50+ Recreation March 2011 Mich ael B. Coleman Mayor Our mission: to enrich the lives of our citizens ISSUE 3 www.columbusrecparks.com Arnold Active Living Festival Golden Hobby Shop March 4-6 “Winter Warm Up Games” 630 S. Third St. in German Village Of Central Ohio Senior Olympics Columbus, Ohio 43206 Phone 614-645-8329 The Central Ohio Senior Olympics again will offer “Winter Warm Up Games” March 4-6, 2011 as part Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday of the Arnold Active Living Festival. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm New Volunteers are welcome. Anyone age 50+ Scheduled events include a 5K run, three basketball interested in selling their handmade crafts should shooting events, (free throw, 3-point and hot shot), contact the Hobby Shop during business hours to chair volleyball, fencing, three fun games (corn hole make an appointment to join. Our consignor fee is toss, ladder toss and disc throw for accuracy), $30 per year (February-December). Pickleball, table tennis and three dance competitions (ballroom dance, line dance and a Jack & Jill dance American Girl Doll Show contest). Sunday, April 10 1 pm – 4 pm $10 admission Except for the 5K run, all events will be held indoors. Raffle ▪ Fashion Show ▪ Crafts (See enclosed Registration Form.) Refreshments ▪ Games The basic $15 registration fee includes competition in Reservations are required as space is limited. This is corn hole toss, ladder toss and disc throw accuracy, the perfect outing for girls ages 4-12 interested in and admission to 18 other March 4 events at the dolls sized 15-18 inches. Girls participate in the Arnold Sports Festival. fashion show and should bring their dolls with them. Individual registration form and team registration forms (chair volleyball and line dance only) are available at many senior centers and recreation centers and on the internet at March 2011 Issue 3 www.arnoldsportsfestival.com. Click on Sports and Events, followed by Active Living Festival. For COAAA Page 8 further information, please contact Mike Lorz, at 614- 50+ Creation Page 4 443-1877, or by email at email@example.com. Dance Information Page 2 Dodge Intergenerational Page 6 Senior Prom Gillie 50+ Center Page 7 Golden Hobby Shop Page 1 What a fantastic way to start the Summer! Marion Golf Clinic Page 5 Franklin Seniors are sponsoring a Senior (Citizen) Lazelle Woods Intergenerational Page 8 Prom. Marion Franklin Intergenerational Page 9 Friday, June 24 Martin Janis 50+ Center Page 10 7 pm-Midnight Red Hat Activities Page 2 Berwick Party House Trip Information Page 3, 4 3250 Refugee Rd. Water Exercise Page 2 Whetstone Intergenerational Page 11 More information will be available in next month’s newsletter. Keep your eyes open...it's coming soon. Newsletter Editor: Wendy Frantz 645-7427 Dance Red Hat Activities GILLIE DANCE Gillie’s Fillies Line Dance Beginners Tuesdays 12:30 pm Luncheon at Montgomery Inn, Dublin Intermediates Fridays 10:30 am Tuesday, March 29 10:45 am Cost $5 Tap Dance Class Whetstone Wednesdays 10 am $ Fee Beulah Park Wednesday, March 23 11 am Cost $4 Ballroom Dance Lessons The Rosie's Posies will be trying their luck on their Thursdays 1-1:45 pm Free annual "Trip to the track" at Beulah Park. We will be dining at Cracker Barrel and then watching the horses Creative Movement run. Come enjoy a good home cooked meal and then Thursdays 1:45-2:30 pm Free place your bets on your favorite color or number horse. Gillie Wednesday Evening Dance Information Come enjoy the fun. Call Mike Rizzo with questions. 6:30 - 9 pm Admission: $3 Come early for line a line dancing session: 6-6:30 pm. The DJ begins spinning a variety of dance music at 6:30. Refreshments served, dancing until 9:00 pm. Weekly Themes: March 2 Birthdays & Anniversaries/Sadie Hawkins March 9 Mardi Gras March 16 St. Patrick’s Day March 23 Spring Fling MARION FRANKLIN Line Dance Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10-11 am Free to members! Evening Line Dancing Beginners Tuesday and Thursday 6-6:45 pm Advanced Tuesday and Thursday 7-7:45 pm $20 per session; must have current Leisure Card. WHETSTONE Whetstone Folk Dancers-Everyone is welcome! Mondays 7-8:30 pm Free Adult Tap Tuesdays 7-7:45 pm Cost $30 Beginning Belly Dancing Tuesdays 6:15-7:00 pm Cost $34 50+ Water Exercise Thursdays 1:45-2:30 pm Free Water Aerobics on Mondays and Wednesdays. Adult Line Dancing Doors open at 9:30 am, enter the water at 9:45 am and Wednesdays 10-11 am