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6Island Seniors At
The Center 4 Life
Meet your friends and make some
new ones at the Center 4 Life.
Browse through the following
activities, then stop by to sign up.
Sanibel-Captiva Heart Walk --
Carole Fallon, health professional and
survivor, knows all about what keeps
hearts healthy. She invites all Island
Seniors and Center 4 Life members to
join her team at the Sanibel-Captiva
Heart Walk on Sunday, January 31.
Stop by the center to sign up.
Page Turners with Ann Rodman
-- If you are not on the Page Turners
list, and wish to be, email annrodman@
aol.com or contact the Center 4 Life.
The featured book for Wednesday,
February 10 is The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd. "Exhilarating...
powerful... By humanizing these formi-
dable women, The Invention of Wings
furthers our essential understanding
of what has happened among us as
Americans -- and why it still matters." --
The Washington Post.
Island Seniors Got Talent
Season One! -- Thursday, January 21,
Island Seniors scouts went in search
of talented members to perform at the
potluck dinner on January 21. A fun
filled evening is planned for all. You will
be entertained by your friends. Dinner
will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the
show will follow. Due to the popularity
of this program, the event will be held
at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880
Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call the Center
4 Life to reserve your seat 472-5743.
Tarpon Lodge & Indian Mounds
on Pine Island -- Tuesday, January
26. Cost is $50 and includes boat
tour to Pineland where you will learn
about the fishing cultures of Pine Island
Sound. Cruise by historic fish houses,
and hear about the history of com-
mercial and sport fishing as well as the
fishing culture of Pine Island Sound
and Charlotte Harbor. Lunch will be
on your own at The Tarpon Lodge.
After your meal, walk over to the
Randell Research Center where you'll
pre-Columbian mound of the ancient
Calusa Culture. Registration deadline is
Monday, January 22.
Sanibel Health Fair at the
Center 4 Life -- Friday, January 29, 1
to 4 p.m.
Free screenings by health care
professionals include: memory screen-
ing, vein screening, balance test, pulse
O2, vision test, blood pressure and
glucose, skin cancer screening, hear-
ing test, body mass index, plus ask the
There will be information about
FISH of San-Cap, hospice services,
heart health, advance directives, assist-
ed living, brain health, injury preven-
tion, in-home care, pharmaceuticals,
skilled nursing care and other services.
Senior resource guides, healthy snacks
and door prizes provided.
Sponsored by Parish Nurses of
Sanibel Congregational United Church
of Christ, St. Isabel's Catholic Church.,
Sanibel Community Church, and St.
Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church.
Edison & Ford Estates VIP Tour,
Boat Cruise & Lunch -- Tuesday,
February 2. Cost is $65 for mem-
bers and $75 for non-members (lunch
Includes: Boat cruise river excur-
sions will take passengers up the
Caloosahatchee to the historic railroad
bridge, with great views of the island
rookery filled with shorebirds, and a
buffet lunch. Behind the scenes tour
is a VIP experience at the Edison &
Ford Winter Estates. Take a sneak peek
inside normally-closed areas of Thomas
Edison's Seminole Lodge and Henry
Ford's The Mangoes. Tours are led by
estates professional staff. See rooms not
seen on other tours, including the back
areas of the laboratory. The tour pro-
vides in-depth information on recently
completed award winning restoration
and plans for the future. Advanced reg-
istration required. Registration deadline
is Friday, January 29.
Arts & Crafts Fair -- Saturday,
February 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
More than 40 local vendors will be
selling their creative designs. There
will be pottery, shell designs, paintings,
fabric art, jewelry, glass work, books,
tropical plants, photography, wreaths,
canned goods and plenty of other
items. Sponsored by the Center 4 Life
and Island Seniors, Inc. There will be
bargain priced hot dog lunch for hungry
Cost for all games is $2.50 for mem-
bers and $5 for non-members. Prizes
Bridge -- Monday and Wednesday at
Mahjongg -- Thursday at 1 p.m.
Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for
non-members. Prizes are awarded.
Hand & Foot -- Thursday at 1 p.m.
Intermediate Bridge Lessons
-- Refresh your Bridge playing skills
with Christl and Bruce Smith. Class is
limited to 16 students. Cost is $5 for
members per class, $10 for non-mem-
bers per class. Advance registration is
• Stayman Convention for NoTrump
Bids -- Monday, January 25, 9 to 11:30
a.m. An artificial bid used by Responder
after a NoTrump opening bid by part-
ner. Discussion items are: requirements
for a NT opening; responses for a NT
opening; the 4-4 major suit fit; and, the
• Jacoby Transfer Bids for NoTrump
Bids -- Wednesday, January 27, 9 to
11:30 a.m. An artificial bid used by
Responder after a NoTrump opening
bid by partner. This allows the weaker
hand to be Dummy and the stronger
hand to be hidden and to play the
hand. Discussion items are: the Jacoby
Transfer Bid; the use of the bid; when
to use Stayman versus the Transfer
bid; and, signing off in a minor suit.
Note: This class will not cover NT bid-
ding and Stayman Convention detailed
• Strong Opening Bids -- Monday,
February 15, 9 to 11:30 a.m. The
use of a 2 of clubs bid to indicate an
opening hand of 22 or more points.
Discussion items are: the Strong artifi-
cial 2 of clubs bid; bids by Responder;
rebids by Opener; and the 2 NT bid.
• Slam Bidding -- Wednesday,
February 17, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Small
and Grand Slam bidding requirements.
Discussion items are: How high and
where; the Blackwood convention; and
the Gerber Convention.
Beginner Bridge Basics Lessons
with Christl & Bruce Smith -- 9 to
11:30 a.m., February 1, 2, 3 and 4.;
Cost is $12.50 for members and $25
for non-members. Class is limited to
eight students and you must be able to
attend all four classes. Advanced regis-
tration is required.
Learn to Play Mahjongg with
Katie Reid -- 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
February 8 to 12. Cost is $12.50 for
members, $25 for non-members. Class
is limited to eight students. You must be
able to attend all five classes. All sup-
plies are provided. Contact the center
to reserve your seat.
Tuesday Kayaking -- January 26
and 28, February 2 and 4 (weather
permitting) at 8:30 a.m. There is space
for 16 people on eight two-person
kayaks and limited space for those who
own their own kayaks. Island Seniors
will provide kayaks, paddles and life
jackets. Bring water, a small snack, sun
lotion, bug spray, sunglasses, towel, hat
and change of clothing. Cost is $5 for
members and $10 for non-members.
Advance registration is required.
Classes are available and all ages are
welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members
pay $4 per class or visitors $7 per class.
Annual membership is $20. Sanibel
Recreation Center members must show
their membership card to attend.
Happy Hour Fitness -- Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. This
class keeps your brain fit and your
heart, lungs and muscles strong with
a combination of aerobics and muscle
conditioning exercises and balance.
Hand weights, stretch cords and your
body weight will be used. Class begins
with a joke and ends with a positive
thought for the day. Athletic foot-
wear required. Silvia Villanueva is the
Essential Total Fitness -- Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthen-
ing and flexibility training with hand
weights, stretch cords, chairs and sta-
bility balls. Athletic footwear required.
Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor.
Power Hour Fitness -- Tuesday
and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights,
stretch cords, stability balls and mats
are used. Improve core strength and
balance. Athletic footwear required.
Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor.
Gentle Yoga -- Tuesday and
Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and
strengthen while improving flexibility,
proper alignment and circulation. Mats
are used to meet the needs of varying
experience levels. Bring a towel. Kim
Kouril is the instructor.
Chair Yoga -- Tuesday and
Thursday at 11 a.m. Similar to Gentle
Yoga but all poses are done in a chair.
Kim Kouril is the instructor.
For more information, call 472-5743
or stop by 2401 Library Way.
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