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: blood sugar testing, 8:30 a.m.; pool, games, 9 a.m.; lunch, noon; pool, games, 1 p.m.; exercise, 3 p.m.

Tuesday: Rotary at noon; casino trip.

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.

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:

4/8: 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.; AARP Full driving course at ACC, 3-7 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, Once-a-month craft class with Olivia, 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, 12:45 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; walk at Warren Mall, 1:15 p.m.; bocce at Warren Mall, 2 p.m.; NYC trip planning meeting, 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Coffee, VITA tax prep, 9 a.m.; crochet class, 9:30 a.m.; cards, walking at ACC, 10 a.m.; Scrabble, Hand Reflexology with Denny Mason, 12:45 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 1 p.m.; AARP Full driving course at ACC, 3 p.m.; Yoga class, Sunshine League bowling banquet at ACC, 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, Soup’s On (Prime Time Health) with Nancy Yergin, Registered Dietician, 1 p.m.; bocce at Warren Mall, crafters meet, 2 p.m.

Friday: AARP Refresher driving course ACC, 8:30 p.m.; coffee, VITA tax prep, 9 a.m.; Jammers, 10 a.m.; cards, pool, Hand & Foot Canasta, 12:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the Second Annual International Appetite for the Arts being held Saturday, April 20, from 5-9 p.m. at Allegheny Community Center. It features a cooking contest for area professional and amateur chefs (online entry forms & rules at www.alleghenycenterforthearts.com) plus wine tasting, musical entertainment, an art show, and a fantastic silent auction. Tickets available at the door. You’ll want to hold that date and plan to attend and/or share your talents!

Exciting day trips: Spring time in the Country craft show in Hamburg, NY bus leaves CRI lot at 8:30 a.m., Apr. 6; Mt. Jewett and Kinzua Overlook area bus leaves Shurfine lot at 8 a.m., April 13; 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. M-F with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Mon. & Wed. 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 8-12: meatloaf Monday; hot turkey sandwich Tuesday; hamburgers Wednesday, macaroni and cheese 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.