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Join us for this weekly exploration every Tuesday from 11:00am-noon of a range of talks given by experts in their fields. Zoom from home or join us at the center to watch in person. 
July 2- World Heritage Sites- Iceland’s Great Assembly at Thingvellir & The West Norwegian Fjords
July 9- World Heritage Sites- Mount Fuji, the Symbol of Japan & Japah’s Himeji, the Great White Heron Castle
July 16- World Heritage Sites- Persepolis, The Great Persian Capital & Samarra Of Iraq and Abbasid Caliphate
July 23- World Heritage Sites- Teotihuacan, Largest City of Mesoamerica & Timbuktu, Islam’s Center by the Sahara
July 30- World Heritage Sites- Ancient Egyptian Thebes & Angokor Wat, the Great Khmer Temple
Every Tuesday (7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30) 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.
Join Sharon as we visit museums from around the world. Mondays 3:00-4:00 pm, free
July 1- Fashioned by Sargent
July 8- NO Mondays at a Museum
July 15- Tiny Treasures: the magic of miniatures
July 22- Jewelry Up Close with a Curator
July 29- Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina
August 5- Photography and the American South since 1845
August 12- Sky & Sea: Understanding Climate Resilience and Innovation through Dutch Art
August 19- Ancient Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals
August 26- Turner: Forerunner
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY - a talk with Paolo DiGregorio
Tuesday, July 9, 1:30-2:30pm, free
The Statue of Liberty is an international icon, a symbol recognized around the world.  Yet, most people do not know the story behind the statue.  This talk will explore how and why the statue was built, what the original symbolism of the statue meant, and what the statue means to millions of people today.  Along the way, we will meet some of the colorful characters who were involved in creating this symbol of our nation, and learn some interesting facts about Lady Liberty. G. A. Di Gregorio, the Artifactual Scholar, is an historian, archaeologist, and educator with a passion for telling the stories of our past.  He has presented numerous historical lectures and discussions on a variety of topics in American, European, and World history. 
Mr. Di Gregorio is a Visiting Lecturer in the History Department at Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, MA) and an Instructor in the Anthropology Department at Wheaton College (Norton, MA).  Additionally, he has several years of experience as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service and as a professional archaeologist.
Tuesday, July 16, 1:30pm, free
Kick back and enjoy classic summer hits from the Beatles, Beach Boys, Elvis and more with vocalist/tenor, Michael Goodwin. It’s a multi-media presentation with performance, lecture and video clips and audience participation encouraged to sing along! Wear your Hawaiian shirt/summer ensemble!  Refreshments included. 
CULTURALLY CURIOUS- Revolutionary design: Modern Architecture in New England
Wednesday, July 17, 1:30-2:30pm, free
New England is known for its history and its traditions, but it is also home to some daring and inventive modern designs from some of the world’s leading architects. Frank Lloyd Wright, Gropius and Maya Lin to name a few that we’ll discuss.  Thank you to Whitney Place for sponsoring this program! 
Monday, July 22, 1:00-2:00pm, free
Come and be a contestant on our LIVE game show Wheel of Fortune with MC Kevin Richman.  In this fun competition, you will compete for prizes while solving word puzzles on the Wheel of Fortune, spinning giant carnival wheel.  Snacks and beverages included!

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 Rool Up or Vegetarian Roll Up (choose lunch option at registration). Back on land, we have some free time in downtown Hyannis to shop and enjoy a complimentary ice cream cone at Katie’s Ice Cream Shop. 
Registration Deadline is Monday, July 1.
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. Questions? Please call Sharon at Natick CSC 508-647-6540 X1907, [email protected]
Thursday, July 25, noon-2:00pm, $12.00 per person due at registration
Nothing screams summer like BBQ and your favorite tunes! Join us for Tennessee’s BBQ choose BBQ Chicken pieces or BBQ Ribs, sides include cornbread, Mac & Cheese and Southern Style Green Beans and beverages and ice cream novelties. DJ Kevin Richman will spin classic summer tunes. Dance, sing-along, chat with friends and enjoy the lunch! DJ Kevin will take requests too