Stillwater News Press

March 23, 2013

Senior Center Watch 03-24-13

Stillwater NewsPress

— The city of Stillwater Senior Activity Center participants look forward to a busy week ahead. At 9:45 a.m. Monday, a defensive driving class is offered but enrollment is at capacity. At 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a book discussion about Woody Guthrie will be presented by the Stillwater Public Library. No sign-up is required and everyone is invited to attend. The book discussion is part of One Book, One Community Stillwater Reads Woody Guthrie’s “Bound for Glory.”

Tax assistance continues at the center with trained AARP volunteer income tax preparers offering free income tax help through April 15.  Hours are 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. No appointments are necessary. Service is first-come, first-served. Bring last year’s return if possible and all other necessary information and identification. Stop by 1015 E. 12th to pick up a March calendar of events. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday for music night. Call 405-747-8080 for more information about joining a social or duplicate bridge group at the center or any other activities offered.

Monday: Women’s pool time is full of fun competitive play and fellowship. A painting class comes in at the same time. They bring their own supplies and share each others’ ideas and expertise. Tax help is also scheduled, 9:30 a.m. to noon. The defensive driving class, which is at full capacity, starts at 9:45 a.m. There is also exercise equipment available including a treadmill, weight set and an exercise bike. The afternoon crowd enjoys playing various games such as bridge, canasta, dominoes and pool or snooker. A jigsaw puzzle table is always set up with a puzzle to solve.

Tuesday: Free “Sit ‘n Be Fit” exercises begin at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Hand weights, stretch bands and bouncing balls are all utilized during the 45-minute workout. Afterward, stay and practice some boot scootin’ line dancing or Wii games. A pingpong table is available for use. Income tax assistance continues during the morning. In the afternoon, there is a choice of games including canasta, duplicate bridge, dominoes, pitch, puzzle solving, snooker or pool. A Veteran’s Affairs representative visits from 1 to 2:45 p.m. to help with any questions or paperwork pertaining to veteran’s assistance. No appointment is needed.

Wednesday: Pool balls can be heard clacking as the women pool players take their aim at the cue ball after the doors open at 9:30 a.m. A Wii interactive game set and a pingpong table are also available for use. Exercise equipment is available, too. Tax preparers work on taxes 9:30 a.m. to noon. Afternoon games begin around 1 p.m. including canasta, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, pitch, pool and snooker. A puzzle is always out waiting for someone to find a piece. The movie, “Chasing Mavericks” will be shown at 2 p.m.

Thursday: The exercise group comes in again at 9:30 a.m. Senior participants can come get in shape and enjoy the fellowship. After class, play some Wii games or pingpong. A group of line dancers sometimes stay and have a good time stepping in time to the music. Income tax help continues from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Don’t forget the book review at 10:30 a.m. At 1 p.m., afternoon games such as canasta, dominoes, social bridge, pool, snooker and puzzle solving are played. At 2 p.m., bingo is called. A lot of laughs are always shared during this time. Don’t miss out on the good times. Thursday evening, the doors open again at 5:30 p.m. for a night of music. The musicians tune up and start some good ol’ country tunes at 6 p.m. Friday: Morning activities begin at 9:30 a.m. including women’s pool playing and the painting group getting creative on their canvases. Exercise equipment is available for use, along with a pingpong table or Wii player. After lunch, check out the afternoon games of cards, Texas Hold’em, dominoes, pool and snooker.

Last week’s bridge winners were Janetta Loper, first, and Dollie McClary, second.

The duplicate bridge winning partners were Betty Abenante and Seham El Sharif, first, and Camille Johnston and Terry Miller, second. The Texas Hold’em group met and the winners for the week were Allen Shields and Paul Hirsch.