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					Minnetonka Community Center
NOVEMBER 2008

                        Minnetonka Script
        14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
                       952-939-8393

Inside this issue:


Services           2

Volunteers         2      The Minnetonka Senior Center will be serving a traditional
                          Thanksgiving meal including roast turkey, mashed potatoes and
Health Quest       2      gravy, stuffing, mixed vegetables, dinner roll and a pumpkin
                          dessert. A special thank you to Freedom Pointe for providing
Noon Lunches       3      the pumpkin dessert. CODA will be providing our entertainment
                          for the afternoon.
                          Course #15219
Center News/       3
                          Tuesday, November 18th at noon
                          Cost is $8 payable to MSS by Monday, November 10th.
Special Interest   4-5

Trips              6-7

Classes/           8

Defensive          9      The holiday season is here once again and we are celebrating
                          with our annual holiday party. The senior center would like to
Special Events/    10     invite you to join us for a wonderful meal of: Lasagna, Caesar
                          salad, mixed vegetable, garlic bread and brownies ala mode.
FYI                10     Entertainment provided by the Minnetonka Senior Chorale.
                          Course #15220
Calendar           11     Tuesday, December 16th at noon
                          Cost is $6 payable to MSS by Thursday, December 11th.

 The center will be
   closed on the                                Minnetonka Script
  following dates:
                         The Script is published monthly by Minnetonka Recreation
                         Services for Minnetonka residents age 55+. Programs are
November 11th—
                         sponsored by: City of Minnetonka.
Observance of
                         Editor: Nicole Gorman
Veteran’s day
                         Minnetonka Script is mailed free of charge to residents of
November 27 &            Minnetonka. The subscription rate for non-residents is $7.50
28—Observance of         early. There are free newsletters located on our display case and
Thanksgiving             in City Hall. Call (952) 939-8393 to add your name to the mailing
                         list.
                                        On the web: www.eminnetonka.com
               Services, Volunteers, Health Quest
Services are provided by Senior Community                 Volunteers
Services
**SCS is a United Way Agency serving 55+                     Script Folding on Thursday, November 20th,
residents of suburban Hennepin County.**                     at 9:00 am. Refreshments served. Thanks to
                                                             Golden Living Center, Hillcrest of Wayzata
Outreach                                                     for providing refreshments.
My name is Marian Danielson. I am the Senior                 Utility Billing will be held on Wednesday,
Outreach worker with Senior Community Services               November 5th at 9:00 a.m. Thanks to
who is serving seniors and their family members              Minnetonka Assisted Living Suites for
in the Minnetonka area. If you have questions                providing the refreshments.
regarding community services and resources for               Volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen,
older adults, caregiving, future planning, or                operate the dishwasher, check-in at dinners,
personal concerns, please call the Minnetonka                etc.
Community Center at 952-939-8393 to set up an                If you would like to help us on occasion,
appointment to meet with me. My hours are 1-                 please call the Center at 952-939-8393 or e-
3:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month.            mail Nicole Gorman at
I also provide home visits when appropriate.                 ngorman@eminnetonka.com to receive
H.O.M.E.                                                     volunteer opportunities via e-mail.
(Household and Outside Maintenance for Elderly)
for Minnetonka residents aged 60+. There are
volunteer groups and paid workers available to                          Center Highlight
help with yard clean up, snow removal, window                      Book Sale Staff & Volunteers
washing, painting, small repair jobs, and house
cleaning. We would like to welcome Jeanne to the          The Senior Advisory Board would like to thank everyone who helped
Minnetonka Senior Center’s H.O.M.E. program.              with the first ever Book and Pie Sale. Nearly $1000 was raised to
Jeanne will be the new contact at the Minnetonka          support senior activities. We would like to thank everyone who
                                                          donated books and also those who came and bought books and pie.
Senior Center.
                                                          We especially want to acknowledge the staff: Steve, Nicole, Kathy,
Health Insurance Counseling                               Marti, Jenny and Ramon who spent a lot of extra time receiving
Appointments can be made for Monday                       books and moving them around, sorting, and having them in the way
afternoons between 1:00-3:00 pm by calling the            of other work. The volunteers who sorted books, came early in the
Center. There is no cost to meet with a volunteer         morning to get them set up and stayed to tear down boxes did a
counselor.                                                great job to make this activity a success along with those who
                                                          served pie and scooped ice cream. Thank you for a job well done.
Health & Wellness
                                                          Legal Counseling
Over Fifty and Fit                                        Bill Lurth will be here for legal counseling on
This exercise group meets every Monday,                   Tuesday mornings for 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00 am. The              appointments. Call the center to schedule an
cost is a one-time fee of $3. Here’s a great way to       appointment.
stay in shape.
Foot Care-Nurses from the Happy Feet Agency               Lake Minnetonka Dial-A-Ride
are at the Center on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Fridays
                                                          The Lake Minnetonka Dial-a-Ride is a handicap
from 9:00-3:00. Call for appointments and/or
                                                          accessible bus service that provides rides to and
cancellations at 763-560-5136. There is a fee of
                                                          around the cities of Deephaven, Greenwood,
$31for this service.
                                                          Excelsior, Minnetonka, Mound, Navarre,
Blood Pressure Screenings– Free checks are
                                                          Shorewood, Spring Park, and Tonka Bay.
available on the first and third Fridays from 9:30-
11:30 and on the second Wednesday from 9:30-               For more information, or to schedule a
11:30.                                                    reservation, please call (952) 401-1749.

