HOPKINTON — All activities, unless otherwise noted, will take place at the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. For information or to register for programs: 508-497-9730. For a more-extensive listing of programs: hopkintonseniorcenter.com.
In a Hurry Table Topper Craft: 10 a.m. to noon June 18. Deb Robbins, volunteer and member of the Vintage Quilters, will lead an easy to make craft activity. In a hurry, table topper is the perfect centerpiece, trivet or hostess gift. No sewing experience necessary. Cost: $5. Pre-registration required.
Woodturning Demonstration: 12:30 p.m. June 20. Mike Smith has been a wood turner for over 40 years. Participants can see what he will create from a simple block of wood.
Culinary Herb Bowl: 1 p.m. June 18. Cost: $10. This class is taught by Tina Bemis of Bemis Nursery Farms in Spencer.
Mahjong Lessons at the Senior Center?: 3-5 p.m. June 19. Trudy Houde, COA volunteer, and avid Mahjong player would love to show participants how to play the game. Those interested can call the COA at 508-497-9730 and add their name to an interest list. If residents are curious about the game or would like to meet Trudy, they can consider visiting her from 3-5 p.m. June 19 at the senior center.
Photography Course on Taking Better Pictures with Your Digital Camera: 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 10 to Aug. 7. Cost: $40. Participants can bring a camera and learn how to use its special features including program mode, manual mode, aperture priority and shutter priority. Also covered will be basic composition and best use of light for different situations, such as plant, people, macro and landscape photography. This class is taught by Steve McGrath, award winning professional freelance photographer.
Our Time Memory Café - Presented at the Hopkinton Public Library: 1-3 p.m. July 9. Our Time Memory Café is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment, living with dementia and their care partner, family and friends. The monthly events are free, offering conversation and refreshments in a relaxing atmosphere. A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance. Registration is requested but not required. For more information or to register call 508-497-0108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers Needed: Those interested in volunteering can stop into the Senior Center, fill out an application or contact Sue Stewart, volunteer coordinator, at 508-497-9730, ext. 1618, or email email@example.com.
Extended Hours on Wednesdays: The senior center is open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The building is open to visit, play pool with friends, have technology questions answered in the computer lab, play bocce or even participate in the pound or yoga classes — the first class is free. The center is working to expand programs in the evenings and would like to hear from visitors.
Senior Solutions Guidebook: The town has prepared a new Senior Solutions Guidebook for seniors, veterans and their families on the tax relief programs that are available through the Town of Hopkinton. The notebook also contains information on the new Means-Tested Senior Exemption that is available this year for the first time. This guidebook is available at the Senior Center and will soon be available online. Those with questions can call Stuart at the assessor’s office at 508-497-9720.
Outdoor Games at the Senior Center: Attendees can participate in a friendly game of Bocce or horse shoes behind the senior center. Games are available to play at any time during the senior center’s business hours.