Senior Happenings (Nov. 27)

Potluck meals week’s highlight
Thursday’s potluck meals are the peak of the week. We celebrated Thanksgiving on Nov. 17. A good crowd enjoyed turkey, dressing and all the side dishes. The center was closed Thanksgiving day. The next pot luck meal is Thursday. Announcements of upcoming events are made on Thursday as well as updates on activities and programs.

Tuesday chili cookoff is hot
Many interesting events happen at the center during the year, and one of the most popular is about to happen on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The chili cookoff and pie supper will give chili makers and pie bakers a chance to prove their prowess. A $4 donation is asked to pay for additional goodies and prizes. Everyone is urged to get their recipes out, bring a crockpot of chili, or a homemade pie for judging and then good eating. Everyone is welcome.

Quilters, decor makers busy
The center on Industrial Drive is the place to gather for games and fellowship.

It is open five days each week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are card and domino games in progress each day.
The quilters are working on a new quilt and the ladies in the ceramics room are making holiday items.

Tree ornaments raffle at $1each.

Jeanne Barnes and her helpers have a decorated tree showcasing their Christmas ornaments. The tree and ornaments will be raffled off the first week of December. Tickets may be purchased from Jeanne for $1 each.

The exercise group meets each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8-9 a.m. There is exercise equipment, pool tables, and computers available. Dot Britton is available to help artists and there is a nice display of art in the main room.

Bridge club seeks more players
Bridge players meet on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. under the direction of Jerry Beck. The bridge club is composed of players from Clovis and Portales and they welcome new players.

Eighty-eight and 42 players have designated Mondays and Friday afternoons to play. The center would like to organize new players to add tables of 42 and designate times to meet. Call 356-6107 if you are interested in one of these games or a new one of choice.

Senior olympics players gear up
Ralph Ridle will be leading seniors in learning new activities in anticipation of entering the Senior Olympics next spring. The center invites everyone to come out and participate for the fun and the health of it.

Vans available for day trips
Vans from the center are available to seniors who need transportation in Portales or who may need a ride to a doctor’s appointment in Clovis. The vans make day trips out of town to take seniors to special events.

Seniors pay their own expenses, admission costs, and a small amount for van gas. Planned trips are announced and sign-up sheets are on the bulletin boards. Check the bulletin board.