The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center’s offer of free income tax assistance has reached the deadline. The AARP tax preparers had an extra day extension which will be Monday, April 18 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This will be the last day they will be working. 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. The Senior Center offers many activities for people 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, April 18 – Last chance for free assistance in preparing your income taxes. Preparers will be working steadily from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The free Sit and Be Fit exercise class gets under way then, also. The 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. Also, women pool players get out their sticks for some rounds of 8-ball pool. At 10:30 a.m. after the exercise class a line dancing class continues to get some more exercise while swooshing around the floor. Afternoon brings in card players, bridge games, and pool/snooker shooters.
Tuesday, April 19 – “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, April 20 – Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class and women’s pool and all begin again 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. A coed 8-ball pool tournament will be held at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy the fun competition.
Thursday, April 21 –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. 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 by everyone and served during the evening.
Friday, April 22 – Friday mornings get started at 9:30 a.m. with exercise class, pool playing for women, and a painting class. 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: Lynn Fent, 1st, and Sue McMillan, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winners were: Lionel Raff and Al Perry, 1st; and Meg Kletke and Adrienne Hyle, 2nd. Winning partners for the second day of duplicate bridge playing were: Lionel Raff and Al Perry, 1st; and John and Sandy Boepple, 2nd. The 9-ball pool tournament champion for last week was Larry Leonard.