By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Duplicate bridge players who gather on Tuesdays at the Salvation Army’s Rose Center are seeking more players, and another bridge group meets on Mondays at the center, 211 N.E. 18th Ave., just south of Sandy Boulevard.
The center, which has a range of programs for people 55 and older, also serves lunches, made on site, Mondays through Fridays. Information is available at (503) 239-1221 and rosecenter.salvationarmy.org.
The bridge groups, which have been popular over the years, have become smaller recently because of moves and deaths, according to the regular players.
If bridge isn’t your game, pinochle players also come to the center Wednesdays, with a beginners’ group scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
Other activities include Tai Chi, Bingo, line dancing and exercise class. Arts classes, walking tours and van trips to interesting sites in the metropolitan area also are scheduled. AARP safe driver courses are offered periodically. In early 2017, AARP also is expected to schedule free help with filing taxes.
For those seeking volunteer opportunities, dining room hostesses, kitchen helpers and monthly rummage sale aides are needed at the Rose Center. Receptionists are needed at other Salvation Army centers. Volunteers also are needed at the youth center, 473 S.E. 194th Ave., and will be appreciated Dec. 21 at the Moore Street Center, 5325 N. Williams Ave. in Humboldt, for the Christmas toy and food distribution.