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November 2019

Chicken Dinner & Entertainment
To Honor Our U.S. Veterans
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Edwardsville, IL – Main Street Community Center will host a chicken dinner on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, to honor our U.S. Veterans. Food will be served at 11:00 am followed by patriotic entertainment by Elizabeth Lakamp at 12:00 pm. Lunch is free for all U.S. veterans and one guest. Others are welcome, but the cost is $5 per person. Lunch includes fried chicken, au gratin potatoes, green beans, cole slaw and homemade desserts. Tea, lemonade and coffee will be served. Reservations required by Friday, November 1st. Call 618-656-0300 or email info@mainstcc.org. Main Street Community Center is located at 1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

I-Cash With State Representative Katie Stuart
Thursday, November 14th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Edwardsville, IL – The Illinois Treasurer’s office has $2.5 billion in unclaimed property owed to IL residents. State Representative Katie Stuart and Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ office are bringing an I-Cash event on Thursday, November 14th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to Main Street Community Center. See if you are owed money and get free help filing a claim. Main Street Community Center is located at 1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville. For more information, please contact 618-365-6650 or RepKatieStuart@gmail.com

NUTRITION PROGRAMS

Fresh Home-Delivered Meals for Seniors & Disabled Adults
Edwardsville & Glen Carbon
Edwardsville, IL – Main Street Community Center has been serving home-delivered meals to residents of Edwardsville and Glen Carbon for over 40 years. Fresh meals are prepared by a certified local caterer and delivered by trained, caring volunteers who provide a check-in with clients mid-day Monday-Friday. Cost is $4.00/day and billed monthly. A refundable deposit of $75 is due at registration. To find out more about home-delivered meals, please contact the Community Center: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

Fresh Congregate Meals for Seniors & Disabled Adults
Tuesday & Fridays – RSVPs Required

Center serves congregate meals two days a week: Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00am-12:30pm. Cost is $5.00/meal and includes iced tea or coffee. Friends Discount Members receive a discounted price of $4.00/meal. Advance reservations are required by contacting the Center by 12 noon the day before. To register for the congregate meal program, contact the Center: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

FREE Food Program for Area Seniors Who Qualify
Thursday, November 21st, 10:00am to 12:00pm Enrollment
Edwardsville, IL – Main Street Community Center and the St. Louis Area Foodbank have partnered to provide the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Senior Assistance Program to qualified seniors. If you or someone you know meets the following qualifications, they can receive a monthly box of nonperishable foods to supplement their diet:
• 60+ years of age
• Monthly income of $1,354 or below
• Resident of Madison or St. Clair County
Enrollment is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st from 10:00am to 12:00pm, at Main Street Community Center, 1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Please contact the Center to RSVP by calling (618) 656-0300 or emailing info@mainstcc.org.

TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Community Center Offers Door-to-Door Transportation
for Seniors 60+ and Disabled Adults
Edwardsville, IL – Main Street Community Center offers Door-to-Door Transportation for seniors (60+) and disabled adults. Local rides are provided to Edwardsville residents to Center activities, medical appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores, beauty shops/barber shops, shopping centers, government offices, volunteer and paid work locations and much more. Riders must be 60+ years of age or disabled, including part-time disability due to an injury or surgery. Rides are scheduled by appointments and offered Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 3:00pm. There are no required bus fees to ride, only a suggested donation of $1.00/one-way ride. Contact the Center for questions or to get registered as a rider: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
Wednesday, November 6th, 1:00-3:00pm by Appointment
Edwardsville, IL—A representative from the Edwardsville Township Office will be at Main Street Community Center (1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville) on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, from 1:00-3:00pm to assist in managing costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization and energy-related home repairs. For questions and to make an appointment, contact the Community Center: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

Paralegal Services
Wednesday, January 22nd, 1:00-4:00pm by Appointment
Edwardsville, IL – Need a Power of Attorney, DNR Directive or updated will? On Wednesday, January 22nd, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, a paralegal from Land of Lincoln Legal Aid will meet with qualified seniors by appointment at Main Street Community Center at 1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Qualifications include:
• Must be 60 (+) years of age
• Must reside in Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair, Randolph or Washington Counties
To reserve your time, contact the Center: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org. Home interviews are available for those unable to come to the Center for assistance.

