Well finally some sunshine! We probably shouldn’t say it too loud. The sun has been so shy about coming out, we may scare it. We hope you are all trying to absorb that vitamin D. It is extra good for you. Stores and outside cafes are starting to show some human activity again. Seems good, but we have to understand why we are still cautious. We are relearning how to be social again even if it is without human touch. Hug a tree. Than might help. We are so looking forward to reopening. The Center sounds so hollow without conversation and laughter. Wait! We hear voices! It is coming from the kitchen. Well, I’ll be! It is the volunteers prepping for the big event on Saturday.

Here it is! The 3rd Turkey Dinner take-out. The volunteers will be cooking again on Saturday, May 23, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Roast turkey, gravy, real mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, cranberry sauce and dessert (desserts will be prepared at the Center under controlled conditions). Kitchen contributions can be made as a gift card or check and mailed to the Center. Please call ahead by Saturday at 4 p.m. to reserve your meals. Adults are $10, children 10 and under are$6. They go fast!

Here are the loving meals for Tuesday and Thursday.

Menu for the week:

Tuesday, May 26

Homemade Swedish meatballs, egg noodles, vegetables and assorted desserts.

Thursday, May 28

Baked fish, oven roasted potatoes, vegetable and dessert.

Members are $4, nonmembers are $5. Please call (603) 543-5998 the day before or by 10:30 a.m. the day of to reserve all this deliciousness.

There will be a much needed Blood Drive on Monday, June 8 from noon to 5 p.m. Please give if you can. You will be helping both children and adults with your precious gift. For an appointment, call 1-800-Red Cross.

The rooms will be abuzz on Monday, June 22 as the AARP will be at the Center for the property tax rebate from 9 a.m. to noon. We believe this is a first come first serve basis. We will give you more details as we obtain them. Also, if you had an appointment with AARP for your income taxes to be done and it was cancelled because of the shut down, you will be contacted by the AARP volunteers for a new appointment in June. Please do not call the Center for an appointment as we no longer have the appointment book. Be advised, this is for those who already had an appointment. The Center is not responsible for these appointments. Thank you for your understanding.

The committees for the Craft Fling, the Penny Sale and the Car Show are all meeting at safe distances. The planning is going great. We still have a lot of leg work to do, we are so excited to be presenting you with these terrific fundraisers. We know you will be pleased to join us.

Oh, don’t worry. We haven’t forgotten the free concerts. So far, the dates have not changed. We just need conformation from the bands. No problem with confirming the Fries. They will be there!

Thought for the Week:

If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.

Well, that is it for this week. Please get out and enjoy the sunshine while it is visiting. Go for a walk, read a book, or spend some time in the garden. Open the windows. The cicadas are singing. Stay well everyone. Have a good week.

Our halls await your laughter and lively conversation. See you soon!

Claremont Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights Road, Claremont, NH. 603-543-5998. Smoke free. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for take-out only.

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