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Hopkinton Senior CenterCouncil On AgingDirector - Cindy Chesmore . 508-497-9730Assistant Director and Transportation Coordinator - Sally AlmyOutreach Supervisor - Mary McLeodOutreach Worker and Food Pantry Administrator - Marlene TroupesOutreach Worker and Volunteer Coordinator - Amy Wilson KentOffice Manager - Judi AllessioSENIOR TEAThe National Honor Society will host theannual senior citizen’s tea on Tuesday,March 13 from 2:15 -3:45 at theHopkinton High School. The students puta lot of effort and hard work into thisprogram and it’s just wonderful to see thetribute they pay to our senior citizens. Wewant to have a great turnout for this event;so talk it up and invite a friend.Transportation will beavailable. Please contactthe Senior Center to sign up.TAX RELIEF PRESENTATIONBob Bushway, of the Assessor Department, andPat Vintner, Constituency Service Aid forKaren Spilka will be hosting an informationaltalk about the various tax relief programs thatare available. The program will be held onTuesday, March 6 at 9:30 in the Senior Center.Please make this a priority. You may bemissing out on some ways to save somemoney! Come hear what they have to say.AARP Tax AssistanceAARP tax councilors will be at the SeniorCenter to help prepare your taxes eachWednesday morning in March and April 4.Please contact the Senior Center to make yourappointment.This service is free and available to Hopkintonresidents 60 years old or more. Please keep inmind that this is not intended for the morecomplicated returns dealing with estates,rentals, businesses and such.8:30-4:00 Monday - Friday28 Mayhew StreetHopkinton, MA 01748508-497-9730March 2007ST. PATRICK’S DAY FUN!Come celebrate the green with us on Friday, March 16. Followinga lunch of (what else?) corn beef and cabbage or haddock we willbe trying something new.a traditional Irish session. We alreadyhave several musicians committed to bringing their instrumentsand good humor to make up a ragtag band (all levels of ability)and we hope many more will take part as singers, dancers, musicians or just listeners. This should be great fun! If you arecoming to lunch, don’t forget to sign up as we expect this to bea popular event. There will also be some step dancers who willbe happy to show you how to do it. Lunch cost: 5.00.CHORUSHopkinton’s senior chorus is now meeting in the Senior CenterWednesdays at 2:00. New members are most welcome. If you’vealways wanted to sing this is the place to give it a try.TRAVEL REFRESHES THE MIND, BODY ANDSOULWe would like to start doing short trips again, two orthree nighters, not terribly far off. We are asking that youcontact Pauline Knorr to let her know your interests. Weneed your input on this so don’t hesitate.August 22, 2007 – South Dakota; 7 days (staying inone hotel!!!) Highlights: 1880 steam train, Mt. Rushmore,The Journey Museum, Badlands National Park, Wall DrugStore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park,Deadwood Cost: 1,799 pp double occupancyFliers available at the Center. For info & reservations callPauline Knorr 508-435-4621. COME & ENJOY!!!PODIATRY CLINICDr. Cooper will be available on Monday, April 9 for the nextPodiatry clinic. The cost is 25.00. Transportation is available.Please contact the Senior Center to sign up.VOLUNTEER APPRECIATIONTo honor our dedicated volunteers, the Senior Center staff willbe hosting a volunteer appreciation. Save the evening of May 10,more information to follow.

