To sign up for any of these Council on Aging events, to reserve a seat on the COA van, or for more information, please call 978-456-4120. Unless otherwise noted, signup is necessary.
Note that Hildreth House will be closed Tuesday, July 4.
Join the parade!
The COA wants to show that Harvard is senior-strong in this year’s 4th of July parade. Connie Larrabee, 2016 Citizen of Note, will lead our contingent in a bright red Jeep, followed by sign-holding, candy-throwing seniors on foot. The parade will start at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, at the corner of Ayer and Depot roads. Gather there around 10 a.m. to join the fun, or join the group along the route.
Let’s go to the movies
On Monday, July 7, at 1 p.m. in Volunteers Hall, see the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision.
Computer support and workshops
COA’s computer gurus will be on hand each Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the computer lab at Hildreth House for help and suggestions about working with your computer. To minimize wait time, please call to schedule an appointment.
A special workshop session focusing on accessing music is scheduled for Monday, July 10.
Free fun Fridays
The Highland Street Foundation is once again sponsoring “Free Fun Fridays,” offering visitors free admission to a host of cultural venues throughout Massachusetts. This year 85 museums and other cultural institutions, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Mary Baker Eddy Library, will offer free admission on select Fridays. Note that these are visits you can make on your own. More details at http://bit.ly/2qgiYDS or call 617-969-8900.
Richard Clark as John Barrymore. (Courtesy photo)
The life and times of John Barrymore
Enjoy a live enactment of the life and times of the “bad boy” actor of the early 20th century, John Barrymore, Wednesday, July 12, at 1 p.m. at Hildreth House. Professional actor Richard Clark will portray Barrymore in a portrait of a great artist who has lost his way. The performance features glimpses into Barrymore’s family history, theater lore, the rigors of marriage, and Hollywood.
Older than 90?
See the HBO documentary “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast,” featuring interviews with famous nonagenarians, Monday, July 24 at 1 p.m. in the Hildreth House parlor.
The COA will host a podiatry clinic Monday, July 17. Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ayleen Gregorian. The fee is $30.
Have lunch at the ‘Eataly’
Join COA friends Wednesday, July 26, for lunch at the “Eataly,” a 45,000 sq. ft. marketplace in Boston’s Prudential Center featuring several restaurants, a bakery, butcher shop, fish shop, cheese-making station, pastry shop, and coffee bars. The van costs $5 and will leave Hildreth House at 9:30 a.m.
Take me out to the ball game!
See the Lowell Spinners play on Friday, July 28. $20 covers the van, a box seat ticket, hot dog, ice cream, and soft drink. The van will leave Hildreth House at 6 p.m. and return around 10 p.m.