Monthly Archives: June 2015

Bountiful Brookline Hosts Food Film Series

Sponsored by BIG, Brookline Interactive Group, this series provides a tantalizing selection of documentary films and local tastings–seasonal local food snacks will be provided. The summer series at 46 Tappan Street includes Food, Inc. (July 9), the film that sparked an awakening about what we eat; Queen of the Sun, What the Bees are Telling Us (August 13); and Fed Up (September 10), which examines the connection between what you eat and exercise. Limited seating. Visit for information and reservations.  For questions about the venue contact BIG at (617)- 731-8566.

Recreation Department Offers Free Outdoor Concerts

Bring a blanket, a chair, and a picnic basket! Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at the Daniel E. Ford Playground, Emerson Park (off Davis Ave.)

July 8 – Cold Chocolate — Americana style
July 15 – The Love Dogs — Rhythm and Blues
July 22 – Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys — Children’s
July 29 – Studio Two — Beatles Tribute
August 5 – Koliba — Afro-pop
August 12 – East Coast Soul — Soul

For more information or to check for weather cancellations, call 617-730-2069.

Brookline Seeks Volunteers

The Town of Brookline is seeking volunteers to fill positions on many of its boards and commissions.  This is a great opportunity to use your expertise and serve our town.  Some of them are: Advisory Committee on Public Health, Economic Development Advisory Board, Information Technology Advisory Committee, Housing Advisory Board, and Parks and Recreation Commission.  There are more than 28 other boards, commissions and committees with openings.  For a complete list of Town Boards and Commissions, click here.  If you are interested, you can get applications in the Selectman’s Office at Town Hall or at  Applications are due August 28.

BrooklineCAN 2015 Annual Meeting

Save the date for the 2015 BrooklineCAN expo and annual meeting on Thursday, September 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The event will be held at the Brookline Senior Center , 93 Winchester Street.  Local transportation options for seniors who do not drive will be the special topic for the meeting. Former Governor Michael Dukakis will be awarded the BrooklineCAN community service award for his advocacy for walking and use of public transportation.

H.E.L.P. Is on the Way

Could you use a little help? An escort to a medical appointment? Some house cleaning? A bit of companionship? The Senior Center Home and Escort Linkage Program (H.E.L.P.) is just a phone call away. This free service finds trained, dependable workers who can help you at an affordable rate.  All Brookline residents age 62 and up are eligible. Presently, 364 clients are enrolled, ranging in age from 62 to over 100 years old. Contact H.E.L.P. at 617-730-2752. After a phone interview and a brief home visit, you will be on your way to finding the help you need!

BSC Theatre Club Summer Extravaganza

The Brookline Senior Center Theatre Club has a fantastic schedule of events this summer.  Sunday July 12 is Kiss Me Kate at the Reagle Theater in Waltham ($39). Then on Thursday July 20 it is off to see the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI ($15).  On Sunday August 9 it is back to the Reagle Theater in Waltham to see Wonderful Town ($39).  The price of these trips includes the show and/or game plus transportation.  If you have never been on a BSC Theatre Club trip, this summer is the time to take part.  To reserve a place and for information of time of departure for each event, call 617-730-2777.

Leonard Bernstein and the Theatre

Brookline Adult & Community Education offers a 3-day course examining the theatrical works of Massachusetts native, Leonard Bernstein, and assessing his music theatre works, compositions, and collaborations with fellow artists. Bernstein’s musicals include West Side Story, On the Town, Wonderful Town, and Candide. Class will conclude with in-depth study of Trouble in Tahiti, Bernstein’s one-act opera. The class runs for 3 Fridays Aug 7-21, 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Brookline Senior Center. To register call Brookline Adult & Community Education 617-730-2700.