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AARP's Movies for Grownups Comes to Las Cruces, Summer Activities Set

Posted on 06/15/18 by Beth Velasquez, AARP New Mexico

Movies for Grownups, sponsored by AARP, comes to Las Cruces with a special showing of “Lean on Pete”  Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m., at Cineport 10 at the Mesilla Valley Mall. To reserve a spot call 1-866-267-8131 or go to  Seating is not assigned and is based on a first come, first served basis, so plan to arrive early.

Other Summer AARP/Chapter activities include:

Chapter Meetings:

June 20th – A special AARP Las Cruces Chapter Meeting will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, at 2 p.m., at 1701 Missouri St. There will be an Ice Cream Social and a Bingo Game. There will be prizes for winners of each game.

Chapter meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at the church at 2 p.m. Member dues are $5 a year. Everyone is welcome.

Chapter Board meetings are held the first Wednesday at Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St., at 1 p.m. 

Driver Safety Classes:

The AARP Smart Driver Smart Driving class is a great way to refresh driving skills and can result in a discount on car insurance. Classes are $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

One day class sessions occur July 16, August 6 and Sept. 17.  Classes start at 12:30 p.m. and is four hours. Please call to make reservation at 522-0502. At Senior Amigos classes are presented by Dave Lynch, AARP Chapter President and volunteer Drive Safety Instructor.

 Good Samaritan will also one day classes June 28, July 21, August 23, Sept 29 and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Classes are conducted by Ernie Apodaca, AARP Volunteer. Please call Ernie at 642-2582 for reservations. Bring a snack as the class goes through lunch time.

Farmer’s Market

AARP will continue its information table at the Farmer’s Market, July 7, 2018. An information table is set up the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., to inform the public about AARP programs.

An information table will also be set up at Senior Amigos on July 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and at the Natural Grocers Store, E. Lohman, Aug. 16th.

Digital Safety

Digital Safety and Security for Seniors Internet Essentials, Free Computer Training sponsored by the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and Comcast to be held at the Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle De Santiago, Mesilla. The classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons, July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 10, and Nov. 28, for one hour sessions, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 505-445-5332 for more information.

Chapter Notes:

The Las Cruces AARP Chapter 1230 had their 45th Anniversary in May 2018. The National AARP has us as organizing in May of 1973. We are proud to be 45 years old!

The AARP Chapter does not meet in the summer months of July and August. Meeting will begin again in September with an indoor picnic potluck.

(Photo: Las Cruces Chapter members kick off the summer with an outing to watch the Chihuahua-Tacoma minor league baseball game in El Paso, TX. It just happened to be senior night so the group received free hot dogs too.)

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