Thursday, February 6, 2014

Celebrate February Birthdays at the Stillwater Senior Activity Center


        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will hold a pot-luck birthday luncheon to celebrate participant’s February birthdays on Friday, February 14 at 12:00 noon. Bring a food dish to share or pay $3/person and come enjoy the celebration and delicious food. Also, the Center will be hosting free income tax assistance by AARP trained tax preparers every Monday through Thursday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., February 3 until April 15. No appointments are needed, it is a first come first serve basis. 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 February 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. 10 – Monday mornings, women pool players and a painting group arrive after the doors open at 9:30 a.m. The income tax preparers also arrive by then ready to help until 12:00 noon. 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. 11 – 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. 12 – Women pool players get together again at 9:30 a.m. for some friendly fellowshipping and fun competition.  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 dramatic action film based on true events, entitled, “Captain Phillips”, starring Tom Hanks. 

         Thursday, Feb 13 – 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! A men’s pool tournament will also be held at 1:00. Join the competition.

         Friday, Feb. 14 – 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. At 12:00 noon the birthday pot-luck luncheon will begin. Following the luncheon games of canasta, Texas Hold’em, and pool/snooker will be played.

          Winners announced last week were: for social bridge; Penny Sizemore, 1st; and Norma Burk, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners: Lucy Robinson and Penny Sizemore, 1st, and Murna Raff and Seham El Sharif, 2nd. Wii bowling has gotten popular again and winners were reported as; Evelyn Smith, highest score; and Dennis Morrow, next highest.