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                   Center News & Special Events
                                                                    Noon Lunches
                                                          Bill Lurth will make some delicious
                                                          lunches on the following
“Young @ Heart”                                           Wednesday at noon. All meals
Coldplay, the Clash and                                   include coffee and dessert and pre-payment
Jimi Hendrix will never                                   is required by noon two days in advance.
sound the same once                                       There are only seats for 36 people. Sign up
you've heard the                                          early to guarantee a spot. The cost is $6 for
Young@Heart chorus, a                                     the buffets and $4 for the soup and sandwich
group of Massachusetts                                    lunches payable to MSS. Please have exact
senior citizens who thrill                                change when paying with cash.
audiences worldwide with their unusual -- and
unusually poignant -- covers of rock songs.               Wednesday, November 5th(#15222)—
Stephen Walker's humane and heartwarming                  Seafood Chowder and Meatloaf Sandwich,
documentary, which premiered at Sundance in               Cabbage Salad and Cookies
2008, follows the elderly ensemble as they                Wednesday, November 12th(#15223)—
prepare their new show.                                   Chili and Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich,
                                                          Chips, Veggie Tray and Brownies
Course #15221                                             Wednesday, November 26th(#15224)—
Friday, November 14th at noon                             BUFFET ($6): Turkey & Gravy, Mashed
Menu: Open faced Turkey sandwich with                     Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Carrots, and
mashed potatoes, gravy, string green beans                Mushrooms, Fruit Salad, Caesar Salad, Hot
and dessert                                               Appetizers, Veggie and Cheese Tray,
$5.00 payable to MSS by Wednesday,                        Assorted Desserts
November 12th.                                            **The center is looking for dishwashers for
                                                          Wednesday lunches. Volunteers eat for free.
                   Recycling
The center has recycling available for the                        Senior Housing Brochures
following items:
                                                          The center has received the new housing
Batteries, used eye glasses, cell phones, pop
                                                          brochure for 2008/2009 year. They are
tabs and soup labels/milk tops.
                                                          available for pick up at the center.
The center has now added blue recycling bins
in the classrooms. These bins are used for                      Income Tax Volunteers Needed
recycling pop cans, water bottles and paper.
Thank you for using them.                                 The center is looking for income tax
                                                          volunteers for the 2008 tax season. If
                                                          interested please contact Steve at 952-939-
              Leaving for Winter?                         8366.

If you are on the script mailing list and are going
                                                          Blood Pressure Nurse Volunteers Needed
to be gone over the winter months, please call
us at 952-939-8393.
                                                          The center is looking for occasional backup
We will temporarily remove you from the                   blood pressure nurses. If you are interested
mailing until you let us know when you’ve                 please contact Steve at 952-939-8366.
returned.


