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COLLEGE GROVE ENRICHMENT FOCUS October 2013

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS 10  Bluebird Café 14-18  $10 discount 2014 Membership Drive 15 The Farm 16 Birthday Potluck 16  Bob Ross Painting Workshop 17  Cooking demonstration with Marjorie Claire Pitts 23  Red Hat Society Landmark Booksellers 24  Food Day Support College Grove Food Pantry 25Center closed for Staff retreat

Coming in November Social media computer class

SAVE THE DATES NOV. 7: Nashville Symphony NOV. 9: Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

DOWN ON THE FARM If you’ve lived in this area for very long, you are probably familiar with The Farm, Stephen Gaskin and his wife, Ina May. As The Tennessean recently reported, “More than four decades ago, Gaskin led a caravan of nonconformists … from San Francisco [to] Summertown … to form their own society — a spiritual commune called The Farm.” On Tuesday, October 15, we will travel down to The Farm where Vicki Montagne, who arrived in 1977, will take us on a guided tour (mostly in the van). Vicki will review The Farm’s history and how it has evolved over the last 42 years. She will also tell us about its current ventures which include a publishing company, a midwifery center and the Ecovillage Training Center. (Remember, The Farm is not a “farm,” but a community of likeminded people.) We will leave the Center at 8 am. Van fee is $8 , plus we’ll need to pay The Farm a $5 fee for the tour. We’ll stop at the Mt. Pleasant Grille for a nice lunch on the way back.

BLUEBIRD CAFÉ, HERE WE COME ! WAMB Radio hosts a free monthly event, “For Seniors Only,” at the Bluebird, and we are scheduled to go on Thursday, October 10. We will arrive at 9:30 and be treated to coffee and donuts. Then, a local singer/ songwriter will perform for us from 10 until 11. WAMB event organizer, Harry Stephenson, says they never know who the tunesmith will be, but that we can count on hearing some good quality music! We will leave the Center at 8:30. Van fee is $6.

RED HAT SOCIETY Red Hatters have reconsidered their destination this month and have decided to visit Landmark Booksellers in Franklin and enjoy lunch at a restaurant close by. The van will leave the Center at 10 am on the 23rd. Van fee is $4.


FROM THE DIRECTOR… A big thank you to those who attended Fun Friday and interacted with our Comdata volunteers. The group was very impressed with our center and the activities we have to offer. It made the volunteers’ day having you all playing cards, line dancing and eating lunch with them. It’s about time again to renew your membership or join for the first time. We have a special week set aside in October (14-18), when membership fees will be $65 instead of $75. I encourage you to take advantage of this discount while it lasts. We have a lot of fun activities planned for that week — a trip to The Farm, a guest from Thailand

SUPPORT COLLEGE GROVE FOOD PANTRY B EVERLY C OLLINS O CT . 24 Although it’s hard to imagine that millions of Americans are hungry, it is nonetheless true. There are many millions more who are malnourished. In response to these issues, the Center for Science in the Public Interest founded Food Day in 2011. Observed on Oct. 24, Food Day focuses, in part, on promoting safer, healthier diets and reducing hunger. It builds all year long and culminates on Oct. 24 with thousands of events nationwide. Here at the Center, we think the most meaningful way

that we can observe Food Day is to support the College Grove Food Pantry. We have invited Beverly Collins, who runs the pantry, to come and speak to us about the food insecurity that exists right here in College Grove. She will give us an idea of how the Food Pantry works and how many of our neighbors it serves. Join us on Thursday, October 24, at 11 am for Beverly’s presentation. Lunch will follow at 11:30, and costs $4. If you can, please bring some non-perishable food items to donate to the Food Pantry.

for Birthday Potluck, and a humdinger of a cooking demonstration. We are fast approaching our Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale set for Saturday, Nov. 9. We need volunteers to bake pies, cakes, breads, cookies and other goodies for the sale. This is always a fun morning full of fellowship, food and fundraising! Please mark your calendars to join us and bring a friend along to show them our Center in College Grove.

Sarah

Thanks to everyone who painted boxes for The Hermitage. A good time was had by all, and the finished product was fantastic!


COOKING DEMONSTRATION OCT. 17 Marjorie Claire Pitts will take the lead for our cooking demonstration this Oct. 17th, and she has planned an impressive menu: Shrimp over Rice with Cajun sauce Green Beans with Sautéed Onions Fresh Pineapple Spears French Bread Buttermilk Coconut Pie Marge assures us that her shrimp dish is easy to prepare — we already know it will be delicious! Her demonstration will begin at 10:30, followed by lunch at 11:30. The cost is $5 (to cover the expense of the shrimp). This meal is limited to 25 people. Please sign up by Monday the 14th. Bon appétit!

