Dunmore Senior Center relocates during renovations

By Steve Svetovich

Alison Boga, executive director of the Dunmore Senior Center, said the Dunmore Activity Hub will be relocated to the Dunmore Presbyterian Church, 137 Chestnut St., Dunmore, while renovations are completed over the next two months.

The Dunmore Actvity Hub will relocate from its 1414 Monroe Ave., Dunmore location to the Dunmore Presbyterian Church starting Monday, February 6 until churchsome time in March while the renovations are completed.

Seniors can google “Dunmore Activity Hub” and go to the website for the latest information.

Boga said the Dunmore Activity Hub is currently in need of volunteers for clerical, kitchen duty and lunch. If interested, please stop by or call 570-207-2662.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the programming provided,” said Boga. “If there is a particular speaker or activity that anyone would like to see offered at the Center please let us know.”

Gift certificates are available at the Dunmore Activity Hub in denominations of $15 or $30 for Yoga, Tai Chi, Ballroom Dancing, or Oil Painting.

A special upcoming event for the Dunmore Activity Hub will be a visit to the Everhart Museum March 16.

The artists of the Activity Hub will tour the Everhart Museum and in particular will view “Some Enchanted Land: The a Paintings of John Willard Raught.”

Born in Dunmore, Raught was an instrumental figure who put the region’s landscape on canvas in the early 1900s.

The artist hiked the sprawling hills of Northeast Pennsylvania and sketched and drew the landscape. He brought those sketches back to his studio in Moscow to create paintings.

The oil painting and sketching artists will see familiar images such as Lake Carey, Campbell’s Ledge, Moosic Lake and the Susquehanna River.

Another upcoming special event for the Dunmore Activity Hub will be a visit to the Lacawac Santuary April 26. The cost for this visit is only $5.

The Lacawac Sanctuary is 550 acres in on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack in the Northern Poconos. Lacawac Sanctuary is a mix between an environmental education center, nature center and biological field station.

It provides visitors with an opportunity for outdoor education and exposure to a blend of diverse habitats, including wetlands, open fields, forests and lakes. The group will tour the historic Watres Lodge and participate in a moderate hike through the grounds.

Refreshments will be served. Transportation is not provided, but a carpool can be provided from the Dunmore Activity Hub for the 30-minute drive, said Boga.

An upcoming event this month will be a Healthy Cooking Class run by Harvest Catering, Dunmore. Organic ingredients will be prepared in new and delicious ways, said Boga. The date for this special event is still to be announced at press time.

The Center’s policy for closing is as follows: If the Dunmore School District is closed, the Center will be closed. If the Dunmore School District is delayed, the Center will be open. Those who are unsure, may call the Center after 10 a.m.

If there is no answer, leave a message. If you do not receive a call back by 10:30 a.m. then the Center is closed. The phone number is 570-207-2662.


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