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Reminder – Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, the Senior Center will be closed 5/27/2024 – No food or transportation services will be available on that day.

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Ongoing Programs

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

You can also check out our monthly program listings at DiscoverBrookline.com

Living Our Values Wednesdays (now hybrid)

After many years, Tom Faulhaber, now Leader Emeritus, is handing the reins to his fellow members to lead the discussion group, now in person at the Senior Center and online on Wednesdays from 9-10am.
 
To obtain a copy of the discussion material and for information on how to connect online, please email Dick Lanza at rclanza@gmail.com.

Sports Fan Forum

Calling all sports fans! The Senior Center hosts a weekly sports discussion group on Wednesdays at 10:00 am 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.

Ping Pong Wednesdays & Fridays (New Extended Hours)

Ping Pong is happening at the Senior Center on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 12:00 – 4:30 pm. Come drop in for a quick game!

Dick’s ESL Classes

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

 

Scrabble

On Wednesdays at 11:00 am at the Senior Center, join other interested Scrabble players for this fun game. Please bring a board and tiles if you have them.

 

Brookline Acoustic Jam Wednesday Nights

Do you play an acoustic instrument and/or sing?

Join Brookline Acoustic at the Senior Center on Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for an informal jam. All skill levels and types of music are welcome.

Please click here for details.

 

Coolidge Corner Community Chorus Wednesdays (does not meet June 5 – September 11)

Welcoming singers of all ages for our 2023‐2024 season! Rehearsals Wednesday evenings starting September 13, 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm, at the Brookline Senior Center. No auditions. Major works will be Faureʹs Requiem and some of Rachmaninovʹs All Night Vigil. All singers must be fully vaccinated against COVID‐19.

For more information go to www.cccchorus.org, email info@cccchorus.org or call 617‐905‐2268.

Chess

Join us for open Chess

Tuesdays

1:00‐3:00 pm (with leader Cathy Yang)
3:00 pm (with leader Joshua Davis)

Thursdays

1:00‐3:00 pm 

See Chess Club – Fridays

Online Dance Party with Lynn Modell

Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 1:30 pm  

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 9:00 am 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 – 11:00 am.

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 every Friday morning from 10:30 am‐12 noon. Come share your thoughts and interact with others about what is going on in today’s world, whether it be local, national or international. It is a fun and informative event for all.

We are all rewarded when our group attendance reaches a specified number. That reward is in the form of a pizza party, held once a month, on the Friday following our attendance goal. Come and join us!

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 10:00 am. 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

June is bustin’ out all over! And the warmer it gets, the busier we get. At popular request, we are going to do a special workshop on mending. Feel free to send questions in advance to brooklinebeehive@gmail.com so that we are sure to cover the challenge you have in mind. Join us Thursday, June 27, at 10:30 in Room 317 to learn tips and tricks to keep those nice clothes in service. Our Autumn leaves quilt is coming together! Won’t you come consult with us on the final composition? Quilting is partly craft and partly art. We would love to include your artistic contribution. Betty our co-teacher finished this beautiful patchwork lap quilt for her niece, featuring New York City fabric (pictured above.) Each of our creations is made with love and creativity, a labor of love. Is there a new child due in your world? Now’s the time to order a quilt customized for the preference of even the fussiest new mother. Come sew with us, or at least kibbitz and share the fun of designing a new project. Tuesdays 10:30-12. Worried that your hands or vision are no longer up to the challenge of sewing? We have some pretty handy tools to assist. Come check us out. Downsizing? We are always glad for donations of fabric and notions. Please keep us in mind as you de-clutter!  

French Conversation Tuesdays

Meets via Zoom on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. 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

Israeli Pop Music: A Monthly Discussion Group

Explore the songs of one of Israel’s most beloved pop groups! Join Dr. Miriam Rosalyn Diamond for a monthly online discussion about the character “Poogy,” the meaning of hits such as “Yoya,” and the successful musical careers of its multi‐talented group members. Anyone who likes international music is welcome (whether or not youʹre familiar with Hebrew and/or the group). We meet online at 7:30 pm. ( May 20 and June 17)

To join, please contact Jamie at jjensen@brooklinema.gov