Stillwater News Press

March 2, 2013

Senior Center Watch 03-03-13

Stillwater NewsPress

— The city of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will hold the March birthday potluck luncheon at noon Friday. Bring a food dish to share or pay $3 per person and enjoy the fellowship and good food.

The center is a place to receive free income tax help. Trained AARP volunteer income tax preparers are providing tax assistance 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday until April 15 on a first-come, first-serve basis with no appointments necessary.  It is helpful to bring last year’s return, along with  all other necessary information and identification.  

Sign up now for the defensive driving class provided by Meridian Technology Center on 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25. Call for more information or come by to sign up. Check with your insurance agent to see if this class could get you a discount on your insurance.

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 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday for music night. Call 405-747-8080 for more information on activities offered including joining a social or duplicate bridge group.

Monday: Women pool players get out their pool sticks and rack up the balls for some good times and laughs starting at 9:30 a.m. A painting class comes in at the same time, bringing their own supplies and sharing  ideas and expertise. Tax help is also scheduled, 9:30 a.m. to noon.  The afternoon crowd enjoys playing various games such as bridge, canasta, dominoes, and pool or snooker.

Tuesday: Exercise is good for you, so come check it out for yourself. A free exercise class, Sit ‘n Be Fit,  is held every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:30 to about 10:15 a.m. Income tax assistance continues during the morning.  A Veteran’s Affairs representative visits from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Assistance is offered with any questions or paper work. No appointment is needed. A men’s pool tournament will be held at 1 p.m.

Wednesday: Women pool players practice eight-ball strategies beginning at 9:30 a.m. A Wii interactive game set and a pingpong table are also available for use. Tax preparers work on taxes 9:30 a.m. to noon. The drama movie, Sparkle, will be shown at 2 p.m.

Thursday: Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class meets at 9:30 a.m. for toning and stretching. A group of line dancers sometimes stay and have a good time stepping in time to the music.  An in-house pool tournament for men will be held at 1 p.m. Bingo is called at 2 p.m. Thursday evening, the doors open back up at 5:30 p.m. for a night of music.

Friday: Morning activities include women’s pool playing and the painting group getting creative on their canvases beginning at 9:30 a.m.  At noon, the March birthday luncheon will be held. Enjoy lunch and make some new friends.

Last week’s bridge winners were Jean Herndon, first, and Wally Reynolds, second. Duplicate bridge winning partners were Betty Abenante and Seham El Sherif were first and Lionel Raff and Al Perry were second.

Maxine Morgan was the Texas Hold’em champion for the week.

Frank Berry won the coed  pool tournament.                   .