Fall happenings at the Bellows Falls area senior center

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – We now offer three Bone Builders programs. Basic tai chi for fall prevention meets Thursday from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Please contact instructor Susan Williams 802-376-5173 for more information.

Wednesday’s art class is now visual arts: encompassing scrapbooking, adult coloring, and stamping. Bring your own materials and have fun socializing, take advantage of our large tables to stretch out and enjoy your crafts!

The Knit and Stitch group meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. They can help you finish a project, repair an item, and even take on special projects such as baby blankets and gifts. The group is happy to donate Knitted Knockers to breast cancer survivors. Stop by and ask for Betty for more information.

Nickel Bingo is held every Tuesday starting at 12:30 p.m. with 20 games played.

We will be hosting an AARP Driver Safety course on Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is a fee for this course. Space is filling up quick, please call the center to reserve a spot.

The Bellows Falls Area Senior Center Cookbook is back! They make great gifts, and all proceeds benefit the center.

We will be travelling to Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln, N.H. on Sept. 25 to see the matinee performance of “Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.” An aging but formidable retiree hires an acerbic dance instructor to give her lessons in her condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. Antagonism between the gay man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot and cha-cha.  The center van leaves at 9:30 a.m. with lunch at noon, and the matinee show 2 p.m. The cost includes transportation, lunch and the show

We have a great day trip coming up at the Flying Monkey in Plymouth, N.H. to see Rocky Mountain High, John Denver tribute show on Oct. 11.  The price includes transportation, driver gratuity, lunch, show tax, and meal gratuity. Experience New Hampshire’s fall foliage as we travel to the White Mountains during peak foliage season to see one of the most realistic tribute shows to ever come across the stage. The legendary John Denver evokes memories of an era in music, which was both inspiring and influential. His music is a combination of romance, country, and environmentalist. Ted Vigil, according to long-time John Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg, resembles John both physically and musically. Vigil is carrying on the tradition honoring this colossal music icon.

The Bellows Falls Area Senior Center is open to local seniors aged 50 and over. We do not charge membership fees so feel free to drop in and check us out. We serve a hot lunch Monday through Friday starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch includes entrée, starch, vegetable, roll and butter, desert and beverage for a suggested donation for seniors over 60, and a fixed price for those under 60. Check out our menu on Facebook. The senior center is located at 18 Tuttle Street in Bellows Falls. We offer accessibility in the forms of a lift and ramps, and have plenty of free parking!

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