March 2024
Senior Center Daily Happenings

The Currituck County Senior Centers; Barco, Knotts Island and Powells Point are places designed to give Senior Adults in Currituck the opportunity to meet other seniors, receive services geared towards seniors and participate in activities that will affirm their dignity and self-worth.

With that in mind each month the staff produces a newsletter to inform citizens of available programs for that month. Please take the time to read what the Senior Centers are doing this month.

When we all work together the senior centers are an “enjoyable and a happy place” for EVERYONE!

Take a quick peek at what is happening in April.

March Newsletter (PDF)
March Menu


 All Senior Centers will be
CLOSED
Friday, March 29, 2024 – Good Friday!

Knotts Island Senior Center CLOSED!

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – Voting

Ready…set…go…
What is “March for Meals?”

On March 22, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. For more than 45 years, these critical programs – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – have delivered more than just nutritious meals to homebound seniors in virtually every community across the country.

The dedicated staff and volunteers who deliver these meals each week provide a vital lifeline and connection to the community, which are sometimes all it takes to keep our senior neighbors at home, where they want to be.

Meals on Wheels!

Our Meals on Wheels programs have come together each March since 2002 to celebrate this proven collaboration of local community organizations, businesses, all levels of government and compassionate individuals to ensure that our seniors are not forgotten.

By volunteering, donating or speaking out, you can ensure the seniors in your neighborhood can live more healthy, happy and independent lives at home, where they want to be.

Senior Games…

Albemarle 40th Annual Senior Games March Lineup… 

Monday, March 18, 2024  |  Albemarle Lanes
Bowling – Singles

Tuesday, March 19, 2024  |  Albemarle Lanes
Bowling – Doubles

Wednesday, March 20, 2024  |  Albemarle Lanes
Bowling – Mixed Doubles

Friday, March 22, 2024  |  Elizabeth City Senior Center
Billiards

Tuesday, March 26, 2024  |  Gates County Senior Center
Shuffleboard
Horseshoes

Wednesday, March 27, 2024  |  Gates County Senior Center
Cornhole—Singles

Thursday, March 28, 2024  |  Gates County Senior Center
Cornhole—Doubles/Mixed Doubles

Community Highlights…
4All NC Statewide Day of Service

On Friday, March 1, 2024 between 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. North Carolina lawyers will be available to take calls at 252-969-0606 from the public. This free service allows people to call in and get there basic legal questions answered.

Moyock Library Book Club

The Moyock Library Book Club next meeting is Saturday, March 16, 2024 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Moyock Public Library, 126 Campus Drive, Moyock, North Carolina 27958. This month book we will discuss Spare by Prince Harry.

Our book club meets monthly; call 252-435-6419 for more info.


Dawn’s Words of Wisdom
A man is not finished when he is defeated, 
he’s finished when he quits.”

~Richard M. Nixon


Currituck Senior Center

Everyday…

 

Leprechaun surrounded by shamrocks.

 

Monday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00  Pickleball
10:00 Bowl at Albemarle Lanes
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room
11:00-12:00 Bingo
12:30-5:00 Card Room

Tuesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5-00 Table Tennis
9:00 Pickleball
10:00-12:00 Art Room
12:30 Mexican Dominoes
12:30-5:00 Card Room

Wednesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Pickleball
9:30 Scrabble/Upwards
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room
11:00 Bell Choir
12:30-5:00 Card Room

Thursday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Pickleball
9:00-5:00 Horseshoes
10:00-12:00 Art Room
11:00 Bingo
12:30-5:00 Card Room

Friday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Pickleball
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room
12:30-5:00 Card Room

 

Easter Bunny holding a paint brush with purple decorated eggs on the grass.

 

 

Special for March… 

Monday, March 4, 2024 – IN HOUSE MOVIE – The Island
(2005 PG-13) Staring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson at 12:00 p.m.!

Set in a dystopian future, a group of people work in a facility. A regular lottery is held and one of them gets to leave the facility and its restrictions and move to The Island, a paradise. Lincoln Six Echo is one of the workers in the facility and he is infatuated with Jordan Two Delta. His life is fairly uneventful and mundane until Jordan Two Delta gets selected to go to The Island. Then Lincoln starts to discover the truth about the facility and The Island.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!

Thursday, March 7, 2024 – DEMOSTRATION – Sourdough Bread
given by Sheila Gregory at Cooperative Extension at 1:00 p.m.!

Registration deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 – ENTERTAINMENT – Butterbean Auction
at 11:00 a.m.!

Friday, March 15, 2024 – CELEBRATION – St. Patrick’s Day Goodies
following lunch!

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Spring Flower Mason Jar Craft
with Amber from the Moyock Library at 10:00 a.m.!

Registration deadline: Thursday, March 14, 2024!

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – PRESENTATION – Dementia Friends
workshop with Ashley Lamb from Albemarle Commission at 10:30 a.m.!

You become a Dementia Friend by attending a one hour informational session to learn about this worldwide movement, about living with dementia and the simple things you can do to support someone living with the disease.

A free boxed lunch will be provided to those who register before the deadline.

Registration deadline: Thursday, March 14, 2024!

Friday, March 22, 2024 Round Table Discussion
with the Director at 12:30 p.m.!

Topic: Presentations and Classes.

Monday, March 25, 2024 – TRIP – Shopping & Lunch
To the Norfolk Outlets we will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.!

Cost: Money for lunch at the outlets!


*Trip to Madama Butterfly is Friday, March 8, 2024.  This was a pre-registered trip paid by registered participants in January.  Trip is full!

