COL Center adds program, starts Red Hat chapters
Now that summer has somehow passed us all by, it's time to bring in fall. The Rochester Senior Center has added two new programs to its current offerings.
We continue to have the same old favorites: bridge, bingo, square dancing and ceramics. We've added the Bean Bag Toss and three Red Hat Society chapters to the mix.
At 1 p.m. each Thursday (except for the first Thursday of each month), you can join us with the Bean Bag Toss. This game is played either as singles or in teams of two. You alternate throwing the bean bags at a wooden board with a hole in the top. Points are scored by landing in the hole or on the board. The goal is to be the first one to score 21 points.
We've started to learn the game, but by Oct. 9 we'll begin tournament play. Some prizes have been donated by area businesses. The boards and scorekeepers were made by center member Buck Zobel. The bean bags were made by center member Betty Torkelson and Dining Program supervisor Liz Yochum. We greatly appreciate all the work they put into getting this new activity started.
The center also wanted to start its own chapter of the Red Hat Society. Due to the large amount of interest, we've formed three chapters. We've just started organizing the chapters and plan to be registered by the end of 2003. One chapter will be meeting on the third Monday of each month, one on either a Tuesday or Wednesday and the third chapter on a Thursday. These days may change depending on the activity each chapter decides to do.
If you are interested in joining one of the chapters or have questions about any of the recreation programs offered at the center, call 287-1469.
Stacie Salo is the program director at Rochester Senior Center.