The annual Ice Cream Social and Summer Fun Day on July 19 is among the events at the North Mecklenburg Senior Center in July. Other activities include movie days, lectures, reading and crocheting clubs, Wii Bowling and Tai Chi lessons. The Senior Center meets in the Solid Rock Christian Church, at 16601 Old Statesville Road (NC 115), Huntersville.
The center is open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is open to all adults 55 and over. For more information on any of the programs below, call 704-875-1270. (Note: The center is closed Wed., July 4.)
The following programs are FREE to all, no discount card required.
Ice Cream Social and Summer Fun Day, Thursday – July 19, 2012 1:00 – 3:00pm – Who doesn’t like ice cream and especially in the good ole summertime?? We’ll have ice cream and all the fixin’s and some fun activities for all to enjoy as well. So come on and enjoy. We’ll have sugar free options as well.
Movies and Popcorn – FREE – 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 1:00: Thursday, July 12 – Blindside; Thursday, July 26 – The Help. No need to register, just come and enjoy some popcorn and entertainment.
First Monday of the Month Birthday Bash, 10:30am–Entertainment; 11:30am – Birthday Bash Pot Luck Lunch. Everyone invited. Bring a dish to share for the pot-luck luncheon. Those with the birthday of the month will be honored. Free to all. Monday, July 2, 2012. Please pre-register 704-875-1270
Book Club – Second Friday Monthly – Book club is taking July and August off. Please come to the center on August 10 to receive the book for September’s meeting which will be on September 14th at 1:00pm
Knit/Crochet Club. We’ve had some donations of yarn lately. The club is really growing and more and more people are coming who have never knitted or crocheted before. Everyone is so friendly and helps all the newbies as well as sharing patterns with everyone. We continue to make prayer shawls, lap robes and baby hats to be donated to local charities. And this group has begun to create beautiful items for our Fall Craft Festival. All levels of experience welcome. Instruction available. Please bring your own needles and materials if you have them. Come and enjoy others who love this craft. – FREE Mondays at 1:00pm
SPICE Lectures (Senior Programs of Interest and Continuing Education) – Always free and open to the community – Snacks and Beverages available for a time of socialization after the lecture. Please pre-register at 704-875-1270 for all lectures/Walk-ins always welcome.
Lecture #1 – Rev. Claude Forehand, speaking on Laughter and Joy
Date: Friday, July 13, 2012
Time: 10:30 – 11:45am
Lecture #2 Mr. Arthur Bartlett – Topic: Legal Services for the Elderly of the Southern Piedmont
Date: Friday, July 27, 2012
Time: 10:30am – 11:45am
Out to Lunch Bunch – 3rd Monday Monthly – Monday, July 16, 2012 – 12:30pm. Please call 704-875-1270 for information.
Open Games Day – Free to all. - 1st and 5th Fridays Monthly – July 6 , 2012 – 9:00AM – 12:00PM Come join us for Cribbage, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, cards work on a puzzle and more. Bring a friend, bring lots of friends. And if you have a favorite game, bring it as well.
Open Wii Bowling - Fridays, 9:00- 11:00 FREE to all. Learn how to bowl with the Wii Machine and exercise your body, mind and sense of humor. It is great for increasing your hand/eye coordination.
PROGRAMS WITH A FEE
The following programs have a fee, one for discount card holders, and the other for those who do not have an annual discount card. Remember, however, that you don’t need a discount card to come and enjoy our programs.
Easy Does It Strength Training Class – Time: 9:00am – 10:00am Mondays and Wednesdays. Keep your bones and your muscles strong using hand weights and exercise tubes. Improve your flexibility, blood pressure, range of motion, bone density, and posture. This class is on-going. Newcomers welcome. Fees: $32.00 /month. $16.00/month with discount card
Tai Chi - Tuesdays at 9:00am at the Hut at Mt. Zion UMC, Cornelius Join Tai Chi Instructor Mike Gentile as he leads Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi, recommended for all older adults. Benefits include increased balance, coordination, and strength, all of which greatly benefit older adults. Fees: $30.00/month. $25.00/month with discount card
Line Dance Class – Thursdays at 9:30am. This class is for persons of all abilities who want to enjoy a good time of dancing for exercise and fun. Fees: $20.00/month. $10.00/month with discount card
Bingo – Tuesdays at 1:00pm – Two cards is the limit and we ask that you donate $2.00 per person to help with purchasing prizes, which you will get every time you win.
Hand and Foot Card Game – Wednesdays at 10:00am – This card game, based on Canasta, is easy to learn and very addictive. Fees: $2.00/day. Free with discount card
Pinochle – Thursdays – 11:00am – Fees: $2.00/day. Free with discount card
Mexican Train – First and third Thursdays every month. 10:00am – Bring your lunch – Fees: $2.00/day. Free with discount card
Bid Whist – Tuesdays 12:30pm - Fees: $2.00/day. Free with discount card
Greeting Cards and Paper Folding Techniques – with Beverly Terry. Make your own greeting cards using a variety of paper folding techniques under the expert tutelage of instructor, Beverly Terry. Beverly has been teaching for many years and is the owner of her own shop in Cornelius called Terryfic Times. Thursday July 26, 10:30am – 12:30pm $10.00 per person and all materials are included. As always, please pre-pay and pre-register. (704-875-1270)
Monthly Luncheon - Enjoy a healthy lunch and gather with special friends. Friday, July 20, 2012, 11:30am – 1:00pm MUST Pre-register and pre-pay -704-875-1270 Fees: $8.00/ $4.00 with discount card
Lunch at Tenders Fresh Food every third Wednesday of each month from 11:00am –4:00pm. This month it is Wednesday, June 20, 2012. A percentage of all the proceeds for that day are donated to our center. Invite your friends and neighbors to help with this great cause.