Young at Heart

Published on Thu, Nov 1, 2012 by JoAn Newby

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It’s November, a time to be especially thankful for our freedom and heritage. Now is a time to carefully select our leaders. May we be guided by strong ideals and beliefs and what would be best for our beloved United States of America and the world.  

The year is nearing completion and it’s a special time to acknowledge our many blessings. We are thankful for our Blaine Center, and the friends, fellowship, information and food that it has provided. 


Wednesday, November 7, noon: Veterans Day salute and veteran benefit program. Lunch with our honored guest Mayor Harry Robinson. Greg Brethour and Paul Wentland from American Legion Post #7 will help us salute veterans for their service and offer information on veteran benefits.

Thursday, November 8, noon: Helen Worley, author of “Hope Lives in a Garden,” will share her experiences recovering from cancer and her unique positive approach to challenges. She will bring Nutmeg, her stuffed monkey companion and friend through her journey.

Friday, November 9, 5:30 to 8 p.m.: Community spaghetti feed and 24-piece Bellingham Youth Jazz Band playing big band sounds and jazz classics. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert, and complimentary beverage. Adults $10, children $5. 

Monday, November 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Veteran’s Day. Center open, but no lunch. See potluck below.

Monday, November 12, noon: Potluck. Sandy Schable shares a slide show and experiences of being a chiropractor in Africa and India. 

Tuesday, November 13, noon: Department of Homeland Security canine demonstration and talk. Learn about these brave dogs and their jobs.

Wednesday, November 14, 1 to 2 p.m.: Balance Training and Fall Prevention class meets Monday and Wednesday for four weeks until December 10. Classes stress the need for strong, flexible legs and regularly practiced balance drills. Participants acquire the skills necessary to continue on their own. Register and pay at the Blaine Senior Center office in advance. Continuing and beginning students welcome. 

Thursday, November 15, noon: Join us for a delicious traditional Thanksgiving feast – turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie and more! Harmony Express, a women’s barbershop quartet, will perform many favorites. 

Saturday, November 17, 8 to 11 a.m.: Pancake breakfast at the Blaine Senior Center. Pancakes, waffles or French toast with fruit topping, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee, and/or tea. $6 adults, $4 children.

Monday November 19, 10 a.m.:  Blaine Senior Center board meeting.

Tuesday, November 20, noon: Seniors and vaccines. Sabitha, pharmacy manager at Rite Aid, will discuss the many vaccines that seniors should be aware of – flu, whooping cough, pneumonia and shingles to name a few.

Thursday to Saturday November 22, 23 and 24: Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thursday, November 22, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Free community Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by American Legion Post #86. Everyone welcome. Donations accepted. Center open for meal only. 

Friday, Saturday November 30 and December 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Blaine Senior Center’s 6th Annual Homemade Arts and Crafts Christmas Bazaar. Homemade arts and crafts by local artisans, cookie walk, raffle, hourly door prizes. Free event. Santa on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Deli lunch available. Proceeds benefit the Blaine Senior Center.

For more information, visit blaineseniorcenter.com.