2013-04-11 / Lifestyles

Senior Center

Short, short notice, but with your help we can do it! Would you like to go to the Spring Sing in Munising? The Munising Vanguard Singers will be performing. Those of you who had the chance to hear them at our Christmas party a few years back, know it is definitely worth the trip. They do a fabulous job!

The date is Friday, April 19. (Yes, that soon.) They will be performing at Mather Auditorium, with special music being provided by the Munising High School Chorus and Mel Last. The cost is a $14 donation, which includes transportation by Public Transit and a ticket to the show.

We will be leaving the Senior Center parking lot at 4 p.m., allowing us time to stop and have dinner before the show. (Dutch) The show begins at 7 p.m. Call the Center at 341-5923 for further information. We always have a great time on the bus. I encourage you to call a few friends and invite them to join us. Fun, fun, fun!

Now let’s talk a little further down the road. In the place of our potluck for April we will once again be having a pancake supper, which will be held on Thursday, April 18. For a $5 donation you will sit down to a fantastic evening breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, and homemade sticky buns. Orange juice and coffee will also be provided.

Mike Johnson will begin playing at 4 p.m. and if Tom Hoholik makes it back, he will join him. Dinner will be served at approximately 5 p.m. Space is limited to 90. We ask you sign up as soon as possible, allowing us time to order enough food. What a great time to get out and chat with old friends and meet new.

The Center has invited Life Line Screening back. They will be offering stroke, aneurysm and vascular disease screenings on Saturday, May 18. You can get one or more screenings for $60 each or do all five screenings for only $159, which is quite a savings. Appointments are required. To make an appointment contact Life Line Screening at (877) 792-8480. In the past, we have been contacted by more than one attendee saying they saved their life’s.

Elder Law Attorney, Susan Wideman Schaible will be at the Center on Friday, April 12, offering free 20 minute appointments for those who were on the waiting list. She has openings that need to be filled. Call the Center at 341-5923 if you are interested.

Have you ever went to a “Quilters’ Workshop”? If you haven’t, I encourage you to make this your first one. “In the Garden” Quilt Ministry of Hiawatha Country Church will be marking their 15th anniversary of quilting. Here is how it works:

You have a choice of going on Friday, April 26, or Saturday, April 27, or going both days. Both days begin at 9 a.m. and end between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. They will be conducting mini-workshops throughout each day. Their focus is on learning new quilting techniques. You will be able to choose ones that interest you. (They actually have small kits prepared and waiting for you.) They will also have a limited number of sewing machines, and for those of you who are more advanced, your welcome to bring your own. (Please make sure they are labeled.) If you are a quilter, you are encouraged to bring a quilted project for “Show and Tell”. I have attended several years, and this is my favorite part. I love to see the talent in our community. They give door prizes each day and a grand prize of a beautiful quilt will be drawn on Saturday at 1 p.m. They provide a beautiful lunch.

They do have a concert scheduled at 9 a.m. for both days. Ken Osborne and his wife Ann, from Interlochen, Mich., have been “on the road” for Jesus since 1990. The workshop, entertainment and lunch are free, but they do ask for a free will offering. I have taken vacation time and attended for several years and I have enjoyed it immensely.

They ask you sign up as space is limited. Call Bonnie Harrington at 341-6932. There are brochures available at the Center if you are interested. Feel free to drop by.

Our offices are starting to look goooood!!!! A great big thank you goes out to Kristin Anderson for volunteering her time to measure, purchase, hang and steam new curtains.

Cathy Wise gave a Treasure and Trash donation. Medical equipment for the Center’s Loan Closet was given by Bonnie Hardy and Marlyn Noffke.

Kristin Anderson donated all the potluck gifts and wrapping for our last potluck. Thanks so much, Kristin. A miscellaneous donation was given by Mary Davidson.

Monetary donations have been received in memory of:

• Dick Berger from Margaret Fountain

• Robert Lasich from Margaret Fountain

• Clyde Chartier from Florene Baldridge, John and Jeannine Livesay

• Tom Jenerou from Paul and Gladys LaFord

Thursday Craft Group gave a monetary donation in honor of Mabel Patz

Maintenance and Support Donations from Pauline Cleary, Virginia Williams, and George and Mildred Bosanic.

BRIDGE Apr. 1: 1st-Ann Willcock, 2nd-Larry Savoie, 3rd-Hanna Mammen, 4th-Lois Hoholik, CFCLois Bellville. Hostess, Hanna Mammen.

BRIDGE Apr. 5: 1st-Eileen St. Onge, 2nd-Lois Hoholik, 3rd- George Lowman and Larry Savoie, 4th-Mary Ann Thorell, CFC-Mary Lou Marx. Hostess, Lois Bellville.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Mar. 27: 1st-Joyce LaTulip and George Lowman, 2nd-Audry and Larry Savoie, 3rd-Lois Hoholik and Mary Leonard.

PINOCHLE Apr. 4: 1st- Cathy Wise, 2nd-Sheila Haskins, 3rd-Carl Sundling, Should’a Stayed Home- Carol Shampine.

500 Apr. 5: 1st-Sheila Haskins, 2nd-Gerry Henkel, 3rd-George Shampine, Should’a Stayed Home- Teddy Bouchard.

Birthdays this week: April 13-Nancy White, April 14-Mary Lou Arnold, April 15-Jan Smith, April 17-Joe Wise, April 18-Mildred Cameron and Eva Osterhout. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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