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May 2022
Ernesto Almada

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This month we’d like to shower kudos on a triple threat. Last year we were in need on a new instructor following the passing of our former Sketching teacher. Ernesto heard about our need and volunteered to teach. Now as the effects of Covid linger on and people are still wary, we have had a few instructors who, on doctor’s orders, have been instructed to not teach. Upon hearing this Ernesto has volunteered again to act as a substitute. Now he will also be teaching Spanish AND Water Color! Ernesto worked for and retired from the San Bernardino Unified School District after 33 years of employment. During that time he worked with an after school program and served as a bilingual tutor. He loves to teach, and is loved by his students. Thanks Ernesto for stepping up when we need you.


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Ol Blue Eyes was back at the center, much to the delight of a sold out crowd, for another Dinner Show. Michael Sinatra crooned oldies but goodies. While our chefs were busy preparing an Italian dinner for the crowd, Michael sang to an audience as hungry for his songs, as they were for dinner. We call him the Chairman of the Board, he also sang the hits of Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, and many others.

While popular with everyone, he is always especially popular with the ladies. A few lucky ones came up front for a personal crooning. One poignant moment was when Jack & Regina Milke, celebrating their anniversary, did a special dance.

Thanks to our volunteers, Aneta Giltner, Dianne Kassotis, Theresa Rago for helping serve dinner and drinks to everyone. Special thanks go out to PrimeCare for sponsoring this great night out!