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Monroe Behring Senior Center: August 2022
Behring Senior Center

The Red Brick Agenda Newsletter

Contact: Elizabeth Sorn, Coordinator

Behring Senior Center

1113 10th Street, Monroe, WI 


To register for events or programs please call us at (608) 325-3173 or stop by the front desk!

You are welcome to pick-up your copy of “THE RED BRICK AGENDA” at the Behring Senior Center to get more information. They are found inside the Front Lobby door in a basket or in the Wellness Center just inside the door.


For all veterans who are 55 years of age and over! Wednesday, August 10th from 10:00am until 12:00pm. 

We will be having breakfast casserole, sausage, cinnamon rolls, and beverages. Donation of $3.00 and PLEASE CALL (608) 325-3173 so we know how much food to prepare. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!!! Thank-you.


Please bring a change of shoes to wear in the gym. Classes are as follows:

●  Fitness First is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 to 9:15am.

●  Men’s Exercise is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 to 10:15am.

●  Chair Pilates is on Mondays only from 10:45 to 11:30am.

●  Balance Yoga is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:15am.

●  Dance Aerobics will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. First class is from 8:30 to 9:15 am and the second class is from 10:45 to 11:30am. Please note there are 2 classes!

●  Yoga is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:45am to 12:30pm. 

●  Fusion is on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:45 to 11:30am.

The Behring Senior Center offers Drop-ins and Punch Cards for all exercise classes.

●  Water Aerobics June 20th – August 26th on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday $4.00 per class OR free with a pool pass Monroe Swimming Pool – Recreation Park

You may also use your Senior Center punch card.


Dates: Fridays, August 5 & 19, Sept. 2 & 16; Cost: $30.00; Times: 9:30am to 1:00pm (20 minutes)

Melissa Kieler is a Massage Therapist at Healing Notes here in Monroe. You will pay Melissa directly the day of your appointment.


Dates: Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, & 23, Sept. 20 & 27

Cost: $42.00 and you will pay Julie directly

Times: 8:00am to 4:00pm. Appointments are around 30 minutes.

Senior Center Library is open on the 2nd floor, 8am-4pm Monday-Friday.  

Table Tennis (ping pong) will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm.  

Pool (Billiards) The pool hall is open from 9am to 4pm Monday-Friday.


●  Card games are at the Senior Center FROM 12:30 TO 3:30PM.  We are playing for fun and there are NO PRIZES.  Mondays are 

●  Euchre, Tuesdays are Canasta and Horse & Pepper, Thursdays are for 500 and Yass.

●  Bingo with Aster & Flippo at the Senior Center.  You must sign up because there is a limit of only 42 people.                

●  Bingo is Friday, August 19th at 1:30pm.  Aster will be giving away prizes.  Be sure to sign up for this event, remember space is limited, call (608) 325-3173 soon. Registration starts Tuesday, August 9th at 8:00am.

●  Flippo will be at 1:30pm on Friday, August 26th.  You have to bring your own deck of cards. Please sign up for this event.


●  First movie is Tuesday, August 9th at 1:30pm.  Showing is “Jerry & Marge Go Large”, Rated PG-13, Run time: 1 hour, 36 min.  

●  Second movie is Thursday, August 18th at 1:30pm.  Showing is ”Out to Sea ”, Rated PG-13, Run time: 1 hour, 46 min.  

●  Third movie is Tuesday, August 30th at 1:30pm.  Showing is “The Lost City”, Rate PG-13, Run time: 1 hour, 52 min.  

Coffee & Chat Book Club

Date: Monday, August 8th

Time: 10:00am

Place: Senior Center Dining Room

Summer Time Lunch in the Park

●  Every Tuesday in August at Noon Twining Park

●  Bring a sack lunch and enjoy good conservations with friends!       

Quilts of Valor

A Quilt of Valor is awarded to a Service Member or Veteran who has been touched by war.  Honor, Freedom, and Comfort are stitched into every quilt to honor his/her service and sacrifice.  Please stop by the Senior Center front desk to pick up a request form.  Call (608) 325-3173 with any questions. 

Mayflower Tours and Collette Tours

Travel brochures, applications, and pricing will be available at the front desk.


We have two different Medicare specialists who will be here to answer your questions about Medicare.

●  Appel Agency 10:00 am on Thursdays:  August 11 & 25

●  Nitza Pfaff 10:30 am on Wednesdays:  August 24 & 31

Coir Doormat Craft Class with Theresa Klemm

Date: Monday, August 22nd

Time:  9:30 am; Cost: $22.00

Join Theresa to paint your very own Coir Doormat!  If you give us at least a 10-day notice, we will have a stencil in a word or phrase that you would like to put on your mat.  

“They Shot Kennedy” by David Benjamin

Date: Tuesday, September 13th; Time: 1:30 pm

We welcome Award Winning Author, David Benjamin as he discusses his book, “They Shot Kennedy”. The book was recently honored with the 2021 Grand Prize for literacy-contemporary-historical fiction from Midwest Book Awards.

Fast Food Apps with Theresa Klemm

Date: Wed, August 17th; Time: 1:00 pm

Learn how to save money at your favorite fast-food restaurants just by using your smart phone! Theresa will teach you how to get free or discounted items at fast food restaurants.  Please be sure to bring your smart phone with you.    

Brat Bash is Back

The Behring Senior Center is doing Brat Bash again. Brat Bash will be held September 29th 10 am- 6pm rain or shine. We still need volunteers, please contact Jazmyn Thoman by phone 608-325-3173 or email if you would like to volunteer. 

Boost Your Brain & Memory

Mondays: September 12th – October 31st    1:00-2:30 pm; Held at the Behring Senior Center; FREE

Learn new tools to:  Live a Healthier Life – Remember Things better – Be More Organized – Pay Closer Attention

To register, please call the ADRC at 608-324-3600 or email   

Summer Time Walking Challenge

Now until August 31st. Stop by the Wellness Center to sign-up or call for more details. 

End of Summer Luau

Where: Twinning Park (Klinzing Shelter) Date: August 23, 2022 11:00-2:00; Cost: $3.00

Let’s celebrate the end of summer with a Luau Party. Sandwiches, potato salad, chips, drinks, and a dessert will be served from 11:00-12:00. Then, after that it’s time to sit back and relax to Todd Donnelly’s tropical style music. You must register before the event and payments must be made at the Senior Center prior to the event.