Cost $18 exercise begins at 10:00 am. Zumba Cost: $1 per visit or $12 for eight week session Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm Cost $20 Classes held at: Columbus Aquatic Center (645-3129) Argentine Tango 1160 Hunter Ave. Wednesdays 7:15-8:15 pm Cost $30 Columbus OH 43201 2 Trips Dodge __________ 645-3176 Dodge (continued)_ __ 645-3176 Friday on the Town Snooty Fox Fashionable Consignment Shops Friday, March 11 10:30 am Cost $5 Tuesday, May 24 Cost $45 International dining, shopping and movies! Leave Gillie: 8 am; Leave Dodge 8:30 am CATCO presents “What the Butler Saw” Joint trip between Gillie and Dodge traveling on a Wednesday, March 30 10 am Cost $16 small bus to Cincinnati for a day of shopping. Comical tour de force! A classic farce filled with Registration deadline: May 6 mistaken identities, attempted seductions, red herrings Evita; Senior Repertory and outlandish plot. Lunch follows. Friday, June 10 9:30 am Cost $20 Rivers Casino Andrew Lloyd Webbers award winning play about Friday, April 8 Leave 7 am Cost $32 the fascinating legacy of Eva Peron! Performed by Registration deadline: Friday, March 25 our contemporaries (actors all 50+!). As it is an Small bus trip…first come first served! early show, lunch (on your own) will follow! Taste of Marion, Ohio Washboard Music Festival Friday, April 22 8:30 am Cost $15 Friday, June 17 9:30 am Cost $10 We will take a look at the wonderful history of Marion Enjoy a day of music entertainment, arts & crafts, by visiting the Warren G. Harding’s Home and great food, free entertainment and much more! There Memorial, the WWII memorial, Veteran’s Park, and the will be non-stop music playing various styles of Palace Theatre. We will also take a bite at the Walleye American music including folk, country, blues, capital of Ohio (the Shovel Lounge!) Adam, a native of gospel and boogie, all celebrating the washboard! Marion, will fill you in on fun trivia!! You can also tour the Columbus Washboard Company and enjoy the beauty and craftsmanship of Malabar Farms the Dogwood Quilters of Pike County while listening Saturday, April 30 8:00 am Cost $10 to the soothing sounds of dulcimer players. See the beautiful scenery by taking hikes and guided tours of this historic park and farm. Many small tours Gillie 645-3106 and activities to participate in and some will be an The Ohio State University Tour additional fee at Malabar, so bring some spendin’ cash. Tuesday, March 22 9 am-3 pm Cost $5 Lunch on your own! Take an amazing tour of the newly renovated main library followed by lunch and tour of the new student Friday on the Town union. See how college of the 21st century is done in Friday, May 6 10:15 am Cost $5 Columbus. International dining, shopping and movies! Craft Trip Otterbein Theatre Matinee: Friday, March 25 9:30 am Cost $5 “The Drowsy Chaperone” Calling all crafters, we will be going to Michael’s, Wednesday, May 18 9:00 am Cost $15 Jo-Ann Fabrics and a bead store. If you need help Get ready to be transported to a magical, wonderful with a specific jewelry, card making or scrap booking world! It all begins when a musical project, Linda will be there to assist you. We will fan plays his favorite cast album also stop for delicious lunch. called "The Drowsy Chaperone," and the show magically bursts to Hollywood Casino life. The audience is instantly Wednesday, April 6 8 am- 8 pm Cost $30 immersed in the glamorous, Cost includes charter bus hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and transportation, admission, buffet her uproarious wedding day, complete and driver gratuity. Sign up now with thrills and surprises. “The Drowsy Chaperone” as space is limited and will fill was the 2006 Tony Award winner for Best Book & up quickly. See Carol for more Score information. 3 Trips (continued) Gillie (continued) 645-3106 Marion Franklin (continued) 645-3612 Broadway Babies Bargain Shopping John Tesh- “Intelligence for Your Life”, Wednesday, March 30 9 am Cost $5 Friday, April 8 4:30 pm Cost $56 The Palace Theater in Marion, 3rd row seats! Whetstone_____ 645-3217 Dinner on your own at The Infinity Restaurant. Note: Any participant signing up for Whetstone trips Marion Franklin ________ 645-3612 must present payment at the time of registration. Breakfast and a Movie Lennox Movie Theater Movies with Mike Wednesday, March 9 9:30 am Cost $5 Tuesday, March 9 11:30 am Cost $1 Mystery Lunch Join Mike for lunch and a movie at the Carriage Wednesday, March 