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Visit Mass Horticultural Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St, Wellesley by borrowing the Member Pass from us!
Their hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri-Sun10:00am-4:00pm. Gardens close October 1.
One pass admits 2 people. 
The pass may be picked up from the Center between 9:00-9:30 am and returned the same day of your visit before 4:00 pm and on Fridays, return before 1:00 pm. 
Passes may be reserved in advance by calling Rosa at the Center, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Mon-Thurs and Friday 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 508-647-6540 X 1908.
Sponsored by Whitney Place, Assisted Living and Memory Care, Natick 
Visit Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA by borrowing the Member Pass from us!
Their daily hours 10:00 am-5:00 pm, 7 days a week, open year-round.
We have 6 available admissions per day. 
Passes may be reserved in advance by calling Rosa at the Center, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Mon-Thurs and Friday 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 508-647-6540 X 1908.
You may reserve this pass in person or by phone; the pass can be picked up or emailed to you. 
This extensive 170 acre garden/arboretum has 17 distinct gardens and greenhouses with rotating exhibits, a café for lunch and lots of walking paths to explore.

WALKING GROUP at Wellesley College- IN PERSON
Tuesday, 9:30-10:30am, free- Drop-In
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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). Goes 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 the center and talk to Sharon if you have questions.
 Mondays at a Museum- MOVIES at 2:00pm- FREE IN PERSON
8/1- Renoir (2012) R, 110 minutes. French film, set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son.
8/8- The Agony and the Ecstasy, (1965) 140 minutes. Based on the novel by Irving Stone, the biographical story of Michelangelo’s troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.  Stars Charleton Heston, Rex Harrison. 
8/15- Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) G 90 minutes. Documentary, directed by Werner Herzog. Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
8/22- Pollock (2000) R, 120 minutes. A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock. Stars Ed Harris and Marcia Gay Harden. 
8/29- Frida (2002), R 120 minutes. Directed by Julie Taymor, a biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. Stars Salma Hayek, Geoffrey Rush.

Bookgroup with Karen Mallozzi- Zoom
Friday, August 19, 1:00- 2:00 pm, free
Join avid book reader, Karen Mallozzi for a discussion of Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. Who doesn’t love a good Agatha Christie murder mystery! This classic was recently made into a bestselling movie. Maybe you had a chance to see it? We’ll talk about the book and we can also compare what you thought about the movie as well.

Beyonder- Virtual Travel to Portugal- Cascais, Town of Fishermen and Kings- ZOOM
Wednesday, August 31, 1:00-2:00pm, free, register call 508-647-6540
We will start our tour near the palace of Condes Castro Guimarães, an astonishing property dating back to 1900, a period when Cascais was the favourite summer destination for our royalty. The heydays of this town did not end with the end of monarchy, as Cascais was very important throughout the 20th century. We will walk along the main road, admiring the House of Santa Maria, the lighthouse and the 17th century fortress that once was key for the defense of the coast of this former fishermen’s town.
Prepare to enjoy a view over the bay of Cascais, and understand the importance of its geographical location to its history and its connection to the capital of the country, located only a 30-minute drive away. You will be able to admire the fishing boats, learn what varieties of fish we have here, and why the climate is so mild. As we walk down, we will admire the beautiful houses along the road and arrive to the main square, facing the town hall, where the traditional Portuguese decorated sidewalks will dazzle you.  We will end our experience walking in the narrow streets and squares of Cascais, getting a sense of orientation of this pleasant town. Zoom LINK is sent out a week in advance.