Southern Pines Douglas Community Center Senior Activities

Contact Rynet Oxendine at 692 – 7376

Wii Fit (Monday – Friday)

The Douglass Community Center recently added the Nintendo Wii Fit to the program.  You can do yoga, balance games, strength training and aerobics.  It is one of the most physically challenging game consoles!  The Wii Fit is available for use from 8:30 – 4:30 pm.

Wii League (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)

Bring a friend or foe and join a Wii league.  You can play tennis, bowling, baseball, golf and boxing!  Four players can play at a time.  You can create your own Mii (a version of yourself) to save on file.  Contact Rynet Oxendine to set up league play.

Tap Dancing (Wednesdays)

Do you enjoy dancing?  Do you like to perform in front of an audience?  Then come to the
Douglass Community Center and learn all the tap dancing moves from instructor Mary Lou
Bernett.  There are two classes: beginners and advanced.  All classes take place in the DCC
auditorium.  Beginners start at 5:00 pm and advanced class begins at 3:00 pm.
Registration fee        $15r/$30nr
Sessions            Six – month cycle beginning September

Senior Gym Time (Monday – Friday)

(Southern Pines Recreation Center)
Registration fee: $10r/$20nr
Walking is one of the best methods of exercising.  It helps burn calories, reduces the risk of
developing or dying of heart disease, helps maintain healthy bones, controls blood pressure,
etc.  Come out and join the senior gym time and enjoy walking while meeting new people.
Senior Gym time follows the traditional school calendar.  Sessions starts in September and runs to
February.  School hours are 9:30 – 11:30 am.

Canasta (Wednesdays)

Canasta is a matching card game in which the object is to create melds of cards of the same rank and then go out by playing or discarding all the cards in your hand.  Time = 10:00 – 12:00 pm

Chess (Thursdays)

Chess is a recreational and competitive game for two players.  Don Hammerman instructs all levels of participants.  Bring a board and enjoy the challenge!  Time = 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Mahjongg (Thursdays)

Mahjongg is a game for four players that originated in China.  The group at DCC plays the Chinese version. Mahjongg involves skill, strategy, and calculation, as well as a certain degree of luck.  We have several sets so more individuals can play.  The group meets at 12:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month.  Time = 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Crafts (Fridays)

Are you crafty?  Artistic?  Then join the DCC’s craft club.  The club makes jewelry, decorations, and more.  You will have the opportunity to meet new people while having fun.  All crafts are free!  Time = 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Trivia Day (last Tuesday of month)

Regardless of one’s age and physical ability, games such as golf, billiards, board games, etc. are considered to be those types of recreational activities that people select to try in order to increase their mental and/or physical skills while enjoying the excitement.  Games increase a person’s capabilities and assist in developing a better understanding of ourselves.  Time = 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Randolph Mall + K&W Cafeteria (November 30)

We will take a relaxing trip to Asheboro, N.C. to enjoy lunch at K&W Cafeteria and then head over to the local mall for some shopping.  Please register by November 11, 2009.  Time = 10:00 – 3:00 pm; Cost: $7r/$14nr

Dictionary Diversions (October 16)

October 16 is Dictionary Day, a day commemorating the birthday of Noah Webster.  We will play word games and puzzles.  There will be crossword puzzles, word searches, and board games.  We will serve light refreshments and beverages.  Play alphabet bingo, dictionary relay, dictionary memory game and more!  Time 1:00 – 2:00pm.  Please register by October 9.

Birthday/Bingo Bash (October 30)

Come and celebrate your birthday at the DCC for the months of September, October, November and December.  Anyone can attend.  Enjoy food, fun and bingo!  The cost is free to those who have birthdays in the aforementioned months. Time 1:00 – 2:00 pm.   Please register by October 23.

Aviation History Month (November 3)

Anniversary of aeronautical experiments in November 1782 (exact dates unknown), by Joseph Michel Montgolfier and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier, brothers living at Annonay, France.  Inspired by Joseph Priestly’s book Experiments Relating to the Different Kinds of Air, the brothers experimented with filling paper and fabric bags with smoke and hot air, leading to the invention of the hot-air balloon, man’s first flight and the entire science of aviation and flight.  We will commemorate this day by making paper airplanes, flying them and enjoying some light refreshments.  Time 11:30 – 12:15 pm.  Please register by October 29.

Thanksgiving Potluck (November 24)

In order to give thanks we will host a special brown bag lunch/game day with a potluck lunch.  Please let us know what you will bring.  We will have a sign – up sheet for food/dessert.  Those who bring a dish or dessert do not have to pay.  We will provide beverages.  Time 11:30 – 12:30 pm.  Please register by May 10.

National Red Ribbon Week (October 20)

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Although the start end dates can vary slightly depending on the organization and source, Red Ribbon Week generally takes place the last full week in October, with the weekends before and following the last full week included as appropriate celebration dates. This year Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated October 17-25, 2009.   Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America.   And, perhaps more importantly, Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.  Time = 11:30 – 12:15 pm

National American Indian Heritage Month (November 10)

The 40,000+ members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina reside primarily in Robeson, Hoke,Cumberland and Scotland counties. The Lumbee Tribe is the largest tribe in North Carolina, the largest tribe east of the Mississippi River and the ninth largest in the nation. The Lumbee take their name from the Lumbee River which winds its way through Robeson County. Pembroke, North Carolina is the economic, cultural and political center of the tribe.  The ancestors of the Lumbee were mainly Cheraw and related Siouan-speaking Indians who have lived in the area of what is now Robeson County since the 1700s. The Lumbee people have been recognized by the state of North Carolina since 1885, and at the same time established a separate school system that would benefit tribal members. In 1887, the state established the Croatan Normal Indian School, which is today The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. In 1956 a bill was passed by the United States Congress which recognized the Lumbee as Indian, but denied the tribe full status as a federally recognized Indian tribe.  Come out and learn more about this complicated and diverse tribe.  Light refreshments will be served.  Time = 11:30 – 12:15 pm

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