Young at Heart: June

By Lorrie Conyac

Get ready to learn how to do your own investigation. James Brown, private investigator, will be at the Blaine Senior Center during lunch at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 11 to tell you how to do your own research for everything from hiring contractors to checking out that man or lady you’re dating or considering for a date. James will have fun stories and lots of valuable information to share with you, so come with your questions and join the fun.

Calling all fathers or anyone who has or had one. June means Father’s Day so join us at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, June 19 for a lunch of barbecue chicken, mashed potatoes and yummy gravy (my favorite), a garden salad and (drum roll, please) strawberry cake. You will be entertained by The Pakawalups singing songs of the swing era. Where did they get that name? Their name comes from the side of a B-17 flown by their father in World War II. Come and share stories of your father with your lunch partners. Call the Senior Center if you have any questions.

When was the last time you took the time to really explore Pioneer Park in Ferndale? On Tuesday, June 30, meet at the Blaine Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. and we will carpool to the Ferndale Senior Center for lunch (payment by donation) and then tour the historic Pioneer Park next door for $5. You can sign up and pay in advance at the Blaine Senior Center office.

I know it seems early, but the Fourth of July is just around the corner. Blaine is lucky to have the best old-fashioned celebration in the county, so make your plans now to start the day with a hardy pancake breakfast for only $6 for adults and $4 for children. We’ll be having scrambled eggs and sausage too. Doors open at 8 a.m. and close at 11 a.m.

We’re also having a great raffle that includes a Brinkman gourmet electric smoker and grill, a picnic basket for two with cups and plates, a grilling wireless meat thermometer, a $25 VIS Seafood gift card, cedar grilling planks or a great picnic blanket that is waterproof on one side.

Buy tickets now at the Blaine Senior Center for only $1 each. We’ll continue to sell tickets right up to the drawing at 11 a.m. on July 4. All proceeds will go to continue current senior center programs and projects.

A new year is starting at the Blaine Senior Center and the new board is excited to take on the challenges of providing Blaine with programs to fill the need of both our active and inactive members.

Do you have suggestions on what you would like to see done this year? Call the senior center (360/332-8040) located at 763 G Street and our staff will be happy to discuss your ideas.

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