Cooking with Latesa…

Avocado Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 2 Hass avocados
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pine nuts
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Slice avocados in half and remove the pits.
  • Scoop the flesh of the avocados into a food processor.
  • Add nuts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  • Blend until nuts are crushed and no longer lumpy.
  • Add basil, parmesan cheese and additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Blend until thick, smooth and creamy.
www.PBFingers.com

Powells Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

pot of gold with rainbow and shamrocks.

 

 

 

Monday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
9:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00 Bingosize

Tuesday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
9:30-11:00 Book Corner
1:00-3:00 Checkers & Games

Wednesday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
9:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00 Bingosize

Thursday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
11:00 Exercise Ball Drumming – Level I
(No Drumming March 7)
1:00-3:00 Puzzles/Checkers/Adult Coloring Books

Friday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
9:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00 Bingo
(No Bingo on March 8, 22 & 29)

 

 

Special for March…

Friday, March 1, 2024 – CELEBRATION – Dr. Seuss Birthday
Let’s Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Cupcakes & Dr. Seuss Bingo at 12:30 p.m.!

Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 27, 2024!

Thursday, March 7, 2024 – TRIP & DEMOSTRATION – Sourdough Bread
given by Sheila Gregory at Cooperative Extension at 1:00 p.m.! We will leave the center at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at the Barco center!

Registration deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024!

Friday, March 8, 2024 – TRIP & LUNCH – Cinema Café
to see “Outlaw Posse!” Set in the still-untamed Wild West of 1908, Outlaw Posse focuses on cowboy Chief who assembles a posse of misfits and outcasts to reclaim a hoard of stolen gold. Along the way, they run afoul of vengeful lawman Angel and ally themselves with fearless mail carrier Stagecoach Mary. Starring Mario Van Peebles, William Mapother and Whoopie Goldberg.

Time is To Be Announced

Cost: money for ticket and lunch at the theatre.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 – TRIP & ENTERTAINMENT – Butterbean Auction
at Barco center! Bid on your favorite items with butterbeans! We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m..

Registration deadline: Friday, March 8, 2024!

(Don’t forget to sign up for lunch or bring your own!)

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Part One: Pinecone Flower
This Two Part craft class will be held on March 19 & 26. Come join us in creating Pinecone Flowers” at 1:00 p.m.! Using Pinecones on a picture frame!

(You must bring an 8×10 Picture frame with glass insert.)

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024!

Friday, March 22, 2024 – TRIP & LUNCH – Greenbrier Mall
Shopping trip to Greenbrier Mall at 10:30 a.m.!

Cost: money for shopping and lunch at the mall.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2024!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Part Two: Pinecone Flower
This Two Part craft class will be held on March 19 & 26. Come join us in creating Pinecone Flowers” at 1:00 p.m.! Using Pinecones on a picture frame!

(You must bring an 8×10 Picture frame with glass insert.)

Thursday March 28, 2024 – IN-HOUSE MOVIE – “A League of their Own”
at 12:30 p.m.!  A League of Their Own is a 1992 American sports comedy drama film directed by Penny Marshall that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, and Bill Pullman

Laughing with Lorraine…
I’ve got “March Madness,”
it followed “February fits”
and comes right before my “April agitation.”
~Maxine

Knotts Island Senior Center…

 

 

Everyday…

Monday’s
9:30 Walk in the Park
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

Tuesday’s
9:30 Gentle Chi Yoga
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

Wednesday’s
9:30 Walk in the Park
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

Thursday’s
9:30 Gentle Chi Yoga
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

Friday’s
9:30 Exercise Ball Drumming
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

 

 

 

Blue decorated eggs on a bed of grass with bunny ears behind the largest egg.

 

Special for March…

Friday, March 1, 2024 – DECORATION TIME – St. Patty’s Day
at 1:00 p.m.! Be a leprechaun, wear green & decorate the center for St. Patrick’s Day!

Monday, March 4, 2024 – DEMOSTRATION – Sourdough Bread Starter
with Nicole Herman at 1:00 p.m.!  Nicole will also give a demo on how to use your starter to make pizza dough and more.

Registration deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024!

Thursday, March 7, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Card-making
with Pastor Diana at 1:00 p.m.! St. Patty’s Day cards & Easter cards to keep or mail to friends and family!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 Birthday Celebration
at 1:00 p.m.!

Friday, March 15, 2024 – IN-HOUSE MOVIE – Finian’s Rainbow
at 10:00 a.m..  Leprechauns, pots of gold, and rainbows are all found in this delightful Fred Astaire film from 1968.

Monday, March 18, 2024 – TRIP –  Murphy’s Irish Pub
at 10:30 a.m.! Family owned and run since 2003, Murphy’s Irish Pub brings traditional Irish food and entertainment to the beach community!

Registration deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024!

Thursday, March 21, 2024 DECORATION TIME – For Easter
at 1:00 p.m.! Celebrate Spring and the arrival of Easter with bunnies, colored eggs and chocolate!

Monday, March 25, 2024  TRIP & LUNCH –  Denny’s and Hobby Lobby
t 10:30 a.m.!  Brunch at Denny’s, then crafts and home decor and more await us at Hobby Lobby!

Registration deadline: Friday, March 22, 2024!

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 – MINGLE – Seed Swap & Start
at 1:00 p.m.! It’s springtime and time to swap seeds with your neighbors and friends, and start them in their little pots! Don’t have any seeds or pots? We’ll have some for you!

Registration deadline: Friday, March 22, 2024!

“You Must Remember This?” with Mari Mann…
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: 
when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.”

~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations