TOP ACTIVITIES IN CONNECTICUT for YOUR NEXT WEEKEND OUT!
There’s nothing better for the mind than a visit to a museum or walk through the park, but let’s think outside the box.
Have you ever visited an enchanted fairy garden? When is the last time you watched a movie at a drive-in? Connecticut is constantly buzzing with amazing events for visitors of all ages, so get out and enjoy what your community has to offer!
The next time you’re looking for something fun to do, plan a day trip to one of these hidden Connecticut gems for a wonderful, enriching day with your loved one.
The JCC of Greater New Haven offers, “Silver Sneakers”, a fitness program dedicated to individuals 65 and older. Whether it’s water aerobics or even chair aerobics, you’ll be sure to find the right kind of activity to get you moving. You might even make some new friends along the way!
Also be sure to look into your town’s community center for a detailed schedule of their fitness and wellness programs for seniors. Some of these programs are free!
For more information please visit: www.jccnh.org or call (203) 387-2522.
In the Mood to Learn Something New?
The Westport Center for Senior Activities offers language classes and a Saturday Film School that offers lectures on classic films followed by a screening of the film and class discussion.
Visit www.westportct.gov for more information!
The Chesire Senior Center offers programs, lectures, community dinners and concerts for residents and non-residents. Check out their website below for prices and click on their newsletter for this month!
Blast From The Past
Drive-in movie theaters are a rarity nowadays, but not in Connecticut!
Check out the drive-in cinema in Mansfield or the Southington Drive-in for the best retro films from the 1950’s, among other blockbusters from the last decade.
The Mansfield Drive-in even hosts a flea market from time to time! Check out their websites for schedules and film screenings!
Mansfield Drive-in: http://mansfielddrivein.com/
Southington Drive-in: http://www.southingtondrive-in.org/about.html
A Stroll Through Time
Connecticut is famous for its unique museums, both contemporary and traditional. And let’s not forget about the Mark Twain House and Harriet Beacher Stowe House. These are two of the most famous historical societies in the world!
If you’re a fan of fine art, visit the permanent collection of European art at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in Hartford. A local favorite is the New Britain Museum of American Art, which hosts countless movie screenings about famous art, exhibits and has a lovely café and park you can talk a walk in. Other museums like the Bruce Museum in Greenwich and the Florence Griswold Museum of American Impressionism throw unique events every month!
For a detailed list of all of the museums and historical landmarks in Connecticut, visit: http://www.visitconnecticut.com/state/museums-and-galleries/ .
This Season, Stay Local!
CT Now will offer you a full list of seasonal events throughout Connecticut, many of which offer discounted tickets for seniors.
Check out the calendar at: http://events.ctnow.com/events/categories:507