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Schafer: Senior Center hosting spring dance Wednesday

Published 4:50pm Sunday, March 24, 2013

March is living up to its name this year — The snowiest month.

If you are ready to get out of the house and want do something fun, now is the time. At 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Senior Center is hosting a community Spring Dance featuring Chris Von Arx.

Chris and his Three-piece band will be here to help you get your groove on.

Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Flexibility is an important part of being healthy. Dance requires a great amount of flexibility.

Dance is physical exercise. Exercise increases endurance.

Endurance is the ability of muscles to work hard for increasingly longer periods of time without fatigue. Regular dancing is great for improving endurance. Elevating the heart rate can increase stamina. Just as in any form of exercise, regular dancing will build endurance.

If dancing isn’t your style, come to listen and have refreshments. Dancing is a social activity. Studies have shown strong social ties and socializing with friends contribute to high self-esteem and a positive outlook. Dancing provides many opportunities to meet other people.

Because physical activity reduces stress and tension, regular dancing gives an overall sense of well-being. Entertainment and refreshments are only $3 at the door.

If music isn’t your thing, at 3 p.m. on Thursday we are having an Easter egg party. Don’t like the mess of decorating Easter eggs at home? Come down to the Senior Center and we will clean up the mess for you. We will provide the eggs and coloring equipment. Take a half dozen home with you for $1.50. See you there.

Upcoming Events

Monday: Blood pressure, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.; movie, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise w/Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 4:05 p.m.; SilverSneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba 5:35/7 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, card Bingo, 1 p.m.; Spring Dance, 2 p.m.; Zumba Boot Camp, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Caregivers Support, 10:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, open chess, 1 p.m.; Easter Egg Party 3 p.m.; Zumba, 4:05 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:35/7 p.m.

Friday: Closed for Good Friday.

Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

No Results

Weekly “500”

March 15, five tables

1st Wayne Chilson, 2nd Beulah Luthe, 3rd Eddie Hall, 4th Dorothy Stern

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

March 12, four tables

1st Bud Higgins, 1st Jim Fisher; 2nd Gayle Schmidt, 2nd Ray Schmidt; 3rd Joyce Crowe, 3rd Arnie Lang; 4th Ron Peters, 4th Larry Crowe; 5th Caroline Higgins, 5th Ella Roufioff

Tuesday “500”

March 12, three tables

1st Beulah Luthe, 2nd Mildred Ballantyne, 3rd Eloise Willeamette


Jaynard Johnson

Friday Bridge

March 15, two tables

1st Jaynard Johnson, 2nd Carolyne Higgins, 3rd Mary Johnsen, 4th Judy Bungum, 5th Dale Peters

Weekly Cribbage

March 13, 2 3/4 tables

1st Dorothy Peterson, 2nd Barb Dickman, 3rd Jaynard Johnson, 4th Dale Peters

Semcac Daily Meals

Monday: Chicken pot pie

Tuesday: Beef tips over noodles

Wednesday: Baked ham Alt:Turkey roast

Thursday: Spaghetti/meat sauce

Friday: Egg bake sausage

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