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NEW ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS
A NOTE ABOUT USER REGISTRATION
The User Fee for 2015 is $35. (This is equivalent to paying less than $3 a month for all activities and events, excluding trips.) The user fee helps fund monthly potlucks, health forums, movies, and special events. If you are unable to pay the User Fee, please talk with Katrina Douglas, Adult Activity Center Coordinator. We are an inclusive recreational facility! Furthermore, all Users are required to complete a 2015 user form. Assistance is available to complete the form.            
AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE

The AARP Driver Safety Course will be offered on a Saturday in March or April, 2015. Please call the AAC at 509-962-7242 for further information.

FREE INCOME TAX
AARP is offering free income tax preparation on Wednesday and Thursdays for anyone in the community! Please call the Adult Activity Center to schedule an appointment.

Age:  All ages welcome
Day:  Wednesdays/Thursdays beginning Wednesday, February 4, 2015.
Time:  By appointment only! Please call 509-962-7242
Location:  AAC
Fee:  Free
SAIL 
Due to the rising popularity of the SAIL exercise class, we are adding two classes: Mondays at 9:15 am and Thursdays at 8:00 am. 
 YOGA
Improve your strength, hone your balance and flexibility, and learn breathing techniques in Gentle Yoga, taught by AmeriCorps Volunteer Olivia.

Age: 50+
Day: Wednesdays beginning January 7, 2015
Time: 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: AAC
 MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS
Share your life experiences with CWU students. Enjoy intergenerational bonding!

Age: 50+
Day: Tuesdays beginning January 13, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: AAC
 COOKBOOK CLUB
Inspired by your family's favorite recipes, we invite all who would like to bring their kitchen secrets and cooked samples to share. All recipes will be typed, illustrated, and bound into a cookbook in December 2015. Proceeds will benefit the AAC Activity Fund. 

Age: 50+
Day: 1st Tuesday of every month, beginning January 6, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Location: AAC
Theme:
January- Warm Winter Casseroles
February- DESSERT CHALLENGE: Experiment with a healthy version of your favorite desserts- no sugar or artificial sweeteners allowed!
March- Canning Recipes
April- Garden Greens

PAPER CRAFTS
Join Jean Kirkham in making paper cards, picture albums, and much more. Supplies are provided

Age: 50+
Day: 4th Wednesday of every month, beginning January 28, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: AAC
 ALZHEIMER'S CAFE
All are invited to join the Alzheimer's Café support group, facilitated by trained individuals, to receive caregiving tips and updates on the latest advances in Alzheimer's treatments, care and research, as well as for anyone simply needing emotional support.

Age: 50+
Day: 2nd Tuesday of every month, beginning January 6, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: AAC
Fee: Free
 CHATTERBOOKS
Your favorite book club is back! Susan Malinasky, Friends of the Library Volunteer is conducting the monthly group.

Age: 50+
Day: 3rd Tuesday of every month, beginning January 20, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Location: AAC

MOVERS AND GROOVERS

Put on your dancin' shoes! You will experience a variety of dance styles. No previous dance experience necessary.

Age: 50+
Day: 4th Tuesday of the month, beginning January 27, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm-2:45 pm
Location: AAC
 SENIOR SCIENCE
Explore such areas of knowledge as Astronomy, Geology, Biology, and Earth Science.

Age: 50+
Day: 2nd Wednesday of the month, beginning January 21, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: AAC

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS & OUTING CLUB

Are you interested in attending local music, theatre, arts & humanities events? Would you like to meet new friends for evening and weekend activities? Join us in sharing your personal travel stories, photos, and scrapbooks while meeting new people in our cozy library.

