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McBride Senior Center 91 Town Square Place Vacaville, CA 95688 M-F 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

December/January Issue

Phone: 707.469.6660 Fax: 707.469.6663

Closed 12/25/18, 1/1/19 & 1/21/19

McBride Megaphone The McBride Senior Center will be closed for renovations 12/17/18-1/9/19. Activities, classes and other programs will not be held during this time. Some paid classes have been relocated. We apologize for any inconvenience. NEW for 2019! B ecom e a m em ber of the McBride Senior Center and enjoy discounts on your favorite classes & special events. Other benefits include: Priority registration, annual members-only appreciation event and more. Price is $25 per person. Chinese New Year: Fr i., 2/1 fr om 11:30am 1:30pm, $6 per person One of our most popular events—bring your friends and family and enjoy the sumptuous Chinese cuisine that characterizes the culture. Celebration includes the most important meal of the year, the reunion dinner, while enjoying entertainment, prizes and more! See what the year of the pig has in store for you! Sign up early as space is limited, 469-6660. Deadline to register is 1/15.

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Black History Month: Fr i., Feb. 22 from 11:30am-1:30pm, $6 member/$7 non-member Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with fun, entertainment and poetry! Learn about the "champions of justice", inspirational figures who have helped shaped America and their communities. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Deadline to purchase tickets is 1/22.

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Updates for pop-up space (for m er AAOA): Starting Jan. 10, 2019, space will be open M-W from 8:30am-12pm. Come see what local vendors have to offer!

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“Creating community through people, parks and programs.”


Thank You Sponsors, Local Businesses & Volunteers BIG thank you to… Sponsors, like Brookdale Senior Living Leisure Town & Ulatis, Chico’s, Cornerstone Assisted Living, Elks Lodge 2638, Friends of Seniors, Brett Johnson & NorthBay Health Care, Pacifica Senior Living, Paramount House Senior Living, Vacaville Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center & White House Black Market

Local Businesses, like Advanced Instruments Hearing Aid Center, Always Best Care, Americare,

Amici’s, Burger City, Burrito Express, Burrito Palace, Cache Creek, CC Yin, Chili’s, China House, Chipotle, ClearCaptions, Comfort Keepers, Connect America West, Cornerstone Assisted Living, Costco, County Square Market, Creekside Hearing Aid Service, CTAP California Phones, Danzantes Unidos, Dutch Bros, El Azteca, El Caracol, El Patron, Faith in Action, Family Health Services, Fentons Creamery & Restaurant, Fleet Feet, Freebirds, Friends of Seniors, Fuso, Germar the Magician, Healthy Living at Home, Hearing Services, Helping Hands Senior Resources, In-N-Out Burger, Jack Anthony’s Seven Flags Car Wash, Jackson Medical Supply, Inc., Jelly Belly, Kindred at Home, King’s Buffet, Law Office of Yvonne F. Thrasher, Los Reyes Restaurant, McDonald’s Restaurant, Mexico Meat Market, Murillo’s, Noodles or Rice, NorthBay Adult Day Center (Alzheimer’s), NorthBay Health at Home, Nugget Markets, Panda Express, Paradise Valley Estates, Precision Home Care, Preferred Client Group, ResCare HomeCare, Reynold’s Law LLP, Rockville Terrace, Roundtable Pizza, Rubio’s, Safeway, Sam’s Club, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Scandia Golfland, Senior Helpers, Senior Pride Center, Shanghai Express, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Sojourn Hospice, SolanoCares4Seniors, Solano County ODAS, Solano Life House, Sport Rehab, Starbucks, Stir Fry, Taqueria Hecho en Mexico, Tom Yum Goong, Vaca Valley Living, Vacaville City Coach, Fire Dept., Police Dept., Public Library & Senior Club, Vasquez Deli, Villa Corona, Wah Shine, Wah Sing Restaurant, Windsor Valley Care Center, Yen King Restaurant, Yolo Hospice & Your Home Nursing Services

Volunteers, like Jon Angier, Fatima Angulo-Barba, Jan Bawart, DeLana Beagle, Sylvia Bernardino,

