Wednesday, December 6, 2017


The year end is upon us, and so is the cold weather. Burr! This is a very busy time for all of us here at the Center and at home.  Please take time to come to the Center and visit with friends.
Sat, Dec. 9, Holiday Craft Fair from 9 to 2 pm, at the Sierra High school large gym, with over 50 vendors.  One stop Christmas shopping. 
Sat. Dec. 16, Christmas Dinner served from 5 - 7 pm, for only $12. adults and $6.00 for children.
Turkey, ham and all the trimmings, desserts and drawings. 
Mon. Dec. 18, Breakfast with Santa.  Santa will be here from 8:00 am to 11:00 am before he heads off to the North Pole.  Eggs, bacon and waffles will be available. A great photo opportunity for all.
Tues. Dec. 19, Jam Session, stop in for a bite to eat and stay for an evening of great music, fun with cowboy poet.
Mon. Dec. 25 - and Mon. Jan. 1 the Center will be closed, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Wed. Dec. 27 - Birthday Bash.  Help those who have birthdays in Dec. celebrate with a special dessert.
Remember all the daily activities at the Center.  Mon. Crafts and Delores' Low Impact Exercise Class.  Tues. Nickel Bingo and Quilters, Wed. Crafts and crochet assistance.  Thurs. Beginners quilting.
The Center is always looking for an artist of the month.  If you or someone you know would like to be the Artist of the Month, please call the center at 855-3300.  A great way to display your talent.
The Center is a great place to come and have a cup of coffee or do crafts or just have lunch and visit with friends. Make it a point to be a part of this wonderful Center, its for everyone.
Menu for Dec. 7,Thurs. Italian Chicken Thigh, Mixed Vegetables, Wheat Bread, applesauce; Dec. 8 Fri. Sweet & sour pork brown rice, broccoli Normandy, diced pears; Mon. Dec. 11, Hot dog, chili beans, sliced apples; Tues. Dec. 12, BBQ chicken Thigh, baked sweet potato, hi C Salad, wheat bread, pineapple bits'.Wed. Dec. 13, meatloaf w/gravy, mixed veggies, mashed potatoes, wheat roll, mixed fruit; Thur. Dec. 14, Bean & cheese burrito, tossed salad & diced peaches; Fri. Dec. 15, breaded chicken sandwich, potato salad and tropical fruit.
The Center wishes to thank all the volunteers and Center supporters Wishing you a very Happy Holidays

