SIDELIGHTS For all seniors

SCOPE Howland Senior Center, 9273 High St. N.E., Warren, has the following summer activities planned: Mondays through Thursdays, computer classes from 9 to 10 a.m.; Mondays, bridge and pinochle from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., art instruction from 10:30 a.m. to noon and tap-dance instruction from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (cost is $2); Tuesdays, strength training from 10 to 11 a.m. (cost is $3), bocce from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and bingo from 1 to 3; Wednesdays, quilting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursdays, craft emporium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (materials cost $10, take a casserole to share) and cards from 6:30 to 10 p.m. with pizza and soft drinks (cost is $1); and Fridays, golf at Vienna Short Holes from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., strength training from 9 to 11 a.m., line dancing from 12:30 to 2 p.m. (cost is $2) and square dancing from 2 to 3:30 (cost is $2). The center will sponsor a trip to Mackinac Island in Michigan Monday through Thursday. There will be a boat ride and river cruise, horse-drawn carriage guided tour, lunch at the grand hotel, a stop in Frankenmuth with shopping, dinner at Zenders and a stop at the Henry Ford Museum. The second night will offer optional gambling at the Kewadin Casino. Three breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner are included in the price of $375. For information call (330) 609-7806.
Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has planned the following activities: Monday, bridge at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, oil painting at 10 a.m., blood pressure screening at noon and New Middletown Satellite picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday, watercolor class at 9:30 a.m., Lake Milton Satellite picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., tai chi at noon, blood pressure screening at 12:30 p.m. and 500 card club at 1; Thursday, woodcarvers at 9 a.m., exercises and Grandparent Support Group at 10; blood pressure screening at 10:30 and line dancing and blood pressure screening at 1 p.m.; and Friday, Sebring Satellite picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and crafts at 2 p.m. Call (330) 744-5071 for more information. The center will be sponsoring a bus trip Aug. 28 to Mesopotamia and the D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Cost is $36, and the tour will begin with breakfast at Panera Bread followed by a guided narrated tour of Mesopotamia and the Amish countryside. Lunch will be at the Town Hall, and then on to center at Mill Creek Park. Those interested should call (330) 744-5071.

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