SAVE THE DATE: Some exciting events in the coming weeks:

Upcoming and ongoing events with the SCOA. Please note the Cross Street Center and the events held there will be cancelled for the next two weeks due to construction.

Holiday Inn Dance: Monday, March 24th – 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. – 30 Washington Street – $20.00 – Come
and enjoy a terrific lunch, with good music and wonderful friends. To RSVP and for more information please contact Connie at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

Culinary Arts Luncheon: Tuesday, March 4th – Doors will open at 10:45 A.M. – The Highlander Café is located at the atrium of the Somerville High School, which is located closest to the library. There is limited seating and a cost of $9.00 with a choice of Baked Haddock or Pork Roast. To RSVP and for more information please contact Connie at 617-625-6000 Ext. 2300.

Book Club: Friday, April 4th – The book club meets the first Friday of each month, except for holiday weeks. April’s book is The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka – The story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. In most cases, copies of the book are available in the COA office. Contact Janine for details at 617-615-6600 Ext. 2321 or email her at

Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA: May 4th to May 10th – A 7-day / 6-night tour of the rolling greens of these two beautiful cities. The tour includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners, all hotel accommodations and hotel tax. $696.00 per person double occupancy – $921.00 single. For more details, to RSVP or if you have any questions please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

Ongoing Art Exhibit beginning Monday, January 27th through Friday, February 21st. View pastel portraits and micro-biographies of nine of Somerville’s older adults done by local artist Nancy Hall Brooks at the Holland Street Center,
M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Diabetes Patient workshop has been CANCELLED – This event will be rescheduled and we will let you know as soon as we have a new date.

Wednesday, Feburary 19th: Grandparents Day. This year’s theme is “Growing and Learning Together.” All children will have the opportunity to bring home their own plant and watch it grow. Special kid-friendly BINGO and lunch also on the program. Reservations required. Call Janine Lotti at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to register or for more information.


Welcome to our centers! Everyone 55+ is encouraged to join us for fitness, culture, films, lunch and Bingo. Our centers are open to everyone from Somerville and surrounding communities. Check out our calendar and give a call with any questions or to make a reservation! 617-625-6600 ext. 2300. Stay for lunch and receive free transportation.

Please note that due to construction the Cross Street Center and its events have been CANCELLED for the next two weeks.

All clubs and groups welcome new members.

Holland Street Center – 167 Holland Street
Ralph & Jenny Center – 9 New Washington Street
Cross Street Center – 165 Broadway

Trips and Events Corner:

Fiore Restaurant, Boston’s North End, Tuesday, February 18th.
Supper and Bingo at Hanscom Air Force Base, Wednesday, February 26th

Call Connie to register or for more information at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300


Wii Bowling League – at Holland Mondays at noon. Free. If you haven’t tried this -come as you will love it! No bowling ball but you still swing and hope for the best!
Zumba for All with Cheryl – at Holland – Wednesdays at 5:15 – 6:15 $3 or $15 for 6 classes. Come at the end of the day, after work – open to all.
Strengthening Exercise with Geoff – Tuesdays at 9:15 Holland and 9:30 Thursdays at R&J $3
Fit-4-Life LBT Tuesday and Thursday Evenings Fit-4-Life General Wednesday & Friday Mornings
Bowling at Flatbreads Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

LGBT Events (Open to all ages):

Holland Street Café – Next lunch will be Monday, March 10th. RSVP a6 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Movies to Come Out To: February 12th – Chinese Food – Price $6. RSVP by February 10th. February’s movie will be Notes on a Scandal starring Cate Blanchett & Judi Dench.

LBT Women Fit-4-Life Fitness and Nutrition Classes. Tuesday and Thursday evenings. $10 a month with scholarships available.

LBGT Advisory Group – We meet the 4th Monday of each month. Our next meeting is Monday, February 24th at 4:30 P.M.

Ralph & Jenny Center Events

Ralph and Jenny Center will be open four days a week (Mon-Thurs) beginning Monday, February 3rd!

Please note that the Ralph & Jenny Center will be closed Tuesday, February 11th for the Valentine’s Day Luncheon at the Winter Hill Yacht Club.

Cards and Games hour at Ralph & Jenny at 10:00 am every day the center is open (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Come join your friends or make some new ones. Cards, Scrabble and Cribbage.

Do you crochet or would you like to learn? Thursdays at 10:45 am. At Ralph & Jenny Center. Join a great group in learning to crochet or share your projects you are working on.

Strengthening Exercises with Geoff. 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday.

BINGO every day at 12:45.

Cross Street Center Events:
Center open every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please note that due to construction the Cross Street Center and its events have been CANCELLED for the next two weeks.

English Conversation group meets every Tuesday morning at 9:30 and Wednesday morning at 10:30. All welcome.
Enjoy conversation, and stay for lunch with new friends from all over the world.

Holland Street Center Events

10:30 Moonlighters
11:30 Lunch
1:00 Fit-4-Life C

9:15 Strengthening Exercise
10:00 SHINE by appt.
11:30 Lunch
6:00 Fit 4 Life LBT

8:45 Fit 4 Life A
9:00 Fit 4 Life B
11:30 Lunch
1:00 Fit 4 Life C
5:15 Zumba for All
5:30 LGBT Movies To Come Out To

10:00 Current Events
11:30 Lunch
12:45 BINGO
6:00 Fit 4 Life LBT

8:45 Fit 4 Life A
9:00 Fit 4 Life B
11:30 Lunch
12:45 BINGO

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