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Thursday, April 9, 2009

So much to do...

NEW HAVEN — The Eli Whitney Museum, 915 Whitney Ave., offers "Green Choices" vacation program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13-17.
Before and after care, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., is available at $6 per hour. The museum offers classes for ages 6-8 and 8-12.
Programs for ages 6-8: Monday: Save the Eelephants; Tuesday: penguins and polar bears; Wednesday: tidal mills; Thursday 4/16: terrarium; Friday 4/17: birdhouses.
Fees are $58 for nonmembers, $54 for members per day; and $245 for nonmembers and $220 members.
Programs for ages 8-12 are: Monday: Save the Ganges; Tuesday: Robert Peary and the North Pole; Wednesday: windmills; Thursday: worm farm; Friday: green marble tree.
Fees are $58 for nonmembers and $54 members for each day; and $245 for nonmembers and $220 for members for the week.

WALLINGFORD — The Wallingford Family YMCA, 81 Elm St., is partnering with Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program to offer older adults a way to increase their levels of physical activity while motivating them to remain active.
Classes will be held 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9:15-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, starting April 13. For more information, visit, call (888) 423-4632 or call the Y at 269-4497.
‰The Y is offering a Junior Lifeguard Program; a lifeguard training course; a basic water rescue course; and "Be Water Safe! and Be Water Safe with Huggies!" Call the Y at 269-4497.
‰Volunteers are sought for the April vacation Be Water Safe program. Volunteers are needed for April 20-24 either 8:45 a.m.-noon or 6:15-7:45 p.m. Volunteers must be 13 years old, comfortable in the water and have completed a volunteer application. Call Pam VanderWeele at 269-4497, ext. 20 for details.

WEST HAVEN — The West Haven Senior Center will offer an AARP driver safety program from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 14 and 15 at the Robert A. Johnson Noble Community Center, 201 Noble St.
Participants will receive a certification for insurance purposes.
Fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.
To register, call the senior center at 937-3507.

ORANGE — Chabad of Greater New Haven, 261 Derby Ave., will hold a four-week "Mommy and Me with a Jewish Twist" noon-1:15 p.m. Fridays, May 1, 8, 15, 22.
Musical entertainer Bobby Doowah will get toddlers and infants moving with his interactive hands-on music. For details, go to The fee is $15 per week or $55 for the entire session. A kiddie lunch is included. To register, call 795-5261 or e-mail


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