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Senior Center Events

An extensive list of Senior Center events is at the Brookline Senior Center web site.

COVID-19 Announcements from Senior Center Director Ruthann Dobek

COVID-19 Mask Update, November 2022

At the Senior Center, we continue to follow public health regulations and we remain on alert for COVID-19 variants or an increase in cases around the Commonwealth. Our current protocols are subject to change in the future, but we continue to encourage older residents to get vaccinated and we encourage the use of masks in our mask friendly environment.

Need A Ride To The Senior Center?

If you need a ride to the Senior Center, please call the Senior Center Van Reservation Line at 617-730-2750 at least one business day in advance. Please include the following information for all rides: name, phone number, pickup/drop off address, requested date/time for pick up. Donations are welcome to help offset the cost of gas. We appreciate your support!

Please note: The Senior Center uses a variety of transportation systems to get residents to and from the Senior Center.

February Library Events

Effective Grassroots Movements that Impact Voting Rights with Prof. Rachael V. Cobb - Monday, February 5 at 7 PM, virtual
Ukulele 101 with the Brookline Music School - Tuesdays, February 6, 13, and 27 at 7 PM, at Brookline Village
Open Game Play with Virtual Reality - Saturday, February 10 at 12 noon at Putterham
Black Girl Love: Indie Romance Writers Panel with Alexandria House, Katrina Jackson, and Ines Johnson - Monday, February 12 at 7 PM, virtual
Douglass Day Transcribathon - Wednesday, February 14 from 12 noon - 3 PM at Brookline Village and virtual
K-Pop Arts & Crafts - Saturday, February 17 from 11 AM - 2 PM at Coolidge Corner
Lunar New Year Celebration - Saturday, February 24 at 3 PM at Coolidge Corner
Amy Lowell 150th Anniversary Celebration - Monday, February 26 at 6 PM at Brookline Village
Poetry, the Natural World, the Climate Crisis, and Connection: A Reading and Workshop with Nadia Colburn, PhD. - Wednesday, February 28 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
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March Library Events

Women in World Jazz Concert: A Tribute to Women Composers - Saturday, March 2 at 2 PM at Brookline Village
The Real Score: Unraveling Myths About Trans People in Sports with Erin Reed - Tuesday, March 5 at 7 PM, virtual
Visible Mending Workshop - Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 PM at Brookline Village
Citizenship Class - Saturdays, beginning March 9 at 10:30 AM at Coolidge Corner
Eclipse Exploration for Everyone - Saturday, March 9 at 2 PM at Brookline Village
Concert: Jazz with the Alex Minasian Trio - Tuesday, March 12 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
Invasives Workshop with Grow Native Massachusetts - Wednesday, March 13 at 7 PM, virtual
Pi Day Event - Thursday, March 14 at 3:30 PM at Brookline Village
K-Pop Photocard Trading Event - Saturday, March 16 at 1:30 PM at Coolidge Corner
DIY Synthesizer Workshop: Build the Famous Atari Punk Console - Saturday, March 23 at 1 PM at Brookline Village
Let's Go to the Moon! With Benadette Manning - Monday, March 25 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Author Talk with Sarah Silberstein Swartz - Tuesday, March 26 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
Speak Out Strong: Emancipated Voices - Wednesday, March 27 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
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Job Seekers Network

January - June, 2024,
1st & 3rd Wednesday,
9:30 - 11:30 am



Fridays, January 5 to February 16
No class February 2

Brookline Senior Center

Join us for some terrific Karate instruction from Boston Budo. Cost is $7 per class, or a discounted $35 for the whole session. Free for Brookline Housing Authority residents and other eligible participants. This system of self-defense develops total body awareness, control and confidence, formatted with seniors in mind. Class techniques and concepts focus on thoughtful movement, stances, balance, blocks, kata, strikes and other techniques, as well as having a cultural experience.

Please register at 617-730-2753 or .

