Young At Heart

Published on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 by By Joan Newby

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The Blaine senior center welcomes you are as the flowers that bloom in the wonderful month of June.

Yes, now in this special time of the year, winter has past for roses now bloom. Surely our pleasant summer draws near.

The center has activities and fellowship for all who are here with fantastic activities and a fine lunch at noon. June has begun; there are friends to be made, games to be played and songs to be sung. It started with Meadow Green-sponsored bingo games where great prizes we won.

Our calendar promises a great deal more, some topics of interest may be just for you, and aplenty of interesting things to do.

Thursday, June 10 at noon is a great salmon talk, come learn about salmon fishing from Jim Jorgensen.

Friday, June 11 at 12:30 p.m. is popcorn and movie day and the showing of The Amazing Panda Adventure.

Saturday, June 12, noon, still another showtime, a movie with popcorn, this time it is Neil Young, in Heart of Gold. The documentary and concert film was directed by Jonnathan Demme, filmed in concert over two nights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

Monday, June 14, 16, 10 a.m. it is time for a board meeting.

Tuesday, June 15, noon, Tish Campbell will tell us more about those great Hesselgrave trips.

Thursday, June 17, Hawaiian Days and Father’s Day celebration. Come enjoy a Hawaiian feast at lunch while the Sunday Strummers ukulele group will serenade us with vocals and Hawaiian tunes.

Friday, June 18, is the AARP driving class. Sign up at the front. There will be movie and popcorn time the animated movie, Cars.

Saturday, June 19, from 8 – 11 a.m. we’ll have our great pancake breakfast with pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, and more!

Monday, June 21, Bingo with prizes hosted by the senior center.

Tuesday, June 22, Frank Thomas talks about his experience being a postman. Promises to be very interesting.

Thursday, June 24, is the picnic at Peace Arch. Come play bocce ball, enjoy the outdoors with friends, eat grilled hamburgers and listen to Al Ulrich with country tunes, guitar and yodeling.

Friday, June 25, 10:30 a.m., ride on the Plover; you shouldn’t miss this one, for sure. Sign up at the front desk.

Saturday, June 26, showtime, Pay It Forward. This movie stars Haley Joey Osment as a boy who launches a good-will movement. Helen Hunt as his single mother and Kevin Spacey, plays his social-studies teacher.

Wednesday, June 30, 12:30 p.m., movie and popcorn, The Sting, set in September 1936 that involves a complicated plot by two professional drifters. (Paul Newman and Robert Redford). Two clever con artists arrange an elaborate sting against a powerful crime lord who murdered their friend.

There are even more events in the future, new strength training classes begin.

Tuesday, July 6 at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. It will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Sign up at the front desk.

We are looking forward to the 4th of July celebration and will be selling various items, including the new Blaine center cookbooks. Don’t forget our annual Independence Day pancake breakfast from 8 – 11 a.m.

Visit our hamburger booth and crafts sale downtown. Come to help or just come and enjoy and know you are supporting us.