Local seniors plan busy week

Marienville

MACA Building

927-6607:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: cards, games; lunch, noon; bingo.

Endeavor

Township Building

463-7774:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: cards, games; lunch, noon; bingo on Friday.

Tidioute

25 First St.

484-3020:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: cards, games; lunch, noon; bingo on Friday.

Sheffield

Main at Pickering

968-5667:

Monday: pool, games, 9 a.m.; lunch, noon; pool, games, 1 p.m.; exercise, 3 p.m.

Tuesday: Rotary at noon.

Wednesday: shop in Warren, 8:30 a.m.

Thursday: pool, games, 9 a.m.; advisory meeting, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, noon; pool, bingo, 1 p.m.; exercise, 3 p.m.

Friday: pool, games, 9 a.m.; VITA tax assistance, 9 a.m.; games on Wii; lunch at noon; pool, games, 1 p.m.; bridge, 1 p.m.

Spring is in the air so make plans for our spring fundraiser on April 16. We will feature a chicken and biscuit dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for a donation.

There is still room on the one day trip April 13 to Mt. Jewett. This trip features the Mt. Jewett heritage mural, Kinzua bridge, shopping at Olde Schoolhouse Village Shops, lunch at Sprague’s(OYO) and a stop at Eldred’s WWII museum. The cost is $35 and pick ups are at Sheffield Senior center and Warren Shurfine. Call 968-5667 for reservations.

Only one day left for VITA tax help and that is April 5. Rent and property tax rebates can be done any day after 1 pm.

National Volunteer Week will be April 21-27 and we will recognize all past and current volunteers who help to make our center what it is today.

The Community Foundation of Warren will have an online fundraising event on May 8 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please remember your center here in Sheffield and go online at www.warrengives.org and support your center with a donation.

Highlights:

4/4: advisory council meeting 10:30 a.m.

4/8: blood sugar testing from 8:30-11:30

4/9: Seneca Allegheny casino

4/13: day trip to Mt. Jewett

4/16: chicken and biscuit dinner 4:30-6:30

4/22: blood pressure check from 10-12, Nancy Yergin will present a program on cooking and healthy eating at 11 a.m.

4/23: Mystery lunch

4/24: shop in Erie

4/25: birthday lunch

4/30: senior night out 4 pm

Trips:

4/9: casino

4/13: Mt. Jewett

May:

3-6: New York City

14: casino

18: Man in Black concert at casino

Allegheny Community Center, TAWC Building, 2nd floor, at 42 Clark St., 723-3237

Monday: Lose to Win weigh-in (all day) – coffee, 9 a.m.; Hand & Foot tournament, 9:30 a.m.; Wii games, blood pressure testing, 10 a.m.; VITA tax prep, 11 a.m.; bingo, 1 p.m.; Yoga class, 5 p.m.; Tai Chi, 5:30 p.m. Center is open until 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Coffee, VITA tax prep, 9 a.m.; One Stroke painting class, 9:30 a.m.; bean bag toss, 10 a.m.; Bistro lunch, 10-1 p.m.; Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Healthy steps in motion, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; line dancing at Allegheny Community Center, 1-2 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; walk at Warren Mall, 1:15 p.m.; bocce at Warren Mall, 2 p.m.

Wednesday: Coffee, VITA tax prep, 9 a.m.; crochet class, 9:30 a.m.; Auxiliary meeting, cards, walking at ACC, 10 a.m.; Scrabble, 12:45 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 1 p.m.; Yoga class, 5 p.m.; Poetry writing, 5:30 p.m. Center is open until 7 p.m.

Thursday: Coffee, VITA tax prep, Watercolor class, 9 a.m.; stamping class, 9:30 a.m.; Wii games, 10 a.m.; Bistro lunch, 10-1 p.m.; Healthy steps in motion, 11 a.m.; TOPS, bingo, 12:45 p.m.; advanced Brazilian embroidery, 1 p.m.; bocce at Warren Mall, crafters meet, 2 p.m.

Friday: Coffee, 9 a.m.; Jammers, 10 a.m.; cards, pool, Point Rum cards, Hand & Foot Canasta, 12 p.m.

Did you ever think about writing your family or personal Legacy? Three consecutive week classes in Autobiographical poetry writing are now being offered at Allegheny Community Center starting Wednesday, April 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Instructor Martha Rougus asks that you bring a blank journal or notebook with you to class. Please call 723-3237 to sign-up for this very interesting class.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be available at the Center by appointment only on Mondays thru Fridays until the tax deadline on April 15, 2013. This free tax service is provided for senior, disabled, low income, earned income and child tax credit taxpayers and includes property tax and rent rebate applications. If you qualify, please call 723-3237 or 723-4180 to make your appointment.

Exciting day trips: Spring time in the Country craft show in Hamburg, NY, Apr. 6; TAWC bus to Erie, Salamanca Casino trip, April 24; Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game trips coming up on May 8 vs. Seattle Mariners, Aug. 8 vs. Marlins, Sept. 19 vs. Padres; Chautauqua Institute to see Straight No Chaser, June 22 and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers plus Edie Brickell, June 28.

Great overnight and extended trips: Wildwood/Cape May, NJ, May 13-17; Northwestern National Park trip (new itinerary and dates now available), June 5 thru 19; Noah spectacular at Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, June 26 & 27; Baltic heritage trip, Aug. 17-Sept. 2; Boston & Salem, MA, trip, Oct. 15-18; New York City at Christmas, Dec. 10-13. Questions about these trips should be made to Margaret Sleeman, trip coordinator, at 723-7143 or 730-9364. For costs and sign-up, please call 723-3237. ACC membership is required for these trips. This is a special reminder to all trippers that the ACC Trip Policy is available at the Center.

All non-casino trips leave from the CRI parking lot located on Pennsylvania Avenue West, just over the railroad tracks on the left (along the river), unless otherwise instructed to park elsewhere. Salamanca Casino trips depart from the Big Lots parking lot at the Warren Mall, as always. Not sure, just call 723-3237!

ACC is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. ACC is closed for all activities and meals on legal holidays and on those days when Warren County schools are closed unexpectedly due to bad weather. Hot lunches are available Mondays-Fridays at noon. You can call your reservation to

723-3237. Bistro lunch is available on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with no reservation required. Take-outs available.

Lunches

The Warren-Forest Area Agency on Aging will serve the following menu at Allegheny Community Center and other Warren-Forest centers April 1-5: scalloped chicken Monday; sloppy joe Tuesday; tuna noodle casserole Wednesday, stuffed peppers Thursday, chef surprise Friday. Locations at Marienville, Sheffield, Tidioute and Endeavor will serve menus from Monday, Tuesday and Friday for the three-day sites. Eligible participation is 60 years and older with a suggested donation of $3. Call 723-3763 for information regarding congregate meal sites or center locations. Menu is subject to change based on availability.