Fall painting class

set in Hinsdale

The Millstream Community Center in Hinsdale will host a fall-themed painting class for seniors on Monday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m.

No previous painting experience is needed to attend. The cost of the class is $5; acrylic paint, canvass and brushes are supplied.

The Friendly Meal will be available at noon for those 60 and over for a donation of $3. Reservations for lunch must be made by Oct. 23. To register, call 336-7087.

Fall Zumba Gold classes in Keene

An eight-week Zumba Gold session is in session. Classes are held in the Keene Recreation Center gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

This aerobic dance program led by Pam Durkin is designed for older adults and beginners and features Latin and pop music.

Cost is $48 for 16 classes. The first class may be tried for free.

To register, call the Keene Recreation Center at 357-9829 or go to https://ci.keene.nh.us/parks-recreation.

Tai chi classes

continue this month

A tai chi course for beginners continues Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Westminster Institute on Route 5 in Westminster, Vt. The course is hosted by Westminster Cares and is taught by Ben Daviss, a senior instructor with the New Hampshire-based, nonprofit Oriental Healing Arts Association.

The group will meet weekly for an hour. The cost is $5 for each session.

To learn more or to register, contact Donna Dawson, director of Westminster Cares, at 802-722-3607 or e-mail wecares@sover.net.

Friendly Meals, Meals on Wheels

Friendly Meals offers dining for seniors at the Garden Café at 312 Marlboro St. in Keene. Doors open Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch is served at noon.

Dining rooms also serving Monday through Friday are at The United Church of Jaffrey Parish Hall and at the Millstream Community Center in Hinsdale. Friendly Meals are served Wednesdays at the Keene Senior Center. Monthly meals are served in Marlow, Marlborough, Jaffrey, Westmoreland, Nelson and North Walpole.

Cheshire County residents ages 60 and older may attend. Dietetic desserts are available at all locations. There is no charge for Friendly Meals, but a suggested donation of $3 is appreciated.

Participants should make reservations by 11 a.m., two business days in advance. Reservations: Garden Café, 352-2253; Jaffrey Parish Hall, 242-7986; Hinsdale Community Center, 336-7087; Keene Senior Center, 352-5037.

This week’s menu:

Monday, Oct. 21: Sweet and sour sliced pork with vegetables, vegetable rice pilaf, Brussels sprouts, grapes

Tuesday, Oct. 22: Shepherd’s pie, baby carrots, yellow yogurt cake

Wednesday, Oct. 23: Pork cutlet with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, winter mixed vegetables, peaches

Thursday, Oct. 24: Beef and vegetable stew with potatoes and biscuit, French green beans, orange

Friday, Oct. 25: Oven fried chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, spinach, banana bread

American House hosts activities

American House is on Water Street in Keene.

Monday, Oct. 21: 9:30 a.m., sit ’n’ fit; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, putting; 11 a.m., walking club; 12:30 p.m., mahjong; 1:30 p.m., bus leaves for shopping; 1:45 p.m., balance; 3:15 p.m., flower arranging; 4:15 p.m., social hour.

Tuesday, Oct. 22: 9:30 a.m., balance; 10:15 a.m., Wits and Wagers; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, Ted Talks; 11 a.m., Strolling Club; 1 p.m., bingo; 1:45 p.m., cribbage, strength and resistance; 3:15 p.m., bell choir; 4:15 p.m., social hour

Wednesday, Oct. 23: 9:30 a.m., yoga; 10:30 a.m., shopping bus to Walmart, coffee and chat, bag toss; 11 a.m., walking club; 1:30 p.m., bus leaves for shopping, Wii bowling; 1:45 p.m., balance; 2:30 p.m., manicures; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., classic movie night.

Thursday, Oct. 24: 9:30 a.m. balance; 10 a.m., trip to Currier Museum; 10:30 a.m., balloon volleyball, coffee and chat; 11 a.m., strolling club; 1 p.m., bingo, Move For Thought; 1:45 p.m., strength and resistance; 3 p.m., special movie; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., classic movie night.

Friday, Oct. 25: 9:30 a.m., sit ’n’ fit; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, bag toss; 11 a.m., walking club; 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., Name That Tune; 2 p.m., group crossword puzzle; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., Arm Chair Travel.

Saturday, Oct. 26: 9:30 a.m., exercise; 10:30 a.m., Wii Wheel of Fortune; 1 p.m., bingo; 2:30 p.m., movie in the theater; 7 p.m., movie in the theater.

Sunday, Oct. 27: 9:15 a.m., bus to Saint Bernard’s; 9:30 a.m., bus to UCC and St. James; 1:30 p.m., Pass the Pigs; 2 p.m., performance by Omer G.; 2:30 p.m., movie in the theater; 7 p.m., movie in the theater.

Age In Motion

programs continue

Age In Motion is an exercise program designed for older adults. Classes are led by trained instructors and are held for one hour, twice a week and consist of exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Men and women from any area town are invited to participate. A $2 donation per class is requested.

The following programs are ongoing, but new members are welcome:

Hinsdale (Millstream Community Center): Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Marlborough (Community House): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Walpole (Town Hall): Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Winchester (ELMM Community Center): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon.

Chesterfield (Spofford Fire Department): Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Stoddard (Town Hall): Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Physician approval is needed to join. Please call Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, 352-2253 for a registration packet. Age In Motion is a program of HCS, a Monadnock United Way agency.

Cribbage games

offered in Keene

A senior cribbage league is held at Stone Arch Village, 835 Court St., Keene on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Information: Jan Lecuyer, 354-3255.

Meals, activities

in Bellows Falls

The Bellows Falls Area Senior Center at 18 Tuttle St., Bellows Falls, serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The meal is served until sold out and is open to area seniors.

Suggested donation is $3.50 for seniors over the age of 60, which includes a beverage. Information: 463-3907.

The following activities for seniors are offered at the senior center:

Basic tai chi for fall prevention: Fridays from 9-9:45 a.m.

Tai chi level II: Thursdays from 12:15-1 p.m.

Knit and Stitch group: Meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

The BFASC Quilters: Meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m.

Nickel Bingo: Every Tuesday starting at 12:30 p.m., with 20 games played.