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Art Matters: Degas
October 1st at 1 pm Free
Known as the “Great Bear” of Paris, Edgar Degas was witty, urbane, chauvinistic, and misogynistic. He was an aristocrat who detested aristocrats, especially female aristocrats. He became known for painting ballerinas, “those little rats”. But also known for the use of dramatic diagonals, dynamic, off-centered compositions, and for elevating the pastel into the realm of fine art. His many contributions to the revolution that would be called Impressionism would help to change the art world forever.

Parkinsons Support Group Stoneham
October 1st at 1pm
This peer-led Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month

Make Your own Relish
October 1st at 10 am
Carol Nichols teaches us how to make our own relish! Limited to 8, free

Caregiver Support Group
October 3rd and 17th at 10 am
Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or related dementia? Join us at the Center for Education and Support with Kathy Learned of Mystic Valley Elder Services. This program will run on the first & third Thursday of every month at the Senior Center. Please sign up at the Center. 

Memory Cafe Stoneham
October 7th at the Stoneham Council on Aging
Please note this is not a support group, drop-off, or respite program. A caregiver must accompany participants who require personal assistance. There is no cost for this gathering but an RSVP is appreciated at 781-438-1157. Sponsored by Edward Jones Financial

Chair Massages
October 10th from 11 am-1 pm, $5
There are chair massages on the second Thursday of the month from 11am-1pm! Each massage will be 15 minutes with the goal to help alleviate stress and pain. Sign up for a time slot at the Center or drop by and check for any openings.

Archie Richards
October 11th at 1 pm

Concert pianist will perform the familiar tunes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, and Cole Porter! This is a free event!

Timeless Trivia
October 15th and 29th at 1:30pm
Join us for coffee, snacks, prizes, and themed trivia games. Sign up at the front desk.

Free Hearing Clinic with Apex Hearing Care
October 16th at 12 pm.
Sign up for a Free Hearing Screening or a check of existing hearing aids. Call (781) 438-1157 appointment. Call (781) 872-1222 if you have questions.

Trip to Wrentham For Tribute Concert to Billy Joel and Elton John
October 17th
Join Best of Times Travel as they recreate this classic musical tour featuring the greatest hits of Elton John and Billy Joel. Cost is $92 and includes transportation, luncheon (choice of chicken or fish), show, tax, and gratuity. Checks can be made to Best of Times Travel. Pick up is from the Stoneham Senior Center. Call Maureen Canova (781-438-1157) for further information.

Ceramic Paint Studio
October 17th at 1 pm
Paint a Halloween decoration to enjoy at home. Pick up, later in week at Senior Ctr. after it has been fired. Limit 15 – $5/ person Please sign up at the front desk!

Living Well Making Every Moment Count
October 17th 11:30-12:30 pm
Lunch included, From the people at Care Dimensions, this presentation includes discussion on what it means to live well, the barriers we face, and how we can start doing so! Please sign up at the front desk!

Paint Day with Raquel
October 18th
Join Raquel for a painting inspired by the colors of fall!. Sign up at the front desk. Limit 15- $5/person

Foliage Turkey Train Tour
October 21st, $93. Departs Senior Center at 10 am returning 7 pm.
Foliage day trip to Meredith NH for the “Turkey Train” at the Hobo Railroad, 2-hour scenic ride with turkey dinner and fixings by Harts Turkey Farm. Sign up at the Center and kindly make checks payable to Stoneham Sr. Center.

AGVA Dance Group
October 22nd at 1:30 pm $2.00
American Guild of Variety Artists: This is a union of professional performers who have played on cruise ships, resort hotels, and toured with various shows. The performance will run just over an hour with a variety of singing, dancing, and comedy. Sign up at the front desk!

Stoneham/Melrose Hazardous Waste Removal
October 26th from 8-11:45am
You can bring your hazardous waste for disposal at Melrose DPW 72 Tremont St Melrose ($15 up to 3 gallons). Please see the Town of Stoneham website under hazardous waste or call the Stoneham DPW at 781-438-0760 for more info on acceptable items (antifreeze YES!/ motor oil NO!).

Diabetic Shoe Clinic
October 29th at 1:30 pm

If you are an adult with foot problems and diabetes, and Medicare is your primary Insurance, you are eligible to receive a pair of diabetic shoes and inserts FREE to you if you are Diabetic. Other insurances may cover this as well! Please bring your Medicare card and any other supplemental insurance cards as well as the completed doctor’s order (pick up from the Center.) Call the Senior Center at 781-438-1157) to make your 10-minute fitting appointment For additional questions, call Amy Baxter, Pro Medical East 603-944-1311. Straight Mass Health/Medicaid does not cover this. Please sign up at the front desk and pick up the required order for your doctor to complete.

Vailliancourt Folk Art Gallery/Museum
November 20th, 2019 $93 Departs Sr. Ctr. 8:45 A.M. Returns 5:45 P.M

Visit the Gallery and enjoy a demonstration of chalk-ware and hand blown Polish glass Christmas ornaments (which may be purchased.). Lunch at the Public House in Sturbridge. Sign up at the Center and kindly make checks payable to Stoneham Sr. Center.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
Wednesdays, September 25th – October 30th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
At the Mountain View Terrace Apartments, 200 Mountain View Drive; Stoneham.
Is living with chronic pain affecting your life? Chronic pain may cause sleep loss, increased stress and loss of motivation around everyday activities. Learn to manage pain and continue living a fulfilling life through this FREE six-session evidence-based self-management program. Registration is required SPACE IS LIMITED please call 781-338-7823. Sponsored by Melrose Wakefield Healthcare, Inc.

Computer Classes
Continue on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 at the Boys and Girls Club on 15 Dale Court and continue every Wednesday (no holidays) through the year. No registration required, just drop in!

Free Blood Pressure Clinic
10/8 10-11 Stoneham Board of Health
10/17 11:30-12:30 Additional Care
10/31 1:30-2:30 Hallmark VNA and Hospice

Movie and Pizza
Every Thursday 12:30 pm, $2
Enjoy pizza and a movie at the Senior Center! Special thanks to Andrea’s House of Pizza for their generous weekly donation.
Movies-
10/3 Mary Poppins Returns
10/10 Christopher Robin
10/17 Mama Mia
10/24 Jersey Boys
10/31 Pink Panther

Relaxation Circle with Angela Shea
Every Thursday at 11am, $2
Join us as we focus and practice various simple techniques that can be used daily to aid in relaxing and help begin the ‘mind-body-spirit’ connection. These include breathing and loosening exercises as well as meditations.

Tai Chi for Beginners
September 18th-Nov 6th, 1-2 pm
Introduction to Sun style Tai Chi. Free class with certified instructor Susan Becker—limited to 15 people. Call to reserve your spot!

Watercolor Landscape
October 7th, 21st, and 28th, from 1– 3 pm $20
At the end of six class sessions you will have completed a Landscape Painting. Starting with how to plan the painting using basic shapes moving through the process of using watercolor for landscape painting. The instructor will walk you through each step. All materials will be supplied. Class limited to 12 people. Some experience required.

Zentangle
Mondays Nov 4th, 18th, 25th
Zentangle is a simple drawing style using structured patters. No drawing skills required. Come to one or all classes. It’s fun, inspirational, creative and enhances relaxation and focus. Class presented by certified Zentangle teacher, Susan McFarlane. Checkout zentangle.com to see examples and learn more. $10/class or three/$25, all materials supplied. Please sign up!