January 2022 Senior Center
Daily 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!

DAY TRIPS HAVE RESUMED at all locations!   *Note – Per NC State mandate – ALL Passengers MUST WEAR A MASK  while on public transportation.

January Newsletter (PDF)
January Menu

All Senior Center’s will be CLOSED on :

Monday, January 17, 2022
for Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

2022 Happy New Year in gold, with the zero being a clock.

Upcoming Trip to Lancaster Pennsylvania

Great trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania between Wednesday, May 4 – Friday, May 6, 2022

This 3 day/2 night trip includes:

  • 2 nights hotel accommodations,
  • 2 breakfast at your hotel,
  • 2 wonderful dinners including 1 Dinner at “Millers Smorgasbord,” Lancaster’s original Buffett & Restaurant uses fresh produce from their Amish neighbors farm and cook everything from scratch!
  • Sight & Sound Theatre’s Brand New production of “David!”
  • Guided tour of Amish farmlands, taking you deep into the heart of the oldest Amish community in the world!
  • Explore Hershey’s Chocolate World with a tour where you will see, feel and hear the processes that deliciously transform the beans into milk chocolate!
  • Barn, house and fields on a road with trees.Enjoy a visit to the Kitchen Kettle Village – nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the village is filled with a world famous canning kitchen, specialty shops, delicious food and great views!

Cost of trip is $419 per person, double occupancy.

$100 deposit per person due by Friday, February 25, 2022.

(Travel Protection can be purchased for an additional $51.00 per person, double occupancy.)

Please NOTE: New TRIP Sign Up Procedures! 

ALL Initial deposits must be made in person and by the due date advertised (no exceptions); a 1 time trip policy must be signed when paying deposit.

Preference will be given to Currituck County Residents, then surrounding counties.  You must be a North Carolina resident (if you are a North Carolina resident—then your traveling partner can be from anywhere.)

For more information please call 252-232-3505

AARP Tax Prep

Partial clock that says "Tax Time"FREE AARP taxes will be held again this year at the Currituck County Senior Center in Barco.  At this time we do not an official start date and are unable to make appointments.

Please check with us towards the end of January  if you are in need of tax help.  We hope to have more defiant information by then.


On behalf of all the Senior Center staff and recipients of this years Santa for Seniors and the Elderly Food Basket outreach – “Thank you” for your overwhelming contributions and support to the seniors in our  community and surrounding counties.  Your kindness to give touches so many people.

Help Available…

Local citizens may be eligible to receive financial help with water and heating bills through 2 programs offered by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) and the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) each  provide a one-time payment to help low-income households afford their utility bills.

For more information and assistance with applying for financial aid, contact the Currituck County Department of Social Services at 252-232-3083.

You can apply online at epass.nc.gov.

Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“What the new year brings to you,
will depend a great deal on
what YOU bring to the new year.”

~Vern McLellan

Currituck Senior Center





Whale tail sticking out of water.



8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00-11:00  Pickle Ball
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room
10:00 Bowl at Albemarle Lanes
11:00-12:00 Bingo
12:30-5:00 Card Room

8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5-00 Table Tennis
10:00-12:00 Art Room
11:00 Exercise DVD
12:30-5:00 Card Room

8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00-11:00  Pickle Ball
9:30 Scrabble/Upwards
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room
(PROJECT January 19 – February 23)
12:30-5:00 Card Room

8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00-5:00 Horseshoes
10:00-12:00 Art Room
11:00 Exercise DVD
12:30-5:00 Card Room

8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Pickle Ball
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room
12:30-5:00 Card Room




Many blue snow flakes




Special for January…

Monday, January 3, 2022 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Monday, January 10, 2022 – PRESENTATION – Senior Games
Information from Sherri Payne on the Albemarle Senior Games at 12:10 p.m.

Monday, January 10 – Friday, February 18, 2022  – PROGRAM – “Walk with Ease”
A 6-week program to improve health, promote fitness and reduce pain associated with Arthritis.  Walkers will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the senior center.  Walkers will walk approximately 20 minutes (outside if weather permitting/if not in the Parks & Recreation gym). You will receive a “Walk with Ease” resource book, valuable information at each session and group support.

*This requires you to commit to all 6 weeks if possible.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – PRESENTATION – “Versatile Pantry”
presentation by Shelia Gregory, from the Cooperative Extension at 11:00 a.m.! Participants will realize the benefits of stocking a few staples, learn strategies for creating a stocked pantry, discuss versatile ways for pantry storage, recognize ways to organize and keep track of food in the pantry, and discuss a variety of meals that can be   prepared from a set of staple ingredients. 

Deadline to sign up: Friday, January 7, 2022.

Thursday, January 13, 2022 – TRIP – Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Whale Watching with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.  Join us on a 2 1/2 hour Whale watching boat ride!  Cost is $34.95 per person.  Time is To Be Announced.

Deadline to sign up and pay is Monday, January 10, 2022!

Wednesday, January 19 – February 23, 2022– PROJECT – “Outreach Sewing”
Wednesdays for 6 weeks “Outreach Sewing Project” with Elizabeth City State University, Tina Craddock, Ph.D. 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.!  Chemo pillow-ports and mastectomy pillows will be donated to Virginia Oncology and any other oncology offices in our area that express a need. Space is limited and you must have experience using a sewing machine.

NOTE: There will be a meet and greet with Professor Craddock from ECSU on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at Currituck Senior Center. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Stacy to commit to the project and the meet and great.

Friday, January 21, 2022 – Bingo & Pizza
at 2:00 p.m.

Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – TRIP – Cinema Café
to see “Redeeming Love,” – Sold into prostitution as a child, Angel knows nothing but betrayal.  Based on the bestselling novel by Francine Rivers, “Redeeming Love” is a powerful story of relentless love and perseverance as a young couple’s relationship clashes with the harsh realities of the California Gold Rush of 1850. It is a life-changing story of the power of unconditional and all-consuming love. “Redeeming Love” shows there is no brokenness that love can’t heal. Starring Abigail Cowen, Tom Lewis and Famke Janssen.  Cost: ticket and money for lunch at the cinema.  Time To Be Announced.

Cooking with Latesa…
Egg Roll in a Bowl


  • 1 pound ground pork or chicken
  • 4 green onion whites/greens separated
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound coleslaw mix
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • cilantro & sesame seeds for garnish


  • Brown pork/chicken in pan until no pink remains.
  • Drains fat.
  • Add the whites of onions, ginger, garlic and coleslaw mix.
  • Cook until slaw in tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil and stir until coated.
  • Garnish with cilantro, greens of onions and sesame seeds.

*Optional additions– chopped mushrooms, water chestnuts or other veggies.  Siracha or hot sauce.


Powell’s Point Senior Center…








9:30 Coffee & Chat
January’s flavor
“Black Silk”
1:00-3:00 Dominoes

9:30-11:00 Book Corner
1:00-3:00 Checkers & Games

10:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00-3:00 Bingoocize

10:00-10:30 Drumming Fitness
1:00-3:00 Puzzles/Checkers/Adult Coloring Books

10:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00-3:00 Bingoocize







Assorted cheeses on a board with grapes.




Special for January…

Monday, January 3, 2022 – TRIP – Cinema Café
to see “American Underdog.” The inspirational true story of National Football League (NFL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Hall of Fame quarterback, Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at the supermarket to becoming an American Football star.  Starring Zachary Levi and Dennis Quaid.  Cost is ticket and money for lunch.

Must sign up by Thursday, December 30, 2021!  Time To Be Announced.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – Birthday Celebration
at 1:00 p.m.!

Wednesday, January 5 – March 11, 2022 – PROGRAM – Bingocize
A 10 week “Bingocize Program” at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays!  Bingocize combines Bingo and fun easy to do exercise; along with falls prevention education.  Class is designed to increase physical function, health knowledge, cognition and social engagement. Prizes will be provided for each class!

*This requires you to try and commit to attending all of the 10 weeks classes if possible.

Thursday, January 6, 2022 – IN HOUSE MOVIE – “Sabrina”
An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush, a carefree playboy, but not before his business focused brother has something to say about it!  Starring Harrison Ford and Julia Ormand.  Enjoy popcorn and soda!  Movie starts at 1:00 p.m.!

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS – Gossiping Chickens
Part One of a Two Part Craft Class! “Gossiping Chickens,”  Back by popular demand!  These chickens can gossip!  We will be making chickens out of gourds!  Limited Space!  If you already made one and want another one, you may sign up on the alternate list.  Class begins at 1:00 p.m.!

Must sign up by Friday, January 7, 2022!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS – Gossiping Chickens
Part Two begins at 1:00 p.m.!  (Must have participated in 1st class)

Thursday, January 20, 2022 – TASTE TESTING – National Cheese Day!
In honor of National Cheese Day we will be taste testing different types of cheese!  Come Join us at 1:00 p.m.!

Must sign up by Saturday, January 15, 2021!

Monday, January 24, 2022 – SHOPPING – Greenbrier Mall
at 10:30 a.m.!  Cost: money for lunch at the mall!

Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2021! 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 CRAFT CLASS – Photo Coasters
at 1:00 p.m.! Bring a photo (small enough to fit coaster) and learn how to turn it into a tile coaster! We will make copies of photos so it will not be damaged.

Must sign up by Saturday, January 15, 2022! 

Monday, January 31, 2022 – PRESENTATION – Versatile Pantry”
presentation by Shelia Gregory, from the Cooperative Extension at 1:00 p.m.!  Participants will realize the benefits of stocking a few staples, learn strategies for creating an stocked pantry, discuss versatile ways for pantry storage, recognize ways to organize and keep track of food in the pantry, and discuss a variety of meals that can be  prepared from a set of staple ingredients.

Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Laughing with Lorraine…

“Dear Winter,
I’m breaking up with you.
I think its time I start seeing other seasons.
Summer is hotter than you!”


Knotts Island Senior Center…




Tea box with tea written on it.





9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Yoga for Arthritis

9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Group
10:00-11:00 Yoga

9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Yoga for Arthritis

9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Chi Yoga

9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Exercise Drumming
(exercise to the beat of music with exercise balls and drum sticks!)










Special for January…

Monday, January 3, 2022 New Years after party
at 12:30 p.m.!  Ring in the new year with a food demo of Hoppin’ John, a traditional southern dish made with black eyed peas and rice, a Resolution Writing Event and sparkling cider.

Monday, January 3 – Wednesday, February 23, 2022 – PROGRAM – Arthritis Foundation Exercise
8 week Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFAP) at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.  This program includes a variety of exercises designed for individuals with arthritis, related rheumatic diseases or musculoskeletal conditions.

*This requires you to try and commit to attending all of the 8 weeks classes if possible.

Friday, January 7, 2022 IN HOUSE MOVIE – Showboat
Magnolia Hawks (Katherine Grayson), the daughter of a riverboat captain, falls in love with charming gambler Gaylord Ravenal (Howard Keel), but their fairytale romance is threatened after his luck turns sour.  Magnolia finds fame on New Year’s Eve singing the classic, “After the Ball is Over.”  Movie begins at 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 National Hot Tea & Cocoa Day!
We’ll sample various types of teas and learn about North America’s only native source of tea, the Yaupon Holly.  We’ll also enjoy a Hot Cocoa bar with goodies!  Begins at 12:30 p.m.!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!

Thursday, January 20, 2022 Let’s spin some Vinyl!
Girls (and boys), put your records on!  Bring your favorite 45’s, LP’s and even 78’S for a fun afternoon of spinning through the Oldies!  Begins at 1:00 p.m.!

Friday, January 21, 2022 – IN HOUSE MOVIE – The Birdman of Alcatraz
stars Burt Lancaster as convict Robert Stroud, facing a  lifetime of solitary confinement with help of an injured sparrow.  Movie begins at 1:00 p.m.!

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 CRAFT CLASS – Colored Crystals
at 1:00 p.m.!  We will be using 20 Mule Team Borax, hot water, and pipe cleaners, shells & feathers to grow beautiful colored crystals!

Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Thursday, January 27, 2022 – TRIP – Mary’s Kitchen
We’ll travel to “Mary’s Kitchen” in Virginia Beach at 10:30 a.m. for an all-day breakfast or lunch treat!  Mary’s Kitchen has been a local favorite for over 60 years!

Deadline to sign up: Monday, January 24, 2022!

Friday, January 28, 2022 Bingo
at 1:00 p.m.! Come in for a fun afternoon of bingo with friends, hot coffee and lots of smiles.

“You Must Remember This?” with Mari Mann…

“Smile, Nolie, Smile! Hoppy New Year!”

~ Captain Andy Hawks in
   Showboat (1951)