Kids’ (Indoor) Camping Party at MSCC (Shhh… It’s Really a Parents’ Night Out!)
Friday, May 17th
A fun evening for kids is planned at Main Street Community Center on Friday, May 17th. The (Indoor) Camping Party will begin at 5:30pm and end at 9:00pm, allowing parents a night out while their children enjoy a campfire dinner (hotdogs, chips, applesauce, lemonade and s’mores), small groups (campfire songs, Wii archery, crafts, Lego table and more), a movie and popcorn. Cost is $20/child in advance or $25 at the door. There is a $5 discount for additional siblings. To register, contact MSCC at 656-0300 or email@example.com.
MSCC Introduces Program to Help You “Write Your Own Story”
Starting Thursday, May 2
Main Street Community Center is offering a wonderful opportunity to write your life story for your family! The “Write Your Own Story” class will be led by Center volunteer Mary Diamond along with other volunteers throughout the year who will provide you with a choice of topics each week (e.g. your favorite childhood memory, your high school years, your first job, etc.). You will choose a topic and write a page or two each time you attend the class. Classes are not mandatory, but the more you attend, the more content you will have for your book. You may start the class at any time. The class will run through the second week in November. Then, the books will be compiled for duplication and binding. The books will make special holiday gifts. Please bring a spiral-bound notebook and a pen/pencil – or a laptop computer. Cost is $1/class. Duplication and binding will be voluntary. To find out more about the class, contact MSCC: 656-0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Round Dance Lessons at MSCC
Round Dance lessons are held at Main Street Community Center every Monday in May from 7:00-9:30pm. The classes are Beginning Level with Waltz taught at 7:00pm followed by Cha Cha. Each dance lesson is approximately one hour with a short break between waltz and cha cha. You can attend one or the other… or both for the same fee of $5/person each night ($10/couple). Those with partners – and singles – are certainly welcome. If you have questions, contact Bob & Debbie Pyles: 618-398-8816 or email@example.com.
SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) Counselor at MSCC
May 2nd – Appointments Suggested
Main Street Community Center, in partnership with SSP (Senior Services Plus – Alton), is offering a new service for area seniors: A SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) Counselor will be at the Center the first Thursday of every month from 1-4pm. Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins will be accepted as time allows. Appointments are available for May 2, 2013. For questions or to set an appointment, contact the Center: 656-0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paralegal Assistance at MSCC – May 23
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Program
Paralegal assistance is offered monthly at Main Street Community Center for seniors and the disabled in the greater Edwardsville area through a partnership with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Program. Recipients are able to receive assistance with advance directives, simple wills, and other legal matters. Exclusions of criminal and other matters do apply. To make an appointment, contact the Center: 656-0300 or email@example.com.
Special Mother’s Day Lunch at MSCC
Friday, May 10
Main Street Community is hosting a special Mother’s Day lunch at MSCC on Friday, May 10 from 11:00am-12:30pm. Join us for a special luncheon for moms! Cost is $5.00. Reservations are not required, but appreciated: 656-0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly Breakfast at MSCC
Thursday, May 30
Main Street Community Center is hosting a monthly breakfast on the last Thursday of each month. Enjoy a hot breakfast with friends on Thursday, May 30 from 7:30-8:30am. For $3/person, guests will receive egg casserole, muffins, fruit, juice & coffee. Reservations are not required, but appreciated, by contacting the Center: 618-656-0300 or email@example.com.
All about I (I-Pad, I-Phone) Course Offered at MSCC
Learn all about using your I-Pad/I-Phone at this non-credit computer course. The course is presented in partnership with the SIUE Office of Educational Outreach. Four Saturday sessions will be held at Main Street Community Center from May 18-June 15 (no class May 25) from 1-4pm. Fee is $59 by May 10, then $74. To register, contact the SIUE Office of Educational Outreach by calling 650-3210 or visit https://aceweb.siue.edu/WConnect/ace/.
Ageless Grace Offered at MSCC
Fridays at 10:00am
MSCC is pleased to announce that certified Ageless Grace instructor Lisa Beaumont will be teaching Ageless Grace at the Center on Friday mornings at 10:00am. The Ageless Grace program “consists of 21 simple exercise Tools designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises, based on everyday movements that are natural and organic, focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind. The 21 Tools have creative, imaginative names, so they are easy to remember. They are simple to do at home. The movements are designed to be performed seated in a chair, yet they can be done on a bed, standing near or behind a chair, down on the floor, or standing. Almost anyone can do them, regardless of most physical conditions.” Cost of the class is $5, with a FREE initial visit.