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                                        Special Interest
Great Books                             Senior Singles                            Computer Interest Group
November 25—Agnes Grey by Ann           As usual the monthly meeting will be      Join this group on Friday mornings
Bronte                                  held on the 2nd Wednesday at noon.
                                                                                  from 10:00-12:00 to examine topics
December 23—The Great Gatsby by         Make your own lunch reservations.
F. Scott Fitzgerald                     On November 15th we will be               of interest to a membership of
This group meets on the 4th Tuesday     attending the Country Christmas           approximately 70, 35-40 of whom
of the month at 7:15 p.m. in the Glen   Celebration at Celebration Church in      attend regularly. Experience
Lake Activity Room                      Lakeville. We will meet at 10:45 a.m.     ranges from ―beginner‖ to ―expert‖,
                                        at the Senior Center parking lot to car   with ―amateur‖ predominating. This
                                        pool. Please call Vi at 952-938-2501
Book Club                                                                         is not a group of ―techies‖. Come to
                                        for details.
November 21—A Room with a View                                                    a few meetings and look us over.
by E.M. Forster                         Public Computer                           We think you’ll find the experience
December 18—Peony in Love by Lisa       We have a computer for public use.
                                                                                  worthwhile.
See                                     In order to use the computer,
This group meets on the 3rd Thursday    participants are asked to read and        Chess Club
of the month at 1:00 p.m. New           sign a computer policy. We also ask       Know the chess basics? Come join
members are welcome!                    participants to reserve a time slot at
                                                                                  us for social chess. Looking for
                                        952-939-8393.
                                                                                  advanced beginners/intermediate
       Group                             Meeting Day                              chess players to hone their skills
Advisory Board         2nd Tuesday at 10:00 am                                    and check mate opponents. This is
Alcoholics Anon.       Wednesdays at 10:30 am                                     held on Thursdays at noon.
Al-Anon                Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Billiards              Every Afternoon—Time Varies                                Minnetonka Senior Chorale
                                                                                  The Chorale group meets every
Bingo                  Tuesday afternoons at 12:45 pm
                                                                                  Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. New
Bird Club              1st Friday of the month at 10:00                           members welcome.
Book Club              3rd Thursday of the month at 1:00
Bridge                 Mon. evenings at 6:00 pm                                   Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon
Bridge                 Wed. afternoons at 1:00 p.m.                               These groups meet on Wednesday
Bridge                 Thurs. evenings at 6:00 p.m.                               mornings at 10:30.
Chess                  Thursdays at 12:00 pm
Chorale                Wednesdays at 10:00                                            Advisory Board Members:
Computer Interest      Friday mornings at 10:00 am                                             Lois King
OLLI Discussion        1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.                                     Ruby Berg
Exercise               M-W-F mornings at 9:00 am                                             Donna Bloom
500 Card Club          2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.                                    Dave Carroll
500 Card Club          2nd and 4th Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.                                       Ann Dreier
Great Books            4th Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.                                           Kaye Fredensborg
Ham Radio              2nd Monday morning at 10:00 am                                       Wanda Griepp
                                                                                            Richard Koenig
Mills Landing          Open Wed-Sat. 10 am-4 pm
                                                                                               Bill Lurth
Nintendo Wii           Tuesdays 9 am-11 am
                                                                                              Karen Mast
Quilters               2nd & 4th Mon. afternoons at 1:00 pm                                Bev Montgomery
Red Hat Society        Varies                                                                 Ron Timm
Scribblers             Thursdays at 10:00
Senior Singles         Lunch/outing- Once a month                                   For More information on the
                                                                                  programs listed to the left please
Tonka Tale Tellers     1st Monday at 10:00
                                                                                        call, 952-939-8393.
Tale Spinners          Tuesdays at 1:00
Woodcarvers            Thursday mornings at 10:00 am

