SHIRLEY -- Looking for things to do as the weather turns cooler? Stop by the Senior Center!

Wii bowling is on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. More teams and substitutes are needed.

Every Monday from 1 to 4 p.m., stop by and play rummy, canasta or cribbage with friends or make new friends. The people are always willing to teach you if your game is a little rusty. The same goes for bridge. Forgot how to bid? No problem. Stop by, watch, play, learn and enjoy.

Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., we have Mexican train dominoes. This is catching on big time at the center.

Need a little relaxation time? Well we have a couple of good answers. On Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., we have Qigong. It is a relaxing, simple form of Tai Chi which helps your mind, body and spirit to relax and feel free. On Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. we have chair yoga. Have trouble getting up off the mat? No problem. We use chairs, not mats. It's relaxing and helps with your flexibility. Stop by and try it for free.

Oct. 15 starts the open enrollment period for Medicare. If you have any questions, make an appointment to see the SHINE counselor on Oct. 18 or Nov. 15. Also, the SHINE representative will be giving a talk on Monday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. about what to look for and what questions to ask about your Medicare. This is a chance to make any changes that may save you money and give you a better plan.

The Senior Lunch is on Wednesday, Oct.


17. It will be made-from-scratch lasagna. It starts at 11:30 a.m. Afterwards, enjoy some relaxing bingo. Last month we had over 20 players enjoy themselves.

Keep watch for date, time and location of the upcoming regional Scrabble tournament. Come and defend the honor of the senior Scrabble players in Shirley against those seniors to the north. Come and play, have fun, meet new people and just keep your mind busy. We have Scrabble time on Oct. 10 and Oct. 24. We will pair you randomly with someone you usually don't play against so you get to meet new people. Remember, it's all for fun.

Last but not least, we will be having our annual Halloween party on Oct. 31. Come in costume or not, but come. Enjoy the snacks, the cider and the friendship. It will be a ghoulishly good time.