. See the show and step into the world of the Pennsylvania Amish. From the moment you walk into the theatre you will set sail on a fantastic journey with one of the Bible’s most colorful prophets and experience incredible sets, costumes, lighting, seamless transitions, immersive scenes, and special effects. Longwood Gardens – du Pont Estate with over 40 indoor/outdoor gardens, conservatory, and dancing fountains. Spend two nights at the Heritage Hotel. Visit an Amish farm, and dine with at Amish family at the Hershey Farm Restaurant.
George M at the Westchester Theatre – Wednesday, June 20. Cost: $90 pp includes show, transportation, lunch, and driver gratuity. Full payment due at registration beginning Jan 3.
Boston Pops at Tanglewood featuring Bernadette Peters – Sunday, July 8. After lunch we will travel to Tanglewood to see the Boston Pops conducted by the famous Keith Lockhart.
Savor Rhode Island – Wednesday, July 11. Visit a turn of the century grist mill dating back to 1600s. Lunch at the Matunuck Oyster Bar and learn about the aquaculture of oyster farming. Coice of linguini with clams, rib eye steak or lobster roll. $87 pp. Full payment at registration which begins April 2. Departs from Congregational Church.
Carousel – Goodspeed Opera House, Wednesday, July 25. Lunch at the Gelston House. $117 pp includes lunch, transportation, and driver gratuity. Full payment at registration which begins April 2. Departs from Congregational Church.
Lobster at the Hu Ke Lau – Wednesday, Aug. 8. in Chicopee, Mass., to enjoy three lobsters per person and a fabulous Polynesian Show. 3 lobsters, how can anyone eat 3 lobsters! Don’t worry take home bags will be available. Cost: $80 pp includes admission, lunch, transportation, and driver gratuity. Full payment at registration which begins April 2.
Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands — Tuesday, Aug. 21-24. $595 double pp includes transportation, hotel accommodations, admissions, tickets to Quebec City Military Tattoo, 5 meals, driver and tour guide gratuities. A passport is required. Cancellation insurance is recommended. $100 pp deposit due with registration beginning Feb. 1. Final payment due July 13.