Classes & Activities
History Series With Bob Jackman- Scituate History 1895-1905, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5. This class will delve into lives, events, businesses and government of the Scituate community in an era when the traditional farming and fishing industries were somewhat supplanted by a building boom of summer homes which generated construction, maintenance, and landscaping jobs for locals. The course will draw heavily on period writings which will be presented in a coherent, structured manner.Patrons can sign up for morning or afternoon sections, but not both. The morning section will be from 10 -11:30am. The afternoon section will be from 1—2:30pm. Cost $25. Limit 28 students .
Watercolor Painting & Drawing w/Judy Rossman - Mon, April 3 – May 15 @ 1:00-3:00PM / 6 weeks / Cost: $65. We offer this class to all levels. The emphasis is on painting from observation, working from still life or photos. Please register and stop by the Front Desk to pick up a supply list.
iPad, iPhone or Laptop Classes with instructor Katy Mayo as scheduled .Join our instructional classes and hone your tech skills. Cost $20 per class Please register to attend.
March 10 @ 9:30-11AM– Apple ID & iCloud– If you are confused about what the Apple ID and iCloud are used for, this is the session for you. Learn how to make your devices synch (share) information.
March 23 @ 9:30-11AM—PHOTOS! (Rescheduled from 12/10) Learn tips and tricks to take, edit and organize your photos. You will also learn how to easily send your photos in text and email.
April 20 @ 9:30-11:00AM - Ipad/ Iphone Refresher—Learn the basic applications of each device and tips and tricks to use them most efficiently.
Beginner Spanish Class-Tuesdays @ 9:45AM Are you interested in learning a new language? Instructor Catherine Speigel will introduce you to the basics of the language and have you interact with classmates.$5/class Please register
Conversational Spanish Tuesdays @11-12PM Instruction is taught at an intermediate level. $5/class Please register.
- Balance for Life with Sue—Monday & Thursday @ 11A M. Please pre-register. This class is often filled to capacity. Cost $5
- Lift Your Spirits with Sue—Monday @ 12:30 PM; Wednesday @ 11 AM; Friday @ 11 AM. Please pre-register. This class is often filled to capacity. Cost $5
- Beginner Line Dancing with Jean- Tuesday @ 10:15 AM Learn popular line dances to a variety of music and get your exercise at the same time! Cost $5.
- Line Dancing with Jean—Tuesday @ 11 AM. Learn popular line dances to a variety of music and get your exercise at the same time! Cost $5.
- Beginner Tai Chi & QI Gong - Thursdays @ 1 PM in Lawson Tower Fitness Room with a new instructor Elizabeth Durant, long time student of Tai Chi. $4.
- Floor Yoga with Anne—Monday @ 8:30 AM in the Lawson Tower Fitness Room. $10;
- Chair Yoga with Anne—Monday @ 9:45 AM in the Lawson Tower Fitness Room. $5
- Floor Yoga with Elizabeth—Wednesday & Friday @ 8:30 AM in the Lawson Tower Fitness Room. $10
- Chair Yoga with Elizabeth—Wednesday & Friday @ 9:45 AM in the Lawson Tower Fitness Room. $5
- Zumba Gold with Justine—Monday & Wednesday @ 2 PM. $5
- PM Yoga Flow with Rena—Monday @ 3:30 PM. $5
- Joyful Movement with Rena- Thursday @ 12:15 PM . $5
Beginner Tap Thurs @ 3-4PM Join this fun tap class for beginners wanting to learn the basics of tap and have some fun dancing. The class will consist of warmups; review of dance steps and progressive routines. Tap shoes recommended. Cost $6 Please register.
Intermediate Tap Thurs @ 4-5PM For more experienced dancers familiar with time steps and riffs. Cost $6 Please register.
Stretching for Every-Body w/ Sue Ribiero- Thurs @ 9AM / Cost $5, Please bring a mat and register to attend!
Every-body will benefit from this gentle floor stretching class! It will help improve your strength, flexibility and balance. It will benefit anyone who sits too much as well as those who do or do not regularly exercise, and those who enjoy being active with walking, yard work, or gardening. By boosting your flexibility with regular stretching, you will keep muscles limber, strong, and healthy which will help you maintain a range of motion in your joints.
