Monday, November 3, 2014

Fun Activities Planned at the Stillwater Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center has many fun activities planned for the week. A coed pool tournament will take place Monday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. Senior citizens, 50 and over are encouraged to come participate in the tournament and any of the other various activities offered at the Senior Center, such as; exercise class, line dancing, bridge and other card games, Zumba class, guitar lessons, bingo, painting and crafting class, pool and snooker, puzzles, and musical entertainment. There is no cost to enjoy any of these activities, so come check it out. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up an 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. 27– The week gets started off at 9:30 a.m. with the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class. 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 rounds of 8-ball while enjoying the social time with each other. Also, the painting/crafting class gets together at 9:30 a.m. You can bring your art supplies or a craft project and share 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, Oct. 28 –Wii bowling is a popular activity played on a game system. This is played at 9:30 a.m. Guitar lessons also 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. 29 – Wednesday morning starts at 9:30 a.m. with the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class and the women pool players having a good time. 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 a Halloween classic comedy, titled, “Hocus Pocus.”

         Thursday, Oct. 30 – Arrive at 9:30 a.m. and bowl a couple games using the Wii system then stay and learn to Zumba with Angie, which 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. 31 – 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. There will be special Halloween treats for refreshments at 2:00 p.m. and seniors are encouraged to dress up in a costume or Halloween shirt.

         Game champions announced for last week were: social bridge; Dollie McClary and Janetta Loper, both tied for first and second place. Duplicate bridge winning partners were: Lionel Raff and Al Perry, 1st; and Murna Raff and Sandy Boepple, 2nd. Winner of the pool tournament last week was Mike Bays. 

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