Happy August! Although it is only August, it is time to start thinking about signing up for fall activities at the senior center.
The fall/winter/spring table shuffleboard tournament will be starting in the middle of September. A sign-up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board outside the center office. If you would like to play this year, add your name and telephone number, and indicate whether you would like to play on Tuesday or Wednesday. You will receive a call about when the organizational meeting will be held when teams and chairpersons will be chosen.
Shuffleboard is played on a rotating basis starting at 8:45 a.m. You may play at 8:45 on one Tuesday, and on the next Tuesday at 10:45. At the end of the season, championship teams are decided for each day and a championship tournament will be held between these two teams for bragging rights. Also a “hanger” champion is determined at the end of the tournament. A banquet is held at the end of the season to celebrate.
The floor shuffleboard tournament will also be starting in September. A sign-up sheet is posted outside the center office. Play is held on Tuesday afternoons starting at 1:15 p.m. Like table shuffleboard, floor shuffleboard is played on a rotating basis with two member teams. An organizational meeting will be held in the middle of September to determine teams and chairpersons. A banquet will also be held at the end of the season to celebrate the top two teams and the players in general.
Stewart Cohen is once again offering Spanish and Civil War classes on Wednesdays starting Sept. 18. Sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board outside the center office.
Spanish class meets at 10 a.m. in the conference room. All former students are welcome back. Also newcomers with some high school or college Spanish are welcome. The class is a congenial group struggling to make sense of the interesting world of Spanish. Come join.
The Civil War Studies group meets on Wednesday afternoons at 1 p.m. in the craft room. This year, the group will examine what happened at Shiloh, the battle of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, the battle of the Wilderness, and Petersburg. The format for the class is discussion and film.
This week’s activities
• The Book Discussion group will meet on Monday at 1:30 in the shuffleboard room. The assignment this month was to read a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. New members are also welcome. For any questions, contact Eva Despres.
• Podiatrist Dr. Walters will be at the senior center on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. for appointments. If you forgot to sign up for an appointment, you may call his office at 860-599-4555 to see if there are any open appointments.
Westerly Hospital continues to offer the arthritis exercise program on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. The current set of classes will end Aug.26, and the next set will start on Sept. 9. You may register for the classes by calling the rehabilitation department at 596-3593, or from Connecticut (800)933-5960, Ext. 3346. The cost is $30 for 12 classes.
For Wednesday morning students in the painting class, Laurie will not be in this week. However, you are invited to come in and work on your projects. There is no fee for this class.
On Thursday, Joe Mazza will be available to assist individuals whose primary language is Italian with Social Security, disability, workman’s compensation, pensions, and other social services. Please call his office at 401-942-7770 to confirm the date.
The center van will be headed to Crystal Mall on Friday at 9 a.m. If you are a Westerly resident, you are eligible to take advantage of this free service.
For reservations, call Edie at (401) 596-7216. Recommended donation is $3. Please make reservations on Thursdays for the next week.
Monday — Corn chowder, chicken with sage dressing, red bliss potatoes, mixed vegetables, apple sauce, or cheeseburger on bun.
Tuesday — Garden salad, Italian meatball grinder, coleslaw, pudding, or egg salad on wheat.
Wednesday — Lentil, Yankee pot roast, whipped potatoes, Prince Edward blend vegetables, peaches, or seafood salad on wheat.
Thursday — Red clam chowder, baked scrod, rice pilaf, country trio vegetables, cake or hot dog on bun.
Friday — Garden salad, chicken stew with potatoes, carrots and peas, buttermilk biscuit, fresh fruit, or Italian grinder.