Ever Growing - Never Old

Groups, Learning and Instruction

HOLIDAY CERAMIC WINTER TREES WORKSHOP with Artist Paula Borg on Tuesday, December 5 and December 12 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Come and create a beautiful set of 3 cone shaped tree luminaries using clay. What a perfect way to light up your home or make a beautiful holiday gift for someone on your list.  Please sign up in advance by calling the Senior Center at 781-834-5581.  Cost: $45 includes all supplies. Max:16

SIXTY PLUS CLUB Annual Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, December 6 at 12:00 pm.   Please join the 60+ Club at Haddad’s Restaurant at 12:00pm. The cost is $25 per person to be paid by November 29.  Please indicate your entrée choice of either Broiled Haddock or Stuffed Chicken Breast on your check made out to the Marshfield 60 Plus Club and drop off at the COA Front desk.

TECHNOLOGY HELP from Ventress Library Reference Desk Librarian on Thursday, December 7 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.Join Erica Ruscio from the Ventress Library here at the Senior Center where she will assist with technical questions about your phone or tablet and guidance about technology. She will be here monthly on the first Thursday of each month.  Erica can also help you set up Libby or Hoopla which are free ways to borrow e-books, audiobooks and videos on your devices!  Learn more about this fantastic feature. All you need is a library card and a device. Schedule an appointment by calling 781-834-5581.

TRAIN THE BRAIN with Mary Whidden on Monday, December 11 at 11:00 am.  Exercising your brain is like exercising your body- with the right program, you can keep your brain strong, agile, and adaptable. Bring your friends and have a fun and engaging time with word games, brainteasers, word problems, and trivia quizzes that will strengthen these mental functions:  long term memory, working memory, executive functioning, attention to detail, multitasking, and processing speed. Give your brain the kind of workout that stimulates neurogenesis- the process of rejuvenating the brain by growing new brain cells.  Sign up in advance. Cost: $5 at time of class. Class minimum 7 and maximum 20.

THERAPY GARDENS with Dave presents “Festive Soups”on Monday, December 11 at 1:00 pm.   What is more thoughtful than making an edible gift for someone else?  Besides, most people have too much stuff these days. Join Therapy Gardens to hear about easy and thoughtful gifts from homemade mixes to sauces, pickles, cookies, and more.  There will be something for everyone (even your pesky son-in-law).  Sign up in advance.  Suggested Donation $2.00.  Limit 30 

ACCESSING FREE EDUCATIONAL & ENTERTAINMENT RESOURCES ONLINE with Robin Billing on Tuesday, December 12 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.  This informational workshop will focus on how to access a variety of free online educational and entertainment resources.  Some hands-on work will be included, so feel free to bring your iPhone to the workshop. We will explore digital resources available through the public library, other educational and entertainment media (e.g. TED talks and podcasts), and virtual tours around the world including US national parks and worldwide museums.  Cost: $10  Limit: 15

ANTIQUE PICTURE POSTCARDS W/ DAVID G. ALLEN on Wednesday, December 13 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm.  You are invited to enjoy over a thousand historic scenes of Marshfield and all the villages, showing hotels and buildings that are no longer existing.  Also, you may see your neighborhood and the house you now live in.  If you are a collector and have any duplicate postcards to trade bring them along.  You can also bring your collection and share your stories with us or just come in and enjoy the display!

KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEETING on Wednesday, December 13 at 12:30 pm.  The Korean War Veterans meet at the Senior Center on the second Wednesday of the month.  All are welcome!

CARD MAKING WITH EILEEN “CARDSHAC” on Thursday, December 14 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  Learn how to make special holiday themed cards for all sorts of occasions and make 2 cards to take home with you.  Eileen says to bring your good humor and a willingness to follow instructions but there will be plenty of room for self-expression.  All supplies will be provided. The class cost is $10.00 due at class. Maximum class size is 6, minimum of 2.  Please sign up in advance at the Senior Center or by calling 781-834-5581.

