50+Saturday Night Dances: 7 to 10 p.m. at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Activity Center behind the Annex, 208 Wall St. There will be no dance Saturday or Nov. 30. Off the Interstate will perform Nov. 9. Otis and the Rhythm will be performing Nov. 16 and Forever Young Nov. 23. More info: 505-599-1380.

 

50+ Free Wednesday Daytime Dance: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 20 at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center Main Building, 109 E. La Plata. Forever Young will be playing Nov. 6. Country Jammers will be playing Nov. 20. More Info: 505-599-1380.

 

Christmas Craft Fairs: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center, 109 E. La Plata and Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Road. Handmade gifts, antiques, jewelry and original art will be available for purchase. Over 100 talented vendors will tempt you with gifts you won't find anywhere else. The Senior Center will have breakfast burritos for $3 and hamburgers on the grill for $5. For more information, call 505-599-1380.

 

Medicare Part D Benefits Counseling by Appointment: Mondays, Nov. 4 through Dec. 2, by appointment only at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center Annex, 208 Wall St. S.H.I.P. (State Health Insurance Program Volunteers) will be available and ready to help you analyze your current plan and compare it with 2014 plans, so you can more easily make a decision to stay, or switch plans. If you need help and can't get to one of these appointments, call the Medicare Help Desk at 1-800-633-4227 for assistance from your home. Make sure you have your Medicare Card and your prescriptions, or a list in front of you so they can enter them into the plan finder. Bring the Medicare card and a list or your prescriptions to the Senior Center if you make an appointment with them. Call 505-599-1390 for more information or to make an appointment.

 

Lung Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness: 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Activity Center behind the Annex, 208 Wall St. This course will teach preventive measures and treatments. Topics include signs, symptoms and questions to ask your doctor. Handouts and refreshments will be available. Presented by San Juan Cancer Center and Glenda Allies-Fox, R.N. More info: 505-566-2287.

 

50 +AARP Drivers' Safety Class: 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 7 Nov. 21 at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center Annex, 208 Wall St. Cost is $14, or $12 for AARP members. Pre-registration is required by calling 505-566-2256. Pay cash or check to the instructor on the day of class. A discount on your insurance can be good for two to three years, check your policy.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center Main Building, 109 E. La Plata. Lunch is a $3 donation for anyone 60 and older and a $6 fee for anyone younger. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will be served. More Info: 505-599-1380.

 

Gobble Gobble Bingo Party: 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center Main Building, 109 E. La Plata. The cost is $2 per card. Please bring a non-perishable food item for Echo Food Bank. Half of the Black Out game proceeds will be awarded to Echo Food Bank. Prizes and refreshments furnished by the Senior Center. Please be checked in and seated by 1 p.m. to play Blackout.

 

Diabetes Awareness and Prevention: 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Activity Center behind the Annex, 208 Wall St. This course will teach preventative measures and treatments. They will talk about risk factors and ways to reduce the risks of developing diabetes, and what questions to ask your doctor if you have concerns. Handouts and refreshments will be available. Presented by San Juan Regional Medical Center, Nicole Clark, RD. More Info: 505-566-2287

 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 27 at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Activity Center behind the Annex, 208 Wall St. This course will teach preventative measures and treatments for COPD. Topics include risk factors, ways to reduce the possibilities of developing COPD, what questions to ask your physician, and how to discuss your concerns. Handouts and refreshments will be available. Presented by San Juan Regional Medical Centers Cardiopulmonary Rehab: Carol Cherrey, R.N. More Info: 505- 566-2287

 

Exercise Class – with Jean Elise: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Activity Center behind the Annex, 208 Wall St. There is a 50-cent fee per session. If you are losing flexibility and want more energy to do the things you enjoy, this class may be what you need to get back into a good exercise program. Work at your own level and build up to where you want to be. More Info: 505-599-1390.