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Welcome Baby! Meet-ups, Metro North

Panera Bread, First Wednesday of each month (year round) 11am-12:30pm

Designed for parents with babies ages 0-1 year
Meet other parents with babies, and enjoy a cup of coffee in a relaxed setting the first Wednesday of each month. Staff from the JCC and Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston will advise on area resources and upcoming programs. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

Wednesdays at the JCC for Senior Adults - Yearly Individual

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/18/2013, End Date: 09/10/2014, Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

A full day program is available to members on Wednesdays. Membership includes discounts to all senior adult programs and Travel club events. Each week offers a variety of activities including lectures, fitness, discussion groups, entertainment and more. Typical courses include current events, Jewish history, play reading, nutrition, Yiddish, Art, choral group and more.   To reserve a Kosher lunch on Wednesdays, please call 617-558-6596 by 12pm the Monday before the Wednesday program. There is a $3 suggested donation for lunch and full day program.   If you are a Brookline or Brighton resident, transportation is available on Wednesdays. For transportation reservations, please call 617-558-6484.   Full day programs planned from September 18, 2013 to June 11, 2014. Summer semester program begins on June 18, 2014 and is limited to the use of all indoor PE facilities.

Wednesdays at the JCC for Senior Adults - Yearly Couple

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/18/2013, End Date: 09/10/2014, Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

A full day program is available to members on Wednesdays. Membership includes discounts to all senior adult programs and Travel club events. Each week offers a variety of activities including lectures, fitness, discussion groups, entertainment and more. Typical courses include current events, Jewish history, play reading, nutrition, Yiddish, Art, choral group and more.   To reserve a Kosher lunch on Wednesdays, please call 617-558-6596 by 12pm the Monday before the Wednesday program. There is a $3 suggested donation for lunch and full day program.   If you are a Brookline or Brighton resident, transportation is available on Wednesdays. For transportation reservations, please call 617-558-6484.   Full day programs planned from September 18, 2013 to June 11, 2014. Summer semester program begins on June 18, 2014 and is limited to the use of all indoor PE facilities.

Metro North Playground Meet-ups!

Parks North of Boston, Tuesdays, May 13-August 12 (10am)

Geared for children ages 0-5 with adult
Open to the entire community • Snacks provided

Make friends for you and your kids at local playgrounds.

May 13....... Hodgkins-Curtin Park (Davis Square, Somerville)
May 20....... Whittemore Robbins Playground (Arlington)
May 27....... Rev. William Playground (North Cambridge)
June 3......... Hodgkins-Curtin Park
June 10 ...... Whittemore Robbins Playground
June 17 ...... Rev. William Playground
June 24 ...... Hodgkins-Curtin Park
July 1.......... Whittemore Robbins Playground
July 8.......... Rev. William Playground
July 15........ Hodgkins-Curtin Park
July 22........ Whittemore Robbins Playground
July 29........ Rev. William Playground
August 5..... Hodgkins-Curtin Park
August 12... Whittemore Robbins Playground

In case of inclement weather call 215-301-9282 after 9am on Tuesday mornings for program updates, or join JCC playdate at jccplaydate-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to be notified of weather updates and program changes.
 
For more information, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Look for the staff member with a yellow flag at each park
• Hodgkins-Curtin Park by the toddler slide near the baby swings
• Rev. William Playground by the water park
• Whittemore Robbins Playground by the play structure

Directions to each location
Hodgkins-Curtin Park ~ Somerville (Davis Square)
This playground is located on Holland Street at Simpson Avenue and Paulina Street. There is two hour parking on Holland Street near the playground and a municipal parking lot on Holland Street at Buena Vista Road that takes credit card. The Park is a 5 minute walk from the Davis T Stop on the red line.
 
Whittemore Robbins Playground ~ Arlington
This playground is located behind the Robbins Library and the Whittemore Robbins House. There is a small parking lot beyond the library’s lot, with additional parking spots available on Mass. Ave. The #77 bus runs along Mass. Ave.
 
Rev. William Playground ~ Cambridge
This playground is located between Massachusetts Ave. and Rindge Avenue, on the cross streets of Dudley and Cedar in the North Cambridge area. There are parking meters on Mass. Ave. The nearest public transit is the #77 bus along Mass. Ave. to Dudley Street.
 

Special Needs Classes

Newton area, South area, Brookline and Metrowest, Throughout the year

Individuals with special needs are encouraged to participate in any mainstream or Inclusion and Support service offered by the JCC. Placement in appropriate classes is determined by the JCC Inclusion and Support Service staff. If you are signing up for a class for the first time, register by calling 617-558-6507/6508. If you have participated in previous special needs classes, please register online at www.bostonjcc.org/register.

The JCC offers financial assistance to those who qualify. If you are in need of financial assistance or a payment plan, or have questions regarding payment for registration, contact inclusion@jccgb.org. For more information regarding membership, registration, fee adjustment or special accommodations (e.g., locating an interpreter, accessibility, etc.) contact inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6507/6508.

The following is a list of all JCC classes for participants with special needs. All classes take place in Newton except where indicated. Please contact inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6508 for dates, times and fees.

