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TERRIFIC TRIPS    
Senior center members may register the first ten days. After that, non-member seniors or
those ages 21-49 accompanying a senior, may register for remaining seats. Payment is due
when registering and must be paid with checks or money orders. Cancellation/refund policies
are determined by the tour company arranging the trip. Please check before registering to
see if scooters or wheelchairs can be accommodated.
In order to take advantage of special promotions, it is possible that new trips may be offered
on short notice. Check the bulletin board on a regular basis since the newsletter may not
include every trip. Emergency cards: travelers will need to complete a new travel
emergency/waiver card if the previous card is more than a year old.
Check the bulletin board for trip details. In order to comply with mailing requirements, details
on overnight trips cannot be printed in the newsletter. Usually, registration for long trips
begins about six months in advance.
2019 Trips  
April 14-20: Myrtle Beach
May 8:                Snooty Fox
June 19:       Ricky Nelson Show
June 23-25:  Soaring Eagle
Sept. 7-13:   Canada (register 3/7, 1 p.m.)
Dec. 2:         Christmas of Yesteryear (register 9/3)

May 8                Snooty Fox  
Back by popular demand is a visit to five upscale consignment shops in the Cincinnati area
providing fashions and household items with 15% discount on purchases. Refreshments
served at each stop; lunch is included. Cost is $46 per person.  Members register February
20, non-members March 6, last day to register is April 11.
   
June 19        Ricky Nelson Tribute
Enjoy the music of Ricky Nelson performed by his twin sons at Der Dutchman on June 19.
Included is a family-style dinner with chicken, roast beef, all the trimmings and dessert and
beverage plus a discount coupon for the gift shop. Cost is $69. Members register March 19,
non-members April 2, last day to sign up is April 22.

Sept. 7-13        Canada
Visit the senior center or call soon for information on registration.

GARDENING GOALS
Early Spring Plants
Barb Kedler, Master Gardener with Montgomery County and manager of the houseplant
department at Knollwood Garden Center, will offer information on early spring plants to use in
the garden, the benefits of such plants, and the best ones to choose for your garden. Sun,
shade, or both. Barb will bring some samples, talk about the needs for the particular plant,
and about proper planting and care. Join Barb at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18, at the
senior center.  Please register starting March 4; phone calls accepted.
Activity change: pinochle set-up time may be delayed.

WEATHER PROCEDURE
The senior center follows the Huber Heights Schools inclement weather closings only, not
delays. Check:
*TV (notification as late as 8:30 or changes from delay to closing may occur. Do not assume
the first time you see the listing that it is the final decision; keep checking and refer to more
than one channel).
*Call senior center recording at 237-7605 after 8 a.m. (updated when possible).

TIDBITS
*In 2018, over 16,000 people signed in at the senior center with a daily average of 70; these
are low calculations since not everyone signs in.
*Please note that the bank will not accept checks dated 2018. It can easily and quickly be
corrected by writing in the correct date and your initials.
*A group of retired senior professionals who share their skills and experiences with our youths
and adults. For information call 937-371-7802 or visit www.thesuccesscenterfoundation.
weebly.com
*If you would like to be part of the kitchen crew for a social, please sign the clipboard located
on the microwave counter or possibly on the desk ledge. The kitchen crew enjoys the benefit
of going through the buffet line first. Please call Jim at 572-0727 if you have questions.
*The desk is not equipped to make change easily; if you cannot write a check, please have
the exact amount of cash available; thank you.

SCHEDULE CHANGES
Carving:        carving cancelled on Tuesdays
                     in March if center closes
                     on Wed. or Fri. previous week
Chair Chi:        no class March 1
Tai Chi:        no class March 1
P. Bridge:        in big room March 7
Pinochle:        start time delayed March 4, 18
Cong. Lunch:        cancelled March 20
Exercise (10):        cancelled March 20

SOUPER EVENT!
I am speechless, can you believe that?! I really want to thank everyone that came through
with donations of soups, condiments, baked goods, monetary donations, and thank those who
purchased tickets (85). You made our soup lunch/bake sale fundraiser a success.
A huge thanks goes to all volunteers, especially my co-chair, Jan Wishon, and my committee;
Liz Gitzinger, Connie Kors, Linda Leeks, and Norma Freedline. Thanks, also, to all who
signed up to volunteer. If you were not called to work this time, your willingness to help is
appreciated and, hopefully, there will be future opportunities. Those who worked at the event
include Barbara Farina, Kris Williamson, Janee Walski, Barb & Philip DeiDorlori, Netta
Hawkins, Alma French, Jan Malone, Joy Randolph, Jan Wishon, Liz Gitzinger, Connie Kors. I
know there were many more that assisted in the big job of setting up and cleaning up; you are
all greatly appreciated! And a very special thanks to Pat Larson for all of her efforts in
obtaining donations.
I also want to thank Shelly Fidler, with Landings of Huber Heights for the soup she brought
and helped serve, Kristy Osting with Story Point for chicken and ham salad sandwiches,
Poetry Potts with Cypress Point for ham salad croissants, and Linda Ankney with MediGold for
bringing and serving the wonderful cakes, and to I Supply for the paper product donations.
Our many soups (over 15) included: chicken rice, bean, chili (several kinds), vegetable,
minestrone, broccoli cheese, chicken taco, beef/chicken fiesta, chicken corn noodle, chicken
noodle, bean & ham, potato, Olive Garden's potato, I may have missed some, but they were
all delicious.
Patti Jessee won the door prize of a basket filled with specialty soups and Tom Baker won $69
in the 50/50 raffle. The soup lunch raised a grand total of $718.50.  Again, thanks for your
support!           ~ Margie Boughter, Ways & Means Committee Chair

MEET & GREET
New members will be invited to a Meet & Greet breakfast on Friday, May 3. Eligible members
include those who will join this year by April 22 and those who joined October-December in
2018 and renew this year by April 22. More information will be available in the April issue.