ANGEL GARDNERS presents: “A Holiday Arrangement Workshop on Friday, December 15 at 1:00 pm.  Please join us in creating a beautiful holiday flower arrangement. The Gardeners will help you create a colorful bouquet that you can take home and enjoy or give as a gift. The Angels will walk you through the steps of putting this together and will provide the materials needed. Please bring snippers and or scissors. Please sign up by December 11. Cost is $15 to help defray the cost of materials. Limit 15

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP on Monday, December 18 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.  This month we will be reading the book “The Christmas Dress” by Courtney Cole. Only 6 books are available for pick up at the Ventress Library.

MASS AUDUBON presents “Wounders of Winter - Weather and Climate” on Thursday, December 21 at 1:00 pm.   The iconic blankets of winter snow in Massachusetts provide opportunities to enjoy seasonal activities outdoors, as well as the perfect excuse to curl up inside with a good book. Get to know the weather dynamics that make this possible with us online. You will learn how winter weather works and the relationship between short term weather occurrences and long-term climate trends. How might winter in Massachusetts change over the next 100 years? Sign up ahead. Please sign up ahead. Limit of 60.

Elders LGBTQ+ and Friends Gathering on Tuesday, December 26 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Join us for a monthly meeting for LBGTQ+ Friends and Allies.  Gatherings will feature topics of interest, movies, activities, lectures, shows and meals together. We will have opportunities to share resources of interest and plan for future activities.  Light refreshments served.

NEW VETERAN’S MONTHLY COFFEE on Wednesday, December 27 at 10:00 am.  Join other veterans for a monthly coffee at the Marshfield Senior Center. It will be a time for fellowship and casual conversation. Representatives from the Marshfield Veteran’s Services will be there.

ANTIQUE SLIDESHOW presents “New York Impressionists Painters” on Thursday, December 28 at 1:00 pm.  Both utilitarian and decorative, clocks have enjoyed prominent locations in American homes since colonial times.  On Thursday, November 16 at 1:00 pm a slideshow will be presented on Antique American Clocks.  Skilled cabinetmakers fashioned clock cases while colonial mechanisms of American clocks were generally imported until the mid-nineteenth century.  Industrialization lowered clock prices and families were able to afford multiple clocks. However, remarkable and unique clocks continued to be produced for wealthy homes and public spaces.  This program will survey fine examples of American clocks and the craftsmen who fashioned them. The speaker will be antiques writer Bob Jackman.  OPTIONAL:  If you have an antiques American clock, bring it to the show, and Bob will be happy to offer comments.  Admission is free.  While the talk will be organized around a sequence of 80 slides, the atmosphere will be informal with questions and answers throughout the presentation.  Expect to learn a bit, share some laughs, and have a good time.  Please sign up in advance.

MEN’S BREAKFAST will be back in January!

WOMEN’S GROUP w/BARBARA LEARY will be back in January!

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH on Thursdays from 10:00 am - 11:00 am.  This one hour conversational Spanish at 10:00 am is particularly for those who need extra time trying out their Spanish. Absolute beginners are invited to sit in and get the flavor. Cost $6.00 per class.        

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH on Thursdays from 11:15 am - 12:15 pm.  Intermediate Spanish for those with some level of Spanish. Brush up on your skills! Cost: $6.00 per class   

WOODCARVING WORKSHOP on Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  This workshop is designed for a wide range of carvers, from beginner to advanced. Join us and meet some talented artisans willing to share their skills. Facilitator: Kevin Dunn.

KNITTING GROUP on Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.  If you knit or crochet or want help learning to crochet or knit, join us. Bring your own project or we can show you some simple projects to get started with! All welcome!

CHESS CLUB on Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Facilitator Tom Lester will provide beginner instruction as well chess strategy for more experienced players. Some members will also be available for competitive play. All welcome. 

QUILTING GROUP on Thursdays from 8:30 am - 11:00 am.  Have a UFO to finish? join us to work on your own UFO or a project presented to the group. To register call the Senior Center and the group facilitator Holly Carpenter will contact you. 

RUG HOOKING GROUP on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  The group works on individual projects. All are invited to join us - we will gladly share our knowledge and assist with obtaining supplies, if necessary.

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE  Need assistance with a computer, cell phone or tablet? Drop in to one of our free 1-on-1 sessions.

Monday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am                                    
Tuesdays from 10:00 am -  12:00 pm
Wednesday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm