January 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!

January Newsletter (PDF)
January Menu


 All Senior Centers will be
CLOSED
Monday, January 1, 2024 – New Years Day!
Monday, January 15, 2024 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Ready…set…go…
Harrison Opera House Trip!

Take a trip to watch “Madama Butterfly” at Harrison Opera House in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday, March 8, 2024!

Bound by tradition and honor, a young Japanese maiden is left to face an unspeakable aftermath when abandoned by a reckless American Naval officer.

Trip Cost: $34.21 per person (tax included.)  We will leave the Currituck Senior Center at 6:00 pm.

Deadline to signup/pay: Friday, January 12, 2024!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Trip – Between April 22 & April 24, 2024!

Your 3 day/2-night package includes:

  • 2 nights Ocean view hotel accommodations,
  • 2 breakfasts at hotel
  • 2 dinners at restaurants in Myrtle Beach!
  • Ticket to “The Carolina Opry” show – 2 hours of high energy entertainment that blends humor and dancing with  everything from Rock ‘n Roll, Broadway, country, pop, and gospel!
  • Ticket to the “One” show at the Alabama Theater – the show combines extraordinary talent, iconic production numbers, sizzling visual elements and extravagant costumes with hit songs from many exciting musical genres.
  • Visit Historic Georgetown – home to 5 museums and more than 250 historic houses. Stroll the Harborwalk that features delightful shops and restaurants.
  • Explore Broadway at the Beach– features opportunities to walk along the beach, unique shops, dining, and award-winning restaurants.

Trip Cost: $499 per person based off double occupancy. Optional travel protection is $51. Single rates are available upon request.

A $100 deposit per person is due by: Monday, January 22, 2024! 

Senior Games…

Senior Games applications will be available at the Currituck Senior Center starting in January 2024.

*If you are a past senior games participate you will receive an application via mail/email.

Free AARP Tax Prep…

Partial clock that says "Tax Time"Tax prep will start in February 2024.  We are NOT currently taking  appointments.  Information regarding appointments, qualifications, etc. will be provided in the February newsletter.

Thank you for your patience!

Senior Bell Choir…
Update

Doll ringing bell.The Bell Choir will resume on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 11:00 a.m..  Latesa will be reaching out to seniors that have expressed interest prior to resume date.

Past performances included Children Hospital of the Kings Daughter (CHKD), Central Elementary School, Carolina House, Nursing Home, Christmas Parties…

NO musical talent is required only your willingness to bring smiles every time you play.


Dawn’s Words of Wisdom
“And now we welcome the New Year,
full of things that have never been.”

~Unknown


Currituck Senior Center

Everyday…

 

 

 

Happy New Year with stars in red.

 

 

 

 

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
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

 

 

 

 

 

Special for January… 

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 – CELEBRATION – Ice Cream Treat
Celebrate the New Year with Ice Cream Sundaes at 12:00 p.m.!

Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 – PRESENTATION – Weatherization Assistance Program
at 11:00 a.m.! Has your heat/ac stopped working and your experiencing a financial strain? If so, this presentation is for you! Jason Barnes from Economic Approval Council (EIC) will be here to explain the benefits of the program, assist with applications and to answer your questions. (Application process is confidential.)

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2024!

Thursday, January 11, 2024 – TRIP – Rivers Casino
We will be heading to Rivers Casino in Portsmouth, Virginia at 10:30 a.m.!

Cost: money for food and fun!

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2024!

Friday, January 12, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Paper Rose Wreath
The two part Paper Rose Wreath class will begin at 1:00 p.m., taught by Lorraine Fitchett from Powell’s Point!

This class is limited. (You MUST attend Part One held on January 12, 2024, to participate in Part Two held on Friday, January 19, 2024.)

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2024!

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 – PRESENTATION – Genealogy
with Amber from the Moyock Library at 11:00 a.m.! Amber will walk you through the process of how to get started, where to find information, and how to put the pieces together!

Registration Deadline:  Friday, January 12, 2024!

Friday, January 19, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Paper Rose Wreath
The two part Paper Rose Wreath class will begin at 1:00 p.m., taught by Lorraine Fitchett from Powell’s Point!

This class is limited. (You MUST attend Part One held on January 12, 2024, to participate in Part Two.)

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2024!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 – PRESENTATION – Dietary Supplements for Older Adults
with Amy Underhill from Albemarle Regional Health Services at 11:00 a.m.!

Refreshments will be provided.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 18, 2024!

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 – TRIP – Breakfast & Bingo at Beachcombers
(formerly known as Peppercorns) at the beach! We will leave the center at 8:00 a.m.!

Cost: $12.80 (including tax & tip) for the breakfast buffet.

Deadline to sign up & pay: Wednesday, January 10, 2024!

Monday, January 29, 2024 – ENTERTAINMENT – Monday Night Bunco & Dinner
from 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.!

