The Hopkinton Senior Center is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For a more extensive listing of programs and services, including lunch program menus, as well as a newsletter, check hopkintonseniorcenter.com. Anyone with questions can call 508-497-9730. The Senior Center also has a Facebook page that provides updates on resources, programs and events.
Art Appreciation: Masters of the Dutch Golden Age
Thursday, April 20, 1-2 p.m.
This program takes a close look at images by famous painters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer as well as other 17th century Dutch masters who reached levels of excellence that still inspire viewers today.
Cultural Conversations: South Korea’s Four Golden Dark Ages
Wednesday, May 3, 10-11 a.m.
In this virtual program, attendees will learn the history and unique characteristics of Korea, view spectacular scenery and interesting traditional artworks along with the nation’s most beautiful and authentic old places, such as Buddhist temples, palaces, royal tombs, Confucian schools and villages, and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. Those interested should call for the Zoom link.
Our Time Memory Cafe
Thursday, May 4, 1 p.m.
Our Time Memory Cafe is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness or mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, along with their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is a place to socialize, have social experiences with others going through similar changes and form friendships. A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance. The program is a joint venture between the Hopkinton Senior Center and Hopkinton Public Library. For more information or to register, call 508-497-0108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health and Wellness Fair for Seniors
Thursday, May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Individuals can stop in anytime to check out and learn about a variety of health topics. The variety of resources, screenings and information available will provide attendees with information pertaining to health issues that concern everyone. This program is presented by the organization Volunteering for Seniors in Massachusetts.
Annual Friends of the Seniors Plant and Book Sale
Friday, May 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.-noon
A large variety of vegetables, flowers and plants grown and donated by greenhouse volunteers will be available at rock-bottom prices. Seeds have been started for over a dozen varieties of tomato plants, including heirlooms. There also will be a wide selection of gardening books, as well as cookbooks, children’s books, antique books, DVDs, CDs and much more. As part of this fundraiser, donations are accepted from the community in the form of potted vegetables, herbs, annuals and perennials. Potted plant donations can be dropped off (in clean containers) at the Senior Center on May 17 and 18.