October 8, 2009 in Washington Voices

Senior activities

 

Upcoming

Two Rivers Casino – Friday. Join Corbin Senior Center on a trip to Lake Roosevelt for a day of fun and gambling. Includes transportation. For details call (509) 482-0803. Hillyard Senior Activity Center, 4001 N. Cook St.

Train trip in Ione – Saturday. Take a journey on a train ride from Ione to Metaline Falls and enjoy the autumn colors and the sights of the Box Canyon Dam. A no-host lunch at the Western Star will be after the ride. Includes transportation, attendant and admission. For details call (509) 482-0803. Hillyard Senior Activity Center, 4001 N. Cook St.

Dry Fly Distilling Tour – Tuesday. Enjoy a tour of Dry Fly Distilling and see fine vodka, gin and whiskey locally produced. The tour includes a tasting room filled with spirits. A no-host lunch will follow the tour at the Northern Lights Brewery and Pub. Includes transportation and attendant. For details call (509) 327-2861. Sinto Senior Activity Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave.

Two Rivers – Oct. 16. Travel to Two Rivers for a day of gambling and fun. This will be the last casino trip for 2009. Senior gamblers receive a $10 coupon to play and 15 percent off of lunch. Includes transportation and attendant. For details call (509) 327-2861. Sinto Senior Activity Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave.

Ongoing

AARP, Greater Spokane Chapter No. 384 – Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. at Old Country Buffet at Franklin Mall, 5504 N. Division, no-host lunch available. For more information call Arlene at (509) 448-1783

AARP, Spokane Falls Chapter – Meets the first Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m. at Old Bob’s Restaurant, 3243 E. Trent Ave.; (509) 466-4013.

AARP Senior Employment – Specializes in jobs for persons 55 years and older. Employers are looking for your years of experience, maturity and dependability, call (509) 325-7712 for more information.

Aging and Long-term Care of Eastern Washington – The planning and management council usually meets the fourth Friday of each month from 1-3:30 p.m. at 1222 N. Post St. For more information, call (509) 458-2509.

Arthritic Exercise Class – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at Hillyard Senior Center, 4001 N. Cook St. For more information, call (509) 482-0803.

Arts and Crafts – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. at East Central Senior Center, 500 S. Stone St. Call (509) 625-6693 for more information.

Brain Aerobics – Work on brain teasers, Sudoku puzzles and optical illusions. Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $1. Call (509) 535-0803 for more information.

Carebears Support Group For those widowed or alone, this group meets Mondays from noon-1 p.m. at the Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. For more information, call the center at (509) 535-0803.

Ceramics Tuesdays, various times at the Hillyard Senior Center, 4001 N. Cook. Call 482-0803 for more information; Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $20 per month. Call (509) 926-1937.

China painting – Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon at the Hillyard Senior Center, 4001 N. Cook. Call (509) 482-0803 for more information.

Computer classes – A variety of beginning computer classes offered through the Institute of Extended Learning. Call (509) 533-4756 for list, times, locations and costs.

Computer Lab – Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. and Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. at the East Central Senior Center, 500 S. Stone St. Call (509) 625-6693 for more information.

Corbin Senior Activity Center – Offers a variety of classes, health services, education classes and activities, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. For more information, call (509) 327-1584.

Crafts and Quilts – Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon at Hillyard Senior Center, 4001 N. Cook St. For more information, call (509) 482-0803.

Drop-In Beginning Computer Classes – 10 a.m.-noon on select Mondays; Hillyard Senior Center. Free to members. Call (509) 482-0803 for dates.

Gentle Exercise – The Institute for Extended Learning seniors program offers this class at several locations and times. For information, call (509) 533-4756.

Happy Computer Users classes – At the Professional Hearing Health Care Center, 12211 E. Broadway, Suite 4; contact Linda Walston at (509) 218-3650 for dates, times and prices.

Hillyard Senior Center – Offers a variety of classes, health services, education classes and activities, 4001 N. Cook St. For more information, call (509) 482-0803.

Institute for Extended Learning – Is now registering for fall classes. The Institute offers a wide variety of affordable classes throughout the Spokane area. Course offerings include computers, art, writer’s workshops, history, humanities, foreign language, fitness and other general topics. Class costs range from $10-$53 for the quarter. For more information, call the Seniors Program office at 533-4756.

Jacks and Jenny’s Dance Club – Meets the third Saturday of each month from August through May at the North Spokane Dance Center, 7424 N. Freya. Pre-round is 7:30-8 p.m., ROM from 8-8:30 and mainstream dance from 8:30-10:30. The cost is a $4 donation. For information, call Jeanette Blood at (509) 487-7446.

Knitting Classes – Learn new techniques. Mondays, 1-4 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. Call (509) 926-1937.

Mind and Body exercises – A free senior wellness program that includes a variety of exercises meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall. Call (509) 466-3414.

New Horizons Orchestra – This group meets Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Beginners are welcome. The cost is $35 per month. For information, call (509) 326-9516.

New Horizons Choir – This group meets Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. at Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Beginners are welcome. The cost is $35 per month. For information, call (509) 326-9516.

New Horizons Bluegrass Band – This group meets Friday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. at Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. The cost is $35 per month. For information, call (509) 326-9516.

Project Joy Senior Entertainers – is looking for entertainers to perform at care centers, assisted living and retirement facilities; call (509) 535-0584.

Red Hat Society – Meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Wear your purple and red, and enjoy lunch and games. Call (509) 926-1937.

Senior Fitness – Sponsored by the Spokane Valley Senior Center, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8-9 a.m. and 9:15-10:15 a.m., 2426 N. Discovery Place. For more information, call 926-1937.

Senior Legislative Coalition of Eastern Washington – Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at Corbin Senior Center, 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 484-4319.

Sinto Senior Activity Center – Offers a variety of classes, health services, education classes and activities, 1124 W. Sinto Ave. For more information, call 327-2861.

60-Plus Singles – Fridays, 9-10:30 a.m., Old Country Buffet at Northpointe. Join others, 60 or older and unmarried, for fun and lively conversation in a casual setting. For more information, call 466-9280.

Stretch and Tone – Sponsored by Corbin Senior Activity Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m., 827 W. Cleveland Ave. For more information, call 327-1584.

Striders – Walking and exercise group meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. Call Carol at 926-1697 for more information.

Tai Chi – Mondays, 11 a.m., at the Spokane Valley Senior Center at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Call Bob or Cindy at 468-0587 to register.

Tai Chi – Tuesdays, 10 a.m., at the East Central Senior Center, 500 S. Stone St. Call 625-6693 for more information.

Tax and Volunteer Training Let AARP Tax-Aide teach you how to file your own taxes or how to join their ranks in counselor and leadership opportunities. Call (888) 227-7669 or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Tuesday Lunch and Entertainment – Tuesdays at noon, Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Cost is $5; reservations must be made by noon the preceding Monday. For more information, call 535-0803.

Walking Group – The Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave., presents a walking group Mondays at 10 a.m. For information, call the center at 535-0803.

Walking Group – The East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone, offers indoor walking Mondays through Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m. Call 625-6693 for information.


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