Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in October, including Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or better is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day. Programs are free to participants, who may pick and choose which days to attend. Bus transportation to and from the sites is available in some locations.

On Oct. 10, seniors 60 years or older are invited to attend a performance of the Jazz Street Band at Huntington Hills Church of God Family Life Center from  9:00am-12:00noon. Registration is required by calling 828-695-5610 by October 3.  Lunch will be provided at no cost.   The Jazz Street Band performance is supported by a grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County through the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Other program highlights are as follows.

Halloween_PumpkinAt the Newton site, located at First Presbyterian Church, 701 N. Main Ave., Newton: Oct 3, Cooking Class-parmesan roasted cauliflower; Oct 12, Trip to Shatley Springs; Oct 16, Shopping at Roses and lunch at Captain D’s, Oct 17, performance by Sentimental Journey; Oct 23 Bowling at Pin Station and lunch at The Hen and Egg; Oct 24, Craft Project-Ghost Wind Sock; Oct 26, Movie Day-New “Beauty and the Beast”; Oct 30, Harvest Festival. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, call Robyn Curtis at 828-455-4133 at least two days in advance.

At the West Hickory site, located at the West Hickory Senior Center, 400 17th St. SW, Hickory: Oct 2, The Frog Prince; Oct 4, Breakfast at The Hen and Egg; Oct 11 Saunders Family Farm and Hannah’s BBQ South; Oct 12, performance by Sentimental Journey; Oct 17, Diabetes Education with Robin Tallent; Oct 19, Acoustic folk rock singer/songwriter Thomas DelGraco to perform; Oct 23, Cooking Class-Homemade Ice Cream; Oct 31, Halloween Party. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Lisa Adams at 828-323-8746 at least two days in advance.

At the East Hickory site, located at Huntington Hills Church of God, 2123 Fifth St. NE, Hickory: Oct 4, Singing and dancing with Sentimental Journey; Oct 10, performance by Jazz Street Band; Oct 16, Dancercise and Bingo; Oct 18, Cooking class- chocolate cupcakes with Anne Niedermeier; Oct 19, Trip to Shatley Springs; Oct 23, Shopping at Walmart; Oct 25, Craft- Fall Windsock with Suzy Killian; Oct 31, Halloween Birthday Party. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Rita Pritchard at least two days in advance by calling 828-320-5963.

Ma Ma SusieAt the Catawba site, located at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 2211 Hopewell Church Road, Sherrills Ford: Oct 3, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; Oct 12, Trip to Shatley Springs; Oct17, Senior Trivia and Volleyball; Oct 19, Crafts with Tonya Jarnac; Oct 24, Fall Festival; Oct 25, Cooking Class-two ingredient pumpkin cookies; Oct 31, Music by Lonesome Road. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, call Wendy Thomas at 828-320-0434 at least two days in advance.

At the Maiden site, located at the Maiden Community Center, East Second Street and Klutz Street, Maiden: Oct 2, Flu Shot Clinic; Oct 4, Corn Hole Game and Arthritis Treatment; Oct 9, Cooking Class-Halloween Shish Kabobs; Oct 12, Decorate a Framed Cork Board with Debra Zimmerman; Oct24, performance by Sentimental Journey; Oct 26, Mama Susie, Christian Comedian, to perform; Oct 30, Halloween Party and Bingo. If you would like to attend any of these programs, please call Loretta Hefner at 828-320-5966 at least two days in advance.

Seniors Morning Out is operated by Senior Nutrition Services of Catawba County Social Services. In addition to SMO, Senior Nutrition Services operates Meals on Wheels and related programs in the county. Additional volunteers are urgently needed to deliver Meals on Wheels. You can volunteer as little as one and a half hours a month. The program is also conducting its annual fund-raising drive at this time. To find out more, contact Senior Nutrition at 828-695-5610 during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays. For the latest updates, like their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MealsonWheelsofCatawbaCounty, or visit their website at http://www.MealsonWheelsofCatawbaCounty.org.

Photos: The Jazz Street Band will perform on October 10  at Huntington Hills Church of God- Seniors Morning Out program. Christian  Comedian, Ma Ma Susie  will be at Maiden Seniors  Morning Out on October 26.

Jazz Street Band

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