Mat-Su events calendar (4/11/12 to 4/17/12)

April 10, 2012 

WEDNESDAY

Strong Seniors, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 10-11 a.m., also 1-2 p.m. Fridays, Wasilla Area Senior Campus, 1301 S. Century Circle. An eight-week exercise class session. $5. (376-3104 ext. 8672)

Tai Chi Classes, 10-11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. (745-5454)

Exercise Class, 10-11 a.m., Palmer Senior Citizens Center, 1132 S. Chugach St. An exercise class taught every Wednesday by Toni Truesdell. Free. (745-5454)

The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce, noon-1 p.m., Palmer Moose Lodge, 1136 S. Cobb St. A weekly lunch for local business people to provide networking opportunities and update the community on what is occurring within the Palmer area. Full lunch $14, soup and salad $7, meeting fee $4. (745-2880, palmerchamber.org)

Bingo, 1-3 p.m., Wasilla Area Senior Campus, 1301 S. Century Circle. $1 per sheet. (376-3104)

Grocery Shopping Days, 1 p.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. Transportation is provided to local grocery stores and shopping centers every Wednesday and Friday. Participants must be age 60 or older or be assisting a senior. (745-5454)

THURSDAY

Senior Dance Class, 10 a.m. -1 p.m., Palmer Senior Citizens Center, 1132 S. Chugach St. The Borealis Dancers will teach a variety of dance moves. Free. (745-5454)

AARP Tax Assistance, 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 12, Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. Tax consultants will be available to assist with filing your taxes. This program is for low to moderate income families with special focus on seniors age 60 or older. (745-5454)

Bingo, 1-3:30 p.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. 25 cents per card. (745-5454, palmerseniors.com)

iPhoto Class, 3:30 p.m., MacHaus, Wasilla, 991 N. Hermon Road. This two-hour class covers everything from importing, to editing to creating keepsakes for your family and more.

FRIDAY

"The Wizard of Oz," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Valley Performing Arts, 251 W. Swanson Ave., Wasilla. Follow Dorothy's journey down the yellow brick road with her new friends, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion. $23-$25. (373-0195, www.valleyperformingarts.org)

SATURDAY

Democratic Presidential Preference Caucus, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mat-Su Cinema, 2340 E. Parks Highway. Mat-Su Democrats in districts 13, 14, 15 and 16 will have the chance to voice support for reelection of President Barack Obama. Only Democrats may vote. Those wishing to register as a Dem may do so at 9 a.m. Continental breakfast provided by Mat-Su Dems. Local party business to follow, including election of delegates to the state convention. Lunch will be available. Free. (373-5074, www.matsudemocrats.org)

Knitting classes, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Hatcherview Business Park Suite 118, 4900 E. Palmer-Wasilla Highway. In the morning learn to add beads into your knitting. Saturday afternoon learn to knit socks. See website for supplies needed and homework for socks. $30. (360-8607, www.valleysock.com)

Intermediate Class, 9:30 a.m., MacHaus, Wasilla, 991 N. Hermon Road. Weekly free classes that are designed specifically for the new Apple user.

Federal Income Tax Preparation, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Wasilla VFW Post 9365, 301 E. Lake View Ave. An AARP Tax-Aide volunteer can help you to prepare basic tax returns. Free. (746-6113)

Alaska Rock Garden Society, 2 p.m., MTA Meeting Room, 480 Commercial Drive, Palmer, Fritz Kummert, a well-known plants man in European horticultural circles, will present "Highlights of a Four Acre Garden in Eastern Austria." (357-2747, args.org)

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School's Annual Gala Dinner Auction, 5:30 p.m., Curtis D. Menard Sports Complex, 1001 S. Mack Drive, Wasilla. Prime rib dinner, dessert, beer and wine cash bar. $50. Adults only, black tie optional. (376-0883)

SUNDAY

Poetry Celebration, 2-3 p.m., Palmer Public Library, 655 S. Valley Way. Join local poets and winners from this year's Poety Out Loud competition. Refreshments and conversation afterward. Free. (745-4690, www.cityofpalmer.org/library)

MONDAY

Free Blood Pressure Checks, 10-11:30 a.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. A nurse volunteer will be on site taking blood pressures. (745-5454, www.palmerseniors.com)

Trigger Point Techniques to Relieve Pain?, noon, Evangelos Restaurant, 2530 E. Parks Highway, Wasilla. Mat-Su Women's Connection lunch features Deanna Cresap, a nationally certified myofascial trigger point therapist. She demonstrates how to identify and treat causes of muscular pain to achieve pain relief. Special music by Leanne Haltom. Sherry Forschen relates how each stage of her life is reflected in the shoes she wore as a fashion model. $15 includes lunch and complimentary day care. (892-8482)

TUESDAY

Exercise Class, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. An exercise class with Pam Larson. Free. (745-5454, www.palmerseniors.com)

Game Day, 1-3 p.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. An afternoon of board, card and dice games. (745-5454, www.palmerseniors.com)

Grandma's Hope Notes Concert, 1 p.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. A free concert. All are invited.

Baby-sitting Class, 2:45-4:45 p.m., Big Lake Public Library, 2850 S. Big Lake Road. Learn about young children, starting a business, basic first aid and safety considerations with Julie and Lee from UAF Cooperative Extension. A four-class series. $10. (892-6475, www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/matsu/)


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