Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Zumba Class is a Big Hit at the Senior Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center’s “Zumba with Angie” class has become so popular that another day will be added, starting Tuesday, September 30. The class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays of the week at 10:30 a.m. All seniors 50 and over are welcome to participate, free of charge. Angie Whitehead, the certified Zumba instructor teaches this form of an exercise/dance class done to Latin American type dance music. Also, on Monday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held for seniors. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up an October calendar of events when you stop by. The Center is open 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, Sept. 29 – Come get your exercise at the Senior Center. Sit ‘n Be Fit is a free exercise class offered at the Senior Center every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. This class incorporates a chair for some sitting, stretching exercises along; with some standing, limbering up exercises, also. Stretching bands, rubber bouncing balls, sponge balls, and wooden dowel sticks are all used for various exercises that help with your coordination and flexibility. Women’s 8-ball pool time and a painting/crafting class also take place at the same time. The women pool players play several friendly, competitive rounds of 8-ball and would love for more players to come and join them. Also, the painting/crafting class would like for more members to join their group. You can bring your art supplies or a craft project and socialize while sharing your artistic skills. At 10:30 a.m. seniors can come try their footwork out to some country music during the line dancing class. Beginners to more advance dancers are all welcome. They have a good and invigorating time. Later, during the afternoon games of bridge, canasta, pool/snooker, and jig saw puzzle solving are popular. Also, at 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will take place. Senior men and women pool players are welcome to participate. Bring your own pool stick or use one from the Center and join the fun competition.

        Tuesday, Sept. 30 – Pretend you are at a real bowling alley by playing some Wii bowling Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Wii bowling is played on a game system where each player is in control of his own game by holding the hand controller and trying to make strikes just like at a real bowling alley. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use, too. At 10:30 a.m. you can participate in a new game of table pong. Come see how accurate you can bounce a ping pong ball into a cup. Zumba class participates also will be moving to the dance music to get some exercise. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, dominoes, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m. It is a lot of laughs and everyone gets a prize!

         Wednesday, Oct. 1 – Get off the couch and get some exercise. Sit ‘n Be Fit starts at 9:30 a.m., or you can get some exercise by walking around the pool tables during women’s pool time. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers really get their exercise by kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes. In the afternoon games of canasta and other cards games are played. An afternoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. The movie for this week is a comedy, titled, “The Love Punch.”

         Thursday, Oct. 2 – Another fun time with Wii bowling begins at 9:30 a.m. Zumba by Angie, begins at 10:30 a.m. During the afternoon, try a game of canasta, or some pool/snooker playing. At 2:00 p.m. a wild game of bingo takes place. Everyone is a winner. Musicians tune up their instruments to make some good toe-tappin country music, that starts at 6:00 p.m. Come enjoy the music!

        Friday, Oct. 3 – Friday mornings start off with the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, women’s 8-ball pool, and a painting/crafting class, all beginning at 9:30 a.m. And at 10:30 a.m. line dancing class members move to the music. Cards are brought out for afternoon games of canasta, and pool balls for rounds of pool/snooker.

         Game champions announced for last week were: social bridge; Barbara Geiser, 1st, and Lynn Fent, 2nd; duplicate bridge winners were; Lionel Raff and Al Perry, 1st; and Meg Kletke and Adrienne Hyle; 2nd. Winner of the pool tournament last week was Frank Berry. Wii bowling champions for the week were Lynn Duncan and Lee Arnswald.        

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