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Senior Center upcoming events for February

January 28, 2012
By THERESA PERKINS , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. we have Bingo with large jackpots. Nonmembers are welcome.

Mon-Fri at 9-11 a.m. Free Blood Pressure checks for members.

Check out our new Tai Chi and Zumba classes.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Meet with the social club and plan trips for the weekends.

Fridays 1st and 3rd at 1:30-3:45 p.m. Karaoke and dance. Free to all members.

Fridays 2nd and 4th at 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dance. Free to all members.

Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. Diabetic Support Group. Breakfast provided by Lehigh Regional Medical Center.(Free)

Feb. 2 at 12 p.m. Mardi Gras Festival & Dinner. The meal is $3 and you must sign up in advance. Bring a mask or decorate a mask for the parade.

Feb. 6 at 11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch. Hometown Realty will speak on real estate in Lehigh Acres. Fountain Crest will supply free lunch.

Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. Hot Dog Day. $1.50 for Hot dog, chips and soda. Must sign up a week in advance.

Feb. 8 at 12:30 p.m. Target Shooting. Meet at the center and carpool to the gun range.

Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. Drs. Breakfast. Dr. Rizzo will speak on Urology. The free breakfast will be provided by Lehigh Regional Medical Center. You must sign up in advance.

Feb. 9 at 7-9 p.m. Dance with "The Chadburns."

Feb. 10 at 1:30-3:45 p.m., Valentine's & Anniversary Dance. Please come and bring a dessert to share. Members please sign up.

Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch. Confi-Care Home Health will speak about exercise.

Feb. 15 at 9:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Immokalee Casino Trip. The fee is $15 and that includes your bus trip, $30 of free play and $5 food voucher.

Feb. 16 at 12:30 p.m. February Birthday Party. Lunch catered by Haney's and show. Free for birthday member and $7.50 for guest.

Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch. Lehigh Rehabilitation will speak on home health care and house calls. This is free to members but must sign up a week in advance. Lunch provided by Lehigh Rehabilitation.

Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast. Sign up in advance. Cost is $1.50.

Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. Drs. Breakfast. Inspirations will be speaking about depression. Free breakfast provided by Lehigh Regional Medical Center. Must sign up in advance.

Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. Movie Day. Did you hear about the Morgan's? Sign up in advance for popcorn.

Feb. 23 at 7-9 p.m. Dance with LeDeux.

Feb. 27 at noon Beauty Secrets. Leslie will speak on permanent make-up, hair and nails. There is no lunch but you can bring a snack to share.

Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Meet-N-Eat. Meet at the center and carpool to Alva Diner. Restaurant only accepts cash. You must sign up in advance.

We offer many classes are offered. Our physically active classes are line dancing, exercise classes including Zumba, Tai Chi, chair dancing, walking, bocce, shuffleboard, simulated bowling, dances, corn hole, ballroom dancing, ping pong and billiards.

Our creative classes are creative writing, discussion group, piano, Swedish weaving, tatting, needlework-many types, punch needle, woodcarving, stain glass, plastic art craft, sewing for beginners and advanced, pine needle baskets, art(all mediums), make a teddy bear class, craft class, beading and quilting. Multiple card games such as Pinochle, Bridge, Cribbage, Hand and Foot, Yahtzee and Sheepshead are played weekly.

We have beginners and intermediate computer classes followed by a computer art and Microsoft Word class. Join the Entertainment group and perform skits and sing. We have a Golden Shell Boutique which is open to the public. Our social group plans activities and trips for the weekends. Our Tops weight loss group and Nutrition for Healthy Living class will help you balance your diet. The travel desk sets up trips to the Broadway Palm and Casino. We welcome anyone 50 or older. Join the center for $15 a year and enjoy the Lee County pool on Williams for an extra $10 a year. It will cost $2 a day for nonmembers for the center. Special events have other requirements; please inquire at the main desk. Please feel free to check us out on our website:

Teresa Perkins is the director of the Lehigh Acres Senior Citizens Center at 219 Plaza Drive in Lehigh. She can be reached for more information at (239)369-5355.



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