Quarterly Newsletter of the Dublin Senior Center WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 2010 October November December SWINGING 60’s THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY LUNCHEON LUNCHEON LUNCHEON Thursday, December 9 Thursday, October 14 Thursday, November 18 11:40am 11:40am 11:40am The decorations are up; Remember the 60s? It was an It’s turkey time again. the fireplace is lit. Joy, interesting time. Some great A traditional feast will good friendships and music came out of this era. be prepared for you. delicious food await you. Entertainment by Daphna Entertainment by Wells Entertainment by the and Bruce. Middle School Jazz Band. Golden Follies Dancers. Please register by Friday, Please register by Friday, Please register by October 8. November 12. December 3. Res $7.39/Non-Res $8.39 Res $7.39/Non-Res $8.39 Res $7.39/Non-Res $8.39 Activity Code 23647 Activity Code 23649 Activity Code 23650 DANCESCAPE DON'T FORGET! DANCESCAPE 4 Saturday, December Saturday, October 2 7:00–10:00pm DAYLIGHT 7:00–10:00pm City of Dublin Senior Center Featuring the 3 O'Clock Jump SAVINGS Featuring Lady K and the Kings of Swing. Celebrate 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. Band. You can swing, tango, rhumba, cha cha and waltz, TIME the season with friends. Dublin, California 94568 Listen to Big Band era (925) 556-4511 too! Come dance or just listen to great music. classics that will put a smile www.DublinSeniorCenter.com Tickets purchased by Friday, on your face and toe tapping www.DublinRecGuide.com October 1: $9(R)/$10(NR) rhythm in your feet! firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets at the door: $12 Tickets purchased by Friday, Activity Code 24446 December 3: $9(R)/$10(N) Business Hours Sunday Tickets at the Door: $12 Mon–Fri: 9:00am–4:00pm November 7 Activity Code 24447 Sat: 8:30am–12:00pm Building closed for the following holidays: Thursday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day Checks should be made payable to Thursday & Friday, November 25 & 26 – Thanksgiving the City of Dublin for most activities Friday, December 24 to Monday, January 3, 2011 – Winter Holiday and Building unless otherwise stated. Maintenance play! explore! connect! HEALTH & RESOURCE FAIR Saturday, October 30 FRE E! 10:00am – 2:00pm ! The Dublin Senior Center will sponsor a Senior Health and Resource Fair designed for seniors, caregivers, adult children of seniors, family and friends. Attend informative mini-presentations and receive valuable information from a variety of health and resource vendors. Lunch will be served at 12 noon (while supplies last). Free prizes will be raffled throughout the day. This free event is open to the public. Drop-ins are welcome but reservations are accepted and preferred. Sign up by calling 556-4511 or by going online at www.DublinRecGuide.com (Activity #24556) by Friday, October 29. DUBLIN Winter Concert Series th 2 0 1 0 The City of Dublin is proud to present the 7 Annual Winter Concert Series Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Boulevard, Dublin Hometown Heroes Celebration Sunday, November 7, 1:30 PM Now an annual event, the Dublin Senior Center will be hosting the Hometown Heroes Celebration to honor all our veterans. This special presentation will be followed by the 191st Army Band, Band of the Wild West. The event is free. If possible, please donate new socks to benefit Operation S.A.M. (Supporting All Military). Bay Bells—Silver Bells Sunday, December 12, 3:30 PM The City of Dublin continues its tradition of presenting the Bay Bells holiday concert for the whole family. The performance, entitled Silver Bells, will be a celebration of Bay Bells who have entertained audiences throughout the country for the past 25 years. Sign up in advance by calling 556-4500 for reservations or reserve seats online at www. DublinRecGuide.com (Activity # 24454). Tickets will also be available at the door: $10/Adult; $5/Youth (12 and under). For more information, call 556-4500 or the Senior Center at 556-4511 or visit www.ci.dublin.ca.us THE DUBLIN SENIOR CENTER a great place to be Welcome DINE AT THE SHAMROCK CAFÉ Everyone knows times are tough (See page 12 on how to register) right now. Prices have gone up, while Lunch is provided by Spectrum Community Services many seniors' incomes have not. Don’t Monday–Friday 11:30am–12:15pm; serving time: 11:45am despair—the Dublin Senior Center is Registration in the program is required. the place for you. There’s so much to do Meal reservations required by 1:00pm the prior business day. here, and the fees are affordable. Love to read? Join the book club. Love to dance? BE A SUPPORTER The Center has it. Not computer savvy? The Center needs your help. If you are not already a supporter, please Take a private lesson. Don’t like eating become one now. The small yearly fee is used to provide you with alone? Step into the Center’s Shamrock all the activities and events you come here to enjoy. The quarterly Café, choose a table, eat and socialize. newsletter, Dublin Doings, is mailed to all supporters. “Rewarding friendships, intriguing Resident $9 per year/Non-resident $10 per year activities and a lifestyle of possibilities” await you. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES A volunteer is a person who gives of themselves for a service without obligation to do so. If this description fits you, turn to page 18 and see how you can be of help, or call the Center at (925) 556-4511. A GUIDE TO Training is provided for all positions. STAYING CONNECTED THROUGH ACTIVITY SENIOR CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE Martin Baron—Chair • Find happiness through music Diane Bonetti—Vice Chair and dance—page 4 Delilah Vanderpool—Member Tim Pedersen—Member • Keep your mind active with Eddie Jo Mack—Member games of your choice—page 5 Rich Guarienti—Parks & Community Services Representative • Join a book club, a writing class, Your Advisory Committee welcomes you to attend their meetings, 9:30am on the first Thursday of every month, at the Dublin Senior or learn how to send email —page 6 Center. You may make suggestions at the meeting, or via email: email@example.com. • Stay active; attend three Next Meetings: October 7, November 4, December 2 exercise classes a week—page 8 &9 TELLS US WHY YOU ENJOY COMING TO THE DUBLIN SENIOR • Walk and hike in East Bay parks CENTER —page 9 Your testimonial is appreciated and may be highlighted in the newsletter. • Go green: bring your own RENTALS coffee mug or bring two mugs City facilities like the Dublin Senior Center and invite a friend to join you at may be rented by private and community the Center for free coffee groups during non-Senior Center business —page 12 hours. Typically