St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, crafts, painting on the March calendar for the Council on Aging

The Wareham Council on Aging has announced its March calendar of events, including craft sessions, painting and a St Patrick’s Day Irish lunch.

Each event is hosted at the Multiservice Center, 48 Marion Rd. Unless otherwise specified. If local schools are closed due to bad weather, the Senior Center also closes, the council said.

March 7: Judith Grassi will host a discussion on current events, both local and international, at 10 am in the gymnasium lounge. Discussions will continue on a monthly basis. Call 508-291-3130 to register.

8 March: Barbara Pelletier will host a craft class at 1 p.m. at the Cranberry Café. Different professions will be highlighted each month. Registration is required by calling 508-219-3130. A $2 donation is requested.

March 9: The four-week acrylic painting course begins and costs $40. Call 508-291-3130 for more information and to register.

March 9 and 23: The Wednesday walking group will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the YMCA. Retired international walking and running coach Deborah Sandoli will lead the walking group. Call 508-291-3130 to register.

March 11: The Wareham Garden Club will host Garden Therapy at 10:30 a.m. Create a garden arrangement with the help of the club. Reserve your spot by calling 508-291-3130.

the 17th of March: Enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day Irish stew lunch after a presentation by storyteller Jackson Gillman. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the music will be provided by the duo Al and Pauline. Reserve by March 11 by calling Cheryl at 508-291-3100-(6514). A donation of $2.50 is suggested. Gillman’s presentation is supported by a grant from the Wareham Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the state’s Massachusetts Cultural Council.

March 23: Play bingo at 12:30 p.m. for a draw of $75 in lottery tickets. Bingo is cash only, cards are 50 cents each and tickets are $1 each or 8 for $5.

March 23: Make greeting cards in a 9:15 class. Materials are provided to make 4-5 cards. Register by calling 508-291-3130. A $3 donation is requested.

March 25: Pickup for food delivery order from 9am to 10am if you are registered with the Greater Boston Food Bank. Call 508-291-3130 for more information.

March 29: District Attorney Tim Cruz and Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph MacDonald will lead the TRIAD program at 10 a.m. Baked goods will be provided by the Culinary Arts Department at Wareham High School.

Recurring activities

Mondays

Cribbage games start at 10 a.m. in room 208

The knitting group starts at 10 a.m. Advanced and beginners must call 508-219-3130 to register.

Marge Blinstrub will lead fitness classes at Wareham’s Free Library. Circuit classes are held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and cost $3 per class.

Tuesdays

Mahjong games start at 1 p.m. at the Cranberry Café

Physical activities hosted at the Multiservices Center. Chair volleyball starts at 10 a.m. and Tai Chi starts at 1:15 p.m.

Join a weekly coffee and conversation group from 9-10 a.m. at the Cranberry Café.

Pick up free lunches to go courtesy of Old Colony Elder Services between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Lunches are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays and meals must be reserved three days in advance by calling 508-291-3130. The menu is available in the Senior Beacon and on Facebook.

Wednesdays

Make carpets for the homeless with the material provided at 1 p.m. in room 102.

Thursdays

Chair yoga starts at 2 p.m.

Fridays

Marge Blinstrub will lead fitness classes at Wareham’s Free Library. Country line dancing classes take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and cost $3 per class.

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