Monday, January 16, 2012


“Let’s Make a Deal” is coming to the Oregon Area Senior Center on Tuesday, February 7th at 2:00 PM.  What if Verona Senior Center Program Director Chris “Monty Hall” Nye offered you a dollar if you had a penny on you dated 1980 or older?  Would you take it?  Or . . . would you rather have what’s behind Door #1 !?   Here is your chance to play “Let’s Make A Deal”, with lots of prizes, and yes, a few zonks too!  Get ready for some hilarious antics, ‘cause you never know what we might be looking for next to reward with a great prize.  Please call by Monday, February 6th to sign up!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More Classes...

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.

Put a Little Life in Your Obituary
How will you be remembered? Every life story deserves a polished telling, but that seldom happens in the stressful time following a death. With a little help, you can write a lively, accurate picture of your life suitable for publication when the time comes. Make the task enjoyable by working on it in a group.  In this two-session workshop we'll explore the revival of interest in obituaries in America, then write and share obituaries for ourselves or loved ones, minus only the final details of life's end. Let's take time to honor our lives and enjoy the process of recalling them!  Wednesday April 11th AND April 18th from 2:30—4:00 PM     Fee: $30
INSTRUCTOR: Sarah White, author, personal historian, and writing coach, has been teaching reminiscence writing workshops since 2004. Sarah provides writing services for individuals, families, businesses, and communities from her home base in Madison.  Call Erica at 835-5801 to sign up by April 1st.

Norwegian Desserts:
Rosettes & Krumkaka
Ever wonder how they made that? Come learn how to make these wonderful Norwegian desserts for any occasion on Saturday, March 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 both kinds of cookies 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, March 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!
Organic Gardening for Beginners
This 5 week presentation taught by Gary Kuzynski will be on Thursdays from 11:00 AM—Noon at the Senior Center.  Cost is just $15.00!  Please call Erica at 835-5801 to register; there is a maximum of 15 students for this class.
April 5:    Layout and Planning a Garden
April 12:  Soil Preparation and Composting
April 19:  Fruit & Vegetable Selection/Planting by the Moon Signs
April 26:  Herb Companion Planting (Culinary & Medicinal)
May 3:    Fertilizing & Secondary and Fall

Rubber Stamping/Card Making Workshop
On Wednesday, February 8th 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, February 7th by calling Erica at 835-5801.  Cost for the workshop is $10.00 per person (that’s only about $1.65 per card.