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placeholder  May 19, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 10   •   Oakland, CA
Senior Living & Resources

Senior Calendar

Monday May 19
Senior Luncheon. Every Third Monday at St. Anthony Parish, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Bingo will follow lunch. Most people start arriving at 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 20
St. John the Baptist Senior Center. 11 a.m. at the St. John the Baptist Community Center, 6500 Gladys Ave., El Cerrito. A representative of the League of Women Voters will present the Pros and Cons of the June 3 Election Propositions, and help us understand the new voting process. Information: Jan Duckart at 510-527-2850.

May 20, June 17, Aug. 19
Young at Hearts at St. Isidore Parish. Third Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. Mass in the St. Isidore Room at 440 La Gonda Way, Danville, followed by lunch and a raffle. Proceeds from the raffle help pay for the groceries. This ministry and luncheon is sponsored by the parish's Legion of Mary. Bella Kerrigan, kerrigge@aol.com, 925-735-0501 or 925-352-3579.

May 21, 28, June 4, 11
St. Leo the Great Parish Senior Activity Center. Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 171 Ridgeway Ave., Oakland. Make new friends/participate in free classes; special programs; community resources; low-cost lunches. 510-654-6177.

May 21, June 18*, July 16, August 20
Age of Grace and Wisdom Potluck Luncheons. Third Wednesdays at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. No charge — just bring a dish to share. *Subject to change, contact parish office, 925-447-4549, ext. 115.

May 23, 30, June 6, July 11
St. Edward Parish. Fridays at 10 a.m. to noon in the parish hall at 5788 Thornton Ave. in Newark. Activities: crochet, knitting or bring personal projects to work on. At noon the group goes to some venue for lunch.

Monday, May 26
Thunder Valley Casino Trip. Organized by the Silver and Gold Ministry at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish in Antioch. 925-778-0768, st.ignatius@sbcglobal.net and www.stignatiusofantioch.org.

Tuesday, May 27
St. John the Baptist Senior Center. 11 a.m. at the St. John the Baptist Community Center, 6500 Gladys Ave., El Cerrito. We will have a Sing Along with Ligia Britto, and a Birthday Celebration for all members who have May birthdays. 510- 232-5659; www.sjtbc.us; or www.sjcmedia.org.

Monday, June 2
St. John the Baptist Senior Center. 2 to 4 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Community Center, 6500 Gladys Ave., El Cerrito. Senior Volunteer Appreciation Day! This celebration involves a coming together of seniors from St. John's, Christ Lutheran, Sakura Kai, El Sobrante and First Presbyterian Church, all older adult programs which meet one day a week under the umbrella of the West Contra Costa Unified School District and the sponsoring sites. There will be entertainment and light refreshments will be served. 510-232-5659; www.sjtbc.us; or www.sjcmedia.org.

Thursday, June 5
Pot luck lunch followed by speaker Mgr. Fred Bitanga, Joseph Parish, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole, Mass at 11 a.m. Bring a pot luck dish to share in the Parish Hall. Monsignor Fred will speak about Spirituality for Seniors.

Saturday, June 7
Train trip to Sacramento. Begins at 9 a.m. Tours and lunch. Organized by the Silver and Gold Ministry at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish in Antioch, 925-778-0768, st.ignatius@sbcglobal.net and www.stignatiusofantioch.org.

Annual High Tea. 1 to 4 p.m. in the Zaballos Gym at All Saints Parish, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Enjoy an afternoon of sandwiches and desserts. There will also be raffle and door prizes. $25 per person. Attire: dress/casual. For more information call Diana De Jesus at 510-581-0736.

Tuesday, June 10
St. John the Baptist Senior Center. 11 a.m. at the St. John the Baptist Community Center, 6500 Gladys Ave., El Cerrito. Clare Smith of the Elder Financial Protection Network will help us with practices we need to know and use in order to Be Wise-Prevent Fraud, Scams and Identity Theft. 510- 232-5659; www.sjtbc.us; or www.sjcmedia.org.