Ameren Warm Neighbors Cool Friends Program
Friday, November 1st, 10:00am-12:00pm by Appointment
Edwardsville, IL – A representative, for the Ameren Warm Neighbors Cool Friends program, will be at Main Street Community Center (1003 N. Main, Edwardsville) to accept applications for bill payment assistance on Friday, November 1st, 2019, from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Applicants must be 60+ years of age and must be active Ameren customers with no bill over $750 and no disconnect notice. Applicants must bring a driver’s license or photo ID, a copy of their current Ameren Illinois utility bill, and proof of income to their appointment or they will not be permitted to apply. To make an appointment, contact the Community Center: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

HEALTH SCREENING PROGRAMS

MSCC Hosts Blood Pressure Checks
Wednesday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 26th
Edwardsville, IL – Main Street Community Center will host FREE blood pressure checks Wednesday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 26th, from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Main Street Community Center is located at 1003 N. Main St. Stop in to have your pressure checked for FREE! No registration required. No age requirement, walk-in only. Thank you to volunteer, Kerry Basarich, RN, for providing the health checks.

HEART BINGO
Friday, November 1st
Edwardsville, IL – SIUE School of Pharmacy students will be at Main Street Community Center on Friday, November 1st , to do blood pressure checks from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm followed by Heart Healthy Bingo Games from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. No registration is required. Main Street Community Center is located at 1003 North Main St.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Community Center and AARP Partner to Provide Technology Classes
Introduction to the Cloud
Wednesday, November 20th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Edwardsville, IL – Main Street Community Center and AARP are partnering to help seniors go “Beyond the Basics” with technology – phones, tablets and social media. The next class, Introduction to the Cloud, is from 10:00am-12:00pm on Wednesday, November 20th and offered at no cost. The class will be held at Main Street Community Center, 1003 North Main Street, Edwardsville. Register by contacting the Center at info@mainstcc.org or 618-656-0300. Classes fill quickly, so register soon.

Discovery Day Trip
Blues & BBQ
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Edwardsville, IL – Main Street Community Center will host a day trip to celebrate blues music and St. Louis BBQ on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The tour starts with coffee and pastries at Sheldon Concert Hall where Tommy Halloran’s Band will entertain with classics from jazz and blues to swing music. Next stop is Pappy’s Smokehouse for a delicious BBQ meal. The Food Network ranked Pappy’s as the best ribs in America. After lunch, explore St. Louis’ music history with a guided tour of the National Blues Museum. Cost is $95/person and is all inclusive. The motor coach departs at 8:00am and returns at 3:30pm. Discovery Day Trips are sponsored by the Edwardsville Township. For more information, stop by the Community Center (1003 N. Main), call (618) 656-0300 or email info@mainstcc.org. Sign-up begins on 10/1/2019.

Discovery Day Trip
Musical Magick
Thursday, January 30th, 2020
Edwardsville, IL – Main Street Community Center is pleased to offer a day trip to experience local musical culture on Thursday, January 30th. First there will be a tour of WSIE 88.7 FM, The Sound, to learn about this non-profit and community-supported service that features jazz, smooth jazz, blues and easy listening music. After enjoying a delicious dinner at Sugo’s, the main event is SIUE Arts & Issues’ Chaos Magick, a multi-media performance that will feature SIUE Assistant Professor of Piano, Angela Kim. The performance will incorporate the work of composer Dan VanHassel and choreographer Kevin Hockenberry. Cost is $79/person and is all inclusive. The motor coach departs at 3:30 pm and returns at 9:30pm. Discovery Day Trips are sponsored by the Edwardsville Township. For more information, stop by the Community Center (1003 N. Main), call (618) 656-0300 or email info@mainstcc.org. Sign-up begins on 11/1/2019.

Art Exhibit Features the Work of Maxine Callies
Main Street Community Center
Edwardsville, IL – Main Street Community Center’s art gallery features exhibits of work by local artists throughout the year. The current exhibit show-cases the photographs of Maxine Callies. It is available for public viewing through November. The exhibit is free for visitors to enjoy. Donations are appreciated and some artwork is available for purchase. If you are an artist and are interested in displaying your work at the Center, please contact the Center: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

Afternoon Book Club Meeting
Thursday, November 14th at 1:00pm
Edwardsville, IL— An afternoon Book Club meets at Main Street Community Center on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1:00pm. On Thursday, November 14th, the group will discuss On My Own by Diane Rehm. The book club’s selection for December 12th is Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. The book club welcomes all. Cost is $1/FREE to members of the Friends Discount Program. Contact the Center for details at 618-656-0300. Main Street Community Center is located at 1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

Evening Book Club Meeting
Tuesday, November 5th at 7:00 pm
Edwardsville, IL — Join Main Street Community Center’s evening book club on Tuesday, November 5th, as the group discusses Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain . The book club’s selection for December 3rd is Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell. The book club welcomes all. Cost is $1/FREE to Members of the Friends Discount Program. Main Street Community Center is located at 1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Contact the Center for details at 618-656-0300.