Boys & Girls Club, CAASC, Elizabeth Cabrera, Lydia Campbell, Matt Carlson, Joanie Colburn plus Sit & Get Fit exercise group, Anna Coombs-Johnson & students, Alisa Cromer, Deters Family, Jessica Dimas, Connie Donovan, Genevieve Etallaz, Fabi Family, Ingrid Forrester, Mary Garofalo, Ariana & Cristina Garrison, Kimberly Graziano, Armond, Lana, Polina & Steven Greenberg, Rosemarie Hall-Heyduk, Maria Hipol, Erich, Haley & Kim Hoberg, Anu & Sarah Hobson, Janssen, Maria-Alejandra Jaramillo, Shirley & Zoe Johnson, Kathenne Jordan, Brooklynn Laukhuf, Fumiko Leach, Dena Lou, Moyra Martyn, Brooklyn, Olivia & Mckenzie Mashburn & family, McBride Staff, Amber McIntyre, Adrianne Micco, Arianna N., NARFE, Cassidy Newland, Grace Pacheco, PAL, Brian Perley, Guadalupe, Shakira & Shania Phifer, Thelma Prichard, Leigh Reese, Najae Reynolds, Chris, Jayden, Lonna & Noleen Robinson, Maria Rodriguez, Alex & Andres Rountree, Antony Ryans, Theo S., Samar Salma, Gabriela Salmeron, Sweet G’s, TGIF, Miguel Tofalla, TOPS, David & Shelmae Turner, Vacaville Acoustic Jam, Sarah Vedella, Becky Vinson, Joann Watkins, Deborah Williams & Mahin Yazdgerdi

for your contributions to our 2018 special events. We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you! “Creating community through people, parks and programs.” 2


trips Day

Open to the public. No membership required! All ages welcome!

Oakland Ballet, The Nutcracker: Sa t., Dec. 22, 2018, $185 per person Make your holidays extra special. Celebrate the season with Oakland Ballet's showing of the Nutcracker! Trips Includes: Transportation & box lunch. Deadline to purchase tickets is 12/7.

Brewery Tour: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, $65 per per son Love beer? Come enjoy this daycation to Mare Island Brewing Co. & Napa Smith Brewery Co. Experience tour & tasting along Mare Island Waterfront followed by tasting at Napa Smith. Deadline to purchase tickets is 1/9.

San Francisco Flower and Garden Show: Sat., Mar ch 23, 2019 , $75 per person Celebrate spring with a visit to The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show! Running 34 years strong, the show has something for everyone. Stroll through gorgeous designer gardens with artfully arranged plants, trees and flowers in full bloom. Watch demonstrations by world-class floral designers. Browse a wide selection of specialty shops featuring unique flowers, plants, gifts and tools. Listen to inspiring seminars. Lunch is on your own from a variety of food vendors at the show. Trip Includes: Transportation. Deadline to purchase tickets is 3/12.

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trips Day

Open to the public. No membership required! All ages welcome!

Ironstone Vineyards: Su n., March 24, 2019, $110.00 per person Ironstone Vineyards blazes with yellow and gold color in the spring! Step inside the Winery for a sampling of Ironstone Vineyards wines accompanied by canapés to complement each varietal. In addition to the tour and wine tasting/food pairing, enjoy a buffet lunch prepared especially for you. Finish the day browsing the museum or jewelry shop. Trip Includes: Transportation, tour of the gardens, wine and canapé tasting, souvenir shopping & special gourmet lunch at Ironstone. Deadline to purchase tickets is 3/10. Eleven Roses: W ed., Apr il 17, 2019, $115 per per son Step back in time to the 1800’s during a mule-drawn wagon tour with Belle and Blue. Admire the beauty of the seasonal wildflowers while sampling some of Lake County’s award winning wines and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. Trip Includes: Barbecue tri-tip lunch (vegetarian option available), wildflower wagon ride on the ranch & transportation. Deadline to purchase tickets is 4/1. Cliff House in San Francisco: Su n., May 19, 2019, $145 per per son The Cliff House features spectacular views and a wide selection of seasonal fresh brunch items, such as poached salmon and prawns or steak with mushrooms. Enjoy assorted seasonal salads, heirloom tomato or green asparagus, in addition to orzo pasta, cheese and fruit platters or traditional breakfast items. Delectable desserts, including cakes, tortes, tarts and chocolate-dipped strawberries are the perfect ending to your meal. Trip Includes: Champagne brunch with live harp music, free time to browse the shops at Pier 39 & transportation. Deadline to purchase tickets is 5/1.

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*Prices subject to change.

trips Extended Travel Wed., 2/6 & 5/8 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

TRIPS & TOURS PRESENTATION

Take the pressure off of planning the perfect vacation and just enjoy the experience! Our trips and tours are designed by experts to create unforgettable memories with you in mind! Join us for coffee, snacks and an informative presentation on several delightful destinations! Your trip includes complimentary roundtrip airport service on all airinclusive trips, round-trip airfare, meals and much more. Open to the public. No age restrictions or membership required! Deposits are encouraged. Holland Windmills, Waterways & Tulips River Cruise: Apr . 2-12, 2019 (11 days) *$5,095 double occupancy Visit the famous village of Zaanse Schans featuring windmills, wooden shoes and historical buildings. Keukenhof Gardens, the showplace for tulip growers of the Netherlands, is the second largest flower garden in the world with 7 million bulbs planted annually. Conclude with a relaxing river cruise and enjoy European hospitality at its best. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, 3 country tour (Germany, Belgium & the Netherlands), Amsterdam city tour, canal cruise & one full day of leisure, Middelburg walking tour, Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp & Rotterdam city tour, meals and much more are included.

