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Seniors news for the week of Feb. 15 | Free – ECM Publishers

Driver improvement classes for seniors

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer 55-plus driver-discount courses on the following days.

Four-hour refresher courses:

• Noon to 4 p.m. March 5 (Course No. 43771), Apple Valley Senior Center, 14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley.

• 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 12 (Course No. 43236), Burnsville Senior Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville.

• 5-9 p.m. March 12 (Course No. 43393), Lakeville Senior Center – Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville.

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26 (Course No. 43758), Apple Valley Senior Center, 14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley.

Eight-hour first-time course:

• 5-9 p.m. March 19 and 20 (Course No. 43412), Lakeville Senior Center – Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville.

Completion of an eight-hour course qualifies participants for a savings of up to 10 percent on auto insurance. To maintain the discount, participants must complete a four-hour refresher every three years.

The courses are open to the public; however, preregistration is required. The fee for the four-hour refresher is $22; the eight-hour course is $26. Courses are also available online at www.mnsafetycenter.org. For more information or to register, visit www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 1-888-234-1294.

Apple Valley seniors

The Apple Valley Senior Center, 14601 Hayes Road, is home to the following activities, which are organized and run by the Apple Valley Seniors and Apple Valley Parks and Recreation. The facility is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 952-953-2345 or go to www.cityofapplevalley.org.

Monday, Feb. 18 – Closed.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 – Quilting Bees, 9 a.m.; Tuesday Painters, 9:30 a.m.; Catered Lunch and Entertainment, 11:30 a.m.; Pool and Cribbage, noon; Pinochle, 12:30 p.m.; Hand & Foot Cards, 1 p.m.; Table Tennis, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Donated Bread, 9 a.m.; Yoga – Intermediate, 9:45 a.m.; Morning Stretch, 10 a.m.; Velvet Tones, 10 a.m.; Yoga – Beginner, 11 a.m.; Pool, noon; Mahjong, 1 p.m.; Dominoes, 1 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 21 – Beg. Line Dancing, 9:15 a.m.; Tai Chi – Advanced, 9:30 a.m.; Tap, 10 a.m.; Int. Line Dancing, 10 a.m.; Tai Chi – Beginner, 10:30 a.m.; FMSC, 11:30 a.m.; Pool, noon; Insurance Counseling, noon; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; 500 and Table Tennis, 1 p.m.; Recreated Cards, 1 p.m.; Color & Chat, 1 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22 – Morning Stretch, 10 a.m.; Women’s Pool, 11 a.m.; Write Your Life Story, 1 p.m.; Chocolate at the Sock Hop, 1 p.m.

Burnsville seniors

The Burnsville Senior Center is located in the Diamondhead Education Center at 200 W. Burnsville Parkway. Call 952-707-4120 for information about the following senior events.

Monday, Feb. 18 – Sunrise Stretch, 8:30 a.m.; Advisory Council, 9:30 a.m.; Cribbage, 9:30 a.m.; Fit Fun, 10:15 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 11:30 a.m.; Pinochle, 12:45 p.m.; Book Club, 1 p.m.; Coffee Talk – Don’t Get Caught, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 – Fit Fun, 10:15 a.m.; Scrabble, 10:30 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Defensive Driving Refresher, 5:30 p.m.; Line Dancing.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Woodcarvers, 8 a.m.; Sunrise Stretch, 8:30 a.m.; Taxes, 9 a.m. to noon; Cribbage, 9:30 a.m.; Fit Fun, 10:15 a.m.; Chair Tai Chi, 11 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 11:30 a.m.; 500, 12:45 p.m.; Defensive Driving Class, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 21 – Foot Clinic, 9 a.m.; Health Insurance Council, 9 a.m.; Crafters, 9 a.m.; Fit Fun, 10:15 a.m.; Defensive Driving Refresher, noon; Wood Carving, 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22 – Sunrise Stretch, 8:30 a.m.; Painting, 9 a.m.; Fit Fun, 10:15 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 11:30 a.m.; Chocolate Sock Hop, Burnsville City Hall, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23 – RollerGirl Trip, 5 p.m.

Chocolate at the Sock Hop in Burnsville

Chocolate at the Sock Hop for residents age 62 and older is offered 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway.

Singles, couples and friends are invited to boogie to the sounds of Elvis, sample tasty appetizers and satisfy their taste buds with a melt-in-their-mouth chocolate buffet.

The event includes games, door prizes and a photo booth. Those who share a photo of themselves “back in the ’50s” ahead of the event will be entered to win a prize.

The event is sponsored by Ecumen Centennial House, Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley, The Commons on Marice, The Rivers, The Rosemount Senior Living, Home Instead Senior Care, Augustana Care, Apple Valley Villa, Emerald Crest and the city of Burnsville.

Cost is $15. Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 15. Register by phone at 952-895-4500, online at http://bit.ly/2GmWlci, or in person at Burnsville City Hall’s Recreation Office, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville.

Eagan seniors

The Eagan Parks and Recreation Department offers programs for seniors in the Lone Oak Room at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway. Call 651-675-5500 for more information.

