Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Free Tax Help at the Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center is still offering free income tax help, 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, March 30 –The AARP trained tax preparers will be to start at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning and go until 12:00 noon. Sign up when you arrive. 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 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.

        Tuesday, March 31 – You can get your taxes done or play Wii games starting at 9:30 a.m. Wii bowling is the popular game of choice. This 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 in the afternoon, too. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m.  It is a lot of laughs and everyone gets a prize!

         Wednesday, April 1 – It is April Fool’s day, but don’t be fooled in to missing out on all the fun activities going on at the Senior Activity Center. Free tax help continues at 9:30 a.m. Tone up 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 a sports drama titled, “When the Game Stands Tall”.

         Thursday, April 2 – 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. 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 3 – 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. Afternoon games include; canasta and duplicate bridge. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and enjoy the fun competition!

         Last weeks reported winners were: for social bridge, Jean Herndon, first and Janetta Loper, was second; and in duplicate bridge; Adrienne Hyle and Meg Kletke, were first and Sandy Boepple and Bob Henderson, came in second. Wayne Venson and Jack Ventris tied as champions in the coed pool tournament.

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