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Ongoing Events

For more information on our weekly, ongoing Senior Center events, please call 617-730-2770.

Living our Values Wednesdays

Tom Faulhaber’s much beloved discussion group “Living Our Values” meets on Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00amPlease note: While this group is normally held at the Senior Center, it will meet via Zoom until further notice. To obtain a copy of the discussion material and for information on how to connect, please email Tom at editor@businessforum.com

Sports Fan Forum

Calling all sports fans! The Senior Center hosts a weekly sports discussion group on Wednesdays at 10:00am at the Senior Center. Whether you are a casual observer or an armchair expert, the Fan Forum is open to all who wish to share the joy, frustration, and excitement of Sports Fandom.

We will gather to discuss the news of the day, relive memorable moments in sports history, and share our predictions of what may come to pass. The group is facilitated by Conor McDermott Welch, LCSW. Please register with Conor at cwelch@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2751.

Scrabble

On Wednesdays at 1:00pm at the Senior Center, join other interested Scrabble players for this fun game. Please bring a board and tiles if you have them.

 

Dick’s ESL Classes

Dick Morse, ESL instructor, hosts his weekly classes for intermediate English learners on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00pm and advanced  English learners on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00pm. He welcomes new students and can be reached at richard_p_morse@msn.com or 617-734-5113.

Ping Pong Wednesdays & Fridays

Ping Pong is happening at the Senior Center on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2:00-4:00pm. Come drop in for a quick game!

Brookline Acoustic Jam Wednesday Nights

Do you play an acoustic instrument and/or sing? Brookline Acoustic gets together at the Senior Center on Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00pm for an informal jam. All skill levels and types of music are welcome. For more information see https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/muc/d/brookline-brookline-acoustic-wednesday/7423185162.html

Coolidge Corner Community Chorus Wednesdays

The chorus is open to all with no audition.  Rehearsals are here Wednesdays from 7:15-9:15 pm.  We sing mostly classical works from Renaissance to contemporary. Our group has 50+ members who are 9-90.

You must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask to participate. The Chorus will be selling singing masks for $20.

REGISTER  http://www.ccchorus.org
EMAIL crispin@ccchorus.org
CALL  617. 905. 2268

Chess

Chess games will continue to be virtual for those who wish to stay at home, but there will also be open chess time at the Senior Center with our volunteer Alex on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00pm.

Dance Party with Lynn Modell

Thursday afternoons from 1:00-1:30pm  

Lynn plays music from 40s, 50s, and 60s as well as some from film musicals and we’ll dance together. You don’t need much space in your home to participate. Just make sure there aren’t any scatter rugs, uneven floor surfaces or objects on the floor that are trip hazards. For information on how to connect, please contact Lynn at lemodell@gmail.com

Bridge for Experienced Players

Kristine Farley, our Bridge Coordinator, welcomes experienced players in-person on Friday mornings at 9:00am sharp. Give the revolving bridge game a try.

Rummikub

Hedwig Baillie, our  Rummikub coordinator, invites you to drop in and enjoy a quiet game of Rummikub at the Senior Center on Friday mornings from 9:00-11:30am.

 

Brookline Senior Center Online Mindfulness Practice

The Brookline Senior Center offers weekly online mindfulness practice sessions. You are invited to join a video call from your computer or by phone any Friday from 10:00-10:30am to practice mindfulness with members of your community. No previous experience is needed. Sessions are facilitated by Conor McDermott Welch, LCSW.

Mindfulness helps with relaxation and bolsters attention and insight, all of which are needed now more than ever! To join by video go to: https://brooklinema.zoomgov.com/j/1617380928

Please contact Conor at 617-730-2751 or cwelch@brooklinema.gov with any questions.

Senior Center Chorus

The Senior Chorus always  welcomes new members to add to its already enthusiastic roster of singers. There are no auditions. Just come on Fridays at 10:30 am and make a joyous sound with the group led by Joe Reid.