REFLECTION
Irish Friendship Wish: May the hand of a friend always be near you

COMMUNITY MEALS   
Project One Hope is a community outreach supported by multiple churches in Huber Heights
to provide a free dinner to the community. For the most current information, visit www.fcchh.
org or call 236-8029.
Mar 14:   First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Mar 23:   HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
Mar 26:   Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970

AT THE LIBRARY
Call 496-8934 if you have questions about the following programs offered at the Huber
Heights Library.
Computer Classes (advance registration, prerequisites possible)
Internet Applied:        March 4, 2-4
Computer Applied:          March 18, 2-4
1 on 1 Computer Sessions: varying times
Staff available for a one-hour session of one-on-one training. We will cover topics from the
group classes and do our best to answer questions learners may have as well - all while
sitting side by side. Our focus is on you! Call 463-2665 and ask for Tony or Melissa. Laptop
will be provided during this session.  

March 5, 12,19, 26, 10-11 a.m: Talk Tables: would you like to practice your English
conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables provide a place to engage
in conversation and learn about helpful resources too.

March 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Lost Dayton, OH: local writer and academic librarian Andrew
Walsh talks about his book Lost Dayton, OH.  Walsh shares stories and photos of sites that
helped make Dayton a center of innovation, now lost to history. Copies of the book will be
available for purchase and autographing.  

March 19, 7- 8 p.m. Flyers in the Finals: 1967 NCAA Tournament: piloting a young basketball
team, coach Don Donoher lands a bid for his unranked Flyers in the NCAA championship. All
American Don May leads the Cinderella Flyers to four heart-pounding victories, including
upsets of three top ten teams, to reach the national finals. There Dayton encounters Kareem
Abdul Jabbar and John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins, a team at the dawn of one of the most
amazing dynasties in sports history.  Join historian Mike Williams to relive the Dayton Flyer’s
greatest run in the Big Dance.

March 21, 7-8:15 p.m: Tea & Mystery Book Discussion: monthly book discussion featuring
mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Our title is Collared by David Rosenfelt. Copies are
available at the Checkout Desk.

Bring the grandkids!
March 23,  2 - 3 p.m. Irish Dance Demo and Lesson: learn a bit about Irish history, music, and
culture along with some basic steps of traditional Irish dance. Presented by McGovern Ceili
Dancers. For children K-4 and families.

TECH TIPS & NOTARY SERVICE
Do you need help with your computer, tablet, Kindle, eBooks, cell phones, or any of the
current electronic computer devices including games? Drop in from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. on
Thursday, March 28, and be prepared with your specific questions; bring your device with you
if possible. Please note that this is not a computer class. Notary service is available as well.
Thanks to Marina Dorado for providing this service.

PENNY AUCTION
The Laurels of Huber Heights will sponsor a fun, fun, fun penny auction at 1:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, April 24. Free tickets will be issued to members beginning March 25; limit of two
tickets per person. If you need to cancel, please return your ticket to the desk so someone
from the waiting list can take your place.
Everyone will be given a certain amount of pennies and then be able to gain extra with some
quick trivia questions. Great prizes will be available for you to bid on with your pennies.
Please do not bring your own pennies. Refreshments will be provided. Thanks to The Laurels
for sponsoring this popular event!

KUDOS CORNER   
*Thanks to February newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Sonnie Clifton, Joel Wells,
Gerri Primm, Lou Brown, Richard Conner.
*Thanks to Barbara Farina for calculating the attendance statistics every year.
*Congratulations to the following Tai Chi students who tested and received their blue or gold
sash in Tien Shan Pay Yang Style Tai Chi Chan: Donna Koch an, Dennis Shirk, Jim Boggs,
Sharon Lambkin. Aaron Angel from TAMA Martial Arts administered the test.
*Super thanks go to the following for donations for the soup lunch fundraiser: Story point
(sandwiches), Cypress Pointe (sandwiches), MediGold (two cakes & served), I Supply (paper
products), and The Landings of Huber Heights (two soups & served).
*Thanks to David MacLaine, Jim Arcaro, and Richard Conner for setting up bingo tables every
week.
*Many thanks go to the Ways & Means Committee for organizing and executing the Super
Soup Lunch fundraiser that earned $718.50. Special thanks to Margie Boughter (chair) and
Jan Wishon (assistant).

VOLUNTEER NEEDED
The senior center would like to continue to be represented in the Fourth of July parade and
let the community know that the senior center is here for them. Parade Chairman or co-
chairmen are needed to organize this effort. The Chair Chi/Tai Chi participants have offered
to walk again and do their fan routine which was very well received last year. If you do not
want to deal with a float this year, you can implement different ideas. Guidance from previous
chairmen and committee members is available and you can set up a committee to help.
Please contact Jim Boggs at 572-0727 or see Pat if you are interested. Planning needs to
start soon.

MARCH CALENDAR  
Full page detailed calendar available at the center or visit www.huberseniorcenter.org

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
April 5:        Membership meeting
April 12:        Social
April 24:        Penny Auction
May 3:        Meet & Greet
May 15:        Advanced Directives
May 17:        Social-Bingo Bash
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