November 2022 Senior Center
Daily Happenings

The Currituck County Senior Centers; Barco, Knotts Island and Powell’s 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!

November Newsletter (PDF)
November Menu


Happy Thanksgiving in brown with a leave border on top and bottom on text.

All sites will be CLOSED
Friday, November 11, 2022
for Veterans Day!
and

Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2022
for Thanksgiving Holiday

Ready…set…go…
Currituck County Senior Services Anniversary

30 Years surround by a wreath Currituck County Senior Services will be holding a reception to honor 30 years of providing services, programs and nutrition to our seniors on Friday, November 18, 2022!

Please stop by the Currituck County Senior Center located at:

130 Community Way
Barco, North Carolina 27917

to say hello or to take a trip down memory lane.

Light refreshments will be served 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  This event is open to the public regardless of age.

 Upcoming Highlights for December:

  • 2023 PML Travel trip news
  • Annual Senior Christmas Party
  • Corolla Christmas Village
  • Christmas Movie Marathon
Donations Needed
Elderly Food Basket Program

Basket with can goods, pasta and fruitThe Currituck County Senior Center will be collecting can/box food items to help support this program sponsored by the Currituck County Department of Social Services.

Please stop by and place your donation in the box located in our lobby by Friday, December 9, 2022

Santa for Seniors

The holiday season is a joyous time of year for many people, but can be lonely for some older adults who may not have family or friends to celebrate with.  The Currituck County Senior Center will be accepting donations for our annual Home Bound Christmas bags.  New/unopened items will be accepted only.  Donation examples include:

  • Santa hugging deer.tissue
  • hand soap
  • hand sanitizer
  • unscented lotion
  • Dove body soap
  • & wrapped candy.

Donations will be accepted through Monday, December 5, 2022.

Help Needed…
Home Delivered Meals Volunteers!

Multi color hands in the air above the words volunteer.A Home Delivered Meals Volunteer is the ONLY reason we are able to serve our Currituck County home bound seniors with meals throughout the week.

Volunteers play a key role in providing seniors not only with a meal, but offer much needed socialization and smiles!  You may be the ONLY person that they see all day!  Volunteer schedules are flexible to meet our volunteers’ needs.  The average route requires 1 hour of your time and you can volunteer as little or as often as you want.

There are currently 10 routes throughout Currituck County serving approximately 65 Home Bound Seniors.

Currituck Senior Centers
Barco:   252-232-3505
Powell’s Point:   252-491-8173
Knotts Island:   252-429-3231

Corolla Update…
Yoga in Corolla!

White animated person on a Yoga mat.We are happy to announce that there is enough interest in reestablishing Yoga in Corolla that we can move forward!  We will be reaching out to all our seniors that have signed up on our “interest list” in the upcoming weeks.

We ask for your patience as this is not an overnight process… logistics, an instructor, and other details are in the process of being worked out.

Anyone who has not signed up on our “interest list”  may still do so by contacting the senior center at 252-232-3505.

You must be 55+ and be a Corolla resident at least half of the year.  Please do not contact the Corolla Library as this is not a library program.


Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“No one has ever become poor by giving.

  ~Anne Frank


Currituck Senior Center

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

 

Slice of pumpkin cheesecake with whip topping on a plate with a fork.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Tuesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5-00 Table Tennis
10:00-12:00 Art Room
11:00 Exercise DVD
12:30-5:00 Card Room

Wednesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00-11:00  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
9:00-5:00 Horseshoes
10:00-12:00 Art Room
11:00 Exercise DVD
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

 

 

 

 

 

Man carrying chrismas presents

 

 

Special for November… 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, November 4, 2022 – IN-HOUSE MOVIE – “Top Gun: Maverick”
starting at 12:00 p.m.! (2022) Starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly & Miles Teller. After 30 years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghost of his past when he leads Top Gun’s elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

Popcorn will be served.

Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!

Monday, November 7, 2022 – SEWING CLASS – Beginner’s Crochet Class
Classes will be held on Monday’s in November – 4 week “Beginner’s Crochet Class” from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., taught by Beverly Johnson.  All supplies will be provided.

*Class size is limited and will be for Beginners ONLY!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – HOLIDAY CRAFT CLASS – Christmas Door Hanger
at 12:30 p.m.

Deadline to register: Friday, November 4, 2022.

Thursday, November 10, 2022 – EVENT – “Butterbean Auction
at 11:30 a.m.! Bid on your favorite items with butter beans! Powell’s Point Seniors will be joining us!

Monday, November 14, 2022 – SEWING CLASS – Beginner’s Crochet Class
Classes will be held on Monday’s in November – 4 week “Beginner’s Crochet Class” from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., taught by Beverly Johnson.  All supplies will be provided.

*Class size is limited and will be for Beginners ONLY!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – HOLIDAY CRAFT CLASS – Mason Jar Lid Ornament
at 12:30 p.m.

Deadline to register: Thursday, November 10, 2022.

Friday, November 18, 2022 – CELEBRATION – “30 Year Anniversary”
at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Currituck County Senior Services will be holding a reception to honor 30 years of providing services, programs and nutrition to our seniors!  Please stop in to say hello or to take a trip down memory lane.

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is open to the public regardless of age.

Monday, November 21, 2022 – SEWING CLASS – Beginner’s Crochet Class
Classes will be held on Monday’s in November – 4 week “Beginner’s Crochet Class” from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., taught by Beverly Johnson.  All supplies will be provided.

*Class size is limited and will be for Beginners ONLY!

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 – PRESENTATION – “Healthy Eating
with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

Deadline: Thursday, November 17, 2022!  A free box lunch will be provided to those who register by deadline.

