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Great activities at the library, senior center

Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

I would like to thank the Mount Morris Library and the Rock River Center in Oregon for the free activities available to all of us, sort of whatever “trips your trigger.”

Once a month, the library offers a timely presentation. This month, two presentations were available: one very fine program on autism, since this is Autism Awareness Month; the other will be May 18 by the author Abbie Reese, who wrote “Dedicated to God,” an oral history of cloistered nuns.

The Rock River Center has many fine, free, regular programs such as carving, cards, bingo, making quilts and making cards; monthly birthday celebrations the second Tuesday; potluck with singing led by Margo Ackland prior to lunch; old news, book club, stump jumpers, etc. The various computer classes are offered free.

One very fine program, Viking Ship, on a stormy Sunday evening, had a good turnout and was excellent. The ship sailed from Norway to Chicago for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition via the ocean and Great Lakes.

The May 3 Spelling Bee was fun, and the next round will be at the Rock River Center sometime in June. It is a very fine facility, the employees and volunteers are friendly and capable, with the space needed being available.

Linda Duffy, activities director, also plans trips. One such trip is the Patty Waszak/White Fence Farm, which sounds great. On April 24, we enjoyed 10 arm-chair trips with the American Classic 2014 Tour preview. May 9 was Ladies Spa Day, a morning of fun and relaxation.

So don’t isolate yourselves. Come on out for whatever you most enjoy. The library and the Rock River Center have ample parking, everyone is friendly and has a good time, and there is always coffee.

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