Young At Heart: Cold, windy days and warm hearts

Published on Wed, Nov 3, 2010 by By JoAn Newby

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Another year grows calmly old What promises new November brings, beyond the cold and windy days, and icy snow which well may fall. 

November brings the most of all, pleasant  days  of gathering,  time to mingle and many friends.    Here at our  Blaine Senior Activity Center a friendly welcome is waiting.
Don’t sit at home alone, join us in enjoying great food, fantastic fun and friendly fellowship. Friends and many happy happenings are here waiting for you!   

Come checkout our new meal program! Served every day Monday through Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Come anytime between these hours and enjoy our new menu options! You don’t have to be a member to eat at the Blaine Senior Center!

Hot meals only.

Three options, 1. Hot meal, 2. Readymade entree salad, 3. Deli sandwich with side salad.

Three options, same as Tuesday

Hot meals only.

Choose 2 out of 3  1. Soup, 2. Made to order sandwich, 3. Salad bar.

There are also numerous interesting events coming our way:

November 3
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. bingo.

November 4
Lunchtime Entertainment  country and old time favorites,  The Dusty Road String Band, a  high-energy bluegrass, country band. Don’t miss it!

November 5:
Noon:  Movie and popcorn, “The Thomas Crown Affair.” Pierce Brosnan stars as a wealthy man who for kicks would rather steal works of art than buy them.

November 6:
Noon:  Movie and popcorn, “Same River Twice.” Years after a friend drowns in a rafting accident, tour guides reunite to ride the rapids one more time.
But the intervening time has treated each man differently. Their personal issues bubble up in this adventure drama.

November 10
Lunch Program: Veteran’s Day Salute with Blaine mayor Bonnie Onyon.

November 11
Happy Veteran’s Day! The center is closed. We appreciate our veterans.

November 12
Movie and popcorn: “The Blind Side” featuring Michael Oher, the teen who comes from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16.  
Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

November 13  
10 a.m.  Beginning artisan bread making class with Ron Synder. The first of a three-part series.  These are very popular classes.
Sign up at the center, beginning Tuesday, November 3 at 9 am. Space is limited.
You will  be instructed how to make artisan bread. There is a $5 fee, bring a hat and apron, and enjoy some delicious homemade bread.

November 15
Tour Van Wingerden Greenhouses  to see poinsettias.

November 17
Bingo from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

November 18
Thursday birthday lunch: Vocals and guitar by Tovah.

November 19
Friday 12:30 p.m. Movie and popcorn, “The Three Amigos.” Suddenly sacked by their Hollywood studio, three silent-movie stars head to Mexico in response to a cable from a senorita in distress.

November 20
Saturday pancake breakfast.

November 25:
Community Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by American Legion.    
Have a wonderful November, and a happy Thanksgiving!

December 3 and 4
Come to the 5th Annual Christmas Bazaar. Find that unusual Christmas present from a huge variety of homemade gifts.  
We are signing up vendors now.  Tables will rent for $25.  
Come join us and earn some pocket money. All items are required to be homemade. Call for more information.
There will be a sign-up sheet at the front desk soon if you would like to work on the Christmas Bazaar Committee.  The Cookie Lane has been very popular, and it will return this year. We will need lots of cookies and candy for this event.

December 10
Dinner begins at 5:30 pm.  Music is from 7 to 8 pm.  All-you-can-eat community spaghetti feed with entertainment by the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band. Advance tickets are on sale now at the center. Cost is $7.50 Adults and $5 children.