16 10:45 am Cost $5 Place Cinemas. Call Mike Rizzo with questions. Join the Marion Franklin Diners as we dine in Café & Culture unique, delicious and reasonably priced locations Lunch at La Famosa & Roadside Tour throughout Ohio. Drawings are held on each trip for Thursday March 24 10:30 am Cost $4 dining gift certificates. Join us for lunch in Hilliard. La Famosa is an Toledo Museum of Art and Glass Museum unexpected find with Southwest, Mexican, Tex-Mex, Friday, March 18 9 am Cost $10 Caribbean, Latin American and South American “New Egyptian Exhibit” Come with us as we visit foods on a vast, well-illustrated menu. the Toledo Museum of Art and Glass Museum. After lunch we’ll go on a roadside tour of the Dublin Watch glass blowing and enjoy outstanding art on Cornfield, the Leatherlips monument and much this wonderful trip. more. Call Connie Terry with questions. Lunch and a Show “#1 Hits of the 60’s” Villa Milano Ballroom Ballet Met in April Tuesday, March 29 Noon Cost $50 Friday, April 29 6:45 pm Cost $15 This fast paced show is from Branson, Missouri and Like the theater? Like food? captures the heart and soul of this era through a Come to see Ballet Met and Shadowbox Live colorful tapestry of music and dance. The award perform “7 Deadly Sins”. Registration and payment winning cast of singers and dancers takes you back must be made 4 weeks before the performance. to the British Invasion, California Surfin’, Motown Call Mike Rizzo with questions and the age of Aquarius. See Avis for details. 50+ Creation Winter Memories Once, when the crops were plentiful, there has been a gun for hunting from Pa, ordered from Ward’s Grandpa always recollected the winter of ’89. catalog. Snow drifted higher than is six-foot frame. He struggled to the barn, his breath frosty, and fed the Grandpa talked of cruel ways of each winter season. stock. He told how he leaned against the cow’s side But when he spoke of icicles long as silver swords, for warmth, thawed his fingers before her milk stars in the Milky Way on Christmas Eve clear as sounded in the pail, how the milk froze on the way frozen tears, or when he recalled how he crept on the back to the house. ice, heard the hum of the river underneath its crust, and knew the promise of spring, When he was small his Christmas gifts: an orange, then, I thought of him as something of a poet. sticks of candy from the big jar in Walker’s General Having found beauty, the winter’s not quite so hard, Store or woolen mittens his mama made late at night after all. by the coal oil lamp. 4 Betsy Kennedy - Gillie G LF CLINIC For Women and Men Age 50+ New or Experienced Golfers Join local Golf Pros to learn or brush up on your golf skills. The clinic will cover putting, chipping and swinging! Tuesday, April 26th Raymond Memorial Golf Course 9—11 am 3860 Trabue Road Columbus, Ohio 43228 Tuesday, May 3rd Champions Golf Course 9—11 am 3900 Westerville Road Columbus, Ohio 43224 _______________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ COST: 2 Canned Goods or other non-perishable food items. Food will be donated to the Mid-Ohio FoodBank. REGISTER: By calling the Gillie 50+ Recreation Center at 645-3106 Did you know that The Did you know that Golf League s Columbus Recreation & are available to 50+ adults thru the Parks Department operates Columbus Recreation & Parks Department? 7 Municipal Golf Courses? For more information: www.columbusrecparks.com Dodge Intergenerational Center 667 Sullivant Ave. 43215 645-3176 Jan Guess, Center Manager Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am-5 pm Sr. Council Meeting Tuesday, March 8; 1:15 pm Winter Class Schedule Spring Classes are 3/21-5/27. DSTime - 3/13 Indoor walking Daily 8 -10 am Free Hearing Screenings Adult Cards (Pinochle/Whist) Daily Noon-5 pm Thursday, March 10 10 am-3 pm Hearing screenings, evaluations, aid fittings, aid Mondays: maintenance, & follow-up services are offered by 9:00-12:00 Mosaics & Beading 10:00-11:30 Water Aerobics Columbus Speech & Hearing. Call 261-5452 for 10:00-12:00 Computer for Beginners appointment. 11:15-12:00 Exercise/Stretch/Aerobics/Dance Free Blood Pressure/Glucose Tests by ABACO 1:00-3:00 Creative Sewing Tuesday, March 22 9 am -Noon 1:00-3:00 Marquetry 1:00-3:00 Chair Volleyball Free Tax Help 1:30-3:00 Computer Basics Thursdays & Fridays 9 am-3 pm Tuesdays: Call Dodge to set up your appointment. Primarily for 9:00-9:30 Stand Up Beachball seniors with moderate income and relatively straight 9:30-10:15 Pickleball & Badminton 10:00-11:30 Drawing forward tax returns. We request that folks bring last year’s 10:00-11:00 Shuffleboard tax return and have all your documents organized. 