Submitted by Sherry Jackson, Needham COA Associate Director
Board the Council on Aging Van for a narrated tour of Needham’s neighborhoods on Friday, July 20.
When you read the Needham newspapers and places in and around town are mentioned, do you wonder what they look like, or where they are? Find out some of the answers during this narrated tour sponsored by the Needham Council on Aging.
Starting at 11 a.m., the group will ride from the Needham Heights neighborhood to Birds Hill, Sabrina Lake and . Along the way, the Needham (a.k.a. dump), and the Building will all be pointed out, as will other points of interest such as , , the five elementary schools, Pollard Middle School, High School, and the Vietnam Memorial.
The COA will offer a second local trip on Friday, July 21—a trip to the for a tour of their new facility and the opportunity to shop in the Thrift Shop. Bring something gently used to donate to their thrift shop.
Sign-up is required. Both groups are limited to 11 passengers. Call 781-455-7555 to reserve a spot.
THIS WEEK AND COMING UP
These programs are going on this week or require registration. To sign up, call the at 781-455-7555.
- Weekly Flicks—Friday Flicks are held on most Fridays at the Stephen Palmer Senior Center. The free movies are shown at 1 p.m., and registration is not required. Coming up: "The Artist" (2011) on Friday, July 20 and “Money Ball” (2011) on Friday, July 27.
- Monday’s Lunch Bunch—Try someplace new, socialize and enjoy a good meal with Monday's Lunch Bunch. The group meets at the Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. to board a van to the lunch destination. Coming up: Johnny's Luncheonette in Newton on Monday, July 23 and Sherborn Inn in Sherborn on Monday, July 30. A suggested donation of $5 will be collected on the van. Participants also pay the cost of their meals.
- Meet the Author of "Knitters of Needham"—Wednesday, July 25, 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Local author Chaim M. Rosenberg teams up with Needham Historical Society to tell history through photographs. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by of a once vibrant industry. The profits from the sale of the book will go to the Needham Historical Society. Books can be purchased at this event for $20. There is no fee. Sign-up is suggested. Call 781-455-7555. Light refreshments will be served.
- Free Legal Assistance—Friday, July 27, 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Representatives from the Boston College Elder Law Project will provide free legal assistance to local seniors. Schedule an appointment by calling 781-455-7555.
The Friends of the Needham Elderly will take a trip on Wednesday, Aug. 22 to Lobster Fest in Holyoke. As part of the trip, they will enjoy a performance by "The Ponytails"—an all-girl tribute band that plays music from the 1960s. Cost is $74. Sign up now to secure a spot.
TRY SOMETHING NEW
- Computer Lessons—The Council on Aging offers computer lessons on Thursday afternoons by appointment. Those who would like to learn about computers in a one-on-one session with an instructor are invited to these classes. Lessons are offered on Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. (by appointment). There is no fee for this class. To make a 45-minute appointment, call the COA at 781-455-7555.
- Singers wanted—If you can read music or can carry a tune, join this new group that meets on Tuesday afternoons from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the Senior Center. Fred Shaw will lead the group in song and will provide the lyrics to songs old and new. No audition required. Sign up is appreciated in order to have enough song sheets for all to participate; call the Senior Center at 781-455-7555.
Would you like to learn how to play Mah Jong, Whist or Cribbage? Do you already know how to play games such as Mah Jong, Bridge, Whist, Cribbage, Scrabble, Backgammon or Poker and want to join a group? Call Sherry Jackson, associate director at the Needham Council on Aging, at 781-455-7555 ext. 205 for information.