Seniors

Seniors

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The City of Rogers welcomes all seniors and invites them to become an active part of the larger community. 

Come test your luck and join our free bus trip to Mystic Lake Casino on Monday, January 26! We will depart the Rogers Community Room (21201 Memorial Drive) at 8:30 a.m., you will have 5 hours of game time, and we will depart the casino at 2:30 p.m. back to Rogers. Please call Liz at 428-0939 to reserve a spot by January 16 . $5 cash will be collected with reservation to hold your spot on the bus and be handed back to you on the day of the trip.

Friday, January 9 from 11 am-3:45 pm

We will leave from the Rogers Community Room at 11 am, enjoy a lunch buffet at Broadway Pizza in Plymouth at 11:30 am, and sit down for a show full of live music, rhinestone costumes, and comedy at 1 pm. Call Liz at 763-428-0939 for more information or to register by Dec 19. The cost for transportation, lunch and show is $35.

Wednesday, Dec 31 from Noon -2:30 pm

Let’s bring in the new year with a cheerful celebration at the Rogers Community Room. The party starts at noon with a delicious senior dining meal and the fun continues after lunch with BINGO and prizes. Fruit Basket BINGO will start around 1 pm, we will play 10 games for assorted prizes (including fruit) and finish with the grand prize fruit basket. Call Liz at 763-428-0939 with questions. We hope to see you there!

Friday, December 12, 5:30-8 pm

Mark your calendars for an evening full of music, dancing, refreshments, socializing, and silent auction. A Rogers high school class is putting together this community service fundraiser with the objective of providing a fun filled night for seniors in our community while raising money for less fortunate students who would like to attend their prom but cannot afford a ticket.

The Sock Hop is open to the public and for you to enjoy, while the suggested donation entry fee and silent auction will raise money for the students. Please plan on joining us at the community room on December 12. Call Liz at 763-428-0939 with any questions.

Thursday, December 11

Join us as we make our way to the Old Log Theatre to see the award winning '60s doo-wop musical "Life Could Be A Dream". The show will take you to Springfield to meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering! See it now before if heads to Broadway in 2016.

Bus transportation is provided and will depart the Rogers community room at 11:30 am. We will stop at Old Country Buffet for lunch on the way and the show starts at 1:30 pm. We will return to Rogers around 4:15 pm. Cost for transportation, lunch and show is $35.

Call Liz at 763-428-0939 to make a reservation by Nov 25.

Wednesday, December 10 at 1 p.m.

AARP Minnesota and the City of Rogers invites you to join us at the Rogers community room for a free presentation on how to guard yourself from fraud. We will discuss the latest trends in telephone and online scams, unsuitable investments and even theft by family members. Participants can learn how to recognize the tricks con artists use and how to protect themselves from fraud.

Join us on Monday, December 1 for a journey to Minneapolis to visit the Macy's 8th floor Christmas display "A Day in the Life of an Elf" and to see the brand new Christmas Market featured at the Holidazzle Village (opening the day after Thanksgiving and replacing the Holidazzle Parade). A bus will depart from the Rogers Community Room at 9:30 a.m. for Macy's in Minneapolis.

We will have two hours to explore Macy's Santaland 8th floor display and browse the store before eating lunch at the Oak Grill restaurant in Macy's at noon. After eating, around 1:30 p.m., we will head nearby to the german-style Christmas Market. Included in the market will be more than 30 "huts" with local and international vendors selling holiday gifts, mulled wine, brats, candy, and more.

Be prepared to pay a $3-6 one time entrance fee into the market for the season. Around 3 p.m. we will depart Minneapolis back to Rogers.

Please call Liz at 763-428-0939 by November 24 to make a reservation. Cost of the trip with transportation and lunch included is $25. Please indicate if you would like oven-baked meatloaf, chicken pot pie, or mandarin chicken salad for lunch. You will get your choice of coffee, homemade lemonade, iced tea or a fountain beverage to drink.

Monday, November 25 at 1 pm

Join us as we turn the calendar back to 1827 and receive Mrs. Abigail Snelling, wife of Fort Snelling's commanding officer, Josiah Snelling, for a social call. Discover what life was like in the early 1800s at a military post over 700 miles from the closest city, St. Louis, Missouri. Learn about clothing styles, food, etiquette and socializing during the early 19th century. You will not want to miss out on this free hour long interactive presentation at the Rogers Community Room put on by the MN Historical Society.

Call Liz with questions: 763-428-0939. See you there!

Join us on the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Rogers Community Room (21201 Memorial Drive) to learn about and discuss the monthly topic chosen by the Foreign Policy Association! This foreign policy discussion lasts roughly an hour as we discuss an important global topic through readings, videos, local expert presentations and group discussions.

If you are interested in learning more or joining this group, please contact Liz at 763-428-0939. The fee is only $10 to pay for the book being used for 8 topics/8 months!

Join us once a month at the Rogers Community Room (21201 Memorial Drive) to test your skills at cribbage, play some new opponents, and enjoy some refreshments! Play just for fun or join the tournament bracket to win fun prizes. Each month a cribbage party is held on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 1 pm. All skill levels are welcome. Call Liz at 763-428-0939 for more details!

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