“Art is never finished,
~ Leonardo da Vinci
Hello Tolles Parsons Center Members!
On this date in 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was born. He was a brilliant, multi-talented Italian artist. Although da Vinci preferred painting and other peaceful pursuits, he designed many mechanisms for the military in war-torn Italy, including tanks, machine guns, parachutes, steam cannons, and devices to sink ships.
The celebrated Renaissance architect, musician, inventor, engineer, sculptor, and painter imagined and sketched many devices, including a helicopter and diving suit. These were well beyond the technology of his day. Some of his masterpieces include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Many historians consider him to be the most diversely talented person to have ever lived. Leonardo da Vinci was also a vegetarian and was known to purchase caged birds and release them.
The Wellesley Council on Aging Board will hold it's meeting tomorrow, April 16th, at 10:30 a.m. This will be via Zoom video, and it will be broadcast live via Wellesley Media. You can tune into the local TV channels, Comcast 8 or Verizon 40, to watch. Residents seeking to participate in Citizen Speak or any other agenda item should email firstname.lastname@example.org, prior to the meeting and a number will be assigned for speakers.
Thursday, April 16th at 2:00 p.m. - La Belle: The Ship that Changed History: Who was the 17th Century French explorer La Salle? How did the sinking of his ship, La Belle, change the history of Texas? What technological innovations were used to excavate and conserve this ship and its artifacts for over 300 years? Discover the answers to these questions by examining the artifacts found on the ship with a Museum Educator. Provider: Bullock Texas State History Museum
Friday, April 17th at 11:00 a.m.- We invite you to join, Lisa Campbell, our Mindful Living Instructor for an hour long online guided meditation for stress management. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in a class from the comfort of your home and to experience the benefits of meditation. You do not need a membership or account, you will simply join us by clicking here.
Virtual at Home Technology with Lois:
COA Volunteer, Lois Clayson is available for 1:1 technology assistance appointments from the comfort of your home and hers. She can facilitate a FaceTime or Zoom conference call appointment with you. She is available Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 11:00 until 2:00 p.m. for 20 minute appointments. Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t get connected, please call us at 781-235-3961 and press “0” to leave a message to book your appointment.
Open to all members: Every day at 11:00 a.m. -Zumba Gold -Please click here to access this class.