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Saratoga Senior Center Calendar

See What's Back in August!

BRIDGE MONDAYS 

Mondays • 12:30 p.m. 
We would like to welcome bridge back to the Center. Open for friendly games. Hope to see you!

STRENGTH TRAINING

Wednesdays • 1 – 2 p.m. 
Facilitated by Aidan. In person at the Center and via zoom. 

UKULELE THURSDAYS 

Thursdays  • 10 a.m.
Facilitated by Marshall Swift. Dust off your ukulele and join your friends at the Center for some singing and playing.

JOIN OUR POKER GROUP 

Fridays •  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fun friendly poker games, welcoming new players. 

Special Events & Programs

FRIDAY BACKYARD BBQ LUNCH! 

Friday, August 13 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join Abby & Anna on Friday afternoons for some BBQ and fun! With the warm weather here to enjoy, come hang out with your friends & make the most of summer days! Live Music Schedule with Bill Gervasio. 

IN HOUSE CHEF DINNERS ARE BACK!  

Tuesday, August 17 • 4:30 p.m. 
Dinners sponsored by Home of the Good Shepherd & Humana. Dine in at the Center with your friends OR take your dinner “To-Go.”

Tuesday, August 17
Simply Food by Maura Roast Turkey Dinner - stuffing, mashed potato, gravy, green beans. $11. To-Go dinner curbside pick up: 3-4:30 p.m.. 

CDTA HALF FARE PROGRAM     

Wednesday, August 18  • 11:30 a.m. 

$2 FOR THE CDTA CARD. Facilitated by Valerie Rosado, CDTA Customer Service. Please sign up! The CDTA offers half fare bus rates to citizens aged 65 and over, and disabled individuals to access CDTA’s fixed route service. Valerie will come and take your ID picture, get your information and make you a Half Fare card. Please bring proof of age and $2. If you qualify and are under 65 you can provide an award letter from SSI or SSD.

LEARN TO FALL IN LOVE WITH “ART” 

Wednesday, August 18 & 25    1 p.m.
$5 material fee. Facilitated by Barry, member and artist. Afraid of expressing yourself through art? Barry has a foolproof easy method to get you to draw! Using designs provided by Barry, you will create pictures that are unique and colorful! Open to any level of experience but geared to those with none.

SIMPLE & EASY MEAL PLANNING 

Thursday, August 26  • 12 p.m. 
Facilitated by Sherri Rose, Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. At a loss as what to eat? Hate cooking for one? Sherri will give you guidance and tips to keep you healthy. How to avoid the last-minute scramble for dinner, creating go-to lists of healthy meals, cooking for 1-2, healthy takeout, exploring meal delivery plans, and a recipe swap. Session 2 with Sherri -Thursday, September 9. “Balancing Your Wellness Wheel.” Please sign up! 

CHIT CHAT & MUSIC GROUP 

Mondays • 1 p.m. at the Center 
Looking for something fun to do? Join our Chit Chat & Music Group facilitated by Skidmore Interns, Abby and Anna. Join your friends for a fun hour of chit chat, laughs and music! Meet new friends and connect with old ones!

WRITING YOUR MEMOIRS 

Thursdays • 10 - 11 a.m. 
Stories through the decades. facilitated by Jackie, Skidmore intern. Write your stories and memories so that you and your loved ones can cherish them for a lifetime. No experience necessary.

TAROT CARD READINGS

Last Thursday of the month • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Facilitated by Mary Shimp. $5 suggested donation. Do you have some unanswered questions about your life? A tarot card reading provides guidance to gain an insight into what the future holds using a special deck of cards. Call to make a 15-minute appointment.

Van Trips

Pitney Meadows Farm: Sun Tea “Sip and Talk” 
Monday, August 16
“Sip and Talk” with Executive Director Lynn Trizna. Enjoy an outdoor conversation with Executive Director Lynn Trizna and a beautiful view of the production farm fields. You will learn about the history, programs and impact of the Pitney Meadows Community Farm, and while you talk, enjoy fresh sun brewed tea with herbs from the fields. If you enjoy what you taste, you can then harvest some fresh herbs to take home and make your own fresh herbal tea! Pay $7 at signup. 

Lunch Bunch - Vermont Country Store 

Friday August 27
Shop and have lunch at the iconic Vermont Country Store. “It’s everything you could want in a country store and more.” Lunch at Mildred’s Grille. Pay $15 at signup. Bring money for shopping and lunch. Leave the Center at 9 a.m.

One Day Bus Trips

SONNENBERG MANSION   

Thursday, August 19
$100 member price. Nonmembers welcome, please call the front desk. Sponsored by CDPHP. Land, Lake & Lunch in Canandaigua. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion is one of the longest surviving estates from the Victorian Era in the US. The elegant 40-room Queen Anne style mansion was built in 1887 by NYC financier Frederick Ferris Thompson and his wife, Mary Clark Thompson, as a summer home. Enjoy a lunch cruise on the Canandaigua Lady – a 19th century steamboat replica and double-decker paddle wheeler. 

A DAY IN NEW YORK CITY    

Wednesday December 8
Price to be determined. Nonmembers welcome, please call the front desk. There is no other place quite like New York City; from its world-class museums, art galleries and architecture to its role as the theatre and financial capital of the world. Spend the day on your own and explore the fascinating city. You will be dropped off at Bryant Park (42nd between 5th & 6th).

Excursions 2021   

Pacific Northwest: October 4-11
Greece Island Hopper: October 16 -26 
Bluegrass Country/Smokey Mountains: Oct. 15-23 
Canyon Country-Arizona & Utah: October 20 -27 

Christmas on Danube River Cruise: Dec. 2-10 
Spotlight on Sante Fe: December 5-10

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