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                                             Special Interest
Mills Landing Shoppe                         Tonka Tale Tellers                         Bridge
Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday time         We call it rapport and support and we’d There are three times when bridge is played
of the year is here. Also, Christmas gifts   like to offer it to you! These 5-8 readers at the Center.
are available. Thanks to all who came        tell stories with a message to stimulate        Social Bridge - Monday evenings at 6:00
to our first Open house on October 4th.      the imaginations of young children. The         p.m. Please be there by 5:50 p.m. No
Our Shoppe is located at 12810               Tonka Tale Tellers go to elementary             Partners needed.
Minnetonka Blvd. Our phone number is         schools in the area and read scripts            Social Bridge - Wednesday afternoons
952-933-5214. Meet some crafters on          that are library researched and                 at 1:00 p.m. No partners needed, call
our website at                               adapted to skit form. This group meets          952-939-8393 for reservations.
www.millslandingshoppe.com. Shoppe           the first Monday at 10:00 am. New               Duplicate Bridge - Thursday evenings at
hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.         members welcome.                                6:00 p.m. Partners needed.
to 4:00 p.m. . If you are a Minnetonka
resident age 55 and older and have           Wood Carvers                               Billiards
handcrafted items for sale, contact the      Join the group every Thursday morning      Join others for a game of billiards upstairs at
senior center at 952-939-8393.               at 10:00 am. This group works              the Center, most days at 1:00 p.m. Check
                                             independently and shares ideas with        the calendar on page 11 for dates and times.
Minnetonka Red Hatters                       each other. New participants are
Let’s return to a favorite restaurant,       always welcome.                            Nintendo Wii Games
North Coast, on the shore of Lake                                                       Do you enjoy bowling, golf, and/or tennis? If
Minnetonka on Wednesday, November            500 Club                                   so, join the center on Tuesdays from 9:00-
12th at 1:00 p.m. The restaurant is          Do you enjoy playing the card game         11:00 a.m. to play these games
located at 294 Grove Lane, Wayzata.          500? If so, join us the 2nd and 4th        on the new Nintendo Wii.
We can celebrate or cry over elections       Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and the 2nd
results! R.S.V.P. to Thelma at 952-938-      and 4th Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. to play      Scribblers
0393.                                        a friendly game of 500. Beginners or       Join this writing group on
                                             people looking to learn or improve your    Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. If you have
Digital Camera:                              game are welcome for the Tuesday           an interest in writing short stories, essays or
A one on one camera and saving to            sessions. Everyone is welcome.             poems, letters and memoirs, this is the group
your computer help program. If                                                          to share it with.
interested, please call 952-939-8393 to      Bowling Club
set up an appointment to meet with           The center has paired up with Hopkins      Tale Spinners
Glen Keener. This program will be held       Activity Center and Tuttle’s Bowling       This group meets Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
on Tuesdays. Each appointment will be        Alley. You can register by calling the     This writing group, which has provided
in half hour increments                      Hopkins Activity Center at 952-939-        rapport and support for 15 years, is a safe
starting at 9:00 a.m.                        1333.                                      place to share problems with memoirs,
                                                                                        fiction and personal essays. We rotate as
Bird Club                                    Poetry Group
                                                                                        facilitators for the group and we welcome
The featured speaker for                     You are cordially invited to join us the
                                                                                        new members.
Friday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m. is        first Wednesday of every month at 1:00
Dr. Scott Sharkey. He will discuss the       p.m. to enjoy poetry. We’ll write some,
                                                                                        Art Drop In
“Wilderness in the Wetlands.”                read some and share old/new favorites
                                                                                        Are you looking for a free place to paint with
                                             and new discoveries. We’ll invite local
                                                                                        fellow artists? If so, stop on by the Senior
Garden Club                                  poets to talk. If you have any questions
                                                                                        Center on Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in
This group meets the 2nd Monday of           feel free to call Irene at 952-595-9958.
                                                                                        the Minnetonka Mills room.
every month at 1:00 p.m.                     Sheephead
                                             The game of Sheephead will now be
                                             available on the 1st and 3rd
                                             Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. every month.

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                                   Day Trips/Extended Trips
Minnetonka Senior Tour                                               The following information is for participants who are
Reservations Information                                             already registered for these trips:

To Register: call                                                    FULL
952-939-8393                                                         Victorian Christmas
                                                                     Thursday, December 4th
Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 4:30 pm.              Pick Up Time: 10:15 a.m.
Each caller can reserve up to four spaces on a trip. Only            Return Time: 5:00 p.m.
Minnetonka residents can sign up on the first day;
others may register on the second day.
                                                                                    Trips still available for
Payment is due at the time of registration:                                              Registration:
Checks payable to “Minnetonka Senior Services”.
Minnetonka Senior Services
14600 Minnetonka Boulevard                                           #15098
Minnetonka, MN 55345.                                                Hike at Baker Park
                                                                     Thursday, November 6
Visa and Master Card are accepted.
                                                                     Cost: $2 includes beverage, transportation and Steve
TRIPS are planned for seniors of Minnetonka who are                  Enjoy a Fall hike around Baker Park. Please bring a
given first priority at registration time.                           picnic lunch to eat after the hike.
Listed bus/van pickup locations and times are                        Pick Up Time: 10:00 a.m.
tentative depending on actual registration. Registrants              Return Time: 1:00 p.m.
will be notified only if changes are necessary.                      Registration Deadline: Monday, November 3rd.
Trip Cancellation Policy - Refunds, minus a $5
administration cost, can only be given if you cancel before          See day trips for January, February and March in
the payment deadline. If a cancellation is made after the            December’s newsletter.
payment deadline, the participant is
refunded/credited for everything but $5.00 only if a
                                                                                          Extended Trips
replacement is found.
                                                                     **For further information on the extended trips listed
Tips for Registering for Senior Tours and                            below, please stop by the Senior Center to
Adventures                                                           pick up a brochure or call Senior Community Services at
    Call before you send in your money to make sure
                                                                     952-541-1019.**
    space is available.
    Popular trips can fill up on the first day of registration       Florida……………………………..January 30-February 10
    that is published in the newsletter each month. Call             Texas………………………………February 13-27
    early for those trips that you don’t want to miss.
                                                                     Valentine’s Mystery Trip…………February 13-15
    You may use a Visa or Master Card to pay for your
    trip when you call to register.
                                                                     Arizona…………………………….February 20-March 7
    If you need a refund, you may apply credit to your               California…………………………..March 6-24
    account, which can be used anytime.                              New Orleans……………………...March 15-24
                                                                     Washington DC/New York………March 27-April 6
Minnesota Tort Claims Act:                                           Carolinas and Virginia…………..March 28-April 10
Under Minnesota law, Minnetonka is not liable for injuries           Savannah…………………………April 15-23
related to the operations and maintenance of facilities              Nashville…………………………..April 23-28
used for the provision of recreation programs.

