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Coming Up At The Orange Senior Center, And Other Events

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Sep 282018
 

High Plains CC

Dennis Marsh, from the Orange Senior Center, at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, released the following schedule of events for the coming weeks.

AARP Smart Driving Course
The next AARP Driver’s Training course will be Thursday, November 1. The cost of the “AARP Smart Driving Course” will be $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.
Call the senior center to sign up.

Wellness with Shop Rite
Join us on Monday, November 5 from 12:00 in the Café when Shop Rite of Orange’s Registered Dietitian, Courtney Huggins, RD will create a healthy dish to sample.

Veterans’ Appreciation Cabaret
Join us on Wednesday, November 7, from 1:30—3:00pm to enjoy Lyman Orchard Pies and the musical entertainment by T-Bone! Just let us know you are coming so we will buy enough pies. (203) 891-4784.

Arts & Crafts with Suzanne
Join us on Mondays at 1:00 pm for crafts. Come for the fun, stay for the company. Let us know that you are coming at (203) 891-4784 and we’ll supply the project!

Family Feud with Utopia
Matt from Utopia will join us once again on Monday, November 19 to host the Family Feud. We have had so much playing every time that this is a can’t miss event! Just give us a call at (203) 891-4788 to let us know you are coming.

Scattegories
For a fun time, join us for Scattergories. This free game time opportunity is Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in the Café. Come on down and spend some time with us.

Mexican Train
For a fun time, join us for Mexican Train Dominos. This free game time opportunity is Wednesdays at 1:00 pm in the Café. Just come on down and have some fun! 🙂

Classic Movie Friday
Join us for Classic Movie of the Month is Fields of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones on November 9 at 1:00 pm. Popcorn and soda to be served. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Movie of the Month
Friday, November 16, “Hostiles”, at 1:00 pm, starring Christian Bale and Wes Studi. In 1892, a legendary Army Captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. Popcorn to be served. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Scramble
Scramble plays every Friday at 12 noon. All levels welcomed they would love having you join them.

Hot Lunch
The Orange Senior Center offers a lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm. A $3.00 donation is suggested for persons 60 years and over. To register call (203) 891-4765 before 1 pm, the day before.

Introduction to Computers – Learn from an Expert!
Josh from the Town’s IT department has agreed to teach a 4-week Introduction to Computers class for the senior center. The class will be on Thursday, Nov 1—Nov 29 with no class on Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day. Class fee is $20. Class time is 9:00 am to 11:00am.

Movie Club
Join us on a celluloid adventure! Our group will discuss a current movie playing locally. We will then meet to critique the film as we discuss the script, acting, cinematography and directing. Meetings are held on the second Friday of the month at 3 pm in the town conference room at the HPCC.

TRIPS
WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATER—PHANTOM. November 8, 2018. This is a no minimum trip. Lunch is included. You will receive a choice of entrée upon arrival. After lunch, sit back and relax as you watch the musical Yeston & Kopit’s Phantom. Phantom is the longest running show in the 44-year history of Westchester Broadway Theater—39
weeks sold out. Cost: $105 pp Includes transportation, Lunch, Show, and driver’s gratuity.
Minimal Walking. Full payment due at registration.

NEW SPECIAL PICK UP LOCATION

MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE—”Broadway’s Longest Running Show” November 22, 2018. This spectacular and colorful parade winds through the streets of Manhattan in one of New York’s most anticipated events Cost: $73 pp. Includes transportation. Extensive Walking. Full payment due at reservation. Pick up the bus at
the Baldwin Center, 100 W Broad St, Stratford CT.

WHITE CHRISTMAS @ the Aqua Turf. December 10, 2018. This a no minimum trip.
Enjoy the Holiday Music of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra performed by Rob Zappulla & his Big Band. Prepare to sing along and enjoy. Family Style lunch: Salad, Pasta, Chicken Parmesan, Scrod and more. Cost: $90pp Includes transportation, Lunch, Show, and driver’s gratuity, minimal walking. Full payment due at registration.

Youth Services Event For Incoming 7th Graders Will Be Awesome

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Aug 182014
 

vintage_electric_guitarOrange Youth Services hosts “Super Raffle & Prize Bingo Pizza Party, Spot Shot, and Events Orientation” for the Orange new Incoming Seventh Graders at the High Plains Community Cafeteria, Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The event is for Orange’a incoming 7th graders and is funded by the Orange Lions Club.

Get super raffle prizes (new guitars, gift cards from local vendors) and play the winning Bingo cards.

Enjoy pizza and refreshments.

Special board games area also will be set up for all to enjoy.

In addition, a Spot-Shot contest will take place in the gym.

Learn about Youth Services activities. Parent chaperones welcomed.

Parents may e-mail John Ulatowski, Orange Youth Services Coordinator at julatowski@orange-ct.gov if they have any questions or want to chaperone.

