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Page 1........Special Events & Travel Page 2........November Calendar Page 3........December Calendar Page 4........January Calendar Page 5........Fitness Page 6........Wellness & Recreation

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

The Center will be closed: Tuesday, November 6th Election Day

Monday, November 12th Veterans Day

Thursday, November 22nd Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday, December 25th Christmas Day

Page 7........The Arts & Games

Tuesday, January 1st

Page 8........Learning & Community Corner

Monday, January 21st

Page 9........Volunteer & Just for Fun Page 10......Announcements & Acknowledgments

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New Years Day Martin Luther King Day

Other Important Dates: See Page 1 for all of our Special Events happening! www.BillingsParks.org


Veterans Day Celebration! Friday, November 9th at 11:30 Join us as we honor those who served our country. We will have games and a short presentation.Veterans will receive a free lunch. Reservations are required. Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance (11/8/2018) by noon. Thanksgiving Lunch Celebration Friday, November 16th at 11:30pm Special Musical entertainment by the Gospel Truth Blue Grass Band Reservations are required. Reservations must be made 1 week in advance (11/9/18) by noon. Festival of Trees Friday, November 30th 10:00 - 11:30am (Buses pick-up at 9:45) Join us to view the beautifully decorated trees at the Metra during the Family Tree Center Festival of Trees. We will provide transportation so we ask you sign-up through the Community Center. Tour of Lights We are excited to have the Billings Breakfast Exchange Club sponsor a Christmas Tour of Lights for our seniors again this year! What better way to get into the season than to look at the beautiful displays of lights across our community, including ZooMontana. The Christmas Tour of Lights will be offered Tuesday, December 18th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (times may vary slightly depending on weather). Tours will be provided in heated buses. Pick-up locations include the Billings Community Center, Sage Towers, Prairie Towers, Pleasant View, South Side Senior Center and Adult Resource Alliance. **Participants must sign up at your preferred pick-up site by Tuesday, December 11th.

Christmas Lunch Celebration Friday, December 14th at 11:30 Come join us for our Christmas Dinner Celebration while enjoying entertainment by the Men of Faith. Reservations are required. Reservations must be made 1 week in advance (12/7/2018) by noon. December Birthday Lunch Friday, December 28th at 11:30 Join us for our December Birthday Celebration while enjoying musical entertainment from The Music Band. Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance (12/27/2018) by noon. January Birthday Lunch Friday, January 25th at 11:30 Come join us for our first Birthday Lunch Celebration of 2019 while enjoying musical entertainment by Daniel Kosel. Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance (1/24/2019) by noon. NOON New Years Eve Party Monday, December 31 at 12:00 Don’t have plans to stay up until midnight? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Ring in the new year with lunch, games, noisemakers, and a countdown to noon. Reservations must be made by noon on 12/28/2018.

To book a GDP tour call Lily Moore at (406) 256-1492 or Email: lily@gdptours.com. March 18 9-Day BEST OF IRELAND. Highlighting the experience of a lifetime … 6,000 years of history spread across the dales, valleys, cliffs and castles of Dublin and Killarney. See the Book of Kells at Trinity College, Tour the Guinness Storehouse and sample its famous product, Jaunting Cart ride and much more. $3469/ppd; add $739 for Single. Price includes RT air from Billings. June 6 3-Day Best of the Black Hills. Featuring the Colossal Crazy Horse Memorial, the great and inspiring Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a fun and informative tour of Historic Deadwood, and the awesome 1,267 feet above Belle Fourche River, Devils Tower National Monument. $448/ppd; add $168 for Single. June 21 Mystery Day Tour. Yes, the much-requested mystery tour is being scheduled for Friday, June 21st. Tour includes ALL three meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner. $142.00/pp July 28 8-Day Canadian Rockies by Rail featuring Banff, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountaineer. Join us, experience the best of Western Canada on an unforgettable adventure aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train! See brochure for detailed itinerary. $5539/ppt; add $1189 for single. Price includes RT air from Billings. 1


Billings Community Center Events Monday

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2 9:00 Bridge Practice 9:30-12:00 Community Prayer 9:00-1:00 Water Color 9:30-1:30 Health & Wellness 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00 Fitness by Design 10:00-11:30 Widowed Persons 1:00 Bingo 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Recycled Cards 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 China Painters 1:00 Farkle 1:00 Ceramics 1:00 Video 5 6 7 8 9 ELECTION 8:30-9:30 Senior Yoga 9:00 Cribbage 9:30-12:30 Community Prayer 9:00 Bridge Practice DAY 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:00-1:00 Water Color 9:00 Tournament Cribbage 9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study Noon Sr. Medicare Patrol Speaker 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00-11:00 De-Clutter 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Bingo 1:00 Pinochle 10:00-12:00 Chair Massage 1:00 Poker 1:00 Recycled Cards 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 12:30 Bridge 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 China Painters 1:00 Farkle 1:00 Hand and Foot 1:00-4:00 Woodcarvers Group 1:00 Ceramics Center Closed 3:00-4:00 Tai Chi 3:30 Diabetes Prevention Group 1:00 Video Today 5:30 Beginner Line Dancing 12 13 14 15 16 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:00 Cribbage 9:30-12:30 Community Prayer 9:00 Bridge Practice 10:00 Rummikub 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:00-1:00 Water Color 10:00-12:00 Oil Painting Club 9:15-3:15 Foot Care Clinic 10:00-12:00 Chair Massage 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 12:00 Resource Center Here 9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study 10:30 Volunteer Orientation 11:30 Thanksgiving Dinner 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 12-1 Book Reading 10:30-11:30 West Park Blood Pressure & November Birthday 1:00 Poker 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Bingo 1:00 Scrabble NO AFTERNOON 1:00 Poker 1:00 Recycled Cards Center Closed 1:00 Oil Painting Lessons ACTIVITIES 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 China Painters 9:00 Moderate Motion

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8:30-9:30 Senior Yoga 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 9:00 Tournament Cribbage 10:00-11:00 De-Clutter 12:30 Bridge 1:00 Hand and Foot

1:30 Computer Fundamentals 1 1:00-4:00 Woodcarvers Group 2:30 Ukulele 3:30 Diabetes Prevention Group

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1:15 Hearing Testing/Cleaning

3:00-4:00 Tai Chi

8:30-9:30 Senior Yoga 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 9:00 Tournament Cribbage 12:30 Bridge 1:00 Hand and Foot 1:45-3:00 Book Club 3:00-4:00 Tai Chi

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5:30-6:30 Core Yoga

5:30 Beginner Line Dancing 21 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:00 Cribbage 10:00 Rummikub 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00-12:00 Oil Painting Club 9:15-3:15 Foot Care Clinic 11:00-12:00 Safety for Seniors 9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Poker 1:00 Poker 1:00 Scrabble 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 20

1:00 Oil Painting Lessons 1:00-4:00 Woodcarvers Group 1:30 Computer Fundamentals 1 3:30 Diabetes Prevention Group

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2:30-3:30 Ukulele 5:30-6:30 Core Yoga

10:00 Fitness by Design 10:00 Rummikub

5:30 Beginner Line Dancing

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10:00-12:00 Oil Painting Club

1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Poker 1:00 Scrabble

9:00 Cribbage 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 9:15-3:15 Foot Care Clinic

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9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study

1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Poker 1:30 Computer Fundamentals 1 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 2:30-3:30 Ukulele 1:00-4:00 Woodcarvers Group 3:30 Diabetes Prevention Group 5:30-6:30 Core Yoga 5:30 Beginner Line Dancing

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9:00 Bridge Practice 9:00-1:00 Water Color 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit NO LUNCH SERVED 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Farkle 1:00 Ceramics 1:00 Video

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9:30-12:30 Community Prayer 9:00 Bridge Practice

10:00 Fitness by Design 1:00 Bingo 1:00 Recycled Cards 1:00 China Painters

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9:00-1:00 Water Color 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Farkle 1:00 Ceramics 1:00 Video

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Billings Community Center Events Monday

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6 7 9:30-1:30 Health & Wellness 9:00 Bridge Practice 9:30-12:30 Community Prayer 9:00-1:00 Water Color 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 1:00 Bingo 10:00-11:30 Widowed Persons 1:00 Recycled Cards 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 China Painters 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:30 Computer Fundamentals 1 1:00-4:00 Woodcarvers Group 1:00 Farkle 2:30 Ukulele 5:30 Beginning Line Dance 1:00 Ceramics 5:30-6:30 Core Yoga 1:00 Video 10 11 12 13 14 8:30-9:30 Senior Yoga 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:00 Cribbage 9:30-12:30 Community Prayer 9:00 Bridge Practice 9:00 Tournament Cibbage 10:00 Rummikub 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:00-1:00 Water Color 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00-12:00 Oil Painting Club 9:15-3:15 Foot Care Clinic Noon Sr Medicare Patrol Speaker 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 12:30 Bridge 12:00 Resource Center Here 9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study 1:00 Bingo 11:30 Christmas Dinner 1:00 Hand & Foot 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Recycled Cards 1:15 Hearing Testing/Cleaning 1:00 Poker 1:00 Poker 1:00 China Painters NO AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES 3:00-4:00 Tai Chi 1:00 Scrabble 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 8:30-9:30 Senior Yoga 9:00 Tournament Cibbage 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00-12:00 Chair Massage 12:30 Bridge 1:00 Hand & Foot 3:00-4:00 Tai Chi

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Wednesday

4 5 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:00 Cribbage 10:00 Rummikub 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00-12:00 Oil Painting Club 9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Poker 1:00 Poker 1:00 Scrabble 1:00 Shanghai Rummy

1:30 Computer Fundamentals 1 1:00-4:00 Woodcarvers Group

9:00 Tournament Cibbage 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 12:30 Bridge 1:00 Hand & Foot

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2:30 Ukulele 5:30-6:30 Core Yoga

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5:30 Beginning Line Dance

10:00 Fitness by Design 9:00 Cribbage 10:00 Rummikub 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00-12:00 Oil Painting Club 9:15-3:15 Foot Care Clinic

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10:00-12:00 Chair Massage 10:30 Volunteer Orientation

11:00 Friends don’t let Friends Fall 9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study 10:30-11:30 West Park Blood Pressure

1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Poker 1:00 Scrabble

3:00-4:00 Tai Chi

1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Poker

1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:30 Computer Fundamentals 1 1:00-4:00 Woodcarvers Group

9:00 Tournament Cribbage 12:30 Bridge 1:00 Hand & Foot 3:00-4:00 Tai Chi

9:00 Tournament Cribbage 12:30 Bridge 1:00 Hand & Foot 3:00-4:00 Tai Chi

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9:30-12:30 Community Prayer

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2:30 Ukulele 5:30-6:30 Core Yoga

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9:00 Cribbage 9:15-3:15 Foot Care Clinic

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1:00 Bingo 1:00 Recycled Cards 1:00 China Painters

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9:30-12:30 Community Prayer

1:00 Bingo

9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study 1:00 Recycled Cards

1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Poker 1:00 Shanghai Rummy

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1:00 China Painters

1:00-4:00 Woodcarvers Group

Register in person or online at www.billingsparks.org Classes fill fast!

9:00 Bridge Practice 9:00-1:00 Water Color 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Farkle 1:00 Ceramics 1:00 Video

9:00 Bridge Practice 9:00-1:00 Water Color 11:30 Birthday Party 1:30 Pinochle 1:30 Shanghai Rummy 1:30 Farkle 1:30 Ceramics 1:30 Video

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3 4 9:30-1:30 Health & Wellness 9:00 Bridge Practice 9:00-9:45 Moderate Motion 9:00-1:00 Water Color 9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study 10:00-12:30 Community Prayer 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 1:00 Pinochle 10:00 Fitness by Design 10:00-11:30 Widowed Persons 1:00 Poker 1:00 Bingo 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Recycled Cards 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 3:30 Diabetes Prevention Suppport Group 1:00 China Painters 1:00 Farkle Center Closed 1:00 Ceramics Today 1:00 Video 7 8 9 10 11 8:30-9:30 Senior Yoga 9:00-9:45 Moderate Motion 9:00 Cribbage 9:00-9:45 Moderate Motion 9:00 Bridge Practice 9:00 Tournament Cribbage 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00-12:30 Community Prayer 9:00-1:00 Water Color 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00 Rummikub 9:15-3:15 Foot Care Clinic 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00-12:00 Chair Massage 1:00 Oil Painting Lessons 9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study Noon Sr Medicare Patrol Speaker 1:00 Pinochle 12:30 Bridge 1:00 Scrabble 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Bingo 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Hand & Foot 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Poker 1:00 Recycled Cards 1:00 Farkle 3:00-4:00 Tai Chi 1:00 Poker 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 China Painters 1:00 Ceramics 1:30-2:30 Computer Fundamentals Part 1 3:30 Diabetes Prevention Support Group 1:00 Video 9:00 Cribbage 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit

5:30-6:30 Core Yoga

17 9:00-9:45 Moderate Motion 9:00 Bridge Practice 10:00-12:30 Community Prayer 9:00-1:00 Water Color 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study 10:00-12:00 Chair Massage 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Pinochle 10:30 Volunteer Orientation 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:15 Hearing Testing/Cleaning 1:30-2:30 Computer Fundamentals Part 1 1:00 Poker 10:30-11:30 West Park Blood Pressure 1:00 Farkle 3:00-4:00 Tai Chi 1:00 Oil Painting Lessons 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Bingo 1:00 Ceramics 1:00 Scrabble 3:30 Diabetes Prevention Suppport Group 1:00 Recycled Cards 1:00 Video 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 China Painters 1:00 Poker 5:30-6:30 Core Yoga 21 22 23 24 9:00-9:45 Moderate Motion 9:00 Cribbage 9:00-9:45 Moderate Motion 9:00 Bridge Practice 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 10:00-12:30 Community Prayer 9:00-1:00 Water Color 10:00 Rummikub 9:15-3:15 Foot Care Clinic 10:00 Fitness by Design 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 1:00 Oil Painting Lessons 9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study 1:00 Bingo 11:30 Birthday Party 1:00 Scrabble 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Recycled Cards 1:30 Pinochle 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Poker 1:00 China Painters 1:30 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Poker 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:30 Farkle 1:30-2:30 Computer Fundamentals Part 1 3:30 Diabetes Prevention Suppport Group 1:30 Ceramics Center Closed 5:30-6:30 Core Yoga 1:30 Video 8:30-9:30 Senior Yoga 9:00 Tournament Cribbage 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit 12:30 Bridge 1:00 Hand & Foot

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29 9:00-9:45 Moderate Motion 10:00-11:00 D.E.E.P 10:00 Fitness by Design 10:00 Rummikub 1:00 Oil Painting Lessons 1:00 Scrabble 1:00 Shanghai Rummy 1:00 Poker

9:00 Cribbage 9:15-10:15 Strong & Fit

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10:00-12:30 Community Prayer 9:30-12:00 Women's Bible Study 10:00 Fitness by Design

1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Poker 1:00 Shanghai Rummy

1:00 Bingo 1:00 Recycled Cards 1:00 China Painters

3:30 Diabetes Prevention Suppport Group

1:30-2:30 Computer Fundamentals Part 1

5:30-6:30 Core Yoga

Register in person or online at www.billingsparks.org Classes fill fast!

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It was such a fun experience overall learning new steps. It was a challenge but very enjoyable! -Line Dancing class participant

Fitness Room Orientation

Day of Week: Tuesdays Dates: November 8th, December 18th, January 9th Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Cost: $15 Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd St)

Adult Badminton Grab your partner and enter into this all-day double-elimination tournament. Day of Week: Saturday Dates: November 10th Time: 12:30pm - 6:00pm Cost: $35 (includes equipment) Location: North Park Center (6th Ave. N. & N. 19th St.)

