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Coming Up At The Case Memorial Library

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Nov 262016
 

Case Memorial Library

Case Memorial Library

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following upcoming activities.


Wellness Book Group at the Orange Senior Center

Wednesday, November 30, 11:30 a.m.
Join Adult Services Librarian Marianne Pysarchyk at the Senior Center for a discussion of 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works — A True Story by Dan Harris. Copies can be checked out from the Library or purchased at a discounted price through the Senior Center. This program is free and open to all. Please call the Senior Center at 203-891-4784 to register.


2016 Oscar Shorts: Live Action & Animated
Monday, December 5, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7, 1 p.m.

Join us for a screening of the 2016 Oscar-nominated shorts — both live action and animated — including Ave Maria, Shok, Alles Wird Gut, Stutterer, Day One, Bear Story, Prologue, World of Tomorrow, and Sanjay’s Super Team. 2 hours 28 minutes. Registration is required.


Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, December 8, 5-7 p.m.
In honor of the December exhibit: Monotypes by Joan Jacobsen Zamore, oils by Violet Nastri, and woolen dolls by Chyeon Lee, on view December 2-29.

 


The Bookcase Book Discussion Group
Thursday, December 8, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register in person or by telephone.
Phone: 203-891-2170
http://www.casememoriallibrary.org

 

 

 

 

Senior Health and Safety Fair on Friday, Sept. 16

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Sep 162016
 

A scene from a past fair.

A scene from a past fair.

The Orange Senior Center will host its 15th Annual Health and Safety Fair at the High Plains Community Center on Friday, Sept. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Vendors representing all sorts of agencies will be on hand to give out information about products and services that benefit older adults. The Parish Nurses of Griffin Hospital will be on hand.

The Yale New Haven Mammography van is scheduled to attend. Call 203-688-1010 for an appointment.

The Orange VNA will offer blood pressure screenings.

There will be raffle prizes and refreshments.

Sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center.

Admission is free. For more information call (203) 891-4784.

Pasta Festa/Living Treasure Awards on May 15

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May 012015
 

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 10.28.13 AMDon’t Forget, the annual Pasta Festa! will take place at a new location this year, the beautiful, Grassy Hill Lodge, 77 Sodom Lane, Derby, on Friday, May 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of this year’s Living Treasure Awards to Netti Bartocetti, Kevin Hadlock, and Al Pol.

Winners of the raffle will go home with some great prizes donated by individuals and local businesses.

Tables of 10 are available. If you wish to be seated with particular people, payment for the group must be made at the same time. Otherwise no one can guarantee that you will be sitting together.

Contact the Senior Center at 203-891-4784 if you would like to donate a prize for the raffle or would like to buy tickets.

Tickets are $20 per person.

 

 

Last Chance To Get Your Tickets For the Concert to Benefit The Orange Food and Fuel Bank

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Apr 162015
 

IMG_0732-200x300Orange Community Services will present its first Food And Fuel Bank Benefit Concert “Spring Into Action,” at the High Plains Community Center, tonight, Friday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature Orange resident Gary Harger with Art Bellucci on piano. Special guests include Barbie Harger and the Orange Chorale.

Musical selections from Broadway, the American Songbook and songs about Spring – the season of renewal will be featured.

After the concert a reception will take place in the cafeteria.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Orange Community Assistance Programs, which includes the Food and Fuel Bank.

Come support these vital programs.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the Community Services Department or by calling 203-891-4788.

Originally Published on: Feb 10, 2015 @ 13:54

Second publishing on: March 6, 2015 @ 19:00

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2015 Orange Pasta Festa In New Location

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Apr 022015
 

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 4.15.29 PMEvery year three deserving residents are honored as Living Treasures at the annual Pasta Festa Dinner.

This year, the festivities will take place at the Grassy Hill Lodge, 77 Sodom Lane, Derby on Friday, May 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tickets went on sale today, April 2 at $20 per person. Tables of 8 to 10 are available. (If you wish to be seated with particular people, payment for the group must be made at the same time. Otherwise there is no guarantee that you will be seated together.)

The event includes raffle prizes, dinner and presentation of the Living Treasure Awards.

Tickets are available at the Community Services Office at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

Call 203-891-4784 for more information or to donate a prize for the raffle.

 

Grants Available from The Orange Foundation

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Mar 062015
 

orange foundationThe Orange Foundation is now accepting applications for its grants to be distributed in the Spring. Funding is available for projects benefiting Orange residents. Those eligible for grants include non-profit organizations, parent-teacher organizations and service organizations.

According to Janice Lettick, Distribution Committee Member and Chair of Grant Distribution, “Since it began giving out grants, the Foundation has distributed more than $145,000 to various local civic and community organizations.”

“The grants range in size from $500 to $1,500,” Lettick said. “We encourage Orange community organizations to apply for funding to support their activities.”

Past recipients include: Shepherd’s Table; Orange Juniorettes; Orange Senior Services; Orange Historical Society and the American Legion Post 127.

Deadline for applications is April 30. Applications are available at the Orange Town Hall, Case Memorial Library or by sending an e-mail request to Janice Lettick at robolettick@optonline.net. Completed applications may be mailed to the Orange Foundation, P.O.Box 729, Orange, CT 06477-0729.

Mar 022015
 

DSC08005Hey, Orange residents, here’s some great news, the consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has released the second annual edition of its study, “Best Cities for Young Families in Connecticut,” and Orange ranked #5 statewide.
Last Year Orange Was Ranked #9.
To create this ranking they analyzed U.S. Census data to assess four key factors:
  • Home affordability
  • Growth and prosperity score
  • Education quality
  • Family friendliness
You can see the full methodology and findings HERE. `

Senior Center Book Club Meeting Scheduled

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Feb 122015
 

thThe Senior Center Book Club meets in the Senior Lounge at the High Plains Community Center, Friday, Feb. 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

All you need is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and yourself.

Feb 092015
 

img-article-12-part-time-jobs-for-seniorsThere is a tutoring program for Orange students grades 3-12, that is held in the Case Memorial Library on Thursdays between 3 and 5 p.m.

Retired seniors tutor Orange Elementary school children in English, Math, History, Science, Language Arts, and Study Skills.

Call John Ulatowski at 203-891-4785 to get onto the waiting list, or if you are a senior who would like to volunteer.

Call for Nominations for Living Treasures

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Feb 092015
 

Nominations are currently being accepted through March 13 for the 2015 Living Treasure Awards.

Nomination forms are available in the Orange Community Services office, Town Hall, and can be printed from the town’s website at www.orange-ct.gov, www.orangeseniors.org or Facebook/Orange Senior Center.

The three individuals chosen will be honored at Pasta Festa! on May 15, 2015.