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FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS 4, 11, 18 & 25  Cake Decorating Class 12  IPad Workshop 10  T.J. Maxx Homegoods & Bucca di Beppo 11  Bob Ross Painting Workshop 13  Lunch & Program: Rick Warwick, Letters to Laura & an historic home tour 19  Birthday Potluck 19  Android Workshop 26  Red Hat Society 30  Lunch & Program Tami Hazelwood/US Bank Fraud & Scams Affecting Seniors

COMING IN MARCH … 12th  Music City Center 20th  Harrah’s Metropolis, Illinois

BIRTHDAY POTLUCK FEB. 19: A TRIBUTE TO BLACK HISTORY WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF SOJOURNER TRUTH SPEECH We have a special program lined up for February’s Birthday Potluck, honoring Black History in song and speech. If you have heard Marie Ogilvie sing, you already know you’ll be enriched by the experience. If you haven’t, all the more reason to be here when Marie’s voice fills the room with old Negro spirituals. We will also bear witness to a performance of a speech originally given in 1851 Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth, a former slave who became an activist for civil and women’s rights. The speech came to be known as “Ain’t I A Woman,” and will be delivered by Kathryn Dillard, a retired math teacher and school principal from Nashville. Weather permitting, one of the Center’s most beloved members, Clara Bell Parrish, will close the program with a brief reading. This will be a beautiful event. Lunch is at 11:30 and the program begins at noon. The Center provides the main course. Please bring a side dish.

MONDAY, FEB. 10: T.J. MAXX HOMEGOODS & BUCA DI BEPPO T.J. Maxx HomeGoods is known as a great place to find a large variety of items - not to mention bargains - for the home. Meanwhile, Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant is known to be a lot of fun with a group. (Everyone orders their favorite entrée, and then shares with everybody else.) We are going to combine the two on Monday, Feb. 10. We’ll head to the HomeGoods store in Brentwood first, and then to Buca di Beppo in Cool Springs after shopping. The van leaves the Center at 9:45. Van fee is $5. Please sign up. (Raindate: Mon., Feb. 17.)

The Red Hatters are planning a Kitchen Shower for the Center Feb. 26. Members are asked to bring any kitchen supplies they feel could be used at the Center. Afterwards the group will travel to Chapel Hill to visit a couple of interesting stores, tour the area where the Nathan Bedford Forrest boyhood home is being restored, then have lunch at Henry Horton State Park Restaurant. Come at 9:30 to give donations, then leave the Center at 10:00 am, Van fee is $5.



Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Free tax help for people in low to moderate income range. Volunteers are IRS trained & certified. Available by appointment only. Call: 615.830.7940

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THURSDAY, FEB. 13: HISTORY & ROMANCE RICK WARWICK, LETTERS TO LAURA & A HOME TOUR Local historian, Rick Warwick will discuss Letters to Laura, a confederate surgeon’s impressions of four years of war. Warwick was one of the editors of this book, which includes a collection of sixty letters written by Dr. Urban Owen to his young wife, Laura, during the Civil War. But that’s not all ... After the war, Dr. Owen returned to Williamson County and practiced medicine here. In 1873, he built a home in College Grove,

THURSDAY, FEB. 27: TAMI HAZELWOOD, U.S. BANK FINANCIAL FRAUD & SCAMS THAT AFFECT SENIORS Tami Hazelwood, Branch Manager of the U.S. Bank in College Grove, will make a presentation on fraud and scams, covering the following areas: • the main concern and why there is concern • reasons for not reporting fraud activity • why seniors are targeted • scams that target seniors and what to watch for • protecting your assets • who to call to report financial crime

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INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY - REVISED In the event that Williamson County Schools are closed due to inclement weather: •

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just across the street and down from the Center. For the program’s grand finale, following Warwick’s presentation, we will cross the street and tour The Dr. Urban G. Owen Home.

the Center will open two hours late, at 10 a.m. all trips and Center programming with instructors (like Bible, computer and art) will be cancelled. informal Center activities (like card playing) will be a matter of discretion. Be safe. When in doubt, call the Center: 368.7093.



