Vandalia Senior Center September Calendar


Staff report



VANDALIA – The following is the September calendar of events for the Vandalia Senior Center. Contact the Senior Center at 898-1232 for more information.

A Breakfast and Learn by Brookdale

It will be Wednesday, September 2, at 9:30 a.m. Brookdale will be serving quiche, biscuits with sausage gravy, fruit, and yogurt parfait. Then Tambi and Mark Spirk will talk about “Aging Well Through Social Connections.”

Mild, Soft Latin Dancing

Estrella Fenn is offering classes in Latin dancing that she says anyone can do. The classes will begin Wed.., September 2, from 1 – 2 p.m. The classes will be every Wednesday, except September 30, through October 21.

Udate on Bazaar planning

• The final bazaar meeting will be Tuesday, September 8, at 10:30 a.m. More people are needed as greeters and for raffle ticket sales.

• You can place donations for the trash and treasure sale under the coat racks from Monday, September 21 through 11:00 a.m. Fri., October 2, so there will be enough time to price the items. During these same dates, all regular donations will be stopped until Mon., October 5.

Come Try Out the Penny Auction

Lindsay Hambly from Horizon Home will be here on Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. to teach you how to play by bidding on items. Lindsay will give you the “pennies.”

Brunch and Learn

Robin Shafer from Springmeade will be hosting group trivia on Thursday, September 10, at 10:15 a.m. Then everyone will have brunch afterwards.

Second Movie

Friday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m. with Kelly Lundqvist from Crossroads Rehab The second movie is called Spy. Melissa McCarthy plays a desk bound CIA analyst guiding her partner played by Jude Law on a mission to find a suitcase nuke. He accidentally kills the man he is meeting before finding out where the suitcase is. The partner gets shot by the man’s daughter as Melissa McCarthy watches online. She volunteers to become a field agent to try to find the suitcase nuke.

Flu Shots and More by Rite Aid

Rite Aid is offering flu and immunization shots on Wednesday, September 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Please sign up on the bulletin board and then pick up the letter and paperwork in the office to fill out ahead of time and return it so Rite Aid can bill your insurance company.

Then Stay and Have Ice Cream

Dana Couch from Bright Ideas will be here also on Wednesday, September 16. She will be here from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. serving up ice cream and providing some toppings!

Colored Pencils and Pen & Ink Classes

Tom Kinarny is again presenting classes on colored pencils and also pen and ink. Classes begin on Friday, September 18 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $55 for eight weeks. To join, just come to the first class and pay Tom.

Catered Dinner

Make reservations for the catered dinner on September 18 at 6 p.m. by paying $12 in the office. Dinner will be roast pork loin, stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fresh mixed fruit, rolls, pumpkin bars, and brownies. The entertainment will be the Miami Valley Music Men. Please pay by Wednesday, September 16.

Estate Planning & Elder Law: An Overview

A seminar will be presented by Michael J. Millonig, Attorney At Law, on Tuesday, September 22, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. He will cover the following topics: Wills, Trusts, Probate, Avoiding Probate, Estate Tax, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. Please sign up so he knows how many handouts to bring. This is open to the public. Michael Millonig will return on Tuesday, October 20, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to talk about preparing for a funeral and burial. This is open to the public.

Art classes being offered

The Vandalia Senior Center has obtained a grant from the Dayton Cultural Arts Foundation to hold four art classes. A nominal fee of $10 will be charged for each class to pay for supplies. All classes will be held at the center from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Register for classes by September 24 at the center or mail a check and indicate which classes you are registering for. It’s a great opportunity to start on a new hobby or to try a new medium you’ve never done before.

Friday, Oct. 9 – Pen and Ink with Ed Wilson, a local artist who has exhibited his work at Vandalia City Building and Fairborn Art Association. Since retiring, he enjoys drawing the homes of friends and others. He participated in the totem pole art project at Vandalia Art Park.

Friday, Oct. 16 – Drawing with Jean Henninger who also participated in the totem pole art display, is versed in most mediums and recently retired as art teacher at St. Christopher’s.

Friday, Oct. 23 – Colored Pencil with Ellie Earnhart who is a retired cardiac nurse who has enjoyed art since attending art camp every summer as a kid. She enjoys all mediums but colored pencil is her favorite. She studies under Tom Kilarney at Vandalia Senior Center. She has exhibited works at Sinclair and the Fairborn Art Association

Friday, Oct. 30 – Watercolor with Cass Barth, a local artist and former teacher, who also participated in the totem pole project. She teaches art at For the Arts in Lakeside, Ohio, every summer and does slate decorative painting and many other art forms.

Visit 10 Wilmington Place

You are invited to return to 10 Wilmington Place on Friday, September 25. Their bus can hold 24 members or you can drive there. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. You will first go to their theater to watch “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Then you will have a brunch which includes quiche and mimosa or virgin mimosa. Next you will have a tour before boarding the bus to return about 1 p.m.

You are invited to “A Walk in the Woods”

The Stillwater Adventist Church at 9675 North Dixie Drive is once again offering to serve dinner to the Vandalia Senior Center members. The dinner will be Saturday, September 26, from 5 – 7 p.m. It has a fall theme. Please sign up by September 19 if you are able to attend.

Ladies Corn Hole

You do not need any experience to join the ladies corn hole group. Playing begins at the Rec Center on Mon., Sept. 28, from 1 -3 p.m. The games run for ten weeks. It is free if you have Silver Sneakers or a membership at the Rec Center. If not, a resident costs $10 and a non-resident costs $15. Call Joyce at 898-2313 if you want to join the group. Beginners are welcome.

Moonshine & NASCAR

The Sinclair seminar, “Moonshine & NASCAR” will be Tuesday, October 6, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please register for this free seminar by calling 512-2372 or 512-5184.

Volunteer appreciation lunch

If you have volunteered as a driver, with meals, are helping with the bazaar, worked in the office, or volunteered in other ways, sign up for the Volunteer Appreciation Lunch on Friday, October 23. You can sign up between September 21 and October 16 for this lunch.

Medicare check up day

OSHIIP will have a Medicare Check Up Day at the center on Friday, October 30. Appointments will be between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Donations and Requests

We could use the donation of several gently used card tables. We could also use a tall wooden bookcase with a back that is in good shape. The church that was collecting the prescription bottles is no longer taking them so we will be discontinuing this collection. We have also stopped taking magazines.

We are still collecting candles, vases, baskets, artificial flowers, greenery, floral supplies, stamps, eyeglasses, fronts of greeting cards, books, batteries, pop tabs, box tops, jigsaw puzzles, egg cartons, plastic bags, cell phones, unused medical supplies, canes, walkers, Depends, and incontinent supplies, movies, yarn, and fabric for quilts.

Friendship Village Lunch and Learn

Friendship Village has requested some changes. There will be a limit of 50 members that can sign up for their Lunch & Learns. The sign up sheet will come down when we receive 50 sign ups or September 3, whichever comes first. At the lunch, you will be asked to find yourname on the list so it can be marked off. For the August lunch, there was a waiting list. So if you can not attend, please call in and cancel so someone else can come to the lunch.

Honoring miliatary veterans

From Oct. 5 to Nov. 10, let us honor your military members. Bring in photos of you, your spouse, your grandparents, parents, your children, and your grandchildren that have been or are in the military. I will make a copy and add any names, rank, and dates you know. I would like to line the walls in a salute to our armed forces leading up to Veteran’s Day.

Staff report

Reach the Vandalia Senior Center at 898-1232.

Reach the Vandalia Senior Center at 898-1232.