NEWS

SCONA NEWS APRIL 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR COMING EVENTS

FYI: the Orchestra Borealis presents their season concert #3 on Sunday, April 28th at 3:00 p.m. at the Southpoint Community Centre, 11520 Ellerslie Rd. Tickets are $15 at the door or online at www.orchestraborealis.ca. The concert features Conductor David Hoyt and music by Debussy, Wagner, and Prokofiev. An affordable Sunday afternoon out!!

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019: SCONA will host a Celebration of Mothers fundraiser at Ritchie Hall and offer you a fun-filled afternoon with family including dinner, dance, silent auction, raffle, door prizes, and a 1950’s Fashion Show. Get ready to be wowed! The event is to be held at Ritchie Hall from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and tickets are $25. Tell your family and friends to come celebrate their Mother and watch for your invite before the end of April.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019: The Kenilworth Community League has generously opened their hall to SCONA in support of our fundraising efforts. Everyone is invited to a live performance by our very own drama club: “Old McDonald and the Little Red Hen; a Lesson on Aging”, a lovely dinner, silent auction, raffle, 50/50 draw, door prizes, and a good old fashioned dance. Your invitation and all the details will be shared in your May newsletter to give you plenty of time for planning.

SOME ACTIVITIES YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER!

SUNDAY COMPUTER CLASSES are arranged so that you receive individual instruction; you learn what you need knowing! Dellah does a wonderful job of organizing the volunteer U of A students who provide the instruction, so that there is someone there just for you. Bring your phone, iPad, laptop, or tablet and learn, learn, learn. Call Dellah at 780-450-0738 if you would like to attend.

TUESDAY MORNING BOWLING at Bonnie Doon Lanes isn’t just good exercise; it is a morning of laughter, razzing, and great sportsmanship. Cathy went one Tuesday in March and it was so much fun she has invited everyone to come and join her on March 23rd at 10:30 a.m. A lovely, fun bunch meet at the lanes every Tuesday morning. Just ask at the desk which lanes have been assigned to SCONA.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON CREATIVE WRITING CLASS is a lesson in free thinking and a trip down memory lane. Join others in considering the questions posed by our published poet, Adelle, and discover that you really can write! Truly a lovely afternoon!

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CRIB TOURNAMENTS keep your brain sharp and your stomach full. Charlotte and Agnes always have a yummy snack waiting for you. The cost is five dollars but you could return home with your fiver in your pocket!

CHECK YOUR CALENDAR for good times and great food at Ritchie and/or Kenilworth Halls. Everyone is welcome at both places and you are sure to make some mighty fine friends!

 

FREE FIELDTRIPS

At the request of many who went the first time, we are making another trip to River Cree Casino on Wednesday, March 17th. The bus will depart Ritchie Hall at 11 a.m. and return about 3:30 p.m. Last time we went we enjoyed a very inexpensive breakfast on our own dime as soon as we arrived, played the machines on our free five dollar voucher, and then had a free and delicious lunch before we returned home. Everyone agreed that it was a great outing! Join us and see for yourself!

On Friday, April 26th we are off to the Garneau Theatre to see the new movie, “Marry Poppins Returns”. We have heard that it is well worth seeing and it is FREE. Call SCONA (780-433-5377) if you would like to come with us and we will arrange to get everyone there once we know how many are coming. We may car pool or we may rent a bus, depending on the interest. If you sign up, we will keep you informed.

SOMETHING NEW

We are going to partner with the Youth Emergency Shelter and show the teenagers just how wonderful seniors can be. We hope to give them the warmth of healthy, caring times together. We are going to begin our process with the youth by baking them some really tasty muffins for their Easter breakfast and then invite them to SCONA in May to paint our raised garden beds! We expect that the beds will be bright, creative, and beautiful! When they are done, we will share a picnic lunch on our tables outside. Feeling all warm and fuzzy yet?! Come help us bake on Monday, April 15th and get the muffins over to the shelter before Good Friday.

DRAMA CLUB!!!!

If you are interested in acting, singing, writing, set design, or just sharing in the laughter, join us at SCONA on Wednesday mornings, April 3rd and 24th. We will be rehearsing for our performance at Kenilworth Hall on June 1st.

YOU ARE INVITED!! HAPPY EASTER!!

EASTER DINNER WILL BE SERVED AT RITCHIE HALL ON THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH AT 12 NOON. COST $10

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FOR MAKING IT THROUGH THAT DREADFUL WINTER!! SOON THE GRASS WILL BE GREEN, THE SKY BLUE, AND SCONA RINGING WITH YOUR LAUGHTER! HOPE TO SEE YOU OFTEN!