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Senior Center Events

An extensive list of Senior Center events is at the Brookline Senior Center web site.

COVID-19 Announcements from Senior Center Director Ruthann Dobek

COVID-19 Mask Update, November 2022

At the Senior Center, we continue to follow public health regulations and we remain on alert for COVID-19 variants or an increase in cases around the Commonwealth. Our current protocols are subject to change in the future, but we continue to encourage older residents to get vaccinated and we encourage the use of masks in our mask friendly environment.

Need A Ride To The Senior Center?

If you need a ride to the Senior Center, please call the Senior Center Van Reservation Line at 617-730-2750 at least one business day in advance. Please include the following information for all rides: name, phone number, pickup/drop off address, requested date/time for pick up. Donations are welcome to help offset the cost of gas. We appreciate your support!

Please note: The Senior Center uses a variety of transportation systems to get residents to and from the Senior Center.

December Library Events

Concert: Songs in Cello and Piano Music at Brookline Village - Saturday, December 2 at 3 PM
Bake It Till You Make It - Tuesday, December 5 at 7 PM, virtual
Hybrid Meet the Small Business Administration: Connections and Resources at Coolidge Corner - Tuesday, December 5 at 7 PM
Queer Art Night with Alex Makes Art at Brookline Village - Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30 PM
Classic Literature Reading Group at Brookline Village - Wednesday, December 13 and 20
K-Pop Photocard Trading Event at Coolidge Corner - Saturday, December 16 at 1 PM
Archives Office Hours at Brookline Village - Wednesday, December 27 at 3 PM
Graphic Novel Group at Brookline Village - Thursday, December 28 at 7 PM
Saturday Snacks: Cake Tasting with Athan's Bakery at Putterham - Saturday, December 30 at 2 PM
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Songs in Cello & Piano Music
Saturday, December 2, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Brookline Village Library

The Library will present a concert of classical cello and piano music, featuring music written by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, de Falla, and Rachmaninoff. The featured musical works are inspired by vocal genres including German opera and Spanish folksongs and transcribed from songs without words. In classical music, the term "songs" refers to musical works written to be sung by vocalists. Cello, known as the closest instrument to the human voice, will be sung by Ji Young Lee and piano by Victor Cayres. This concert will include comments on the music and a Q&A session. Adults and children of all ages are welcome, no registration required. Doors will open at 2:45 PM.

Mistral - The Baroque Big Band
Saturday, December 2, at 5 pm
Ruggles Baptist Church, 874 Beacon Street

Mistral Music will present their annual bonanza of Baroque masterpieces, with virtuosic soloists taking turns in the spotlight. Boston Works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, Handel, and other, lesser-known Baroque gems. Marcello: Oboe Concerto; J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2; Vivaldi: Concerto in D Minor for two violins & cello, RV 565; Vivaldi: Concerto in A Minor for two violins, RV 522; Joseph Royer: L'Aimable for solo harpsichord.For tickets and other information click here.

Memoir Writing: Using Old Photos and Mental Snapshots
Monday, December 4th at 1:00 pm
Brookline Senior Center

Many of us have old photos and memories of scenes from the past. Some of these even predate us. Join Dr. Miriam Diamond to write about experiences from the perspective of someone in your family or history based on snapshots you have or recall.

Feel free to bring an old photo for inspiration.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Scam and Cyber Safety

Wednesday, December 6 at 11:00 am

Brookline Senior Center

The scamming business is booming! With the increased use of technology in all aspects of our daily lives, we are now solicited by phone, text messages, emails, and/or on the web. Join the Office of Emergency Management and Brookline Police Officer Mike Disario to discuss the latest scams aimed at the senior community. He will discuss how to identify scams and provide tips to protect you and your property. Giveaway for all participants!

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Brookline Music School Concert

A Musical Journey: Around the World

Wednesday, December 6 at 1:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

Join pianist, composer, and improviser Anran Qian for a musical journey around the world on Wednesday, December 6 at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center. She will be playing music by Mozart, Manuel de Falla, Debussy and herself. You will have an enjoyable afternoon. Let the music take you to different places and times. Anran Qian was a prizewinner and laureate in many competitions and her career has brought her to perform in different countries across the globe. She completed her Bachelor and Masters degrees at The Juilliard School, and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Special Yoga Classes

Thursdays, December 7 & 14 at 10:30 am

Brookline Senior Center

Join us for this 45 minute adaptive yoga class that will provide an adaptive flow with postures and stretches that can be customized for everybody. We will use chairs to support our practice and integrate breathing and mindfulness techniques as well. All levels and abilities are welcome. This class will be taught by Madison Kitchen, a teaching faculty member at Down Under Yoga. Madison has been teaching yoga for almost 7 years and is excited to share yoga with the Brookline Senior Center!

