The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center continues to offer a place to receive free help preparing your income taxes. Trained AARP tax preparers provide their free assistance, Mondays through Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. They will continue their service clear in to the month of April. No appointments will be taken. It is a first come first serve basis. You will need to bring your return from last year if possible, picture identification, social security card, and any income information as needed. Many activities are offered for participants 50 years and older. Come check it out! Hours for participation are Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m.; and music night is held on Thursday evenings, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The facility is closed on weekends. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information and make sure to pick up a calendar of events.
Monday, February 29 – Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. Income tax help, Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class and women’s pool playing all begin at that time. The free exercise class will give you a good stretching and flexing of those muscles. The women pool players have a good time playing several rounds of 8-ball and they would like for some more players to come and join them every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. after the exercise class a line dancing class continues to get some more exercise while bootscootin’ around the floor. Afternoon brings in card players, bridge games, and pool or snooker playing. This fun begins around 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1 – Income tax assistance begins at 9:30 a.m. after the doors open. “Zumba with Angie” is a dance exercise class that is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. The exercises are done mostly to Latin American dance music. It will give you a good fun workout. In the afternoon, games are played that include; canasta, duplicate bridge, pool/snooker, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exercise equipment that includes 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 wins a prize!
Wednesday, March 2 – Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, women’s pool and tax assistance all begin at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m., after the exercise class, line dancers start kicking up their heels as they keep up with swinging country tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta, and other card games are played.
Thursday, March 3 – Bring your taxes in and get them figured free of charge. Then at 10:30 a.m. the Zumba class members start fast moving too some jazzy tunes. They can work up quite a sweat by the end of the class. Starting around 1:00 p.m. canasta and bridge players are dealing out their cards. Bingo has a guest caller on Thursdays and starts at 2:00 p.m. You should come have some fun! Music night musicians start tuning up their instruments at 5:30 p.m. and by 6:00 p.m. they are ready to entertain the audience with country tunes until 8:30 p.m. Snacks are served during the evening.
Friday, March 4 – Exercisers meet up again along with women pool players at 9:30 a.m. Also, a painting and crafting group get together during that same time. Bring your painting or crafting supplies and share your skills with the class. Line dancers start their routines at 10:30 a.m. after the exercise class. Afternoon card games begin around 12:30 p.m. except for duplicate bridge, which begins at 12:15 p.m. A coed pool tournament will be held at 1:00 p.m. Come enjoy the fun competition. Also, a puzzle is always out on the table waiting for a piece to be found.
Last weeks reported winners for duplicate bridge were: Al Perry and Lionel Raff, 1st; and Jerry Koelsch and Sandy Boepple, 2nd. The second day of duplicate bridge, the winning partners were: Al Perry and Lionel Raff, 1st; and Norma Burk and Treca Baer, 2nd. Champion of the pool tournament for the week was Vic Berryman.