Los Banos Recreation Senior Services, Los Banos Community Center, 645 Seventh St. (209) 827-7034, ext. 10, 11.
Bingo: Thursday and Feb. 27, 1 to 3 p.m. Twenty-five cents per card, and all money is paid back. Prizes and snacks are welcome. Must be 18 to attend. No bingo on the third Thursday of the month.
Senior Social: Feb. 23, 6 p.m., lasagna for dinner. Cost in advance is $6. A-L bring salad, and M-Z bring dessert. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Bingo will be played after dinner. Please sign up by the Friday before the dinner.
Thank you to Frank Parreira and the crew who continue doing a great job putting on our socials.
HICAP: Services from the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program will be available Monday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Bilingual appointments on the first and third Tuesdays. For appointments and questions, call (209) 385-7550 or (800) 434-0222.
The Golden Reporter, Los Banos Golden Age Club
Dinner reservations: The next dinner will be Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Room at the Los Banos Community Center, 645 Seventh St. with pork loin prepared by Espana's. Dinner is $8 for members and $9 for guests. Dinner trays are available at the dinner and at the community center office for $7 each. Tickets go on sale the Monday following each dinner for the next month. If you find you are unable to attend, you may bring the ticket back to the office and we will attempt to resell it. Please remember to sign the back of your ticket for door prizes. Deadline is Friday. Dinner tickets and dues are to be paid with a check or money order only. No cash will be accepted by the office.
Sunshine Corner: Please notify the Sunshine chairperson in your area if you have information regarding the loss of a member or a member in need because of illness. Dos Palos: Linda Perry, (209) 387-4022; Gustine: Linda Galindez, (209) 826-4476; Los Banos: Mary Ann Wood, (209) 826-9456.
For the Golden Age Club chaplain: Rev. Morgan Berry (209) 826-5597.
Los Banos Golden Age Club
Special presentation: Join Margaret Gomes, tour director, for a presentation on several upcoming trips Thursday at 3 p.m.
Panama Canal Cruise, Jan. 2-17, 2012. Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles. Prices start at $3,389 per person. 4 p.m. Hawaii Cruise,
March 19-April 3, 2012. Round-trip from San Francisco. Prices start at $2,493 per person.
Italy at Leisure with John Spevak, June 17-27, 2011. Rome to Venice. Prices start at $4,756 per person. 6:30 p.m.
Eastern United States and Canada Grand Vacation, July 10-23, 2011. New York to Washington, D.C. prices start at $3,354 per person. 7:30 p.m.
Canada and New England Fall Foliage Cruise, Sept. 22 through Oct. 1, 2011. Prices start at $2,598 per person.
All prices include transfers from Los Banos and Merced, air when needed, cruise or tour, insurance, tips, taxes and fees.
The meeting will be at Vagabond Inn, 20 W. Pacheco Blvd., Los Banos. For information, call Gomes at (209) 826-2584 or toll-free (877) 826-2584; CruiseOne, 314 Rose Ave., Los Banos.
"Seasoned Citizens" is a new monthly column published by the Sun-Star and www.mercedsunstar.com. aimed at the thousands of retirees in our area. It's compiled by Bob Langston of AARP Chapter 82 and Connie Hodges, who writes the Sun-Star's "Around Town" column. If you want items included in "Seasoned Citizens," call Connie at (209) 385-2456 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can e-mail Bob at email@example.com. Include time, date, place and any charges involved in your event or announcement.