AUBURN, Mass. – The Auburn Senior Center wants to remind residents of the upcoming waffle breakfast, as well as several weekly card games at the center.
The Auburn Waffle Festival is scheduled from 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 29 at The Lodge at Eddy Pond, and the public is invited.
Tickets, $7 for adults, $4.50 for children under 12, can be purchased at the Auburn Senior Center front desk or at the breakfast. The lodge is at 669 Washington St.
Proceeds benefit the Auburn Historical Museum and the Friends of the Auburn Senior Center Association. “They go to great use,” said Cheryl Westerman, assistant director of the senior center.
“Many programs and supplies are helped out,” said Friends member Wayne Page. “FASCA raises a lot of money that the senior center can’t afford through the budget. They’ve been working hard for a long time and doing a lot of good things for the senior center.”
The Friends of the Auburn Senior Center Association also have had an Italian cookout, a deluxe burger cookout, a yard sale and a bake sale, among other events, with all proceeds going to the senior center.
The waffles will be accompanied by entertainment from “The Lively Swing Tunes” Borelli Band, which specializes in music from the Big Band era with a few modern selections and rock tunes thrown in to the mix.
The senior center also wants residents to know about its weekly card games; all levels of players are welcome to join.
From 1-3 p.m. Mondays, Joyce Plante leads a small group of four player tables in canasta, an old game that is gaining popularity.
From 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, the senior center has about 24 people playing whist, an easy-to-learn game for beginning card players.
In addition, the senior center offers the more difficult game of pitch from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays. Up to 60 people come for the Friday night game. Both of these games are made possible through the volunteer efforts of Harold Gionet and Joyce Plante.
These three card games all have a suggested donation of $2 to play, with all donations returned as prizes.
Cribbage is offered on from 6-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays under the direction of Ed Sweeney and his wife Anita. There is a requested donation of $5 for cribbage, with all donations returned as prizes.