The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center offers many fun activities to keep seniors, 50 and older, busy having a good time. Don’t sit at home, come socialize and make new friends. Card games of various kinds, pool and snooker, movies, painting, bingo, and exercising are among the many activities to participate in. On Friday, August 10 at 12 noon the August pot-luck birthday luncheon will be held. Bring a food dish to share or pay $3/person. 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 August calendar of events. Also, if you are interested in joining a bridge group, social or duplicate, at the Center, please call the number given to receive information on how to join.
Monday, Aug. 6 – Monday mornings a women’s pool group gets together at 9:30 a.m. for some fun competition. Also, a painting class gets together at the same time. This is a social and creative time to bring your painting supplies, oil or acrylic, and share your skills and ideas with each other. Afternoon activities get going around 1:00 p.m. These include; bridge, canasta, dominoes, pool and snooker.
Tuesday, Aug. 7 – If you would like to get some exercise come check out the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class that is offered every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 9:30 a.m. 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. After exercise, some of the participants stay and practice line dancing steps for fun. You are welcome to come kick up your heels with them around 10:30 a.m. Wii games and ping pong are always available for a fun time, too. Afternoon activities include games such as; duplicate bridge, Texas Hold’em, 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. No appointment is needed.
Wednesday, Aug. 8 – Women get out their pool sticks again starting at 9:30 a.m. A Wii interactive game set and a ping pong table are also available for use. Exercise equipment which includes a treadmill, exercise bikes, and a weight machine are available, also. Afternoon games begin around 1:00 p.m. include; canasta, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, pitch, pool and snooker. A puzzle is always out waiting for someone to find a piece. The movie, “Love’s Everlasting Courage”, will be shown at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 9 – Sit’n Be Fit class meets again at 9:30 a.m. This workout will give your muscles a good stretching. 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 is called. 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, Aug. 10 – Join the women’s pool group or check out the painting class at 9:30 a.m. There is exercise equipment, Wii games, and a ping pong table is available for use, too. At 12 noon the pot-luck birthday lunch will take place. Bring a food dish and enjoy a delicious meal with your friends. Afternoon games include: canasta, pool, snooker, pitch, dominoes, and a puzzle to work.
Last weeks winners of bridge were: Penny Sizemore, 1st; and Jane Anderson, 2nd. Other bridge winners were: Shirley Crockett, 1st and Lew Taylor, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners were: Camille Johnston and Terry Miller, 1st; and Norma Burk and Lew Taylor, 2nd. Texas Hold’em winners of the week were: Chestine Crane and Maxine Morgan. Jack Ventris won the men’s pool tournament.