11:15-12:00 Tai-Chi Exercise OSU's Lisa Gibson – Vitamin B12 12:15-1:00 Senior Strength Training Thursday, March 24 1 pm Free 12:30-3:00 Euchre 1:00-2:00 Light Aerobics Post -St. Pat’s Day Party 1:00-2:30 Choir Friday, March 18 1 pm 1:15-3:30 Watercolors No green beer or shenanigans (maybe) this day-after 1:30-4:30 Sewing (50+) “Wearing of the Green”. West Park entertains and brings Wednesdays: our light refreshments. Expect a short performance by 9:00-12:00 Service Circle 9:00-10:00 Wii Bowling Dodge’s “The Artful Dodgers” and Jerry Smith’s 10:00-12:00 Clogging Practice rendition of “The Red-Necked Valentine”. 10:00-12:00 Open Art Looking for Widows or Widowers on a Fixed Income 10:00-12:00 Dominoes (Mexican Train, etc.) Friday, March 25 12:30- 1:30 pm 11:15-12:00 Exercise/Stretch/Aerobics/Dance 1:30-3:00 Acrylics Free Lunch w/ sign-up by 3/21. Learn about new housing 2:00-3:00 Advanced Spanish Class options available to you in Columbus, compliments of 1st 3:00-4:00 Theatre without Fear! Community Village & Traditions rep, Tiffany Affolter 3:30-4:30 Open Art (with National Church Residents Community). Thursdays: Attention Veterans! Need Home Care? 9:00-9:30 Stand Up Beachball 9:30-10:15 Pickleball (modified tennis) Tuesday, March 28 10 am Free info. session 10:00-11:30 New Art Financial benefits are available for you or surviving 10:15-11:00 Bingo spouse. Veteran must have served 90 days or more active 11:15-12:00 Pokeno!! duty (one day during a war) and meet medical and 12:30-2:00 Tripoley financial requirements. Veterans Home Care rep., Virginia 1:00-3:00 Chair Volleyball Havens, asks you to sign up ahead! 1:00-3:00 Knitting/Crocheting 1:30-3:00 Computer Basics Visit us on Saturdays for the following special events: 3:00-4:00 Beginner Spanish (starts 3/24) March 5 11 am-3 pm Card & Games Party Potluck Fridays: March 12 10 am-2 pm Let’s EBay! Register in advance. 9:00-10:00 Mornin’ Tea & Braingames March 26 10 am-2 pm Pickleball! Register in advance. 9:00-11:30 Oil Painting 10:00-11:00 Wii Bowling Mornin’ Tea and Brain Games 11:00-1:00 Dominoes (Mexican Train, etc.) Fridays 9-10 am 12:30-2:00 Light Aerobics Take the challenge! Wii Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune 1:00-4:00 Sewing (50+) Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Crosswords etc.! $1 per class for materials tea/coffee & doughnuts! Keep your mind sharp! 6 Gillie 50+ Center 2100 Morse Centre, 43229 645-3106 Maureen Murphy, Center Manager Hours: M,T,Th,F 8 am-5 pm; W 8 am-10 pm AARP Volunteer Tax Assistance-Wednesdays 9 am-3 pm Open Scrap Booking on Wednesday Nights! Service available thru April 13; By appointment only Come and use all our punches and cutters for free! Bring your pictures and supplies. Idea books available. Balance Clinic – Thursday, March 3 9:30 am– 12:30 pm Recipe of the Month – Wed., March 16 2 pm Care Partners Home Health Inc. physical therapist will Presented by Executive Chef Roland Fellows of evaluate your balance & make recommendations. Friendship Village. Join us for a demo & taste test. Register at the front desk. Free – Register at the front desk. OSU Extension Service Presentation Beginning Jewelry – March 10 1:15 pm Cost $12 Friday, March 4; 9 am- Topic – Vitamin B12 St. Patrick’s Day theme with green & white beads. Advanced registration required please. Eat Better – Feel Better Program Jewelry Class, March 17 & 24 1:15 pm; $12 Tuesday, March 8 11 am Free Make a double strand necklace with green beads to Topic- Fiber Facts for Feeling Fabulous honor the St. Patrick’s Holiday. Pre-Registration Veteran’s Group – Friday, February 4 1 pm required. Advanced Jewelry makers only please. Open Jewelry – Fridays; 1:30 pm Free! Do you Fat Tuesday Breakfast -Tues. , March 8 9:30 am have broken bead jewelry that you want to fix...or a Enjoy a great breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage & project you’ve seen that you want to make? Come to juice or coffee. Advance Ticket holders Served First our open jewelry session and bring your own supplies. Cost: $4; Ticket Deadline: March 3. At the door price is $5 and will be served after ticket holders are served Open Scrap Booking on Wednesday Nights! Come as long as the food holds out. Buy now! and use all our punches and cutters for free! Bring your pictures and supplies. Idea books on hand. Alzheimer’s Association Consultations 457-6003 Tues., March 8 For self or caregiver; by appointment PLAY Wall Hanging – Wed., March 16; 2 pm; Cost $10. Bring 5 pictures of special people and/or events to Wearing of the Green!! Friday, March 11; 12:30 pm make a creative/memorable wall hanging for Cost $6.50 & includes lunch and entertainment. family/friends. Sign up at the office. Join us for our Spring Fashion Show & luncheon. See TeleHealth Screenings– Thursday, March 17 the latest in clothing for the spring and summer season. 