Young at Heart: August

Drayton Harbor Days were a blast! Thank you to all the participants that came to the Blaine Senior Center to start the day with pancakes or other delicious breakfast goodies. All profits from our breakfasts are used to support the many programs for our community, including exercise, movies, elder support groups, meals, card games, crafting, and a host of other activities.

Our library is a wonderful resource, which not only includes books but computers for use by our members. Once again, thank you and check The Northern Light for the date and time of our breakfast next month.

Calling all friendly dogs! Come to the center on Friday, August 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a picnic under the canopy in the front yard. We’ll have a special treat for all our four-legged friends.

Bobbing heads, bowing bodies and hands all askew. I’m talking puppets, and a play for the Boys & Girls Club and any other children accompanied by adults to enjoy. Come for lunch on Thursday, August 13 at 11:30 a.m. in the dining hall of the Blaine Senior Center.

When it’s just too hot to be outside, members of the Blaine Senior Center can stop by and spend some time playing Ping-Pong or pool. Check the schedule and pick a time when you and a friend want to get in a little exercise in an air-conditioned building. Someone is usually around to teach you the basics if you need a little reminder, or let the center know that you are a beginner and a teacher will be arranged.

Looking for a bridge game? Whether you’re experienced or a beginner, here’s your opportunity. It’s been a while since we have had a group playing bridge at the center, and members have shown interest in getting it started again.

The interest is for either party bridge or duplicate bridge. One of the interested parties has even volunteered to teach beginners how to play, so dust off your bidding game and come in and sign up. If there’s enough interest, you’ll be contacted.

Love the fun of Hawaii and the ukulele? Join us on Wednesday, August 21 for our birthday celebration, which includes lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (with a special dessert) and entertainment by the BUG (Bellingham Ukulele Group). Pull out your Hawaiian shirt or dress and flex your fingers and hips for a smiling good time.

Have you ever wondered about Tai Chi? On Saturday, August 21 the Blaine Senior Center will be hosting a demo and Tai Chi performance for your enjoyment. Bring a potluck dish and share the camaraderie with your neighbors for a casual dinner at 6 p.m.

The Blaine Senior Center is located at 763 G Street and can be reached at 360/322-8040.

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