Early Bird SPECIAL

$10 OFF 2014 Annual Membership $65 Oct. 14-18

BIRTHDAY POTLUCK: A TASTE OF THAILAND Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly Siam, is located in the center of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. One of Sarah’s neighbors is from Thailand. Her name is Pai Petko, and she accepted Sarah’s invitation to speak at our Birthday Potluck this Oct. 16. Pai will tell us about Thailand and she may have slides to show us. We will also have an opportunity to ask her questions. One of the nice things about being Pai’s neighbor is that she brings Thai dishes over to sample. We are in for a special treat this month because she is going to prepare one of Sarah’s favorites for our entrée at Birthday Potluck. It’s a chicken and rice dish, not too spicy. Lunch at 11:30. Program at noon. Please bring a side dish.

28 GOOD REASONS TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO FIFTYFORWARD COLLEGE GROVE 1. See old friends 2. Make new ones 3. Have fun 4. Learn and develop interests 5. Day trips 6. Get fit with Gineille Sabilino 7. Paint with Renee LaRose 8. Bob Ross Painting Workshops 9. Quilting Bee 10. Massage Therapy with Kathy McFarlane 11. Writer’s Group, Luke Boyd

12. Bible Class led by Frances Greathouse 13. Red Hat Society 14. Book Club 15. Music Entertainment 16. Monthly Birthday Potluck 17. Cooking demonstrations 18. Free bakery items from Kroger every Tuesday 19. Pet food 20. Computer classes (coming!) 21. Free wireless internet

22. Cards: Bridge, Pedro & Poker 23. Games: pool, Scrabble, Bingo 24. Free blood pressure checks 25. Help finding resources for social services 26. Free professional tax preparation of simple federal tax returns 27. Free financial planning consultation 28. Unbiased health insurance counseling


WELLNESS

ART AND CRAFT

H.O.T.T. FITNESS A mixture of Zumba Gold routines, light weights, kick boxing, floor exercises and a great stretch segment. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:45 am to 9:30 am

CREATIVE ARTS: A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH Six-week class in session Fridays: 10 am to 1:30 pm (with break for lunch) Instructor: Renee LaRose Class fee: $65 members  $75 non-members

ZUMBA GOLD A dance-fitness class that is perfect for beginners, with easy-to-follow invigorating moves. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:45 am to 10:30 am YOGALATES Yoga postures, combined with Mat Pilates exercises, to help improve balance and flexibility — a full body workout for all levels and body styles Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:45 am to 11:30 am Fitness Instructor: Gineille Sabilino Class fee: $3 members  $5 non-members

MASSAGE Licensed Massage Therapist, Kathy McFarlane, has years of experience serving mature adults. Wednesdays by appointment Members: $45  Non-members: $60

LINE DANCING Beginners and experienced line dancers learn the latest and hottest line dances while getting a great cardio workout. Fridays: 10 to 11:30 Dance Instructors: Sam and Shirley Kirtley Assistant Instructor: Cathy Smotherman No fee

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS Every other Thursday at 10 am Sponsor: Willowbrook

BOB ROSS PAINTING WORKSHOP Take home a finished oil painting at the end of class! Wednesday, Oct. 16: 1 to 3 pm Instructor: Liz Farar Class fee: $20 members  $23 non-members (Cost includes all supplies) QUILTING BEE Quilters meet first and third Wednesdays Oct. 2 and 16  1 to 3 pm

LANGUAGE ARTS WRITING, ETC. Our writing group is for anyone who loves the written word, whether poetry, prose, fact or fiction, and open to published writers, beginners and those who are in between. Gentle critiques are given if requested. First and third Thursdays: 1 to 3 pm. Members: no fee  Non-members: $24 per year FIFTYFORWARD COLLEGE GROVE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP October selection is Trail of Tears: the rise and fall of the Cherokee nation. New members welcome! Tuesday, Oct. 15  9 am

H I S T O RY BIBLE CLASS Class will continue its study in Genesis. Lessons are independent of each other, so new members will be able to jump right in. Previous lessons are available on request. Second and fourth Tuesdays. Oct. 8 & 22:  9:30 to 11:00 am Instructor: Frances Greathouse

Coming in November: Computer class in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)


FUN & GAMES CANASTA Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 am to 3 pm BRIDGE Mondays: 10 am to 2:30 pm POKER Wednesdays: 11 am to 1 pm Pool, Pedro, Scrabble, Rummikub, Skip-bo and other games daily.

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FIFTYFORWARD C OLLEGE G ROVE Phone: 368.7093 or 368.7278  Fax: 368.7935  Email: sstephens@fiftyforward.org Hours: Monday through Friday  8 am to 3 pm Center Director: Sarah Stephens Program Director/Newsletter Editor: Libby C. Beeson Program Associate: Pat Connelly Williamson County FLIP Coordinator: 615.376.4332 Williamson County Care Manager: Jennifer Broadrick/376.4334 FIFTYFORWARD COLLEGE GROVE 8607 Horton Highway P.O. Box 223 College Grove, TN 37046 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED


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