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Senior News January/February 2018

Providing programs for individuals, families, and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence.

Wrapping Up the Holidays W

e are sincerely thankful to be a part of such a giving community. Regardless of the trials a family may

experience, we believe all children deserve at least one gift to open during the holidays and parents should know that their community cares. During December over 1,000 families received toys, food, and winter coats—this effort was made possible by community wide collection drives and volunteers who helped sort and assemble the donations, along with assisting the clients through our Holiday Site from December 12th–19th. Without their support, our work would not be possible. Click here to learn more about our seasonal programs or consider making an online gift to Metrocrest Services and help provide assistance to 15,000 neighbors in our community this new year. Senior adults also benefited from our Holiday Program as volunteers delivered holiday baskets to nearly 200 seniors in our community. The baskets were filled and decorated with holiday treats, gifts, and Wish List items for the senior client. 91-year old Dolores who received her basket and was delighted to let us in her home to tell us all about her family and grandkids—we hope you enjoyed the gifts Dolores. The hats and outfit will look great on you! Many corporate and civic groups experienced the joy of giving back by partnering with Metrocrest Services this fall. Here are just a few!

The Carrollton Senior Center collected gift card donations which brought joy to many families during the holiday season. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits got in the holiday spirit by providing 40 Senior Baskets which volunteers helped deliver. Thank you to Rosa and the entire Glazer’s staff for their continued support.

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Learn about the community needs Find out how your community involvement can impact the lives of those in crisis. Take the Metrocrest Tour, a one-hour informational tour of our facility, including our food pantry, and get the answers to questions you have about the local need and ways you can help. Learn why 4,000 volunteers are vital to our service efforts, and how you can be a part of the team. Sign up now for these upcoming tour dates: • Saturday, January 6th at 9:30 a.m. • Thursday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m. • Saturday, February 3rd at 9:30 a.m. • Thursday, February 15th at 10:00 a.m.

Sign up now!

Join us for the 13th Annual Keyholder Breakfast

Every Tuesday Shoppers 55+, Veterans, and First Responders Save 20% off regularly priced items.

Bent Tree Plaza 2661 Midway Rd, Suite 207, Carrollton (SW corner of Midway Rd. and Trinity Mills)

(972) 250-1900 Monday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Learn more about the Metrocrest Resale store, the only store supporting Metrocrest Services and its mission of helping local families.

http://metrocrestservices.org/resale.php

Master of Ceremonies Mike Doocy Fox4 Sports Anchor & Longtime Carrollton Resident

Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:15 a.m.–9 a.m. Crown Plaza Dallas near Galleria-Addison

For 2018 sponsorship opportunities & ticket sales, email Mike Harris, Development Manager at

mharris@metrocrestservices.org or call 972-446-2130.

Click here for 2018 sponsorship information

Click here for the City of Coppell senior event listings and calendar info.


Sampler

January 2018

Carrollton Senior Center Bulletin 1720 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006 Phone: 972.466.4850

Seniors on Tour

Spotlight on Tuscany Trip Presentation Tuesday, January 16, 2:30–4 pm Your adventure begins October 11, 2018 with an overnight flight to the famous resort spa town of Montecatini Terme, Italy. Savory wines, beautiful rolling hills, delicious food, and stunning architecture will be yours and you only have to unpack one time! This 9-day trip includes seven breakfasts and three dinners, transportation to the airport, round trip airfare from DFW, hotel, taxes, and hotel transfers. A slide show will be presented to give more information about this exciting trip. $3,199/double occupancy and $3,449/ single occupancy if booked before April 12, 2018. Insurance is not mandatory but is recommended and costs an additional $290/person. Out to Lunch Nate’s Seafood and Steak House 14951 Midway Rd, Addison Friday, January 12, 12 pm, $3/person travel fee If you need transportation, the van has room for up to five people and will be departing the Senior Center at 11:45 am. Registration required.

Classes and Seminars

Tai Chi Mondays and Wednesdays, 10–11 am $35 punch card for 5 classes or drop-in for $8 Free class on the 2nd Monday of the month Break up your busy schedule with the slow pace and gentle movements of Tai Chi. Movements involve fluid motions of arms and legs, coordinated with breathing, and a focus on balance. The stress-relieving, moving meditation uses the minimum effort necessary. As the body relaxes, the mind becomes tranquil, aware, and alert. Wear loose-fitting clothing. Exercises are usually done without shoes for better balance. Movements can be done sitting or standing. Better Balance Mondays, 10–10:45 am, Wednesdays, 10:30–11:15 am $20 punch card for 10 classes or drop-in for $2.50 Maintaining or improving your balance is critical to good health. By strengthening your muscles, working on quickness and coordination, and performing balance exercises, we are striving not only to make the circuits in your brain react faster, but also to develop muscles to aid in fall protection.

Aging Gracefully Yoga Mondays and Fridays, 11–11:45 am $30 punch card for 10 classes or drop in for $3.50 Increase your strength, flexibility, and balance with yoga. This class will relieve stress and tension, and is designed to accommodate older adults. Come experience yoga to feel energized and revitalized. Ceramics Tuesdays, 9–11:30 am, (No class on January 2) $30 punch card for 4 classes Students are supplied with clay or are welcome to bring pre-cast pieces to decorate and glaze. Instruction is given on how to clean, decorate, and glaze items. Glazes, under glazes, tools, and firing are included in the fee. Quilting Group Thursday, January 4 & 11, 11 am–1 pm, Free Bring your own sewing machine and supplies. You can bring material or purchase some from the group leader. We’ll start with small projects then progress to table runners, bowls, pouches, and quilts. No registration required. Technology Saturday Saturday, January 6, 10 am–12 pm, Free One-on-one assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis on any portable device (cell phone, smart phone, tablet, laptop, reader, etc) on any topic accessible via the device (email, Facebook, texting, tweeting, photography, etc). Weight Room Orientation Monday, January 15, 2:30–4 pm $6/person (resident), $6.50/person (non-resident) Not sure how machines in our weight room work or how to set up a machine? This class, led by a certified personal trainer, can provide you with a walk-through of the weight room to give you a better understanding of the setup and how to properly position yourself on our machines. The orientation is a learning opportunity but will not provide a training plan for you. If you are interested in obtaining a personalized work out plan, contact one of our personal trainers. There are no refunds, credits, or transfers for this class. If you cancel or miss the class you will be required to re-register and pay the class fee again to participate.

HOURS 7 am–5 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7 am–7:30 pm Tuesday; 7 am–9:30 pm Thursday 9 am–1 pm Saturday; Closed Sunday

Skin Cancer Screening Wednesday, January 17, 11:15 am–12:45 pm, Free Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center will be here to screen for skin cancer. Leonard Acevedo will be able to answer all your questions and will have over the counter samples to give out. No registration required. You Can Paint—Cardinal on a Holly Branch Thursday, January 18, 9 am–12 pm $35/resident, $36.50/non-resident Even if you have never held a paint brush or cannot draw a straight line, you will be amazed at the beautiful painting you can create in one inspiring lesson. Beginners learn the basics of color mixing, brush strokes, and perspective while completing a landscape, seascape or still life in this fun and easy class taught by award-winning Master Artist Robert Garden. All supplies are provided. Wear old clothes. Monthly Luncheon—National Hobby Month Thursday, January 18, 11 am, $4/person Do you enjoy crafting, knitting, stamp collecting or any other of the many hobbies out there? Bring an example to showcase for all to see. We will be serving sour cream and chicken enchiladas, rice, beans, and sopapilla cheese cake for dessert. Registration required by Tuesday, January 16. Rider Chiropractic Lunch & Learn— Neuropathy Thursday, January 25, 11:30 am, Free If your feet, hands, or other areas of your body experience tingling, numbness, weakness or pain on a chronic basis, you may have neuropathy. Commonly reported as untreatable, new discoveries of safe, natural methods can help restore your comfort and quality of life. Learn about these methods to control this degenerative condition. Registration required by January 23.

Activities

Drama Group Every Wednesday, 2:30–4 pm, Free This amazing group continues to entertain us with their hilarious performance at the Center luncheons. You don’t have to have a particular talent to join, just a good sense of humor and a desire to laugh!


DA I LY / W E E K LY AC T I V I T I E S F O R JA N UA RY MONDAY Walking, 7 am Aerobics/$, 9 am Dominoes, 9 am Knit & Crochet Groupies, 9:30 am H&F Canasta, 10 am Tai Chi, 10 am Better Balance/$, 10 am Yoga/$, 11 am Cribbage, 1 pm Ping Pong, 1 pm

TUESDAY Walking, 7 am Functional Fitness/$, 8:30 Ceramics/$, 9am Dominoes, 9 am Stretch/$, 10 am Skip Bo, 12 pm Line Dance/$, 1 pm Fun Chair Volleyball, 1 pm Team Chair Volleyball, 1 pm Ping Pong, 1pm Guitar Sessions, 5:30 pm

B12 shots Tuesday, January 2 & 30, 9:30–10 am, $20/person Cash or check payable to Flu Shots of America. Sing-along Group Friday, January 5 & 19, 11 am–12 pm, Free Be a part of a group of seniors who love to sing. No registration required. Bingo Wednesdays, 10:20 am, Roundup Room, Free Bingo is played every Wednesday at 10:20 am in the Roundup Room. The Madison on Marsh will be providing snacks on January 3 & 17 for you to munch on while you play. Book Club Wednesday, January 10, 10 am, Free The selection for January is For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. The book club is led by volunteers. Please join them and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion. Hot Dog Wednesday Wednesday, January 10, 10:45 am–12 pm, $2/person Get a jumbo hot dog and all the fixin’s prepared and served by your Advisory Council members. Thursday Night Potluck January 11, 5 pm Potluck is an opportunity for you to prepare a dish to share with your friends, try something new to eat, and have a fun evening out at the Senior Center playing games.

Thursday Night Dance Dance lesson begins at 6:05 pm Dance begins at 7 pm, $5/person Refreshments served at the break. Dance lesson will be announced. January 4—Doc Gibbs—Variety January 11—City Lights—Country Western January 18—DFW Music Makers—Ballroom January 25—High Caliber—Country Western

WEDNESDAY Walking, 7 am Aerobics/$, 9 am Dominoes, 9 am Tai Chi/$, 10 am Bingo/$, 10:20 am Better Balance, 10:30 am Pinochle, 12:30 pm Line Dance/$, 1 pm Drama Group, 2:30 pm

THURSDAY Walking, 7 am Functional Fitness/$, 8:30 am Dominoes, 9 am Scrabble, 9 am Stretch/$, 10 am Better Balance, 11 am Skip Bo, 12:30 pm Bridge, 1 pm Fun Chair Volleyball, 1 pm Mahjong, 1 pm Bunka, 2 pm Dance Lessons, 6:05 pm Dance, 7 pm

Movie Monday—Victoria & Abdul (PG-13) January 15, 1 pm, Texas Room, Free The true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor in the Queen herself. As the Queen questions her constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Sponsored by Oxford Glen. Reunion Hispania Martes, 16 enero, a las 3 pm Una cena para nuestros huéspedes que hablan español se celebra el tercer martes de cada mes. Traiga su comida favorita para compartir y participe en juegos. Se requiere una membresía del Senior Center para participar en este evento. Adult Coloring with Sandra Vance Wednesday, January 17, 1 pm, Free Coloring may sound like a simple activity to ward off boredom, but it can actually improve your health. A research study found that adults 65 or older who engaged in creative activities had better overall health, used less medication, and had fewer health problems. Each month a drawing is held for Artist of the Month. The winner’s creation is framed and hung in Dr. Bysani’s USMD office in Carrollton. No registration required. All About Retirement presented by Foundation for Financial Education Tuesday, January 23, 10 am Get information and peace of mind about your savings and retirement. Get answers to these questions and more. Will I outlive my money? How do I protect my assets from market volatility and inflation? How can I legally reduce my Social Security and required minimum distribution income taxes? How can I avoid depleting my assets to pay for my healthcare and long term care needs? How can I potentially turn even a small IRA into a huge asset for my children or grandchildren?

