Seniors at Port Clinton Senior Center have set the calendar of events in motion for 2012.
On Thursday, Feb. 2, Carnival began at the center with King Cake, a yeast bread traditionally associated with the Three Wise Men and the Feast of the Epiphany. Laverne Bartens found “le bebe” representing Baby Jesus in her slice of cake and will be Queen of Mardi Gras. Also known as Fat Tuesday, the celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, with lunch, baubles, beads, games and Paczki. Costumes and masks are welcome. Reservations are required for lunch with a suggested donation of $3 for 60 those and older and $12 for those under 60.
According to President Bill Smith, these events are in addition to the regularly scheduled activities so 2012 will be a very busy, entertaining and fun year for area senior. Other upcoming events include:
• Chicken Dinner — Sunday, April 15
• Spring Victorian Tea — Sunday, May 20
• Fourth of July Ice Cream Social
• Annual Soup and Chili Cook-Off — Saturday, Oct. 6
• Ninth annual Big Band Dance featuring the Night SessionBig Band — Sunday, Nov. 4
More details will be released closer to the events. The Senior Center is located at 320 E. Third Street, Port Clinton. For information, call 419-734-1481 or Juanita Mills-Persely, chairwoman of events and “fun”raising, at 419-341-1080.