Discover Washington, D.C.: Apr . 4 – 9, 2019 (6 days) *$2,449 double occupancy Explore America’s history on this in-depth tour of Washington, D.C. Delight in views of the White House, National Mall and many monuments and museums. Conclude with the Washington National Cathedral, a magnificent church which took 83 years to complete and hosted Martin Luther King Jr.’s last sermon. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, U.S. Capitol Building tour, World War II Memorial, White House Visitor Center, Smithsonian Institution, choice on tour, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Old Town Alexandria, diner’s choice, Washington National Cathedral, Ford’s Theatre, meals and much more are included.

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Booking discounts may apply; inquire for more details.


*Prices subject to change.

trips Extended Travel Amish Country Getaway: May 10-16, 2019 (7 days) *$2,819 double occupancy Discover the fascinating history and traditions of the Amish people. Take a tour of the farmlands and enjoy traditional dinner with members of local Amish community. Top off with an unforgettable experience at Hershey’s Chocolate World, USA. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Philadelphia tour, Nemours Mansion, Longwood Gardens, Lancaster, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Strasburg, Paradise, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, meals and much more are included. Discover the Canadian Rockies: Ju ly 13-19, 2019 (7 days) *$5,499 double occupancy Embark on an unforgettable, historic rail journey through the breathtaking Canadian Rockies onboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train. Marvel at waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and picture-perfect snowcapped mountain ranges in Banff’s Icefields Parkway. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Vancouver, Stanley Park, Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops, Banff, meals and much more are included. Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Western Frontiers: Au g. 14 – 22, 2019 (9 days) *$3,200 double occupancy See Mt. Rushmore illuminated at night! Travel to Grand Teton National Park; arrive in the quiet, cowboy town of Jackson with the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and its saddleshaped barstools. Later, tour “The City of Saints” founded by Brigham Young. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Yellowstone, Badlands & Grand Teton National Park, Mount Rushmore (at night too), Crazy Horse Memorial, Fort Hays, Jackson Hole Valley, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Devil’s Tower, Deadwood, Salt Lake city tour, Wall Drug Store, cowboy cookout, meals and much more are included.

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Booking discounts may apply; inquire for more details.


*Prices subject to change.

trips Extended Travel Colors of New England: Oct. 11-18, 2019 (8 days) *$3,599 double occupancy Be charmed by the colors of New England and historic Boston! Walk along Freedom Trail and Beacon Hill. Visit Stowe, VT and sample ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. Take a ride along the Kancamagus Highway and take-in spectacular views of the White Mountains. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Woodstock, Quechee Gorge, Rocks Estate, North Conway, Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise, Boothbay Harbor, succulent lobster dinner, meals and much more are included! Discover Croatia, Slovenia & the Adriatic Coast: Oct. 21-Nov. 1, 2019 (12 days) *$4,049 double occupancy Don’t miss Old Dubrovnik’s natural beauty and rich cultural history, from Rector’s Palace to the City Walls. Game of Thrones fan? Old Dubrovnik is the setting for King’s Landing! Travel up the winding coastal road to Split for a walking tour of Diocletian’s Palace, one of the best preserved monuments of Roman architecture. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Opatija, Istrian Peninsula, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Dubrovnik, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Pletna boat ride, Zagreb, meals and much more are included. Classical Greece Explorer, featuring Athens, Olympia, Delphi & Kalambaka: Nov. 5-13, 2019 (9 days) *$3,395 double occupancy In Greece, considered the birthplace of civilization, tour ancient Olympia, including the Olympic Stadium, where the first Games were held in 776 B.C. Visit Thermopylae to admire the Monument to King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans in addition to the Acropolis with its incredible Parthenon. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Corinth, Mycenae, Olympia, Olympic Stadium, tasting experience (wine & olive oil), Kalambaka, Ancient Delphi, Delphi Museum, two Meteora Monasteries, Thermopylae, Athens city tour, Acropolis & Parthenon, Plaka & Syntagma Square, Temple of Zeus & Hadrian’s Arch, meals and much more are included.

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Booking discounts may apply; inquire for more details.