10 am-Noon by Anchor Home Health. Free Blood Clothes will be provided from Second Chance and the Pressure, Pulse, Oxygen level & Weight Check. Dress Code. Venders for Shopping-plus it’s not too early to think about your Easter outfit. Prizes awarded Free Hearing Services – By appointment-261-5452 for the best Irish outfit & Irish Hat. Tuesday, March 17 10 am-3 pm Free hearing screenings, evaluations, hearing aid Bingo – Mondays, March 14 & 28 1 pm fittings & maintenance. Columbus Speech & Hearing Matter of Balance – Meets every Monday & Friday Edward Jones Financial Group Presentation from 9-11 am. Starts March 14 – April 8. Cost $5 March 18 Noon-2 pm Free Learn how to better balance and prevent falling. How long term care protects you and your assets. Attendance requirements – can only miss 1 class. Cross Training Class–Mondays and Thursdays; 10-11 am Euchre: Starting March 17. New workout -weights and aerobic. Register at the Learn to Play Euchre – Thursdays at 12:30 pm front desk. Dr.’s Permission slip and waiver required. Have fun learning & bring a friend. Monthly pot-luck. Weight Room Orientation - Make an appointment Progressive Euchre – Fridays at 12:30 pm. with our personal trainers to utilize the weight room Progressive format with a monthly pot-luck. Dr.’s Permission slip & waiver required. Pick up forms at Antique & Collectibles Group 1 pm office. $15 for an 8-10 week fitness room pass. Mar. 14-Anything Green; Mar. 28 - Anything White Easter Cards – March 30 2 pm Cost $5 SRC Meeting: Monday, March 21 1 pm Make unique and personalized Easter Cards. Book Club – March 31; 2 pm Sign up at front desk and Remembrance Class Tuesdays; 10 am Join the fun! pickup questionnaire for the class. 7 Lazelle Woods Intergenerational Center 8140 Sancus Blvd., 43081 Anna Marie Brown, Center Manager 645-5330 Hours: Mon./Wed./Fri.: 7 am-8:45 pm; Tues./Thurs.: 7 am-8:45 pm; Sat.: 9 am-5:45 pm Baby Boomer Health & Fitness AARP Driver Safety Program Tuesdays/Thursdays 9-10 am $20 Tuesday, March 29 Noon-4 pm $12 for AARP members; $14 for nonmembers Line Dance with Pizzazz You will learn: defensive driving techniques; how to Tuesday/Thursday; 10-11 am; 1 day $15/2 days $25 deal with aggressive drivers; how to handle problem Yoga situations; how to safely use anti-lock brakes, air Wednesdays 6:30 -7:30 pm $30 bags and safety belts. Sewing Instructor: James Myers Wednesdays 6:30 -7:30 pm $5 Registration begins March 14, 9:00 am at Lazelle Fridays 6:45-8:45 pm $5 woods or call toll free 1-888-227-7669 or visit Zumba for Beginners www.aarp.org/drive to register for a class. Wednesdays 10-11 am $18 COAAA Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging 174 E, Long St., 43215 645-7250 Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am -5 pm Stuff: Tips for Downsizing and Managing Clutter one space, only to fill it again with the same amount of possessions you’ve gotten at a good price! Studies have shown that the average American has Keep 1 or 2 mementos of a collection and display accumulated over 2 tons of possessions by the age of 65. them prominently. Find a place to sell or donate the Is it any wonder that new homes and condos have more rest of collections, if family members don’t want closets than ever before and that the storage industry is them. one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy! At the same time, many older adults are looking to simplify and Start practicing the OHIO rule of downsizing—Only Handle It Once—to keep from just moving downsize into smaller living spaces. And even when possessions from place to place. people do not move into a smaller space, clutter can cause safety concerns for many older adults and their families. Some tips if you are trying to assist someone to It can be very challenging to discuss this issue in families downsize or reduce clutter in their home: and not cause anger and hurt