Baldwin Center Programs and Activities

June Activities & Classes
Registration for June Activities and Programs begins on May 23rd, 2022.

AARP Stratford Chapter
Meetings are held at The Baldwin Center on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Wednesday, June 29th @ 1pm in The Baldwin Center Coffee Shop.

Introduction to Mah Jong
Mondays, June 6, 13, 27, 2022 @ 10am
Join Baldwin Center Volunteer, Peggy Mehai for this 3-week session on Monday mornings and learn to play MahJong! Peggy comes with 10 years of play experience. She will introduce the premise of the game, as well as table set up, tiles, dealing, game rules and how to apply the rules to active play! There is no fee for participation. Pre-Registration is required. Please call (203) 385-4050 to reserve your spot.

Strength & Balance with Bobbi
Mondays, June 6, 13, 27, 2022 @ 9-10am
$3 class fee is due prior to start of class. Fee can be paid by cash or check.
Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Walking Club
Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022 @ 10 am
Come join this spirited and energetic group of walkers! Walking location is decided on a weekly basis based on group consensus. Previous walking locations include the Shakespeare Grounds, the Lordship Seawall, Silver Sands State Park, and Beardsley Park. Pre-Registration is required. Please call (203) 385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot, and to find out the upcoming week’s walking location!

Bingo
Mondays, June 6, 13, 27, 2022 @ 12:30-2:00 pm
Disposable cards provided, but please bring your own toppers. We play for fun!... no cash prizes. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Yoga with the Y
Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022 @ 9:30am
Class is free for YMCA Members who have Renew Active or Silver Sneakers. For those who do not, there is a $3 class fee due prior to the start of the class.
Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot. ~Namaste~

Watercolors with Sabine CLASSES ARE FULL
Tuesdays @ 1:00 pm (Advanced Class)
Tuesdays @ 2:30 pm (Beginner Class)
May 3rd - June 7th 2022
Tap into your internal artist by joining this 6 week watercolors class and create your own personal works of art.
$45 Enrollment Fee ($7.50/class), payable by cash or check, prior to or at the door of the first class. Fee can be paid by cash or check. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Brain Games & Trivia
Every 3rd Thursday @ 10-11 am
This month: June 16th , 2022 Baldwin Center Multipurpose Room
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 to reserve your spot.

Sit & Dance with Mio
Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022 @ 10am
Join this upbeat, seated dance and exercise class. You will get your workout while having a great time! Chairs provided. There is no fee. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Tap with Deb
Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022 @ 1pm
$5 class is due prior to start of first class. Fee can be paid by cash or check.
Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Tai Chi Easy
Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2022 @ 10:00am
Join Phylis Satin, Certified Instructor for Tai Chi EasyTM. Tai Chi EasyTM is designed to improve the quality of life for all people, and is gaining popularity as an evidence-based and cost-effective health intervention that works for any population. It uses slow and careful movement without strain to strengthen the body’s own healing forces and is medically proven to support disease prevention, accelerate healing, and reduce stress.
There is no fee to participate. Pre-Registration is required. Please call (203) 385-4050 to reserve your spot.

Zumba Gold Training with Pauline
Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2022 @ 11:15am
$3 class fee is due prior to start of class. Fee can be paid by cash or check.
Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Stress Less
Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022 @ 1pm
Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2022 @ 1pm
Join the “Senior Connection Crew” for an hour of stretching, relaxation and meditation led by Senior Connection Coordinator Caitlyn Mugford.
There is no fee. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Strength & Cardio with Virginia
Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022 @ 10am
$3 class fee is due prior to start of class. Fee can be paid by cash or check.
Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Chair Yoga with Virginia
Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022 @ 11am
$3 class fee is due prior to start of class. Fee can be paid by cash or check.
Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

June Special Programs
Registration for June Activities and Programs begins on May 23rd, 2022.

Father’s Day Ice Cream Social
Come enjoy some ice cream and play some of your favorite summer yard games!
Friday, June 17th @ 1:30pm
A celebration for the incredible “Baldwin Dads”
Tickets are $2 and are available for purchase at The Baldwin Center. Please plan to purchase at The Baldwin Center. Please plan to purchase tickets in advance, as there is an event capacity.

Beach Lighthouse Guided Painting… with Mio & Caitlyn
Wednesday, June 8th @ 2:00 pm OR Friday, June 24th @ 10:30 am
Come for an afternoon of art, relaxation and friends. Mio & Caitlyn will guide you through creating the serene beach scene. Remember it is fun art, NOT fine art!
As always, no previous art experienced required!
Bring only yourself, your smile, and your imagination!
There is no fee for this program. Donations are welcome.
Pre-Registration is required. Please call (203) 385-4050 to reserve your spot.

