New Gallery Exhibit Features Two Painters

Opening Reception: Tues, Aug 18, 5 – 7pm

This exhibit features the paintings of two now-local artists. Mary Boylen has long had an interest in a variety of creative endeavors, but only honed in on watercolor painting about ten years ago, when she took a class in it from Marilyn Keating. Mary compliments Keating for teaching her to turn every “oops” into something worthwhile. Her passion for watercolor painting, especially of flowers, had been ignited.

Before moving to Northfield Bill Stromayer lived and worked in Chicago as a commercial artist. He worked at Kling Studio, whose clients included General Electric, Dobs Hats, Hart Shafner Marx and Morton Salt. At this studio, Bill was a co-developer of the Morton Salt girl. Bill has been painting equestrian subjects since the 1980’s.

Many Toured our Gardens this Weekend

The Sr Center was one of the six gardens on the Northfield Garden Club Tour this past weekend.  Judy Saye-Willis was the featured artist in the garden.  Judy, who works with natural dyes (you can still see her exhibit in the NSC Gallery which runs through Aug. 9), demonstrated how flowers out of the Center gardens could be used to create works of art. _DSC3217sm Thanks to the center gardeners, who made this stop on the Garden Tour so special:

Linda Billings, Joe Endert, Nancy Enge, Jim Glover, Kathy Hart, June Lenz, Jane Rezac, Vicki Roller, Chris Wood, Rose Turnacliff, Sandy Wenner, Carolyn Sanford, Lenora St. Martin and Edie Thomas

Come Celebrate on July 3!

The Center will kick off its Annual Fund Drive with a picnic, bluegrass music by the O’Byrne’s Group and lots of festivity.  $6

Sossy Mechanics Presents: Creativity

On June 11 at 10am Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan (Sossy Mechanics) will present “Are You Out of Your Mind?”  a combination performance/TED-type talk on the subject of creativity–they will be talking about creativity in general, as it applies to life, the arts, the sciences, politics, philosophy, etc., and using selections from their shows as examples.  There will be the usual dancing, ridiculous puppetry and interactive problem-solving.

$5 admission          Pre-register ONLINE or in person at The Center

Nat’l Senior Health & Fitness Day – May 27

Wednesday, May 27, 7:00 am – 6:30 pm

Center members have the opportunity join with an estimated 100,000 seniors across the country celebrating the 22nd annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day. This day is designed to encourage seniors to enhance the quality of their lives through living an active, healthy lifestyle. The theme for this year’s event is “If You Keep Moving…You’ll Keep Improving.” We will be combining this celebration with the Grand Re-opening of our newly updated and remodeled Fitness Room. Come see the space and try out the new equipment.

The day will be filled with special activities in addition to our regular programming. We will offer all our fitness classes free of charge, give tours of the Center, have blood pressure screenings and fitness assessments (a brief screening of your current strength, endurance and flexibility levels), give orientations to our new fitness equipment, and have healthy snacks, brain health packets and great prizes! Check out the schedule below then save the date and join us for a fun-filled celebration! Continue Reading…

Come to the Bardathon on April 23!

A Bardathon!  Celebrate the William Shakespeare’s Birthday on April 23

Thursday, April 23, 1 – 3 pm

Come and share your favorite speech, sonnet or scene at a mini-Bardathon held at the Senior Center for the first time, 1 – 3 pm on Will’s 451st birthday.  Birthday Treats will be available.

Bardathon hostess Sylvia Langworthy will be available on Tuesday, April 14 from 1 – 2 pm to answer any questions or assist you as you prepare for the birthday party.

No fee.  Registration is appreciated so we know how much cake to make.


Radio Dramedy, March 21 and 22

Mark your calendars, and plan to attend, this year’s live presentation of a radio show on March 21 at 7:30pm and March 22 at 3pm. We will be performing, complete with sound effects, one of the popular “Whistler” mysteries, which were on the air from May of 1942 until September of 1955. One of the intrigues of The Whistler show was always the surprise ending. Each show began with the Whistler setting the mysterious, suspenseful tone with these words, “I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes…I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak.” Continue Reading…

Seasoned Singers perform at Winter Walk

Holiday Party09 086Our women’s chorus, directed by Donna May, will be performing at the Archer House at 6pm as a part of Northfield’s Annual Winter Walk, this Thursday, December 11.