VOICE OF                                                    COON RAPIDS
                                                                                         SENIOR SERVICES

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          WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 9:30 A.M.—2:30 P.M.
This event is co-sponsored by the Coon Rapids Fire and Police Departments and Senior Services! Events in-
clude speakers, expo, live entertainment and more! Presentations vary from year to year, so if you’ve attended
in the past, then join us again for something new! This year’s keynote speaker is Bud Kraehling, retired, legen-
dary WCCO’s weatherman for nearly 50 years! Enjoy stories from Bud and music from his wife Shirley Lock-
wood. You’ll love this couple, also known as “The Weatherman and the Singing Lady”! Lunch will include
Turkey Breast, Stuffing with Craisins, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Beets and Strawberry Crème Pie. Thanks to
community donations, this event costs only $6.00 and includes dinner, refreshments, speakers and door prizes.
Payment must be made by Thursday, September 3. Registration begins on Friday, August 28, at 9:00 a.m.

                                                                        DINNER SHOW
           BAZAAR &
          OKTOBERFEST                                       SONNY PLUS TWO
                                                                 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 5:30 P.M.
       TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20                                 Join us for this fun, evening event and enjoy great
                                                           country music and dinner. Back by popular demand
        9:00 A.M.—3:00 P.M.                                is country musician Sonny Winberg! This time he’ll
      CRAFTS—REFRESHMENTS—RAFFLE                           bring his band, too! They’ve performed in Branson,
       BAKE SALE—AUNT MARY’S ATTIC                         Nashville, Europe, and the Midwest Country Thea-
                                                           ter in Sandstone. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Dinner is
                                                           served at 5:30 and includes a Seasoned Baked Pork
We’ve got something for everyone, including crafts,        Chop, Fresh Seasoned Sweet Potatoes, Brussels
baked goods and our popular garage-sale-type items.        with Onion & Garlic, Potato Dinner Roll and Apple
Also, enjoy live music by Lyndon Peterson, a one-man-      Pie. The one hour performance will begin at ap-
band (10:30 a.m.—noon). No reservation needed for          proximately 6:15 p.m. Registration begins on Fri-
the Bazaar...Just come on in and join us for the fun!      day, August 28, at 9:00 a.m. Call (763) 767-6473.
                                                           Payment of $10.00 is due on Friday, September 25.
If you like, join our Senior Diners for a noon dinner
including Stuffed Veal Cutlet, Mashed Potatoes with
Mushroom Gravy, Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage, Rye                           FLU SHOTS
Bread and Apple Strudel Stick. Call (763) 767-6524              AT COON RAPIDS SENIOR CENTER
before Thursday, October 15, if you would like to re-
                                                                     MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
serve a meal. Payment of $3.50 can be made at the
door.                                                            SEE PAGE 5 FOR MORE DETAILS
      MINNESOTA                                AUTUMN TRAIN & WINERY
                                                             MONDAY, OCTOBER 5
      STATE FAIR                               Get ready for an awesome autumn day in the St. Croix River
  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3                        Valley. First we head to the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Rail-
                                               way station in Osceola, Wisconsin. It’s “All Aboard” the train
Have a fun-filled summer day at the Great      for a scenic 90-minute, 20-mile round trip. Enjoy beautiful
Minnesota Get Together. Admission at the       river views, as the train hugs the cliffs on the east bank and
gate is paid on your own. Seniors (65 and      then passes through woodsy William O’Brien State Park.
over) pay $5.00 on this “Senior Day”.          Then we head to the lovely Paradise Landing Restaurant on
Younger friends and family are welcome to      the shores of beautiful Balsam Lake. Savor a delicious
take our bus, too.                             chicken dinner with potatoes and gravy, veggie, bread, bever-
Sign Up: Begins IMMEDIATELY                    age and ice cream. Our last stop will be the Chateau St. Croix
Cost: $10.00 (Includes Bus Only)               Winery. Try a sample of wine, make a purchase or just wan-
                                               der around and enjoy this European-style estate, complete
Payment Deadline: Pay on the day of the
                                               with vineyards, a carriage house, stables, gardens and a fish-
trip.                                          ing pond.
Bus: Departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns at
                                               Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 on Tues. Sept. 1
approximately 4:00 p.m.
                                               Cost: $45.00 (everything included)
                                               Payment Deadline: Monday, September 21
                                               Bus: Departs at 9:30 a.m./Returns at 5:00 p.m.
CHIPPEWA FALLS                                            OLD LOG THEATER PRESENTS
Our first stop is the Mason Shoe Outlet
                                                              RADIO GALS
Store for a coffee and rest stop. Check out               WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
the backroom for bargains. The next stop       Old Log Theater is celebrating their 70th Anniversary with a
is the historic museum and a tour of the       cheery and nostalgic musical, about the spirit and innocence
Father Goldsmith Chapel. Father Gold-          of small-town America in the 1920’s. A retiring music teacher
smith founded four local Catholic organi-      receives a transmitter as a gift, and begins broadcasting from
zations; one being the Knights of Colum-       her front parlor with her ‘all-girl’ orchestra. However, the ra-
bus. The chapel was built in his honor and     dio inspector is intent on shutting her! We’ll start out our day
that is where he is interred. Our lunch will   with a delicious dinner. For your main entrée, you can choose
be served at the Heyde Center. The menu        between Roasted Breast of Chicken (with a Savory Bread
includes Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes,       Stuffing and a Chardonnay Cranberry Sauce), a Smoked Win-
Cole Slaw, Rolls, Bars and Beverage. Sit       dsor Pork Chop (with Applesauce), Canadian Walleye Pike
back and relax as you are entertained by       Almandine, or Vegetarian Lasagna (with Fresh, Seasonal
everyone’s favorite “inmates”, the Jail        Fruit). All entrees include Salad, House Dressing, Cheesy
Bailers. If you like great singing, not so     Garlic Scalloped Potatoes, Vegetable, Buns and Apple Crisp
great dancing and a whole lotta fun, then      for dessert. Please make your entrée choice when you register.
you will love this show.                       After dinner, we’ll move to the theater for the performance.
Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 on Tues. Sept. 1       Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 on Tues. Sept. 1
Cost: $51.00                                   Cost: $ 42.00
Payment Deadline: Monday, Sept. 14             Payment Deadline: Friday, September 25
Bus: Departs 8:00 a.m./Returns 5:30 p.m.       Bus: Departs at 11:00 a.m./Returns at 4:30 p.m.
  AUTUMN LIGHTS                                     ANOKA GHOST TOUR
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16                                        FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
Christmas Lights? NO! It is AUTUMN               What better place to go exploring for ghosts than in the
LIGHTS! This trip is back by popular de-         Anoka, the Halloween Capital of the World! June Anderson,
mand! Join Senior Services and First Choice      with the Anoka County Historical Society will be our cos-
Tours, as we travel to the Music Hall in         tumed storyteller, as we ride the bus past historical homes
Zumbro Falls for a delicious buffet dinner.      and businesses that have been privy to some unexplained
Enjoy entertainment by the local high school     events! Lunch will be at Billy’s Grill in downtown Anoka,
students, as they delight you with their music   where we’ll learn about their resident ghost! A perfect au-
and talent. Then board the motor coach for a     tumn lunch will be served, including Grilled Cheese Sand-
drive through over six million lights! This      wich, Tomato Soup, Beverage and Apple Crisp. While there,
spectacular sight includes 19 theme settings     we’ll also hear a presentation by the Historical Society on
and over 450 lighted displays such as apples,    ‘Anoka Nostalgia’. Door prizes, too! Even if you’re familiar
wildlife, rivers, ghosts and goblins and much    with this historic city, you’re bound to learn something new!
more! In fact, it is so much fun, we’ll drive    NOTE: There is a flight of steps at the restaurant.
through it twice!
                                                 Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 on Tues. Sept. 1
Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 on Tues. Sept. 1
                                                 Cost:    $29.00 (everything included)
Cost:    $45.00 (everything included)
                                                 Payment Deadline: Friday, October 2
Payment Deadline: Monday, September 14
                                                 Bus:     Departs 9:15 a.m./ Returns at 1:00 p.m.
Bus:     Departs 3:30p.m./Returns 9:45p.m.


