The Village Voice -February 2010 The Village at the Pines 1450 South Ferry Street Grand Haven, MI 616-846-9000 March 2015 Dear Residents, Welcome to March – Welcome to Spring! March 20th will bring the long awaited return of spring! With winter winding down we all look forward to warmer temperatures, more hours of daylight, the sunshine, budding plants, early blooming flowers and so much more. I would like you to take a moment and consider how you plan to celebrate the arrival of spring. An interesting Polish and Indian tradition would be to spend the day chasing one another and throw water and water balloons at each other. Once the mess was cleaned up, everyone would gather together to enjoy a festive meal. If we were in China, we would celebrate the arrival of spring with family outings, singing, dancing and starting the spring plowing. The Russians celebrate the end of winter with Maslenitsa or “Pancake Week”. Along with pancakes you will find performing bears, bonfires and sled rides. Those in Switzerland will gather together to burn the “winter” away. “Winter” is a snowman stuffed with fireworks. Here in the United States the most popular way to welcome spring is by participating in Spring Break. The first official Spring Break occurred in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida back in 1938 when 300 swimmers and college coaches attended a swim forum. Today those venturing out on spring break will spend an average of $1,100. Looking back over the list, I am sorry to say that here at The Village, we will not be welcoming spring with dancing bears or bonfires, sled rides or snowmen stuffed with fireworks, plowing of fields or water balloon fights, nor will there be the $1,100 spring break trip. What we are pleased to offer you are some great tasting dinners in our Dining Room, along with the addition of brunch on Mondays and lunch on Wednesdays. As we consider family outings, we have the weekly grocery shopping trips, biweekly trip to the senior center, monthly mall trip and a lunch outing. We will also have the special treat of a Murder Mystery Dessert Theater performance by the Masterworks Theatre Group right here in the Dining Room. Last on the list we have the singing and pancake week. Join us for singing at the March special music event and pancake week will be turned into pancake day. Join us for the free Welcome Spring Pancake Breakfast on March 20th! All of that being said, thank you for helping us welcome spring here at The Village! Kelvin Miller, Community Director Welcome, New Residents! Marian Reiss Apt. 122 Margaret 1Curry Apt. 218 Resident Spotlight Herm & Norma Hackstock Herm was born in Ohio and his family moved to Grand Haven in 1918 after his father purchased a farm in Robinson Township. Many of you may know that Herm served in the army during World War II for over four years. Upon returning from the service he married his first wife and raised their family, two daughters and a son, in Ferndale, Michigan which is near Detroit. Herm was a Construction Electrician and worked on many of the high rise buildings in and around Detroit. Norma was born and raised north of Holland, Michigan. She and her first husband had three daughters and one son and lived in the Grand Haven area. Norma worked outside the home once their youngest daughter started school. She began as a Secretary in Human Resources for AP Parts, then Secretary to the General Manager, and later as General Accounting Supervisor. AP Parts closed down in 1981 and she took a position as Office Manager for Corotech, Inc. Both Herm and Norma lost their first spouses to brain cancer, Herm’s wife in 1976 and Norma’s husband in 1983. Herm and Norma met at a dance at the American Legion. Up until a few years ago, they went dancing at least every week after they were married. They enjoyed traveling all over the USA, including Alaska. They were also able to visit Herm’s many relatives in Germany with four visits to Europe over a 10 year period. Additionally they spent 20 winters in Florida, near Fort Pierce. Norma was also able to travel with her daughter to Bermuda, China and Ireland. The farm that Herm grew up on became an important part of his life and holds many wonderful memories. He was able to purchase the farm property from his father in the 1970’s and when he retired at the end of 1978, he moved back to the farm. Herm and Norma spent over 29 years enjoying life together on the farm. It was a gathering place for family reunions bringing together 50-70 family members each year and Herm was known for giving the best tractor rides! They celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary last August. Considering Herm was 67 and Norma 49 when they got married, they feel very blessed to have each other this long. They are both blessed with and by their wonderful caring children and grandchildren. All together, Herm and Norma have six grandsons, two grand daughters, five great grand daughters and one great grandson! In November 2013 Herm became ill and was hospitalized and then spent time in the nursing home for rehabilitation. They moved to The Village in December of 2013. They are very happy and feel secure here as everyone has been very friendly and kind. 2 The Village Wellness Center Located on the second floor Mark your calendar for these services… Next Podiatrist Day, Wednesday, March 4 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Dr. Robbi Young from The Family Foot and Ankle Center Appointment necessary and scheduled by their office– **These appointments are for toenail trim only. Please see Katie or Debbie if you’re interested. Hearing Aid Clean & Check Clinic Next clinic Wednesday, April 22 ***Please sign up for an appointment by the Friday prior in the In-House Activity Binder Wax Removal Appointments are available at Grand Pines or at their office and are available by appointment by calling 847-3144 Courtesy of Comprehensive Ear & Hearing FREE Blood Pressure Clinic Every Thursday 2:00-2:30 pm Provided by the following: March. 5 March. 26 March. 12 & 19 3 Pop Can Drive Continues to be a Success! Ways to Stay Strong and Active... Cardio Fitness Class Trade me in for cash! Continue to bring your cans and bottles (rinsed out and empty please) to the receptacle in the Activities Office, and residents Doug Gardner and Jim Gignac will return them for you! The money will be used toward resident activities. Tuesdays @ 1:15 Pm in the Game Room Join our new exercise professional, Marci Weaver as she leads you in simple movements set to music, and before you realize it, you’ll have exercised 30 minutes! Marci will show you how to work harder or easier! Chair Exercise Now every Monday (with Debbie) & Thursday (with Katie) Caring @ 10:00 am in the Game Room Corner Please know that The Village at the Pines is interested in the health of our residents but also wish to respect the privacy of all residents. Please let the office know if you are in the hospital or nursing care for rehabilitation and wish to get cards or visits. Thank You! Body Balance Once a month Provided by Comfort Keepers Thursday, March 5 @ 1:00 pm in the Game Room Also remember to walk! Walking our halls, each leg back and forth from the central elevator, equals 1 mile! 4 2:00 pm on Fridays! Come one, come all! Happy Hours are a great opportunity to meet new residents March 6 Cleopatra: A Life By Stacy Schiff “St. Patrick’s Day” Happy Hour Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She had children by Julius Caesar and with Mark Antony had children and attempted to forge a new empire. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons: her supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order. The Village provides the appetizers and drinks for Happy Hour. **Please let the Activities office know in advance, if you have a special visitor who is in town for our On the House Happy Hours. Thank You! March 20 Resident Social Hour: The residents bring the food and drinks. March 27 Thursday, March 19 @ 3:00 pm In the Private Dining Room Resident Social Hour: The residents bring the food and drinks. March 13 The Village Book Club Resident Social with Pizza: See you in the Dining Room at 2:00 PM! Richard Hoffstedt (apt. 323) organizes and leads this group. 10 books of this title are currently available in the main office to check out. As books are read and returned, others may check them out. You may always check out your own book from a library or purchase a copy as well. 5 ‘Knit Together’ Wednesdays at 6:30 pm In the Dining Room Join this group of knitters to get ideas, or to enjoy the company of others. Resident’s Pot of Gold Meeting Tuesday, March 17 @ 2:00 pm For Tech support OR In the Dining Room Come with the Shamrock’s you’ve found hidden throughout the common areas of the building the first few weeks of March. You will get to trade them in at the end of the meeting for either a gift or a ...gag! To add channels to your service Call 888-388-4249 Or 248-479-2232 (NEW) For after-hours maintenance Residents are strongly encouraged to emergencies, please call the emergency