MONDAY, OCT. 20
CHEMOTHERAPY, CANCER, AND THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE. 3 p.m. Presented by physical therapy students from the University of Hartford. Learn about the common side effects of chemotherapy and how they can bring about uncomfortable feelings, and learn how exercise can subside some of these side effects. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Free and open to the public. Sign up. (860) 747-5728.
TUESDAY, OCT. 21
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Covers the effects of aging and medication on driving, local hazards, accident prevention measures, more. Films and discussions will be presented and a driver’s manual provided. No written or on the road test required. Upon completion of the course, an insurance company must give a discount of at least 5 percent on auto insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members, providing a membership number, and $20 for other attendees. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Sign up at the center has begun.
BLUE DANUBE RIVER CRUISE INFORMATIONAL TRIP MEETING. 2 p.m. Tour the cities and towns of Europe including Budapest, Bratislava, Durnstein, Vienna, Paussan, Prague. Fully escorted from Plainville, plus cruise director on board and local guides for shore excursions. Cruise on the Amadeus Elegant for seven nights and stay in river view rooms. Lots of extras. At the meeting, you will be provided with an itinerary, event list, and breakdown of costs for the trip. Early bird discounts by signing up at the meeting and paying your deposit within seven days. Meeting and trip open to the public Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. (8600 747-5728.
THE MULBERRY GARDENS AT MARIAN HEIGHTS FRIENDSHIP CLUB. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mulberry Gardens at Marian Heights Adult Day Center, 314 Osgood Ave., New Britain. RSVP. (860) 357-4264.
NOW thru NOV. 26
TAI JI QUAN. Wednesdays for eight weeks. An evidence based balance training and fall prevention program. Taught by Meghan Mitchell. Focuses on center of gravity, sensory perception, cognitive skills, and pain management. Plainville Senior Center members only. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. $24 per person. (860) 747-5728.
NOW thru DEC. 4
QIGONG AND TAI CHI. Thursdays. Internal Chinese meditative practices that use slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to strengthen your mind-body connection, reduce stress, and improve circulation. Taught by Meghan Mitchell. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Members only. (860) 747-5728.