FRIDAY, JULY 8
55 ALIVE SAFE DRIVING CLASS. 8:45 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Latest driving techniques with emphasis on defensive driving. No in-the-car training involved, only classroom. $15 for AARP Members ($20 for non-members). Payable to AARP. RSVP at (860) 621-3014.
TUESDAY, JULY 12
CELEBRATE ITALIA AT THE AQUA TURF. 11 a.m. Enjoy Boston’s Italian Connection Band. Offer a wide variety of American and Italian favorites. Coffee & donuts, door prizes, complimentary beverage & family style luncheon featuring salad, pasta w/sausage & meatballs, Chicken Cacciatore,vegetable & dessert. Cost is $40. Call (860) 621-3014.
THURSDAY, JULY 14
COFFEE ‘N DESSERT. 1:30 p.m. at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Southington Care Center’s Mark Colello, Exercise Physiologist, as he presents “Arthritis and Exercise”, a basic overview of the effects of arthritis and how exercise can be introduced to help alleviate pain and maintain a healthier lifestyle. RSVP at (860) 621-3014.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
DIGITAL PHOTO CLUB. 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Discover state-of-the-art digital photography techniques with Peter Freeman our photography guru. Occasional field trips are planned.
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.
FRIENDSHIP CLUB AT MULBERRY GARDENS. The third Thursday of every month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. A free monthly club for older adults seeking socialization and meaningful activities. Participants can enjoy coffee socials, live music, lunch, bingo and more while socializing in a safe and friendly setting. There is limited seating and transportation may be provided. For more info or to reserve your spot, call Marie Terzak at (860) 276-1020.
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.