 THE BUDDY HOLLY                                           GERITOL FROLICS
                                                                        IN BRAINERD
      STORY                                                    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
   THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22                          Join us for an autumn drive to Brainerd. Our day starts out
Tap your toes along with this musical retell-    with lunch at the landmark Blue Goose Inn on the shores of
ing of the life and times of Buddy Holly and     Mille Lacs. The original inn was built in 1922 and then re-
the unforgettable Clear Lake, Iowa concert.      built after a 1993 fire. We’ll take time to enjoy a full buffet,
Musical hits include: Peggy Sue, Chantilly       including Roast Beef and Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie,
Lace, La Bamba, That’ll Be the Day, and          Rolls, Beverage and scrumptious Cheesecake. Then it is back
more. We have great seats at the History         on the bus and on to Brainerd to see the performance of Geri-
Theater in downtown St. Paul. A scrump-          tol Frolics. Tap your toes and laugh out loud at this variety
tious lunch will follow at Anita’s Café in the   show in vaudeville fashion, performed by talented Seniors! It
Landmark Center.        The menu includes        is worth the trip!
Stuffed Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Fresh       Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 on Tues. Sept. 1
Bread, Gourmet Greens with Raspberry Vin-
aigrette Dressing, Coffee and Assorted           Cost: $49.00 (everything included)
Cookies.                                         Payment Deadline: Monday, October 12
Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 on Tues. Sept. 1         Bus: Departs 10:30 a.m./Returns 6:30 p.m.
Cost:    $41.00 (everything included)
Payment Deadline: Monday, September 14
                                                   MORE TRIPS ON NEXT PAGE!
Bus:     Departs 8:30/Returns 2:30 p.m.
        A BRANSON
     COUNTRY CHRISTMAS                                            CASINO
You will love having lunch at Anton’s in St. Cloud. The
menu includes Chicken Boursin, Rice Pilaf, Vegetable,
and their famous Popovers served with honey butter. Then
it’s off to the historic Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud.
This show stars Doofus Doolittle, Branson’s funniest co-
                                                                 SEPTEMBER CASINO TRIP
median and champion fiddle player in this Branson-style
Country Christmas show! Enjoy hilarious comedy, gospel
                                                              MYSTIC LAKE CASINO
and bluegrass music, and, of course, hymns and classics.             IN PRIOR LAKE, MN
Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 on Tues. Sept. 1                           MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Cost: $50.00
Payment Deadline: Friday, September 25                       Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 on Tues., September 1
Bus: Departs at 10:15 a.m./Returns at 4:45 p.m.              Cost: $5.00 (Sorry, no cash back)
                                                             Payment Deadline: Monday, September 21
                                                             Bus: Departs at 9:00 a.m./ Returns 3:30 p.m.
        INCLUDING SPEAKER AND                                     OCTOBER CASINO TRIP
         “MN’S GREATEST                                          ST. CROIX CASINO
                                                                      IN TURTLE LAKE, WI
          GENERATION”                                                TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13
         TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10                                Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 on Tues., September 1
Shawn Hoffman portrays “The Amazing Dr. Franklin”            Cost: $6.00 (includes $5.00 back at casino)
who was one of the most influential Americans of any         Payment Deadline: Tuesday, October 6
generation. Mr. Franklin will demonstrate the general
principles of static electricity and expound on his inven-   Bus: Departs at 9:00 a.m./ Returns 4:00 p.m.
tions, theories and his commitment to public service. Af-
ter the presentation, enjoy lunch on your own (cafeteria
style) at Café Minnesota. After lunch take a self-guided
tour through the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation ex-
hibit. This 6,000 square-foot exhibit highlights a 1930’s
                                                                 WE MAY STILL
style movie theater showing classic film clips, a home-
made Soapbox Derby car from 1938, a 1930’s soda foun-
                                                                HAVE OPENINGS!
tain with pinball machine and jukebox, a “Rosie the Riv-                    Remember, if you miss the
eter” style assembly line and much more.                                    sign up date, it might not be
Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 on Tues. Sept. 1                                    too late. We often still have
                                                                            openings! Just call us at (763)
Cost: $25.00 + lunch on your own                                            767-6473 for more informa-
Payment Deadline: Monday, October 26                                        tion.
Bus: Departs at 9:15 a.m./Returns at 3:15 p.m.        4
                                                                      FLU SHOTS
 PERKINS IN FRIDLEY                                          AT THE SENIOR CENTER
      MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14                                    MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
Join us as we head to Perkins in Fridley for a tasty
                                                             Do you need to get your flu shot? Cub pharmacists
breakfast! Cost of the meal is on your own. Take this
                                                             will be providing flu shots by appointment at the
opportunity to ride in our new bus for $1.50, or feel
                                                             Coon Rapids Senior Center. The cost is $24.99
free to meet the group at 8:30 a.m. at the restaurant.
                                                             unless covered by insurance. There is no charge if
Either way, please register by calling (763) 767-6473.
                                                             you have traditional Medicare Part B, a Railroad
Sign up begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1.
                                                             Medicare Card or other selected Medicare HMO
                                                             plans. Schedule an appointment by calling the Sen-
                                                             ior Center at (763) 767-6473. Don’t forget to bring
          OUT TO DINNER                                      your insurance information to the appointment.

