Editor’s Note: Unless otherwise noted, all events in the Senior Activity News are at the Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive. The phone number is 502-223-5794. Membership in the Center is available for those 60 or over or those with a spouse of that age.
The Senior Activity Center is now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Seniors enjoy socializing, music, exercise and special events every weekday and in the evening hours as well.
Check the listings for specific activities or stop by at the end of the day to socialize with friends.
New in August
Genealogy Research Fridays, 10 a.m.: Looking for a practical approach to genealogy research? Joyce Kantner will share her vast knowledge and experience with genealogy research each week using both group and one-to-one instruction to help participants research their families’ history.
Writing Group Thursdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m.: Seasoned and beginning writers of all ages are welcome at this writing workshop which will open with writing about personal life experiences, and explore other genres depending on group members’ interests and needs. Cost is $5 per session.
Line dancing Mondays, 1 p.m.: intermediate line dancing, 2 p.m. advanced line dancing. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Beginner’s Introduction to Line Dancing, 2 p.m. Beginner’s II Line Dancing.
Do you like to dance but don’t have a partner? Have you always wanted to learn line dancing? Join the Capital Steppers. It’s a fun opportunity to get out there and move. The new Beginner’s Line Dancing class meets at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in August.
Glitterbug Practice: Tuesdays, 2:15 pm. Led by Sylvia Coffey, this energetic group gathers for the joy of dancing to a variety of musical selections and dance styles. You may join the Glitterbug team regularly or just show up for an impromptu opportunity to dance your heart out.
Monday, 10:15 a.m.: Bingo
Tuesday, 10:45 a.m.: National Friendship Day. Eat lunch with someone new and make a new friend.
Tuesday, 5 p.m.: Make It —Take It Tuesday. Fall theme: Monogram wooden letter. Cost $15. Design an autumn wooden letter home decoration using modpodge and glitter. Register by calling the center.
Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.: Bonnie & Ronnie. Live ’50s and ’60s music.
Thursday, 10 a.m.: Kroger Senior Day; 10:30 a.m. Corn hole with Hometown Manor.
Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.: bingo with Golden Living
Aug. 11, 1-5 p.m.: Celebrate National Scrabble Week with a friendly tournament, prizes and refreshments. Call the center to register.
Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m.: Nutrition For You. Tamera Thomas from the University of Kentucky Extension Office will provide information on nutrition for adults.
Aug. 12, 1 p.m.: Senior Center Book Group. It’s not too late to join the Senior Center Book Group. This month’s book, “Ordinary Grace,” by William Kent Krueger, is the story of Frank Drum’s eventful 13th summer and how a young boy “on the brink of manhood” comes to terms with the adult world around him. Call the Center to reserve and pick up a book.
Aug. 12, 5 p.m.: Make It — Take It Tuesday: Photo collage wooden letter. Decoupage family pictures onto a wooden letter. Participants should bring copies of 10-20 pictures to modpodge onto a wooden letter. Cost is $15. Call the Center to sign up.
Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m.: Arnold Clark & Friends. Country music and dancing.
Aug. 14, 10 a.m.: Capital City Airport information. National Aviation Week is Aug. 17-23. Deputy Commissioner Henry Lackey of the Capital City Airport will visit with an update about recent events and long-range plans at the airport.
Aug. 18, 10 a.m.: Music by Reed Harrod. Back by popular request, Reed Harrod usually plays saxophone with the Touch of Class band. He’ll be playing solo for a morning of jazz and blues as he plays several of his saxophones.
Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m.: Bingo with Kaye; 5 p.m.: Make It — Take It Tuesday: candy bar bouquet. Learn how to put together a unique treat for family and friends. Cost is $15. Call the Center to sign up.