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.
Annual Friends of the Seniors Plant and Book Sale
Friday, May 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (book sale only)
Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (plant and book sale)
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.
The Golden Age of Hollywood
Thursday, May 25, 1 p.m.
Fashion on the silver screen during the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s was not only glamorous and influential but was enjoyed as an “escape” from the problems of each decade. In the Depression era, folks could attend the movies as a way to forget their current circumstances, while the films served as both escapism and news reporting during the long years of World War II. Finally, 1950s movies continued to show elegant fashions that were inspiring to the audiences of that period, but the advent of television caused fashion influence to be split between the silver screen and the smaller TV in America’s homes. Attendees will travel through the decades and enjoy a glimpse into the glamor of that golden age. This program is presented by Ren Antonowicz of Spirit of Fashion.
Thursday, June 1, 1 p.m.
Our Time Memory Cafe
Our Time Memory Cafe is a welcoming gathering for those with forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment or dementia and their care partner, family and friends. It’s a place to socialize, share experiences with others going through similar changes and form friendships. A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance. This program is a joint venture between the Hopkinton Senior Center and the Hopkinton Public Library. For more information or to register, call 508-497-0108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cultural Conversations: Historic Sights of Warsaw
Tuesday, June 6, 1-2 p.m.
This virtual tour will visit Krakowskie Przedmieście, one of the most important streets in the city, and make its way to Old Town to take in the spirit of historic Warsaw. Participants will see places related to the life of Marie Curie and Frederic Chopin, learn how many mermaids are in the city, discover where the Round Table meetings were held, and see where Mick Jagger ate cabbage and mushroom pierogis. The tour guide will entertain with stories, anecdotes and curiosities about the capital of Poland.
Become a Dementia Friend
Thursday, June 8, 1-2:30 p.m.
In this 90-minute session, open to residents of all towns, community members will learn about dementia and how to be inclusive and welcoming to those living with cognitive and memory impairments. For more information or to make a reservation, call 508-497-9730 or email email@example.com.