Our computer class, Tablet For Beginners, was such a success, instructor Courtney Morgan has agreed to hold two open workshops in February.

you are the primary caregiver for someone you love, please read this. A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from a center member who is a caregiver. At the moment, she was having a rough go of it. Though this isn’t why she called, during our conversation, she said, “You know, the best thing you could offer at the Center is a support group for people like me.” I thought: She might be right. And so I called the only person I know, who would be very, very good facilitating such a group. I called Sylvia Couch, who has been a caregiver for a long time. After much thought, Sylvia said Yes. On February 14, at 9 a.m., we will offer an informal support group for caregivers. If you are the primary caregiver for a loved one, and sometimes you wish you could discuss your unique challenges with someone who understands, please join Sylvia in the quilting room. For now, the plan is to meet monthly and to allow the group to evolve on its own. If at any point the group desires outside programming, I will work hard to bring the appropriate support “in house.” This group will meet anonymously. There will be no sign up sheet on the front table. The things that are said in the meeting will be kept in confidence. If you have concerns about attending, you may discuss them privately with staff. Libby

WED., FEB. 12 - IPads only

WED., FEB. 19 - Androids (that’s all non-Apple tablet models)


You can bring your specific questions, about how to do certain things with the tablet, to these workshops. Workshops will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and are free to members. Non-member fee is $5 per class. Please sign up.

THURSDAY, MARCH 20 TRIP TO METROPOLIS, ILLINOIS FiftyForward Travel will be going to Harrah’s in Metropolis, Illinois on Thursday, March 20, with a pickup at FiftyForward College Grove! This trip is offered on a first come, first served basis and requires a paid reservation of $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. You can give your check to a staff member, or pay with credit card by phone at 615.231.1235. You will receive: • transportation • lunch buffet • $5 voucher for slot play The pickup time at the Center will be 7:00 a.m. The group will depart Harrah’s at 4 p.m. Reserve your space today! Cake Decorating for Beginners Tuesdays: February 4, 11, 18, 25 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Class fee: $30 members $40 non-members List of supplies is available at Center.

Caregivers’ Support Group Friday, Feb. 14 9 a.m. Quilting Room



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

BOB ROSS PAINTING WORKSHOP Take home a finished oil painting at the end of class! Tuesday, Feb 11: 1 to 3 pm Instructor: Liz Farar Class fee: $20 members  $23 non-members (Cost includes all supplies)

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

TECHNOLOGY TABLET WORKSHOPS Wed., Feb. 12: IPads Wed., Feb. 19: Androids 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Instructor: Courtney Morgan Non-members: $5 per class Please sign up.

CULINARY ARTS CAKE DECORATING CLASS Series of four classes will teach cake decorating basics and a variety of special techniques. Tuesdays: Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25  9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Instructor: Rachel Fast Class fee: $30 members  $40 non-members List of supplies is available at Center.

QUILTING BEE Quilters meet first and third Wednesdays. Feb. 5 and 19  1 to 3 pm

LANGUAGE ARTS WRITING, ETC. A safe place to share your writing, whether poetry or prose, fact or fiction. Gentle critique is given if requested. First and third Thursdays: 1 to 3 pm. Members: no fee  Non-members: $24 per year TUESDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB AT FIFTYFORWARD Local history is featured in the February selection, Letters to Laura, a confederate surgeon’s impressions of four years of war. Special February meeting time: Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Book discussion and Q&A with Rick Warwick.

H I S T O RY BIBLE CLASS A study of the Apostle Peter continues this month. Second and fourth Tuesdays from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Instructor: Frances Greathouse

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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It is the mission of FiftyForward to enrich the lives of adults 50 and over by providing pathways to health, well-being and lifelong learning.

FIFTYFORWARD C OLLEGE G ROVE Phone: 368.7093 or 368.7278  Fax: 368.7935  Email: 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

College Grove Feb 2014 newsletter  

FiftyForward College Grove Feb 2014 newsletter