FRIDAY Walking, 7 am Aerobics/$, 9 am Dominoes, 9am Painting, 9am Scrabble, 9am H&F Canasta, 10 am Yoga/$, 11 am Pinochle, 12:30 pm Volleyball Team Practice, 1 pm

SATURDAY Ping Pong, 9am

Texas Hold ’Em Tuesday, January 30, 1 pm, Free Seating at 12:30 pm and games begin at 1 pm. The first 64 participants will be seated. No registration required. Senior Advisory Committee The Veterans luncheon held on November 10 was a big success with a full house of attendees. The four oldest vets were recognized for their service at 90+ years young. Each honoree received an American flag that was flown over the Capitol. Thank you for your generous contributions of personal items for our vets and the successful Christmas toy and gift donation. These donations have answered a child’s Christmas wish. Metrocrest Social Services expresses their gratitude for all of your donations. We’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and good luck to all of those who made a New Year’s resolution. JANUARY 1 Facility Open 10 am–4 pm 2 No ceramics B12 Shots, 9:30 am Senior Advisory Committee meeting, 11 am 4 Quilting Group, 11 am Dance, 7 pm 5 Sing-Along Group, 11 am 6 Technology Saturday, 10 am 10 Book Club, 10 am Hot Dog Wednesday, 10:30 am 11 Quilting Group, 11 am Potluck, 5 pm Dance, 7 pm 12 Out to Lunch, 11 am 15 Movie Monday, 1 pm Weight Room Orientation 16 Trip Presentation, 2:30 pm Reunion Hispania, 3 pm 17 Skin Cancer, 11:15 am Adult Coloring, 1 pm 18 You Can Paint, 9am Monthly Luncheon, 11am Dance, 7pm 19 Sing-Along 23 All About Retirement seminar, 10 am 25 Rider Chiropractic Lunch and Learn 30 B-12 Shots, 9:30 am Texas Hold ’Em, 1 pm


Sampler

February 2018

Carrollton Senior Center Bulletin 1720 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006 Phone: 972.466.4850

Seniors on Tour

Out to Lunch Mena’s Tex-Mex Grill 2801 Trinity Mills, Carrollton Friday, February 9, 10:30 am A menu will be available at the front desk. Registration required. If you need transportation, the van has room for up to five people and will be departing the Senior Center at 10:30 am.

Classes and Seminars

Tai Chi Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11 am $35 punch card for 5 classes or $8 for drop-in Free class on the 2nd Monday of the month Break up your busy schedule with the slow pace and gentle movements of Tai Chi. Movements involve fluid motions of arms and legs, coordinated with breathing, and a focus on balance. The stress-relieving, moving meditation uses the minimum effort necessary; as the body relaxes, the mind becomes tranquil, aware, and alert. Wear loose fitting clothing. Exercises are usually done without shoes for better balance. Movements can be done sitting or standing. Better Balance Mondays, 10–10:45 am, Wednesday, 10:30–11:15 am $20 punch card for 10 classes or $2.50 for drop-in Maintaining or improving your balance is critical to good health. By strengthening your muscles, working on quickness and coordination, and performing balance exercises, we are striving not only to make the circuits in your brain react faster, but also to develop muscles to aid in fall protection. Ceramics Tuesdays, 9–11:30 am, $30 punch card for 4 classes Students are supplied with clay, or are welcome to bring precast pieces to decorate and glaze. Glazes, under glazes, tools, and firing are included in the fee.

Rider Chiropractic Lunch & Learn Controlling Joint Pain Naturally Thursday, February 8, 11:30 am Is pain controlling your life? Trying to avoid surgery? Still in pain after surgery? New non-drug treatment technology will be discussed which can give you back your mobility, quality of life and ability to do what you used to! Learn from experts about new ways to get pain free! Registration required by Tuesday, February 6. AARP Smart Driver Class Wednesday, February 14, 12:30–4:30 pm $15/AARP members, $20/non-members This class does not remove traffic fines or violations but may reduce insurance premiums. Bring your AARP card, drivers license, and payment for the instructor. Registration required.

HOURS 7 am–5 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7 am–7:30 pm Tuesday; 7 am–9:30 pm Thursday 9 am–1 pm Saturday; Closed Sunday

Sing-along Group Friday, February 2 & 16, 11 am–12 pm, Free Be a part of a group of seniors who love to sing. No registration required. Thursday Night Potluck February 8, 5 pm Potluck is an opportunity for you to prepare a dish to share with your friends, try something new to eat, and have a fun evening out at the Senior Center playing games. Book Club Wednesday, February 14, 10 am, Free The selection for February is Jackie’s Girl by Kathy McKeon. The book club is led by volunteers. Please join them and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion.

You Can Paint—Cabin in the Snowy Woods Thursday, February 15, 9 am–12 pm $35/resident, $36.50/non-resident Even if you have never held a paint brush or cannot draw a straight line, you will be amazed at the beautiful painting you can create in one inspiring lesson. Beginners learn basics of color mixing, brush strokes, and perspective while completing a landscape, seascape, or still life in this fun and easy class taught by award-winning Master Artist Robert Garden. All supplies are provided. Wear old clothes.

Hot Dog Wednesday Wednesday, February 14, 10:45 am–12 pm, $2/person Get a jumbo hot dog and all the fixin’s prepared and served by your Advisory Council Members.

Activities

Movie Monday—Breathe (PG-13) February 19, 1 pm, Texas Room, Free After contracting polio at the age of 28, Robin Cavendish is confined to a bed and given only months to live. With help from his wife Diana and her twin brothers, and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Cavendish emerges from the hospital ward and devotes the rest of his life to helping fellow patients and the disabled. Sponsored by Oxford Glen.

Drama Group Every Wednesday, 2:30–4 pm, Free This amazing group continues to entertain us with their hilarious performance at the Center luncheons. You don’t have to have a particular talent to join, just a good sense of humor and a desire to laugh! Bingo Every Wednesday, 10:20 am Bingo is played every Wednesday at 10:20 am in the Roundup Room. The Madison on Marsh will be providing snacks on February 7 & 21. Quilting Group Thursday, February 1 & 22, 11 am–1 pm, Free Come and quilt with us! Bring your own sewing machine and supplies. You can bring material or purchase some from the group leader. We’ll start with small projects then progress to table runners, bowls, pouches, and quilts. No registration required.

Monthly Luncheon Thursday, February 15, 11 am, $4/person Come and enjoy the music of the Low Brass Choir. We are serving spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and Italian cream cake for dessert. Registration required by Tuesday, February 13.

Reunion Hispania Martes, 20 febrero, a las 3 pm Una cena para nuestros huéspedes que hablan español se celebra el tercer martes de cada mes. Traiga su comida favorita para compartir y participe en juegos. Se requiere una membresía del Senior Center para participar en este evento.


