The Southborough Senior Center issued its May/June newsletter. Some readers will be excited to see the number of in-person events, including the long awaited return of bus trips. A number of other programs revolve around or include enjoying social meals.
You can’t sign up just yet. But since popular programs can fill up quickly, don’t wait too long either. Registration will open on Monday morning, May 2nd at 10:00 am.**
Speaking of programs filling up . . . Since most of their programs have waitlists, the Senior Center is urging that anyone who can’t make a program they signed up for let them know as soon as possible.
Below are some of the major highlights. For each of the below programs there are more details in the newsletter. (You can read the newsletter here and the insert here.)
Buses will pick up attendees from and return them to the Senior Center parking lot. Note: Travelers will be asked to wear a mask while on the bus for their safety and consideration of others.
Wednesday, May 11th, 9:00 am – approx 4:00 pm
Suggested Donation — $15
The trip is to the casino on the Boston Riverfront. Attendees will receive $20 of free slot play on their cards. Lunch is on your own, and they have a number of dining options. To learn more about the venue, click here.
Wright’s Farm Restaurant
Thursday, June 23rd, 10:30 am – approx. 5:00 pm
“What’s more fun than sitting down to enjoy a meal surrounded by friends or new friends in a comfortable and relaxed setting? You will get all that at Wright’s Farm.” The restaurant includes a cash bar and a gift shop, which attendees will have a 20% off coupon for. On the return trip, attendees will stop at the Dairy Farm & Bakery.
Other programs that include lunch
Adult Coloring & Lunch
Tuesday, May 31st—12:00pm
The fun starts with a meal (choose from two options). Then attendees can pick a picture to color while chatting. All supplies will be available or feel free to bring your own.
Heart to Home Meals
Wednesday, June 1st, 11:30 am
A free hot lunch, quiz, and prize give away. The event is being put on by “Heart to Home Meals”, marketing frozen meals that can be adapted to suit dietary preferences, and hand delivered with no contract or minimum commitment required.
The Joys of Nature: Creatures of the Night
Wednesday, June 15th, 12:00 pm
A noon lunch will be followed by a 12:30 pm presentation about the animals that come out in our neighborhoods at night. “Many of these animals include important predators, such as bats, frogs and owls, and help us unseen under the cover of darkness.”
optional lunch at 12:00 pm, movie at 12:30 pm
Free movie (Meal – Suggested Donation—$5)
Register for the meal, bring your own lunch, or just come at movie time. Both movies are based/inspired by true events.
King Richard (PG-13) — Wednesday, May 18th
Will Smith stars as the father of tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams. (2 hours and 25 minutes.)
House of Gucci (R) — Wednesday, June 22nd
Lady Gaga in the shocking story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. (2 hours and 38 minutes)
Raised Bed Gardening
Monday, May 23rd, 11:00 am
Gardners are invited to discuss what should be planted in the Raised Beds behind the Senior Center, help plant, and develop a maintenance schedule.
Tina Bemis’ Summer Porch Pot
Tuesday, June 28th, 1:00 pm
Learn techniques on designing “with colorful flowers and contrasting textures using Thrillers, Fillers, Chillers and Spillers” while building a pot to bring home.
Wednesday, June 29th, 1:00 pm
Get there in advance to buy your Bingo cards
An afternoon of Bingo, fun, snacks and prizes led by Bob Myers.
Trottier Big Band Concert
Wednesday, June 8th, 3:00 pm in Trottier Middle School’s auditorium
Southborough’s band of 6th-8th graders has frequently won awards over the years. “Audiences continuously are surprised by the band’s ability and musicality and are uplifted by the band’s exuberant and powerful performances. This is an extremely entertaining band with many laughs from their leader Jamison Clark!” (Please arrive between 2:30 – 2:45 pm to be seated before the start of the concert.)
*On May 2nd, beginning at 10:00 am, you can start calling 508-485-5031 to register for the Senior Center’s May/June programs. The newsletter stresses “Do not leave any Program Registrations on Voicemail, please connect with a staff member to register for all programs at all times.”