Friday and Saturday evenings are available, and Sunday • Meet new friends over lunch at afternoons and evenings are available the affordable Shamrock Café on a first-come, first-served basis. For —page 12 availability, fees and information, call (925) 556-4500. A copy of all rental • Stay happy by helping others applications may be downloaded at —page 18 www.ci.dublin.ca.us. O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0 3 MUSIC & DANCE move & groove to the music Enjoy the movement and the sound as you participate in these groups. MUSIC CLASSES LINE DANCE CLASSES MELODY MINSTRELS Fridays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Cue music … 5-6-7-8 …feel the music JAM SESSION (No classes in Nov & Dec) and start dancing! Tuesdays, 1:30–3:00pm Charlie Wright, a gifted musician, Beginning Join ukulele and guitar players to learn wants to share her knowledge and Instructor: Lynn Woods new cords and harmonize together. Build love of music. Please call 556-4511 to Thursdays 10:25–11:25am on the knowledge you already possess. register for class. $1.25/class Led by Judy Kuftin and Merrill Ito. Drop-in fee: $1.25 per person, per class. Beginning/Intermediate $1.25 activity fee Instructor: Rosa Chan BEGINNING BAND Tuesdays, 10:15–11:15am MUSIC LOVERS SING-ALONG Friday, 10:00–10:50am $2/class Thursdays at 10:15am Learn how to read and play music in You may not be a candidate for this fun group. Beginning musicians Saturdays, 10:30am–12:00pm American Idol, but you can shine here. and any instruments you bring are $3/class Lyrics and music are available, just welcome. Easy/Intermediate bring your melodic voice. All musical Instructor: Millie Dusha accompanists are welcome to join in. BEGINNING GROUP SINGING Thursdays 2:00–4:00pm $1.25 donation Friday, 11:00–11:50am $3/class Develop your singing Intermediate PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS voice through both Dance leader: Karen Hong Day and time (30 minutes) TBD structured and Fridays 10:45–11:45am Would you like to learn or relearn how improvisational $1.25/class to play the piano? Playing the piano can lessons. Expand be a satisfying experience for the body, your control with Advanced mind and soul. We’ll start where you breathing exercises. Instructor: Millie Dusha If you always are. Learn at your own pace, there is no Mondays 12:30–2:30pm pressure. wanted to sing $3/class Instructor: Charlie and love to sing Introductory Fee: $20/½ hour, pre-paid with others, this class is a great place to start! People of all ages and levels are welcome. LINE DANCE SOCIAL EVERY FIRST THURSDAY MUSIC THEORY 101 Friday, 12:30–1:20pm October 7, November 4, Study the language and theory of December 2 music as a way to enhance one's 2:00–4:30pm musicianship. DJ Millie Dusha plays both old classics and new MUSIC APPRECIATION 101 dances to keep you in the Friday, 1:30–2:20pm mood. Join the line and Learn to listen and identify various keep dancing! Dancers of all styles, composers and music levels are welcome. movements. All types of music, $3 from classical to modern day, will be discussed. 4 F O R I N F O R M A T I O N C A L L ( 9 2 5 ) 5 5 6 - 4 5 1 1 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY be a playmaker AMERICAN MAH JONG SCRABBLE Fridays, 12:15–4:00pm Wednesdays, 3:00–4:30pm A fascinating game, played with tiles at A fun and stimulating game; can you a table for four. Learn what the symbols make a long word with your tiles? on the tiles mean and make a Mah Jong $1.25 activity fee to win. Instructor: Lynn Miller PING PONG–DROP IN $1.25 activity fee Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9:00am–12:00pm; 1:00–4:00pm BRIDGE Saturdays: New players should contact the Bridge 9:00–10:30am; 10:30–12:00pm Coordinators to sign up for a table. Check out equipment at the front desk, Please call 556-4511 to find out how. or sign-in your name and wait for your Beginning Bridge turn. Play time is limited when people Wednesdays, 1:00–3:00pm are waiting. If you want to learn more, or are new $1.25 activity fee at the game, this is the group to join. Instructor: Donna McCarthy BINGO PING PONG RESERVATIONS $1.25 activity fee Wednesdays, 12:45pm Wednesdays, 1:00–4:00pm Intermediate Bridge This is an exciting game, especially A second ping pong table will be set up Tuesdays, 12:00–3:30pm when you get to shout BINGO! Good for those who want to play or practice Coordinator: Barbara Tocchini luck! Sponsored by the Dublin Senior privately. Play time reservations are Fridays, 12:00–3:30pm Foundation. Card fees due at the door. required by 12 noon on Wednesdays. Coordinators: Ed or Doris Edwards $2.50 for three cards Reservations allow for priority play and $1.25 activity fee $1 for each additional card reduced wait time. You may borrow Intermediate/Advanced Bridge $5 for six cards equipment or bring your own paddle Mondays, 12:00–3:30pm and balls. Coordinator: Donna McCarthy BUNCO $1.25 activity fee per hour, per person $1.25 activity fee Thursdays, 1:00–3:00pm This game of chance is played with 3 INDOOR GAMES dice, at a table with four players. Good OPPORTUNITY awaits you!! Improve luck to you and your partner! Call Sue at your game. Golf putting, bocce, and 829-1151 for more information. Wii, are available for you inside our $1.25 activity fee comfortable Center. PARTY PINOCHLE GOLF PUTTING/BOCCE Mondays, 9:00–11:00am Thursdays, 9:00am–4:00pm & (Double deck) Fridays, 9:00am–1:00pm Beginners are welcome to learn with These indoor games keep you in the other Pinochle loving players. Call Sue swing. at 829-1151 for more information. $1.25 activity fee $1.25 activity fee Wii™ SENIORS VIRTUAL SPORTS POKER Wednesdays, 9:00am–4:00pm Tuesdays, 12:30–3:30pm Thursdays, 9:00am–4:00pm Psych out your opponents in this game Fridays, 9:00am–1:00pm of probability. Games are dealer’s We have Wii™ and many of the virtual Note: City Ordinance prohibits gaming for money. Bingo, which is sponsored by choice. games that come with it. a licensed non-profit group, is exempt. $1.25 activity fee $1.25 activity fee O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0 5 READING, WRITING & COMPUTING engage all your senses FREE EMAIL UPDATES! PREPARE A CHRISTMAS FORM MINI-LIBRARY Receive the Center’s latest information LETTER—LET US TRANSCRIBE FOR The Center has a well-stocked lending on its DOINGS. Email us at seniorctr@ YOU library where you can check out books ci.dublin.ca.us and ask to be placed onA volunteer will transcribe your holiday for FREE. Donations gratefully accepted. our interest list. letter on the computer. A copy will be made for you to mail or email. Please LAS POSITAS COMMUNITY ONE-ON-ONE PC/MAC CLASS call for an appointment to discuss your COLLEGE (LPCC) WRITING Monday mornings, 9:00am–3:00pm