Happy 2010 everybody! Fast away the old year passed, quietly slipping away in the darkness of midnight. Any efforts to hold it back would have been futile, there is no pause in the universe nor in march of time. A new year swiftly and silently in accompanied by gimmicky noise makers and boom-boom fireworks.
The past year has been rich in friendship and fellowship at the Blaine senior and activity center, and our brand new year promises more of the same. We strive to make it so.
The new year is a time to think, to plan, to resolve since a new year seems to bring the need to just do better. By the way, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Well, don’t give up too quickly.
They probably were all good ideas and worth keeping in mind.
The Blaine senior and activity center is buzzing with creativity. While walking in, notice the friendly greetings, the beautiful decorations and the wall display of gorgeous paintings created by the art class Tuesday afternoons. This friendly group meets Tuesday afternoon and are creating real works of art.
The new year looms ahead of us, like a unwritten book ready for us to write out the story of our lives. What a great place to do just that at the Wednesday morning writing class.
Revive your energy and sign up now for the strength training class, beginning January 12. Classes are 2 to 3 p.m. or 3 to 4 p.m. and continue through 10 weeks.
Learn to Wii at 10:30 Tuesday, Thursdays, or Fridays. You may sign up to learn Wii Fit at the front desk. Some interesting events have been planned:
• Thursday, January 10: Larry McPhail retired officer who has spent 25 years in the U.S. Army and three years as a Border Patrol officer speaks.
• Friday, January 8: Popcorn and the movie Snow Dog. A feel good winter movie in our new “movie lounge.”
• Thursday, January 14: Ben Hickey, banjo and vocals, American folk music.
• Friday January 15: Nail care by appointment.
• Friday, January 15: Diabetes information by Molly Greenleaf, Hoaglands Pharmacy. Noon.
• Wednesday, January 20: Brian Lydiard “Money Man” from Edward Jones in Lynden, will provide information about fixed income investing and give answers to your financial questions
• Thursday, January 28: Animals as Natural Therapy. Learn about what this valuable group is doing in our community to help heal people through using animals. Meet a therapy rabbit and dog.
• Friday, January 29: The Man from Snowy River. Enjoy this movie with popcorn.