The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center offers a cool place to get out of the outside heat and enjoy fun activities. The Center welcomes all seniors, 50 and over. Activities include: card games, pool and snooker, bridge, exercise classes, line dancing, Zumba, bingo, a painting/crafting class, and an evening of music with country tunes performed by several musicians. Also, a walking trail is located right outside by the Center, in Couch Park. 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 the second and fourth Thursday during the summer, from 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.
Please note; music night will only be held, during the months of June, July and August, on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Times will remain from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Monday, June 5 – Monday morning starts the week off at 9:30 a.m. with a Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class and women’s pool playing. The exercise class offers a cool place to get a good workout routine that can strengthen your muscles and increase your flexibility. Everyone has a chair where some of the exercises are done along with some standing exercises you will have a chair for support. Join the women pool players for some friendly competition in 8-ball games. After the exercise class, a line dancing class is held. The boot scootin’ begins at 10:30 a.m. At 1 p.m. canasta, social bridge, pool, and snooker are played. Come enjoy the cool activities.
Tuesday, June 6 – Stay cool while getting a more intense exercise/dance workout. The free exercise/dance class is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. It is called, “Zumba with Angie”. This class will get you moving to some Latin American type music. Please wear good sturdy shoes for all the quick stepping. No slide on shoes allowed. Afternoon games 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. Pool and snooker playing are popular, also. Bingo is called at 2 p.m. It’s a lot of laughs and everyone wins a prize! We always have a jig saw puzzle out, for the puzzlers.
Wednesday, June 7 – The Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class meets up again at 9:30 a.m. Also, women pool players come in at that time to shoot several rounds of 8-ball. At 10:30 a.m., line dancers do some quick stepping to country tunes. In the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played starting around 1 p.m. along with pool and snooker. A puzzle is always out ready to be solved.
Thursday, June 8 – Free guitar lessons are offered at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. Zumba dancers begin moving to some jazzy tunes. The afternoon brings out canasta and bridge players and pool players, at 1 p.m. Bingo sometimes has a guest caller on Thursdays and the exciting games begin at 2 p.m. Music night will be held at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Snacks are brought by everyone and shared during the evening.
Friday, June 9 – Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, women’s pool, and a painting/crafting class take place at 9:30 a.m. The artists bring in their art projects and supplies and share their ideas and instructional skills with each other. Come and join them. The puzzle table is always waiting for someone to stop by and find a piece to the puzzle.
Last weeks reported social bridge winners were: Connie Mennem, 1st; and Beverly Dale, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winners were: Charles Foreman and Ina Abels, 1st and Meg Kletke and Adrienne Hyle, 2nd. The second day of duplicate bridge the winners were: Carl Provence and Gay Lynn Bullock, 1st; and Camille Johnston and Al Perry, 2nd.