Cost: $3 for prizes.

Deadline to sign up & pay: Thursday, January 25, 2024!

Cooking with Latesa…

Stuff Steak Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 bunch baby spinach leaves
  • Provolone, thinly sliced

Directions:

  • Sauté first 5 ingredients in olive oil for 15-20 minutes.
  • Salt & Pepper flank steak on both sides.
  • Spread mushroom onion mixture on top of flank steak.
  • Top with layer of fresh spinach and layer of provolone.
  • Roll steak into cylinder and secure every inch with long picks.
  • Slice steak roll every inch and brown on both sides in skillet with olive oil.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
www.BigOven.com

Powells Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

Clock showing 5 minutes before midnight

 

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

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 Bingo
(No Bingo January 24 & 31)

Thursday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
11:00 Exercise Ball Drumming – Level I
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 January 12, 19 & 26)

 

Special for January…

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 – CELEBRATION – Happy New Year Party
at 12:30 p.m.!

Monday, January 8, 2024 – TRIP – Elvis Bingo at Knotts Island!
Celebrate Elvis’s birthday with Bingo, Fried Banana & Peanut Butter sandwiches with chips, Elvis records and impersonations!

Best Elvis impersonation wins a prize! We will leave the center at 10:45 a.m..

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2024!

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Utensil Wind Chimes
Craft Class (Part One) at 1:00 p.m.! We will make unique and beautiful sounding wind chimes made of kitchen utensils to hang on your porch or give to a friend!

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2024!

Thursday, January 18, 2024 – COOKING CLASS – Making Brunswick Stew
with Chris & Sheila from Currituck Cooperative Extension at 1:00 p.m.!

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2024!

Monday, January 22, 2024 – EXERCISE PROGRAM – BINGOSIZE
is back, by poplar demand! Registration and first class starts at 1:00 p.m.! This is a 10 week, 2 times a week (Monday & Wednesday) exercise program with Bingo incorporated.

Class size is limited! Please make every effort to attend all classes.

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2024!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Utensil Wind Chime
(Part Two) at 1:00 p.m.!

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 – TRIP – Breakfast & Bingo at Beachcombers
(formerly known and Peppercorns) at the beach! We will leave the center at 8:30 a.m.!

Cost: $12.80 (including tax & tip) for breakfast buffet.

Registration Deadline to sign up and pay: Wednesday, January 10, 2024!

Laughing with Lorraine…
“Dear New Years Resolution,
Well, it was fun while it lasted.
Sincerely, January 2nd.
~Unknown

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

 

 

3 blue snowflakes

Special for January…

Mondays & Wednesdays – EXERCISE – Walk in the Park
at 9:30 a.m.. A brisk morning walk is a great way to start your day!

Tuesdays & Thursdays – EXERCISE – Gentle Chi Yoga
at 9:30 a.m.. Chi Yoga combines traditional yoga poses with stretching, strengthening and balance movements.

Fridays– EXERCISE – Exercise Ball Drumming
at 9:30 a.m.! Drumming is a great way to raise your heart rate and happiness level! We’ll use exercise balls and drumsticks to drum our way to health & happiness!

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 Birthday Celebration
at 1:00 p.m.! Celebrate January Birthdays with Hot Apple Cider &  Snowflake Cookies!

Friday, January 5, 2024 – DECORATING – Decorate for Winter Fun
at 1:00 p.m.! Snowflakes are our theme for January!

Monday, January 8, 2024 – VISITORS & GAMES – Elvis Bingo
at 12:00 p.m.! Powell’s Point Seniors will join us to celebrate Elvis’s birthday with Bingo, Fried Banana & Peanut Butter sandwiches with chips, Elvis records and impersonations! Best Elvis impersonation wins a prize!

Registration Deadline: Friday,  January 5, 2024!

Thursday, January 11, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Card Making Craft
with Pastor Diana at 1:00 p.m.! We’ll continue our snowflake theme for January making Winter Fun cards!

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 – COOKOFF – Chili
at 1:00 p.m.! Volunteer Luanne Edmonds and former Volunteer Mr. Ed will go head to head with a Chili Cookoff featuring beef chili and vegetarian chili! Come sample and vote for the best chili on the Island!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 – TRIP – Mission BBQ & Duck Donuts
in Chesapeake! Mission BBQ serves up brisket, pulled pork, turkey & chicken plus sides of their famous Mac & Cheese! After lunch, we’ll walk next door to Duck Donuts to top up with Donuts!

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2024!

Thursday, January 25, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Beaded Snowflake Hangings
at 1:00 p.m.! Sparkly silver pipe cleaners, craft wire and beads of all colors make beautiful and unique snowflake hangings for decorating our homes through the winter months!

“You Must Remember This?” with Mari Mann…
“Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin’ to the Jailhouse Rock?”

~ Jailhouse Rock, Elvis Presley, 1957