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December 2017

Jazz Funnies with Peter Gerler (YH)

December 22, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville House,
1573 Cambridge St
Cambridge, 02138
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Jazz musicians are not just masters of musical improvisation; they are also born comedians! Jazz writer Peter Gerler will share audio and video reels from throughout jazz history that capture performers at their witty best. From Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong to Jerry Lewis and Groucho Marx, there will be no shortage of laughs in this comprehensive look at the jokey jazz legends of yesteryear.

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Dance with Parkinson’s (YH)

December 28, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Youville House,
1573 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Taught by an instructor from Urbanity Dance, “Dance with Parkinson’s” includes live musicians and trained professionals with extensive knowledge of how Parkinson’s disease affects movement. Participants report improvements in range of motion, balance and mind-body coordination.

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January 2018

ArtMatters Presents . . . Pablo Picasso (YP)

January 9 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville Place,
10 Pelham Rd
Lexington, 02421
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Picasso was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He created over 50,000 works of art, moving through creative phases so quickly that sometimes even his fans could not identify his work. Join us for a look at Picasso’s controversial personality and his many distinctive styles.

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ArtMatters Presents . . . Alexander Calder (YH)

January 11 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville House,
1573 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Alexander Calder became famous for inventing the “mobile,” a moving sculpture composed of colorful shapes and fine lines. He also created and performed in his own circus. Join us for a glimpse into the whimsical world of one of history’s most creative minds.

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Steps in Time: Ballroom Dancing with Michael Winward (YP)

January 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville Place,
10 Pelham Rd
Lexington, 02421
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If you cherish fond memories of ballroom dancing, this program is for you! With instructor Michael Winward leading, participants of all abilities can learn (or relearn) new steps in a supportive and joyful environment. Dance encourages good posture, offers low-impact, cardiovascular exercise and connects people through the skills of leading and following. Most importantly, it’s fun!

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Drumming Circle with SoulWorks Rhythm (YP)

January 22 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville Place,
10 Pelham Rd
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Experience the exhilaration of communal drumming! For centuries, many cultures have made drumming a central part of celebrations. Recently, drumming has been associated with therapeutic benefits like lower blood pressure and stress relief. SoulWorks Rhythm will provide an array of drums and guide participants through traditional drumming techniques.

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Steps in Time: Ballroom Dancing with Michael Winward (YH)

January 23 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville House,
1573 Cambridge St
Cambridge, 02138
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If you cherish fond memories of ballroom dancing, this program is for you! With instructor Michael Winward leading, participants of all abilities can learn (or relearn) new steps in a supportive and joyful environment. Dance encourages good posture, offers low-impact, cardiovascular exercise and connects people through the skills of leading and following. Most importantly, it’s fun!

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Drumming Circle with SoulWorks Rhythm (YH)

January 26 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville House,
1573 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Experience the exhilaration of communal drumming! For centuries, many cultures have made drumming a central part of celebrations. Recently, drumming has been associated with therapeutic benefits like lower blood pressure and stress relief. SoulWorks Rhythm will provide an array of drums and guide participants through traditional drumming techniques.

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February 2018

Bible Lecture Series with Rabbi Neal Gold: “The Old, Weird Bible” (YP)

February 6 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville Place,
10 Pelham Rd
Lexington, 02421
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The Bible as we know it is a palimpsest that reveals ancient, pre-biblical myths and stories. Rabbi Neal Gold will trace these ancient writings as they appear through the editorial seams of The Bible and explore their compelling influence over the biblical narratives. In this lecture, The Bible becomes a vast literary work steeped in complexity and strangeness.

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OMA Art Show and Reception (YP)

February 10 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Youville Place,
10 Pelham Rd
Lexington, 02421
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We invite the community to an exhibit featuring resident-made artwork! The art was created through Opening Minds through Art, a program established to bridge intergenerational divides and combat stigma surrounding dementia. The vibrant body of work proves that creativity is alive and well in people living with dementia. Come see the work firsthand and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

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