On February 26th at 1:00pm Paula Hopewell will be here to do a Slide Presentation on Abraham Lincoln. Paula Hopewell’s presentation entitled Abraham Lincoln, President of the People: Perspectives from the Mason-Dixon Line, covers the influence the border region had on Lincoln and the sources of his extraordinary compassion, a character trait that helped him steer the country through the Civil War. She details some of the tragedies of Lincoln’s personal life and highlight excerpts from his exquisite speeches. In addition, the presentation will include information about Connecticut’s role in the War, including Harriet Beecher Showe’s connection, the Copperhead movement in Connecticut, and 1860 and 1864 Presidential election results for some of Connecticut’s local towns. Call (860) 434-1605 Ext. 240 to register.
February 23rd at 1:00pm join us for An Afternoon with George and Ira Gershwin. Using words and music, Julie tells the story of the Gershwin Brothers….George who changed the course of American music with “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Porgy and Bess” and Ira, whose lyrics graced Broadway hits and Hollywood classics. Beginning with “S’ Wonderful” & ending with “The Man That Got Away”….this is a tune filled delight. Please call to register.
On Thursday, February 18th at 10:00 am we will be starting a new session of our 6 Week Tap Dancing Class. This program will be taught by Bethany Haslam, owner of The Dance Center of Old Lyme. With 30 years of dancing experience in addition to choreographing over 20 shows and musicals, Bethany comes well qualified. The six week class will cost $24.00 for the six week class. Money will be due at the first class. Preregistration is suggested as class size is limited to twelve people. Participants will need to bring tap shoes. This class is open to all members. For more information about this class or to register call (860)434-1605 ext. 240.
Yoga for Active Adults Class- NEW SESSION
Start the New Year out right; join us for a 6 week Yoga for Active Adults Class which will be held at 4:30pm on Wednesdays new session begins on February 17th. Pre-sign up is required. The cost of the class will be $24.00 which will be due to the instructor at the first class and you will need to bring your own mat. Call to register. This class is open to all members. Call (860)434-1605 ext. 240 to sign up.