by Dennis Dalman
Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean the fun, too, is about to stop – at least not in St. Joseph.
That’s the upbeat attitude of St. Joseph Recreation Director Rhonda Juell. In an interview with the Newsleader, she talked about the variety of activities for people of all ages that will be available this fall and winter.
Senior citizens can use the walking path in the Haehn Campus Center on the campus of the College of St. Benedict. From Nov. 1 through March 31, walking at the center will be offered from 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. People can sign up at the Haehn Campus Center. A pass for the season costs $55.
Kennedy Community School will offer open-gym times on Sundays and Tuesdays starting in October. On Sundays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., people can come to the school to play basketball, volleyball, soccer or whatever activity they choose. Teams are welcome. On Tuesdays, the gym is open from 6-8 p.m. The admission fee is $2 per person.
Children in third through fifth grades can learn to play floor hockey at Kennedy Community School. The classes will take place from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 11, 13, 18 and 20. The cost that covers all the classes is $20.
Thanks to a partnership between the City of St. Joseph and the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud, senior activities are now available right in St. Joseph at Heritage Hall (part of the Catholic church).
The offerings include cribbage and 500 from 9:30-11 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, Enhanced Fitness at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and Senior Yoga (Chair Yoga) at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
To participate, one must be a member of the Whitney Senior Center. An annual membership is $50. When purchasing a membership, be sure to ask about a reduced rate that will be available for the first 30 residents who get a membership.
Call the Whitney Center at 320-255-7245 or visit its website at www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/93/Whitney-Senior-Center.