Young at Heart

Published on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 by JoAn Newby

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June has arrived and oh, how we welcome this special time of year. Our beautiful Northwest corner takes on that special charm for which it is known.

June brings sunshine, flowers, greenery, more energy and things to do.

Blaine Senior Center remains a welcoming meeting place for the community and a place for the community’s seniors to find fun, fellowship and well-prepared nourishing lunches, served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The price for these meals is $6 to anyone under the age of 60 and for 60+ the price is a donation. No one over the age of 60 is required to pay, as this is a federally subsidized program. You do not have to be a member to join us for lunch or to attend our lunch entertainment.

There are numerous noon programs, which can start a little early, so we recommend getting here by 11:45. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of them.

Blaine Senior Center events for June, open to the public.

Tuesday June 11, 6 p.m.: EZ Bingo – win cash! Admission is $10. Eight games, three cards per game. Open to the public – bring your friends and family. Doors open at 5 p.m. for pub burger meal. Burger or hot dog, chips, soda and/or coffee for $6 until 5:45 p.m. Assorted snacks will be available for purchase during the 15-minute bingo intermission. Children welcome.

Friday June 14, before noon: Father’s Day Salute featuring the Pakawalups. Celebrate Father’s day with a patriotic show that includes songs made famous by the beloved and talented Andrews Sisters and other great artists. We are all about “keeping memories alive and hearts and spirits dancing!”

Saturday, June 15, 8–11 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes, waffles, french toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee/tea and orange juice. Adults pay $6, children $4.

Thursday, June 27, noon: Picnic at the Blaine Senior Center with music. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., music at noon. Celebrate our June birthdays with picnic lunch, music and cake. Music at noon features oldies and bluegrass with vocals, guitar, banjo and mandolin!

Thursday, July 4, 8–11 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast at the Blaine Senior Center. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee and/or tea. Adults $6, children $4. Center only open for pancake breakfast – gym and pool room closed.

Our members enjoy many benefits at the center for a membership fee of $35 per year. 

To become a member you must be 50 or over. Come in and pick up one of our newsletters and check out our ongoing activities – Tai Chi, pool, stretch exercise, painting, pinochle and much more. Don’t miss Friday Bingo at 12:30 p.m. – everyone wins something. (Donated prizes welcome.)