*Prices subject to change.

trips Extended Travel Christmas on the Danube: Dec. 3-11, 2019 (9 days) *Rates vary depending on deck Relax and enjoy this beautiful trip that offers excellent cuisine and unlimited wine! Find one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts for family and friends at small riverside towns, including Germany’s most famous and oldest, dating back to 1628, Nuremberg’s Christmas Market. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Vienna, Vienna Opera House, Hofburg Palace, Wachau Valley, Glühwein Party, Passau, Regensburg, Rothenburg, Würzburg, meals and much more are included. Music Cities Christmas: Dec. 6-11, 2019 (6 days) *$2,395 double occupancy Two Christmas shows, the Duttons Family and Shoji Tabuchi, capture the spirit of the season. Visit action packed Beale Street filled with retail shops, restaurants and music clubs. Tour Elvis Presley’s famous Graceland, a 14-acre estate, museum and entertainment complex. End with a bang, an evening performance of the Grand Ole Opry Show. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Graceland, Beale Street dinner, Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman, Shoji Tabuchi Christmas Show, Duttons Family Christmas Show, Branson city tour, Branson city tour, Clinton Presidential Library, Nashville city tour, Country Music Hall of Fame, holiday dinner & show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, meals and much more are included. Discover Panama: Janu ar y 23-31, 2020 (9 days) *$2,849 double occupancy Explore the colors and natural beauty of Panama – a land between the seas. Remote rainforests, rich history, diverse wildlife and spectacular coastlines abound in Panama. Cruise through the canal aboard the Pacific Queen on a partial transit and stay at the Gamboa Rainforest Reserve. Complete your Panama experience with a final night in your resort overlooking Playa Bonita. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Emberá Indigenous Village, Panama Canal Cruise, Panama City, Miraflores Locks, Anton Valley, Chitré, Pollera dress-making visit, Finca Experience, rum tasting, meals and much more are included.

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Booking discounts may apply; inquire for more details.


*Prices subject to change.

trips Extended Travel Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana: Feb. 19-Mar. 3, 2020 (14 days) *$7,999 double occupancy South Africa is an absolute must! Multiple game drives and unique culinary experiences provide the perfect blend of culture and thrills. Make new friends during a home-hosted dinner. Search out legendary wildlife along the remote Chobe River. Sample wines at a vineyard. Marvel at the “Big Five” (Lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino). Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Cape Town, Table Mountain, Entabeni Conservancy, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, wildlife safaris, meals and much more are included. Irish Splendor: Ma r ch 17-24, 2020 (8 days) *$2,599 double occupancy What do you get when you spend the night in a stately castle, stand in awe at the Cliffs of Moher and sip whiskey at a local distillery? Irish Splendor. This trip combines fabulous accommodations, stunning scenery and incredible cuisine for a truly unforgettable experience of the amazing “Emerald Isle”. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Cabra Castle, whiskey distillery, Cliffs of Moher, farm visit, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Blarney Castle, Dublin, Christ Church Cathedral, meals and much more are included.

Found a fabulous jewelry shop in Portofino—on the right as you walk down to the harbor. Venezia Classica was the name and they had Murano glass necklaces for 15 euros apiece. Each comes with its own velvet bag indicating Portofino as well as an insert in English & Italian noting “Original Murano Glass; Made in Italy”. Christmas Gifts! —Jo Ellen Orescanin, Tuscany & Italian Riviera (Oct. 2018)

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Booking discounts may apply; inquire for more details.


*Prices subject to change.

trips Extended Travel Spotlight on New Orleans: Apr . 5-9, 2020 (5 days) *2,099 double occupancy Experience this soulful city that abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and of course, an incomparable soundtrack. Tour a working warehouse where spectacular floats are created for Mardi Gras or visit the National World War II Museum. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, French Quarter, choice on tour, New Orleans School of Cooking, Jazz Revue, swamp tour, meals and much more are included. Imperial Cities with Oberammergau Passion Play, featuring Budapest, Vienna & Prague: Ju ne 3-13, 2020 (11 days) *$6,149 double occupancy Set out on an exciting cultural experience in the Imperial cities of Central Europe and witness the most famous Passion Play in the world! Budapest is truly one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Start the evening with a delicious welcome dinner with friends. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Budapest, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion Bratislava, Vienna, Grinzing Evening, Schoenbrunn Palace, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Hradcany Castle, Munich, meals and much more are included. Germany’s Cultural Cities & the Romantic Road with Oberammergau Passion Play: Au gu st 17 – 29, 2020 (13 days) *$7,099 double occupancy Indulge in the best of Germany! Enjoy some of the country's most iconic cities, view its stunning countryside and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play and a delicious welcome dinner. Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, roundtrip airport transportation, Berlin, Lübeck, Hamburg, Hamelin, “Pied Piper”, Fairytale Princess Castles, Würzburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, wine tasting, “Night Watchman” tour, Neuschwanstein Castle, Munich, meals and much more are included.

