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Zoom with the Natick Community Senior Center

Fall Gardening- Zoom program with Natick Community Organic Farm

Tuesday, September 8, 2:00-3:30 pm, free, rsvp to [email protected] to receive the link.

Did you know that you can keep on growing vegetables through the fall? Join us to get inspired on which plants, timing of planting and harvesting and putting your garden to bed for the coming winter. Join Casey Townsend, Director, Natick Community Organic Farm to learn all about it.

 Mass Horticultural/Elm Bank Garden Tour

Thursday, September 10, 10:00 am, free

In person! Limited to 15 participants. rsvp required to [email protected]

Meet at the main parking lot of Elm Bank, 900 Washington St, Wellesley. Join this lovely garden tour to admire shrubs, trees, flowers and learn about the history of this fascinating estate as well as horticultural plant identification and background stories. Highlights include the Bressingham Garden, Weezies garden for children (including pollinator plants), seed to table vegetable garden and the show stopping Italianate Garden by the Manor House. Some seats available throughout the gardens, but be prepared to stand and walk, wear comfortable shoes, hat etc. Bathrooms ARE available on-site. Please wear a mask. 

History Bookgroup – Zoom session

Thursday, September 10, 3:30-4:30 pm, free, rsvp required to [email protected]

Join us for this casual discussion with a different book each month either historical fiction or non-fiction led by Maria King, Bacon Free Library and Nikki Lefebvre, Natick Historical Society. The book title for this one is American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee (NF) / Karen Abbott. Please email [email protected] to get the link. 

Curbside Food Waste Composting- Zoom session

Monday, September 14, 1:30 pm, free, rsvp required to [email protected]

Join Karen Mallozzi, a Task Force Member of the Natick Curbside Composting Program to learn how you can do it. Benefits include save money not having to buy the Blue Bags for all your waste. Keep biodegradable matter out of our landfills and saving the town money.  About 35 - 40 % of our municipal waste (by weight) is compostable.

American Art 1776-1900 with Art Matters- A Zoom Program

Wednesday, September 16, 3:30 pm, free, RSVP by emailing [email protected] to receive the link to join. 

Join Jane Blair from Art Matters on this Zoom presentation of an overview of some of America’s best known painters. The United States was not founded by schooled artists, but by people seeking freedom and adventure. American artists have been like America itself, pioneering, bold, and independent. Early American artists had their roots firmly planted in European traditions but explored their own frontiers and evolved their own unique flavor, forged in the struggles of the birth of a nation. Join us for a look at the roots of American Art from 1776 until 1900 with its pioneering courage, independent drive, and rebellious spirit.  Sponsored by Avenu, Natick.

Healthy Breathing- Zoom session

Thursday, September 17, 11:00am-noon, free, rsvp required to [email protected]

Experience pranayama, the art and science of yogic breathing. Pranayama’s health benefits include reduced anxiety, lower/stabilized blood pressure, increased energy, muscle relaxation, improved concentration, and more. Join Anjana Bhargava, an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor has bachelor’s degree in Science and Mathematics and master’s degree in Electronics from India. 

Evolution of the Wedding Gown- Zoom program

Tuesday, September 22, 1:30- 2:30 pm, free, rsvp required to [email protected]

Enter the world of brides from the past and learn about what they wore during their first day of marriage. We will discuss both celebrity and royal weddings, as well as those of the less famous. Vintage videos will help to bring these weddings to life. Join us for a glamorous foray into formerwedding finery! Our presenter is Karen (Ren) Antonowicz, who has a Master’s Degree in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, with a concentration in Historic Costume & Textiles from the University of RI. 

Shifting Gears- Zoom program

Thursday, September 24, 3:30-4:30pm, free, rsvp to [email protected] to receive the link.

Join MASS DOT presenter, Michele Elicks for tips on how to be a better driver, looking at frequent causes of collisions for older drivers, the warning signs of unsafe driving and medical conditions or medications that may affect your driving. She’ll also review obtaining a disabled plate or placard.

Volunteering on a Town of Natick Board or Commission- Zoom program

Wednesday, October 14, 3:00-3:30 pm, free, rsvp required to [email protected]

Join Frank Foss, town of Natick Moderator to find out how you can volunteer on a Town Board or Commission. Different types, skills set, where to find opportunities.

Finding Your Best Volunteer Fit- Zoom program

Wednesday, October 14, 3:30-4:00 pm, free, rsvp required to [email protected]

Join long-standing town resident, Jeanette Szretter as she helps you identify what might be the best volunteer fit for you. 

Virtual Volunteer Fair- Zoom

Wednesday, October 14, 4:00-4:40 pm, free, rsvp required to [email protected]

Meet with Non-Profits in Natick to see how you can give back to your community!

RSVP to [email protected] to receive Zoom links and talk to representatives from various organizations and also a listing of descriptions of volunteer opportunities. You will automatically be entered to win a gift certificate to Casey’s Diner, Dolphin, Lola’s, Natick Council on Aging, Posies, Sassamon Trace Golf and Zaftig’s Deli after your meeting!