Discussion of Historic Shick House Just One Virtual Senior Center Event

The Shick House is on property owned by the Mount Auburn Cemetery and likely to be sold to Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. The history of the Shick House will be presented during one of this week’s virtual Senior Center events. The house is located on Grove Street in East Watertown, and may be torn down. The property on which it is located was sold to Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, and the school plans to build playing fields on the site. The house will be torn down unless it is moved to another site.

Seinfeld Trivia; Genealogy & One Book, One Watertown at the Library This Month

The Watertown Free Public Library. The Watertown Library sent out the following information:

WFPL is pleased to announce Matt Haig’s novel, The Humans as our selection for One Book, One Watertown 2021! This year, we faced the task of selecting a title during this time of great uncertainty, isolation, and hardship in our community, our country and around the world.  Despite the challenges we all face, we have also observed wonderful demonstrations of bravery, selflessness, and kindness.  We wanted to find a book to help us celebrate the good we see around us.  

Matt Haig’s book is a laugh-out-loud, heart-filled exploration of what it truly means to be human.

Virtual Events for Seniors: Movies, Book Club, Pets & Knitting Group

Watertown Senior Center

The Senior Center may be closed due to COVID-19, but there are still plenty of activities to join by computer via Zoom. The Watertown Senior Center sent out the following schedule of virtual events for the month of January:

Zoom with Debi Block with Interactive Film/Theatre Program

Tuesday, January 5, at 10 amSome Like It Hot – Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe starin director Billy Wilder’s 1949 groundbreaking comedy. Two male musicians crossdress and join an allwomen band to escape Spats Columbo and his mob. One of the greatest comedies of all times defying the rules of the Hollywood Hayes Code! History of Music with John Clark: The Great Ladies of Song

Wednesday, Jan 6th at 2:00 pmAll of these lovely ladies began their careers singing for swing bands in the thirties and forties and then went on to even greater stardom on their own.

Senior Online Events: Pilates, Art & Conversation with Tom

Watertown Senior Center

The Senior Center will be hosting a number of programs during the week of December 21, 2020. Join us via Zoom for the following programs. Call for access info: (617) 972-6490. New participants always welcome in every program! We hope you’ll join us! Monday, 12/21:     10:00 AM, Art with Dawn Scaltreto12:30 PM, Chair Yoga with Diane                Tuesday, 12/22:10:00 AM, Public Safety Coffee12:30 PM, Tai Chi & Meditation2:00 PM, Line Dancing                      Wednesday, 12/23:  10:00 AM, Discover Your Purpose Part 211:00 AM, Exercise with Joanna                    Thursday, 12/24: Center closes at Noon for Christmas Eve. 9:00 AM, Pilates10:30 AM, Conversation with TomFriday 12/25: Closed for Christmas Day. Merry Christmas!

Virtual Events at the Senior Center This Week

Watertown Senior Center

The following information was provided by the Watertown Senior Center:

Programs for Week of December 7, 2020

Join us via Zoom for the following programs. Call for access info: (617) 972-6490. New participants always welcome in every program! We hope you’ll join us! Tuesday, 12/8:10:00 AM, Discovery Corps Engagement Presentation: “Find Your New Purpose”12:30 PM, Tai Chi & Meditation2:00 PM, Line Dancing                      Wednesday, 12/9:  9:30 AM, Book Club: Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl11:00 AM, Exercise with Joanna2:00 PM, LGBTQ Roundtable4:00 PM, COA Board Meeting                    Thursday, 12/10:9:00 AM, Pilates10:30 AM, Conversation with Tom2:00 PM, “Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud” with Senior Medicare PatrolFriday, 12/11:10:00 AM, Exercise with Shannon12:00 PM, Seated Strength & Balance with Pearl1:30 PM, Mellowtones Chorus

Senior Shuttle Bus Update

The Watertown Senior Shuttle Bus is back on the road for grocery shopping! Due to COVID-19, the bus is limited to 4 riders plus the driver.

NewRep Presenting 2 Original Plays in Virtual Series

The following information was provided by NewRep Theatre:

New Repertory Theatre has commissioned two short plays to be performed live and virtually as part of the first installment of the new Showstopper Virtual Play Series, an evening of live theatre with a two-play in one-night package from the comfort and safety of your home. The Showstopper Virtual Play Series features [keyp-ing], written by Miranda ADEkoje, directed by Dawn M. Simmons, and A Very Herrera Holiday, written by Alexis Scheer, directed by Sarah Shin. Tickets are $30, and will be available for sale on November 4. More information about the Showstopper Virtual Play Series can be found at https://www.newrep.org/productions/showstopper-virtual-plays. The Showstopper Virtual Play Series will run from Nov.

Watertown Library Has Take-and-Make Crafts, Storytime & Movies on Zoom

The Watertown Free Public Library. The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Library:

As the weather turns cold, tune in to your favorite Library programs and classes from the comfort of your living room. This month on Zoom, step up your job search, prove your Parks and Rec TV knowledge, or design a custom, laser-etched coaster. Do you you know someone who does not have computer or internet access? Send them to the Library!

A Virtual Raffle, Singing & Exercise Classes from the Senior Center This Week

Watertown Senior Center

The Watertown Senior Center provided this week’s programs, which are available remotely. Programs for Week of November 2, 2020

Join us via Zoom for the following programs. Call for access info: (617) 972-6490. New participants always welcome in every program! We hope you’ll join us! Monday:      10:00 AM, Art with Dawn Scaltreto                     12:30 PM, Chair Yoga with DianeTuesday:      Election Day…Don’t Forget to Vote!