Newsletter - Dare County

February 2015
1. TAXES...thru 4/9
Senior Games Reg. Forms!
Baum Center Survey!
Senior Luncheon...2/16
Line Dancing…2/17
Nautical Mirror...2/17
Gershwin Musical...2/192/21
8. Poetry Contest, Themed
’Black History Month’...2/24
9. Chinese Checkers Tourn...2/25
10. 2nd Zumba Gold Class...3/4
11. Ellsworth Midgett Tour...3/6
12. Disability Rights NC...3/13
13. Acrylic Painting Class...3/16
14. Nature Walk NHW...3/19
15. Paul Binder Table Tennis
16. Spring Fling...3/27
17. Washington DC Trip...10/1610/19
18. Notes/Volunteer Opportunities
Tax Season Appointments will go
through April 9th. Call Mary
Jernigan at 475-5637 to set an
appointment. IT FILLS
Senior Games Applications are
READY to be picked up NOW!
Registration Deadline: Friday,
March 13th, at 5:00pm
Early Bird Deadline: Friday,
February 13th at 5:00pm
In February, when it’s NOT “Summertime,” and the livin’ is chilly, when the weather “ has you low and has you down,”
mark your calendar to come to the Baum Center production of “Remembering George Gershwin, An American Musical
Genius.” You’re sure to know many of his songs – and many of the performers!
The play is set in Gershwin’s New York City apartment in the 1920’s and 1930’s, a time of energy and excitement when
there was a surge in American popular music. The Gershwin brothers George and Ira (lyricist) were at the forefront of this
jazz phenomenon , and left us enduring examples of the era.
The play will be presented at 7:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, February 19 and 20, and at 2:00pm on Saturday,
February 21, at the Baum Center in Kill Devil Hills. Tickets are $5.00 and will be on sale at the Baum Center beginning
February 2 (Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am to 1 pm, until the show). You may also purchase tickets at the door.
Please join us for an evening of music and fun! We got rhythm, we got music, “who could ask for anything more?”
Disability Rights NC
Acrylic painting class in March to celebrate the
coming of SPRING!! Class will be held on
Monday, March 16th from 2-4pm at the Baum
Center. Call Emily at 475-5638 to sign up!
Class is $25/person! Picture in display case!
will hold a seminar on Friday, March 13th from 12:30pm2:00pm at the Dare County Center (Emily will have a van
to take those interested in attending)—please call her at
475-5638 to sign up! This will allow our disabled
community an opportunity to see what resources are
already available and what they would like to see in the
Let’s Ring in the Chinese New
Year with a Chinese Checkers
Tournament on Wednesday,
February 25th at 12:00pm.
Registration fee is $5/person.
Prizes, light refreshments, trivia!
Write a poem with
the theme of ‘Black History’ and
have it turned into Emily Gould by 5pm on Tuesday,
February 24th. Please limit your poem to one page and
follow senior games rules.
Winners will be announced Friday the 27th and posted
in the March newsletter and receive FREE Early Bird
Silver Arts Registration!
For more information, contact the Baum Center at
On Thursday, March 19th from 2:30-3:30pm. Call Aubrey at
475-5644 for more information. We will meet at the Visitors
Center Entrance:
701 W Ocean Acres Dr. KDH
Nautical Mirror Making Class
@ the Baum Center
Date: Tues, Feb 17th
Time: 1-4pm
Cost: $15
Sign up or call 475-5637.
There is a survey we would love for you to fill out and turn in, as our goal here at the Baum Center is to make your lives happier,
healthier and more enjoyable! We need to know what programs you all like, dislike, or would love to have here at the Center. Please
fill out and drop in the designated box. Thank you in advance for your time; we want to know what you’re thinking!
To fill out the survey online, please visit:
“Never doubt that a small g oup of thoughtf l and commi ed citizens can change the world.”
The Baum Center needs back-up volunteers for Home Delivered Meals.
Help to Promote, maintain, and improve the health and well-being of older adults through the provision of a nutritionally
balanced meal five days per week delivered to the home. Reduce the isolation experienced by many older adults through
opportunities for social interaction by participating in the nutrition program. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. If
you can donate one hour a month, please contact the Nutrition Site Coordinator, Mary Jernigan, at 475-5637.
