October 2021 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!

October Newsletter (PDF)
October Menu


Purple truck with jack-o-laterans
Ready…set…go…

Seniors are encouraged to attend programs and events at ANY site!

Newsletter Highlights
  • Annual Senior Health & Wellness Day (Vendors/Free lunch)
  • October’s Day Trips
    • Museum of Albemarle,
    • Norfolk Zoo,
    • Edenton Ghost Walk,
    • Movies,
    • Greenbrier Mall,
    • Maritime MLighted stacked pumpkin.useum – Corolla,
    • Virginia Beach Farmers Market
  • Craft Classes
    • Halloween Lumineers,
    • Face Planters,
    • Spooky Spider Lights,
    • Fall Leaf Garlands,
    • Island Dabblers
  • Wellness Programs
    • (Walking Group,
    • Chi Yoga,
    • Yoga for Arthritis,
    • Wellness & Weight Loss Group,
    • Chair Drumming Exercise
  • Halloween Fun
    • Pumpkin Carving contest,
    • Halloween Bingo,
    • In-house “scary/funny” movies
  • Educational
    • Plant Hydroponics by Cooperative Extension
October is National Breast Cancer Month!
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month - OctoberThis year, an estimated 43,600 women will die from breast cancer in the United States
  • In 2021, an estimated 2,650 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer
  • 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer
Halloween Fun Facts…
  • The first jack-o-lanterns were made from turnips.
  • In October 2016 German grower Mathia Willemijn set the record with an enormous 2,624.6 pounds of pumpkin.
  • Candy Corn with face and witches hat.Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
  • Samhain phobia – means having an intense fear of Halloween.
  • Michael Myers’ mask in the Halloween movies is a William Shatner mask painted white – due to the low costume budget
  • Halloween is the 2nd most popular holiday, sales coming in second only to Christmas.
  • On September 25, 2010 the largest pumpkin pie ever made came in at 3,699 pounds at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest in New Bremen, Ohio
  • 16% of Americans dress their pets in Halloween costumes.
  • Candy Corn was originally made in the 1880’s and called Chicken Feed.
Help Needed…
Home Delivered Meals Volunteers Needed

Older man at the door getting a meal from a lady.A Home Delivered Meals Volunteer is the ONLY reason we are able to serve Currituck County home bound seniors with a hot meal Monday through Friday every week. Volunteers play a key role in providing seniors not only with a meal, but offer much needed socialization and smiles!  You may be the ONLY person that they see all day!

Volunteer schedules are flexible to meet our volunteers’ needs.  The average route requires 1 hour of your time and you can volunteer as little or as often as you want. There are currently 9 routes throughout Currituck County serving approx. 65 Home Bound Seniors. 10 routes throughout  Currituck County serving approximately 65 Home Bound Seniors.

Contact one of our senior centers if you would like to volunteer.

Currituck Senior Center –  252-232-3505
Powell’s Point Senior Center –  252-491-8173
Knotts Island Senior Center –  252-429-3231


Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

Determination is the wake up call to the human will.

~Anthony Robbins


Currituck Senior Center

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday’s
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

Tuesday’s
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

Wednesday’s
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
12:30-5:00 Card Room

Thursday’s
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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 dogs with a ghost outfit and a carved pumpkin in front.

Special for October…

Wednesday, October 6,  2021 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – TRIP – Museum of the Albemarle & Lunch
“History for Lunch” The Woeful Story of Nell Cropsey & Jim Wilcox.

We will leave the center at 10:45 a.m., followed by lunch at Cypress Creek Grille.

Cost: money for lunch.  This trip is limited!

Friday, October 8, 2021 CRAFT CLASS – Halloween Lumineers”
at 12:30 p.m.  We will use Mason Jars and paint to create one of a kind luminated jars.

Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, October 6, 2021!

Monday, October 11, 2021 – CLASS – “Fish Bowl Hydroponics”
with Sheila Gregory & Adam Formella from Cooperative Extension at 1:00 p.m.  Learn techniques on how to grow plants in just water!

Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, October 6, 2021!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 –  EVENT – Annual “Senior Health & Wellness Day!”
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Get your flu shot, receive information on Medicare, Albemarle Commission Services, Albemarle Hopeline, Red Cross, YMCA, Animal Shelter, Fire/EMS, Interfaith Outreach, Library Services and more!  There will also be a “Medicine Drop” for you to safely bring unused medicines to be discarded through the Sheriffs Department.  *vendors this year will be located in the dining room. Registered participants will receive a free boxed lunch and a chance to win a prize!

You must register with the Currituck Senior Center at 232-3505 by Friday, October 8, 2021!

Friday, October 15, 2021 In house Movie & Pizza!
Join us for “I, Frankenstein,” starring Aaron Eckhart at 12:00 p.m.  “I, Frankenstein” gives new life to the original monster story.  Victor Frankenstein (Aden Young) creates his monster from various parts but then shuns his creation and tries to destroy it.

Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, October 13, 2021!  Limited Seating!

Monday, October 18, 2021 –  CLASS – AARP Safe Driving Course! – CANCELLED

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – TRIP – Norfolk Zoo & Lunch
at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at Cracker Barrel!

Cost: $15.95 zoo admission (pay there) and  money for lunch!

Monday, October 25, 2021 “Pumpkin Carving Contest”
at 12:30 p.m.  Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided.  Best pumpkin wins a prize!

Deadline to sign up: Thursday, October 21, 2021!

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Butterbean Auction
at 11:00 a.m.  Bid on your favorite items with Butterbeans! *new beans will be used

Friday, October 29, 2021 – TRIP – Edenton Ghost Walk!
HIGH WALKING!  Cost: ticket $10.00 plus money for dinner along the waterfront.

(Time TBA—late afternoon and evening trip; weather permitted)  This trip is limited!

Cooking with Latesa…
Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 -19 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
Directions:

  • Preheat to 350.
  • Wash bell peppers then cut off tops, remove membrane and seeds.
  • In mixing bowl, mix all remaining ingredients together.
  • Spoon the filling into the bell peppers and place peppers in baking dish.
  • Put the tops of the peppers back on.
  • Cook for 30-35 minutes or until filling is cooked and rice is soft.
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Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday’s
9:30 Coffee & Chat
October’s flavor – “French Vanilla”
10:00-12:00 Puzzles/Dominoes
No Bingo!

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

Wednesday’s
10:00-12:00 Puzzles/Dominoes
1:00-3:00 Bingo

Thursday’s
10:00-10:30 Drumming Fitness
1:00 – 3:00 Puzzles/Checkers/Adult Coloring Books

 

Friday’s
10:00-12:00 Puzzles/Dominoes
1:00-3:00 Mystery Bingo

 

 

 

 

spider web in the corner with a spider dangling from a string.

Special for October…

Monday, October 4, 2021 – TRIP – Cinema Café
to see “Cry Machoat 10:30 a.m.  Based on the book, starring Clint Eastwood as a one-time rodeo star and washed up horse breeder who in 1978 takes a job from an ex-boss to bring a young mans son home and away from his alcoholic mom.

Cost: ticket and money for lunch at the theater.  (movie subject to change based on showing) 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 CRAFT CLASS – “Face Planters!”
We will be crafting unique and fun planters from different types of mediums (Paint, Fabric, Jewelry)  Class starts at 1:00 p.m.; you must be on time to participate!

Deadline to sign up:  Wednesday, September 29, 2021!

Thursday, October 7, 2021 CLASS“Fish Bowl Hydroponics,”
with Sheila Gregory and Adam from Cooperative Extension at 1:00 p.m. Learn techniques of growing plants in just water!

Deadline to sign up:  Friday, October 1, 2021!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Birthday Celebration
at 1:00 p.m.!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 – EVENT – Senior Health & Wellness Day at Barco Center.
We will leave the center at 10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Get your flu shot, receive information on Medicare, Albemarle Commission Services, Albemarle Hopeline, Red Cross, YMCA, Animal Shelter, Fire/EMS, Interfaith Outreach, Library Services and more!  There will also be a “Medicine Drop” for you to safely bring unused medicines to be discarded through the Sheriffs Department.  *vendors this year will be located in the dining room. Registered participants will receive a free boxed lunch and a chance to win a prize!

You must register with the Currituck Senior Center at 232-3505 by Friday, October 8, 2021!

