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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

Brookline Bees

Thanks to all the wonderful shoppers who bought gifts from our stand at the Craft Fair! We sold out of microwave bowl cozies and phone purses and sold lots of hot pads and several quilts. Need more? We are taking orders — order now for this year’s holiday gift giving!

We still have a wonderful Slavic winter quilt, a comfort quilt that is extra long, to cover the toes of a tall person.  It glimmers with gold thread accents. Do you know someone who would love to have it under the tree?

The group meets at the Senior Center on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. Email brooklinebeehive@gmail.com to request a quilt.

 

Bingo Tuesdays

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

 

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

Living Our Values Wednesdays

Tom Faulhaber’s much beloved discussion group “Living Our Values” meets on Wednesdays from 9:00 – 10:00 amPlease 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 10:00 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.

Senior Center Online Mindfulness Practice

The Brookline Senior Center offers weekly online mindfulness practice sessions. You are invited to join a ZOOM call from your computer or by phone any Wednesday and/or Friday from 10:00 – 10:30 am to practice mindfulness with members of your community. No previous experience is needed. Sessions are facilitated by Michael Allen, 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 Michael at 617-730-2754 or mallen@brooklinema.gov with any questions.

Scrabble

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

Ping Pong Wednesdays & Fridays

Ping Pong is happening at the Senior Center on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. 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 – 8:00 pm 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

Join us for open chess time at the Senior Center with leader Tony Dinosse on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

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

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.

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.

Current Events Fridays

Current Events meets at the Senior Center on Friday mornings from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. 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.

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.

Informal Discussion Group

We invite you to join us for an informal gathering where you can schmooze with other seniors and share your thoughts or listen to others. This ongoing drop in group meets at the Senior Center every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. These casual conversations will be confidential, so you can offer your ideas in a safe space. In past meetings, participants have enjoyed and appreciated the sharing that has taken place. We welcome new voices!

Please register at 617-730-2770

Mandarin Chinese Lessons

Please join us for free Chinese lessons at the Senior Center every Monday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (except holidays). Learn Mandarin Chinese reading, writing and speaking from scratch or at any advanced level. Our Mandarin lessons teach you not only the Mandarin language, but more importantly the Chinese culture and traditions. We will try to make learning Mandarin as easy as possible and give you a way to understand and communicate in Chinese. New students can join in the class at any time and won’t feel like they are missing anything. Led by Mr. Guotong Man.

Please register at 617-730-2770

LGBTQ+ Discussion Group (on hiatus until spring)

The Senior Center hosts an LGBTQ+ discussion group on the third Wednesday from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Senior Center. Please note: the group will be on hiatus until spring. 

Questions, please call 617-730-2753.

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.

 

Israel Takes on World Music: A Monthly Discussion Group

Many well‐known Israeli songs were originally popular tunes in other countries and languages. On the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 pm online, join Dr. Miriam Rosalyn Diamond to explore the intersection of Israeli and world music. Our auditory travels will take us to Europe, Latin America, East Asia, and even the U.S. No knowledge of Hebrew necessary. Weʹll discuss and listen to classic and modern Israeli songs ‐ something for everybody! To join, please contact Jamie at jjensen@brooklinema.gov

Chair Dance

On Thursday, February 9 at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center, join certified yoga instructor Caitlin Moore at the Senior Center. Get your cardio right from your chair! Dance to your favorite tunes while improving your posture, strengthening your muscles, and fine-tuning balance and coordination. Each class includes a warm-up and cool-down.

Please register at 617-730-2770