Monday, November 28, 2022 – SEWING CLASS – Beginner’s Crochet Class
Classes will be held on Monday’s in November – 4 week “Beginner’s Crochet Class” from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., taught by Beverly Johnson.  All supplies will be provided.

*Class size is limited and will be for Beginners ONLY!

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – HOLIDAY CRAFT CLASS – Christmas Hat Table Centerpiece
at 12:30 p.m.

Deadline to register: Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 – FOOD TREAT – Pumpkin Pie
served with lunch at 12:30 p.m.!

Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 – TRIP – Holiday Shopping
 to Kohls & At Home, and lunch at Applebee’s leave at 10:30 a.m.! 

Cooking with Latesa…
Copycat Carrabba’s Bread Dipping Oil

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 3 cloves crushed/minced garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

  • Combine the crushed red pepper, black  pepper, oregano, basil, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, sea salt & minced garlic.
  • Mix well.
  • If serving immediately, place the spice mixture in a shallow plate.
  • Drizzle the desired amount of olive oil over & serve.
  • Wait to combine olive oil and dry spices until right before serving.
www.SavoryExperiments.com

Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

Turkey with a pie between his lap and knife and fork in his hands.

 

 

Monday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
November’s flavor
“Dark Roast”
10:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00 Bingocize

Tuesday’s
9:30-11:00 Book Corner
11:00 Exercise Ball
1:00-3:00 Checkers & Games

Wednesday’s
10:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00 Bingocize
(No Bingo November 5, 19 & 26)

Thursday’s
11:00 Exercise Ball Drumming
(Level I)
(No Drumming,  November 10)
1:00-3:00 Puzzles/Checkers/Adult Coloring Books

Friday’s
10:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00 Bingo
(No Bingo November 11, 18 & 25)

 

 

 

Special for November…

Every Monday & Wednesday Bingocize – “Fall Prevention”
at 1:00 p.m.! Must have pre-registered to participate!

Friday, November 4, 2022 – TRIP – Norfolk Premium Outlets”
at 10:30 a.m.! Cost: money for lunch.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2022!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Birthday Celebration
at 1:00 p.m.!

Thursday, November 10, 2022 – EVENT – “Butterbean Auction
at Barco Senior Center! Bid on your favorite items with butter beans!

We will leave the center at 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 HOLIDAY CRAFT CLASS – “Crystal Glam Jars”
at 1:00 p.m.! Put a little bling in your holiday décor with these sparkly jars!

Registration deadline: Thursday, November 10, 2022!

Friday, November 18, 2022 – CELEBRATION – “30 Year Anniversary”
at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Currituck County Senior Services will be holding a reception to honor 30 years of providing services, programs and nutrition to our seniors!  Please stop in to say hello or to take a trip down memory lane.

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is open to the public regardless of age.

We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m. and have lunch with Barco friends!

Deadline: to register: Wednesday, November 16, 2022!

Friday, November 21, 2022 – PRESENTATION – “Diabetes”
with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

Registration deadline: Thursday, November 17, 2022!

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 – TRIP – Holiday Social
with Knotts Island! Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Knotts Island seniors! A catered lunch will be provided.

We will leave the center at 10:45 a.m..

Registration deadline: Monday, November 14, 2022!

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – GAMES – “Christmas Bingo”
Bring a wrapped inexpensive new or gently used holiday item or decoration to play!

Laughing with Lorraine…
“Why can’t you bring a Turkey to Church?
Because they use FOWL language!”
~Unknown

Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

 

 

Black pilgrim had with gold buckle.

 

 

 

Monday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Chair Exercise

Tuesday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Exercise

Wednesday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Chair Exercise

Thursday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Exercise

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

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin decorations.

 

 

 

Special for November…

Thursday, November 3, 2022 Birthday Celebration
at 1:00 p.m.!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS – “Knott Island Scarpbook Online”
at 1:00 p.m.!  Volunteer Shaun Kane will focus on our Knotts Island churches and families, like the Ansell’s, Wicker’s and Waterfield’s.

Tuesday, November 7, 2022 – CLOSED – General Election
Polling Place

Thursday, November 10, 2022 – HOLIDAY CRAFT CLASS – Creative Button Trees”
at 1:00 p.m.! Decorate a fall tree, or a Christmas Tree, or a Rainbow Tree. Draw your tree and add buttons to craft a design for your home!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – TRIP – Chrysler Museum & Lunch”
Brunch at Applebee’s. Enjoy a free glass-making demo!

We will leave the center at 9:30 a.m. Cost is money for Brunch!

Thursday, November 17, 2022 DECORATE – “Center for Thanksgiving”
at 1:00 p.m.! Lets round up some turkeys, fill up cornucopias, and drink some hot apple cider while we fill the center with Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 18, 2022 – CELEBRATION  TRIP – “30 Year Anniversary”
at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Currituck County Senior Services will be holding a reception to honor 30 years of providing services, programs and nutrition to our seniors!  Please stop in to say hello or to take a trip down memory lane.

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is open to the public regardless of age.

We will leave the center at 10:00 a.m. and have lunch with Barco friends!

Deadline: to register: Wednesday, November 16, 2022!

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 – TRIP – Holiday Social
with Powell’s Point at 12:00 p.m.! We will celebrate Thanksgiving with the Powell’s Point Seniors!

A catered lunch will be provided along with door prizes!

Register by Monday, November 14, 2022 deadline!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 – GAMES – Game Day
at 1:00 p.m.! Bingo, card games, board games, mahjong and more!  

“You Must Remember This?” with Mari Mann…
The house was very quiet, and the fog
– we are in November now –
pressed against the windows like an excluded ghost.”

~E.M. Foster, Howards End