Monday, Feb. 18 – Defensive Driving, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Zumba Gold (Oasis), 9 a.m.; Mahjong, 9 a.m.; Zumba Gold Toning (Oasis), 10 a.m.; Fit for Life (Oasis), 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 – Quilting, 9:30 a.m.; Euchre/500, 12:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Coffee, Games and Conversation, 9 a.m.; Cribbage, 9 a.m.; Chair Zumba Gold (Boardroom), 11:30 a.m.; Hand & Foot, 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 21 – Dominoes, 9 a.m.; Bridge, 12:45 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22 – Tabata Gold (Oasis), 9:15 a.m.; Fitness for the Brain, 9:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold (Oasis), 10:15 a.m.; S/B/Y (Oasis), 11:10 a.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.

Farmington seniors

The Rambling River Center is located at 325 Oak St. For more information on trips, programs and other activities, call 651-280-6970.

Monday, Feb. 18 – Closed.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 – Coffee Guys, 9:30 a.m.; New Member Orientation, 10:15 a.m.; Bunko, 1 p.m.; Wood Carving, 1 p.m.; LSGC at RRC Craft, 1:30 p.m.; Pickleball, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Coffee Guys, 9:30 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10 a.m.; Fold Newsletter, 10:30 a.m.; Recycled Cards, 12:30 p.m.; Coloring Group, 1 p.m.; Bridge, 1 p.m.; Yoga, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 21 – Zumba Gold, 9 a.m.; Coffee Guys, 9:30 a.m.; Pinochle, 12:30 p.m.; Dulcimer Practice, 1 p.m.; Pickleball, 5 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22 – Coffee Cafe, 8:30 a.m.; Coffee Guys, 9:30 a.m.; Cribbage, 10 a.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Chocolate at the Sock Hop, 1 p.m.

Farmington Journey activities

Farmington Journey’s partners are offering coffee get-togethers to build relationships for local residents over the age of 50.

The Rambling River Center’s Coffee Cafe is open 8:30-10:30 a.m. Fridays at the Rambling River Center, 430 Third St. There is no charge, just come as you are. Coffee Cafe will run through March 15.

Farmington Community Education offers a Coffee Chat once a month on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. A “Ted Talk” is usually viewed and then discussed afterwards. Wednesday, Feb. 20, the topic will be “Artificial Intelligence.” Future dates scheduled are March 20 and April 24 at Farmington Community Education, 6100 195th St. W. Chats usually last just over an hour and there is no charge.

For more information about Farmington Journey activities and events, check out the city of Farmington’s Rambling River website or Farmington Community Education’s website at FarmingtonMN.gov or FarmingtonCE.com, or call 651-460-3211.

Rosemount seniors

The following activities are sponsored by the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department and the Rosemount Area Seniors. For more information, call the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department at 651-322-6000.

Monday, Feb. 18 – Bridge, 9 a.m.; Woodcarving, 9 a.m.; Bone Builders, 9:30 a.m.; 500, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 – Coffee at Cub, 8 a.m.; Bid Euchre, 9 a.m.; Craft Club, 1 p.m.; Restorative Yoga, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Sunrise Partners, 8 a.m.; Tax Assistance, 8:30 a.m.; Canasta, 10 a.m.; Hand & Foot, 1 p.m.; Quilting Club, 1 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 21 – Cribbage, 9 a.m.; Bone Builders, 9:30 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Yoga, 1 p.m.; PHD/UFO, 1 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22 – Euchre, 9 a.m.; Woodcarving, 9 a.m.; Lunch Out, 11:30 a.m.; Hand & Foot, 1 p.m.; Chocolate at the Sock Hop, 1 p.m.; Tribute Band Concert, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23 – 500 Tourney, 12:30 p.m.

The Rosemount Area Seniors are located in the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail. Check monitors and room schedules at the facility for activity locations.

Lakeville seniors

All Lakeville Area Active Adults events are held at Lakeville Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave. Call 952-985-4620 for information.


Monday, Feb. 18 – Closed.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 – Dominoes and Poker, 9 a.m.; Creative Writing, 10 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:15 a.m.; Party Bridge, noon; Bingo, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Yoga, 8:15 a.m.; Line Dancing, 9 a.m. to noon; Poker and Hearts, 9 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:15 a.m.; Legal Advice, 11 a.m.; SS Strength & Balance, 11 a.m.; Pinochle, noon.

Thursday, Feb. 21 – Classic Voices Chorus, 9 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:15 a.m.; Red Hat Chorus, 10:30 a.m.; SS Strength & Balance, 11 a.m.; SS Cardio & Strength, noon; Euchre, Hand & Foot, noon; Mending Service, 1-3 p.m.; Beginner Tai Chi, 1:15 p.m.; Advanced Tai Chi, 1:45 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 3:30 p.m.; Beginner Line Dance, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22 – Yoga, 8:15 a.m.; Poker, 9 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:15 a.m.; 500 Cards, 11 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Social Painting, 1 p.m.; Chocolate at the Sock Hop, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23 – Driver Safety Class (four-hour), 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Source: https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_thisweek/free/seniors-news-for-the-week-of-feb/article_5a6c77b6-2fc3-11e9-b835-bb5264f5c623.html

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