Registration for March and April Programs:
Monday, March 2nd at 9:30 a.m. (for Wellesley residents)
Tuesday, March 3rd at 9:30 a.m. (non-Wellesley residents)
Support Wellesley Seniors and the Council on Aging
at a Casino Night, Saturday, March 21st
at the Wellesley Country Club 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Make plans now to welcome spring and attend a community-wide exciting and fun evening. At this “Cocktail Attire” event, attendee’s will win prizes while enjoying great food and beverages with friends and neighbors. Games include Roulette, Wheel of Fortune, Black Jack, Poker and Craps. Reserved tickets of $85 include $1,000 worth of “game chips”, food and an evening of fun. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Wellesley Council on Aging to support the programs and services provided by the COA for Wellesley Seniors. “Game Chips” have no cash value and no actual money is wagered. To join the fun and support Wellesley Seniors, please go to www.wellesleyfriendscoa.org and click on the CASINO NIGHT TICKETS Button on the home page to reserve your tickets or obtain more information.
2020 Evening and Weekend Lecture Series
Co-sponsored by the Wellesley Council on Aging and the Wellesley Free Library
All lectures are held at the Wellesley Main Library,
530 Washington Street – Wakelin Room
Thursday, March 12 2020, 7:00 p.m.
“Jazz Throughout the Twentieth Century”
Eric Jackson, Host, “Eric in the Evening,” WGBH 89.7
Eric Jackson, the host of WGBH’s “Eric in the Evening,” is widely considered the Dean
of Boston Jazz Radio. Over the years, Jackson has hosted more than 3,000 interviews with music greats ranging rom Wynton Marsalis to Ornette Coleman to Dizzy Gillespie.
He became a regular part of the WGBH lineup in 1977 with “Artists in the Night,” an overnight jazz music showcase. “Eric in the Evening” debuted in 1981 and with it his emergence as one of public broadcasting’s most popular on-air personalities. Jackson keeps his show fresh by playing music from all corners of the jazz world, celebrating artists’ birthdays - a way to bring less familiar musicians into the mix - and giving his
own wide-ranging taste free rein. In a single show he might play jazz from the 1920s and electronic music composed last year. In addition to public broadcasting, Jackson is also a
member of the Northeastern University faculty where he teaches a course entitled The African American Experience through Music. WGBH recently celebrated Jackson’s more
than 40 years on-air with “Eric Jackson Week.”
Call the COA or visit our website at www.wellesleycoa.org to learn more about these offerings!