             IN ALBERTVILLE
                                                                       RED CROSS
        MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
This new restaurant features the same                                 BLOOD DRIVE
wonderful food as the original restau-
                                                               DO GOOD. FEEL GOOD. GIVE BLOOD.
rant in Belle Plaine. Enjoy a warm
atmosphere and the smell of fresh                               COON RAPIDS CIVIC CENTER
baked bread, and choose from a vari-                                  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5
ety of their homemade food including
oven-baked chicken dinners, chicken                            Call (651) 291-4607for an appointment.
dumpling soup and fresh baked pies and desserts.
The bus will pick you up and drop you off at your
Coon Rapid’s home for a donation of $3.00. Or you
can meet the group by 4:30 at the restaurant located                        NEW ACTIVITY

at 11935 59th Place NE in Albertville. Please indi-
cate your preference at the time of registration. The
meal, tax and gratuity are paid for on your own. Sign
up begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1 ei-
ther in person or by calling (763) 767-6473.
                                                                      1ST & 3RD THURSDAYS
                                                                             12:45 P.M.
                 BIG SALE!
                                                                 Have fun playing “Cardinal Mexican Train”
  COMPOST BINS & RAIN BARRELS                                    Dominoes! We’ll meet two Thursdays a
The Cities of Coon Rapids and Blaine are hosting a truck         month from 12:45—3:00 p.m. If you own a
load sale on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00        set of 12 Dominoes, it would be helpful if you
p.m, at the Aquatore Park parking lot, 9150 Central Ave-         could bring it in for the day.
nue in Blaine (old city hall site). Items include Compost        Be patient with us as we all
Bins ($40), Tan Rain Barrel ($50), Compost Turners               learn the same rules and pro-
($15) and Kitchen Scrap Pails ($7). If you are interested        cedures. No need to sign up.
in volunteering from 7:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m., you will re-           Just come on in and join in
ceive $75.00. Call (763) 767-6485 for more information.          the fun!
        Minnesota Safety Council                                    SEPTEMBER TEA TALK
  Consumers 55+ years of age with a valid
                                                                       GOPHER GOLD
  driver’s license can receive a 10% automobile              Wed., September 23 at 1:30 P.M.
  insurance discount for 3 years by attending a
                                                            When students got so mad at the first University of
  MN Safety Council Defensive Driving Course.
                                                            Minnesota president in 1882 that they tore the gates
  Anyone taking the course for the first time must
                                                            off his house, Folwell and a couple of professors
  attend an 8-hour session. Others may take a
                                                            drew their guns. Local journalist Tim Brady tells the
  shorter, 4-hour refresher course every three
                                                            best tales of the old U; peppered with drama, humor,
  years. Call for a reservation form. Registration
                                                            and plenty of photos. Meet colorful characters who
  and payment must be received 2 weeks prior to
                                                            blazed trails in women’s suffrage, world wars, and
  the class. Plan ahead! These classes fill up early.
                                                            post-war culture-up to the Gophers’ trips to the Rose
  Call (763) 767-6473 to register.
                                                            Bowl in the early 1960’s.Refreshments will be
                                                            served after the presentation. The cost is $3 and the
   4-HOUR REFRESHER COURSE: $18.00                          payment deadline is Wednesday, September 16.
    Monday, October 26: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.                —————————————————————
    Monday, November 2: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.                         OCTOBER TEA TALK
     Monday, November 16: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
   Monday, December 7: 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.                  THE NEARLY DEPARTED
   Monday, December 14: 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.                   Wed., October 21 at 1:30 P.M.
                                                            Everyone loves a good ghost story. Veteran ghost
        8-HOUR COURSES: $20.00                              hunter Michael Norman uncovers almost three dozen
  Mondays, October 5 & 12: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.              stories of legitimate Minnesota eeriness to thrill read-
                                                            ers. Norman, author of five nationally popular col-
  Mondays, Nov 23 & 30: 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.                lections of ghost tales, interviewed local storytellers
                                                            and combed newspapers to document legends involv-
                                                            ing supernatural and strange occurrences. Following
                                                            old and fresh leads, he gathered stories from all over
                                                            the state. Many of the hair-raising accounts involve
   WELCOME COFFEE                                           strange and frightening incidents of the last fifty
                                                            years; some tales document very recent unexplain-
      WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2                                able events. Refreshments will be served after the
                                                            presentation, and the author will have books for sale.
            11:00 A.M.
                                                            The cost is $3 and the payment deadline is Wednes-
                                                            day, October 14.
Are you new to the Senior
Center? Come on in for an
orientation, refreshments and                                       NOVEMBER TEA TALK
a tour! Door prizes, too! Call
(763) 767-6473 to sign up. If
you would like to stay for
                                                                  NORTH TO ALASKA
lunch call (763) 767-6524 by                                  Wed., November 4 at 1:30 P.M.
noon on Friday, August 28,                                   Presenters Lee & Ricky Boleman (Kris Niebler’s
to make a reservation. The                                  parents) will share stories and a slideshow of living
Welcome Coffee is free but                                  in an Eskimo village on a remote island in the Arctic
lunch is $3.25.                                             Ocean. Watch the next newsletter for more details.

