MVEA Supports Our Local Senior Citizens
Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance was recently awarded a $5,000 grant by the Operation Round Up program, sponsored by Mountain View Electric Association. The Operation Round Up program was formed to assist nonprofit organizations, communities with special needs, and individuals who have suﬀered from loss, personal disaster or medical emergencies. The very generous grant was presented to Program Coordinator, Sue Walker, at the MVEA Falcon office by the MVEA Board members and Operation Round Up grant committee. Sue thanked the Round Up board for their support and confidence in the Silver Alliance programs, which are focused on enhancing the quality of life for senior citizens in the Tri-Lakes area.
The Operation Round Up program is funded by MVEA area customers volunteering to have their monthly electric bill “rounded up” to the next whole dollar. This small monthly amount from customers, which averages about 50 cents a month, is then redistributed by the Operation Round Up Board of Directors. MVEA is not involved in the determination of fund usage.
More about Operation Round Up is available at: http://www.mvea.coop
American Legion Tri-Lakes Post 9-11 Supports Our Seniors
The American Legion Tri-Lakes Post 9-11 serves the veterans and community of the Tri-Lakes area. The post supports our veterans and the community via numerous activities and events. Silver Alliance was recently the recipient of a very generous donation of $500 to support our senior citizens and the programming at the senior center. We are very grateful for their continued support and look forward to partnering with them for future activities. They are located at 11 Primrose St. in Palmer Lake
SILVER ALLIANCE CHRISTMAS PARTY
This promises to be a very festive and jolly time!
Free lunch will be provided as well as games, gifts and prizes for all that attend.
Reservations are required and space is limited!
Please sign up at the Senior Center, lunch at the Mennonite Church, or call Sue, 719-330-0241 to reserve your spot for this holiday gathering.
Senior Chats: Wednesdays 10 a.m.-noon
Life Circles Writing Group: First and Third Mondays @ 9:30-11:00 a.m.
History Buffs Fourth: Wednesday of the month @ 2 p.m.
German Conversation Group: Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m.
No registration necessary, all are welcome.
Monumental Readers Book Club: Friday Dec. 15 10 a.m.- noon. This month’s book: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.
Monumental Bookworms: Tues. Dec. 12 7-8:30 p.m. An evening book club sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Friends of PPLD. All are welcome! They’ll be discussing The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. No registration necessary.
Knitting! Wednesday: Dec. 6, 13, and 20, 3-4:30 p.m. This intergenerational knitting group meets the first three Wednesdays of each month. Practice materials are provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials. Some instruction provided for new knitters.
Spinning Group! Th ursday Dec. 28, 1:30-3:45 p.m. Exploration of hand spinning.
First Thursday Craft : Woodburning Thursday Dec. 7 2-4 p.m. This month we’ll be woodburning picture frames, ornaments, and more for the holiday season. Registration required: registration opens two weeks before craft day. This month’s craft is moved up one week due to a scheduling conflict.
Meet the Author! Sunday Dec. 3 2-3:30 p.m. Local author Diane Sawatzki will read from and sign her new novel Manyhorses Traveling, the sequel to her time-travel Once Upon Another Time. To be followed by Q & A. Both books will be available for purchase.
Coloring for Everyone: Fri. Dec. 1 4-5:30 p.m. A special session that includes coloring with a paper craft . This time we’ll make Holiday Triskie Globes. All materials will be provided and no registration is needed.
Path 2 Empathy Presentation: Dec. 6 5--6:00 p.m. Join us to learn about Path2Empathy, a hands-on program that helps decrease bullying and behavioral issues by educating young people about empathy. If you are an educator, student, or homeschooler, come to this session presented by two trained educators.
Art Collage Class: Thursday Dec. 14 1-3 p.m. Instructor Joanna Bolek from Joyful Mind Arts LLC. will teach a class on creating artistic collages. All materials will be provided. Registration is required.