We told you it was coming! Sure enough, a huge gobble, gobble turkey was spotted on Maple Avenue. Guess it was as inevitable as the falling leaves and snowfall in New England. We have yet to find a way to keep those leaves in the trees. Someone suggested we glue them up. Mmmm... But the cold weather lures us into the cozy chairs with a good book and maybe covered with that afghan you made. You could clean that closet you have been wanting to do. Okay, that statement was all wrong! But you could try that new recipe.

Special Notice: If you are walking in or near the woods, please remember to wear red or orange. The hunting season has started. We do not want to lose any of our seniors.

Speaking of home cooked meals, let’s start with our upcoming Turkey Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5-7. Nothing from the box here, just home cooked goodness. Turkey, mashed potato and gravy, vegetable, cranberry sauce, and let’s not forget the stuffing. Our ladies will grace the table with their homemade desserts. Adults — $10, Children 10 and under — $6. Take outs available. Please call early at 603-543-3998. Open to the public.

We tell you...we can keep you so warm inside as we continue to offer lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 11:45 a.m., the Center will offer our Veterans Day Celebration Meal. Soup. meatloaf, mashed potato with gravy, summer squash, pineapple upside cake. This meal is free to all Veterans who are members. Thank You for Your Service. Thursday, Nov. 14 will be soup, baked fish, baked sweet potato, peas and chocolate pudding.

The Men’s Breakfast will be served on Monday, Nov. 18 at 8:15 a.m. Juice, coffee, sausage or bacon, and of course, pancakes. A lot of men’s talk will be served up, too, we are sure. Members — $2, non-members — $3.

Corn Hole will start on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 4-6. If you have ever played bean bag toss, you have got this. After the initial introduction, please feel free to come in and play any time.

Our cribbage and chess sessions have several players signed up. As soon as we can determine a mutual time, we will begin both. Hang in there! Here again, after the learners learn the rules and are comfortable with play, anyone can come in and play anytime. Boards, cards and sets are available to use Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday nights — game nights – from 6-9, and Senior Sundays from 1-4. Please come in and play. We are here for you.

Coming Soon! We will be making a survey available for both day trips and overnighters for the coming year. We hope you will be pleased with the choices. Just fill it out — no signature required — and return it to the Center. The second will be a Clip and Save sheet that will have the schedule for the week at the Center. Although it may not contain all the specials, it will give you the days and times of the activities we offer. This is a good fridge item. When you get bored, we have something for you.

We will make both of these available at the reception desk.

Foot Clinic: Wednesdays, Nov. 13 and Nov.20.

Blood Pressure: Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 11 to noon.

Thought for the Week: Hope never abandons us — we abandon it.

Have a wonderful week everyone. Stay warm.

Laughter and lively conversation always welcome here — corny jokes, any jokes are welcome.

Claremont Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights Rd. Claremont, NH. (603) 543-5998. Smoke Free.

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