Young at Heart: March happenings

Published on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 by JoAn Newby

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What wonderful news, the month of March has arrived! That means spring is coming even closer and will soon be right here among us. Winter rain is nice and we wouldn’t want to be completely without it since it does make our corner of the world so beautiful, but let’s prepare for all those promised longer brightest days of sunshine. 

The Blaine Senior/Community Center is here with great nutritious lunches, friendly fellowship, exciting activities, useful information and so much more. Many members have been seen working out in the well-equipped gym and getting ready for spring and activities.

We are thankful for our gym with all its equipment and the center’s friendly guidance and instruction in using it. 

A very special thank you goes to all the people who have given finances, time and energy in maintaining and improving the center. There are many volunteers and each month the center chooses to especially remember one of them. Peggy Armijo is the honored volunteer for February.  When asked to help with special events or other areas, Peggy always lends a helping hand if she can.  

To those who are thinking of joining Peggy said, “People should join because there are a lot of good activities to keep fit, there are great programs and to enjoy the camaraderie at the center.” Thanks Peggy and all of the other faithful volunteers.

Some of the very special March happening at the Blaine Senior Center are:

Saturday, March 16th, 8-11 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast. This popular breakfast will feature choices of  pancakes, waffle, French toast, biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee/tea and orange juice. Adults $6. Children $4.

Thursday, March 28th, noon: Easter and birthday lunch featuring music by Travelin’ Light   with Oldies from the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s.

Some of  the other activities for the month include:

Friday, March 1 through Friday, April 12: 2012 ARRP tax preparation. Appointments are to be made in advance for 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., or noon. Sign up for your appointment and pick up an organizer package in the office.

Friday, March 1,  8, 15, 22 and 29, 12:30 p.m.:  Bingo. Come play Bingo with us. There are prizes for everyone, and it’s fun! Donations are welcome.

Friday, March 8, 9-11:30 a.m.: Collage-making workshop.  Bring your creativity! Collage-making is an easy, fast and satisfying mode of artistic expression. All materials will be provided. There is a $3 fee that must be paid in advance.

Thursday, March 14, noon:  St. Patrick’s Day with Irish music on our big screen. Wear green and win prizes!

Tuesday, March 19, noon: Community Assistance Program. This will be an informational program regarding this organization that provides community meals, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, the Blaine Clothing Bank, emergency assistance and more.

Tuesday, March 20, noon: Senior steppers! Join us for lunch. You certainly would not want to miss this performance. Come and watch this lively group tap dance!

Wednesday, March 20, 1-2:30 p.m.:  Line dancing. Line dancing is great fun and good exercise. Come along, let’s give it a try.

Saturday, March 23: Rain Barrel workshop. The Birch Bay Water and Sewer District is teaming up with Birch Bay Watershed Aquatic Resources Management District to host a rain barrel class for residents. It will teach you the skills you need to create your own homemade rain barrel.  

Monday, March 25, noon: Name a tune. Think of a favorite song  or singer … we’ll bring it up on the big screen TV with our new laptop!

Wednesday, March 27, 1-2 p.m.: Traffic:  Sharing our stories—-a mini forum on traffic.

Saturday, March 30, 10-noon: Gardening in raised beds & barrels. How to make self-watering planters from 55-gallon plastic barrels will be demonstrated.

Have a great March everyone and we’ll see you at the Blaine Senior/Community Center.