Groups & Organizations

AQUA ZUMBA

 Contact Office 203-377-5313

ARTS GUILD

Barbara Stewart 203-612-1373

A membership group that provides opportunities for residents to share their interest in the creative, visual and performing arts and enjoy classes, programs and social events.

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BILLIARDS

The billiards room is located in the NCB and is open at all times the clubhouse is open. All residents are welcome to play.

BINGO

Jerry Brown 203-378-7781

Games are played on the third Thursday of the month (except December) at 7:00 p.m. in the SCB.

BOCCE

Sue or Ralph Trapasso 203-916-7156

Open to all residents. The court, behind the NCB, is available for play when the clubhouse is open.  See the building monitor for equipment.  Organized play occurs weekly on Thursday (not during winter months) at 10:00 a.m.  All residents are welcome.

BOOK CLUB

Bahin Samimy 203-687-6498

The club meets the first Wednesday of the month in the library of the NCB. See the Villager ad for information on the book being discussed.

BRAVO

Robert Krakovich 203-752-6105

“Best Readers Actors in the Village of Oronoque”.  Puts on one or two productions per year.

BRIDGE

Carole Plotnick 203-375-1560

An informal bridge group open to all residents.  Meets Monday evening 7:00 p.m. in the NCB.

BULLS & BEARS

Sandy Lunt 203-377-5833

An investment club that meets the first Monday of the month at the SCB at 7:00p.m.  An initial investment and monthly contribution are required.  Their welcome letter is included in this package.

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CORNHOLE

Sue or Ralph Trapasso 203-916-7156

Open to all residents.  Played Mondays at 10:00 a.m. in the SCB.

CURRENT EVENTS

Angela McKelvey 203-227-3222

Discuss current relevant topics. Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10:a.m. in the SCB. Bring a news article to the meeting.

DOLLCRAFTERS

Merrilees Leemhuis 203-378-8753

Open to all residents to make dolls for children-in-need in hospitals or shelters.  Meets every Tuesday from 10:00a.m to noon in the library of the NCB.  No special skills needed.

DOMINOES

Debbie Grosso

DROP-IN-SCULPTURE

Wendy Swain 203-386-9125

A sculpture workshop open to all residents to develop their skills and create sculptures in a relaxed, informal and instructive environment.  Meets Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m in the SCB Arts & Crafts Room.  No previous experience is required.

FUNSEEKERS

John Fratarcangeli 203-362-5772

Lucy Clifford 203-644-7710

A membership social group for all residents that meets monthly at the SCB in a cabaret style setting to enjoy entertainment followed by dessert.

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HADASSAH

Loretta Sills 203-387-9994

This national Zionist organization is open to all women which is dedicated to raising funds for genetic and medical research.

HOUSE AND GARDEN

noUlla Adema 203-255-0506

A membership social group open to all residents that provides entertaining programs and raises money to beautify the Village.  Meets in the SCB at 1:30 on the second Monday of the month. (Please note there are no meetings in January, February, July and August.)

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IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE

Mary Ann Weaver 203-530-9962

Open to all residents on the first Friday of each month in the NCB Lounge.  Bring an appetizer to share, a beverage to drink and meet and mingle with your neighbors and other residents.

KARAOKE

Chris Albino 203-520-3931

Sing or not, come for the fun to the SCB on the third Friday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m.  Bring snacks and beverages for yourself or your group.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY

Carolyn Charnin 616-302-9046
This group meets on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at NCB at 10:30 a.m. (excluding July and August).

LINE DANCING

Sonya Debiase 203-377-1515
Great fun and exercise. Meets every Wednesday in the NCB. Beginner level is 9:30-10:00 a.m.; all levels are from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

LOW IMPACT EXERCISE

Renee Zinn 203-323-3466
Open to all residents. Class held at 10:30 a.m. in the NCB on Monday and Friday. Bring weights and water to drink.

MAHJONG

Call Carole Plotnick.

MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Lucy Clifford 203-644-7710
This discussion group open to all residents meets the last Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the SCB.

MEN’S BOWLING

Paul Maglione 203-399-1039
Games played at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nutmeg Bowling Center in Fairfield.

MEN’S CLUB

Sandy Lunt 203-377-5833
A men’s membership service organization that provides the Village with a variety of activities and functions both social and informative.

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MOVIE CLUB

Marcia Klein 203-380-6886
Shows films the second Friday of the month at 7:00p.m. in the NCB and the following Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the SCB. Cost is $1.00 including popcorn. Check the Villager for the movie title.

