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Walking Group - In Person - Wellesley College with Natick Community Senior Center, call to register 508-647-6540. 

Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 am, free- Drop-In

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Meet us for our weekly walk around Wellesley College. Meet at the Sports Center visitor parking lot off Central St. 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. Meet in the FIRST parking lot after the entry on the left after the hill/next to the soccer fields, 900 Washington St.   Goes rain or shine. Questions- [email protected], 508-647-6540 X1907

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

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. Everyone is welcome to join for some guided meditation, some quiet sitting and some reflection with Q & A and sharing.

Mondays At A Museum- October: Monday 3-4pm, free, with Natick Community Senior Center, call to register 508-647-6540. 

Join us as we visit museums all over the world and view artwork with commentary by artists, curators and more. 

October 2- NO Mondays at a Museum

October 9- Indigenous People’s Day- COA CLOSED

October 16-MFA Native American Art

October 23-Constable, Velazquez at the Frick

October 30- Funerary Practices in Egypt

Meetup At The McMullen Museum At Boston College

Monday, October 16, 10:00am, free, with Natick Community Senior Center, call to register 508-647-6540. 

Meet at 2101 Commonwealth Ave, the McMullen Museum on the campus of Boston College for a docent-led tour of their collection. The McMullen Museum’s permanent collection spans the history of art from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas in many media. A special exhibit, Gateway to Himalayan Art will be on display. Parking lot and street parking available.

Climate Preparedness- In Person

Tuesday, October 17, 1:00-2:00pm, free, at Natick Community Senior Center, call to register 508-647-6540. 

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will share resources about climate preparedness that were developed by residents of the Town of Natick, and the City of Framingham in summer of 2023. These resources include steps that residents should consider taking to prepare for climate emergencies, such as extreme heat and severe storms.

Understanding Medicare- In Person

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30-7:30 pm, free, 

If you are close to age 65 or already on Medicare, this class is for you! Learn how Medicare works and the choices available. Dan Williams from The Dover Group, will cover: looking at how parts A, B, C and D are integrated; Medicare Advantage; pros and cons of HMOs, PPOs and Medigap plans; taking Medicare if you’re still employed; avoiding late sign up penalties and long-term care expenses.

Internet Research For Genealogy - Zoom

Wednesday, October 18, 1:30-2:30 pm, free, call to register 508-647-6540

Join genealogist, Seema  Kenney to explore search techniques that should make finding any type of information on the Internet easier. Both subscription and free sites will be discussed. Handout and lists of sites will be available. 

Sarah Gardner Jazz Trio- In Person: Monday, October 23, 1:30-2:30pm, free

A Halloween surprise! Join vocalist, Sarah Gardner and her trio playing favorite jazz standards including I Put a Spell on You, The House is Haunted, Jeepers Creepers, Moon Ray and more. Halloween theme refreshments will be served - apple cider, Halloween decorated cookies, pumpkin muffins. Thank you to our sponsor Whitney Place, Assisted Living Residences, Natick. 

Day Trip- Salem Cross Inn & Quabbin Reservoir

Tuesday, October 24, $125 pp due upon registration, 9:00 am departure from Fisk Methodist Church, 107 Walnut St, Natick, return approximately 4:30 pm.

Join us today for a lovely fall day trip to rural Central Massachusetts.  The highlight of our day will be a lovely luncheon at the Salem Cross Inn. The Salem Cross Inn is a National Historic Landmark, and is still owned and operated by descendants of Peregrine White, born on the Mayflower.  Built in 1705, the structure features extensive antique furnishings. Choose your entrée at registration: Classic Yankee Pot Roast with Pan Gravy or Old Fashioned Chicken Pie. We will have a guided tour of the Quabbin Reservoir, an amazing “accidental wilderness” with an equally amazing history when its creation caused four towns to be “drowned.”  The great city of Boston and 45 surrounding towns gets its water supply from the Quabbin.  A visit to Breezelands Orchards is also included and a bag of apples given to you!

Registration deadline is Monday, October 16.

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]

Culturally Curious- Shaken: Art That Rocked The World- Zoom

Wednesday, October 25, 1:30-2:30pm, free, call to register 508-647-6540

The history of art is felled with stories of paintings and sculptures that ruffled feathers and riled audiences. Sometimes artists intended to make a splash and sometimes they unintentionally fell into controversy. This program considers some of the biggest scandals in the art world in terms of dubious reception and includes works such as Donatello’s David, Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass and Sargent’s famous Madame X. 

Creatures Of The Night- In Person And Zoom

Thursday, October 26, 1:00-2:00pm, free, call to register 508-647-6540

Join Joy Marzolf from The Joys of Nature. From bats to fireflies, frogs and more, learn about the animals that come out in our neighborhoods at night. Many of these animals include important predators, such as bats, frogs and owls, and help us unseen under the cover of darkness. Some of these animals, such as fireflies, are also under threat. Learn what you can do to help these amazing creatures of the night! Thank you to Whitney Place for sponsoring this program.