- Art Appreciation Series/Art for Your Mind Our popular "Art for Your Mind" monthly presentations by local art historian Jill Sanford are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11 AM. This program was originally sponsored by the Scituate Education Foundation for our first year and will now be funded by the generosity of the family of Joanne Papandrea, our longtime art instructor, patron and friend, in her memory. Please pre-register online or with the Front Desk so that we set up enough chairs! Upcoming topics are as follows and will continue through December.
Mar 8—J.M.W. Turner, the Pride of Great Britian
Apr 12—Social Realism of America 1930’s
Story Telling in a new way - formerly Expressive Writing- Mon @ 11:00-12:00 – Harbor Room Are you wanting to tell a story? You do not have to consider yourself a writer to join in the fun. This is not a place of critiquing. You have lived a life full of stories that often times we forget until prompted to think about a certain topic. We choose one prompt each week and all write on the same topic. Part of the intrigue is the many different ways to write about the same subject. It is amazing how alike and different we are. What you end up with is a notebook full of stories that you might never have told. People write in rhyme, some make lists, we all tell something about our lives. It is rich and rewarding to have taken the time to think about things in this unique way. Join us!
Coffee & Community Resources
Expert Panel—Should I Stay or Should I Go? Tuesday March 7 @ 1:30-2:30PM
What to Do With All My Stuff & the Importance of Estate Planning. Come learn from a professional panel which will include:
*Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional, David Tourtillott (reverse mortgages and how they work)
*Elder Law Attorney Paula Schlosser (estate planning, avoid probate, preserve assets)
*Senior Real Estate Specialist, Karen Powers (right-sizing into a new home)
*Decluttering Specialist, Joy Murphy (What to do with all my stuff?)
For more information about the panelists and presentations please stop by the Front Desk to pick up a flyer.
Pastries w/ Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home Mar 9 & Apr. 13 @ 10:30am Meet w/ representatives who can guide you to prepare for inevitable transitions. Casual questions are great!
TLC Private Home Care -Thurs March 23 @ 10:00AM Learn about our in-home services to keep you and your loved ones safe and comfortable. Our CNAs and RNs are equipped to offer personalized care to meet the clinical and individualized needs.
Chat w/ Real Estate Reps, Karen & Cheryl- Thurs March 30 @ 10:00AM Get practical and friendly advice and answers for all your real estate questions.
At Home Hearing Healthcare & Clinic Screenings -Thurs, Apr 6 @ 10:00AM—12:00PM Join us for information and screening sessions for hearing aids and more. This is a complimentary service.
Please register to attend these sessions.
.Protect Memory & Cognitive Function as We Age - Tues, Mar 28 @ 1pm, Dr. Wishnow, the Founder, Chief Scientist, & President of Interceuticals, will be sharing her personal story about how hard it is when a loved one has age-related memory loss, why she is so passionate about protecting brain health and memory, and what she has discovered that gives her hope. Please register to attend. Please register.
Crafty Corner-Candle Making Workshop with Kathy Behm- Tues Mar 9 @ 10:30-12:00PM / Free Participants bring their own container and the rest is provided to make a small candle to bring home. Containers can be tea cups, small dish or flower pot (no holes), small juice glass or small jar, 8oz. or less.
Road To Reinvention with Career/ Life Coach, Susan Drevitch Kelly—Tues, 10:00-11:30aAM—Apr 18, 25 and May 2, 9 Cost $15 for four weeks Are you searching for new meaning and purpose in your life? Are you considering retiring but asking “What’s Next”? Are you already retired but not feeling fulfilled and seeking your “Second Act”? Learn how to integrate your skills and experiences with your passions and desire to “make a difference” to create a path to you reinvention. Space is limited. Please register to attend.
Ideas for Spring Planting-Thurs, Apr 27 @ 2:00PM / $3 donation (Egypt Rm; outside weather permitting) Jon Belber from Holly Hill Farm will be here to talk about your spring gardening plans. Learn about organic practices, sustainable methods, good growing tips for your gardens. He will also do some planting and planning for the Senior Center gardens as well as providing seeds and seedlings for you to take home to grow and enjoy. Please register to attend.