Wise Aging

Tuesdays starting February 20 - March 19 from 10:30-11:45

Brookline Senior Center

Join Dinah Gilburd, LICSW, for this facilitated peer group based on the book Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resiliency and Spirit. The group content and format offers a path, designed to support "communities of learners" who want to explore the aging process with questions, insights, and longings. Because there is no set of instructions for getting older, this nonsectarian program is an opportunity to discover resources that promote wisdom. The book draws from spiritual practices with multi faith traditions, poets and authors. The content includes the practice of mindfulness, meditation, listening and journaling. Along with the practices, the group interactions are an opportunity for participants to gain insights in a small group setting. As participants navigate this stage of life, there is the opportunity to arrive at new understandings about themselves, which can be transformational for many. Members will be asked to make a 5 week commitment as in order to build group cohesiveness, confidentiality and trust, full attendance is important. Each participant will receive a call from Ms. Gilburd, before the group, as a introduction, and to respond to any questions. Ms. Gilburd is a Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience as a therapist, supervisor, conference speaker and workshop leader in a variety of settings supporting a variety of populations. A life long meditator, she worked with the Benson Henry Mind Body Institute of Medicine and implemented The Stress Reduction and Resiliency Training Program for clients and staff. She was fortunate to be trained as a group leader by Dr. Thal, the co-author of the group's book, whose passion for "aging wisely" has enabled her to facilitate numerous groups.

Participants will be provided with the book by the Senior Center. Space is limited, so please register at 617-730-2770.

Brookline High School Chamber Orchestra Group Concert

Tuesday, February 20 at 1:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

join us for this intergenerational performance by the BHS Chamber Group! They will play a variety of fun genres including old theme songs.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Celebrating Black History Month

Wednesday, February 21 at 1pm

Brookline Senior Center

In honor of Black History Month, discover the history of Florida Ruffin Ridley, a trailblazer: an early pioneer civil rights leader, a Harlem Renaissance writer, a suffragist; and was in the first African American family who bought a house in Brookline. Also presented will be Roland Hayes, American lyric tenor and composer, who lived in Brookline for many years. Both now have Brookline schools named in their memory.

Speaker Barbara Brown, Ph.D., is an educator, first a middle school teacher, then a professor at the University of Botswana and later at Mount Holyoke College and at BU's African Studies Center. She is the founder and head of Hidden Brookline which for eighteen years has been bringing to light the history of slavery and freedom in Brookline. Barbara is excited to share the story of these remarkable figures whose accomplishments have been ignored for too long.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Investors Group Meeting

February 21 at 3:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

Whether you are a casual investor, a billionaire, or just curious about investing and stocks, join us to talk about ideas, investment products, highs and lows of the markets and the excitement of investing.

Please Note: We will not pool funds or make investments together, nor will we give investment advice as investment clubs are known to do. Please register at 617-730-2770.

Leo Diamant Concert

Thursday, February 22 at 1pm

Brookline Senior Center

Join us for this wonderful performance! Leo Diamant, pianist and singer, is a music teacher from St. Louis, Missouri. He moved to the area 3 years ago to get his masters in music education from Boston University. Leo is passionate about using music education as a way to build community and advocate for positive change. Before coming to Boston for his studies, Leo had the privilege of performing piano and singing for seniors in St. Louis during his undergraduate years. Aside from music, Leo coaches a youth rock climbing team and spends his free time studying Spanish and exploring the city!

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Brookline History

Thursday, January 18, 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Saturday, February 24, 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM (rescheduled)

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Mary Wild dedicated herself to raising six children in her home along the current Weybridge Road. Meanwhile, nearby on Linden Street, a teenage Adeline Faxon experienced her own unique journey. Both of their homes remain standing today. The Brookline Historical Society has painstakingly transcribed and annotated the diaries of these women, providing captivating insights into the tapestry of life and society in Brookline during the 1850s.

There were many differences then, as there are now, between a teenage girl and a woman running a family and a household. One thing they had in common is that both were avid readers who documented what they were reading. Join Ken Liss at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a look at the books they read and what they tell us about mid-19th century literature and two people who made it a part of their lives.

Tickets are $15 and support the non-profit Auto Museum.

