Did you know that 2010 is the 90th anniversary of women's suffrage? It's hard to believe that women in the United States obtained the right to vote just within the lifetime of some of our senior citizens.
The Senior Center will host a Kansas Humanities Council program, "Clarina Nichols and the Fight for Women's Rights" at 7 p.m. Tuesday. In 1859, Clarina Nichols canvassed the sparsely populated Kansas Territory with a petition supporting equal rights to Kansas women. With signatures in hand, she attended the Wyandotte Convention, charged with hammering out a state constitution. Supporters ultimately introduced her provisions for married women's property rights, equal custody rights and educational rights. The presentation asks and answers the questions "How did she do it?" Presenter will be Diane Eickhoff, independent historian from Kansas City. Her biography of Nichols' life, "Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women's Rights," was named a Kansas Notable Book for 2007 and has won the gold medal in biography for the Book of the Year Award sponsored by ForeWord magazine. Join us on Tuesday for good discussion. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday: TOPS meet at 8:30 a.m. The art class meets at 10 a.m. Gentle exercises with Hope start at 10 a.m. The Ambassador Singers practice at 1 p.m. The Low Vision Support Group meeting has been postponed until Sept. 30.
Friday: Line dancing starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by STEPS at 10 a.m. Craft Shop check-in is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A nurse is available from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bridge begins at 12:45 p.m. Rook starts at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday (Patriot Day): The Fiesta Parade begins downtown at 10 a.m. The Senior Center will be selling bottles of water as a fundraiser. Many thanks to Pauline Irsik for underwriting this project. See you at the parade. The pool room is open in the afternoon. Come join the fun.
Sunday (Grandparents Day): Duplicate bridge begins at 2 p.m.
Monday: Exercises are at 8:30 a.m. STEPS begin at 10 a.m. Humdinger Band practices at 12:30 p.m. Bridge and double pinochle begin at 12:45 p.m. The Upbeats practice at 3 p.m. Duplicate bridge is at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: The Craft Shop Committee meets at 10 a.m. Gentle exercises are at 10 a.m. Pitch is played at 12:45 p.m. "Clarina Nichols" Kansas Humanities Council presentation begins at 7 p.m., with the public invited.
Sept. 15: Coffee and banana bread is served at 8 a.m. Line dancing starts at 8:30 a.m. STEPS begin at 10 a.m. The Finney County Public Library will have a representative here at 11 a.m. It is national "Make a Hat Day." Join us for some fun making hats from paper plates. Emma Leah LaGesse will have her assortment of vintage hats on display. Pinochle starts at 12:45 p.m. Completely Unraveled meets at 1 p.m. The dance at 7:30 p.m. will feature "The Last Resort." The recommended donation is $4 per person. Bring finger food for the break.
Lunch is served at noon.
Thursday: Spaghetti and meat sauce, green beans, tossed salad, garlic bread, peaches.
Friday: Polish sausage, wheat bun, mashed potatoes, tomato slices, strawberries.
Monday: Baked ham, sweet potatoes, copper penny salad, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday: Chicken enchilada pie, corn, broccoli, wheat roll, cherry crisp.
Sept. 15: Salisbury steak, baked potato, tossed salad, cut tomatoes, muffin, fruited gelatin.