Join us on November 6th at 1:00pm as Jeffrey Engel presents the lecture “Leonard Bernstein, An American Treasure.” Bernstein was the most gifted, famous, popular and successful musician produced by America. He was a virtuoso pianist and conductor, a composer of music ranging from Broadway musicals to the classical repertory, an educator, a lecturer, an author and a TV personality. There was very little he couldn’t do extremely well. 2018 is the centenary of Bernstein’s birth and it is a good time to celebrate this American treasure. Mr. Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history in colleges, libraries, retirement communities and other venues for some twenty years. He believes that such lectures should be entertaining as well as informative. To that end, his explanations are never too technical and he infuses his material with amusing anecdotes and musical illustrations. Since 2004 Mr. Engel has taught at Northwestern Connecticut Community College. He was a contributor to the 2001 edition of the “New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.” In 2010 he was selected by ‘Litchfield Magazine’ as one of the fifty most influential people in Litchfield County. www.jeffreyengel.net
How to make your photographs POP with Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) The guest speaker at the Monday, November 5, meeting of the Connecticut Valley Camera Club (CVCC) will be renowned professional photographer Lisa Cuchara, who will give a talk titled, “How to make your photographs POP with Adobe Camera RAW (ACR).” The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme, CT. All are welcome. There is no admission charge.
Join us for the AAPR Driving Course on Friday, November 2nd from 1pm-5pm. Call (860)434-1605 ext. 240 to sign up. Cost is $15.00 for members/ $20.00 for non-members. Checks written to AARP only, no cash will be accepted.
Join us for our annual Halloween Celebration on Wednesday, October 31st at 11:30 am. We will give away a free lunch to the first 30 seniors that sign up AND arrive in costume. We will also have a spooky cake and raffle prize drawings at 12:30pm. All those that arrive in costume will be entered to win a free trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino on November 1st or a Big Y Gift Card. Come celebrate the day with us!! Please remember that you need to call (860)388-1611 and sign up for lunch before 10:45am on October 27th.
SPECIAL NOTICE We will be holding our 6th Annual Veterans’ Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, October 30th at 1:00pm. All Veterans are invited to attend this free luncheon. Please call (860)434-1605 ext. 240 before October 15th if you are a Veteran and wish to attend! The luncheon is sponsored and prepared by Atria Crossroads Place.