The tourists are coming, which means that our streets and roads will become very busy throughout the summer. Schedule some time now to take the AARP driving course. You will learn: · Defensive driving techniques · New traffic laws · How to deal with aggressive drivers · How to use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts · How to deal with trucks and blind spots · How to deal with awkward left turns and rights of way · How to handle interstate freeway traffic If you have
Last month, we described two fraud schemes aimed at seniors – Medicare and obituaries. Here are the next two situations that may come your way. Be alert and be prepared. THE GRANDPARENT SCAM In this scenario, the caller often begins by saying something like “Hi Grandma/Grandpa, do you know who this is?” They are hoping you will guess the name of a grandchild. If you offer a name, the caller has just established a fake identity with the information you provided. Next they will
This photo was taken during our first Bingo day, back in March. We had a nice crowd and some good prizes! Our next session will be on Monday, May 13. We start promptly at 1:00 pm and finish at 2:00. If you wish to have lunch with us at 11:30 am, please call in advance to reserve your meal. As a reminder, your admission fee is $1. After that, you pay 10 cents per card – and you choose how many cards you want to play per round. Coffee, water, and snacks are provided. Bring a fr
We ask that you support Whitefish Community Center by becoming a member. As a nonprofit, we rely on membership fees to fund our operations. The annual membership cost is still only $10. If you are a past member, thank you! Our membership roll has seen a decline in renewals, so please call us if you have any doubt about your current status. A $10 membership provides you with a warm, welcoming space to visit, a cup of coffee or tea, and a pastry or other treat. You are welcome
Whitefish Newcomers Club has numerous interest groups. One is a book club that meets every third Friday at 1:00 pm at Whitefish Community Center. For those who may be interested, here’s most of the 2019 book list. There are no dues for this club and you do not need to be a newcomer to Whitefish to participate. If you would like additional information, the contact person is Laura Snider at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can check with Kathy at the Community Center; she can point
On Tuesday, April 30, we will honor our April babies with a fabulous birthday party! Come join in the festivities! Lunch is served at 11:30, with birthday cake following at noon. If your birthday falls in April, your lunch is free! Don’t forget to RSVP to 862-4923.
We often hear about folks who have been tricked or swindled. They are robbed of their hard-earned money and their peace of mind. Over the next few months we will address various types of scams and what you can do to protect yourself. MEDICARE SCAM This is one of the many scams involving someone pretending to represent a government agency, a business, or a loved one in your family. They do this in a very convincing way. The scammer is pretending to work for Medicare. The calle
As an organization that strives to be welcoming, Whitefish Community Center has never charged any fee for our health fitness classes, game day, knitting group, or book club. The good news is we are going to keep it that way. With one caveat: we are asking those who join us for these activities to become a member of the Center. Our membership is a very affordable $10 annually. Starting in May, we will be asking for a $4 fee for each activity you attend if you are not a member.
On Tuesday, April 2, at 2:10 pm, we will stream video directly from the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. This program is titled “Silver City to Copper King” and will focus on the mining industry in the Butte area. It’s a classic tale of booms and busts, flourishing immigrant communities and tragic disasters. It’s the story of a tough and determined community created by strong-willed prospectors and wily copper kings who vied for power and wealth. The people of this time and
In March we had our first bingo event. Sherry, from The Springs, provided us with all the needed accessories and ran the game for us. Thirty players converged on our dining room with lots of smiles, and many were lucky in winning cash or door prizes. So now we are warmed up and ready to play again from 1pm to 2pm on Monday, April 8. The cost is $1 to get in the game and 10 cents per card. If you want to play multiple cards per game, bring along some extra change. Coffee, wate