DA I LY / W E E K LY AC T I V I T I E S F O R F E B R UA RY MONDAY Walking, 7 am Aerobics/$, 9 am Dominoes, 9 am Knit & Crochet Groupies, 9:30 am H&F Canasta, 10 am Tai Chi, 10 am Better Balance/$, 10 am Yoga/$, 11 am Cribbage, 1 pm Ping Pong, 1 pm

TUESDAY Walking, 7 am Functional Fitness/$, 8:30 Ceramics/$, 9am Dominoes, 9 am Stretch/$, 10 am Skip Bo, 12 pm Line Dance/$, 1 pm Fun Chair Volleyball, 1 pm Team Chair Volleyball, 1 pm Ping Pong, 1pm Guitar Sessions, 5:30 pm

Adult Coloring with Sandra Vance Wednesday, February 21, 1 pm, Free Coloring may sound like a simple activity to ward off boredom, but it can actually improve your health. A research study found that adults 65 or older who engaged in creative activities had better overall health, made fewer visits to the doctor, used less medication, and had fewer health problems. No need to sign up, just come and get your creative juices going. Lunch and Learn presented by United Financial Services Thursday, February 22, 10:30 am, Free What will the year 2018 bring to investments? Do you have the right products in your investments to meet your retirement needs? Do you have the investment plan to cover the unexpected costs? At what age should you start your retirement plan? Reservations required. All About Annuities presented by Foundation for Financial Education Tuesday, February 27, 10 am, Free Are annuities good or bad? Things have changed a lot in the last few years. Come and learn all about annuities and decide for yourself. We will be learning: What is an annuity? How does it work? What are the different types? Are there tax benefits to annuities? Texas Hold ’Em Tuesday, February 27, 1 pm, Free Seating at 12:30 pm and games begin at 1 pm. The first 64 participants will be seated. No registration required.

Thursday Night Dance Dance lesson begins at 6:05 pm Dance begins at 7 pm, $5/person Refreshments served at the break. Dance lesson will be announced. February 1—Doc Gibbs, Variety February 8—City Lights, Country Western February 15—DFW Music Makers, Ballroom February 22—High Caliber, Country Western

WEDNESDAY Walking, 7 am Aerobics/$, 9 am Dominoes, 9 am Tai Chi/$, 10 am Bingo/$, 10:20 am Better Balance, 10:30 am Pinochle, 12:30 pm Line Dance/$, 1 pm Drama Group, 2:30 pm

THURSDAY Walking, 7 am Functional Fitness/$, 8:30 am Dominoes, 9 am Scrabble, 9 am Stretch/$, 10 am Better Balance, 11 am Skip Bo, 12:30 pm Bridge, 1 pm Fun Chair Volleyball, 1 pm Mahjong, 1 pm Bunka, 2 pm Dance Lessons, 6:05 pm Dance, 7 pm

B12 Shots Tuesday, February 27, 9:30–10 am ONLY $20 cash or check, payable to Flu Shots of America for B12 injections.

Events

A Victorian Valentine Saturday, February 10, 5–7 pm $20/per couple(resident), $22/per couple(non-resident) A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, 1509 N. Perry Rd By the mid-1850s, Valentine’s Day had become a popular holiday in America through sending cards, lavish gifts, and even works of art to lovers and secret admirers. Continue the tradition with a special night at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum with a romantic evening of dancing in the sunset with your beloved. Enjoy a couple’s dance lesson accompanied by a live band that is guaranteed to “woo” your significant other. Chocolate and a rose for your partner is included with ticket purchase. For more information, call 972-466-6381. FEBRUARY 1 2 6 8 9 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 27

Quilting Group, 11 am Dance, 7 pm Sing-Along Group, 11 am B-12 Shots, 9:30 am Rider Chiropractic Lunch & Learn, 11:30 am Potluck, 5 pm Dance, 7 pm Out to Lunch, 11 am Book Club, 10am Hot Dog Wednesday, 10:30 am AARP Driving Class, 12:30 pm You Can Paint, 9 am Luncheon, 11 am Dance, 7 pm Sing-Along Group, 11am Movie Monday, 1 pm Reunion Hispania, 3 pm Adult Coloring, 1 pm United Financial Services Seminar, 10:30 am Quilting Group, 11 am Dance, 7 pm B-12 Shots, 9:30 am All About Annuities Seminar, 10 am Texas Hold ’Em, 1 pm

FRIDAY Walking, 7 am Aerobics/$, 9 am Dominoes, 9am Painting, 9am Scrabble, 9am H&F Canasta, 10 am Yoga/$, 11 am Pinochle, 12:30 pm Volleyball Team Practice, 1 pm

SATURDAY Ping Pong, 9am

2nd Annual Run for Rover Saturday, February 17, 8:30 am McInnish Dog Park & Sports Complex 2241 Sandy Lake Road 5K—$25 registration by 2/12, $30 registration on race day Fun Run/Walk—$15 Registration by 2/12, $20 registration on race day These mutts know how to strut! Sign up your pup for a dog-specific race in Carrollton benefiting the Carrollton Animal Services and Adoption Center. The race will start at the McInnish Dog Park and will route through the sports complex for a full 5K. A shorter fun run/walk route will be offered to smaller or older dogs, or dogs who are still working off some holiday weight. Don’t have a dog? Your new best friend is waiting for you at our Adoption Center! Humans who register by January 12 are guaranteed a race T-shirt, race bag, and timing chip. A special gift will be given to all dogs that are also registered early. There will be plenty of play time, treats, giveaways, and water after the run. Race Day Registration & Warm-up starts at 7 am. The 5K race starts at 8:30 am and the Fun Run/Walk starts at 8:35 am, with the awards ceremony following the race at 9:30 am. For those who register by February 12, packet pick up is at Rosemeade Recreation Center, 1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway, February 15 from noon to 8 pm and February 16 from 8 am to 8 pm. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton. com/runforrover.


