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Monroe Behring Senior Center: May 2022
Behring Senior Center

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.

Veteran’s Brunch 

For all veterans who are 55 years of age and over! Wednesday, May 4th from 10:00am until 12:00pm. 

We will be having breakfast casserole, sausage, cinnamon rolls, and beverages. Donation of $2.00 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.


Dates: Fridays, May 6 & 20, June 3 & 17            

Cost: $20.00            

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.

Rates will increase to $30.00 starting June 1, 2022. 


Dates: Tuesdays, May 10, 17, & 24, June 7, 14, 21, & 28

Cost: $42.00 and you will pay Julie directly

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

Senior Center Library 

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.


We have 2 different levels:

Level 1: Beginner/Intermediate will be on Wednesdays & Fridays from 2pm to 4pm and limited to 8 players.

Level 2: Intermediate/Advanced will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 2pm to 4pm and also limited to 8 players. 


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, May 6th 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, May 3rd at 8:00am.

* Flippo will be at 1:30pm on Friday, May 20th.  You have to bring your own deck of cards. Please sign up for this event.


First movie is Thursday, May 5th at 1:30pm.  Showing is “Three Amigos”, Rated PG, Run time: 1 hour, 44 min.  

Second movie is Thursday, May 12th at 1:30pm.  Showing is “Dog”, Rated PG-13, Run time: 1 hour, 41 min.  

Third movie is Tuesday, May 24th at 1:30pm.  Showing is “Hidden Figures”, Rated PG, Run time: 2 hours, 7 min.  

Coffee & Chat Book Club

Date: Monday, May 9th

Time: 10:00am

Place: Senior Center Dining Room

Clothespin Wreaths

Craft Class with Theresa Klemm. Tuesday, May 17th at 10:00 am; $12.00 per person

Waffle Day

Monday, May 23rd at 10:00 am; $2.00 per person. Homemade waffles with toppings.

Behring Senior Center Annual Golf Outing

Wednesday, June 1st, 9:00 am Shot Gun Scramble      

Wolf Hollow Golf Course, 6546 N. Shippee Road, Lena, IL

$25.00 includes 9 holes of golf with cart & lunch     

Must register @ (608) 325-3173.

Dancing in Life’s Storms

Wednesday, May 25th at 1:30 pm            

Author Leanne Lippincott-Wuerthele shares her profound story of surviving three “life storms” with faith, love, and humor.  

Spring Fling

Musical Performance by Top Shelf

Monday, May 9th at 1:30pm    Cost: $5.00 per person

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. The next Quilts of Valor presentation will be at the Behring Senior Center on Wednesday, July 13th.  Please stop by the Senior Center front desk to pick up a request form.  Call (608) 325-3173 with any questions. 

Mayflower Tours

Tuesday, June 7th at 1:00pm Mayflower Cruises and Tours will be at the Senior Center talking about their upcoming trips. Call for a reservation, 325-3173. Travel brochures, applications, and pricing will be available at the front desk mid-April.

Tech Time

Dates: Friday, May 20th;  Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm; Cost: Free

Help is provided by students of the Monroe High School, and they can assist you with questions about your iPad, tablet, and cell phone. You must register in advance for a 20-minute appointment. 

Medicare Professionals 

For the next couple of months, we have two different Medicare specialists who will be here to provide assistance.

Appel Agency - 10:00 am on Thursdays: May 12, 26, June 9, 23

Nitza Pfaff - 10:30 am on Wednesdays: May 4, 18, June 1, 15, 29, July 13, 27