Release your artistic side at the senior center

Published 7:01 am Sunday, January 17, 2016

At 1 p.m. on Thursday we are hosting canvas and chardonnay class.

Bring your friends and enjoy some wine or beer as you follow our instructor step-by-step to recreate the afternoon’s featured painting. It’s stress-free and absolutely no experience is necessary. Everyone is an artist.

There will be a sample of the painting in the Mower County Senior Center lobby. Space is limited. Please sign up for this fun class ahead of time by stopping by the front desk or calling 507-433-2370.

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Also, on Thursday, after the painting class at 2:30 p.m. the senior center is hosting Mary Holtorf’s 10 -week series called Lifelong Learning.

This is the second of the series. During each session you will explore areas of deep thinking and discuss the topics. Attend one of the series and you will dig deep into:

•The news,


•Your strengths,

•The world,

•Ted talks and


If this sounds like you or you have always enjoyed a good discussion please join us. There will be a free will donation for the series. Please sign up by stopping by the senior center front desk or by calling 507-433-2370.

Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 and a sandwich for 50 cents. Tuesday we are having tuna noodle hotdish for only $2.

 Upcoming events

Monday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; Naps, 9:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 1 p.m.; Zumba 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.;

Grief Support Group, Mary Kittelson, 10:30 a.m.;

Tuna noodle hotdish, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500) 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; Wood Carvers, 9 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; Cards, 12:30 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.;

Caregivers Support Group, 10:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.;

Canvas and Chardonnay, 1 p.m.; Life Long Learning, 2:30 p.m.; Zumba 6:15 p.m.

Friday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Ping pong 3 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

Jan. 4, one table

1st Lois Johnson, 2nd Anne Dvorak, 3rd Mary Johnsen, 4th Millie Seiver

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Jan. 5, 5.5 tables

1st Millie Seiver, 1st Joyce Crowe; 2nd Rick Strouf, 2nd Edna Knobe; 3rd Ron Peters, 3rd Gene Domino; 4th Gail Schmidt, 4th Ray Schmidt; 5th Dave Solomonson, 5th Judy Bungum

Tuesday 500

Jan. 5, two tables

1st Wayne Chilson, 2nd Barb Dickman, 3rd Hilton Henschen.

Friday 500

Jan. 8, 2.5 tables

1st Eddie Hall, 2nd Russ Vaale, 3rd Jaynard Johnson.