MAY 2022 AIRDRIE OVER 50 CLUB NEWSLETTER


WOW summer is almost here!! Soon we will be able to plant our gardens and take the winter tires off our cars. Not sure which one will happen first!


Ukrainian Fundraiser Dinner on May 7 @ 6pm

The meal is being catered by a Ukrainian lady and promises to be delicious with perogies, cabbage rolls and sausage on the menu. There will be a variety of desserts as well. Tickets are $15/person and are still available from Myrtle, Arnold, and Elizabeth or on our website and wine can also be purchased. Please bring your own dishes and cutlery, but plastic wine glasses will be available at the club. Doors will open around 5:15 and dinner is being served at 6pm. All proceeds will be donated to immigrant families in our area along with the proceeds from the Welcome Back dinner.


May 4 is the start of the new Arts & Crafts Beginner Acrylic Painting classes on Wednesday mornings from 9-12. They will run for 3 consecutive Wednesdays (May 11 & 18). Please contact Phyllis Pitz at 403.877.3894 or Jean MacDougall at 403.980.2677 for information on cost and supplies (and to check that this course will go ahead, because if there is not enough interest it will not run)


The Community Links presentation on May 4 talks about recycling and refuse. They start at 2pm and run for about 1-1.5 hours.


May 12 is the Mama Mia concert at Bert Church Theater at 7pm. Please talk to Jean Moorhouse at 403.948.3312 if you are interested in this event to see if space is still available.


May 29 is the Vertigo Theatre outing at 2pm. Car-pooling is being arranged and the parking cost of $7 will be covered. Talk to Jean for available tickets.


Military Whist is happening on May 14 at 7pm and is always an interesting and active evening.


Ken and Friends will entertain us on May 21 at 1:30. These musicians play guitar, piano, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, saxophone, clarinet, and harmonica. (I may have forgotten one or two instruments). They play and sing good, old-time country music that you can dance to. Refreshments will be served during the break.


We are finally able to hold the Popovich concert at the Club on June 5 from 2-3pm and our doors will open at 1:30. I have heard this group is very good and plays music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. There will be posters displayed at the club with more information as soon as we can get them. You can talk to Arnold Kurz for tickets or purchase them on our website under the ‘event tickets’ tab.


Senior’s Week is being celebrated in early June and our Club is hosting a tea on June 9 in conjunction with Luxstone Seniors. There will be two sittings; the first is from 11:30 – 1pm and the second from 1:30 – 3pm. Tickets are being offered to all seniors in Airdrie for $5 each. We are anticipating about 60 people per sitting with Luxstone providing the dainties and help with serving, and our club providing the coffee. I will send out more information on what is being offered at other venues when I get it.



HAPPY MAY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR MAY BABIES.




Jokes & Such:


I can’t wait for summer this year; I sure hope it falls on a weekend!


I got my wife to help me put some posts in the ground for our new fence, I gave her the hammer and I said, “when I nod my head you hit it.” I don’t remember much after that.


Little girl to her grandpa, “Grandpa, if you give me $1, I’ll tell you who grandma sleeps with when you’re not home”. He replies, “Here, I’ll give you $2, who is it?” She replies, “Me.”

My wife sent me a text that said, “Your great.” So, naturally I wrote back, “No, you’re great.” She’s been walking around all happy and smiling. Should I tell her I was just correcting her grammar or leave it?


Me: (sobbing my heart out, eyes swollen, nose red) … I can’t see you anymore…I am not going to let you hurt me like this again!

Trainer: It was a sit up. You did one sit up.


Free Marriage Tip: Don’t ask your wife when dinner will be ready while she is mowing the lawn.


Finally old enough to do anything I want. Too tired to actually do it.


Todays 3-year old’s can switch on laptops and open their favorite apps. Me, when I as 3, I ate mud.


I hate it when you can’t figure out how to operate the IPAD and the resident tech expert is asleep. Because he’s 5. And it’s past his bedtime


I envy people that grow old gracefully. They age like a fine wine. I’m aging like milk. Getting sour and chunky.


So, you’re telling me you drive a mile to the gym to walk a mile on a treadmill!


I went for a job interview and the manager said, “we’re looking for someone who is responsible.” Well, I’m your man,” I replied. “In my last job, whenever anything went wrong, they said I was responsible.”


Who is Pete and why do we keep doing things for his sake?


I guess I’m officially ‘old’. I just spent ten minutes chasing an eye floater with a fly swatter.


Before the crowbar was invented crows had to drink at home.


Wife: These aren’t wrinkles, they’re laughter lines. Husband: Well, something must have been bloody hilarious.


Having some places lock down and some places not lock down is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool