Young at Heart: January

Published on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 by JoAn Newby

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Happy 2012, everybody! Last year passed quickly, slipping away into the mist of years gone by. It was not unexpected, and nothing delayed it. A new year appeared with the renewal of hopes, promises and good-intended resolutions. It’s always a time to pause and think; maybe plan new and better things. 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/Activity Center continues to buzz with creativity. Walk in, and experience the friendly greetings, the beautiful decorations and the display of handiwork and artwork, much of which is created at the center.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Join us for lunch or some of the many interesting events that have been planned for this month:

Thursday, January 12: American folk musician Ben Hickey will be entertaining with banjo and vocals at noon.

Saturday, January 14: Basic Artisan Bread Baking, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ron Snyder and Cathy Taggett return for a series of bread-making classes, starting with classic artisan bread. Cathy will show how to make gluten-free bread. $10. Pre-register and pay at the office. You need to be a member to be in the class.

Tuesday, January 17: Enjoy a relaxing chair massage from 9 a.m. to noon. $1/minute, offered by Loomis Hall Massage.

Tuesday, January 17: Bingo at 12:30 p.m., come play and win prizes.

Wednesday, January 18: Broom-making demonstration from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with Ron Snyder, Master Broom Squire. Ron, who makes dozens of traditional broom styles, will demonstrate the construction of a cobweb broom and tell stories about the history and lore of broom making in America.

Friday, January 20: Computer basics class at 10 a.m. Let Computer Doctor help you gain confidence in using a computer. Bring any computer related questions, and he will try to help you. $7, register in advance at the office.

Wednesday, January 23: Self Defense for Seniors, 10 to 11 a.m. Free.

Thursday, January 26: Blues Day. Enjoy blues music at lunch with Andy “Badd Dog” Koch, who will perform on harmonica, piano and guitar. Chase away the blues this winter with Blues Day! Wear your favorite blue outfit and be eligible for prizes at noon.

Saturday, January 28: Nut Milks, 10 a.m. Learn to make nut milks such as almond and coconut. This hands-on making-nut-milk demo and talk explores several ways to make nut and grain milks using a blender. Sampling is part of the deal. Plan on tasting fruit and green smoothies made with these milks. Bring a container or two to take home some samples. $5 for supplies; register and pay at the office.

Monday, January 30: Bingo, 12:30 p.m.