PAGE 2THISHOPKINTON SENIOR CENTERISYOUR SENIOR CENTERSenior Center facilities are open from 8:30-4:00 weekdays (alsoTues. evening starting in the spring). Although we strive to have avariety of organized activities, we want to remind you that youdon’t have to join a class to enjoy our beautiful building. You areencouraged to use the facilities and materials on your own or witha friend any time.The art room is always open and we have a good supply ofmaterials including paints, brushes, pastels, printmaking suppliesetc. as well as easels and pallets. Unless something is marked withsomeone’s name, you are welcome to use anything.The activities room holds cupboards full of craft supplies, yarn,and sewing materials. We even have a sewing machine and dressform so you can come in anytime and do your own repairs and apiano if you want to make your own music.The game room/library is stocked with books, puzzles and games.Come in with a friend, grab a cup of coffee and try your hand atcards or chess. There is even a pool table.Our computer room is always open with six internet connectedcomputers. You can search the web, set up an e-mail account, printout tax forms or set up an appointment for a tutor to help you.Gardeners might want to take advantage of our lovely greenhouseto start seeds or cuttings. We have had supplies donated by WestonNurseries, The Hopkinton Garden Club, Evergreen Haven andAngel’s Hilltop as well as many of you. There are many pots,potting soil, rooting powder and even seeds available for yourenjoyment.The coffee pot is always on and we subscribe to severalnewspapers and have a great selection of magazines. There’s alwayssomeone to talk to if you wish or a quiet corner if you don’t. Socomeon down. Make the Senior Center a second home! March 2007CALLANAN - CRONINFUNERAL HOMEEST.1889Pre-planning with/by New England Funeral TrustTHOMAS F. CRONINJOHN F. MORRISSEY508 - 435 - 395134 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748COLELLA'SSUPERMARKETSUPERMARKET508-435-3311 61 MAIN ST. HOPKINTONOpen Mon. to Sat. 9am to 9pmwww.colellas.comChesmore Funeral HomeRobert & Keefe Chesmore, Directors57 Hayden Rowe Street Hopkinton508-435-6444PHIPPS INSURANCE AGENCY“A Tradtion of Community Support since 1950”Home and Auto Insurance SpecialistsROB PHIPPS JULIE HUGHES BRIAN THOMASWWW.PHIPPSINSURANCE.COMCompanionship and Personal Care Services508-651-1020ICE SHOWWe have been offered free tickets to the Ice Cats SkatingShow on March 31 at 1:00 in Cambridge. If enough peopleare interested we will take the bus but in any event ticketswill be available. Please call to let us know.Quality Hearing Aid ServiceSTEPHEN GROLNIC, Au.D., CCC-ADOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGYLICENSED / CERTIFIED DISPENSING AUDIOLOGISTMOST MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED664 WAVERLY ST., FRAMINGHAM508-875-9773Don’t KeepYour Businessa Secret!For how you live, where you live.74 South 508-435-6388Advertise Now! CallSenior Citizen Publishing617-254-454577 W. Main Street, Ste 211Stewart E. Galeucia, ODMost Insurances Accepted508 497-9500 DISCOUNTS TOSENIOR CITIZENS FREE TESTING HOME VISITSEye Exams for:9 Macular Degeneration9 Cataracts9 Glaucoma9 DiabetesCaring for someoneVNAVisiting NurseAssociationN A T I C Kclose to you.(508) 653-3081Serving MetroWest since 1899

March 2007HOPKINTON SENIOR CENTERWANT TO CHANGE YOURMEDICARE HEALTH PLAN?During the month of March, you have one chance to change yourMedicare Health Plan. Your new coverage would start the first ofApril. However, during this time you cannot add nor dropMedicare drug coverage (Part D).After March 31, your next chance to make a change in 2007 willbe from November 15 through December 31, the AnnualCoordinated Election Period. Your new coverage will start January1, 2008.PAGE 3BUS SCHEDULESPECIAL EVENTS:Fri., March 2: Worcester FlowerShow. Leave at 9:00; 14 bus andadmission. Stop at Friendly’s forlunch or ice cream.Mon., March 5: Imax TheaterLeave at 9:00; 9 bus andadmissionSpecial rules may apply to persons under certain circumstances.These special rules affect members of Prescription Advantage andMassHealth, anyone qualifying for “extra help” (LIS) with thecosts of Medicare Part D, those first becoming eligible forMedicare, and persons who involuntarily lose health insurance. Ifyou have special circumstances, you need to speak with a