Ever Growing - Never Old

Groups, Learning and Instruction

TECHNOLOGY HELP from Ventress Library Reference Desk Librarian on Thursday, May 2 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.

ANTIQUE PICTURE POSTCARDS W/ DAVID G. ALLEN on Wednesday, May 8 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, May 8 at 12:30 pm.  The Korean War Veterans meet at the Senior Center on the second Wednesday of the month.  All are welcome!

TRAIN THE BRAIN with Mary Whidden on Monday, May 13 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.

DRUMMING CIRCLE with Ed Sorrentino on Wednesday, May 15 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am.  Introduction to rhythm and drumming with Ed Sorrentino, you bring the energy and Ed will bring the drums! There will be a drumming circle monthly on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Advance sign up required. Max 20. Suggested Donation $5

WOMEN’S GROUP w/BARBARA LEARY presents “Beyond Menopause” on Tuesday, May 28 at 1:00 pm.  Although Menopause may be in your rearview mirror, the changes that occurred both physically and emotionally have long lasting effects. In post-menopause, women are more vulnerable to heart disease and osteoporosis. Let’s talk about how we can focus on heart and bone health. Please sign up in advance with the front desk or by calling 781-834-5581.

VETERAN’S MONTHLY COFFEE on Wednesday, May 29 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 “Antique Weathervanes” on Thursday, May 30 at 1:00 pm.  Since colonial times American homeowners and businesses have personalized their buildings with distinctive weathervanes. The finest weathervanes are delightful works of folk art.  On Thursday May 30 at 1:00 pm a slideshow will be presented on Antique American Weathervanes. The show will survey both uncommon handmade vanes and others purchased from manufacturer's catalogs. However emphasis will be on uncommon examples that make strong or whimsical artistic statements. There will also be some slides that demonstrate the way in which early weathervanes were constructed. The speaker will be antiques journalist Bob Jackman. OPTIONAL: If you have a weathervane, 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 70 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 by calling 781-834-5581.

MEN’S BREAKFAST presents "The Ultimate Presentation Red Sox Nation" with Martin Gitlin on Friday, May 31 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.  Join Martin Gitlin award-winning sportswriter, author, and pop culture historian, as he takes you on a journey through Boston Red Sox history with nostalgic videos of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events, and historic moments in franchise history. From Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Lynn, Rice, and all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond.  Martin will have autographed and personalized copies of his book available following the presentation.  Register in advance.  Limit 40. Suggested donation $5.00.

Elders LGBTQ+ and Friends Gathering.  No meeting this month at the Marshfield COA but on Thursday, June 6th 5:00-7:30 pm come Celebrate Pride with a regional event at the Duxbury COA hosted by Duxbury, OCES, Bridgewater Senior Center and the Marshfield COA.  Putt-putt golf, lawn games, live entertainment and BBQ Dinner! Cost $5 per person. Register at Duxburyseniorcenter.org or 781-934-5774 x57.

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 thru Thursday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.