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Happy New Year! Closed January 1

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LIVIN’ THE 50 PLUS LIFESTYLE IN THE BRANCH

Senior Center 14055 Dennis Lane Farmers Branch, TX 75234 fbseniorcenter.com 972.919.8740

HOURS Monday - Wednesday 8am - 8:45pm Thursday - Friday 8am - 5pm 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays 1 - 5pm 2nd & 4th Saturdays 1 - 9:30pm

MEMBERSHIP The Farmers Branch Senior Center is open to anyone 50 years of age or better. There is no membership fee or residency requirement, but you are required to complete registration information yearly, obtain a membership card and scan your card each visit. Replacement card fee: $3

DROP-IN RECREATION The game room is open during facility hours for drop-in recreation such as cards, billiards, dominoes, board games, or puzzles.

VOLUNTEER

Contact Jennifer Stone 972.919.8744 jennifer.stone@ farmersbranchtx.gov

* DENOTES A FEE

SPECIAL INTERESTS NEW Euchre Card Game Starts Jan. 4, Thur. 10 am

No Fee. Instructor: Alan Stewart This fun card game is relatively easy to learn with the goal to defeat your opponents by being the first team to reach 10 points. Come try it out.

Cookin’ Club Brinner: Breakfast for Dinner

Thu. Jan. 18, 1pm

No Fee. Snacks provided by Acadia Estates, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Join us each month as we play down to 1st and 2nd place.

NEW Beginner Mountain Dulcimer Lessons Starts Jan. 19, Fri. 10am-Noon

No Fee. Instructor: Donna Shelton Take the mystery out of learning music with this easy-to-play stringed instrument that sits on your lap. You must have a dulcimer.

For Any Fitness Level

Aside from being “fun” to eat breakfast for dinner, it’s usually a rather economical choice as well. Bring one of your favorite dishes to share, along with the recipe, coffee mug and robe!

Starts Jan. 8, Mon. 10am & Wed. 2pm

No Fee. Instructor: Leonald Dewanaga This ancient Chinese martial art form is often referred to as the practice of “meditation in motion and is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body.” The slow, rhythmic, meditative movements are designed to help you find peace and calmness.

Random Acts of Kindness Thu. Jan. 11, 10am

Sponsoring FB Animal Adoption Center. Join this active group of volunteers who collect and bestow needed items to different charities each month. Bring kitty litter, cat and dog food, blankets, towels, treats and toys.

NEW Beginner Line Dance Lessons: Level II

TRY the Mountain Dulcimer

January 2018

Texas Hold ‘em Tournament

NEW Beginner Tai Chi Class

Wed. Jan. 10, 10:30am-12:30pm

C E N T E R

Genealogy Trip to the Dallas Library Tues. Jan. 23, 9:30am-3pm, Fee: $2

The Dallas Public Library’s Genealogy Section contains one of the largest and most comprehensive collections for family history research in the Southwest. Bring your lunch or eat out.

AARP Smart Driver Course

Thursday, January 25, 8:30am-12:30pm Fee: AARP members $15, Non Members $20 Learn the current rules of the road, This course does not qualify for dismissal of a traffic violation, but may be good for an insurance discount.

Conversations in Neglected History Fri. 9am-noon

Join the weekly history discussion group. Dr. Richard Mc Caslin from UNT will present January 26: Regulars in Gray: Edward Ingraham & Company A.

8 weeks:Wed. Jan. 17-Mar. 21, 7-8:30pm

Fri. Jan. 12, 10am-Noon

No Fee. Instructor: Donna Shelton Here’s your chance to try your hand at playing this stringed instrument without buying one. Equipment furnished in this workshop.

Fee: $26. Instructor: Karen Aubrey, NTA Qualified. This course is a continuation of the Beginning Line Dance course from the fall and will cover more progressive dance steps and dances each week. Prerequisite: Some exposure to line dancing.

SPECIAL EVENTS Monthly Breakfast Mon. Jan. 8, 8:15-9am

Fee: $2. Menu: sausage, gravy, biscuits, eggs, fruit, juice & coffee. Entertainment: Ron Jones-Musician Host: Senior Advisory Board

National Hat Day Mon. Jan 15

Be sure to wear your craziest hat today and you could win a prize!

Birthday Lunch Wed. Jan. 17, Noon

Spud and Show: The Glass Castle

Tue. Jan. 23, 11:30am, Fee: $2

Come enjoy a baked potato and a movie. A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Purchase movie ticket at the front desk before Friday, January 19. Sponsor: Acadia Estates, Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Fee: $2 or free if it’s your birthday month. Menu: Brisket Taco. Sponsors: Brookdale Assisted Living and United Financial Services.

MONDAY NIGHT DANCE

BEST 50+ DANCE IN THE METROPLEX

Valentine Tea Party

Once Upon A Time

Fri. Feb. 9, 1pm, Ticket Fee: $8

Our annual tradition returns with a delicious selection of savories and sweets, paired with tasty hot teas. Participants are asked to bring in a childhood photo by February 1 to be used for a special slide show during the event. Bring your own tea cup for a chance to win a prize. Resident ticket sales begin Friday, January 12, 9am Open ticket sales begin Friday, January 19, 9am

TRIPS

New trips are posted the first Friday of the month at noon for Farmers Branch residents only the first week. Open registration begins the following Friday at noon.

7-9:20pm, Fee: $5

Cruisin’ Cuisine goes to Prohibition Chicken

January 1 January 8 January 15 January 22 January 29

Try the Prohibition Cobb salad, Nashville Chicken, a Crispy Chick sandwich, Trout “Pro” Boy, the Street Peddler Plate or other choices. Lunch on your own with prices ranging from $10 - $14.

Closed in observance of New Year’s Day Jim Baker - Ballroom Solid Country - Country Dave Alexander - Ballroom Swingin’ Country - Country

Thu. Jan. 18, 11am-1:30pm, Fee: $5

International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame Wed. Jan. 17, 2-5pm, Fee: $5

Discover the region’s premier sports museum brimming with one-of-a-kind bowling artifacts and a cutting-edge glimpse of the future of this pastime. Will make a stop at the Marble Slab.