Wednesday, June 11
Graton casino trip. Depart from St. Bonaventure at 8 a.m., return at 4:30 p.m. $30 per person, To RSVP call Gerry at 925-709-5404. St. Bonaventure Parish is at 5562 Clayton Road, Concord.

June 12, August 14
Senior luncheon. Second Thursdays. (No luncheon in July) In the large hall at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. $12 donation, all-you-can-eat.

June 16, July 21, Aug. 15
Senior luncheons. Every third Monday at St. Anthony Parish, 971 O'Hara Ave. in Oakley. Most start arriving at 11:30 a.m. The luncheons are followed by Bingo. There is no charge. The program includes bus trips, but there is no regular schedule.

Tuesday, June 17
St. John the Baptist Senior Center. 11 a.m. at the St. John the Baptist Community Center, 6500 Gladys Ave., El Cerrito. Guest speaker, Angela Mason, has spent most of her adult life in humanitarian work throughout the world. She has started two highly successful nonprofits, and spent 20 years with World Vision, one of the world's largest NGO's. She has produced award winning documentaries about places most of us have only seen in the news. 510- 232-5659; www.sjtbc.us; or www.sjcmedia.org

Wednesday, June 18
Baseball: Oakland A's vs. Texas Rangers. 12:35 p.m. game time, gates open at 11 a.m., 880 and Hegenberger, Oakland. Use gate D. Seats are field level in the shade. Sponsor: Silver and Gold Ministry at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Antioch. Tickets: $15 per person; parking: $20 per car. For tickets call Bill Stuhlreyer at 510-757-4794.

June 20, July 18, Aug. 15
The Classic Club Pot Luck Dinner. Third Fridays at 5:45 p.m. in the Ministry Center's St. Isidore Room at St. Isidore Parish, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. $3 at the door helps cover dinner expenses.

June 21/22
Relay for Life. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Organized by the Silver and Gold Ministry at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish in Antioch, 925-778-0768, st.ignatius@sbcglobal.net and www.stignatiusofantioch.org.

Thursday, July 3
Bus trip: Sausalito's Bay Model, with lunch and shopping in town. The Bay Model is a large working replica of the San Francisco Bay. Water flows in and out showing the actions of the tides. We'll then have lunch and shopping in Sausalito. This is one of our ever popular bus trips. Cost and timing will be announced later. St. Joseph Seniors, St. Joseph Parish, 837 Tennent Ave., Pinole, 510-741-4900.

Wednesday, July 23
Catholic Funeral Rites Class. 7 p.m. Organized by the Silver and Gold Ministry at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish in Antioch, 925-778-0768, st.ignatius@sbcglobal.net and www.stignatiusofantioch.org.

Thursday, August 7
Hawaiian luau at the Pinole Senior Center, 2500 Charles Ave., Pinole. Members of St. Joseph Parish in Pinole will go to the luau after attending 11 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church, 877 Tennent Ave.

Wednesday, August 13
Free Senior Luncheon. Noon at St. Patrick Parish, 825 Seventh St., Rodeo. For all seniors 65-plus, 510-799-4406.

Wednesday, August 20
Bus Tour to San Francisco. 9 a.m. Organized by the Silver and Gold Ministry at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish in Antioch, 925-778-0768, st.ignatius@sbcglobal.net and www.stignatiusofantioch.org.

Saturday, Sept. 6
Baseball: Faith and Family Day. At the Oakland Coliseum. For people of different denominations. Anyone who is interested in going should contact their parish office.

Saturday, Sept. 13
Ferry from Vallejo to San Francisco. 10 a.m. Organized by the Silver and Gold Ministry at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish in Antioch, 925-778-0768, st.ignatius@sbcglobal.net and www.stignatiusofantioch.org.

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If you have an event for seniors, such as a retreat, lecture or dinner, and would like to publicize it, please send it to Carrie McClish, The Catholic Voice, 2121 Harrison St., Suite 100, Oakland 94612 or email to cmcclish@oakdiocese.org. Dates for the remaining senior sections and their deadlines are:

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