The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will be hosting AARP trained income tax preparers starting Monday, February 3. They will be offering free tax assistance every Monday through Thursday mornings until April 15. Their hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and no appointments are necessary. Bring your last year’s tax return if possible and all other necessary information and identification. The Center offers many activities for seniors 50 and over. You can participate in: card games, exercise class, art class, pool and snooker, bingo, line dancing, Wii games, exercise equipment, movies, and a music night. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a 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 with the weather changes coming, if the Stillwater Public Schools are closed the Senior Activity Center will also be closed.
Monday, Feb. 3 – Income tax help starts this morning at 9:30 a.m. through 12:00 noon. Also, going on during the morning is, women pool playing time and a painting class. The pool players get exercise walking around the tables and stretching for just the right shot. The artists like to get together and share their skills and enjoy the social time spent with each other. 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, Feb. 4 – A free exercise class called, Sit ‘n Be Fit starts at 9:30 a.m. The class 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, Feb. 5 – The women get out their pool sticks again after the doors open at 9:30 a.m. Also, Wii games are played on Wednesday morning at the same opening time. 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 drama based on historic events. The film is, “The Butler”.
Thursday, Feb 6 – AARP income tax help is still available, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Get in shape by joining the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, offered at 9:30 a.m. The class will provide a good stretching and toning for your body. 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, Feb. 7 – Pool playing skills are practiced again by the women starting at 9:30 a.m. The painters will be at it again, also. Bring your painting supplies and get creative. Exercise equipment is also available for use. Games of canasta, Texas Hold’em, and pool/snooker begin in the afternoon.
Duplicate bridge winners for last week were: Meg Kletke and Carolyn Schwabe, 1st, and Norma Burk and Treca Baer, 2nd. Social bridge and Texas Hold’em were not played.