Core Yoga This class aims to engage your abdominal

muscles with Core Yoga poses. The poses help participants build a strong and stable center. A strong core has many benefits including a strengthened back, improved posture, and better balance. Day of Week: Tuesdays Dates: January 8 - February 12 Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm Cost: $35/resident, $45/non-resident Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd St)

Fitness by Design New to fitness or get tired of always doing the same workout routine? This class is for you! A variety of instructors and workouts have been compiled into one great series! The class will feature strength training, aerobics, and more. Day of Week: Tuesday & Thursdays Dates: January 3 - February 26 Time: 10:00 - 11:00am Cost: $35/resident, $45/non-resident Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd St)

Our instructor is very good at teaching the correct way to assume yoga poses for maximum benefits and to avoid injury. She teaches us how to modify poses when needed, she is patient, and supportive. Her help is much appreciated. -Core Yoga Participant

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What was your favorite part of this class?

Basic Beginner Line Dance Learn basic steps and line dance terminology. Dances geared towards levels 0-3 with many genres of music utilized. Day of Week: Wednesday Dates: November 7 - December 12 Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm Cost: $35/resident, $45/non-resident Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd St)

Strong & Fit 55+ The perfect strength training program

for 55+ women! These workouts promise to improve strength, build lean muscle mass, and help combat a loss of bone density as you age. Day of Week: Monday, Wednesday & Friday Dates: November 26 - December 21, January 2 - February 8 Time: 9:15am - 10:15am Cost: $35/resident, $45/non-resident Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd St)

Slow & Gentle Yoga Experience the benefits

of gentle yoga. This class is designed to provide increased flexibility & balance while improving strength for aging adults. Day of Week: Mondays Dates: January 7 - February 25 Time: 8:30 - 9:30am Cost: $30/resident, $40/non-resident Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd St)

Moderate Motion Strength training can help older

adults improve fitness, mobility, strength and balance, emotional well-being, bone health and even reduce fall risk. Day of Week: Tuesday & Thursdays Dates: January 3 - February 12 Time: 9:00am - 9:45am Cost: $35/resident, $45/non-resident Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd St)

Exercise & fellowship with great seniors! -Fitness by Deisgn Participant

Register in person or online at www.billingsparks.org Classes fill fast!


DEEP (Diabetes Education Empowerment Program) Hearing & Hearing Aid Clinic (FREE) Dates: 2nd Monday each month Time: 1:15 - 2:15pm Where: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd Street) Screening & cleaning provided free by Audiologist, Dr. Gene Bukowski. *Call Billings Community Center to schedule an appointment. Foot Care Clinic ($35) Dates: 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays Time: 9:15am - 3:15pm Where: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd Street) Services provided include physical exam of lower limbs; assessment of skin, circulation, nerves, and bone alignment; trimming & filing of toenails, reducing corns and calluses, and massage. Foot Care Clinics are provided by Certified Foot Care Nurse, Richard Werbelow, BSN, RN, CFCN & WCC. *For appointments and questions call Richard at 406-860-4482. Diabetes Prevention & Support Group Dates: Wednesdays Time: 3:30pm Where: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd Street) Diabetes can seem to be an overwhelming disease because it impacts so many areas of your daily life. It is important to have support from family, friends, and from other people with diabetes. Join our group to gain a sense of empowerment, control and to improve your coping skills. MSU Nursing Clinics Dates: November 1 2018 Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm Where: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd Street)

Do you have diabetes or pre-diabetes (high blood sugar)? Would you like to learn how you can take charge of your health and get control of your diabetes? Then JOIN US for six, FREE diabetes education classes! The classes are designed for people with Medicare, but all are welcome. Come learn about diabetes and your health—and maybe even win a prize! Questions? Call Jackie Rumph with MSU Extension Yellowstone County at (406) 256-2828. Day of Week: Tuesdays Dates: January 29 - March 5 Time: 10am – 11:30am Cost: Free Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd Street)

Billings Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Lima Hana Massage School to

offer chair massages!

