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Posted: September 17, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 17, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Activities
The SCV Senior Center is located at 22900 Market St., Newhall. For a detailed monthly calendar, call the center at 661-259-9444. All the following activities will occur at the SCV Senior Center, 1 p.m., in rooms A1-A2 unless otherwise indicated.
Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m., blood-pressure checks held, Activity Room 6. Every other Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, hearing screenings held, Supportive Services modular.

Rice paper art classes will be held Wednesdays: Sept. 19 and 26; Oct. 5; 10 a.m. to noon. Working with Chinese ink and watercolors on rice paper, students will learn brushstrokes that will enable them to create beautiful flower paintings. There is no need to sketch or draw. This style of painting is fun, meditative, soothing, healing and therapeutic. Students will complete three paintings in these workshops. Special senior rate: $80 for three workshops, plus materials fee. Non-senior rate: $105 for three workshops, plus materials fee. Materials fee: For returning students, $16.31 covers rice paper, Chinese ink, specialty watercolors and instructional handouts. For new students, $40.24 covers rice paper, special Chinese brush (to keep), special felt (to keep), Chinese ink, specialty watercolors and instructional handouts.
Call 661-259-9444 to reserve a spot.

Free spine education program
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s free Spine Education Program offers valuable information on how you can take better care of your spine, including lifestyle changes that may help with pain management and prevent future injuries. Classes meet 5-6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Henry Mayo’s Ambulatory Care Center, 25751 McBean Parkway #310, Valencia. Seating is limited. Info: 661-253-8959.

Community dance
Third Friday of every month, 7:30-10 p.m.

Fibromyalgia support group
Support group meeting second Saturday of every month, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Info: 661-270-1961 or harmnyz@msn.com.

Senior Orchestra seeks players
Bring your instrument and join the fun, all instruments and skill levels welcome, 3:15 p.m. Mondays, Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multipurpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon, Saugus. Info: 661-298-9553 or 661-296-4977.

Educational and technical training
Archaeology & Anthropology: Tuesday, 9:30-11 a.m., Instructor Scott McAfee
Computer Training (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced in Windows and Mac): Call the Center for Information.
Computer Training for the Visually Impaired: Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, noon to 2 p.m.
Ham Radio: Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.

Functional Fitness
At 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, we’re movin’ and groovin’, steppin’ and sweatin’ to the beat with ACE Certified Exercise Specialist Linda Bennett. We’re the new and improved “middle age” 50-plus active adults.
The program encompasses functional fitness — moves are designed to simulate ADLs (activities of daily living), and sports moves like golf, tennis, and skiing. We do cardiovascular training, muscle and bone building, core stabilization and spatial awareness for balance — all within one hour.
If you’re not quite ready for the fast and furious fitness, at 9:45 a.m. there is a great 30-minute chair class that will suit you. Call the Senior Center at 661-259-9444, or Linda Bennett at 661-713-0945.

Recreation and Leisure
Bridge: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.
Canasta: Monday, 1-4 p.m.
Duplicate Bridge: Tuesday, 6:45-10 p.m.
Food Bingo: Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Swing Jazz Club: fourth Sunday of every month, 1:30-5 p.m.

Senior cinema
Second Wednesday of the month, 2 p.m. in the dining room, $1 donation, 50-cent popcorn, drawing for prizes.

Personal development
Creative Writing: Tuesday 1 p.m.
Live, Love & Laugh social group: Friday 1 p.m. Explore the lighter side of life.

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