                           LIFELONG LEARNING
How about learning something new? Sign up by calling the Senior Center at (763) 767-6473. For planning
purposes, it is very helpful if you register for these presentations, even if they are free…...THANKS!

“R & J TRAVEL SHOW” ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, AT 9:30 A.M. Learn all about the tours being
offered and make plans for some new adventures. No cost or obligation to attend, but please sign up.

AT 10:30 A.M. Join us for this fun and interactive presentation and gain tips on how to keep your memory
strong. Recognize the normal changes in your memory due to aging, stress and illness. No cost to attend but
please sign up. Door prizes, too!

Making the Holiday Special with Digital Photo's- Best Buy Blaine" Come learn how to create wonderful holi-
day greeting cards with a touch of a button and your digital camera. *** Note some camera's require special
software to download pictures onto your computer to create the cards! No cost to attend.

of all ages are welcome to attend a free information seminar on funeral planning. Pre-planning specialist Jack
Mattura will address the issues and benefits of pre-planning funerals, locking in prices for life, protecting your
assets and making arrangements transferable nationwide. There is no cost or obligation to attend. Call (763)
767-6473 to register.

                                GENEALOGY CLASSES
    All of the genealogy classes are taught by Cathi Weber. Cost for each class is $5.00.

1:00 P.M. Learn how to evaluate your data. Is it accurate? What should you look for? Payment deadline is
Wednesday, September 9.

AT 1:00 P.M. Find out how to use tools beyond paper and pencil: computers, scanners, cameras, printers,
flash drives, internet, GPS...etc. Payment deadline is Wednesday, October 14.

different types of maps and how to use them with other records to locate your ancestor’s property. Payment
deadline is Tuesday, November 10.

“CENSUS RECORDS” ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 AT 1:00 P.M. What kind of information is
available in Census Records? How can you use that information in your research? Payment deadline is
Wednesday, December 9.

    Mon                        Tue                             Wed                               Thu                      Fri
                               1                               2                                 3                        4

                               Registration            9:00    Vets                      9:00    State Fair       8:30    Exercise            9:00
                               AA Meeting              9:30    Happy Feet                9-3     Goldentones      9:15    For Art’s Sake      9:30
                               Square Dancing          9:30    Exercise                  9:00    Crochet & Knit   10:00   Yoga                10:15
                               Craft Club              10:00   Blood Pressure            10:00   Dining           12:00   Dining              12:00
                               Stamp Cutting           10:00   Stamping Club             10:00   Bingo            12:45   Hand & Foot         12:45
                               Dining                  12:00   Welcome Coffee            11:00   Dominoes         12:45   Super Senior Club   1:00
                               Bridge                  12:45   Dining                    12:00   Woodcarving      1:00
                               Shopping-Cub            12:45   500 Cards                 12:45   Pinochle         1:00
                               Cribbage                1:00    Bunco                     12:45
                                                               Good Neighbors            1:00

    7                          8                               9                                 10                       11

                               AA Meeting              9:30                                      Goldentones      9:15    Exercise            9:00
                               Craft Club              10:00   Safety Camp 9:30—2:30             Crochet & Knit   10:00   R&J Travel Show     9:30
                               Stamp Cutting           10:00                                     Dining           12:00   For Art’s Sake      9:30
            LABOR              Dining
                                                               Blood Pressure
                                                                                         10:00   Bingo
                                                               Stamping Club             10:00
                               Cribbage                1:00    Dining                    12:00   Pinochle         1:00    Hand & Foot         12:45
               DAY                                             Good Neighbors            1:00    Parkinsons       2:00

