Monday, May 11, 2015

Be Cool at the Stillwater Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center is a good place to stay cool and meet some cool people, too. While staying cool, you can enjoy the many free activities that are offered for everyone age 50 and over, such as: exercise class, painting and crafting class, line dancing, Zumba exercise, bridge, canasta, bingo, guitar lessons, once a month movie time, pool playing for men and women including coed pool tournaments, and a music night. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for music night. The facility is closed on weekends. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a May calendar of events.

         A special note, the weekly movie time has changed to an once a month showing. A movie will be shown on the first Wednesday of each month. Join us for a good movie. You cannot beat the price of a free movie and popcorn.

        Monday, May 18 –The exercise room does get a little warmed up with the free Sit n’ Be Fit exercise class that is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. This class utilizes stretching bands, bouncing balls and sponge balls as part of the stretching and limbering up routine. Check it out! Women’s pool playing starts at the same time. It is a good socialization time and competitive fun.  Also, starting at 9:30 a.m. is a painting/crafting class. Members can test their creative side and show off their art work. Bring your supplies and give your skills a test. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get some more exercise by joining the line dancing class and do some boot scootin’ to country music. Afternoon activities include: canasta, bridge, and puzzle solving.

        Tuesday, May 19 – Morning activities start at 9:30 a.m. A Wii player is available to use. The game that is the most popular on this gaming system, is bowling. If you like to bowl you should enjoy this game, or you can try some of the others that are available. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a really good workout in the free Zumba class. This class is done to some high tempo music and is bound to get your heart rate up. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use during the afternoon, too. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m.  It is a lot of laughs and everyone wins a prize!

         Wednesday, May 20 – If you are needing to get some exercise, check out the Center’s free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class at 9:30 a.m. It is not all sitting exercises, but a chair is always there for support. Or bring your pool stick and shoot some 8-ball during women’s pool time, also at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m., after the exercise class, line dancers start kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and enjoy the fun competition! Remember the weekly afternoon movie has now been changed to a once a month showing. A movie will be shown on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Look for June’s movie details coming later in this month.

         Thursday, May 21 – Guitar lessons and Wii play take place on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. Then another class that will really get you moving is Zumba with Angie. It begins at 10:30 a.m. This is a fast paced exercise class done to jazzy type music. Come check it out and work up a good sweat. Afternoon games start around 1:00 p.m. Canasta is a popular game of choice. At 2:00 p.m. every Thursday a guest bingo caller arrives ready to give out prizes. Join the fun! Don’t forget music night at 6:00 p.m. There is always good toe tapping music to enjoy!

         Friday, May 22 – Morning activities begin at 9:30 a.m. These activities include the free exercise class, women’s pool, and a painting/crafting class.  At 10:30 a.m. country music can be heard playing as the line dancers move their feet in time to the music. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and pool and snooker playing.


         Last weeks reported winners were: for social bridge, Beverly Dale, first and Anna Cooper, was second; and in duplicate bridge; partners, Al Perry and Lionel Raff, were first, and Camille Johnston and Terry Miller, came in second. Winner of the weekly pool tournament was Jack Ventris.

Seniors Celebrate Older Americans Month at the Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will celebrate participant’s that are age 80 and over with a reception on Friday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. Invitations have been sent out to those that qualify. Hope to see you there! Many free activities are offered for everyone age 50 and over, such as: exercise class, painting and crafting class, line dancing, Zumba exercise, bridge, canasta, bingo, guitar lessons, once a month movie time, pool playing for men and women including coed pool tournaments, and a music night. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for music night. The facility is closed on weekends. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a May calendar of events.

         A special note, since May 6, the weekly movie time has changed to an once a month showing. A movie will be shown on the first Wednesday of each month. Join us for a good movie. You cannot beat the price of a free movie and popcorn.

        Monday, May 11 –The free Sit n’ Be Fit exercise class is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. This class utilizes stretching bands, bouncing balls and sponge balls as part of the stretching and limbering up routine. Check it out! Women’s pool playing starts at the same time. It is a good socialization time and competitive fun.  Also, starting at 9:30 a.m. is a painting/crafting class. Members can test their creative side and show off their art work. Bring your supplies and give your skills a test. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get some more exercise by joining the line dancing class and do some boot scootin’ to country music. Afternoon activities include: canasta, bridge, and puzzle solving.

