Seniors news for the week of July 28

Burnsville resident turns 104
The Rivers Retirement Community in Burnsville celebrated Frances “Fran” Volz’s 104th birthday on July 13.

Volz was born July 13, 1913, in Red Wing, Minnesota.

Her passion for playing the piano started at a young age. She played piano in various night clubs around the Twin Cities during the 1930s and ’40s, including Murray’s, The St. Paul Hotel, The Parker House, and the caves in St. Paul.

She married Joseph Volz in 1952 and they moved to San Francisco. They had one daughter, Mary. They moved back to Minnesota in 1955 and made their home in Stillwater. Fran Volz continued to play in various piano bars on Friday and Saturday nights and she played the organ at St. Michael’s Church on Sunday mornings. She also taught piano lessons out of her home.

After about 36 years in Stillwater, they moved to Eden Prairie to be closer to their grandson. Their daughter, Mary, passed away at a young age in 1995. Joseph Volz passed away in 2003.

Fran Volz continued to play the piano in the Eden Prairie area for the seniors at Prairie Adult Care and other senior centers.

She moved to The Rivers in September 2016. It was soon realized that The Rivers would be where she was meant to be as her apartment number at The Rivers is the same as the house number from her childhood home in Red Wing. Fran Volz has two pianos in her apartment so she can play at any time. The entertainer often does impromptu piano playing at social hours for her fellow residents at The Rivers.

Former Eagan resident to celebrate 100th birthday
Longtime Eagan resident Louise E. Mueller will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Aug. 4 with family and friends at her current residence at Baldwin Care Center in Wisconsin.

Mueller was born Aug. 4, 1917, to Louise and Walter Trevis. She graduated from Rosemount High School in 1934, married George Mueller in 1945 and they raised their children — Billy, Maureen, Bob, Bruce, Larry and Glen — in Eagan.

In her later years, she has enjoyed spending time with her 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

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, July 31 – Int. Line Dancing, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Stretch, 10 a.m.; Executive Committee, 10 a.m.; Pool, noon; Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Happy Stitchers, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 1 – Quilting Bees, 9 a.m. (all day); Bike Group, 9 a.m.; Tuesday Painters, 9:30 a.m.; Pool, noon; Cribbage, noon; Pinochle, 12:30 p.m.; Hand & Foot Cards, 1 p.m.; Table Tennis, 1 p.m.; Spanish, 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 – Llamas and Quilt Tour, 8:45 a.m.; Donated Bread, 9 a.m.; Fun Folks on Spokes, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; Morning Stretch, 10 a.m.; Pool, noon; Men’s Bowling at Apple Place Bowl, noon; First Edition Book Club, 1 p.m.; Gather Around Music, 1 p.m.; Dominoes, 1 p.m.; Mahjong, 1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 3 – Beg. Line Dancing, 9:15 a.m.; Int. Line Dancing, 10 a.m.; Tap, 10:30 a.m.; Ten-Year Member Party, 11 a.m.; Pool, noon; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Table Tennis, 1 p.m.; 500, 1 p.m.; Recreated Cards, 1 p.m.; Color & Chat, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 4 – Men’s Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.; Fun Folks on Spokes, 9 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, July 31 – Balance/Brains, 10:15 a.m.; Mobility, 11:15 a.m.; Coffee Talk – Farewell, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 1 – Balance/Brains, 10:15 a.m.; Scrabble, 10:30 a.m.; Mobility, 11:15 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Line Dancing.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 – Woodcarvers, 8 a.m.; Sunrise Stretch, 8:30 a.m.; Llamas, 9:15 a.m.; Cribbage, 9:30 a.m.; Chair Tai Chi, 11 a.m.; 500, 12:45 p.m.; Wednesday in the Park, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 3 – Foot Clinic, 9 a.m.; Health Insurance Council, 9 a.m.; Crafters, 10 a.m.; Balance/Brains, 10:15 a.m.; Mobility, 11:15 a.m.; Defensive Driving Refresher, 1 p.m.; Wood Carving, 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 4 – Men’s Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.; Sunrise Stretch, 8:30 a.m.; Painting, 9 a.m.; Hand & Foot, 12:15 p.m.

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, July 31 – Mahjong, 9 a.m.; Zumba (Oasis), 9 a.m.; F&Fab, 10 a.m.; FFL (Oasis), 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 1 – Quilting, 9:30 a.m.; Euchre/500, 12:45 p.m.; Book Club No. 1, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 – Coffee & Discussion Group, 9 a.m.; Hand & Foot, 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 3 – Dominoes, 9 a.m.; Bridge, 12:45 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 4 – ESB Meeting, 9 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, July 31 – 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, Aug. 1 – Water Aerobics, 8:15 a.m.; Coffee Guys, 9:30 a.m.; Fitness Center Orientation, 9:30 a.m.; Senior Surf Day, 10 a.m.; Wood Carving, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 – Coffee Guys, 9:30 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10 a.m.; Health Insurance Counseling, 10 a.m.; Bridge, 1 p.m.; Yoga, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 3 – Water Aerobics, 8:15 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 9:15 a.m.; Coffee Guys/Gals, 9:30 a.m.; Pinochle, 12:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 4 – Coffee Guys, 9:30 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.

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, July 31 – Bridge, 9 a.m.; Bone Builders, 9:30 a.m.; 500, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 1 – Coffee at Cub, 8 a.m.; Bid Euchre, 9 a.m.; Watercolor & Acrylics, 11 a.m.; Bunco, 1 p.m.; Easy Tai Chi, 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 – Walking Club, 10 a.m.; Canasta, 10 a.m.; Card Bingo, 1 p.m.; Matter of Balance, 1 p.m.; Yoga, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 3 – Cribbage, 9 a.m.; Bone Builders, 9:30 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Yoga, 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 4 – Euchre, 9 a.m.; Lunch Out, Valley Diner, Apple Valley, 11:30 a.m.; Hand & Foot, 1 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, July 31 – Yoga, 8:15 a.m.; Computer Tutoring, 9 a.m.; Knitting Class, 9:30 a.m.; Interval Walking, 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 & Mahjong, 1 p.m.; Spanish Beginners Class, 1 p.m.; Spanish Intermediates Class, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 1 – Pickleball, 9 a.m.; Dominoes & Poker, 9 a.m.; Happy Feet, 9 a.m.; Book Club, 10 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:15 a.m.; Party Bridge, noon; Ping Pong, 12:30 p.m.; Active Adults Advisory Committee Meeting, 1 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Billiards, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 – Men’s Golf, 8 a.m.; Health Angels Biking, 8:15 a.m.; Beginners Line Dancing, 8:30 a.m.; Poker & Hearts, 9 a.m.; Line Dancing, 9 a.m. to noon; Casual Golf Women, 10 a.m.; iPhone 1-on-1 Assistance, 10 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:15 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Flex Fitness 1, 11 a.m.; Pinochle, noon; Line Dance Social, noon to 3 p.m.; Cardio & Strength, 5:30 p.m.; Pickleball, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 3 – 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.; Tai Chi, 1:30 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 4 – Yoga, 8:15 a.m.; Pickleball, 9 a.m.; Poker, 9 a.m.; 500 Cards, 10 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:15 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Social Painting, 1 p.m.