Friday, January 20, 2017

Stillwater Senior Activity Center Offers Many Free Activities

City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center is a good place for seniors 50 and over to check out the many free activities offered 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. Regular hours at the Senior Center are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and music night is held on Thursday evenings, 6 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, Jan. 30 – A free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class is offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings starting at 9:30 a.m. You can test out your flexibility and muscle tone during the exercise routine. Chairs are set out for everyone to use for support. Also, women pool players get together for several rounds of fun and friendly 8-ball. After the exercise class, at 10:30 a.m. a line dancing class meets and kicks up their heels to some swinging country tunes. Afternoon games begin around 1 p.m. with card games: canasta, social bridge, and pool/snooker.
Tuesday, Jan. 31 – Another free exercise class that will give you a really good workout is the “Zumba with Angie” exercise/dance class that is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. You will do some quick moving steps done mostly to Latin American music. Please wear good sturdy shoes for all the quick stepping. No slide on shoes allowed. In the afternoon, games played include canasta, duplicate bridge, and pool/snooker. Most card games start around 1 p.m. except for duplicate bridge which starts at 12:15 p.m. New duplicate bridge players should call the Center ahead of time to make arrangements. Duplicate bridge is played with a partner. Exercise equipment that includes exercise bikes, a treadmill, and a weight set are available for use in the afternoon. Bingo is played at 2 p.m. It’s a lot of laughs and everyone wins a prize! We always have a jig saw puzzle out too, for all the puzzlers.
Wednesday, Feb. 1 – Wednesday mornings the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class and women’s pool playing begins after the doors open at 9:30 a.m. After the exercise class at 10:30 a.m., line dancers start keeping time with the swinging tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played starting around 1 p.m. A pool tournament will be held starting at         1 p.m. Bring your pool stick or use one from the Center to enjoy your afternoon and some friendly competition. A puzzle is always out ready to be solved.
Thursday, Feb. 2 – Guitar lessons continue at the Center on Thursdays mornings starting at 9:30 a.m. Zumba dancers begin moving again to some jazzy tunes at 10:30 a.m. The afternoon brings out canasta and bridge players at 1 p.m. Bingo has a guest caller on Thursdays and the exciting games begin at 2 p.m. The Center opens back up at 5:30 p.m. to get ready for Music Night. The musicians get their instruments tuned up and are ready to entertain the crowd with country tunes starting at 6 p.m. Come enjoy the music and snacks that participants bring to share. 
Friday, Feb. 3 – Free activities offered Friday mornings are the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, women’s pool playing, and a painting class all starting at 9:30 a.m. The artists bring in their art projects and supplies and share their ideas and skills with each other. Boot scoot’n line dancing gets underway at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon duplicate bridge players arrive at 12:15 p.m. ready to play some serious cards. Canasta card games start around 1 p.m. The puzzle table is always waiting for someone to stop by and find a piece to the puzzle.
Last weeks reported duplicate bridge winners were: Lionel Raff and Al Perry, 1st; and Wilma Hiatt and Sandy Boepple, 2nd.

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