attend the Resident Meeting. Kelvin will be giving updates on important maintenance number: Village matters. In addition, the 888-239-8528 Regular Hours Office Phone Number: Maintenance and Activities Staff will give updates. If you have comments, 616-846-9000 new ideas or concerns about The Kelvin Miller, Community Director Village, this is the perfect time to share Beth Parker, Office Manager them. To get information about events and activities, call the Activities Office: 616-846-4342 Katie Winkler & Debbie Detar 6 Come and be a part of your community. The Village at the Pines Theater Now Showing in March Tuesday Night Movies in March @ 6:30 pm March March March March March 3 10 17 24 31 The Ultimate Gift RV Mom’s Night Out You’ve Got Mail Til the Clouds Roll By Saturday Night Movies in March @ 6:30 pm March March March March 7 14 21 28 Magic in the Moonlight Shawshank Redemption Contact Second Hand Lions Church Services **In order to show a variety of movies for the varied interests of our residents, occasionally a movie will not appeal to everyone. Please see the movie marquis on the third floor to read the movie synopsis and check the rating. Sunday, March 15 at 6:30 pm in the Theatre another special performance DVD from Andre Rieu Sunday, March 1 @ 2:30 pm: Jeff Terrill Sunday, March 8 @ 2:30 pm: Rev. Gary Lacy Sunday, March 15 @ 2:30 pm: Rev. Kirby Smith Sunday, March 22 @ 2:30 pm: Joy Shimp Sunday, March 29 @ 2:30 pm: Covenant Life Wii Bowling: Tuesdays @ 3:00 pm & Fridays @ 10:00 am 7 Happy Birthday!! March Birthdays….. Marion Vermurlen Richard Miller Robert Vincent George Heagney Patricia Smith Delores VanValkenburgh Apt. 226 Ron Westerhouse Apt. 120 Betty Kennedy Apt. 204 Virginia Seeley Apt. 305 Beverly Burlingame Apt. 108 Apt. 100 Apt. 327 Apt. 307 Apt. 103 Apt. 107 March 16 March 16 March 19 March 22 March 23 New in 2015…. Village Birthdays will be celebrated as a group every other month. The next birthday party will be Friday, April 24 @ 2:00 pm and we will celebrate both March and April birthdays! 8 March 3 March 11 March 15 March 15 March 15 The Snow is here... Spiritual Growth Opportunities Thanks for keeping your parked car from hanging over the sidewalk for snow removal! Bible Study Wednesdays @ 2:00 pm In the Private Dining Room Kelvin would like to invite you to attend a weekly Bible Study taking place here at The Village on Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. Our NEW study will be Minor Prophets. Worship in the Theater Sunday, March 1 @ 2:30 pm: Jeff Terrill Sunday, March 8 @ 2:30 pm: Rev. Gary Lacy Sunday, March 15 @ 2:30 pm: Rev. Kirby Smith Sunday, March 22 @ 2:30 pm: Joy Shimp Sunday, March 29 @ 2:30 pm: Covenant Life Thank You Residents for continuing to let your visitors know not to park in the front entrance. This area is for dropping off residents and picking up residents only. All New (and ‘not so new’) Residents encouraged to come! Coffee Club 9:30 am Thursdays in the Dining Room. 9 March’s In House Entertainment and Special Events Grand Haven Area High School’s fiddler group ‘GOTAK’ Tuesday, March 10 @ 3:15 pm In the Dining Room This extracurricular string ensemble will visit us to play popular fiddle music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The group, directed by Melissa Meyers, has played for The Village before. The group started with a handful of orchestra students who had a common interest in exploring string music outside of the classical realm. ‘GOTAK’ has grown significantly since the start and always succeeds in exciting the audience with their love of ‘fiddling’ and sounds of Blue Grass, Irish and Celtic Folk Music, Jazz and Rock. Discussion Group Thursday, March 12 @ 3:00 pm In the Game Room Those who met in February decided on the topic… Save the Great Lakes: discussing Stanwood water bottling depleting the aquifer, Grand Rapids wastewater overflow, carp entering the Great Lakes We are an open group discussing ideas of interest...international events, local politics, effective grand parenting, etc. Life after loss Monday, March 16 @ 10:30 am In the Private Dining Room Led by Bonnie Messenger, the grief counselor at North Ottawa Community Hospital.- Bonnie has led many groups like this in the area, and we are grateful that she will be coming to The Village. This group meets monthly. 