Massage is often used to reduce tension headaches, treat, and even prevent chronic migraines. And a single 10-minute chair massage can promote increased blood circulation, lower blood pressure and a strengthened immune system!

$5 for 10-minute massage. Call the Center to reserve your spot or just show up!

Cross Country Ski Trips

Come enjoy a day of Cross Country Skiing at the Red Lodge Nordic Ski Center! Our all-inclusive trip includes transportation to the Nordic Center, Cross Country Ski equipment and instruction. After registering, participants need to stop by the Basecamp (1730 Grand Ave.) to be fitted for equipment at least 3 days prior to the trip they are attending. Participants will meet at the Parks and Recreation Office (390 N. 23rd St.) and will be transported to the Ski Center. Bring your own water, lunch, snacks, and plenty of warm clothing. Participants should arrive by 8:45am as the bus will leave promptly at 9:00am.

Date: January 12 & January 26 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Cost: $45/resident, $55/non-residents

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Clubs

China Painters Club Thursdays at 1:00pm Oil Painting Club Tuesdays at 10:00am - 12:00pm Recycled Cards Volunteer Group Thursdays at 1:00pm

Classes Water Color Class Fridays at 9:00am -- $3.50 per class Fridays at 11:00am -- $3.50 per class Oil Painting Lessons Dates: January 8 - February 12 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Cost: $40/resident, $50/non-resident Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd St)

Woodcarvers Club Wednesdays at 1:00pm Ceramics Club Fridays at 1:00pm

Bingo Thursdays at 1:00pm -- $0.50 per card

Rummikub Tuesdays at 10:00am -- Free

Bridge Practice Fridays at 9:00am -- Free

Shanghai Rummy Tuesdays at 1:00pm -- $0.50 to play Wednesdays at 1:00pm -- $0.50 to play Fridays at 1:00pm (1:30 on the 4th Friday) -- $0.50 to play

Bridge Tournaments Mondays at 12:30pm -- $0.50 to play Cribbage Tournament begins September 10th -- $3 Mondays at 9:00am -- $1 *ends in August Wednesdays at 9:00am -- $1 Hand and Foot Card Game Mondays at 1:00pm -- Free Pinochle Tournaments Wednesdays at 1:00pm -- $0.50 to play Fridays at 1:00pm (1:30 on the 4th Friday) -- $0.50 to play Poker Typically Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:00pm -Buy-in varies 7

Scrabble Tuesdays at 1:00pm -- Free


Computer Fundamentals Part 1

Day of Week: Tuesdays Dates: November 13 - December 18, January 15 - February 19 Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm Cost: $55/resident, $65/non-resident Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd St)

Chess Tournament

Day of Week: Saturday Dates: November 10th Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Cost: $20 Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd St)

Ukulele Lessons

Day of Week: Tuesday Dates: November 20 - December 18 Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm Cost: $20 Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd St)

De-Clutter as you Age

Day of Week: Monday Dates: January 28, February 4, and 1 February 11 Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Cost: $30/resident, $40/non-resident Location: Billings Community Center (360 N. 23rd St)

Book Club

November: “ The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl” by Timothy Egan December: Does not meet during the month of December January: “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital” by Sheri Feink

Online Safety for Seniors

Tuesday, November 20th 11:00am-12:00pm Cost: $5 Earl Cambell, Billings Police Department Internet Crime Investigator, will present ways to stay safe in the online world. Lunch provided at 12:00pm for participants. Reservations are required. Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance (11/19/18)

Friends Don’t Let Friends Fall

Falls are a common concern, as more than 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 fall every year. Falls are not a normal part of aging, and research has shown a majority of falls are preventable. The physical therapists at St. Vincent Healthcare are asking for your help in improving the safety of friends and family in your community. Join us to learn ways to help others reduce their risk of falling in order to stay as healthy and independent as long as possible.

During the months of November, December & January, volunteers and their dogs from Pet Partners will stop by the Center for the users to enjoy if they choose. Pet Partners is a volunteer Therapy Animal Program that encourages a human-animal bond that research shows improved physical, social, and emotional health. Come down for a little “puppy love” from a volunteer animal! Check in with the front office for specific dates and times.

