By BARBARA JENSEN

Senior Center

AARP Drivers Training Course will be offered at 8 a.m. Nov. 3. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.

Be sure to bring your AARP card and your driver's license. Space is limited. Call 272-3620 to hold your place.

Why would you want to take a driver safety class?

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today's roads. AARP has offered the course in the classroom for 25 years and now offers the same course online. It is designed to help you:

* Tune up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the rules of the road.

* Learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust your driving to allow for these changes.

* Reduce your traffic violations, crashes and chances for injuries.

* Drive safer.

* Get an insurance discount. Auto insurance companies in most

states provide a multiyear discount to AARP graduates.

* AARP members receive discounts on the AARP Motoring Plan from

GE Motor Club.

You can expect to learn about current rules of the road, how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment, and some adjustments to common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. You will learn about:

* maintaining proper following distance at all times;

* the safest way to change lanes and make turns at intersections;

* the effects of medications on driving;

* minimizing the effect of dangerous blind spots;

* limiting driver distractions such as eating, smoking and cell phone use;

* properly using safety belts, air bags, and anti-lock brakes;

* maintaining physical flexibility;

* continuing to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities.

Pool Night

The fellows in the Pool Room would like to invite those age 45 and older to join a Tuesday Open Pool Night starting Tuesday. Join the Handicap 8 Ball tournaments and Snooker from 6:30 to 9:30 pm each Tuesday. No reservations needed, just come join the fun.

Minibus service

2010 paratransit cards for the minibus service are now available at the Finney County Transit center. Paratransit cards will expire at the end of the year so don't delay, come by the transit office, 1008 N. 11th St., to update your information and pickup your free gift. If you are not able to come by the office, call 272-3626 and we will update your information by phone. You must have a current paratransit card to ride the bus so be sure to have yours before the end of the year to avoid any disruption of your transportation service.

Health Fair/flu shots

The Health Fair and flu shots planned for Wednesday has been postponed. The Finney County Health Department will not have a large enough supply of the flu vaccine until later in November. The Health Fair and flu shots will be rescheduled as soon as a new date has been established. Thank you for your understanding with this.

This week's activities

Thursday: TOPS will meet at 8:30 a.m. Meals on Wheels Committee meet at 9 a.m. Art Class begins at 10 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. Ambassador Singers will practice at 1 p.m.

Friday: Line Dancing at 8:30 a.m. You can join this class at any time. STEPS exercise class is at 10 a.m. St Catherine Hospital will offer a Health Services nurse to do screenings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. Bridge is played at 1 p.m.

Saturday: The Pool Room will be open from 1 to 4pm. Have a safe Halloween. Don't forget to adjust your clocks tonight.

Monday: Exercises at 8:30 a.m. STEPS exercise class is at 10 a.m. Humdinger Band will meet at 12:30 p.m. Double Pinochle is played at 1 p.m. Upbeats will practice at 3 p.m. Duplicate Bridge is played at 7 p.m.

Tuesday: AARP Driver Training at 8 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. Pitch is played at 12:45 p.m. Duplicate Bridge at 1:15 p.m. Open Pool played from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bridge is played at 7 p.m.

Nov. 4: Line Dancing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Pinochle is played at 1 p.m. "Completely Unraveled" formerly known as the Sewing Group, meets each Wednesday at 1 p.m. Bring your project and join the others. The Senior Citizens Association's weekly dance will feature "Craig Stevens." The cost is $4 per person. Bring finger food for the break.

This week's menu

Thursday: Ham and beans, cabbage, tomatoes, blueberry crisp.

Friday: Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, California blend vegetables, peach slices and French bread.

Monday: Beef and macaroni, carrots, cauliflower, citrus fruit, and wheat roll.

Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed Salad, green beans, sherbet and French bread.

Nov. 4: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, strawberries and pears, and wheat roll.

Check out the Senior Center of Finney County Web site, seniorcenterfc.com.