News from the Steeple Center December 2022

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News from the Steeple Center

Holiday Cheer—Bingo!*

Wednesday, December 21st 1:00 2:30pm




Friday, December 16th

ComeandDecktheHallswith usattheSteepleCenter, AssemblyHallthatis,forour 6thannualHolidayCheer party. Thisyearwewill celebratetheholidayseason withsomegoodold fashioned Bingo! Therewillbeprizes, refreshmentsandyummy holidaytreatsforall.

Cooking for One*

Wednesday, November 30th

Register By: November 23rd

Steeple Center, Room 202

Whenyou’reonlycookingforoneortwo,it easytofallintoafoodrutandwonderifit evenworththeextraeffort.Butdon’tsell yourselfshort!Homecooking nomatterthe sizeofyourhousehold isimportantandmanytimes,thebestwaytonourish yourbodywithhealthyfoods. PresentedbyHumana.

Rosemount Area Seniors Membership Forms

Don’tforget!!! Your2023membershiprenewalisduebyDecember1. Forms areavailableattheSteepleCenterandcanbereturnedtothemonthly luncheondropbox,ormailedto:RosemountAreaSeniors,POBox402, Rosemount,MN 55068.

*Requires pre-registration. Please see page 2 for registration options.

Rosemount Parks & Rec 13885 South Robert Tr. Rosemount, MN 55068 Steeple Center 14375 South Robert Tr. Rosemount, MN 55068 (no mail delivery to this address) Rosemount Area Seniors PO Box 402 Rosemount, MN 55068 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: The Steeple Center 2 Ongoing Activities & Social Clubs 2 Area Services 2 Calendar 3 RAS Announcements 4 Parks & Rec Trips & Outings 5 Parks & Rec Programs 6 Other Opportunities 7 Contact Info 8 December 2022
A Publication for 55 Plus/Seniors Parks & Rec Programs


Welcome readers to the “News from the Steeple Center”, a publication for 55 plus/seniors in the Rosemount community. The Steeple Center houses the majority of the programs and events for those 55 plus.

Programs are offered by the City of Rosemount Parks & Rec and the Rosemount Area Seniors.

Steeple Center Hours :

Monday Thursday: 8:30am 3:30pm

Friday: 8:30am 12pm

Evenings & Weekends: Based on Scheduled Events

To register for a Parks & Rec program:

• Register online at

• Mail a completed registration form and payment or drop it off at the Steeple Center during a program.

• Register in person at the Parks & Rec office located in the lower level of the Community Center.


Bridge Room 100 Mondays, 9 a.m.

Bring $0.50 for prize money

500 Room 100

Mondays, 12:30 p.m.

Bring $0.50 for prize money

Bid Euchre Room 100 Tuesdays, 9 a.m.

Bring $0.50 for prize money

Hearts Room 100

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Hand and Foot Room 100

2nd & 4th Tuesday, 1 p.m. Canasta Room 100 Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

Senior LinkAge Line

1 800 333 2433

Senior LinkAge Line is a free telephone information and referral service which makes it easy for older adults and their families to find community resources close to home.

This searchable online tool helps to find services and other resources during the COVID 19 pandemic. Categories include: home delivered meals, grocery and drug deliveries, care coordination and home care.

Transportation Services:

• 651 602 5465 Transit Link

• 651 602 1111 Metro Mobility

Bingo Room 100

3rd Wednesday, 1 p.m.

Bring 6 quarters for prize money

Card Bingo Room 100

4th Wednesday of the month, 1 p.m.

3 nickels, 3 dimes, 3 quarters, $1 bill

Cribbage Room 100 Thursdays, 9 a.m.

Dominoes (Mexican Train) Rm 100

2nd Wednesday of the month, 1 p.m. Bring 13 nickels

Double Pinochle Room 100 Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. Bring $0.50 for prize money



651 455 1560 General Service

DARTS staff and volunteers can help with everything from household chores or accomplishing daily errands to enjoying the company of a visitor.

