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Polson Seniors: Ping-pong anyone?

by Pete Mangels
| March 16, 2023 12:00 AM

If you forgot to set your clocks ahead one hour you can go ahead and set them now or wait six months and then it will be standard time again.

One thing we can’t change is the first day of each season. This first day of Spring is sometimes the 20. It will end June 21, mostly, although sometimes it’s the 22nd. Blame it on the sun and the tilt of the earth. You could live in Australia where it is called the first day of Fall. Yes, you can snow ski in July because its winter there. Sometimes here too – I have witnessed snow in Polson on July 4.

We have been approached by a ping-pong enthusiast who would like to loan us a table for use at the center. If you have an interest in playing, please sign up at the center.

The Polson center is seeking a full-time cook, salary based on experience. Apply in person at the center.

Free tax-filing assistance is available on Mondays or Thursdays from now until April 13. Come in or call for an appointment and pick up a filing information packet.

The Ronan Senior Center is hosting pinochle games every Monday starting at 3:30 p.m.

Activities at the center, open to all, include: bowling for fun, 1 p.m. Tuesdays; bridge, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays (beginners welcome); low-impact exercise, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Tai Ji Quan – Moving for Better Balance, taught by Dixie Bisson, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays (new people are welcome); pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m. Thursdays; bingo, 7 p.m. Fridays, with playing card bingo on the first Wednesdays and third Thursdays. The pool table is open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

A veteran’s representative will visit the center from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, April 7, and Tuesday, April 21.

Meals are available for sit-down, take-out or delivery from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. weekdays and cost $5. The menu is posted each week at the center; call before 10 a.m. for deliveries.

Main dishes include: chicken strips, March 16; Pot ‘o Gold corned beef and cabbage, March 17; cream of potato soup, March 20; pork loin, March 21; homemade pizza, March 22; Polish dogs, March 23; and birthday lunch with roast turkey and all the fixins, March 24.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays at 504 3rd Ave. E. For more information, call 406-883-4735 or email