Dance on down to the Cultural Center

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By June Roberta

An article in the Ladies Home Journal bears thinking about. It suggests that we cultivate curiosity and a sense of wonder. Some get so comfortable with routine that they close off other options.

Learning something new or enjoying a new experience are ways to enhance curiosity. Curious people live longer, are happier and less prone to depression and anxiety. They become more creative and energetic.

Cultural Center

On Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. “Dance Songs You Know with Norman Lee Schaffer” will be performed. He is a charismatic singer-songwriter whose music appeals to all ages.

Tickets are $10 and $20. Bring your dancing shoes. For more information, visit csculturalcenter.com.

Travel Toppers

Seats still available for OTOW travelers to see Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Show Palace Dinner Theater in Hudson on Saturday, March 28. This musical comedy is adapted from the movie and is an example of the best of old and new Broadway.

Buffet, show, bus and gratuities $58 per person. Call Pat at 854-0882 for more information.

Soup-er Club

What cooks in our group – the New England Club had a very successful homemade soup gathering. We shared many varieties of good soup, all the fixin’s and goodies for dessert.

One member treated their car to a large serving of clam chowder – messy and funny at the same time.

We had a fun program of questions and answers about New England and great prizes.

The Strawberry Festival is next month. Share the goodies and hear the tones of OTOW’s own Bubblettes. Following month is Emory Schley from the local daily.

Featured this month are members Jean and Tom from Framingham and Weston, Massachusetts. They met on a blind date 43 years ago and now have three children and three grandchildren.

Tom is a retired policeman who enjoys billiards. Jean likes to exercise in the pool. Together they enjoy riding their Harley-Davidson Road King and camping.

Master the Possibilities

February continues the outstanding line-up of classes at Master the Possibilities. There’s a dozen classes beginning next week, taught by very competent instructors.

There’s history (the Supreme Court), computer classes, a class on the thoroughbreds of Marion County, birding, a film series and even a course on wine. There’s got to be something that piques your interest …  and right here on our side of town.

Master the Possibilities offers the best in lifelong learning and it’s open to all Corridor residents.

Concert Chorus

After a short break the OTOW Concert Chorus is once again rehearsing for a spring concert. We are looking for tenors and basses who can read four-part harmony.

Auditions will be Thursday mornings in the H & R building at 10 a.m. Rehearsals will begin at 10:30 a.m. for our spring concert. Dates will be provided later. Come experience the joys of singing.

Last Chance to Dance

Attention all OTOW residents. The Dance Committee brings you the Last Chance to Dance (perhaps) on Saturday, Feb. 21. Put on your dancing shoes, grab your partner, and join us in the H and R ballroom for an opportunity to trip the light fantastic.

The Starburst Band will provide the music of the 1940s, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s for your dancing and listening pleasure. Dress is casual, with a 2-for-4 cash bar and no coolers.

Ticket sales at the H & R ballroom Monday, Feb. 2, and following Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $6 per person and there is an eight ticket limit. For more information, call Gordy at 854-7981.

“And this, too, shall pass.”

June Roberta is retired and lives in OTOW. She enjoyed a diverse career, including being a legal secretary to a theatrical attorney on Madison Avenue. Call her at 237-9208, or e-mail OTOW news to her at jroberta@cfl.rr.com. Deadline is a week prior to Friday’s publication.