Seniors news for the week of April 14

Lunch and learn
DARTS and Thompson Park Activity Center present the next Heritage Society Lunch and Learn Series event 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18.

Jill Freeman from Gentle Transition will share tips and strategies on how to downsize, sort, pack and eliminate clutter to ease the moving process.

The Heritage Society Lunch and Learn Series are monthly educational sessions focused on topics and issues many older adults and their families face throughout the aging journey.

The event will be at the Thompson Park Activity Center, 1220 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. Cost is $5 and includes lunch. Registration is required at 651-403-8300 or tridistrict.thatscommunityed.com, search “Lunch and Learn.”

Apple Valley seniors
The Apple Valley Senior Center, 14601 Hayes Road, is home to the following activities, which are organized and run by the Apple Valley Seniors and Apple Valley Parks and Recreation. The facility is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 952-953-2345 or go to www.cityofapplevalley.org.

Monday, April 17 – Int. Line Dancing, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Stretch, 10 a.m.; Pool, noon; Bridge, 12:45 p.m.; Happy Stitchers, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18 – Quilting Bees, 9 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 9:15 a.m.; Tuesday Painters, 9:30 a.m.; Bike Group, 10 a.m.; Catered Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Pool, noon; Cribbage, noon; Pinochle, 12:30 p.m.; Hand & Foot Cards, 1 p.m.; Table Tennis, 1 p.m.; Spanish – Intermediate, 2:45 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19 – Donated Bread, 9 a.m.; Fun Folks on Spokes, 9:30 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; Velvet Tones, 10 a.m.; Morning Stretch, 10 a.m.; Men’s Bowling at Apple Place Bowl, noon; Pool, noon; Dominoes, 1 p.m.; Mahjong, 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 20 – Defensive Driving, 9 a.m.; Beg. Line Dancing, 9:15 a.m.; New Member Orientation, 10 a.m.; Int. Line Dancing, 10 a.m.; FMSC, 11:30 a.m.; Insurance Counseling, noon; Pool, noon; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Recreated Cards, 1 p.m.; Table Tennis, 1 p.m.; 500 and Hardanger, 1 p.m.; Color & Chat, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, April 21 – Men’s Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.; Women’s Breakfast, 9 a.m.; Fun Folks on Spokes, 9:30 a.m.; Discover Group, 10 a.m.; Morning Stretch, 10 a.m.; Women’s Pool, 11 a.m.; Men’s Bowling at Apple Place Bowl, noon; Members Bingo, 12:30 p.m.

Burnsville seniors
The Burnsville Senior Center is located in the Diamondhead Education Center at 200 W. Burnsville Parkway. Call 952-707-4120 for information about the following senior events.

Monday, April 17 – Sunrise Stretch, 8:30 a.m.; Advisory Council, 9:30 a.m.; Cribbage, 10 a.m.; Pinochle, 12:45 p.m.; SS Flex.

Tuesday, April 18 – Scrabble, 10:30 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Volunteer Appreciation; Defensive Driving Class, 5:30 p.m.; Line Dancing; SS Yoga.

Wednesday, April 19 – Woodcarvers, 8 a.m.; Sunrise Stretch, 8:30 a.m.; Cribbage, 10 a.m.; DARTS CC, 10 a.m.; Chair Tai Chi, 11 a.m.; 500, 12:45 p.m.; Belle Lunch, 1 p.m.; Defensive Driving Class, 5:30 p.m.; SS Flex.

Thursday, April 20 – Foot Clinic, 9 a.m.; Health Insurance Council, 9 a.m.; Belle Scrappers, 9:30 a.m.; Crafters, 10 a.m.; Coffee Talk – MA/VA, 1 p.m.; Defensive Driving Refresher, 5:30 p.m.; Wood Carving, 6 p.m.; SS Yoga.

Friday, April 21 – Sunrise Stretch, 8:30 a.m.; Painting, 9 a.m.; Hand & Foot, 12:15 p.m.; SS Flex.

Spring Aging & Wellness Expo
Burnsville and neighboring residents are invited to the 2017 Spring Aging & Wellness Expo 2-5 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Burnsville Senior Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway.

The free expo is sponsored by Elder Resource Association South of the River and will feature information on area services for older adults and caregivers. Exhibits will include free health/wellness screenings, information on caregiver resources, medical equipment, housing and home care information.

Participants will be eligible for giveaways and door prizes. Pink Cow Ice Cream will provide treats.

Other sponsors for this event include The Commons on Marice, Golden Heart Senior Care, Augustana Care, The Rivers, Farmington Health Services, Epilepsy Foundation Minnesota, Ebenezer Ridges Campus, the Burnsville Senior Center and the city of Burnsville.

For more information, contact Amber Jacobson at 952-895-4575.

Eagan seniors
The Eagan Parks and Recreation Department offers programs for seniors in the Lone Oak Room at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway. Call 651-675-5500 for more information.

