The Big Spring Senior Center, 91 Doubling Gap Road, is open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our Monday, Wednesday and Friday Grab ‘N Go Takeout program includes a hot meal and a frozen meal for a recommended donation of $2 for those 60 and over. Our seated meal program is Tuesday and Thursday and includes a hot meal. Our newsletter can be found on our website: www.bigspringseniorcenter.weebly.com, where you can find our monthly menu and activities. Our $25 annual membership fee entitles you to a newsletter by mail, reduced travel costs and reduced exercise fees. To register for activities and events, call the center at: (717) 776-4478.
Activities, events include:
SOUGHT! Christmas cookie tins for Big Spring Senior Center’s annual cookie exchange by Friday, Dec. 16.
Thursday, Nov. 17: Big Spring Senior Center will be closed for its annual Thanksgiving luncheon.
Friday, November 18, at 9 a.m., Walk with Ease group walking program: Looking for a walking group? Well, here it is. We meet at the Newville trailhead, do some stretches before the walk, walk for about 45 minutes to an hour, and finish with stretches after the walk. Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. The walk will be at your own pace. If you are new to this group, please call ahead.
Monday, November 21 at 9 a.m., Zumba Gold: Zumba Gold is held at First United Presbyterian Church, 111 W. Big Spring Avenue, Newville. The cost is $3 per class for ages 60 and older and $5 per class for ages 50 to 59. Zumba Gold is a low-intensity version of the Latin dance-inspired fitness class aimed at a more mature audience. Research conducted at Minot State University in North Dakota indicated that Zumba not only influences physical fitness, but also cognitive (mental) function. Just enter.
Monday, Nov. 21, at 1.30 p.m., watercolor class and coloring class for adults: Do you have an interest in water coloring? It takes space, inspiration and motivation, and we can help. Join our friendly group of painters with our instructor, Kathleen Schungel, a retired Cumberland Valley School District art teacher and Big Spring resident. The cost is $1 per week for the Big Spring Senior Center and $5 per week for the instructor. Class size is limited. Call 717-776-4478 to reserve your spot. Water color not your thing but you like to experiment with colors? How about taking part in our coloring course for adults. We provide coloring pencils and coloring books for adults. Drop-ins are welcome.
Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m., Crafts: We are going to redecorate the Senior Center for the upcoming holidays, and we could use your help, your hands and your ideas. Plus, we make ornaments for the Capitol Christmas tree and other fun treats.
Tuesday, November 22 at 9 a.m., Walk with Ease group walking program: Looking for a walking group? Well, here it is. We meet at the Newville trailhead, do some stretches before the walk, walk for about 45 minutes to an hour, and finish with stretches after the walk. Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. The walk will be at your own pace.
Tuesday, November 22, at 10 a.m., T’ai Chi for arthritis: T’ai Chi helps your balance; it is a good fall arrester. Call to register at: 717-776-4478. The location is at First United Presbyterian Church, 111 West Big Spring Avenue, Newville. If you would like to participate in the T’ai Chi class but cannot attend in person, consider zooming in. For login information, please contact the Senior Center for more information. Until further notice, the class is free (compliments from the County Office of Aging and Community Services), but we will be asking for a $1 donation toward space rental.
Wednesday, November 23, at 9:30 a.m. Tea and talk: Join us for a cup of tea, coffee or bring your favorite beverage. The subject is “your work history”.
Wednesday, November 23, at 1 p.m., Bible study: Every Wednesday in November. Pastor Chris Faylor of Big Spring Heights Church of God, Newville, will lead us in the study. The subject will be “Remaining in the vineyard, producing fruits that will remain”. Visits are welcome.
Wednesday 23 November, at 1.30 p.m., Club Vélo: Join a group of senior cyclists at Newville Trail Head on Rails to Trails for a leisurely hour-long ride on this well-maintained trail.
Allenberry Matinee Show “Winter Wonderettes” Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m.: The Wonderettes are back to help you celebrate the holidays! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at Harper’s Hardware’s annual holiday party. When Santa Claus goes missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party. With great 60s versions of holiday classics such as ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’, ‘Jingle Bell Rock’, ‘Run, Rudolph, Run’ and ‘Winter Wonderland’ the result is, of course, wonderful. . This energetic and scintillating vacation package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. 60+/Military group ticket prices have been guaranteed for this event. Please call the senior center.