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We will be enjoying strawberries this month also. Eventhough we won't be able to take a trip to Hinegardners Orchard to pick strawberries until the beginning of June, we will be making stawberry short cakes on the 17th and doing a stawberry craft on the 27th.

Did you know that the strawberry is

*the first fruit to ripen in the Spring

*the only fruit with seeds on the outside

*a member of the rose family

*believed to bring peace and prosperity

*helpful in reducing the risk of cancer

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On Sunday May 7th at 11:00, we will have salsa dancing with Shevaun and Jarod Banes and salsa taste testing. 

 

We will take a trip to the Arco Iris bakery on May 5th to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

 

We will make May Day baskets on Monday May 1st if you'd like to join us.

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May is a great month for outdoor activities with warmer weather upon us. We will get out in the courtyard more to get some fresh air and hope to have some animals visit. 

 

M-Master grillers, Jerry and Kim Grattop, from Smokin G's restaurant will bring us some delicious BBQ samples

 

A-Accordions, pianos, guitars, oh my. We will have a lot of great musicians, so bring your dancin' shoes.


Y-Yo yo, yarn, and yodling. We will have a wide variety of entertainment from a magic show to a knitting class.  

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May is national BBQ month. The word BBQ derives from the Spanish word barbacoa, a wooden frame to cook meat over a fire pit. Grilling out is the #1 summer leisure activity. We will make our own Bickford BBQ sauce and shish kabobs on the 20th

 

 

We're also celebrating eggs this month. Eggs are powerhouse of nutritional goodness full of vitamins and protein. Also on the 20th we will take a trip to see some chickens and get some fresh farm eggs.

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We will also be learning about healthy eating and celebrating national salad month. We will take a trip to the HyVee salad bar on the 6th. An "eggcelent" salad should includ protein, color, and texture.

 

 

 

 

We will also celebrate the food and dance, Salsa. The food, salsa, originated in the 1500s in the Aztec, Mayan, and Incan civilizations. Chips and salsa is the official snack of Texas. What do you think the official snack of Bickford should be?

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Happy Birthday to

Rick Stevens            May 5

Stella Storjohann     May 21

 

Help us celebrate with cake and ice-cream on Thursday May 25th at 2:00

 

Happy May! April showers bring May flowers. Bring on the daffodils!

"Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun." Kahlil Gibran

 

Also feel free to join us on Friday May 5th for the Mexican holiday, El cinco de mayo, to celebrate their victory over the French at the battle in Puebla May 5th 1862. We will have some Mexican treats from our favorite local restaurant, El Portal.

 

Bianca will lead a social time at 2:00 the first Thursday of every month starting May 4th.

 

Family Night is the third Thursday of each month at 6:30.

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9:00 Book Reading

10:00 May Baskets

10:45 Bible study

1:00 Penny Ante

2:00 BINGO

3:00 Photo Storytelling

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9:00 Walking Club

10:00 Card BINGO

11:00 Word Train

1:00 Scrabble

2:00 Virgin Daquiris

2:30 Bible Study

3:15 Crossword

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9:00 Book Reading

10:00 You Be The Judge

11:00 Acrosstic Poems

1:00 Balloon fun

2:00 BINGO

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9:00 Bean bag toss

10:00 History-Miriam

11:15 Walking Club

1:00 Card BINGO

2:00 Director's social

3:00 Aromatherapy, Our Daily Bread

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9:00 Book Reading

10:00 Trip to the rainbow bakery

1:00 Music-John S

2:00 BINGO, snacks

3:00 Make gifts for nurses

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10:00 Music- John Burns

1:30 Salad bar trip

3:30 Music-Ryan Sheeler

7:00 Lawrence Welk

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9:00 Worship

11:00 Salsa dancing with the Banes and salsa taste testing

1:30 Simon Says

2:45 Movie

6:15 Chapel

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9:00 Book Reading

9:45 Music-Steve C

10:45 Bible study

1:00 Play cards

2:00 Music-Muffy

3:00 Our Daily Bread and Stampin Up

 

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9:00 Hang man

10:00 Ben of YMCA

Card BINGO

11:00 How many words

1:00 Cooking

2:30 Bible Study

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9:00 Book Reading

10:00 Sand fun

10:30 Music-Denny P

1:00 Crafts

2:00 BINGO

3:00 Smokin G's BBQ

3:30 Music-Keith L

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9:00 You Be the Judge

10:00 Make popsicle

11:00 Love a tree

1:00 Frog jumping

2:00 BINGO

3:00 Walking Club

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9:00 Book Reading

10:30 Music-Mike L

1:00 Animal visit

2:00 BINGO

3:00 Photography

3:30 Scrapbooking

7:00 Mens Club

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10:00 Exercise video

7:00 Lawrence Welk

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Happy Mother's Day

9:00 Worship

1:30 Mother's Day tea party

2:45 Movie

6:15 Chapel

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9:00 Book Reading

10:45 Bible study

1:00 Emily of Grimes Farm

2:00 BINGO

3:00 English muffin pizzas

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9:00 Walking Club

10:00 Deer hunt

10:45 Card BINGO

1:00 gifts 4 teachers

2:30 Bible Study

3:15 Finish the picture

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9:00 Book Reading

10:00 Strawberry shortcake

11:00 Dominoes

1 You be the judge

2:00 BINGO

3:30 Music-Ron

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9:00 Cards, games

10:30 Music-Paul D

11:00 Craft

1:00 Storytelling

2:00 BINGO

3:00 Walking Club

6:30 Family Night

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9:00 Book Reading

10:00 Make pudding

11:00 Exercise

1:00 Rootbeer floats

2:00 Music-Clarice

3 You Be the Judge

3:30 Sun catcher

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10:00 Exercise video

10:30 Trip to see chickens, get eggs

1:30 Make BBQ sauce and shish kabobs

7:00 Lawrence Welk

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9:00 Worship

1:30 Word games

2:45 Movie

6:15 Chapel

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9:00 Book Reading

10:00 Go Fish

10:45 Bible study

1:00 Music-Royce

2:00 BINGO

3:00 Walking Club

3:30 Door decor

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9:00 Balloon fun

10:00 You Be the Judge

10:45 Card BINGO

1:00 Obstacle course

2:30 Bible Study

3:15 Jello jiggler

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9:00 Book Reading

10:00 Egg salad

11:00 Storytelling

1:00 Dominoes

2:00 BINGO

3:00 Make apple sauce

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10:30 Music- Jack and Joan

Walking Club

Card BINGO

2:00 Birthday Party

3:00 paper airplanes

3:30 Word games

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9:00 Book Reading

10:30 Music-Dick F

1:00 rain sticks

2:00 BINGO

3:00 Bean bag toss

3:30 Water balloon toss

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10:00 Exercise video

10:30 Strawberry craft

2:00 Smores and campfire songs

5:00 Music-Harry E

7:00 Lawrence Welk

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9:00 Worship

1:30 Fitness fun

2:45 Movie

6:15 Chapel

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Memorial Day

9:00 Book Reading

10:45 Bible study

1:00 Card game, Spoons

2:00 BINGO

3:00 Auction

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9:00 Walking Club

10:00 Manicures

11:00 Name that tune

1:00 Card BINGO

2:30 Bible Study

3:15 Word train

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9:00 Book Reading

10 You Be the Judge

11:00 Weight lifting

1:30 Jonathan May Magic Show

2:30 BINGO

3:15 Social hour

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