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Durwood Senior Center Aug 2016

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The Durwood Senior Center program includes the “SO60+ Social Group”. It is in the South Austin Neighborhood Center behind Gillis Park, 2508 Durwood Street. Click HERE for a Google Map.

Regular Events:

  • Mon-Fri 9:30 Daily Walk ‘n Talk around Gillis Park
  • Mon-Fri 11:45 Free Lunch is served!
  • Wednesdays 10:30: Loteria
  • Fridays 10:30: Bingo

Special Events This Month:

  • Tue 16th: So60+ Boutique!
  • Thu 18th: UHC Bingo
  • Fri 19th: Beach Party
  • Fri 26th: Birthday Bingo
  • Tue 30th: UT Nursing Students

Closures This Month:

  • None!

Eligibility:

  • Anyone 60 and over can take part in the activities and free lunch. Reservations are not necessary, but the first day you attend, we have you fill out a form to register with us. The Manager will ensure that everyone gets a meal!

Contact:

  • 512-972-6891

Amazing Americans with August Birthdays

Star-Spangled Banner author Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) was born in Frederick County, Maryland. After witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry on the night of September 13-14, 1814, he was enthralled to see the American flag still flying over the fort at daybreak. He then wrote the poem which became the U.S. National Anthem in 1931.

Gray Panthers founder Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995) was born in Buffalo, New York. After she was forced into mandatory retirement at age 65, she founded the Gray Panthers organization to fight age discrimination and succeeded in the banning of mandatory retirement in most professions.

Jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Known as “Satchmo,” he appeared in many films and is best known for his renditions of It’s a Wonderful World and Hello, Dolly.

African American explorer Matthew Henson (1866-1955) was born in Charles County, Maryland. He accompanied Robert E. Peary on several Arctic expeditions and reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909.

Women’s rights pioneer Lucy Stone (1818-1893) was born near West Brookfield, Massachusetts. She dedicated her life to the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of women and aided in the founding of the American Suffrage Association.

Wild West performer Annie Oakley (1860-1926) was born in Darke County, Ohio. Famous for her shooting ability, she joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in 1885 and was one of the star attractions for 17 years.

American frontiersman Davy Crockett (1786-1836) was born in Hawkins County, Tennessee. He was a farmer, scout and politician who perished at age 49 during the final heroic defense of the Alamo in Texas.

Source: Wikipedia.org

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