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Weekly activities
Back in their renovated facilities, Canyon Lake’s senior citizens are enjoying their regular weekly activities and some special events as well.
On Mondays at 9 a.m. a needlecraft class is held, while on Tuesdays, card players meet at noon. Thursdays find the woodcarvers meeting at 2 p.m., and card players get together again on Fridays at 6 p.m.
Movie nights
This month the Center has scheduled two movie nights this month. Tomorrow, September 11, the classic film “Casablanca” will be shown at 7 p.m., and the next week, on Saturday, September 18, “An American President” will be shown at 7. Popcorn and lemonade will be served.
“Age-ing to Sage-ing”
What is “Sage-ing?” It’s the process of approaching aging as a positive journey filled with wisdom, learning and possibility. It affirms the importance of the older years and teaches how to harvest life’s wisdom and transform it into a legacy for future generations. The concept was developed by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalom, founder of the Spiritual Eldering Institute.
In this six-week workshop, participants will use their life experiences to enrich the elder years, face mortality, repair relationships and take an active role in society.
The classes will be held every Thursday from September 23 through October 28 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Center and will be facilitated by Dorothy Washle. Cost for the entire series is $5, payable to the Canyon Lake Senior Committee.
To register, contact Recreation Manager Kathie Barnes at 246-1761.
Tea-folding cards
The Senior Center is offering a class in tea-folding in which delightful occasional cards will be made. The three-hour class will be held Monday, October 11, beginning at 9 a.m. There is no fee, but a $3 supply cost will be collected that day.
Tea bag folding is a popular craft that began in Europe. It’s a form of origami in which tea bag wrappers are cut into squares, identically folded and glued together to form a medallion. Since tea bags in the United States are not packaged in pretty wrappers, printed paper is used instead.
During the upcoming class, each student will make two cards, suitable for a multitude of occasions. There will be extra cards for those who want to explore more folds. Each student should bring a pair of paper scissors and a glue stick–everything else will be supplied.
Anyone interested in attending this class can register by calling Linda Brown at 244-1824.
Holiday Boutique
The Senior Center announces the 4th Annual Senior Holiday Boutique is planned for Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14.
Sign ups for crafters will be from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 5 to 7 p.m. on September 13, September 27 and October 4. All crafts must be handmade, and one need not be a senior to take part.
Entry fee is $15, and each crafter will be asked to donate 15 percent of his or her profits to the Senior Center. For more information, contact Mavis Kerr at 244-2892 or Dorothy Metcalf at 244-9372.
No thanks!
Would-be Good Samaritans have been dropping off bags of old clothes and shoes at the Senior Center, according to the POA. Unfortunately, the Senior Committee is not involved in handling such donations and asks that anyone with items to donate contact the Salvation Army, the Goodwill or a local thrift shop.
Got coffee?
Canyon Lake seniors are invited to drop by the Senior Center each Thursday between 10 a.m. and noon to enjoy a “coffee klatch.” Coffee and cookies will be available as well as fellowship with others.
Monday Night Football
Seniors will begin getting together for Monday Night Football on September 13. The fun will begin at 6 p.m., and men and women are invited to drop by to enjoy the hot dogs and chili dogs that will be available for a nominal fee. Everyone is asked to bring their own beverages.
Those with questions are asked to call George Metcalf at 244-9372.
AARP class
The POA has scheduled another popular 55Alive/Mature Driving class. The session will be held at the Senior Center on Saturday, October 2, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
Registration is being taken at the Member Services Counter. Cost is $10, and checks should be made payable to the AARP.

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