Age: 50+
Day: 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning January 21, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: AAC

MONDAY
8:00 am Morning Exercise Class
9:00 am  Table Pool
9:15 am SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) Exercise Class
Noon Lunch (Please call 933-3333 for a reservation)
1:30 pm SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) Exercise Class
All Day   Computer Lab Open

TUESDAY
8:30 am Bridge (Please call for a table reservation)
Noon Lunch (Please call 933-3333 for a reservation)
 1:00 Needle Crafters, Meaningful Connections, Chatterbooks (3rd Tuesday of the month)
 1:30 pm  Cookbook Club (1st Tuesday of the month)
 2:00 pm Alzheimer's Café (2nd Tuesday of the month), Movers and Groovers (4th Tuesday of the month)
All Day Computer Lab Open

WEDNESDAY
8:00 am Morning Exercise Class
9:00 am   Table Pool, Texas Hold'em, Paint the Town Ceramics (1st Wed. of the month), Senior Science (2nd Wed. of the month), Armchair Travelers (3rd Wed. of the month), Paper Crafts with Jean Kirkham (4th Wed. of the month)
Noon Lunch (Please call 933-3333 for a reservation)
1:00 pm Men's Bridge
1:30 pm     SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) Exercise Class
2:45 pm Yoga
All Day Computer Lab Open

THURSDAY
8:00 am Healthy Smiles Dental Cleaning (2nd Thursday / Friday of March - Cost $75)
9:00 am Pine Needle Basketry, Table Pool, Free-Form Faceting
Noon Lunch (Please call 933-3333 for a reservation)
1:00 pm Pinochle, Bridge, Mexican Train Dominoes
All Day Computer Lab Open

FRIDAY
8:00 am              Morning Exercise Class
9:00 am Wood Carving,Table Pool
11:30 am Potluck (1st Friday of month)
11:30 am Monthly Health Speaker and Light Lunch (3rd Friday of month)
11:00 am Lunch and Movie (varies monthly)
11:30 am  Special Event (More information provided below Daily Activities)
1:30 pm SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) Exercise Class
All Day Computer Lab Open
 
JANUARY-APRIL 2015
All daily activities are covered under the $35 calendar year user fee, unless otherwise indicated.
NEW YEAR'S POTLUCK
We'll be serving quiche! Bring a dish to share. Pre-registration required.
Age 50+
Day Friday, January 2, 2015
Time 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free User / $8 Non-User
Registration Deadline Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
 
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR CELEBRATION

The Ellensburg Christian School will be joining us for a MLK-Themed Presentation. Light lunch provided. Please bring a salad to share. Pre-registration required.

Age 50+
Day Friday, January 9, 2015
Time 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free User / $8 Non-User
Registration Deadline Wednesday, January 7, 2015
 
KEEPING WELL HEALTH FORUM: ESSENTIAL OILS

Laurie Ballard joins us to discuss essential oils. Light lunch provided. Pre-registration required.

 Age 50+
 Day Friday, January 16, 2015
 Time 11:30 am-1:00 pm
 Location AAC
 Fee Free User/$8 Non-User
 Registration Deadline Wednesday, January 14, 2015
 
LUNCH AND A MOVIE

"Quartet" This musical will warm your heart and spirit. Lunch will be provided. Please bring a cheese or cracker plate to share. Pre-registration required.

Age 50+
Day Friday, January 23, 2015
Time 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free User / $8 Non-User
Registration Deadline Wednesday, January 21, 2015
 
SPORTZA-PALOOZA
Wear your favorite sports team's gear and join us for lunch! Bring a dish of your favorite comfort food to share. Pre-registration required.
Age 50+
Day Friday, January 30, 2015
Time 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free User / $8 Non-User
Registration Deadline Wednesday, January 28, 2015
 
MARDI GRAS POTLUCK

We will be serving "pain perdu," New Orleans French toast. Bring a dish to share! Pre-registration required.