        Tuesday, May 12 –A Wii player is available to use at 9:30 a.m. The game that is the most popular on this gaming system, is bowling. If you like to bowl you should enjoy this game, or you can try some of the others that are available. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a really good workout in the free Zumba class. This class is done to some high tempo music and is bound to get your heart rate up. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use during the afternoon, too. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and enjoy the fun competition! Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m.  It is a lot of laughs and everyone wins a prize!

         Wednesday, May 13 – Get yourself in gear and join the Center’s free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class at 9:30 a.m. It is not all sitting exercises, but a chair is always there for support. Or bring your pool stick and shoot some 8-ball during women’s pool time, also at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m., after the exercise class, line dancers start kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played. Remember the weekly afternoon movie has now been changed to a once a month showing. A movie will be shown on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Look for June’s movie details coming later in this month.

         Thursday, May 14 – Free guitar lessons take place on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. You can also try out the Wii bowling game. Then another class that will really get you moving is Zumba with Angie. It begins at 10:30 a.m. This is a fast paced exercise class done to jazzy type music. Come check it out and work up a good sweat. Afternoon games start around 1:00 p.m. Canasta is a popular game of choice. At 2:00 p.m. every Thursday a guest bingo caller arrives ready to give out prizes. Join the fun! Don’t forget music night at 6:00 p.m. There is always good toe tapping music to enjoy!

         Friday, May 15 – Morning activities begin at 9:30 a.m. These activities include the free exercise class, women’s pool, and a painting/crafting class.  At 10:30 a.m. country music can be heard playing as the line dancers move their feet in time to the music. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and pool and snooker playing. The 80’s and over reception begins at 2:00 p.m.


         Last weeks reported winners were: for social bridge, Sue McMillan, first and Lynn Fent, was second; and in duplicate bridge; partners, Al Perry and Lionel Raff, were first, and Camille Johnton and Terry Miller, came in second. The previous week duplicate bridge winners were: Al Perry and Lionel Raff, first, and John and Sandy Boepple were second. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

May Birthdays Celebrated at the Stillwater Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will celebrate their participant’s May birthdays with a pot-luck luncheon on Friday, May 8 at 12:00 noon. The entrée will be sloppy joes. You can bring a food dish to share or pay $3/person. Join the fellowship, make some new friends, and check out the activities offered. Many free activities are offered for everyone age 50 and over, such as: exercise class, painting and crafting class, line dancing, Zumba exercise, bridge, canasta, bingo, guitar lessons, once a month movie time, pool playing for men and women including coed pool tournaments, and a music night. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for music night. The facility is closed on weekends. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a May calendar of events.

         A special note, starting May 6, the weekly movie time will change to a once a month showing. A movie will be shown on the first Wednesday of each month. Join us for a good movie. You cannot beat the price of a movie and popcorn. Free!   

        Monday, May 4 – A free exercise class, women’s pool playing, and a painting/crafting class all begin at 9:30 a.m. The Sit n’ Be Fit exercise class is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. This class utilizes stretching bands, bouncing balls and sponge balls as part of the stretching and limbering up routine. Check it out! Women’s pool playing is a good socialization time and competitive fun! The painting/crafting class members test their creative side with their art work. Bring your supplies and give your skills a test. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get some more exercise by joining the line dancing class and do some boot scootin’ to country music. Afternoon activities include: canasta, bridge, and puzzle solving. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and enjoy the fun competition!

        Tuesday, May 5 –A Wii player is available to use at 9:30 a.m. The game that is the most popular on this gaming system, is bowling. If you like to bowl you should enjoy this game. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a really good workout in the free Zumba class. This class is done to some high tempo music and is bound to get your heart rate up. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use during the afternoon, too. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m.  It is a lot of laughs and everyone wins a prize!

         Wednesday, May 6 – Time to exercise again. Join the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class at 9:30 a.m. Or bring your pool stick and shoot some 8-ball during women’s pool time, also at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played. The monthly afternoon movie will show at 2:00 p.m. A movie will only be shown on the first Wednesday of each month. This month’s movie is a true drama based on a successful painter in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, Margaret Keane. She had to use legal means against her husband, who took credit for her artwork. The film is titled, “Big Eyes”. It stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz.

         Thursday, May 7 – Free guitar lessons take place on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. You can also try out the Wii bowling game. Then another class that will really get you moving is Zumba with Angie. It begins at 10:30 a.m. This is a fast paced exercise class done to jazzy type music. Come check it out and work up a good sweat. Afternoon games start around 1:00 p.m. Canasta is a popular game of choice. At 2:00 p.m. every Thursday a guest bingo caller arrives ready to give out prizes. Join the fun! Don’t forget music night at 6:00 p.m. There is always good toe tapping music to enjoy!

