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Prime Time: Wrapping it up again for the holidays

Once again the Paul Bunyan Senior Activity Center gift wrapping project was a success. Thanks to everyone who used our wrapping skills and for your generous donations.

As usual, Dec. 24 was the "big day" and shoppers and wrappers had a hectic, fun-filled day. Thanks to the Paul Bunyan Mall management for giving us space for our gift wrap operations and thanks to the mall staff for all their help. Thanks to all our volunteers who helped with this project and a special thanks to Sentence to Serve for doing all the heavy work associated with this project.

Thanks to Bemidji Medical Equipment for their generous donation of $1,000 to the Senior Center.

-- Jan. 17, Martin Luther King Day, Bemidji Senior Center will be closed.

-- Jan. 19, RSVP Reader's Theatre will be held at 11 a.m. in the Bemidji Senior Center. Reader's Theatre under the direction of Allen Benson, who also writes the scripts for Reader's Theatre, will perform "The Perfect Crane." Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. RSVP actors include Helen Thelander, Sandi Smith, Alice Lapp, Dorothy Prigge, Vicky Brown, Tony Mattson and Kathy Burger.

-- Jan. 20, United Way Annual Meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Bemidji Senior Center.

-- Feb.13, Valentine's Day Celebration will be held at the Bemidji Senior Center from 2-4 p.m. featuring an afternoon of music, treats and fun. Timberline, made up of two local performing artists, John Essig and Kari Munson, will join forces to play music for dancing or just listening pleasure. There is no charge to attend this party. A free will donation, however, would be appreciated. All proceeds will be used to bring our elevator up to code.

-- February is I Love to Read Month. Kjell Thompson, area coordinator for the RSVP and America Reads programs, is asking people to collect books for children ages K-5. People interested in this project are also invited to go into the schools during February, read books to children and distribute books to them. For more information about this program, call Kjell Thompson at 751-8836.

-- Third Street Senior Singers January Performance Schedule is as follows:

Jan.17, 2:30 p.m., Havenwood.

Jan.19, 2 p.m. Goldpine.

Jan. 21, 2 p.m. Baker Park.

Jan. 25, 3 p.m. Neilson Place.


Ann Daley and Pat Kroeplin are volunteers at the Paul Bunyan Senior Activity Center.