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NOVEMBER EVENTS AT THE BIG SPRING SENIOR CENTER

NOVEMBER EVENTS AT THE BIG SPRING SENIOR CENTER

Thursday, November 22nd :  The Senior Center will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Friday, November 23rd:  The Senior Center will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Monday, November 26th at 9:00 a.m.  Zumba Gold:  Held at the First United Presbyterian Church, 111 Big Spring Avenue, Newville.  The cost is $2.00 a class for those 60+/$5.00 a class for those 50 to 59.  Zumba Gold is a low-intensity version of the Latin dance-inspired fitness class aimed at a more mature audience.  Research at Minot State University in North Dakota has indicated that Zumba not only has an effect on physical fitness, but also on cognitive (mental function).  No need to sign up; just walk in.
Monday, November 26th at 9:00 a.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.
Monday, November 26th at 2:00 p.m.  Watercolor 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 to the Senior Center.  Please call 717-776-4478 to get more information.
Tuesday, November 27th at 9:00 a.m.  Pine Arrangements with the Penn State Master Gardners:  Come to the Senior Center where you will have the opportunity to make a FREE Holiday Pine Arrangement with the assistance of the Penn State Master Gardeners.  This activity has become an annual event whereby you can bring you own basket, box, picks, decorations to adorn your arrangement.  The Gardeners will be providing bases, boxes and pine and some decorations.  This is a fun event to let even the least creative person make a beautiful arrangement for the holidays.
Tuesday, November 27th 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, November 27th at 9:30 a.m.  Walk w/Ease for Arthritis:  Come join us on Monday and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. wearing comfortable walking shoes.  We will begin with warm ups and proceed with a 30 minute walk and cool down.  Walking will be at a pace acceptable to all those in attendance and we meet at the Newville Trailhead of Rails to Trails.
Tuesday, November 27th 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, November 28th at 9:30 a.m. Mine Matters:  Betsy Ross-The Making of the Myth:  The story of Betsy Ross and the founding fathers entered the public record 100 years after it supposedly happened, and has since become an iconic part of the popular understanding of U.S. history.  Come hear all about it at the Senior Center.
Wednesday, November 28th at 1:00 p.m. Bible Study:  Come out to enjoy an informative hour of Bible Study by Pastor Chris Faylor of Big Spring Heights Church of God will be leading our Bible Study.  Pastor Faylor will talk about Jon Bevere’s book The Bait of Satan.  “One of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God, offense.  Most people who are ensnared by the bait of Satan don’t even realize it.  Don’t be fooled!  You will encounter offense, and it is up to you how it will affect your relationship with God.  Your response will determine your future.”
Thursday, November 29th 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, November 29th at 9:30 a.m. Play 500: Come play 500 with our dedicated group of card players! 
Thursday, November 29th 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.
Tuesday, November 27th at 9:30 a.m.  Walk w/Ease for Arthritis:  Come join us on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. wearing comfortable walking shoes.  We will begin with warm ups and proceed with a 30 minute walk and cool down.  Walking will be at a pace acceptable to all those in attendance and we meet at the Newville Trailhead of Rails to Trails.  Note:  This will be our last walking day until the Spring.
Upcoming Event:
Wednesday, December 5th at 9:30 a.m.  Write Your Own Obituary:  Presented by Chuck Egger of Egger Funeral Home, Inc.  Why not get started on writing your own obituary? This is your chance to say what you want others to know about you. Do it for yourself: for peace of mind knowing that you have had your say. And do it for your family and friends: that you have helped them cope with a difficult time.  Your best chance of having your wishes honored is to write them down. Writing your own obituary can be part of your life and end-of-life planning. The way you would like to be remembered is part of a careful arranging for yourself should you not be in the best of health or life.
Friday, December 7th at 8:30 a.m.  Ladies Breakfast:  The Senior Center will be holding its Ladies Breakfast for a monetary donation of $5.  Come and enjoy a hot, homemade breakfast made by staff and volunteers.  Please call to reserve your seat by noon, Thursday, December 6th.
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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