Write Your Own Story
Helping People Capture their Memories on Paper
Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:00am
Edwardsville, IL – Main Street Community Center is pleased to work with local author and Center volunteer, Pat Hughes, to provide this interactive weekly class that works on recording personal memories in the form of stories or essays. Writing materials and prompts are provided weekly. Class meets Thursdays 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. One time cost of $15 for the binder and $3.00/week drop in fee. Friends Discount members pay only $2.00/class. For more information on this great class, contact the Community Center: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org. Main Street Community Center is located at 1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

RECREATION PROGRAMS

Travel to Miami & Key West Florida
February 1 – 9, 2020
Edwardsville, IL – It’s getting chilly outside! Join Main Street Community Center for a trip February 1 – 9, 2020 to Miami and Key West, Florida. For $998/person, double occupancy, enjoy Lookout Mountain Incline Railway in Chattanooga, cruise to view celebrity homes on Biscayne Bay, admission to Coral Castle, admission to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, visit to Island City of Key West, guided tour of South Beach, and time to enjoy the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk. Lodging, motor coach transportation and 13 meals are included. Non-refundable deposit of $75 is due with registration. Registration is currently open and seats are limited. For more information on this trip to a warmer climate in mid-winter, contact Sara: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

Visit Ireland with Community Center
April 29-May 8, 2020
Edwardsville, IL – Main Street Community Center is pleased to announce a trip to Ireland next spring – April 29-May 8, 2020. The 10-day trip includes visits to Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Blarney, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Tullamore, and Kingscourt, four-star lodging in Dublan, Waterford, Killarney, Limerick and Kingscourt, airfare, all taxes, fees, and surcharges. Many included tours and experiences are included along the tour, with two optional excursions. Cost is $3,899/person, double occupancy guaranteed through October 30th. Deposit is $500 plus the cost of insurance. For more information on this amazing trip, contact Sara: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

New York City Holiday Trip
November 30-December 4, 2020
Edwardsville, IL – Join Main Street Community Center on a trip to New York City from November 30th through December 4th, 2020. Tour includes a visit to Greenwich Village, Wall Street, 9/11 Memorial, 9/11 Museum, Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and a Broadway show. Price is $3,099/person, double occupancy. Price includes roundtrip airfare, air taxes/surcharges, hotel and airport transfers and lodging in Sheraton New York Times Square. A deposit of $500/person is due upon reservation plus $110 to purchase travel protection. Registration is open. Book now and save $200 per person.
For more information on this exciting trip, contact Sara: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

Dining with Friends
Wednesday, November 13th at 5:30pm
Bella Milano
Edwardsville, IL – Do you enjoy going out to dinner? Main Street Community Center’s Dining with Friends is the answer! On the second Wednesday of each month, participants will gather at a restaurant in the area for dinner. The November dinner will be on the 13th at Bella Milano, 1063 S. State Rte. 157, Edwardsville at 5:30pm. Contact the Center at (618) 656-0300 or email info@mainstcc.org by Monday, November 11th if you would like to join the group. Center staff will make reservations. Diners will provide own transportation and pay for their own dinner.

Happy Hour Meet-Up
Thursday, November 7th, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Edgewild, Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL – Come and join us for a new social opportunity from Main Street Community Center at Edgewild, 1071 S. State Rte. 157, Edwardsville. This Happy Hour Meet-up is from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. We’ll meet at a different local spot each month. No RSVP required. If you have questions, contact the Center: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

Square Dancing at MSCC
Tuesday Evenings 7:00-9:00pm
Edwardsville, IL – Get moving to the music at Main Street Community Center by square dancing! Intermediate level square dancing will be held on the following Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: November 12th, 19th and 26th. Singles are welcome. Fees apply, see caller/leader. If you have questions, contact the Center: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org. Main Street Community Center is located at 1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

Chair Yoga
Mondays 9:00-10:00am
Edwardsville, IL – Get Fit Where You Sit at Main Street Community Center on Mondays from 9:00 to 10:00am This chair fitness class encourages health and fitness for active people or those whose physical condition, restricted mobility or age limits their participation in conventional forms of exercise. No previous yoga or dance fitness exercise experience is necessary. Julie Hamilton is the instructor. Cost is $3/class or FREE for those with Silver Sneakers. Drop in only. Main Street is located at 1003 N. Main St. For additional information call: 618-656-0300 or email info@mainstcc.org.

