2013-12-05 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

You are invited to join us for our annual Christmas Party, held at the Senior Center each year on Thursday, Dec. 12. We ask for a donation of $9 per person.

The afternoon activities are cancelled for this day and the center locks up after the noon meal is finished in order to do last minute preparations. The doors reopen at 3 p.m., when the social hour begins. This time is set aside for you to visit and chat with your neighbors, make new friends, have an option to get your picture taken with “Santa” and munch on some awesome finger foods.

Following the social hour you will get into the Christmas mode as our entertainer for the year is Darrell Dixon. If you have heard Darrell before, you know how phenomenal he is and if not he is certainly someone you want to listen to. He will be entertaining from 4-5 p.m.

The gift exchange, which is also optional, will follow. For those who want to be included, we ask ladies buy for ladies, and men for men. Please be sure to mark your package and place a name tag on it telling who it is from for those wanting to give a thank you to the purchaser.

Caterer Bonnie Hokenson will be providing the dinner, with this year’s menu consisting of roasted turkey, Swiss steak, dressing, real mashed potatoes, cranberries, dinner roll and a pumpkin dessert. Yum, yum! Raffle and door prizes are to follow the dinner.

Drop by the center and get signed up. I am sure it is a party you will not want to miss!

On Sunday, Dec. 15, the center parking lot will be filling with those who are signed up to go to the “Christmas on Ice Show” bus trip. The bus will be departing at 11:30 a.m., heading to the Island Resort and Casino for the 3 p.m. show. We will arrive early allowing time to get dinner or to have play time. We will depart for home directly after the show. Please go to the door you were let off at. Call 341-5923 for further information.

Betty LaPointe, who is the instructor of the Creative Writing Class, will be at the Center on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. Can you believe this is the last class before the New Year? Wow, we are getting close to 2014. It’s time to start thinking of your New Year’s Resolution!

I had to chuckle on this one: A boy and his dad ventured into the woods to bring home a Christmas tree. They walked for hours in the snow, examining every tree they found. As the afternoon turned into evening, the temperature dropped 10 degrees and the wind began to blow, still no tree. Finally, the boy spoke up: “Dad, I really think we’d better take the next tree we see, whether it has lights on it or not!”

Wideman Elder Law and Estate Planning will be making a visit to the center on Wednesday, Dec. 18. If you are interested in making an appointment, please give the Center a call at 341-5923.

If you need your toenails clipped, North Woods Home Care and Hospice staff will be at the Center on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The cost is $12.50 per person and they ask you bring your own towel. Call 341- 5923 for an appointment.

Keep in mind the last Monday of the month is when Community Action Agency does an evening meal. The menu for Monday, Dec. 30, is chicken enchilada with white sauce, seven layered salad and blueberry bars. The cost is $4 donation per meal. (Take-out dinners are $5). Call Amanda Kandell at 341-5085 to pre-register.

Mark your calendars, the Senior Center will be closed the following dates to enjoy the holidays with family: Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24, and 25. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1, 2014

BRIDGE Nov. 25th: 1st-Jackie Villemure, 2nd-Bev Jahn, 3rd- Linda Lowman, 4th-Carol Hough, CFC-Pat Flint. Hostess, Bev Jahn.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Dec. 7-Annette Cheston and Elaine Hartman, Dec. 9-Matt Weber (104) Dec. 10-Lyle Wheatley, Dec. 11-Marlyn Noffke and on Dec. 12-Christine Keener. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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