feelings. Members of families can have very different views about the Do not touch or move items without permission from importance of possessions, where to store them and how the person who owns them. Involve the person in to sort through them. every decision and intervention unless it would be physically detrimental to him/her. Some tips if you are trying to downsize or reduce clutter Do not make values judgments about possessions. in your home: People value different items for different reasons and Just START. Start in your least cluttered space and people have the right to value items others don’t find assign a particular time each day to work in the space. useful. If you start in your most cluttered space, you may get At the same time, don’t hesitate to ask questions about too discouraged before you make progress. possessions. Sometimes people have owned an item Enlist the help of a family member or friend who will so long that they have forgotten why they had it in the respect your wishes but who will also be firm with you first place. Respectful questions from others can in decisions. If you have financial resources, hiring an assist people to sort what they still need from what organizing professional can be very helpful. They often they can give up or move. bring in an unbiased opinion and new storage ideas you Build in relaxing and rewarding experiences after a might not have considered. sorting or cleaning process. Try not to make all your Look for useful purposes for your possessions—but time with the person about the work of sorting or outside your house….in today’s world, there are many, cleaning. Building and maintaining the relationship is many opportunities to recycle and reuse your items. more important than what to do with the possessions! At the same time, consider what you are bringing back into your home. Do not get into the habit of downsizing 8 Marion Franklin Intergenerational Center 2801 Lockbourne Road, 43207 Anthony Dawkins, Center Manager 645-3612 Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm Canteen is open Monday-Friday, 11 am-1 pm WellCare Health Plans, Inc Monday, March 21 11 am Free New Medicare Changes: Parts A B C & D Topic: Medicare – Low End Subsidy Thursday, March 3 10:30 am Free Bring a friend and join us as Karen Dawson leads an Have you been wondering about the major changes that informative session on Medicare’s qualifying criteria. are going on with Medicare Part A, B, C, and D? Hal Hyde, a counselor with The Ohio Department of New Class - Self Improvement Insurance, will present “Medicare Today.” Tuesdays, beginning March 22 10:30 am Managing your Life: Spirit, Mind and Body Refreshments will be served. Register at office or call. Come take a look at what you have been neglecting. It is Multigenerational Talent Show Auditions exciting what you will discover about yourself. For more Friday, March 4 & Saturday, March 15 Noon information contact Avis 645-7575 If you have a talent and would like to audition, please call Senior Council Meeting Avis 645-7575. Monday, March 28 11:30 am Senior Prom Planning Committee AARP Tax Program (Tax Assistance) Call Avis 645-7575 for more information or to join the Mondays & Tuesdays 8:15 am-4 pm committee. Call center to make an appointment. Senior (60+) College Fair Planning Committee Call Crystal 645-3612 for more information. Book Club Social Wednesday, March 2; 1:30-3 pm Please bring or share your suggestions of 2 great books March is Women's History Month to read. Light refreshments will be served. Tuesday, March 8 Noon Sandi Lattimer, a volunteer from Greenlawn Cemetery, Wii fun and excitement Fridays 1 pm will be telling exciting tales about significant and lesser Pilates Class known women that are in Greenlawn Cemetery. It Lose body fat and strengthen your back. Suzanne should prove to be interesting and informative. Dorsey, certified fitness and weight loss consultant, will offer this class. Call the center to register. FREE Green Money Workshop – Cash Management Monday, March 14 11:30 am “Basics of Facebook” Class - Thursdays 2 pm This seminar is sponsored by Western & Southern In this class, you’ll learn how to set up an account, add people to your network, establish your profile, add applications, join groups Financial Group. Topics of discussion are Calculating and more. Contact Mike. your Net Worth, Budgeting & Spending, Net cash flow, Short term savings and Investment Options. All Liturgical Dance? Call the