Minnetonka Senior Service programs are available to
residents and non-residents of Minnetonka. This agency
is not responsible for injuries sustained by participating in
these programs



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                                    Helpful Information & Did You Know

                     An Inspirational Poem                                   Did You Know…Interesting Facts
                         Be Thankful
                      By Author Unknown                                   Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.            you. The spray blocks the mosquito's
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?                       sensors so they don't know you're there.
Be thankful when you don't know something,                                Dentists have recommended that a
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.                                toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from
Be thankful for the difficult times.                                      a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting
During those times you grow.                                              from the flush.
Be thankful for your limitations,                                         The liquid inside young coconuts can be
because they give you opportunities for improvement.                      used as substitute for blood plasma.
Be thankful for each new challenge,                                       No piece of paper can be folded in half more
because it will build your strength and character.                        than 7 times.
Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable les-          Donkeys kill more people annually than plane
sons.                                                                     crashes.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,                                  You burn more calories sleeping than you do
because it means you've made a difference.                                watching television.
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.                             Oak trees do not produce acorns until they
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who                             are fifty years of age or older.
are also thankful for the setbacks.                                       The first product to have a bar code was
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.                            Wrigley's gum.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
                                                                          The king of hearts is the only king without a
and they can become your blessings.
                                                                          mustache.
                                                                          A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the
                     Helpful Numbers
                                                                          Wright brother's first flight.
Senior Center Manager-Steve Pieh….952-939-8366                            American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by
Secretary of Senior Programming-                                          eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in
Nicole Gorman…………………………..952-939-8369                                     first-class.
Secretary: Kathy Kline…………………952-939-8393                                 Venus is the only planet that rotates
H.O.M.E.: Jeanne Swedberg…………..952-939-8363
                                                                          clockwise.
Minnetonka Senior Center…………….952-939-8393
Senior Linkage Line……………...…..1-800-333-2433                              Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at
Hopkins Activity Center………………..952-939-1333                               waking you up in the morning.
ICA…………………………………………952-938-0729                                           The plastic things on the end of shoelaces
Minnetonka Dial-a-Ride………………..952-401-1749                                are called aglets.
Meals On Wheels………………………..952-474-5227                                    Most dust particles in your house are made
(if you live West of 494)                                                 from dead skin.
……………………………………………...952-935-9028                                          The first owner of the Marlboro Company
(if you live East of 494)                                                 died of lung cancer.
Police Non-Emergency………………...952-939-8500                                 Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
Minnetonka City Hall..………………….952-939-8200                                Pearls melt in vinegar.
Medicare…………………………...…..1-800-772-1213
MN Senior Federation………………..1-800-365-8765
Ridgedale Library……………………….952-847-8800                                If you have any interesting and useful facts that
AARP…………………………………....1-888-687-2277
                                                                       you would like to submit, please feel free to drop
Music Assoc. of Minnetonka (MAM)…952-401-5954
                                                                       them off at the front desk of the senior center
Hopkins Community Education………952-988-4070
Minnetonka Community Education….952-401-6800                           otherwise e-mail them to Nicole at
Senior Community Services…………..952-541-1019                            ngorman@eminnetonka.com.


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                                     Defensive Driving & FYI
                                                                Now Available: Online Registration
                          Defensive                      Steps on how to register online:
                           Driving                       How To Register Online:
                           Classes                       Go to www.eminnetonka.com
                                                         Click on: Recreation, Activities, Online
                                                         Registration: Destination Recreation.
                                                         Recreation Services is pleased to offer you this
Please call the MN Highway Safety Center, toll
                                                         registration service. To register online, you must
free at 1-888-234-1294 Monday-Friday from 8:00
                                                         establish a household account with the senior
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to register for all 2008
                                                         center prior to online registration. A household PIN
Defensive Driving Classes. You will pay the
                                                         number and Client Barcode is issued by the senior
instructor at the time of the class, your
                                                         center. To obtain your PIN and Barcode simply call
registration fee, using a check or exact cash.
                                                         our office at 952-939-8393 to set up your
No credit cards accepted!**
                                                         household account or e-mail:
Checks payable to: MN Highway Safety Center.             ngorman@emminetonka.com
Need drivers license number included with                New household accounts cannot be created online.
payment. Sign up early for these classes.                Choose from a variety of senior center activities for
Refreshments included with all classes.                  your enjoyment. Online registration provides you
4 hour renewal day course:                               the opportunity to register for many senior center
Thursday, November 13th (call 1-888-234-1294)            activities, check current registrations and view your
Class held from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                    account history over the internet. Some classes
$18.00 (No lunch served)                                 may only be available for viewing.
Tuesday, December 2nd (call 1-888-234-1294)              Only courses offered during the current season’s
Class held from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                    brochure are listed. Other courses will be shown as
$18.00 (No lunch served)                                 seasons and registration periods change.