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Cool Fall

Welcome to November.  There is a slight chill in the air, the smell of autumn is upon us.  Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour this Saturday. The Center is a friendly and very busy place and we would like you to be a part of it. 
Fri. Nov. 10, Bunco at 9:00.  The center will be closed.
Sat. Nov. 11, Veteran's Day Luncheon at 11:00, this is to thank all the Vets for their service. Desserts appreciated.  Community Bingo - meatloaf dinner starting at 5:00 - 6:30, Bingo at 7:00.
Mon. Nov. 13, Red Hatters at Anne Beach, starting at 10:00 - bring breakfast items.
Fri. Nov. 17, Computer Assistance 10 - 11 am
Tues. Nov. 21, Jam Session, Come for supper and stay for some talented musicians. Starting at 5:30  Richard & Juli will be preparing hot dogs, hamburgers, cheese burgers, etc.
Wed. Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Luncheon starting at 11:00 am  Bring side dishes and desserts.
Thurs. Nov. 23 & Fri. Nov. 24 Center Closed, Happy Thanksgiving
Sat. Nov. 25, Soup'N Pie Event.  Starting at 5:00 - be sure and sign up to bring your favorite soup and/or pie. Tree Lighting at the museum around 7:00 pm.
Wed. Nov. 29, Birthday Bash - and at 12:15 the SHS Choir Christmas Songs.  Come to enjoy the voices of the high school choir and to help celebrate all the Nov. birthday's.Bring cookies to share with the choir.
Coming in December - Santa - Breakfast with Santa on Friday Dec. 1 and Monday Dec. 18. 8 -10 am.
Menu for Thursday Nov. 2, Spaghetti in Meat Sauce, Hi c Salad, french bread diced peaches; Fri. Nov. 3,Sweet & Sour Pork, brown rice, broccoli Normandy,diced pears; Mon Nov. 6, polish sausage dog w/onions & peppers, pickled beets, sliced apples; Tues, Nov. 7, BBQ chicken thigh, baked sweet potato, hi c salad, wheat bread, pineapple bits; Wed. Nov. 8, meatloaf w/gravy, mashed potato, mixed vegetables, wheat roll, Mixed Fruit; Thurs. Nov. 9, Cheeseburger, potato salad, tropical fruit.
Have a great month and a Happy Thanksgiving! 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Here we are into our 8th month of this year.  It's really going fast, with lots of activities at the center.
The center has started collecting toys for the "Santa Baby" Toy Drive.  There is a box in the common room where you can leave you donation.
If you have extra fabric (no polyester) to donate for a Mariposa Fire victim who loves to quilt, it would be greatly appreciated.  Please bring it to the center and Chris Loyd will pass it on to her.
Sat. Aug 5,  Community Bingo. This month Ted Kimbler will be serving Taco dinner, starting at 5-6:30.  Brandy's bunch takes over for a fun evening of Bingo at 7:00. Come on over for an evening of fun.
 Wed. Aug 9, Sheriff Mims will be at the center from 10 to 11 am to discuss the role of Sheriff in the community.  Bring your questions - she'll answer.
Mon. Aug 14, Red Hatters -10 am, A crafting party.  Bring your own t-shirt and we will show you how to make it into a grocery bag.  Snacks are always welcome.
Wed. Aug 16,Summer Theme, Salads & Desserts - bring your favorite dish.
Fri. Aug 18, Computer Assistance from 10 - 11 am. If interested, be sure to sign up at the front desk.
Tues. Aug 22, Jam Session. Let the center fix you dinner, hot dogs, hamburger, cheese burger or a bowl of chili starting at 5:30 then stay to listed to our great musicians and enjoy the humor from the Cowboy Poet.
Wed. Aug 23, Mysti Harrison from Home Instead will be at the center at 10:00, to answer any question you might have.
Sat. Aug 26, International Dinner Buffet.  Enjoy food from all over the world prepared by our local foothill cooks.  Sign up at the Center to prepare a special dish. Buffet is from 5 - 7:00 pm, tickets are $8.00.
Wed. Aug 30, Birthday Bash.  Come on over to the center and celebrate those who had a birthday in Aug  Our very own Pat Gallegos is preparing a special treat, after all its her birthday!!
Need for Volunteers for October's Chili Cook off - if interested contact Chris Loyd at the center.
Weekly Activities at the center, Mon. low impact exercise, and crafts; Tues, Nickel Bingo and quilters; Wed, crafts and crochet; Thurs. Beginners quilting.
Please remember to pay your renewal dues to the center.  This really helps
Menu for the week:  This is the last week that Salads will be offered.
Thurs, Aug 3, Tuna Sandwich, potato soup, honeydew, or Chef Salad; Fri. Aug 4, Spaghetti & meatballs, hi C Salad, raisins or Chicken Teriyaki Salad, wheat bread, raisins; Mon. Aug 7, Seasoned Chicken Thigh, baked potato, wheat bread, mixed fruit; Tues, Aug 8, Beef & Vegetable Stew, Hi C Salad, wheat bread, diced peaches; Wed. Aug 8, Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Wheat bread, diced pears, Thurs. Aug 10, Meatloaf w/gravy, peas & carrots, wheat bread, orange. Fri, Aug 11, Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli Normandy, Pineapple Bits & pudding.  Remember to call the day before, before noon to order your meal.
Many thanks for being a part of the center.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017


