Young at heart

Published on Wed, Nov 11, 2009 by JoAn Newby

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The Blaine senior center had a great October complete with the trimmings befitting this month of brightly colored foliage. There were days of friendly mizzles and drizzles but there were also many sunshiny days. The colorful season was celebrated with a much-appreciated colorful autumn d├ęcor.

November has come with an equally brilliant array of events and activities and an opportunity to clean out your cupboards. The center will be collecting canned or packaged unopened food items, piling it up on our slate to see how much is received. It will be bagged up and handed out the week of Thanksgiving to our friends here at the center.

Tuesday mornings bring stretch exercises at 9:30. Holidays are coming and with all that turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pies, one really might feel a need for those Tuesday and Thursday morning stretch exercises. Tuesday and Thursdays are also days to play Wii or enjoy watching the action. Come to learn all about it. Tuesday afternoons feature a Bible study and a terrific painting class along with other activities such as table games and Bridge.
Thursdays are blood pressure check days with our friendly Blaine firemen.

On Thursday, November 12, C.J. and Nicki Clark Piano & Vocals will present tunes of the 40s and 50s.
Nail care will be on November 13 by appointment.

Tuesday, November 17, 10:45 a.m., we will learn about a shared care plan. This is a free, secure online health records that makes it easy to organize, store and chare your health information.

Wednesday mornings features a china painting class and a very active writing class. Just as everyone can become an artist, they also have a story to tell. This is a great time to share ideas and thoughts. There is also a photography group where all levels of experience are welcome to join. Wednesday, November 18 gives us an opportunity to make an easy stained glass stepping stone. Michelle Berry, singer diarist will present Broadway show tunes, inspirational and patriotic music. Come welcome this talented senior from Blaine high school.

Friday, November 20 at noon, we will be presented with facts about our lunch program. Friday afternoons is craft time. The center has many beautiful hand made articles for sale at very reasonable prices. These make wonderful gifts and also helps the center.

Saturday, November 21 is the pancake breakfast, with choices of waffles or biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee, all for only $5 for adults and $4 for children.

Tuesday, November 25 will bring another movie, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, along with popcorn or pumpkin pie.

The center will be opened Saturday morning for pool games and strength training.

Thanksgiving dinner with roasted turkey will be served on November 19.

Still another future big November happening is the Third Annual Homemade Arts and Crafts Christmas Bazaar.
The big days will be Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5. This event gives home crafters an excellent opportunity to display and sell some of their beautiful home crafted work. This is a strictly homemade craft, nothing commercial can be allowed. Tables for the show can be rented for $25.

There will be a limit of 30 tables, so first come first served. Pick up an application at the office. We hope you can join us and have some fun while making some pocket money and are waiting to see you. Have a nice noteworthy November.