Spirit Level at Day Trippers in Bloomington: Thursday, June 13

Famous crime writer Jack Cameron and wife Susie are haunting their cottage; they couldn’t get into heaven because Jack is an atheist. Their only pleasure is spooking the real estate agent till one day a young couple move in. Christmas brings a snowstorm, a baby and a crisis, causing Jack to do something no card-carrying atheist would ever admit to — pray to God! But will it help? Can Jack and Susie help the young couple with their problems? An angel from heaven helps sort things out. With plenty of laughs and one-liners, the Winnipeg Bee says “and it’s all a joy, with lots of splendid lines in a script that emerges with high-speed precision. Great stuff!” Lunch will be salad bar, Champagne Chicken, Hard-Carved Pork and Polish Sausage with a choice of several sides and dessert. Departure from West Hills Social Commons will be at 10:45 a.m. and a maximum of 50 guests will be included. Cost is $50 for members or $65 for non-members and includes the cost of the meal. Registration deadline is June 7 and non-members can begin registering on May 22.

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Trip: Wednesday, June 19

Join the trip to Treasure Island Resort and Casino. We will leave West Hills Social Commons at 9 a.m. and arrive at Treasure Island around 10:15 a.m. We will depart the casino around 2:30 p.m. All travelers will receive $15 of free slot play and a $3 food voucher. A maximum of 49 guests will be included and the trip certificate winner will be drawn at 32. Registration deadline is June 13 and non-members can begin registering on June 1. Cost is $25 for members or $40 for non-members and the cost includes a meal.

Educational Programs

Advance Care Planning: Completing Your Healthcare Directive

It is important for every adult to have a health care directive, a written plan for loved ones and health care providers to follow, so your wishes are known if a medical situation occurs and you are not able to speak for yourself. At this class, learn how to complete a health care directive form and what each life-sustaining treatment option involves. Presented by the Honoring Choices Advance Care Planning Program for Faribault and Owatonna.

Classes are:

Tuesday, June 25 from 10-11:30 a.m. — Register by June 21

All classes are held in the Board Room. Cost is free for members or $3 for non-members.

Greeting Cards Group

The Recycled Greeting Cards group will be meeting the 2nd Monday of each Month from 1-3 p.m. at West hills Social Commons. If you have interested in joining this group or have any questions, please contact the West Hills Social Commons.

Gift Shop Items

West Hills Social Commons has a gift shop that offers a wide variety of products made by our talented Adult Leisure Pursuits members. There are items such as quilts, recycled greeting cards, stitched kitchen towels and a variety of other items. Stop by the gift shop and pick up a handcrafted gift for you next special occasion.

Table Tennis

The table tennis program will run at West Hills Social Commons on Wednesday’s 12:30-2 p.m. ($1 per time). Any age can play the game, so don’t be afraid. Players of all abilities are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. They are willing to teach any new players!

500 Club

Played on Friday, June 7, 2019. There were 24 players, 6 tables with 7 rounds each. First place went to Annie Matzke with 3,400 points. Second Place went to Tom Nolan with 3,220 points. Third Place went to Roger Milbrath with 3,080 points. Fourth Place went to Paulette Bartosch with 2,890 points. Fifth place went to Lowell Larson with 2,750 points. Sixth Place went to Gary Stark with 2,600 points. There was no Fonzie Bear Winner.


Eleven players were at the three tables last week and for the first time there were two ties for the four places. Gary Staats returned after a six week absence and used six winning rounds and a sub-100 game to win with 813, followed by Ruth Boser and Wayne Camilli with 804.both having four wins. Dennis King won five games and Christ Minske three as they tied for fourth place while Sue Wencl won the drawing and had the high hand of 24, Catching up on past news Camilli had a perfect score of 847 and seven wins back on May 6. It, of course, tied the record seven-round score for seven rounds.which last was reached by Minske.