                                                                  Sorry—There will be
                                                               NO Exercise, ‘500’ or Bunco!
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                               Square Dancing          9:00                                                               Exercise            9:00
    Breakfast Bunch    8:30    AA Meeting              9:30    Vets Coffee               9:00    Goldentones      9:15    For Art’s Sake      9:30
    Exercise           9:00    Craft Club              10:00   Exercise                  9:00    Crochet & Knit   10:00   Yoga                10:15
    Def.Driving        10:00   Stamp Cutting           10:00   Blood Pressure            10:00   Dining           12:00   Dining              12:00
    Quilting           10:00   Over 90’s Celebration   10:45   Stamping Club             10:00   Bingo            12:45   Hand & Foot         12:45
    Dining             12:00   Dining                  12:00   Brain Fitness             10:30   Dominoes         12:45
    Bingo              12:45   Bridge                  12:45   Dining                    12:00   Woodcarving      1:00
    Creative Writers   1:00    Shopping-Rainbow        12:45   Bunco                     12:45   Pinochle         1:00
                               Cribbage                1:00    500 Cards                 12:45   Genealogy        1:00
                                                               Good Neighbors            1:00
                                                               Senior Dance              1:00

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    Exercise           9:00
    Quilting           10:00   AA Meeting              9:30    Exercise                  9:00    Goldentones      9:15    Exercise            9:00
    Bingo              12:45   Craft Club              10:00   Vets Coffee               9:00    Crochet & Knit   10:00   Guitar Lessons      9:30
    Creative Writers   1:00    Stamp Cutting           10:00   Blood Pressure            10:00   Book Club        10:30   For Art’s Sake      9:30
    Def.Driving        5:30    Dining                  12:00   Stamping Club             10:00   Dining           12:00   Yoga                10:15
                               Bridge                  12:45   500 Cards                 12:45   Bingo            12:45   Dining              12:00
                               Cribbage                1:00    Bunco                     12:45   Woodcarving      1:00    Hand & Foot         12:45
                                                               Good Neighbors            1:00    Pinochle         1:00
                                                               Tea Talk                  1:30

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    Exercise           9:00                                    Exercise                  9:00
    Mystic Lake        9:00    Chippewa Falls          8:00    Vets Coffee               9:00
    Quilting           10:00   AA Meeting              9:30    Blood Pressure            10:00
    Bingo              12:45   Craft Club              10:00   Stamping Club             10:00
    Creative Writers   1:00    Stamp Cutting           10:00   Birthday Party & Dining   11:00
                               Dining                  12:00   500 Cards                 12:45
                               Bridge                  12:45   Bunco                     12:45
                               Cribbage                1:00    Good Neighbors            1:00
    OCTOBER 2009
    Mon                         Tue                        Wed                                Thu                              Fri
                                                                                              1                                2

                                                                                              Goldentones              9:15    Exercise            9:00
                                                                                              Crochet & Knit          10:00    For Art’s Sake      9:30
                                                                                              Dining                  12:00    Yoga                10:15
                                                                                              Bingo                   12:45    Dining              12:00
                                                                                              Dominoes                 12:45   Hand & Foot         12:45
                                                                                              Woodcarving             1:00     Super Senior Club   1:00
                                                                                              Pinochle                1:00

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    Exercise            9:00    AA Meeting         9:30    Vets Coffee                9:00    Goldentones              9:15    Exercise            9:00
    Autumn Train        9:30    Square Dancing     9:30    Happy Feet                9-3      Crochet & Knit          10:00    Ghost Tour          9:15
    Quilting Class      10:00   Craft Club         10:00   Exercise                   9:00    Dining                  12:00    For Art’s Sake      9:30
    Quilting            10:00   Stamp Cutting      10:00   Blood Pressure             10:00   Bingo                   12:45    Yoga                10:15
    Dining              12:00   Dining             12:00   Stamping Club              10:00   Woodcarving             1:00     Dining              12:00
    Bingo               12:45   Bridge             12:45   Old Log                    11:00   Pinochle                1:00     Hand & Foot         12:45
    Creative Writers    1:00    Shopping-Cub       12:45   Dining                     12:00   Parkinsons              2:00
    Red Cross           2:00    Cribbage           1:00    500 Cards                  12:45
    Defensive Driving   5:30    Dinner Theater     5:30    Bunco                      12:45
                                                           Good Neighbors             1:00

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    Exercise            9:00    St.Croix Casino    9:00    Vets Coffee               9:00     Goldentones              9:15    Exercise            9:00
    Quilting            10:00   AA Meeting         9:30    Exercise                  9:00     Crochet & Knit          10:00    For Art’s Sake      9:30

    Quilting Class      10:00   Craft Club         10:00   Blood Pressure            10:00    Dining                  12:00    Yoga                10:15
    Dining              12:00   Stamp Cutting      10:00   Stamping Club             10:00    Bingo                   12:45    Dining              12:00
    Bingo               12:45   Dining             12:00   Digital Greeting Cards    10:30    Dominoes                 12:45   Hand & Foot         12:45
    Creative Writers    1:00    Bridge             12:45   Dining                    12:00    Woodcarving             1:00     Autumn Lights       3:30
    Out to Dinner       4:30    Cribbage           1:00    500 Cards                 12:45    Pinochle                1:00
    Defensive Driving   5:30                               Bunco                     12:45    Pre-Planning Funerals   1:00
                                                           Good Neighbors            1:00
                                                           Senior Dance              1:00

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    Exercise            9:00                               Vets Coffee               9:00     History Theatre         8:30     Exercise            9:00
    Quilting            10:00   BAZAAR 9:00-3:00           Exercise                  9:00     Goldentones             9:15     For Art’s Sake      9:30
    Dining              12:00                              Blood Pressure            10:00    Crochet & Knit          10:00    Yoga                10:15
    Bingo               12:45   AA Meeting         9:30    Stamping Club             10:00    Book Club               10:30    Geritol Frolics     10:30
    Creative Writers    1:00    Stamp Cutting      10:00   500 Cards                 12:45    Dining                  12:00    Dining              12:00
                                Dining             12:00   Bunco                     12:45    Bingo                   12:45    Hand & Foot         12:45
                                Bridge             12:45   Good Neighbors            1:00     Woodcarving              1:00
                                Shopping-Rainbow   12:45   Senior Dance              1:00     Pinochle                1:00
                                Cribbage           1:00    Tea Talk                  1:30     Genealogy               1:00

