Dateline October - December 2018 - Page 3

Grandparent for a Day Apple Pie Instill the love of baking in the next generation! You will be paired with a “young baker” and together you will make a mini apple pie that the child can take home. A nice slice of apple pie with ice cream will round out your morning. Date: Wed, Oct 24 Time: 9:45–11:15 am Cost: FREE, please preregister Class #: AESR6A Location: Gladstone 107A Experience the joy of grandparenting, even if you don’t live near or have grandchildren. Last year, children in the preschool classes visited with the ladies in the Knitting, Crocheting & Needlework group and learned the ins and outs of knitting and crocheting. The children in preschool also participated in the Ageless Grace brain stimulation and movement class on several occasions. Dia de los Muertos or The Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrating the return of lost ancestors. Spend the morning learning about the traditions, food, art, and dance associated with this holiday by attending this hands-on event designed for youth and adults. In the afternoon take the opportunity to view the Disney animated film Coco. Please take advantage of this amazing opportunity to be a grandparent for a day. Best of all, the “mess” stays at our house, not yours! Come for the morning or stay all day. Please preregister and indicate if you will be attending morning, afternoon or the whole event. If staying all day, bring your own lunch and beverage. A snack will be provided. Date: Thu, Oct 18 Time: 9:00 am–3:30 pm Cost: FREE, please preregister Class #: AESR6B Location: North High School, gym/cafeteria Welcome Home! Still to Come This fall you will have two additional opportunities to experience the joy of grandparenting for the day: Apple Pie and Dia de los Muertos. Please preregister for these activities so we can plan accordingly. An Ever Improving Gladstone I hope you had a great time this past summer, playing cards, exercising, eating ice cream and of course laughing. A special thanks to the staff at Weaver Elementary who made all of us feel very welcome. However. there is just no place lik e home. Construction still isn’t complete on the outside of the building but all activities are up and running. What did you come home to? Energy efficient windows that let much more light into activity rooms and the gym, a fresh coat of paint in the rooms, and perhaps the best of all - new tables and chairs! Two large screen TVs will replace the LCD projector and screen used in rooms 105 and 108 to project presentations and view DVDs. Decorating - Now that we are back, lets give the rooms a homey, welcoming feel. Since the shelving along the windows has been removed it will be harder to display items but we can hang things on the walls and bulletin boards. Please stop by the office with your decorating ideas. Cleaning out the cupboards -Please clean out and consolidate items in your group storage space at Gladstone. Several new groups have started and they need room for their supplies. I will be reassigning storage space. Gladstone Will be Closed On: September 3, Labor Day November 22, 23, Thanksgiving Holiday December 24, 25, Winter Holiday January 1 New Years’ Day No Meals on Wheels service or activities on these dates. District 622 Community Education • Gladstone 55+ Center • www.isd622.org/seniors • 651-748-7250 3