Volunteer of the Month

November 2019
Linda Sowell

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This month we’d like to shine the light on a new, yet not new volunteer. If you read last month’s newsletter, specifically the Activity Spotlite, you would have read a bit about Linda Sowell. Well this month we’d like to shine an even larger spotlight on her as our Volunteer of the Month. Linda is the new Gadabouts Trip Coordinator. She had been working in the Thrift Store and was asked to be a relief in the Trip office. When a vacancy occurred she was asked to take over, which she was more than happy to do. Since then she has been busy scheduling new trips, chaperoning trips on occasion, and generally managing our hustling and bustling trip office. Linda also serves on our Board of Directors. If needed she also helps out at our special events. Originally from Chicago, IL, she moved out to California with her husband who was in the Navy. Once out here she was not content to stay at home raising her two kids (who themselves provided her with five grandkids), but worked in numerous types of jobs. Her main career was in Food Service. She started out at McDonalds as a cashier, and worked her way up to manager. Then she transferred to the school system where she became the Director of Children’s Nutrition for the Bear Valley School District before retiring. Thanks Linda for helping to take our members on trips of a lifetime.

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Saturday BINGO !!
November 23, 2019 1:00 pm
Some say the BEST BINGO in town for loads of fun ! Only a $3.00 buy-in for CASH prizes. Held the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month.....check-out our Monday BINGO too.

TACO TUESDAY is back in 2020 !
January 14, 2020 4:00 - 6:00
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL 2020 -----------TACO TUESDAY IS A HIT !! Come for the scrumptious $1.00 ground beef & chicken tacos AND NOW THE TACO SALAD for only $2.00......and stay for the FREE bingo ! We sell out so MUST RSVP if you wanna eat.

AARP Mature Driving Course
November 21, 2019 12:00 noon to 4 PM
AARP Mature Driving Course focused on safe driving for Senior adults. This 2 day course, November 21st & 22nd, is from 12 noon to 4 PM each day. Attendance in this course COULD reduce your insurance costs. MUST RSVP FOR CLASS at 862.8104..... limited space available. $15. for AARP Members & $20. for non-Members

Koffee Klub
December 12, 2019 9:00 AM
This month we feature Melissa Morgan from the City of Highland for an update on City business and some questions and answers. FREE breakfast to those who RSVP at 862-8104. Sponsored by Pichardo Benefits Services, LLC.

FREE OmniTrans bus passes
November 20, 2019 10:00 AM
The 3rd Wednesday of each month you can receive transportation passes with the proper California ID if better than 62 years old OR proof of disability if less than 62. Contact Senior Information & Assistance 800 510.2020 if questions.

Lunch Bunch Van
December 1, 2019 varies
We're taking the Lunch Bunch to; - Seven Oaks Dam - Perris Auto Speedway - The Redlands Bowl and MORE. Ticket prices vary and are in advance ONLY at our Front Desk. Call 862-8104 for information.

Thanksgiving Dinner
November 16, 2019 11:00 - 1:00 PM
Join us for our annual Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings. Tickets STILL a mere $5.00 each so bring your Family & Friends. We will NOT be selling tickets at the door.

Christmas Open House
December 21, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Come join us for our annual Holiday Open House - FREE refreshments along with caroling, bell ringers and maybe even Santa Claus. RSVP is required so visit or call the Front Desk - 862.8104.

Doggie Treat Class
November 26, 2019 1:00 PM
My dogs love Christmas and yours will too after this doggie treat making class. $10. cost includes supplies. Make - Bake - Take MUST RSVP & pay in advance at the Front Desk - space IS limited.

Ontario Reign hockey game - Lunch Bunch
December 15, 2019 1:30 PM
Go with the Lunch Bunch to watch some 'puck' this Sunday afternoon. Transportation, admission, hot dog & soft drink for $40. We'll return about 6 PM form this trip. ONLY 9 spaces so book it TODAY. Ask about the hockey game in February as well.

Pool Tournament
December 4, 2019 10:00 AM
A double elimination tournament that takes place over 2 days; December 4th & 5th. $5.00 entry fee. Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Pay at the Front Desk.