Hearing Test

As a public service for people 50 years or over, Free Electronic Hearing Testing is being offered at Orange Medical Center, Orange, in the Hearing Clinic of Professional Hearing Aid Center, located at 380 Boston Post Rd., Suite 107. Call Angela at 203-799-7775 Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for appointment, A hearing evaluation can be sent to your physician, at no charge. All testing done under the Supervision of Susan Meissner, Doctor of Audiology.

Many Hands Make Light Work

One of the many activities of The Garden Club of Orange’s Civic and Conservation Committee is the maintenance of public spaces, including the Town Green, the Clark Building, Wright’s Pond and the Racebrook Tract. During the fall and winter the Club decorates the Case Memorial Library and makes wreaths for all the public buildings. If you are interested in learning more about the Garden Club, visit www.orange-ct.gov/gardenclub.html or contact Teresa Evangeliste at 795-3195.

Zumba fun

By popular demand, Congregation Or Shalom of Orange located at 205 Old Grassy Hill Road offers Zumba Gold Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music and dance themes. Zumba Gold routines are fun, simple and easy to follow.

This class is designed for beginners and no experience is necessary. For more information, call Robin at 203-314-8176.

Aqua Zumba

Orange Parks and Recreation will be hosting Aqua Zumba Class in the- High Plains Community Center -525 Orange Center Road led by Renay who uses Latin and International music to create an easy and fun aquatic dance exercise program. No swimming skills required. Registration is required by calling 203-891-4790. For more information visit www.orange-ct.gov or call Renay at 203-522-2616. The 8-week evening class, will be held Friday, Jan. 6 to Feb. 24, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.. $60 R-70 NR. Bring bottled water and water shoes to class.

Library Programs

Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, hosts the following programs in January. For more information call 203-891-2170.

• Yoga Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 7, 11 a.m. Join Sue Neufeld for a multilevel yoga class that will include a talk about “sankalpa,” postures, breathing, and relaxation. Snow date: Saturday, Jan. 28.

• “Ever Chasing Alchemy,” Saturday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m. An improv theatre troupe directed by Peter Loffredo. Sponsored by ACES and Educational Center for the Arts.

• Genealogy Workshop, Monday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Instructor Greg Thompson of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists will teach you how to research your family history. Join for a new genealogy topic each month.

Learn about The Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement

Well-know Ikebana designer Shizue Pleasanton will be presenting a program on Sogetsu Ikebana at The Garden Club of Orange’s Jan. 10 meeting. Pleasanton began her studies of Sogetsu in Japan, and has earned Sogetsu Certificates both internationally and in the United States. She currently teaches at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan and has had her work displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The New York Botanical Gardens. Ms. Pleasanton will be creating five designs covering the most simple to the most elaborate and the designs will be raffled off at the end of the program. The meeting will be held at the Holy Infant Church Guild Hall at 450 Racebrook Road, and begins at 11:30 with a light lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and then Pleasonton’s demonstration. All are welcome to attend. The fee for non-members is $5. The Garden Club of Orange is a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. and The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut. To learn more about the Club, visit www.orange-ct.gov/gardenclub.html or contact Nettie Bartocetti at 203-795-3692.