WEEKLY & MONTHLY PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES MONDAY 8:15am 9:00am 9:15am 9:30am 10:00am 10:15am 12:30pm 12:30pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 7:00pm

TUESDAY TUESDAY 8:15am 9:00am 9:00am 10:00am

Stretch & Strength Billiards Thinkabilities Duplicate Bridge Beginner Tai Chi Shared Moments Mah Jongg Dominoes & 42 Table Games Art Group Dance*

10:00am 11:00am 11:30am 12:30pm 12:30pm 12:30pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm 5-8pm 5:30pm

MONTHLY

1st Mon. 8:15am Monthly Breakfast*

Jan. 8

Blood Pressure Checks

Jan. 2

Book Exchange Drop off or pick up books & magazines any day

Jan. 9 Jan. 16

Schedule your Fitness Equipment Training

Jan. 23

Coffee 25¢ a cup

Jan. 23 Jan. 23

CRAFTS Instructor: Vicki Young

Advanced Greeting Cards

Jan. 17 Garden Group 3rd Wed.10am Jan.17

Birthday Lunch* 3rd Wed. Noon

Instructor: Bettie Smith Bring your fabric scraps and make a seasonal coaster that is great for snacks and gifts. Basic sewing skills are needed.

Drop-In Arts & Crafts Art Group, Mon. 2-5pm Evening Crafts, Tue. 5-8pm

Internet Safety

Fri. Jan. 19, 3:30-4:45pm

NEW All The Basics

Instructor: Doug Mahlum. Learn various methods and ways of staying safe online.

Instructor: Linda Eakle. Learn Windows 10 plus internet and email.

Tech It To The Next Level

Excel II

No Fee. Instructor: Victoria Stone. Bring your mobile device and get your technology answers.

tor: Doug Mahlum. Learn advanced formulas, analyze data and more. Must have a solid foundation in Excel.

Jan. 10 Cookin’ Club* 2nd Wed.10:30am

Instructor: Nancy Lotzer

Instructional, Thu. 1-3pm Advanced Quilting, Fri. 10am-noon

Tue. & Thu. Jan. 16-25, 2-4pm Fee: $20, Instruc-

MONTHLY

Tue. Jan. 23, 9am-Noon, Fee $10

Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley Prerequisite: Beginner Class

Mon. & Wed. Jan. 8-31, 9am-Noon, Fee $36

12:30pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 2:00pm 6:00pm

Begin Table Tennis Five Crown Dulcimer Group Intermediate Line Dancing Dominoes & 42 BINGO* Table Games Beginner Tai Chi Table Tennis Not Your Mama’s Exercise Class

Beginning Polymer Clay

Tue. Jan. 9, 1-3pm, Fee $10

Space is limited; please register early at the front desk.

Alzheimers Support Group 1st Tue. 6:30pm Greeting Card Classes* 2nd Tue. 10am & 1pm Glaucoma Screening 10am-1pm Beginner Polymer Clay* 4th Tue. 9am-noon Genealogy Trip* Spud & Show* 11:30am

9:00am 10:00am 10:00am 10:00am

Fri. Jan. 19, 1-3pm, Fee $5

Tue. Jan. 9, 10am-noon, Fee $10

COMPUTERS

Power Walking Yoga Cribbage Intermediate Bridge Lessons Strong & Balanced Chair Volleyball-Open Mah Jongg Party Bridge Dominoes & 42 Lo Begin Line Dance Table Games Hi Begin Line Dance Stretch & Flex Craft Group Square Dance*

Mug Rug a Month

Beginner Greeting Cards

Quilting

WEDNESDAY

MONTHLY

Chair & Table Massage* Schedule Appointment

Sat. Jan. 20, 1:30-2:30pm

The Computer Lab is open unless a class is in session.

* DENOTES A FEE

BRIDGE

Duplicate Bridge Mon. 9:30am. No Fee

Beginning Bridge Lessons Thu. 10am-noon

No Fee. Instructor: Diane Royer

Intermediate Bridge Lessons Tue. 10am-noon

No Fee. Instructor: Diane Royer

THURSDAY 9:00am Billiards 10:00am Euchre Card Game 10:00am Beginning Bridge Lessons 10:00am Chair Volleyball Team Practice 12:30pm Dominoes & 42 1:00pm Instructional Quilting 1:00pm Table Games 1:30pm Squares Game 3:00pm Strong & Balanced

FRIDAY 8:15am 9:00am 9:30am 9:30am 10:00am 10:00am 12:30pm 1:00pm 2:00pm

Power Walking Yoga Neglected History Intermediate Clogging Mountain Dulcimer Lessons Quilting Group Dominoes & 42 Table Games Table Tennis

MONTHLY

Jan. 4 Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 18 Jan. 25

SATURDAY B 12 Shots* 1st Thu. 9-9:30 am Random Acts of Kindness 2nd Thu. 10am Cruisin’ Cuisine* 3rd Thu. 11am Texas Hold ’em 3rd Thu. 1pm AARP Safe Driving Class* 4th Thu. 8:30am-12:30pm

TALKS Downsizing 321; Conquer Your Clutter! Wed. Jan. 10, 10am, No Fee

Saving money and time and having less clutter in your life is a great way to start off the new year. Taylor Stewart from Call Box Storage will show you how downsizing could be the fresh start you need.

New Perspectives On Aging Series: Learning How to Grow Younger Thu. Jan. 11, 11am, No Fee

Instructor: Ben E Dickerson, PhD, Gerontologist. Emphasis will be given to a “make-over” in regard to your understanding of youth and old age. You will be able to identify those attributes that keep you young and those that make you old.

Garden Group: The Best Trees for your Landscape Wed. Jan. 17, 10am, No Fee

Speaker: Eric Larson, Master Gardener. Learn the basic information required to select the ideal tree for your yard, based on your needs and preference and feel confident that it will provide many years of enjoyment.

1-5pm Center Hours 1:00pm Table Games and Open Recreation 1-9:30pm 2nd & 4th Sat Hours 7:00pm Square Dancing 7:00pm Saturday Night BINGO* MONTHLY

Jan. 20 Tech It to the Next Level - Computer Clinic 3rd Sat. 1:30pm

Donuts with the Doctor

Improving your Pet’s Quality of Life

Fri. Jan. 19, 8:30-9:30am, No Fee

Dr. Tracey Hageny, Medical Director of the Valwood Animal Hospital will be here monthly to discuss various pet topics. Don’t bring your pet; just your questions and concerns.

Food Safety Basics

Fri. Jan. 19, 10 am, No Fee

Speaker: Texas A&M Agrilife Series with Brittany Martin. Discussion and demonstration on the 4-C’s of food safety: clean, cross-contamination, cook and chill.

Emergency Preparedness with the FB Fire & Police Dept. Wed. Jan. 24, 10am, No Fee

Learn about home safety and security, family and pet emergency kits, disaster preparedness, Branch Alert, the free public emergency notification system and much more.