SHINEcounselor.Monday, March 12: ShoppingBurlington Mall & LL Bean.Leave at 9:00; 5 bus; stop forlunchIf you need help on any aspect of your health insurance, SHINEoffers free counseling at your Senior Center. Call the COA andask for a SHINE appointment. You can reach a SHINE counselorby phone at 781 453-8076. If you get the SHINE answeringmachine, leave your name and number. A counselor will returnyour call.Monday, March 26: Candlepinbowling and lunch at VinnyTestas. Leave at 9:00; 8 bus andbowlingSHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) iscoordinated by the Mass. Executive Office of Elder Affairs inpartnership with the Massachusetts Councils on Aging and otherlocal agencies.TOWN CENSUS – VOTER REGISTRATIONHILLTOPPER MAILING LISTWe strongly encourage everyone to return the annual Town Censusform mailed out every January. If you are a new resident; movedwithin the town; and/or, if the name on the census form is incorrect foryour address, then you should register at the Town Clerk’s Office at 18Main Street (508) 497-9710. At the same time make sure you areregistered to vote. You need to be registered in order to vote at TownMeeting and all local, state and federal elections. The annual Censusform is NOT for Voter Registration. Voter Registration forms areavailable at the Town Clerk’s office.The Senior Center staff uses the Town Census to compile our mailinglist. If you are not on the list you will most likely be taken off of ourmailing list. We often get calls from new residents to be put onto ourlist, which we do, but the next time we update your name will beremoved if you are not on the census.Monday, March 19: SolomonPond Mall for shopping or movie.Leave at 10:00; 3 busMonday, April 2: Antiquing andlunch at Daniel Webster Inn.Leave at 9:00; bus 7Please call to sign up. Trips maybe cancelled due to weather orlack of interest so be sure toleave your phone number incase of change.REGULAR SCHEDULE:Monday: see special eventsTuesday: 8:30 mall walking;shuttle 8:30, 11:30;12:30; 3:30;general shopping (Walmart,Kmart etc.)Wednesday: shuttle 8:30, 11:30,12:30, 3:30; local errands, medicalappointmentsThursday: shuttle: 8:30; 11:30;12:30, 3:30; local errands a.m.;grocery shopping (Market Basket)1:00No Friday transportation

PAGE 4HOPKINTON SENIOR CENTERNEW PROGRAMSPastel Workshop March 15Award winning artist Gregory Maichack will bedoing a hands-on pastel workshop from 1:00 to 3:00here at the Senior Center March 15. All suppliesare provided. The workshop is tailored for all levelsof skill. Participants are asked to bring a simplephoto or image. This opportunity is funded in partby the Hopkinton Cultural Council. Please call topre-register.Craft ClassesMargaret Harding is back! Her craft classes werevery popular at the old center but had to bediscontinued when she was transferred from theHopkinton Strata Bank to another office. We arelooking forward to twice monthly projects beginningMarch 7 and 21 at 1:00. Please call to sign up.Margaret makes everything fun.Linda Shrier will continue her decorative paintingclasses on the second Wednesday of each month.She usually leaves a sample of next month’s projectin the lobby. Linda is very talented and classparticipants always have amazing success.Bereavement ProgramWe are offering an eight week support group“Harbors of Hope Bereavement Program” lead byJudith Chaloux. The program will run Thursdaysat 1:00 p.m. from March 8 until April 26. Pleasecontact Judith at 508-875-1380 to register.Feed the Birds!Ellen of Birds Unlimited in Medway has offeredto donate a bird feeder and advise us on plants thatattract birds as well as commercial feeds onThursday, March 8 at 1:00. We are anxious to makeour beautiful grounds hospitable to our featheredfriends. The Hopkinton Garden Club has erectedthe bird houses you helped make in the fall and wehave seen wild turkeys on the property.PotteryArtist and potter Carol Mecagni will begin a uniton working with clay in March on Tuesdays from9:30-noon starting March 20. Materials are beingfunded by a grant from the Hopkinton CulturalCouncil. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn froma talented artist and teacher. Please call so we knowhow many to plan for.March 2007CHESS ANYONE?.and your name doesn’t have to be Bobby Fischer.A few of our youth volunteers would enjoy playinga friendly game of Chess on either March 7th or16th in conjunction with our intergenerationalprograms. Please let Amy Wilson Kent know ofyou interest and she’ll make the arrangements.COMPUTER LESSONS with YouthVolunteersCome see what all the fuss is about—email, Googleor Word—or bring your personal projects to takeadvantage of our youths’ experience. General andtailored informal sessions are available onWednesday, March 7th at 12:00 or 1:00pm and againon Friday, March 16th at 10:00 or 11:00am. Callthe senior center to make an appointment or contactAmy Wilson Kent directly if you’d like to meet upwith your youth volunteer for a refresher course.Helpful hint: collect your family’s and friends’ emailaddresses before you come so youcan set up your “address book” orsurprise them with their first emailfrom you!MAKE THE SENIORCENTERYOUR COMPUTER CENTER!The computer center is open every day for your useAT NO CHARGE during regular hours. ComputerCenter Volunteers are on hand Tuesdays (10-12) andThursdays (1-3) to teach and assist you. Come takeadvantage of their FREE expertise! Keep in touchwith your family—set up your email account hereand check it regularly on your way to lunch. Learncomputer basics, learn to “surf the net,” or learn toset up a spread sheet or data base. Your specialprojects are also welcome. Please call the SeniorCenter 508/497-9730 for an appointment.CHAIR VOLLEYBALLWhile Chair Volleyball meets regularly on Fridaysat 12:30, please note the following changes in ourMarch schedule: For you enthusiasts, save the date,there will be an ADDITIONAL MID-WEEKSESSION on Wednesday, March 7th at2:00pm to encourage participation from ouryouth volunteers and NO SESSION ONFRIDAY, MARCH 16TH due to our

INSERT AHOPKINTON SENIOR CENTERMarch 2007STONETHROWERSLunch MenuMARCH 2007Home (Senior Center) cooked meals!Reservations suggested (508 497-9730).Cost 3.00Two Seatings: 11:30 & 12:30Week 1Menu subject to changeDaily Sandwiches Of the DayDaily Soups Of the DaySalad Plates Now AvailableRecently, the Hopkinton Independentpublished a great article by Jane Winter aboutthe Hopkinton Stonethrowers. This createda stir at the Senior Center about the originof the name Stonethrowers. Numerousversions arose, including those published inthe article. For the fun of it and for historicalrecords, we would like you to submit yourversion of its origin. If you need assistancein writing (or word processing) your version,ask for Judi at the front desk or call 508497-9730 ext. 14 and she will word processyour story. Also, our computer lab andassistance is always available.LIBRARY PROGRAMThurs. 1Fri.2Stuffed HaddockPot LuckWeek 2Mon. 5Tues. 6Wed. 7Thurs. 8Fri.9MeatloafChicken ParmRoast PorkMacaroni & CheesePot luckWeek 3Mon. 12Tues. 13Wed. 14Thurs. 15Fri.16Rotini and meat sauceBaked HamRoast ChickenBeef StewSt. Patrick’s Day PartyWeek 4Mon. 19Tues. 20Wed. 21Thurs. 22Fri.23SalmonBBQ ChickenPot RoastSpaghetti and MeatballsPot LuckWeek 5Mon. 26Tues. 27Wed. 28Thurs. 29Fri. 30Seafood NewburgStuffed PeppersBaked Fish CasseroleRoast TurkeyPot LuckRonack Hussein,director of the HopkintonPublic Library will be here on Tuesday, March20 at 10:00 and 12:30 to discuss services availableat the library, to demonstrate how to do effectivecomputer searches, to discuss program ideasinteresting to seniors and to review a few newbooks you may want to hear about. We hope thiswill be the first of a series of programs we cando in conjunction with our library, so please comeand share your ideas. Although reservations arenot required, they would be helpful.BACK BY POPULARDEMAND.Our Intergenerational Day in January was such asuccess that we’ve invited our youth volunteersback for two repeat performances this month.Please save the dates.Wednesday, March 7thfrom 11:00-3:00 and Friday, March 16th from10:00-2:00. Please support these great kids whoare giving up their time off from school to teachus computer basics and participate in some funactivities like pool, chess and chair volleyball.Let’s have another great turnout! Call the seniorcenter to sign up for the various activities.POOL LESSONS & ROUNDROBBINSBeginners and experts (you know who you are)it’s time for a rematch or is it another lesson?Who’s teaching who by the way? Our youthvolunteers will be joining us in the game roomon March 7th between 12:00 and 2:00 and againon March 16th between 10:00 and 12:00 for ashowdown. Don’t miss your cue. Save these dates!

