Center lists upcoming events

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Senior Services will hold bingo at 11 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday, beginning Wednesday, at the center located at 647 Gas Valley Road.

There must be at least five players to play, and 15 face packets will cost $15, six packets $6 and out-of-packet specials $1 each or six for $5. There will be 21 games played with three out-of-packet games purchased separately. Cover-all will be $35, guaranteed. The event will include free giveaways and free coffee and tea. No one under 18 will be allowed to play.

The center will hold a drawing for an Easter tub April 16 as part of bingo.

The spaghetti lunch fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9. The meal includes spaghetti, salad and bread. Dine-in is $5. Take-out or delivery is $6. Delivery stops are offered to Hancock House, Westminister, Alicia Arms, Peachtree Inn, Freedom Place I and II and Overbrook Towers. Delivery will take place between noon and 3 p.m. For delivery, call (304) 564-3801 no later than 4 p.m. April 8. If Hancock County Schools are delayed or canceled, the event will be held the following Wednesday.

A senior yoga class will begin Monday. Becky Atkinson will hold classes at 9:30 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The beginner class will teach relaxation, exercise, breathing and meditation and can be modified for any skill level. Atkinson is certified by the national Exercise Trainers Association. The class is free.

Upcoming events include:

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Singing Seniors.

1 p.m. today, book club.

1 p.m. Thursday, Shutter Bugs amateur photography club.

1 p.m. Thursday and April 17, couple’s billiards and women’s lessons. There is no cost.

11:30 a.m., crafting; 1 p.m., line-dancing; and 1 p.m., Panhandle Piecemakers, Mondays.

1 p.m., April 10, card-making classes.

1 p.m., April 20 and 24, Wii Bowling tournament.

2:30 p.m., April 10 and 24, game day. Those attending are encouraged to participate in card, dice and board games and bring a snack.

9 a.m., April 14, breakfast for billiards.

April 17, Wal-Mart day trip. Make a reservation by calling the senior center. Space is limited; those attending are asked to fit their purchases into two large cloth shopping bags.

Upcoming fitness classes include:

10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Everybody’s Arthritis Fitness. The class includes range of motion, cardio, strengthening and balance drills. Free.

2 p.m. Monday and Friday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Arthritis Tai Chi. The joint-safe program reduces pan and stiffness and improves flexibility and muscle strength. Free.

9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Walk With Ease. Class includes 30 minutes of walking accompanied by music. Free.

5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Zumba. Debbie Teter instructs the dance fitness class. Cost is $3 for those 60 and older and $5 for those 18 and older.

9 a.m. Wednesday and Friday, Healthy Steps. Class utilizes the Ledbed Method of slow, smooth movement with gentle resistance. Class will begin at 8:30 a.m., beginning April 16. Free.

11 a.m. Wednesday, Tai chi. Frank Lewis instructs class, which assists with balance, flexibility and muscle strength. Cost is $3.

5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Tae Bo. The class incorporates martial arts techniques such as kicks and punches. Cost is $3.

The soup and salad bar is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $4 and includes a beverage and dessert. Soup or salad alone is $3.

For information on senior center programs, call (304) 564-3801.