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April Programs With Natick Community-Senior Center

Mindfulness Meditation- Zoom
Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Every Thursday with Sharon 2:00-2:40 pm. This meditation is audio only and participants are muted during the meditation portion. Everyone is welcome to join for some guided meditation, some quiet sitting and some reflection with Q & A and sharing.
Mondays At A Museum- Zoom
Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Mondays from 3:00-4:00 pm, free. We visit museums all over the world and view artwork with commentary by artists, docents, curators and others. 
April 4- Family history and collecting- Edmund de Waal, author of Hare with the Amber Eyes
April 11- Japanese prints at the Clark Art Institute
April 18- Patriot’s Day- Center is Closed
April 25- Frankenthaler, Picasso
Visit Elm Bank/Mass Horticultural Gardens by borrowing the Natick Community-Senior Center member card. Each pass admits 2 for the day. Gardens OPEN April 1, 2022.  Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Reserve the pass online at Community Pass for the date you wish to visit or call the center 508-647-6540. The pass may be borrowed between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm. You may pick up the pass at the Center about 15 minutes before your visit and return the pass directly after your visit.
The pass will also be available to borrow for weekends (Gardens open 10am-7pm daily) with a pick-up time from the Center on Friday between 1:00-2:00 pm and must be returned to the Center Monday morning between 9:00- 9:30am. If there is a Monday holiday, then the pass must be returned the next day 9:00-9:30am.   Sponsored by Whitney Place, Assisted Living and Memory Care, Natick
Walking Group At Wellesley College- In Person
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am, free- Drop-In, Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Meet us at the Visitor’s parking lot in Athletic Fields entrance for our weekly walk around natural landscapes of Wellesley College. This casual walk is a great way to start the day, meet new people, get outside and moving! Please wear sneakers/walking shoes, and any other outdoor stuff you need (ie. sunscreen, hat, water, bug spray etc). Rain or shine. Meet in the Visitor’s Parking Lot entry is ONE WAY on the right, driving on Rt 135/Central St towards Wellesley Center from Natick COA; signage points to Athletic Fields and follow signs to Visitor Parking and look for Sharon. Call and talk to Sharon if you have questions.
Pranayama- Yogic Breathing - ZOOM
Monday April 4, 2:00-3:00pm, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Experience pranayama, the art and science of yogic breathing. Pranayama’s health benefits include reduced anxiety, lower 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. Note: This is best done on an empty stomach.
Demystifying Social Security- Zoom
Tuesday, April 12, 2:00-3:00pm, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Deciding how and when to claim Social Security is one of the most critical financial decisions a person will make in his of her lifetime. Without an understanding of the complex rules surrounding Social Security, you could leave thousands of dollars on the table. Join Dan Williams from The Dover Group  to learn about: when you should file for benefits; advantages and disadvantages of filing at age 62 or deferring to age 70; taking advantage of available spousal, survivor or divorced benefits; how much of Social Security is subject to income tax and what changes may be in store.
New Books With Lorna - Zoom
Wednesday, April 13, 1:30-2:30pm, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Join book buyer and book expert, Lorna Ruby, Wellesley Books, for an entertaining and insightful overview of the new books coming out. Whether you’re a fiction, mystery, non-fiction or open-minded to anything reader, this hour talk of new books is for you 
Food Waste Recycling - Zoom
Tuesday, April 19, 12:30-1:30pm, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Join Karen Mallozzi, a Task Force Member of the Natick Curbside Composting Program to learn how you can do it. Benefits include saving money not having to buy the Blue Bags for all your waste. Keep biodegradable matter out of our landfills and save the town money.  About 35 - 40 % of our municipal waste (by weight) is compostable.
Downsize Or Stay?  - In Person
Tuesday, April 19, 1:30-2:30pm, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Many older seniors ask themselves the question of staying in their home of many years or downsizing. Then a host of questions arises, from what do you do with all your stuff to what type of residence to move to or accommodations to make so you might stay in your current residence. Join realtors, Lynn Cohen and Annette Reynolds who recently faced this decision in this conversational information session. They will share their personal experiences and what they learned through their research.
Living With Hope In Trying Times- Zoom
Wednesday, April 20, 1:30-2:30pm, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Join us in this streamed Google Talks with U.N. Messenger of Peace Dr Jane Goodall recognizing her remarkable achievements as a scientist/primatologist, environmentalist with Roots and Shoots program and author of The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide in Trying Times.
Environmentally Friendly Cars - Zoom
Thursday, April 21, 3:00-4:00 pm, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Join Sharon Kirby in this overview of environmentally friendly cars--cars that use less fuel and have less emissions or are all electric. We’ll look at what those cars are and how they’re different from gas cars/internal combustion engines. This is great information if you’re in the market for buying a new or used car or just want to see what’s new and improved! Powerpoint presentation is about 1/2 hour with time for discussion and questions.
COAST TO COAST- Charles Lindbergh’s Historic Flight- A Talk With Historian Anne Barrett
Monday, April 25, 1:30-2:30pm, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Thanks to Riverbend of South Natick & Rehabilitation Associates for sponsoring this event.
They provide Exceptional Post Surgery Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care right in South Natick,
Join historian, Anne Barrett for this program! Charles Lindbergh’s vision of coast-to-coast travel by plane and train in just 48 hours was only a dream until July 7th, 1929, when Transcontinental Air Transport’s inaugural journey left New York City.  My Great Aunt Grace was one of a select few passengers on that historic ourney, and she kept a diary of her experience.  Learn about the evolution of transportation in America, culminating in this exciting new venture that marked the dawn of commercial air passenger travel.
LIVE tour from Edinburgh, Scotland with Beyonder- ZOOM
Wednesday, April 27, 10:00-11:00am, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
We will be walking through the Old Town of Edinburgh in the heart of the Royal Mile relating stories about Mary Queen of Scots, Deacon Brodie, Robert the Bruce, Robert Burns and more historic figures. Our stroll goes up castle hill and through one of the eerie closes- tiny streets nicknamed Auld Reekie. The tour ends with spectacular views of the New Town and famous Princes Street. Zoom Link will be sent out a week in advance.
Music For Seniors- In Person
Wednesday, April 27, 1:30-2:30pm, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Join guitarist and singer, Howie Newman for, Music for Seniors featuring Sinatra songs, show tunes, oldies, Elvis, the Beatles and a bunch of popular tunes and standards. It’s a sing-along, toe-tapping musical journey from the early 1900s up through the 1960s. I also add trivia, background stories about the songs and a little G-rated humor here and there.  Made possible by a grant from the Natick Cultural Council.
 Meet Up At Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, Boylston, Ma
Thursday, April 28, 10:30am, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540. 
Meet us at Tower Hill Botanic Gardens for an hour long tour of the gardens and especially appreciating the flowering spring bulbs and shrubs. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore this 170 acre garden/arboretum on you own as well. You may bring your own lunch or pre-order a boxed lunch from the café for $20. Please ask Sharon from Natick Community-Senior Center for the menu in advance.  
Registration REQUIRED—there is a limited number of spaces. Meet at the entrance of the gardens, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA (allow 45’ drive from Natick) restrooms will be available there.