Discover the history of two southern cities at the senior center | Around the city

History teacher Paolo DiGregorio will be at the senior center on Wednesday, September 7 at 4 p.m. for his show on “Sweetgrass & Spanish Moss: The History of Two Southern Cities.” Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, are cities renowned for their architecture, culture, and charm.

Yet the two cities are distinct in their histories and development. Paolo will explore the histories of Charleston and Savannah and highlight some of the colorful characters, unique architecture and fascinating stories of these 2 southern gems.

Register in advance to reserve your spot.

CULTURE DAY – LIBERIA

Join us for Culture Day at the Senior Center on Monday, August 29 at 2 p.m. Culture Day will allow senior participants to explore other cultures and traditions through presentations by a member of the Foxboro community. For our first event, we will spotlight the culture of our social work intern Garmai Sumo from Liberia, West Africa. Sign up and we’ll reserve a spot for you. Also, if you are interested in presenting a program in the future, please contact Marc Craig.

CARD MAKING COURSE

Are you a crafty person? Are you interested in learning a new skill? Helen Rice is hosting her famous card-making class at the senior center on Thursday, August 11 at 2 p.m. and every second Thursday of the month. All supplies are included, and at the end of the class, you’ll have a beautiful handmade card for a future event! Please sign up to let us know you will be joining us.

FISH AND GAME CUISINE

The Fish and Game Club at 17 Neponset Heights Ave. in Foxboro will once again host its Senior BBQ on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanks to the generosity of the club, this fun event is free. The menu will include salad, pasta, BBQ chicken, vegetables, watermelon and 2 alcoholic drink tickets. Enjoy the view of the water, eat delicious food and have a good time with your friends. You must pre-register with the senior center if you plan to attend.

LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP

The Low Vision Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. This adult group offers peer support and information for anyone with vision loss or those who have concerns about their vision. If you are interested in participating, please check with Pam McGuire by calling 508-543-1234 for the latest details.

ALOHA! END OF SUMMER LUAU

On Wednesday, August 31, at 4:00 p.m., we will be holding our “Summer’s End Luau” at the senior center. Enjoy island music while dining with friends. Our menu will include macaroni salad, edamame salad, Hawaiian rolls and Hawaiian pulled pork for entree. The cost is $5 per person and our guests are encouraged to dress in “Aloha Casual” attire. Please register in advance with your payment.

CELEBRITY HOMOLOGATION WORKSHOP

On Wednesday, August 17 at 4:30 p.m., estate planning and trust attorney Jay Marsden of Marsden Law PC will be at the senior center to give an entertaining discussion about what we can learn about estate planning and the endorsement from celebrity mistakes. . This discussion will be followed by an open Q&A, so bring your estate planning questions. Register in advance and let us know if you plan to join.

YOGA CLASSES

Yoga is the union between body, mind and spirit. Join us for the next 8-week session of yoga classes at the senior center on the following eight Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Aug. 19, 26, Sept. 9, 16, Oct. 14, 21, 28. and November 4. Everyone is welcome, just as you are on your personal journey to greater self-awareness without judgment. There is no prerequisite physical condition to be able to develop a very meaningful and effective yoga practice, but participants must be comfortable on the ground for a long period of time with a yoga mat. Register in advance. Cost is $53 per person and must be paid at time of registration.

INFORMATION SESSION ON THE PACE PROGRAM

Are you familiar with Harbor Health’s Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program? Join us for an informative presentation at the senior center on Wednesday, August 17 at 2 p.m. PACE provides care for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This information session will provide you with valuable insight into this valuable program. Register in advance if you wish to attend.

“ROTTEN” DOCUMENTARIES

Starting Tuesday, August 16 and Tuesdays at 11 a.m., join us to watch the “Rotten” series. This docuseries delves deep into the food supply chain to reveal unsavory truths and expose the hidden forces that shape what we eat. Register in advance and we will reserve a spot for you.

LUNCH

Our next lunch outing will be Wednesday, August 17 at Olive Garden in Foxboro at 1 p.m. Call us to register by Monday August 15th and meet us at the restaurant on the 17th. For those requiring van transportation, arrangements must be made by Monday the 15th.

COMMUTER RAIL AS A GROUP

Commuter Rail again offers daily service from Foxboro to Back Bay and South Station. We will meet at the MBTA commuter rail station at Gillette Stadium at 10 a.m. on Wednesday August 17th. Together we will board the train to Boston which you will cross on your own. The last train back to Foxboro will depart South Station at 3:39 p.m. Sign up and let us know if you’re joining us.

AUGUST CINEMA DAYS

The following films will be screened at the senior center on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.:

August 18 – ‘Alice in Wonderland’ – Descend down the rabbit hole with Alice for a fantastical adventure with the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) in Tim Burton’s take on one of the most beloved stories of all time.

August 25 – “The Fault in Our Stars” -Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) share a love that takes them on an unforgettable journey in this powerful film based on the New York Times bestseller.

PODIATRIC CLINIC

Dr. Kelly McLaughlin offers a podiatry clinic for podiatric foot care and screening at the senior center on the first Friday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The next clinic will be on Friday, September 2. The cost for each 15 minute appointment is $30. Please register and pay for your appointment in advance.

HEARING HEALTH

On Wednesdays August 17 and 24, Sept. 7, 14, 21 7 28, hearing clinics will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This program is free and offers hearing screening, earwax removal, hearing aid cleaning and service by appointment. Call ahead to schedule a 20 minute appointment.

1 ON 1 TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Join us Monday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for our 1-on-1 tech support program. During your one-on-one tech support appointment, you may get answers about phones, tablets, or computers. Examples include troubleshooting, setting up a device, and other “how-to” questions. Call us to schedule an appointment.

LIVING DAYS OF THE LOW COUNTRY

In preparation for our fall trip to Charleston, Savannah and Jekyll Island, two days a month in August, September and October will become Lowcountry Living Days at the senior center. These events are open to everyone, but travelers on our trip may especially be interested in attending. On Monday, August 22 at 2 p.m., we’ll be streaming the videos on “Top 10 Charleston, Savannah and Jekyl Island.” Sign up and we’ll reserve a spot for you.

BARBECUE FOR MEN

We’re happy to be back outdoors for our fun monthly men’s barbecues. Guys are encouraged to come hungry for a great barbecue on Thursday August 25th at noon. The cost is $3 per person. Don’t forget to register with your payment and join us!

COD CAPE PEN

We have partnered with the Barnstable Adult Community Center (Senior Center) to connect seniors in Foxboro and Barnstable through a pen pal program. Participants will be exchanging letters throughout the autumn and in December we will travel as a group to meet our correspondents for lunch at Barnstable. Learn more about this program at the senior center on Friday, August 19 at 12:30 p.m.

In order to coordinate this program, participants must register for this program by August 19th.

VANGO DISCOVERY CLUB

The VanGo Discovery Club travels again on Wednesdays. On our travel days, we depart from Booth Playground (80 South St.) at 10:15 a.m. and return to Foxboro at 4:30 a.m. (approx). Registrants travel using the VanGo for independent, self-guided exploration for 3-4 hours.

Cost is $7 per person and must be paid at time of registration. Subsequent Discovery Club trips have been scheduled on the following dates; August 17 at Old Sturbridge Village; August 31 at Wickford Village; Sept. 7 at Colt State Park; September 21 at the Falmouth Center; October 5 at Legacy Place, and; October 19 mystery trip. Places are limited and you must register with your payment in advance.