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December 29, 1997

Events

Northshore Senior Activities

  Northshore Senior Center
   10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell
   487-2441

   Learn various creative pastel techniques with an emphasis on color, drawing and composition on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, Jan. 12-Apr. 27, from 1-3:30 p.m. Cost is $24/members, $30/non-members.
   Join a new group, made up of folks who like to sing, harmonizing on the old songs we know and love on Fridays from 2-3:30 p.m.
  
   Attend a free seven-week course for people with chronic illnesses covering problem solving, relaxation techniques, symptom management, depression, community resources and more on from Jan. 9-Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m.-noon.
   Attend a free three-week series providing an overview of late life depression on Fridays, from Jan. 9-23 from 1-2:30 p.m.
   See Hawaii without having to make travel plans on Jan. 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
   Attend a free seminar and learn practical information and helpful exercises that will contribute to a healthy lifestyle and a strong back on Jan. 8 from 9-10:30 a.m.
   Enjoy a hearty breakfast of ham or sausage, eggs and pancakes on Jan. 3 from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50.
  
   Ring in the New Year at a free game party on Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Bring potluck hors d'oeuvres and enjoy the good times, pinochle, bridge, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble or bring your favorite game.
   Start the year enjoying a great buffet with full array of dishes from salad to dessert and then watch the Bowl Games on Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. Cost is $5.
  
   Beginning in January several new classes and activities will be offered in the Mill Creek area. They include, line dancing on Monday mornings, pastel instruction on Monday afternoon, a walking group on Tuesday morning, a singing group on Friday afternoon and an amateur radio group on Friday evening. Computer classes, designed for seniors will also be offered at the new computer learning center at the W.S.U. extension office at McCollum Park.
   Join a support group for individuals working on managing depressive symptoms and learn about community resources and techniques and skills to manage depression in a safe, friendly environment on Jan. 5 from 10-11:30 a.m.
  
   Day trips for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing are planned for Thursdays in January and February, with two programs offered and cost varies. Call for information.
   Donn Mills of the Northwest Fly Fishermen Club will demonstrate fly-tying techniques from start to finish while you learn about trout patterns, wet flies, and dry flies on Tuesdays from Jan. 6 to Feb. 24, 7-9 p.m. Cost $35/members, $40/nonmembers.
  
   Join a support group for tips and suggestions, discussions, presentations, and good friendly support and encouragement for anyone facing the challenges of weight loss on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-noon.
   Attend a support group offering an opportunity to confide in others, share feelings, and build social support on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m.
  
   The Northshore Senior Center needs a volunteer cook for Wednesday lunches. Menus are pre-planned and food is provided. Cook is needed from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 425-487-2441.
   Volunteer comptuer instructors and assistants are needed at the Northshore Senior Center Computer Learning Centers. The two sites, Bothell and Mill Creek, offer classes in computer basics, word processing, spreadsheets, database, modems and more at a modest price. Free training is offered to potential volunteer instructors, so that seniors may learn the basics of computers inexpensively and at their own pace. A minimum of one-half day per week is required. Call 425-488-2060.
  
   Senior Checkup, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Physical exam by a geriatric nurse-practitioner, including simple blood and stool tests, pap smear or prostate exams, followed with appropriate referrals. Call 486-4564 for appointment.
   Alcoholics Anonymous, Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. AA meeting for those who think they may have a problem with drinking.