Latest News & Events
The Newville Newsletter Committee met recently to begin working on the Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter. The committee is currently accepting news and event information from local schools, churches and non-profit organizations in the Newville area for the upcoming newsletter. The Borough Council hopes to mail the newsletter during the first week of May. The deadline for submission of news articles will be Monday, April 1, 2019. No fooling!
Flood-_Option_1_Revised.pdfLast year was a devastating year for flooding across South Central Pennsylvania. The Newville Borough Council in cooperation with the Jeffrey L. Bouder Insurance Company of Newville will be offering a free flood insurance seminar to area residents on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Newville Borough Office, 4 West Street, Newville. There are many myths and misconceptions regarding the cost and availability of flood insurance. Mr. Bouder will be addressing these concerns with Clay Lappley, an insurance company executive who has served as an instructor for the National Flood Insurance Program. Please join us for this informative session. Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to participate.
Thursday, February 28th at 9:00 a.m. “Fun & Fit” Zumba Gold Aerobics: A certified instructor from the YMCA leads this aerobics class designed just for you. The class meets at the First United Presbyterian Church in Newville. A $2.00 donation is requested. This class is open to anyone age 60 or older.
Thursday, February 28th at 9:30 a.m. Play 500: Come play 500 with our dedicated group of card players!
Thursday, February 28th at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Games with Bob Ballard: Join us for a day of fun while we play a variety of card and board games led by Bob! Call the center for more info.
Friday, March 1st at 8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast: Come out and enjoy a hot, homemade breakfast made by staff and volunteers of the Senior Center. $5.00 donation.
Monday, March 4th at 9:00 a.m. “Fun & Fit” Zumba Gold Aerobics: A certified instructor from the YMCA leads this aerobics class designed just for you. The class meets at the First United Presbyterian Church in Newville. A $2.00 donation is requested. This class is open to anyone age 60 or older.
Monday, March 4th at 2:00 p.m. Watercoloring Painting Opportunity: Do you have an interest in water coloring? it takes space, inspiration and motivation, and we can help. Join our friendly group of painters. The cost is $1/week.
Tuesday, March 5th at 9 a.m. Crafts: We could use your help, hands and ideas. Come and make beaded jewelry, seasonal and everyday crafts, as well as making new friends.
Tuesday, March 5th at 9:00 a.m. T’ai Chi for Arthritis: Held at the First United Presbyterian Church, 111 Big Spring Avenue, Newville. Cost is a suggested $5 donation per class. To register, call 776-4478. Walk-ins are welcome.
Tuesday, March 5th at 12:30 p.m. Wii Bowling: Join us to try your hand at bowling in front of a TV screen. It’s lots of fun and competitive too. No ball required. Just drop in for a game or two.
Wednesday, March 6th: Camp Eder Senior Day Camp, Fairfield, PA. There is still time and seats available to sign up!!! Come out and enjoy a morning program by Lancaster County artist Elva Hurst and learn “painting in pastels” a delightful dry painting medium where artist on all levels will glean tips and tricks in art as well as providing an enjoyable experience for the non-artist as we paint a warm Spring scene! Elva will also share her art journey along with heartwarming stories of American artists gone before her, such as Grandma Moses and Grant Wood. The afternoon program will be by Dave Peters talking about “Krystyna Skarbek, Sir Winston Churchill’s favorite spy”, the private and professional life of a Polish Countess who was Britain’s first and longest-serving female secret agent during World War II. She was awarded prestigious medals for courage, conducting espionage in Nazi-occupied Poland and sabotage in Nazi-occupied France. Some other British female secret agents will be discussed. The day will be topped off with their hot breakfast and lunch. The trip is all inclusive for $34 member and $28 non-member payable by Tuesday, March 6th. We will leave the Center promptly at 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 6th at 8:30 a.m. Yoga: This class is held at Big Spring Presbyterian Church, 25 South Corporation Street, Newville. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching exercises, controlled breathing and relaxation. Yoga can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve heart function (from the Mayo Clinic website). The cost is $65 non-member/$55 if you are a member of the Senior Center for a 10 week session. Sessions can be pro-rated if you elect to join mid-session.
Wednesday, March 6th at 1:00 p.m. Bible Study: Come out to enjoy an informative hour of Bible Study by Pastor Don Snyder of Doubling Gap Church of God will be traveling with you on the Romans’ Road.
The Big Spring Center is located at 91 Doubling Gap Road, Suite #1, Newville, in the Mountain View Apartment Building. The phone number is 717-776-4478. Hours are weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A hot congregate meal is served at 11:30 a.m. Please call two weekdays ahead to make a meal reservation.
Visit our webpage at http://www.bigspringseniorcenter.weebly.com for information on our trips. Annual membership fee of $25 entitles you to a mailed newsletter, reduced trip fees and reduced exercise fees.
The Big Spring Center is supported in part by a grant from the Cumberland County Office of Aging and Community Services; the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Aging. Transportation is available through the Cumberland County Department of Transportation. Senior Center Staff can help with that process. Call 776-4478 for more information.
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