This would be a great month to become involved with the Sierra Oaks Senior And Community Center.  Lots of activities are in store.
Fri. July 14, Bunco starting at 9:00 am.  Lots of laughs and fun.
Sat. July 15, Annual Pie Contest, starting at 1:00 - 3:00.  Be sure to sign up to bake your best pie.  $8.00 charge to sample various pies.
Tues. July 18, The July Jam, starting at 5:30 - order up a hamburger, cheese burger, chili burger hot dog or bowl of chili.  There's always dessert.  Stay for an evening of musical entertainment and Cowboy Poet.  
Wed. July 19 - Informational Presentation of the History of Temperance Flat. Discussion starts at 10:00 am.
Fri. July 21, Computer Assistance Class from 10 - 11 am. Open to the public at no cost.
Sun, July 23, Connie Irwin's 80th Birthday Party starting at 1:00 pm.
Wed. July 26, Birthday Bash. Come to the Center and help all the July birthday's celebrate another good year.
Starting in August, the Lions Club Paper drive will have only 1 pick up, that will be in Auberry.
The Prather stop will be discontinued.  If you would like to drop your papers,magazines, phonebooks, etc. off at the senior center, there will be a spot.
The Center has started to collect toys for the Christmas Toy Drive.  There is a box at the center waiting to be filled with toys for kids.
Come and join in on the weekly activities. Mon., Delores's Chair exercise class and Crafts; Tues. Nickel Bingo and Quilters,; Wed. Crafts; Thurs.Beginner Quilting Class.
 Menu for Thurs. July 6, Mac & Cheese,peas & carrots, dinner roll,orange;or Chef Salad, Fri. July 7, Meatloaf in Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, wheat bread, diced pears, pudding;or Cottage Cheese Salad, wheat bread, Diced pears, pudding, Mon. July 10, Pepper Steak, veggie medley, wheat bread peaches, or Pasta & Chicken salad, wheat bread, peaches; Tues, July 11,Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo,Hi C salad, applesauce or Tuna Salad, Wheat Bread, applesauce; Wed.July 12,Breaded Fish, coleslaw,wheat roll, pineapple bits, or Chef Salad, wheat roll, pineapple bits; Thurs. July 13, Santa Fe Chicken Thigh, sweet potato, wheat bread, diced pears, or Cottage cheese salad, wheat bread, diced pears; Fri. July 14, Polish Sausage with onions & peppers, pears & carrots, honey dew, or Chef salad, wheat bread Honey dew.  Remember to call the day before, before noon to order your lunch.
 Remember to renew your annual dues.  Thanks for being involved with the Center. Center hours are 8:00 to 1:00, Mon. thru. Friday.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hurrah for June

What a busy month at the Center.  Come on over and be a part of the activities.
Our biggest fund raiser for the month is the Yard Sale.  Clean out your garage, closed, basement
etc and bring items to be sold on Sat. June 17.  Space available for $10.00
Fri. June 9, Bunco, 9:00 - 11:00.  What a fun group.
Sat. June 10, Bingo, Coney Island Hot Dogs, starting at 5:00-6:30.  Brandi's Bingo Bunch at 7:00.
Mon.June 12 Red Hatters to the Basilwood Goat Farm.  Meet at the center by 9:15. Lunch at Velascos at 11:30.
Wed. June 14 Dichoic Jewelry making class starts at 9:00.
Sat. June 17, Breakfast starting at 8:00 - 11 and Yard Sale 8-2.  Space available for $10.00.
Tues. June 20 Jam Session. All the fun starts at 5:30 with good eats.
Wed. June 21, K-9 Dogs at the center from 9:30 to 11:00. Come and check out the Dogs!
Wed. June 28 Birthday Bash. Mystic Harrison from Home Instead will be here at 10:00.
Just a reminder of all the weekly events at the center, such as Crafts,Tuesday Nickel Bingo, and Quilting.  Remember to keep up your dues. Only $20 for single & $30 for dual.
Once again the Summer Salads are available along with the regular meals.  Don't forget to
order the day before by 11:30.
Thurs. June 8, Tuna Salad or Breaded Fish; Fri. June 9, Chef Salad or Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo;
Mon. June 12, Pasta & Chicken Salad or Meatballs in gravy; Tues. June 13, Chef Salad, or Pepper Stead w/gravy; Wed. June 14, Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Salad or Italian Chicken Thigh, Thurs. June 15, Chef Salad, or Salami & Cheese Sandwich; Fri. June 16, Cottage Cheese Salad, or Salisbury Steak w/gravy.
Up and coming in July is the Pie contest  Sat. July 15.  Bake your favorite pie,enter it into the contest.  Or just come over and taste the other pies Have A Great June!!!!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Welcome to the Month of May at the Sierra Oaks Senior Center. What a beautiful month and a great time to be a part of the Senior Center.
Reserve Friday, May 19 for a morning visit with Assemblyman Jim Patterson.  He will be here between 9 am and 11:15 am.
Sat. May 6,  Dinner & Bingo, Chicken enchiladas will be served starting at 5:00 - 6:30 pm.  Brandy's Bingo starts at 7:00
Mon. May 8, Red Hatters Tea
Fri. May 12, Bunco, starts at 9:00 am.  Come on over for the fun.
Wed. May 10 ,Mystie Harrison, from Home Instead will be here at 10:00 to answer questions on deciding where to live, best places for your later in life situation.
Mon, May 15, starting at 9:00 am Dichroic Glass Class.  Make one of a kind jewelry.
Tues. May 16, Jam Session. Dinner starts at 5:30 - 8:00.  Local musician's and our own Cowboy Poet will be on hand for your entertainment.
Wed. May 17, Duffner Farewell. Join us to say goodbye and thank them for all they have done for our center. Bring finger food.  Cake will be provided.
Fri. May 19, Assemblyman Jim Patterson will be at the center starting at 9:00 am.
Friday May 26, Last Waffle Breakfast till fall.  Breakfast starts at 8:00 until 11:00 am.
Mon. May 29, Center will be closed for Memorial Day weekend.
Wed. May 31, Birthday Bash, Come over and help celebrate all those who had a birthday in May and have a piece of cake.
No computer class this month, Next scheduled one will be on June 23rd.
 Other items of interest:  Lions Club collects newspapers and magazines on the third Sat. of the month.  They also collect old  eyeglasses.
YARD SALE is coming up on Sat. June 17.  Call Anne at 855-5335 to reserve your space.  Cost is $10.00
There will be a Country Breakfast served from 7:00 - 10:00
Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.  Be a Sierra Oaks Volunteer.
Weekly activities at the center, Crafts, Nickel Bingo, Quilters, Crochet Assistance,and Low Impact Exercise.
Menu for Thurs. May 4, Polish Sausage Dog, peas & carrots, tropical fruit; Fri. May 5, Chicken soft taco, cheese, cabbage & cilantro, applesauce; Mon. May 8, Salisbury steak /gravy, baked potato, wheat bread, pineapple bits; Tues.May 9, Macaroni & cheese, broccoli Normandy, diced pears, pudding, Wed. May 10 Italian Seasoned Chicken thigh, vegetable Medley, wheat bread, applesauce; Thurs. May 11, salami & cheese sandwich, vegetable soup, tropical fruit; Fri. May 12, meatballs w/gravy, mashed potatoes, wheat bread, diced peaches.  Remember to call in your reservation before noon the day before.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Here it is the third month in this year 2017.  Now is the time for you to become a volunteer at the center.  Come on over for a visit.
Sat. March 4, - Community Bingo at 7:00.  Spaghetti & meatballs dinner will be served at 5:00
Wed. March 8, - Mystie Harrison from Home Instead and Hospice Care will be at the center @ 10:
Fri. March 10 - Bunco starting at 9:00 am
Mon. March 13, Red Hatters thrift shopping in Modesto.  Be at the center by 8:00 for a ride.
Wed. March 15, St. Patrick's Pot Luck Luncheon.  Bring something green and be Irish for the day.
Tues. March 21, Jam Session.  Let someone else do the cooking.  Come and enjoy an evening with
the Mountain Musicians and Cowboy Poet.
Wed. March 22, Dichroic Glass Class starting at 9:00 am.
Wed. March 29, - Birthday Bash Come celebrate the March birthdays.
Fri. March 31, Breakfast.  This month is biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs
Menu for the week is as follows:  Don't forget to call in you order before noon the day before.
Thurs. March 2, Meatballs in beef gravy, mashed potatoes, wheat bread, peaches; Fri. March 3, Vegetarian Enchilada casserole, mixed veggies & pears; Mon. March 6, Frankfurter Hot Dog, chili Beans, apples, Tues. March 7, Cheeseburger, potato wedges, tropical fruit; Wed. March 8, BBQ chicken thigh, sweet potato, Hi C salad, wheat bread, pineapple bits, Thurs. March 9, Meatloaf w/ gravy, peas & carrots, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, mixed fruit;  Fri, March 10 Breaded fish, Mixed Veggies, rice Pilaf, wheat roll, applesauce.
Don't forget the weekly classes, Mon. Crafts and Low Impact, Tues. Nickel Bingo and Quilters, Wed. Crafts, Thursday, Quilters.  Remember to keep your membership up to date.  Come for the general monthly meetings which is the first Wednesday of the month.  Drawing prizes.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


What a great month to be a Volunteer at the Sierra Oaks Community and Senior Center.
This is also National Heart Month, so take good care of your health.
Coming Events for this month are:
SOSCC has received a generous grant from the Foundation for rural Service.  The Center has also received a challenge from Ponderosa Telephone Co. for SOSCC  to raise $1,250 which Ponderosa will match.  The Center is asking for your help through your donations to achieve this fun raising  goal   Any questions please call the Center at 855-3300.

