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Natick Community Senior Center

Natick Community 
Senior Center
117 East Central St.; call for more information and to register for free events, 508-647-6540.
Meditation- Hybrid
Join Sharon every Monday and Thursday, 2:00-2:40pm, free for some quiet meditation sitting and some guided meditation. 
Mondays At A Museum-  In Person
Mondays 3:00-4:00pm, free
We’ll watch documentaries & lectures about art in person at the center- TV room. 
April 1- Pisarro – Father of Impressionism 1 hr 34 min. Born in the West Indies, Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris, and by the age of 43 had corralled a group of enthusiastic artists into a new collective. Their first show was scorned by the critics, but the group had acquired a new name: the Impressionists. 
April 8- Dorothea Lang- Grab a Hunk of Lightning1 hr 52 min. More than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Lange’s life and lens — her creations and achievements, her tragedies and losses. Known for her powerful images from the Great Depression, her haunting “Migrant Mother” remains emblematic of that period. 

April 15- Center closed Patriot’s Day
April 22- Quintessential Van Gogh-  55 minutes. Join art historian Dr. Matthew Palczynski to explore Van Gogh’s most celebrated works, set within the context of Impressionism and its offspring, the budding Post-Impressionism movement. Learn why Van Gogh’s color is always about setting the mood.
April 29- The Young Michelangelo- 55 minutes. Join Renaissance art historian Elaine Ruffolo as we follow the beginnings of Michelangelo’s career in Florence by exploring his relationship with the Medici Bankers, the period of religious and political crisis under Girolamo Savonarola and Michelangelo’s contentious relationship with Pope Julius II.
Weekly Walks- Tuesdays
Every Tuesday (4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30) meet us at 9:30 am at Wellesley College to walk the paths on campus. We meet at the Sports Center Complex Visitor Parking- entrance off Central St/135 (one-way entrance/exit). We will walk as a group for an hour led by Sharon or other volunteer, wear comfortable shoes/sneakers, dress appropriately for the weather, goes rain or shine. Free, registration requested. 

Understanding The Us Constitution Part 3- Talk With Rick Tulipano- In Person
How America Accepted the Constitution
Thursday, April 4, 1:30-2:30pm, free
In this final program of our 3-part series on the U.S. Constitution, we’ll see just how difficult it was for the Americans of each state to accept the U.S. Constitution. We’ll also see why the Bill of Rights made the Constitution more palatable to citizens who worried about the specter of a power-hungry government. 
Springtime Celebration With Music- Michael Leidig- Piano/Voice
Tuesday, April 9, 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. 
Meet Up At Walden Pond
Wednesday, April 17, 10:00am, free, RSVP required
Meet at the Visitor’s Center, 915 Walden St, Concord. RSVP required and parking is limited, please carpool! Join us at the historic Walden State Park and reflect back in time to the mid-1800›s. Experience the connection with nature that inspired Henry David Thoreau›s Walden. We’ll get a park ranger talk at the replica of Thoreau›s single-room cabin and view the lovely video overview at the Visitor’s Center. Optional- we’ll walk around the pond—allow one hour for this. This program will be held rain or shine. 
Culturally Curious-  Claude Monet: Impressions From Nature- Zoom
Wednesday, April 17, 1:30-2:30pm, free
Claude Monet was the founder of French Impressionism, a
revolutionary style that involves working outside and rapidly executing sketchy paintings to capture momentary effects of light and shadow. Monet returned to familiar outdoor subjects throughout his career, culminating with his beloved series on the water lilies in his garden in Giverny. This program traces the artist’s life and career and includes many of his most beloved works. Image: Claude Monet. Nympheas, 1919. Musee Marmottan. Thank you to Whitney Place for sponsoring this program!
NPS Elementary School Artwork On Display
Wednesday, April 24- Monday, May 20. Come and admire the beautiful creations of the art students from NPS Elementary Schools.
Michael Goodwin Broadway Songs Part 2- In Person
Thursday, April 25, 1:00-2:00 pm, free
Everyone LOVED Michaels Broadway Songs Part 1, so he’ll be back! Join us though the Golden Age of Musical Theater with vocalist/tenor, Michael Goodwin including Brigadoon, My Fair Lady and more. It’s a multi-media presentation with performance, lecture and video clips and audience participation encouraged to sing along! We’ll sample songs from classic Broadway shows. Sponsored by-  Riverbend of South Natick, Thomas Upham House of Medfield, Timothy Daniels House of Holliston- Three Exceptional Short Term Rehab & Skilled Nursing Facilities close to home.
The Joys Of Nature- Live Animal Talk- Endangered Species- Hybrid
Monday, April 29, 1:30-2:30pm, free
Join Joy Marzolf in person or virtually for a talk about helping endangered species. What is an endangered species? Why are many animals and their habitats disappearing? Learn about endangered species in the wild here in New England, and around the world, and what we can all do to help them. Don’t miss meeting some of their animal relatives up close and personal- turtle, snake, alligator etc. 
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.
Cape Ann
Wednesday, May 8, $126.00 per person (non-refundable purchase). Bus departs from Fisk Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St, Natick at 10:00 am returning approximately 6:30 pm.   Registration Deadline is Tuesday, April 16.
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.  
Mt Washington Cog Railway Tour
Tuesday, May 21, $143.10 per person (non-refundable purchase.  Bus departs from Fisk Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St, Natick at 7:30 amreturning approximately 8:00 pm. Registration Deadline is Monday, April 29.
Join us for a fun ride up Mt Washington with the Cog Railway in Bretton Woods! We arrive at the summit for picture taking and sightseeing. We’ll have a box lunch before the train ride at the base of the mountain, choose ham & cheese sandwich or turkey sandwich; included in the box lunch is bottle of water, chips and a cookie. We’ll have time to browse the gift shop and museum before the train ride. This is a must do experience! 
Newport Flower Show At Marble House
Friday, June 21, $126.10, per person (non-refundable purchase) Bus departs from Fisk Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St, Natick at 9:00 am returning approximately 6:30 pm. Registration Deadline is Thursday, May 30.
Join us for the annual Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff Mansion. First stop is lunch at Johnny’s/Wyndham Resort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Newport’s Easton Pond. Please choose your entrée at registration: Baked Stuffed Scrod, Chicken Piccata or Pasta Primavera. After lunch we go to the Rosecliff with gorgeous floral displays and gardens. We have some free time downtown Newport before returning home. 
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.  Registration Deadline is Monday, July 1.
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. 
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.   Registration Deadline is Tuesday, July 16.
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. 
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. Registration Deadline is Tuesday, July 16.
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 hotel porch.
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.  Registration Deadline is Tuesday, September 3
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!  
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.