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May 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:

Tuesday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. Mother’s Day Tea Party Breakfast Join us for a morning tea party breakfast in celebration of Mother’s Day. We will have a variety of teas to choose from as well as orange juice. We will also have waffles, eggs, bacon, potatoes, and pastries. White gloves and hats are optional! Chris Carter will be playing acoustic guitar music. Space limited to 40 people. Women get first priority. RSVP required.

Friday, May 10 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Unity Sanctuary Farm Visit On this private tour in Sherborn, MA, meet some of the farm’s 225+ rescued farm animal residents and learn their stories, reflecting on the diverse plights of farm animals worldwide. Wear closed-toed shoes. A ride from the Center is possible for first 8 people who request transport. Free but RSVP required.

Friday, May 10 at 1 p.m. Trading Cards: History, Hobby, & Hard Cash Do you have a trading card collection? Ever wondered what the cards could be worth? Bill Murray from Wild Willy’s Sports Cards will talk about the history of trading cards dating back to the 1800s. He’ll share pieces of his expansive collection, talk about his hobby and business, and tell you how to get your own trading cards evaluated and valued. RSVP required. 

Tuesday, May 14, 1 to 3 p.m. Paint Party Social Local artist Amy Adams will guide you in a fun, stress-free afternoon of painting. All supplies will be provided and you will get to take home your creation. This program is made possible by the Norfolk Cultural Grant. Space limited to 15 people. Free but RSVP required.

Thursday, May 16 to June 20, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Powerful Tools Caregiver Support This self-care educational program for family caregivers builds the skills caregivers need to take better care of themselves as they provide care for others. In the 6 weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate their needs to family and providers, communicate effectively in challenging situations, deal with difficult feelings, and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of “The Caregiver Helpbook.” Contact Becky at 508-528-4430 or [email protected] with any questions or to preregister. Space limited. Free but RSVP required.

Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. Pioneering Women of Early Rock N Roll Concert In the early days of Rock n Roll, some of the most influential figures were women. This performance will show just how underrepresented women are in the music industry. David Polatin will play a selection of songs by different female artists on his guitar and his partner, Jill Goldman, will sing. This performance is made possible by the Norfolk Cultural Grant. RSVP required.

Tuesday, May 21, 10 to 11:30 a.m. COA Board Focus Group What do YOU want? Council on Aging board members want to hear from you. Come discuss your ideas and vision for the Center. Pastries will be served. RSVP required.

Tuesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. Gerry’s Place Restaurant Last lunch for the season, prepared by Culinary Arts students at Tri-County Regional Vocational Tech High School in Franklin. Menu choices are lasagna or baked stuffed haddock with potato and vegetable. There will be a side salad and dessert served with the meal. Cost: $11.95 (pre-pay at the Center). Ride possible from the Center at 10:30 a.m. RSVP by May 14. 

Wednesday, May 22, 1:30 p.m. Learn How to Play the Ukulele Want to try an instrument that is fun & easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. No experience necessary. Ukuleles provided or bring your own. Limited to 24 people. RSVP required.

Thursday, May 23, 7:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Blossoms & Butterflies Trip Explore Smith College Arboretum. Enjoy lunch at the Deerfield Inn. Lunch choices: herb crusted white fish, lemon-rosemary chicken breast, or vegetable lasagna rolls, plus rolls, green salad, coffee, tea, and dessert. Continue with a self-guided tour at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens. Finish the day exploring Yankee Candle Village. Cost $145. Minimum of 35 people for the trip to run. RSVP by May 14.

Friday, May 24 at 1 p.m. Living with Wildlife Lara Kazo of Mass Audubon’s Metro South Region will discuss the harmonious coexistence of humans and the wildlife that inhabit our community and natural landscapes. She explains how it is possible to share space with native species while ensuring everyone’s safety. Participants will gain insights into how to peacefully coexist with these animals. This program is made possible by the Norfolk Cultural Grant. RSVP required.