Senior edition

By Holly Steele - For The Register-Herald

EATON — Bingo: Join us Tuesday, Dec. 12 and 15 at 2 p.m. (both days) to play BINGO! Thanks to Maple Gardens and Genesis for sponsoring these two events.

Birthday Bash: On Wednesday the December 20 we will be celebrating December Birthday’s at 1:30 p.m. Join us for games, cupcakes, and drinks. Thanks to our sponsor Gateway Health

Northern Connection: This month’s “Lunch & Learn,” is Larry and Phyllis, ‘Country Junction’ 50’s, 60’s music and a lot of good country on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, located at 301 E. Main Street in New Paris. The Northern Connection is a partnership between the Preble County Council on Aging and the St. Paul United Methodist Church. Lunch is served at no charge (donations are welcome). Thanks to Gem City for sponsoring this month’s Northern Connection. For more information, contact the St. Paul United Methodist Church at 937-437-8484, the Preble County Council on Aging at 937-456-4947, or visit the Northern Connection Facebook page.

Art Lab: Come in and paint a snowman on canvas! Instructors from the Preble County Art Center will be here teaching us the steps in painting this happy snowman on canvas on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. cost is $12.

Thursday Night Weekly Dances: The Thursday Night Dance is held from 5-8 p.m. at The Grange at 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. The Silvertones, a local band from Camden, will provide an enjoyable evening of classic rock & roll and country music for your listening and dancing pleasure. Band members include Michael Powers on piano; Mike Buckley, lead guitar; Danny Witt, bass; and Gary “Pete” Peters on drums. The dance features delicious food, with a $1 menu, a 50/50 drawing, and door prizes. Admission is $3 per individual/$5 per couple. Join us for a fun evening! Thank you to our sponsors this month, Greenbriar, Maple Gardens.

Vera Bradley Outlet Trip: Go on this thrilling shopping spree with tremendous bargains, up to 60 percent off retail prices. Pam Vietor Broering of Cruise Adventure will be at the senior activities center on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to answer questions and receive deposits. This trip is April 11, 2018 with deposit due on or before March 1, 2018. Stop in or call 937-456-4947.

Chicago, Illinois Trip: Join us on this four-day, three-night trip to the windy city. This packages includes lodging, breakfast, full course dinners, guided tours, Navy Pier, Museum visits and so much more! Motorcoach transportation included. The trip is June 4-7, 2018 with a $100 deposit due by Feb. 23, 2018.

Canada & New England: Take a trip with us on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line! This trip is 10 days and nine nights, cruise porting at different places along the east coast along the way. Call or stop in for more details. This trip is October 11-20, 2018 with final deposit due June 13, 2018.

December closings: Preble County Council on Aging/the Senior activities center will be closed Dec. 22-25 and December 29- Jan. 1.

All activities are located at the Senior Activities Center at 800 East St. Clair St. in Eaton, unless otherwise mentioned in the post. Like our Facebook Page at or give us a call at 937-456-4947. Visit our website at Membership at the Senior Center is $10 a year. In addition to other benefits, members automatically receive our bi-monthly “Senior Scene” newsletter that features all our latest news and activities.

By Holly Steele

For The Register-Herald