Senior Center News: April 5

On Wednesday morning April 12, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Ruth Whitaker will show you how to make Microwave Potholders in two sizes. The design of these potholders allows you to safely warm food in the microwave and remove the hot bowl without a clumsy potholder. Participants need to bring two 10-inch squares and two 12-inch squares of 100 percent cotton fabric, cotton thread (to avoid risk of melting), a sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (scissors, pins, seam ripper). Batting will be provided. A sample of this potholder is available at the Center. Registration required. No fee.

Step Aerobics with Pam Lord continues Friday mornings from 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Dates: April 7, 14, 21 and 28. With a portable platform (provided), you will do choreographed exercise routines up, onto, down and around the step for great cardio fitness, as well as exceptional training to shape the lower body, strengthen and tone muscle groups and improve coordination. The aerobic benefits are equally effective if you choose to do the workout without the step. Pam was previously certified with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and will show you how to perform the moves safely with the correct technique and have you stepping like a pro in no time! Registration necessary. Fee: $7 per class.

With the delay of spring weather this year, Liz Fotouhi and Friends have decided to move their Spring Tea to Friday, May 5. While delighting in fragrant tea, savory treats and sweet confections we will welcome and celebrate the return of the lovely lady we call Spring. We will be reading and discussing poems about spring by some of our favorite writers. Bring your favorite poem to share, whether from a beloved poet or one you have penned yourself; all are welcome! Registration necessary. Max 25 . Suggested donation: $4.

Vermont Birds in Colored Pencil with Elizabeth Llewellyn returns on Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon, April 13, 20, 27 and May 4. Colored pencils are non-toxic, clean, inexpensive, portable, and don’t require any complicated set up or clean up. In this four-week class we will learn the basics of colored pencils, including the most popular techniques: layering and burnishing. Working from the instructor’s photos, we will complete several portraits of beautiful Vermont birds. This class is open to those with some drawing experience. Please bring whatever colored pencils you have, an HB graphite pencil and a kneaded eraser to the first class where more instruction on supplies will be provided. Registration necessary. Limit 10. Fee: $85.

A collection of lectures, performances and special events showcasing the diverse interests of our community
Wednesday afternoons beginning at 1 o’clock. No registration or fee.

April 5. Moving better, living better, with Liesje Smith, Certified Rolfer™. Please join Liesje for an interesting discussion about your body in the field of gravity and discover how to relate to this pervasive force field. Liesje teaches a functional movement class that looks similar to a fitness class, using chairs, balls and light weights, only the emphasis is upon clarity of alignment and movement in space. It is easy, new and fun!

April 12. Hear smarter, live better, with Dr. Julie Bier. Find out about all of the new and exciting changes in hearing aid technology. How about 100 percent invisible solutions worn 24/7 for months. Hearing aids that don’t require battery changes, ones with a dedicated music processor, accessories that allow you to hear phone calls, TV, music and more! She will follow her presentation with a complimentary on-site screening or a hearing aid check of your existing equipment. Registration required.