Young at Heart: April

Published on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 by By JoAn Newby

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Welcome wonderful April! We have been waiting for you to arrive. Our eyes are filling with sunshine and primroses are popping up along our pathways. While spring blossoms are stretching upward the folks at the Blaine Senior Center are also beginning a springtime renewal of body and spirit.

The Blaine center provides numerous activities for such a great awakening. The center offers opportunities to enjoy Oigong (Tai Chi), stretch exercises, TOPS and strength training classes.

New horizons are awakening. Now is your chance to learn some Chinese language. Be at the center at 10:40 a.m. Mondays to learn the basics of Mandarin. Another stretch is into the distant past. This is provided by our interesting Beginner’s Genealogy class. This class meets the first and third Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

The huge April rummage sale is on Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; come find some special treasures. You really don’t want to miss this. Enjoy the fellowship of our community and eat some Costco treats!

Donations are welcome. Drop them off Thursday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The pancake breakfast will be here on Saturday, April 19, 8–11 a.m. You will find yourself indulging in a scrumptious breakfast and enjoy community togetherness as well.

Win cash and great prizes at EZ Bingo on Tuesday, April 22. A baked potato meal will be served at 5 p.m., and Bingo is at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome; the baked potato meal is $6 and admission to Bingo is $10.

Another unmissable event will be the Tai Chi competition demonstration, held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26.

Enjoy April, and  look forward to May and the annual Springtime High Tea on Sunday, May 4. Enjoy tea, delicious treats, music by Mt. Baker Toppers, prizes and a silent auction. Buy your tickets in advance; it is always a sell out and is open to everyone.

Have a great April and enjoy spring. Look forward to summer. Look forward to life – there is much here to enjoy.