Island Gazette

News at Katie B. Hines Senior Center

Poverty Dinner at the Senior Center

 April 15th marks the traditional Income Tax deadline and every year the Katie B. Hines Senior Center celebrates with their annual Poverty Dinner. This year the deadline was extended to April 16th due to the 15th falling on a Sunday; however, the Senior Center held their event on the 15th. Members came and relaxed with Grace's cooking, fun entertainment, and an evening of meeting with friends.  The dinner consisted of a fabulous Poverty Soup and cornbread.  There was cake for dessert  The good times began at 6pm.  The Annual Poverty Dinner is a free event to all who participate and the Public is Welcome! If you missed the dinner this year than make plans to attend next year.  The Katie B. Hines Senior Center is located at 308 Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach.  They may be reached by phone at 910 458-6609 for more information on this event or other activities.  

Mr. Perfect – Written by Reginald Barnes

Do not point the finger of guilt at me; I’m as perfect and blameless as I can be.  Everything I do is just perfectly fine, there’s no blemish on this record of mine.  My record is always A, number one, anything goes wrong – you take the blame, son.  For everyone knows I make no mistakes. 
If you can’t deal with that – well those are the breaks.  So don’t point the finger of guilt at me, anyone who knows me can plainly see I’m as clean and pure as the new driven snow.  If you don’t believe it ask me, I ought to know. 
Mr. Perfect happens to be my name; I’m aloof of any guilt or blame.  There is however one fact I must deal with:  I’m not a real person; I’m only a “Myth.”

Katie B. Hines Senior Center News & Activities

Recently the Katie B. Hines Senior Center released their President’s Financial Report for 2006.  “The Center finished 2006 in the black with enough money to complete our building and maintenance plans. 
This surplus was due to an increase in membership, activities, and events, as well as, building rentals and the addition of the Bruce Cavanaugh Raffle, Painting Class, Cookbooks, and the Fall Festival.  The surplus even managed to cover rising expenses of office supplies and janitorial items. 
The complete financial report for 2005 and 2006 is posted in the Center office for anyone wishing to see detailed information.” The Senior Center would also like to extend a big thanks to the Landfall Foundation who aided them in installing much-needed gutters. All volunteers at the Center are asked to remember to sign-in.  Last year they recorded over 10,000 hours but are sure there were more.  The Katie B. Hines Senior Center is accepting suggestions for a new name.  There is a suggestion box located at the Center.  “Thanks for all the suggestions you made for our new name. 
We are continuing this for another month and the suggestion box is on the table near the door.  If you cannot come in, call Grace at mealtime and she will see that your idea is considered.  There were many good names, practical names, and fun names, but only one suggestion to keep the name Katie B. Hines.”  Look for more information on the impending name change in future editions of the Island Gazette.
Looking Ahead – Future Events – The Katie B. Hines Senior Center is making plans to hold their annual yard sale on Saturday, June 23.  “We will be accepting donations of clothing (clean and in good repair), kitchen items, books, electronics in good working order, jewelry, china items, small sports equipment, furniture, children’s toys, etc. every Wednesday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.  No exercise equipment or computers.” Also plans are now underway for the 2007 Fall Festival.  This year’s event will be held in October.  The Center is seeking volunteers to help with this event.  Needed: The Katie B. Hines Senior Center is currently seeking a Secretary for the Board.  The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm. 
Memorial Tree  - “Our Christmas tree has been sporting new trimmings from Soup and Super Bowl to Valentine’s Day.  At the present, it is decorated for our Chili Cook-Off with an assortment of restaurant business cards and menus along with Western items.  Rosemarie is to be thanked for her work on this as well as for the hall decorations. In May we are planning on having a Memorial Tree that will be trimmed with a patriotic ornament.  These ornaments will be sold for $5.00 as memorials and honorariums with names, placed in the tree, and given to the donor after the tree is untrimmed.  We will be looking for people to help make ornaments, so if you are interested, let us know. 
New Events at the Senior Center:
Quilting Class – Interest has been expressed in starting a Quilting Class and we now have an instructor.  If you would like to be a part of this activity, contact Margaret at 910 458-6609.
Piano/Key Board Lessons – Anyone interested should contact Margaret at the Center at 458-6609.  Paul Weiss is offering this for a $2.00 donation, which he will return to the Center.
Ongoing Events at the Senior Center:
Bingo – Thursdays – 7:00 pm-9:00 pm – Come join the fun and win great prizes!
Bunco – Saturday, March 3rd – Join the excitement as members play cards. 
Painting Classes – Mondays and Wednesdays – 1:00 pm – Oil painting classes offered twice a week under the direction of Lois Poignee
Basket Making – Thursday – 10:00 am-2:00pm – Classes led by Ruth Knapp who has many years of basket making experience.  Please call in advance to reserve a spot in the ongoing classes.  You may join at any time during the classes.
Bridge & Games Day –Tuesdays beginning at 1:00 pm is Bridge and Games Day.
Choral Group – Mondays at 10:00 am.  This newly formed group has been spreading joy with their talents.  Come join the fun.
Line Dancing – Mondays at 4:00 pm.  Dust off your boots and come two-step with your friends.
Memoirs – Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.  The memoirs class is a time to reminisce and share.  Members are writing a collection of memories to share with future generations for years to come.  The classes are open to everyone and it is never too late to start.
Pizza Night –– Members Only (Call and inquire how to become a member) – Saturday, March 10.
Ask about Bridge Lessons!  

Weekly Activities at the Senior Center Include:

 Line Dancing, Cards and games, Bingo and Special Monthly Fundraisers. Monday: Line Dancing 4:00 to 5:00pm. Cost is only $2.00 per person. Cards: Hand and Foot, Pinochle, Rummy etc. 6:00pm. No charge. Tuesday: Bridge and other card games 1:00 – 4:00pm. Cost $1.00 per person. Thursday: Bingo 7:00pm. Cost $3.00 per person. Cards: Hand and Foot, Pinochle, Rummy etc. after Bingo, no charge. Saturday: Special Activities 6:00pm. Check the Gazette for details! Cards. Anyone who is 50+ is welcomed to join us. The annual membership fee is only $5.00! Come on down ya’ll!

308 Cape Fear Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (910)458-6609 


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