INSERT BHOPKINTON SENIOR CENTERMarch 2007NEW DINING ROOM GUIDELINESWe are very happy with the success of our nutrition program. It is, of course, a work inprogress. We want to keep you informed as changes are made; the changes are being madeto better serve our customers and keep our volunteers and staff sane.The doors to the dining room will be closed between 10:00 and 11:25 a.m. This gives usthe time to properly set up the room and get geared up for the lunch.If you are expecting to meet someone please wait in the lobby. We cannot hold seats dueto the limited capacity.Lunch seatings are now 11:30 and 12:15 (or as space becomes available). If you want tolinger at the table please be sure others are not waiting. The dining room closes at 1:00.There cannot be any self service for food or coffee in the dining room. It is very dangerousto have people at the hot coffee pots, carrying cups and bumping into the wait staff. Pleaseremember that we operate the dining room with a volunteer staff and they should be treatedlike gold.Even if you are a volunteer for the dining room, if you are not working that day you mustfollow the same guidelines as all other guests. Your enthusiasm is appreciated but we hopethe new guidelines will make for a safer environment.Coffee and Tea will be available in the hall at the entrance to the kitchen area. There willbe a voluntary contribution container and we hope that people will realize that we work ona VERY tight budget. Coffee, tea, creamers, sugars, etc. do cost a great deal and it addsup fast.Thank you to all who participate; it’s been an exceptionally rewarding program. We can’t help but smile as we see so many gathered, having a greattime and good food. We are blessed to have such wonderful cooksand staff. The success wouldn’t be there without them. BrendaGentilotti, Ellen O’Leary, Christine Salvucci and Tim Lynchare the mainstay of our program. Special thanks to MaryBrown for ALL she does, and to all of our wonderfulvolunteers.