GAPP Transportation

952 953 9299

Provides transportation and medical transportation for people in Dakota County who are disabled or have no other mode of transportation available.

SNAP Outreach

651 307 9033

Second Harvest Heartland offers free programs to help ease your food budget.

Euchre Room 100 Fridays, 9 a.m.

Bring $0.50 for prize money

Needlework Group Room 202 Mondays, 1 p.m.

Open Painting Group Room 202

1st, 2nd,4th Tuesdays, 10a.m. 3p.m. Craft Club Room 202

3rd Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m. Puzzle & Book Exchange

Open during building hours Quilting Group Room 202

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Woodcarving Club Room 202 Mondays & Fridays, 9 a.m.

Meals on Wheels

612 623 3363

Meals on Wheels offers weekday home delivery of nutritious, hot midday meals on a short or long term basis.

Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS)

651 484 8241

Provides a free 35 lb box of food each month to qualifying seniors.

Help at Your Door

651 642 1892

Grocery delivery service orders can be placed over the phone or online. EBT payments/SNAP benefits are accepted. Sliding scale fee based on household size and income.

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9:00 Bridge


9:30 SAIL Fitness


1:00 Needlework


9:00 Bid Euchre

Open Painting


Blood Pressure Checks




9:00 Cribbage

9:30 SAIL Fitness 12:30 PHD/UFO** 12:30 Pinochle


9:00 Euchre 9:00 Woodcarving

Christmas at the Steeple Center**

7:00 Christmas at the Steeple Center**



SAIL Fitness



9:00 Bid Euchre

Open Painting



Hand & Foot




9:00 Cribbage 9:30 SAIL Fitness 12:30 PHD/UFO** 12:30 Pinochle


9:00 Euchre

Woodcarving 3:15 Winter Lights

Arboretum Trip*

9:00 Cribbage

SAIL Fitness 12:30 PHD/UFO** 12:30 Pinochle




Book Club


SAIL Fitness




SAIL Fitness




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3 2:00
Counseling 6
7 10:00
12:30 Quilting 8
10 12 9:00
14 10:00
16 9:00
17 19 9:00 Bridge 9:00 Woodcarving 9:30 SAIL Fitness 12:30 500 1:00 Needlework 20 9:00 Bid
9:00 Insurance Counseling 10:00 DrumFIT* 1:00 Hearts 1:00 Yoga* 1:00 Craft Club* 21 10:00 Canasta 12:30 Quilting 1:00 Holiday Cheer Bingo* 22 9:00
1:00 Yoga* 23 STEEPLE CENTER CLOSED 24 26 STEEPLE CENTER CLOSED 27 9:00 Bid Euchre 10:00 DrumFIT* 10:00 Open Painting 1:00 Hand & Foot 1:00 Yoga* 28 9:00 Advisory Board Meeting 10:00 Canasta 1:00 Card Bingo 29 9:00
1:00 Yoga* 30 9:00
9:00 Woodcarving 31 December 2022 *Advanced registration required, see page 2 **RAAC Event, see page 7 ^Pre registration required. Drop off envelope in Drop Box, see page 4 Check Monitors and Room Schedules at the Steeple Center for Activity Locations!

Rosemount Area Seniors Information

Monthly Luncheon

Tuesday, December 6

RSVP Deadline: November 29

$13 for members/$15 for non-members

11:30am Lunch

12:15pm Entertainment

Steeple Center, Assembly Hall

Joinusfordeliciousholidayhorsd’oeuvres anddessertcateredbyHouseofCoates. The afterlunchentertainmentwillbeJim Berner,whowillleadusinasing a long. Thiswill beagreatperformance!Pre registrationandpaymentisrequired. Registrationenvelopeswithpayment enclosedcanbeplacedintheRASdropbox locatedattheSteepleCenter.

