The trees are budding and starting to bloom and the ground is getting green… that can only mean spring is just around the corner. Share a spring tradition at the Somervell County Citizens Center by celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy green “beer” and refreshments before lunch. Prizes will be awarded to the man and woman wearing the most green.

An attorney who specializes in elder law has offered to present monthly seminars at the center – if this is something you would attend, give the center a call and let us know what topics interest you.

The next dance will be held Friday, March 8 featuring Michael Cote. The doors open at 6 p.m. for social hour, and the band starts at 7. Admission is $5 at the door.

Free tax assistance through AARP continues 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Call Sandy to schedule an appointment. Assistance is provided free of charge, and you don’t have to be a senior citizen to qualify.

Winners of last week’s Forty-Two tournament were John and Phyllis Psencik in first, Nancy Moore and Dortha Beck in second, Royce Stacy and Clark Stewart in third, and the teams of Dorothy Jo Osborn and Ila Verne Stull and Janelle Gartrell and J. W. (J-Bo) Mims tied for fourth. Patsy Thompson and Tamra Black, Roy Mercer and James Kelley, Loveda Swaim and Don Baker, Ann Parham and Marcy Capell and Zula Hunter and Roger Jordan also participated in the tournament.

Activities at the Citizens Center beginning March 4: Chess and Bingo on Monday; Treadway Hearing screening and sewing/quilting on Tuesday; Forty-Two tournament, utility assistance with Texas Neighborhood Services, blood sugar testing by Cherokee Rose and AARP tax preparation on Wednesday; chess, AARP tax preparation and David’s shopping on Thursday; and nighttime dance, Bingo and Brookshire’s shopping on Friday. In addition to the scheduled activities, there are games, puzzles, quilting, Forty-Two and visiting daily.

If you know anyone who may need meals, transportation, an emergency response system, medical equipment, food stamp (SNAP), Medicaid, food bank, utility assistance applications or any other senior citizen oriented services, call or stop by the center.

Remember you don’t have to be a senior citizen to enjoy activities or eat lunch. For more information visit or call (254) 897-2139.