News briefs, week of March 6, 2019
Bunco games set for Senior Center
It’s time for Bunco fun at the Quincy Senior Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m., on March 12. The cost is $10, and prizes will be given.
City prepares lots of activities
The Quincy Recreation Department provides activities for a range of interests and ages. For information about these and other activities, call 787-3523, ext. 259.
Family Game Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., March 7, at the Activity Center. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
STEAM Night at the Activity Center will include building a leprechaun trap. Cardboard and other material will be supplied; Thursday, March 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tiny Tot Basketball Camp, for children ages 3-6, will be held March 18-21, 5:30-6:15 p.m., at the Pioneer school gym.
Micro Spring Soccer registration ends March 20. The season runs April 22 to May 22 for children born in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The cost is $30 per player.
A dad and daughter dance event, Ties and Tiaras, will be held March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Activity Center. Tickets are $15 per person, space is limited, and preregistration is required.
Spring Break Day Camp will be April 1-5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for children 5 to 13 years old. Cost for the week is $60. The camp will include arts, crafts, games, science and more.
Magic, the Gathering, casual play will be held April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Senior Center: Serving cheeseburgers today
Last week’s game winners at Quincy Senior Center were: Rummikub – Pam Barrow and Larry Kniveton; and bridge – Nancy Street and Kate Jensen.
Wednesday’s dinner at the center is cheeseburger, pasta salad and peanut butter cookie. Thursday’s dinner is barbecue chicken thighs, roasted potatoes, corn, green salad, French rolls and oatmeal raisin cookie. Monday’s dinner is cheddar corn chowder, bacon-cheddar biscuits, cole slaw and soft sugar cookie. Tuesday is scrambled eggs, sausage links, biscuit, and fresh fruit or soup from Monday. Wednesday, March 13, is chicken salad sandwich, pea bacon salad and oatmeal raisin cookie. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is $5 for members, $6 for nonmembers, with a $1 charge for to-go orders. Senior citizens may have lunches delivered Monday through Wednesday inside Quincy city limits for an additional $2; call 787-3231.
Sewing volunteers needed
Days for Girls volunteers will meet at the hospital in the conference room 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 9, to sew feminine hygiene products for third-world countries. Help from all who are interested is welcome. For more information, contact Mandy Ottley at 509-760-1272.
Library continues regular activities
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, 787-2359, offers programs at no charge.
Mar. 6, ATLAS: At the Library after School, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Mar. 7, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Mar. 7, Nancy Pearl Author, Librarian & Literary Critic, 6-7 p.m.; speaking about the importance and pleasure of reading; geared toward adults.
Mar. 8, Movie Day Kid Friendly Movie, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Mar. 9, Fun with Board Games, 1-3 p.m.
Mar. 11, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited, and sign-up ahead of time is required.
Mar. 12, Creative Coloring, 3:30-5 p.m.
Mar. 13, ATLAS: At the Library after School, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Mar. 14, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Mar. 14, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
Mar. 15, Northwest Sea Serpents & Lake Monsters with David George Gordon Also discussing unexplained creatures like Sasquatch, Scotland’s Loch Ness Monsters, and the Yeti of Tibet, 4 p.m.
Mar. 16, STEM Kits, 1-3 p.m.; variety of games to play with.
George hall hosts music
The George CoffeeHouse series features Kevin Pace and the Early Edition at 7 p.m., March 16. The concert will include refreshments, and admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 are free. The event is held in the George Community Hall, 403 W. Montmorency, George.