Senior Center News And Events
MONDAYS AT A MUSEUM- ZOOM
Mondays from 3:00-4:00 pm, free. Call the center to register 508-647-6540.
We visit museums all over the world and view artwork with commentary by artists, docents, curators and others.
October 3- Native American Art
October 10- Indigenous People’s Day-Center CLOSED
October 17- The Barnes
October 24- Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial
October 31- The Day of the Dead
WALKING GROUP at Elm Bank- IN PERSON
Tuesday, 9:30-10:30am, free- Drop-In
October 4, 11, 18, 25
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 TO MACHU PICCHU, PERU- ZOOM
Tuesday, October 4, 3:00-4:00pm, free, register by calling 508-647-6540
Join Beeyonder travel in this personable travel adventure LIVE from Peru. Machu Picchu is one of the new 7 wonders of the world and the most iconic archaeological site of Peru and South América. In this talk we will go back to its origins, its meaning for the Inca society and its discovery for the western world in 1911. We will end the experience with a guided photo expedition to this site located in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian Andes. Our guide Oscar Oviedo Velasco, is a native Peruvian with over 15 years of experience as a local guide and Group Leader. He has special expertise in the archeology, history and art of Peru. You will receive the zoom link a week in advance. Registration required.
MEETUP AT WALDEN POND STATE RESERVATION, LINCOLN
Tuesday, October 11, 10:00-11:30 am, free, includes guided tour, register by calling 508-647-6540.
Meet up at the Visitor Center. 915 Walden St, Lincoln. Join us at this historic, beautiful site where Thoreau wrote much of Walden Pond. Arrive at 10:00am to watch the 22’ film by Ken Burns at the Visitor Center. Then, we’ll walk with a guide and learn about Thoreau, history of the area and the natural features that make this pond unique along with surrounding flora and fauna. The walk is on a ½ mile accessible trail past Thoreau’s replica cabin and further in the woods where Thoreau’s original cabin site stood. For those who are interested, we can also walk around Walden Pond (1.7miles).
BFL HISTORY BOOK GROUP- ZOOM
Thursday, October 13, 11:00am-noon, free, register e-mail [email protected].
All are welcome to join this casual group discussing works of fiction and non-fiction. Our book read for this session is On Her Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker by A’Lelia Bundles (NF).
FOOD WASTE COMPOSTING- IN PERSON
Tuesday, October 18, 1:30-2:30, 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 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.
HEARING LOSS-WHAT YOU CAN DO – IN PERSON
Wednesday, October 19, 1:30-2:30pm, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540.
Join Audiologist, Melissa Mahaffey (West Newton Hearing Center Director) as she explains aspects of hearing loss, ways to address it and some solutions.
FINDING NATICK INFO- ZOOM
Thursday, October 20, 1:00-2:00pm, free, call 508-647-6540 to sign up
Join Town Moderator, Frank Foss, Town Clerk, Diane Packer, Natick Report editor/founder, Bob and Natick CSC Social Workers Debbie Budd and Teri Checket, and Natick Culural District, Athena Pandolf in this overview of how to access information! We’ll look at local sources to find out about fun events, local news, emergency information, social services and Town of Natick government including voter registration, Town Meeting and Boards and Committee meetings as well as signing up for Natick Community Senior Center events through Community Pass. Whether you are new to Natick and this area or a seasoned resident, you’ll find out some new information to help you stay informed and in the loop! Q & A and handout.
MICHELANGELO AND THE SISTINE CHAPEL- ZOOM
Wednesday, October 26, 1:30-2:30, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540.
The Sistine Chapel is one of the most beautiful and most famous works of art in the world. Dive into Michelangelo’s inspiration and process (did he really lie down as he painted the ceiling?) and consider how the masterwork has been altered by time and restoration. This is a presentation from Culturally Curious, hosted by Jane Oneail, with a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. She has taught at Southern NHU, was Executive Director at the Currier Museum of Art. Thank you to Whitney Place, Assisted Living and Memory Care, Natick for sponsoring this program.
ON LOCATION: A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE BOCH CENTER – IN PERSON
Thursday, October 27, 11:00am-12:30pm, free, Call the center to register 508-647-6540.
Please join Scott Towers, Director of Special Projects and Theatre Historian in this exclusive behind the scenes look at the historic Boch Center Wang Theatre with over 95 years of history shown through 100 photos and stories of some of the amazing shows and artists who have performed here, ranging from the Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John to Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli, Bruce Springsteen and more! A trivia game will round out the event with a prize for the winner!