ENGAGE: SOCIAL & RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
"Ghoul-ish" Halloween Costume Party!
Calling all Ghoulies, Ghosties & Long-Legged Beasties!
You are invited! So Creep, Float or Crawl on over and help celebrate All Hallows’ Eve with your “BSFF” Your Bestest Scary Friends Forever!
12:00 PM - “Ghoul-ish” Lunch Served
12:30 PM - “Dangerously” Decadent Dessert
1:00 PM - “Ghostly” Photo Booth
1:30 PM - “Haunting” Door Prize Drawing
Make sure you RSVP for this terrific annual event, you won’t want to miss out! Thank you to King County for supporting Mt Si Senior Center’s “Spooky” music program.
Activities & Services
2nd Mondays, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Staff from SeaMar are at Mt. Si Senior Center to offer activities, services and programs for Spanish-speaking elders. To get more info about SeaMar's Elder Outreach programs, contact Clemencia Robayo at 425-373-6587 or email ClemenciaRobayo@seamarchc.org
Exploring Colored Pencils - TELOS
Tu & Th 2:00-3:30 PM, 11/7/2023 –12/5/2023 Fee $99
Instructor: Ekta Gupta
Did you know that when you are completely immersed in your current action, you are meditating? Creating art is an example of an activity that teaches you how to focus on, and live in, the moment. Join us to experience the joy of creating amazing art with the humble but versatile medium of colored pencils. Learn simple tips, tricks and techniques for creating rich and vibrant artwork, which can be applied to all subjects including florals, still-life, landscapes, portraits, abstracts and more. No drawing experience or expertise necessary. Instruction will be tailored to suit each individual's skill level. Follow this link to register: htps://bit.ly/3YWN15c
Pen & Ink Illustration - TELOS
Wed’s 2:00-3:30 PM, 9/27/2023 –11/29/2023 Fee $99
Instructor: Bryson McBride
Take your drawing to the next level. In this course, students will learn to use pen and ink to create emotion and feeling in your art using a variety of styles and techniques. Learning to draw with pen and ink gives you confidence in your lines and ideas to overcome problems. Pen and ink illustration can strengthen your ability to put ideas to paper. This class is open to all skill levels. This is a Bellevue College TELOS program and will be held at Mt Si Senior Center. Follow this link to register: htps://bit.ly/3R113kw
Friday, October 13th at 11:30am
Mt. Si Senior Center offers a monthly meeting to help you get acquainted with the programs, services, activities and special events on offer at MSSC. Are you age 50 or older and looking to expand your friend group? Join us at this informative meeting and get all your questions answered.
Holiday Stained Glass Workshop
2-day workshop $25
Tues Nov 28 & Thurs Nov 30 1 pm - 3pm
Instructor: Kathy Moore
Mt Si Senior Center is hosting a Holiday themed, faux-stained glass art class. Each student will go home with their own unique, holiday window art. You will choose from our many holiday templates and in no time you’ll master faux stained glass techniques. Grab your creative artist buddies and Join us! All supplies are included in the class fee. Call 425-888-3434 to reserve your spot.
2023 Diwali Festival of Light!
Friday, October 27th 11am - 3:30pm
Come and celebrate Diwali with us! Diwali is the annual
Festival of Lights. This colorful and joyous event will be co-
hosted by Indian American Community Services. The day
will feature Diwali crafts, activities, East Indian music &
dancing, plus a delicious vegetarian lunch. We will end the
day with a door prize drawing, Chai & mouth watering
Indian treats. All are welcome! Alert your friends and come
early to get your seats!
Mt. Si Senior Center's
Coffee Break & Breakfast Bites
Tues & Fri, 9 - 11 am ($1)
Designed to get you up and moving,, this morning program will connect you with your friends and healthy exercise classes. A great way to link you up to the activities and programs that you used to enjoy. This affordable Coffee Break program features coffee, tea, breakfast juices and healthy breakfast bites. Meet your buddies over coffee, play a round of pool and catch up on all the latest news. Mt. Si Senior Center is the gathering place for those 50 and older. Please join us!
Tea@Three (Mad-Hatter Style)
Wed Oct 18 at 3:00 PM
This where you’ll enjoy a traditional British High Tea with an Adventurous twist. Based upon, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, each month we meet a new character. Keep Calm, grab your buddies and wear your best tea hat for a trip down the rabbit hole. Our teas are famous for delicious delicacies, good friends and absolutely delightful conversation!
FREE TECHNOLOGY CLASSES
Every Friday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Bring your tech questions & issues to these sessions and our volunteers can help you master your tech devices. Sign up at the front desk or call to make an appointment for individual shifts. This program can also help you discover all of your devices capabilities. Finally! In-person help for all of those frustrating tech issues.
The Audrey Rose Letters
2nd Thursday of each month at 12:30pm
Welcome to an enthralling story-telling experience. Step back in time to hear powerful accounts of love, danger and intrigue, all told through letters. After meeting at an Army Ranger dance where sparks flew, Audrey Rose and Charlie Drollinger began exchanging letters and getting to know each other. Through heartfelt letters we learned more about them go on to discover the vitally important role each play in some of the most pivotal events of WWII. The Audrey Rose Letters is a live, immersive performance by volunteers, Anne Henderson and Ed Benson and is directed by Gary Schwartz. Join us! Take a step back in time, and gain a front row seat to The Greatest Generation’s heroic efforts to gain victory over the darkness that threatened to take over the globe in World War II.
Trivia Time LIVE!
Wednesday, October 25th at 1:30 PM
Are you great at coming up with the answers to obscure questions about pop culture, geography, science, historical figures, literature, movies, the animal kingdom, archaeology and more? Then have we got an event for you! Grab your buddies and join Mt. Si Senior Center’s own Susan Kingsbury-Comeau for wild fun, quick-witted game play and prizes!
The Fourth Fridays Book Review Club
October 27th at 9:30 AM
Calling all book lovers! Don’t you just love a great book? October’s choice is, “An American Tragedy” by Theodore Dreiser. Our 4th Fridays Book Club is where you will find your tribe of avid bibliophiles and engaging literary conversations. Please join us!
Mah Jongg Club
Every Monday - Play starts at 1:00pm
This game is a tile based game that was developed in the 19th century. This social game is great for keeping you focused and on your toes. Please join us in our senior lounge.
Intro to Acoustic Guitar
1st Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm
4/Lessons $50 with Gerald Braude
Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic guitar. You'll learn an easy approach to get you playing quickly, through a combination of exploring the instrument, performance technique, and basic music theory. For students who have long thought about picking up the guitar, this course will provide an easy access foundation that will get you playing. Students must bring their own acoustic guitar to each class. Call for more info. 425-888-3434
And there's more!
Do You Have Ideas For A New Activity?
If you have ideas for a new activity we’d like to hear about it. The Adult Coloring Group and Rummikub players got started this way. Someone had an idea, talked to us about space and scheduling, and they recruited friends to join them. Now these groups are taking on a life of their own!
We’ve considered origami and card making, but we really want to hear about your interests. All we need are leaders for any of these self-run activities. Contact Demelza Riley, Programs Coordinator today at 425-888-3434!
Bring It On Billiards M - F, Drop In Anytime $2 members/$4 non-members
Rack ’em up! Play 8 ball, captain’s 8 ball, 9 or 10 ball. A regular group meets Mon, Wed & Fri mornings or play anytime.
Calling All Puzzlers M - F, Drop In Anytime Free
Jigsaw puzzles are excellent brain training. Come lend your hand at the puzzle table.
Crafters’ Corner / SnoValley Quilters / Yarn Therapy
M, W, F 11AM-4PM Free
This group has room for every kind of crafter. Bring your ideas and projects and have fun with this crafty and creative group. Bring your own supplies, paint, brushes, pencils, beads, wood, metal, yarn or clay.
Quilting is the great American handicraft. Quilts have amazing stories and are sewn with great love and care—a true reflection of the people who make them. Anyone regardless of skill level is welcome.
Yarn work is therapeutic! Some say it is the new yoga because of its relaxing and meditative qualities. Bring your yarn, needles or hooks to work on your current project. Enjoy conversation with others. Get help if needed.
Adult Coloring Group M or Drop In 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free
Get your color pencils, pens and crayons and rediscover a joyous activity from your childhood. New people are joining every week. Absolutely everyone is welcome to come color. A regular group meets on Monday afternoons but you may drop in any afternoon.
Dominoes M, Th 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Free
This centuries-old game is almost an obsession for many players. Dominoes is like life—you must have patience and a strategy to get past all the blocks. The lively group plays Mexican Train. Newcomers welcome.
Rummikub M 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free
Rummikub is a fast-moving rummy tile game. It’s terrific if you want to work your mind against some highly capable opponents! Come test your mettle.
Pinochle at MSSC Tues & Thurs 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at MSSC Free
Do you have some tricks up your sleeve? This is a great way to wile away the afternoon or the evening with friends.