March 2007HOPKINTON SENIOR CENTERMONDAYTUESDAYMonday Day TripsRefer to Bus ScheduleEVERYDAYBreakfast 8:30 -10:00Computer room 9-3:30Pool Table 9-11Lunch (Pleasesign-up in advance)11:30-1:00MUSLIM DIALOGUEDate to be determinedExercise . 9:30Cribbage . 10:00Exercise(w/ chairs) . 11:00Bridge .12:30French .1:00WWII Disc.Group .2:00512Exercise . 9:30Cribbage . 10:00Exercise(w/ chairs) . 11:00Bridge .12:30French .1:00Exercise . 9:30Cribbage . 10:00Exercise(w/ chairs) . 11:00Bridge .12:30French .1:0019THURSDAYKnitting .9:301Tai-Chi .9:30Cribbage .10:00Blood Pressure10:30-11:30Line Dancing .12-1BereavementSupport Group 1:00Gardening Group 1-2Computer Tutorial 1-3.9:3067 Knitting8Tai-Chi .9:30SHINE(byAppt)9-12Tax ReliefCribbage .10:00Discussion Grp 9:30Program .9:30Blood PressureComputer Tutor 10-12 Play reading . 10:3010:30-11:30Yoga for Seniors 11:00 Painting . 10:30-12 Line Dancing .12-1BereavementCOA meeting 1:00Scrabble .1:00Support Group 1:00Craftsw/water aerobics 1:00Gardening Group 1-2M.Harding . 1:00Birds Unlimited1:00Chorus Grp . 2:00Computer Tutorial 1-3.9:30 151314 KnittingTai-Chi .9:30SHINE (by Appt) 9-12 Cribbage .10:00Pat Vinter .9:30Blood PressureComputer Tutor 10-12 Discussion Grp 9:3010:30-11:30Playreading.10:30Yoga for Seniors 11:00LineDancing.12-1Painting . 10:30-12Scrabble .1:00BereavementDecorative Paint. 1-2water aerobics 1:00Support Group 1:00Chorus Grp . 2:00Gardening Group 1-2Senior Tea @Pastel Workshop 1:00High School . 2:15Computer Tutorial 1-3March 200720Art Class . 9:30-12Computer Tutor 10-12LibraryPrograms . 10:00 &.12:30Yoga for Seniors 11:00Scrabble .1:00water aerobics 1:0026Exercise . 9:30Cribbage . 10:00Exercise(w/ chairs) . 11:00Bridge .12:30French .1:00WEDNESDAY21SHINE (by Appt) 9-12Discussion Grp 9:30Play reading . 10:30Painting . 10:30-12Crafts w/M.Harding . 1:00Chorus Grp . 2:0027PAGE 5FRIDAY2Chair Volleyball 1:00Water Aerobics 1:00(OFF SITE)9Chair Volleyball 1:00Water Aerobics 1:0016ST. PATRICK’S DAYLUNCH 11:30All Purpose RoomMusic starting at 12:30Water Aerobics 1:0023Knitting .9:30 22Tai-Chi .9:30Chair Volleyball 1:00Cribbage .10:00Water Aerobics 1:00Blood Pressure10:30-11:30Line Dancing .12-1BereavementSupport Group 1:00Gardening Group 1-2Computer Tutorial 1-3Knitting .9:30 2930ChairVolleyball1:00Tai-Chi.9:30SHINE (by Appt) 9-12Cribbage .10:00Water Aerobics 1:00Art Class . 9:30-12 Discussion Grp 9:30Blood PressureComputer Tutor 10-12 Play reading . 10:3010:30-11:30Yoga for Seniors 11:00 Painting . 10:30-12 Line Dancing .12-1Chorus Grp . 2:00Scrabble .1:00Bereavementwater aerobics 1:00Support Group 1:00Gardening Group 1-2Computer Tutorial 1-3KEEP YOUR BUSINESSON TARGET!Call SENIOR CITIZENPUBLISHINGToday to Advertise!617-254-454528NOW YOU CAN READYOURNEWSLETTERONLINE!VISIT www.seniorpubs.com

March 2007HOPKINTON SENIOR CENTERPAGE 6HOPKINTON SENIOR CENTERWEEKLY ACTIVITIESRefer to March calendar for “special events” and Bus Schedule for Day TripsMonday – Friday (Daily)28 Mayhew Street,8:30 – 10:00 Hot Breakfast 2.009:00 – 11:00 Pool Table open508-497-97309:00 – 3:30Computer Room open11:30 – 1:30 Lunch, choice of full meal or soup/sandwich 3.00 Help us to plan. Please sign-up a day inadvance. We can seat a maximum of 35 at each seating. Late callers and walk-ins will be seated when spaceis available - determined by the y Trips - please check Bus Schedule for Destination and TimeExercise with Rebeka Hoffman - fun easy movement to music 3CribbageExercise with Rebeka Hoffman - stretch and strengthen using chairs 3Bridge – great mind exerciserFrench with Therese Roberts BirriWWII Discussion Group (March 5)9:30-12:00Art Classes with Carol Mecagni (Pottery) (No Classes March 6 & 13)10:00 – 12:00 Computer Tutoring by Appoint.11:00Yoga For Seniors with Linda Bellefeuille – Increase mobility and flexibility, reduce stress, improvefocus and increase energy. 