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Senior Scene in Shelby County - August 2012 The Big Read Summer Reading is under way at Harrison Regional Library! Participants will be keeping a log of what they read from June 1 until the end of August. Our 2012 spotlight book is Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”. We will have “To Kill a Mockingbird” speakers and tie-in activities on our regularly scheduled visits to the senior centers all summer long. Reading logs will be turned in th September 4 . The top five readers will win a daytrip to Monroeville, AL, the setting of our spotlight book “To Kill a Mockingbird”. You must have read “To Kill a Mockingbird” to be eligible for the trip.

The winners will be announced at our 2012 Block Party on September 6th! Alabaster Senior Center – 663-1307 – weekdays 9:00 am-2:00 pm games/activities/lunch 1097 7th Street SW, Alabaster, AL 35007; see complete calendar at: www.cityofalabster.com

Ongoing Activities Mondays –10:00 am – Singing w/The Timeless Treasures; 12:00 pm – Knitting Tuesdays –9:00 am – Shuffleboard – (NEW); 12:00 pm – Wii Bowling; 1:00 pm – Acrylic Painting Wednesdays – 9:00 am – Rook; 9:30 am – Rummikub; 1:00 pm Zumba Gold; 1:00 pm – Open Painting Class Thursdays – 9:30 am –Beg/Intermediate Line Dancing; 10:30 am – Beginning Line Dancing; 12:00 pm – Bridge Fridays – 10:00 am – Games and Tempo Exercises; 1:00 pm - Zumba Toning Special Events in August: 2nd – Lunch bunch – Urban Cookhouse; 6th – 9 am – Men’s Coffee Social @ Fran’s th Diner; 7th – 9:30 – 1:30 Acrylic Painting workshop; 10 am – Healthy Diet Plan by Oasis Hospice; 8 – 10 am – th th Dixie Troubadour band; 9 – 10 am – Town Village Tour and lunch; 10 – 10 am – Wii Bowling at Oaks on th Parkwood; 9:15 am Bingo and Biscuits by Jim N Nick’s; 13 – 12pm – Preserving Family Memories through th th scrapbooking; 14 – 9:30 am – Blood Pressure checks with Comfort Care Hospice;10 am – Talent Show; 16 – 10 st am – COPD presentation by HealthSouth; 21 - 9:30 am – Gardening with Betty; 22nd – 10 am – Harrison th Regional Library presentation; 29th – 9:15 am – Movie Madness; 30 – 10 am – “Aging with Grace” by New Beacon Hospice

Calera Senior Center – 670-9988 - weekdays 8:00 am - 4:00 pm for games/activities/lunch; We have new computers, exercise equipment, pool table, Wii and sewing machines.

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6 – 10 am – Dixie Troubadours; 10 – 10 am – Popcorn and a movie; 13 – 10am Bingo and BP checks with th th Southern Care Hospice; 15 – 10 am – Dixie Troubadours; 16 – 10 am - Shelby Baptist Medical Center nd th st Presentation; 22 – 9:30 am -Domino Tournament begins; 24 - Fishing Trip @ Beeswax; 31 -Picnic @ Calera Park


Chelsea Senior Program – Senior Center - 708 Hwy 36, Chelsea AL 35043 Ongoing Activities Monday – Friday – 6:30 am – 10:30 am – Exercise at Chelsea City Hall on Circuit training equipment Tuesdays – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Games Thursdays –9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Games and Covered Dish lunch; 2:00 pm – Line Dancing

Columbiana Senior Center – 669-3969; weekdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm for games/activities and lunch Ongoing Activities Mondays & Thursdays– Games and Wii; Exercise with Lisa st

Wednesdays – Bible Study; Coffee with Mayor on 1 Wednesday; Dance class – 2 rd Pressure check by Comfort Care on 3 Wednesday st

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Fridays – Games and Dixie Southern Troubadours Gospel Band (1 & 4 Friday)

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Special Events in August: 1st– 10 am –Dixie Troubadours; Coffee with Mayor Lowe; 8 – Ice Cream Social th h th w/New Beacon; 13 – Day trip to tour Hyundai plant; 15 – Blood Pressure check-ups; 17 – UAB Health th Presentation; 22nd – Dixie Troubadours; 29 – 10 am – Crafts with Southern Care

Music on Main – Friday nights through August – Downtown Columbiana Free to the public from 7pm -9 pm; Food available for purchase Aug. 3: Back in Time, a capella oldies group Aug 10: Austin Foster, Gospel Aug. 17: TBD Aug. 24: Tupelo Honey Aug. 31: Randy Glenn, country band

