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Silver Foxes Newsletter - September 2011 from the Takoma Park Recreation Department

Silver Foxes Newsletter - September 2011 from the Takoma Park Recreation Department

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Silver Foxes September 2011 Newsletter for Takoma Park, MD
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Special points of interest:
 
Play Day
 — 
cover page.
Emergency PreparednessMonth
 — 
cover page.
Flu Shots
 — 
cover page.
 New Mac Computer Class
 — 
 page 2
Senior Connection-page 3
Birthday Party
 — 
page 3
Brain Games
 — 
 page 5
Fall Fun - 3rd Annual Play Day/Touch-A-Truck Events
Inside this issue:
 News and EventsGeneral Information
2, 3
Fitness/Health
4, 5
Art/Education
5
September Trips
6
Summer Review
7
September Calendar 
8
Takoma Park Silver Foxes
September 2011
September is NationalEmergency PreparednessMonth. During thismonth, citizens are en-couraged to take simplesteps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, andcommunities. For moreinformation, go to:
www.ready.gov
or call1-800-BE-READYfashioned playful activi-ties with your friends andneighbors. There will begames, dancing, play, andmusic, and a lot of greatvehicles at the RecreationTakoma Park citizens of all ages are welcome tothe 3rd annual Play Dayon September 24, 2011.Have fun participating ina variety of good old-
Department’s annual
touch-a-truck event. Jointhe fun on this playfulday! For more informationgo to:
www.takomaplays.com
www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation
 City of Takoma Park Seniors Recreation Program for Active Adults Age 55 plus
 
Paula LisowskiSeniors Program Manager Takoma Park Recreation7500 Maple AvenueTakoma Park, MD 20912 paulal@takomagov.orgPhone: (301) 891-7280"Happy are we who can bask in this warm September sun." - Henry David Thoreau
National Emergency Preparedness Month
Adventist Healthcarewill be providing anearly Flu Shot Clinic thismonth. Walk-in basis, noappointment necessary.Only cash, check, andMedicare Part B will beaccepted as payment.Seasonal Vaccine: $25
Free
 
for Medicare Part B
Pneumonia: $35The flu shot clinic isopen to adults 18 andolder.
Flu Shot Clinic
 
Monday,September 19, 201111:00 AM
 — 
1:00 PMLilac Room, Takoma Park Community Center,7500 Maple Avenue
Flu Shot Clinic
Annual Play DayAndTouch A Truck Events
Saturday, September 24, 2011Takoma Park Middle School7611 Piney Branch Road11:00 AM
 — 
2:00 PMBe Prepared!
 
Join artist and sculptor,Jim Calder, for a funworkshop to learn thetechniques of woodcarv-ing. You will practice thetechniques on a
 sweet  potato
. In addition, you
will receive a ―free‖signed copy of Jim’s
 book on woodcarving,called
“So You Think You Couldn’t Cut It.”
 provide you with theguidance, support and
inspiration you’ll need to
learn the basic functionsand terminologies of theMac OS X, helpful tipsand tricks, and give youall the basics you need toget going on many crea-tive projects. In addition,this course will prepareyou for a future coursethat will teach you howto make family photo al- bums, family movies andmore! Registration isrequired. See page 5 for details.Haveyou ever wantedto learn the fundamentalsof using a Mac com- puter? Beginning onWednesday, September 7, instructor Akili Brownwill begin a new six-week course that will
Page 2Takoma Park Silver Foxes
New Class - - Introduction to Mac Computers - - New Class.
So You Think You Couldn’t Cut it
 
Fresh Produce!
Come visit the
Crossroads Farmers Market
7676 New Hampshire Ave.Takoma/Langley Crossroads.
Every Wednesday, throughOctober 26, 2011.Free transportation byRecreation Bus.Pick-up/drop-off time and locationflyers available in the Senior room,Takoma Park Community Center,
7500 Maple Ave.Information: call 301-891-7280.
Pool Information
Here’s how to find the newsletter online:
Go to:
www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation
Click on this symbol:
 
Silver Foxes On-line.
Volunteers Needed to Lead Free BoneBuilders Classes in Takoma Park 
 
Bone Builders is sponsored by Montgomery
County’s RSVP and Aging and Disability Services
in partnership with Takoma Park Recreation De- partment. Volunteer leaders are needed twice per week. Volunteers will receive a full day of freetraining and ongoing supervision by a master trainer. Contact: Shawn Brennan at 240-777-1350or by email
 — 
 
Shawn.brennan@montgomerycountymd.gov
 Sunday, September 11 - Takoma Park Folk Festival - www.TPFF.orgSaturday, September 24 -
―Sweep the Creek‖ Clean
-Up - www.Friends of Sligo Creek - www.FOSC.orgSaturday, September 24 - Takoma Park Play Day - www.TakomaPlays.orgSaturday, September 24 - Touch-A-Truck - www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation
September 2011 Events in Takoma Park
Piney Branch Pool (7510 Maple Ave., inside Piney BranchSchool) is open. For more information about hours andclasses, check out the pool website:
www.acsgw.org/pool.htm
You may contact the pool at (301) 891-8017. You may also call Joyce Seamens,Director of Pool Operation, Adventist Community Services at (301) 565-0190.
Brain Gamesis Back!See page 5 for details.
 Note: a new session of basiccomputer lessons also begins on9/7/11. See page 5 for details.
Learning to CarveWood Workshop
Friday, September 23, 20111:00
 — 
2:00 PMLilac Room
,
Takoma Park CommunityCenter, 7500 Maple Avenue.Registration, and form, is required. For more information, call 301-891-7280.
$20 per student
.
Cash or Check, payableto the instructor at the workshop on 9/23/11.
 
 
The Senior Connection
Page 3Takoma Park Silver Foxes
Come to the Senior Room of the TakomaPark Community Center to hear a lively presenta-tion on the services andvolunteer opportunitiesfor seniors. Sue Dollins,Executive Director, andMarcia L. Custer, Com-munity DevelopmentDirector, of the Senior Connection of Mont-gomery County, willdiscuss the services thisorganization provides for seniors. Some of theseservices include: drivingseniors to medical ap- pointments, and variouserrands, grocery shop- ping, friendly visits andtelephone reassurance.
The Senior Connection’smission: ―provide mobil-
ity by linking older adults to services andresources so they canlive as independently as possible and remain inte-gral members of our 
community.‖
 Please join us to find out theservices that are availablefor you.
The Senior ConnectionTuesday,September 13, 201112
 — 
1 PMSenior Room,Takoma Park CommunityCenter, 7500 Maple Ave.Free
For more information, call301-891-7280.
Birthday Party Review
Faye Wright led an entertaining game of Name ThatTune at the Spring Birthday Party on June 17, 2011.Birthday honorees included Betty, Paula, Jennifer, Eben,Priscilla and Melvenia. Everyone had a great time.
Photos by Paula Lisowski
Mark your calendars - - our next Birthday Party is this month onFriday, September 16, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., in the Lilac Room, atthe Takoma Park Community Center. Bring your friends and joinus as we celebrate July, August and September birthdays withcake, ice cream, and party games. All seniors are welcome!

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