Thursday, October 14, 2021 In house movie
“The Ghost & The Darkness” at 1:00 p.m.  Based on a true story – The Ghost and The Darkness are names the native African’s gave to man eating lions that were terrorizing the railroad builders in the late 19th century in Kenya, Africa.  Starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas.  Popcorn & Drinks will be served!  Make sure to sign up!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – TRIP – Greenbrier Mall
at 10:30 a.m.  Cost is money for shopping and lunch.

Deadline to sign up: Monday, October 18, 2021!

Thursday, October 21, 2021 CRAFT CLASS“Spooky Spider Light Bulbs!”
Make your own Halloween Décor –  Class starts at 1:00 p.m.; you must be on time to participate!

Deadline to sign up: Friday, October 15, 2021!

Thursday, October 28, 2021 In house movie
“Jeepers Creepers” at 1:00 p.m.  A brother and sister driving home through isolated country side for spring break, encounter a flesh eating creature which is during its ritualistic eating spree.  **Very scary!  Not for the faint of heart!  Popcorn & Drinks will be served!  Make sure to sign up!

Friday, October 29, 2021 – Mystery BINGO
with Halloween Treats at 1:00 p.m.


Laughing with Lorraine…

“On Halloween parents send their kids out to like me.”

~Rodney Dangerfield


Knotts Island Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

Witch hat, broom, bat

 

 

 

Monday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Group
10:00-11:00 Chi Yoga

Tuesday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Group
10:00-11:00 Yoga for Arthritis

Wednesday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Group
10:00-11:00 Chi Yoga
1:00-3:00 Bib Project

Thursday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Group
10:00-11:00 Yoga for Arthritis

Friday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Group
10:00-11:00 Chi Yoga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghost, witches hat.

Special for October…

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – TRIP – Currituck Maritime Museum
in Corolla and lunch at 9:00am.  Cost: money for lunch (location TBA)

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!  Celebrate our October birthdays with a chocolate mug cake and Ice Cream!

Friday, October 8, 2021 Decorate the center for Fall and Halloween
at 12:30 p.m.!  We’ll raid the decorations closet.

Monday, October 11, 2021 – CRAFT CLASS – Island Dabblers Paint Party
at 1:00 p.m.!  Today is Native American day, so we’ll be painting traditional Native American designs and symbols on pots using bowl and pot stencils!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Wellness & Weight Loss Group
at 1:00 p.m.  October 13th is National Train your Brain Day!  Week (3) of KEEP SHARP focuses on increasing your daily steps, becoming more mindful, and engaging ourselves within the community.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 – EVENT – Senior Health & Wellness Day at the Barco Center!
We will leave the center at 10:00  a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Get your flu shot, receive information on Medicare, Albemarle Commission Services, Albemarle Hopeline, Red Cross, YMCA, Animal Shelter, Fire/EMS, Interfaith Outreach, Library Services and more!  There will also be a “Medicine Drop” for you to safely bring unused medicines to be discarded through the Sheriffs Department.  *vendors this year will be located in the dining room. Registered participants will receive a free boxed lunch and a chance to win a prize!

You must register with the Currituck Senior Center at 232-3505 by Friday, October 8, 2021!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – TRIP – Virginia Beach Farmers Market & Lunch
at the Amish Bakery at 10:30 a.m.  Cost:   money for lunch.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 CRAFT CLASS – Fall Leaf Garlands
at 1:00 p.m.  We’ll use our stock of flowering arranging material to create full garlands to decorate our homes and the senior center!

Monday, October 25, 2021 – CRAFT CLASS – Island Dabblers Paint Party
at 1:00 p.m.  Fall is all about color and we’ll be using the colors of fall to create sponge-printed trees and leaves!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Wellness & Weight Loss Group
at 1:00 p.m. 
In week (4) of the KEEP SHARP program, we’ll refine and re-think our meal choices for increased wellness and health!

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Halloween Bingo
at 1:00 p.m. with Halloween-themed prizes!

Friday, October 29, 2021 In house movie
“Beetlejuice” at 1:00 p.m.  Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin star as a Yuppie ghost couple whose quaint New England home becomes overrun with trendy New Yorkers.  Michael Keaton stars as Beetlejuice – directed by Tim Burton!

“Do You Remember This?” …with Mari…

What’s the good of being a ghost if you can’t frighten people away?”

  ~ Geena Davis as Barbara in Beetlejuice, 1988