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Eventually, spring will be among us

As I write this on March 8, forecasts show Minot on the fringe of yet another heavy winter storm.

Whether Old Man Winter and Mother Nature choose to share their marital bliss – or lack thereof – with us once again, the calendar reassures us that eventually, spring will be upon us.

And with that glorious news comes the annual cornucopia of fun events in which area seniors and others can choose to take part.

Somerset Court has a pair of annual spring traditions coming up in April – our Benefit Breakfast event, which benefits The Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry, and our Volunteer Luncheon.

The Volunteer Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. This event, held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week April 7-13, is a celebration to honor all the volunteers who have generously given of their time to entertain Somerset Court residents over the past year. The special luncheon is capped off by a “jam session,” which gives our musicians and singers the rare chance to enjoy one another’s talents and even join together if they wish.

Somerset Court’s Benefit Breakfast will be held Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tickets will be on sale throughout March and April at Somerset Court, located at 1900 28th St. SW, and The Lord’s Cupboard, located at 1725 W. Burdick Expy. Cost for the breakfast, which includes pancakes, smoked sausage, orange juice and coffee, is $5. Tables will be located in the Somerset Court lobby the day of the breakfast. All proceeds and food collected for this event will be donated to The Lord’s Cupboard, serving the hungry and poverty-stricken people of Minot and Ward County.

But wait … there’s more!

The 23rd annual Salute to Seniors event, sponsored by KMOT, the Minot Senior Coalition, and in part by Somerset Court, will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at the Minot Municipal Auditorium at 9 a.m. This year’s event, themed “Saluting Music Thru The Years,” will feature Mollie B, Ted Lange, and the Squeeze Box Band, along with The Replacements, Judy’s Funtime Band, Larry Nelson and Daniel Starks. Somerset Court’s very own Activities Director Ara Bruce will perform the National Anthem.

This event is regularly attended by more than 500 area seniors.

Tickets are $15 and include a noon meal of ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, frog eye salad, veggies, roll and dessert. There are lots of door prizes, and plenty of senior living vendors to visit with throughout the day.

Also, our monthly All City Senior Dance is scheduled for March 29, featuring Lois Zahn and FunTyme Karaoke, at 6:30 p.m. This event, as always, is free and open to all area seniors.

For more information and to see other activities being held at Somerset Court, go to somersetcourt.net.