The Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, will offer the first of five planned Wednesday Night Out fall programs on Wednesday, Sept 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. The program is especially designed for younger seniors who would like evening entertainment.
"Our local market research showed us that younger seniors would like evening or weekend programs, so our fall evening series was designed to entice seniors to come to the Senior Center," said Terry Giegengack, director of human and social services. The Senior Center welcomes people age 50 years and older to attend.
Arthur N. Gottlieb will present a talk on "The Brooklyn Bridge -- An Architectural Treasure," from 6 to 7 p.m. for the opening night of the series. Gottlieb was a professional curator of naval history and the technical director of exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City. From 1989 through 1997, he worked with all the branches of the Armed Services and National Guard to preserve historic ships, aircraft and armor from around the world, and has facilitated the recovery of scores of artifacts from warships slated for demolition. The lecture will take place in the senior center's new multi-media room with a 60-inch BluRay HD TV with Internet access and surround-sound speakers. The cost for Gottlieb's lecture will be $20, and registration is required.
Other activities planned for that night include pickleball played in the gym from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; a class in meditation by Fran Palumbo, of Fairfield, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and a Yoga for Everybody class from 5 to 6 p.m. The meditation class will cost $10 and will run if at least 12 people register for the class. For the yoga class, a minimum of six people are needed and the fee is $10. Participants should bring their own mat.
Coffee and dessert will be served in the dining hall from 5 to 7 p.m. with a $3 donation to the Senior Center requested. Refreshments on Sept. 11 will be sponsored by Fairview of Fairfield, a rehabilitation and health care center in Southport. Fairview's Director of Admissions, Deborah Delfranco will available to answer about the facility.
The senior center's next Wednesday Night Out program on Wednesday, Sept. 25, will feature the Rev. Charles H. Allen, who is special assistant to the president of Fairfield University, the university chaplain, and the Catholic chaplain to the town of Fairfield Emergency Services. He will give a talk from 6 to 7 p.m. on his travels in Italy.
To reserve space for a class or a lecture or for more information, call 203-256-3166 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p. m. or visit www.fairfieldct.org/senior.htm. The center is handicapped accessible and has free parking.