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Contact Information
Currituck Senior Center

130 Community Way 
Barco, NC 27917


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

116 Brumley Road 
Knotts Island, NC 27950


Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Powell's Point  Senior Center

8011 Caratoke Highway 
Powell's Point, NC 27950


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

June 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. 

                                                                                          June Newsletter
                                                                                          June Menu

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


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Currituck County Sergeant Jeff Walker will be giving a Presentation on "Senior" Self-Defense from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.! Please come out and learn valuable ways as a Senior to protect yourself from a physical attack.

This presentation could save your life! Please call 252-232-3505 for more information.,

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Each Year, an estimated 2 Million Older Americans are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation. Join us in raising public awareness of ELDER ABUSE and learn ways that you can make a difference in our community!

The 2017- 4th Annual Walk toward Awareness "Stepping Out Against Elder Abuse" will take place in Elizabeth City from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  We will be leaving the Senior Center at 9:15 a.m.  Deadline to register is Monday, June 5th.

Lunch is provided! 

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Friday, September 29, 2017 - A trip to New Orleans, Louisiana!

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 June 9th. Travel Protection can be purchased at an additional $79.00 per person, double occupancy.

Did You Know ...

      YMCA's First Friday

June 2nd
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Fun Group Activities 16+
  • Family Fitness
  • Childcare Available
  • Food Available for purchase
  • Healthy Eating Demo    (Sr. Center - all ages)

Cost: Non-Members $10 per family

Members - FREE   


The Senior Center will be offering a movie "Sully" starring Tom Hanks and popcorn in conjunction with this event.

The movie will be for those folks attending the YMCA's First Friday that are age 55+.

The movie will start at 6:30pm in the Senior Center's Media Room.

Currituck Senior Center...


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

8:00-5:00 Billiards
10:30 Bible Study
11:00 Exercise DVD
10:00 -12:00 Wet Paint
12:30 Mahjong
5:15 Tops

8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:30 Scrabble / Upwards
10:00 All Day Bridge
10:00 Quilting  
 1:00 Dominoes

8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Horseshoes
10:00 Badminton
11:00 Exercise DVD
11:00 & 12:30 Bingo
12:30 Hand & Foot
1:00 Walking Paws

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

Special for June...       

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Sentara Living Health Presentation - Estate Planning at 10:30 a.m.   Must sign up by Tuesday, May 30th. (Those who register before the deadline will receive a free boxed lunch.)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Mystery Trip! We will leave the senior center at 9:00 a.m.  Cost is $8.00 (pay there) plus money for lunch. Please note - MODERATE WALKING!!

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - Golf Outing hosted by Parks & Recreation at "Sleepy Hole Golf Course" in Suffolk! We will leave the senior center at 8:30 a.m.  Cost is $32.00 plus money for lunch.

Friday, June 9, 2017 - "Bingo & Spaghetti Friday!" Join us at the senior center from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.  Cost is $3.00 per person (to purchase bingo prizes.) Dinner will include: Spaghetti, Salad, bread and Drink. Deadline to sign up and pay is Tuesday, June 6th.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Currituck County Sergeant Jeff Walker will be giving a presentation on "Senior" Self-Defense from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.! Please come out and learn valuable ways as a Senior to protect yourself from a physical attack. This presentation could save your life! Please call 252-232-3505 for more information.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - "Stepping Out Against Elder Abuse Walk" at Waterside in Elizabeth City! We will leave the senior center at 9:15 a.m.  Deadline to sign up is Monday, June 5th. (Lunch is Provided)

Friday, June 16, 2017 - Father's Day Breakfast! We will be serving Eggs, Bacon, Sausage Gravy, Biscuits & more! Feel free to bring a guest. Breakfast will start at 9:00 a.m.  Deadline to sign up is Monday, June 12th.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - "Arm Chair Travel" - Ireland! We will be watching "Leap Year," while sampling authentic Irish foods! Starts at 2:00 p.m.  Deadline to sign up is Friday, June 16th. (In-House Activity)

Friday, June 23, 2017 - Free Craft Class! "Wine Cork American Flags." Class will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Deadline to sign up is Friday, June 16th! Class is limited to 10 seniors!

Monday, June 26, 2017 - Shopping trip to Greenbrier Mall. We will leave the senior center at 10:30 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch at the mall.     

Cooking with Latesa...
               Donut Muffins


12 oz. unsalted butter, warmed to room temp
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
6 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbs. plus 2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 tsp salt                          
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 2/3 cups milk
1/4 cup butter milk

*For Dipping Mixture:

8 oz. unsalted butter; more as needed
2 cups sugar
2 Tbs. ground cinnamon



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer or a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until just mixed in.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Combine the milk and buttermilk.

With a wooden spoon, mix a 1/4 of the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Continue mixing in the remaining dry and wet ingredients alternately, ending with the dry. Mix until well combined and smooth, but don't over mix.

Grease and flour a standard size muffin tin. Scoop enough batter into each tin so that the batter is even with the rim of the cup, about 1/2 cup.

Bake the muffins on middle oven rack until firm to the touch, 30 to 35 minutes.

To finish - Melt the butter for the dipping mixture. Combine the sugar and cinnamon. When the muffins are just cool enough to handle, remove from tin and dip then into or brush them all with melted butter, and then roll in the cinnamon sugar.                    

Knotts Island Senior Center...


9:30 Chair Exercises   10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Tennis
1:00 Bingo
All Day Coloring Pages 

10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Bowling
1:00 Wii Golf 
1:00 Dominoes     
All Day Coloring Pages
9:30 Chair Exercises         
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Board Games  1:00 Phase 10
All Day Coloring Pages
10:00 Puzzles  
12:00 BOC Meeting 1:00 Yahtzee   
All Day Coloring Pages
9:30 Chair Exercises
10:00  Puzzles
1:00 Card Games
All Day Coloring Pages

Special for June... 

Birthday CakeThursday, June 1, 2017 - Card Making Class at 1:30 p.m.  Working on Everyday Greeting Cards.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - In house Movie - "Letters to Juliet" at 10:00 a.m.  Danish and Coffee will be provided.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - "Pressure Canning," at the Currituck Cooperative Extension Center. You must register online or call 252-232-2261 and send your check within 5 (five)  business days! Sign up online at

Class is $15.00 and must be sent to the Extension Center within 5 business days of registering. Seniors are responsible for registering and paying fee. Class is from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Please makes checks payable to: Currituck County , with the name of the canning class you would like to attend in the memo line. Class size is limited to the first 12! For more information please contact Olivia Jones at 252-232-2261. We will leave at 10:30 a.m. and have lunch beforehand at "Pass the Salt."

Friday, June 16, 2017 - Father's Day Cake & Ice Cream at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Bunco! Starts at 12:00 p.m.  Sign up to bring sides for an Italian themed lunch.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - "Arm Chair Travel - Scotland" Join us on a new adventure. We will watch a documentary on "Holyrood House" and have samples of Scotland's food. Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - "Garden Hose Wreath Craft Class." We will create a beautiful wreath for our summer doors. Class starts at 1:30 p.m.

The Knotts Island Senior Center will CLOSE at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 for The Peach Festival! We will re-open on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.           

Tammy's "Did You Know"...

June is the month when our gardens start to ripen with produce. This is the month to enjoy peaches, cherries, beets, blueberries, cucumbers and Green Beans.

Farmers Markets will be bursting with ripening produce and "U Pick" places will start popping up. Fresh produce is always the best way to get added nutrients and vitamins in our diet.

Go out today and enjoy what the farmers have for us.

Powell's Point Senior Center...


10:30 Chair Exercises
11:00 Bingo
12:30 Dominoes

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

10:30 Bingo
12:30 Dominoes /
Skip Bo  / Yahtzee / Board Games (varies weekly)

11:00 Exercises with Min (no classes 8th, 15th & 22nd)
12:30 Bible Study (no class 1s & 22nd)

10:30 Bingo
12:30 Dominoes & Boggle / Yahtzee   

Special for June... 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Wal-Mart Shopping Trip with Dottie at 12:30 p.m.  Must sign up by Wednesday, May 31st!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Birthday Cake & Ice Cream at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Shopping trip to Greenbrier Mall at 10:30 a.m.  Must sign up by Tuesday, June 6th! Cost is money for lunch at the mall.

Friday, June 9, 2017 - Farm Market Shopping with Sheila Gregory at 10:30 a.m.  Must sign up by Thursday, June 8th! Cost is money for lunch at Southland.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - "Coupon Swap"- Bring store coupons to swap and mix from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Start collecting now! (Please make sure coupons are not expired!)

Monday, June 19, 2017 - Butterbean Auction with Stacy at 11:00 a.m.  Bring a prize to share! Must sign up by Friday, June 16th!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - "Under the Oaks" Art Festival! Walk around the grounds of the Whalehead Club. We will leave the center at 9:30 a.m.  Cost is Money for lunch and ice cream! Must sign up by Tuesday, June 20th!  

Laughing DudeLaughing with Lorraine...

   I gave my father $100 dollars and said "Buy something to make your life easier." So he bought a present for my mother!

~ Rita Radner ~