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Submitted by Lorraine Zorn, City of Tulare Parks & Recreation

Chukchansi Day Trip – Sign Up Now!

The seats are filling up fast – come in and register for a fun trip to Chukchansi Casino! Registrations are now being taken for Thursday, March 16. Please stop by the Tulare Senior Center at 201 North F Street to reserve your space. The cost for this fabulous day of fun is $20. Upon arrival, every passenger will receive a credit for $10 free play and a $5 food credit. Adults, 21 and over, must have a valid photo ID. For more information call (559) 685-2330.

Tulare Senior Softball Tournament Returns!

Players in the Senior Softball League, which has been together since 1994, wanted to see the senior softball tournament come back this year. The tournament was held from 2000 to 2009 and each year it helped raise money for the Meals on Wheels Program. We will be restarting this fundraising campaign again and host the tournament on March 25-26 at Prosperity Sport Park. Games start 8 a.m. The divisions are 50, 55, 60 and 65, and women’s. Sponsors for the tournament are: Big Brand Tire & Service, Rosa Brothers Milk Company and Best Wester Town & Country Lodge. If you do not have a softball team to enter into the tournament but would still like to donate and be a sponsor of the Tulare Senior Softball Tournament, please make a $100, tax deductible, check to Tulare Senior Services. For more information, ask for Lorraine at (559) 685-2330.

1st Annual Moo Mile & 5K Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels

The Tulare Senior Community Center will host its first Annual Moo Mile & 5K Run/Walk, September 30 at 7:30 a.m. at Zumwalt Park. Sponsors are: Top O’ the Morn Farms, Altura Centers for Health, Family Healthcare, J. D. Heiskell & Co., Land O Lakes, Rescom Pest Control, Tucoemas Federal Credit Union, Curtimade Dairy, Fernjo Farms, and Terra Linda Dairy.

The Moo Mile offers you:

• An opportunity to help donate to the Tulare Meals on Wheels – the fee is a low $15 and you can walk the Moo Mile Course! But if you are looking to win that 2017 Champion Moo Mile t-shirt – only two will be made – one for the Fastest Female Finisher and one for the Fastest Male Finisher!

• A fun and healthy exercise,

• An awesome-looking Moo Mile t-shirt for entrants by Sept. 9,

• A Moo Mile Finisher commemorative tag,

• Goodie Bag (If registered by Sept. 9), and

• Free mini-carnival & refreshments will be held after run/walk.

The Moo Mile is a flat and fast one-mile course! The start is at Twin Oaks Assisted Center on M Street. The run/walk is one mile down M Street to Zumwalt Park/Finish. The 5K Run/Walk start and finish are at Zumwalt Park. The run goes north on North N Street until reaching the Santa Fe Trail. The route then goes east on the Santa Fe Trial and continues to Laspina Street. Laspina is the turnaround point and the runners then go back (west) in the opposite direction from which they came and return to Zumwalt Park.

Fee for individual Moo Mile or 5K Run/Walk is $15 per person (or $18 after September 9). Online registration (https:apm.activecommunities.com/tulareparksandrec) ends on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. Registrations in person or by mail must be received by Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. Our address is Meitzenheimer Community Center, 830 S. Blackstone Ave, Tulare. Packet pick-up is on Thursday, Sept, 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration on the day of the race is at 7 a.m.

Consider a Tax-Deductible Donation to Meals on Wheels

The Tulare Meals on Wheels Program currently serves over 250 meals per week, which adds up to almost 13,000 homes. Donations are accepted in any amount and proceeds go directly to purchasing meals. This program relies on volunteers and donations to keep seniors living independently in their own homes. A donation receipt will be provided to you and we will send a special card to the individual and/or their family, publish the names in our monthly newsletter and the senior column.

Collette Trips

New Orleans & the Deep South, October 15-22; Double $2,599, Single $3,199; Highlights: French Quarter, WWII Museum, Cajun Cooking School, Baton Rouge, Natches, Martin Accordions, Vermilionville, Bayou Cruise. Seats guaranteed until April 15.

Bingo

The regular Bingo Program is held every Mon. & Wed., 12:30-3:30pm. Cost is 10¢ a game, 25¢ a card. Another great activity for anyone 18 years and older to enjoy socializing and have a wonderful time playing!

Card Playing

This activity is free and fun for all…every Monday, Wednesday and Friday after lunch!

Lunches

We serve lunches from 11:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Reservations are required. Requested contribution for anyone 60 or older is $3. Call (559) 685-2330 the business day prior by 12:30 p.m., to make or cancel your reservation.

$5 for guest under 60 years of age.

The Tulare Senior Community Center is located at 201 North F Street in Tulare. For more information, call (559) 685-2330. Need more information on services we provide? Check out our website, http://www.tulare.ca.gov/departments/community-development/senior-services or find Tulare Senior Community Center on Facebook!

 

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