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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 (the buzz is we are having a raffle!)

The Brookline Bees are buzzing about the fall Craft & Rummage Sale! We are busy making holiday crafts and pot holders and microwave bowl cozies. What would YOU like us to make? Betty finished up our newest raffle quilt! Its beautiful bright colors will soon decorate the coffee lounge in preparation for the next raffle in 2024. You could be the winner! When buying tickets, be sure to buy lots of chances to win this beautiful cozy quilt, and help support the Center. Come buzz with us any Tuesday 10:30 am ‐ 12 noon at the Senior Center. Bring your own project, or help us with one of our group projects. Come play with us! Do you have left‐over holiday fabrics? We would love to give them new life as holiday gifts!

 

Quilt Raffle: Have you noticed the magnificent quilt that is hanging in the coffee lounge at the Brookline Senior Center? It is a lap size quilt, handmade by our own Brookline Bees, named “Wonky Squares.” Would you like to own this spectacular quilt? Well, now is your chance! The Senior Center is selling raffle tickets for $1.00 each or you can purchase 6 tickets for $5.00. Tickets are available at the 2nd floor Council on Aging offices. Please remember to return the tickets stubs and the money to the Council on Aging offices to be officially entered into the drawing. Proceeds from this fundraising effort will benefit the programs and services of the Brookline Senior Center. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, April 10. Please note that the winner need not be present at the drawing. We thank you in advance for your support and good luck!

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

 

Israel 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 on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 pm.

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