March 2019
Senior Center Happenings

The 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!

March Newsletter (PDF)
March Menu (PDF)

 


Ready…Set…Go
Chrysler Museum Trip

Friday, March 29, 2019 Corolla Seniors 55+ will be heading to the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia.  Seniors will be picked up at 9:00 a.m. at the Food Lion in Southern Shores.  Cost is money for lunch at the Museum.  Must sign up with the Corolla Library at 252-453-1496 by Wednesday, March 27, 2019!

For additional information please call Stacy Joseph at 252-232-3505.

Annual Sanctuary Vineyards Spring Social

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., the Currituck Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the  Currituck Senior Center and the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, will host a Dinner/Dance Fundraiser at Sanctuary Vineyards.

A portion of the proceeds will be divided between the:

  • Albemarle Commission Senior Nutrition Program in support of the Currituck Home Delivered Meals Program
  • Corolla Wild Horse Fund
  • and the Currituck County Chamber of Commerce.

There will be a silent auction, in addition to great music and food!  Tickets are $75 including tax per person and will be available for purchase at the Currituck Senior Center, the Wild Horse Museum Store and the Currituck Chamber of Commerce in the near future.

For more information, call the Currituck Senior Center at 252-232-3505.

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Trip

3 Days/2 Night Trip from Monday, July 29 to Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dover Downs Hotel has many services to enhance your stay:

  • Headline entertainers
  • State of the art gaming
  • Live harness racing (certain times)
  • Poker
  • South Pacific-inspired spa
  • and The Colonnade (boutique shops, restaurants, bars and lounges.)

There will also be time for (optional) shopping at the Rehoboth Outlets.

Trip Cost: $289.00 per person/double occupancy.
Optional: Travel protection $51 per person/double occupancy.

Your cost includes:

  • 2 nights hotel accommodations
  • 2 breakfast buffets
  • 1 dinner buffet
  • $100 free slot play.

$100 deposit per person due by Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Senior Games…
Albemarle Senior Games March Lineup

Monday, March 25, 2019 – Albemarle Lanes
Bowling – Singles
Billiards

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – Albemarle Lanes
Bowling – Doubles

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Albemarle Lanes
Bowling – Mixed Doubles

Friday, March 29, 2019 – Albemarle YMCA
Swimming

Things to Know…

FREE AARP Tax Preparation

On Thursday’s through April 11, 2019 by appointment only at the Barco Senior Center.  Certain filing  restrictions apply; please call 252-232-3505 for more information.

NC 4ALL Statewide Day of Service 

Friday, March 1, 2019,  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 and get their basic legal questions answered.   Call-in numbers will be available on March 1.

MySeniorCenter…

A new automated check-in system called MySeniorCenter will soon be installed in the lobby at the Currituck Senior Center in Barco.

Seniors/Guest/Volunteers will swipe a key tag across a scanner and touch the appropriate activity/programming choice on the touchscreen.

It is specifically designed to help our staff better:

  • track attendance
  • demographics
  • determine specific programming needs
  • generate monthly required reports
  • and much more!

We have attentively scheduled Monday, April 1, 2019 to go live with the new system.

 

Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“May luck be your friend in whatever you do, and may trouble always be a stranger to you.”

                              ~ Unknown


Currituck Senior Center

Everyday…

 

Monday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:00 Table Tennis
10:00 Bowl at Albemarle Lanes
12:30 Dominoes & Hand & Foot

Tuesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
10:00-12:00 Wet Paint
11:00 Exercise DVD
12:30 Mahjong
5:15 Tops

Wednesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:30 Scrabble/Upwards
10:00 All Day Bridge
10:00 – 12:00 Rag Quilting
10:45 Tai Chi
1:00 Dominoes

Thursday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00-2:00 Tax Prepration
9:00 Horseshoes
10:00 Badminton
11:00 Exercise DVD
11:00 & 12:30 Bingo
12:30 Hand & Foot
1:00 Walking Paws

Friday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Horseshoes
9:00 Pickle Ball
10:30 Dominion
2:00 – 4:00 Drop-in Scrapbooking

 

Special for March…

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – Birthday Celebration
12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6  – Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Class – Rag Quilt
A 6 week “Rag Quilt” class from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Must sign up by Monday, March 4, 2019!  *Class is limited

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – TRIP – Museum of the Albemarle
“History For Lunch: “Enemy in Home Waters.”  How WWI came home to North Carolina.  We will the leave the center at 11:00 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch at Pizza Hut after Presentation.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 Presentation –  Sentara Living Health
“Warning Signs of Fraud and Scams” at 10:30 a.m.  Those who register before the deadline will receive a free box lunch.

Must sign up by Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 – Cake Walk
The Powell’s Point Seniors will join us for a “Cake Walk!”at 12:30 p.m.  (Cakes will be provided.)

Monday, March 11, 2019 – TRIP – Breakfast & Bingo at Southland Restaurant!
Cost is $8.00 for breakfast plate (including tax & tip!)  We will leave the center at 8:30 a.m.

Must sign up by Thursday, March 7, 2019!

Monday, February 11, 2019 – In House Movie  “Indivisible
An extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather, whose lives are fully devoted to serving God, Family and Country.  But when war etches deep battle scars – both overseas and on the home front, the Turners rock solid marriage is shaken to the core. Popcorn will be provided.  (Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!)

Movie & Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m.!

Monday, March 18, 2019 Class – “Easter Wreaths”
Free craft class at 12:30 p.m.

Must sign up by Monday, March 11, 2019!

Friday, March 22, 2019 – TRIP –  Virginia Beach Convention Center
“Spring Craft Market “at the Virginia Beach Convention CenterCost is $7.00 admission (bring a can food and receive $1.00 off!) and money for lunch (location TBA.)  We will leave the center at 8:30 a.m.  This trip is limited.

Monday, March 25, 2019 BUNCO & BBQ Dinner!
Monday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Cost is $3.00 for prizes.

Must sign up and pay by Wednesday, March, 20, 2019!

Cooking with Latesa…

Avocado Pickles

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 5 sprigs cilantro
  • 2 under ripe avocados, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions:

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine vinegar, water, sugar and salt.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  • When the sugar and salt have dissolved, set aside.
  • In a mason jar, place red pepper flakes, garlic, cilantro, and avocado slices.
  • Pour cooled pickling mixture in to the jar and seal tightly with lid.
  • Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.
www.Delish.com

Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

Monday’s
10:00 Coffee & Chat
March’s flavor – “Irish Coffee”
10:30 Chair Exercises
11:00 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

Tuesday’s
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

Wednesday’s
10:30 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

Thursday’s
11:00 Exercises with Min
(No exercise March 7)
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

Friday’s
10:30 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

 

 

Special for March…

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – Birthday Celebration
12:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 Presentation –  Sentara Living Health
“Warning Signs of Fraud and Scams” at the Barco Center. Those who register before the deadline will also receive a free box lunch.  We will stay after lunch for a Cake Walk!   We will leave the center at 9:45 a.m.

Must sign up by Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Friday, March 8, 2019 Early Bird Bingo
at 10:00 a.m.

Friday , March 8, 2019 – Presentation – Senior Health
with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

Monday, March 11, 2019 – TRIP – Breakfast & Bingo at Southland!
We will leave the center at 8:15 a.m.  Cost is $8.00 Breakfast plate (including tax & tip!)

Must sign up by Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – Presentation – “Steps to Health”
Continuing series Part 3. 10:30 a.m. with Sheila Gregory.

Friday, March 15, 2019 Irish Dinner
Wear your green for St. Patrick’s Day!  at 12:00 p.m, including .Ham & Cabbage with Potatoes , Celtic Bread Knots and Dessert!

Must sign up by Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 TRIP – Cinema Café to see “Madea’s Family Funeral.”
A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves  unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family  secrets.  We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.  Cost is ticket and money for lunch at the theater.

Must sign up by Monday, March 11, 2019.

Monday, March 25, 2019 Donuts & Coffee with Sheriff Matt Beickert
at 11:00 a.m.

Friday, March 29, 2019 – Presentation – Steps to Health
Part 4
in the series with Sheila Gregory at 10:30 a.m.

Laughing with Lorraine…

“O’Halloran,” asked the pharmacist, “Did that mudpack I gave you improve your wifes appearance?” “It did surely,” replied O’Halloran, “but it keeps fallin’ off.”

~ Unknown


Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

Monday’s
9:00 Walking Club
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Tennis
1:00 Chair Excercise
All Day Coloring Pages

Tuesday’s
9:00 Walking Club
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Bowling
1:00 Wii Golf
1:00 Dominoes
All Day Coloring Pages

Wednesday’s
9:00 Walking Club
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Board Games
1:00 Chair Exercise
1:00 Phase 10
All Day Coloring Pages

Thursday’s
9:00 Walking Club
10:00 Puzzles
12:00 BOC Meeting
1:00 Yahtzee
1:30 Computer Class
All Day Coloring Pages
All Day Weight Loss Weigh In

Friday’s
9:00 Walking Club
10:00 Puzzles
1:00 Chair Exercise
1:00 Card Games
All Day Coloring Pages

Special for March…

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 – TRIP – Norfolk Premium Outlets!
We will leave the center by 9:00 a.m.  Cost is money for shopping and lunch. 

Must sign up by Monday, March 4, 2019.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – Weight Loss Support Group
at 12:30 p.m.  We meet once a month to discuss tips, recipes and suggestions for our weight loss journey.  You do not have to be on any weight loss diet to participate!  Come out and join our success!

Thursday, March 14, 2019 BINGO
from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.!  Lets have some fun and get BINGO going at the center again!  Please bring a wrapped gift for the prize table.

Must sign up by Monday, March 11, 2019!  (Don’t forget to sign up for lunch too!)

Thursday, March 21, 2019 – BUNCO
from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Get ready for some fun in playing the game that is sweeping the nation!

Must sign up by Monday, March 18, 2019.  (Don’t forget to sign up for lunch too!)

Friday, March 22, 2019 – TRIP – Spring Craft Market
at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. We will leave the center at 9:00 a.m.  Cost is $7.00 show admission (bring a canned food item to receive $1.00 off!) and money for lunch at Mary’s Kitchen. 

Must sign up by Monday, March 18, 2019!

Monday, March 25, 2019 In House Movie – Murder on the Orient Express
A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train.  When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the worlds greatest detective, Hercule Poirot—arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.  Stars include Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kenneth Branagh.  Popcorn will be provided.  Movie starts at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Presentation – Healthy Eating
with Sheila Gregory (Cooperative Extension) at 10:30 a.m.

Message from Cheryl…

“May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness came through your door.”

~ Irish Blessing


Extended Programming
Corolla
Specials for March…

Friday, March 29, 2019 – Corolla Seniors 55+ – TRIP – Chrysler Museum
in Norfolk.  Seniors will be picked up at 9:00 a.m. at the Food Lion in Southern Shores.  Cost is money for lunch at the Museum.  For additional information please call Stacy Joseph at 252-232-3505.

Must sign up with the Corolla Library at 252-453-1496 by Wednesday, March 27, 2019!

Yoga

Currituck County Senior Center is offering free 1 hour Yoga Class twice a week at the Corolla Library for Corolla Seniors 55+ on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

This class requires pre-registration and is limited to 20 participants (each class); drop-ins are not allowed. An alternate list will be established for all those who do not initially make it into a class. Alternates will be contacted if a permeant spot opens up.

Please Contact the Corolla Library at 252-453-0496 to sign up or Stacy Joseph, Senior Center Coordinator at 252-232-3505.