GAME ON!: Name That Tune…
Monday, June 14th @ 11:30 am
Come down and get your GAME ON at the Baldwin Center! Play all your old backyard.  There is no fee to participate. Pre-Registration is required. Please call 203-385-4050 to reserve your spot.

Pop-Up: Karaoke
Tuesday, June 7th @ 2:00 pm
Come join us for some fun singing.
There is no fee to participate. Pre-registration is required. Please call 203-385-4050 to reserve your spot.

Art… with Molly from the Mayor’s Office
Wednesday June 22nd, 2022 @ 2:00pm
As the Constituent Services Coordinator in the Mayor's Office, Molly acts as the liaison between the Mayor, the public, and the various department heads in town. Her position allows for there to be strong, consistent communication between all parties regarding various matters. Molly works with the Mayor and her Chief of Staff, Mike Downes, to make their office accessible in serving our constituents. Molly has been a resident of Stratford for all of her life and she is a recent graduate from Fairfield University. Molly worked for the Stratford's Recreation Department for 6 years throughout high school and college and now, Molly is in the Mayor's Office happily continuing her service to the town.

Café Conversations June Series:

Thursday, June 9th @ 10:00 am
The Stratford YMCA
Join Interim Executive Director Ryan Leworthy, as well as Membership and Health & Wellness Director Ashley Fedak, to learn about the YMCA’s Programs, facility and benefits of membership.

Thursday, June 16th @ 10:00 am
COVID-19 VACCINE FOCUS GROUP
Conducted by the Town of Stratford Health Department
The Stratford Health Department is looking for individuals to participate in a non-judgmental, open conversation about COVID-19 and vaccination to understand why individuals may choose or not choose to be vaccinated or up to date with COVID-19 boosters.

Thursday, June 23rd @ 10:00 am
Town of Stratford Department of Community & Economic Development
Join Mary Dean, Economic & Community Development Director to learn about the role of this town department, receive information on New Stratford businesses, as well as those that may be “coming soon”!

Thursday, June 30th @ 10:00 am
Baldwin Center Tours with Caitlyn!
Join Senior Connection Coordinator Caitlyn Mugford for coffee, Danish, and a walking tour of the newly renovated Baldwin Center. Become familiar with the Center, programs, classes and events offered! THIS IS IDEAL FOR NEW MEMBERS!

Coffee is on us! There is NO FEE for these programs.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Please call (203) 385-4050 to reserve your spot.

Bus Trip to Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk!
Friday, June 17th, 2022 @ 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. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to secure your spot.

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

Chess Club
The Baldwin Center Chess Club meets the 1st and 3rd 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.

The Baldwin Chamber Orchestra
Thursdays in June @11:00 – 12:30 pm
A clarion call to all seniors! The Baldwin Chamber Orchestra is looking for those interested in playing classical music.
Come meet with the current members and participate in applying knowledge of theory, rhythm, technique, and skill of these musical genres.
We invite wind, brass, strings, and percussion players.
Pre-registration is required. Please call 203-385-4050 to reserve your spot.

The Baldwin Players
The Baldwin Player’s Show
Friday, June 24th @ 1:30pm

Knitting
Mondays & Wednesdays @ 9:30-11am
The Knitting Club is happily accepting donations of knitting supplies, including yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks.
If interested in joining Knitting, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

Dominoes Free Play
Mondays @ 1:30 pm: Upstairs Lobby
If interested, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

Wii Bowling
Thursdays @ 1:00 pm: Game Room
If interested in joining the Wii Bowling, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

Cornhole Free Play
Thursdays @ 2:00 pm: Great Hall
If interested, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

Mah Jong
Wednesdays @ 1-4:00 pm: Upstairs Lobby
Fridays, @ 9:30-12:30 pm: Upstairs Lobby
If interested in playing Mah Jong, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

Cards & Cribbage
Wednesdays, @ 2-4:00 pm
If interested in playing cards or Cribbage, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

Pinochle League
Tuesdays, @ 9:00 am

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:
June 3rd, 2022 @ 9am
June 17th, 2022 @ 9am

Book Club
June Meeting Dates:
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 @ 10:00am
Wednesday, June 25th, 2022 @ 10:00am
The Baldwin Center’s Book Club meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10-11:00am. 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 2:00 pm.
April Meeting Date:
June 13th @ 2:00 pm
If you are interested in joining the Friendship Club, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

The Baldwin Players
Rehearsals on Fridays @1:00 pm

Men’s Bocce
Spring is here! If you are interested in participating in Men’s Bocce League, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected] for the contact number