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Hart' Turkey F...

Ice Cream Soci...

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Internet Basic...

Glove Dusters

Spring Grief S...

Emergency Prep...

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Coffee with th...

Buffalo Bingo

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Putnam Pantry...

Tech Table

Lahey Produce...

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Spring Grief S...

Grilling and B...

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Buffalo Bingo

Black Tie Bing...

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Airfield Cafe...

Lahey Produce...

Tim Van Egmond

Cooking Up Goo...

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Spring Grief S...

Making Super S...

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Buffalo Bingo

Firefighters B...

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Castle Island...

History Lectur...

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Book Club

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Lobby Library

  

Wednesday Jun 1, 2022

  • Internet Basics Class

    Wednesday Jun 1, 2022 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

    Are you struggling with using the Internet?  Do you need help searching and signing up for classes or searching websites? Then this is the class for you.  You will learn what the internet is all about and how to get what you want from it. This class will take the fear away and in a very short time you will marvel at all the possibilities that are at your fingertips. 


    Cost is $30 for 6 weeks. Maximum number of attendees: 4.  Registration is required, by April 29 on myactivecenter.com. If you are unable to do so, please call Melissa at 978-671-0916.


     

  • Spring Grief Support

    Wednesday Jun 1, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    The BCOA in conjunction with Merrimack Valley Hospice is offering an in-person 4-week grief support session on Wednesdays beginning June 1 to June 22 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. The meetings will be held in the conference room at the Billerica Public Library. For questions, or to register for this program, please call 978-773-0300. 


     

Friday Jun 3, 2022

  • Cooking With Stacy

    Friday Jun 3, 2022 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Join us on Friday, June 3 at 12:00 p.m. as we swap out the winter doldrums with some cool summertime eating! Our recipe creations will include bounty from our New England coastal waters as we prepare Shrimp Scampi which is as easy as it is delicious! Coated in a rustic and buttery sauce it can transform ordinary pantry ingredients into something truly special. We will pair this seafood classic with an Orange and Fennel Salad with a tangy vinaigrette, a perfect combination! Remember we sample everything we create, so make sure those tastebuds are ready to do a little taste testing at the end of class. Hope to see you there!  


    Cost is $10. There is a maximum of 10 attendees. Registration required by Tuesday, May 31 on myactivecenter.com.  If you are unable to do so online, please call Melissa at 978-671-0916.


     

Tuesday Jun 7, 2022

  • Hart' Turkey Farm - Van Trip

    Tuesday Jun 7, 2022 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

    Sign ups start on Monday, May 23.  Contact John in Transportation.  $12 round trip cost, meal is at your cost.

  • Ice Cream Social

    Tuesday Jun 7, 2022 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Join us for ice cream under the tent on Tuesday, June 7 at 2:30 p.m. and bring the grandkids. A special guest will read the children’s book ‘Whoever You Are’ by author Leslie Staub.


    Cost is $2.00 per person, a maximum of 30 can attend.  Attendees will be eligible to win a $50 Market Basket Gift Card. Call Melissa to sign up by June 1 at 978-671-0916.


     

Wednesday Jun 8, 2022

  • Internet Basics Class

    Wednesday Jun 8, 2022 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

    Are you struggling with using the Internet?  Do you need help searching and signing up for classes or searching websites? Then this is the class for you.  You will learn what the internet is all about and how to get what you want from it. This class will take the fear away and in a very short time you will marvel at all the possibilities that are at your fingertips. 


    Cost is $30 for 6 weeks. Maximum number of attendees: 4.  Registration is required, by April 29 on myactivecenter.com. If you are unable to do so, please call Melissa at 978-671-0916.


     

  • Glove Dusters

    Wednesday Jun 8, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Do you want to learn something new to make and have fun doing it!  Please join Janet Habeshian on June 8 to learn how to make glove dusters.


    Cost is $10. Maximum of 10 attendees. Registration required by Wednesday, June 1 on myactivecenter.com. If you are unable to do online, please call Melissa at


    978-671-0916.


     

  • Spring Grief Support

    Wednesday Jun 8, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    The BCOA in conjunction with Merrimack Valley Hospice is offering an in-person 4-week grief support session on Wednesdays beginning June 1 to June 22 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. The meetings will be held in the conference room at the Billerica Public Library. For questions, or to register for this program, please call 978-773-0300. 


     

  • Emergency Preparedness Training

    Wednesday Jun 8, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    The Massachusetts Office on Disability, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, will be hosting a free emergency preparedness program at the BCOA on Wednesday, June 8 at 12:30 p.m.  The training includes how the government responds to an emergency, what state-level services exist to support you, and what to expect during a natural disaster. They will also discuss personal preparedness and what  information or materials you will need to have in case of an emergency.  


    This is a free event.  There is a maximum of 25 attendees. Registration required by Wednesday, June 1 on myactivecenter.com.  There are a limited number of emergency preparedness go-bags available to attendees.  If you are unable to register online, please call Melissa at 978-671-0916.


