Community – Senior Center February news
MONDAYS AT A MUSEUM- ZOOM
Mondays 3:00-4:00pm, free
Join Sharon as we look at fine art in museums across the world.
February 5- Black Artists - National Gallery of Art
February 12- Matisse, Derain and a love story
February 19, 26 no Mondays at a Museum
CULTURALLY CURIOUS - Kehinde Wiley: Color & Splendor- ZOOM
Tuesday, February 6, 1:30-2:30pm, free
Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Obama cemented his status in the contemporary art world as an artist that mixes Grand Manner portraiture traditions, intricate patterns and designs, and a vibrant, technicolor palette.
His paintings, which most often depict contemporary African American subjects, examine visual codes for power and challenge expectations. This program explores the artist’s life and provides an overview of his works and inspiration. Thank you to Whitney Place for sponsoring this program!
UNDERSTANDING THE US CONSTITUTION- PART 1 - IN PERSON
Why is there a Constitution?
Thursday, February 8, 1:30-2:30pm, free
Join Rick Tulipano, historian for this fascinating 3-part series on the US Constitution. Part 1 – Why is there a Constitution? We’ll look at the problems that pushed America’s leaders to write a constitution in 1787. We’ll see how close those men came to giving up and leaving America as a collection of thirteen separate countries. Be sure to mark your calendar for part 2- What does the Constitution actually say?,Thursday, March 7, 1:30 and part 3- How America accepted the Constitution, Thursday, April 4, 1:30pm.
VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION WITH MUSIC- MICHAEL LEIDIG- PIANO/VOICE
Tuesday, February, 13, 12:30-1:30 pm, free
Michael Leidig is a jazz/classical pianist from Dedham performs frequently at community centers, libraries and restaurants throughout MA. His solo piano performances have been described as a mellifluous impressionistic blend of well-known jazz, blues, classical, rock, and pop music. Michael is known for his eclectic medleys spanning centuries and musical genres weaving interpretations of a wide variety of music from jazz greats like Nat King Cole & Bill Evans, to rock artists such as The Beatles, Elvis, & John Denver to classical composers including Chopin, Mozart & Pachelbel. For this program, Michael will include a selection of music related to Valentine’s Day. Sponsored by Riverbend Associates, Rehabilitation Associates / Riverbend of South Natick
THE JOYS OF NATURE TRAVEL TALK- AUSTRALIA- HYBRID
Wednesday, February 28, 1:30-2:30pm, free
Join Joy Marzolf in person or virtually as we travel to Australia. Flying, hopping, crawling, swimming…The wildlife of Australia is truly unique. Tour through the temperate rainforests of Southern Queensland and the tropical rainforests of the Northeast. Enjoy views from above, and then below, as we visit the home of “Nemo” and many other beautiful creatures found on the Great Barrier Reef.
2024 TRIPS with Natick Community Senior Center
For more information, please call Sharon at Natick CSC 508-647-6540 X1907, [email protected]. Please note for all trips: There is some walking, stairs, uneven surfaces and standing for this day trip. This is a non-refundable purchase. Register at the Center, 117 East Central St or online through Community Pass.
DAY TRIP- ST PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION
Tuesday, March 12, $125.00 per person (non-refundable purchase), Bus departs from Fisk Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St, Natick at 8:45 am returning approximately 5:45pm.
We travel to Aqua Turf, Southington, CT- a lovely venue for parties surrounded by landscaped gardens. Join us for Live music with Padraig Allen and the McLean Avenue Band for Irish music and Irish Step Dancers. Adding a classic Irish lunch of Corned Beef and Cabbage or Baked Cod- choose at registration. Also included is coffee and donuts and a glass or wine or beer. May the luck of the Irish be with you to win a door prize before you depart.
Registration Deadline is Monday, February 19.
DAY TRIP TO ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM, BOSTON
Wednesday, April 10, (non-refundable purchase), Cost is $117.00 includes luxury bus, lunch, museum entrance. Please come by the center to register and pay or online through community Pass, call for more information 508-647-6540. Bus departs from Fisk Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St, Natick at 10:15 am returning approximately 6:30 pm.
This is the most spectacular time to visit the Gardner Museum when the annual Nasturtium Flowers are on display in the Venetian-Style Courtyard. Three floors of galleries surround the courtyard with paintings, sculpture, tapestries, furniture and decorative arts. Our trip will start with lunch at the Venezia Restaurant, please choose your entrée: Baked Haddock, Chicken Parmigiana or Pasta Primavera. After lunch we’ll stop at the Prudential Center to browse the shops, then we are off to Isabella Steward Gardner Museum for a self-guided tour.
Registration Deadline is Tuesday, March 19.
DAY TRIP TO BLITHEWOLD MANSION
Monday, April 22, $117, non-refundable, payable at registration. Luxury bus departs from Fisk Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St, Natick at 8:45am, returns approximately 5:45pm.
