Young at heart: October

By Lorrie Conyac

Oktoberfest is here! If you like German food, join us at the Blaine Senior Center on Thursday, October 8 at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. Boundary Bay Brewery will offer samples of their beer pretzels and we will serve Oktoberfest snacks. Judy will get the place rocking to some very lively accordion music. Don’t miss the fun! We would love to see a full room of boisterous people sharing the fun.

Big Basket Bingo is back! With only a $20 investment you can play eight games of three cards each and enjoy free refreshments. The games begin on Saturday, October 10 between 1 and 3 p.m. Our Bingo sponsor, Karen Guest of Whatcom County Elder Care Adult Family Home Guest, provided the $100 grand prize. Erik Endresen of Soundpath Health has generously donated refreshments.

The final piece of this grand slam is the fabulous baskets donated by Great Harvest Bread Company, Joyce Vanderpol of Vanderpol Realty, Massage Envy, Orchard Park Assisted Living, Senior Support Service as well as donations from Rod’s Japanese Auto Repair. But wait, there’s more! Come at 12:30 p.m. and play a few practice games at only $1 each to sharpen your skills before the big event.

The new ukulele group that’s meeting at the Blaine Senior Center is still looking for new members. You don’t have to be a member of the senior center to join. They’re looking for members of all ages that want to learn something new, or brush up on an old skill that just needs a little dusting off to shine forth. Check out what all the excitement’s about on Tuesdays, October 13 and 27 at 1 p.m. They may have some ukuleles to loan.

For the best bargain in Blaine, come by for our excellent pancake breakfast. On Saturday, October 17 from 8 to 11 a.m., you can enjoy a dynamite breakfast for only $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

Flu season is here, but you can fortify yourself to meet this enemy head on with a flu shot. On Wednesday, October 21 at the Blaine Senior Center from 1 to 3 p.m., Hoagland’s will be giving the high-dose flu shot recommended for seniors over 65 and the pneumonia vaccine. They can bill your insurance so bring your insurance card. For additional information, call Hoagland’s at 685-5012.

The Blaine Senior Center is gearing up for their annual spaghetti feed on Friday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m. Thank you to Jerns Funeral Services and Orchard Park Assisted Living for sponsoring this fundraising event that includes the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band featuring big band sounds and many jazz classics. Dinner is included in the price of $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Blaine Senior Center is located at 763 G Street. Call 322-8040 for more information.

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