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.
Cultural Conversations: Black History in Bahia, Brazil
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m.
Participants will enjoy a virtual walk in Pelourinho’s Old Town area, talk about and experience the afro-heritage in Bahia, hear music and meet locals. Along the walk, attendees will see the most important afro-Brazilian heritage, traditions, food, religion and local artists. Call the Senior Center for the Zoom link.
Our Time Memory Cafe
Thursday, March 2, 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.
Senior Center Book Club
Monday, March 6, 10:30 a.m.
This month’s book is “The Book of Joy” by Desmond Tutu and the Dali Lama. Participants can relax and bring something to drink — all while enjoying book reviews and socializing.
Politics with Principles: First Female Cabinet Secretary Frances Perkins
Thursday, March 9, 1 p.m.
This captivating, one-woman theatrical performance tells the story of Frances Perkins, the nation’s first female cabinet secretary when she served as secretary of labor from 1933-45. The presentation will walk through the personal and professional trials and triumphs of this heroic, principled politician, including her secrets for building alliances and staring down bullies to enacting legislation to help make the government a champion for working people and retirees. Advance registration is requested.
Repair Cafe with Hopkinton Lions Club
Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m.-noon
Repair Cafe is a community event where people bring their items that are not quite working right but still too good to throw away, and other community members help repair them. There is no charge unless replacement parts are needed. Similar events have been held in more than two dozen towns across Massachusetts in recent years, including Hopkinton last year. Anyone with an item in need of repair or who enjoys fixing things and is interested in being a volunteer should contact the Senior Center. Volunteers are being sought to help with knife sharpening, general furniture repair, lamp rewiring, mending and small appliance repair, to name a few things.