February 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!

February Newsletter (PDF)
February Menu

Senior Games..

Senior Games applications are due by Thursday, February, 15, 2024

You may drop them off at the Currituck County Senior Center in Barco or mail them directly to the Albemarle Commission. The address is on the application. Application available at the Currituck Senior Center in Barco.

Senior Bell Choir..

White plain character ringing hand bell.The Bell Choir has resumed!  Past performances included Children Hospital Kings Daughter, Central  Elementary School, Carolina House, Nursing Home, Christmas Parties…

Musical talent is not required only your willingness to bring smiles every time you play.  Interested?  Please contact Latesa Moore at 252-232-3505.

American Heart Month..

February is American Heart month. Remember to:

  • Love Your Heart
  • Get Active
  • Eat Well – A diet low in salt and saturated fats
  • Visit Your Primary Care Provider
  • Know Your Numbers
    • Control Your Cholesterol
    • Manage Your Blood Pressure
    • Reduce Your Blood Sugar
  • Quit Smoking
Project C.A.R.E. (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty)…

Project CARE is a coordinated delivery system that responds to the needs, values and preferences of individuals who directly care for a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia (ADRD).

Project CARE Services

  • Care consultation
  • Dementia-specific information
  • Caregiver education
  • Funds for self-directed respite care subject to eligibility and availability
  • Connections to community-based services and resources
  • Referrals to the Family Caregiver Support Program and Area Agencies on Aging

Project C.A.R.E. Provide Services In The Following Northeastern Regions:

  • Region L – Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton & Wilson Counties
  • Region P –  Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico & Wayne Counties
  • Region Q – Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin & Pitt Counties
  • Region R – Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrell, & Washington Counties

If you are interested in learning more about Project CARE, please contact:

Amanda  V. Biggs
[email protected]

Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“Life is like riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance you must keep moving!”

~ Jim Rohn

Currituck Senior Center


3 red hearts with a black string.

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

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

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

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
AARP Tax Prep

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


Heart Health written with red heart.

Special for February…

Monday, February 5, 2024 MOVIE MONDAY – “Bride Wars”
staring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway at 12:00 p.m.! Emma and Olivia are best friends who have planned every detail of their weddings, since first witnessing one 20 years ago at the Plaza Hotel. They both have made it a top priority to be married there in June.  Conflict and comedy arises when the hotel books them on the same day!

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 – PRESENTATION – Caregiver Support
given by Ashley Lamb, Family Caregiver Resource Specialist with the Albemarle Commission at 11:00 a.m.. Refreshments will be served.

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2024!

Friday, February 9, 2024 – PARTY – Super Bowl Pre-game
at 12:00 p.m.! Enjoy snacks & sodas!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 7, 2024!

Monday, February 12, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Valentine Surprise
at 12:30 p.m.!

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – TREATS – Valentines Goodies
following lunch!

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – TRIP – Museum of the Albemarle & Ruby Tuesday
History for Lunch at the Museum of the Albemarle “The Freedmen’s Colony of Roanoke Island” at 11:00 a.m.! Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will provide insight into how Roanoke Island was a place of community for thousands of freedom seekers during the Civil War.

Cost: money for lunch at “Ruby Tuesday” following the museum.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 – COOKING – Brunswick Stew for Two
demo at 12:45 p.m.! Sheila Gregory from the Cooperative Extension will be here to give an Instructional Demo on how to make Brunswick stew for just one or two! Class is limited!

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2024!

Thursday, February 29, 2024 – TRIP – Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton
at 10:30 a.m.! The 35th annual Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival (MAQF) will feature everything for quilt, fiber, wearable & textile artists, and home sewers. In addition, MAQF will present the finest collection of quilt, garment, and fiber art exhibitions including quilt and wearable art prize money competitions. Rounding out the event will be workshops and lectures presented by leading instructors along with demonstrations throughout the venue.

Cost: Admission (To Be Announced) and money for a lunch at the show!

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2024!

