Young At Heart

Published on Thu, Jul 1, 2010 by By JoAn Newby

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July brings us to another birthday of our nation, as we are reminded of our great American heritage and the freedom and responsibilities entrusted to us.

Truly ours is a great nation, a nation which has been a source of hope and pride and enlightenment of the dignity and immeasurable worth of each individual.  

Friday July 2: Yankee Doodle Dandy: A musical portrait of composer singer/ dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child star in his family’s vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the U.S.  Starring James Cagney.

Saturday, July 3: Driving Miss Daisy starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy playing Miss Daisy and her point of view through a network of relationships and emotions by focusing on her home life synagogue friends, family fears, and concerns.

Sunday, July 4: Pancake breakfast 8 to 11 a.m.  Pancakes or biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. Adults $5, children $4. Raffle and Blaine senior center burger, veggie burger and hot dog stand downtown:  Join us downtown eat lunch, buy crafts, cookbooks and raffle tickets.

Monday, July 5: Closed.

Wednesday July 7: Bingo from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with prizes sponsored by Beach Basket Yarns. Win prizes including yarn accessories and a grand prize $20 gift certificate from Beach Basket Yarns.

Thursday July 8: John Haas Talk at 12:30 p.m. on Halo Monitoring Medical Alarm with automatic fall detection.
Friday July 9: Movie and popcorn at 12:30 p.m. Swiss Family Robinson, a 1960 Disney classic starring John Mills and Dorothy McGuire in a tale of a shipwrecked family building an island home.

Saturday, July 10: At noon. Saturday - Charlie Wilson’s War, an award-winning drama based on a Texas congressman’s convert dealing in Afghanistan where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Monday, July 12: 10 a.m. Blaine Senior Center board meeting.

Tuesday, July 13: Sockeye & The Age of Sail DVD - At the turn of the Twentieth Century the Alaska Packers Association dominated the Pacific salmon industry.  Sign on with APA and board the last square rigged ships to  work the Pacific Coast travel to the farthest corner of American industry, brail the traps and haul the gillnets, relive Blaine’s  history.

Wednesday, July 14: Semiahmoo Park museum tour at 1 p.m. Numerous artifacts from the Alaska Packers cannery are displayed in the museum to tell the story of fishing and canning in days gone by. Meet at the center 12:30 p.m. to carpool or meet at Semiahmoo Park at 1 p.m.

Friday, July: 16 Dog Days! Come to our hot dog barbecue, bring your canine friend have lunch under a canopy on the lawn.

Friday, July 16: Movie and popcorn at 12:20 p.m., Cats & Dogs: A fantasy look at the top secret high tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their human owners are blissfully unaware.

Saturday, July 17: Showtime: Gustavo Dudamel of the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra at noon. Acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and compelling conductors of our time, Gustavo Dudamel began as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Fall 2009. His energy and exceptional artistry have made him one of the most sought after conductors by orchestras and opera.

Tuesday, July 20: Tour to Don Stagg’s home featuring his organ and piano collection at 1 p.m. Tour Don’s home to hear and see his 11 pianos and 22 organs. Meet at the center 12:30 to carpool.

Wednesday July 21: Bingo with prizes, sponsored by the C Shop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Win yummy candy and confections sponsored by the C Shop.

Thursday, July 22: Come play Bocce ball, Tovah Rainsong, guitar and vocals 10:30 to 2 p.m. picnic at Peace Arch State Park.

Friday,  July 3: At noon Pet Trust Trusted Pet Partners: How to make arrangement for your pet when you can no longer care for  it.

Saturday, July 24: Showtime: The Long Long Trailer at noon starring Lucille Ball. Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house but Tacy dreams of starting off with their own home on wheels – a trailer.

Monday July 26: At 1 p.m. Circle of Trees Studio Tour.  Meet at 12:30 to carpool at the center. Broom making demotration gardens, beehives, meet animals and homemade bread.

Thursday, July 29:  At noon, food Sense-Drew Betz.  Learn about this fun and hands on nutrition education program that has been serving Blaine children for three years. Experience a little bit of the program and learn how you can help in the coming school year. Drew is the program’s director for WSU extension.

New class 1 to 3 p.m. Watercolor painting Join Judy Williamson, Loomis Hall artist to learn the basics of watercolor in this six-week class. Learn basic watercolor structure. Plan your painting by using washes, layers and style. Begins Thursday, July 8. Sign up in advance and find out about what supplies you need.

Have a great month of July, celebrate America, freedom, and enjoy the world this month.