Wednesday, November 30, 2011


PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND BAKE SALE Join us on Sunday, January 29th for our 22nd Annual Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale from 7:00 AM to Noon.  The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce, and a beverage for just $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children (10 and under).  Our talented chefs are members of the Oregon/Brooklyn VFW Post 10272 and we would like to thank them for 22 consecutive years of their donation of time and labor towards this fundraiser!  The delicious items at our bake sale are donated by area senior volunteers—be sure to come early for the best selection of bars, pies, breads, and cookies.  Donations of baked goods, skim and 2% milk, coffee and orange juice will be accepted—please call 835-5801 if you are interested in making a donation.  If you are home bound and unable to attend, delivery will be made available to you.  Reservations are required for this service and must be made by Thursday, January 26th.  Donations of baked goods can be dropped off at the Senior Center on Friday, January 27th from 8:00 AM—4:00 PM and on Saturday, January 28th from 2:00—4:00 PM.

Elvis B-Day Celebration
Come and swoon over Elvis as we celebrate his birthday with our very special, very groovy, and very talented Dan Sutter as he performs as Elvis!  (Last year, onlookers thought that Dan was lip syncing to a recording—but we can assure you he really is that good!) So mark your calendars for Friday, January 6th @ 1:00 PM and go GA—GA over the King!  Call 835-5801 by January 5th to sign up! Thank you, thank you very much.
Intro to Superfoods
In this class, you’ll enjoy a tasty and refreshing sample and introduction to Superfoods.  Superfoods are both a food and a medicine. They are a class of the most potent, super-concentrated, and nutrient-rich foods on the planet. They are known to improve the severity and symptoms of nearly every major disease or condition known, including chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, ADD, allergies, arthritis, and skin disorders. Come to this class to learn optimum choices for improving your overall health and boosting your immune system.  Taught by April Wahl of Abundant Living Yoga.  Cost is $25.00 for individual or $40.00 if registering for two!  Class held on Tuesday, February 8th at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM (sign up for which time works best for you)!  Call 835-5801 to register by Tuesday, January 31st to reserve your seat.  *note: class is elective for participants, medical claims are not endorsed by the Senior Center and this class is not an alternative to a visit to your Physician.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Officers Vende & Kohlman from K9 Unit to Visit Senior Center
The Oregon Police Department has initiated a K-9 Fund Raising Campaign with the goal of raising adequate funds to support a K-9 Program right here in Oregon. Police K-9s have assisted law enforcement as early as 1901. With their amazing sense of smell, K-9s are able to assist officers with many activities such as tracking suspects, alerting officers to the presence of controlled substances, and locating explosive materials.  Meet both Officer Vende and Officer Kohlman on Friday, December 9th at 10:30 AM.  This program is  free, but we ask that you call to sign up by Thursday, December 8th.

Norwegian Desserts: Rosettes ** Krumkaka ** Sandbakkels
Ever wonder how they made that? Come learn how to make these wonderful Norwegian desserts for the Holidays on Saturday, December 10th from 9:00 AM to Noon.  All ingredients and recipes supplied.  You may wish to bring your own apron as well as your own irons and/or tins or just use those provided.  Each person will have the chance to make each kind of cookie and take a dozen of each home to share.  Cost is $20 per person.  Then you can say ”I made it myself!”.  Call 835-5801 to sign up by Wednesday, December 7th.  Taught by instructor Gudie Huston who has 35 years of experience making these yummy desserts at home & at the St. John’s yearly Smorgasboard for your enjoyment!

Rubber Stamping/Card Making Workshop
On Wednesday, December 14th from 9:00—11:00 AM you can create six handmade greeting cards to send to friends and loved ones.  Instructor Katie Johnson will come with three different card samples and you will make two of each design.  All materials will be provided including envelopes and adhesive.  Everyone is invited—there is no experience necessary.  This class is great for unleashing your creativity, learning a new skill, meeting new people, and socializing while you create!  You must pre-register for this workshop by Monday, December 12th by calling Erica at 835-5801.  Cost for the workshop is $10.00 per person (that’s only about $1.65 per card!). 
Happy Holidays to You from the Staff at the Senior Center!
This year's entertainment will be Mrs. Claus Comes to Oregon, an original play by the Senior Center Staff.  We don't want to give away too much, but we will say that besides Mrs. Claus, the play features a couple of elves who speak in rhyme, a real estate agent, and a staff member who is really just playing herself.  Intrigued?  Good!  This play is sure to help you catch the spirit of the holidays, and to give you a few laughs along the way.  This is the staff's gift to you, so call and reserve a seat...Play begins at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 16th, with a special meal to follow.  Please call 835-5801 by 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 14th if you plan on staying for the meal. (Limited seating available)
Elvis B-Day Celebration
Come and swoon over Elvis as we celebrate his birthday with our very special, very groovy, and very talented Dan Sutter as he performs as Elvis!  (Last year, onlookers thought that Dan was lip syncing to a recording—but we can assure you he really is that good!) So mark your calendars for Friday, January 6th @ 1:00 PM and go GA—GA over the King!

