- EMERGENCY PLANNING
- TAX AIDE 2019
- BLUE ZONES
- TURNING 65?
- BUSINESS SPONSORS
- ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
- AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS
- CREATIVE ARTS
- TALKING WITH YOUR DOCTOR
- RESOURCE GUIDE/ADRC
- LECTURES for the CURIOUS
- FALL PREVENTION
- HEALTHY EATING
- DAY TRIPS
- CONTACT US
BINGO EVERY THURSDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS
Doors open at 4:00 and games start at 6:00. New players encouraged to arrive by 5:30. Average payout is over $1300 each night. Minimum buy-in is $10.
CREATIVE ARTS CLASSES at the Senior Center.
Provided by the Columbia Center for the Arts at the Senior Center. No Charge, but space is limited to 10.
Call the Center to sign up for each class.
If you missed the first class you can still sign up.
Pen and Ink and drawing Florals - October 2nd and 16th Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00
Knitting, Crocheting and even spinning your own yarn - October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th Fridays 9:00 – 10:30
Poetry, Creative Writing and Haikus - October 8th and 15th Tuesday 10:00
G l a s s Art - October 10th and 24th Thursdays 10:00
Aging Well May 26th
Many have experienced those inner rewards. I have been tempted. I have looked inside that window and felt the attraction of gardening, but for many reasons I haven't walked around and gone in the front door or even the back door. Some have a green thumb. I have a brown thumb. I can hear the plants screaming when I come near. I have forgotten to water and have over watered. I have allowed zucchini to grow three feet long and tomatoes, well, I never had much luck with tomatoes. But weeds I know well. They don't need special efforts or even much rain to survive (during the dry summer if it weren't for the green weeds my yard would look like a brown shag carpet). It may seem odd but maybe there is a reason for weeds: to remind us of nature's abiltiy to keep coming back; of nature's resiliency - even though they are such a pain in the backside. And maybe that is what life is about. .
We had a toe tapping, thigh slapping good time at the Ice Cream Social celebrating Older American's Month. The Area Agency on Aging, with an assist from Meals-on-Wheels, organized the fun and the Hardshell Harmony provided the sounds. As part of the celebration, Martha Hoffman won the contest for having the largest family including 12 children, 38 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. That is quite a brood!
Most of the Center's activities are peer taught by volunteers and the summer is a natural time to take a break for several of the activities including the lecture series, basic computer classes, Tai Chi and the Serenaders. But they will all be back next fall along with the "Yes, You can Draw! class and some special offerings. Anyone interested in finding your inner beat or doing an Authur Godfrey impression on a ukulele?
The Next Chapter Lecture series will continue through June and the speaker for Tuesday June 2nd at 11:00 am will be Antoine Tissot discussing Wills and Estates. Antoine is a local Attorney practicing with Brad Timmons with special training in the area of Elder Law.
Tonight at the Center the Jazz Generations are playing the big band sound for you dancing and listening pleasure. And next week will be a surprise, but the music is always good. Music starts at 7:00 and admission is free. Everybody is welcome.
This coming Thursday, Betty and Martha have decided it is time for the Nu-2-U Shop to have another once in a while $1 a bag sale. They are again over stocked and this is your chance to buy some nice clothes at practically give away prices. Nu-2-U is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 1:30. And don't forget to ask for a kiss.
It is time to wrap this one up and head to the river for a family picnic and maybe spend some time in the backyard. It needs the work. Until we meet again, for the gardeners in the audience a few words from William Blake.
"To see a world in a grain of sand/And a heaven in a wildflower/Hold infinity in the palm of your hand/And eternity in an hour."
- ► 2019 (42)
- ► 2018 (52)
- ► 2017 (49)
- ► 2016 (51)
- ► 2015 (50)
- ► 2014 (54)
- ► 2013 (50)
- ► 2012 (51)
- ► 2011 (53)
- ► 2010 (51)
- ▼ 2009 (54)