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Knitwitters – Knitting group meets every Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Bring your project and prepare to have fun. Free. Call 535-0803.

Upcoming

Striders – Walking and exercise group meets Tuesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m., Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd., and Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. Call Carol at 926-1697 for more information.

Learn to Tie Flies – Classes at the Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Dates and times vary. Call 535-0803 to sign up.

Senior Expo 2005 – Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. This free informational event includes flu shots, craft booths, door prizes and entertainment. Call 535-0803.

Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Subsidy Workshop – Oct. 12, 1-2 p.m., West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. Sponsored by Coalition of Responsible Disabled and the Social Security Administration. Reservations required; call 326-6355 or 353-2706.

Pasta, Passions and Pistols – Dinner theater Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m., Corbin Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland. Advance tickets are $22 or $160 for a table of eight; $25 at the door. Call 327-1584 or e-mail christa@corbinseniorcenter.org.

AARP Safe Driver Courses – Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Medical Lake City Hall, 124 S. Lefevre Road; call 565-5007. Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m.-noon, Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.; call 535-0803. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fairwinds-Northpointe Retirement Center, 520 E. Holland Ave.; call 468-1000.

Ongoing

$1,000 Raffle Tickets are on sale through Oct. 21 at the Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th. Drawing will be held at the center’s annual Oktoberfest dinner. For more information call 535-0803.

AARP Senior Employment – Specializes in jobs for persons 55 years and older. Employers are looking for your years of experience, maturity and dependability, call 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 458-2509.

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

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

Ceramics, Watercolor and Writing Workshop – Spokane Valley Senior Center, 11423 E. Mission Ave. For days and times, call 926-1937.

Community Colleges of Spokane Seniors Program – a wide variety of affordable classes, from computers to fitness, are offered throughout Spokane. Call the Institute for Extended Learning at 533-4756 for more information.

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

Drop-In Beginning Computer Classes – Every other Monday, 10 a.m.-noon, Hillyard Senior Center. Free to members. Call 482-0803.

Fly Fish Casting – The Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th, is forming a fly-fishing class. For times, call the center at 535-0803.

Gentle Exercise – The Institute for Extended Learning seniors program is offering this class at several locations and times. For times, locations, dates and cost, call 279-6025.

Hearing Clinic – Fourth Tuesday of the month, 10-11 a.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, 11423 E. Mission Ave. For more information, call 926-1937.

Internet Classes – Learn about the Internet, e-mail and more at Rockwood Retirement Manor, 2903 E. 25th, on Tuesdays at 9:10 and 10:30 a.m. Classes are $10 per hour. Call 891-5330 for information.

Jam Sessions – The Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th, is hosting these informal jam sessions every Monday at 1:30 p.m. For information, call the center at 535-0803.

New Horizons Orchestra – This group meets every Tuesday 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 326-9516.

New Horizons Choir – This group meets every Wednesday 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 326-9516.

New Horizons Bluegrass Band – This group meets every Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. The cost is $35 per month. For information, call 326-9516.

Painting Classes – Mondays from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., at Hillyard Senior Center, 4001 N. Cook St. For more information, call 482-0803.

Reader’s Theater – Anyone with or without theater experience is invited to this informal theater group, Mondays at 2 p.m. at the Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th. For more information, call 535-0803.

Red Hat Society – Meets the third Thursday of each month at the Spokane Valley Senior Center, 11423 E. Mission. Wear your purple and red, and enjoy lunch and games. Call 926-1937 for more information.

Red Hat Society – This group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at the Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Participants should wear purple outfits and red hats. For more information, call the center at 535-0803.

Senior Fitness – Sponsored by Corbin Community Center, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11:45 a.m., 827 W. Cleveland Ave. For more information, call 326-5556.

Senior Fitness – Sponsored by the Spokane Valley Senior Center, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8-9 a.m. and 9:10-10:10 a.m., 11423 E. Mission Ave. 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 328-8578.

Sing-A-Long and Dance – Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon, Spokane Valley Senior Center, 11423 E. Mission Ave. For more information, call 926-1937.

60-Plus Singles – Meets Friday mornings, 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.

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.

Yoga and Pilates Classes – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at the Valley Senior Center. Call 926-1937 for more information.

Games

ValleyBingo – Tuesdays, 1-3:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center. 50 cents per card. Call 926-1937 for more information.

Bridge – Thursdays, 9 a.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center. Every third Thursday is a bridge tournament. Call 926-1937 for more information.

Bunko – Second Monday of the month, 3 p.m. in the basement of the Spokane Valley Senior Center. For information, call the center at 926-1937.

Cribbage – Sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., 212 S. David St. For more information, call 325-3061.

Pinochle – Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center. Call 926-1937 for more information.

Dancing

Ballroom Dance – Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Citizens Center. Cost is $3, refreshments served. Call 926-1937.

Line Dancing – Intermediate classes on Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; beginner classes Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Spokane Valley Senior Center. Cost is $2. For more information, call 926-1937 or 926-5876.

The Mountain Musicians Senior Dance – Meets the second Sunday of every month from 1-4 p.m. at the East Spokane Grange, 1621 N. Park Road. For information, call Sherrie at 326-2753.

Two-step Dancing – Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center. Call 926-1937 for more information.

West Coast Swing – Intermediate to advanced lessons, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center. Call 926-1937 for more information.

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