Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Birthdays Celebrated at the Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will celebrate participant’s April birthdays with a pot-luck luncheon on Friday, April 10 at 12:00 noon. Ham with pineapple will be the entrée. You can bring a food dish to share or pay $3/person and join the friendly fellowship. Free blood pressure checks will be taken on Thursday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. by Home Call Home Service. Free income tax help is still being offered, but time is running out. The AARP income tax service will conclude on Wednesday, April 15 at 12:00 noon. The 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. 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. 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 an April calendar of events.

        Also please note; a sign-up sheet is out now at the Center for a defensive driving class that will be provided by Meridian Technology Center, free of charge, on Wednesday, April 15 from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This class may earn you a discount on your vehicle insurance. Space is limited so come by or call the Center to get signed up!

        Monday, April 6 –The week starts off with the free income tax service starting at 9:30 a.m. Also, beginning at that time you can join the free exercise class, shoot some 8-ball pool with the women, or check out the 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 your supplies and give your skills 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 music. Afternoon activities include: canasta, bridge, puzzle solving, pool, and snooker. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and enjoy the fun competition!

        Tuesday, April 7 – Challenge yourself to a game of Wii bowling or get your income taxes done at 9:30 a.m. Wii bowling is a fun game played on a gaming system. If you like to bowl you should enjoy this game. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a really good workout in the free Zumba class. This class is done to some high tempo music and is bound 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 during the afternoon, too. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m.  It is a lot of laughs and everyone gets a prize!

         Wednesday, April 8 – Free tax help continues at 9:30 a.m. Test your endurance in 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 a repeat showing titled, “The Theory of Everything”.

         Thursday, April 9 – After the doors open at 9:30 a.m., you can either get your taxes figured free, try out the Wii bowling game, or take a free guitar lesson. 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. Blood pressure checks will be done at 1:00 p.m. No appointment is needed. 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, April 10 – Exercise class, women’s pool, and a painting/crafting class all begin 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. The April pot-luck birthday luncheon begins at 12:00 noon. Bring a food dish to share or pay $3/person and enjoy the delicious food and socializing. After lunch, afternoon games include; canasta and duplicate bridge.

         Last weeks reported winners were: for social bridge, Lynn Fent, first and Connie Mennen, was second; and in duplicate bridge; Betty Lowery and Patricia Logan, were first and Sandy Boepple and Bob Henderson, came in second. Duplicate bridge players met up again for a game and the winning partners were: Al Perry and Lionel Raff, first; and John and Sandy Boepple, were second. Jack Ventris was the champion in the coed pool tournament held during last week. 

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