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Booking discounts may apply; inquire for more details.


*Prices subject to change.

trips Extended Travel HOW THE REAL ID ACT IMPACTS CALIFORNIANS Beginning October 1, 2020, the federal government will require your driver license or identification (ID) card to be REAL ID compliant if you wish to use it as identification to board an airplane or enter military bases and most federal facilities. The California DMV will provide a federal compliant REAL ID driver license or ID card as an option to customers beginning January 22, 2018. If you have a U.S. Passport, passport card, military ID, or another form of Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) approved identification, these documents will still be accepted to board an airplane. Federally compliant identification will also be required to access military bases and most federal facilities. The federal REAL ID Act of 2005 was passed in response to the events of 9/11. For more on the REAL ID Act, visit the Department of Homeland Security website. Californians can use valid California driver licenses or ID cards until October 1, 2020. After that date, they will either need a REAL ID driver license or ID card – or a passport or other federally accepted document.

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ake us with you! Send your picture with the Megaphone and enter to win a prize! For more details, call (707) 469-6673.

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Booking discounts may apply; inquire for more details.


If space available, 18-49 year olds may register.

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Lewis Allen (LA) $50/1 personal trainer session $180/4 personal trainer sessions $320/8 personal trainer sessions

$17/2 classes $25/3 classes $33/4 classes Drop-in $10

Genevieve Etallaz (GE) $30/all classes Drop-in not available

Grant Holliman (GH) $45/all classes Drop-in not available

Linda Holliman (LH)

$20 per person/Intergenerational (Ages 8+) $45/Soap Carving Drop-in not available

Sandra Imperatori (SI)

$43/3 classes Drop-in not available

Judy Jordan (JJ)

$29/all classes Drop-in not available

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Sandra Karse (SK)

Armita Pishdadi (AP)

$150/Golf Lessons Drop-in not available

$28/3 classes $37/4 classes $46/5 classes Drop-in $12

New Instructor!

Miki Nielsen (MN)

$37/all classes Drop-in not available

Sharon Roberts (SR) $18/2 classes $22/3 classes Drop-in $9

Ramana Vieira (RV)

William Yeung (WY)

$11/2 classes $22/4 classes $28/5 classes $39/7 classes

$72/13 classes Drop-in $12

New Instructor & Prices!

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***Indicates new classes.

December Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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9:00 Tai Chi w/ WY 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP 9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ ***10:00 Golf Lessons w/ SK @ Cypress Lakes GC ***10:00 Silver Sneakers w/ RV ***11:00 Chair Yoga w/ RV

9:00 Basic Computer Skills w/ GH 10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA 10:30 Basic Computer Skills 2 w/ GH 12:00 Navigating the Internet w/ GH 1:00 Cooking Tips & Tricks w/ MN

9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY 9:00 Beginning MS Word w/ GH 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP ***10:00 Silver Sneakers w/ RV ***10:30 Soap Carving w/ LH ***11:00 Chair Yoga w/ RV 12:30 Email Essentials w/ GH

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9:00 Tai Chi w/ WY 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP 9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ ***10:00 Golf Lessons w/ SK @ Cypress Lakes GC ***10:00 Silver Sneakers w/ RV ***11:00 Chair Yoga w/ RV

9:00 Basic Computer Skills w/ GH 10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA 10:30 Basic Computer Skills 2 w/ GH 12:00 Navigating the Internet w/ GH 1:00 Cooking Tips & Tricks w/ MN

9:00 Beginning MS Word w/ GH 9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP ***10:00 Silver Sneakers w/ RV ***10:30 Soap Carving w/ LH ***11:00 Chair Yoga w/ RV 12:30 Email Essentials w/ GH

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9:00 Tai Chi w/ WY @ Ulatis 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP @ Ulatis 9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ @ Three Oaks ***10:00 Golf Lessons w/ SK @ Cypress Lakes GC

10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA @ Ulatis

9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY @ Ulatis 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP @ Ulatis

24 & 31

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9:00 Tai Chi w/ WY @ Ulatis 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP @ Ulatis 9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ @ Three Oaks

No classes, Christmas

9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY @ Ulatis ***6:00pm Creating Art w/ Grandkids, Art w/ Recyclables w/ LH @ Ulatis

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If space available, 18-49 year olds may register.

classes Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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1&8

9:15 Zumba Gold w/ SR 9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ 6:00 Pound Fitness w/ SR 6:30 Power Yoga w/ RV 12:30 Working with Samsung Androids w/ GH

