Community – Senior Center News And Events
WALKING GROUP - IN PERSON
Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 am, free- Drop-In
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & June 6, 13, 20, 27
Meet us in the parking lot at Wellesley College Sports Center (by the tennis courts Central St- a one way entrance/exit) This casual walk is a great way to start the day, meet new people, get outside and move! Please wear sneakers/walking shoes, and any other outdoor stuff you need. Goes rain or shine. Questions? [email protected]
BORROW OUR MEMBER PASS
Passes must be reserved in advance by calling our Center at 508-647-6540 x1908
between 9:00 am-4:00 pm on Monday-Thursday and 9:00 am-2:00 pm on Friday.
TOWER HILL BOTANIC GARDENS
11 French Drive, Boylston, MA
Open year-round, 7 days a week, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
We have six available admissions per day.
The pass may be reserved in person or by phone 508-647-6540 and can be picked up at the Center or emailed to you. Thank you to Whitney Place for sponsoring this program.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION- ZOOM & IN PERSON
Every Thursday with Sharon 2:00-2:40 pm. This meditation is audio only and participants are muted, call to register 508-647-6540.
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- MAY- ZOOM
Mondays from 3:00-4:00 pm, free. We visit museums all over the world and view artwork. Call to register 508-647-6540.
commentary by artists, docents, curators and others.
May 1- Vermeer
May 8- St Louis Art Museum- Mexico and Pueblo Painting
May 15- The Frick Collection
May 22- Flowers in European Art
May 29- Memorial Day, Center closed
HEAT PUMPS FOR HOMEOWNERS - PARTY (Free Pizza!) A NEW WAY TO HEAT/COOL YOUR HOME!
Monday, May 15, 7:00 pm, free, rsvp call 508-647-6540
Electrifying your home’s heating and cooling system with a heat pump is one of the most effective ways to make your home more comfortable and reduce your carbon footprint. In this session, you’ll learn about cold-climate air-source heat pumps and find out how to: evaluate what type is right for your home, choose a vendor, maximize incentives, and compare quotes. Experts from Mass Save, the Natick Sustainability Committee, HeatSmart Alliance and neighbors who have installed heat pumps will be available to answer your questions. Hosted by Jillian Wilson-Martin, Director of Sustainability for Natick. And since this is a party, pizza and snacks will be served!
A SEASONAL SPRINGING TO LIFE-VERNAL POOLS AND THEIR WILDLIFE- IN PERSON & ZOOM
Tuesday, May 16, 1:30-2:30pm, free, call to register 508-647-6540.
Join nature expert, Joy Marzolf from The Joys of Natureto learn about this springtime occurrence. What is a vernal pool? It is an essential seasonal habitat for many species from salamanders to wood frogs and many other species. Learn about these seasonal pools and the many creatures that might inhabit them during the year.
LORNA’S SUMMER BOOKS PREVIEW -ZOOM
Wednesday, May 17, 1:30-2:30 pm, free, call to register 508-647-6540.
Join book buyer expert Lorna Ruby from Wellesley Books as she previews new books coming out for the summer. She’ll highlight fiction, non-fiction, mystery and other surprises that you’ll want to add to your summer reading list.
BEEYONDER- THE GREAT PYRAMIDS BY CAMEL- ZOOM
Thursday, May 18, 10:00-11:00am, free, call to register 508-647-6540.
Come join me as we take a ride through the desert around the Giza plateau, taking in the last of the seven wonders of the world. We will get up close to the great pyramids as I take you back to the time of the builder and the pharaohs who commissioned them. We will start off by taking a look the great sphinx before mounting our camel and riding up the giant causeway making our way round the great pyramids out to one of the most iconic views on earth in this LIVE WALKING TOUR! Zoom link will be sent out a week in advance.
CULTURALLY CURIOUS- FRIDA KHALO-LOVE, PAIN, PAINTING- ZOOM
Thursday, May 18, 1:30-2:30pm, free, call to register 508-647-6540.
Frida Kahlo has become a household name in recent years, with movies, books
and countless products dedicated to her art and likeness. This program will go
beyond the artist’s famous facial hair and penetrating stare and explore her life
and her work, particularly as it relates to the trolley accident she survived as a
teen and her passionate and often tumultuous marriage to fellow artist Diego
Rivera. . Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Hispanic Heritage! Thanks to Whitney Place, Natick for sponsoring this program!
BASIC ESTATE PLANNING & HEALTHCARE PLANNING FOR ELDERS- IN PERSON
Tuesday, May 23, 1:30-2:30pm, free, call to register 508-647-6540.
Elder Law Attorney Tim Loff will look at how to protect yourself and help your loved ones help you during your “Golden Years”. Topics include: Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Medical Privacy Forms and Burial Directives. Will have hand-outs and Q & A.
Join us for our upcoming Day Trips- Registration is OPEN’ Come by the center to register, 117 East Central St, Natick or through Community Pass.
Plymouth, Ma- Mayflower II & Pilgrim Belle
Thursday, June 22, $155 per person, 9:00 am departure from Fisk Methodist Church, 107 Walnut St, Natick and return approximately 5:00 pm.
Explore Plymouth from land & sea beginning at the famous Pawtuxet and Plymouth Colony where history comes alive with a 30-minute guided tour followed by boarding the Mayflower II to see how the original settlers made the challenging journey to the New World. LUNCH will be at Tavern on the Wharf at the waterfront including: cup of New England clam chowder; choice of entrée: Baked Cod, Chicken Marsala or New York Sirloin with mashed potato and vegetable followed by brownie sundae dessert, coffee/tea (iced or hot) or soft drink included. We round out the day with a leisurely narrated tour aboard the Pilgrim Belle paddlewheel boat and a tour of the harbor. Lastly, shopping on your own at the waterfront shops and return home! A FULL day of land and sea exploration!
Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 31. Space is limited.
Please note: There is some walking, stairs, uneven surfaces and standing for this day trip. This is a non-refundable purchase. Questions? Please call Sharon at Natick CSC 508-647-6540 X1907, [email protected]
Foster’s Downeast Clambake And Isles Of Shoals Cruise, Me
Tuesday, July 25, $140 per person due upon registration. Motor coach departs 9:15am from Fisk Methodist church, 107 Walnut St, Natick and returns approximately 7:00pm.
Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruise
Wednesday, August 16, $120 per person due upon registration; 9:15 am departure from Fisk Methodist church, 107 Walnut St, Natick, returning approximately 4:00pm
Turkey Train, Nh
Friday, September 22, $115 pp due upon registration, 9:45amdeparture from Fisk Methodist Church, 107 Walnut St, Natick, return approximately 6:45pm.
Salem Cross Inn
Tuesday, October 24, $125 pp due upon registration, 9:00 amdeparture from Fisk Methodist Church, 107 Walnut St, Natick, return approximately 4:30 pm.
Newport Mansions At Christmas Time
Wednesday, November 29, $125 per person due upon registration, 8:45 am departure from Fisk Methodist Church, 107 Walnut St, Natick, return approximately 5:45 pm.