Cooking with Latesa…
Earthquake Cake 


  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 18.25 ounce German Chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease bottom/sides of 9×13 baking pan.
  • Spread coconut and pecans in the bottom.
  • Prepare chocolate cake mix according to package directions.
  • Pour cake mix over the coconut and pecans.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese until light & fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • Drop spoonful’s over the cake batter.
  • Bake for 50 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely before serving.


Powells Point Senior Center…


8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
9:00-1200 Dominos
1:00 Bingosize

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

8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
9:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00 Bingoize

8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
11:00  Exercise Ball
Drumming (Level I)
(No Drumming February 29)
1:00 – 3:00 Puzzles/Checkers/Adult Coloring Books

8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
9:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00 Bingo
(No Bingo February 9 & 23)


3 blue books and coffee cup.

Special for February…

Thursday, February 1, 2024 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!  If you’re a sweetheart with a birthday in February, come in and let’s celebrate together! All things chocolate and a song!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2024!

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – “Valentine Candy Tree”
at 1:00 p.m.! We will be making candy trees that you can keep as a beautiful decoration for this special time of year!

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2024!

Friday, February 9, 2024 – TRIP – Lynnhaven Mall
at 10:30 a.m.!

Cost: money for shopping and lunch at the mall.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 8, 2024!

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 – PARTY – Mardi Gras
at 1:00 p.m.! Learn the roots of Mardi Gras! We will celebrate with an authentic King Cake! Lets find out who will have the best luck this year!

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2024!

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – GOODIES – Valentines Day Treats & Sweets
at 12:30 p.m.!

Friday, February 23, 2024 – TRIP & LUNCH – Hobby Lobby & The Sandwich Market
at 10:30 a.m.! Cost: money for shopping and lunch at “The Sandwich Market.”

Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 22, 2024!

Thursday, February 29, 2024 – GAME & LUNCH – “SNEAKY” Bingo
at 12:00 p.m.! If you win, someone has a chance to high jack your prize! Knotts Island will be joining us for Spaghetti with Meatballs, Breadsticks and this crazy game!  Let the fun begin!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2024!

Laughing with Lorraine…

“I’m fairly certain that the person who put the first “R” in February also decided how to spell Wednesday.”


Knotts Island Senior Center…




9:00 Walk in the Park
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

9:00 Gentle Chi Yoga
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

9:00 Walk in the Park
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

9:00 Gentle Chi Yoga
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

9:00 Exercise Ball Drumming
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games



Special for February...

Fridays in February – MOVIE DAY – Classic Romantic
at 10:30 a.m.! We’ll watch classic romantic films including: The Snows of  Kilimanjaro, The Accidental Tourist, Fools Rush in and Maid in Manhattan!

Thursday, February 1, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Vine Wreath
at 1:00 p.m.! Learn to make wreaths from fresh cut grapevines with Pastor Diana!

Registration Deadline: Monday,  January 29, 2024!

Monday, February 5, 2024 – DECORATION – Valentines Day
at 1:00 p.m.! Hearts, flowers and Cupids to brighten dark winter days!

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Birthday Celebration
at 1:00 p.m.! Celebrate February birthdays with cocoa & cupcakes!

Friday, February 9, 2024 – PARTY – Pre-Super Bowl Party & National “Build your own Pizza”
day at 12:00 p.m.! Building your own pizza is fun and easy, and we’ll eat ours while cheering for our favorite Super Bowl team!

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 6, 2024!

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Origami Hearts & Garlands
at 1:00 p.m.! Easy Origami hearts can be used on cards, in wreaths and to make heart-warming garlands!

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 – FOOD TRIP –  “GuangDong Taste”
at 10:30 a.m.! Family-run, authentic Chinese cuisine in a traditional, homestyle restaurant!

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2024!

Thursday, February 29, 2024 – TRIP- “SNEAKY” Bingo & Lunch at the Powells Point Center!
If you win, someone has a chance to high jack your prize! Enjoy Spaghetti w/meatballs, breadsticks and lots of fun! We will leave the center at 10:00 a.m.!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2024!

“Do You Remember This?” …with Mari…

“That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call’em something else.”

~ Jim Baker, Sixteen Candles, 1984