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April Program Highlights at the Norfolk Senior Center

RSVP to 508-528-4430 or register for programs in person at the Norfolk Senior Center, 28 Medway Branch Road. For a full list of activities, visit the Senior Center page on the town’s website:
Mondays, April 8-May 20 at 1:30 p.m. Improve Posture and Balance A 6-week program designed to address   posture in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. We will also work on balance using proprioception (body knowing where it is in space). Some students have also noticed a reduction or elimination of back and knee pain. Program is facilitated by Steve Avellino of Reverse the Aging Processes. No class on April 15th. Limited to 14 people. Cost: $42 for the 6 weeks. RSVP required. Full payment due at reservation. 
Tuesday, April 9 at 11 a.m. Reminiscence Program Steve Kiley of Home Instead uses vintage artifacts found while metal detecting as a show and tell/reminiscence program. RSVP required.
Tuesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Red Sox Opening Day at Fenway Come watch Opening Day at Fenway on the Center’s large TV. We will have popcorn, cracker jacks, and soda. Game starts at 2:10 p.m. Go Red Sox! RSVP required.
Friday, April 12 & 19 at 11 a.m. Introduction to Photography Norfolk resident Tom Klejna will teach an introduction to photography class. He will cover topics including the history of photography, camera basics, and how to make a photograph versus take a picture. Bring your cell phone or borrow an iPad from the Center (limited to 12 people to borrow). This class will continue in May and may have field trips. RSVP required. 
Friday, April 12 at 1 p.m. Meet Frances Perkins: The Unsung Heroine Behind the New Deal Back by popular demand, Janet Parnes of Historical Portrayals by Lady J. Millis continues the story of Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor. Perkins was the only person in FDR’s administration that he said he could trust without reservation. Hear stories of her trials, trip ups, and triumphs. You will come to understand the reasons Frances Perkins is referred to as one of the most influential women of the first half of the 20th century.  RSVP required. We will have a lunch of deli sandwiches and chips starting at 12:15 p.m. Cost: $2 for lunch. RSVP required for lunch by Monday, April 8.
Thursday, April 25 at 1 p.m. The Sound of Music in Songs and Stories This presentation celebrates the most beloved songs from Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.” Enjoy your favorite songs and learn the real story about the Trapp Family, whose lives were much more interesting and inspirational than those of their fictional counterparts in the play and movie. Performance by singing star and Ms. Massachusetts, Ruth Harcovitz. This performance is made possible by the Norfolk Cultural Grant. RSVP required. We will have a lunch of deli sandwiches and chips starting at 12:15 p.m. Cost: $2 for lunch. RSVP required for lunch by Friday April 19. 
Tuesday, April 30 at 10 a.m. Take Back Your Garden! Eliminating Pests Has your garden turned into an all-you-can-eat buffet for critters? If so, it’s time to reclaim your soil and your sanity! Join us for a workshop as entertaining as it is enlightening. Learn how to send pests packing, from the tiniest aphids to the most tenacious woodchucks. Discover the secret lives of garden villains and how to defeat them without turning your backyard into a chemical wasteland. Do not get pushed around by critters in your own garden any longer. It is time to fight back! Taught by Therapy Gardens. RSVP required.