The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center offers a place to stay cool as the days get warmer. While staying cool, seniors, 50 and older, can participate in several activities such as; card games, pool/snooker playing, exercise class and exercise equipment, dominoes, bingo, movies, painting class, and musical entertainment. Stop by 1015 E. 12th or call 747-8080 for more information on activities offered and make sure to pick up a May calendar of events. 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. 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 or leave your name and phone number.
Monday, June 3 – Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. women pool players meet up and practice their pool shooting skills and challenge each other to some friendly competition. Also, a painting class gets together to compare each others ideas on their artwork. There is exercise equipment available, also. This includes a treadmill, weight set, and an exercise bike. The afternoon crowd enjoys playing various games of bridge, canasta, dominoes, and pool/snooker. A jigsaw puzzle table is always set up with a puzzle to solve.
Tuesday, June 4 – Tone up your body with the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class offered at the Center. They meet at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. These exercises are low impact. They can be done while sitting and others by standing next to your chair utilizing hand weights, stretch bands, and bouncing balls during the 45 minute workout. Afterwards, stay and practice some boot scootin’ line dancing or Wii games. A ping pong table is available for use. In the afternoon, games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, dominoes, pitch, jig-saw puzzle solving, snooker or pool. A Veteran’s Affairs representative comes in on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:45 p.m. to help with any questions or paper work you may have pertaining to veteran’s assistance. No appointment is needed.
Wednesday, June 5 –Starting at 9:30 a.m. women pool players get out their pool sticks again for some fun and games. A Wii interactive game set and a ping pong table are available for use. Exercise equipment is available, too. Afternoon games begin around 1:00 p.m. which include; canasta, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, pitch, pool and snooker. A puzzle is always out waiting for someone to find a piece. The dramatic and academy award winning movie, “Promised Land” will be shown at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 6 – The Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise group stretches and limbers up at 9:30 a.m. to about 10:15 a.m. After class, you can play some Wii games or ping pong. A group of line dancers sometimes stay and have a good time stepping in time to the music. Afternoon games such as: canasta, dominoes, social bridge, and puzzle solving, are played at 1:00 p.m., also. A men’s pool tournament begins at 1:00 p.m. Bingo is at 2:00 p.m. Thursday evening the doors open back up at 5:30 p.m. for a night of music. The musicians get set up and start some good ol’ country tunes at 6:00 p.m. Come tap your toes with everybody!
Friday, June 7 – The women pool players meet up again at 9:30 a.m. and also the painting class members bring in their art work to discuss with each other and add new touches, too. Exercise equipment is available for use, along with a ping pong table or a Wii game system. Afternoon games include: card games, Texas Hold’em, and dominoes. A men’s pool tournament will be held starting at 1:00 p.m.
Last weeks duplicate bridge winning partners were: Al Perry and Lionel Raff, 1st; and Murna Raff and Doyle Christoffersen, 2nd. The Texas Hold’em champions for the week were: Chestine Crane and