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Date: April 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 AM
Length: 8 weeks
Cost: $8 members
Instructor: Avon Hall
Location: Game Room
Description: Not only is this one of our oldest classes, but is also one of the oldest art forms going back to paleolithic times. Watercolor is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. Watercolor refers to both the medium and the resulting artwork. Working with watercolors is difficult because with paint, it stays put. However, with watercolor, the paper and absorption changes the outline and appearance as it dries. Additionally, you have to be careful as colors can run into each other as they are absorbed, changing the shape and color of objects. If you mess up with paint you can paint over or scrape off the paint but in watercolor you might be able to partially correct a mistake by re-wetting and blotting making errors costly. To help you with this is Avon Hall, our Watercolor instructor. While Avon has no formal instruction as an art teacher, but does have lots of experience in art. While in the Air Force, and stationed in France 50 years ago, he took some art classes in oil painting and drawing. He did not take up watercolor until eight years ago, when he heard that we had a class and he was curious about it. Avon has won several prizes for his art, and has even sold some.
Time: Dailys 12:00 pm
Cost: $1.75 members
$3.75 Non-seniors non-members
Location: Dining Room
Description: This week, the Highland Senior Center would like to give you a little background on a program that many people take advantage of but probably know little about: their Nutrition Program. It has been going on here at the center for nearly 40 years. When it first began, it was run by San Bernardino County. There was even a cook who prepared the meals at the center. The following year it was taken over by the City of San Bernardino through the Parks and Recreation program, which has been running it ever since. The meals are cooked downtown and delivered to the center Monday through Friday. From there, the centerís Nutrition team of volunteers take over feeding approximately 225 diners every week. Starting at 8:00 am, the group comes in and begins cleaning the kitchen and getting everything ready for the food. When it arrives around 11:00 am they prepare the trays and service begins at 12:00 pm. Once everyone is done, its time to clean the kitchen and dinning area in preparation for the next day. This needs to be done because they are inspected regularly by three different agencies. The County of San Bernardino, the City of San Bernardino, and the Department of Aging and Adult Service. However, its not all about the food. Many people come also come for the social interaction; coming hours early to chat and visit with friends, staying afterwards to participate in activities. As they say, man cannot live by food alone, and the crowd shows that they are hungry for more. The cost is only $1.75 for those ages 60 and older, and $3.75 for non-seniors.
To enrich, maintain, and protect the quality of life of Senior Adults...
Board of Directors - The Board of Directors meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at noon.
Enjoy a hot, nutritional lunch - every Monday through Friday from 12 noon - 1:00......yummy !!
April 22, 2017 1 PM - Senior BINGO
Some would say this is the BEST Saturday bingo around ! We have CASH PAYOUTS and you can enjoy lunch for ONLY $2.00. ONLY a $3 Buy-In. Our bingo is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
April 18, 2017 4 PM - TACO Tuesdays !
Come for the scrumptious $1.00 TACOS and stay for BINGO. RSVP at the Front Desk or call 862-8104.
April 20, 2017 11:00 am sign-in - 1 pm Shotgun - Our Annual Golf Tournament
Join us for our largest fundraising event of the year ! A full day of golf in this fun 4 person scramble format. Putting contest, longest drive, closest to the pin, goodie bag, plenty of raffle prizes and dinner too. Filling-up fast so sign your 4-some up today ! CLICK ON LINK AT TOP OF PAGE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION.
A New Way To Help Out - Through Amazon
By: Mike Sylva
A new program has been created through Amazon, the online e-commerce business. AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organizations selected by itís customers.
We were recently informed by Amazon that several of their customers had selected to support the Highland District Council On Aging (i.e. the Highland Senior Center). To support the center, instead of going to www.amazon.com, shop at AmazonSmile (http://smile.amazon.com) where you can buy the exact same things you would at their normal site, and the same prices. We did check it out and itís legit. So continue to shop at Amazon and help out your Senior Center at the same time.