April Happenings

ADVISORY COUNCIL
The monthly meeting will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 9:00 am in the kitchen.  Meetings will be held every month on the second Monday.  All members of the center are invited to hear about upcoming plans for the center.  We will also take suggestions about activities and events that you would like to see. Please plan to join us.
   
CHAIR EXERCISE
New DVD's have been ordered to replace those "borrowed" from the center.  In the meantime, we will use what we have on hand.  The Chair Exercise is available Tuesday through Friday mornings at 8:00 am in the Multi-Purpose Room.
  
COLORING CLUB
The winner of the coloring contest for March was a special visitor -- Nakiya Boston!  Congratulations!!  The coloring club meets every Tuesday beginning at 11:00 am in the kitchen.  Pictures and pencils/pens are available or you can bring your own from home.      
   
CRAFT CLASSES & EVENTS
Due to Dine Out being on the fourth Wednesday of the month, we will change Craft Classes to the 1st and 3rd Wednesday.
Craft classes on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:00 am in the kitchen and Craft Club on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.  There will be an additional craft class if there are five (5) Wednesday in the month.  Classes for April are: 
       -  April 5, 2017 -- Peeps Centerpiece:  Using candy and flowers, we will make a centerpiece for Easter that is beautiful and partially edible.  The cost is $7 per project.  Please sign up in the office by Monday, April 3, 2017.    
       -  April 19, 2017 -- Ceramic Painting:  We will be putting decorations on plain white ceramic pieces, baking them in the oven and bringing home for decoration.  The cost is $6 (for 2 pieces).  Please sign up in the office by April 17, 2017. 

All supplies will be provided to help you complete the craft.  
  
DINE OUT CLUB
The restaurant for April is McLean's in Zebulon on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  We will leave the center at 11:00 am for lunch on your own.  Please sign up in the office and pay $2 to reserve your space.  The Dine Out for May will be Larry's Southern Kitchen in Raleigh.    

DON'T MISS THESE WEEKLY EVENTS
Every week the center offers the following events: Craft Club (2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm); Tai Chi (Thursdays 10:00 am); Sewing (Thursdays 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm); Bingo (Tuesdays and Fridays 1:00 pm); and Ukulele (Fridays 9:30 am).  THESE ARE ALL FREE EVENTS!  
   
EAT SMART MOVE MORE INITIATIVE
By now we hope that you have all had a chance to see and use the new water filling station located at the water foundation area.  It's all part of the initiative to get us to drink more water and less sugary drinks.  Check it out if you have not and be sure to get a bottle from the office to use.  

EVENING CLASSES
Don't miss out on some great classes, we have going on in the evenings at the center:
   -- Monday: Tap Dancing 5:00 pm; Shag (Beginner) 6:30 pm; Shag (Advanced) 7:30 pm
   -- Tuesday: Zumba 5:15 pm; Shag (Beginner) 6:30 pm; Shag (Advanced) 7:30 pm
   -- Thursday: Zumba 5:15 pm; Knit/Crochet 6:00 pm; Line Dance 6:30 pm
Call the office for more information about these classes.

EXERCISE ROOM UPDATE
After 7 weeks of waiting, we finally have the second treadmill up and running.  When it was purchased, it did not have all of the parts and we have had to wait for parts to arrive.  We are ready to use it at this time.

MEMBER SCAN CARDS
Please continue to scan in when you arrive at the center.  This system helps us follow our programs and see how the response is.  It also lets us know that you are in the building.  This is an important part of the center and we appreciate you using your card when you come in.  Don't have a card?  Please stop by the office to get yours today. 
    
RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL
The monthly meeting of the Retired School Personnel will be on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 beginning at 10:00 am.
  
SENIOR GAMES
The 34th Annual Down east Senior Games will be May 1, 2017 thru May 23, 2017.  This is open to everyone ages 50 and older.  The events will include: swimming, golf, badminton, pickle Ball, corn hole, croquet, billiards, cycling, bocce, horseshoes, shuffleboard, table tennis, bowling, softball, basketball and individual field events.  The Silver Arts include: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, basket weaving, crochet, jewelry, knitting, needlework, pottery, quilting, stained glass, decorative painting, weaving, woodcarving, woodworking, woodturning, literary and performing arts. 

Applications are available in the office and are due by April 3, 2017.

TAP DANCING CLASSES
March brought us a new class and we are having fun and learning a lot.  Anyone is welcome to join tap classes every Monday evening from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm.  The cost is $5 per class and the instructor is Robin Davis.  
 
THURSDAY DINNER MENU
The menu for April is:  April 6th
-- Hamburger Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Corn; April 20th -- Barbecued Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Sweet Peas; and April 27th -- Smothered Pork Chops, Rice, String Beans.  All meals include bread, dessert and tea/water.  **Dinner is at 5:00 pm; you must sign up by 12:00 noon on the Wednesday before the meal; and if you usually have leftovers from your meal, please bring a container to take it home.  
  
TAX PREPARATION
Hard to believe that tax time is about over for the year.  The Tax Preparation team will still be at the center during April, but only on the 3rd, 5th, 10th and 12th.  If you have not made your appointment yet, please get in touch with the office.  They are only here every Monday and Wednesday until the 12th from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm.  

TRIP INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Every last Thursday of the month, Sandra will be available at 6:00 pm (after Thursday Dinner) to update trips and answer any questions you may have regarding upcoming trips.  This will be a casual meeting and all are welcome.  The March meeting will be on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
  
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR APRIL
Advisory Council: 
New members are needed to plan activities and bring new ideas to the staff.  We meet every month on the second Tuesday beginning at 9:00 am in the kitchen.  (April 10, 2017) 
Birthday Party: The first Tuesday of the month immediately following Bingo (around 2:30 pm) is a chance to celebrate birthdays for the month with cake and drank.  Volunteers to set up and clean up are always welcome.  (April 4, 2017)
Easter Egg Hunt: Need egg hiders at 3:00 pm (April 13, 2017) 
Instructors: 
Do you have a skill that you would like to teach others?  Let the office know and we can arrange a schedule for you.
Library: Our books need to be shelved quite a few times every month due to people borrowing and returning.  Anyone who can spend a little time sorting and shelving would be greatly appreciated.
Reception Area:  We are in need of someone to answer phones, gives tours and greet guests on Mondays and Wednesdays after 12:00 noon.  No experience necessary.
Thursday Evening Dinner:  Between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm, we need help setting up the tables and getting the food on the table.  Following the meal we need help clearing tables, washing and sanitizing tables and getting dishes prepared for the dishwasher.  (April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th)
    
WALKING CLUB
Get Ready.  The Walking Club will begin meeting again in April.  We will have more incentives and locations for everyone to enjoy.  Keep checking back.