Monday, August 15, 2011

Beat the Heat at the Senior Activity Center

The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center is the place to beat the summer heat and stay cool while playing various games of fun. Regular center hours are: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. 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 or call 747-8080 for more information and make sure to pick up a July calendar of events.

Monday, August 15 – Pool balls will be racked up starting at 9:30 a.m. as the women enjoy a fun and friendly In-House Pool Tournament. The oil painters will also be gathering and letting their creative juices flow. The afternoon activities begin at 1:00 p.m. and include rubber bridge, canasta, dominoes and much more.

Tuesday, August 16 – Sit ‘n Be Fit free exercise class begins at 9:30 a.m. This is a 45-minute workout where chairs are provided for each person. Some exercises are done while sitting and some are done while standing by a chair. Bouncing balls, hand weights, and stretch bands are incorporated in to the exercises for an extensive workout. Afternoon activities include games such as; duplicate bridge, Mexican Train dominoes, canasta, pitch, Skipbo, puzzle solving, and dominoes. A representative from Veteran’s Affairs comes in on Tuesdays, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to help with any questions or paperwork you may have pertaining to veteran’s assistance.

Wednesday, August 17– The women get their pool sticks out again at 9:30 a.m. for a refreshing game of pool. Wii interactive games are also available. Activities for the afternoon begin at 1:00 p.m. These include; canasta, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, pitch, Mexican Train dominoes, and puzzle solving. Enjoy fresh popcorn and a movie at 2pm every Wednesday. The family comedy “Furry Vengeance” starring Brendan Fraser will be shown.

Thursday, August 18 – You should check out the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class that meets at 9:30 a.m. After the exercise class, Wii games such a bowling and balance games are available for some fun. You can join in afternoon games of canasta, social bridge, pitch, dominoes, and puzzle solving. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m. with prizes for winners. Doors reopen at 5:30 p.m. and Music Night begins at 6:00 p.m. with some good toe-tappin’ country tunes.

Friday, August 19 – Popular cool activities for Friday morning are women’s pool and the painting class. Exercise equipment, Wii, or a ping pong table is available for senior use, too. There is always a puzzle out that needs pieces added. Afternoon games include; pool, canasta, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, and pitch.

Last weeks winners of Rubber Bridge were: Dollie McClary, 1st and J.W. Thomas 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners were: Patricia Logan and Don Lorett 1st; and Murna Raff and Jerry Koelsch, 2nd. Social Bridge winners were Ina Abels, 1st, while Orlean Hunter and Pauline Poe tied for 2nd. Texas Hold’em Winners Game for last week was Bobbie Bryan and Texas Hold’em Wednesday and Friday winners were Don Lorett and Dollie McClary, respectively.

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