Classes & Activities


  • History Series With Bob Jackman - Please register to attend on or after Mon, 4/22.

    National Prohibition and Local Rum Running—This course will examine the national history of prohibition and the brief history of prohibition-era running in the local area.  A highly motivated minority group used false “information” to win approval for a restrictive amendment, and the majority found farcical ways of ignoring it.

    Weds, (6 Sessions), May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5 and 12.  Tuition $25. Patrons may sign up for either the morning or afternoon section, but not both. Mornings from 10:00—11:30. Afternoons 1:00- 2:30. Limit 28 students per section.

  • The History of Howard Johnson’s: 28 Flavors of Ice Cream! Guest Lecturer: Anthony Sammarco Tues, Jun 11 @ 11:00 am / Cost:  $5

    Please register to attend. 

    Howard Johnson created an orange-roofed empire of ice cream stands and restaurants that stretched from Maine to Florida (including on 3A in Scituate), and all the way to the West Coast.  With a reputation for good food at affordable prices, hungry customers would regularly return for more.  “Reader’s Digest” in 1949 described them as the epitome of “eating places that look like New England town meeting houses dressed up for Sunday.” Join us as Anthony Sammarco recounts how Howard Johnson introduced 28 flavors of ice cream, the “Tender sweet” clam strips, grilled frankforts and a menu of delicious and traditional foods that families eagerly enjoyed when they traveled. Howard Johnson’s Ice Cream Shop on 3A in Scituate (where Oro Restaurant is today).

  • Pool Lessons w/ Buster (Experienced Players) Tues @ 1:00-2:00 pm (for 8 weeks starting May 7) / Cost:  $20 Learn the skills of aiming, stroke, English and positions.  Limited to 4 players w/ Buster at a time.  Please register. Beginners call Jess at 781-545-8875 to set up individual tutorial appts. (20mins.)

  • UKULELE LESSONS ARE BACK! W/ Matt Brown Fridays, 11:15 am-12:15 pm

  • A mix of lessons and practice/jam sessions.

    Please register to attend.

  • The Artist's Way:  A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity w/ Esther Maschio - On Tuesdays @ 9:30-11:30 AM for12 weeks starting on June 4 thru August 20; Cost of Book is about $30. This course will work through the book each session to teach techniques and employ exercises designed to help you gain self-confidence and to harness or refresh your creativity and skills.  Esther will guide you in gaining artistic inspiration over the 12-week sessions.   Please register to attend . 

  • Watercolor Painting  w/ Judy Rossman   Mon @ 1:00-3:00 pm  Next Course:  Apr 22 –Jun 3  6 week course for artists of all levels. Judy is an award winning, experienced instructor. Her emphasis is on painting from observation, working from still life and referenced photos.

  • New Drawing /Sketching Tues Apr 23 - Jun 3 Please register to attend, and pick up a supply list at the front desk.

  • Spanish Classes  Basics & Beyond  Tuesdays @ 9:45 am Instructor, Catherine Speigel, will practice the basics of the language with you. Have fun interacting with classmates and strengthening your skills.  Tuesdays @11:00 am Any true beginners interested? For those who want to start learning Spanish from scratch, this course will be beginner level and run if enough people enroll.  Cost: $6 

  • Balance for Life with Sue-Monday & Thursday @ 11am.  Please pre-register.  This class is often filled to capacity.  Cost $5
  • New Beginner Balance with Sue- Wednesday @ 12:30 pm Please pre-register. Cost $5
  • Lift Your Spirits with SueMonday @ 12:30 pm; Wednesday @ 11:00 am;  .  Please pre-register.  This class is often filled to capacity.  Cost $5  
  • Beginner Line Dancing with Jean- Tuesday @ 10:00 am Learn popular line dances to a variety of music and get your exercise at the same time!  Cost $5.
  • Line Dancing with JeanTuesday @ 11:00 am.  Learn popular line dances to a variety of music and get your exercise at the same time!  Cost $8.
  • Beginner Tai Chi  -  24-week program  This program is a modified, slow-moving introduction to Tai Chi principles and movements to improve balance and strength and bring mind/body . awareness.  Tues @ 2:00-3:00 pm ; Cost:  $3.  Please register to attend.
  • Floor Yoga with AnneMonday @ 8:30 am in the Lawson Tower Fitness Room. $10;
  • Chair Yoga with AnneMonday @ 9:45 am in the Lawson Tower Fitness Room. $5
  • Floor Yoga with ElizabethWednesday & Friday @ 8:30 am in the Lawson Tower Fitness Room. $10
  • Chair Yoga with ElizabethWednesday & Friday @ 9:45 am in the Lawson Tower Fitness Room. $5
  • PM Yoga Flow with Rena—  Monday @ 4:30 pm & Wednesday @ 4:00 pm. $6
  • Joyful Movement with Rena— on hold at this time Tuesday @ 12:30 pm . $5
  • Zumba Gold with JustineMonday & Wednesday @ 2 pm  NEW TIME Thursday @ 10 am. $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 @ 4-5 pm For more experienced dancers familiar with time steps and riffs. Cost $6 Please register.

  • Stretching for Every-Body w/ Sue Ribiero Tuesday & Thursday @ 8:45 am / 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. 

  • Trail Walking - Friday @ 1PM (weather permitting) A different walk each week if weather permit. Call Jess at 781-545-8875 to register and to join the weekly email list to receive notification of location

  • Matter of Balance   8-week evidenced-based program led by trained PT professionals.Thursdays, May 9 through June 27 @ 1:30-3:30 PM.  Sponsored by NVNA through Grant funding. This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.  Participants will join for 8 two hour sessions focusing on setting realistic goals to change their environment and habits to reduce risk factors for falls and promote activity and exercise to improve strength, balance, and flexibility.  For more information or to register, call 781-545-8722.



  • 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.
  •   May 8 — The Art of Ancient Greece

     Jun 12 — The Wyeths

  • Newcomers Meet & Greet 1st Thurs of the month. May 2nd & June 6 @ 10:00am

    Did you recently move to Scituate?  Are you retired w/ time on your hands? Are you looking for a place to meet others with similar interests as you?  We now have a Newcomers Meet & Greet happening on the 1st Thursday of every month.  Join us for light refreshments and take a tour of our beautiful center.  See what new possibilities and local friendships can be created.  To sign up or for more information, call Kelly Walsh, Outreach Coord., 781-545-8873.  Pre-register.

  • Senior Happiness Talk  What It Is?  How we can obtain it? w/ Henry Quinlan Tuesday, May 21 @ 10: 30AM / Cost: $5   Informed by research and the Harvard University Course on “Happiness” Henry delves into topics about bringing meaning to our lives and how to change our brains’ views on aging.  Please register to attend

  • .Herbs & Spices for Brain Health w/ Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D Tues, June 25 @1:30—3:00 PM

    Dr. Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D. and Adjunction Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s  Disease Center, will share with us research and expertise on brain foods and what can help slow decline.  Topics include but are not limited to:  Antioxidants, sugar effects, insulin resistance, cool inflammation, the power of specific  spices and herbs that impact brain power!    Please register to attend.  

  • Dr. Mark Parker Talk:  The Interaction of Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline  Thursday, June 27 @ 1:30PM  (see flyer @ Front Desk)  2nd talk in series.  There is compelling evidence that hearing and memory health are correlated.  Dr. Parker will educate us on the link between hearing loss and brain activity and how hearing aids may be helpful in treatment.  Please register to attend.

  • Lunch & Learn Fridays @ 12PM

    June 7—A panel of experts from Resources to Remember will guide seniors and families through challenging topics including housing, legal, home care services, healthy living, mortgage services and more!

    June 21—Representatives from Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home will host another Legacy Planning session.  Bring your questions. 
    Please register to attend the lunch sessions.

  • Mother’s Day Arrangements, Fri, May 10 @ 10:30 am  Our friends from  the Scituate Garden Club  will sponsor a workshop on arranging flowers for your Mother’s day celebrations. Please register to attend, space is limited.