Current Events Fridays

Current Events meets at the Senior Center on Friday mornings from 10:30am-12:00pm (and via Zoom with Senior Center changes). Come share your thoughts and hear those from others about what is going on in today’s world. If you want to be added to the group’s distribution list, please email Mike at mkt128@rcn.com.

Short Story Social

A good short story can provide the basis for a great discussion! We will send you the story by email or hard copy to read at your  leisure. Then we will meet up via Zoom every other Monday at 10:00am. Bring your own coffee and we will supply the forum for a fun and enlightening hour.

For more information and to sign up for the story and  discussion, please contact Jamie Jensen at  jjensen@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2753.

Brookline Bees

We meet every Tuesday at 10:30am at the Senior Center. The Bees are beginning to swarm with great ideas for the fall craft fair! We are making a series of cute little purses — just what you need to carry your phone and credit cards and a few other  essentials so you can leave the big purse at home.

We are back to in-person meetings. If you need to come by Zoom, we can make arrangements to include you. Ask about a session to focus on a particular sewing challenge.

And we are happy to make baby quilts or comfort quilts for you! All money received goes to support Our Brookline Senior Center. Talk to us about a special gift for that new grandbaby!

Write to brooklinebeehive@gmail.com to get Zoom access information or to request a quilt. We invite your orders!

Bingo Tuesdays

Bingo is held in-person on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. Come have fun with this classic game!

French Conversation Tuesdays

Meets via Zoom on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. New members, regardless of level of proficiency in speaking French, are invited to join. For  questions and to connect, please email Monique Richardson at mona647@comcast.net

LGBTQ+ Discussion Group

The Senior Center hosts an LGBTQ+ discussion group on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:00pm-2:00pm at the Senior Center. For questions, please call 617-730-2753.


Sports Fan Forum

Calling all sports fans! The Senior Center hosts a weekly sports discussion group on Wednesdays at 10:00am at the Senior Center. Whether you are a casual observer or an armchair expert, the Fan Forum is open to all who wish to share the joy, frustration, and excitement of Sports Fandom.

We will gather to discuss the news of the day, relive memorable moments in sports history, and share our predictions of what may come to pass. The group is facilitated by Conor McDermott Welch, LCSW. Please register with Conor at cwelch@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2751.


Short Story Social

A good short story can provide the basis for a great discussion! We will send you the story by email or hard copy to read at your  leisure. Then we will meet up via Zoom every other Monday at 10:00am. Bring your own coffee and we will supply the forum for a fun and enlightening hour. For more information and to sign up for the story and  discussion, please contact Jamie Jensen at  jjensen@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2753.


Brookline Bees

We meet every Tuesday at 10:30am at the Senior Center. The Bees are beginning to swarm with great ideas for the fall craft fair! We are making a series of cute little purses — just what you need to carry your phone and credit cards and a few other  essentials so you can leave the big purse at home.

We are back to in-person meetings. If you need to come by Zoom, we can make arrangements to include you. Ask about a session to focus on a particular sewing challenge.

And we are happy to make baby quilts or comfort quilts for you! All money received goes to support Our Brookline Senior Center. Talk to us about a special gift for that new grandbaby!

Write to brooklinebeehive@gmail.com to get Zoom access information or to request a quilt. We invite your orders!


Brookline Senior Center Online Mindfulness

Practice

The Brookline Senior Center offers weekly online mindfulness practice sessions. You are invited to join a video call from your computer or by phone any Friday from 10:00-10:30am to practice mindfulness with members of your community. No previous experience is needed. Sessions are facilitated by Conor McDermott Welch, LCSW.

Mindfulness helps with relaxation and bolsters attention and insight, all of which are needed now more than ever! To join by video go to: https://brooklinema.zoomgov.com/j/1617380928

Please contact Conor at 617-730-2751 or cwelch@brooklinema.gov with any questions.


