SING-ALONG WITH PAULA, ARTS & CRAFTS AND A CALL FOR ARTISTS

SING-ALONG WITH PAULA GILLSRETURNS Paula Gills of Northfield returns Thursday, March1 at 2 p.m. to help us warm up with a special arrangement of songs to anticipate spring​.​ Please join us for an afternoon with an accomplished singer and songwriter! A Central Vermont treasure, Paula was ​long-time ​director of Norwich U’s Academic Achievement Center, a classical music radio host, lead singer in a rock band and has been a fixture at many NU athletic events​,​ opening with the “Star Spangled Banner.” Free.

ARTS & CRAFTS Sandi Kirkland​ offers a special history project to mark BASC’s 50th anniversary–you’ll work on a photo display to hang at Gallery at BASC, our art gallery, and scrapbooking. Sound like your cup of tea? Sandi would welcome your support for this project. Join her Monday, Feb. 26 ​at​ 1 p.m​. ​Please register; free.

CALL FOR ARTISTS Gallery at BASC invites artists to apply for upcoming shows. We welcome paintings, drawings and photographs of artists living throughout Central Vermont. All media are considered. For more information and to apply, please email Mary Rose Dougherty at director@barreseniors.com.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT, SENIORS IN MOTION AND T’AI CHI

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 14th at 11:30 a.m., BASC member Jeannie Bone will lead a Cancer Support Group. This group is for anyone who is newly diagnosed or currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Join Jeannie to share in conversation of support and experiences related to the illness and learn about avenues available to you for coping and healing. Free.

CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT A Healthier Living Workshop begins Thursday, March 8 from 10-12:30. Geared for anyone dealing with a long-lasting disease like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity or heart disease. Sponsored by CVMC, Vermont Blueprint for Health and the Vermont Department of Health. To learn more and to register for this free workshop at BASC please call Lisa at 225-5680.

SENIORS IN MOTION Cardio and strength exercises; meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 with Jackie Isabelle and Fridays with Evalyn Dailey Only $30 for 10 sessions for members; nonmembers $6 a session.

T’AI CHI Diane DesBois continues her Falls Prevention T’ai Chi Tuesdays at 2:15 p.m. Diane also offers Sun-Style T’ai Chi for continuing students on Saturdays at 10. David Hartnett teaches Intermediate T’ai Chi Thursdays at 2 p.m. Please register; free to members; $3 each session  for nonmembers.

AARP TAX ASSISTANCE

AARP TAX GUIDE ASSISTANCE AARP Tax Guide Volunteers will meet with clients Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 3, from early February through mid-April. Please pick up a required intake and interview form listing income and potential deductions when you register. This is used, along with your tax documents, to prepare your return on secure computers and software provided by the IRS. A printed copy will be reviewed with you by one of the volunteers, to be certain that it is “true, accurate and complete to the best of your knowledge and belief.” Tax returns are generally filed electronically or can be given to you on paper if you prefer to mail them yourself. If you’re due a refund and bring a blank or cancelled check, it can be directly deposited; if you owe money, you’ll receive vouchers to accompany your payments. If you have questions, please call the center at 479-9512 and we’ll refer you to a volunteer. We are so pleased to be able to offer this important service! By appointment only. Donations accepted, but not required for this service.