  • Sparkle into Spring—Mermaid Hair w/ Janice from Oceanside Shimmers Thursday, May 16 @ 11:00-1:00PM  Choose your color to add a beautiful strand of sparkle to you hair. $2 per strand.  Call Janice directly to set up an appointment. 781-883-8144.  walk-Ins are welcome if availability.

  • Music & Magic  Circle is Back! w/ Cathy Kang Tues, May 16 @ 10-11AM; Cost: $5  Instruments including drums, songs, positive energy and spirit to get us through the winter doldrums!  Experience all the wellness benefits of this joyful activity! 

    Please register to attend. 

  • SPRING WORKSHOPS SERIES“To Prepare for Our Best Lives” Please register to attend the workshops that interest you. 

  • Thurs, May 23 @  9:30 am—Downsizing for Transitioning Seniors w/ Pegeen Doran will present options for people looking for a  different residential lifestyle along w/ an antique appraisal expert who will talk about  common household items and furnishing s that may or may not have value as people look to sell or give them away.  Samples will be provided and seniors are welcome to bring appropriate items for an appraisal or pictures for discussion. 

    Thurs, May 23 @ 1:30pm—”What if...Workbook” an Interactive Workshop created by Gwen Morgan, facilitator for CircleXChange, a wellness lifestyle program. Gwen will walk participants page by page through the workbook.  Topics include:  planning finances, personal assets and personal wishes.  It also touches on document storage, what to do w/ pets, end of life wishes, celebrations etc.  It is a great tool to open communication w/ family members.  The book cost is $25. 

    Thurs, May 30 @ 1:30 PM :  “Care In Crisis” presented by Mark Friedman, owner of Senior Helpers Boston and South Shore. “It is never too late to start to put plans in place.”  Mark will present on his book “A Guide to Excellent (and Successful) Aging.”  Attendees will receive a free copy of the book.  The program is presented in conjunction w/ Bridges by Epoch of Hingham and Pembroke.

  • ‘Seniors Sing’ Spring Chorus  The chorus will resume March 19—June 18 and culminate with a Spring performance in June.   For information please contact Jess at 781-545-8875. 

  • Hearing Healthcare Clinic w/ Michael Schmit, Board Certified Specialist .  May 2 & Jun 6, 10:00  am—12:00 pm   FREE hearing screening, hearing aid cleaning and  ear  exam.  Please register to attend. 

  • Story Telling in a New Way - formerly Expressive WritingMon @ 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

  • Fairing Way of South Weymouth, Thurs., May 2 @ 10:00 am

    Wendy Wichroski, the Director of Community Relations at Fairing Way at Union Point, a modern 65+ apartment-style homes for active senior living, will be available to answer questions and provide information about this housing option.

    Blue Cross Blue Sheild, Thurs. @ 10:00am

    May 9 — Planning for Medicare (50mins.) If you are getting close to Medicare eligibility this is the session for you! Whether you are planning to retire or continue to work, it’s important to know your options. 

    June 6—Exploring Medicare Advantage Plans (45mins.). Learn about advantage plans, the differences between HMOs and PPOs, and understand your healthcare options better.

    Harbor Health Elder Service Plan, Thurs., June 13 @ 10:00am—Meet Norma Marotta, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) to share with you a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.  PACE  provides comprehensive medical and services to certain people living in the community. Most participants in PACE are eligible also for Medicare and Medicaid. 

  • Matt York is BackFriday, May 3 @1:00 pm

  • In Celebration of Willie Nelson’s 91st birthday, York will focus on Willie’s long and illustrious music career that has spanned over seven decades and includes so many familiar songs of our lifetime either written or performed by Willie himself.  Please register to attend.  

  • 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.  

    5/3—The Color Purple (2023) - American musical period drama of one women’s journey to independence. 

    5/10—Fever Pitch (2005)) - Red Sox centered romantic comedy with Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon.

    5/17— No Movie today

    5/24—Boys in the Boat (2023) - Drama about 1936 Univ. of Washington Rowing team that competed in the Summer Olympics.

