City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center has put up their Christmas tree and decorations to get in the mood for the holiday. On Wednesday, December 7 participants are encouraged to bring their favorite holiday snack to share at the Center. The snacks will be put out and enjoyed starting at 2:00 p.m. Many activities are offered for seniors 50 and over to participate in such as; exercise classes, line dancing, Zumba, card and bridge games, pool and snooker playing including tournaments, bingo, and a music night with country tunes. Hours 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, Dec. 5 – How about a free exercise class? One is offered at the Center every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m., called Sit ‘n Be Fit. You can get a good workout of stretching and toning exercises. Chairs are used for some of the exercises so you always have something there for support if needed. Bouncing balls, stretchy bands, and sponge balls are all utilized in the 45 minute routine. Also, at 9:30 a.m. there is some fun competition going on around the pool tables as the women 8-ball pool players get together for some fun competition. They welcome new players to join in the fun. After the exercise class, starting at 10:30 a.m., you can get some more exercise by participating in the line-dancing class. They love to do some boot scootin’ to country music. In the afternoon at 1:00 p.m. canasta and social bridge players arrive ready to try their hands with the cards, hoping for a win. If you would like to play social bridge and have not played here before, please call the Center ahead of time so the number of places at each table can be arranged. Also, a jig saw puzzle is always out ready for a piece to be found.
Tuesday, Dec. 6 – Another free exercise class that is offered is the “Zumba with Angie” class. This class meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. It is a quick moving dance/exercise class done to mostly Latin American music. Please wear good sturdy shoes for all the quick stepping. No slide on types allowed. In the afternoon, games played include; canasta, duplicate bridge, pool/snooker, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Most card games start around 1:00 p.m. except for duplicate bridge which starts at 12:15 p.m. New players of duplicate bridge should call the Center ahead of time to make arrangements. Duplicate bridge is played with a partner. A pool tournament will be held starting at 1:00 p.m. Bring you pool stick or use one from the Center and enjoy your afternoon in some friendly competition. A pool tournament will be held starting at 1:00 p.m. Bring you pool stick or use one from the Center and enjoy your afternoon in some friendly competition. Exercise equipment that includes exercise bikes, a treadmill, 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 wins a prize! We always have a jig saw puzzle out too, for all the puzzlers.
Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Sit ‘n Be Fit begins at 9:30 a.m. Women pool players are back again ready to have a good time with several rounds of friendly 8-ball. 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. Remember, at 2:00 p.m. special holiday treats that participants have brought to share, will be served
Thursday, Dec. 8 – A lot of guitar strumming can be heard as guitar lessons begin at 9:30 a.m. Zumba dancers begin moving to some jazzy tunes at 10:30 a.m. The afternoon brings out the canasta, bridge, and pool players around 1p.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 their country tunes until 8:30 p.m. Snacks are brought in by everyone and served during the evening.
Friday, Dec. 9 – Friday gets started with morning activities at 9:30 a.m. These include; Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, women’s pool playing, and a painting class. The artists bring in their art projects and supplies and share their ideas and skills with each other. Afternoon duplicate bridge players arrive at 12:15 a.m. ready to play some serious cards. Canasta card games start around 1:00 p.m. Pool and snooker tables are open for games, too. The puzzle table is always waiting for someone to stop by and find a piece to the puzzle.
Last weeks reported winners in social bridge were: Norma Shamblin, 1st and Lynn Fent, 2nd.