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It's not the years in your life that counts... It's the life in your years!

-Abe Lincoln

 
Contact Information
Currituck Senior Center

Address
130 Community Way 
Barco, NC 27917

Phone
252-232-3505

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Knotts Island Senior Center

Address
116 Brumley Road 
Knotts Island, NC 27950

Phone
252-429-3231

Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Powell's Point  Senior Center

Address
8011 Caratoke Highway 
Powell's Point, NC 27950

Phone
252-491-8173

Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

March at the Senior Centers 

Currituck Senior's ExercisingThe Currituck County Senior Centers; Barco, Knotts Island and Powell's Point are places designed to give Senior Adults in Currituck the opportunity to meet other seniors, receive services geared towards seniors and participate in activities that will affirm their dignity and self-worth.

With that in mind each month the staff produces a newsletter to inform citizens of available programs for that month. Please take the time to read what the Senior Centers are doing this month. 

When we all work together the senior centers are an "enjoyable and a happy place" for EVERYONE!

Ready...Set...Go

Currituck Senior Center Dinner & Dance - Mark your calendars for the Senior Dinner & Dance taking place here at the Currituck Senior Center on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Remember Disco? This years dance is shaking it up with a 70's Disco themed Dinner and Dance! Music will be provided by our favorite DJ - Kenny! You can come dressed as you are or you can get into the groove and dress to match the theme.

Cost is $15.00 per person due no later than Friday, March 10th. Please stop by or call the senior center at 252-232-3505 to sign up.

 


Chamber of Commerce Annual Spring Social Dinner/Dance to benefit the Currituck Senior Nutrition Program and the Corolla Wild Horse Fund will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017  7:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. at Sanctuary Vineyards Winery.

There will be a silent Auction in addition to great music and food! Please contact the Chamber of Commerce at    252-453-9497 or Stacy Joseph at 252-232-3505 for more information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

 


Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Friday, September 29, 2017 - A trip to New Orleans, LA! 5 nights hotel accommodations including 4 days and 3 nights in a New Orleans hotel located within walking distance of the famous French Quarter!

 You will receive 5 Breakfasts at your hotel and Evening Receptions at your hotel with hot food and spirits. 2 dinners to include one with entertainment and one dinner at the New Orleans School of Cooking! Also, receive a guided tour of New Orleans, Tour an old fashioned Louisiana Plantation, visit the French Quarter, Cruise the Mississippi on an authentic Steamboat, Try your luck at "Harrah's New Orleans" and enjoy time to explore New Orleans on your own!

Cost is $739.00 per person, double occupancy. There is a $100.00 deposit per person due by Friday, June 9th. Travel Protection can be purchased at an additional $79.00 per person, double occupancy.

Coming Up...

       
The Northeastern North Carolina Craft Workshop will be held in Plymouth on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10

Example of classes available:

Basic Stained Glass
Basketry
Craving
Crochet
Decoy carving
Embroidery
Fishing Fly Tying
Glass Etching
Silver Jewelry

Registration is $10.00/day plus class kit cost (varies)

*Transportation/lunch provided
Deadline to register/pay is Friday, March 10 due to limit class size's availability.

Please see Stacy for a complete list of cost and class descriptions!   

 

North Carolina Statewide Day of Service
On Friday, March 3,  7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. North Carolina lawyers will be available to take calls from the public.

This FREE event allows people to call in at their convenience during the day and get their basic legal questions answered. Call-in numbers will be available at all Currituck County Senior centers on Thursday, March 2.


Free AARP Tax Preparation
Thursday's by Appointment ONLY through April 13, 2017  between 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tax preparation is open to the public regardless of Age. Please call the Currituck County Senior Center at 252-232-3505 to be pre-screened and set up your appointment.


Senior Games Days in March
27th, 28th & 29th
Bowling & Billiards


Currituck Senior Center...

Everyday...

Monday's
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:00 Table Tennis
12:30 Dominoes/Hand & Foot                 

Tuesday's
8:00-5:00 Billiards
10:30 Bible Study
11:00 Exercise DVD
10:00 -12:00 Wet Paint
12:30 Mahjongg 12:45 Bell Choir  5:15 Tops

Wednesday's
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball   9:00 Crocheting II 9:30 Scrabble / Upwards
10:00 All Day Bridge               10:00 Quilting   10:45 Tai-Chi      1:00 Dominoes

Thursday's
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Horseshoes 9:00 - 2:00 AARP Tax Prep           10:00 Badminton
11:00 Exercise DVD
11:00 & 12:30 Bingo
12:30 Canasta
1:00 Walking Paws  *2:00 Yoga - Corolla

Friday's
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Horseshoes 10:00 Pickle Ball
10:30 Dominoes   

   

Special for March   

Birthday Cake

» Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Sentara Living Health Presentation - "Advanced Directives" at 10:30 a.m. A free boxed lunched will be provided to those who register by February 28.

» Monday, March 6, 2017 - Shopping trip to MacArthur Mall. We will leave the senior center at 10:30 a.m. Cost is money for lunch at the mall. *This trip is limited!

» Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - "Breakfast & Bingo" at Peppercorn's at the beach! We will leave the senior center at 8:00 a.m. Cost is $6.00 plus tax (pay there) Deadline to sign up is Friday, March 10.

» Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Mark your calendars for the Senior Dinner & Dance taking place here at the Currituck Senior Center at 5:30 p.m.. There will be music provided by a DJ! Cost is $15.00 per person due no later than Friday, March 10. Please stop by or call the senior center to sign-up. 

» Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - Movie "Beauty & the Beast." The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. Cost is ticket and money for lunch at Red Robin. Time is TBA.

» Monday, March 27, 2017 - "Spring Berry Initial Wreath" Craft Class at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $5.00 for supplies. Deadline to sign up and pay is Monday, March 20. 
    

Special for Corolla... 

» Thursdays - Senior Yoga 2016 - 2:00 p.m. at the Corolla Library 
                   

Cooking with Latesa...

               Irish Egg Rolls

 4Chef ounces chopped corned beef
1 cup shredded steamed cabbage
1 cup diced cooked potatoes
1 cup shredded carrot

1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
Salt and pepper to taste
8 (7 inch square) egg roll wrappers
1 1/2 quarts oil for deep frying
 

Directions:

Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix together shredded corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrot, and onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Lay the egg roll wrappers out on clean dry surface a few at a time. Place about 1/2 of the mixture into the center of each wrap.

Roll up into logs according to the directions on the package. Wet the edge with water to seal.

Fry rolls a few at a time, turning if necessary, for about 5 minutes, or golden brown. Remove from hot oil to drain on paper towel.   



Knotts Island Senior Center...

Everyday...

Monday's
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Tennis
1:00 Bingo 
All Day Coloring Pages

Tuesday's 10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Bowling
1:00 Wii Golf         
All Day Coloring Pages
   
Wednesday's
10:00 Puzzles
1:00 Mexican Dominoes             
All Day Coloring Pages

Thursday's
10:00 Puzzles
10:00 Chair Exercises        
12:00  BOC meeting 1:00 Scrabble       
All Day Coloring Pages

Friday's
10:00  Puzzles
1:00 Card Games 
All Day Coloring Pages

     

Special for March

Film » Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

» Thursday, March 2, 2017 - "Oklahoma" at College Of the Albemarle Performing Arts Center! Cost is $17.00 ticket and money for lunch at City Grille. We will leave the center at 8:00 a.m. Deadline to sign up and pay is Monday, February 27.

» Thursday, March 9, 2017 - In House Movie - "Free State of Jones." Movie starts at 10:00 a.m. Doughnuts, Coffee and Hot Cocoa will be provided.

» Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - "BUNCO!" Must have at least 12 seniors signed up to play! Prizes will be awarded! Starts at 11:00 a.m. Sign up to bring a dish for the Taco Bar!

» Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Scrap Booking! Come out and enjoy card making. Class starts at 1:30 p.m.

» Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - "Lighthouse Bird Feeder," Craft Class! We will be making a bird feeder out of clay pots. Class starts at 1:30 p.m.

*Don't forget! We have Chair Exercises every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. We are following Suzanne Andrews Functional Fitness Arthritis Relief Walking Workout for Seniors. Come out and join us! 

Light_Bulb_clip_art_medium.gifTammy's "Did You Know"...  

North Carolina can boast of many accomplishments and firsts. The Wright Brothers made the first successful flight in 1903.

Babe Ruth hit his first home run in Fayetteville in 1914.

Virginia Dare, first English child, was born in Roanoke in 1587.

But the most mouth watering first is probably everyone's favorite doughnut: Krispy Kreme was founded in Winston-Salem. Now that's a sweet accomplishment.     

Powell's Point Senior Center...

Everyday...

Monday's
10:30 Chair Exercises 11:00 Bingo
12:30 Dominoes

Tuesday's
12:30 Dominoes / Word Search / Yahtzee / phase 10
(varies weekly)

Wednesday's
10:30 Bingo
12:30 Dominoes / Word Search / Yahtzee / phase 10
(varies weekly)

Thursday's
11:00 Exercises with Min (no exercise 16th)
12:30 Bible Study (no Bible Study 2nd)

Friday's
10:30 Bingo
12:30 Dominoes & Boggle / Yahtzee     

Special for March...

 » Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Shopping trip to Greenbrier Mall at 10:30 a.m.

» Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Walmart Shopping Trip w/Dottie at 12:30 p.m.

» Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - Birthday Cake & Ice Cream at 12:30 p.m.

» Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - Craft Class! "Pot of Gold" candle votive. Class begins at 11:00 a.m. Must sign up by Friday, March 10.

» Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - Breakfast & Bingo at Peppercorns! Cost is $6.00 for breakfast. (pay there) We will leave the center at 8:15 a.m.. Must sign up by Friday, March 10.

» Friday, March 17, 2017 - St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate the "Luck of the Irish," with a Irish Meal at 12:00 p.m.. Must sign up by March 14!

» Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - Health Education with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

» Friday, March 24, 2017 - Cinema Café Edinburgh to see "Beauty and the Beast!" Cost is ticket and money for lunch. Time TBA. Must sign up by March 22!

» Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Nutrition Education with Sheila Gregory at 10:30 a.m.

Laughing DudeLaughing with Lorraine... 

        "A hair on the head is worth two on the brush!"
-Irish Proverb