    5/31—Megan Leavey (2017) - Based on true story of young, female Marine Corporal and her military combat dog.

    6/7—Where the Crawdads Sing (2022) Mystery coming of age story of a girl raised in the south in the 1950s.

    6/14— The Beautiful Game (2024) (upstairs in Peggotty Room) - British sports drama follows a young soccer team to Rome for the Homeless World Cup.

    6/21—Book Club Next Chapter (2023) - Book Club with 4 best friends continues in Italy.

    6/28— Miracle Club (2023) - Story of 3 generations from Dublin travelling to Lourdes together.

  • Hand & Foot Cards   Monday @ 1 pm, Friday @ 10 am in the Satuit Game Room   

  • Finding Ways to Enhance Your Life  

  • Fri,  May 24—The Power of the Pause and the Power of Listening “When people talk listen completely.  Most people never listen.” Ernest Hemingway

    Fri, June 21—The Power of Empathy and the Power of Letting Go “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”  Ann Landers 

    Please register to attend.

  • Indoor Pickleball    Fridays @  11-1 pm—Veterans Gym. Free, volunteer-led program.  Players help to set up nets & break down at end.  Play is rotated as courts are filled.  Pre-registration is helpful but not required.  Balls provided.  New players are encouraged to participate in introductory clinic before joining or to  request orientation from a volunteer for first 30 minutes before playing.

  • 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. 

    May 28 @ 1:30 pm  -  Book: “Code Sapphire” by Pam Jenoff

    June  - No meeting

    Please register to attend.

  • Men’s Book Club   Tuesday @ 2:45 pm

  • 5/7 “Small Mercies” by Dennis Lehane

    6/4 “The Soldier’s Truth:  Ernie Plyle and the Story of WWII”  David Chrisinger

  • Please register.

  • Men's Game Nights! 6:00—8:30 pm

    Join us for shuffleboard, pool, darts while the Bruins play on TV.

    Tues, May 21 (Sox vs. Rays)

    Tues, Jun 11 (Sox vs. Phillies)

    Donations for food & beverages are welcome!  

    Please register to attend.

  • Scrabble- Wednesday @ 1 pm 

  • Social PaintingWednesday @ 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 –  @ 9 am first Tuesday of the month. Cost $5 / Please register for breakfast

  • May 7-  Maura Curran—Join us to hear from our most recent Chair of the Select Board, stepping down after many years of service to the Town of Scituate where she can recount many accomplishments and positive changes the Town has seen over her 20+ years as a Town official, committee member and resident. 

    June 4 - Stephen Mone—We are pleased to bring Scituate’s Harbormaster to review many of the changes in the harbor of interest and that he has helped to institute. Bring your questions—he is happy to answer! . 

  • Tech Time @ the Senior Center  Every Tues  &  Thurs  @ 3:15-4:30 pm Receive 1 on 1 tech support from knowledgeable SHS students / 20-30 minutes sessions depending on availability. Please register for an appointment.

  • Career Corner “Searching & Applying for Jobs” Tues May 14 @ 1:00—3:30 PM w/ Debbie Raymond , Career Specialist

    Are you finding it a challenge to search for a job whether it’s full time or part time?  Are you overwhelmed by filling out job applications both on paper and online?  Join Deb Raymond, experienced career coach at the Scituate Senior Center  to learn how to successfully apply for a job. 

    On May 21st—Debbie will also be available for follow up 1 on 1 appointments from 1:00-3:00PM. 

    For more information or to register for an appt. by calling 781-545-8722.

  • Register for Classes & Activities through MyActiveCenter:

If you have been issued a MySeniorCenter Key Tag from the Senior Center, MyActiveCenter is for you. (If you would like to receive a key tag, call the Senior Center or let a staff member know next time you are in the Senior Center.)

To activate your account, click on this link

From there you'll be asked to select your local center and type in your MySeniorCenter Key Tag number and home phone number.

Once you've activated your account, you can join groups and enroll in activities at that center online.

When you enroll in an activity, it appears on your My Activities page.

If you and your spouse share an e-mail address, you can add them to your account from the My Account page.