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    Exercise            9:00    AA Meeting         9:30    Vets Coffee               9:00                                      Exercise            9:00
    Quilting            10:00   Craft Club         10:00   Exercise                  9:00     Goldentones              9:15    For Art’s Sake      9:30
    Defensive Driving   10:00   Stamp Cutting      10:00   Blood Pressure            10:00    Crochet & Knit          10:00    Yoga                10:15
    Dining              12:00   Dining             12:00   Stamping Club             10:00    Dining                  12:00    Halloween Party     11:30
    Bingo               12:45   Bridge             12:45   Birthday Party & Dining   11:00    Bingo                   12:45    Dining              12:00
    Creative Writers    1:00    Cribbage           1:00    500 Cards                 12:45    Woodcarving             1:00     Hand & Foot         12:45
                                                           Bunco                     12:45    Pinochle                1:00
                                                           Good Neighbors            1:00
  QUILTING CLASS                                                 GUITAR CLASS
  MONDAYS, OCTOBER 5 & 12                                        FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
      10:00-12:00 A.M.                                           9:30 A.M.—12:OO NOON
                         Have you always wanted             In just a few hours you can learn enough about
                         to learn to quilt? Here’s          playing the guitar to give you years of musical
                         your chance! Instructor            enjoyment. This crash course will teach you some
                         Karen Beckwith will in-            basic chords and get you playing along with your
                         struct this two-part class.        favorite songs right away. Instruction includes
                         You will learn all the             how chords work in a song, how to form the three
                         steps of quilting (cutting,        main types of chords, how to tune your guitar,
                         piecing, machine quilting          and basic strumming. Bring your acoustic guitar.
                         and putting on the bind-
ing). At the end of the two sessions, you will have
a lovely Nine Patch Wall Hanging (or table top-             Instructor Matt Riley, is an accomplished musi-
per).                                                       cian, instructor, performer and the Director of
                                                            Music at the New Hope Church. Class instruction
                                                            fee is $15.00 and needs to be paid be-
A short Supply List includes, 24”x24” batting, 1            fore Friday, September 18. Required
yard light color and 1 yard dark color cotton quilt-        class materials will be sold at the class,
ing fabric, and your own sewing machine. Call or            by the instructor, for an additional
stop by for a complete Supply List. Cost of the             $29.00 and includes a workbook and
class is $25.00 and needs to be paid before Fri-            practice DVD. Everything taught in the
day, September 25. Class size is limited. Call              class is covered in the workbook and
(763) 767-6473 to register. (If you don’t have a            on the practice DVD that the students
sewing machine, but want to take the class, please          take home with them. Call (763) 767-
talk to Kris.)                                              6473 to register.

             Over 60 or an adult with a disability?

ACCAP CHORES & MORE                                                      SENIOR
                 Minor Home Repairs
                     Housekeeping                                           LIVE MUSIC
                    Seasonal Chores                                         COON RAPIDS
                     Snow Removal                                         AMERICAN LEGION
                     Lawn mowing                                           2ND & 3RD
                Spring and Fall cleanup
 ATTENTION: Start Calling September                                            1:00-4:00 p.m.
  1 to get on the Fall clean-up list                                            $5.00/Person
       and winter mowing list                                                For Information Call
               CALL ANN at 763-767-6521                                     421-6260 or 755-5787
                           Notes From The Goldentones
Well...we have some Good News and some Bad News! The Good News (very GOOD news) is that long-
time Choir Director Helen Hoium is back in good health. The Bad News is that she is retiring as our Choir
Director. The large time commitment and the commute from her home in Hopkins (especially in the winter)
are the primary reasons she is stepping down. As a retired teacher, she brought her gifts of teaching, music,
organizational skills and warm personality to the job. She has served us well over the years, bringing the joy
of music to hundreds and hundreds of people. Thank you, Helen, for all you have done to make our world a
better place.

During Helen’s illness this past year, Betty Orton served as ‘interim’ Director. We are pleased to announce
that she has agreed to “officially” take on this position. We are very appreciative of her talent and her humor!

Also, back on the team this year is pianist Gail Harvey, who took a year off. Many thanks to Ruth Berg for
helping us out in the meantime. We’re very appreciative of these talented musicians for volunteering their
gifts and times.

The Goldentones Choir will resume their rehearsals on Thursday, September 10 at 9:15 a.m. (note change in
start time). This group of seniors performs at nursing homes, senior apartments, assisted living facilities and
the Senior Center. If you love to sing and love to bring joy to others, please consider joining! New members
are always welcome!

   The Anoka County Fair is proud and honored to name the winners of the Anoka County Outstanding
   Senior Award 2009, as Phil Novack and Lucille Elrite.

   Phil is a resident of Coon Rapids but serves as a volunteer for the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Depart-
   ment. He has received many awards including the Presidential Gold Award for Volunteerism in 2006
   and 2008. In his 26 years with the Sheriff’s Department, it is estimated he has donated over 17,000
   hours. He also volunteers for the Coon Rapids Fire Department’s Safety Camp and at St. John the Bap-
   tist Catholic Church in Dayton.

   Lucille is a volunteer at the Anoka County Historical Society and the Anoka County Genealogical So-
   ciety. She just recently was awarded the National Genealogical Society Award of Merit. Lucille has
   compiled numerous records over the years, that would have been lost forever without her hard work
   and dedication. She also volunteers at Epiphany Catholic Church, Camilia Rose and as a ‘Good
   Neighbor’ at the Coon Rapids Senior Center.