Watercolor, Ink and Cardmaking

Monday, February 26 at 10:00 am

Brookline Senior Center

Brighten up your mood this winter season with watercolors and ink. In a few steps, you'll learn how to paint a background and draw flowers on top of them. You'll leave this workshop with a card in hand to send to a friend!

Space is limited, so please register at 617-730-2770.

Voter Registration

February 26, March 12, and April 3 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

Town Clerk's office will be doing a voter registration drive on February 26, March 12, and April 3 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Senior Center.

Rabies & Microchip Clinic

Saturdy, March 2, 9am to 12pm

Town Hall, 333 Washington Street


COA Budget Discussion

Monday, March 4, 2024, 5:30-7:00 pm

The Human Services Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 4, 2024 from 5:30-7:00 pm via Zoom in case you wanted to hear the nuts and bolts of the Council on Aging budget.

Please use this link to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

To Join by Telephone, dial +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 964 1167 or +1 646 828 7666 or +1 669 216 1590 or +1 415 449 4000 or +1 551 285 1373
Meeting ID: 160 405 8343 Passcode: 40025451


March 6 from 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm.

Brookline Senior Center

Two indoor courts will be set up at the Brookline Senior Center and instructors will be on-site to offer advice to new athletes. The rules are simple, and the game is easy for beginners to learn - but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Come learn to play; bring your own paddle or use one of ours! Attendance limited to 12 people.

Register here.


Select Board Candidates

Monday, March 11, 3:00 pm


Come discuss the challenges facing Brookline's town government today at BrooklineCAN's Livable Community Advocacy Committee (LCAC). Guests will be Select Board Candidates Bernard Greene and Susan Park. There will be approximately a 35-minute period for questions.

This is the second of a special series of LCAC conversations with the four candidates running for the two Select Board seats up for election on May 7, 2024. At the LCAC's February 5 meeting, similar Q&A sessions were held with Select Board candidates Alec Lebovitz and David Pearlman.

If you are a BrooklineCAN member but not currently a member of the LCAC and wish to attend this meeting via Zoom, please email LCAC Chair Susan Granoff, at by March 10. Anyone who attended the February 5 meeting will automatically be sent a Zoom link to the March 11 meeting and need not make a new request.

Follow the Canon: Clara Barton's Civil War Letters

Monday, March 18 at 1pm

Brookline Senior Center.

Join Lynne McKenney Lydick for this entertaining and inspiring one woman play about Massachusetts’ own Civil War Nurse. Travel back and enter Clara’s world - a tumultuous time when the Civil War was raging and dividing our country. Hear Clara’s emotional and powerful letters from the battlefield. See how one person can affect the lives of many with sheer determination, perseverance, and hard work. Please register at 617-730-2770.

American Sign Language Class

Thursdays, February 8 - April 11, 6:30 PM

Brookline Village Library

American Sign Language Class

Anthony Riccardi Concert

Wednesday, March 25 at 1:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

Join us for this lovely piano performance by one of our instructor partners from Brookline Adult & Community Education. Anthony Riccardi first took up piano when studying painting at Massachusetts College of Art. He still paints but has been playing piano more and more. Everything you will hear that afternoon are original compositions written recently, though with no titles as of yet as they are all still works in progress.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Candidates Forum

April 17, 4-6 pm

Brookline Senior Center.

Once again, this year BrooklineCAN and the Brookline League of Women Voters will sponsor a Candidates Forum. April 17, 2024, 4-6 pm. The Forum will be at the Brookline Senior Center and live streaming on BIG. More information later.

Seeking Story Tellers

Thursday, May 16th

Coolidge Corner Theater

Brookline.News will be celebrating its first anniversary this spring with a community event called Brookline.Stories. It will be a night of storytelling from the Coolidge Corner Theater Stage (think NPR's "The Moth"), hosted by WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti. It will take place on the evening of Thursday, May 16th.

We are seeking storytellers who will each share a 6 - 7 minute personal story from the stage. Storytellers should have a compelling story to tell, and the ability and comfort level to effectively tell the story without notes in front of a large audience. (Some professional coaching will be provided.) The storytellers must also have some connection to Brookline.

Interested? Click this link and send the completed form to Iris Adler -

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