     

Friday Jun 10, 2022

  • Coffee with the Director

    Friday Jun 10, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Please join Director Jean Bushnell on Friday, June 10, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the community room, for a monthly catch up to share and care.  “I want to know how you are doing – it has been a rough 2+ years and we are all emerging from the depths of loss and loneliness to  reconnect and smile together. Join me most months for an hour to chat and catch up. To keep it nice and cozy I am looking at hosting 25 patrons.” Light breakfast. Please sign up online in myactivecenter.com. If you cannot sign up online, call Melissa at 978-671-0916. 

  • Buffalo Bingo

    Friday Jun 10, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    If you’re looking for a new game and a way to meet new friends, please join us for a fun game of Buffalo Bingo! You will be taught to play if you don’t know how! It’s easy. Please bring a set of dice & some nickels.  Free. Maximum number of players is 10. No registration required just sign in at the kiosk with your key tag when you arrive. Call Melissa with questions. 978-671-0916.


     

Tuesday Jun 14, 2022

  • Putnam Pantry Trip

    Tuesday Jun 14, 2022 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

    Sign ups start on Monday, May 23.  Contact John in Transportation.  $12 round trip cost, meal is at your cost.

  • Tech Table

    Tuesday Jun 14, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Feeling frustrated with technology? Don't go it alone. Billerica Public Library Technology Librarian Abby Sheikh can help with your computer, smartphone,


    e-reader, library online resource & technology issues.  Sign up for a 15-minute appointment for individualized help with backing up files, email and social media, using a new phone or device, accessing e-books, or a tech topic of your choosing. Session is free.  Register on myactivecenter.com


     

  • Lahey Produce Market

    Tuesday Jun 14, 2022 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Lahey/New Entry Food Market at the BCOA will start on Tuesday, June 14 and run until Tuesday, October 25. Distribution will take place from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. in the first floor Community Room and be distributed market style as it has been in the past.


    Lahey will provide recyclable bags at the first distribution. Please remember to bring this bag each week to collect your fresh veggies & fruits. Stop by the front area on Tuesday mornings to pick up a number from the volunteer. This year we will receive produce for 65 participants each week. New Entry will be handling the surveys this year and all who attend the Lahey market must agree and sign a document stating they will take part in the survey when New Entry/Tufts makes their calls to the participants.


     

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

  • Spring Grief Support

    Wednesday Jun 15, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    The BCOA in conjunction with Merrimack Valley Hospice is offering an in-person 4-week grief support session on Wednesdays beginning June 1 to June 22 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. The meetings will be held in the conference room at the Billerica Public Library. For questions, or to register for this program, please call 978-773-0300. 


     

  • Grilling and BBQ Safety

    Wednesday Jun 15, 2022 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Cookout with the Captain. It's that time of year for grilling outside. Why not come by the BCOA on Wednesday, June 15, at 11:00 a.m. for a free presentation and burger or a hot dog with Captain Paskiewicz. Captain Paskiewicz will provide some very useful information to ensure all your cookouts are safe. Please make sure to sign up on myactivecenter.com. If you are unable to do online, please call Melissa at 978-671-0916.


     

Friday Jun 17, 2022

  • Buffalo Bingo

    Friday Jun 17, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    If you’re looking for a new game and a way to meet new friends, please join us for a fun game of Buffalo Bingo! You will be taught to play if you don’t know how! It’s easy. Please bring a set of dice & some nickels.  Free. Maximum number of players is 10. No registration required just sign in at the kiosk with your key tag when you arrive. Call Melissa with questions. 978-671-0916.


     

  • Black Tie Bingo

    Friday Jun 17, 2022 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    The Friends of the BCOA will host the Second Annual Black Tie Bingo event on Friday, June 17 from 6:00  to 10:00 p.m. here at the BCOA.


    Tickets are $100 per person and only 100 tickets will be sold. In addition to being an evening of fun, food and games, this is the Friends biggest fundraiser of the year and the proceeds help the Friends to continue their support of activities and events that benefit BCOA patrons.


    Tickets are available by contacting John Pellegrino at the BCOA at 978-671-0916 or Friends President Mary Camilleri at 978-670-8814 or via email at [email protected]


     

Tuesday Jun 21, 2022

  • Airfield Cafe Trip

    Tuesday Jun 21, 2022 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    Sign ups start on Monday, May 23.  Contact John in Transportation.  $12 round trip cost, meal is at your cost.

  • Lahey Produce Market

    Tuesday Jun 21, 2022 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Lahey/New Entry Food Market at the BCOA will start on Tuesday, June 14 and run until Tuesday, October 25. Distribution will take place from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. in the first floor Community Room and be distributed market style as it has been in the past.


    Lahey will provide recyclable bags at the first distribution. Please remember to bring this bag each week to collect your fresh veggies & fruits. Stop by the front area on Tuesday mornings to pick up a number from the volunteer. This year we will receive produce for 65 participants each week. New Entry will be handling the surveys this year and all who attend the Lahey market must agree and sign a document stating they will take part in the survey when New Entry/Tufts makes their calls to the participants.


