COVID TESTS UPDATE - The federal government has restarted the distribution of home covid tests via the postal service. People can request tests at www.Covidtests.gov. They will send out 4 tests per household. If you need help placing an order, please call 1-800-232-0233.
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
SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS visit the Senior Center on Thursday, December 7 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Who doesn’t still love Santa and Mrs. Claus? Come and join Tom and Sheila Monaghan who are retired educators and veteran entertainers, as they visit with guests, pose for pictures with their amazing beautiful red velvet costumes, and sing some secular and sacred songs. Along with getting a treat from Santa, bring your cameras and capture a memory! Suggested Donation $2.00.
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.
THERAPY GARDENS 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
ART FOR YOUR MIND presents “Children in Art" on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:00 pm. Art for Your Mind is an engaging, educational, art observation experience designed to broaden the minds of its participants. The featured topic, Children in Art, offers an opportunity to enjoy images of childhood from a variety of cultures and time periods. We’ll interpret artists’ creative choices and the many ways they have approached this universal, yet ever changing subject. Join local art historian Jill Sanford for an enjoyable hour of challenging yourself to see in new ways! Please call the Senior Center at 781-834-5581 to sign up. $2 suggested donation at the door.
"Victorian Christmas Traditions” Live performance with Anne Barrett Historian and Theatrical Performer on Wednesday, December 13 at 1:00 pm. "Victoria Yule" welcomes you into her parlor where she'll share the history of many Christmas traditions, passed down to her from "Grandmama and Grandpapa." She'll read Dickens, display toys and handmade gifts that her family will be exchanging around the Christmas tree, and in her clear soprano, sing songs of the season. Travel back in time to Christmas 1895 with this fun, creative and engaging performance! Audiences say, "For the past hour I felt like I was IN 1895!" Light holiday refreshments following the performance!
“CHIMP EMPIRE” Binge-watch in celebration of International Monkey Day on Friday, December 15 at 12:00 pm. This documentary series from 2023 is about the vast community of chimpanzees who are thriving in a forest in Uganda, navigating complex social politics, family dynamics and dangerous territory disputes. This series has gotten great reviews. Someone said ‘It’s an absolute must-watch for nature documentary enthusiasts and those curious to understand more about chimpanzees.’ We will view all four episodes. Sign up in advance. Limit 20
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
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS PARTY On Saturday, December 16 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. The Annual Holiday Christmas Party is sponsored by the Kiwanis with support from the Key Club and the Council on Aging. It will include a delicious full course dinner, raffles, and entertainment. This gala event is free and will be held at the Daniel Webster School. Tickets available at the Senior Center. Transportation is available if needed, just book the bus when you sign up.
MUSICAL MONDAY with Jack Craig presents “Seasonal Songbook" on Monday, December 18 at 1:00 pm. Come sing along with the popular and entertaining Jack Craig as he presents more than 100 of the most popular carols, secular songs, and standards of the winter, Christmas and Hannukah season. Audience members peruse the booklet and pick their favorite songs for the group to sing. What results is a wonderful holiday songfest! Please sign up by calling 781-834-5581 as holiday celebration refreshments will be served. Suggested donation $2
MASS AUDUBON presents “Wonders 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.
ROCKS AND DOCS PRESENTS “Miss Americana—Taylor Swift” (2020 1h 25m) on Wednesday, December 27 at 12:30 pm. In this revealing documentary Taylor Swift embraces her role as a songwriter and performer and a woman harnessing the full power of voice. All senior Swiftees invited! Also, we will toast the coming of the New Year with cider and special goodies. Sign up ahead as seating is limited.
“THE NUTCRACKER” at Citizen Bank Opera House Boston on Thursday, December 28 at 1:30 pm matinee performance (Bus leaves at 12:00 pm). Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s timeless score performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra. From the Dancing Bear to the Waltzing Flowers, the Growing Tree to the Shimmering Snow Scene, The Nutcracker has something that enchants us all. Your seats will be together in the Orchestra section of the theatre with easy access in an out of your row. Please bring money for a snack during intermission or feel free to grab lunch at our Sea Flower Café before departure. Must sign up and pay in advance beginning at 8:30am on Friday, December 1 at the front desk. Cost: $60 Cash or Check made payable to MARSHFIED COA. Max 2 tickets per person.