10 8th Grader’s Presentation of Resident Interviews Monday, March 16 @ 1:15pm In the Dining Room This presentation will be the culminating event for the students to present their written projects focusing on resident volunteers from the last few weeks who have been interviewed about the meaning of their special object. Village Vintage Voices Tuesday, March 17 @ 3:00 pm in the Private Dining Room Join us for this special writers’ workshop You have important stories that need to be written so they can be shared from generation to generation and family to friends. Internationally published author Tricia L. McDonald is back to lead another workshop focused on helping you get your stories onto paper. This is a fun, interactive workshop using prompts to help stir your memories so you can get them out of your head and written down! ‘Annual’ Welcome Spring Pancake Breakfast Open House Friday, March 20 Breakfast served from 9:00 am– 10:00 am In the Dining Room Please sign up in the Activity Binder by the last day of Winter – March 19. 11 Fire and Fall Prevention Presentation Tuesday, March 24 @ 3:00 pm In the Dining Room Presented by The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Fire Services Division GHDPS will be using a curriculum developed by National Fire Protection Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention titled: Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults. Remembering When is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention. Come to this free public service presentation. Sharlene MacLaren Author Talk Thursday, March 26 at 2:30 pm In the Dining Room Award winning author of faith-based historical fiction, Sharlene MacLaren, will visit us to talk a bit about her writing journey, what launched her career, and how she managed to break into the publishing industry. Sharlene is the author of 16 full-length novels, including four three-book series set in various locales around the country and also some contemporary stand-alone novels. Of special interest is her series titled The Daughters of Jacob Kane, which is set in the early 1900s right here in our very own Grand Haven, aka Sandy Shores, Michigan. Sharlene, a retired elementary teacher, has two married daughters and five delightful grandchildren. She and her husband Cecil reside in Spring Lake with their beloved collie and playful kitty. Sharlene will also be donating some of her published books to The Village Library! 12 Murder Mystery Dessert Theatre Friday, March 27 at 7 pm In the Dining Room Master Arts Theatre will be coming to The Village to perform an interactive murder mystery “Death In Them Thar Hills” and YOU can be a part of solving the crime! We will be serving dessert—a slice of Russ’ pie! Cost will be $7 for an evening of fun entertainment, mystery, and delicious Russ’ pie! **When you sign up in the In House Activity Binder by March 19, please indicate your choice of pie: Dutch Apple, Custard, Lemon Meringue. Presentation of ‘Easter in the Holy Land’ By Tom Buettner Monday, March 30 @ 11:00 am In the Theater Tom has been here quite a few times to lead interesting slide presentations on various places and events. Travel with him to Jerusalem where you will visit the Holy Sepulchre and Garden of Gethsemane along with nearby regions such as Jericho, The Dead Sea, Damascus, and Beruit. Tuesday, March 31 @ 12:30-3:30 pm Paint Along With Amber: A beginning acrylic painting class (meeting in the Arts and Crafts room) Enjoy step-by-step instruction in a three hour guided acrylic painting lesson created for the beginner, led by a professional art instructor. Cost is $20 per person. All supplies provided: canvas, paints & brushes. See the Activity Table for a photo of the sample painting. Register by calling Amber Wilder at 210-683-8680 by Thursday, March 26 You may invite family or friends to join, but please register them also. 13 Bus Trips... Out for Lunch! Let’s Go! Tuesday, March 3 11:00 am-1:30 pm For Bus Trips, please remember to sign-up at least a day ahead unless an earlier sign-up is necessary. Curragh’s Irish Pub Located in Holland, Michigan this will be a festive Irish outing in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day this month! Unfortunately, we will need to cancel if attendance is too low the day prior to the trip. Their menu has been placed with the Bus Trip sign up sheet. Please sign up early if possible! **Sign up in the Bus Trip Binder. March Grocery Shopping Shopping at the The Lakes Mall, Barnes & Noble, Target or Kohl’s Meijer, Walmart or D&W Every Monday at 1:30 pm You select the store at which you’d like to be dropped off and The Village Bus will pick you up beginning at 3:00 pm. You choose the location at which you would like to shop. This is our regular mall