February Happenings

AARP Tax Preparation
Tax Time is here and the Senior Center is pleased to be able to offer free tax preparation for our seniors.  The schedule is as follows: February: Mondays (every week); Tuesdays (9th & 16th); Wednesdays (3rd, 10th & 17th); and Thursdays (every week).  March: Mondays (every week); Wednesdays (2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd); and Thursday (31st).  April: Mondays (4th & 11th); and Wednesdays (6th & 13th).  All appointments are scheduled between 1:00 and 4:30 pm.

Advisory Council
The regular monthly meeting of the Advisory Council will be held on Monday, February 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.                 
For February, our monthly breakfast will be held, as always on the last Tuesday of the month beginning at 9:00 am in the kitchen on February 23, 2016.  You will have until Friday, February 19, 2016 to get your tickets in the office.  Remember that all are welcome to enjoy eggs, bacon, biscuits, grits, pastry, orange juice and coffee.  
Coupon Club
The club meets every last Friday of the month beginning at 9:00 am in the kitchen.  For February that will be on the 26th.  Bring coupons that you won't use and we will have an exchange plus some tips and information about couponing.
Dine Out Club
Join us on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.  We will travel to a Jamesville area restaurant for herring (or whatever you prefer).  Because this is a longer trip, we will lave the center at 10:00 am.         
Evening Classes
These are the following classes that are offered: Zumba: Tuesdays at 5:15 pm (Multi-Purpose Room); Line Dance: Thursdays at 6:30 pm (Multi-Purpose Room): Shag: Tuesdays from 6:30 until 7:30 pm & 7:30 until 8:30 pm (Multi-Purpose Room); TOPS: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (kitchen); and Knit/Crochet Circle: Thursdays at 6:00 pm (Recreation Room).

Game Day
On Monday, February 8, 2016, We will have games set up in the Multi-Purpose Room -- things like cards, dominos, corn hole, board games and more.  Everyone is welcome to come from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm to enjoy these games.  Don't see one you like?  Bring one to share.  The center will provide snacks and beverages.  Please plan to join us and be sure to sign up on the board so that we know how many to plan for.

Inclement Weather Policy
Remember that the center is closed when the Wilson County Schools are closed (for weather only).  If it has been a few days after a storm and the schools are still not opening, but the weather has improved, call the center at 206-4059 beginning at 7:30 am to see what the status is.
Mardi Gras Breakfast
Join us for our annual tradition at the center.  We will begin on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 9:00 am in the kitchen.  Breakfast will be pancakes, link sausage, spiced apples, pastry, juice and coffee.  You can get your tickets in the office the February 8, 2016.  Plan on being with us for some good food and fun.  Join Rebecca Roberson from Eastpointe following the Mardi Gras breakfast on February 9, 2016.  The topics of discussion will be "Positive Aging".  This is a free presentation.

Potluck Lunch
We will have a potluck lunch every first and third Wednesday (and the fifth Wednesday if there is one) of the month.  Bring a dish to share at 12:00 noon in the kitchen on February 3rd & 17th.  A signup sheet is located on the board.  Come for a chance to socialize.
Retired School Personnel
Meetings of the Retired School Personnel are held at the center on the third Wednesday of the designated months.  The group will meet this month on February 17, 2016 in the Multi-Purpose Room.  If you are a retired teacher or school employee, plan to come and see what this is all about.

Smartphone Class
Did you get a new smartphone for Christmas or do you have one and would like to learn more about using it?  Join Tiffany on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10:00 am in the computer Room for some useful information and hands-on learning.
Thursday Dinner Menu
Here is the dinner menu for our Thursday night dinners: February 4, 2016 -- Fish & Chips; February 11, 2016 -- Meatloaf; February 18, 2016 -- BBQ Pork Chops; and February 25, 2016 -- Chicken & Rice.  Remember that dinner begins at 5:00 pm every Thursday and you can sign up in the office.
Travel Club
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 February that will be on the 1st.  The meeting will be around 10:00 am in the kitchen.     
Valentine Luncheon
On Friday, February 12, 2016, we will have a special luncheon in the kitchen beginning at 12:00 noon.  Join us for sandwiches and special Valentine desserts.  Get a ticket in the office by the 10th if you would like to attend.

Volunteer Opportunities for November
Advisory Council:
new members needed to attend monthly meeting (February 8, 2016)
Birthday Party: set up and cleanup (1 person on February 2, 2016)
Breakfast: set up and cleanup (1-2 on February 23, 2016)
Game Day: set up and cleanup (1 person on February 8,2016)
Instructors: needed to teach new classes of their choose (daily)
Library: Shelving books (1 person twice a month)
Mardi Gras Breakfast: set up and cleanup (1 person on February 9, 2016)
Reception Area: answering telephones and greeting members (1-2 per day)
Thursday Evening Dinner: set up and cleanup (2 people every Thursday)
Valentine's Day Lunch: set up and cleanup (1 person on February 12, 2016)
Walking Club
We will most probably see some winter weather soon, so we will restart the Walking club on March 7, 2016.  Look for more information in the February newsletter.
Winter Craft Classes
Craft classes meet twice a month on a Wednesday morning beginning at 9:00 am.  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:
 --  February 10, 2016 -- Valentine Gifts ($10)
 -- February 24, 2016 -- Teacup Centerpiece ($15)
 -- March 9, 2016 -- Easter Baskets ($10)
 -- March 23, 2016 -- Spring Wreath ($15)
Look for samples of these projects in the center hallway soon!!!!

Yoga Reminder
Yoga meets every Monday at 9:30 am in the Multi-Purpose Room with Carole Murray.  Classes are $5 each.  Come talk to Carole for more information.  
Join Kim Payne and the group every Tuesday evening beginning at 5:15 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room.  Come on out to see what it's all about.