The turn of the century Blithewold Mansion and 33 acre estate in Bristol Rhode Island is the perfect day trip getaway. The gardens surrounding the house and abutting Naragansett Bay are spectacular with woodland spring flowers and over 50,000 daffodils! Savor the ambience of life during the Country Place Era as you dine on scones, tea sandwiches and more. After lunch, enjoy a little time strolling downtown Newport before heading home.
Registration Deadline is Friday, March 29.
DAY TRIP- CAPE ANN
Wednesday, May 8, $126.00 per person (non-refundable purchase), come by the center to register and pay or online through community Pass, call for more information 508-647-6540. Bus departs from Fisk Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St, Natick at 10:00 amreturning approximately 6:30 pm.
Join us in this visit to America’s Oldest Port, Cape Ann. We begin in Salem for a buffet lunch at the Sea Level Restaurant. A professional guide will join our bus for a 2-hour guided tour of Essex, Rockport and Gloucester. After the tour, we end up at downtown Rockport to browse the stores and art galleries or you can sit by the water and admire the views. Registration Deadline is Tuesday, April 16.
DAY TRIP- LOBSTER ROLL CRUISE- DENNIS ON THE CAPE
Tuesday, July 23, $116.10, non-refundable, payable at registration. Luxury bus departs from Fisk Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St, Natick at 10:00am, returns approximately 6:15 pm.
Join us as we head to Dennis on Cape Cod launching on our dinner cruise boat. Enjoy views of Sesuit Harbor on the calm waters of Cape Cod Bay while you enjoy a choice of Lobster Roll, Roast Beef Roll Up or Vegetarian Roll Up (choose lunch option at registration). Back on land, we have some free time in downtown Hyannis to shop.
Registration Deadline is Monday, July 1.
DAY TRIP TO ESSEX STEAM TRAIN AND RIVERBOAT
Thursday, August 8, $140.00, non-refundable, payable at registration. Luxury bus departs from Fisk Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St, Natick at 8:45am, returns approximately 5:30pm.
Join us as we head down to Essex, CT boarding Essex Steam Train. We will enjoy lunch in the dining car while we take in the beautiful countryside of meadows and farms. Please choose: Beef Tips with gravy, Baked chicken or Vegetarian Plate at time of registration. We will get off the train at Deep River Station to board the Riverboat for a relaxing ride along the Connecticut River.
Registration Deadline is Tuesday, July 16.
DAY TRIP TO BLOCK ISLAND
Tuesday, August 20, $140.00, non-refundable, payable at registration. Luxury bus departs from Fisk Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St, Natick at 6:45am, returns approximately 6:15 pm.
Step back in time to relaxing Block Island starting with ferry ride from Point Judith, RI to the Island. We’ll start with an Island Tour approximately 1hr 15’ with a stop at the historical Southeast Light. Afterwards we lunch at the National Hotel on the waterfront. Please choose: Pan Seared Chicken Breast, Pasta Pomodori or Flame Grilled Salmon for lunch at your registration. After lunch we’ll have time to walk and shop in the Old Harbor downtown or just relax on the porch at the hotel.
Registration Deadline is Tuesday, July 16.
DAY TRIP TO NEWPORT PLAYHOUSE- Run For Your Wife
Wednesday, September 25, $134.10, non-refundable, payable at registration. Luxury bus departs from Fisk Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St, Natick at 9:00am, returns approximately 5:45 pm.
A FUN filled afternoon at this dinner theatre with buffet lunch, wonderful play and cabaret. The feature play, 1982 British comedy by Cooney, Run For Your Wife, shows John Smith who has two wives, two lives and a very precise schedule for juggling them both. When John Smith is mugged, ending up in the hospital, both his addresses surface, causing both the Streatham and Wimbledon police to investigate. Comedy ensues as Smith tries hopelessly to explain himself with the help of his upstairs neighbor. Lunch is a hearty buffet with hot/cold foods, main entrees, side dishes, beverages and homemade desserts. You will not be disappointed!
Registration Deadline is Tuesday, September 3
DAY TRIP TO TURKEY TRAIN, NH
Thursday, October 10, $126.00 non-refundable, payable at registration. Luxury bus departs from Fisk Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St, Natick at 9:45 am, returns approximately 6:45 pm.
Begin your day with a beautiful scenic drive up to Meredith, New Hampshire where we will board the Winnipesaukee “Turkey Train” at the Hobo Railroad. This two-hour scenic train ride, through the countryside and fall foliage is complete with a delicious full turkey dinner with all the fixin’s provided by Hart’s Turkey Farm. After our train excursion and on the way home, we stop at Moulton Farm which dates back to 1890’s, in the heart of the Lakes Region.
Registration deadline Wednesday, September 18.