Thursday, October 28, 2010

Popular Activities for Seniors

Feeling Sporty? Popular Activities for Seniors
Written By : SeniorsList

If you feel like you need to get out more, you’re not alone. Senior citizens and non-seniors alike are in need of consistent physical exercise. Sporty activities are an enjoyable way to get your body moving, but not all forms are best for senior citizens. Seek out those sports that you enjoy and that exert your body to a comfortable degree. Here are some of the top ranked sports for the active senior:

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Keeping Grandparents Active with

Grandparenting and Technology
Written By : Brad Percival

Many children grow up and move away from their parents and have children of their own leaving the grand parents to become long-distance grandparents. Grand parenting long-distance can be a struggle at first but as you become more agreeable with the idea of bonding with your grandchildren through other means, it will become easier on both you and the grandchildren. Best of all, the experience can still be absolutely wonderful.

With today's technology grandparents can video conference with their grandchildren, asking them how their day was, who they play with and what is going on in their lives - where in the old days it was a letter once a week that took another week to return. There are also instant photographs through the Internet so that grandma or grandpa can see exactly how big their grandchildren are growing on a daily basis. Even small children can benefit from videoconferencing with grandma and grandpa, that way when they come to visit, the child will know who they are and remember them from the videoconferencing. Videoconferencing over the internet is practically free - with just minimal equipment costs.

It's important for grandparents to have a bond with their grandchildren early on especially when they live far away from one another. The exchanging of pictures through the Internet, e-mails and phone calls all help to strengthen the bonds of grandparents and grandchildren. As the children get older they will be able to e-mail or make phone calls on their own to their grandparents.

A parent doesn't have to get a child their own computer or cell phone in order to allow them to keep them in touch with their grandparents. The family computer or the regular phone will do for all the children. Yet, a few basic pieces of computer equipment like: an internet connected PC and a basic web camera on the part of the grandparents and the kids will keep everyone seamlessly in touch.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Connecticut Events Calendar in October for the Entire Family

FRIDAY October 15, 2010

The Music of Simon & Garfunkel - Bridgeport - A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle re-create the memories of the classic hits of Simon & Garfunkel. Downtown Cabaret Theater, 263 Golden Hill St. 7:30 p.m. $26.50-$29.50. 203-576-1636. Through 10/17; times vary.

We The People - Waterbury - TheatreworksUSA presents an all-new musical revue that brings American civics lessons to life and makes social studies exciting. For grades 4-8. Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. $8. 203-346-2000.

To Kill a Mockingbird - Stamford - The story is a tender portrait of a southern town, brimming with powerful lessons of tolerance, justice and quiet heroism. Dressing Room Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave. 8 p.m. $14-$28. 203-329-8207. Through Oct. 31; times vary.

SistaAct - Norwalk - This uproarious musical comedy involves the nuns as they try to hide a lounge singer from the mob. Carriage House Arts Center, Cranbury Park, 390 Grumman Ave. 8 p.m. $15-$20. 203-229-9797. Through Oct. 30; days and times vary.

Family Campfire - Westport - Enjoy lively music and sing-along songs, toast marshmallows for s'mores and more. Bring a blanket or chair. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. 7-8:30 p.m. $8-$10. Pre-register. 203-227-7253.

Family Wii Day - Westport - Spend the afternoon playing Wii on the big screen in the library. All ages. Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road. 2-4 p.m. Free. 203-291-4809.

Pumpkin Patch - East Haven - Ride a vintage trolley to the patch where each child can select a little pumpkin to decorate. See train layouts and more. Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River Street. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5-$8. 203-467-6927. Also on Oct. 17, 23 and 24.

Haunted Hayrides - Shelton - Tour a haunted farm on hay wagons for a creepy 1-1/2 mile ride through spookified trails. No reservations necessary. Fairview Tree Farm, 486 Walnut Tree Hill. Continuous rides from 7-10 p.m. $11. 203-944-9090. Also on October 22, 23, 29 and 30.

Yale Football - West Haven - Watch the Yale Bulldogs take on Fordham. Yale Bowl, Derby Avenue. Noon. Free-$8. 203-432-1400.

Family Drop in Weekend - Ridgefield - Enjoy self-guided, hands-on projects for all ages levels. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St. Noon-5 p.m. Free with admission. 203-438-4519, ext. 40. Also on October 17.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Bridgeport - Anita Chen, violin and piano 2007 Carlson-Horn Competition winner, joins the symphony performing works by Rossini, Mozart and Liszt. Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue. 8 p.m. $24-$58. 203-576-0263.

Happy, Healthy Hip Family Fair - Greenwich - Enjoy live entertainment, food, vendors and a car seat check. Presented by Fairfield County Attachment Parenting Group. Old Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 631-848-8545.

Welcome To Our House Tour - Hartford - Take a living history tour of Stowe's home given by an interpreter portraying Stowe's daughter, a hostess with many family stories to tell. Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St. 11 a.m. $8-$11. 860-522-9258, ext. 317.

VOCE - Hartford - Enjoy the melodic sounds of VOCE, a singing group that combines excellence in music with service to the community. The concert features a Mark Twain theme. Immanuel Congregational Church, 360 Farmington Avenue. 860-247-0998.

Harvest Fair - West Hartford - Pick out the perfect pumpkin, enjoy fun events for children of all ages, shop for antiques, white elephant booth, holiday shopping and more. United Methodist Church, 1358 New Britain Avenue. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 860-521-7766.