trip taken on the second Wednesday of each month and a combined trip with Pinewood Place! Wednesday, March 11 from 1-4:00 pm **Sign-up in the Bus Trip Binder Sign up in the Bus Trip Activity Binder 14 More Bus Trips... Bingo at the Senior Center March 13 & 27 Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month residents can take our bus along with Pinewood Residents to the Senior Center and enjoy free bingo and a $3-5 lunch. Bus leaves at 8:45 am from the Lobby and returns at 12:30 pm Sign-up in the Bus Trips Activity Binder Grand Haven’s Central Park Players presents: 12 Angry Men Saturday, March 7 Bus will depart at 6:45 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm The action of the play begins just after a 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. As the jurors work together to try to determine a verdict, each man is forced to come to grips with his own character. Various testimonies are re-examined, tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men. Tickets are $10. **Please put check made out to The Village at the Pines in the suggestion box, and Sign up in the Bus Trip binder by February 25. 15 Find the Hidden Shamrocks at The Village! Guess how many coins are in the jar on the Activities Table! 15 numbered Shamrock stickers will be hidden during March before St. Patricks Day– keep a look out! Bring them to the Irish Themed Resident Meeting on Tuesday, March 17th at 2:00 pm. Winner announced at The Resident Meeting on Tuesday, March 17! Hint: all common areas are free game and no crawling necessary. Our Hairdresser March 10 & 24 @ 1:30 pm Meet Schwans in the Lobby and he can get items out of his truck. Call ahead if you’d like to order something special. 231-250-2781 16 Paula is happy to make an appointment for you! Please call Paula Davis to make an appointment 1-616-502-9845 The Village Dining Room Brunch Lunch Served Mondays from 12-1:00 pm Served Wednesdays from 12-1:00 pm $6 - Reservations made with regular dinner meals, and will be added to your statement. *No Tickets* $6 - Reservations made with regular dinner meals, and will be added to your statement. *No Tickets* Dinner As usual, dinner is served each evening at 5:00 pm, except for Sunday, which is served at 1:00 pm Reservations required by 10:00 am the day prior or 10:00 am on Fridays for Weekend and Monday meals. Cost is $9 or a meal ticket. These businesses offer free delivery or discounts on services to The Village at the Pines Residents! Genius Phone Repair– 10 % off repair service of anything with a screen for Village Residents– call 616-504-4333 The experienced technicians at Genius are dedicated to getting you back on track with your life! They carefully repair your broken iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, and Android devices while ensuring you the highest level of customer service. They are so confident in their quality parts and service that every repair comes with a 90-day warranty! Plantengas Cleaners– Free Delivery & Pick-up of dry cleaning. Call the North Plantengas office– 842-6950. Mention that you live at The Village and they will schedule a pick up and when it’s returned, they’ll leave a bill that you may mail back with a check. Dunewood Pharmacy, located in North Ottawa Community Hospital Phone, 842-5193 17 The Village Library *Non-fiction books are labeled with a number which corresponds to its category. *Fiction books continue to be categorized alphabetically by author. The new shelves have been filled! Come see the newly organized Library Large Print Books are now being shelved together near the non-fiction titles. Many DVD’s & Videos are located on the shelves below the sign out sheets and may be checked out as well! *Sign out books on the sign-out sheet and cross off your name as you return them. Look for details coming soon regarding the new recycling process in our building! Thank you for continuing to bag and tie all garbage before putting it in the trash receptacles in the Trash Room! Donated Items Appreciated *Bingo Prizes are always appreciated: these can be new items, or smaller used items. All donated items should be in good working order and subject to Management approval. Items may be given to Beth, Katie or Debbie. Village Wish List…. 5-disc CD player, Water Cooler, Large Print Books 18 Please Remember the hours for the Trash Compactor are 9 am -9 pm ONLY. Games, Games, Games... Weekly Game Schedule: PINOCHLE Mon. 6:30 PM GR Wii BOWLING Fri. 10:00 AM BINGO Tues. 10:00 AM GR PINOCHLE Fri. 1:00 PM GR SCRABBLE Tues. 2:00 PM GR EUCHRE Sat. 10:00 AM GR Wii BOWLING Tues. 3:00 PM TH DOMINOS Wed. 10:00 AM GR BINGO Thurs. 