correspondence. CLASSES Enroll in a computer class. The $1.25 per page; copies extra For LPCC info, registration and instructors are friendly and so is the fees, call 424-1000 or go to www. computer. The first class begins at TATTLE TALES – A WRITING CLASS laspositascollege.edu. 9:00am and offered in 30 minute Mondays, 12:30pm increments. Please call the Center to October 4, 18; November 1, 15 & WRITE FOR SELF EXPRESSION/ make your appointment. December 6 (will return on January PUBLICATION PC Instructor: Ed Osada 10, 2011 after Winter Holidays) Tuesdays, 9:30–11:20am Mac Instructor: Garrett Romain “ Let the words flow, as you create a journal Learn basic to advanced techniques One-on-One Fee: $3 for 30 minutes of your family’s history. Future generations of writing and recording observations will appreciate the tales you have to tell. about experiences undergone Instructor: Barbara Gifford throughout one’s lifetime. Develop One of my friends $1.25 activity fee marketing skills and manuscript from Hayward’s preparation to publish your work. EDD One Stop POLISH YOUR FICTION Nominal fee charged. A WRITING & EDITING CLASS Instructor: Tonya Hersch Center referred me to the Dublin Senior Mondays, 10:00am–12:15pm October 4, 11, 18, 12; Center. Needing more November 1, 8, 15, 22 computer experience, Learn fresh writing techniques and I signed up for Ed an easy, powerful way to polish your Osada’s One-on-One writing projects. This revising system Computer Class. I takes the “ugh” out of editing and received everything makes the process of revisions as much I needed to know in fun as writing the first draft. At the end order to complete my of eight weeks, your work in progress will have increased clarity, cadence, and resume. I got above reader interest. Bring several pencil-size and beyond what I colored markers. 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA 94568 expected. Although I Instructor: Julaina Kleist (925) 828-1315 www.aclibrary.org am on a budget, it was Fee: $28/8 classes money well spent. I Activity Code 25082 Library Hours: am extremely excited READING GROUP— A BOOK CLUB Sunday 1pm – 5pm about the friendliness and support I received Fourth Tuesdays, 10:30am Monday 10am – 8pm October 26, November 23 Tuesday 10am – 6pm from the Center’s (No meeting in December) Wednesday 12pm – 8pm very nice and cheerful Book clubs are a great way to share Thursday 10am – 6pm staff.” what you thought of the book you just Friday CLOSED —C.R., Hayward read. Join this interesting group. Saturday 10am – 5pm $1.25 activity fee 6 F O R I N F O R M A T I O N C A L L ( 9 2 5 ) 5 5 6 - 4 5 1 1 ARTISTS IN MOTION freedom to express yourself ART STUDIO FOR ALL MEDIA NEEDLE ARTS GROUP HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING WITH Wednesdays, 12:30–3:30pm Mondays, 1:30–3:30pm GALE GIFFORD Can’t find space to do your art? Drop in Drop-in quilting, sewing and knitting Friday, December 10, 12:30–3:00pm and join us! The Dublin Senior Center group. Join peers for support and social Make a fresh wreath for the holidays. offers space for artists to work on their networking. Bring gardening gloves, shears and arts and crafts projects. Open sessions $1.25 activity fee additional decorations to personalize are designed for your holiday masterpiece. Maximum individuals to work BLANKETS FOR VETS 25 students. Please register by Friday, independently in a Wednesdays, 1:00–3:30pm December 3. creative and friendly Love to knit or crochet? Bring your $3/class; $5 at the door environment. All favorite needles and know how to do Activity Code 25012 skill levels welcome. basic stitches. Help keep our veterans $1.25 activity fee warm in the cooler months with VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS their own blankets. Needles and yarn WANTED! VINTAGE PAPERBAG SCRAPBOOK donations are greatly appreciated. Do you have a special skill or talent Thursdays, October 14 & 21 Activity leader: Eva Lim in the arts? Share your passion for 9:30–11:30am Free photography, painting, drawing, and Make personalized gifts for the holidays. other media with seniors. Volunteer Capture memories in a charming HOLIDAY CARD MAKING WITH applications available at the front desk. scrapbook. Bring scissors, glue stick, BARBARA GIFFORD 12 of your pictures and memorabilia. Wed, November 3, 12:30–3:00pm BOX KNITTING Instructor will assemble a color Send a holiday greeting card to a friend Saturday, October 9, 9:00–10:30am coordinated packet with paper, ribbon or relative, handmade by you. Bring Learn a simple way to knit a scarf using and decorative items to embellish your scissors, glue stick, and a ruler. Sample only a box and yarn. Bring a small pages. Please indicate color choice. cards are on display in the lounge’s empty tissue box (4½ x 4¼ x 5), pencil, Register by the Monday prior. glass case. Please register one week scissors, ruler and one skein of yarn of Res $4/Non-res $5 prior. your choice. Pre-register by October 8. Plus a $10 material fee due at the time of $3 includes materials for 2 cards Instruction provided by Donna, Sady registration. $1 each for additional card and Bety Activity Code 25066 $4 at the door Activity Code 25097 Activity Code 25013 $2/ person LAS POSITAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (LPCC) ART CLASSES Instruction provided by Mark Roberts. Sign up for spring semester (January 18 through May 20). For more info, registration and fees, call 424-1000 or go to www. laspositascollege.edu. LANDSCAPE SKETCHING I, II Wednesdays, 9:00am–12:00pm WATERCOLOR PAINTING I, II, III Fridays, 9:00am–12:00pm PAINTING WITH WATER MEDIA Fridays, 9:00am–12:00pm O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0 7 MOVE IT! WORK OUT! moving into healthier living Exercise is beneficial for your well-being. Check with your doctor to choose the right program for you. AWARENESS THROUGH JOINT RELIEF THROUGH MOTION * For new students of Chair MOVEMENT Tuesdays, 11:00–11:45am Pilates and NIA only: Thursdays, 2:30–3:30pm Instructor Fran Scott provides One trial class provided on the last Everyone can benefit from the encouragement and professional class of each month, please prepay at Feldenkrais Method. Those expertise on how to increase your the front desk. experiencing chronic or acute pain, flexibility, balance, stamina and $5/person injuries and other conditions, and those strength. Work from a chair or standing wishing to enhance their performance. position. The lessons will lead students through Pay a $4 drop-In fee; or a discounted a sequence of gentle and slow monthly fee. (NON IMPACT AEROBICS) movements, and explorations involving October 5, 12, 19, 26 thinking, sensing, feeling and imaging. $15/4 classes Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30pm