Young at heart: April 2015

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By Lorrie Conyac

Can you hear the sound of spring? Listen closely. Can you hear it? It’s the sound of people, lots and lots of people cleaning out closets, organizing spare rooms, digging to the very back of that closet where everything that doesn’t have a home seems to end up. Even the garage gets cleaned from top to bottom. Children are going through toys they have outgrown and want someone new to play with them. Now the question is: “What to do with all this stuff that is still in working order, but isn’t needed or wanted anymore?”

On Thursday April 9, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., most of those still-usable items will be gratefully accepted at the Blaine Senior Center. No clothing, old TVs or computers please, nor is there room to accept large furniture and appliances. However, if you have small working appliances, household electronics and all manner of other household goods, our intrepid volunteers will take them off your hands and get them ready for the garage sale of the year, which will take place on Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blaine Senior Center.

I have it on good authority that during the week preceding the garage sale there is much teasing and laughing among those who refer to themselves as the “bag ladies of the Blaine Senior Center.” Don’t tell anyone you heard it from me. If you’re a member of the Blaine Senior Center and want to help with the garage sale, come in and talk to Carol Liebert, our fearless leader for the sale.

Ladies, remember when you were little and your mom or favorite aunt used to dress up in a bright spring dress with a frilly hat and beautiful white gloves to go out with her friends for lunch and conversation? We don’t see a lot of that anymore, but you can still have that experience at the Blaine Senior Center on May 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. when you attend the May Springtime High Tea.

Dashing men wanting only to please you will wait on you with wonderful treats while you listen to entertainment, socialize and peruse tables of silent
auction surprises.

Gather your friends and spend some quality time together. Open seating is available at $18 each, or you can reserve a table for six and enjoy a good, old-fashioned gab-fest. Reservations are for table purchases only.

Would you like to help the Blaine Senior Center? One of our sources of income is sales from our Craft Nook. People that have sewing, crafting, painting, sculpting, woodworking or other talents donate a handcrafted item to be sold in our little store and the money earned goes to support our many projects. If you have something you would like to contribute, just bring it in to the Blaine Senior Center whenever you get the chance. Thank you in advance for your generosity. We can be reached at 332-8040 or 763 G Street, Blaine.

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