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.

Tidioute

25 First St.

484-3020:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: cards, games; lunch, noon.

Sheffield

Main at Pickering

968-5667:

Monday: pool and games 9 a.m.; glaucoma screening, 10 a.m.; lunch at 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 and games 9 a.m.; lunch at noon; pool and games 1 p.m., bridge 1 p.m.

July is the month for the annual boat trip. This month will be the Gateway Clipper out of Pittsburgh for a luncheon cruise and music from the Patsy Cline era. After the cruise there will be a choice of stops including Rivers casino, Station Square or Ross Park Mall. Participants can tell your group leader where you want to stop.

The second picnic of the summer will be July 25 complete with hamburgers, potato salad, beans and cake and ice cream. Bingo will be played after lunch.

Highlights:

7/8: glaucoma screening, 10-12

7/9: casino trip

7/11: advisory council meeting 10:30 am

7/16: kitchen band at Golden Living

7/17: mystery lunch

7/20: Fireman’s Festival parade

7/22: blood pressure testing, 10-12

7/23: senior night out with Mike

7/25: birthday picnic

7/26: Gateway Clipper trip

7/31: shop in Erie

Looking ahead:

September 15-21: trip to Branson including shows 12 Irish Tenors, Mel Tillis, Mickey Gilley, The Brett family, Pierce Arrow show, SIX, george Dyer and Shoji Tabuchi. Package includes six breakfasts, one lunch, four dinners and tips and taxes

2014:

October 4-12: New Orleans tour of Louisiana Plantation, riverboat cruise, World War II museum, Harrah’s casino and more

November 1-8: Hawaii fly from Buffalo to Honolulu and board Norwegian Cruise ship and visit five islands

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.; blood pressure testing, 10 a.m.; bingo, 1 p.m.; Yoga class, 5 p.m. Center is open until 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Coffee, 9 a.m.; Farmers Market vouchers (last time this year). 9-11 a.m.; bean bag toss, Zonk, 10 a.m.; Bistro lunch, 10-1 p.m.; Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; exercise, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Allegheny Belles line dancing practice at ACC, 12:45 p.m.; pinochle, Open hand and foot, 1 p.m.; bocce at Warren Mall, 2 p.m.

Wednesday: Coffee, 9 a.m.; cards, walk at Betts Park, 10 a.m.; Gorgeous Grandma Day Mary Kay makeovers, Scrabble, Allegheny Belles line dancing practice at ACC, 12:45 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 1 p.m.; Yoga class, 5 p.m. Center is open until 7 p.m.

Thursday: AARP full driving course (first half), 8:30 -12:30 a.m.; coffee, 9 a.m.; stamping class, 9:30 a.m.; Bistro lunch, 10-1 p.m.; Cribbage class, 10 a.m.; exercise, 11 a.m.; TOPS, bingo, 12:45 p.m.; advanced Brazilian embroidery, 1 p.m.; bocce at Warren Mall, 2 p.m.

Friday: AARP full driving course (second half), 8:30-12:30 p.m.; coffee, 9 a.m.; Jammers, 10 a.m.; cards, pool, Open Hand & Foot Canasta, 12:30 p.m.; Birthday party celebration, 12:45 p.m.

The full AARP driving course will be offered this month on July 11 & 12 at Allegheny Community Center from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Completion of this 8-hour course entitles you to a discount on most automobile insurances. If there are 2 drivers on the same insurance policy, both drivers must complete the course to qualify for the discount. You can make your class enrollment by calling 723-3237 soon.

Don’t miss it! Farmers Market Vouchers are available one more day, on July 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. If you missed the opportunity to get one and you’re a Warren/Forest County resident, age 60 or older who meets income guidelines ($21,257 or less for single or $28,694 or less for a couple), you can bring your ID with a birth date on it to Allegheny Community Center and get one on the 9th. This is your last chance for this season!

Exciting day trips: TAWC bus to Erie, Salamanca Casino, July 31; Pirates vs Marlins baseball game, Aug. 8; Pirates vs. Padres baseball game, Sept. 19; Amish Harvest tour, Oct. 11; Medieval Feast at Riverside Inn, Oct. 26; Hamburg Craft Show, Nov. 8; Amish Christmas in Ohio, Nov. 15; A Nostalgic Christmas at Riverside Inn, Dec. 17.

Great overnight and extended trips: Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail in the state of Indiana, Aug. 11-14; Baltic heritage trip, Aug. 17-Sept. 2; Boston & Salem, MA, trip, Oct. 15-19; New York City at Christmas, Dec. 10-13. For trip questions, please call 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 or light alternative 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 July 8-12: hot dog Monday; fish Tuesday; spaghetti Wednesday; chicken salad Thursday; chef’s buffet 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.