Brattleboro Senior Center schedule and upcoming events


BRATTLEBORO >> Monday: 10 a.m., weekly movie showing; call for a listing; 11:45 a.m., pickleball in the gym. Tuesday: 9:30 a.m., knitting group; 9:30 a.m., painting and sequencing with Marilyn; 9:30 a.m., strength training with Cyndy Gray; 12:45 p.m., grocery shopping at Hannaford; 1:15 a.m., beginning bridge with Dennis. Wednesday: 9 a.m., pickleball in the gym; 9:15 a.m., writers group; 9:30 a.m., mixed media art group; 10:45 a.m., line dancing lessons with Richard; 11 a.m., basketball in the gymnasium; 11 a.m., walking in the gymnasium; 12:30 p.m., Bridge Playing/Duplicate Boards. Thursday: 9 a.m., senior bowling; 9:30 a.m., knitting group; 9:30 a.m., strength training with Cyndy Gray; 11:30 a.m., May Birthday Celebration; 11:30 a.m., bridge playing; 1 to 2:30 p.m., indoor bocce. Friday: 9:30 a.m., Pilates Plus for Seniors with Cyndy Gray; 10:00 a.m., beginning bridge with Dennis; 10:00 a.m., Cell Phone/Tablet Workshop; 10:30 a.m., table tennis; 10:30 a.m., practice bridge playing with Anne; 12:45 p.m., van trip to Price Chopper; 1:20 p.m., pickleball in the gym.

An unforgettable tribute to the biggest names in Country Music this Century at the Venus De Milo in Massachusetts. Five amazing performances on stage; June 23, see the Highwaymen and the Queens of Country present a power-packed show featuring songs from Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Best of Times will offer this trip through the Center for only $101, which includes transportation, driver gratuity, luncheon and show.

On June 27, travel to the New Hampshire coast for a Whale Watch. A naturalist will be on board to help identify the types of whales. Choose from a long list of lunch options; which is included in the low price of $125.

Ahoy, mateys. Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware which will be docked in Provincetown. On July 24, experience what life would have been like on board this regal 17th century ship. Enjoy a box lunch while aboard. The price is $149 per person.

The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Train travels from Meredith, N.H., along the Meredith Bay clinging to a shelf dug out over 100 years ago; this trip will chug out of the station on Oct. 1 and passengers will enjoy a full hot turkey dinner with all the fixings. After the train ride there will be a stop at Kellerhouse Candies; don't miss this opportunity to see some foliage on the way home for the price of $109.

The Brattleboro Senior Center and The Brattleboro Senior Meals Program host their May Birthday Luncheon on Thursday, May 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center. Seniors with May Birthdays are invited to celebrate the occasion with a free special luncheon. The menu will include an appetizer table, punch, yankee pot roast with onions, smashed red potatoes, carrots, honor rolls, and cake and ice cream for dessert. All are invited to attend. Those with birthdays in the month of May are invited to celebrate the occasion by sitting at the birthday table and waiving their donation for the day. They may invite one guest to sit with them; however, that guest is encouraged to make the regular donation. The suggested donation for seniors 60 years of age and over is $4. Entertainment will be provided. Make reservations by calling 257-1236. Please state whether you are celebrating a birthday and how many spots you wish to reserve at the birthday table.

The Brattleboro Senior Center will be offering a new discussion group beginning on Monday, May 23, at 12:45 p.m. Jessy Cudworth will facilitate conversations related to various senior related issues. You can bring concerns and questions, share an experience, or just sit and listen. Everyone is welcome to join.

The Brattleboro Senior Center hosts Senior Windham Walkers. Join for a series of hiking/walking adventures. On Friday, May 27, there will be a walk/hike the trail to the top of Little Black Mountain in Dummerston. Enjoy scenic views and find peace and quiet in the woods. Meet at the Senior Center, 207 Main St., at 10:30 a.m. and carpool to each location. This hike is moderately difficult. Please wear sturdy walking shoes, dress appropriately (layers are recommended) and wear bug spray. Bring a non-breakable, easy-to-carry water bottle.

The Brattleboro Senior Center and staff from The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept. and Brooks Memorial Library will be offering a Cell Phone/Tablet Workshop on Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center. Do you have a cell phone or tablet and need help figuring it out? Bring in your device and receive one-on-one assistance.

The Brattleboro Senior Center is hosting a senior tennis program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Living Memorial Park. The courts are located up the hill next to the Skating Rink. Ruth Lane is the contact person for this group and you may reach her at 802-254-6772. All abilities are welcome; bring a friend or two.

For more information, call Jessy Cudworth at 802-257-7570 or visit


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