Monday, November 3, 2014

Free Guitar Lessons at the Stillwater Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center is offering free guitar lessons. Senior Center participant Jim Thomas, is providing the lessons every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. 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, Oct. 20– Monday mornings are busy with Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class 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 challenge their minds by playing 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.

        Tuesday, Oct. 21 –Wii bowling takes place at 9:30 a.m. This is played on a game system where each player is in control of his own game by holding the hand controller. The free guitar lessons begin at 9:30 a.m. The instructor, Jim Thomas is giving his time to help people learn the guitar or brush up on their playing skills. The Zumba class is also popular. Participants start moving to the dance music at 10:30 a.m. to get some exercise. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, dominoes, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use, too. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m. It is a lot of laughs and everyone gets a prize!

         Wednesday, Oct. 22 – The Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class and the women pool players start off the daily activities at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start 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 an old classic comedy, titled, “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

         Thursday, Oct. 23 – Another fun time with Wii bowling begins at 9:30 a.m. Zumba with Angie, begins at 10:30 a.m. During the afternoon, try a game of canasta, or some pool/snooker playing. 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. 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. 24 – 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. After lunch 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; Dollie McClary, 1st, and Janetta Loper, 2nd. Winner of the pool tournament last week was Vic Berryman. Wii bowling champions for the week were Lynn Duncan and Jean Hatcher.        

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