Movies:  Catch a movie on a Friday at 1 pm and enjoy the free popcorn at The Center.  On  December 1st you can watch Lone Survivor starring Mark Wahlberg, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster. There is no movie on Friday, November 24th. The Center is closed for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday 9:30 am Morning Club Program   On  November 22nd Tess from Big Stone Therapy and on November 29th, Kevin Matthews from Kevin Matthews Pottery will be visiting with the Morning Club.  There is always coffee and donuts available also.

Thursday Band is playing weekly in the Great Room at The Center. The music begins around noon, anyone who plays an instrument can be part of “the band”.   If you love to dance to country music you can  step out onto the dance floor.   If you just want to listen to wonderful music,  you can do that also.  On the Second Thursdays , this group celebrates the birthdays of the month with cake and ice cream. Come in and join us! You will find welcoming people, talented musicians playing great music and an enjoyable afternoon of toe tappin’ music!

Second Monday Dinner. We also have entertainment following our second Monday of the month dinners. Entertainment ranges from high school groups to holiday performances with many talented individuals who are willing to share their music with us!

Bluegrass Jammin’ will happen the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Great Room.  We are Jammin’  on November 21st.    Plan to join Butch for the jam session, come to enjoy the music or do some foot stompin’ to the banjo/fiddle music.

Center Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 16th.  The 2018 Budget and Board Members was approved.

Center Choir will be meeting on Wednesdays at 3 pm.  You could consider joining them if that is something that interests you.  They will be performing throughout the Christmas Holiday Season.

Annual Christmas Party will be held on Friday, December 8th at 1 pm.  Space is limited and tickets may be picked up after November 20th.  There will be food, entertainment, prizes and holiday fun.

Dinner & Miracle on 34th Street. You can enjoy dinner in the Great Room at The Center at 5:30 pm on Friday, December 15th.  Dinner is The 16 Item Hotdish, Vegetable, Roll, Cream Puffs and Beverage.  At 7:30 pm you will enjoy Miracle on 34th Street at the Franklin Arts Center.  The Franklin Arts Center is 2 blocks east from The Center.  Tickets cost $19 for Center members and $23 non-members.  Tickets must be purchased by Friday, December 8th.

Silent Auction features a variety of items available for bidding.  You don’t need to be a member to get in on this ongoing event.  Each auction has between 10 and 16,  sometimes unique, useful or ordinary items;  to entice you.  This is an opportunity to purchase something for yourself and possibly a gift for someone else.  The silent auction items were changed out October 31st and there are many different items for bidding.  It is always interesting to see what we have to offer.

Pool Table has been donated by Hazelwood Corporation, Aitkin.  It is a gently used 8′ Commercial Dynamo pool table.  Stop in a shoot a game!

November 13th we had the Flag Dedication, Flag Raising, Color Guard Presentation, Celebration of person who have served in the military and those who are presently in the military. The Talapia Fish Dinner was really good, many compliments.

Let’s Go Fishing Trips are done for this year.  No matter what lake the LGFT is on, it is really a fun, relaxing and socializing few hours.  Make sure you get in on the action next summer!!!  You have the opportunity to fish or just have a pontoon ride with an enjoyable group of people.