MINI FARMS

Debbie Grosso 203-380-2468

Villagers may reserve individual 6’x11’ garden plots to grow vegetables, fruits and flowers. A $15 fee covers garden supplies (compost, fertilizers, lime and weed killers), equipment, water and tools.

PICKLEBALL CLUB

Regina Archazki 203-915-0781

The OV Pickleball Club promotes the sport within Oronoque Village.  We encourage friendly competitive play along with an active social experience.

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PING PONG

Players of all levels are invited to join this group on the second floor of the South Clubhouse Fridays at 10 a.m. and Mondays at 6 p.m.  For information, email Wayne Cotter at wcotter999@gmail.com.

PLETMAN CONCERTS

Elisabeth Breslav 203-385-8505
Classical music programs with varied instrumentalists and vocalists are offered on Sunday afternoons in the Spring and Fall at the NCB for a small fee. Programs are announced in the Villager.

POKER (MEN’S)

Jerry Russell 203-683-7010
Open to anyone interested in joining a friendly game with friendly people. Meets every Wednesday and Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the SCB.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

Mary Ann Weaver 203-530-9962
Events are held periodically throughout the year and are announced in the Villager with the date, time, place and cost.

TAI CHI

Lucy Clifford 203-644-7710
Open to all residents. Sessions are held on Monday at 5:15 p.m. in the NCB and on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the NCB.

TEA, TALK AND CRAFTS

Cynthia Harms 203-402-9083
Meetings are held October through May at 1:30 p.m. in the SCB. Open to all residents for, tea, conversation and whatever hobby you want to pursue. Dues are $6.00 per year.

TENNIS CLUB

A membership club open to all Villagers, players and non-players that organizes round robins and social events throughout the season.

President  Peter Feick

VP Social Melinda Maiorano

Secretary Phyllis Pierce

Treasurer Peter Geltner

Membership Director Eileen Cain

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WALKING GROUP

Belle Gadomski 917-887-5849
All residents are welcome to join this group which meets Thursday in the NCB Parking LOT at 9:00 a.m. Walks last 30-45 minutes.

WATER AEROBICS

Merrilees Leemhuis 203-378-8753
All residents are welcome to join. The group meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the SCB heated pool from 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. The cost is $10.00 for the season.

WEEKENDERS

Carol Tepper 203-375-2101
Entertainment events which include dinner and dessert are held throughout the year. Open to all residents on a first come first serve basis. The event and its cost are announced in the Villager at least one month prior to the performance. Held in the NCB on Saturday evenings.

WINE CLUB

Charlie DiGiovanni 203-375-0054/Bill Tanksi 203-540-5389
Enjoy wine tasting with your neighbors. Open to the first 40 residents who sign up for the event which is held in the NCB. Cost is $25.00 and the tasting events are announced in the Villager.

WINTER POOL SOCIAL GROUP

Sonya DeBiase 203-377-1515
Open to all residents who want to keep the summer vibe alive. Held on the second Thursday of the month from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the SCB. Come with an appetizer and or beverage or nothing for reunions and conversation.

WOMEN’S BOWLING

Irene Sanzone 203-378-2010
Games are played at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bowlero Bowling in Milford. New members are welcome.

WRITERS GROUP

Mary von Ziegesar 203-767-9760
Meets every other Thursday in the NCB from 2:00-4:30 p.m. Open to residents who are committed to writing and sharing their work. If interested, contact Mary von Ziegesar or Elisabeth Breslav at 203-385-8505.

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YOGA – CHAIR

Virginia Verillo 203-870-1554
Open to all residents. Held on Thursdays at SCB at 10:30 a.m.

YOGA – KUNDALINA

Victoria Bensussan 203-526-3570
Open to all residents. Held on Tuesdays in the NCB at 7:00 p.m.

YOGA – for SENIORS

Barbara Stewart 203-612-1373
Meets Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the SCB Auditorium. Cost is $6.00 per session.

ZUMBA

Sarah Muir 203-339-2278
Meets Tuesday and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in the NCB Auditorium. Cost is $90.00 for a twice a week/7 weeks, or $45.00 for once a week/7 weeks.

There is a state-of-the-art gym located in the SCB. A key for the gym may be purchased at the Business Office for $15.00. With a key, access to the gym is 24/7; without a key the gym is open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekends.