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Fountain Valley Senior Center News


August 9, 2017

Pat Thelander

We have many talented people coming to the center. These are some of the woodcarvings created at our weekly class. Art Gibson is the instructor for this class and they meet from 9 a.m.-Noon Thursdays. Cost is $2 per class. If interested come on down and join in on the class.

* Rural Area Meal Program, or RAMP, is for individuals age 60 and over who live in El Paso County. This program is for older adults who are not able to get to the nearest congregate meal site. This includes individuals needing assistance due to physical, emotional, or social impairment. Please leave a message at 719-520-6471 with your name and phone number; we will return your call.

* Transportation - (By Appointment Only)

For seniors 60+ who live in the Fountain Valley area. Transportation provided to medical appointments, shopping, personal business, to the Center, special outings and other destinations in El Paso County. Call 520-6472 at least 48 hours in advance to make arrangements.


Sky Sox vs. New Orleans Babycakes Fundraiser with Fireworks: Friday, Aug. 11. Tickets are $12, with $6 going to the FVSC, bus is $6, parking pass available at $4. Bus leaves St. Dominic's at 6 p.m.

* AFA Band concert in Woodland Park: Saturday, Aug. 12. Lunch prior at the Hungry Bear. No entrance fee, bus is $8. Bus leaves St. Dominic's at 9:30 a.m.. *Registration ends July 31.

* Ft. Logan: Monday, Aug. 14. Bus donation is $14. Bus leaves St. Dominic's at 9:30 a.m. Lunch at restaurant of choice after. *Sign up no later than the Thursday prior.

* Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers: Sunday, Aug. 20, at 1:10 p.m. Tickets $10, Transportation $15. *Waiting list after July 31*.

* Senior Safari at Pueblo Zoo: Wednesday, Sept. 6. Bus donation $11, entrance is FREE. Drinks, food, bingo and other activities. Bus leaves St. Dominic's at 8:15 a.m. Registration ends August 26.

* M Lazy C Ranch Chuck Wagon Dinner: Saturday, Sept. 16. Entrance fee is $44 and includes gratuity, chuck wagon, hayride, dinner (chicken or steak), entertainment and dancing. Bus donation is $10. Bus leaves St. Dominic's at 5 p.m. *Waiting list after Aug. 25.

* Cripple Creek Gold Mine Tour with lunch: Saturday, Sept. 23. Bus donation $14, goldmine tour $20. Bus leaves St. Dominic's at 10 a.m. *Registration ends Sept.15

Pat Thelander

We have a new friend at the senior center! Come on down and have your picture taken with our gorilla. A $3 donation will benefit the center.

* Good Time Day Travelers next meeting will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12

Other Activities

* Game Day at the FVSC! 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Cost is $3 at the door. It is a potluck so bring your favorite dish to share. Come down and join your friends for cards and games.

Volunteer Opportunities:

If interested in volunteering, call Diana or Kelly at 520-6470.

* The Meals on Wheels program always has a need for volunteers to serve as back-up help with this vital service.

* Our Board of Directors is seeking an attorney to be a member.

* Seeking volunteers to help in our front office on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Seeking volunteers for our Kittie Paster Thrift Shoppe.

* The Harmonizers Singing Group is looking for a Co-Director to assist the current Director, Sandy Franklin. Call 520-6470.


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