A Note From The President

Thismonthwillbetheendofmytenureas PresidentoftheAdvisoryBoardforRAS. Iwant tothankthosewhoservedontheboardwithme andwelcomethosewhowillbeservingnextyear: KarenSchraanwillcontinueintheroleofVice Presidentanotheryear,alongwithcoordinating entertainmentforourmonthlyluncheons. Judi DysonwillremainasourBoardSecretaryonemoreyear,aswillTerranceYourchuckourTreasureras well. WesHasbrouckhasbeenkeepinggoodrecordsasMembershipChair. RichardKnutsonwas electedPresidentoftheRASAdvisoryBoardbythemembershipattheNovembermeeting. OurAtLargeboardpositions willcontinuetoassisttheofficers. Theyhavebeenfaithfulparticipantsin planningwithmethisyear:ForrestKroghandDeanGrotjohn(pastPresidents),alongwithAl Sprute. 2023willbringanadditionofVirginiaKaiserasMemberatLargeforoneyear. Asareminder, allmembersarewelcometoattendthesemeetingsonthe4thWednesdayat9am.


• MonthlyLuncheons:JudyGarin headedupthekitchencommitteeagainthisyearandwillremain anotheryear. WiththehelpofherwonderfulcrewalongwithParksandRecstaffmemberNancy Engel,theymakeourluncheonsgosmoothlyinourbeautifulAssemblyHall. Let’salso givecredit toHouseofCoatesfortheirgreatservice,fairpricesanddeliciouslunchesasourcaterers.

• MysteryTrips:ThanksagaintoJudyGarin,JudiDysonandBarbGrothforplanningtwowonderful MysteryTripsthisyear!

• ThankyoutoallRASmemberswhoparticipatedinLeprechaunDaysandtheHauntedWoodsTrail events,keepingRASinvolvedwiththecommunity.

• ThankstoourvolunteersforcallingCardBingoatluncheonsaswellaseveryonewho facilitates cardsandgamesonadailybasishereattheSteepleCenter.

• AlegacygiftofanacademicscholarshipforonestudentatRosemountHighSchoolin2023isonthe ballotattheNovemberluncheon. Moredetailstocomeonthisin2023ifapprovedbymembership!

• TheAdvisoryBoardisworkingtowards professionallyhiringcertificationforourorganization, whichwouldincludeafiscalreview. Theresultswillbegiventomembershipin2023.

Mayyouallbehopeforsomeoneelsethisholidayseason!Thanksforyoursupporttothisorganization. Inviteotherseniorsforlunch/cardbingoinJanuary!


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Minnesota History Center*

Thursday, January 19

Registration Deadline: Monday, December 19

Cost $80/person


Bus leaves Community Center at 10:15am and returns at approximately 3:30pm We will start the day with a delicious turkey meal including mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, a vegetable, cranberries, bread and butter, beverage and dessert at the wonderful Key’s Café. After lunch we will head to the Minnesota History Center for a 30 minute guided tour of the exhibit: Minnesota’s Greatest Generation. For those who came of age in mid 20th century America, the challenges were particularly daunting. This generation's endurance and ingenuity brought not only wartime victory but unprecedented prosperity in the post war years. “Stories of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation” is a collection of personal stories that follow members of this remarkable generation through these pivotal decades. After the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the museum at your own pace and visit the museum store. The Minnesota History Center showcases interactive in house developed and traveling exhibits, as well as historical programming and lectures. The museum possesses over 1,000,000 artifacts, including archaeological objects, books, photographs, maps, paintings, prints, drawings, manuscripts, government records, newspapers and periodicals.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Orpheum*

Sunday, February 19

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 3

Cost $100/person

Bus leaves Community Center at 11:30am and returns at approximately 4:30pm Spend the afternoon at the beautiful Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis while taking in a classic. All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterwork. Rolling Stone gives the show 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird, “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR). Emmy Award® winning actor Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the national tour. Tickets are on the main floor, side seating, and concessions will be available for purchase.

Skyrock Farm & Musical Carousels*

Wednesday, March 15

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 13

Cost $87/person

Bus leaves Community Center at 9am and returns at approximately 3pm Head to the beautiful countryside near Hamel, Minnesota to visit Skyrock Farm & Carousels with its rolling hills, maple trees and beautiful horses. We will start with a tour of the Skyrock Carousel building to get an informative and historical look at the antique dance organs. These beautifully restored musical marvels play the happiest music on earth. Learn about the restoration process of gold leafing, and how 100 year old art is preserved. See a carousel horse collection and learn why the men who carved the ornate figures have a place in history. We will then enjoy a hearty pot roast home cooked meal prepared Minnesota Style, using fresh premier ingredients. Includes beverage and dessert. After lunch, take in a horse jumping program inside the climate controlled arena. This is a premier horse hunter jumper training facility. You will see the beautiful animals and talented riders. It will demonstrate how Skyrock Riding Academy teaches horsemanship. They develop the horse’s natural athletic ability and train riders of all ages. Experience the excitement of high jumping horses from a front row seat!

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*Requires pre-registration, Registration Opens Wednesday, November 2nd. Please see page 2 for registration options.

Parks & Rec Programs & Offerings

Steeple Center Book Club

Friday, December 16, 10:00am

Book Title: “Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing” by Maryla Szymiczkowa

Callingallbooklovers! Wearepartnering upwiththeRobertTrailLibrarytooffera bookclubrighthereattheSteepleCenter. Thereisnocost,andnoneedtoregister.

Craft Club*

Tuesday, December 20

Steeple Center, Room 202

Register By: December 13

Cost: $6/person

Project: Cranberry Holiday Centerpiece

Joinusforafunafternoonofcrafting!Supplies andtoolswillbeprovided,andafacilitatorwill bepresenttoleadtheproject. Pleasenotethat picturesareexamplesonly;actualprojectswill vary. Classspaceislimited,soreserveyour spottoday!


Tuesdays: December 6 27

Thursdays: December 8 29


Register By: 1 WEEK Prior to Session

Cost: $26/session (4 classes)

Steeple Center, Room 200

JoininstructorsStaceyPopp(Tuesdays) andLoriKearney(Thursdays)forthis 50+yogaclass. Properbreathingand gentlepostureswillbetaughttoenhance strengthandmobility. Chairsare availableandcanbeusedtoadaptposes foryourcomfort. Theclassenvironment willhelppromotepeaceful,joyfuland healthyindividuals. Participantsare encouragedtobringtheirownmats.

DrumFIT Cardio Drumming*

Tuesdays, 10am

Steeple Center, Room 200 $10/month

Register By: December 5

Blood Pressure Checks

Tuesday, December 6


Steeple Center, Conference Room

AnursefromTheRosemountSeniorLiving willbeattheSteepleCenterthefirst Tuesdayofeachmonthfrom10:45 11:15am todo FREE bloodpressurechecks!

WehavepartneredwithDrumFIT,the world’sleadingcardiodrummingprogram, tohaveaccesstotheirextensiveon demandclasscontentandvideolibrary. Thisprogramallowsustoprovideavariety ofqualitycontentatdifferingintensity levelstomorepeople.DrumFITClassics Music,Memory&Motionisauniquecardio drummingprogram,designedforolder adults,thatusesmovementandrhythmto benefitboththemindandbody.

Participantsbenefitfromimproved memoryandcognitivefunction,increased hearthealth,enhancedmoodaswellas reducedstressandanxiety,while drummingalongwithgreatgenerational music.

*Requires pre-registration. Please see page 2 for registration options.

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RAAC’s UFO and PHD Group:

Doyouhaveanyprojectshalfdone(PHDs)or unfinishedobjects(UFOs)hangingaroundyour house? Beitknitting,crocheting,beadwork, embroidery,woolworkoranyothertypeof handwork,wewouldlovetohaveyoujoinour group. Thisisasocialgrouphopingtofinish projectswhileenjoyingthecamaraderiefound withlikeartists. Thereisnofeeassociated withjoiningthisgroup.Forquestions,please contactJeanCrewson,952 994 The group will meet on Thursdays from 12:30 3:30pm in Room 202.

