Come on and Zoom!

Image of woman participating in a zoom event on her laptop.
Woman participating in a zoom event on her laptop.

What is Zoom?

“Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.” It is a tool that enables people to see and hear each other by using the camera on your computer or phone or tablet. It is great for conversations and for sharing activities, presentations and videos.

Zoom is a great way to stay connected virtually online through your computer, tablet or phone.

To learn how to participate check out this helpful video tutorial. (To learn more about Zoom as a product visit Zoom.us.)

If you would like to learn more about Zoom, check out our Learn Zoom page.

What types of activities are we offering?

We are learning how to use this tool to enable you to stay connected and involved with the Senior Center.  We would love to have you participate.
We are offering a variety of activities with more being planned. Check out the current classes below.

How do you participate?

You will use your computer or smart phone to see and hear the presentation, or you can use your landline phone to hear the presentation. Here’s how  it works:
  1. Sign-up: Most activities will require a registration via an email.
  2. Mark your calendar
  3. Joining the activity – one or two days before the event you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom event. All you need to do is click on the link when the class is scheduled to start. This will bring you to the Zoom meeting.
  4. [Joining by phone only – call the number provided in the emai

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Upcoming Zoom Activities          

     

Turn the Page Book Group, Wednesday, October 20, 1:00 pm

Book: The Vanishing Half

Author: Britt Bennett

Please call the Senior Center at 978-443-3055 to register.

 

The Great Courses DVD Series: Genius of Michelangelo, Mondays 10:00-11:00, Sept 20 – Jan 24

Sept 27, Lecture 3: An Unconventional Beginning

Sept 27, Lecture 4: Michelangelo’s Youth and Early Training

Oct 4, Lecture 5: Florence and Bologna in the Early 1490s

Oct 4, Lecture 6: First Visit to Rome and Early Patrons

Oct 18, Lecture 7: The Bacchus and the Pieta

Oct 18, Lecture 8: The return to Florence and the David

Oct 25, Lecture 9: The David and St. Ma􏰂hew

Oct 25, Lecture 10: For the Republic – The Battle of Cascina

To register for any of the “The Create Courses DVD Series,” contact Cheryl Finley at [email protected] or call 978-639-3269.

The Great Courses DVD Series: History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective, Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 (September 22 – December 15th)

September 29
Lec. 3—Cultures of the Ancient Near East
Lec. 4—Ancient Egypt: The Gift of the Nile

October 6
Lec. 5—Pharaohs, Tombs and Gods
Lec. 6—The Lost Civilization of the Indus Valley

October 13
Lec. 7 -The Vedic Age of Ancient India
Lec. 8—Mystery Cultures of Early Greece

October 20
Lec. 9—Homer and Indian Poetry
Lec 10—Athens and Experiments in Democracy

October 27
Lec. 11—Hoplite Warfare and Sparta
Lec 12—Civilization Dawns in China

To register for any of the “The Create Courses DVD Series,” contact Cheryl Finley at [email protected] or call 978-639-3269.

The Great Courses DVD Series: The Concerto via Zoom, Tuesday’s 9:30-10:30, October 12 – February 15

October 12, Lec. 1 – The Voice in the Wilderness

October 19, Lec. 2 – The Baroque Italian Concerto

October 26, Lec. 3 – Baroque Masters

To register, please contact Cheryl Finley at [email protected] or call 978-639-3269.

The Great Courses DVD Series: The Symphony, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 continues August 3 – October 5

The composer Gustav Mahler once said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.” Over the course of its nearly 300-year life, the symphony has indeed embraced almost every trend to be found in Western concert music. The symphony evolved from the 17th-century Italian opera overture and the Baroqueripienoconcerto.

By the mid to late 18th century, the symphony became the single most important genre of orchestral music.  In 300 years—with backdrops ranging from the French Revolution to the Soviet Empire, the Enlightenment to the Roaring Twenties—the symphony would arrive at where it stands today: one of the longest lived genres of instrumental music.

Professor Robert Greenberg guides the listener on a survey of the symphony. You’ll listen to selections from the greatest symphonies by many of the greatest composers of the past 300 years.

The schedule continues every week as follows:

September 28, 2021 Olivier Messiaen and Turangalila! Lecture 23

October 5, 2021 Dmitri Shostakovich and his Tenth Symphony Lecture 24—Last

To register for any of the “The Create Courses DVD Series,” contact Cheryl Finley at [email protected] or call 978-639-3269.

Short Story Group – 2nd Thursdays at 1:00  PM

Please call the Senior Center at 978-443-3055 to register.

Wonderful Watercolors – Fridays [starting in person in August 6. hybrid class]

Wonderful Watercolors, eight Fridays, 11:30-1:30 and 1:45-3:45 PM* for $65. Build your skills in a relaxing and inspiring workshop. *If there is a enough demand we will continue to offer both classes, if not, we will only offer the 1:45 PM class. Please register early! Contact Chery Finley with questions at [email protected].

Chair Yoga via Zoom  –  Fridays from 9:30 -10:15 AM  [Current session started August 6, next Session starts Oct 22]

Join Rebecca Reber for a gentle and relaxing class, with stretching and range of motion exercises.  Yoga is excellent for loosening tension and maintaining range of motion for the joints. Please register by emailing Chery Finley at [email protected].  Please mail your check to the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.  It is important that we have your correct email address, phone number and mailing address for the Fitness waiver form. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you two days before the class.

T’ai Chi via Zoom:  Mondays from 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM,  [Current class started August 2 at the Senior Center, next class starts Oct 11 ]

Try T’ai Chi with instructor Jon Woodward on Mondays from 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM,  Please register by emailing Chery Finley at [email protected].  You may mail your check to the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.  It is important that we have your correct email address & phone number as well as your mailing address for the Fitness waiver form. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you a day or two before the class.

SAIL exercise class via Zoom: Thursdays from 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM.  [ Current session started August 12, next session start on October 7th] 

Come join Derry Tanner, retired nurse, fellow Sudbury resident and certified personal trainer for Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL). SAIL is 45-minute safe and effective fitness class for adults 65+.

Research-tested strength, balance and flexibility exercises will make you stronger, help you feel better and improve your balance.  All you need to participate is comfortable clothing, a sturdy chair and light weights if you have them. A water bottle is recommended.  Please register by emailing Chery Finley at [email protected].  Please mail your check to the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.  It is important that we have your correct email address, phone number and mailing address for the Fitness waiver form. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you two days before the class.