SVCT June Calendar of Events

Happy June!  SVCT offers many events this month. Hope to see you—and bring a friend!

Join us next Thursday, June 8, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Pa’s Place at the Guilford Marina.  (You may remember this as the Little Stone House.) Pa’s Place has received excellent reviews.  Try the delicious tilapia sandwich, at $11 the most expensive item on the menu, or some of the other menu items. **

We will enjoy dinner at the Owenego Club, 40 Linden Ave. in Branford on Tuesday, June 27, 5.30 pm.  Please RSVP by phone or email to Sylvia by June 23. **

NOTE: There will be no TEA AND TALK this month.  Come to the luncheon and the dinner instead.

KNITTING and BRIDGE groups are on hold until the fall.

The FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP(S) will meet, June 15, June 29 and July 13 at the home of our teacher, Sylvie.  Merci beaucoup, Sylvie.  The class will resume again in the Fall.

The next Book Club Meeting is Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 1:30-3:00 pm at the Guilford Free Library.  We are reading Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris, a novel about Resistance during the Nazi occupation of France. Here is a review: “The novels of Joanne Harris are a literary feast for the senses. Five Quarters of the Orange represents Harris’s most complex and sophisticated work yet – a novel in which darkness and fierce joy come together to create an unforgettable story.  Rich and dark. Five Quarters of the Orange is a novel of mothers and daughters of the past and the present, of resisting, and succumbing, and an extraordinary work by a masterful writer.”


The Shoreline Village Film Club will meet on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., at the Madison home of Jim and Barbara Ryan. This month’s film: Florence Foster Jenkins, director: Stephen Frears, Comedy/Drama running time 1hr. 50 min.  Review: Heiress Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite possessing a horrible singing voice. With the help and encouragement of her husband (Hugh Grant) and a talented musician (Simon Helberg), she finds a very strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist. Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda co-star. Stephen Frears (Stephen Frears) directed this biopic, which is based on the real-life socialite and opera singer of the same name.”  An editorial aside—Don’t eat too much lunch before you see this movie.  It will have you rolling with laughter!

The Art of Aging Exhibition, June 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In recognition of Older Americans’ Month , we celebrate the creativity of seniors who exhibit beautiful artwork which graces the walls and halls in the Agency on Aging of South Central CT.  Browse the exhibition and come for the reception on June 22, 2017, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Agency of Aging of South Central Connecticut, One Long Wharf Drive, Suite 1L in
New Haven.


Classes continue every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Guilford on Water Street. Please join us for exercise and stay after class for coffee at a nearby restaurant.  Wear comfortable clothing.  Fee $5. Walk-ins welcome**


Looking forward to summer. Many of you have enjoyed Marc Verzatt’s talks at the Village’s opera previews. Marc is currently working on a production of Verdi’s Otello with the Madison Lyric Stage.   Please link to for details. Dates are June 16, 17, and 23 at 7.30 pm and 5.50 pm on June 25. North Madison Congregational Church.

**If you wish to attend these events, please reply to Sylvia, (203) 747-5939 or  We need to know how to reach you in case of a change of time or venue.

SAVE THE DATES for September’s Shoreline Village Week


Atul Gawande Simulcast Rescheduled for Monday, September 25, 4.30 – 6.00 pm., Guilford Library. This is the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Beacon Hill Village.  The Shoreline Village will celebrate the simulcast from Beacon Hill with a reception and conversation to follow.

Wine Tasting with the Village!!! Thursday, September 28, 5-8 pm at Owenego, 40 Linden Ave, Branford. Mt. Carmel Winery will offer a tasting party and Owenego will host with its famous hors d’oeuvres.

Betsy Frederick
Shoreline Village CT, President