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Books, Movies, Theatre,Trips

Free Movie Tuesdays here at the Center, 1 pm

Tuesday, September 26 – – Unlocking the Cage (2016)

Free Movie Wednesdays at Putterham Library

959 West Roxbury Parkway, Chestnut Hill at 1:30 – – 617. 730. 2385

Wednesday, September 27 – – The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh

 

Free Movie Thursdays at Coolidge Corner Library

31 Pleasant St at 1pm  – – 617. 730. 2380

Thursday, September 21 – – The Nutty Professor (1963)  Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore

Thursday, September 28 – – Water for Elephants (2011) Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz

 

Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St

Films playing before 4 pm Wednesdays $5 for seniors

617. 734. 2500

Lost in Paris

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The Big Sick

The Trip to Spain

Viceroy’s House

Wind River

Click for times and one-night only

 

Theatre Club

Sunday, October 15 – – To Kill a Mockingbird, by the New Rep Theatre Company at 2 pm here.  Tickets: $5, free for Brookline Housing Authority residents.  Register: 617. 730. 2777

 

Events in Boston

Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline   617. 566. 6660     daily 8:30 – 10.  Best of Boston again, new and used books, gifts, cards   Brookline Booksmith

Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston  617. 482. 6439  Daily  9:30 – 5   $6

USS Constitution, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston   617. 426. 1812  Daily 9-6pm

 

 

Boston Tastings

Bistro du Midi, 272 Boylston St, Boston  617. 426. 7878  Brunch Saturday and Sunday at 11, $29, two courses and a mimosa  www.bistrodumidi.com

Bourbon Bar, The Bristol at the Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston, Boston  617. 338. 4400  Tuesdays at 5 pm, $20   Bourbon of the day with an appetizer www.fourseasons.com/boston

Branch Line, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown 617. 420. 1900  4:30 pm  Dinner for two TAKEOUT only special: rotisserie chicken, salad, brownie  $32  www.branchlinearsenal.com

Cheap Date Night, Myers+Chang, 1145 Washington St, South End  617. 542. 5200  Mondays and Tuesdays at 5 pm, $45/couple for sharable plates from a menu themed for couples  www.myersandchang.com

Coda Bar Date Night, 529 Columbus Ave, South End  617. 536. 2632   5 pm  $40/couple apps, entrees, desserts  www.codaboston.com

Red Sauce Sundays, The Salty Pig, 130 Dartmouth St, Boston  617. 536. 6200  Sundays at 5, Italian favorites a la carte  www.thesaltypig.com

Select Oyster Bar, Bistro Mondays 50 Gloucester St, Boston  857. 239. 8064  4:30 pm $33.  Three course prix fixe menu  www.selectboston.com

Sunday Funday, GrandTen Distilling, 383 Dorchester Ave, Boston    617. 269. 0497  Sundays at 1   $6 cocktails, bar snacks, video and games            www.grandten.com

Unlimited Sushi, Red Lantern Restaurant, 39 Stanhope St, Boston   617. 262. 3900   5 pm, Tuesdays   $25 rolls          www.redlanternboston.com/sushi-unlimited/

 

Boston Museums

Bostonian Society Old State House Museum, 206 Washington St, Boston  617. 720. 1713 Historical presentations, artifacts, images, architecture  Daily 9-5

Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 210 Morrisey Blvd, Boston  617. 740. 7000  Includes a replica of his office and reproduction of the U. S. Senate chamber.  Ongoing

Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm St, Fitchburg  978. 345. 4207  Limited hours, call       People Watching: then and now                       thru 1/14

Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr, Boston  617. 478. 3100    Dana Schutz, New York artist thru 11/26.  Gillian Wearing self portraits thru 1/4. Steve McQueen’s Ashes thru 2/25.  Call for hours

JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston   617. 514. 1600    Daily 9-5  https://www.jfklibrary.org/

Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St, Brookline  617. 522. 6547   Vintage American cars.  Ongoing

McMullen Museum at Boston College, 2101 Comm Ave, Boston  617. 552. 8587  Rafael Soriano:  The Artist as Mystic plus permanent collection of American, Flemish and Italian works.  Ongoing

New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston  617.973. 5206  Among others, the giant ocean tank.  Ongoing

Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, Mass General Hospital, 2 N. Grove St, Boston  617. 724. 8009   Permanent collection of medical discoveries, patient care and research at MGH with photographs, artifacts and interactive media.  Ongoing

West End Museum, 150 Staniford St, Boston   617. 723. 2125   “The Last Tenement documents the West End’s history and immigrant community from 1850-1958.”  Ongoing

 

Brookline  Recreation

How to register  www.brooklinerec.com         617. 730. 2069  or at any recreation facility.   Pricing reflects resident/nonresident – Bus pick up and drop off at Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St and Soule Recreation Center, 652 Hammond St

Thursday, September 28 – – Stone Zoo in Stoneham.  9-2pm   $16/$22 includes admission and ride.   Class code:  210083-5D

Tuesday, October 3 – – Cape Cod Canal Museum in Buzzards Bay.  9:30-3:30pm     $16/$22 includes ride and tour. You buy lunch.  Class code:  210087-5B

Monday, October 16 – – Fall foliage 80-minute train ride in Meredith, NH.  9-6pm     $55/$74 includes ride, train ride and turkey lunch from Hart’s Turkey Farm.  Class code:  210009-3B

Wednesday, November 1 – – Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton.  10:30-4pm     $25/$34 includes ride and tasting.  You buy lunch.  Class code:  2100885B

Thursday, November 16 – – Legacy Place in Dedham.  10-3 pm   $16/$22 includes ride.  Class code:  210021-5E

 

South Brookline Senior Socials at Putterham Library

Fridays 10:30-1 pm  – Parking and handicapped accessible.  Putterham branch of the Brookline Library, 959 West Roxbury Parkway  –  Regina Millette Frawley, leader –  617. 469. 0052   – –  Coffee and pastry courtesy of The Brookline Council on Aging and Cheryl Ann’s Bakery at Putterham Circle                                                               

Friday, September 22 – – TRIPPS staff does Smartphone training

Friday, September 29 – – Dr. Swanee Jett, director of Public Health, presents Seniors Aging in Place.

Friday, October 6 – – Lt. Paul Canney and Mike Harrington, Brookline Fire Department talks fire safety

Friday, October 13 – – Lunch with state Rep. Ed Coppinger

 

Book Discussion Group at Putterham Library

Meets in the Community Room Mondays from 2-3 pm these dates.  Books available in the library.  Leaders:  Charlotte Millman and Roberta Winitzer

 

October 16 – – When Books Went to War:  The Stories that helped us win World War II, by Molly Guptill Manning

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November 20 – – LaRose, by Louise Erdrich

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December 18 – – A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman

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Public Issues Book Discussion, 9 am

Leader:   Tom Faulhaber  – –  Nonfiction book discussion including public issues, history and current events.  Books available at the Coolidge Corner Library,  group meets here at 9 -10 am

September 26 – – The Road to Character, by David Brooks

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October 24 – – Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia, by Peter Pomerantsev

 

 

November 28 – – The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and their Secret World War, by Stephen Kinzer

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Research Study: Alzheimer’s and Weight

Harvard School of Public Health is seeking participants for a three year study that compares weight loss and its effect on brain health and cognitive decline.  If you are 65-84 with a family history of Alzheimer’s and a body mass index (BMI) over 25, you may be eligible to enroll in a weight loss program.  617. 998. 6333

 

Food Distribution        Tuesdays 2- 4 pm

A selection of free produce and food that varies.  Bring a shopping bag.  This is a busy program that depends on volunteers.  If you can help, see Lydia Pearl here Tuesday morning.

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