Bridge instructions and cross stitch classes are being offered to area seniors 55 or better this fall at the Antrim Area Senior Center at the First Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Antrim.
Dick Loveland of Antrim will teach bridge, the world’s most popular card game.
There will be four lessons beginning Tuesday Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Here’s what you will learn:
Lesson I. Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 3, Introduction and taking tricks.
Lesson II. Tuesday, Dec. 8, Trump suit, planning play.
Lesson III. Tuesday, Dec. 15, Introduction to bidding.
Lesson IV. Tuesday, Dec. 22, More on bidding.
Why should you learn to play bridge? It is not only the most popular card game in the world but it can be played at a competitive level or as a social game. It is good exercise for your brain and will help keep you mentally sharp.
If students like, they can stay and test their new-found skills by playing amongst themselves.
If you would like another type of challenge come join Rev. Peggi Boyce every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. as she offers instructions in cross stitching. She has many years of experience in cross stitching and has produced some wonderful works of art. If you have an interest in sewing, stitching or other kinds of needle work stop by to see how cross stitching is done.
A web site for the senior center is now on line. Go to www.antrimsc.org to see what we are about.
The senior center, working in conjunction with Pheasant Wood Care and Rehabilitation Center of Peterborough, offers a variety of community services. Once a month a physical therapist and a nurse will be on hand to offer advice to seniors about physical therapy issues and to check vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse rate, etc. Also, once a month, Pheasant Wood creates a dessert for the seniors. These often correspond with a special luncheon cooked by the seniors, usually on the second Tuesday of the month. Pheasant Wood occasionally offers interesting seminars such as “The benefits of chocolate.”
The center also offers an exercise program designed by Tufts University from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Come to the center to see what’s going on for seniors. We are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center is open to all area seniors 55 or better. If one partner qualifies for the age requirement the other partner also is qualified to attend.
St. Joseph’s Meals on Wheels also offers a hot, nutritious meal at 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. People who wish to partake must be 60 or older. A $2 donation is requested.