The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will celebrate participant’s March birthdays on Wednesday, March 30. Cake and ice cream will be served at 2:00 p.m. to Center participants. The Senior Center offers many activities for people 50 years and older. Come check it out! The 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 are 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. 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, March 28 – Tax assistance, Sit and Be Fit exercise class, and women’s pool all begin at 9:30 a.m. The free exercise class uses chairs to do the sitting exercises and some are done while standing by your chair for support if needed. Stretching and toning exercises are done using hand weights, rubber balls, and sponge balls. It is a good 45 minute workout. 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 29 – Income tax assistance continues at 9:30 a.m. “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. Please wear good sturdy shoes. No slide on types. 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 30 – Morning activities start at 9:30 a.m. and include the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, women’s pool and tax preparations. 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. At 2:00 p.m., the March birthday celebration for participants will begin with cake and ice cream being served.
Thursday, March 31 – Tax help continues on a first come first serve basis at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. the Zumba class members start moving to 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 start dealing out their cards. A coed pool tournament will be held at 1:00 p.m. Come enjoy the fun competition. Bingo has a guest caller on Thursdays and games begin 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 brought in and served during the evening.
Friday, April 1 – The Center opens up at 9:30 a.m. and the exercisers and women pool players start arriving ready to have a good time. Also, on Friday mornings, a painting class is held. You should 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. Also, a puzzle is always out on the table waiting for a piece to be found.
Last weeks reported winners for social bridge were: Barbara Geiser, 1st, and Lynn Fent, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winners were: Meg Kletke and Adrienne Hyle, 1st; and Lucy Robinson and Jane Anderson, 2nd. Champion of the pool tournament for the week was Vic Berryman.