A sturdy mat is used for lessons Done Activity Code 25033 This movement class blends dance on the floor. Please state if you have November 2, 9, 16 (no class 11/23) arts, martial arts and healing arts. The physical limitations at the time of $12/3 classes class is beneficial for your entire body, registration. Activity Code 25034 at any age and any level of experience. Instructor: Carol Atkinson, accredited Instructor: Lynda Farmer November 30, December 7, 14 (no Feldenkrais instructor October 6, 13, 20, 27* class 12/21) October 7, 14, 21, 28 Activity Code 25043 $12/3 classes Activity Code 25046 Res/Senior: $16/4 classes Activity Code 25035 November 4, 18, December 2, 9 Non-Res/Under age 50: $20/4 classes (no class 11/11 & 11/25) CHAIR PILATES November 3, 10, 17, 24* Activity Code 25047 Mondays, 3:00–3:45pm Activity Code 24414 $48/4 classes per session Learn how to "perk-up" your posture, Res/Senior: $16/4 classes improve your dynamic balance, and Non-Res/Under age 50: $20/4 classes BALANCE YOUR BALANCE increase your range of motion in the December 1, 8, 15* (no class 12/22 Tuesdays, 10:00–10:45am hips, knees, ankles and shoulders. This & 29) Improve your balance using techniques class will use the Pilates Principles to Activity Code 25044 that help with standing, walking, and guide you through better activities Res/Senior: $12/3 classes increasing physical activity to reduce of daily living: sitting, standing, and Non Res/Under age 50: $15/3 classes falls. Good walking shoes are a must. walking. Sign up the Friday prior to the Instructor: Fran Scott, accredited first class. Adapted Fitness Technician Instructor: Valentin, accredited instructor Pay a $4 drop-in fee; or October 4, 11, 18, *25 Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun a discounted monthly fee $16/4 classes 8:30–9:30am October 5, 12, 19, 26 Activity Code 25023 Mon & Wed 5:30–6:30pm $15/4 classes November 8, 15, *22 Tue & Thu 6:00–7:00pm Activity Code 25030 $12/3 classes Performed to today's hottest music, November 2, 9, 16 (no class 11/23) Activity Code 25024 Jazzercise has fused the art of aerobic $12/3 classes Dec. 6, *20 (no class 12/13) jazz dance, with kickboxing, hip-hop, Activity Code 25031 $8/2 classes Pilates, strength training, and yoga. Activity Code 25025 Jazzercise will improve your aerobic November 30, December 7, 14 (no endurance, muscle tone, and flexibility. class 12/21) Call Barbara at 447-8890 for fee. $12/3 classes Activity Code 25032 8 F O R I N F O R M A T I O N C A L L ( 9 2 5 ) 5 5 6 - 4 5 1 1 SATURDAY & SPORTS ROUNDUP stay active out and about SIMPLY TAI CHI TRI-VALLEY COED SENIOR 50+ TENNIS AND GOLF CLASSES Thursdays, 1:00–2:00pm SPORTS GROUP & 50+ CLASSES Beginners and intermediate, players Sit or stand to complete Seniors are welcome and encouraged age 50 and over, learn how to play a series of movements to bring other family and friends. This tennis or golf, or just improve your that stimulate the body, is a great opportunity to exercise and swing or stroke. mind, and spirit. New socialize with other active adults. This is a great way to build your tennis students are welcome to City Staff will coordinate all events and golf network. It is recommended follow along. and collect fees on site. Snacks and that you bring your own clubs; Led by Corazon Santos beverages provided at most events. however, clubs are available if $1.25 activity fee For more information, please contact needed. Register online at www. Robert Beasley at 556-4500 or dublinrecguide.com, or for more TRADITIONAL TAI CHI information contact Shannon Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesdays, 12:45–1:45pm 556-4500. Class begins with “qi (chi) quong” warm Bowling Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl Tennis ups to improve blood circulation and Wednesday, October 6 Emerald Glen Park Tennis Courts massage the internal organs. This class is designed for the dedicated beginner 10:00am–12:00pm Saturdays, October 16 to and those who want to perfect their $3.25 per game (shoes provided)—pay November 6, 7:00–8:00am moves. Learn one new movement each onsite Instructor: A. Arora, USPTA teaching week to eventually learn 24 moves. professional Ping Pong, Wii Bowling, Wii 4 Classes; $79 Res/$91 Non Res Instructor: John Deng Tennis and Wii Golf Activity Code 24546 October 5, 12, 19, 26 Dublin Senior Center Activity Code 25027 Thursday, October 28 $10/4 classes 12:30–2:30pm November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $2 per person—pay onsite Activity Code 25028 $12.50/5 classes Tennis December 7, 14, 21 Emerald Glen Park Tennis Courts Activity Code 25029 Saturday, October 16 $7.50/3 classes 10:00am–12:00pm $2 per person—pay onsite DUBLIN PATH WANDERERS Thursdays, 9:00am Walking is a very healthy way to SATURDAY PROGRAM LAS POSITAS COMMUNITY exercise. Why not do it in a friendly Don’t be left out! If you work or are not COLLEGE (LPCC) group. Join us. Walk about 2 to 3 miles available during the week, the Center For information on Spring Semester on level paths. Call Rich Guarienti at now offers many of its activities and starting in January, call 424-1000 or go to 829-8376 for directions and more events on Saturdays. Please join us! www.laspositascollege.edu. Fees vary. information. Jazzercise Aerobic Fitness (Low Impact) FREE Saturdays, 8:30–9:30am Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:40–10:30am TRI-VALLEY TRAIL TREKKERS See page 8 for more information. Wellness & The Moving Body Class Tuesdays, 8:45am Ping Pong Thursdays, 9:00–10:15am Trek 3 to 6 miles on East Bay trails or Saturdays at parks. First-timers must contact Ed $1.25 activity fee SAVE THE DATE! Osada at 829-9285. E-mail hikedirector@ Beg/Int Line Dance MINI-MAKEOVER WORKSHOP yahoo.com for weekly hike schedules. $1.25/walk Saturday, 10:15am–11:45pm with Brenda Junginger $3/class Thursday, November 18 O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0 9 KEEP YOUR MIND ACTIVE DUBLIN SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES weekly schedule & memory stimulating your brain helps developcalendar play! explore! connec t! Play: participate in any of the many recreational activities. Explore: be adventurous—try a new class or group. Connect: meet with old friends or make new ones. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 8:30 Jazzercise 8:30 Jazzercise 8:30 Jazzercise 9:00 Path Wanderers 8:30 Jazzercise Open 8:30am until 9:00 Computer 8:45 Trail Trekkers 9:00 Ping Pong 9:00 Ping Pong 9:40 Aerobics noon 1-on-1 9:30 Financial Wksp 9:40 Aerobics 9:00 Latin Moving 10:00 Beginning 8:30 Jazzercise 9:00 Pinochle TBA 10:00 Foundation Body Band 9:00 Ping Pong 9:40 Aerobics 10:00 Balance Your Meeting 9:30 Adv. Committee 10:45 Line Dance 10:15 Line Dance 10:00 Polish your Balance 11:30 Lunch Mtg (1st Thurs) Social Fiction 10:00 Transportation 12:00 Bridge 10:15 Singalong 11:00 Beginning 10:00 Diabetes Counseling 12:30 Art Studio For 10:25 Beg. Line Dance Group Singing Support (1st (2nd Tues every All Media 11:40 Lunch 11:30 Lunch Mon) other month) 12:30 HICAP 12:30 Mem. Screen 12:00 Intermediate 11:30 Lunch 10:00 Beg/Int Line (4th Wed) (4th Thurs) Bridge 12:00 Advanced Dance 12:45 Bingo 1:00 Simply Tai Chi 12:15 American Mah Bridge 10:30 Reading Group 1:00 Beginning 1:00 Bunco Jong 12:30 Advanced Line (4th Tues) Bridge Class 1:00 Ping Pong 12:30 Music Theory Dance 11:00 Joint Relief 1:00 Blankets for 2:00 Int Line Dance 101 12:30 Tattle Tales (1st Thru Motion Vets 2:00 Social Line 1:30 Music & 3rd Mon) 11:30 Lunch 1:00 Ping Pong Dance (1st Appreciation 1:30 Quilting, 12:15 Bridge 3:00 Scrabble Thurs) 101 Sewing & 12:30 Traditional Tai 5:30 Jazzercise 2:30 Awareness Knitting Chi 5:30 NIA Through 3:00 Pilates 1:30 Jam Session Movement 5:30 Jazzercise 6:00 Jazzercise 6:00 Jazzercise sunday monday OCTOBER tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 7:00-10:00pm DancEscape with 3 O’Clock Jump 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10:00am Dublin Senior 8:30am AARP Safety Driving 9:00am Box Knitting Foundation Meeting Class 2 of 2 9:30am Dublin Senior Center Advisory Committee 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 9:30am Vintage Paper Bag Scrapbook 11:40am Swinging 60’s Luncheon 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Cache Creek Casino Trip 9:30am Important Papers 9:30am Vintage Paper bag Trip to First Street Christmas Scrapbook Store 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 9:30am Using Credit Wisely 10:00am-2:00pm Info & Resource Faire Saturday Activities/Classes Cancelled 31 1 0 F O R I N F O R M A T I O N C A L L ( 9 2 5 ) 5 5 6 - 4 5 1 1 COMPUTING, READING AND WRITING DUBLIN SENIOR CENTER CALENDAR what’s happening this month engage all your senses sunday monday NOVEMBER tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 10:00am Diabetes Support 9:30am Keeping Debt Under 9:30am Dublin Senior Center Group Control Advisory Committee 10:00am Dublin Senior 10:30am Extended Travel Foundation Meeting Presentation 12:30pm Holiday Card Making Class 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Daylight Savings 9:00-11:00am Wheels Building Closed for Veterans 1:30pm Hometown Heroes Transportation Counseling Day Celebration 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Thunder Valley Casino Trip 10:00am Find Meaning 11:40am Thanksgiving Through Loss and Change Luncheon Mini-Makeover Workshop 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Building Closed for Building Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Thanksgiving Holiday 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 Take Public Transit to San Jose sunday monday DECEMBER tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 10:00am Dublin Senior 9:30am Dublin Senior Center 7:00-10:00pm DancEscape Foundation Meeting Advisory Committee Meeting with Lady K & Kings of Swing 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 10:00am Diabetes Support 10:00am Managing Stress 11:40am Holiday Luncheon 12:30pm Holiday Wreath Trip to Great Dickens Fair Group Through The Holidays Making Class 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 3:30pm Bay Bells Concert Take Public Transit to San Francisco 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Building Closed for Holiday Building Closed for Holiday 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 Building Closed for Building Closed for Building Closed for Building Closed for Building Closed for Building Closed for Building Closed for Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Building Closed Building Closed for Maintenance 2 for Maintenance 3 Building Re-opens 4 O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0 1 1 COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS connecting with community resources GIFT CERTIFICATES Dublin Senior Center Gift Certificates DINE AT THE SENIOR CENTER Monday to Friday, 11:30am–12:15pm are convenient and perfect for any occasion or for the person who has Lunch is provided by Spectrum Lunch Reservations everything! They can be used toward Community Services, in cooperation Reserve lunch by phone or in person most activities, classes and special with the Area Agency on Aging of no later than 1:00pm, at least one luncheons. Recipients can redeem the Alameda County and the City of business day before your meal. For certificate at the Dublin Senior Center. Dublin. The Senior Nutrition Activities Monday meals, reserve by 1:00pm on Stop by today and treat your friends Program provides hot, nutritious Friday. Please arrive for lunch between and family to something special. For meals. The meal offers one third of a 11:30 and 11:45am to check in, pay for more information call 556-4511. senior’s daily nutritional requirements. your lunch, and be seated. Lunch will The monthly menu is planned with be served at 11:45am. “ SUPPORT THE TROOPS no extra salt, and sugar-free dessert The Dublin Senior Center will collect substitutes are used. You can order the “NEW white socks” for our troops. A daily entrée, or a hearty chef salad as new pair of socks is packed in one care a healthy alternative. On soup days, package full of goodies by Operation hamburger or veggie burger options We are pleasantly S.A.M. (Supporting All Military). P.S. The are also available. Coffee and tea are surprised; we didn’t troops greatly appreciate messages sent included on-site only. expect lunch to be from America. Please attach a note of Price per Meal this good.” thanks with each pair of socks donated. S.K. & J.K., Dublin $3.25 registered guests 60+ years $4.75 regular price WHEELS TRANSPORTATION COUNSELING Punch card “I enjoy the salads.” Tuesday, November 9, $30 for 10 pre-paid meals *Punch card may also be used at M.N., Dublin 9:00–11:00am WHEELS Travel Trainer, Yolanda Merz, Livermore and Pleasanton Senior Centers will provide free counseling on how easy and convenient it is to ride public transportation! Apply for Dial-A-Ride Service and RTC discounts. Wheels services mainly Tri-Valley residents Thanks to our sponsors, we offer free coffee! Join the Dublin Senior Center in thanking the living in Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore following business for supporting our coffee program. and some parts of San Ramon. See page 16 for info on Wheels Trips Program. Pat Hughes Information about our sponsors is available at the coffee station. Ask about becoming one of the Coffee or Event Sponsors. Sponsorship Packets are available upon request. 