Senior Center Pie and Ice Cream Social draws near

Invite your family and friends and come to the center on Wednesday, August 23 for the annual Monticello Senior Center Pie & Ice Cream Social. This fundraiser will be held in the community center Mississippi Room from 2-6 p.m. The cost is just $3 for a slice of pie topped with ice cream and served with coffee and/or lemonade. There are always a wide variety of tasty pies to choose from, so don’t miss out!

If you have ever visited a cabin in Minnesota, don’t miss out on a great presentation we have coming up. Award winning photographer and author Doug Ohman will take you on a relaxing and scenic journey to the heart of Minnesota lake country. See photographs of some of Minnesota’s most interesting and unique cabins. The pictures will help bring back those wonderful memories of spending time at your favorite getaway. Doug will share stories, history, and memories of this long-time tradition. This session will be offered free of charge on Monday, August 21 at 10:30 a.m. People are asked to sign up if they plan to attend and can do so by calling the center at 763-295-2000.

Advance sign up is not necessary for people age 60+ to come to the center to get their toenails cut. Wright County Public Health Nurses will provide this valuable service on Tuesday, August 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. People can sign in when they come to the senior center on the 22nd. There is a $15 charge and you can give me a call if you need more information.

There is a $7 charge for people to attend the senior center dances. Jerry Bierschbach will provide the music for the next dance on Thursday, August 24 at VFW Post 8731 from 1-4 p.m. The admission charge includes a lunch served at 3 p.m. and door prize drawings.

Bring a dish of food to share and come to the noon potluck on Wednesday, August 16. This is the day that August birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated and everyone is invited. People will have the opportunity to play bingo after dinner.

People will have the opportunity to hear some really good music at the senior center Jam Session on Sunday, August 13. This event will be held in the community center Mississippi Room on the 13th from noon to 3 p.m. This is for musicians or anyone who wants to spend time with friends and listen to some good “Minnesota Back Porch” country music. Please note that there will not be a Jam Session on August 22.

There will be a Q&A with Master Gardeners session on August 18 at 12:30 p.m. The Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions you may have. Please call the center at 763-295-2000 if you plan to attend.

You can also give us a call if you can help keep Monticello looking nice. Volunteers are needed on August 16 to help pick up litter on the senior center’s adopted stretch of road. Meet at the senior center at 9 a.m. to car pool to the starting points. Everyone walks about one mile and safety vests, gloves, and garbage bags are provided.

Everyone age 55+ who likes to play bingo is invited to our Bingo Bash event on Thursday, August 17. The games begin at 11 a.m. and the winners have a variety of prizes to choose from. Thanks go to St. Benedict’s Senior Community CentraCare for providing the prizes every month. If you plan to come to play bingo on the 17th, why not sign up and join us for the noon dinner that day?

Chris Maas was the last cribbage tournament winner. Marlo Samuelson came in second place and Ken Halverson third. Robert Muckenhirn won the last euchre tournament. Clint Lambert came in second and Denny Barthel, Gladys Bitzer, and Ann Ramerth tied for third.

I hope you all have a fabulous week.

Activities the week of Aug. 10-17:
Thurs. – 7 a.m. Pickleball; 9 a.m. River City Riders; 9:30 a.m. Book Club; 10 a.m. Photo Club; noon dinner; 1 p.m. bridge
Fri. – 10:30 a.m. Women’s Pool; noon dinner; 1 p.m. euchre tournament
Sat. – 8-11 a.m. center open
Sun. – noon – 3 p.m. Jam Session
Mon. – 7 a.m. advanced Pickleball; 9:30 a.m. team pool tournament; 1 p.m. bridge tournament; 4:30 p.m. Board of Directors meeting
Tues. – 7 a.m. Pickleball; 9:30 a.m. cribbage tournament; 10:30 a.m. choir; noon dinner; 1 p.m. Hand and Foot, writing group; 2 p.m. line dancing
Wed. – 9 a.m. ceramics, litter pick up; 10 a.m. Bible Study; noon potluck dinner; 1 p.m. 500
Thurs. – 7 a.m. Pickleball; 9 a.m. River City Riders; 11 a.m. Bingo Bash; noon dinner; 1 p.m. bridge

Dinner Menu the week of August 14:
Mon. – no dinner today
Tues. – chicken stir fry, cream cheese wontons, fried rice, fortune cookie
Wed. – potluck dinner
Thurs. – turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, vegetable, dinner roll
Fri. – assorted sandwiches, pasta salad, tortilla chips, pickle

Article contributed by Senior Center Director Pam Loidolt