December Happenings

ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Advisory Council will be on December 12, 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.                 
           
CHRISTMAS POTLUCK
On Thursday, December 22, 2016, we will have a potluck lunch for all seniors.  The center will provide the ham, and we ask that everyone bring a side dish (Appetizer, dessert, vegetable, etc) to share.  Lunch begins at 12:00 noon.
 
COLORING CLUB
Join us every Tuesday beginning at 11:00 am in the kitchen for Adult Coloring club.  Bring your own or we will have pictures, pencils and markers available.  For December the dates will be the 6th, 13th & 20th.  The theme will be Christmas.  Take some time to relax and enjoy coloring.  
   
COLORING CONTEST
The winner of the November contest is Diane Turner.  CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
   
DINE OUT CLUB
Our next Dine Out trip will be to Smith's Red & White Restaurant and Grocery in Dortch's.  We will have lunch (on your own) and a chance to shop for our holiday goodies at the store,  Because of so many no-shows for Dine Out, we have instituted a $2.00 charge for transportation to all the Dine Out dates.  This money will help defray the costs of gas and providing volunteer driver lunches.  The date is December 21, 2016 and we will leave the center at 11:00 am.  A signup sheet will be available on the board.    
  
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
The center will be closed on the following dates in celebration of the upcoming holidays: Friday, Monday & Tuesday, December 23, 2016 & 26-27, 2016 (Christmas); and Monday, January 2, 2017 (New Year's).

HOLIDAY CRAFT CLASSES
Snowman Shutter:  Thursday, December 1, 2016.  Creat a snowman decoration using an old shutter.  The cost is $10.00.
Christmas Goodies Class: In this class we will make cookies and other holiday treats to give as gifts or save for yourself.  Participants will make the goodies and we will divide them to take home.  The class will be on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  The cost is $7.00.
ALL CLASSES BEGIN AT 10:00 AM IN THE KITCHEN.  THE COST PER CLASS OVERS ALL MATERIALS NEEDED TO COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT.
 
LOTS OF SHAG
The center is excited to be the home base of two (s) Shag classes.  Classic Shag Dancing with Charles Dew meets every Monday evening (except for the second Monday) with beginner class at 6:30 pm and Intermediate class at 7:30 pm.  Shag classes with Janice Dunbar also meet every Tuesday beginning at 6:30 pm with a beginner class followed at 7:30 pm by an intermediate class.  If you are interested in learning to Shag, please come out to the class to speak to the instructors and sign up.
 
NEW YEAR'S EVE LUNCH
Join us from ham, black eyed peas and collards to bring us luck for the coming year.  The cost is $3.00 per person.  Please sign up in the office.  Lunch starts at 12:00 noon.

ONE HARVEST FOOD MINISTRY
Because of the Christmas Holiday, distribution of food boxes will be a litter earlier in the month.  We need to have any orders in by December 7, 2016 and the pickup will be on the 17th.  For December the choices include: Family Box, More than Enough Box, Golden Gourmet Express Meals, Chicken Tender Fritters, Popcorn Chicken, Premium Grilling Special, South of the Border Box, Kids Box, Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Pork Chop Special, Protein Box and Christmas Box.  Please see the office for pricing and more information.  

ONGOING CLASSES
Sewing -- Thursdays at 1:00 pm; Scrapbooking -- Wednesdays at 1:00 pm; Ukulele -- Friday's at 9:30 am; and Tai Chi -- Thursdays at 10:00 am.  All are free to join.  Come by and check them out.
 
RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL
There is no meeting at the center in December.  The next scheduled meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month in January 2017.  The date will be January 18, 2017.   
  
SCAN CARDS
There are many current members who are missing information on their membership cards.  Please see someone in the office if you have changed your address or phone number or if you haven't had your picture taken.  It is extremely important to the center that each of you are counted for your activities.  This helps us in planning for future events. 
  
SCRAPBOOKING
Be sure to join us every Wednesday for Scrapbooking.  We have cutters and supplies needed.  Bring your photos, paper and embellishments.    
 
THURSDAY DINNER MENU
Here is the dinner menu for our Thursday night dinners: December 1st -- Hamburger Steak; December 8th -- Chicken & Rice; and December 15th -- Pork Loin.                 
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DECEMBER
Advisory Council: new members needed to attend monthly meeting (December 12, 2016)
Birthday Party: set up and cleanup (1 person on December 6, 2016)
Christmas Potluck: set up and cleanup (December 22, 2016)
Instructors: needed to teach new classes of their choose (daily)
Library: Shelving books (1 person twice a month)
New Year's Eve Lunch:  set up and cleanup (December 20, 2016)
Reception Area: answering telephones and greeting members (1-2 per day)
Thursday Evening Dinner: set up and cleanup (2 people every Thursday)