1 2 F O R I N F O R M A T I O N C A L L ( 9 2 5 ) 5 5 6 - 4 5 1 1 FOUNDATION benefitting the Senior Center DUBLIN SENIOR CENTER FIREWORKS BOOTH THANKS Dublin Senior Foundation Thanks to the following volunteers for FOUNDATION CASINO TURNAROUNDS helping at the Fireworks Booth. Several The Board meets on the first Come test your odds to win! To worked more than one shift and made Wednesday of every month reserve your space, drop off your it possible for the Foundation to make Colette Vukasovich, President payment at the Dublin Senior Center. over $4,000 to benefit the Dublin Senior Price includes the casino package Betty Marr, Vice-President Center. and motor coach transportation. Pay Ted Woy, Financial Secretary Marty Baron Paul McCreary cash or make your check payable to George Zika, Treasurer Al Edge Carol Mikos American Stage Tours. Reservation Thea Gomes Georgia Minshall with payment is accepted on a Bonnie Andreasen, Recording Secretary Nada Graham Edwin Osada first-come, first-served basis. All Lois Anderson Diane Bonetti Betty Hudak Dan Rodrigues passengers must have a valid Nancy DelSoldato Al Edge Norb Hudak Melanie Triantos government photo ID. Be ready to Hawkins Lee Colette Vukasovich board the bus 15 minutes prior to Ramona Frydendal Tony Loera Pat Loncarich Ted Woy the departure time. Chartered bus Pat Loncarich Tony Stabile Connie Mack George Zika departs from and returns to the DUBLIN SPORTS PARK located on DUBLIN SENIOR FOUNDATION DONOR WALL Dublin Boulevard at Civic Plaza. Support the Dublin Senior Center by purchasing a plaque on the Dublin Senior Center Foundation Donor Wall. An application form is available near each donor Refunds will be honored when there is wall, located in the hallway near the ballroom. Please return a completed form more than the required 42 passenger or and check, made payable to the Dublin Senior Foundation, to the receptionist if there is an established wait list. desk. For more information leave a message for George Zika, Foundation Board October 18 Member, on Wednesday mornings at 556-4511. There are FOUR levels of giving. The Cache Creek accumulative giving levels are as follows: $30 per person Benefactor: $5,000 12” x 12” November 15 Sponsor: $2,500 6” x 12” Thunder Valley Casino Donor: $1,000 2 ½” x 12” $26 per person Individual: $250 2 ½” x 5 ½” December 15 No Casino – Happy Holidays! Thank You to Businesses, Individuals, Friends and Family Members for Supporting the Donor Wall $5000 + $250 Ed Osada & Intel Ruth Pray Burr & Sally Cain $2500 Ed Szymanowski We The People Astrid Soliman Mickey Shetterly Rich Guarienti Martin Sirlin Pat Hughes $1000 Tommy Guo Bob Cocilova Robert Kitchuck Albert Lam Joyce & Theodore Kessel Karol Ruppenthal Marguerite Songey The Lockhart Family Richard Pippin Ted & Virginia Woy & Family John and Roger Sherwin James Carskaddon Laura Heath and Lorraine Wells The Silva Family O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0 1 3 SENIOR SERVICES stay informed, stay healthy, stay safe FREE HEALTH INSURANCE FREE DIABETES CLASS 2011 WIESNER MEMORIAL FUND COUNSELING Saturdays, January 8, 22, 29; Do you know a senior who may be in Fourth Wednesdays, October 20 February 5, 12, 26; March 5 (no a financial crisis? The Wiesner Board of (3rd Wed, no meeting 10/27), class 1/15 & 2/21); 9:30–11:30am Directors provides emergency grants or November 24, December 22 Designed for people of all ages who loans in nominal amounts to seniors in have Type 2 Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes. need. Examples of assistance are: food, Appointments begin at 12:30pm; Learn how to better manage your medicine, prescriptions, auto repairs, (Clients must be 65 & older; adult diabetes, monitor your blood sugar, rent and appliance repairs, etc. For children welcome) manage stress and enjoy the foods you more information, contact one of the HICAP—Health Insurance Counseling love. To register, call (510) 383-5185. three Tri Valley Senior Centers. & Advocacy Program—of Alameda County offers FREE counseling about Livermore: 373-5760 Medicare each month. To schedule your FOOD DISTRIBUTION Pleasanton: 931-5365 appointment call 556-4511 by the prior The next Food Distribution Registration Dublin: 556-4511 Monday. for the Winter/Spring 2011 Session To be considered for the financial aid, will be accepted starting in November call to make an appointment with Staff FREE MEMORY SCREENING 2010. Registration is by lottery. Dublin to determine eligibility, and complete October 28, November 18 residents are given priority registration. an application form. Final approval is (no meeting in December) Non-residents are eligible where there made by the Wiesner Fund Board. is space. Appointments begin at 12:30pm Caring Solutions sponsors a free SENIOR SUPPORT OF THE INFORMATION ON VISION SERVICES memory assessment. Pick up some Are you having trouble reading fine TRI-VALLEY AGENCY informational materials. Early diagnosis An independent non-profit agency print, even with glasses? Do you and intervention provides the best assisting Tri-Valley seniors (60+) residing frequently trip or bump into things? Do outcome. Call 556-4511 to set up your in Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and you have trouble seeing at night, such 30-minute appointment. Sunol, with services and resources to as seeing cars, locating curbs and the stairway? Learn about the free services allow them to remain healthy, safe and DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP independent in their own homes. for people experiencing vision loss. The First Mondays, November 1, Programs Offered: Lions Center for the blind is dedicated December 6 (no meeting 10/4) to improve the lives of seniors 55 and Case Management; Health Services 10:00am–12:00pm older, affected by vision loss. Mobility (Nutrition, Exercise, Medication For anyone with diabetes and their training on how to travel safely and Management, Foot Care); Friendly families. Call 556-4511 to register. independently is provided. Daily living Visiting; Alcohol/Drug Program; FREE skills, like cooking, cleaning, organizing HomeCare Registry; Volunteer and reading are also offered. For more Transportation to medical FREE HEALTH SCREENING information, call (510) 450-1580 x 261. appointments. This program is co- Monday, December 6 sponsored by the City of Dublin and 9:30am–12:00pm other local and county agencies. Call SOCIAL SECURITY COUNSELING At the Dublin Senior Center Senior Support at 931-5379. Coming soon...Please call 556-4511 to Drop-ins welcome! be placed on an interest list. • Free Nutritional Counseling and EXPLORE THE FUN AND HEALTHY Education Services ACTIVITIES IN THE BAY AREA! • Medical Tests: Blood Test, Diabetes Bay Area Older Adults hosts an easy to Test, Urine Test, Hemoccult Test, use website: www.bayareaolderadults. Hearing Test, Medication Review org to access information about the • Foot Care: by appointment only, space outdoors, fitness, social and cultural is limited. Suggested donation: $10 activities. The information is carefully collected so you have all the details to venture out with confidence. 