Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lots of Happenings this week!

The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center offers many activities for seniors 50 and over. Free income tax service continues to be provided by AARP trained representatives. This service is Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will run through April 17th. No appointment is needed. Bring your last year’s tax return and all income information. Center 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. Stop by 1015 E. 12th or call 747-8080 for more information and make sure to pick up an April calendar of events. Monday, April 2 –Women’s pool is a lively time. The women participate in friendly competition and have a good time socializing on Monnday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings starting at 9:30 a.m. A painting class meets on Monday and Friday mornings also at 9:30 a.m. Also, the tax aid preparers will be busy from 9:30 to 12 noon. A defensive driving class, which is already filled up, will also be held from 9:45 to 4:00. In the afternoon at 1:00 p.m. games of; rubber bridge, canasta, dominoes, pool, and Mexican train dominoes, are played. Tuesday, April 3 – A free exercise workout can be found at the Senior Center with the Sit’n Be Fit exercise class that is offered at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. This class 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 your chair. Bouncing balls, hand weights, and stretch bands are incorporated in to the exercises for an extensive workout. Wii games and ping pong are always available for a fun time, too. The free tax help continues from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Afternoon activities include games such as; duplicate bridge, Mexican Train dominoes, canasta, pitch, Skipbo, puzzle solving, snooker, pool and dominoes. A representative from Veteran’s Affairs comes in on Tuesdays, from 1:00-2:45 p.m. to help with any questions or paperwork you may have pertaining to veteran’s assistance. Wednesday, April 4 – The women pool players are at it again, practicing their pool shots after the doors open at 9:30 a.m. Also, the AARP tax preparers will be here during the morning. Wii interactive games and ping pong are also available for participation. Afternoon games that usually begin at 1:00 p.m. include; canasta, dominoes, pool, Texas Hold’em, pitch, and puzzle solving. The movie, “Hop”, will be shown at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5 – Come get toned up with the seniors in the free Sit’n Be Fit exercise class that meets at 9:30 a.m. It will give you a good stretching of the muscles and help you limber up. The income tax aid group meets again at 9:30 until 12 noon. Afterwards, Wii Fit is available to use. This is an interactive game system that challenges and can help improve your balance. At 1:00 p.m. you can join in games of canasta, dominoes, social bridge, pitch, pool, snooker, and puzzle solving. At 2:00 p.m. bingo will be called by a representative from HomeCall Home Health. Thursday evenings the Center’s doors reopen at 5:30 p.m. for Music Night. The musicians tune up their instruments and start some good ol’ country tunes at 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 6 – Women’s pool and the painting class are held at 9:30 a.m. There is exercise equipment, Wii games, and a ping pong table all available for use, too. Afternoon games include: canasta, pool, snooker, pitch, Texas Hold’em, dominoes, and a puzzle is out waiting for someone to find the missing pieces. Last weeks winners of rubber bridge were: J.W. Thomas, 1st and Penny Sizemore, 2nd. Social bridge winners were: Shirley Crockett, 1st ; and Lew Taylor, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners were: Betty Abenante and Murna Raff, 1st; Seham E. Sherif and Donna Beason, 2nd. Texas Hold’em champion of the week was: Shirley Crockett. A coed pool tournament was held and the winner of it was Wayne Vinson.

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