Young at Heart: Senior center heats up August

Published on Wed, Aug 3, 2011 by JoAn Newby

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Blaine Senior Center folks are enjoying an awesome August, a pleasant time of year here in the great Northwest, especially after a cooler than usual summer. What a privilege it is to live in such a scenic setting as ours with such great activities and fellowship. 

Independence Day was celebrated at the center with a festive pancake breakfast and an active food booth in downtown Blaine. The center is thankful for our very supportive community.

Lunch is served from 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and following are a few of the special August events at the center:

Friday, August 5: Enjoy a tour of the tall ships at 1 p.m. The tall ships are in town for Drayton Harbor Days. Meet at the center at 12:30 p.m. to carpool.

Saturday, August 6: Pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Celebrate Drayton Harbor Days with pancakes, waffles or French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. Adults $5, kids $4.  
Wednesday, August 10: Bingo at 12:30 p.m. There will be great prizes, and there is no entry fee. Just bring yourselves and add to the fun time.

Tuesday, August 16: Schedule an appointment between 9 and 11:30 a.m. with Connie Webster, R.N., for professional foot care services.

Tuesday, August 16: At 12:15 p.m., Cheryl Willis will talk about the exciting Whatcom County Senior Tour Program and show a DVD of Glacier National Park, where the group recently toured.

Thursday, August 18: Enjoy a lunch picnic on the center’s lawn at 10:30 a.m. Reminisce, featuring Alan and Carol Linde, will provide music with old-time favorites. We’ll also welcome Julie Meyers, the nutrition director of the Whatcom/San Juan Nutrition Project, who will be joining us for lunch.  

Tuesday, August 23: Glen Echo Garden Tour – visit this beautiful seven acre, multi-themed botanical garden in a natural wooded setting. Experience the peaceful atmosphere as you meander through gardens bursting with color. Meet at the center at 10:15 a.m. or at Glen Echo Gardens, located six miles east of Bellingham, at 11 a.m. Admission is $7.50 and includes pan flute music and coffee. Sign up in advance at the front desk. Bring your own lunch or sign up in advance for sack lunches to go.

Wednesday, August 24: Bingo at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 25:  Lunch program. Capt. Pepper Rouge will return with The Marketeers for fun, sing-along cowboy and old-time music.

Friday, August 26: Movie and popcorn at 12:30 p.m. John Wayne stars in “Rio Bravo,” one of the all-time great Westerns.

Monday, August 29: Movie and popcorn at 12:30 p.m. John Wayne stars in “Stagecoach.”  

Tuesday, August 30: Schedule an appointment between 9 and 11:30 a.m. with Connie Webster, R.N., for professional foot care services.

Have a great August and enjoy the rest of the summer. Be brave, look forward to fall, and, of course, continue participating at the Blaine Senior Center.