center if interested. attendees will receive a free note-taking workbook and Flame Working/Glass Bead Making refreshments will be provided. Must register to attend. Mondays 10 am-Noon Cost $40 (six week class) Birthday Celebration – Wednesday, March 16 Noon Contact Mike 645-5457 “Pot ‘O’ Gold” Treasure Hunt New Tuesday & Thursday Classes - Call to register Thursday, March 17 10:30 am Fee $5 Line Dance Workout (Medium Impact) 9:30-10:30am Join us for fun and excitement as we fill our pots with Feel the Beat Class (Cardio Workout) 1:30-2pm gold. 100 gold coins will be hidden throughout the Stretch & Tone (Medium Impact) 2-3pm center. Find the most gold coins and win. Five Gift Healthy Snacks & Facts 3-3:30pm Cards (1) $50, (2) $25 and (2) $10 will be given to the Health & Wellness Information: top five participants with the most coins. Prizes will be March is Colorectal Cancer Month given to all paid participants. Registration deadline: LifeCare Alliance Wellness Nurse Barbara Parker Call Tuesday, March 15. For game rules and registration, 491-2566 to schedule wellness exam. please stop by the center or call Crystal 645-3612. Diabetes Support Group Go Organic Green! Wednesday, March 2 Noon Thursday, March 17 11 am Free Wellness Mini Clinic by Arlingworth Home Care Join us before lunch on St. Patrick’s Day for free “Green” Wednesday, March 9 10 am-Noon samplers and appetizers only. Give your taste buds a real Eat Better – Feel Better (Monthly topic-Fiber Facts) organic treat. Featured items are healthy and tasty. 9 Monday, March 21 11 am-Noon Martin Janis 50+ Center 600 E. 11th Avenue, 43211 645-5954 Doreen Gosha, Center Manager Hours: M,T,W,F 8 am-5 pm; Th 8 am-9 pm Fat Tuesday All-Day Breakfast Trips (continued) Tuesday, March 8 Cultural Arts Center Conversations and Coffee 9am-2pm Cost $5.00 Thursday, March 24 Leave Center at 11:30 am Join us for a breakfast of oatmeal, Cost: Free transportation; lunch on your own. fruit, sausage, bacon, juice, coffee, Sip on complimentary coffee as you listen to an artist tea, and all the pancakes you can discuss his/her unique style and medium. eat. Coblentz Chocolate Company St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Lunch(on your own) at Der Dutchman Wednesday, March 16 11:30 am-1 pm Cost $5 Thursday, March 31 Leave Center at 9am We’re celebrating the Wearin’ o’ the Cost: $10 for transportation Green one day early at the Martin Indulge your taste buds with over 100 varieties of Janis Center. Lunch will include sweets followed by lunch at this popular Amish Irish Stew and Colcannon, or Restaurant. Shepherd’s Pie, with Irish Soda Bread and some special Irish treats. Medigold Presentation Thursday, March 10 10 am Blues, Bacon, Biscuits Monday, March 21 9-11 am Cost $5 ABC’s of Medicare We’re bringing back our breakfast music event. Join us Wednesday, March 16 Noon for a full breakfast featuring bacon and biscuits along Free with eggs, potatoes, juice and coffee. Music will be Karen Dawson of Wellcare will continue with the provided by Greg Pearson and Friends. second in her series of presentations on issues of interest to seniors. Martin Janis March Trips Income Tax Assistance at Martin Janis 50+ OSU Student Union The Janis Center is pleased to welcome back the Thursday, March 10 Leave at 10:30 am AARP Foundation’s Tax Aide Program for another Cost: $3.50 for transportation year. Free assistance for low-and middle-income Lunch on your own taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and Take a student led tour of the refurbished Ohio Union’s older, is available from AARP Tax-Aide through three floors. Ohio Union is a LEED Silver Certified April 11. You do not need to be a member of AARP Green Building and is designated an official GreenSpot or a retiree to use this service. Last year over 2.6 by the City of Columbus. million people throughout the United States were served. In Ohio, more than 117,000 people received Metro Five-O: Spring Fling help with their returns. Blacklick Woods Metro Park Five AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in Thursday, March 17 cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will Cost: $3.50 for transportation, offer help with personal income tax returns at the Lunch on your own Janis Center in the Computer Room on the lower Celebrate spring with activities level. From January 31 through April 11 this service that nurture the body and will be available from 9am-4pm on a first come first mind. Enjoy