- Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga - It’s all the rage! With your paddleboard floating in the Indoor Pool, yoga becomes more intense… and more peaceful! You can wear fitness apparel or a bathing suit.
- Slope Ready - Work with experienced Ski Instructor David Laliberte on skiing-specific training to boost strength, balance, endurance and more. Even if you don't ski, this is a great workout!
- Cage Fitness - Burn calories and get strong with Cage Fitness' series of five, five-minute rounds. Customize your intensity and focus on endurance, strength, power and core.
- TRX classes are now FREE! Also, look for more EVENING classes, including Cycle Evolution, BodyPump, H20Deep and DancEnergy. The JCC has more than 100 FREE classes every week! Check out the new winter schedule, starting Jan. 5, at JCCNS.ORG.
- Jewelry Making - Can't get enough of those rubber band bracelets? Or how about your favorite gimp stitch? Join friends for an afternoon of jewelry making!
- Hip Hop - Learn the newest Hip Hop and Jazz moves with dancer Jessica Felton.
- CrEATe - Kids have fun crEATing edible art and learning easy nutrition tips.
- Kids Fit Crew – We learn sports skills and how to live an active positive lifestyle, teaming up with JCC Fitness experts Brian and Maria.
- Mixed Martial Arts – Your kids will unplug their video games to take MMA and learn Thai Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Boxing and more.
- Fairytale Ball - Get ready for a magical night! Bring your children dressed up in their favorite fairytale costume for dinner, crafts and a performance by storyteller Carole Finn-Weidman. Meet JCC teachers and learn more about our renowned program. Everyone’s welcome. Saturday, Jan. 25, 5:30-730pm. $20 per family. RSVP to Early Childhood Director Stephanie Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-476-9882.
- Baby & Me Class Families love the JCC’s Baby & Me classes at Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead. Bring baby (ages 3 months to 3 years) for a magical morning of Music and Movement, Play, Snack Time and more. We also have parenting tips for caregivers. FREE and open to all. Wednesdays, beginning January 8, 9:30am. RSVP to Stephanie Walsh at 781-476-9882 or email@example.com.
- Family Movie Night Join us for pizza, popcorn and a movie! Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal, too. Saturday, March 22, 5:30pm.
- Senior Lunch & Live Music All seniors are welcome to enjoy a live performance by the Inside Band and share a delicious complimentary lunch here at the JCC. First Monday of every month, 11:00am-12:30pm.
- $1-a-pound specials for select produce at Clark Farm
- Wreaths and trees from Wally’s Vegetables
- Holiday gift baskets at Salem Soapworks
- Gift certificates for cheesemaking classes at Wolf Meadow Farm
- Sales on all Shine Jewelry items
The McDonald's in Cambridge's Central Square on Wednesday will open the hamburger chain's first walk-up window in the Greater Boston area.
The restaurant at 463 Massachusetts Ave. will hold a grand opening event on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m., and will raffle off prizes, including a flat screen television.
The walk-up window serving customers is a staple in big cities, such as New York and Chicago, said Katie Ackerman, a spokesman for local McDonald's restaurants and the Central Square franchise owner and operator Carol Chin. Ackerman said the walk-up window in Central Square will be the first of its kind in the Greater Boston area for the restaurant chain.
On Wednesday, DJs from JAM'N 94.5 are scheduled to be at the grand opening along with Ronald McDonald.
The restaurant will also be presenting a check to Saint Paul's African Methodist Episcopal Church and Henry Buckner School during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation announced Tuesday the appointment of Katherine Tallman as its new executive director after she served several months in the post on an interim basis.
Tallman, a longtime member of the foundation’s board of directors, has been leading the preparation for a planning study to expand the Theatre for the past four months.
The Theatre is considering the addition of a 180-seat auditorium as well as increasing the size of the lobby and a new concessions area.
In a release Tuesday announcing the appointment, Michael Maynard, the chair of the Theatre’s board of directors, said Tallman will play a key role.
“We are developing some very exciting plans for the future of the Coolidge,” Maynard said. “Kathy brings her energy and intellect to the leadership of the Theatre as well as a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to internal and community team building.”
Tallman has been associated with the non-profit theatre for a decade, serving as the vice chair of the board of directors, a clerk and member of its executive committee and other roles.
She stepped in as the interim executive director over the summer when Denise Kasell resigned after five years in the post.
In a statement Tuesday, Tallman called it a privilege to serve as the executive director.
“Over the last several decades this organization has evolved dramatically to build a rich legacy as a nationally recognized art house cinema, an innovative cultural arts center, and an important economic engine for our surrounding community,” Tallman said. “There’s a deep collaborative spirit at the Coolidge and I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and exceptional staff to further strengthen that legacy.”