WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16
BUS TRIP TO WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE. 9:15 a.m. bus from Calendar House. Cost is $104. Must pre-register. See the play, “Backwards in High Heels,” the true life story of Ginger Roger follows the star from age 15 to Hollywood goddess. Includes reserved table where each person selects from an excellent menu and enjoys a preshow lunch.
DIGITAL PHOTO CLUB. 1 p.m. at Calendar House. Discover state-of-the-art digital photography techniques with Peter Freeman. Occasional field trips are planned.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17
HAWAIIAN SHIRT NIGHT. 5:30 p.m. at Calendar House. Put on your wildest, most colorful Hawaiian shirt, blouse, or dress and enjoy an end-of-summer Hawaiian feast at Hawk’s Landing. Menu: Summer Salad; Chicken Kabobs; Beef Kabobs; Ham w/pineapple sauce; Wild Rice; Pasta Salad; Fruit Salad; Pineapple Kabobs with Cherries; Dessert; Coffee, Tea, Soda, Water; Cash Bar. DJ Mike Connolly will provide music for listening, and dancing. Cost is $16. Tickets on sale at the Calendar House office.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 19
AARP DRIVER SAFETY CARFIT EVENT. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Calendar House. A
FREE interactive, educational program teaching participants how to make their personal vehicle “fit” them to increase safety and mobility as they drive. To schedule your 20-minute appointment, call (860) 375-3227. For more info, visit www.car-fit.org.
MONDAY, SEPT. 21
SIMPLY SWING. 7 p.m. at Calendar House. Free and open to the public. The Farmington Bank Community Concert Series features “Simply Swing”, a 10-piece swing orchestra performing Big Band and Swing Dance favorites.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23
SOCIAL SECURITY REPRESENTATIVE. 10 a.m. to noon, by appointment only, at Calendar House. Benjamin Rhodes from the Social Security Administration will meet with individuals to provide information, answer questions, and address concerns in private consultation. Limited number of appointments. Call (860) 621-3014 to schedule.
FREE BALANCE SCREENINGS. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services offers free balance screenings provided by licensed physical therapists at Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave. Such screenings can play an important role in preventing falls. Appointments are required. Call (860) 378-1234.
BRIDGE AT THE ORCHARDS OF SOUTHINGTON. 1 p.m. on Mondays at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Do you like to play cards and meet new people? Learn the game of bridge and become a member of their Bridge Club. For more information, please call Edesa Ciscar at (860) 628-5656.
DONATIONS OF USED PERSONAL MUSIC DEVICES. Southington Care Center accepts donations of used iPods or MP3 players to engage residents in a music and memory program. Music has proved to be beneficial in various therapies for people who have dementia. Contact Stacy Carleton, Southington Care Center director of therapeutic recreation, at (860) 378-1286.
WHEELER SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH COORDINATOR JUSTINE MICALIZZI. Mondays, 10 a.m to noon. Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Receive information about mental health, substance use disorders, treatment recovery resources, early childhood, and local programs and services. Southington Library and Museum, 255 Main St., Southington.