FREE Telephones

Fri. Jan. 26, 11am, No Fee

Learn about the Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program and how Texas residents with a vision, hearing or mobility problem can receive a free phone with a medical alert button.


CLUB 5O S E N I O R

Senior Center 14055 Dennis Lane Farmers Branch, TX 75234 fbseniorcenter.com 972.919.8740

HOURS Monday - Wednesday 8am - 8:45pm Thursday - Friday 8am - 5pm 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays 1 - 5pm 2nd & 4th Saturdays 1 - 9:30pm

MEMBERSHIP The Farmers Branch Senior Center is open to anyone 50 years of age or better. There is no membership fee or residency requirement, but you are required to complete registration information yearly, obtain a membership card and scan your card with each visit.

DROP-IN RECREATION The game room is open during facility hours for drop-in recreation such as cards, billiards, dominoes, board games, or puzzles.

VOLUNTEER

Contact Jennifer Stone 972.919.8744 jennifer.stone@ farmersbranchtx.gov

* DENOTES A FEE

R E C

C E N T E R

LIVIN’ THE 50 PLUS LIFESTYLE IN THE BRANCH

SPECIAL INTERESTS

TALKS

Mon. 10am & Wed. 2pm, No Fee

Fri. Feb. 2, 10am, No Fee

Beginner Tai Chi Class For Any Fitness Level Instructor: Leon Dewanaga This ancient Chinese martial art form is often referred to as the practice of “meditation in motion” and is one of the most effective exercises for health of the mind and body.”

Cookin’ Club: Carving Fruits & Vegetables Wed. Feb. 14, 10:30am-12:30pm

Learn to create beautiful fruit and vegetable carving centerpieces and garnishes with ease. You will be thrilled how fast and easily you can create amazing works of food art and “WOW” your guests.

Random Acts of Kindness Thur. Feb. 15, 10:30am, No Fee

Sponsoring Metrocrest Services this month. The group is collecting hygiene products for seniors and will bag up and deliver to Metrocrest Services.

Texas Hold ‘em Tournament Thu. Feb. 15, 1pm, No Fee

Snacks provided by Acadia Estates, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Join us each month as we play for 1st and 2nd place and one high hand.

Donuts with the Doctor: Does This Collar Make Me Look Fat? - Weight Concerns for our Pets Fri. Feb. 16, 8:30-9:30am, No Fee

Presenter: Dr. Tracey Hageny, Medical Director of the Valwood Animal Hospital. Don’t bring your pet; just your questions and concerns.

Conversations in Neglected History Fri. 9am-noon, No Fee

Join this weekly history discussion group. Dr. Richard McCaslin from UNT will present February 16 on Reconstructing Texas: Hill County in 1871.

Garden Group: Water Hog to Water Wise Wed. Feb. 21, 10am, No Fee

Master Gardener, Jean McIntosh tells how she transformed her yard from a water hog to a WaterWise landscape saving $2,500 annually.

AARP Smart Driver Course Thu. Feb. 22, 8:30am-12:30pm

Fee: AARP members $15, Non Members $20 This course does not qualify for dismissal of a traffic violation, but may be good for an insurance discount.

Spanish Classes with Brookhaven College

Spanish I Tue. 10am-noon, Feb. 6-Apr. 19 Spanish II Thur. 10am-noon, Feb. 15-Apr. 26 Contact Deborah at Brookhaven to register: 972-860-4807.

MONDAY NIGHT DANCE

BEST 50+ DANCE IN THE METROPLEX 7-9:20pm, Fee: $5

February 5 Swingin’ Country - Country February 12 Jim Baker - Ballroom February 19 Solid Country - Country February 26 Jim Baker - Ballroom

February

The Basics of Memory Loss and Dementia The Alzheimer’s Association begins their series to empower and inform those with concerns about memory loss or who have a diagnosis of dementia. Learn the differences between Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and normal memory loss due to aging.

Eat Smart and Safely for Celebrations Fri. Feb. 16, 10am, No Fee

Presenter: Texas A&M Agrilife Series with Brittany Martin Birthday parties and family gatherings can be a hot bed for food borne illness. Learn to keep your celebrations safe and healthy.

New Perspectives On Aging: Grandparenting Fri. Feb. 16, 1pm, No Fee

Instructor: Ben E Dickerson, PhD, Gerontologist, No Fee Grandparenting has become more than a role, it has become a career. It is not uncommon for grandparents to spend more than two decades with their grandchildren. The focus in this presentation will emphasize that grandparenting is more important then it has ever been; come see why.

Medicare Fraud

Wed. Feb. 21, 10am, No Fee

Presenters: Senior Source and Texas SMP Learn about the new Medicare card, how to prevent, detect and report Medicare Fraud, and what scams to look out for, plus more.

DART Rider Insider

Thu. Feb. 22, 10am, No Fee

Learn how to use the DART system from the pros. This classroom session will teach you how to utilize the DART ON CALL, the bus and train. Be sure to register at the front desk prior to February 15.

SPECIAL EVENTS Monthly Breakfast Mon. Feb. 5, 8:15-9am, Fee: $2

Menu: sausage, gravy, biscuits, eggs, fruit, juice & coffee. Entertainment: Ron Jones-Musician Host: Senior Advisory Board

Valentine Tea Party: Once Upon A Time Fri. Feb. 9, 1pm, Ticket Fee: $8

Contact the front desk for ticket availablity for this annual tradition that features finger foods, paired with tasty hot teas and beautiful music.

National Groundhog Day Fri. Feb. 2

Write your predictions about the weather or the new year and stick them on our display board for a humorous day about this annual tradition.

Birthday Lunch Wed. Feb. 21, Noon

Fee: $2 or free if it’s your birthday month. Menu: Turkey Vegetable Soup and Corn Bread Sponsors: Brookdale Assisted Living and United Financial Services.


