Painting and Collage
“To Bring Out the Artist in Everyone”
6/10, 17 & 24 from 1 to 2
1 hour class for 3 weeks
Aside from being a lot of fun: this class is great for people who think they have no talent because all the art is abstract and we do not paint any specific objects. We create collages from swatches that we have hand painted. No matter the age, background, or language, all the students learn new techniques and surprise themselves with beautiful hand painted collages. Students paint, following the instructor, using a variety of materials. We use traditional paint brushes as well as scrapers, salt and straws to blow paint.. Once the paintings are done, the students cut apart their works creating swatches of different sizes to assemble into collages. Time is spent placing the swatches in place prior to permanent gluing. This phase is much like designing a patchwork quilt. When the students are happy with their placements, they glue the swatches in place and have a finished collage.
Wed., June 19th 12:00 - 3:00
Come join Roy and Peg Hruska, who are both Madden Certified Teachers. This is a monthly activity and each class will focus on a different technique and subject. Classes are geared to those who have never tried watercolor before or who like the “loose” paintings of T.V. teacher, Terry Madden. Create something beautiful in a relaxed, positive and fun atmosphere. You will amaze yourself! You can do it!
Cost is $15 per session and everything you need is provided for your finished painting. As class size is limited, please call for reservations at 469-4556.
T.O.P.S. Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is meeting at the Senior Center. Please feel free to come and join.
Low Vision Viewing Equipment
The Senior Center has available a Merlin Clear View Vision center for use at the Center. This equipment enlarges the reading material or other images on a screen. This is located in the computer lab.
Visually Impaired People (V.I.P.)
Adult Support Group Meeting
The May 9th meeting that was supposed to be an outdoor pot luck was cancelled due to the weather. So the group moved inside and had a great time playing trivia and talking up the upcoming conference on June 4th. The Conference is for blind people, Braille and Talking Books and will be held in Lansing, MI. A special shout to and thank you to the Baroda and New Buffalo Lions for their continued support and sponsoring a 12 passenger van and driver to transport our members. On June 13th the V.I.P. Group will visit the Sarette Nature Center where they will enjoy watching a power point presentation on the beginning of the butterfly, have lunch and visit the butterfly house. On July 7th there will be a picnic by a lake. Any questions please call Kaye Cornwell at 269 612-7622.
Mobile Food Pantry Schedule
Tuesday, June 4th, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Chikaming Township Fire Dept. Sponsored by Harbor Country Progress.
Thursday, June 20th, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Chikaming Township Fire Dept. Sponsored by Episcopal Church of The Mediator.
Caring Cupboard Mobile Food Pantry: For those that live in the service areas of Bridgman, Baroda, Stevensville, Glendora, New Troy, Sawyer and St. Joseph and who meet federal poverty guidelines: Thursday’s, 10:00am – 12:00pm, and 6:15 – 7:30pm first and third Sunday’s of each month. Bridgman Fire Department or Woodland Shores Baptist Church in Bridgman during summer months.
Know the 10 Warning Signs
of Alzheimer’s Disease
Monday, June 3rd at 11:00am
Presented by: Cassidy Ardelean
Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
Your memory often changes as you grow older. Some people recognize changes in themselves before anyone else notices. It may be hard to know the difference between age-related changes and the first signs of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association has created a list of warning signs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias to help identify problems early. Individuals may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. To register for this informative presentation call 469-4556.