6:30 PM DR TH Sunday Nights @ 7:00 pm alternate between Ten Dimes and Euchre: GR We are looking to start a Bridge group! Let the Activities Office know if you’re interested. Scrabble group meeting on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm (2:45 pm on Resident Meeting Tuesdays) and Saturdays at 3:00 pm! Sunday Night is always Game Time @ 7:00 pm: ‘Ten Dimes’ also called ‘CLR’ Sunday March 8 & 22 @ 7:00 pm in the Dining Room or Game Room (depending upon group size) This is an easy-to-learn dice game. Bring 10 dimes and test your luck! Bring 20 dimes if you’d like to play more than one game. 19 Euchre Sunday, March 1, 15 & 29 @ 7:00 pm In the Game Room Tuesdays @ 10:00 am In the Game Room & Thursday Nights @ 6:30 pm In the Dining Room Thursday nights Bingo is in the Dining Room due to the larger number of players – conversationalists, please be mindful of the bingo game & move other conversations to either the Game Room or the Lobby. Thank You. $.05 / game Winner takes money or chooses a prize (donated prizes welcome!) Keep Saving Box Tops and Soup Labels! Check your receipt coupons from Meijer for additional box top coupons. They can be valued at 100 box tops! These box tops are found on many food items you purchase regularly and are worth $.10 a piece! Cut them out, save them, and bring them to the receptacle on the Activity Table. Marguerite Rauschert sends them in for our schools! A few more good things about getting older….. 1. 2. 3. 4. Gray hair has more body. If you were getting younger instead of older everyone would hate you. Your arthritis makes it less likely to lose your wedding ring. Social Security operates on a first come, first serve basis. ‘If you survive long enough, you’re revered– rather like an old building.’ - Katharine Hepburn ‘The advantage to being eighty years old is that one has had many people to love.’ -Jean Renoir ‘I love everything that’s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.’ - Olivier Goldsmith 20 Across 1. Rodeo rope 6. Manner 10. Tennis's ____ Sampras 14. Limber 15. Soup vegetable 16. Length times width 17. King, e.g. 18. "____ of Our Lives" 19. Convent dwellers 20. Artist Salvador ____ 21. Crucial 22. Go by 24. Weight unit 26. Voted in 27. Tom Brokaw, e.g. 30. Count ____ of jazz 31. Ocean's fluid (2 wds.) 33. Tavern orders 37. MD's group 38. Frighten 41. Savings plan (abbr.) 42. Church seats 44. Practice session 46. Moved sneakily 49. Lubricate 50. In ____ (late with payment) 53. Beer grain 54. Contaminates 55. Actor ____ Gibson 56. Strong cord 60. Leer 61. Impersonated 63. Pavarotti, e.g. 64. ____-do-well 65. Bangkok native 66. Consumer 67. Water whirl 68. White metal 69. Tiny particles Down 1. Fat for frying 2. Mexican water 3. Window part 4. ____ of hand (magic trick) 5. Above, in verse 6. Internet access device 7. All right! 8. Thirsty 9. Painters' stands 10. Cure-all 11. Burst forth 12. Keyed up 13. Relieved 21. Jeweler's meas ure 23. Hawaiian wreath 25. Uses oars 26. Our planet 27. Right away (abbr.) 28. Moniker 29. Pincer 30. Flat cap 32. Field covers 34. ____ Kudrow of "Friends" 35. Historic periods 36. Discount event 39. Lawful 40. James ____ Jones 43. Theater backdrop 45. 47. 48. 50. 51. 52. 53. 55. 57. 58. 59. 62. pa 63. Hideaway Rodent Imitation Repent Expressed anger Irritated Military doctor Unkind Aware of Ode Makes mistakes ____ Beta KapSteeped brew Answers on the reverse side of this page A Special Themed Dinner Hour St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Tuesday, March 17 @ 5:00 pm In the Dining Room Sign-up for Dinner on this night and enjoy all the festivities that come with St. Patrick’s Day—A wonderful Corned Beef and Cabbage meal with all the trimmings, special music and for a small upcharge of $2, green beer! Our Activities office and Dining Room staff are joining forces to put on a special themed dinner every couple months! Sign-up in the office as you would for any dinner. The cost is $9 or a meal ticket. March Craft Time In the Arts and Crafts room, 2nd floor Thursday, March 5 @ 2:30 pm Fabric Covered Basket Take a plain plastic basket & freshen it up with pretty fabric. An example will be in the Arts & Crafts Room for you to see. Cost will be $4, includes a basket, various fabrics to choose from, supplies & hands on instruction to create. Bring your money with you that day. **Please sign up by March 3 in the In House Activity Binder, so Katie and Debbie know how many to plan for.