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The colder months are approaching and indoor activities should be on your radar. The MAC is more of a social club with fun, friendly people. Most likely you will know someone here, it happens all the time. Feel free to stop by anytime, no appointment necessary to experience what we have to offer. You are welcome to call 309-797-0789, we will be more than happy to send you our information on upcoming events/programs.

Pickle ball: This activity is led by an experienced MAC member.

Pickle Ball Workshop at Johnston Hall Wednesdays from 11-11:45 a.m. It costs $2 to participate; after a visit, you must become a member of the MAC. You will need to sign a liability waiver. Please call 309-797-0789 for details.

Starting Wednesdays in October from 1-2:30 p.m., hit the pickle ball courts at Riverside Park, weather permitting.

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Parkinson’s and response: We had a presentation from Senior Star on a new program called Rock Steady Boxing for people with Parkinson’s disease. The benefits of Rock Steady Boxing have been shown to increase strength, endurance and balance. Senior Star Elmore Place, offers these weekly boxing sessions, free of charge for those who have been affected by Parkinson’s disease. Sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from noon to 1 p.m. If you would like more information, contact Nichol Roberts 563-359-0100 or [email protected]






Haley Flenker with Senior Star educates members on Rock Steady Boxing.


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Free notary service: Call the township at 309-764-3558.

Refresher course on the rules of the road: This is a very beneficial course for those who need to pass a written and/or driving test. Free and without prior registration; show up Thursday, October 20, 1:30-3 p.m., Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.

This is a very beneficial course for those who need to pass a written and/or driving test. Free and without prior registration; just show up.

Join our card clubs

Euchre: Select a group of cards available all week. It’s a non-aggressive environment, here to have fun. If you would like to try one of our groups, you must call ahead to be placed on the list. This is an organized event, no appointments please. The $2 cost includes dessert.

Mahjong: Thursdays from October 6, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 309-797-0789 to participate.

Bunco: Tuesday, October 11 at 1 p.m. Admission fee of $2.

Pinochles: Since this group can play unevenly, any number of players will work. We would still like you to register. You can participate once if you are not a current member, membership is required.

Bridge club: Thursday noon. Please call 309-797-0789 to register. The cost is $2 to play.

Large Cribbage Group: Our cribbage group meets on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. If you love cribbage and would like to try our group, give us a call at 309-797-0789. $2 to play includes dessert.

Other programs, activities

Weight management/healthy lifestyles group: Meets Tuesdays 8:30-10:30 am And great program for weight loss and friendships. We have openings for a fun group! Healthy Lifestyles offers fellowship, crafts, games, healthy choices, community outreach and volunteering for the MAC. It’s not really a diet but a group helping each other to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Motto: “Eat healthy, lose weight, enjoy life, be happy”!

Exercise classes: We have an excellent program led by a MAC music volunteer. Low impact exercises include standing arm/leg and seated exercises as well as optional light weights. Classes take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. no registration required.

Billiards open: Free. Call 309-797-0789 for the best times and days of the week. We have pool sticks, but you can bring your own.

Line dancing lessons: Instructor Mary Ann Robinson will make you look like a pro; it doesn’t matter if you’ve been taking lessons for months or never! Monday – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: members/$2 non-members $4.

Bingo: 1-3 p.m. Thursday. $2 admission includes dessert and coffee during the 2 p.m. break. Participants are entitled to two cards (You must use the Center cards.). We have a variety of prices; different organizations sponsor most weeks. Single participation is “free”. To continue, you must become a member.

Ping pong anyone? It’s a great exercise. We offer four state-of-the-art table tennis tables. We have the perfect space and lighting, bringing together an average of 12 players on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. Men and women participate in this activity. We invite you to come and try, bring a paddle if you have one. Participation is $2 per visit to play. After nine visits, your 10th visit is free.

Bags/cornhole: Start this event for fun or bring teams together. If interested, call 309-797-0789.

The center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 620 18th St. Moline. For more information or a visit, call Roxann at 309-797-0789. Program information available on our website: www.molinetownship.com. Click “Programs” or like us on Facebook.

The center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 620 18th St. Moline. For more information or a visit, call Roxann at 309-797-0789. Program information available on our website: www.molinetownship.com. Click “Programs” or like us on Facebook.