Stamford Symphony Orchestra - Stamford - The orchestra will perform Beethoven's "Symphony Number 5," along with works by Brahms and Prokofiev. Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic Street. 8 p.m. $29-$79. 203-325-4466. Also on October 17 at 3 p.m.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Norwalk - See how the animal husbandry staff meets the varying food and water needs of the resident animals. Ages 10 and up. The Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St. 8:15-10 a.m. $20-$30. RSVP. 203-852-0700, ext. 2206.

Wolf Day - Westport - Learn about wolves, listen to stories and make a craft. Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free with admission. 203-227-7253.

SUNDAY 10/17
Charlotte's Web - Fairfield - Theatreworks/USA presents this beloved story about the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Quick Center for the Arts, 200 Barlow Road. 1 and 3 p.m. $12-$15. 203-254-4010.

A Walk on the Wild Side - Farmington - See lesser utilized parts of the trail system. Venture onto the Metacomet Trail. Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd. 2 p.m. Free-$3. 860-677-4787.
Harvest Festival - Stamford - Enjoy hayrides, apple cidering demos and fun activities for the whole family. Wear a costume and have some Halloween treats. Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free-$10. 203-977-6521.

Combustion Sunday - West Hartford - Meet firefighters, see a fire engine, watch demonstrations on the chemistry of cumbustion, and learn about fire safety. The Children's Museum, 950 Trout Brook Ave. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Museum admission. 860-231-2824.

The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family - Ridgefield - Author Oscar Andy Hammerstein talks about his new book, reads passages and signs copies. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St. 3-5 p.m. Museum admission. 203-438-4519., ext. 26.

Eric Johnson, Andy McKee and Peppino D'Agostino - Ridgefield - Three innovators in the world of guitar come together to create an evening of unforgettable music. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge. 8 p.m. $45. 203-438-5795.

Chamber Players - Greenwich - The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony perform works by Debussy, Shostakovich, Reinecke, Villa Lobos and Barber. Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road. 4 p.m. $5-$25. 203-869-2664.

Walk in the Park for Abilis - Old Greenwich - Fifth annual fundraiser to support Abilis and people of all ages with autism. Greenwich Point Park (Tod's Point). Register and activities at 10:30 a.m.; Walk at noon. Donations. 203-531-1880, ext. 110.

MONDAY 10/18
Chamber Players - Greenwich - The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony performs works by Debussy, Shostakovich, Reinecke, Villa Lobos and Barber. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. 8 p.m. $5-$25. 203-869-2664.

Shadow Ball in Jasper's Town - Fairfield - Beautiful paintings of baseball's Negro League players will be on display. A great opportunity for kids to learn about sports history. Lukacs Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts, 200 Barlow Road. 1-8 p.m. Free. Through October 25; days and times vary.

Little Movies, Big Heart - Newington - Watch The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, a story about a woman who helped support her family in the '50s by winning jingle contests. Rated PG-13. Lucy Robbins Welles Library, 95 Cedar St. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 860-665-8700.

Green Earth Series Lecture - Westport - Mitchell Lester, M.D. will discuss "The Effect of the Climate and the Environment on Health." Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. 7:30 p.m. Free. Pre-register. 203-227-7253.

Pre-K Storytime - Fairfield - Grandparents can bring their grandchildren for a stoytime focusing on baseball, sports, heroes and teamwork. Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. 10 a.m. Museum admission. 203-259-1598.

Preschool Art & Nature Adventures - Farmington - Children ages 4-7 will explore a piece of the museum's art collection through stories, hikes and other activities. Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd. 10-11 a.m. $8-$12. Pre-register. 860-677-4787, ext. 142.

Haunted Baseball & Field of Screams - Fairfield - Listen to ghostly stories when Dan Gordon explores the spooky connection between baseball and the paranormal. Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd. 7 p.m. $5-$8. RSVP. 203-259-1598.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra - New Haven - Experience the Italian flair of guest conductor Aldo Sisillo through works by Martucci, Schumann and Brahms. Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street. 7:30 p.m. $10-$65. 203-865-0831, ext. 10.

Full Moon Campfire and Night Hike - New Haven - Experience the sights and sounds of the nocturnal forest under a glorious autumn moon. Ages 6 and up. Bring flashlight. Common Ground, 358 Springside Ave. 6-8 p.m. Free. 203-389-4333, ext. 1213.

Zing Zang Zoom - Bridgeport - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily present a soaring extravaganza with a magical twist! Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. 7:30 p.m. $15.25-$95.25. 800-745-3000. Through Oct. 24; times vary.

Saturday 10/23
Children's Book Sale - Norwalk - Be the first to find books at this children's books sale. Sunday is 50 % off day; Monday is $3/bag day; and Tuesday is free day. Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 203-899-2780, ext. 131. Through Oct. 26; times vary.

American Girl Fashion Show - Darien - Celebrate being a girl with a presentation on historical and contemporary fashions. Ages 4 and up. Country Club of Darien, 300 Mansfield Ave. 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. $45. 203-554-6907. Also on Oct. 24.

Yale Football - West Haven - Watch the Yale Bulldogs take on Penn. Yale Bowl, Derby Avenue. Noon. Free-$8. 203-432-1400.

Greenwich Cardinals' Home Coming-Greenwich-11 a.m. Homecoming parade down Greenwich Avenue 2 p.m. Cardinals' Homecoming football game vs. Bridgeport Central, featuring cheerleaders, marching band and dance team.

Sunday 10/24
Fall Foliage Family Frolic - Stamford - This 2-3 mile hike is geared for families with small children. Bring a brown-bag lunch to enjoy at a special spot. Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road. 11 a.m. Museum admission. 203-322-1646.

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