Book Club

Calling all avid readers, Adult Leisure Pursuits has a book club. Join the Book Worms at West Hills Social Commons to discuss the monthly book. The books of the month are available at the Owatonna Library. Call West Hills Social Commons with questions.


Dawnlight Bowling Friday, June 7, 2019

Fifth Frame Strike Jackpot: Duane Bock

Pins Over Average:

Game 1: Bob Pecore 222 (+49); Rod Fletcher 215 (+30)

Game 2: Jim Gasner 193 (+42)

Game 3: Jim Gasner 176 (+25)

Series Total: Jim Gasner 510 (+58)

Split Conversions: Bob Pecore (5-7); Chuck Newgard (3-6-7-10); Judy Drevlow (2-7 & 3-10 twice)

HyVee Bowling Monday, June 10

High games: Janice Walker 146 +26, Worth Gallentine 193 +27, Mike Dettmer 213 +25, 227 +40 and 219 +32, Rueben Ebeling 196 +39, Earl Wheeler 192 +66, Dennis Branstad 234 +64 and 203 +33, Murray Srock 228 +48, Dave Linders 165 +29 and Jim Gasner 203 +46

Split Conversions: Rod Fletcher 2-5-7, Chuck Newgard 3-10, Rueben Ebeling 4-10 and 3-6-7-10, Earl Wheeler 5-6-10, Denny Johnson 4-5, Jim Harlicker 3-10, Dave Krause 5-7 and 3-10 and Jim Gasner 3-10

First, second and third place jackpot winners:

1st game Earl Wheeler, Murray Srock and Janice Walker

2nd game: Dennis Branstad, Mike Dettmer and Dave Linders

3rd game: Jim Gasner, Rueben Ebeling and Dennis Branstad


The billiards players are always looking for new players to join the group. They meet on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and Thursday’s at 1 p.m. You don’t have to be a pool shark to enjoy a game of billiards. Come on down and play a game or two. Both men and women are always welcome. If you are a beginner, the players would be happy to teach you the game. Drop-in billiards is also available Monday-Friday when the building is open. Cost is $0.50 for 2 hours.


Every Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. All participants must be Adult Leisure Pursuit Members.

Shuffle Board

Shuffleboard is back! Come join us for an hour of shuffleboard at 1 p.m. every Thursday at West Hills Social Commons. Whether you are a veteran with many years of shuffleboard experience or just learning the rules, we think you will have a good time getting a little exercise with some local “good sports.” Instruction provided by Willie Peterson. Equipment is provided.

Senior Softball Schedule

June 18 at Cannon Falls

July 9 at Faribault

July 16 at Owatonna

July 30 at Owatonna

Golden Tones

Golden Tones is looking for any members who enjoy singing to give us a try. We are especially in need of men but would welcome anyone to join us. We do not do audition and being able to read music is a not a necessity. If you are interested call Mary Carlson at 507-451-3100 or 507-213-3096

SeniorPlace Membership Scholarships

SeniorPlace Inc. sponsors scholarships for Adult Leisure Pursuits memberships for individuals in need. A confidential application form is available at West Hills Social Commons. Please complete the application form, submit it to the West Hills Social Commons Staff and then it will go to the upcoming SeniorPlace Inc. Board meeting for approval. If there are questions, contact Eric or a SeniorPlace Inc. board member.

Hy-Vee Senior Diner’s Club

We are excited to introduce a new dining option for seniors over the age of 60. Every day from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 – 7 p.m. at Hy-Vee seniors can select a meal from various options including Hickory House meat products, salad bar, soup and sandwich, pizza, or Chinese food. This program is intended to provide healthy and stimulating dining experiences for all senior citizens age 60 and better.

Prior enrollment is required for this program. You can enroll in person at Hy-Vee at the following times: 2nd Monday of each month or 4th Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. You can also enroll by contacting SEMCAC at (507)864-8243 or

AARP Smart Driver Classes

Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday, June 18 and 20 at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26 at 8:30 a.m.

Dani Bakken is the recreation supervisor for Owatonna Parks and Recreation.

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