BALLROOM DANCE – If you want to learn give us a try. Classes are on Monday evenings from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. The fee is $15.00 per couple per class at the Godnick Center. For more info call the Godnick Center at 773-1853 or the instructors Mary-Anne and Mario Liguori at 273-2304.
PRANA YOGA - This class is on-going on Fridays, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. No experience necessary. Gentle movements with body awareness, and breathing exercises to invigorate and relax the body and the mind. Bring a mat or blanket, and wear comfortable clothes. Poses may be done in a chair, or lying down. The student is guided to move into a posture only so far as it feels right to her/his body. Instructor: Tammy Brown. Fee: $5.00 per class. ALSO 11:30 – noon: Introduction to meditation. A variety of styles and techniques will be presented. No charge.
**The fee for Fit for Life and the two Line Dancing classes is $3 per class or 10 classes for $25.
**FIT FOR LIFE with Marilyn Sheldon. Increase your level of fitness on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:25 a.m. with regular exercise. The course includes simple low impact exercise, step exercise, strength work and flexibility. No exercise on May 27.
**GROOVEY GRANNIES LINE DANCE – Intermediate line dance, mostly country with a little variety. No partner is needed. The fee is $3. Marilyn Sheldon leads the dancing on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The line dance class also includes practicing routines for entertaining at the local nursing homes. (Dancing at the homes is not mandatory but if you’d like to we are more then happy to have you join us.)
**COUNTRY LINE DANCE – Join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for a fun cardiovascular workout with both new and old-line dances. No experience necessary. No partner needed. Marilyn Sheldon is the instructor.
RSVP BONE BUILDERS – is an Osteo Exercise Program on Mondays/Wednesdays mornings at 9 am and afternoons at 1 p.m. and Tuesdays/Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. This is a free program through RSVP. All you need to bring with you is a bottle of water. The weights are provided. For more info call RSVP at 775-8220.
MOVERS and SHAKERS - Do you have Parkinson's disease or know someone who does? An exercise group meets every Monday at 2:30 pm. The program of low impact exercise is designed to maintain or improve flexibility, strength, and balance. Join the Movers and Shakers and exercise in a supportive and relaxing environment. This is a free program offered by RSVP and the Godnick Adult Center. No class on May 27
“KNITTING and MORE” - Want to knit or crotchet with a group? Come join us on Tuesday afternoons at 1 pm. Meet new friends, work on personal projects, and help with new ones. If you are interested join us on Tuesday afternoons.
GOLF LEAGUE registration is ongoing at the Godnick Center. The registration fee is $20, plus a greens fee of $16 each time you play. Carts are $8 per person. Play begins June 3, Monday mornings at 7 am, at the Proctor-Pittsford Country Club. You need to register before playing in the League.
“OGUNQUIT, ME” - June 19 and June 20. We will spend the night at the Meadowmere Resort and attend “Thoroughly Modern Millie” on Thursday, June 20, at the Ogunquit Playhouse. A deposit of $25 is due at time of registration. Balance is due May 31st. The price of $205/double per person ($230/single and $190/triple-2 beds/3 people) includes: 1 night lodging at the Meadowmere Resort with deluxe continental breakfast, dinner at Jonathan’s, the show, transportation and all taxes and gratuities. (We will each take our own luggage to our rooms.) You will have time to walk down to the Marginal Way or into town for shopping. Lunch on the way to Ogunquit is on your own.
“MOONLIGHT and MAGNOLIAS” by Ron Hutchinson at the Lake George Dinner Theatre on Wednesday, August 7. In this side splitting new comedy, Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes that their ideal woman would possess. When their “ideal woman” suddenly arrives at Bill’s door, the men quickly learn that the old adage, “be careful what you wish for” is especially true when it comes to affairs of the heart! Registration begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 25, for residents and Tuesday, June 26, for non-residents. The price of $72 includes lunch (food choices: Pork Tenderloin, Medallions of Beef, Broiled Salmon or Vegetarian Pasta), the show and transportation. The bus leaves the Center at 9:30 am and returns at approximately 6:15 pm.
MINI VAN TRIP: SHELBURNE MUSEUM on Wednesday, May 22. The fee is $11 (1/2 the $22 admission price thanks to a Lois McClure grant). We will enjoy lunch at the Museum’s Café on our own. The van leaves the Center at 9 a.m. and return at approximately 4:30 pm. Register ASAP in the office as seating is limited.
BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB – Our next discussion is Tuesday, May 28, at 2 p.m. The book is “The Devil’s Highway” by Luis Alberto Urrea. The author offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out. The book comes vividly alive with a richness of language and a mastery of narrative detail that only the most gifted of writers are able to achieve. The book for June is “Defending Jacob”.
