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Th ay, November 5, 201S N/Warren Town andC0unty News Page Five LEISUREL'INE Concluded from p. 3 Registration: November 2-13. This program is for boys and girls in the 1st and 2nd grades. Children will be taught basketball fundamen- tals. Children will be separated into teams and play games. Volunteer coaches will be needed. All timeS/ dates are tentative pending number of teams. Cost: $33,75 for Norwalk residents and $38.80 for non-resi- 10 Tips to Save Energy With temperatures drop- ping and fall well underwa34 now is the idol time to pre- pare your home for colder one of the best ways to maintain a uniform temper- ature within your home, re- duce the amount of heat dents. Grade: 1st and 2nd grade girls; Location: Oviatt; weatheranduse less energy that escapes and keep you Practice Times: 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m.; Dates: January 2, 9, thiswinter. Less energy can warmer. 30, February6, 13, (20); Registration: ThroughNo- meanalower monflflybill. 3. Service your furnace: Here are 10 no- or low- Your home heating system cost tips from MidAmeric0n :needs routine maintenance vember 13. Grade: 1st and 2nd grade boys; Location: Oviatt; Practice Times: 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:45 p.m.; Dates: January 2, 9, 23, 30, February 6, 13, (20); Registration: Through November 13. OPALS- SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS (Older People with Active Life Styles) SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE Energy Company on how to winterize your home and keep more money in your pocket 1. Get a HomeChec . Take advantage of Mi- dAmerican Energy's free en- ergy assessment program, which evaluates where your home uses the most energy and what you can do to re- duce waste-things like add- ing insulation, sealing win- dows and doors, changing to LED lightbulbs, using a low- flow shower head, upgrad- ing your heating and cooling system, and more. Custom- ers can complete a Ho- meCheck online or can schedule an in-home energy assessment with one of our energy experts by calling 800-545-0762. E ;6ryone age 55 and older is invited to attend a free exercise program that will include stretching and ton- ing. We will meet at the Norwalk Christian Church lo- cated at 701 Main St. This is a continuous program run- ning yearly. Days: Monday and Thursday; Time: 10- 10:30 a.m. WELL-SEASONED POTLUCK (The meat as well as the people) All are invited, age 55 or older, to attend a potluck dinner to enjoy and socialize with the Parks and Recre- ation staff. Meat, tableware, and coffee/beverage are provided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a side dish and/or-dessert to share with every- one. After the meal we will have some form of enter- tainment from local talent. Let us know your email ad- dress and we will send out reminders with what meat we plan to have on that day. Call the office to register two days before the event. Dates: November 6, Decem- ber 4, January 1, February 5, March 4; Time: 11:30 1 p.m.; Place: Norwalk Public Safety Building 2. Roll it out: Make sure your home has adequate in- J sulation. This includes the attic, exterior walls, floors, If you have time to whine and complain about some- basement arid crawl spaces. thing then you have the time to do something about it. In unheated areas, be sure to -Anthony D'Angelo insulate around furnace ducts or boiler pipes. This is Here at Regency Assisted Living, we give you more than just a little assist. You getto live life while we take care of the cleaning, cooking, laundry, landscaping, transportation, and even dealing with the cable man! to run properly and effi- ciently, just like your vehi- de. Ayearly tune-up by a licensed contractor can en- sure that your heating sys- tem is running efficiently and safely and will keep you comfortable. By main- taining your equipment, you can prevent future problems and costly re- pairs. 4. Change your filters: Fall is a great time to change your furnace filter since a dirty filter makes the sys- tem work harder and use more energy than necessary. At a minimum, you should change your filter every three months. However, it may need replaced more during heavy use months such as winter: If the filter is dirty, change it. 5. Set it smart: Keep your thermostat at 68 degrees or lower in the winter to save energy and money. Consid- er installing a programma- ble thermostat that auto- matically adjusts the tem- perature lower when you're asleep or away. For every degree below 68 in the win- ter, you'll reduce your en- ergy use by approximately four percent over a 24-hour period. 6. Seal it up: Use weath- er-stripping and caulk to seal air leaks and block drafts around doors, win- dows, chimneys, electric outlets and other potential areas for air leakage, includ- ing the basement and attic. 7. Buy it right: Install ENERGY STAR lighting and appliances in your home. ENERGY STAR CFL and LED lightbulbs use 70- 90 percent less energy and last 10 to 25 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs. 8. Wrap it up: Put clear plastic sheets over the inside or outside of your windows to reduce heat loss and in- crease comfort. Window wrap kits are available at your hardware or home If you or a loved one are store. thinking about assisted living, 9. Let it shine: Keep drapes, shades and blinds it pays to discover Regency. open on sunny winter days, " especiaUy on the south side of your home. During cold, windy days, dosed drapes Call Jill today and double as insulators. find out more about 10. Keep it dear:. Make life at Regency: sure your air registers and radiators are not blocked by 515.423.8461 furniture, rugs, drapes or other objects. Be sure to dust Regency or vacuum registers or ra- diators on a regular basis. 815 High Rcl. ~~ Norwalk, IA 50211 ~' Activities t051 Noah Ave. - 981-e217 .... Tuesday, Nov. 10 Storytime, 10:30 - 11".30. a.m. This story-time is rec- ommended for 3-5 year 01ds, but all ages are welcome. We'll read picture books, sing songs and do rlaymes; 25 minutes of storytime followed by play time. A Novel Year Book Club, 6:30 - 8 p.m. A Novel Year Book Club is a book club for adults that meets 2-3 Tues- day evenings, every other month. The evening topics follow this order: First Tues. - Book Discussion, 2nd Tues. - Film (based upon the book or related topic), and 3rd Tues. - Guest Speaker/Activity Related to the Book. November's book is The Hundred-Foot Journey by Rich- ard Morais. Registration required. Wednesday, Nov. 11 LIBRARY CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETER- ANS DAY. Thursday, Nov. 12 Rhyme Time, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. We'll read shorter picture books and board books, sing songs, and do ac- tion rhymes! This story-time is recommended for 18 months - 2 years old, but all ages are welcome; 25 min- utes followed by playtime. Pajama Storytime, 7- 7:25 pm. An evening storytime for all ages. Pajamas welcome. Friday, Nov. 13 Befor Hours: Tech@10, 10 - 11 a.m. Each Friday at 10 am, staff members will be available to set up tech help appointments or help drop-in individuals. Please contact the library for more information. If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. -Kahlil Gibran m BAMBINO'S RESTAURANT-- 2025 Grand Ave., West Des Moines I ) 1995-2015 J COME CELEBRATE WITH US. Tues: Oiscounted homemade fried chicken " Wed: Half-off pizza Thurs: All.you-can-eat spaghetti, no cork fee Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to close; Sat., 4 p.m. to close 225-4842 BLACK GOLD REALTY Building for Sale '1400 Sunset Drive. Business is NOT for Sale. BUILDING ONLY! $95,000 : Approximately 1,284 sq. ft. Lot: 90' x 142'; 12,780 sq. ft. Larry Hughes 515-681-6310 S TA N D R.I E GROUP,. LEADERS IN COMMUNICATION SOLUTIONS N. 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