2014-02-20 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

Have you ever been to the Bonifas Art Center in Escanaba? If not, you have an opportunity to do so, as the center, along with GFWC Women’s Club has arranged a bus to go on March 2. The cost is $30, which includes transportation by public transit and your ticket to “Spamalot”. The bus will be departing from the center parking lot at noon and is open to anyone age 55 or older.

After the show, the plan is to go to Hereford and Hop for dinner (on your own). Sounds like a wonderful Sunday afternoon, so join us! We need to hear from you as soon as possible as tickets have to be purchased. Call the center at 341-5923 for further information.

It’s going to be a full house, we have close to 90 signed up for our annual hotdog roast, which is scheduled for today with entertainment beginning at 4 p.m. The char-roasted quarter pound hotdogs should come off the grill at 5 p.m. Don’t forget to save room for the homemade hot fudge ice cream cake which will follow.

We encourage you to arrive a few minutes before 4 p.m., giving you the chance to listen to the “Front Yard Gang”, which consists of Roger and Karen Beauchamp, Linda Demers, Tom Lucas, Dave Winters and Frank Sweeny. This group has been wonderful with volunteering their time for your enjoyment.

The next Foot Care Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26. Call the center for an appointment. This service is provided by North Woods Home Care and Hospice at a charge of $12.50. They ask you bring your own towel and the correct change.

Thursday, Feb. 27, Northern Michigan Hearing Clinic will be doing free hearing clinics at the center. To make an appointment, call (800) 637-7816. If you are looking for batteries, the center has several kinds, which sell for $2 per package.

This should surely be of interest to you as an elder. Wideman- Schaible/Filizetti Elder Law and Estate Planning will be at the center to do an “Estate Planning” session at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 6. They will be offering free 20 minute appointments following the session, call the center to register.

Do you like soup? The Eva Burrell Animal Shelter will be hosting a soup luncheon at the center on Sunday, March 16. I know this is a little way off, but I wanted to give you a heads up allowing you time to get it on your calendar. For further information, or if you would like to donate, call Patti at 341-1000. I went last year and all I can say is “yummy, yummy”. What an assortment!

Have you taken the time to check out the beautiful queen size homemade quilt that Carol Anderson gave to the center to raffle? Tickets sell for $5 each or 3 for $10. We are hoping all those faithful raffle ticket buyers help us out, as we are no longer allowed to put them in our newsletter. If you would like to purchase a ticket or two, please mail your donation, marked “quilt raffle” to: Manistique Senior Center, 101 Main St., Manistique, MI 49854- 1219. We not only appreciate your support, we certainly want to make Carol’s time worthwhile.

A monetary donation has been received at the senior center in memory of Nancy Cheney from Eileen Reque

We received a maintenance and support donation from Rita Chartier.

BRIDGE Feb. 10: 1st-Eva Wendling, 2nd-Jackie Villemure, 3rd-Audrey Savoir, 4th-Helen Barton, CFC-Judy Provo. Hostess, Pat Flint.

BRIDGE Feb. 14: 1st-Joyce Lesica, 2nd-Jackie Villemure, 3rd- Helen Barton, 4th-Judy Provo, 5th-Mary Ann Thorell, CFC-Rosie Krall. Hostess, Mary Lou Marx.

BRIDGE Feb. 17: 1st-Larry Savoie, 2nd-Lois Hoholik, 3rd-Pat Flint, 4th-Hanna Mammen, CFCHelen Barton. Hostess, Bev Jahn.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Jan. 22: 1st-Lois Hoholik and Mary Leonard, 2nd-Audrey and Larry Savoie, 3rd-Jackie Villemure and Judy Provo tie Pat Flint and Lorelei McRoberts.

PINOCHLE Feb. 12: 1st- George Shampine, 2nd-Arlene Demars, 3rd-Nancy Casey, Low- Cathy Wise.

Birthdays this week: Feb. 21-Vince Weber, Feb. 22-Jackie Moulds, Feb. 23- Jackie Fagan, Feb. 24-Janet Heinz, Feb. 25-Mary Kennedy and Lois Bellville, Feb. 26-Julie Burrell and Joe Jasmin. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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