1 4 F O R I N F O R M A T I O N C A L L ( 9 2 5 ) 5 5 6 - 4 5 1 1 L.I.F.E. TALKS learning information for empowerment DEALING WITH CHANGE: TALK ABOUT MONEY— USING CREDIT WISELY: CURVES HELPFUL TIPS TO HANDLE LIFE MANAGING YOUR FINANCES: AHEAD CHANGING EVENTS HELPFUL FINANCIAL Wednesday, October 27 Life is full of change. Learn creative INFORMATION 9:30–10:30am and inspiring ways to understand the Learn new tips on managing One of the essential tools that can help process of change, loss, and renewal. your finances. The speaker, Judy you reach your financial goals is your Enjoy the holidays with a renewed McGourty, from Money Management credit management. Learn how to use spirit. Find out what other resources International, a non-profit credit credit wisely and how it can be a part are available to enhance your quality counseling agency, will provide useful of your plan to reach major long-term of life. Register the Friday prior to the information . Register by the Monday goals. Learn how to avoid overwhelming date. prior to class. A minimum of four (4) debt and how it can affect long-term seniors must be signed up by the plans. Workbook included. FIND MEANING THROUGH LOSS deadline for these workshops to be $1.25 pre-registration fee AND CHANGE offered. $2 drop-in fee; pay at the door Tuesday, November 16 Activity Code 25071 10:00–11:30am IMPORTANT PAPERS Facing loss can bring many Wednesday, October 20 KEEPING DEBT UNDER CONTROL: challenges. This interactive workshop 9:30–10:30am AVOID DETOURS will engage participants in a A key part of managing your financial Wednesday, November 3 discussion about how experiencing journey is knowing where you have 9:30–10:30am loss can offer many perspectives on been. This program discusses the When your debt is out of control, the life. Models of the grieving process importance of good financial record- road to your financial security may will be discussed as well as various keeping. The accompanying workbook take a detour. Learn how to identify activities designed to discover hope provides you with a comprehensive the warning signs of a credit crisis to and to feel better. Instructor: Michael record detailing the value of your avoid overwhelming debt. If you have Stephens, LMFT, Director, Hope assets and where to find important already been derailed by debt, find Hospice Grief Support Center documents when you need them. out about options available to repay $1.25 activity fee $1.25 pre-registration fee creditors and bypass the debt detour. Activity Code 25099 $2 drop-in fee; pay at the door Workbook included. Activity Code 25070 $1.25 pre-registration fee MANAGING STRESS THROUGH $2 drop-in fee; pay at the door THE HOLIDAYS Activity Code 25072 Tuesday, December 7 10:00–11:30am AARP SAFETY DRIVING CLASSES WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW This workshop will address facing Friday, Jan 28 & Feb 4, 1:00–5:00pm BEFORE A CRISIS HITS HOME the holidays after the loss of a This AARP class helps drivers, ages Date TBA, 12:15–1:15pm loved one. Being able to manage 50+, to develop functional abilities and Speaker: Judith Kuftin, M.A., Retired stress during the holidays has many reflexes for safe driving. Completion of Gerontologist health benefits. Learn strategies the class may entitle you to a discount Ever worry about what to do when that can make a difference, such as from your auto insurance provider; simple everyday management at planning ahead, examining feelings you must attend both class sessions home becomes a problem? Come and fears, brainstorming with other to qualify. Make check or money order find answers, resources and referral family members, and exploring payable to AARP, no cash please. To information from an expert: This expectations. Instructors: Hope register for this class, drop-off, or mail in information may not apply to you now, Hospice Grief Support Specialists your check at the Dublin Senior Center. but it is good info to have before a crisis $1.25 activity fee $12 AARP Members (write AARP occurs. Bring your notepad and pen! Activity Code 25098 membership # on the check) Call to leave your name and phone $14 Non-members number on an interest list. O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0 1 5 GETAWAYS find a destination to delight you COLLETTE VACATIONS Escorted destinations combine sightseeing, entertainment and leisure time. Each itinerary includes distinctive hotels, a sampling of regional cuisines, available local entertainment and sightseeing. It’s all part of a fun-filled travel experience. All space is first come first served and subject to availability. Cost includes round-trip air, hotel, transfers and departure tax. Credit cards accepted. Ask about single and triple rates. Pick up a flyer at the Senior Center. EXTENDED TRAVEL PRESENTATION Thursday, November 4, 10:30am Jay Fehan from Collette Vacations will present a slide show and answer questions about upcoming Extended Travel vacations. This free program is open to the public. Please call 556-4511 to reserve a seat. 2011 EXTENDED TRAVEL DESTINATIONS SUNNY PORTUGAL DISCOVER TUSCANY THE HEART OF TEXAS February 25 to March 7, 2011 March 17 to 26, 2011 April 10 to 18, 2011 11 days, 15 meals 10 days, 13 meals 9 days, 13 meals Discover ancient castles, Roman Discover rolling hills, visit magnificent Ride the rails aboard a vintage railroad, ruins, lemon and almond groves, historic monuments and sample taste the savory flavors of Tex-Mex whitewashed villages and friendly mouth-watering cuisine and wines. cuisine and experience the cowboy life people. Highlights: Rome, Assisi, Basilica of at a dude ranch and rodeo. Highlights: Estoril, Sintra, Cascais, St. Francis, Montecatini Terme, Siena, Highlights: Austin, Bob Bullock Texas folkloric dinner show, Obidos, Nazare, San Gimignano, winery tour, Florence, History Museum, Fredericksburg, San Fatima, Lisbon, Jeronimo's monastery, Tuscan feast, Pitti Palace Antonio, The Alamo, Tex-Mex cooking Evora, Algarve, Cape St. Vincente, $2,729 per person/double occupancy class, Silver Spur Dude Ranch, Fort Lagos and Azeitao Worth Stockyards Championship $2,499 per person/double occupancy Rodeo and Dallas. $2,284 per person/double occupancy WHEELS TRIPS PROGRAM Christmas in the Park Great Dickens Fair at the Cow Bring plenty of change for the fare. Tuesday, Nov 30, 9:45am–4:30pm Palace For more info, call Yolanda Merz, Travel Meet at