Matt York - History of Country Music-Tues, April 25 @ 1:00PM - Longtime New England musician/author Matt York will perform songs and tell stories about the origins of country music—Hank Williams, Jimmy Rodgers, Merle Haggard, George Jones and more. York will talk about some of the important moments in country music's history and perform some of the genre's iconic songs. York was recently nominated for the Boston Music Award for Best Country Artist and his album Gently Used was named as one of the Patriot Ledger's 2022 Albums of the Year. Please register to attend.
Aging Successfully- Thurs, Apr 20 @ 10:30PM, In this workshop we will explore how we can live our best lives as we age. We will focus on topics and practical strategies to help with physical activity, strong relationships, stress management, mind challenges and more! The focus will be on the satisfaction and happiness of incorporating these changes. Facilitator: Anita Ahearne, a local licensed psychotherapist shares practical strategies to reduce stress and get the most out of life. Please register to attend.
POETRY “SLAM” - Thurs, Apr 6 @ 1:30PM Join us for a variety of poetry readings with Christine Zaremba—come with a favorite poem you’d like to read; an original poem you’d like to share, ,or just to listen—all are welcome. Signups for reading will begin at 1:00PM. Please register to attend.
*Special Presentation: How to Use Fitness to Positively Effect Parkinson's Disease Tues, Mar 21 @ 2:15PM
Brett Miller, owner of 110 Fitness, one of the world’s largest wellness centers for Parkinson’s Disease and author of It’s A Beautiful Day To Save Lives: A Medic’s Journey to His Destiny, will discuss techniques to address movement disorders and his own experiences. He is a licensed physical therapist, certified fitness instructor specializing in movement disorders, and research consultant. He will be available to sell/sign books. Sponsored by Scituate Rotary Club
Friday Flix Every Friday @ 12:30 PM. Surround Sound, English Subtitles, Large Screen TV. Popcorn usually available. Award Winning Movies! Get out, bring a friend, or make a friend and enjoy a good MOVIE! Stop by to get details on each movie.
Mar 3- Elvis (2022)
Mar 10-Loving Vincent (2018)
Mar 17– The Quiet Man (1952)
Mar 24– All Quiet on the Western Front (1961)
Mar 31– Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Apr 7– Glass Onion: Knives Out Mystery (2022)
Apr 14– Philomena (2013)
Apr 21– The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Apr 28– The Sting (1973)
Hand & Foot Cards Monday @ 1 PM, Friday @ 10 AM in the Satuit Game Room
Indoor Pickleball Wednesday @ 5:00-7:00 PM at Jenkins Elementary School; Friday @ 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Recreation/Veterans Memorial Gymnasium.
Intro to Pickleball for new players @1-2PM
Mar – 3 & 10; $25 per week / $50 total
Apr – 14 & 21; $25 per week / $50 total
Skills & Drills for beginning/intermediate players wanting to refine play and learn strategy @ 1-2:30PM
March 31; $35 one week only
Mah Jong Thursdays @10 AM in the Satuit Game Room for players of all levels.
Beginning Mah Jong Thursdays @ 9:15 AM Instruction for beginners before the group begins with Janet.
- Knitting Group Thursday @ 1 PM
- No Rules Book Club - with Dr. Nancy Harris / Cost: $5.
- Mar 9 @ 2:45PM- “The Magnolia Palace” by Fiona Davis
- Apr 6 @ 2:45PM—Title to be announced at the March meeting.
Men’s Book Club Tuesday @ 10:30AM
Mar 7—”All Creatures Great & Small” by James Herriot
April 4—Title to be announced at March meeting
Scrabble- Wednesday @ 1 PM
Social Painting —Wednesday @ 1-3 PM. If you like to paint, share and talk, this group setting is for you! Bring your own supplies and painting projects; some materials will be available. Please register to attend.
Men's Breakfast – @ 9AM first Tuesday of the month. Cost $5 / Please register for breakfast
Mar 7—Joby Norton, local business owner of Mullaney’s seafood and all around nice guy, chef and advocate for the fishing industry, Joby’s successful business is a fixture in the communities of Scituate and Cohasset.
Apr 4—Joe Codeiro returns to share his knowledge and passion of Fly Fishing as we prepare for the next fishing season. Come learn how to tie some basic flies and about fishing in general around the South Shore and Cape Cod.
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