Monday, April 17 – Defensive Driving, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Mahjong, 9 a.m.; Zumba (Oasis), 9 a.m.; F&Fab, 10 a.m.; FFL (Oasis), 11 a.m.;

Tuesday, April 18 – Quilting, 9:30 a.m.; Euchre/500, 12:45 p.m.; Lone Oak Series: Van Gogh, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19 – Coffee, Conversations & Games, 9 a.m.; Brain Fitness, 9:30 a.m.; Hand & Foot, 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, April 20 – Dominoes, 9 a.m.; Bridge, 12:45 p.m.

Friday, April 21 – Drop In Time, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Food for Brain, Part 2, 9:30 a.m.; Zumba (Oasis), 10:15 a.m.; S/B/Yoga (Oasis), 11:10 a.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.

Farmington seniors
The Rambling River Center is located at 325 Oak St. For more information on trips, programs and other activities, call 651-280-6970.

Monday, April 17 – Coffee Guys, 9:30 a.m.; Dulcimer Club, 10 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10 a.m.; Recycled Cards, 12:30 p.m.; 500 Cards, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18 – Coffee Guys, 9:30 a.m.; Fitness Center Orientation, 9:30 a.m.; Chair Exercise, 10 a.m.; Wood Carving, 1 p.m.; Lady Slipper Garden Club, 1 p.m.; Yoga, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19 – Silver & Fit, 8 a.m.; Coffee Guys, 9:30 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10 a.m.; Bridge, 1 p.m.; AMP Healthy Eating and Hydration, 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 20 – Zumba Gold, 9:15 a.m.; Coffee Guys/Gals, 9:30 a.m.; Newsletter Folding, 10:30 a.m.; Tap Dance, 10:45 a.m.; Pinochle, 12:30 p.m.; AMP Intergenerational Connections, 6 p.m.

Friday, April 21 – Coffee Guys, 9:30 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Arts & Crafts Fair Set Up, 1 p.m. Deadline: Tea at the Anoka Historic House.

Happy Harry’s Furniture Fundraiser – Stop by Happy Harry’s Furniture in Farmington and mention the Rambling River Center when ordering/purchasing new furniture. Happy Harry’s Furniture will give 10 percent of the purchase to the Rambling River Center.

Rosemount seniors
The following activities are sponsored by the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department and the Rosemount Area Seniors. For more information, call the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department at 651-322-6000.

Monday, April 17 – Bridge, 9 a.m.; 500, 1 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18 – Coffee at Cub, 8 a.m.; Bid Euchre, 9 a.m.; AMP, noon; Craft Club, 1 p.m.; Easy Tai Chi, 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19 – Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Speaker Series, 10 a.m.; Canasta, 10 a.m.; Music Jammers, 1 p.m.; Quilting Club, 1 p.m.; Hand & Foot, 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 20 – Cribbage, 9 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Yoga, 1 p.m.

Friday, April 21 – Euchre, 9 a.m.; Euchre Tourney, 7 p.m.; Bluegrass Concert, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 22 – 500 Tourney, 12:30 p.m.

The Rosemount Area Seniors are located in the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail. Check monitors and room schedules at the facility for activity locations.

Lakeville seniors
All Lakeville Area Active Adults events are held at Lakeville Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave. Call 952-985-4620 for information.

Monday, April 17 – Yoga, 8:15 a.m.; Computer Tutoring, 9 a.m.; Knitting Class, 9:30 a.m.; Wii Bowling, 10 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:15 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Flex Fitness 1, 11 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Flex Fitness 2, noon; Texas Hold ’em and Mahjong, 1 p.m.; Spanish Intermediates Class, 2:40 p.m.; Nightclub Two-Step Lessons, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18 – Dominoes & Poker, 9 a.m.; Creative Writing, 10 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:15 a.m.; Fitness Nutrition 1, noon; Party Bridge, noon; Ping Pong, 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Billiards, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19 – Poker & Hearts, 9 a.m.; Line Dancing, 9 a.m. to noon; Health Angels Biking Meeting, 10 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:15 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Flex Fitness 1, 11 a.m.; Pinochle, noon.

Thursday, April 20 – Classic Voices Chorus, 9 a.m.; Interval Walking, 9:30 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:15 a.m.; Red Hat Chorus, 10:30 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Flex Fitness 1, 11 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Flex Fitness 2, noon; Euchre, Hand & Foot, noon; Quilting Group, 1 p.m.; Red Hat Chorus at Augustana Regent, 1:30 p.m.; Tai Chi, 1:30 p.m.; Fitness Nutrition 1, 1:30 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 3:30 p.m.; “Guys & Dolls” at Lakeville South, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 21 – Yoga, 8:15 a.m.; Poker, 9 a.m.; Country Heat, 9:30 a.m.; 500 Cards, 10 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:15 a.m.; Stability Ball Exercise, 11:30 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Social Painting, 1 p.m.