the Dublin Senior Center Saturday, Dec 11, 9:45am–5:30pm Trainer at (925) 455-7565. Learn to ride public transit to San Meet at the Dublin Senior Center First Street Christmas Store! Jose! Join Yolanda on a bus and BART The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in trip to Christmas in the Park, see many San Francisco: experience a holiday Friday, October 20 1:00–5:00pm Christmas decorations, and enjoy great adventure into Victorian London, Meet at the Dublin Senior Center food and entertainment! partying with hundreds of costumed Take a trip to downtown Livermore $13 plus lunch and shopping players in 90,000+ square feet of and see the beautiful Christmas trees Activity Code 25084 theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance decorated in themes for the holiday season! Enjoy strolling through shops Powell and Market Streets in SF parties and Christmas shops on winding like the quilt store, western boutique, lanes. Enticing aromas of roasted Tuesday, Dec 7, 10:15am–4:00pm Nestle cookie shop and many more. We chestnuts and hearty foods fill the air. Meet at the Dublin Senior Center will walk to the Route 10 bus stop and No host lunch. Enjoy the beautiful sights of San ride to Downtown Livermore! $19 Admission + $9 BART ticket + $2 bus Francisco during the holiday season! $2 plus lunch and shopping ticket Walk through the Westfield Mall, Activity Code 25083 Activity Code 25100 shopping or just enjoy the wonderful atmosphere! A Route 10 bus and BART will be utilized to get to SF! $11 plus lunch and shopping Activity Code 25085 1 6 F O R I N F O R M A T I O N C A L L ( 9 2 5 ) 5 5 6 - 4 5 1 1 SPOTLIGHT AROUND TOWN Dublin's movers and shakers MEET THE CITY OF DUBLIN’S NEW SENIOR SPOTLIGHT POET LAUREATE! Jonnie McCoy-Howell is a poet, motivational speaker and philanthropist. She is best known for her contagious laugh, and her joy of The Dublin Senior Center Advisory Committee showing compassion towards those sponsors the Senior Spotlight, which features an in need. Jonnie draws most of her article about an active senior at the Center. See a influence from social and economic special poster display, which captures photos and a pressures in life. Her writings reflect short story about current and past memories of each stories of endurance and perseverance, of the individuals, selected quarterly. which leave you stimulated or thinking about the greater good in mankind. The dictionary defines SENIOR as master, elder, She uses the gift of writing to be patriarch, superior, higher in rank, etc. the “voice” of those silently looking Please help the Advisory Committee identify those for encouragement in the face of seniors who you feel are deserving of this special adversity. Jonnie hopes to build on the recognition. foundation that Ronnie Holland, the Email email@example.com or call 556-4511 former Poet Laureate, established and to leave a message for Committee Member Delilah bridge the gap between all generations. Vanderpool. “Hope has not died, nor has it been cut off from it’s roots, therefore, we must remain vigilant towards peace in all matters concerning each other.”—Jonnie McCoy- Howell The Dublin Senior Center seeks persons of good Ruth Edwards Judy Fenz Kay Filgo character who continuously show an outstanding display of conduct to others. Nominated individuals are limited to patrons, students, teachers, volunteers, staff and supporters of the Dublin Senior Center. Recipients will be recognized in a class, and in the Dublin Doings newsletter, and awarded a Certificate of Recognition. Norbert Hudak Betty Hudak Merrill Ito For more information, please call (925) 556-4511, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide us with the name of the person being nominated. Describe in two or three sentences the reason why this person is deserving; be sure to state your name and phone number. Judith Kuftin Vi Moore Carol Mikos O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0 1 7 VOLUNTEERS ARE OUR LIFELINE working together to enhance the Senior Center Lend us your helping hands With new thinking, more is possible. Think about the things you could do BE A VOLUNTEER to help someone, it may be as easy as We rely on volunteers to sustain and support many of the recreational activities. saying hello. If you have time to give, or possess a special skill, please consider volunteering Volunteer positions needed to serve and or teach others. Pick up or download a copy of the volunteer application or a class proposal form at www.dublinseniorcenter.com. Greeters Photographer Flyer Designer Centerpiece Decorator ESL Instructor Videographer Wii™ Instructor If you have some time to give please become a volunteer. It is time that will change lives—including yours. Creating rewarding friendships, intriguing For more information please contact: activities and a lifestyle of possibilities Geneal Williams at 925-556-4511 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. Dublin, CA 94568 925-556-4511 www.dublinseniorcenter.com 1 8 O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0 hometown heroes a n n u a l c e l e b r a t i o n Sunday, November 7, 1:30 PM Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Boulevard, Dublin ere are 23 million veterans residing in the United States – and countless more in our hearts and memories. Don’t miss your chance to pay tribute to their dedication, bravery and heroism. e 191st Army Band – e Band of the Wild West will perform. is is a FREE event. Refreshments will be served. Please help support our active duty military by bringing a donation of new white socks, trial size toilet- ries, or individual drink packages (hot chocolate/cider/lemonade) for the local branch of S.A.M. (Supporting All Military), whose mission is to send care packages to those serving overseas. Livermore Valley Opera’s 19th Season Opens Oct. 2 with Mozart's Don Giovanni Experience a contemporary interpretation of the classic Mozart opera, Don Giovanni, as realized by noted stage director, Mark Streshinsky, recently named Artistic Director of Berkeley West Edge Opera. To learn more, visit LVO’s website at www.livermorevalleyopera.com. CITY OF DUBLIN PRSRT STD 100 Civic Plaza U.S. POSTAGE Dublin, CA 94568 PAID This newsletter has been paid for by the recipient Pleasanton, CA PERMIT NO. 1 upcoming... at the Dublin Senior Center Saturday, October 2 7-10pm Featuring 3 o’Clock Jump Big Band $9 Residents; $10 Non-Residents; $12 at the door Saturday, December 4 7-10pm Featuring Lady K and the Kings of Swing $9 Residents; $10 Non-Residents; $12 at the door Nice decorations, good music, great dance floor, friendly people!” — Linda B. “Love the band!! Familiar songs, friendly folks. Another opportunity to be with my friends.” — Maggi K.