         Friday, May 8 – Exercise class, women’s pool, and a painting/crafting class all begin at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. country music can be heard playing as the line dancers move their feet in time to the music. The birthday pot-luck luncheon will take place at 12:00 noon. Bring your favorite food dish to share or pay $3/person. After lunch, afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and pool and snooker playing.


         Last weeks reported winners were: for social bridge, Connie Mehnem, first and Nancye Hoback, was second; and in duplicate bridge; partners, Meg Kletke and Adrienne Hyle, were first and Betty Lowrey and Patricia Logan, came in second. A pool tournament was held and the champion was Frank Berry.

Nice Weather Brings People Out to the Stillwater Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center’s attendance has increased since Spring has sprung. Participants are getting out more and taking advantage of the many activities offered at the Senior Center. If you have not yet checked out your Senior Center it is a good time to stop by and see what it is all about. Many free activities are offered for everyone age 50 and over. Check out the various choices of free activities such as: exercise class, painting and crafting class, line dancing, Zumba exercise, bridge, canasta, bingo, guitar lessons, movie time, pool playing for men and women including coed pool tournaments, and a music night. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for music night. The facility is closed on weekends. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a May calendar of events.

        Monday, April 27 – Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Morning activities consist of a Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, 8-ball pool for women, and a painting/crafting class. The Sit n’ Be Fit exercise class is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. This class utilizes stretching bands, bouncing balls and sponge balls as part of the stretching and limbering up routine. Check it out! Women’s pool playing is a good socialization time and competitive fun! The painting/crafting class members test their creative side with their art work. Bring your supplies and give your skills a test. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get some more exercise by joining the line dancing class and do some boot scootin’ to country music. Afternoon activities include: canasta, bridge, puzzle solving, pool, and snooker.

        Tuesday, April 28 –Wii play begins at 9:30 a.m. The game that is the most popular on this gaming system, is bowling. If you like to bowl you should enjoy this game. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a really good workout in the free Zumba class. This class is done to some high tempo music and is bound to get your heart rate up. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use during the afternoon, too. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m.  It is a lot of laughs and everyone wins a prize!

         Wednesday, April 29 – Time to exercise again. Join the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class at 9:30 a.m. Or bring your pool stick and shoot some 8-ball during women’s pool time, also at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played. The afternoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. This week’s movie is an animated film titled, “Penguins of Madagascar”.

         Thursday, April 30 – Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. you can try out the Wii bowling game, or take a free guitar lesson. Then another class that will really get you moving is Zumba with Angie. It begins at 10:30 a.m. This is a fast paced exercise class done to jazzy type music. Come check it out and work up a good sweat. Afternoon games start around 1:00 p.m. Canasta is a popular game of choice. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and enjoy the fun competition! At 2:00 p.m. every Thursday a guest bingo caller arrives ready to give out prizes. Join the fun! Don’t forget music night at 6:00 p.m. There is always good toe tapping music to enjoy!

         Friday, May 1 – Exercise class, women’s pool, and a painting/crafting class all begin at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. country music can be heard playing as the line dancers move their feet in time to the music. After lunch, afternoon games include; canasta and duplicate bridge.


         Last weeks reported winners were: for social bridge, Sally Simmons, first and Lynn Fent, was second; and in duplicate bridge; partners, Al Perry and Lionel Raff, were first and Sandy Boepple and Jerry Koelsch, came in second. The second day of duplicate bridge winners included: John and Sandy Boepple, first; and Betty Lowrey and Camille Johnston, second.  The previous week winners in duplicate bridge were: Penny Sizemore and Seham El Sherif, first; and Judy Million and Gene Morse, second. A pool tournament was held and the champion was Wayne Vinson.

Check Out the Many Activities Offered at the Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center offers many free activities for everyone age 50 and over. Check out the various choices of activities such as: exercise class, painting and crafting class, line dancing, Zumba exercise, bridge, canasta, bingo, guitar lessons, movie time, pool playing for men and women including coed pool tournaments, and a music night. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for music night. The facility is closed on weekends. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up an April calendar of events.

        Monday, April 20 – The morning activities begin at 9:30 a.m. and consist of a Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, 8-ball pool for women, and a painting/crafting class. The Sit n’ Be Fit exercise class is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. This class utilizes stretching bands, bouncing balls and sponge balls as part of the stretching and limbering up routine. Check it out! Women’s pool playing is a good socialization time and competitive fun! The painting/crafting class members test their creative side with their art work. Bring your supplies and give your skills a test. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a different kind of exercise by joining the line dancing class and do some boot scootin’ to country music. Afternoon activities include: canasta, bridge, puzzle solving, pool, and snooker. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and enjoy the fun competition!