9:00 Digital Photography w/ GH 9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY ***9:30 French w/ GE 10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA 10:30 Business Marketing through Social Media w/ GH 11:30 Personal Training w/ LA 12:00 iPhone & Applications 101 w/ GH 6:00 Pilates w/ LA

8:45 Pound Fitness w/ SR ***10:00 Creating Art w/ Grandkids, Modeling Dough, Marbling w/ LH 10:00 Zumba Gold w/ SR

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9:15 Zumba Gold w/ SR 9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ 6:00 Pound Fitness w/ SR 6:30 Power Yoga w/ RV 12:30 Working with Samsung Androids w/ GH

9:00 Digital Photography w/ GH 9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY ***9:30 French w/ GE 10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA 10:30 Business Marketing through Social Media w/ GH 12:00 iPhone & Applications 101 w/ GH 6:00 Pilates w/ LA

8:45 Pound Fitness w/ SR 10:00 Zumba Gold w/ SR

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9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ @ Three Oaks

9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY @ Ulatis 10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA @ Ulatis ***12:30 Creating Art w/ Grandkids, Pop-up cards w/ LH @ Ulatis ***2:30 Creating Art w/ Grandkids, Gift bags & tags w/ LH @ Ulatis

***9:00 Creating Art w/ Grandkids, Family History Interviews w/ LH @ Ulatis

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9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ @ Three Oaks ***6:00pm Creating Art w/ Grandkids, Kaleidoscopes w/ LH @ Ulatis

9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY @ Ulatis 10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA @ Ulatis ***6:00pm Creating Art w/ Grandkids, Memory Book w/ LH @ Ulatis

***9:00 Creating Art w/ Grandkids, New Year’s Eve Poppers w/ LH @ Ulatis

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***Indicates new classes.

January Monday

Tuesday

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No classes, New Year’s Day

9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY @ Ulatis 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP @ Ulatis

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9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY @ Ulatis 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP @ Ulatis 9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ @ Three Oaks ***10:00 Golf Lessons w/ SK @ Cypress Lakes GC

10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA @ Ulatis

9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY @ Ulatis 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP @ Ulatis

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9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP 9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ ***10:00 Golf Lessons w/ SK @ Cypress Lakes GC ***10:00 Silver Sneakers w/ RV ***11:00 Chair Yoga w/ RV

9:00 Basic Computer Skills w/ GH 10:00 Painting with Watercolors w/ SI 10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA 10:30 Basic Computer Skills 2 w/ GH 12:00 Navigating the Internet w/ GH 1:00 Cooking Tips & Tricks w/ MN

9:00 Beginning MS Word w/ GH 9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP ***10:00 Silver Sneakers w/ RV ***10:30 Soap Carving w/ LH ***11:00 Chair Yoga w/ RV 12:30 Email Essentials w/ GH

21 (No classes, MLK Birthday) & 28

22 & 29

23 & 30

9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP 9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ ***10:00 Golf Lessons w/ SK @ Cypress Lakes GC ***10:00 Silver Sneakers w/ RV ***11:00 Chair Yoga w/ RV

9:00 Basic Computer Skills w/ GH 10:00 Painting with Watercolors w/ SI 10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA 10:30 Basic Computer Skills 2 w/ GH 12:00 Navigating the Internet w/ GH 1:00 Cooking Tips & Tricks w/ MN

9:00 Beginning MS Word w/ GH 9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY 9:00 Yoga for Everyone w/ AP ***10:00 Silver Sneakers w/ RV ***10:30 Soap Carving w/ LH ***11:00 Chair Yoga w/ RV 12:30 Email Essentials w/ GH

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If space available, 18-49 year olds may register.

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Friday

Saturday

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9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY @ Ulatis 10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA @ Ulatis

***10:00 Creating Art w/ Grandkids, Origami w/ LH @ Ulatis

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9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ ***6:30 Power Yoga w/ RV

9:00 Digital Photography w/ GH 9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY ***9:30 French w/ GE 10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA 10:30 Business Marketing through Social Media w/ GH 11:30 Personal Training w/ LA 12:00 iPhone & Applications 101 w/ GH 6:00 Pilates w/ LA

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9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ 12:30 Samsung Androids w/ GH ***6:30 Power Yoga w/ RV

9:00 Digital Photography w/ GH 9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY ***9:30 French w/ GE 10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA 10:30 Business Marketing through Social Media w/ GH 12:00 iPhone & Applications 101 w/ GH 6:00 Pilates w/ LA

8:45 Pound Fitness w/ SR

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9:15 Zumba Gold w/ SR 9:30 Hatha Yoga w/ JJ 12:30 Samsung Androids w/ GH 6:00 Pound Fitness w/ SR ***6:30 Power Yoga w/ RV

9:00 Tai Chi/Qigong w/ WY 9:00 Digital Photography w/ GH ***9:30 French w/ GE 10:00 Sculpt & Tone w/ LA 10:30 Business Marketing through Social Media w/ GH 12:00 iPhone & Applications 101 w/ GH 6:00 Pilates w/ LA

8:45 Pound Fitness w/ SR

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McBride closed for renovations 12/17/18-1/9/19.