Stretch & Move Classes
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 8:00-9:00am
Edwardsville, IL – Flexibility and fitness are important as one ages! Join others at Main Street Community Center for low-impact, senior designed Stretch and Move exercise on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00-9:00am. The cost is $1 per class or FREE for members of the Friends Discount Program. Contact the Center with questions or for more information: info@mainstcc.org or (618) 656-0300. Main Street Community Center is located at 1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

Tai Chi
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-9:00pm
Edwardsville, IL – Tai Chi is offered at Main Street Community Center on Wednesday nights from 7:00 – 9:00pm and beginners are welcome! Tai Chi movements are a practice in a slow, balanced, relaxed manner and are more physically challenging than they appear. Classes run in 17- week sessions for $100. The current session started September 4th, but you may join the class at any time. If you have any questions, please contact instructor Terry Staebel at (618) 939-4731.

Jewelry Making Class
Wednesday, November 13th & 20th
Edwardsville, IL-Main Street Community Center is offering a new program for beginners and experienced crafters to create jewelry using costume jewelry and other items. The class will meet from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 13th and 20th at 1003 N. Main St. The class is free. Tools and supplies will be provided. The jewelry will be donated to the Center’s Boutique which helps fund our programs. Crafters will have an opportunity to purchase the class’ creations at a discount. Join the group to have fun, to learn how to make jewelry and to help raise funds for the Center. No registration is required.

Main Street Community Center Walking Club
November Walks Announced
Edwardsville, IL—Join the Walking Club from Main Street Community Center for a walk on Tuesdays in November. Meet in the parking lot of each venue or as directed. Walks are on the following dates. No walks in inclement weather: rain, sleet, snow, temps under 40 or over 85 degrees F.
• November 5th – 9:30am – Downtown Edwardsville & Lunch at Dewey’s. Meet at the Center. Transportation back to the Center after lunch will be an option.
• November 12th – 9:30am –Gardens @ SIUE, 6 Arboretum Lane, Edwardsville.
• November 19th – 9:30am – Nickel Plate Trail. Meet at parking lot on corner of Troy Rd. & Longfellow (across the street from Market Basket, Edwardsville).
There is no requirement to sign up in advance. For more information about the walks and meeting locations/specifics, please contact the Center: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org. The Center is located at 1003 North Main Street.

Memories on Main Street: A Memory Café
Thursday, November 14th 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Edwardsville, IL – Main Street Community Center is pleased to partner with St. John’s Community Care to offer the community a Memory Café starting in September 2019. Persons with memory loss and their loved ones/caregivers are invited to come and enjoy some casual, social time together with others. All meetings are from 10:00-11:30am. Light refreshments will be served. Main Street is located at 1003 N. Main St. For November, wear your favorite fall colors and enjoy sharing blessings in our lives!
Thursday, November 14th –Theme: Counting Our Blessings!
Thursday, December 12th – Theme: Happy Holidays!
Contact the Center if you have questions or need additional information: info@mainstcc.org or 618-656-0300.

BUNCO
Wednesday, November 20th 1:00-2:30pm
Edwardsville, IL— Roll the dice! Come out and play Bunco at Main Street Community Center on the third Wednesday of every month at 1:00pm. Next game is Wednesday, November 20th. There will be prizes and giveaways. Beginners are welcome. It is an easy game to learn. Don’t miss this fun opportunity! There is no charge for this activity. Thank you to Mary Jo Smith of Hospice of Southern Illinois for sponsoring this event. For information, email info@mainstcc.org or call the Community Center at (618) 656-0300.
Do you like to play games/cards?
We have an activity at the Main Street Community Center for you!

FUN & GAMES – Main Street Community Center offers a variety of games/cards.
• Pinochle is played on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:00pm – 3:00pm
• Bingo is played on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
• PLEASE NOTE: No Duplicate Bridge in November.
• Contract Bridge is played on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 12:00pm – 3:00pm.
• Euchre is played on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 9:00am – 11:00am.
• Bunco is played on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30pm.
• Puzzle Room is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm.
*Some game dates are changed if they conflict with a Center holiday.
All are welcome! To find out more about these activities, contact the Community Center: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.