Baldwin Center Programs and Activities

February Activities & Classes
Registration for February Activities and Programs begins on January 23rd, 2022.

Introducing...
MY ACTIVE CENTER
You can now REGISTER ONLINE for Baldwin Center classes and programs at myactivecenter.com

To Create An Account You Will Need:
• An email address
• A Baldwin Center Key Tag
• The phone number you provided to The Baldwin Center when you purchased membership

Follow These Steps:
• Go to myactivecenter.com
• Click “New User” in the upper right hand corner
• Click “Yes, I have a key tag”
• Select “The Baldwin Center”
• Enter key tag #, phone # and email address
• Create a password
• Now you are ready to register ONLINE!

If you need assistance setting up your MyActiveCenter Account, and want to learn how to navigate the online registration process, please register to attend one of the MyActiveCenter Trainings from 11:15 am – 12:15pm on Tuesday, February 8th, Tuesday, February 15th or Tuesday, February 22nd.
You can register for these trainings by calling 203-385-4050
If you choose not to register for classes and programs online, you will still be able to register by calling 203-385-4050

Black History in Connecticut:
Artifacts from the Connecticut Historical Society

Tuesday, February 21st @ 12:30pm
In honor and observance of Black History Month, The Connecticut Historical Society will visit The Baldwin Center and take you on a tour of items from their collection representing a spectrum of the Black experience in CT. You’ll learn about a Harlem Renaissance writer, Ann Petry, who carefully preserved artifacts chronicling the black community of Saybrook. Examine daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, who abandoned a successful Hartford photography business to build a new nation in Africa. Browse through the photo album of a Hollywood actress who became a champion of labor rights for black entertainers. Marvel at the gorgeous costumes created by CT’s West Indian community for their annual MAS celebration, and see the artifacts documenting the Civil Rights movement in our state.
There is no fee for this program. Pre-Registration is required. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

A Matter of Balance
MANAGING CONCERNS ABOUT FALLS
Do you have concerns about falling?
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.
This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.
YOU WILL LEARN TO:
• view falls as controllable
• set goals for increasing activity
• make changes to reduce fall risks at home
• exercise to increase strength and balance
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
• anyone concerned about falls
• anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
• anyone who has fallen in the past
• anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns
Thursdays @ 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm February 2nd – March 30th
There is no fee for this program. Pre-Registration is required as space is limited. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Spanish Classes:
Thursdays @ 11:00 am
$5 class fee is due prior to start of class. Fee can be paid by cash or check. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Strength & Balance with Bobbi
Mondays @ 9-10am
$3 class fee is due prior to start of class. Fee can be paid by cash or check.
Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Bingo
Mondays @ 12:30-2:00 pm
Disposable cards provided, but please bring your own toppers. We play for fun!... no cash prizes. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Walking Club
The Walking Club will resume in the Spring of 2023!
Stay active this winter with one of the many fitness programs here at The Baldwin Center!!!

Yoga with the Y
Tuesdays @ 9:30am
Thursdays @ 9:00am
Class is free for YMCA Members who have Renew Active. For those who do not, there is a $3 class fee due prior to the start of the class.
Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Line Dancing
Tuesdays @ 10:30 am
$5 class fee is prior to start of class. Fee can be paid by cash or check. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Brain Games & Trivia
Every 3rd Thursday @ 10:30am
This month: February 16th, 2023
Join Danielle Ramos, CDP of National Health Care for an hour of “Brain Games & Trivia” to keep your mind sharp with word games, word puzzles, and variety of trivia!... Plus a LOT OF LAUGHS with friends! Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Sit & Dance
Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10am
Join this upbeat, seated dance and exercise class. You will get your workout while having a great time! There is no fee. Donations are welcome. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Tap with Deb
Wednesdays @ 1pm
$5 class is due prior to start of first class. Fee can be paid by cash or check.
Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Tai Chi Easy
Thursdays @ 10:00am
There is no fee to participate. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Stress Less
Tuesdays @ 9:30am
Thursdays @ 1pm
Join the “Senior Connection Crew” for an hour of stretching, relaxation and meditation led by Senior Connection Coordinator Caitlyn Koripsky.
There is no fee. Donations are welcomed. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Strength & Cardio
Fridays @ 10am
$3 class fee is due prior to start of class. Fee can be paid by cash or check.
Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Chair Yoga
Fridays @ 11am
$3 class fee is due prior to start of class. Fee can be paid by cash or check.
Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Senior Connection Dance Party!
Friday, February 10th @ 1:00pm
Just bring your dancin’ shoes!
There is no fee. Donations are welcome. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Valentine Cupcake Guided Painting
Wednesday, February 8th @ 2:00pm
There is no fee for this program. Donations are welcomed. Pre-Registration is required. Please call 203-385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveSenior.com to reserve your spot.

