July Events From Natick Community Senior Center
Walking Group At Elm Bank/Mass Hort- In Person
Tuesday, 9:30-10:30am, free- Drop-In
July 5, 12, 19, 26
Meet us at the Elm Bank/Mass Hort Visitor’s Center parking lot for our weekly walk around the loop road. 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). Goes rain or shine. Meet in the Visitor’s Parking Lot outside the entrance to the gardens, 900 Washington St.
Virtual Travel With Beeyonder- Ireland Castles- Zoom
Thursday, July 7, 1:30-2:30pm, free, call to register 508-647-6540
We visit three different castles including Blarney Castle, home of the Blarney Stone. The castles are excellent examples of how the Normans influenced fortified stone building in Ireland. Zoom link sent out a week in advance.
Garden Tour At Mass Hort Gardens At Elm Bank- In Person
Monday, July 11, 10:00-11:30 am, free, registration required limited space, call to register 508-647-654.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Garden at Elm Bank is a horticultural jewel of Greater Boston. A place of beauty, contemplation and exploration, the garden welcomes all. A blend of historic and contemporary, like all gardens, Elm Bank is a work in progress. Come learn about the history, surrounding plants as we walk through the various gardens including Bressingham, Goddess Garden, Native Plants, and the 1907, Alice Cheney-Baltzell Manor House and Olmstead Italiante gardens. Meet in the Visitor Parking Lot, 900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA
Movie- Much Ado About Nothing- In Person
Wednesday, July 13, 1:00-3:00pm, free, drop in
1993, PG13, 110 minutes
Directing and starring Kenneth Branagh; Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Imelda Staunton and more. Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and frequently performed plays, first performed in 1612 in London. The plot revolves around two couples — witty Beatrice and Benedick, who publicly proclaim their disdain for each other but fall madly in love; and naive Hero and Claudio, who fall quickly in love only to be thwarted and then reunited (in both cases, with a bit of help from their friends). But it’s more than just a comedic romp. The play tackles serious themes too: trust and betrayal, power and privilege, gendered expectations around chastity and violence. This is a comedy entangled with a tragedy, where love and justice nevertheless manage to prevail with vigorous joy.
Please also join us on Tuesday, July 19, 1:30-2:30 (Zoom) with BU Shakespeare professor Liam Meyer as he talks about the history of courtship and marriage in Shakespeare’s time with reference to Much Ado About Nothing. Please call to register for this zoom class.
Mondays At A Museum- Movies About Art And Artists At 2:00pm, Free, Drop In- In Person
7/11- Lust for Life (1956) 122 minutes. Directed by Vincente Minelli and George Cukor starring Kirk Douglas. The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh. Won Oscar.
7/18- Mr Turner (2014) R, 150 minutes. Directed by Mike Leigh, nominated for 4 Oscars. An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner’s life.
7/25- Frank Lloyd Wright (1998) 140 minutes. Documentary directed by Ken Burns, Llyn Novik. A biography of the life and work of the American architect.
Meet Up At Concord Museum – Alive With Birds: William Brewster In Concord- In Person
Tuesday, July 12, 10:00am-noon, $5.00 guided tour, come to the Natick Community Senior Center to register, 117 East Central St, Natick
The Concord Museum is collaborating with Mass Audubon to present a special exhibition, Alive with Birds: William Brewster in Concord. William Brewster (1851-1919) was Mass Audubon’s first President. He dedicated over thirty years of his life to the study of birds in Concord at his property. Brewster was one of the country’s earliest advocates for the protection of birds and the conservation of their habitats. This exhibition explores William Brewster’s life and legacy in Concord, featuring paintings and sculpture from the Museum of American Bird Art and ornithological artifacts from the Concord Museum, Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Chesterwood Archives at Williams College. Meet outside the main entrance of the museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA
Meet Up At Mt Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Ma- In Person
Monday, July 18, 10:30am-noon, free, call to register 508-647-6540
Join our COA group, led by Sharon & Emily from the COA – Meet at the entrance, parking is nearby
Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831and is a designated National Historic Landmark, as well as a bucolic garden and the burial site of many prominent members of Boston including- Nathaniel Bowditch, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Henry Longfellow and Charles Sumner. The classical monuments set in a rolling landscaped terrain, marked a distinct break with Colonial-era burying grounds and church-affiliated graveyards. Our tour includes history of the cemetery, people buried there, surrounding nature and a bonus is we’ll spot some spring migrant birds.
Meet inside the entry gate, bathrooms are available, please wear comfortable sneakers to walk on the paved roads. Free parking is available at the entry. Group size limited to 15. Allow an hour for the tour and feel free to stay and explore further on your own. Maps of the cemetery will be provided. The address is, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138.
Shakespeare- Courtship And Marriage – Zoom
Tuesday, July 19, 1:30-2:30, free, register call 508-647-6540
Join Boston University Shakespeare professor, Liam Meyer as he talks about courtship and marriage in Shakespeare’s time with references to Much Ado About Nothing. Some questions Liam will look at: What age did people typically marry in the Renaissance? How much freedom of choice did young women have? Why were engagements legally binding? Were elopements like Romeo and Juliet’s really possible?
Please also join us for our movie showing of Much Ado About Nothing, Wednesday, July 13, 1:00-3:00pm, free
directing and starring Kenneth Branagh; Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Imelda Staunton and more. Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and frequently performed plays, first performed circa 1600 in London.
Day Trip To Newport Mansion- The Breakers
Wednesday, July 20, 8am-6pm, email [email protected] for more information or call 508-647-6540.