Heardmont Senior Center – 991-5742 weekdays 9:00 am-3:00 pm for games/exercise/lunch 5452 Cahaba Valley Rd (119) in Heardmont Parkheardmontpark@hotmail.com Ongoing Activities Mondays –9:30 am Tai Chi; 9:30 – Mah Jongg; 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Canasta Tuesdays –10:00 am - Aerobics; 10:00 am – Bingo/Games; 11:00 am – Bible Study Wednesdays – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Bridge; 11:30 am – Rummikub; Thursdays – 10:00 am – Aerobics/toning w/Donna; 10:00 am – Bingo Bunch; Fridays – 9:00 am – ZUMBA Gold; 10:00 am – Intermediate Line Dance; 11:00 am- Beginning Line Dance th

Special Events in August: 2nd – 11:15 am – Blood Pressure and sugar check by New Beacon; 10 – 7pm – th rd Saturday Night Dance; 16 – National Weather Service Outing and lunch; 23 – 9:15 am - Jammin’ with Biscuits (bring your favorite jelly or jam to enjoy with our biscuits);11 am - Harrison Regional Library presentation – “To Kill a Mockingbird”


Helena Senior Center (next to Library behind City Hall) call Bill May at 871-3553 Ongoing Activities Mondays and Thursdays - 10:00 am - Chair aerobics Tuesdays - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Cards & Games – Bring your own lunch – Drinks provided st

Fridays – 5:00 pm – Evening Social (meeting & potluck); 1 Friday – Club provides the rd meat for the meal. August 3 – Burgers and fixings! Come meet our new members!

Visit The Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum located at the former Masonic Lodge, 5260 Helena Road . Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, or by appointment. (205) 369-1448

Montevallo Senior Center – 665-9206 weekdays 9:00 am-1:00 pm games/hot lunch Ongoing Activities – Daily Vegetable Gardening this Summer! Wednesdays –10:00 am – Computer Class w/ UM professor Dr.Ratchford ; 10:30 am – Exercise & Yoga w/UM student; Special Events in August: 20th – 10 am – UAB health presentation

Alabama National Cemetery The Alabama National Cemetery was dedicated July 13, 2008. When it opened for burials on June 25, 2009, it became the 129th national cemetery administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The cemetery is situated on 479 acres of hills approximately three miles north of the center of historic Montevallo. The site is open for visitation daily from sunrise to sunset. The office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Phone: (205) 665-9039 or (866) 547-5078. http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/alabama.asp

Pea Ridge Senior Recreation Club – 665-3997 - Every other Tuesday for gospel music, fellowship and covered dish – call Mary Ross for information at 665-1980 Pelham Senior Center – 620-6064 –Open Weekdays 10:00 am-3:00 pm Art/Exercise/Dance/Games – Shelby County residents 55+ welcome Ongoing Activities Mondays – Crafts & Games 10:30 am – 3:00 pm; Mah Jongg 12:00 pm; 12:30 pm Exercise Tuesdays – Art 10:30 am $5 monthly; Advanced (1:00 pm) and Beginning (2:00 pm) Line Dancing 1:00-3:00; Rummikub 1:00 pm Wednesdays –Men’s Coffee Club 10:00 am; Bridge 10:00 am; Wii Bowling 11:00 am; Exercise 12:30 pm; Rummikub 1:00 pm Thursdays – 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Pelham Pioneers Program & Guest Speakers; Games 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Fridays – Tai Chi 10:30 am; Exercise 12:30 pm and Games begin at 1:00 pm Special Events in August starting at 10:30: 2nd – Covered Dish lunch – “You can’t take it with you” - Ruth th th rd th Brock; 9 – Senator Cam Ward; 16 – Guest pianist – Newman Evans; 23 – Bingo; 30 – Summer Big Read st presentation – Harrison Regional Library; 31 – 1:15pm Bookworms


Vandiver Civic Center – 672-8040 or 229-3389 - Meet 2nd & 4th Fridays 11:00 am Potluck Lunch, Games and Senior Fellowship; Pleasant Grove Fellowship Hall Hwy 43.

Blood Pressure Check, Speakers, Music, Exercise, and Fun and Games We have broken ground on new Vandiver/Sterrett Senior Center – stay tuned! Vincent Senior Center – 672-7697 Open Weekdays 9:00 am–1:00 pm Games/Activities/Computers/Hot Lunch Ongoing Activities Mondays –Game Day – Darts/dominoes/Nintendo Wii games, Exercise, Reflections Tuesdays – Bingo, Exercise; 8:30 am – Internet Bible Study with Pastor Jacky Eden – Westside Baptist Thursdays – Exercise; Relaxing Piano Music via Internet

Westover Senior Center 678-3385 X703; Meet Wednesdays at 10:00 am for games/activities/covered dish lunch

Shelby County, Alabama – Community Services 205-670-6555 phone published 07/31/2012 sthomason@shelbyal.com; www.shelbyal.com www.shelbycountytourism.org


2012 08 Calendar - Senior Scene in Shelby County