Upcoming events at the Jenks Center – Wicked Local Winchester

Weekly PC Room Drop-in Help Sessions Every Thursday, 2-4 p.m. They are continuing with the weekly PC drop-in help sessions through March and possibly into April. Bring questions, along with a laptop if thats what you use. Otherwise you may use one of the desktop PCs in the room Theyll try to have at least two of the four instructors present during these sessions. The sessions are free. The instructors are Bob Butler, Bill Fincke, Bruce Mackenzie, and Don Nelsen. No registration is necessary.

iPhone and iPad One-on-One Sessions, Computer Room, 2-2:40 p.m., 2:40-3:20 p.m. and 3:20-4 p.m. Thursdays. Brooke Green is back to help with iPads and iPhones. Its very likely that Santa dropped a bunch of these around us in Winchester, and there will be a number of us wanting to learn how to tap the glass like our grandkids. Bring your Apple ID and password, as theyre often needed for even the slightest of changes. Sign up for the session with the receptionist. Smart Device Drop-in Help Sessions, Library, 2:30-4 p.m. March 31 Students from the WHS Interact Club will be at the Jenks Center to answer questions you may have with your smart devices. The sessions are free and no registration is necessary, just drop-in. Memory Caf Brain Games with Eileen Jones, Craft Room, 4:30 p.m. April 5. The Jenks Memory Caf, sponsored by the Council on Aging, is a place for individuals and their families or caregivers to come and participate in an organized activity, listen to a guest speaker, hear a variety of music types or gather support from others in similar situations. Aprils Memory Caf features Eileen Jones who will lead the group in a variety of Brain Games! Did you ever want to work on problem solving, fine tune your memory or improve your language skills while at the same time have some fun? If yes, this is the Memory Caf for you. To register: 781-721-7136. Is Your Life Being Squeezed?, Jenks Room, 6 p.m. April 5. Family members provide the majority of care to their aging loved ones. Today, there is a generation of middle-aged adults caught between the demands of child rearing in addition to caring for their aging parents. As a family caregiver, you may find yourself facing a host of new tasks, many of which are unfamiliar or intimidating. At times, you may feel overwhelmed and alone. This discussion focuses on how to provide for financial needs, manage responsibilities and lend a helping hand to elderly parents or grown childrenor both. American Treasures by Stephen Puleo, Cummings Room, 7:30 p.m. April 5. The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. Coffee and cookies available at 7 p.m. LOOKING AHEAD Hollywood Quiz Show, Cummings Room, 1 p.m. April 9. You can be a star at this eventjust like you see on TV, featuring an authentic game show podium with clickers, buzzers, microphones, digital scoring, video monitors and sound effects! We will stroll down memory lane with a basket full of topics including Fun Facts, Hollywood Legends, Name that Tune etc. This is your chance to take part in a competitive, fun-filled contest! Two teams of four will be selected from the audience for the first round and then two more for the second round. We guarantee that your participation will be exciting and also an opportunity to be a prize winner. Cost is $10. Sign up at the Jenks at least two days in advance. Garden Club Update Information Session, Jenks Room, 11 a.m. April 10. We are very excited by the interest in our new Garden Club. To help answer any questions you may have, like What will we be planting? or How will the club work?, we are holding an information session. If you are thinking of joining the Club, this session is for you. Jenks Cinema presents Queen of Katwe, Jenks Room, 1 p.m. April 10. A young girl from Uganda sees her world changing rapidly after excelling in the game of chess. Based on a true story, this film shows her triumphant path to becoming a chess champion.

Library Online with Ran, Conference Room, 11:30 a.m. April 12. Want to listen to music with your smart phone, tablet, or other mobile device? Learn about music databases including Freegal, Hoopla, and Naxos at this information session. American Music Makers with Dotty Burstein, Conference Room, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein were instrumental in creating a distinctly American musical style and sound. In this four week class, we will probe the life of each artist and examine elements in his music – aesthetic, political, and personal – that make it uniquely American. Literary Lunch, Cummings Room, 11:30 a.m. April 13. Aprils Literary Lunch will feature the book A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass. Afraid that she is crazy, 13-year-old Mia, who sees a special color with every letter, number, and sound, keeps this a secret until she becomes overwhelmed by school, changing relationships, and the death of her beloved cat, Mango. Mia is initially unaware that she has a condition called synesthesia. Sixth grade students from McCall School will participate.

TRAVEL NEWS Unless otherwise noted on the flier or in the newsletter, pick-up/return for all daytrips will be at the St. Eulalia Church parking lot. Additional trip information can be obtained at the Jenks Center or online at: http://jenkscenter.org.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute/Salvatores Restaurant: May 11. In the words of Sen. Edward Ted Kennedy, as he envisioned the memorial that would ultimately stand as a testament to his nearly 47 years of service in the U.S. Senate, To preserve our vibrant democracy for future generations, I believe it is critical to have a place where citizens can go to learn first-hand about the Senates important role in our system of government. Participants will visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute and embark on an interactive journey through the history of and current events facing the U.S. Senate. Following the visit to the Institute, participants will have lunch at Salvatores Restaurant in Medford with a menu choice of chicken parmesan or pasta primavera, with salad and dessert. Price per person: $73, which includes Institute admission, lunch, all taxes, gratuities and transportation. Pick-up/return 9:30 a.m./5 p.m. Holland America Cruise/Bermuda: May 20-27. The MS Veendam will sail directly from the Black Falcon Terminal in Boston to Hamilton, Bermudathe capitol city of the island. Participants will experience the distinctive blend of British and American culture up close and personal as they enjoy a stay docked alongside Front Street, famous for its pastel-colored colonial buildings and shops. Prices are per person, double occupancy and range from $1,149 for an inside stateroom, to $2,200 for a private balcony, and include all current port charges, government fees, taxes and travel Insurance. A deposit of $350 per person is required upon reservation. Early reservations are highly recommended as space at this special group rate is subject to availability. Fliers with complete details and reservation forms are now available at the Jenks Center. BSO Open Rehearsal/Venezia Restaurant: April 20. The great Romanian Pianist Radu Lupa opens the program with one of Mozarts most unusual piano concertos; No. 24 in C minor. This all-Mozart program, led by Andris Nelsons, will also feature Mozarts transformative Requiem. After the rehearsal you will select your meal from a specially prepared luncheon menu at the Venezia Restaurant. Price per person: $72, which includes BSO admission, lunch, all taxes, tips and transportation. Pick-up/return: 8 a.m./3:30 P.M. (Note: This is a ticketed eventthere will be no refunds!) The Museum of World War II/Chateau Restaurant: April 4. The Museum of World War II, located in Natick, MA, is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to preserving the history of World War II and to providing an enlightened understanding of the lessons to be learned. Following the tour we will drive to the Chateau Restaurant in Waltham for a hearty lunch of Chicken Parmesan, Baked Lasagna or Pasta Primavera. Price per person: $83, which includes museum admission, lunch, all taxes, tips and transportation. Pick-up/return: 8 a.m./3:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by signing up at the Jenks Center. Full payment and menu selection (where applicable) must be made at the time of sign-up and is non refundable within seven days of departure. Checks should be made payable to WSA with the name of the trip and the names of all individuals included in your payment recorded on the memo portion of your check. Cash will not be accepted. Overnight or longer trips should be reserved in accordance with detailed instructions that can be found in the flier or as noted in the Newsletter.

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