The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will continue to offer the free income tax assistance from AARP trained preparers every Monday through Thursday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., February 3 until April 15. It is a first come first serve basis. Sign in when you arrive. Bring your last year’s tax return if possible and all other necessary information and identification. The Center also offers many activities for seniors 50 and over. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a March calendar of events when you stop by. Hours are: 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. Also, please remember during inclement weather if the Stillwater Public Schools are closed the Senior Activity Center will also be closed. Mark your calendars for Monday, March 24, 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. if you need to take a defensive driving class. One will be offered then at the Center. Sign up now!
Monday, Mar. 3 – Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. women pool players join up forces for some fun competitive rounds of 8-ball. Also, an artist’s group gets together on Monday and Friday mornings during the same time. They bring their own supplies and offer suggestive ideas for each other. The income tax preparers also arrive by then ready to help until 12:00 noon. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use, too. The afternoon brings out bridge and canasta players, and pool shooters.
Tuesday, Mar. 4 –The Center offers a free exercise class called, Sit ‘n Be Fit, that begins at 9:30 a.m. and offers a low impact, 45 minute workout that helps strengthen your muscles. Some are done while sitting and others are done while standing next to your chair utilizing hand weights, stretch bands, and bouncing balls. Afterwards, stay and practice some boot scootin’ line dancing. This will get you a really good workout! Tax assistance continues during the morning. In the afternoon, games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, dominoes, pitch, pool/snooker and jig-saw puzzle solving.
Wednesday, Mar. 5 – The women pool players are at it again starting at 9:30 a.m. Also, Wii bowling is played on Wednesday morning at the same opening time. They have a really good time. Come check it out! The tax preparers are busily working up tax returns. Then, in the afternoon games of canasta, Texas Hold’em, pool and snooker are played along with an afternoon movie, at 2:00 p.m. The movie for this week is a comedy entitled, “The Gods Must Be Crazy”.
Thursday, Mar. 6 – Come limber up with the exercise class called Sit ‘n Be Fit. It begins at 9:30 a.m. AARP income tax help is still available, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. If you would like some more exercise, stay after class and join the line dancing group that meets at 10:30 a.m. They really get to moving and can work up a sweat while having fun. In the afternoon, get in a game of canasta, dominoes, pool or snooker. At 2:00 p.m. a wild game of bingo takes place. Everyone is a winner. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Friday, Mar. 7 – Pool playing and painting are activities that are popular on Friday mornings starting at 9:30 a.m. The women pool players have a good time lining up their shots and sharing friendly conversations. The painters will be at it again, also. Bring your painting supplies and get creative. Exercise equipment is also available for use. During the afternoon, games of canasta, Texas Hold’em, and pool or snooker are played.
Winners announced last week were: for social bridge; Penny Liang Sizemore, 1st; and Dollie McClary, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners: Al Perry and Lionel Raff, 1st, and Lucy Robinson, Penny Liang Sizemore, 2nd. Texas Hold’em winner for last week was Lula Mae Davis.