Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Stillwater Senior Activity Center Celebrates August Birthdays

        City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will serve cake and ice cream Wednesday, August 31 at 2:00 p.m. in honor of the participant’s August Birthdays. Come and help us celebrate! The Senior Center offers a friendly and cool place to experience many activities for persons that are 50 and over. Many activities take place such as; an exercise class, line dancing, a Zumba exercise/dance class, art class, pool playing, card games, bingo, and an evening music session every Thursday night. Hours for participation at the Senior Center 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, Aug. 29 – A free exercise class called, Sit ‘n Be Fit is offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Chairs are put out for everyone and a variety of exercises are done while sitting. Hand weights, stretchy bands and bouncing balls are incorporated into the routine. Some exercises are also done while standing, but a chair is always there for support if needed. A group of women also come in at that time to play some friendly rounds of 8-ball pool. They have a good time socializing. At 10:30 a.m. after the exercise class, a line dancing class takes place. They do some good boot scooting to country tunes. In the afternoon, bridge players arrive around 12:30 a.m. along with canasta card players and pool/snooker players.
        Tuesday, Aug. 30 – If you would like a faster paced exercise class, you should try the “Zumba with Angie” class. It is a fast paced dance/exercise class done to Latin American music that makes you want to move. It is offered at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please wear good sturdy shoes. No slide on types allowed. In the afternoon, games are played that include; canasta, duplicate bridge, pool/snooker, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exercise equipment which includes 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! We always have a jig saw puzzle out, for all the puzzlers.
        Wednesday, Aug. 31 – Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and it is time to exercise again in the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class. Also, women pool players arrive ready to play some more 8-ball pool games. After the exercise class, at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start kicking up their heels as they keep time with the swinging tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta, and other card games are played. And don’t forget at 2:00 p.m. we celebrate August birthdays with cake and ice cream.
         Thursday, Sept. 1 – The Zumba class is an extra workout that will probably get you sweating to the jazzy tunes. The class starts at 10:30 a.m. You must wear good sturdy shoes. Canasta and bridge players start dealing out their cards at 1:00 p.m. Bingo has a guest caller on Thursdays and the exciting games begin at 2:00 p.m. 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, Sept. 2 – On Friday mornings, you can participate in the free exercise class, women’s pool, or a painting class. Bring your painting or crafting supplies and share your skills with the class.  At 10:30 a.m., after the exercise class is finished warming up the room, the line dancers get in there and heat it up again with some high stepping. Afternoon card games will begin around 1:00 p.m. A coed pool tournament will be held at 1:00 p.m. You are invited to join the fun competition. A puzzle is always out on the table waiting for a piece to be found.
         Last weeks reported winners for social bridge were:  Norma Shamblin, 1st; and Beverly Dale, 2nd.  Duplicate bridge winners were:  Carolyn Schwabe and Norma Burk, 1st; and Camille Johnston and Al Perry. The second day of duplicate bridge, the winning partners were: Al Perry and Lionel Raff, 1st; and Butch and Wilma Hiatt, 2nd.          

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