October is upon us with all its beauty. We will enjoy the cooler weather and the beautiful colors.
Our Better Choices/Better Health classes will end on Oct. 15 of this month and those taking the classes have really enjoyed them. The classes will be offered again in the spring, so if you were not able to sign-up for them this fall maybe you will be able to take them then.
On Wednesday, Oct. 9 we will have a flu clinic held at the building. The Appanoose County Public Health Nurses will be hosting the clinic. This will be open to the public from 9-11:30 a.m. The cost for the shot is $25 unless you have Medicare and then you MUST provide your medical cards to receive them free. No appointment is necessary.
On Friday, Oct. 11 we will have bingo prior to the noon meal. The menu for the day is pulled pork on bun, acorn squash, creamed peas, tropical fruit and vegetable juice. Bingo will start at 11 a.m. with the meal to follow at 11:30 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 14 is Columbus Day and our site will be open. In the past this was one of the days off, however it is not now. We will have a special program with fun trivia about Columbus Day at 11 a.m. The meal will follow at 11:30 a.m. which includes pork cutlet, scalloped potatoes, brussel sprouts and blushing pears.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 will be the start of the “Fresh Conservations.” This is the new program that is taking the place of the old Chef Charles. It will start at 11 a.m. The chicken dinner will follow.
Thursday, Oct. 17 will be our evening monthly Birthday Party with co-op. The meal will start at 5 p.m. Bring your covered dish and table service. Bingo will follow the supper.
Tuesday, Oct. 22 will be this month’s Wii Bowling Tournament. Max Barber was the winner last month. He took the high score at 214 and the overall winner with several nice prizes and five free meal passes. Good job Max!
Thursday, Oct. 24 we will have our nine day Washington D.C. trip show at 2 p.m. This will be our spring trip which will be April 23-May 1. It will be a motor coach trip that will include eight nights lodging, 14 meals, tours of the WWII Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and more. There will also be two days of guided tours of Washington D.C. with an evening guided memorial and monument tours, admission to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Garden, tour of the Baltimore Inner Harbor and historic seaport with its beautiful waterfront setting. Only 45 seniors will be able to go and sign-up with deposit of $75 per person will be accepted. The full price of the trip will be $799 per person based on double occupancy. Single rate will be $270 more. Final payment for this trip will be Feb. 15, 2014. Insurance will be available. If you are interested and unable to come to the meeting stop by the club. Flyers are available to those at the meeting.
Wednesday, Oct. 30 we are off to Meskwaki for an overnight trip. This will be the last one for the year. The cost of the trip is $50 per person based on double occupancy and includes the motor coach transportation, lodging, $40 gaming money and two $5 food vouchers. Fifty-four is all that will get to go. Sign-up for this trip started Tuesday, Oct. 1.