The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center participants can enjoy a night of country music this week. Music night will be held Thursday, January 25 starting at 6 p.m. The Center offers many activities for persons, 50 and over, 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 of the month, 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.
Monday, January 22 – Monday mornings begin at 9:30 a.m. with an exercise class called, Sit ‘n Be Fit and women’s 8-ball pool. In the exercise class a chair is set out for everyone to do the sitting exercises and to use for support while doing the standing ones. Stretchy bands and bouncing balls are utilized to test your flexibility and coordination. The women pool players play several rounds of friendly 8-ball pool and always welcome new players to join them. Starting at 10:30 a.m. line dancers line up ready to do some boot scootin’ across the floor in time to country music. They have fun while getting some good exercise. At 1 p.m. canasta, social bridge, pool and snooker are played. Also, check out the jig saw puzzle table and test your puzzle skills.
Tuesday, January 23 – Get some more exercise by trying the “Zumba with Angie” exercise/dance class. The routine is done to fast moving music. The class meets 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, January 24 – The Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class get together again starting at 9:30 a.m. Women pool players come in during the same time for some fun competition. 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, January 25 – Guitar tunes can be heard coming from the room where students are enjoying their guitar lessons. Those lessons start 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. Reminder: Music night will be held tonight starting at 6 p.m. You can bring a snack to share with everyone while tapping your toes to the music.
Friday, January 26 – Friday mornings bring in the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercisers, women pool players, and artists at 9:30 a.m. The artists bring in their art supplies and share their ideas and skills with each other. The painting class time continues into the afternoon now to accommodate more artists and give their paint time to dry. At 10:30 a.m., line dancers start strolling across the floor keeping in step to the music. During the afternoon, duplicate bridge starts at 12:15 p.m., then 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 social bridge winners were: Wanda Harper, 1st; and Donna Stritzke, 2nd. Winning partners in duplicate bridge: Lionel Raff and Al Perry, 1st; and Adrienne Hyle and Meg Kletke, 2nd.