     

  • Tim Van Egmond

    Tuesday Jun 21, 2022 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM

    Tim is a triple treat! He sings, plays a variety of instruments, and he can tell whopping good tales! His engaging warmth and dynamic


    performance will tickle your ribs. It will make your spine tingle. Join us!  It will warm your heart in an uplifting experience of enjoyment and enchantment. 


    This is a free event funded by the Billerica Cultural Council via a grant from the Mass Cultural Council.  There is a maximum of 25 attendees for this event. Registration required by Wednesday, June 15 on myactivecenter.com.  If you are unable to do so online, please call Melissa at 978-671-0916.


     


     

  • Cooking Up Good Health

    Tuesday Jun 21, 2022 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Please join Lahey Hospital and Medical Center for a virtual session of Cooking Up Good Health. Cooking Up Good Health is a free cooking demonstration, open to the community, where participants learn culinary tips and nutrition information about meals, snacks, sides, and desserts.  June’s theme is Grilling and Chilling. Email Katherine Carithers at [email protected]  for the Zoom link to the meeting.​​​


     

Wednesday Jun 22, 2022

  • Spring Grief Support

    Wednesday Jun 22, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    The BCOA in conjunction with Merrimack Valley Hospice is offering an in-person 4-week grief support session on Wednesdays beginning June 1 to June 22 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. The meetings will be held in the conference room at the Billerica Public Library. For questions, or to register for this program, please call 978-773-0300. 


     

  • Making Super Smoothies

    Wednesday Jun 22, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Registered Dietician Leigh Hartwell will join us for an   in-person presentation on the topic of Super Smoothies on Wednesday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m. She will explain how these delicious drinks can be an excellent source of nutrients, and taste good too! There will be a Q&A and samples to taste. Go to myactivecenter.com to sign up.  Questions, call Carolyn Savio at 978-671-0916.


     

Friday Jun 24, 2022

  • Buffalo Bingo

    Friday Jun 24, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    If you’re looking for a new game and a way to meet new friends, please join us for a fun game of Buffalo Bingo! You will be taught to play if you don’t know how! It’s easy. Please bring a set of dice & some nickels.  Free. Maximum number of players is 10. No registration required just sign in at the kiosk with your key tag when you arrive. Call Melissa with questions. 978-671-0916.


     

  • Firefighters Barbeque

    Friday Jun 24, 2022 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

    The annual Firefighters Barbeque will be held at the Billerica Elks on Friday, June 24 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Please join us for a fun filled day with Billerica’s finest who will be serving up a wonderful meal. Music performed by Jumpin Juba.  The event is free for BCOA patrons. There is a maximum of 150 attendees. Sign up will be Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday June 2, from 1:00—3:00 p.m. at the BCOA.  Please call Melissa with questions at 978-671-0916

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

  • Castle Island Trip

    Tuesday Jun 28, 2022 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    Sign ups start on Monday, May 23.  Contact John in Transportation.  $12 round trip cost, meal is at your cost.

  • History Lecture

    Tuesday Jun 28, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    As the Christmas season approached during the Winter of 1916, the Italian immigrant community of the North End in Boston was not to have a silent night.


    On December 16, the Sunday morning quiet was shattered at 6:00 a.m. with a powerful explosion. An anarchist had slipped into the basement 


    of the Boston Police Station on Salutation Street and planted a bomb containing an estimated 20 plus, sticks of dynamite. The anarchist community boasted via leaflets that it was their work. 


    They were sending a message to the Boston Police!  WE ARE NOT AFRAID!


    Cost is $5. Maximum number of attendees 20. Registration is required by Thursday, June 23 on myactivecenter.com. If you are unable to do so, please call Melissa at 978-671-0916.


     

  • Lahey Produce Market

    Tuesday Jun 28, 2022 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Lahey/New Entry Food Market at the BCOA will start on Tuesday, June 14 and run until Tuesday, October 25. Distribution will take place from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. in the first floor Community Room and be distributed market style as it has been in the past.


    Lahey will provide recyclable bags at the first distribution. Please remember to bring this bag each week to collect your fresh veggies & fruits. Stop by the front area on Tuesday mornings to pick up a number from the volunteer. This year we will receive produce for 65 participants each week. New Entry will be handling the surveys this year and all who attend the Lahey market must agree and sign a document stating they will take part in the survey when New Entry/Tufts makes their calls to the participants.


     

  • Book Club

    Tuesday Jun 28, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    June:               The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides


    July:                No book club.


    Need more info about Book Club?  Call Melissa at 978-671-0916. The Book Club meets virtually on the last Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday Jun 30, 2022

  • Lobby Library

    Thursday Jun 30, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Librarian Henry Barker will be at the BCOA with a small selection of books and movies to check out. Stop by to learn more about library services, get help with technology, or just say “Hi”.