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Diane Engel: Spring? What’s that?

If this winter has you feeling like we have been in the Ice Age all over again, well, spring even came for the mammoths, so there’s hope for us too.

Our winters have been strange lately. I remember about 40 years ago, having drifts as tall as the roof of our house and sledding down them into the back yard. We opened the back door and saw a wall of densely packed snow. The sides of the driveway were at least 5½ feet tall leaving no more room to shovel anymore. Having blizzards so bad that you couldn’t see across the street.

I remember my grandmother reminiscing about how bad the blizzards were that they tied a rope from the house to the barn so they wouldn’t get lost.

Spring, spring, what a marvelous thing! Just think, beautiful tulips blooming and what’s left of some dirty little snow hills on the boulevards and robins bouncing around.

Even though it doesn’t look like it, spring is coming with warmer weather.

Along with that, come spring fashions and the Spring Style Show at the Senior Activity Center.

This year, the Style Show will be on April 26 and our theme is “Dance into Spring.”

If you would like a chance to look at the newest spring fashions, stop by the Senior Center and pick up a ticket for only $6.50 each, featuring four Bemidji Merchants.

Tickets are available now. Your ticket includes coffee and dessert and the opportunity to win a prize!  

Chocolate Club

Check out our new Chocolate Club; a celebration of chocolate that meets the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

Bring something chocolate to share with everyone, like a bag of candy or some cupcakes.

On Thursday, we will be celebrating chocolate with something green like mint or green sprinkles to celebrate the luck of the Irish.

We will be incorporating games also.

Thank You

Thank you to Ruby Tuesday for playing for our Valentine’s Dance. We had a good time.

Wish List

The Senior Activity Center is in need of white copy paper, coffee, postage stamps, silverware, 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. We also take donated new or used greeting cards, craft supplies, jewelry and puzzles.

Be sure to stop by the Senior Creations Gift Shop, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or on the second Saturday of each month from 8:00-10:30 a.m. Check out what’s new or stop and buy a handmade card.

The Senior Activity Center is located at 216 3rd Street NW, Bemidji.

DIANE ENGEL is the Executive Director of the Senior Activity Center