Young at Heart: April

By Lorrie Conyac

Our big rummage sale is Saturday, April 9, and I hope you all are able to drop by and peruse the excellent bargains. We will be there from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each year I find some treasure I just can’t resist (much to my husband’s consternation). This will be our first big event in the brand new pavilion that was added to our building. Help us make it a big success.

Do you have a burning urge to learn to tap dance, or maybe brush up on those old techniques you haven’t used in years? We have a class starting on Monday, April 11 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The cost is only $20 for members and $25 for non-members. The classes will go on for six weeks at 45 minutes per class. This is a fun way to get a little exercise and share some good-natured times with new friends. After all, who could possibly dance together and not become friends? Go to our website blaineseniorcenter.com and look at the April schedule for more information.

Have you ever wanted to take a yoga class but were a little intimidated by the idea of folding yourself into a pretzel? Well, I have the perfect class for you. Starting on Thursday, April 14, you can take Gentle Yoga for Seniors at the Blaine Senior Center pavilion. Our instructor, Maureen, has been teaching yoga for over 9 years. She will teach you to breathe more fully, increase your balance and flexibility and reduce levels of stress in your life. This class is sponsored by Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District. There is a $5 drop-in fee for each class.

Summer is coming and wouldn’t you like to learn how to install a rain barrel at your house? A few workshops are coming up, the first of which is Saturday, April 23 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Participants will learn how to install and maintain their own rain barrel. Space is limited to 20 households at each workshop and pre-registration is required. Each household will take home a pre-drilled 55-gallon barrel. For more information or to register call Ingrid at 778-6229 or go to bbwarm.whatcomcounty.org.

Ladies, get your spring hat out, dust off that frilly dress you look at longingly and put on your pretty shoes for our annual Spring Tea. Set aside Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. In the meantime, come by the Blaine Senior Center and purchase tickets to win a raffle basket. We have a few to choose from, including an Italian basket, a Mexican basket, a spa basket and a tea/coffee basket. All include enticing gift cards that will make it worth your time to check out each basket. As always, all profits for our raffle go to support our many activities at the senior center.

Blaine Senior Center is located at 763 G Street. You can call us at 360/332-8040.

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