   Both Phil and Lucille were nominated by Coon Rapids Senior Services. County winners will now be
   recognized at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, September 3. Thanks Phil and Lucille, for all you

               DONATIONS NEEDED!
Our annual Bazaar and Aunt Mary’s Attic is right around the corner on Tuesday, October
14! It’s time to sort through your closets and donate clean, useable articles to the Bazaar!
Such items as house wares, small appliances, knick knacks, framed pictures, and gift
items will be accepted. Sorry, no electronics or clothing. Donations can be dropped off at
the gift shop Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m.—Noon. Thank you!

                     THANK YOU SUPER SENIOR CLUB!
Hooray! Yahoo! The Super Senior Club recently donated a new GPS system for the Senior Center’s
new bus! Now our drivers will be able to find senior rider’s homes with ease! Awesome!

Join the Hotfoot Stompers Square Dance Club at Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids. Lessons begin at
7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21. The first lesson is free and they are only $4.00 each time after that. Pay
at the door. Call Bill or Penny at (763) 274-1945 to sign up or for more information.

Do you collect stamps? The Senior Center recently received a donation of old
stamps and we’re trying to find a good home for them. If you’re interested, please
call Kris at (763) 767-6473. First come, first serve.

                     BOOK CLUB
Our Book Club meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. After
the meeting, lunch at a local café is optional. No sign up needed. Every-
one is welcome to join us!
   September: “The Chili Queen” by Sandra Dallas
   October: “Dreams of my Father” by B. Obama
   November: “Intruder in the Dust” by Wm Faulkner
   December: No Meeting

                                  IN OUR THOUGHTS...
We extend our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Ottavis Fossa, Dick Isaacson,
Leonard Ruprecht, Ray Seidel, Alice Wold and Karen Woods who passed away recently.

                          SUPER SENIOR CLUB
                              LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

We had twenty-four members at the July 3rd meeting. Our next meeting will be on September 4, 2009 at
1:00 p.m. You are all invited to attend. Our entertainment will be the North Suburban Singers.

Thank you to all of the ladies that brought cakes to our July meeting. Thank you to the persons that bring
cakes to our September and October meetings, too!

We had our annual Picnic on Friday, August 7. We had an attendance of over 40 people. Thanks to coordina-
tors Verna Dentz and Helen Swaim!. Also thanks to kitchen helpers and cooks Will Dentz, Mary Mika,
Marion Olson, Bill Reichenborn and Margaret Weis, The brats, burgers and picnic side dishes were delicious.
The entertainment was cancelled, so we played Bingo. Thanks to Joan Neuenfeldt for being our ‘Caller’ and
for all the other Bingo Helpers. A good time was had by all!

The October 2nd meeting will be the election of new officers for 2010. The nominees are as follows: Presi-
dent Helen Steffen, Vice President Lorraine McCloud, Secretary Betty Poferl, and Treasurer Margie Rosen-
dahl. The entertainment for that meeting will be The Accordion Club.

The annual Bazaar will be Tuesday, October 20. There will be many fine crafts and tasty baked goods on
sale. This is a good chance to buy Christmas gifts at a reasonable price, too. Mark your calendars!

It is Super Senior Club dues time again. The dues are still only $7.00. You may pay your dues at a Club
Meeting or at the Gift Shop counter or you can contact Joan Neuenfeldt.

We are still accepting donations for the boxes for our military. Ann Lund reported that we have sent out over
190 boxes! Thank you for your donations!
                                                  As always,
                                            Forest Fout, President

                        WE SUPPORT OUR MILITARY!
The Super Senior Club, and project coordinator Ann Lund, have sent more than 190 care
  packages to our military overseas! Here is a note from one of the grateful recipients:

Hello, my name is Cody. I’m in Iraq, serving in Basra. I am a Private First Class belong to the 34th Infantry
Division, Special Troops Battalion, 34th Military Police Company. I just received my package from you guys
and I just wanted to say thanks! It’s more than enough to put a smile on my face today, cause everybody likes
to get mail, right? Especially here! It takes an awfully long time to actually receive any parcels here but I’ll be
sure to spread the wealth and share with my fellow battle buddies. You had mentioned it was a chilly day in
May back home. I’m jealous! It was about 138 degrees here today….Well, thanks again for everything.
                                                   God Bless.
                                                  Cody Putnam
   OPEN: 8:30 A.M.—1:00 P.M. MONDAY—FRIDAY      LUNCH SERVED AT: 12:00 NOON
       SUGGESTED DONATION: $3.25—60 years and older (Under 60 yrs old is $6.25)
            CALL: (763) 767-6524 by noon, two business days in advance, for a reservation.
                            Current NAPIS form must be on file to eat.

OVER 90’S CELEBRATION                                                   SPOOK-TACULAR
              TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Everyone is welcome to join us for a special celebration for our
                                                                       HALLOWEEN PARTY
friends who are 90 years of age or more! Enjoy a reception in              FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
their honor beginning at 10:45 a.m. The program begins at 11:15     Wear a costume and brew up some
a.m., with some old-time favorites by the Goldentones Choir and     howling good fun at our Halloween
a special recognition of those “Over 90”! At noon, we’ll share in   Party! The Goldentones will scare up
a delicious dinner including Seasoned Baked Chicken, Green          some spooky music at 11:30 a.m. Then
Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Wheat Bread and Chocolate Birthday          enjoy a delicious dinner including Beef
Cake with Chocolate Frosting. If you are over 90 years of age,      & Wild Rice Casserole, Winter Squash,
please let us know at the time of your meal registration, so you    Corn Bread, and Apple Pie. If you wear
can be involved in our special recognition. Make your reserva-      a costume, you get your name in a
tion by calling (763) 767-6524 before Thursday, September 10.       drawing for a prize! Suggested donation
Cost for everyone over 60 years of age is $3.25 and can be paid     is $3.50. Call (763) 767-6524 before
on the day of the event.                                            Tuesday, October 27, for a reservation.