Sat. Feb 4 Don't forget to pick up your Beer Rocks from 9:00 to noon.
Sat. Feb 4, Bingo/Dinner. Starting at 5:00 with Chicken Fried Steak with all the trimming at a small cost of $8.00 with Brandy's Bingo at 7:00.
Wed. Feb.8 Jewelry Making with Diane starting at 9:00 am.
Wed. Feb. 8 Home Instead Hospice Care with Mystie Harrison at 10:00 am
Fri. Feb. 10 Bunco starting at 9:00 - 11:00 am
Mon. Feb. 13 - Red Hat Valentine Exchange with snacks starting at 9:00 am.
Wed. Feb. 15. Valentine Potluck & death by chocolate dessert, hosted by Sierra Mt. Mommas, come and join the fun, wear red.
Fri. Feb. 17 - Computer Assistance Class from 10:00 to 11:00.
Mon. Feb. 20 SOSCC will be closed for  President Day
Tues. Feb. 21 Jam Session - Starting at 5:30  Come and get a great hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog or bowl of chili with ? for dessert.  Then its toe tapping with our mountain musicians and Cowboy Poet.  A great evening of entertainment.
Wed. Feb. 22, Birthday Bash - join us in sharing our best wishes to the Feb. birthday folks.
Fri, Feb. 24 - Waffle Breakfast starting at 8:00 - 11:00 with waffles, bacon and 2 eggs cooked to order.
Remember our weekly events, Crafts, Low Impact Exercise Class, Nickel Bingo, Quilters, and Crochet.
Senior Menu's for Feb.  Thurs. Feb. 2 Cheeseburger, potato wedges 7 fruit; Fri. Feb. 3, meatloaf w/gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, dinner roll, fruit; Mon. Feb. 6, Chicken Thigh, w/mushroom sauce, mixed veggies, dinner roll, fruit; Tues. Feb. 7, Enchilada Casserole, tossed green salad, fruited jello; Wed. Feb. 8, Swiss Beef Patty, mashed potatoes, wheat bread, apricots; Thurs, Feb. 9, Tuna Salad Sandwich, potato soup, tropical fruit; Fri. Feb. 10, Spaghetti w/meatballs, hi c Salad, raisins.
Remember to call in your meal order the day before, before noon.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Welcome to a wonderful New Year 2017

Great things are going to happen this year and we want you to be a part of the events that are taking place at the Sierra Oaks Senior and Community Center.
Here are the events for January. 
Sat. Jan 7, Community Bingo.  Lasagna and all the trimmings will be served from 5:00 to 6:30.  Then  Brandy and her crew will take over for a fun night of Bingo. 
Fri. Jan. 13 is Bunco at the center starting at 9:00 am.  If you are interested, call the center.
Mon. Jan.16, Center will be closed.
Tues, Jan 17, Jam Session.  Let someone else cook for a change. Starting at 5:30 let Richard or Dennis make a great hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog or a bowl of chili  with dessert. Stay and enjoy the foothill musicians and Cowboy poet.  What an evening.
Wed. Jan. 18, Dicroic Glass Class starting at 9:00.  Come to the center and be creative and make a one of a kind jewelry.
Fri. Jan 20, Computer Assistance starting at 10:30.  Having problems?  Come on over and get them solved.
Wed. Jan. 25,Birthday Bash day.  Cal Fire and Smoky will be here to present "Wildland Fire and Senior Citizens fire safety".  This will be a good time to ask questions and learn about what to do in case of a wildland fire.
Fri. Jan 25, Waffle Breakfast with NEW hours! Starting at 8:00 to 11:00 you can order eggs any way, bacon and a waffle.
Pick up your SuperBowl  Beerrocks on Sat. Feb. 4 before noon. Order now.  $4.00 each.
Our General Meeting are the First Wednesday of the month and give you an up to date information on our activities plus you are eligible for a drawing.  Artist Sandy Madrid has several of her paintings on display for the month of Jan. at the center. If you have an artistic hanging that you would like to display at the center for a month, please contact the center at 855-3300.
Menu for the week:  Thurs. Jan. 5, "Enchilada Casserole, green salad, fruited jello; Fri. Jan 6, Chicken thigh w/mushroom sauce, mixed vegetables wheat roll, tropical fruit; Mon. Jan. 9, BBQ pork sandwich, broccoli Normandy, pineapple bits; Tues. Jan 10, Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, wheat bread, applesauce; Wed. Jan.11, Meatloaf w/gravy, peas & carrots, wheat bread, tropical fruit, butterscotch pudding; Thurs. Jan 12, seasoned chicken thigh, baked potato, wheat bread, mixed fruit; Fri. Jan. 13, hearty beef & vegetable stew, brown rice, hi C salad, wheat bread, diced peaches.  Be sure and call in your lunch request the day before, by noon.

Library Corner....Books of the Month! For Info contact our Librarian, Linda Reavely

  • Crusade of Eagles by William Johnstone
  • Dance of the Gods by Nora Roberts
  • Going Home by Nora Roberts
  • Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  • Murder at Wrightsville Beach by Ellen Elizabeth Hunter