December 18th from 11-12pm $5 Lunch provided at 12:00 pm for participants. Reservations are required. Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance (12/17/18)

Join us for lunch at a Book Reading by Author, John R. Billings from his book “Into the Tall and the Uncut”. A Meritorious Service Award recipient, John gave up a promising military career to pursue his vision. He owned and operated an elk-hunting outfit in Thorofare, Wyoming, the most remote wilderness destination in the Lower 48 states, for 27 years. John will present during lunch on November 14th from 12:00-1:00pm. Lunch reservations must be made 24-hours in advance. (11/13/18) 8


Retired doesn’t seem to be a fitting description for Carol McGrail, age 72 when hearing all of the ways that she stays busy! Carol has volunteered at the Billings Community and Senior Center since 2016. Her first experience at the Center was completing the Fitness Orientation with Ruth Omland before she was quickly recruited to volunteer in the Gramma’s Attic and shortly after as an Office Assistant. When Carol is not at the Center she can be found either at home with her husband, who she’s known since she was in high school, working part-time as a MetraPark Sky Box Host, volunteering at the Billings Food Bank, or cheering on her grandkids at their sporting events. Carol is one of the friendliest faces at the Center and is quick to help however she is needed. For those that have met her it is easy to tell that Carol would be the perfect host for the Sky Box at the MetraPark and has been doing so for 7 years. Carol’s wisdom shines through as she describes volunteering as a way to “give back to those that have given to you”. If you see her at the Center, stop and say hello, and if you see her at one of the many Billings Central Catholic High School sporting events, stop and cheer, “Go Rams!”

Ask us about our on going volunteer opportunities!

INGREDIENTS: 12 Oreos, quartered about 1 1/2 cups pretzels, coarsely chopped or broken 3/4 cup salted peanuts 1 pound semi-sweet or dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup holiday colored M&Ms 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 3 to 4 tablespoons holiday colored sprinkles, or as desired DIRECTIONS: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scatter the Oreos, pretzels, peanuts, and toss with your hands to mix. To a large, microwave-safe bowl add the chocolate and heat on high power for 30 seconds to melt. Stop to check and stir. Reheat in 15 second bursts until chocolate can be stirred smooth. Evenly drizzle the chocolate over the dry mixture on baking sheet. Before chocolate sets, evenly sprinkle the M&Ms, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles. 9

Place tray in fridge or freezer until chocolate sets before breaking into pieces and serving.


9TH ANNUAL

for Family Service, Inc.

Have an EXTRA COAT in your closet? We are collecting clean, gently worn coats for Family Service.

October 2ND - December 4th Collections site located in the Billings Community Center. Collection Site located in the Squire Lounge Basement at 1525 Broadwaterat Avenue. 390 N. 23rd St. For more information, please email: billingsjaycees@gmail.com

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Become a LEADER & make Billings a better community by joining our chapter! Learn more at

Senior Scholarship Program We are excited to announce the new Parks and Recreation Senior Scholarship Program. The program is intended to help seniors with a limited income participate in fitness and recreation programs. If you would like to contribute a donation to the program, please use the adjacent form. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please contact the office staff for an application.

BillingsJaycees.org

Adult Resource Alliance

406-259-9666

Adult Resource Center

406-259-5212

Family Services

406-259-2269

Humana

406-238-7130

Human Services

406-237-0520

Met Transit/Special Transit

406-657-8221

Parks and Recreation

406-657-8371

Riverstone Health

406-247-3200

South Park Senior Center

406-256-6413

Big Sky Senior Services

406-259-3111

Area II Agency on Aging

406-323-1320

Please cut along the line and bring this form along with your donation to (360 N. 23rd Street)

I would like to make a donation to benefit the Billings Senior Scholarship Program! Name: ___________________________ Address: __________________________ Phone: (_______) __________-__________ Amount donated $__________________ Thank you for your support!

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Billings Community & Senior Center 360 N. 23rd Street Billings, MT 59101 (406) 657-3050 www.BillingsParks.org

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