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Senior center offers jam-making class, cancer info

This week, the senior center is offering two classes of great variety.

On Thursday, we are hosting a fun class on how to can your own jam or jelly. Chris Von Arx and his twin daughters will be teaching this class. They will walk you through step-by-step canning your own jam.

While you're waiting for the jars to seal, Olivia and Maria will show you how to make bon bons.

Take your jam and bon bons with you when this class is done. The class is only $10, and all materials you will need are provided for you. Sign up by calling 433-2370, ext. 0, or stopping by the front desk.

The second class is "Research History" presented by the Hormel Institute at the senior center at 3 p.m. July 15. The class will address skin cancer prevention, therapies and functional foods.


Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. If left unchecked, these cancer cells can spread from the skin into other tissues and organs. Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancer. It is estimated that more than 1 million new cases occur annually. The annual rates of all forms of skin cancer are increasing each year, representing a growing public concern. It has also been estimated that nearly half of all Americans who live to age 65 will develop skin cancer at least once. The most common warning sign of skin cancer is a change in the appearance of the skin, such as a new growth or a sore that will not heal.

The term "skin cancer" refers to three conditions. From the least to the most dangerous, they are:

• Basal cell carcinoma (or basal cell carcinoma epithelioma).

• Squamous cell carcinoma (the first stage of which is called actinic keratosis).

• Melanoma.

You can sign up for the class by calling 433-2370, ext. 0. Walk-ins are welcome.

This week



• 8:30 a.m., Silver Sneakers.

• 9 a.m., Exercise with Evie.

• 10:30 a.m., Wellness Clinic.

• 12:30 p.m., pinochle, duplicate bridge.

• 4:30 p.m., Silver Sneakers.


• 9:30 a.m., tai chi.

• 10 a.m.;, Macular Degeneration Support Group,


• 10 a.m. to noon, car wash.

• 12:30 p.m., Pinochle, Cribbage Tournament, Duplicate Bridge.

• 1 p.m., Stitching Bees; Open Chess.


• 8:30 a.m, Silver Sneakers.

• 9 a.m., Exercise with Evie Anderson.

• 10 a.m. to noon, car wash.

• 12:30 p.m., Cards, Pinochle.

• 1 p.m., Bingo; Open Chess, 1 p.m.

• 4:30 p.m., Silver Sneakers.

• 6:30 p.m., Jelly Canning Class.


• 9:30 a.m., tai chi.

• 12:30 p;.m., Cards, 12:30 p.m., Bridge tournament.

• 3 p.m., Hormel Institute skin cancer updates.

Weekly card results

Monday Bridge Tournament for June 27 with three tables playing:

Finishing first was Harriet Oldenburg; second, Mary Johnsen; third, Larry Larson; fourth, Betty Jorgenson; fifth, Steve Howard.

Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Tournament for June 28 with five tables playing:

Finishing first were Loren Cleland and David Ring; second, Gail Schmidt and Ray Schmidt; third,  Marge Blaser and Richard Hansen; fourth, Joan Bachynsky and Dave Solomonson.

Friday Bridge Tournament Results for July 1 with tables playing:

Finishing first was Lois Johnson; second, Dave Ring; third, Jim Fisher; fourth, Mable Vaale.

Friday Pinochle:  Dave Solomonson.

Tuesday Afternoon "500" Tournament Results for June 28 with five tables playing:

Finishing first was Arnold Bergstrom; second, Dorothy Stern; third, Beulah Luthe; fourth, Marion Zimmerman.

Weekly Cribbage Tournament Results for June 29 with tables playing:

Finishing first was Mable Vaale; second, Barb Dickman; third, Eunice Perau.

Weekly "500" Tournament Results for July 1 with five tables playing:

Finishing first was Wayne Chilson; second, Jerry Downing; third, Emma Heimer; fourth,  Lois Anderson.

Semcac daily meals

• Tuesday: Baked chicken.

• Wednesday: Beef stroganoff.

• Thursday: Pork roast.

• Friday: Meatballs.

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