The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will hold a meeting, Wednesday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m. for all the current volunteers and anyone that is interested in becoming a volunteer for the Center during the morning hours. Volunteers must be a senior citizen, 50 years old or older, fill out a form, and receive some training from the Center’s staff. You can then sign up for two different shifts, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Monday through Friday mornings. Duties include; light kitchen duties, making popcorn/tea/coffee, putting out snacks, answering the phones, and greeting visitors. If interested you can attend the meeting, phone or come by the Center for more information. Remember to Zumba with Angie on Thursday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m. All seniors 50 and over are welcome to participate, free of charge. Angie Whitehead, the certified Zumba instructor teaches this form of an exercise/dance class done to Latin American type dance music. Also, on Friday, September 26 at 1:00 a coed pool tournament will be held for seniors. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a September calendar of events when you stop by. 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.
Monday, Sept. 22 – A free exercise class, Sit ‘n Be Fit, is offered at the Senior Center every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. This class incorporates a chair for some sitting, stretching exercises along; with some standing, limbering up exercises, also. Stretching bands, rubber bouncing balls, sponge balls, and wooden dowel sticks are all used for various exercises that help with your coordination and flexibility. Women’s 8-ball pool time and a painting/crafting class also take place at the same time. The women pool players play several friendly, competitive rounds of 8-ball and would love for more players to come and join them. Also, the painting/crafting class would like for more members to join their group. You can bring your art supplies or a craft project and socialize while sharing your artistic skills. At 10:30 a.m. seniors can come try their footwork out with some country tunes during the line dancing class. Beginners to more advance dancers are all welcome. They have a good and invigorating time. In the afternoon games of bridge, canasta, pool/snooker, and jig saw puzzle solving are popular.
The Monday social bridge group would like to extend an invitation for bridge players, all skill levels, to join them on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. Call 747-8080 and leave your name and phone number or come by the Senior Center to get your name on the players list. They like for you to sign up before the Monday you intend to play, so enough tables can be made up with players.
Tuesday, Sept. 23 – Try out your bowling skills on the Wii gaming system every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Each player is in control of his own game by holding the hand controller and trying to make strikes just like at a real bowling alley. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use, too. Also, don’t forget the new activity of table pong at 10:30 a.m. Come see how accurate you can bounce a ping pong ball into a cup. In the afternoon, games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, dominoes, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Bingo players also meet up on Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. It is a lot of laughs and everyone gets a prize!
Wednesday, Sept. 24 – Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and exercisers get started limbering up in the Sit ‘n Be Fit class or you can get out a pool stick and join the women in some rounds of 8-ball pool. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes. In the afternoon games of canasta and other cards games are played. An afternoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. The movie for this week is an older drama with good music, titled, “Walk the Line.”
Thursday, Sept. 25 – A fun time with Wii bowling begins at 9:30 a.m. The new class called Zumba by Angie, begins at 10:30 a.m. This is a fun class that puts exercise to dance music. During the afternoon, try a game of canasta, or some pool/snooker playing. At 2:00 p.m. a wild game of bingo takes place. Everyone is a winner. During the evening, starting at 6:00 p.m., musicians tune up their instruments to make some good toe-tappin country music. Come enjoy the music!
Friday, Sept. 26 – Fridays are busy, starting off during the morning with the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, women’s 8-ball, and a painting/crafting class, all beginning at 9:30 a.m. And at 10:30 a.m. line dancing class members move to the music. After lunch, the cards will be brought out for games of canasta, and pool balls for rounds of pool/snooker. Also, at 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. All seniors are invited to come join the fun.
Game champions announced for last week were: social bridge; Dollie McClary, 1st, and Barbara Geiser, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winners were; Lionel Raff and Al Perry, Meg Kletke and Adrienne Hyle; all tied for 1st place. Norma Burk and Treca Baer were 2nd. Winner of the pool tournament last week was also a tie between Wayne Vinson and Vic Berryman. Wii bowling champion for the week was Jean Hatcher.