Program Spotlight

BUS TRIPS –

“OGUNQUIT, ME” - June 14 and June 15. We will spend the night at the Meadowmere Resort and attend “MAMA MIA” on Thursday, June 15, at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Bus is full. We are taking a waiting list.

 “BOBBY DARLING” on Tuesday, August 15 at the HuKeLau in Chicopee, MA with Twin Lobsters Lobsterbake or Prime Rib. If you are a fan of the Smother’s Brothers you will love this show. An Incredibly Fun Day Out for Everyone!!  Registration begins on Monday, June 19, for city-residents and Tuesday, June 20, for non-residents. The fee of $100 (includes transportation, the Lobsterbake and entertainment) is due at time of registration.

 “New Hampshires’ Turkey Train” on Wednesday, October 4. We will arrive in Meredith, MH on the shores of Lake Winnepesaukee for the Turkey Train. Lunch is provided by Hart’s Turkey Farm (Roast Turkey, whipped potatoes, butternut squash, beverage and a delicious sundae to top it all off), the foliage train ride and transportation. Registration begins on Monday, August 7, for city residents and Tuesday, August 8, for non-residents. The fee of $105 is due at time of registration and includes: transportation, lunch and the train ride.

 

AARP SAFE DRIVING - Sharen Underwood will be the instructor on Wednesday, June 21, from 11 am to 4 pm. Pre-registration is required. Call Sharen Underwood at 235-2132. Fee is $15/members and $20/non-member.

 

 


“KNITTING and MORE”  

Want to knit or crotchet with a group?  Come join us on Tuesday afternoons at 12:30 pm. Meet new friends, work on personal projects, and help with new ones. If you are interested join us on Tuesday afternoons. 

 

BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB

The book for Tuesday, May 30, at 2 pm is “A Stranger in the Kingdom” by Howard Frank Mosher. Mosher has earned both critical acclaim and a wide readership for his vivid portraits of northern New England residents in fictional Kingdom County, Vermont. A Stranger in the Kingdom tells the unforgettable story of a brutal murder in a small town and the devastating events that follow. The town’s new preacher, a black man, finds himself on trial more for who he is than for what he might have done in this powerful drama of passion, prejudice, and innocence suddenly lost…and perhaps found again.

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MOVIE and SNACK

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The movie for May 17, at 1 pm, is “Sarah’s Key”.  Paris, 1942: To protect her brother from the police arresting Jewish families, a young girl hides him away, prominsing to come back for him. Sixty-seven years later, her story intertwines with that of an American journalist investigating the roundup.  Cast includes: Kristin Scott Thomas, Melusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup and more. This movie is rated PG-13.

RUMMIKUB

with Carol Ballou on Wednesday afternoons at 1 pm.  Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players, combining elements of the card game rummy and mahjong. Join us for a fun filled afternoon!

BINGO

Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and Thursdays May 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 1:15 pm. Bingo benefits Meals on Wheels and our Holiday Luncheon. No bingo May 29.

BRUNCH

is on Wednesday, April 26, at 11 a.m. The menu 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. Please register by Monday, April 24.

 

Meditation for Your Life

with Brian Salmanson on Thursday mornings at 11am. Meditation creates the ability for improving all of our daily challenges.  It has been determined that meditation will have a substantial benefit to people of all ages and their desire to be healthier, more productive, and happier.  Meditation makes you aware that your inner attitude determines your happiness.  Meditation for Your Life is easy to learn and easy to practice.  Meditation happens naturally and is a state of being, no different than being in a state of sleep.  We teach you how to allow this to happen.  We believe that meditation will be beneficial to seniors and we will gear our classes to accomplishing a healthy attitude and spirit for all.  It should be noted that all participants will be sitting on a chair rather than a mat on the floor.  We look forward to meeting you and teaching you about Meditation for Your Life! Please register in advance by stopping into the office or calling       773-1853.

 

 

Please join Jessica Kalb from TLC Homecare for SOUP and SAFETY on Friday, May 26, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. This program will discuss the many tips and tricks to help maintain a safe home while living independently. A vegetarian soup will be provided, bring your appetite! Please sign up in the office in advance.

 

Everyday Chef

Instructor: Grace, Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL)

All-Ages Cooking Workshop

COOKING FOR ONE WORKSHOPS

LOTS O' LASAGNAS
Enjoy this family favorite meal scaled down to an individual serving size. We’ll make several kinds of lasagnas and then share them all. You’ll even be able to bring home a couple to freeze!
ADULTS - GODNICK CENTER
W         6/7   11:30AM-12:30PM     $5

THE FAMILY THAT COOKS TOGETHER WORKSHOPS

SOFT PRETZELS & DIP
Everything about this kid-friendly workshop is fun. Make your own fun shaped pretzel and then fill it with cheese and the vegetables of your choosing. You can also pick what kind of dip to prepare for your pretzel. This workshop will teach basic knife skills and safety. Workshop participants will be entered into a raffle with an opportunity to attend our July workshop free of charge. Vegetarian.
KIDS & FAMILIES - GODNICK CENTER
SA         5/6   11:30AM-12:30PM     $5

FINGER FOODS!
This is finger food, kid-style! Everybody will make lunch together with our hands, to eat with our hands: Veggie Pizza, fresh Spring Rolls, and our own Maple Soda. Though the focus is finger food, we will be teaching basic knife skills and safety through the chopping of veggies.  Vegetarian.
KIDS & FAMILIES - GODNICK CENTER
SA     7/15            11:00AM-12:00PM      $5

GRILLING
We will grill up a whole lunch together and talk about how else to use that fire while it’s hot. The workshops will cover basic knife skills and safety, as well as grill safety and maintenance. Participants of this workshop will be entered to win a Pizza Stone to take home! 
KIDS & FAMILIES - GODNICK CENTER
SA     8/5             11:00AM-12:00PM      $10

HEALTH CLINIC

Blood pressure and health guidance with volunteer Krista Pike, RN on Thursday, May 18 and May 25 at 9:30 a.m. This is a free service.

FOOTCARE  

Wednesday, May 31, at 12:30 p.m. with RAVNA. The fee is $10.

 

LUNCH BUNCH

May LUNCH BUNCH is Friday, May 19. Not sure where we are going yet-depends on weather.  Please register by Monday, May 15(van fills fast). The van will leave the Center at 10:30 am for an 11:30 am lunch.

   

Medicare Minute - 

with Kelly McElheny from Cove will return on Thursday, May 25, at 12:15 pm. SMP is partnering with the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) to present short Medicare and fraud prevention presentations. Each month a new topic will be covered providing participants with the most current information available.

SASH

Come have a SASH Chat with Brenda Howe SASH Coordinator. She can talk about services and resources in the area. Brenda will be at Godnick Center on May 15 at 11:30 am. SASH is a program to help seniors stay healthy and happy in their homes. If you would like more information join Brenda on the 15th or call 1-802-345-7147. See you there!