Brookline Acoustic Jam Wednesday Nights

Do you play an acoustic instrument and/or sing? Brookline Acoustic gets together at the Senior Center on Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00pm for an informal jam. All skill levels and types of music are welcome. For more information see https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/muc/d/brookline-brookline-acoustic-wednesday/7423185162.html


LGBTQ+ Discussion Group

The Senior Center hosts an LGBTQ+ discussion group on Wednesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm at the Senior Center. For questions, please call 617-730-2753.


 Ping Pong Wednesdays & Fridays

Ping Pong is happening at the Senior Center on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2:00-4:00pm. Come drop in for a quick game!


Bingo Tuesdays

Bingo is held in-person on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. Come have fun with this classic game!


Living our Values Wednesdays

Tom Faulhaber’s much beloved discussion group “Living Our Values” meets on Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00amPlease note: While this group is normally held at the Senior Center, it will meet via Zoom until further notice. To obtain a copy of the discussion material and for information on how to connect, please email Tom at editor@businessforum.com


Dick’s ESL Classes

Dick Morse, ESL instructor, hosts his weekly classes for intermediate English learners on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00pm and advanced  English learners on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00pm. He welcomes new students and can be reached at richard_p_morse@msn.com or 617-734-5113.


French Conversation Tuesdays

Meets via Zoom on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. New members, regardless of level of proficiency in speaking French, are invited to join. For  questions and to connect, please email Monique Richardson at mona647@comcast.net


Bridge for Experienced Players

Kristine Farley, our Bridge Coordinator, welcomes experienced players in-person on Friday mornings at 9:00am sharp. Give the revolving bridge game a try.


Senior Center Chorus

The Senior Chorus always  welcomes new members to add to its already enthusiastic roster of singers. There are no auditions. Just come on Fridays at 10:30 am and make a joyous sound with the group led by Joe Reid.


Current Events Fridays

Current Events meets at the Senior Center on Friday mornings from 10:30am-12:00pm (and via Zoom with Senior Center changes). Come share your thoughts and hear those from others about what is going on in today’s world. If you want to be added to the group’s distribution list, please email Mike at mkt128@rcn.com.


Chess

Chess games will continue to be virtual for those who wish to stay at home, but there will also be open chess time at the Senior Center with our volunteer Alex on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00pm.


Rummikub 

Hedwig Baillie, our  Rummikub coordinator, invites you to drop in and enjoy a quiet game of Rummikub at the Senior Center on Friday mornings from 9:00-11:30am.


Scrabble

On Wednesdays at 1:00pm at the Senior Center, join other interested Scrabble players for this fun game. Please bring a board and tiles if you have them.


Intergenerational Storytelling

The Brookline Senior Center collaborates with the Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) and Steps to Success for an ongoing intergenerational storytelling experience. This project has seen students interviewing Brookline seniors on immigration, COVID, careers, and other topics of interest about seniors’ life experiences. The project continues to look for interested seniors who would like to share their stories.

If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Jamie Jensen at 617-730-2753 or at jjensen@brooklinema.gov for information on the next session. The prior stories can be viewed at the following link which can also be emailed to interested viewers by contacting Jamie: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_kXbXA0-Qd7Y2r28byeMX9RBCYdQ1uEG


Dance Party with Lynn Modell 

Thursday afternoons from 1:00-1:30pm  

Lynn plays music from 40s, 50s, and 60s as well as some from film musicals and we’ll dance together. You don’t need much space in your home to participate. Just make sure there aren’t any scatter rugs, uneven floor surfaces or objects on the floor that are trip hazards. For information on how to connect, please contact Lynn at lemodell@gmail.com


Coolidge Corner Community Chorus Wednesdays

The chorus is open to all with no audition.  Rehearsals are here Wednesdays from 7:15-9:15 pm.  We sing mostly classical works from Renaissance to contemporary. Our group has 50+ members who are 9-90.

You must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask to participate. The Chorus will be selling singing masks for $20.

REGISTER  http://www.ccchorus.org

EMAIL crispin@ccchorus.org

CALL  617. 905. 2268