Mystery Arts & Crafts
Sign up for a session of creativity and fun with friends… but the project is a surprise!
There is no fee. Donations are welcome. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

February Movie Matinees

42: The Jackie Robinson Story:
Friday, February 3rd @ 1:30 pm
“In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.”

Remember the Titans:
Friday, February 7th @ 2:00 pm
“The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.”

Descendant:
Wednesday, February 15th @ 2:00 pm
“Follows descendants of the survivors from the Clotilda, the last ship that carried enslaved Africans to the United States, as they reclaim their story.”

The Help

Friday, February 22nd @ 1:30pm
“An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work for, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis”

Light refreshments will be served.
There is no fee for this program. Pre-Registration is required. Please call 203-385-4050 OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Watercolors with Sabine
February 28th – April 11th, 2023 (NO CLASS: 3/28/2023)
Tuesdays @ 11:30 am, (Mixed Level Class)
Tuesdays @ 1:00 pm, Advanced Class
Tuesdays @ 2:30 pm, Beginner Class
Pre-Registration is required. $45 Enrollment Fee ($7.50/class) is due prior to start of the first class. Fee can be paid by cash or check. Please call 203-385-4050 to reserve your spot. Online registration is NOT available for this class.

Bus Trip to Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk!
Friday, February 17th, 2023 @ 10am – 2pm
Norwalk Senior Center Transportation departs from the Baldwin Center at 10am sharp. Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 is required to board the bus. Masks are mandatory. Each trip is limited to 10 passengers and there is a 3 bag maximum. There is no fee. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

February Clubs & Free Play Activities
Registration for February Activities and Programs begins on January 23rd, 2022.

Senior Connection Game Hour! (NO SC Game Hour on Tuesday 2/21/23)
Every Tuesday @ 1:00pm
Join the Senior Connection Crew for an hour of games, friends and laughter!!!
There is no fee for this program. Donations are welcomed. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Chess Club
The Baldwin Center Chess Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month from
1:00-4:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room. There is also a basic instruction session the second Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm.
If you are interested in joining The Chess Club, please call 203-385-4050 to get the contact information for this club.

Baldwin Center Writing Club
Tuesdays @ 1pm
The writing Club is for those interested in various types of writing, including the essay, short story, novel, memoir, poetry, and so on. All levels are welcome. Bring paper, a pen, and a willingness to create original work!
$5 class fee is due prior to start of class. Please call (203) 385-4050, OR register online at MyActiveCenter.com to reserve your spot.

Ballads & Serenades
Thursdays @11:00 – 12:30 pm
Call to all Seniors!
We are looking for musicians interested in playing baroque and classical music, ballads and serenades, as well as some popular tunes. Bring your wind, brass, strings and percussion instruments and LET’S PLAY MUSIC!

The Knit & Crochet Club
Mondays & Wednesdays @ 9:30-11am

Dominoes Free Play
Mondays @ 2:00 pm, Upstairs Lobby

Wii Bowling
Thursdays @ 1:00 pm, Game Room

Cornhole Free Play
Thursdays @ 2:00 pm, Great Hall

Mah Jong
Wednesdays @ 1-4:00 pm: Upstairs Lobby
Fridays, @ 9:30-12:30 pm: Upstairs Lobby

“Golden Oldie” Dance Club
Mondays @ 1:30pm
Come join the fun!

Senior Men’s Club
The Baldwin Senior Men’s Club meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.
This month’s meeting dates:
Friday, February 3rd , 2023 @ 9 am
Friday, February 17th, 2023 @ 9 am

COED PINOCHLE LEAGUE
Thursdays @ 1:00pm
If you are interested in joining the league, please call The Baldwin Center 203-385-4050

Book Club
The Baldwin Center’s Book Club meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:00 -11:00 am.
This month’s Meeting Dates:
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 @ 10:00 am
Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 @ 10:00 am
If you are interested in joining the Book Club, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected] to get the contact information for this club.

Friendship Club
The Friendship Club meets the 2nd Monday of the Month at 1:30 pm.
Monday, February 27th @ 1:30 pm
If you are interested in joining the Friendship Club, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

The Baldwin Players
Rehearsals Fridays @ 1 pm