                      (Jerry Rahn & Bob Lightfoot play Classic, Country and Rock)

                       (New Brighton Seniors provide Kitchen Band Entertainment)

Everyone is welcome to join us as we celebrate birthdays and enjoy live entertainment! When you sign up,
please specify which month’s birthday celebration you are registering for! Live entertainment begins at
11:00 a.m. Then we’ll enjoy a delicious meal including Birthday Cake with Ice Cream. Yummy! Our Birth-
day guests will put their name in a drawing, too. Thanks to Culvers of Coon Rapids and Dean’s Foods for
donating prizes. All this for just $3.25 ($3.50 beginning October 1)! Everyone is welcome to join us by
making a reservation at least two business days in advance by noon by calling (763) 767-6524. Don’t miss
out on the fun!

 PLEASE NOTE: Effective October 1, the Suggested Donation for meals is increasing to $3.50.

                SENIOR DINING MENUS
    Complete menus are available at the Senior Center. Stop by and pick one up!
          SEPTEMBER 2009                                          OCTOBER 2009
Tues 1         Baked Fish (or Chicken Patty)          Thurs 1      Fish Wedge (or Chicken Nuggets)
Wed 2          Baked Ham/Sweet Potato                 Fri 2        Salisbury Steak (or Liver) & Onion Gravy
Thurs 3        Chicken Pasta Salad w/ Craisins        Mon 5        Ham (or Turkey) Both with Fruit Sauce
Fri 4           Veal Cutlet (or Pepper Steak)         Tues 6       Meatballs with Jardinere Sauce
                                                      Wed 7        Lasagna Roll Ups w/ Marinara Sauce/Cheese
Mon 7          CLOSED/HOLIDAY
                                                      Thurs 8      Chicken Stew with Vegetables
Tues 8         Meatballs (or Diced Chicken) both
               with Creole Sauce                      Fri 9        Smoked Brat or Chicken Patty on Bun
Wed 9          SENIOR SAFETY CAMP                     Mon 12       Seasoned Baked Chicken
                                                      Tues 13      Swiss Steak
Thurs 10       Roast Pork w/ Thyme Gravy
                                                      Wed 14       Turkey Pasta Salad
Fri 11         Sloppy Joe on Bun/Jo Jo Potatoes
                                                      Thurs 15     Hot Roast Beef Sandwich with Gravy
Mon 14         Tator Tot Casserole/Diced Beets
                                                      Fri 16       Lumberjack Soup w/ Ham (or Turkey) & Bun
Tues 15        Baked Chicken/Mashed Potatoes
                                                      Mon19        Country Fried Steak or Beef Patty w/ Gravy
Wed 16         Tuna(or Chicken) Veggie Pasta Salad
                                                      Tues 20      Oktoberfest
Thurs 17       Potato Chowder/Ham Sandwich            Wed 21       Beef Pot Roast (or Turkey) both with Gravy
Fri 18         Chicken Florentine/Mashed Potatoes     Thurs 22     Lasagna Square with Chicken Marinara Sauce
Mon 21         Italian Turkey Meatloaf                Fri 23       Chunky Turkey Divan
Tues 22        Ham & Scalloped Potatoes               Mon 26       Chicken Breast with Garlic Sauce
Wed 23         Salisbury Steak/Mashed Potatoes        Tues 27      Tuna or Chicken Noodle Casserole
Thurs 24       Beef Vegetable Chow Mein               Wed 28       Turkey with Gravy and Sage Dressing
Fri 25         Turkey/Gravy/Wild Rice Blend           Thurs 29     Pork Fritter (or Chicken Drumsticks)
Mon 28         Swiss Steak/Au Gratin Potatoes         Fri 30       Beef & Wild Rice Casserole & Apple Pie
Tues 29        Turkey ala King with Veggies
Wed 30         Beef Pot Roast/Mashed Potatoes                    Menus Subject To Change

                            MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
        Be sure to sign up for our special September and October events and get ready for a good time!

Wednesday, September 9—SENIOR SAFETY CAMP—Page 1
Tuesday, September 15—OVER 90’s CELEBRATION—Page 14
Tuesday, October 20—BAZAAR & OKTOBERFEST– Page 1
Friday, October 30—SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN—Page 14
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           COON RAPIDS SENIOR SERVICES (763) 767-6473
                         PROGRAM SPECIALIST—KRIS NIEBLER
                         PROGRAM ASSISTANT—CINDY OLSON
             CHORES & MORE/SENIOR COMPANION—ANN KUSIE—(763) 767-6521
                 FACILITY COORDINATOR—NAN MORGAN—(763) 767-6522
               SENIOR DINING PROGRAM—MARGARET WEIS—(763) 767-6524
Coon Rapids Senior Services is made possible through the continued support of the City of Coon Rapids.

                          The Anoka County Fair is proud and honored to name the winners of the Anoka
                          County Outstanding Senior Award 2009, as Phil Novack and Lucille Elrite.
                          Both Phil and Lucille were nominated by Coon Rapids Senior Services. County
                          winners will now be recognized at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, Sep-
                          tember 3. See Page 11 for more details!

                               CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU
                             TO THESE TWO EXCEPTIONAL VOLUNTEERS!

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