50 Plus

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Events that specify they are for those who are over age 50, including trips, classes, support programs, fitness and lectures. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

New Year's Eve Dinner Dance: 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, St. Matthew Church Hughes Center, 1101 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Includes catered buffet dinner, champagne toast at Midnight, dancing to the music of DJ Mark Cornell. Bring a snackato share. Tickets in advance only $35 per person. For information, call Joan Neville, (847) 397-9643.

Card/Games Group: 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Triphahn Senior Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Variety of games played including Mexican Train and Bunco. Free. (847) 885-7500.

Bicycle Club: 10 a.m. Thursdays, Triphahn Senior Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Weather permitting. (847) 885-7500.

Zumba Gold: 8:15-9:05 a.m. or 6-6:50 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 3-Feb. 7, Triphahn Center Senior Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. The Zumba Gold Fitness program is an innovative, fun and exciting program, designed for everyone from the active older adult to adults not used to exercising and those who may be physically limited. Zumba Gold is done at a lower intensity than Zumba Basic and it is not as fast. Latin styles of music and dance are used. $44-$46. Register for program # 215323-A (morning) or program # 215323-B (evening) at (847) 885-7500 or heparks.org.

Handicraft Circle: 1:30 p.m., the first, third and fifth Fridays of the month, Triphahn Center Senior Club, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Meets the first, third and fifth Fridays of the month. (847) 885-7500, ext. 626.

Knitting Circle: 1:30 p.m., the first and third Friday of the month, Triphahn Senior Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Meets first and third Friday of the month. (847) 885-7500.

Senior lunch and activities: Monday-Friday, Schaumburg Barn, 231 S. Civic Drive, Schaumburg. Schaumburg Township seniors enjoy a nutritious lunch, fellowship, Bingo, activities. Lunch is $3-$3.25. (847) 524-7496.

Hanover Township Senior lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday, Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 S. Route 59, Bartlett. Lunch in the Stars & Stripes Caf is available to any senior, age 55 or more. Cost for seniors under 60 is $6, and 60 plus years seniors pay just $4. …