FRIDAY, NOV. 9
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE. 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Formerly known as 55 Alive Safe Driving. Cost is $20 ($15 for AARP members). Payable to AARP. Register at (860) 621-3014
MONDAY, NOV. 12
BOB HOPE’S USO STYLE SHOW. 11 a.m. at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St. Entertainer Bill Johnson as Bob Hope. Special guests Marylyn Monroe, Phyllis Diller and Michelle Dellefave. Family style sit down lunch. Cost is $43. Tickets at (860) 621-3014.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17
UCONN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL BUS TRIP. Parking and pickup time TBA. 6 p.m. game time against Vanderbilt at Mohegan Sun Arena. Tickets are $69. Contact Calendar House, (860) 621-3014.
THURSDAY, DEC. 6
‘SAVING GRACE’ AT NEWPORT PLAYHOUSE. 8:45 a.m. from Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Cost is $98. Buffet lunch followed by “Saving Grace.” Followed by a fun-filled cabaret. Contact, (860) 621-3014.
SATURDAY, DEC. 8
Saturday Dec 8th
CHRISTMAS TOWN FESTIVAL IN BETHLEHEM (CT). 9 a.m. departure from Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. The old-fashioned Christmas celebration will occur all around the town green. Cost is $63. Contact, (860) 621-3014.
PARTY BRIDGE. Second, fourth, and fifth Wednesdays of the month, 1 to 3:15 p.m., at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. All are welcome. Open to all levels of bridge players. Sign up at front desk or contact Kathie Connolly, (860) 621-4663.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. Second Tuesday of every month (except December). Facilitators provide suggestions, community support, and a safe environment to listen or share thoughts and feelings. To register, call Marie Terzak, (860) 276-1020.
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED. Senior Transportation Services, Inc. is a nonprofit transportation service for senior citizens, age 55 and older in need of volunteer drivers willing to commit to 2 hours a week to meet the needs of their community in aiding seniors to “age in place.” Mileage for volunteer drivers is reimbursed. Contact: (860) 224-7117 or at email@example.com
CALLING ALL BINGO CALLERS. Thursdays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Volunteers needed for bingo callers. Contact Carol Volpe, (860) 628-5656.
IN HOME ASSESSMENTS FOR OVER-55. Geriatric specialists provide free in-home assessments to Southington residents. Paid by the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust of the Main Street Community Foundation. Provided funding to Hartford HealthCare Center at Home for free home consultations with a geriatrician, geriatric pharmacist or occupational therapist. For more info, call HHC Center for Healthy Aging, 1-877-4AGING1 (877-424-4641).
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP. Second Tuesday of every month, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. Free support group for families and caregivers. To check for availability, call Marie Terzak at (860) 276-1020.
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. Third Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. A free monthly club for older adults seeking socialization and meaningful activities. Coffee socials, live music, lunch, bingo and more while socializing in a safe and friendly setting. Limited seating and transportation may be provided. RSVP Marie Terzak at (860) 276-1020.