*Requires minimal fee.

ongoing FREE Activities & Services Activity/Service Day(s)

Date

Time

Instructor/Additional Info.

*AARP Smart Driver Course

M

1/14

9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bill Coley

Acoustic Jam Session

1st & 3rd W

On-going

6-9 p.m.

Leslie Cloper

Alzheimer’s/ Dementia

4th W

1/23 & 2/27

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Annette Vance, (925) 286-0133

Artist’s Paint Workshop

T

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12:30 p.m.

Bring own supplies & projects.

Arts & Crafts

W

___

1-3 p.m.

Bring own supplies. Walk-ins welcome.

Blood Pressure Screening

M

12/3-2/25

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

469-6660

Board Games

1st W

12/5, 1/2 & 2/6

1-4 p.m.

We play Rummikub, Chinese Checkers, Aggravation or Scrabble. Any level welcome!

Book Group

F

12/7-2/22

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Bridge Groups

M-F

___

12:30-4 p.m.

See front desk.

Coping with Life

F

12/7-14 1/11-25

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Paula LeDoux

*Faith in Action

M-F

___

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

(707) 469-6675

Free Cell Phones for Seniors

M-F

___

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(707) 469-6660

Great Decisions

2nd & 4th F

On-going

9-11:30 a.m.

Dawn Brown

Grief

T

12/4-2/26

1-2:30 p.m.

Gain a greater understanding of the grief process; share your feelings and experiences and learn strategies for coping. Call Rhea McCormack at 925-363-4126.

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*Requires minimal fee.

ongoing FREE Activities & Services Activity/Service Day(s)

Date

Time

Instructor/Additional Info.

HICAP

2nd & 4th M

11/5-12/3

9:30-11 a.m.

By appt. only, call (800) 434-0222.

Knit & Crochet

W

___

9:30-11:30 a.m.

___

Legal Consultation

1st T

12/4 1/8

9-11 a.m.

By appt. only, 469-6660. Yvonne Thrasher

Life Stories Writing Group

2nd & 4th TH

12/132/28

2-4 p.m.

Leave a legacy for your descendants. Bring enthusiasm to share and listen. Thurlie Fish

Lost & Found

M-F

___

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Located at McBride front desk.

Meals on Wheels

M-F

___

11:30 a.m.

(707) 426-3079

NARFE

2nd W

On-going

2-4 p.m.

Mr. Donovan, (707) 410-7340

Parkinson’s Support Group

4th W

1/23

1:30-3:30pm

Brenda DeMartini, (707) 330-1551

*Public Transportation Info.

M-F

___

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Located at McBride front desk.

Quilting Bee

1st & 3rd TH

___

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Supplies are extra. Walk-ins welcome.

*Senior Club Office

T-F

___

9:30-11:30 a.m.

(707) 469-6665

Senior Club: Bingo

2nd T/ mo.

___

12-3 p.m.

(707) 469-6665

Sit & Get Fit

M/W/F On-going 10:30-11:15 a.m.

See front desk.

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

TH

12/6-13 1/17-31

6-8 p.m.

Ann Cooper

Widowed Person’s Assoc. of CA, Inc.

3rd W

___

2:00 p.m.

Located at McBride. Open to the public. Call Jan Bawart, 448-1721.

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McBride Senior Center Bequeathals Because of donations from participants like you, the McBride Senior Center has been able to accomplish the following: Computer Lab for classes Projector and screen for m ovie days Purchasing supplies for activities & special events Scholarships for par ticipants

Special thank you to:

Joanie Colburn plus Sit & Get Fit exercise group, Fumiko Leach, NARFE & WPAC for donations to our special events.

If you would like to bequeath something to the McBride Senior Center, please call (707) 469-6673 or (707) 469-6682.

Looking for ways to help? You could be a volunteer at the McBride Senior Center! See front desk for application.

Do you have ideas for the Megaphone? What about stories? Pictures? Please share! Contact Kristin or Audrey at (707) 469-6685 or (707) 469-6673 or via email at Kristin.milliken@cityofvacaville.com or Audrey.calder@cityofvacaville.com.

