The Darien Senior Program is at 2 Renshaw Road.

Monday, Nov. 2

11 a.m.: Ann Fowler-Cruz, an attorney with Cohen and Wolf, will present a program on planning, preparing, and protecting yourself in your senior years. Fowler-Cruz will cover legal and financial strategies to consider as you age.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

12:30 p.m. During 12 tension filled days in October of 1962, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. President John F. Kennedy faced off in the ultimate Cold War showdown, 90 miles off the coast of Key West Florida. Art Gottlieb will present an in depth power point program on this historical period for the United States.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

12:30 p.m. With the beginning of the holiday seasons approaching, many people begin to feel stress. The most effective was to relax? Breathing, simply breathing. Melody from the VNH of Fairfield County will guide guests through the active relaxation technique. Complimentary lunch at noon.

9:30 A yo-yo Christmas tree decoration uses the old technique of yo-yo-making usually reserved for quilting. The yo-yo Christmas tree decoration is simple to craft by using graduated sizes of yo-yos and requires no machine sewing. Learn how to make these holiday decorations during November Craft weeks. $4

Thursday, Nov. 5

12:30 The Darien Senior Center welcomes the Hoot Owls, who will perform and entertain seniors with old time favorites, folk songs, sea chanteys, show tunes and popular classics. The group is led by singer-pianist-arranger Chris Coogan. The Hoot Owls are the singing group of the Men’s Y of Westport and Weston whose mantra is “Enlightenment, Fellowship and Service to the Community in Retirement.”

10 a.m. Elizabeth Linehan will teach an intermediate level watercolor painting class. She is an art instructor with a solid background in the basics of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Her degree is from Siena Heights College in Adrian, Michigan. Elizabeth approaches her work with an open experimental mind. In the past she has instructed classes at Smith House and she has also exhibited her work throughout Fairfield County. Through this class students will grow beyond basics, overcome challenges through developing more technique, and learn to love the art of watercolor.