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The Society of Military Widows, Sacramento Chapter #5; meets Saturday, March 1, at Waffle Shop, 4641 Watt Ave., North Highlands at 11:30 a.m. Must RSVP for lunch. Program will be “Information on Diabetes.” Info: (916) 635-6724.
The Organic Gardening Club of Sacramento County meets Friday, March 7 at Carmichael Park Administration Building, Room 1, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael, 10 a.m. The program, “Lose Your Lawn” will be presented by Farmer Fred, Master Gardener and KFBK's Talk Show Host of Get Growing. Info: (916) 635-6724.
Social seniors at South Natomas — New group meets every second Friday 3-4 p.m. You’re invited to attend for conversation, treats, and coffee. Join the gathering — a place for people 55 and older to meet new friends, to chat about anything and everything, and to enjoy new experiences. Come and even bring a friend for a pleasant afternoon. The next meeting is on Friday, March 14, at the South Natomas Library. Info: (916) 264 2919.
SENIORS-IN-MOTION — See what upcoming activities are being planned and join in! Counties: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Yolo. Info: www.meetup.com/SENIORS-IN-MOTION.
Dance & Music
Family Fiddle Fun and Country Music. The public is invited to attend the Old Time Fiddlers’ open stage jam session the second Sunday of each month from 1-5 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 5807 Walnut Ave., Orangevale. Sunday, March 9, enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of entertainment and dancing and snack bar. Cost: $1 donation each (kids free). Info: (916) 723-2314 or www.csotfa5.org.
The Western Swing Society features the Gary Blodgett and Big Trouble Band on Sunday, March 2, at The Machinist Hall, 2749 Sunrise Blvd. Rancho Cordova. Also music by The Dry Creek Band, plus the great Jam Room all for your dancing and listening pleasure from 1 to 6 p.m. General admission $8 Members $5. Info: (916) 974-1236 or www.westernswingsociety.org.
Music at Noon Concert Series. Every Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St., Sacramento. Free concerts featuring classical, jazz, piano and opera. Free. Info: (916) 442-8939 or www.musicatnoon.org.
Tea Dances on Tuesdays and Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. with a lesson from 12:30-1 p.m. at The Ballroom of Sacramento, 6009 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, Cost: $5 per person. Info: (916) 456-2626.
Senior Tea Dance — Wednesdays with Wes & Jackie. Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m. at Capital Dance Center, 11270 Sanders Drive, Rancho Cordova. Half-hour lesson provided, refreshments and many styles of dance music. Cost: $5. Info: (916) 635-2600.
Enjoy Ballroom Dance at Mission Oaks Community Center, 4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:15-3:45 p.m. Live bands. Cost: $5 per person. Info: (916) 972-0336.
Dinner Dance is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles #9, 4401 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, on Fridays. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy live western music. Cost: $15 dinner and dance, $8 dance only. Info: To RSVP, call (916) 731-4427.
Sacramento Senior Citizen’s Club Dance will be held every Sunday (except holidays) from 1-3 p.m. at Ethel Hart Center, 915 27th St., Sacramento. Enjoy live music from the 1930s to 1960s. Open to everyone. Cost: $5. Info: (916) 967-8670 or (916) 371-1091.
The Sacramento Capitolaires, a men’s Barbershop Harmony group, meets every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Pilgrim Hall, 890 Morse Ave., Sacramento. Info: www.capitolaires.org, call 888-877-9806, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Dance. The Capital Ballroom Club has a dance every Sunday from 7-10:30 p.m. with a free two-hour dance lesson from 5-7 p.m. Dance to the music of DJ Daryl Robin at the Carmichael Elks Lodge, 5631 Cypress Ave., Carmichael. Cost: $8 at door. Info: (916) 366-6501.
Chair Exercise. Low-impact exercise. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at Senior Center of Elk Grove, 8830 Sharkey Ave., Elk Grove. Cost: $1 for members, $2 for non-members. Info: (916) 685-3160.
Bingo on Mondays, at the Carmichael Elks Lodge, 5631 Cypress Ave., Carmichael. Open to the public. $7 buy-in for 12 regular games. Special $500 progressive blackout game. Early Bird games start at 6:45 p.m. Regular games start at 7 p.m. Info: (916) 489-2103.
Bridge at Senior Center at Sierra 2, Room 12, at 2791 24th St., Sacramento, on Thursdays from 1-3:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: (916) 455-6339.
Bingo on Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Community Center, 1075 W. Capital Ave., W. Sacramento. Pre-registration required. (916) 617-4620.
Belle Cooledge Senior Bridge Club meets on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. at Belle Cooledge Senior Center, 5699 S. Land Park Drive, Sacramento. Cost: Free. Info: (916) 427-6620 or George at Georgekunkel@earthlink.net.
Cribbage Club. Join this cribbage club that meets at Denny’s, 122 Sunrise Ave., Roseville, on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. Cost: $2. Info: (916) 783-4128.
Cribbage. Tuesdays: 6 p.m. at Mission Oaks Senior Center, 4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. Info: (916) 722-6636; Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. at El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills. Info: (916) 933-1282; Thursdays: 6:15 p.m. at the VFW Post #8762, 11th and Soule St., West Sacramento. Cost: $2 or $3. Info: (916) 825-9806.
Play Pinochle on Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sundays 12:30 -3 p.m. at Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St., Sacramento. Cost: Free. Info: (916) 8085462.
Social Ping Pong. Come to Ethel Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St., Sacramento, for Social Ping Pong on Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:30-3 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: (916) 808-5462.
Ginasta is a game combining elements of Gin and Canasta. Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Senior Center at Sierra 2, 2791 24th St, Rm. 12. Cost: Free. Info: (916) 455-6339.
North Highlands Pinochle Group. Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:30-5 p.m. at North Highlands Recreation and Park District, 6040 Watt Ave., North Highlands. Cost: Free. Info: (916) 332-4551.
Social Bridge. Join this fun group on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30-12:30 p.m. at Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St., Sacramento. No partner needed. Info: (916) 456-4869.
Mahjong Club. Every Friday, 1-4 p.m., Asian Community Center, 7375 Park City Drive, Sacramento. Cost: Free. Info: (916) 393-9026 Ext. 322.
Golf and More — S.I.R. Sons in Retirement is a men’s retirement organization that has over 170 branches in Northern California. Branch 150 plays golf every Friday, plus scheduled bowling, bridge and fishing. Come meet and make new friendships. Info: www.SIR150.
Roller Skating. Join the seniors at Sunrise Rollerland Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10 a.m. to Noon. The price is $4.50 which includes skate rental and coffee/tea. Good music, great fun and active group of senior skaters. Located at 6001 Sunrise Vista Drive just east of Sunrise Mall. Info: (916) 446-2772.
Watercolor Class meets Fridays at 9 a.m. (Sept.-June) at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., Davis. Ongoing class, no charge — start anytime. Info: (530) 757-5696.
Hem & Haw meets Wednesdays, 1 p.m. for knitting, crocheting and needlepoint. Drop in. No charge. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., Davis. Info: (530) 757-5696.
Elk Grove Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday of every month at the First Baptist Church of Elk Grove, 8939 East Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove. Come join beginner and experienced quilters learning to create quilts for the community. Cost: $3 or free if no speaker. Info: (916) 686-1654 or elkgrovequiltguild.org.
Gray Eagles is a social group sharing the history of military and/or civilian aviation. Former air, ground or carrier crew, or anyone interested, will enjoy the monthly speakers. Meetings are the second Monday of each month at Hometown Buffet, 4300 Florin Road, Sacramento, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Info: www.grayeagles.netor call Lou at (916) 421- 0844.
Cottage Senior Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Conzelmann Center in Howe Park, 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento (on the corner of Howe Ave. and Cottage Way). Come enjoy the companionship and fun. Bingo is played after each meeting. Info: Contact Barbara at (916) 486-1338 or Millie at (916) 447-1262.
Carmichael Senior Citizens Club meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carmichael Park Club House, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. The club offers friendship, potlucks, casino bus trips, speakers and local theater productions. Bingo is played at the end of each meeting. Info: (916) 487-5525.
Arts & Crafts Club – Share ideas and tips on a variety of arts and crafts projects. Bring unfinished project or learn something new. Every Tuesday, 1-3:30 pm. Asian Community Center, 7375 Park City Drive, Sacramento. Cost: Free. Info: (916) 393-9026 Ext. 322.
Brain Gymnasium. Exercise your mind, and help keep it active by attending weekly sessions of The Brain Gymnasium. Sessions are held every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave., Davis. Cost: Free. Info: (530) 756-0700.
Mission Oaks Senior Wednesday Club meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first four Wednesdays of each month at Mission Oaks Community Center, 4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. A potluck is held on the second Wednesday. Join the fun and make friends while eating, playing bingo, pinochle or other games. Cost: $2 per year plus 50¢ per meeting. Info: (916) 410-0506 or (916) 214-4889.
Senior Social Hour the first Saturday of each month, 10-11 a.m. at the Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Coffee, tea, and conversation. (916) 264-2920.
Toastmasters. The Speaking Machine Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 10054 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove. Cost: Free. Info: (916) 684-3538.
Ten Minutes of Fame. Come enjoy an open mic for writers, sponsored by the California Writers Club (Sacramento Branch), on the second Friday of each month from 7-9:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble bookstore, Birdcage Shopping Center, 6111 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights. Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m. Readers and listeners welcome. Cost: Free. Info: Contact Julie Bauer at email@example.com or call (916) 344-5778.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Tuesdays at Casa Mobile Park, 1050 W. Capitol Ave., West Sacramento. Weigh-in at 5 p.m., program 5:30-6:15 p.m. Info: (916) 372-8403.
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