SVCT May 2018 Events

Dear Shoreline Village Community,

It’s spring shower time which is different from winter rain. Ground is damp enough to get those saucy dandelions up without too much back strain. From grackles and starlings to osprey and bald eagles, the birds are back. The snow birds are coming in, too.

Great Give – 8 am Tuesday, May 1, through 8 pm on Wednesday, May 2.
Your financial support is absolutely essential to the success of our Village. The annual contribution is $500 for a single person and $750 for a couple. This contribution is fully tax-deductible for Supporting Members, who do not receive specific Village services.

We’d like to enlist your help in getting small contributions from people who have not given us money before. The object here is not to raise a lot of money but to expand our base of support. People who know about us think our effort is important, but there are still too many people who don’t know about us. The link for to support our Village through the Great Give is: ct.

Shoreline Village Birthday Party – Sunday, May 6, 2-4 PM
We are looking forward to celebrating at the home of Rita Berkson and Randy Reinhold, 113 Linden Avenue, Branford. We’ll be having excellent party food and beverage. All that and a cake because the Village is turning Five. If you haven’t already, remember to RSVP. Phone Sylvia at 203.747.5939 or send email to

Monday Night Movies at the Guilford Free Library in May
We are continuing our tradition of Monday Movies in May and this year we have three shows planned. One is a classic romcom, one is about Maggie, a woman warrior, and one is about a band.

Monday, May 7, 7pm. Harold and Maude
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. Starring Ruth GordonBud CortVivian Pickles. 1971.

Monday, May 14, 7pm. Maggie Growls
MAGGIE GROWLS is a documentary film portrait by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater of the amazing, canny, lusty, charming and unstoppable Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995), who founded the Gray Panthers in 1970 after being forced to retire from a job she loved. Her outrage and determination fueled a political chain reaction. 2007. PBS Independent Lens

Monday, May 21, 7pm.  Young @ Heart
A documentary about a chorus of senior citizens from Northhampton, Massachusetts, who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. 2007. Movie produced by Sally George, English Television.

Tuesday, May 22, Noon. Loneliness and its Effects on Health
Please join Board Members Frank Troncale and Betsy Frederick at the Guilford Library for a rescheduled Lunch and Learn to talk about Aging: Solitude, Loneliness, Isolation. We hope you’ll join us and share some of your observations about living on your own.

This month the Village continues its series of exercise classes, social gatherings, book and movie clubs. Please stay in touch.

Betsy Frederick for the Shoreline Village CT Board

May 2018 Events Calendar*

Tuesday and Thursday Mornings, 9:30 – 10:30 at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 11 Water St., Guilford. Classes are open to the community and drop-ins are welcome. $5 per class. Betsy Frederick leads the class. Would you like more information? Phone her at 505.220.5050 or send email to


Wednesday, May 9, 1:30-3:00 pm at the Guilford Free Library. The book for May is “Sunburn” by Laura Lippman, a dark, gleaming noir gem according to reviewers. She is a bestselling New York Times author who brings psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and worst luck.

FILM Club is on vacation in May. Back in June!


Wednesday, May 23, 2:30-4:00 pm at the G-Café on the Branford Green. Enjoy conversation and companionship with SVCT members while indulging in delicious coffees, teas and pastries. This is a good opportunity to venture out and relax with other Villagers. Need a ride? Phone Sylvia at 203.747.5939. Remember that you will be our guest at Tea and Talk if it is your birthday month! Guests this month are Judy Lefkowitz, Sylvia Patterson, Rose Rita Riccitelli, Jane Ann Miller

*Please RSVP for each event. Sometimes the calendar changes and we want to be able to reach you. Please phone Sylvia at 203.747.5939 or send email to

The Shoreline Village sends the Events Calendar as an electronic message to our readers who have email. Details about each activity can be read in the Calendar at