2017-02-02 / News

Senior center plans slate of activities

Seniors have until tomorrow to reserve seats for the Balshoi Ballet’s performance of “Swam Lake,” which will be broadcast in high definition at Warwick’s Showcase Cinemas.

The show starts at 1 p.m. Sunday and the cost is $30 for admission and transportation.

The iconic ballet begins on the moonlit banks of a mysterious lake when Prince Siegfried meets a bewitched swan-woman named Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the prince realizes too late that fate has another plan for him.

The masterpiece was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and features Svetlana Zakharova as prima ballerina. Call Ellen Vietri at 423-2761 by 2 p.m. Feb. 3 to reserve seats.

Also tomorrow, there will be free technology consultations. Seniors can bring their smartphones, Kindles or tablets and learn how to e-mail and browse the Internet during a one-on-one consultation with a student mentor from the University of Rhode Island. Sessions will continue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays through April 21. Call Vietri to schedule an appointment.

There will be free health screenings and nursing consultations from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the senior center, 6 West St. Along with free blood pressure screenings, seniors can have their glucose measured for $1 and their cholesterol tested for $5. Appointments aren’t necessary.

“A Man Called Ove” will be screened at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the library. The film is the favorite to win the Academy Award for best foreign film. Based on the 2012 novel by Fredrik Backman, it features a grumpy yet lovable man who finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves next door. The lead-in to the comical, heartwarming tale is when the chatty new couple with two young daughters accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox.

Finally, a four-week yoga workshop will include gentle breathing and guided meditation. According to instructor Janet Larson, energy levels and mood are closely connected and affect every aspect of living, from motivation to relationships. The one-hour classes, which begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the senior center, will help balance that energy and mood.

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