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.
MCOA Walk Massachusetts Challenge
With six challenges, there’s a challenge for everyone. The only competition is one’s self: to be better than yesterday. Individuals who meet milestones are entered to win up to a $50 gift card. For each person who completes their challenge, the Hopkinton Senior Center is entered to win up to $1,000 for future programming. The more each person walks, the more everyone wins. Registration for Team Hopkinton can be found at walkmachallenge.com or by calling the Senior Center. Participants will choose a challenge and track their walking during the period between May 1 and Oct. 31.
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.
Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m.-noon
Danielle Cook, the Hopkinton Adult Services librarian, will be at the Senior Center to provide a variety of library services. Residents can stop in to learn about the Talking Books Program, update or renew a library card, check out a book, get help with research or learn about available library services.
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.
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.