Exercise Classes at MSCC
Main Street Community Center offers several exercise classes throughout the week for all ages and abilities:
Ageless Grace – Fri, 10:00, $5/session (First visit FREE)
Stretch & Move – Tue, Thu & Fri, 8:00-9:00, $1 suggested Center donation
New Beginnings – Wed, 1:00-1:50, $5/session (First visit FREE)
Jazzercise – Mon & Wed, 5:30-6:30, Sat, 8:30-9:30, See instructor for fees
For questions on the classes, contact the Center: 656-0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dancing at MSCC
Ballroom Dancing, Square Dancing & Round Dancing Get moving to the music at Main Street Community Center by joining a dancing group. Beginners are welcome and encouraged.
Round Dancing, Mon, 7:00-9:30pm (Waltz, Cha Cha – Come for one or both), $5/person
Ballroom Dancing, Tue, 10:15-11:15am, Singles Welcome
Square Dancing, Thu, 7:00-9:00pm
Please call before attending. The groups take some weeks off during the year. If you have questions, contact the Center: 656-0300 or email@example.com.
MSCC Day Book Club
Thursday, May 9
Edwardsville, IL-- On Thursday, May 9, at 1pm, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen will be discussed at the MSCC daytime book club. “In this irresistible memoir, the New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead—and celebrating it all—as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more. As she did in her beloved New York Times columns, and in A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen says for us here what we may wish we could have said ourselves.”- Amazon.com. The Book Club welcomes all. Suggested donation is $1.
MSCC Evening Book Club
Wednesday, May 15
On Wednesday, May 15, at 7pm, Who Stole the American Dream? by Hedrick Smithis the selection for the MSCC evening book club. “Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas. This is a book full of surprises and revelations—the accidental beginnings of the 401(k) plan, with disastrous economic consequences for many; the major policy changes that began under Jimmy Carter; how the New Economy disrupted America’s engine of shared prosperity, the “virtuous circle” of growth, and how America lost the title of “Land of Opportunity.” Smith documents the transfer of $6 trillion in middle-class wealth from homeowners to banks even before the housing boom went bust, and how the U.S. policy tilt favoring the rich is stunting America’s economic growth.” - Amazon.com. The Book Club welcomes all. Refreshments are served. Suggested donation is $1.00.
Cavalcade of Ideas on May 2
Taking a Closer Look at Local Prehistory
Julie Zimmerman Holt, Professor, Anthropology, SIUE, will be presenting Taking a Closer Look at Local Prehistory at the Cavalcade of Ideas talk from 7:00-8:00pm on May 2, 2013 at Main Street Community Center. The SIUE Anthropology Department’s archaeological field school has been investigating the Gehring Site on the SIUE campus since 2009. The site was first used by Native Americans approximately 10,000 years ago. Dr. Holt will focus on ongoing investigations, including upcoming excavations and lab work with cutting edge Raman and IR microscopes. Cavalcade of Ideas is presented in partnership with the SIUE Office of Educational Outreach, with technical equipment provided by the SIUE Meridian Society. The presentations are open to the public.
Dialogue with an SIUE Professor on May 23
Winds of Change in the Middle East
On Thursday, May 23, from 9:30-10:30am, Abdullatif Hamad, Professor and Chair, Physics, SIUE, will present Winds of Change in the Middle East. Dr. Hamad will lead a discussion on the recent changes in some of the Arab countries and the current situation in Syria. He will also analyze how these changes will affect the future of the area and, potentially, the world. These presentations are in partnership with the SIUE Office of Educational Outreach, with technical equipment provided by the SIUE Meridian Society. They are open to the public.
Coffee Talk on Friday, May 24
We Honor Veterans… Hospice Professionals on a Mission to Serve
Main Street Community Center will host Kathleen Bott, RN, BSN, CHPN of SSM Hospice for a Coffee Talk on Friday, May 24, at 10am. One out of every 4 dying Americans is a veteran. Ms. Bott will discuss how hospice programs across the nation are assisting veterans with the challenges they may be facing from illness, isolation or traumatic life experience. Coffee Talks are open to the public. Suggested donation is $1.00. Refreshments will be served.
Pokeno at Community Center
Join us at Main Street Community Center for a fun game of Pokeno on Tuesday, May 14, at 1pm. Pokeno is led by volunteer Wanda Todoroff and sponsored by University Nursing and Rehabilitation. Bingo will follow at 2 pm. All are welcome.
Color Bingo Days at MSCC
Wear the designated color to bingo and get a free card! Tuesday, May 14, wear LIGHT BLUE. Bingo is hosted Tuesdays and Fridays each week, from 1-3pm. Come on by and play. For information, call the Center at 656-0300.