Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Brunch at the Senior Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity will celebrate the holiday with a Christmas brunch on Monday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m. Senior participants are invited to bring a food dish or snack item to share and enjoy the fellowship with everyone. The Center offers a fun place for persons 50 years old and over to come and enjoy various activities at no cost. Get active and stay active! Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a December 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. Reminder: as the weather starts to change and winter approaches, if the Stillwater Public schools decide to close due to inclement weather, the Stillwater Senior Activity Center will also be closed.

       Monday, Dec. 15 – The doors open at 9:30 a.m. and you can exercise free with the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class; or play some 8-ball with the women pool players; or try out your painting or crafting skills with the artists. The Christmas brunch will be at 10:30 a.m. Then afterwards the line dancers will work off some of those calories with their fancy footwork. 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, Dec. 16 – Wii bowling is a fun and popular activity to participate in on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Also, on Tuesday and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. free guitar lessons are given by one of the senior participants. Come expand your knowledge on the guitar. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get some energetic exercise in the Zumba class. 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, Dec. 17 – The Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise group meets up again at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes.  During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played, and also pool and snooker. An afternoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. A holiday themed movie will be shown this week titled, “The Christmas Shoes.”
    Thursday, Dec. 18 – Thursday mornings it is time for Wii bowling or free guitar lessons at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can Zumba with Angie. This is an aerobic dance workout done to mostly American Latin type music. This exercise will surely eat up the calories and there is no charge for the class. In the afternoon, canasta, bridge, other card games, and pool and snooker are played. At 1:00 p.m. a coed 8-ball pool tournament will be held. Women are encouraged to participate. Don’t let the men have all the fun! At 2:00 p.m. bingo is played with a guest caller and everyone is a winner.
     Friday, Dec. 19 – Friday mornings get busy with exercise class, women’s pool, and a painting/crafting class at 9:30 a.m. Line dancing starts at 10:30 a.m. This is a good workout that is fun while testing your coordination. Then stay for the afternoon and play canasta, other card games, or pool and snooker. A jig saw puzzle is always out for some challenging puzzle solving.

    Game champions announced for last week were: for social bridge; Thea Pratt, 1st and Beverly Dale, 2nd; and duplicate bridge winning partners; Lionel Raff and Al Perry, 1st; and Terry Miller and Camille Johnston, 2nd

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