Painting for Pleasure—All Skill Levels
Join instructor Kathy Esch on Thursdays, January 5th through February 9th from 12:45 – 3:45 PM and explore the many ways to mix color to improve your paintings and have fun doing it.  Learn how to apply that color to your painting along with many other painting techniques in this 6 week class. Each class starts with a demonstration. Students may apply new techniques into their own project or work on the exercises.  Cost of class is $50.00 and some of the supplies are included.  The remainder of the supplies needed will be reviewed at the first class. Cost of supplies starts at $20. Some tools can be borrowed during the class.   Please sign up by Thursday, December 20th by calling 835-5801.
Zumba Basics
Zumba combines high energy and motivating Latin and International music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries.  It is based on the principle that a workout should be “FUN AND EASY TO DO” allowing Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba Fitness Program and achieve long-term health benefits.  Zumba is a “feel happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind.  Call 835-5801 to sign up for this six week class beginning Wednesday, January 18th from 2:00—3:00 PM.  Cost for the class is $36.00 per person and is non-refundable for missed classes.  (This is just $6.00 per class!)  Taught by Deborah Gillitzer of Dance on Air Studios.  Deadline to register is January 11th.
Balance Class
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:00 - 2:45 PM with instructor Gudie Huston.  Class is to help improve the skills helpful in maintaining your balance; exercises to increase leg and core strength, activities to bring awareness of your center of gravity, movements to increase range of motion, and situational examples for daily living (getting in and out of a car, getting up from a fall, walking over/around objects, etc).  Some exercises will be done standing up others will be on a chair, always encouraging you to work at your own pace doing what you are comfortable with but that does not mean you won't be challenged!  Cost is $3.00 per class starting January 4th for 8 weeks.

Get Moving
on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:00—3:45 PM taught by instructor Gudie Huston.  This class will consist of exercises and movement to increase cardiovascular activity, increase strength from neck to ankles and increase flexibility.  We will do low impact moves and use a variety of exercise equipment for a wide range of challenging movements.  Cost is $3 per class. Classes start January 4th for eight weeks. Bring a water bottle.
Daytime *Computer Classes* @ Senior Center Computer Lab - Call for times and prices of classes  835-5801  or search our Google calendar at the bottom of this site!
Basics of Protecting Your Computer, Facebook Intro & Intermediate, Computers Made Easy: Basics, Internet, Email, Intro & Intermediate Adobe Photoshop V7, Data Storage in a Flash, Intro to Craigslist, Adding Memory to Your Computer, and Computer Help & Learn (by appointment)  Cost is $5.00 - $25.00

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Thank you to Riley Kahl from Imkahlng Auctions for donating his time to be our auctioneer.  Many thanks to the following businesses for their donations to our fundraiser: Anytime Fitness, Audio Contractors, Badger Tour & Travel, Barber & Co., Bellbrook Tree Farm, Bergey Jewelry, Breitbach Chiropractic, Brenda's Blumenladen, Brooklyn Family Restaurant, Burresson's Food Market, Chocolate Caper, Circus World Museum, Creations by Rose, Culver's of Verona, Cutting Edge Salon, DeBroux's Diner, Dorn, Evansville Health Club, Firefly Coffeehouse, Franklin Grove Attica Restaurant, Frolicking Goat Soap, Glarner Stubbe, Hoesly's Meats, Hound Huddle, Little Luxuries, Madison Mallards, Mary Ehle's Reflexology, Mary's Unique Boutique, McDonald's, Miller & Sons, Moonstar, Miracles in Massage, New Glarus Brewery, New Glarus Chamber of Commerce, New Glarus Hotel/Chalet Landhaus, Oregon Bowl, Oregon Liquor, Oregon Pharmacy, Paoli Bread & Brathaus, Peaceful Heart, Pizza Hut, Postal Connections, Rosie's Main Tap, RSVP Quilters, Satin by Amy, Senor Peppers, Steiny Jo's Bakery, Stoughton Opera House, Subtown, Subway, Swiss Historical Museum, Totally Wired, UBake, Vitense Golfland, Walgreens, Walmart and Wood's Urns, and more!  Also thank you to the dozens of local volunteers for their donations of items, money, baked goods and their time to put this all together.