September is National Senior Center month. Our theme is "Senior Centers Your Place to Connect!" If you have never visited the Senior Center, this is your opportunity to see what we are all about. If you visit here occasionally, or even regularly, check out the many special activities planned for the month of September.

Beginning Sept. 1 and on each Wednesday during September, we will have free coffee and baked goods at 8 a.m. Join us for coffee and conversation. Bring a friend.

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, we will start a new gentle exercise class, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10. Everyone is invited.

Look for our booth selling bottled water at the Fiesta Parade on Saturday, Sept. 9. This is a fundraising event for the Senior Center. Many thanks to Pauline Irsik for helping with this project.

Wednesday night, Open Pool takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 8. This non-tournament play is open to anyone 40 and older who wants to play pool in a non-smoking environment.

Watch for details on a Kansas Humanities Program "Clarina Nichols and the Fight for Women's Rights." This year is the 90th anniversary of women's suffrage. Join speaker Diane Eickhoff, independent historian, for a look at the life of this suffrage crusader. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., is the date for this event.

Upcoming events include an ice cream social with a six-foot-long ice cream sundae, a booth at the Downtown Fall Fest, Wii lessons and a tailgate party scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30.

Check us out!

Scheduled activities

Thursday: TOPS meet at 8:30 a.m. The art class meets at 10 a.m. The Ambassador Singers practice at 1 p.m.

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.

Saturday: Prairie Land Food pick-up begins at 7 a.m. The pool room is open in the afternoon. Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers rent the building from 4 to 11 p.m. Come join the fun.

Sunday: 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: Pitch is played at 12:45 p.m.

Sept. 1: Coffee and donuts are 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. Pinochle starts at 12:45 p.m. Completely Unraveled meets at 1 p.m. The dance at 7:30 p.m. will feature "The Moonshiners." The recommended donation is $4 per person. Bring finger food for the break.

Lunch menus

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, cauliflower with cheese sauce, wheat bread, cookie.

Friday: Meat loaf, sweet potatoes, copper penny salad, wheat roll, citrus fruit cup.

Monday: Huntington chicken, corn, stewed tomatoes, wheat roll, bread puffing with lemon sauce.

Tuesday: Barbecue ribette, tri-tators, sunshine gelatin salad, cinnamon rolls, ambrosia.

Sept. 1: Salisbury steak with onions, mashed potatoes and gravy, spinach salad, banana muffin, bread pudding.