*SAVE 10% ON YOUR CAR INSURANCE BY                             Teacher Highlight: Marcella Nordseth
TAKING THESE CLASSES.
                                                         Marcella has been teaching oil painting in various
     Meet the Defensive Driving Instructor:              environments and facilities for the past 25-30 years.
               Gary Zitzlsperger                         She resides in Deephaven where she has been a
                                                         resident since High school. Marcella has two chil-
Gary has been teaching with us since January of          dren and two grandchildren. She currently teaches
2008. He has been a defensive driving instructor         here as well as another facility in the Twin Cities.
for about a year and is a full time real estate agent.
Gary and his wife reside in Minnetonka and has
four grown children and six grandchildren.




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                                                           Classes
                    Winter/Spring Classes — How to Register
WALK IN: You may register at the Senior Center desk. Visa & Master Card are accepted.
MAIL IN: Send to Minnetonka Senior Services, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka MN 55345
with your name, address, phone number, name of the class that you are registering for and your
payment.
BY PHONE: Registrations are accepted over the phone (952) 939-8393 with a Visa & MasterCard
ON-LINE: SEE PAGE 8 FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION STEPS
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: ―Minnetonka Senior Services‖ (MSS)
      You no longer need separate checks when registering for classes, meals, trips, or
                           programs. Classes cannot be pro-rated.
              Must Pre-register and pre-pay for all programs before class start date.
Tennessen Warning:
Your name, address, telephone number, and other indentifying information are private and cannot be given to the general public.
We need this information to enroll you in the program/trips and to be able to contact you if necessary. If you do not provide the
information, the participant may not be able to enroll in the requested program. This information will be provided to the instructors
of any class you are enrolled in and to recreation personnel who have a need to know it.

Minnesota Tort Claims Act:                                             Winter/Spring Registration begins Thursday,
Under Minnesota law, Minnetonka is not liable for injuries                      December 4th at 8:30 a.m.
related to the operations and maintenance of facilities used for
the provision of recreation programs.
                                                                      History Class—Tom Schmid
                                                                      The Most Important Event in Our Country’s History
Minnetonka Senior Service programs are available to                   This class will explore our nation’s struggle for independence. Gain an
residents and non-residents of Minnetonka. This agency is not         understanding of the origins and ideas of the war as well as the military
responsible for injuries sustained by participating in these          events. Attention will be given to the impact of European countries
programs.                                                             participation. The role of the leaders of both sides, women and Native
                                                                      Americans will be included. The short and long term effects of the
                                                                      outcome worldwide will be discussed. Activities will include discussions,
Yoga—Nancy Holasek
                                                                      presentations, readings and audio/visual elements.
Chair supported yoga postures for the less mobile. Learn
traditional Hatha yoga postures that can help you increase                                         Shady Oak Room
your flexibility, increase your range of motion, balance and            Course #        Days             Date                 Time          Fee
stamina.
                                                                         15169          T        Feb 17 - Mar 24         1-3:00 p.m.       $26
Course #     Day               Date               Time     Fee
 14495        T            Nov 4 - 25                      $12        Tai Chi Chih
                                                                      The intermediate class must have completed at least two beginner
                         No class Nov.11          9:45-
                                                                      classes and have instructor’s approval. Joe Apt, instructor, has over 19
                                                  10:45
  14497       TH            Nov 6 - 20                     $12        years of teaching experience.
                                                  a.m.
                                                                                                Purgatory Creek Room
                                                                       Course # Day Level                    Date              Time         Fee
Yoga - Intermediate—Nancy Holasek                                        15173               Beg.       Jan 5 - Mar 16    10-11:00 a.m.     $38
Chair supported yoga postures for slightly more intensive                             M                  (no class Jan
workout, including seated, standing and floor (prone and                                                 19 & Feb 16)
                                                                         15174                Int.                         11:30 -12:30     $38
supine) postures.
                                                                                                                               p.m.
  Course #      Day           Date           Time      Fee            These United Stressed States: The Individual in America
                           Nov 4 - 25                                 In this ongoing series we will continue to use Caroline Kennedy’s
   14496                                               $12
                 T     No class Nov. 11                               masterful anthology of stories, speeches, lyrics, photos and historical
    15151                   Oct 9 - 30                    $14         documents. The writings and images that defined America’s past can
                                               11—                    greatly enhance our historic and civic appreciation today. This class
                   TH
    15152                 Nov 6 - 20 No        Noon       $12         meets every other Wednesday.
                          Class Nov 27                                                             St. Alban’s Room
                                                                       Course #      Days              Date                  Time           Fee
                                                                 9       15170        W          Apr 1 - May 27        10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $22
                                                       November 2008
     Monday                          Tuesday                      Wednesday                       Thursday                          Friday
                          3                                 4                          5                                6                             7
Exercise                9:00   Craft Committee           9:00   Exercise            9:00    Carvers                10:00    Exercise               9:00
Art Drop-In             9:00   Wii Game                  9:00   Utility Billing     9:00    Hike at Baker Park     10:00    Bird Club             10:00
Tonka Tale Tellers     10:00   Digital Camera            9:00   Sheephead           9:00    Scribblers             10:00    Blood Pressure   9:30-11:30
Tai Chi Chih     10:00/11:30   Legal Counseling   9:45/ 10:00   Senior Chorale     10:30    Yoga              9:45/11:00    Happy Feet        9:00-3:00
Health Insurance        1:00   Yoga                     11:00   A.A./Al-Anon       12:00    Line Dance        12:30/ 1:45   Computer Group        10:00
Social Bridge           6:00   Bingo                    12:45   Lunch               1:00    Billiards                3:00   Billiards              1:00
                               Tale Spinners             1:00   Social Bridge       1:00    Duplicate Bridge         6:00   Oil Painting           1:00
                               Billiards                 1:00   Billiards           1:00
                                                                Poetry Club         1:00
                                                                OLLI                7:00

