Young at Heart

Published on Thu, Jun 5, 2008 by JoAn Newby

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Young at Heart

By JoAn Newby

Here we are, June at last,
Hoping are we that winter has
Looking forward to gardening
and roses in bloom,
June, you have come and none
too soon.

Just in case you desire to enjoy the cool misty mornings and the creation’s great outdoors, there is a magnificent community garden just waiting for your tender loving care. Yes, it is time to get to work, enough of the long winter’s rest, we must be up and doing, and planning and planting. Perhaps you should contact the Blaine Senior Activity Center for advice and direction.

Another great opportunity for fresh air and fun is the 3rd annual County Bocce Ball kickoff on Thursday, June 5. Now is an excellent time to join in and learn about this type of lawn bowling. You might want to bring a water bottle and sunscreen and a lawn chair would be nice too.
Lunch is provided by Whatcom Nutrition through the Lynden center so sign up so they will know how many lunches to deliver to the park.
Last year 61 people from all over Whatcom County enjoyed a lovely day in the park in a just-for-fun day of Bocce – maybe there will be even more this year.

The center is open to serve lunches to everybody, and your support in making this a welcoming center for all is very much appreciated. Your membership and participation is very important to us. Thank you for your support. Daily newspapers, coffee and good company are available every day. There are jigsaw puzzles along with the good company available for anyone.

The pancake breakfast will be on Saturday, June 21, from 8 – 11 a.m. There will be pancakes or waffles, or french toast, along with eggs, sausage, orange juice, and coffee. This delicious breakfast is available for everybody at only $4 for adults and $3 for children. Other Saturday lunches have been discontinued but our excellent weight training center remains open weekdays and Saturdays to members who have completed the training course.

We have two Bible study classes, Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. These are interesting discussion groups and are open on everyone.

Father’s Day is June 15. Honor your father, bring a photo of your dad for our memories bulletin board. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see a lot of photos of dads with all sorts of vehicles and machines!

The China painting class in continuing on Wednesday mornings during the summer. Craft and tea time is on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. As well as needlework or other activities. Bring needlework, or some activity and cookies would be nice. This is a very good way to meet and visit with people. The pool room is open every day, and there is always time for table and card games.

Thursdays bring the friendly fire fighters, taking blood pressure readings. There is a very good stretch exercise class at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Thursday evenings are Pinochle night, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Looking forward to July 4th, we are planning a craft booth and a food booth, and will be serving breakfast also. There will be two quilts raffled, and a beautiful red, white, and blue hand-hooked rug perfect for a stunning patriotic decor.

Those famous and popular damn-it dolls are available and just-for-fun exercise blocks, just the thing you could use to brag a little about your own exercise program.