Age 50+
Day Friday, February 6, 2015
Time 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free User / $8 Non-User
Registration Deadline Wednesday, February 4, 2015
 
HEALTHY HEARTS VALENTINE SOCIAL
Students of Ellensburg Christian School return to warm our hearts. Lunch provided. Please bring a heart-healthy salad to share. Pre-registration required.
Age 50+
Day Friday, February 13, 2015
Time 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free User / $8 Non-User
Registration Deadline Wednesday, February 11, 2015
 
KEEPING WELL HEALTH FORUM: STRESS MANAGEMENT
An outreach consultant from CWU will help us learn to combat stress. Lunch provided. Pre-registration required.
Age 50+
Day Friday, February 20, 2015
Time 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free User / $8 Non-User
Registration Deadline Wednesday, February 18, 2015
 
FORGET ME NOT BINGO
Play Bingo with students from CWU to help raise money for American Cancer Society. Please bring a fruit or vegetable plate to share. Pre-registration required.
Age 50+
Day Friday, February 27, 2015
Time 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee $5 donation for 2 bingo cards
Registration Deadline Wednesday, February 25, 2015
 
MARCH POTLUCK: CELEBRATING DR SUESS
We'll be serving pea soup. Bring a dish to share! Pre-registration required.
Age 50+
Day Friday, March 6, 2015
Time 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free User / $8 Non-User
Registration Deadline Wednesday, March 4, 2015
      
 
LUCKY CHARMERS ST. PATRICK'S DAY SOCIAL
Celebrate St. Patty's with corned beef and cabbage! Please bring a dessert dish to share. Pre-registration required.
Age 50+
Day Friday, March 13, 2015
Time 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location Meet at AAC
Fee Free User / $8 Non-User
Registration Deadline Wednesday, March 11,  2015
 
PINE NEEDLE RAFFIA BASKETRY AND SUPPLIES
Join well-known pine needle basket maker and author Jeannie McFarland for introduction to Pine Needle Raffia Basketry at 11:00 am and A Blast of Basics hands-on class at 1:00 pm.
Age All ages
Day Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee A Blast of Basics / $15
 
KEEPING WELL HEALTH FORUM: DIET FADS
Skylar Griessel will be joining us to discuss current diet trends. Light lunch provided. Pre-registration required.
Age 50+
Day Friday, December 12, 2014
Time 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free Users / $8 Non-Users
Registration Deadline Thursday, December 11, 2014
 
LUNCH AND A MOVIE
"Horton Hears a Who": Jim Carrey, Steve Carrell, and Carol Burnett lend their voices to this feel-good adaptation of classic Dr. Suess. Please bring a fruit/vegetable plate to share.Pre-registration required.
Age 50+
Day Friday, March 27, 2015
Time 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free User / $8 Non-User
Registration Deadline Wednesday, March 25, 2015
 
SPRING FLING POTLUCK
Welcome SPRING! Enjoy finger-foods. Please bring a side dish to share. Pre-registration required.
Age 50+
Day Friday, April 3, 2015
Time 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free User / $8 Non-User
Registration Deadline Wednesday, April 1, 2015
 
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Celebrate Earth Day. Light lunch provided. Please bring a leafy-green or colorful salad to share. Pre-registration required.
Age 50+
Day Friday, April 10, 2015
Time 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free Users / $8 Non-Users
Registration Deadline Wednesday, April 8, 2015
 
KEEPING WELL HEALTH FORUM: ORTHOPEDICS
Dr. Gary Bos, orthopedic surgeon at Kittitas Valley Healthcare, is returning to share information related to orthopedics. Light lunch provided. Pre-registration is required.
Age 50+
Day Friday, April 17, 2015
Time 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free Users / $8 Non-Users
Registration Deadline Wednesday, April 15, 2015
 
LUNCH AND A MOVIE
"The African Queen": Join Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn in this 1951 classic adventure set in the Belgian Congo. Light lunch provided. Please bring a dessert plate to share. Pre-registration required.
Age 50+ 
Day Friday, April 24, 2015
Time 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location AAC
Fee Free Users / $8 Users
Registration Deadline Wednesday, April 22, 2015
 

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Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 962-7204