Volunteer of the Month
This month we\'d to shower kudos on Diane Harvey. Diane has only been a member for a few years, but ever since then she joined she has made the most of it. Every Monday she can be found helping us out in our Bingo program. It was the Bingo Coordinator, her friend, Pat Laur, who first got her to volunteer for our bingo program. Now Diane helps sell the bingo papers, and calls numbers. If Pat is ever absent, Diane fills in and takes over. Diane does more for us than just bingo. She is always there for us if we need her. She has worked at a hole at our Golf Tournament, sitting out on the course all day. Diane prefers helping us at our special events where she is inside in the air conditioned building! However, it\'s not that cool, as she is hard at work in the kitchen helping to prepare meals, and to help us serve. Diane is used to volunteering, as she has been active at the Yucaipa Senior Center, and the Calimesa Senior Center, as well as having working for Habitat for Humanity. Originally form Compton, she, her sister, and her mother, have each taken turns moving out west, and following each other. As the others have continued taking turns moving eastward, with Banning as their eastmost spot, Diane has put down roots here. Thanks Diane for all that you do for our center.
Date: September 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am
Length: 8 weeks
Cost: $8.00 members
Instructor: Al LeBrun and Tracy Johnson
Location: Game Room
Description: This month weíd like to shine the light on a class with a timeless message, Bible Study. The class is taught by Al LeBrun and Tracy Johnson who are both with the Immanuel Baptist Church. Together Al and Tracy have a combined 79 years of Bible Study experience. Both are graduates of Bible College and have served as Pastors or Associate Pastors. They both now minsters at Immanuel Baptist Church where they not only teach Bible study there, but Al serves as the Minister of Senior Adults and Tracy serves as the Minister of Evangelical Discipleship. This session the two will be focusing on the New Testament book of ACTS (or Acts of the Apostles), and will cover the first half of the book. This will look at the early days of Christianity and itís growth. Classes are on Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00am and will run for 8 weeks beginning January 9th.
Time: Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free members
Description: If youíd like to participate in a card game as where you need a poker face, bridge intellect, and rummy fun, then you just might want to try Canasta. What exactly is Canasta? It is a game of the Rummy family and was once the most popular American game. Originating in Uruguay in the early 1940s, it spread rapidly to Argentina and the rest of Latin America, and reached the United States about 1948 where it is played by millions. The usual number of players is four, in two partnerships, however, it may also be played by two, three, five, or six players. The packs are made up of 108 cards, two regular packs of 52 cards, plus four jokers, all shuffled together. They have 3-4 full tables going so a seat is always available. If you donít know how to play but would like to learn you they are always ready and able to teach the ins and outs. They will gladly let you sit in and play and learn. After one hand youíll get the basics. If you are an experienced Canasta player, or are just someone looking for fun time, stop by the Parlor every Thursday from 1 - 4 p.m.
To enrich, maintain, and protect the quality of life of Senior Adults...
TIME CHANGE - The 55 Alive refresher course has been moved to 8:30 a.m. on Mondays.
Membership Dues for the 2016 year: Only $20.00 a year. Annual dues are good until December 31, 2016. Gift Certificates are available. Purchase some Senior bucks also...!!
Board of Directors - The Board of Directors meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at noon.
Enjoy a hot nutrional lunch - M - F / 12 -1:00
October 17, 2015 11:00 AM - Hoedown & Crafters Fair
Join us a boot kicking great time. The Gas Company is back with their gas Chuck Wagon, along with the Wimberly Blue Grass Band! Tickets still on sale.
October 8, 2015 9:00 - Noon - HEALTH FAIR
Join us on Thursday, October 8, 2015 for our Annual Health Fair. Free Flu shots will be provided to the entire community along with several other free services. Lots of vendors on hand to answer any questions you may have.
November 21, 2015 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Thanksgiving Dinner
Please come and share Thanksgiving Dinner with your friends and Family here at the Highland Senior Center. Tickets are only $5.00 ($6 at the door) and you can enjoy a full dinner including desert. Share this special day with your family and friends
Christmas Tree Donation
By: Mike Sylva
Christmas came a little early at the Highland Senior Center, as one of Santaís helpers, Paul Marzullo, dropped off a pre-decorated Christmas tree for the seniors to enjoy. The gift is actually from Paul and the Marzullo family. The seven foot tall tree took Paul six hours to decorate before he loaded it on his sleigh and delivered it.
The Marzullos know the center well as Paulís two aunts, Willie Williams and Catherine Madrial are members. Paulís family also has known Executive Director Penny Lilburn for many years. The Highland Senior Center would like to thank Paul Marzullo and family for the gift. Now Santa has something to put the gifts under.