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Calendar for the Week of November 24, 2014

Day Time Event Location
Monday 5:00 pm Wine ‘n Dine, Claim Jumper reservations required
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies, Carquinez Straights (if open)
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm HICAP Counseling appointment required
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Petanque! (French Bocce Ball) Back Patio – rain cancels
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies, Casual Hike
Thursday Thanksgiving Holiday – Senior Center Closed
Friday Thanksgiving Holiday – Senior Center Closed

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

Annual Holiday Luncheon

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, doors open at 11:00 am

The Clubhouse at Boundary Oaks

Join us for this fun day and share the magic of the holiday season.   A delicious lunch, holiday entertainment, and dancing to the Lee Russell Band!

Menu choices: Pan seared chicken in lemon caper butter sauce or grilled fillet of salmon with lemon Buerre Blanc.  No host cocktails.

Transportation available on request for those living in Walnut Creek.  Please let us know at the time you buy your ticket if you would like transportation.

Donate to the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” program.  Simply bring a new, unwrapped toy to this event and place it in our donation bin.

Tickets are $25 members, $30 non-members
availalble now at the Civic Park Community Center (Senior Center)

Questions?  Call 943-5851

Medicare Drug Plan Counseling

Thursday, November 20, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Medicare advises that you review your prescription drug or Medicare Advantage health plan each year.

Meet with a registered Contra Costa County HICAP counselor to review your Medicare drug or health plan and help you decide on the best coverage for you.

You must complete a worksheet in advance of your appointment. Call HICAP at 925-602-4163, go to www.cchicap.org for more information, or stop by the Senior Club to pick up a worksheet.

LOCATION: Walnut Creek Senior Center

 

Calendar for the Week of October 17, 2014

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:30 am Advisory Board Meeting Lounge
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies, Livorna Estates  
Tuesday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Investment Discussion Group Lounge
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies, Shell Ridge  
Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Medicare Drug Plan Counseling appointment required

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

2015 Dues Are Due

The 2015 membership form in the November newsletter is not a hint; it’s time to pay your dues again.

I think this is a good time to clear up some misconceptions. Dues are not one payment for a lifetime – your membership in the WCSC must be renewed every January. Even if you are over 90 and have a free membership, you must turn in the form every year so that we know you are still in the area and haven’t moved to a mansion in Beverly Hills.

You must be a member to participate in certain activates, especially those using city or club transportation, such as the mini-van and travel office trips. Creakers pay membership dues as part of their Creaker dues, and filling out your Creaker paperwork will take care of it.

Membership conveys other benefits. You get a monthly newsletter listing all the Senior Center activities. You will be supporting things like our contributions to Meals on Wheels and the All-Abilities playground.

Don’t get a newsletter now? This blog and the senior page for the City of Walnut Creek have links to the WCSC 2015 Membership Application that you can download, print, and fill out. And of course you can always come to the Senior Center and join in person.

 

Trivia Fact for November 2014

Brought to you by Trivia Fan-atics

Did you know that Disneyland once had a shooting gallery that used live ammunition? Located in the Penny Arcade on Main Street in Disneyland, The Main Street Shooting Gallery opened with the park in 1955 and closed in 1962. Guests could fire actual .22 caliber weapons. From 1955 to 1962, the back page of the official souvenir book had a picture of a smiling adult handing a rifle to a gleeful little boy, with the caption “Empty rapid-firing rifles at moving or motionless targets”. The loud gunfire was out of place in the idyllic, small town Main Street, and the guns disappeared when the Penny Arcade was remodeled in 1962

The only remaining shooting gallery in Disneyland is the Frontier Shooting Arcade. Originally, guests fired lead pellets at metal targets that had to be re-painted every night. In 1985, Disney installed electronic rifles with infrared beams and electronic targets that put on a show when hit.

Between amusement rides, cars without seatbelts or child seats, and schools without metal detectors or id badges, it’s a wonder that any of us survived our childhood in the fifties.

 

Calendar for the Week of October 10, 2014

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Screentime, The Congress Lounge
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies, Neighborhood walk – Shadelands
Tuesday Veterans Day – Senior Center Closed
Wednesday 9:30 am – 11:00 am Blood Pressure Screening Lobby, drop-in, no appointment
Wednesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm HICAP Counseling appointment required
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies, Las Trampas Wilderness
Thursday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Cruise Presentation Lounge

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

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