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Senior Center News

April 3, 2014

Spring Has Sprung

Upon leaving the house Sunday morning, my husband and I startled a yard full of robins. “Hurray, Spring is here!” I cried. After all the ice and snow we had this winter, the warmth of rising temperatures and the bright colors of budding trees and flowers are a welcome relief.

A swell of outdoor activity is appearing with the change of seasons. I spent Saturday morning watching two of my grandsons play Little League soccer, and some of the others started baseball the same day.  Weekend bicyclists and hikers have hit the State Park and Trailway.  Getting outside feels almost compulsory when Spring bursts into bloom.

Some changes coming up in our Senior Center schedule are not necessarily seasonal, but will certainly add to the fun.  Beginning Friday, April 4, we will follow our monthly Brunch with a movie.  Tomorrow we will start the new Disney animated film “Frozen” at 11:30.  There is no charge for viewing and everyone is welcome to stay for the show.

Also debuting tomorrow is the first of a six-week beginning guitar class that will meet at 1 p.m. every Friday through May 16, except for a break on April 18 when the center will close for Good Friday.  Learners will need to bring their own guitars.  

Another new offering is a six-week course in Microwave Cooking every Tuesday afternoon at 1.  Volunteer teacher Karen Walker will provide the materials and ingredients, so all you have to do is stick around after lunch. 

If you are interested in attending either of these classes, call 940-325-6470 or stop by the reception desk to let us know you’re coming.

Our other classes will continue as usual throughout the Spring.  These include Basic Computer from 9 -11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on Mondays; Spanish Conversation at 9 a.m. and Crochet at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays; Bridge at 1 p.m. and English Literacy at 2 on Wednesdays; and Thursday morning Line Dancing at 9:30 and Painting at 10.  All of these lessons are free to anyone over age 50, so come on down and try something new.

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    Linda Gilley has been named interim executive director of the Mineral Wells Senior Center, replacing Vivian Conrad.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hurrah for Volunteers!

    Great Britain’s King George IV (1762-1830) once said, “The highest of distinctions is service to others.”

    April 10, 2014

  • MARCH BD.jpg Spring Has Sprung

    Upon leaving the house Sunday morning, my husband and I startled a yard full of robins.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ordinary heroes

    It seems kind of funny to me that our society celebrates the abilities of some people while ignoring those of others.

    March 27, 2014

  • Strengths and Weaknesses

    I will never understand the kind of person who criticizes others for lacking ability in his own area of competency.

    March 20, 2014

  • FEB BD.jpg Treasures Galore

    Have you heard that old saying, “One person’s junk is another person’s treasure”? Well let me tell you, we’ve got treasure to spare!


    Since early Monday morning, our volunteers have been unpacking, sorting, pricing and arranging truckloads of treasure for the annual Gigantic Garage Sale that begins tonight. Our $10-per-person Early Bird Sale will run from 5-7 this evening, but the real fun begins tomorrow morning. The sale from 9-5 on Friday, March 14, and 9-1 on Saturday, March 15, is free to the public.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ready for Some Fun!

    Makeovers are so much fun.

    March 6, 2014

  • Creative Pursuits

    Like many other Americans, I’ve been heading straight for the television as soon as I get home from work each evening.

    February 20, 2014

  • A Great Place to Learn

    It is deeply satisfying to hear multilingual conversations floating around the Senior Center as the Spanish class dismisses every Tuesday.

    February 13, 2014

  • Thanks for your Help

    Last weekend my son and his wife showed up at our door and announced, “We’re here to help you clean your garage.”

    January 30, 2014

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