MOVIE and SNACK TIME – Once a month we select a different movie and watch it on our TV. The movie selection for Wednesday, May 15, at 1 p.m. is “LES MISERABLES”. The musical version of Victor Hugo's epic tale of love and sacrifice, first produced for the stage in 1985, now receives the big-screen treatment. The bloody era of the French Revolution is the backdrop to Jean Valjean's long struggle for redemption. This movie is rated PG13.
DON’T MISS THIS MONTH……
BINGO, Mondays, May 6, 13, and 20 at 1:15 p.m. to benefit the Senior Meals Program. We still have our Thursday afternoon game.
BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC with staff from Rutland Healthcare on Thursday, May 16, at
11 a.m. This is a free service.
MAY LUNCH BUNCH is going to Bentley’s in Woodstock on Friday, May 17. Lunch is at 11:30 am. Please register by Wednesday, May 15. The van will leave the center at 10:45 am.
FOOTCARE - Wednesday, May 29, at
12:30 p.m. with RAVNA. Suggested donation: $5.
BRUNCH is on Wednesday, May 1, and again on Wednesday, May 29, at 11 a.m. The menu (always a surprise) will consist of Pancakes and maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, potatoes, fruit salad, juice and coffee. The fee of $4 is payable at time of registration in the office.
SuDoKu: What’s All the Excitement About? The Godnick Center will host a weekly SuDoKu class on Wednesday afternoons at two o’clock. The SuDoKu for Seniors program will run classes catering to absolute
beginners as well as more advanced players. A different puzzle is solved communally each week and the leader will explain the fine points of the various solving techniques as you go along. The classes are free of charge.
WHAT IS TRIAD?
TRIAD is a coalition of law enforcement, senior citizens and senior service agencies working together to make the lives of seniors safer and more enjoyable. TRIAD has several on-going programs such as:
- Senior ID Cards- a picture identification card containing emergency medical information about you and emergency contact information too.
- AARP Safe Driving Course – Sharen Underwood teaches this course 3 times a year. Designed as an update for senior drivers, it is a valuable course to take.
- Public Speaker- One of our team members (a law enforcement officer) is happy to be a speaker at meetings, senior centers or senior housing. Speaking on crime prevention and safety topics.
- Senior Picnic – Meals on Wheels provides the food and TRIAD provides the entertainment. 6/28/13
- Safe at Home Program – suggestions by a law enforcement officer on how to make your home safer against a potential burglar. Comes with a free Safe Alert light bulb for your porch light.
All TRIAD activities are either free or have a minimal cost. For more information on TRIAD call 786-0037.
Rutland Area Osher, Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series – Spring 2013
The Rutland Area Osher Lifelong Learning Institute exists to promote continuing education for area residents aged fifty and over. Started in 2003 as an affiliate of the University of Vermont with a startup grant from the Osher Foundation, we are an all–volunteer, nonprofit organization. We are grateful to the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department, and to the volunteers who make this program possible.
Time and Place
Each of the lectures will be on Friday afternoon at the Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street (off Woodstock Avenue) in Rutland. All lectures will start at 1:30 PM. For directions call 492-2300 or 446-2041.
May 3 - How Technology Influenced the American Civil War. Don Wickman, Vermont historian and author, is a frequent contributor of historical features for the Rutland Herald and other publications. He is recognized as the regional authority on the American Revolution site of Mount Independence plus the Vermont Civil War battle flags. He will talk about some of the inventions and technological introductions that influenced the Civil War.
May 10 - Lessons Learned from “Irene”. Ethan Swift has been a Watershed Planner with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources since 2000 and works with other agencies on watershed protection and restoration projects. He will discuss some of the ways that we can build better flood resiliency in response to Irene, both for private property protection, as well as municipal planning, zoning and improvements to infrastructure.
May 17 - The Vermont Statehouse at 150 Years. David Schutz began his career as Vermont State curator in 1980 when the statehouse, after years of modernization, was losing its historic character. With his art history expertise, and through two decades of meticulous research and passionate attention to detail, Schutz supervised the restoration of the capitol to its original splendor. He will explore the architectural, cultural, and political significance of one of the nation’s oldest and best-preserved capitol buildings.
May 24 - The Bear Necessities with Nancy Bell is the Vermont Director for The Conservation Fund, a national organization she has been involved with since 1995. In her presentation, she will talk about the bear's biology, habits and habitat needs accompanied by remarkable pictures. She will discuss why the health of the bear population is dependent on the continued conservation of a diverse open landscape.
May 31 - Ethan Allen: Philosopher on Horseback (Rescheduled from February 8). Willard Sterne Randall, history professor at Champlain College, is a presidential scholar and prize-winning biographer of leading figures in the American Revolutionary War period. Referring to his latest book, “Ethan Allen: His Life and Times”, Professor Randall will share his remarkable history of Ethan Allen, from big-game hunter, to land speculator, to leader of the Green Mountain Boys, to two decades of confrontation over statehood.