The Baum Center is in need of Medicare Counselors. The
Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counsels Medicare beneficiaries and
caregivers about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and
long-term care insurance. If you would like to help, please contact your local SHIIP Coordinator, Emily
Gould, at 475-5638.
Twelve years ago was our “kick off” event for the first
tournament that honored our friend, Ellsworth
Midgett. The event will be held Friday, March 6th at
10:00 am. Both men and women 50 years or older
(on or before December 31, 2015) are encouraged
to join us. Participants are asked to bring a bagged
lunch, we’ll supply the drinks and chips. This single
elimination tournament will follow Senior Games
rules, including the breakdown of age groups.
Anyone that would like to participate in this
tournament should fill out a registration form. The
registration fee is $8.00 and should be paid to a
Baum Center staff member on or before 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 4th.
To honor the late Paul Binder, we will hold our 2nd
annual table tennis tournament in his name. It will be
held Tuesday, March 24th at 1:00pm. Both men and
women 50 years or older (on or before December
31st, 2015) are encouraged to join us. Participants
are asked to bring a bagged lunch, we’ll supply the
drinks and chips. This single elimination tournament
will follow Senior Games rules, including the
breakdown of age groups. Anyone that would like to
participate in this tournament should fill out a
registration form. The registration fee is $8.00 and
should be paid to a Baum Center staff member on or
before 5:00pm Friday, March 20th.
Spring is almost
here, which means
sunnier days and
flowers! To celebrate,
we are holding a
Spring Fling on March
27th, from 12:00pm
until 4:00pm. Join
the Baum Babes as they dance, learn to make spring bouquets, to decorate your planter
pots, create light and fun jewelry, join a hula hoop class with Aubrey, and tie dye your
senior games shirts! Cost will be $5/person for light refreshments, as well as materials.
Anyone who would like to donate paint or fabric is encouraged to do so! For more
information, call Emily Gould at 475-5638 or Mary Jernigan at 475-5637.
The luncheon in FEBRUARY will
be at 11:30am on Monday, Feb.
16th, 2015 at Hurricane Mo’s in
Kitty Hawk. Call Janet Anderson at
480-4664 to R.S.V.P.
The trip will be October 16th-19th at $364 double occupancy, $469
for single. A down payment of $75/person is due NO LATER THAN
May 30th BY CHECK ONLY, made out to Diamond Tours.
Itinerary includes:
Day 1: Depart from the Baum Center at 8:00am and drive to
Washington DC. Have dinner and check into the hotel
Day 2: Enjoy a Continental Breakfast before departing for a full-day
Guided Tour of Washington DC. Some of the sites will include the US
Capitol, White House, National Archives, Embassy Row and
Georgetown. During the day we will see the Washington Monument,
Lincoln Memorial, MLK, Jr. National Memorial, and several War
Memorials. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before
continuing on the Guided Memorial and Monuments tour.
Day 3: Begin the day with a Continental Breakfast before getting a
Guided Tour of Arlington National Cemetery, including the Tomb of the
Unknowns, and Kennedy Graves, as well as the Iwo Jima Memorial.
We will also enjoy a visit to the Smithsonian Institution. Later, we’ll
have Dinner and entertainment before returning to the hotel.
Day 4: Continental Breakfast and the drive home.
Call Emily Gould at 475-5638 for more information or to sign up.
BOOK CLUB IS HAPPENING! Call Shirley Venente at 715-0748 for more information or if you’d like to
join. First book review will be on Wednesday, February 18th!
 Interested in writing short stories, poetry or even journaling? Writer’s Group is looking for new members to
join! Call Judy Dempsey at 261-4218.
 Line Dancing will start back up on Tuesday, February 17th from 7:30-8:30pm. **NOTE THE TIME
CHANGE!** Will resume 7:00pm-8:30pm the following Tuesday!
Second Zumba Gold class to start on Wednesdays in March from 3:30-4:30pm. First class will be March 4th!
 Pickleball is held at the Parks & Rec Youth Center (602 Mustian St/KDH 27948) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
at 9:30am & Fridays at 1:00pm.
 There is a free training, given by the Dare County Department of Public Health, to anyone interested in
volunteering for Hospice care. Hours are flexible and no medical experience is necessary. Volunteer meetings
are held at the Baum Center the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00-11:30am. Breakfast always
served. For more information, or if you’re interested in participating, call Jeff Slaker at 475-5057.
 Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Kitty Hawk is seeking volunteers. Call them at 255-6022 for more
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