August Happenings

The regular monthly meeting of the Advisory Council will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 9:00 am in the kitchen.  The Advisory Council is an important part of the center.  The members help decide on new programs and activities at the center and help decide how we can better serve the seniors of Wilson County.  All members of the center are invited to attend these meetings.  See Sandra if you would like more information.                 
Craft class meet twice a month on Wednesdays morning.  Classes may be added as we get instructors.  All classes must be registered for and prepaid in the office at least 48 hours prior to the class.  All supplies are included in the class fee and all classes begin at 10:00 am.
-- Hummingbird Feeders:  This class has been rescheduled to August 3, 2016 due to some scheduling conflicts.  There is still time to join us in making a feeder from a coke bottle for your tiny feathered friends.  The cost is $10 per project.
-- Wall Containers:  Take some wood and mason jars and make a cute decoration for your bathroom or kitchen.  These decorations will hold cotton balls, Q-tips, pens, tec. wherever you can use it.  The cost is $10 per project and the date is August 24, 2016. 
Our monthly breakfast will be held, as always on the last Tuesday of the month beginning at 9:00 am in the kitchen on August 30, 2016.  You will have until Friday, August 26, 2016 to get your tickets in the office.  Remember that all are welcome to enjoy eggs, bacon, biscuits, grits, pastry, orange juice and coffee.  
Adult coloring books are all the rage right now, so we are going to have our very own Coloring Club.  The experts say that coloring reduces stress and blood pressure while being an enjoyable activity.  Find out what it's all about at our new club every Tuesday, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th at 11:00 am.  We have plenty of coloring pages as well as colored pencils and gel pens.  Bring your own if you have them.
The coloring contest them for July was "Under the Sea".  The winner was Angela Pope.  The theme for August is "Mandalas" and there are 4 pictures that you can choose from at the front desk.  You may enter up to two for a chance to win a new coloring book and pencils.  Congratulations to our winner! 
We are waiting for the molding to be put down and then we will be able to hook up our electronics and be ready to use the area.  Thanks for your continued patience while we complete this project.   
We will meet on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 9:00 am in the kitchen to exchange coupons and learn about sources for getting coupons.  Bring your extras and come for some information as well.
The next time Dine Out will be Wednesday, August 24, 2016.  We will leave the center at 10:30 am to travel to Benson for a visit to the Meadow Village Restaurant.  Lunch is on your own and transportation will be provided for up to 26 people.  Please sign up on the board if you would like to join us.        
If you have not been to the Farmer's Market on Green Street, you are missing out on a great event.  Every Wednesday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, anyone can shop for produce, crafts, meats, baked goods and more.  There is also food and often music.  There is a booth set up to help promote Downtown Wilson and all it has to offer.  Volunteers are needed for shifts from 8:30 am until 10:30 am and 10:30 am until 1:00 pm.  All the information you need will be given to you.  This is a great chance for those of you who call Wilson home, to really promote the city.  Signup sheets are at the desk at the center for anyone who can spare sometime for this fun event.
The center will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day.  We will reopen at 7:30 am on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.  The center staff wishes all of you a safe and happy weekend.
Mr. Richard Scott was unable to be at the center in July due to issues on the state level.  He has rescheduled and will be at the center on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm.  Please plan to come by and let Richard know what things you want him to take back to the Governor's Advisory Council regarding issues affecting seniors.    
Even though Jack has had some medical issues, the class still meets every Tuesday and Friday at 8:00 am in the Multi-Purpose Room for some light aerobic exercises.  All are welcome to join us.  
Every Thursday evening from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, knitters and crocheters get together to work on their projects and socialize.  Anyone with an interest in learning or working on a project are welcome to join us.  There is no fee for this session.  
On Thursday, September 1, 2016 beginning at 5:00 pm, our Thursday Dinner will be a cookout to celebrate the end of summer and Labor Day.  We will be serving typical cookout food.  Plan to join us for the last cookout of the season.

Plan to stop by the table in the hallway on August 5, 2016 and August 19, 2016 to say Hello and get information about what Quality has to offer.  They will also be the Bingo callers on August 2, 2016 and August 16, 2016.

The Wilson County Retired School Personnel meet at the center in January, February, April, September and October.  There is no meeting scheduled for August.
We have a sewing class on Thursday afternoons, so we are moving scrapbooking to Wednesdays beginning at 1:00 pm in the craft room.  Bring your pictures and use our cutters, etc. to complete your scrapbook. 
Anyone of any level can join Lillian Ruffin every Thursday from1 :00 pm until 3:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room for sewing.  Bring a pattern, fabric and your sewing machine and learn how to sew or improve the techniques you already now.  The cost is $5 per session.
Here is the dinner menu for our Thursday night dinners: August 4th -- Hamburger Steak; August 11th -- Chicken Salad Sandwich Plate; August 18th -- Pork Chop Casserole; and August 25th -- Spaghetti.  .      
The TOPS (that's Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the kitchen.  New members are welcome. 
The club is always accepting new members who want to learn about trips, plan upcoming trips, and raise money to help with the cost of trips.  Join Deborah following the Red Hat Club monthly meeting every first Monday of the month.  For August, that will be on the 1st.  The meeting will be around 10:00 am in the kitchen.       
Advisory Council:
new members needed to attend monthly meeting (August 8, 2016)
Birthday Party: set up and cleanup (1 person on August 2, 2016)
Breakfast: set up and cleanup (1-2 on August 30, 2016)
Downtown Farmer's Market: Wednesdays from 8:30 am until 10:30 am and 10:30 am until 1:00 pm
Instructors: needed to teach new classes of their choose (daily)
Library: Shelving books (1 person twice a month)
Reception Area: answering telephones and greeting members (1-2 per day)
Thursday Evening Dinner: set up and cleanup (2 people every Thursday)
Keep those log sheets coming into the office so that we can keep track of the number of miles walked.  When your sheet is full, turn it in for a new one and keep on walking.     
Our next Yard Sale will be on August 13, 2016 in the parking lot.  You can get a space with one table for $5.  You may bring extra tables as needed.  The fee is used for the advertisement in the Wilson Times.  We will run the sale from 7:00 am until 12:00 noon.  If you have not arrived by 7:00 am, your table may be given to someone else.  Please stop by the desk if you would like to sign up.  Yard Sales are tentatively scheduled for September 10, 2016 and October 14, 2016.

Remember that Kim Payne and Zumba Toning are back every Thursday beginning at 5:15 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room.   Regular Zumba meets every Tuesday evening at 5:15 pm.  Come and check out the fun and great exercise.