                         10                               11                           12                             13                             14
Exercise               9:00                                     Exercise             9:00   Defensive Driving       9:00    Exercise               9:00
Art Drop-In            9:00                                     Senior Chorale      10:00   Carvers                10:00    Happy Feet        9:00-3:00
Ham Radio             10:00       Center Closed in              H.O.M.E. Program 10:00      Scribblers             10:00    Computer Group       10:00
Advisory Board Mtg    10:00                                     A.A./Al-Anon        10:30   Yoga              9:45/11:00    Lunch & Movie        12:00
Speaker & Lunch       10:30
                                   Observance of
                                                                United Stressed     10:00   Chess                  12:00    Billiards              1:00
Garden Club            1:00        Veterans Day                 Blood Pressure 9:30-11:30   Line Dance        12:30/1:45    Oil Painting           1:00
Quilters               1:00                                     Lunch               12:00   Billiards               3:00
Billiards              1:00                                     Adopt-a-Hwy          1:00   Duplicate Bridge        6:00
Health Insurance       1:00                                     Social Bridge        1:00
Social Bridge          6:00                                     Billiards            1:00
                                                                500 Cards            6:30

                         17                               18                          19                              20                             21
Exercise               9:00    Wii Game                 9:00 Exercise               9:00    Script Folding          9:00    Exercise               9:00
Art Drop-In            9:00    Digital Camera           9:00 Sheephead              9:00    Carvers                10:00    Blood Pressure   9:30-11:30
Health Insurance       1:00    Legal Counseling        10:00 Senior Chorale        10:00    Scribblers             10:00    Happy Feet        9:00-3:00
Billiards              1:00    Yoga               9:45/11:00 A.A./Al-Anon          10:30    Yoga             9:45/ 11:00    Computer Group        10:00
Social Bridge          6:00    Thanksgiving Party      12:00 Meet the Author        1:00    Chess                  12:00    Billiards              1:00
                               Bingo                   12:45 Senior Federation      1:00    Book Club               1:00
                               History Class            1:00 Social Bridge          1:00    Line Dance       12:30/1:45
                               Tale Spinners            1:00 Billiards              1:00    Billiards               3:00
                               Billiards                1:00 OLLI                   7:00    Duplicate Bridge        6:00



                         24                               25                          26                              27                            28
Exercise               9:00    Wii Game                 9:00    Exercise            9:00
Art Drop-In            9:00    500 Cards                9:00    Senior Chorale     10:00
Quilters               1:00    Digital Camera           9:00    United Stressed    10:00
                                                                                              Center Closed in                 Center Closed in
Billiards              1:00    Legal Counseling        10:00    A.A./Al-Anon       10:30       Observance of                    Observance of
Health Insurance       1:00    Yoga               9:45/11:00    Lunch Buffet       12:00       Thanksgiving                     Thanksgiving
Social Bridge          6:00    Bingo                   12:45    Social Bridge       1:00          Holiday                          Holiday
                               Senior Outreach          1:00    Billiards           1:00
                               Tale Spinners            1:00    500 Cards           6:30
                               History Class            1:00
                               Billiards                1:00
                               Great Books              7:15


