The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center participants can enjoy a night of country music this week. Music night will be held Thursday, December 14 starting at 6 p.m. Doors open back up at 5:30 p.m. so the musicians can get set up and tuned up. Come enjoy the music and singing. Also, you can bring a snack to put out on the counter to share with everyone. If you are 50 and over, the Center offers many activities to participate in, such as: card games, social and duplicate bridge, pool and snooker, exercise classes, line dancing, Zumba, Bingo, a painting class, and an evening of music with country tunes performed by several musicians. Exercise equipment that includes an exercise bike, a treadmill, and a weight set are available for use in the afternoons. 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, 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 is scheduled for this week.
Monday, December 11 – Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m., a free exercise class called, Sit ‘n Be Fit, is offered. A chair is provided for the sitting exercises and for support while doing the standing ones. Stretchy bands and bouncing balls are utilized to test your flexibility and coordination. Women’s pool time begins at 9:30 a.m., also. They play several rounds of friendly 8-ball pool and always welcome new players to join them. After the exercise class, at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start boot scootin’ to country songs. They have a lot of fun, while getting some good exercise. At 1 p.m. canasta, social bridge, pool, and snooker are played. Also, you can check out the jig saw puzzle table and test your puzzle skills.
Tuesday, December 12 – Check out the Zumba with Angie exercise/dance class for a faster paced routine that is done to fast moving music. They meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Good sturdy shoes are required for all the quick stepping, no backless, slide on types are allowed. Afternoon games include; duplicate bridge, canasta and pool/snooker. Most cards games begin at 1 p.m. except for duplicate bridge which starts at 12:15 p.m. Two rounds of bingo are called at 2 p.m. It is a fun time and everybody wins a prize!
Wednesday, December 13 – It is time, starting at 9:30 a.m., for the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class and the women pool players to arrive ready to enjoy the Center. Then at 10:30 a.m., line dancers do some quick stepping to country tunes. 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, December 14 – Some good guitar strumming can be heard coming from the room where senior students are taking their guitar lessons every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. it is time to Zumba again. Class members move with Angie and work on their steps to the Latin American music. The afternoon brings out canasta, bridge and pool players, at 1 p.m. Exciting games of bingo begin at 2 p.m. Do not forget, music night will be held tonight at 6 p.m.
Friday, December 15 – Morning activities begin at 9:30 a.m. with a Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, women’s 8-ball pool playing, and a time to try out your artist skills in the painting class. Artists can bring in their art supplies and get creative and share their ideas with each other. The painting class time now continues into the afternoon so that it can accommodate more artists. At 10:30 a.m., line dancers start strolling across the floor keeping time to the country music. During the afternoon, duplicate bridge starts at 12:15 p.m. and canasta, pool and snooker playing begins 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 Gay Lynn Bullock and Sally Simmons, 2nd place. Social bridge winners were Dona Stritzke, 1st and Lynn Fent, 2nd. Winners for Friday’s duplicate bridge were: Lionel Raff and Al Perry, 1st; and Betty Lowrey and Camille Johnston, came in 2nd.