Young at Heart: February 2017

By Lorrie Conyac

Have you noticed all the birds flocking on Drayton Harbor and Semiahmoo Bay? I love this time of year and the lead up to Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival in March. After last week it’s hard to believe, but we are on our way to longer, warmer days and spring blossoms everywhere.

While we’re waiting, the Blaine Senior Center has some fun things to get you in shape to enjoy the coming spring and summer. Have you tried Zumba, line dancing, yoga or ballroom dancing? Between classes in the new pavilion and at the senior center, you can stay busy every day if you want to.

Then when you’ve danced yourself to a frazzle, stay to play single deck pinochle on Mondays, cribbage on Tuesdays, pinochle or bunco on Wednesdays, bridge or mahjongg during the day on Thursdays, double deck pinochle at 6 p.m. on Thursday and finally Bingo or bible study on Fridays. Call the senior center office at 360/332-8040 to find out more about any of the activities above that you may want to try.

On Saturday, February 18, from 8 to 11 a.m., the senior center will have another of our tasty pancake breakfasts. As always, there will be pancakes, waffles or biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and OJ. Adults $6, children (under 6) $4. The funds we raise from our pancake breakfasts are used to develop new activities for our members. They also help purchase supplies for our raffles, office supplies, signs and a host of other items needed to keep everything humming along.

Do you have your tickets for the Bite of Blaine on Monday, February 20 at 6 p.m.? Come on out and support Blaine and Birch Bay businesses and enjoy tasty samples.

The senior center will be there too! Come and vote for our yummy treat (nope, can’t tell what it is yet – you will have to come and see for yourself). This event always sells out, so get your tickets for only $30 and come to the Semiahmoo Resort. You will be helping to pay for the 4th of July fireworks program – something we all love.

Don’t forget the senior center tagline contest. We have the entries available at the center. We are looking for the perfect three or four words to put with our logo that will tell everyone what our center is all about.

Speaking of contests, grab your feathers, baubles, beads and imaginations and put together the most gaudy, flashy, shiny, unique mask you can think of and then wear it at our Fat Tuesday Luncheon, February 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch is only $6 for everyone under 60 and by donation for everyone 60 and over. It’s a party and we’re having a mask contest. See you there!

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

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