        Tuesday, April 21 –You can try out the Wii play system at 9:30 a.m. The game that is the most popular is bowling. If you like to bowl you should enjoy this game. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a really good workout in the free Zumba class. This class is done to some high tempo music and is bound to get your heart rate up. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use during the afternoon, too. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m.  It is a lot of laughs and everyone wins a prize!

         Wednesday, April 22 – Work on your flexibility and endurance by joining the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class starting at 9:30 a.m. Or bring your pool stick and shoot some 8-ball during women’s pool time, also at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and enjoy the fun competition! The afternoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. This week’s movie is a true event drama titled, “The Unbroken”

         Thursday, April 23 –During the morning you can try out the Wii bowling game, or take a free guitar lesson. Then another class that will really get you moving is Zumba with Angie. It begins at 10:30 a.m. This is a fast paced exercise class done to jazzy type music. Come check it out and work up a good sweat. Afternoon games start around 1:00 p.m. Canasta is a popular game of choice. At 2:00 p.m. every Thursday a guest bingo caller arrives ready to give out prizes. Join the fun! Don’t forget music night at 6:00 p.m. There is always good toe tapping music to enjoy!

         Friday, April 24 – Exercise class, women’s pool, and a painting/crafting class all begin at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. country music can be heard playing as the line dancers move their feet in time to the music. After lunch, afternoon games include; canasta and duplicate bridge.


         Last weeks reported winners were: for social bridge, Lynn Fent, first and Barbara Geiser, was second; and in duplicate bridge; Al Perry and Lionel Raff, were first and Sandy Boepple and Jerry Koelsch, came in second. The previous week winners in duplicate bridge were: Al Perry and Lionel Raff, first; and Penny Sizemore and Seham El Sherif, second. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Last Chance for Free Income Tax Help at the Stillwater Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will conclude the free income tax help, being offered by AARP tax preparers, on Wednesday, April 15 at 12:00 noon. The service will continue Monday through Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon until then. No appointments are taken. It is only a first come first serve basis. You need to bring last year’s income tax return, W-2 forms, identification including Social Security card and photo ID and any other documentation that might be needed to complete your return. Everyone 50 and over should check out their Senior Activity Center. It is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for music night. The facility is closed on weekends. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up an April calendar of events.

        Also, please note; a sign-up sheet is out now at the Center for a defensive driving class that will be provided by Meridian Technology Center, free of charge, on Wednesday, April 15 from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This class may earn you a discount on your vehicle insurance. Space is limited so come by or call the Center to get signed up!

        Monday, April 13 –The last week for the free income tax service starts at 9:30 a.m. Also, beginning at that time you can join the free exercise class, shoot some 8-ball pool with the women, or check out the painting/crafting class. The Sit n’ Be Fit exercise class is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. This class utilizes stretching bands, bouncing balls and sponge balls as part of the stretching and limbering up routine. Check it out! Women’s pool playing is a good socialization time and competitive fun! The painting/crafting class members test their creative side with their art work. Bring your supplies and give your skills a test. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a different kind of exercise by joining the line dancing class and boot scootin’ to country music. Afternoon activities include: canasta, bridge, puzzle solving, pool, and snooker. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and enjoy the fun competition!

        Tuesday, April 14 – Get your income taxes done at 9:30 a.m. or play some Wii bowling. This is a fun game played on a gaming system. If you like to bowl you should enjoy this game. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a really good workout in the free Zumba class. This class is done to some high tempo music and is bound to get your heart rate up. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and jig-saw puzzle solving. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and enjoy the fun competition! Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use during the afternoon, too. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m.  It is a lot of laughs and everyone wins a prize!

         Wednesday, April 15 – Today is the deadline for the free tax help. The tax preparers will finish up at 12 noon. A defensive driving class will begin at 9:45 a.m. and go until 4:00 p.m. Work on your flexibility and endurance by joining the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class starting at 9:30 a.m. Or bring your pool stick and shoot some 8-ball during women’s pool time, also at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played. The afternoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. This week’s movie is a new version musical titled, “Annie”

         Thursday, April 16 –During the morning you can try out the Wii bowling game, or take a free guitar lesson. Then another class that will really get you moving is Zumba with Angie. It begins at 10:30 a.m. This is a fast paced exercise class done to jazzy type music. Come check it out and work up a good sweat. Afternoon games start around 1:00 p.m. Canasta is a popular game of choice. At 2:00 p.m. every Thursday a guest bingo caller arrives ready to give out prizes. Join the fun! Don’t forget music night at 6:00 p.m. There is always good toe tapping music to enjoy!

