Friday, November 11, 2016

Stillwater Senior Activity Center Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

        City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will close two days for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Center will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. Many activities are offered to seniors 50 and over 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, Nov. 21 – The holidays are here so you might think about joining the free exercise class called Sit ‘n Be Fit. This class is offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. 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. 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, Nov. 22 – If you want to really work off the extra calories you should check out 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. Exercise equipment that 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 too, for all the puzzlers.
        Wednesday, Nov. 23 – It is time for another morning workout in the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class beginning at  9:30 a.m. Women pool players arrive also, 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.  
         Thursday, Nov. 24 – The Center is closed.
         Friday, Nov. 25 – The Center is closed.
         Last weeks reported winners in social bridge were: Sally Simmons, 1st and Norma Shamblin, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners were: Lionel Raff and Al Perry, 1st; and Carl Provance and Sandy Boepple, 2nd.

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