Special Morning Activities - Free: Activities begin around 10:30 a.m. in the Luepke Center Community Room unless otherwise noted. Call 360-487-7055 or 360-487-7050 for more information.
Christmas Follies: Fri., Dec. 19. Don't miss this morning of exciting Holiday festivities with a special performance by The Pops Orchestra! This year special treats will be made with love and handed out by various local senior communities and businesses. "Homemade for the Holidays" inspired by Maria Cura, Community Relations, Elite Care at Sylvan Park will warm your old fashioned Christmas heart. Stay for lunch with the Meals on Wheels people ($3 suggested donation for 60 and over; under 60 is $6.80).
Ringing in the New Year's Bells and Bingo: Tue., Dec. 30. Bingo, bells and lots of fun!
6th Annual Swinging in the New Year's Eve Dance: Wed., Dec. 31, 7:30-10:30 p.m. This fun-filled evening includes dancing, light refreshments, party favors and sparkling cider. Live music provided by Beacock Swing Band, $15/$18. Call 360-487-7100 to register or register in person at Marshall Community Center.
Let’s Dance – Root Beer Floats: 2nd Thursday, 11-11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Pacific Specialty and Rehab Care.
Lunch and Learn: 4th Tuesday, Dec. 23, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Various topics on healthy living will be discussed. Sponsored by Manor Care Salmon Creek.
Morning Dances and Bingo: 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Dances: 2-4 p.m. Bands are subject to change. Tickets are $3 at the door with light refreshments provided. Dec 7-John Lazzari, Dec. 14-Jan Lazzari, Dec. 21-Charles Suniga, Dec. 28-Beacock Dance Band.
Club Fees are $1 unless otherwise noted. If you would like more information, please contact Kelly Lund at 487-7036.
WANTED: PLEASE bring canned food or boxed food items; or any nifty gifty treasures you have that can be used as bingo prizes. Your support and good will are appreciated! For more information, please call 487-7055.
Bingo: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. On Tuesdays, bring a white elephant gift (something clean, usable) and on Fridays, bring a can of food or purchased unopened food item in exchange for a bingo card.
Bridge Clubs: 12:30-3:30 p.m. New players must call 360-487-7055 prior to joining a club.
Tuesdays – Advanced Bridge; Fridays – Intermediate Bridge Plus
50+ Computer Lab: Available to people 50 and older during designated hours. Internet and computer use agreement must be signed. Users will be required to sign in at Luepke Center Front Desk each time prior to use. Computer time is limited to 45 minutes.
Cribbage: Thursdays, 12:30-3 p.m.
Drawing and Painting Club: Wednesdays, 1:15-4:15 p.m. Bring art supplies! Draw or paint with the Free Model Guild. No instructor provided. For details call 487-7055.
Hand and Foot Card Club: Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
International Folk Dance: Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. Marshall Oak Room.
Knitting/Crochet Club: Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Bring your own needles and yarn. this is a social knitting club/no instructor.
Mah Jongg: Mondays, 9 a.m.-noon, and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. New members welcome. Contact Kelly at 487-7055 for more information.
Mah Jongg Learning Club: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (extra supply fee payable to club leader.) For more information contact club leader, Ellen Fanale at 360-210-5645. New members welcome!
Marshallaires Choir: Mondays, 1-3 p.m. For membership or performance information, contact Richard Smitley at 576-0752. New members welcome. No fee.
Men's Cooking: Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 487-7055 before joining. MCC Center Kitchen and Conference Room. New members wanted.
Page Turners Book Club: 1st Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon.
Pinochle Clubs: Tuesdays at Luepke, 12:30-3:30 p.m., and Fridays at Marshall, 1-3 p.m.
Quilters Club: Mondays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Marshall Center Craft Room East.
Red Herring Mystery Book Club: 2nd Monday, 1-2 p.m. Join this lively group for exciting and interesting monthly discussions.
50+ Basketball & Volleyball: Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 2 p.m. $2 per person. Marshall Center Gym.
Vancouver Metro Senior Softball Association: For more information, cost, etc. please contact John Aarhus at 574-3017 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing Group: Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon (no meeting first Friday of the month).
Legal Clinic: Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Appointment required. Please call 487-7050 to schedule your free half hour consultation with a volunteer attorney.
SHIBA (State Health Insurance Benefit Advisors): By appointment only; please call 360-735-3681 to schedule your date and time.
Go Green Recycle Bin, in the Luepke Center parking lot: Please join in this fundraising project by bringing your newspaper, cardboard and phone books for recycling. Funds received will go to 50+ Activities. Recycle bin available every day.
Please Note: All 50 and Better clubs are recreation based. club leaders regulate games and activities. Players must adhere to all club guidelines. Club guidelines can found at the Luepke Center front desk.
Focus on Fitness this year! Become a pass-holder at Firstenburg, Marshall or the Vancouver Tennis Center. Swim, play work out, or take group exercise classes for a low monthly fee. You'll find ways to stay healthy and meet new friends at the same time. Firstenburg Community Center offers both SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® programs. The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is offered in partnership with select health plans at no additional cost for Medicare-eligible members. The Silver&Fit® Fitness Program is designed specifically for Medicare beneficiaries and includes a membership at our facility. The Firstenburg Community Center offers a variety of over 35 senior exercise classes per week, including SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® formats! We invite our regular senior members to participate in these classes as long as we have room. Contact Tammy Jones, Senior Advisor at 487-7038 today to learn more about these great programs, or to find out if you are eligible for a no-additional cost membership!
Blood Pressure and Pulse Oximetry: First Wednesday of each month with Community Home Health Care and Hospice. 11:30 a.m., Luepke Community Room. Free.
Blood Pressure Check: First Friday of each month with Delta. 10:15 a.m., Luepke Alcoa Room.
Fit for Life (low impact): Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Mat Pilates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:50-8:50 a.m.
Senior Circuit: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:10-8:55 a.m. or 9-9:45 a.m.
Gentle Stretch: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:45-8:55 a.m.
Low-Impact: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Silver & Fit Excel: Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Chair Fitness: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Qigong ai Chi: Mondays, 11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Sun Style T'ai Chi: Wednesdays, 11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
T'ai Chi: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Zumba Gold: Wednesdays, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Gentle Yoga: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Silver & Fit Experience: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:20 p.m.
Aqua Yoga: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:00 -11:30 a.m. Increase flexibility and quiet the mind as you join us for this class that is gentle on the muscles and joints.
Gentle Moves Class: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Improve range of motion and joint health as you move through the soothing medium of warm water. Improve muscle tone, flexibility and balance.
Foot Care Clinic: Receive routine treatment, have fungal nails trimmed, corns and calluses smoothed. Pre-registration is required. Clinician, Mona Barber. Call 360-487-7100 to set a 30-minute appointment. $34/$39.
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Luepke Center, Suite 1. Appointments available on Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, March 10, March 17, April 14 and April 21.