The Senior Center and Finney County Extension will be offering a free new four-part series titled "Eat Smart, Live Long." The classes, which begin Thursday, March 25, will begin and end with 10 minutes of chair exercises. Between the exercising, information will be given on incorporating more fruits and vegetables into our lives. Topics will include reaching your goals step by step, challenges and solutions, colorful and classic favorites, and eating smart and spending less.

When older adults eat at least three-and-a-half cups of fruits and vegetables daily they benefit from more vitamins, minerals and fiber, maintain energy levels, maintain regularity, prevent or delay the effects of chronic conditions such as obesity, hypertension and heart disease, and maintain strong and healthy bones.

Adding 30 minutes of physical activities most days may prevent or delay the effects of chronic disease, let you feel better, decrease stress, anxiety and depression, help control weight, build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints, improve strength, increase balance and reduce the risk of falling and improve sleep.

This free series of classes begins at 1:30 p.m. March 25. It will continue weekly for four weeks with the final session on Thursday, April 15. Reservations are requested. To sign up, please call 272-3620.

Scheduled activities

Thursday: TOPS meet at 8:30 a.m. The art class meets at 10 a.m. Ambassador Singers practice at 1 p.m. The Low Vision Support Group will meet at 3 p.m.

Friday: Line dancing starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by STEPS at 10 a.m. A nurse is available from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bridge begins at 12:45 p.m. The Nutrition Council will meet at 1 p.m.

Saturday: The Senior Center is rented. The pool room is open in the afternoon.

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 Transit Committee will meet at the Transit Center at 2 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. Bingo begins at 1:30 p.m. The Finney County Committee on Aging will meet at 3:30 p.m. Open pool is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

March 24: Foot Clinic appointments begin at 8 a.m. Line dancing starts at 8:30 a.m. STEPS begin at 10 a.m. Completely Unraveled meets at 1 p.m. Pinochle starts at 12:45 p.m. The Calhouns will perform at the dance starting at 7 p.m. The cost is $4. Bring finger food for the break.

Lunch menus

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli, plums, wheat roll.

Friday: Baked fish, chili or beef stew, peas, tossed salad, crackers, cinnamon roll.

Monday: Grilled chicken with rice, California veggies, wheat roll, cinnamon apple slices.

Tuesday: Roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, harvest beets, fruit muffin, tropical fruit salad.

March 24: Hamburger patty and bun, scalloped corn, stewed tomatoes, poke cake with whipped topping.