31:00Scrabble – more mind exercising1:30 - 3:30Water Aerobics - (off site)Wednesday9:00 – 12:009:3010:3010:30 – 12:001:001:00 – 2:002:00SHINE (call or sign-up at the front desk for an appointment with Lou Peralta)Discussion Group with Jack McInnereneyPlay Reading with Dave DobsonPainting with Bill Robinson - no fee, just bring your suppliesCrafts with Margaret Harding (Mar. 7& 21)Decorative Painting (March 14 only)Chorus Group All are invited9:309:30 – 10:3010:0010:30-11:3012:00-1:001:00 – 3:001:00 – 2:001:00 – 2:001:00Knitting (Jane Anderson) bears for African childrenTai-Chi with Marcia Soldan - beginners most welcome 3.00CribbageBlood Pressure Clinic – just drop-inLine DancingComputer tutoring by appoint. (no cost)Gardening Group - Come see our new greenhouse - share your ideasBirds Unlimited (March 8)Pastel Workshop (March 15 only)1:001:30 - 3:30Chair Volleyball Not competitive - just fun & lots of laughterWater Aerobics - (off site)ThursdayFriday

March 2007HOPKINTON SENIOR CENTERPAGE 7“OUTREACH NEWS”Mary McLeodReflection: In March, we not only honor the color Green on Saint Patrick’s Day, we honor the arrivalof spring. After a lovely visit with a senior last week, I glanced down into her garden and saw for thefirst time, after a long winter, the color of Green. It was a Hyacinth coming through the cold earth, aftera long winter. What a Victory for the little flower! My senior and I smiled at each other. Words betweenus were not needed as we parted. I felt uplifted and young again. Is that possible? I think so!“Senior Upbeat”March 5-7-l2-l4Monday and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. – Channel 08/Cable“Belly Dancing – Why It’s Healthy” with Gypsy Phillips and 2nd segmentwith Sally Almy/ “Lunch at the Center”March 19-21-26-28“Hand Painted Eggs” with Suzanne Gagnon and 2nd segment with BillRobinson “Artists at the Center”Outreach Services: If you need assistance with the activities of daily living, please call Marlene orMary. The Outreach Goal is to help you remain independent within your home in a safe manner.Referrals can be made only with your permission.Important Dates:“Health and Fitness Fair” Saturday March l0, 2007Hopkinton High School 10:00 – 2:00 pm“Wellness Fair” Wednesday May 16, 2007Hopkinton Senior Center 11:00 – 3:00 pmIRISH SODA BREAD4 cups sifted flour¼ cup sugar1 teaspoon salt1 ½ teaspoons baking powder2 tablespoons caraway seeds¼ cup or ½ stick margarine2 cups seedless raisins1 1/3 cups buttermilk1 egg1 teaspoon soda(1) Sift together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder, stir in caraway seeds. Using a pastryblender, cut in margarine until like coarse meal; stir in raisins.(2) Place dough in a greased 1 ½ quart casserole dish. Cut a cross on top of loaf about ½-inchdeep running almost to ends and sides of loaf.(3) Bake in a 375 degree oven for 50 minutes. Cover top with aluminum foil and continuebaking for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, turn onto rack andcontinue cooling. Makes 1 round loaf.From “Cooking down East” Delicious!Winner of “Trivia” in February: Fred Penniman - The answer was James Herriot.New Trivia: Who is the author?Lunch on me!I wandered lonely as a cloudThat floats on high o’er vales and hills,When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils ——Taps: March 4th- Sunday – on the town common at 7 pmQuote: “This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

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