Celebrating Nancy Martin’s birthday on board with cupcakes. Courtesy photo.

Mary Recchia, Contributor

Arlene Baird, a North Hero summer resident for 30 years, invites you to view her collection for the August Art Exhibit at the Senior Center. Arlene captures our mood in her beautiful realism and dream-like oil paintings and watercolors. Arlene’s inspiration comes from the beauty that surrounds her: nature, animals or just the odd building that has seen better days.

New session added. Are you ready for an active summer? Join Ginger Lambert for Fitness for Every Body on Tuesday mornings from 9:15 a.m – 10:00 a.m. for the month of August. Using timed intervals and a series of stations this class will incorporate body weight, light weights and other cardio/strength building tools to boost strength, cardiovascular fitness, agility and flexibility. Joint and ligament issues will be taken into account. Every exercise can be modified for any ability or level of fitness. If you have been looking for a class that challenges you but doesn’t leave you in the dust, then this is for you. Registration necessary. Limit 10. Fee: $10 per class.

Celebrate summer with a sumptuous Tea Luncheon centered around summer and the garden with Liz Fotouhi and Friends on Friday August 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. While delighting in fragrant tea, savory treats and sweet confections we will welcome and celebrate the warm days of summer and all its glory, particularly in the garden through some of our favorite poets. Share your favorite poem about summer or the garden. It can be a poem from a beloved poet or one you have penned yourself; all are welcome, dress is casual. Registration necessary. Max. 24. Suggested donation: $5.

The next Birding Expedition with Hank Kaestner will be on Wednesday, August 23. Please meet at the Center at 9:00 a.m. so we can carpool together to the location Hank has scouted for spectacular bird watching. Good views are guaranteed through Hank’s “Oh my God” telescope. Register for this event, so if we have to change the date due to bird migration or weather, we can call you. Registration necessary. No fee.

Calling all creative spirits! The Senior Center Community Art Show, now in its 11th year, has become a favorite among our community of artists. The show will be held during the month of September and is open to everyone 50 years old or older. All mediums are welcome, and we will have a two-piece limit so everyone will have a chance to see their work displayed in the Great Room. Registration forms with specific details are available on the foyer table, and the deadline for submitting is Friday, August 25. Mark your calendars and join us for a reception for the artists, friends and relatives on Wednesday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m.

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