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Mat-Su events calendar

WEDNESDAY

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

PFD Filing Assistance, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. now through March 31, Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. Come in to the administration office and someone will assist you with filing. Paper applications are also available. (745-5454)

Tai Chi Classes, 10-11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. (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 Mat-Su area grocery stores and shopping centers every Wednesday and Friday. Participants must be age 60 or older or be assisting a senior. (745-5454)

THURSDAY

Strong Women Healthy Hearts, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wasilla Area Senior Campus, 1301 S. Century Circle. Free cardio exercise. (376-3104 X 8672)

Free Federal Income Tax Preparation, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays through April 12, Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. Walk-Ins are welcome.

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

Tai Chi Ch'uan Classes, 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mat-Su Borough Gym, 350 E. Dahlia Ave., Palmer. Practiced for health, relaxation, exercise and self-defense. It is appropriate for anyone, regardless of physical ability. $185. (745-9578)

"The All Night Strutt," 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Palmer High School, 1170 W. Arctic Ave. A swing era musical revue directed by Stan Harris. $7-$10. (746-8403)

Valley Quilters Guild Meeting, 7 p.m., Palmer Train Depot, 610 S. Valley Way Valley. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. The program includes: Vintage Quilts, Block of the month and Fat quarters. Drawings for fat quarters, block of the month and member prizes. Goody basket raffle. Meeting ends with show-n-tell. Guests are welcome.

FRIDAY

Estate Planning 101, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wasilla Senior Center, 1301 S. Century Circle. Attorney Connie Aschenbrenner will present what a will, living trust, power of attorney and Alaska health care directive will do for you and your family. Free. (334-9200, www.akwillstrusts.com)

SATURDAY

Knitting Classes, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Hatcherview Business Park Suite 118, 4900 E. Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Saturday morning learn to knit a baby sweater from the top down. See website for supplies. Sunday afternoon, beginning knitting, a three-part class. Supplies provided. $30-$50. (360-8607, www.valleysock.com)

Art demo, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Alaska Crafters, 1830 E. Parks Highway, Suite A-116, Wasilla. A showing of sled dog and trail paintings by Big Lake artist, Jim Leach. (892-5000, traildoc.com)

Celebrate Read Across America and "The Lorax," 11 a.m., The Valley Cinema, 3331 E. Old Matanuska Road. The Mat Su Education Association will be giving away children's books to celebrate "The Lorax." The first 200 children will get a free book. (373-5204, mseak.org)

Federal Income Tax Preparation, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Wasilla VFW Post 9365, 301 E. Lake View Ave. Volunteers trained by certified IRS and AARP Tax-Aide instructors will prepare basic tax returns. Free. (746-6113)

MONDAY

Federal Income Tax Preparation, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wasilla Senior Center, 1301 S. Century Circle. An AARP Tax-Aide volunteer can help you prepare basic tax returns. Free. (376-3104)

Blood Pressure Checks, 10-11:30 a.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. A nurse volunteer will take blood pressure every Monday. (745-5454, palmerseniors.com)

Mat-Su Concert Band Practice, 7-9 p.m., Teeland Middle School, 2788 N. Seward Meridian Parkway, Wasilla. New players are welcome throughout the year. Clarinet players are needed. Call for more information. (gleohuyck@yahoo.com, 360-0628; matsuconcertband.org)

TUESDAY

Primrose Senior Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Primrose Retirement Community, 799 N. Elkhorn Drive, Wasilla. Enjoy a complimentary full service breakfast. Open to all seniors, 55 and older. Visit with old friends and make new ones. Free.. (373-5500)

Federal Income Tax Preparation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trapper Creek Community Center, Mile 115.4 Parks Highway Free Tax Help by AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers. Free. ((907) 746-6113)

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)

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