Please register at 617-730-2770.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, December 11 from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit and enter sponsor code: SCBrookline. When you register, you will have to select your time and donation type ("blood" or "Power Red").

Midday Monday Mystery Book Group
Monday, December 11, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Coolidge Corner Library

Join a group of mystery readers in person or online, on the second Monday of the month. This month's selection is Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare. No registration required for in-person attendance. For Zoom information, click here to register.

Easy Travel

Thursday, December 7 at 1:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

On Thursday, December 7 at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center, join our Senior Center volunteer Susan Katz Gilman as she shares photos and experiences from her recent trip to Vietnam. While traveling, she volunteered for two weeks helping feed the food insecure in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Susan traveled for close to three months with her husband last winter, combining travel and volunteering. Susan will be sharing pictures from the cities she visited, including highlights she would recommend if traveling in Vietnam, and will introduce the concept (and benefits) of senior volunteering during travel. The organization she has used over a dozen times, catering to 18-80+ "years young," will be introduced. Susan will share a few anecdotes about how she packs, prepares to leave for an extended period and other helpful hints before taking questions.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Tour of the Historic Wang Theatre
Tuesday, December 12, 11 am
Brookline Senior Center

A special trip to The Boch Center at the historic Wang Theatre. Visit one of Boston's most prominent theatrical landmarks! The Boch Center is excited for the Brookline COA to experience the beauty and wonder of the Wang Theatre through an hour long behind the scenes tour. Learn about the theatre's architectural highlights and unique history - from its hotel roots and glamorous days as a movie "cathedral", to today's role as an impressive venue for performances and events.

Please note, this tour includes a lot of walking, so attendees should be comfortable on their feet for close to an hour and able to climb stairs. Tour space is limited, so please register at 617-730-2770.

Ballet Class
Fridays, December 1,8,15, at 1:30 pm
Brookline Senior Center

Come try a ballet class at the Senior Center on Fridays, December 1, 8, & 15 at 1:30 pm. Tutus are not required! Open to a variety of levels, classes will introduce basic exercises and body positions of ballet to help build strength, balance, posture, and flexibility (modifications are welcome). Feel free to come in comfortable clothing!

Please register at 617-730-2770.

No Irish Need Apply:

A History of the Irish in Boston

Wednesday, December 27 at 1pm
Brookline Senior Center

Join Christopher Daley, historian, author, and public speaker, for this 90-minute presentation which covers Irish migration history in Boston: from 17th-century indentured servants to 1718 Scot-Irish arrivals, pre-famine Catholic immigrants' challenges and anti-Irish sentiment, including events like Pope's Day and Ursuline Convent burning. It also explores post-famine immigration, settlement, work, assimilation, and Irish influence in Boston politics, featuring figures like James Michael Curley and Honey Fitz Kennedy.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

New Years Open House
Thursday, December 28, 1 pm
Brookline Senior Center

The Senior Center will host its annual New Year's Open House featuring the outstanding Winiker Band. The Winikers need no introduction to Brookline. These fabulous musicians and entertainers will certainly help us to ring in the new year right! Refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the event. Please register at 617-730-2770.

Feet of Clay Annual Holiday Show and Sale
December 8 - 27, times below
Feet of Clay, 21 Station Street

The Sale and Show will run from December 8th through Friday the 22nd. It will feature the works of 39 artists, some sculptural, some functional and a few spanning everything in between. Opening night party is Friday the 8th from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. On Thursday December 14th seconds will be available from 12:00 to 8:00 pm. The studio will be open Mondays - Thursdays from 4 - 8 pm, Fridays from noon - 8 pm and weekends from 10 am to 6 pm.

Saturday Snacks:

Cake Tasting with Athan's Bakery

Saturday, December 30, 2 to 3 PM

Brookline Putterham Library

The Putterham Library will host a special cake tasting event December 30th as part of our Saturday Snacks series - featuring the delicious pastries of Athan's Bakery in Brookline's Washington Square! Between 2 and 3 PM as supplies last, drop into the Meeting Room and you'll be given six different cake samples to taste. Can you guess which one is which?

Those who get it right will be entered into a raffle and the winner gets a $20 gift card to Athan's! For more information on their services and goodies, please visit Athan's Bakery website.

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