It’s sure looking a lot like fall now with colored leaves hanging on the trees and apparently this coming Wednesday Sept. 23 is officially the first day of autumn according to the calendar, so hopefully Old Man Winter takes a while before it hits again, so we can have a great fall before then.
Gather up all your quilting items and join the ladies at the Botha Seniors’ Centre Monday, Sept. 29 starting at 9:30 a.m. for another fantastic year of quilting. They would love to see everyone join them, and they would love to teach you all the quilting techniques they know. So why not join them, then and have a great visit and if you have never quilted before, learn a new craft. This group meets every second and last Monday of each month.
This coming Sunday, Sept. 28, starting at 1 p.m., the Botha Hall will be a very active and fun place to be. It’s the Old-Time Dance club starting up for another year, and these dances are open to everyone regardless of age. To kick this season off, the “Black Velvet Band” will be entertaining the crowd for that afternoon. They are fantastic and a ball to dance to, so make sure you come on out for the fun. There will be a pot luck luncheon, so they are asking everyone to bring buns/sandwiches or dessert with you to share. There will, however, be a change to their dance schedule as before they held Friday night dances, but this year there will only be dances Sunday afternoons, with no Friday night dances. If you would like to know the reason for this, or any information on any dances please contact Doug Haustein at 403-742-3994.
Bingo evening takes place again on Tuesday, Sept. 30 ,starting at 7:15 p.m. The jackpot and Loonie pots have not been won for quite some time now, so who knows you could be the one winning one or both of these. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the balls starting to roll at 7:15. So make sure you come out and try out your luck, who knows you could be the next big winner.
The coffee pot is always on at 10 a.m. at the seniors’ centre every Wednesday morning, and they would love to see you join them.
Then starting at 1 p.m. again at the seniors’ centre every Wednesday afternoon is carpet bowling. They would like it if everyone joined them there and have a friendly game of bowling, and also a great time for a friendly conversation. Carpet bowling is a fun game to play and they would love to see you join them for another great year of fun exercise.
Then Thursday afternoons, starting at 1 p.m., the rocks start moving again at floor curling. They to have a great year of fun and also some tournaments, besides fun, you can meet friends from other towns, and have a great time doing it. They hope to see everyone join them.
Something to mark on your calendars is Monday, Oct. 6, starting at 11:30 a.m. It’s time for a Botha seniors monthly meeting and these meetings are very important to attend. These meetings start out with a pot luck luncheon, so please make up one of your favorite dishes and bring it along to share. So, hopefully all seniors will be able to attend.
The Botha School is a very active place again for another school year, with everyone getting back into their routines again. Hopefully soon, I will be getting a update on their routine, so we can let everyone know of some exciting events coming up in the future. So please stay posted.
With fall upon us and everyone getting ready for winter again, the Botha Transit Station is open Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings for your convenience. Hopefully this works for everyone’s schedule.
In closing, I hope everyone has a great fall. Also if anyone is celebrating a birthday or anniversary this month, hope everyone had a great one, or will have a great one. If anyone has any upcoming celebrations coming up please feel free to contact me at 403-742-5317, so we can get them in our column. Thank you