2012-05-24 / Community

Senior Center

I have to tell you a short story about our last week’s potluck. If you missed it, you missed some fabulous food along with the laughs and socialization. On my part, here is what you missed:

I received a telephone call the morning of potluck. The person on the other line asked if potluck was tonight and I went on to tell him yes. He then asked who the entertainment was. I answered with Mike Johnson. His reply was, “Oh no, I don’t like his music. I don’t care for him.” I literally thought the phone was going to drop out of my hand. Imagine the look on my face if you could have seen it. I didn’t know how to reply!

Lo and behold it was “Mike Johnson” himself. Watch out Mike, you are due for a pay back. Heehee.

Back to the potluck, entertainment for the evening ended up being Mike Johnson and his friend Cindy Coccia. Unfortunately, Tom Hoholik had to cancel, but we are hoping to see him throughout the summer.

Next month’s entertainment is “Darryl Dixon.” Potlucks are always scheduled for the third Thursday, with entertainment beginning at 4 p.m. and dinner being served at approximately 5 p.m. Why not join us on Thursday, June 21. Remember, your never too old to have fun!

We have started to take requests for upcoming bus trips. Once again, I encourage you to sign up as soon as possible, which allows us time to get enough tickets, sit together and make bus arrangements.

The Center is currently trying to fill buses for “The Fab Four”, which is geared around The Beatles. The bus trip is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12, with a cost of $30, which includes transportation and ticket to show.

The one that seems to be filling up quicker is Friday, Dec. 14, “The Broadway Spirit of Christmas” show. The cost is $35, which also includes transportation and a ticket to the show.

Both bus trips will depart from the Center parking lot at 4:30 p.m. For more information give the Center a call at 341-5923.

If you would like to sign up for our monthly newsletter, the cost is $5 for the year. Info needed includes: name, address, telephone number and birth date.

If you are looking for those “fresh” vegetables, you might want to check out the Project Fresh Program. If you are age 60 or older, reside in Schoolcraft County and have an income at or below $20,147 for an individual or $27,214 for a couple, you are eligible for $20 worth of coupons to purchase items at any Michigan farmer’s market. Coupons are good until Oct. 31, 2012.

With summer fast approaching, you might want to consider coming to the Center on Wednesdays and Fridays, between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. for Low Impact Exercise Classes. Bill Pohlman, a Certified Personal Trainer will assist you with light stretching, range of motion exercises, walking to music, light resistance band workout, chair exercises using power loops, chair squats, stand up/sit down, hands on thighs, light workout using 2 lb., 4 lb. Medicine balls/dumbbells, seated leg extensions, cross leg, toes out to side, plantar and dorsi flexsion and seated lateral raises, front raise and bicep curls.

Whew! I almost feel the workout as I am typing. And if you want to get out and walk, it would be nice to get a small group together one day a week after work. Give the Center a call at 341-5923 or my cell, 286- 3347.

July will be here before we know it. I recently spoke to one of the committee members for the Fourth of July Parade and wanted to share a bit with you. Did you know that it costs $1,500 per band? I, along with many, would have never guessed this.

We are to blame if we complain that the parade wasn’t very good. Keep in mind it all runs on donations. Dig in your pocket and contact one of the members to make this year’s parade a hit. Every dollar adds up. Contact persons are Guerda Frenette, 341-6300 or Roger and Nancy Irie, 341-6493.

One of their fundraisers is this Thursday, May 24. To show your support, go to Jack’s Fresh Market and order a rack, or more, of the freshly cooked Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ ribs for $10. The Fourth of July committee receives a portion of the proceeds for every one sold, and you get your bellies full.

The Center offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, to observe Memorial Day. CAA will not be serving a Noon Meal or doing Home- Delivered Meals. No bridge. Have a safe holiday!

Military package donations were donated by Fern Robinson, Lucille Boyd and Victor Hughson. The Women’s Club knitted helmet liners which will also go into the packages. I have the pattern if anyone would like to help with this project.

Grant and Ruth Taylor dropped by with rhubarb from their garden.

A “Treasure and Trash” donations was donated by Lucille Boyd and Donna Barber donated a potluck prize. Polly Mero and Delores Gould gave miscellaneous donations.

We sincerely wish to thank each of you for your generosity towards the Center.

Monetary donations received in memory of:

• Connie Wood from Phil and Jackie Villemure and Jean Flodin

• Darryl Bertrand from Phil and Jackie Villemure,

• Ruth Robere from Marlene Peterson and Jack and Helen Creighton

A Maintenance and Support donation was received from Laura Lee Tegtman.

BRIDGE May 18: 1st-Mary Lou Marx, 2nd-Larry Savoie, 3rd- Audrey Savoie, 4th-Ann Willcock, 5th-Helen Barton, CFC-Judy Rodgers. Hostess, Helen Barton served cherry dessert, ham salad, egg salad sandwiches and trail mix.

BRIDGE May 14: 1st-Pat Flint, 2nd-Joyce Lesica, 3rd-Hanna Mammen, 4th-Eris Webb, 5th-Joyce LaTulip, CFC-Bibi Duquette. Hostess, Nancy Brown served carrot cake, brownies and ice cream.

PINOCHLE May 16: 1st-Cathy Wise, 2nd-Nancy Casey, 3rd-Audrey Newborn, Should’a Stayed Home-Peggy Beckman.

500 May 18: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Peg Beckman, 3rd-Marie Sellman, Should’a Stayed Home-Teddie Bouchard.

Birthdays this week: May 24-Pauline Carley and Donald Kujawa, May 25-Bill Robere, May 26-Larry Savoie, Betty Harding, Clara Goudreau and Deanna Swanson, May 27-Irene Grimm, Carol Ford, Myrtle Rogers and Mrs. Ricky Howard, May 29-Elmer Hamiel and Joe LaLonde, May 31-Tom LaButte. Happy birthday wishes to all!!

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