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Ukulele players brush up skills

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, The Dover Library was full of the sound of muted strings, as Lisa Cohen taught a group of ukulele players various strumming patterns. Cohen, an Ayurvedic health counselor and yoga teacher, explained what was going on by noting: “This is just a skills workshop for ukulele. The...
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Wellesley ukulele lesson becomes musical tour

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_32106" align="alignright" width="300"]Metraux plays “Oh Danny Boy” while whistling the tune. Metraux plays “Oh Danny Boy” while whistling the tune.[/caption] What was supposed to be the last lesson of a six-week ukulele class became a private lesson and a musical tour...
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Kids sing with Sarah at library

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Before the snow started falling on Tuesday afternoon, February 12, the community room of the Needham Public Library was ringing loudly with a musical cacophony of ukulele strings, improvised percussion pieces, and the singing voices of children and parents alike. Undeterred by the impending inclement weather, a full...
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Scouts and seniors make music together

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31545" align="alignright" width="300"]Many of the scouts were new to the instrument, so seniors lent them a hand when needed. Many of the scouts were new to the instrument, so seniors lent them a hand when needed.[/caption] Members of the Dover-Sherborn...
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Caryl Center hosts ukulele class

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter Every Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the fall, the Caryl Center hosts a ukulele class for seniors. The class consists of around 30 individuals who appear 65 and older. The members pay for the class online and play once a week to improve their use of the...
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Senior Café welcomes Happy Strummers

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Every Thursday, the community’s seniors gather at Sherborn’s Pilgrim Church to enjoy lunch with the Sherborn Council on Aging’s Senior Café. Accompanying a delicious spread each week is some kind of program. Sometimes it’s an entertainer. Other times, it’s related to health or travel. And once a month, the...
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Ukulele players swap campfire for class

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter When a ukulele comes into the scene, there’s usually a group of singing people holding hands around a campfire, isn’t there? Well, not quite. Over a dozen ukulele players gather every Wednesday at Dover’s Caryl Community Center to practice playing. They join together in song, leaving the marshmallow roasting and sleeping...
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Ukulele Office Hours in Wellesley

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter In the Children’s Room of the Wellesley Free Public Library, the first things someone entering the spacious area could hear were singing voices and the strumming of small fingers on ukuleles. This was the sound of the Ukulele Office Hours that have become a regular occurrence in this part...
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