Morning Sail on the ARGIA SCHOONER Sept 9

ARGIA Schooner Morning Sail

The Schooner ARGIA is one of the last sailing ships in New England. You’ll discover islands, lighthouses and the beauty of sailing aboard a traditional sailing ship. The ship will sail in cloudy and light drizzle weather conditions; please dress for the weather by wearing an extra layer and bringing a jacket. There is a bathroom on board, however you would need to climb a ladder to access it.

The schooner sails out of downtown Mystic from 9:30 – 11:30 am. We meet at the dock at 9 am. Those needing transportation– we depart Thrive 55+ at 8: 40 am. Cost is $34 resident/$44 non resident.

Please register for this and any other THRIVE55+ programs at our front desk.  With all day trips- you must pay at time of registration.



Newport Playhouse day trip Thursday, October 6

We are going back to Newport Playhouse!

We will be seeing “Social Security “written by Andrew Bergman. This hilarious Broadway comedy surrounds a married couple who are art dealers. Their domestic tranquility is shattered upon the arrival of the wife’s goody-goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her archetypal Jewish mother. They are there to try to save their college-student daughter from the horrors of living only for sex. The comic sparks really begin to fly when the mother hits it off with the elderly minimalist artist who is the art dealers’ best client!

Newport Playhouse has been running long enough to be considered a Rhode Island institution. They have found the perfect formula


Buffet 11:30am, Curtain 1:00pm & Cabaret always follows the play

We do the driving on one of our own Thrive 55+  buses. We meet at Thrive55+ Center and depart from our parking lot.

$78 resident/88 non resident. Cost includes, transportation, driver, admissions, refreshments/meals.


Goodspeed Opera House – 42nd Street day trip

Thursday, October 27 we are off to the Goodspeed Opera House to enjoy the 42nd Street musical. 

Please join us in our orchestra seats for the 2:00 pm show of 42nd Street  at the beautiful Goodspeed Opera House on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam. Goodspeed Opera House is the home of the American musical.

42nd Street  is the toe tapping show biz fairy tale of the chorus kid who becomes an overnight star, filled with pizazz and a hit parade of songs! The show is approximately 2 1/2  hours including a 15 minute intermission. We will take our own Thrive55+ bus. Cost is $74 per resident/ $84 for non resident

Art Class: Still Life of Summer Vegetables

Still Life of Summer Vegetables – September 12, 19- Mondays 1-3pm– 2 weeks ($14.00)
Late summer gives us a bounty of colorful and interesting vegetables. Students will work from still life set ups of these to create close-up paintings. Lesson will concentrate on composition and contrast

Upcoming Trips and Tours

Mark your calendars. Details to Follow:

Wed, October 5 – Covered Bridges/Cathedral of the Pines
Thu., October 20 – Jack-O-Lantern Spooktacular at Roger Williams Zoo
Wed., Nov. 16 – Shopping at Woodbury Commons
Sat., Dec. 3 – New York City on Own
Wed., Dec. 7 – Newport Playhouse – A Christmas Carol

BEACH PARTY Dinner Friday, August 19

 Club 55 BEACH PARTY Friday, August 19 5:00 – 7:00pm

Our menu is Brown sugar pineapple chicken breast, fried shrimp, coconut rice, spiced cherry maple carrots, tossed salad, dessert, punch and coffee/tea. Entertainment by Honey and Bear (folk music ) Cost is:  $15.00 MEMBER  $20.00 NON-MEMBER

Register by August 17



September 8 – Gillette’s Castle State Park. Ferry Rd. (Rte 148) Lyme CT.
Meet at the Hadlyme public boat ramp parking lot by the Chester Hadlyme Ferry. (Note: For google maps, search for “Chester-Hadlyme Ferry”. Make sure GPS sends you to Ferry Road in Lyme, not Old Lyme.
We will walk up a beautiful walkway to the Castle and explore the route
that was once a narrow gauge train trail. Beautiful CT River views. 2.5 miles.

Lecture: Transatlantic Airships

Upcoming Lifelong Learning Lecture: Transatlantic Airships- September 7th at 1:00pm with the Bow Tie Historian Jason Scappaticci. Most people are familiar with one airship, the Hindenburg, and only because of its tragic ending that was caught on film. Prior to this catastrophic accident though the world experienced an airship craze and competition between countries that pushed companies to design larger and more luxurious airships. This lecture is free for members ($10 each for non-members). Call to pre-register.