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Free Events @ McBride Senior Center The West Valley Chorus: Thu r s., 12/13 fr om 7-8pm, FREE In collaboration with the Vacaville Public Library—Town Square, join us in celebration of the holidays with Vacaville’s local acapella singing group. They’ll entertain us with their barbershop-style harmonies and holiday melodies. All welcome to attend. Sign-up @ McBride front counter.

Join us at the Holiday Party on Fri., 12/14 @ 11:30am Win a drawing prize! Tickets are $2 each at front desk @ McBride starting 12/3. Pick up drawing items before 12/17.

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Free presentations @ McBride Senior Center What Happens After We Die?: Sat., 12/8 fr om 10am -12pm, FREE Join us for a panel discussion exploring different beliefs on what happens after we die, with perspectives from a medical professional, a Christian pastor, a shaman and a psychic. Please RSVP by calling 530-601-5778 or emailing rsvp@yolohospice.org. Light refreshments will be provided.

Be Red Cross Ready: W ed., 3/6 fr om 10:30 -11:30am, FREE This workshop focuses on surviving disasters, such as earthquakes, wildfires, flooding, mudslides as well as a tsunamis. Learn about planning ahead, building a kit and being informed. RSVP by calling 469-6660.

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays People who are dealing with loss during the holidays are often caught in a dilemma between the need to grieve and the pressure to get into the spirit of the season. Additionally, holidays or not, it’s important for the bereaved to find ways to take care of themselves. The following may be helpful: Plan ahead for where and how you’ll spend your time during the holidays. Let yourself scale back on activities if you want/need to. Redefine your holiday expectations. What's right for you this year may be different than what's right for other members of your family. This can be a transition year to begin new traditions and let others go. Remember that what you do this year is not what you have to do next year. Select a candle in your loved one’s favorite color and scent. Place it in a special area of your home and light it at significant times throughout the holidays, signifying the light of the love that lives on in your heart. Give yourself permission to express your feelings. If you feel an urge to cry, let the tears flow. Tears are healing. Scientists have found that certain brain chemicals in our tears are natural pain relievers. Shakespeare once said, “Give sorrow words”. Consider writing an “unsent letter” to your loved one expressing what you are honestly feeling toward him or her. After you compose the letter, you may decide to put it in a special place or leave it at a memorial site. When you're especially missing your loved one, call family members or dear friends and share you feelings. If they knew him or her, consider asking them to share some memories of times they shared with your loved one. If you live within driving distance of the cemetery, decorate the memorial site with a holiday theme or create a special memorial site in or around your home. Decorating the site yourself can be helpful in remembering and celebrating your loved one’s life during the holidays and may free you to cherish the present holiday with your remaining family. Play music that is comforting and meaningful to you. Read a book or article on grief to help you understand the grief process. Give money you would have spend for gifts for your absent loved one to a charity in his or her name. Consider donating money to the public library to buy a particular book. Have the book dedicated to your loved one’s memory. Buy a present for someone who would not otherwise have a gift during the holiday season. Remember that the anticipation of the holidays without your loved one is often harder than the actual day. Call the Sutter Care at Home Bereavement Program at 925-363-4126 for support.

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Mcbride senior center Friendship Tree Celebrate or remember a loved one by purchasing a leaf and having his or her name inscribed. The person is honored and notified of your contribution. The funds collected for the Friendship Tree are used to enhance the overall program through the funding of scholarships, special events, activities and equipment. Please see a list of prices below. Price

Item

Number of Lines to Engrave

$55

Satin bronze leaf

Up to 3 lines

$65

Satin silver leaf

Up to 3 lines

$75

Satin gold leaf

Up to 3 lines

$150

Acorn w/ brass plate

Up to 6 lines

$250

Stone w/brass plate

Up to 6 lines

L City of Vacaville, CSD McBride Senior Center 91 Town Square Place Vacaville, CA 95688 M-F 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

ocated in historic, downtown Vacaville, McBride Senior Center is perfect for birthday parties, receptions, company trainings or meetings.

Space accommodates 200 people. Amenities include: Sound system, projector, ice machine, stage, covered drive and entry with disabled access, professional stove top, conventional oven, commercial refrigerator, multiple prep and work spaces.

Rental Includes: Tables, chairs and set-up. Space available Monday through Sunday.

Phone: 707.469.6660 Fax: 707.469.6663 www.cityofvacaville.com

@vacavillerec

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McBride Megaphone - December 2018-January 2019  

The newest edition of the McBride Megaphone! A listing of many of the activities and events taking place at, or through, the John McBride Se...

McBride Megaphone - December 2018-January 2019  

The newest edition of the McBride Megaphone! A listing of many of the activities and events taking place at, or through, the John McBride Se...

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