Young at Heart: November

By Lorrie Conyac

“Jingle bells, jingle bells…” Oops, I got a little ahead of myself. I guess it should be, “Over the rivers and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go!” November is such a busy month; I almost don’t know where to start.

Join the crowd at the Community Spaghetti Feed on Friday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m. for a festive night of camaraderie and entertainment at the Blaine Senior Center. For only $10 for adults and $5 for children, your senses will be overwhelmed by a delightful dinner including spaghetti with meatballs, green salad, garlic rolls, dessert and beverage (wine included) and music to satisfy your soul. We are privileged to host jazz and big band sounds provided by the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band. Thank you to Jerns Funeral Chapel and Orchard Park Assisted Living for sponsoring this event.

Each month the senior center honors one of our many volunteers as Volunteer of the Month. This month we thank Guo Cheng for her time and expertise in leading a Tai Chi (Taiji Qigong) class that is offered at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays for free. Thank you, Guo!

Now is the time to build those muscles, exercise that body and get in shape for the holidays. We have a new strength training class starting on Monday, November 9 that will teach you how to use all the equipment in our fabulous weight room. We have two classes, one at 2 p.m. and the other at 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and the first four Fridays of the class. Call the senior center for more details.

Don’t forget to honor our veterans at the many events around Whatcom County on Wednesday, November 11. Throughout the history of our country, our citizens have stepped up to protect our way of life and the cost has been immeasurable to many families. Please take a moment to thank a veteran for their service.

Thanksgiving is on the horizon and I can’t help but be thankful for the Blaine Senior Center and everything it encompasses. This month the center will be decorated with care to create a warm and homey feel for all who come through the doors. Volunteers and staff will step forward to provide a safe place for people to meet and share their interests.

The many partners that provide funds, supplies, time and energy to promote, build and support the center will do so with little or no fanfare. Thank you all from the bottom of the hearts of everyones who depends upon the Blaine Senior Center.

Get your early Christmas shopping done with unique and beautifully hand crafted items at the annual Homemade Arts and Crafts Christmas Bazaar. On Friday and Saturday, December 4–5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. come and walk down cookie lane, have a deli lunch and shop, shop, shop! You will find more than 30 local craftspeople and artisans at the Blaine Senior Center ready to fill your Christmas wishes.

Blaine Senior Center is located at 763 G Street in Blaine.

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