Second Act Players

TheSecondAct PlayersofRosemount isamembership organizationfor seniorsage50and over,interestedinthe theater. Thereare manyopportunities forbecominginvolved, including:actingin playsandskits,setconstruction,stage management,directing,lightingandsound operation,scriptwriting,costumedesign, classes,fieldtrips,improvisationalworkshops, communityoutreach,andmore. Newmembers, withanylevelofexperience,arealways welcome. Formoreinformation,contact info@secondactplayers.comorcall651 252 4215,

TheRosemountAreaArtsCouncil (RAAC)hostsmanyexcitingevents attheSteepleCenterthatyoucan takeadvantageof. Ticketscanbe purchasedonlineatRAAC’s, attheSteepleCenterduringtheir BoxOfficeHours(Mondays10am 12pm,Tuesdays9-11amand Thursdays1 3pm),oratthedoor.

Upcoming Events:

• “Let’s Murder Marsha” Performances $16


Saturdays,November12th&19th, 2pmand7pm Plot: AhappyhousewifenamedMarsha,hopelessly addictedtoreadingmurdermysteries,overhearsher lovinghusbanddiscussingherupcomingbirthday surprisewithaninteriordecorator.Toherears,though, itsoundsliketheyareplanningtomurderher!Withthe assistanceofhernext doorneighbor,shetriestoturn thetablesonthemwithapoisonedpotion.Whenher ownmothershowsupforherbirthdayadayearly, Marshathinkssheisinonthediabolicalscheme.When hermaid’sdate,apoliceman,showsuptotakethemaid out,Marshathinkheisontoherpoisoningattempt.Well, finally,justwhenyouwouldthinkallthiswouldbe clearedup,Marsha’sintendedvictimsdiscoverwhatshe hassupposed,anddecidetoteachheralessonby actuallypretendingtobemurderers.Thisisaterrific showforfamilyaudienceswholiketheircomedybroad, fast,andnonstop.

• Christmas Tree Lighting FREE Saturday,November26th,6pm

Rosemount'sannualtreelightingwillbeheldon Saturday,November26that6pm. TheMayorwillspeak, thenselectaspecialmemberoftheaudiencetolightthe tree.Carolerswillsing,thencookiesandjuicewillbe servedinsidetheSteepleCenter.

• Christmas at the Steeple Center $18 for adults, $12 for children under 12

Saturday,December3rd,2pmand7pm ChristmasattheSteepleCenterreturnsthisyearwitha themeof“It’stheHolidaySeason”! Thevarietyshowfor theentirefamilyincludesmusic,dancers,skitsbythe SecondActPlayers,BlackDirtimprovcomedians,singalongs,andmore.

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Area Arts Council (RAAC) Events

RAS Executive Board

President MarySadek

651 322 3342

Vice Pres. KarenSchraan

651 322 7885

Secretary JudiDyson 651 423 3024

Treasurer TerranceYourchuck 651 423 2782


Main Office: 651 322 6000

Stephanie Baumann: 651 322 6016

Lacelle Cordes: 651 322 6011

13885 South Robert Trail

Rosemount, MN 55068

Medicare Insurance Counseling

1st Mondays, 1:00 4:00pm 3rd Tuesdays, 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: FREE, Medicare,withallitschanges,canbevery complicated,butyoudon’thavetoletitcomplicate yourlife! MeetwithaHealthInsuranceCounselor fromTrelliswhocanassistwith:

• UnderstandingthebasicsofMedicareand MedicalAssistance

• ChoosingaMedicaresupplement

• ChoosingaMedicarePartDplan

• ProcessingofMedicareandMedicalAssistance claims

• Assistingwithhealthinsuranceforms

• Exploringwaystolowerprescriptioncosts Appointmentsarerequired. Visit https:// help/medicare/ (preferred)orcalltheSeniorLinkAgeLineat1 800 333 2433toschedule.