SVCT March 2018 Events

Dear Shoreline Village Community,

 I’m looking forward to Friday night, March 2nd, at Guilford High School for the Guilford Fund for Education Spelling Bee.  The Village Elder Spellers is a strong team. They are well-prepared having practiced weekly during February. The Bee is a lot of fun. It is very social. Food is available for supper in the cafeteria to be enjoyed at round tables with spellers, their coaches and enthusiastic supporters. We’ll be getting together around 6.30 for supper and socializing with our team and the competition. Please come. We can sit together and root for our team.

 Board member Frank Troncale, MD will join me at the Guilford Library for Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, March 13 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm to talk about Aging: Solitude, Loneliness & Isolation. We hope you’ll join us and share some of your observations about living on your own.

 Shoreline Eldercare Alliance announces a showing of The Age of Love, a 2014 documentary that follows the comic and poignant adventures of thirty seniors who attend a Speed Dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds and seek another chance at love. Thursday, March 22, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Madison Arts Cinema. Free. For reserved seating, phone 1.800.426.5086 or write to

 Stay tuned here to learn more about Standing up to Ageism, a movement gaining energy around Villages and Community Agencies on Aging.

 This month the Village continues its series of exercise classes, social gatherings, book and movie clubs, and there is another opera talk at the end of the month. Please stay in touch.

 Betsy Frederick for the Shoreline Village CT Board


March 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, March 14, 2014, 1:30-3:00 pm at the Guilford Free Library.  

The book for January is Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. Pachinko was a National Book Award Finalist

The Book Club is always lively. A book for April will be selected at the meeting.

 MetroPolitan Opera Talk: Cosi Fan Tutti
Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Guilford Free Library

Yale Professor Paul Berry will discuss Mozart’s comic opera, Cosi Fan Tutte as part of the Metropolitan Opera Talk Series. A historian of chamber music and song in 19th century Germany and Austria, Professor Berry received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University.

This event is co-sponsored by Shoreline Village CT and open to the public.

 The “Live in HD” movie of the production will be shown at Branford’s Regal Cinemas on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 12:55 pm.


Wednesday, March 28, 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 Frank Troncale, Irene Ayres, Clarabelle Jannetti


*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 sylvia @

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