Bicycles Available- The Cannon Valley Senior Center has partnered with the “Live Well Goodhue County Program’ to offer bicycles to seniors 55 and over to ride. The Senior Center has 4 regular bicycles, two adult tricycles and even a bicycle built for two. They also provide helmets, locks and have trail passes available. There will be a charge of $5 per day, or a season pass for $35. For those wanting to ride down the Cannon Valley Trail, passes will be available at the Senior Center for $4 per day, or $25 for the season. The bicycles will be available Monday through Friday’s from 9 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. and can be checked out at the Cannon Valley Senior Center office.
Book Buddies- For the past few years, the Cannon Valley Senior Center has funded new books, cabinets and a year-end program for the first graders at the Cannon Falls Elementary School. Volunteers read to the students each Thursday at the school to help instill the importance of reading to our young people. The Book Buddies program is going to culminate with a special program on May 17th, when Gordon Fredrickson, a noted children’s author from Minnesota, will be on hand for a special program. After his presentation to the first graders, the Senior Center will present each student with their very own, hard cover, autographed book. Funding for this program has currently run out and we are looking for anyone who might be interested in helping us continue this very worthwhile cause. For more information, please contact the Senior Center at 507-263-2136.
The Boomers- Coach John Hobert has the Cannon Falls Boomers ready for the season! This is our senior softball team that has been in existence for a few years now. This year, they started practicing in the Northfield dome and moved outside just last week. The season opener is coming up on May 15th when Cannon Falls will host Faribault. The Boomers play in the Southern Minny League, which is made up of senior softball teams from Northfield, Faribault, Owatonna and Cannon Falls. For more information on the Boomers, contact John Hobert at 507-263-3693.
Fun Fest- Stop and see us at the first “Fun Fest” of the season on Thursday, May 10th on Mill Street. The Cannon Valley Senior Center is looking forward to being part of the Chamber’s Fun Fest throughout the summer.
Twins Game- We’ll be heading to Target Field on Wednesday, May 23rd to watch the Twins take on the Detroit Tigers. The bus departs Cannon Falls that morning for the 12:10 p.m. game. The cost is $68 and includes transportation, ticket to the game along with a $10 voucher good at concession stands.
Well, sure seemed like a long winter this year! I make it a point to walk early each morning in the woods and have found this is a great way to start my day; in fact, I’ve determined that it’s impossible to walk in the woods and be in a bad mood at the same time. Happy summer everyone!