2012-04-04 / Calendar

SENIOR CALENDAR

Dollarhide Senior Center, 1108 North Oleander Ave., offers a variety of activities including information and referral, Dial-A-Ride, Dial-ATaxi, social clubs, enrichment classes, excursions, nutrition, Braille, employment and MTA Bus Passes. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: 310-605-5688.

Free income tax service for seniors

AARP is sponsoring a program that will provide free income tax services for seniors through April 10. The program will be offered each Tuesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Dollarhide Senior Center. Appointment needed. Those interested should contact the staff at the center at 310-605-5688.

Fantasy Springs Casino Excursion

The trip is scheduled to depart from 1001 West Cressey Street on April 5 at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $25. There will be no refunds unless the trip is cancelled. ID necessary. For more information contact Calvin Brown or Trula Tarver at 310-638-3080.

Compton initiative cleanup

The city of Compton has partnered with Justdogood.org to provide a series of cleanups in each City Council district. Seniors can have the exterior of their homes painted and trash removed from their property. To participate, obtain a registration form for the next scheduled cleanup, sponsored by the Compton Initiative.

Dial-A-Ride

Dollarhide Dial-A-Ride transportation program hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No transportation is provided between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to accommodate lunch breaks for drivers.

Food distribution

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank program will distribute a free food kit once a month. Kits will be distributed on every third Wednesday of the month. The next distribution is set for April 18, between 9 and 11 a.m. Proof of income, Social Security or pension is required.

Bingo class

A new class on bingo is offered every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Bingo boards will be $1 per board per senior.

Art class

Art class meets weekly from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Art helps students exercise their brains and teaches organization and design. Students will learn to develop techniques like shading, blending, scumbling and more. Sign up at front desk.

Ceramics workshop

Ceramics classes are regularly scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Classes are for beginners through advanced and cover all aspects of the crafts.

Taxi vouchers available now

Taxi vouchers are available for the cost of $10 per booklet. To purchase, you must be 55 or older and must have proof of Compton residency, such as a utility bill, a California driver’s license, identification card, Social Security card or medical card. If disabled, you must be between 18 and 54 years of age with a physician’s verification. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Pamela Coleman at 310-605-5694. The new location for the taxi voucher program is 600 North Alameda St., Room 12. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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