Have you checked out the new and improved Curley Community Center (which I will also refer to as “The L” both in this post and in real life)?  It sure is something!  A multi-million dollar gym (complete with fitness classes) and a community center right in our backyard, with gorgeous views of Boston Harbor?  How lucky are we?!  I’m going to be honest: I was never a big (workout) class person, but I’ve become an avid class-goer for the past few months thanks to The L.  I didn’t know what I was missing out on!  Now I want even MORE classes and not just workout and fitness-related classes – give me all the classes!  Unfortunately for me and my newfound love of classes, the Curley Community Center does not have a ton, especially when I can go to them – weekends and after 5pm on weekdays.  So, I’m invoking my powers of manifestation and putting my class wishlist out into the universe!  And if this works, I’ll be manifesting a winning Powerball ticket next, and I’ll be able to afford private classes at my beach house…

Anyhoo, here are the five classes I’d like to see at the Curley Community Center!

Square Dancing

Is my sudden interest in square dancing due to the news that Beyonce’s Act II will be a country affair, and I’ve listened to Texas Hold “Em no less than 47 times a day since the big announcement?  Is it because the new MAX (HBO?) true crime doc They Called Him Mostly Harmless* contains a rather long square dancing scene?  Do I just have an intense yearning to swing my partner round and round?  Three things can be true!  The heart wants what the heart wants.


For all my OG Southie people, did your mom go to ceramics class?  As a kid, my mom went to ceramics with her friends and would come home every week with some sort of shiny clay, country-looking duck…except for at Christmas when it would be that Christmas tree with the little lights everyone seems to have or a Christmas duck,  To six year old me, going off with your girlfriends once a week to create art was the height of sophistication.  Now should be my time!  I’m a middle-aged mom. When do I get my ceramic ducks?

Wine Tasting

Do I simply want to go someplace for a glass or two of wine where the music isn’t so loud it makes my teeth shake?  YES, as previously mentioned, I am a middle-aged lady.  But who wouldn’t want to go someplace that’s neither super dark nor super loud with a couple of gal pals, learn about the wine you love to drink, and maybe eat some yummy snacks that pair beautifully with said wine?  I personally would love to be able to say a wine was “long on the palate” and actually know what I was talking about.  

Crystal Grids

Guys, I’ve gotten a little woo-woo in my old age.  Meditating, intention setting, crystals, card pulling, energy healing, breath work, grounding, circadian rhythm, I’m all about it!  And I know there are plenty of fellow woo-woo girlies out there (not to be confused with “woo girls”) who would eat up a spiritual or metaphysical class, and my vote is for crystal grids.  Once a month (I think weekly would be too much), a journeyman woo-woo girlie (or babygirl) could guide us in setting intentions and mapping out a crystal grid for a specific theme.  BYO crystals, besties!


Many, many years ago, I went to a craft night at a family friend’s home.  One of the crafts was knitting, with a professional teacher and everything.  After about twenty minutes, that esteemed professional whipped my needles from me and declared, “Knitting isn’t for everyone.”  When I tell you that AFFECTED me, roughly two decades later, I’m ready to pick the needles back up and prove that knitting is, in fact, for everyone.  Or maybe crocheting, honestly, whatever is easier.

Honorable Mention: Restorative Yoga

Have you ever taken a restorative yoga class?  It’s basically a guided nap, and it’s divine.  Namaste.

Do you have a class you would love to see at the Curley Community Center?  Or a class they already offer that you love?  Let us know!

*So previously, I had always said that God forbid, if anything untoward should ever happen to me, get the citizens detectives on it.  But after meeting Christy (Christie?), I rescind this request.


  1. N/A February 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Wine tasting?? It’s a community center, where kids and families are at the heart of it. Maybe go to one of the bars for that – really???

    • Mary February 22, 2024 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      Omg .relax it’s just having like a open house there not drinking like that I do believe I’m sinking and driving but the events are nice why is everyone so Negative in this world

    • Dennis February 22, 2024 at 2:41 pm - Reply

      Seriously do you think they’re going to have wine tasting during the kids playtime ? Use your head for the love of God please think before you open your mouth and embarrass yourself. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  2. Shirley Ujest February 18, 2024 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    They need to start charging a membership fee to stop people that do not live in the city from going in there.
    We pay taxes and cannot go in because of overcrowding.
    They need to hire more workers to watch what is going on.
    People are breaking things and ruining the place. Mens steam room broken 3 or 4 times now.
    There is all enough stuff going on in there for FREE, it is a GYM.
    You cannot have alcohol, go to the bar and pay.
    It is the people with the most money wanting more, more, more.

    • Mary February 22, 2024 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      I kinda agree with what your saying but also if there nit young kids and there not bothering anyone what’s it matter you get your spot in there and please people think outside the box and stop being so Negative!! Smile the world outside sucks enough that people going somewhere that make them feel good

  3. Ann kirby February 19, 2024 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    I would like to see a mahjong group there

    • Maggie Bucholt February 22, 2024 at 2:10 pm - Reply


  4. Emmie February 19, 2024 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    They need more kids activities it’s for the kids but there is 0 kids programming!

    • Dennis February 22, 2024 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      It’s really not for the kids. It has always been a workout place. Yet another one who should do some research before embarrassing yourself

  5. Loathe the Bro's February 21, 2024 at 11:49 am - Reply

    They need to get rid of the Bro’s. no respect for the facility always breaking the steam ruining it for the guys who have been going there wayy before they moved to the neighborhood.
    I would love to see the L take the mirrors out and take WiFi away. No more staring at themselves in the mirror. You’d get rid of 80% of the people

  6. Marlene February 22, 2024 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    It’s a dump!! Always dirty & smelly.

  7. Maggie Bucholt February 22, 2024 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    I’d like to see “cowboy” line dancing and mahjong.

  8. Mary February 22, 2024 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry but when does the knitting or crochet starting $

  9. Jane Ellis February 22, 2024 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    I went to the line class today and it was a blast!

  10. JBonen February 22, 2024 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I’d like to see a Rummikub game started. Good for kids and seniors. I’d even donate four games to get the show on the road.

  11. Karen February 22, 2024 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Great Ideas I would like to see educational classes there too .

  12. Stephen O ‘Rourke February 22, 2024 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    Fix the men’s showers so that the water is not scalding hot. You cannot regulate the water temperature. Probably the same case with the women’s showers. Apparently nobody from BCYF checks the facilities as if they were a user. They used to call it Management By Wandering Around.

  13. C February 24, 2024 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Cribbage night

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