Special needs classes for children and teens:

Fun and Games (South Area)
Adapted Aquatics(Newton and South Area)
Mini Sports
Music Stars
Get In Shape
Just Dance
Teen Activity Group

Special needs classes for adults:
Adult Adapted Aquatics
Fitness, Fun and Swim
Gentle Yoga
Saturday Night Out
Tikvah (Brookline)
Young Adult Social Group
Adult Social Group (Newton, Metrowest)
Adult Activity Group (Metrowest and South Area)
Wednesday Night Out (South Area)
Mass Self Advocates (Brookline)
Friends Drop-in (Brookline)

Metrowest Playground Meet-ups

Parks West of Boston, Fridays, June 20-August 22 (10am)

Geared for children ages 0-5 years with adult
Everyone welcome • snack included
 
Make friends for you and your kids at local playgrounds

June 20 .......... Walnut Hill (Natick)
June 27 .......... SMILE Tot Lot (Sudbury)
July 11 ........... Choate Park (Medway)
July 18 ........... Kidspot (Ashland)
July 25*.......... Hannah Williams Park (Wayland)
Have little one under one year? Join Welcome Baby!
Bring a blanket, toys and snacks to play in the shade.
August 1 ........ No meet-up ~ Shabbat in the Park
(Village Green in Framingham Centre)
5:30-7pm • Bring a picnic dinner
August 8 ........ EMC Park (Hopkinton)
August 15...... Cushing Memorial Park (Framingham)
August 22...... Goodwill Park (Holliston)
 
Look for the blue flag at all parks to find JFN at the playgrounds. 

In case of inclement weather, meet at JFS Children’s Room, 475 Franklin Street, Framingham. Visit facebook.com/jewishfamilynetwork after 9am on Fridays for weather updates.

For more information, contact metrowest@jccgb.org or 508-879-3300.
 
Address of each location
Walnut Hill • Intersection of Bacon Street, Walnut Street and Belvedere Street, Natick
SMILE Tot Lot • 12 Fairbank Road, Sudbury
Choate Park • Rte. 109/Main Street, Medway
Kidspot • Summer Street, between Rte. 135 and Main Street, Ashland
Hannah Williams Park • Cochituate Road, Rte. 27 and Rte. 30, Wayland
EMC Park • 131 Massachusetts 85, Hopkinton
Cushing Memorial Park • Dudley Road, Framingham
Goodwill Park • 416 Green Street, Holliston
 

Adapted Aquatics - Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Mondays, June 23 - August 11, 1-6pm/by appt. Tuesdays, June 24 - August 12, 1-6pm/by appt. Thursdays, June 26 - August 14, 1-6pm/by appt. Saturdays, July 12 - August 16, 8:30am-12pm/by appt.

Weekly swimming classes adapted for children and teens with developmental, neurological, physical and emotional challenges. Half-hour lessons grouped by skill levels. Taught by a certified Adapted Aquatics instructor. Lessons scheduled in coordination with the instructor.  Registration is not available online. For all programs, please contact Janis Robbins at 617-558-6507 or email jrobbins@jccgb.org. Enrollment is limited. All classes by appointment.

Adapted Aquatics - Striar Old Colony YMCA

Striar Old Colony YMCA, Fridays, June 27- August 15, 3-7:30pm/by appt.

Weekly swimming classes adapted for children and teens with developmental, neurological, physical and emotional challenges. Half-hour lessons grouped by skill levels. Taught by a certified Adapted Aquatics instructor. Lessons scheduled in coordination with the instructor.  Registration is not available online. For all programs, please contact Janis Robbins at 617-558-6507 or email jrobbins@jccgb.org. Enrollment is limited. All classes are by appointment.

Adapted Aquatics - Striar Old Colony YMCA

Striar Old Colony YMCA, Saturdays, June 28 - August 16, 10-5pm/by appt. Sundays, June 29 - August 17, 10-5pm/by appt.

Weekly swimming classes adapted for children and teens with developmental, neurological, physical and emotional challenges. Half-hour lessons grouped by skill levels. Taught by a certified Adapted Aquatics instructor. Lessons scheduled in coordination with the instructor.  Registration is not available online. For all programs, please contact Janis Robbins at 617-558-6507 or email jrobbins@jccgb.org. Enrollment is limited. All classes are by appointment.

Explorations: Adult Learning and Enrichment

Temple Beth Avodah, Six Thursdays (10am-12:30pm): July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

Explore new interests. Develop greater understanding of current events. Join other active learners in the JCC's six-week Explorations: Adult Learning and Enrichment series. Held on Thursdays from 10am-12:30pm beginning July 10. At Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton Center.

Session 1 (10-11am): Choose one
- Becoming America 1776-1800. Discuss the events, personalities and Parliamentary decrees that led to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. With professor Gary Hylander
- Chair Yoga. A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support. Provides relief for people with hypertension, arthritis, chronic pain, etc. With certified massage therapist and trainer Michelle Newman.

Session 2 (11:30am-12:30pm): Choose one
- Jewish potpourri. Six classes dedicated to learning about Jewish contributions in the fields of music, art, and history. Topics include the Poetry of Israel, a look at Israel's Declaration of Independence, Hava Nagila (The Movie), Judaica on display at the MFA and more.
- Current events. With teacher/writer Lois Sockol.

Full details listed in Summer Senior Adult newsletter >>

To register, contact 617-558-6439 or seniors@jccgb.org.

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