The Milano Center is located at 201 W. Foster St.

Inclement Weather Policy: If the Melrose Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Milano Center is closed and all COA minibus rides are cancelled. If schools have a delayed opening, the Milano Center will open at 10 a.m.

Reading Nutrition Labels: 12:15 p.m. March 11. Candace Quigley, Registered Dietician, MVES. Join us for lunch and you’ll meet Candace for this informative presentation on reading nutrition labels. Sign up at least day in advance for your lunch. Call: 781-662-6886.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: noon-1:30 p.m. March 17. Everyone is Irish on this special day, so dress in your finest green clothing and come join us for a special meal of corned beef with cabbage, potato, carrots and turnip. After lunch you’ll be entertained by Trish McLaughlin, whose performance is sponsored by the Friends of Milano. Reservations are required.

Call 781-662-6886 or sign up at Milano Center front desk. Transportation is available. $2Suggested donation for lunch

Movie — “Judy”: 1:15 p.m. March 24. PG-13; 1 hrs. 58 min. Thirty years after rising to global stardom, showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. While preparing for the shows, Garland bravely struggles to overcome intensifying anxiety and physical decline. Movie snacks sponsored by Next Step Healthcare. $1 donation or item for Food Pantry suggested for viewing the movie.

Intergenerational Spring Fling Dance: 3-6 p.m. March 29, Memorial Hall. Mayor Paul Brodeur is delighted to join Melrose High School students, Owen Parr and Ben Pfeiffer in cordially inviting seniors (age 60+) to be their guests for an afternoon of dinner, dancing, and entertainment. Owen and Ben are dedicated to this amazing project that is in collaboration with the city, The Friends of Milano Center and an immense outpouring of support from many community partners. Join us in this celebration of strengthening the important connection between the generations. This community event is free for senior citizens age 60+. Reservations are required: Sign up begins March 1st at Milano Center’s front desk or call 781-662-6886. Name Tag, Program and Raffle Ticket will be provided at entrance of Memorial Hall upon checking in. Car pooling is suggested; Transportation may be provided if needed

Let’s Chat: 1-2:30 p.m. March 30. A workshop led by Beverly Gerstein; M.S. Psychology; Reiki Master/Teacher; Certified Life Coach. Change is a constant in all of our lives. It can be positive or less so, but the ways in which we handle change can help to determine the quality of our lives. In this monthly workshop you will have an opportunity to share your story, focus on the present & decide what you want your future to look like. Bev will share her knowledge of meditation, reiki, creating a spiritual practice and life coaching. She is looking forward to helping build a beautiful, supportive community. “One thing I know for sure is that every moment of our lives offers us the opportunity for change.”

Join us on Red Sox Opening Game Day: noon-1 p.m. April 2. Let’s celebrate Red Sox Opening Day together! Dress in your Red Sox clothing and enjoy hot dogs, potato chips, coleslaw, soda and ice cream. From 12:30-1 p.m. Stacey will entertain you with a baseball themed game show. At 1 p.m. those who would like to watch the pre-game and the game will relocate to the conference room. Reservations are required. Please sign up at Milano front desk or call 781-662-6886. $2 suggested donation.

Watercolor Painting with Brother Rice: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays through April 6 and Fridays through April 3. Six classes for $60. Payment due at sign up at which time you will receive your supply list. Sign up at Milano Center front desk


Bingo: 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Mahjongg: 1 p.m. Tuesdays and noon Wednesdays.

Sunshine Girls Bridge: Noon Mondays.

Bridge Club: 9 a.m. Wednesdays.

Cribbage: 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Zen Coloring: 11 a.m. first and third Wednesdays.

Standard Programs/Classes

Aerobics: 10 a.m. Fridays.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver: 10 a.m. first and third Fridays.

Bingo: 1:30 p.m. every Friday except second.

Blood Pressure and Weight: 11:30 a.m. second Thursdays of the month.

Book Club 2: 1 p.m. second Tuesdays.

Bridge: 9 a.m. Wednesdays.

Bridge — Sunshine Girls: Noon Mondays and Thursdays.

Chair Caning: 9 a.m. Thursdays.

Chair Yoga: 10 a.m. Monday and Thursdays.

Cribbage: 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Free Reiki Clinic: Call for date.

Great Courses: 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

Handicrafts: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Hearing: Third Monday by appointment.

Let’s Chat: Varies; Call Milano for appointment schedule.

Sen. Jason Lewis: 11:30 a.m. second Fridays

Mahjongg: 1 p.m. Tuesdays and noon Wednesdays.

Meditation: Varies; Call Milano for appointment schedule.

Movie: 1:15 p.m. third Tuesdays of the month.

Notary Service: Afternoons on Fridays.

Podiatry: Second Wednesdays by appointment.

Primetime Fitness: 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

SHINE Counselor: Varies; Call Milano for appointment schedule.

Strong Bones Lower: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Strong Bones Upper: 3:10 p.m. Thursdays.

Swedish Weaving: 9 a.m. Tuesdays.

Tai Chi — Beginners: 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Free.

Today’s News: 11 a.m. Thursdays.

Watercolor Class: 9:30 a.m. set dates on Mondays.

Watercolor Class: 9:30 a.m. set dates on Fridays.

Yoga: 8:45 a.m. Mondays and 8:45 a.m. Thursdays.

Zen Coloring: 11 a.m. first and third Wednesdays.

Zumba Gold: 2:30-3:15 p.m. Mondays. $5