                               Senior Center Contact Information
  Senior Center Manager-Steve Pieh…………………………… 952-939-8366
  Secretary of Senior Programming-Nicole Gorman………….952-939-8369
  Secretary: Kathy Kline……………………………………………952-939-8393
  H.O.M.E.: Jeanne Swedberg……………………………………..952-939-8363
  Outreach: Marion Danielson…………………………………….952-939-8393
  Minnetonka Senior Center……………………………………….952-939-8393
                Senior Center Events & Community Events
                                                              For Your Reading Pleasure
           Scholarships Available
                                                   The daily newspaper and eight magazines are
Limited financial scholarships are available for
                                                   provided by West Ridge Retirement Community.
Minnetonka residents age 55 and over, for
                                                   These reading materials are located in the Glen
events, classes and one day trips. This is
                                                   Lake Activity Room and are for you to enjoy. Stop
sponsored by the Minnetonka Senior Services.
                                                   on in and enjoy some reading time.
Scholarships are confidential. To learn more,
contact senior services at 952-939-8393.
                                                         H.O.M.E. Informational Presentation
               Sons of Norway                      You’re invited to a free informational session to
                                                   learn more about the H.O.M.E. (Household and
Vestland Lodge will have their annual "Taste of    Outside Maintenance for the Elderly) program. You
Scandinavia" on November 18, 7pm, at the           will have the chance to meet Jeanne Swedberg
Minnetonka Community Center, 14600                 who is our H.O.M.E. contact at the senior center.
Minnetonka Blvd. There will be food
                                                        Wednesday, November 12th at 10:00 a.m.
demonstrations and tasting, silent auction,
crafts, and bake sale. There is a $5 charge for
food tasting.                                         Scrooge—The Musical at the Minnetonka
    For more information call 952-994-3174.                   Community Theater

                                                   You and your family are invited to attend the
           Adopt-A-Highway                         holiday performance of Scrooge—The Musical.
  Wednesday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m.            Discount tickets for a special performance on
                                                   Saturday, December 20th at 1:00 p.m. can be
Volunteers are needed. Volunteers will meet at     purchased now at a reduced rate of $10.50 a
the center. Supplies and refreshments will be      ticket. A limited number of tickets are available.
provided. Call the center at 952-939-8393 with     These reduced price tickets can be purchased only
any questions.                                     through the Minnetonka Senior Center. Call 952-
                                                   939-8393 for more information. These tickets can
  Agnes Daluge’s Heroic Efforts of WWII            be picked up at the will-call window on December
                                                   20th, up to one hour prior to the performance.
Come listen to the story of Agnes Daluge’s as
an undercover teenager during WWII, as told
by her husband Willard Daluge of Eden                                 Meet the Author:
Prairie.                                                                Judy McCabe
Agnes was born in Czechoslovakia in 1928.          How we think of home changes throughout our
At age 11, a very sick, and undernourished         lives, shifting with location, time, families and our
Agnes was sent to live with her Aunt Rosa in       own perspective.
Germany. She was given the medical care            Judy McCabe, author of Thoughts of Home, a
needed to regain her health and soon Agnes         coffee table book that pairs beautiful photographs
became part of her aunt’s secret ―Munich           with moving descriptions that inspire fond
Underground‖ program where she helped              memories of our own families and homes, will
save hundreds of lives. Hot meal provided          reflect on homes, families and our homeland
following the program.                             Course #15159
Course #15055                                      Wednesday, November 19th at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, November 10th at 10:30 a.m.                Cost is $2 payable to MSS by Monday, November
Cost is $6 payable to MSS by Wednesday,            17th. Refreshments will be provided.
November 5th.
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Minnetonka Recreation Services                                                       PRESORTED
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Minnetonka, MN 55345                                                               US POSTAGE PAID
                                                                                   MINNETONKA MN
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                            Minnetonka Senior Services Scholarship

Scholarships are available to Minnetonka residents age 55 and over. Minnetonka Senior Services
will pay up to 50%. Individuals may receive assistance for a maximum of three classes or events per
seasonal recreational brochure, with a limit of one bus trip per year. Applicants are contingent upon
class availability, scholarship fund balances, and the participant’s financial status.
Name of Registrant:                                                 55+ (Circle one) Yes No
Address, City, Zip:
Home Phone:
Information supporting scholarship request:




  Course #            Fee                                Name of Event




Payment Option: ( ) Visa          ( ) MasterCard             Amount to be charged:
Credit Card #                                                              Expiration Date:
Applicant’s Signature:                                                     Date:

				
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