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Diane Engel: The Senior Center is rocking with activity

We don’t need no rocking chair; the Senior Activity Center is rocking with many different activities. The Senior Center is for active older adults who want to jazz up their retirement.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone, volunteers, donors and customers, who made the Fall Craft Show a success. Thank you to the volunteers and the First City Singers who helped with our Veterans Tribute. Thank you to those who “Gave to the Max.”  We appreciate your kindness.

Christmas Dance

The Senior Activity will have a Christmas Dance from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 15 with a cover charge of $2.00. The Acoust Hicks band will be playing.

Jewelry/Hobby/Craft Classes

Two new hobbies/crafts will be taught each month. These are open to the public and the registration fee is $10 plus materials with the $10 fee going to the Senior Activity Center. Call Linda at 556-7888 or Winnie at 209-5456 for details and registration. Class size is limited.

Gift Wrap

You can have your Christmas gifts wrapped at the Paul Bunyan Mall starting Friday through Dec. 24. Donations for this service go to the Senior Activity Center and are greatly appreciated.

Christmas Light Tour

Come with us on our Christmas Light Tour on Dec. 18 to see the pretty Christmas lights of the city of Bemidji, courtesy of Bemidji Bus Line.

There will be treats after the trip. The gratuity for the bus driver is not included. This bus trip is free and open to all ages. Register at the front desk of the Senior Activity Center or call 218-751-8836.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

All you can eat “Bemidji’s Best Pancakes” served with two sausages, juice and coffee, from 8 to 10:30 am Saturday.

The cost is $5.00 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 5 to 9, and children 4 and younger is free. Senior Creations Gift Shop will also be open.

Closed for Christmas and New Years

The Senior Activity Center will be closed at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and on Wednesday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas.

We will also be closed at 1pm on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Years. Please have a safe holiday.

Wish List

The Senior Activity Center is in need of white copy paper, coffee, postage stamps, paper napkins and monetary donations.

If you are able to donate, please drop it by the front desk as it will be greatly appreciated.

You can receive a receipt for tax purposes.

Be sure to stop by the Senior Creations Gift Shop, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or on the second Saturday of each month from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Check out what’s new or stop and buy a handmade card.

The Senior Activity Center is located at 216 Third Street NW, Bemidji.

DIANE ENGEL is the executive director  of the Senior Activity Center.