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Senior Citizen Center is a community center

By Staff
Just in time to start our dancing classes, we have installed a new floor in our dining/kitchen area. The kitchen is getting a new face as well in Tuscan gold.
We will again serve soup at noon beginning Sept. 13. Our soups are only $1 a bowl and are made from tried and true recipes (Julia Childs, Barefoot Contessa, etc.).
On display now at the Senior Citizen Center is a tribute to our veterans designed and constructed by Lamar Elementary School students under the direction of art teacher Janet Trest.
This commemoration has traveled to various locations in the Meridian area. It displays silhouette images under a yellow-ribboned tree of all conflicts this country has engaged in, along with photographs submitted by those who served. On the reverse side is an area for signatures of anybody who has served our country. You are welcome to come by and sign this tribute.
Ms. Trest and her students have done an excellent job, and we are proud to have it on display.
And not only that …
Beginning in September, we'll play bingo the first and third Thursdays of the month at 2 p.m. Come out and join us. We serve snacks and have prizes for 10 winners.
Don't forget to come out on the second Saturday of each month to hear Marvin Weir and The Good Timers. That is Sept. 11, beginning at 5 p.m. They'll play for awhile, then take a break for a potluck dinner bring a dish and join them. It's good food and great music and it's free!
Plans are in the works for a trunk sale, or a boot sale as they call it in England. This is like a flea market, but you load your car trunk up with anything you want to get rid of, drive it into the parking lot, pop the lid and begin selling.
We also want to have a Scrabble tournament and an arts and crafts Christmas event we'll be looking for local artists and crafters to demonstrate making quick gift and decoration ideas.
Someone mentioned organizing a canasta club, and we're always on the lookout for someone willing to teach bridge.
Computer classes are ongoing. Beginning classes become continuing classes. Bill Hughes is teaching a genealogy class by computer the second Saturday of each month.
We have agreed to open our computer lab on Fridays for people who need to use the Internet to register for pharmaceutical discount cards after the Medicaid cuts deadline. Volunteers are needed to help those who do not know how to access the Internet. Call 485-1812 if you can help.
Meridian's adult community center aka the Senior Citizen Center is open to anyone over the age of 21 living in or around the Meridian area. It is at 3300 32nd Ave., the old Lamar Elementary School, off 29th Avenue and 36th Street. A sign is posted at the four-way stop. Head west two blocks, then turn left on 32nd Avenue. The center is at the end of the street.
For information about anything in this column, call me, Barbara Wells, at 485-1812.

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