gentle served basis every Monday, except February 21. Be stretching in a Tai Chi sure to bring last year’s (2009) returns and all tax session, sample spring recipes, documents received for the 2010 tax year with you. experience a backyard birds audiovisual show, and take a Remember to register for new classes nature walk, weather permitting. March 14-18 10 Whetstone Community Center 3923 N. High Street, 43214 645-3243 Rick Bruhn, Center Manager Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 9 pm *Participants must present payment upon Monthly Friday Potlucks registration of all activities* Friday, March 18 Noon Cards Clubs at Whetstone Potlucks are on the 3rd Friday of every month. The Come relax and enjoy the camaraderie senior council provides a meat dish. Participants Canasta should bring a dish sufficient to feed 8-10 people. Mondays; 1:30-3:30 pm; Free; Community Room Please call the center in advance for your Bid Euchre (6-player) reservation, so we know how much food to prepare. Tuesdays; 1-3 pm; Free; Community Room Progressive Bridge Class Highlights Thursdays; Noon-3 pm; Free; Community Room Spring Registration begins Monday, March 14. New! Progressive Regular Euchre: $1.75 per person Many classes are offered at Whetstone Community Thursdays & Fridays; Noon-3 pm-Auditorium Center for adults of all ages. We offer a wide variety (Have fun and win grocery prizes!) of opportunities from art to exercise including: Adult Yoga Mondays 10-11 am/$35 Progressive Bridge Workshop Current Events and History w/Mary Mondays Thursday, March 17; 11 am-noon, play begins after 10:30am-1pm and Wednesdays 1-3 pm/Free workshop Adult Yoga Wednesdays 10 am-11 am/$35 Don’t know how to play Bridge? Don’t feel Wii Bowling Tuesdays 10:30 am-noon & intimidated. Come to the Bridge Workshop every 3rd Fridays 3-4:30 pm/Free Thursday of the month. Beginning Spanish Language & Culture Thursdays, Captain’s Table 7-8 pm/$30 Class Cost/$10 Mtl Fee Mondays 11:30 am-1 pm; Donation $3 Adult Clay Fridays 10:30 am-12:30 pm/$30mtls Throughout the winter season we will serve Chair Volleyball Please sign the interest list at the soup at the Monday luncheons. We need all the soup front desk and see Mike Rizzo with any questions. makers we can get. Open Walking in the Gym M-F 8-9:15 am/Free Please contact JoAnn Holtrey if you are interested in Note: See the Center’s class schedule for a complete donating soup for Captain’s Table. list of class offerings. Schedules are available in hardcopy at the front counter. Schedules can also Whetstone 50+ Writers be downloaded from either of our websites at Thursdays 1-3 pm www.columbusrecparks.com or Come and share your life stories through the art www.whetstonepark.org. of writing. Senior Council Meeting Most of our activities are available for registration Thursday, March 10 1 pm online. In order to register online, a free account Get involved with your 50+ organization. must be created at: Call or stop by the center for more information. http://activenet.active.com/columbusrecparks St. Patty’s Day Tea & A Pot O’ Gold Health Screenings Friday, March 11 1:30 pm Cost $4 Thursday, March 17 Registration Deadline: Noon, March 9 Life Line Screening is the nation’s leading provider Let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit of preventive health screenings and offers tests for early with a variety of hot teas and other stroke prevention, vascular disease, and osteoporosis. goodies. We’ll play games and enjoy each Don’t wait. Protect your health and your loved ones others company. by getting screened. Don’t forget to wear your green *Register for the Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Whetstone Center & Library Book Club Rhythm Package for $139. All four ultrasound Thursday, March 17 2 pm screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Your Julie from the Whetstone Branch Health is in Your Hands, so call 1-888-653-6441 or Library comes once a month to lead visit www.lifelinescreening.com to pre-register and in book discussion. ask questions. 11 COLUMBUS RECREATION AND PARKS DEPT STANDARD 1111 EAST BROAD STREET, SUITE 103 US POSTAGE PAID COLUMBUS, OH 43205 COLUMBUS OH PERMIT NO 719 Know a parent looking for a summer camp for their child? Columbus Recreation parks offers a variety of camps. Pick up a brochure at a community center or view it at www.columbusrecparks.com. Memberships Registration begins March 5. expired December 31. Renew now for $15 at your 50+ Center.