WEEKLY & MONTHLY PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES TUESDAY

MONDAY 8:15am 9:00am 9:15am 9:30am 10:00am 10:15am 12:30pm 12:30pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 7:00pm

Stretch & Strength Billiards Thinkabilities Duplicate Bridge Beginner Tai Chi Shared Moments Mah Jongg Dominoes & 42 Table Games Art Group Dance*

MONTHLY

Feb. 5

1st Mon. 8:15am Monthly Breakfast* Blood Pressure Checks

Chair & Table Massage* Schedule Appointment Book Exchange Drop off or pick up books & magazines any day Schedule your Fitness Equipment Training Coffee 25¢ a cup

CRAFTS Beginner Greeting Cards

Tue. Feb. 13, 10am-noon, Fee: $10 Instructor: Vicki Young

Advanced Greeting Cards Tue. Feb. 13, 1-3pm, Fee: $10

Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley. Prerequisite: Beginner Class

COMPUTERS Space is limited; registration required.

Android Phone Basics Fri. Feb. 2, 3:30-5pm, No Fee

Instructor: Doug Mahlum Learn to use your phone better, manage settings, privacy, and much more.

MS Word I 2016

Mon. & Wed. Feb. 5-14 9am-Noon, Fee: $20

Instructor: Linda Eakle Learn document set-up, formatting tables, WordArt and more.

8:15am 9:00am 9:00am 10:00am 10:00am 11:00am 11:30am 12:30pm 12:30pm 12:30pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm 5-8pm 5:30pm

Power Walking Yoga Cribbage Intermediate Bridge Strong & Balanced Chair Volleyball-Open Mah Jongg Party Bridge Dominoes & 42 Lo Begin Line Dance Table Games Hi Begin Line Dance Stretch & Flex Craft Group Square Dance*

MONTHLY

* DENOTES A FEE

WEDNESDAY 9:00am 10:00am 10:00am 10:00am 12:30pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 2:00pm 6:00pm

Begin Table Tennis Five Crown Dulcimer Group Intermediate Line Dancing Dominoes & 42 BINGO* Table Games Beginner Tai Chi Table Tennis Not Your Mama’s Exercise Class

MONTHLY

Feb. 14 Cookin’ Club* 2nd Wed.10:30am

Feb. 6 Alzheimers Feb. 21 Garden Group Support Group 3rd Wed.10am 1st Tue. 6:30pm Feb. 13 Greeting Card Classes* Feb. 21 Birthday Lunch* 2nd Tue. 10am & 1pm 3rd Wed. Noon Feb. 27 Intermediate Polymer Clay* 4th Tue. 9am-noon Feb 27 Genealogy Trip* 4th Tue. 9am-3pm

Drop-In Arts & Crafts

When the crafting bug bites, rather than subject your home to a sparkly, gluey, thread adorned mess, why not bring your project to one of these groups and get your crafting on with friends!

Art Group, Mon. 2-5pm Evening Crafts, Tue. 5-8pm Quilting Group, Fri. 10am-noon

FRIDAY

THURSDAY 9:00am 10:00am 10:00am 10:00am 12:30pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 3:00pm

8:15am 9:00am 9:30am 9:30am 10:00am

Billiards Euchre Beginning Bridge Chair Volleyball Team Practice Dominoes & 42 Instructional Quilting Table Games Squares Game Strong & Balanced

Power Walking Yoga Neglected History Clogging Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer Lessons Quilting Group Dominoes & 42 Table Games Table Tennis

10:00am 12:30pm 1:00pm 2:30pm

MONTHLY

Feb. 1

B 12 Shots* 1st Thu. 9-9:30am Feb. 8 Random Acts of Kindness 2nd Thu. 10am Feb. 9 Valentine Tea* Feb. 15 Cruisin’ Cuisine* 3rd Thu. 11am Feb. 15 Texas Hold ’em 3rd Thu. 1pm Feb. 22 AARP Safe Driving Class* 4th Thu. 8:30am-12:30pm

Mug Rug a Month

Fri. Feb. 16, 1-3pm, Fee: $5

Instructor: Bettie Smith Bring your fabric scraps and make a seasonal coaster each month. Basic sewing skills are needed.

Intermediate Polymer Clay Tue. Feb. 27, 9am-Noon, Fee: $5 Instructor: Nancy Lotzer

SATURDAY 1-5pm Center Hours 1:00pm Table Games and Open Recreation 1-9:30pm 2nd & 4th Sat Hours 7:00pm Square Dancing 7:00pm Saturday Night BINGO* MONTHLY

Feb. 17

Tech It to the Next Level - Computer Clinic 3rd Sat. 1:30pm

TRIPS New trips are posted the first Friday of the month at noon and are available for Farmers Branch residents only during the first week. Open registration begins the following Friday at noon. You can find a listing of trips at www.fbseniorcenter.com and check for seat availability by calling 972.919.8740.

Cruisin’ Cuisine goes to Big Fish Grill & Bar

Thu. Feb. 15, 11am-1:30pm, Fee: $5 LIMITED WALKING

Intro to Blogging

Tue. & Thur. Feb. 6-15, 2-4pm No Fee

Instructor: Doug Mahlum Explore how a blog works and how you can start your own.

iPad Basics for the Beginner Fri. Feb. 16, 3:30-4:45pm, No Fee Instructor: Doug Mahlum Learn to surf the internet, send emails, play music, watch movies and even manage travel plans.

Tech It To The Next Level

Sat. Feb. 17, 1:30-2:30pm, No Fee Instructor: Victoria Stone. Bring your mobile device and get your technology questions answered.

MS Word II 2016

Mon. & Wed. Feb. 19-28 9am-Noon, Fee: $20

Instructor: Linda Eakle Learn special text effects, mail merging and the tools essential to creating long documents.

You can order shrimp, oyster or catfish dinners, grilled, blackened or fried. Or try a fish sandwich, salads, or things that don’t swim like steak, chicken, beef stew or red beans and rice. Prices range: $8 - $15.

Daffodils in Gladewater and Tyler Fri. Feb. 23, 8am-5pm, Fee: $50 EXTENDED WALKING

Don’t miss this hidden gem, with millions of daffodils scattered over a 4 mile trail that will leave you in absolute awe. Lunch is on your own at the Potpourri House in Tyler. We will have a step on guide for touring Tyler and the Goodman Museum. If the azaleas are early, that will be an added bonus. Transportation and admissions are included.

Metrocrest Services Senior News January/February Edition  

This publication provides updates on Metrocrest Services programs and activities for seniors as well as staff and volunteer highlights. Acti...

Metrocrest Services Senior News January/February Edition  

This publication provides updates on Metrocrest Services programs and activities for seniors as well as staff and volunteer highlights. Acti...

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