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Coming Up at the Bellingham Senior Center

The Bellingham Senior Center is located at 40 Blackstone St., Bellingham. Reach them at (508) 966-0398 or visit
Volunteer Appreciation: 
The Appreciation Dinner is for volunteers who have worked 100+ hours over the past year and does not include Tax Work Off participants. If you are a qualifying volunteer who has not yet received an invitation to the Dinner, please contact: [email protected] or call the Center at (508) 966-0398.
The Caregiver Assistance for Respite Expenses (C.A.R.E.) program: Learn about this program for grandparents raising grandchildren under 18 and caregivers caring for adults over age 65 or a loved one with a disability or a dementia-related diagnosis. Tuesday, April 30, at 11:30 a.m. or contact Dawn Salkiewicz at [email protected]
Saturday Coffee at the VFW: On the last Saturday of each month, from 9-11 a.m., visit the Bellingham VFW on South Main Street for free coffee and assorted goodies including bagels. 
Ladies’ Tea Party: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 7, at 1pm! Enjoy tea sandwiches, hors d’oeuvres, petite delicacies, and some of the fanciest hats you’ve ever seen! (Oh, and there’ll be surprise entertainment as well.) Bring a hat! New, old, store-bought, whatever. Bring your favorite tea cup or use one of ours. And bring a friend! Kindly reserve by May 1. $5 per person.
Coffee & Conversation: Join us every Tuesday for a popular free-wheeling discussion beginning at 9:30 a.m. And on the second Tuesday of every month, a Select Board member will be in attendance. This month, on April 23rd, Stephanie Gray from Congressan Jake Auchincloss’ office will be there.
BESG Cookouts: These popular events will resume this month on Thursday, April 11, at 4pm and include one-time entertainment from folk singers Creeque Alley at 5 p.m. thanks to a Bellingham Cultural Council grant. Sausage, peppers, and onions are on the menu. 
BESG Birthday Party: This month, we’ll celebrate folks with birthdays in March and April. Enjoy American Chop Suey! And please call ahead to let us know you’ll be coming Thursday, April 25, at noon. 
Quaker Girl in Washington: The Influence of Dolley Madison: Join us for this Historical Portrayal by Janet Parnes on Friday, April 26, at 1 p.m. Call the Senior Center to reserve your seat. This presentation is made possible by a grant from the Bellingham Cultural Council.
Jordan Marsh, Boston’s First Department Store: Join presenter Anthony Sam-marco on Friday, April 19, at 1 p.m. to hear the full story!
Ultimate Presentation for Red Sox Nation: Author Marty Gitlin will have autographed and personalized copies of his book for sale after the presentation. Friday, April 12, at 1 p.m.
Grab-and-Go Lunches: They return this month. Mickey G’s will be supplying the lunches. The same price at $5 for Bellingham seniors ($10 for non-residents). Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Lunches are limited to 35, so please call a week prior to pick up. Special thanks to Wall Street Development Corp. and Dean Bank for supporting our lunch program.
2024 Pride Fest: The second annual Pride Festival will be held at the Town Common on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Josie Dutil, chair of the Bellingham Pride Fest Committee, is also the Director of the Senior Center, and you can reach her by calling (508) 966-0398. And you can visit the Facebook page, Be You Bellingham, for more information. 
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