Youth Services sincerely wishes to thank Banko’s of Ansonia, The Guitar Center, Heavenly Donuts, Wal-Mart, and Dip-Top for their participation.

Mother Nature Supports The Orange Volunteer Fire Department (so far)

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Aug 022014
 

IMG_6737The busiest day of the annual Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival started off a bit gloomy with steady rainfall around 6:30 a.m. But, just 4.5 hours later, the sun poked through the clouds and everyone was ready to get the show started.

The volunteer firefighters appreciate Mother Nature’s support as this is their major fundraiser of the year.

Proceeds from Fire Department food locations (the pavilion and the satellite tent near the fence on Orange Center Road) as well as the games the firefighters run (Dunk Tank, Speed Ball, High Striker, etc) go to the department to help pay for equipment and training expenses.

Under the main raffle tent, you will find $5 tickets for the big raffle, in which you have a  chance to win one of 10 prizes, including a $5,000 Visa Gift Card! The drawing will be held on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds.

Clear skies ahead!

Clear skies ahead!

Also, listen for announcements for the 50/50 raffle, for a $2 investment you will win half the pot and the fire department gets the other half.

Sometimes, participation is amazing and the winner walks away with a couple of hundred dollars, but if only a few people play you could win only $20 or $30. You must be present to win, and that’s half the fun. I was extremely lucky for the first time EVER on Thursday night, happily winning $51.  — it’s not $200, but it was more than I walked in with and for that, I am ridiculously happy. It helps pay the bills!

We have a Volunteer fire department?

After nearly 20 years of covering news in the town of Orange I am still astounded when I hear someone ask, “We have a volunteer fire department?”

I don’t think anyone writes more stories about the Orange Volunteer Fire Department or the extent of their training to earn certification. Training to enter a burning building. Training to drive a fire truck. In fact our volunteers do not get any money to leave their homes on Christmas eve to fight a chimney fire. No compensation to spend hours on a scorching day putting out a brush fire that’s threatening homes or property. No weekly paycheck to wake up at 3 a.m. to cut a drunk driver out of a rolled over vehicle.

Our volunteer firefighters have real paying jobs that they will leave whenever possible, in the event of an emergency.

With a volunteer fire department you save money on your taxes and you always have highly trained group of men and women ready and willing to do whatever is necessary to keep you, your family and property safe. Fire Chief John Knight hears the calls from Knight’s Equipment Inc., Highway crew chief Donald Foyer works just a few yards away from Station 2 on the Boston Post Road and can have a truck on the road in a minute after being toned out.

It’s not raining out, so head on down to the Orange Fairgrounds and do whatever you can to support the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

If you hear a tone and see these men and women leaving their volunteer posts at the carnival, you know that they are on their way to help someone in need. (it’s happened at least once so far at this year’s carnival), but they will be back. It’s what they do.

Today’s events

Ride wristbands are good today for the matinee 12-5 and evening 5-12

If you didn’t buy advance tickets, there is an At Carnival special of $22.00 for unlimited rides: SATURDAY MATINEE noon to 5 p.m.

There also will be a FREE children’s raffle during the matinee. Children 12 years and younger can register at the main raffle booth to win free prizes.

The fireworks display is tonight at 10:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

The Shepherd Café, Open Wednesday, Offers Free Lunch, Games, Companionship

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May 052014
 

Good ShepherdChurch of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, offers the Shepherd Café, open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Wednesday.

The Cafe serves coffee, light snacks and a tasty and nutritious lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This meal is available to seniors or to anyone that needs or would like to share a meal and some companionship.

Bingo and other activities will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Church services are available at 12:30 for those who would like to attend.

There are menu choices each week with soup and selected sandwiches always available. While there is no cost for the meal, donations are always appreciated.

This is a new ministry of the Church of the Good Shepherd, and a partnership between the church and Community Services.

There is ample parking. While reservations are not needed, they would be appreciated. To make a reservation, volunteer, or to help in any way, please call the church at 203-795-6577.

Community Services will provide transportation from the High Plains Community Center to and from the Shepherd Café. Please call Kim at 203-891-4788   at least a day ahead to reserve a ride.

Flock To The Shepherd’s Café For Food, Fellowship Today

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Apr 102013
 

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

The Shepherd’s Café at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, is open today and every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Coffee, light snacks and a tasty and nutritious lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This meal will be available to seniors or to anyone that needs or would like to share a meal and some companionship.

Bingo and other activities will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

There will be menu choices each week with soup and selected sandwiches always available.

While there is no cost for the meal, donations are always appreciated. There is ample parking.

While reservations are not needed, they would be appreciated. To make a reservation, volunteer, or to help in any way, call the church at 203-795-6577.

Community Services will provide transportation from the High Plains Community Center to and from the Shepherd Café.

Please call Kim at 203-891-4788 at least a day ahead to reserve a ride.