Oracle Community Center has some great events planned for fall

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The Oracle Community Center, in keeping with its mission “to promote and sponsor programs that improve and maintain the health and welfare of the community”, has some great plans afoot for Fall.

On Thursday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m., bring your family and friends to the Apple Season potluck dinner. Members and non-members alike are welcome and there will be prizes to be had for best apple wearables and best apple food dish. Can you bake a pie? Neither can I. How about apple slaw, chips, cider, sliced green apples and cream cheese for dessert, apple jewelry or an apple blossom hat? The Washington Apple Commission can help you online surfers find great recipes at http://www.bestapples.com/recipes/

The American Red Cross Blood Drive kicks off at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and goes on until 5 p.m. You are encouraged to donate a pint of blood to save a life. Call June Watterson at 520-230-7280 to make an appointment or just drop by. Volunteers are welcome and needed to greet donors and serve refreshments. Please call Susie Cochran at 896-2935 for more information.

Monday, Oct. 24, at 4:30 p.m., the Board of Directors meet, and all are welcome to attend. If there is something you wish to place on the agenda contact President Riggs at 520-896-9520. Following the meeting, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., a Halloween-themed “finger food supper” membership potluck is planned, which will feature prizes and adventure.

On Wednesdays, beginning again in October, Sewing Bee and Tea will have you sipping and slipping, while keeping you in stitches.

Also, an Exchange Challenge is afoot. The date is yet to be determined but the time is 8 a.m. – noon and the wish is for it to be soon. So, start saving your excellent items to bring to the exchange. The entrance fee is $5 and three or more nice items to exchange. Silver, leather, crystal, books, paintings, jewelry, lamps, saddles, tables and more are to be expected. This is the second year for this event and it is expected to be even better than the first year.

In other news, plans are still under development for both a Youth Movie Night and a Teen Dance in the Fall. To assist with these events, call Shirley Swille at 520-954-2722 or Carl Riggs at 896-9520. Also, Deb Breen will return to lead Zumba classes in November.

Rental agreement changes are in effect. The new charge is now a minimum of four hours being required for $100. Memberships, however, are still half-price through the rest of this year. Now is a great time to sign up.

The Country Style Breakfast brought in $200 and the Oracle Community Center extends a collective thank you to those from the community who attended the event.

The “Susie” garden has yellow blooms beginning, as the button mums blossom and the petunias start to fade. Drop by and enjoy the pretty petals.

Of course, there are ongoing activities to attend, as well: such as Monday Canasta from 9 a.m. – noon and Lunch, starting at noon. Bring a dish or a contribution of $4 for members or $5 for guests. The Bridge Group meets on Tuesdays, from 12:30 – 4 p.m. Refreshments are available. Call Ethel Amator for more information, at 520-896-2197. Or, Game Day Thursday where the Center is open for card or board games from 9 a.m. – noon and Mah Jongg is played from 1 – 4 p.m. Beginners are welcome!

Remember, this is the Community Center and you are the community. Don’t be shy! Come in, sign up and take advantage of the free or cheap entertainment and the good company available to you.

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