         Friday, April 17 – Exercise class, women’s pool, and a painting/crafting class all begin at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. country music can be heard playing as the line dancers move their feet in time to the music. After lunch, afternoon games include; canasta and duplicate bridge.


         Last weeks reported winners were: for social bridge, Sally Simmons, first and Thea Pratt, was second; and in duplicate bridge; Al Perry and Lionel Raff, were first and Camille Johnston and Terry Miller, came in second

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Birthdays Celebrated at the Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will celebrate participant’s April birthdays with a pot-luck luncheon on Friday, April 10 at 12:00 noon. Ham with pineapple will be the entrée. You can bring a food dish to share or pay $3/person and join the friendly fellowship. Free blood pressure checks will be taken on Thursday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. by Home Call Home Service. Free income tax help is still being offered, but time is running out. The AARP income tax service will conclude on Wednesday, April 15 at 12:00 noon. The service continues Monday through Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. No appointments are taken. It is only a first come first serve basis. You need to bring last year’s income tax return, W-2 forms, identification including Social Security card and photo ID and any other documentation that might be needed to complete your return. Everyone 50 and over should check out their Senior Activity Center. It is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for music night. The facility is closed on weekends. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up an April calendar of events.

        Also please note; a sign-up sheet is out now at the Center for a defensive driving class that will be provided by Meridian Technology Center, free of charge, on Wednesday, April 15 from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This class may earn you a discount on your vehicle insurance. Space is limited so come by or call the Center to get signed up!

        Monday, April 6 –The week starts off with the free income tax service starting at 9:30 a.m. Also, beginning at that time you can join the free exercise class, shoot some 8-ball pool with the women, or check out the painting/crafting class. The Sit n’ Be Fit exercise class is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. This class utilizes stretching bands, bouncing balls and sponge balls as part of the stretching and limbering up routine. Check it out! Women’s pool playing is a good socialization time and competitive fun! The painting/crafting class members test their creative side with their art work. Bring your supplies and give your skills a test. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a different kind of exercise by joining the line dancing class and boot scootin’ to country music. Afternoon activities include: canasta, bridge, puzzle solving, pool, and snooker. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and enjoy the fun competition!

        Tuesday, April 7 – Challenge yourself to a game of Wii bowling or get your income taxes done at 9:30 a.m. Wii bowling is a fun game played on a gaming system. If you like to bowl you should enjoy this game. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a really good workout in the free Zumba class. This class is done to some high tempo music and is bound to get your heart rate up. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use during the afternoon, too. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m.  It is a lot of laughs and everyone gets a prize!

         Wednesday, April 8 – Free tax help continues at 9:30 a.m. Test your endurance in the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class starting at 9:30 a.m. Or bring your pool stick and shoot some 8-ball during women’s pool time, also at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played. The afternoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. This week’s movie is a repeat showing titled, “The Theory of Everything”.

         Thursday, April 9 – After the doors open at 9:30 a.m., you can either get your taxes figured free, try out the Wii bowling game, or take a free guitar lesson. Then another class that will really burn up the calories is Zumba with Angie. It begins at 10:30 a.m. This is a fast paced exercise class done to jazzy type music. Come check it out and work up a good sweat. Afternoon games start around 1:00 p.m. Canasta is a popular game of choice. Blood pressure checks will be done at 1:00 p.m. No appointment is needed. At 2:00 p.m. every Thursday a guest bingo caller arrives ready to give out prizes. Join the fun! Don’t forget music night at 6:00 p.m. There is always good toe tapping music to enjoy!

         Friday, April 10 – Exercise class, women’s pool, and a painting/crafting class all begin at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. country music can be heard playing as the line dancers move their feet in time to the music. The April pot-luck birthday luncheon begins at 12:00 noon. Bring a food dish to share or pay $3/person and enjoy the delicious food and socializing. After lunch, afternoon games include; canasta and duplicate bridge.


         Last weeks reported winners were: for social bridge, Lynn Fent, first and Connie Mennen, was second; and in duplicate bridge; Betty Lowery and Patricia Logan, were first and Sandy Boepple and Bob Henderson, came in second. Duplicate bridge players met up again for a game and the winning partners were: Al Perry and Lionel Raff, first; and John and Sandy Boepple, were second. Jack Ventris was the champion in the coed pool tournament held during last week.