“Roosevelt's America,” pot luck lunch at Southborough Senior Center

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southboroSouthborough – The Southborough Senior Center will be hosting “Nothing to Fear: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's America” and a leap year pot luck supper this month.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, stop by the center for an 11:30 a.m. luncheon followed by the “Roosevelt's America” presentation at 12 p.m. Roosevelt's New Deal initiated a series of federal programs designed to relieve the hardships of unemployment and to restore national prosperity and public confidence. Mrs. Roosevelt, nicknamed “Eleanor Everywhere” by the press, traveled where her husband could not go and reported back to him on the success of the New Deal programs. New Dealers sought to build a nation in which as the Roosevelts promised, “no one left out.” Professor Gary Hylander will be presenting this intriguing story.

Professor Hylander earned his Ph.D. at Boston College. Currently he is an independent scholar who specializes as a Presidential Historian. He is a visiting professor at Framingham State University, on the staff at Boston University School of Education, and a pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This program is offered in partnership with Sage Educational Services. The suggested donation is $6 for senior center members or $10 for nonmembers.

A leap year pot luck lunch will be held Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 12 p.m. (set up starts at 11:30 a.m.). Share your favorite dish or try something new to bring. Call the front desk of the senior center to offer your pot luck contribution and sign up for the fun social event.

Southborough Senior Center is located at 9 Cordaville Rd. For more information on its events and programs, call 508-2299-4453 or visit http://southboroughseniors.com.