Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fun Activities at the Stillwater Senior Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center has a fun week of activities planned. Also, the free AARP income tax service continues Monday through Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. No appointments are taken. It is only a first come first serve basis. This free service is provided by AARP trained volunteers. You need to bring last year’s income tax return, W-2 forms, identification including Social Security card and photo ID and any other documentation that might be needed to complete your return. Check out the activities such as; exercise and dance classes, bridge, pool playing and tournaments, card games, painting and crafting, bingo, music night, movies and even guitar lessons. Everyone 50 and over should check out their Senior Activity Center. It 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. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a February calendar of events when you stop by. Reminder: Winter is upon us now so if the Stillwater Public schools decide to close due to inclement weather, the Stillwater Senior Activity Center will also be closed.

        Monday, Feb. 16 – A busy week begins with the free income tax service starting at 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Also, other activities starting at 9:30 a.m. are a free exercise class, women’s 8-ball pool time, and a painting/crafting class. The Sit n’ Be Fit exercise class is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. This class utilizes stretching bands, bouncing balls and sponge balls as part of the stretching and limbering up routine. Check it out! Women’s pool playing is a good socialization time and competitive fun! The painting/crafting class members test their creative side with their art work. Bring you supplies and give yours a test. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a different kind of exercise by joining the line dancing class and boot scootin’ to country tunes. Afternoon activities include: canasta, bridge, puzzle solving, pool, and snooker.

        Tuesday, Feb. 17 – The AARP tax preparers will be ready to go starting at 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Try out Wii bowling at 9:30 a.m. This is a fun game played on a gaming system. If you like to bowl why not try it out? Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get some energetic exercise in the free Zumba class. This class is good to get your heart rate up. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, 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, Feb. 18 – Free tax help continues at 9:30 a.m. Get in shape by joining the free  Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class starting at 9:30 a.m. Or bring your pool stick and shoot some 8-ball during women’s pool time, also 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. The afternoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. This week’s movie is an adventure film titled, “Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie”.

         Thursday, Feb. 19 – You can get your income taxes done for free at the Center. Or try out the Wii bowling games, starting at 9:30 a.m. Also, try out your musical skills with free guitar lessons. Then another class that will really burn up the calories is Zumba with Angie. It begins at 10:30 a.m. This is a fast paced exercise class done to jazzy type music. Come check it out and work up a good sweat. Afternoon games start around 1:00 p.m. Canasta is a popular game of choice. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and have some fun competition! At 2:00 p.m. every Thursday a guest bingo caller arrives ready to give out prizes. Join the fun! Don’t forget music night at 6:00 p.m. There is always good toe tapping music to enjoy!

         Friday, Feb. 20– Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, women’s pool, and the painting/crafting class all take place at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. country music can be heard playing as the line dancers move their feet in time to the music. After lunch, come down to the Center and get in a game of canasta or pool.

         Game champions announced for last week were: Social bridge; Barbara Geiser, 1st; and Cindy Smith, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winners were; Terry Miller and Camille Johnston, 1st, and Jerry Koelsch and Carolyn Schwabe, 2nd.The pool tournament for the week had a three way tie for first, and the winners were Vic Berryman, Frank Berry and Jack Ventris.

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