Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Income Tax comes to an end

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will only offer the free tax help by AARP trained preparers through Tuesday, April 15; 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It is a first come first serve basis. Sign in when you arrive. Bring your last year’s tax return if possible and all other necessary information and identification. The Center also offers many activities for seniors 50 and over. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up an April 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.

        Monday, April 14 – Women, come join the pool players for some fun games of 8-ball every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. You can bring your pool stick or use one from the Center and have some fun! An art class also comes in during the same time. They bring their own supplies and help each other with suggestive ideas as needed. 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, canasta players, and pool shooters.

        Tuesday, April 15 – Today, is the last chance to take advantage of the free income tax assistance offered at the Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. So, if you are not getting your taxes done, why not check out the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise program. The Center provides this class every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. It offers a low impact, 45 minute workout that helps strengthen and tone up your muscles. Some exercises 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! In the afternoon, games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, dominoes, pitch, pool/snooker and jig-saw puzzle solving. A men’s 8-ball pool tournament will be held at 1:00 p.m. Men, fifty and over are welcome to participate in the fun competition.

         Wednesday, April 16 – The women pool players practice their pool shots again beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Also, Wii bowling is played on Wednesday morning at the same opening time. They have a really good time. Come check it out! 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 highly acclaimed animated movie” titled, “Frozen.”

         Thursday, April 17 – The free exercise class called Sit ‘n Be Fit offered at the Center at 9:30 a.m. can help you test your endurance and strengthen your muscles. It will give you a good workout. 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, April 18 – Popular Friday morning activities are women’s pool playing and painting in the art class. These begin at 9:30 a.m.  Exercise equipment is also available for use. Afternoon games begin around 1:00 p.m. and consist of; canasta, Texas Hold’em, and pool or snooker.

         Game champions announced for the past week were: social bridge did not report any winners; duplicate bridge winners reported: Murna Raff and Seham El Sharif, 1st; Camille Johnston and Terry Miller, 2nd. A men’s 8-ball pool tournament was held and the champion was Vic Berryman. The popular Wii bowling game participants also reported some winners; which were Evelyn Smith, high score and Lee Arnswald, second high