San Miguel Scene

Lots to do for San Miguel's seniors

Special to The TribuneSeptember 25, 2013 

Lynne Schmitz

San Miguel’s senior citizens are busy.

On Friday night, bingo begins at 6 p.m. Snacks are provided and cards are only 50 cents. Bingo is played on the second and fourth Friday of each month.

This Sunday morning is the monthly Pancake Breakfast served from 8 to 11 a.m. They are planning a Rummage Sale on Oct. 4 and 5 starting at 8 a.m. each morning and going until business slows down, usually early afternoon. Proceeds help maintain and repair the facility.

All of these events are held at the San Miguel Senior Center, which is located at 601 E. 12th St. From Mission Street, cross the railroad tracks at either 11th or 14th streets to N Street to access East 12th.

New homes coming

Phase I of a new housing development by Nino Construction will soon be rising on the old Stanley (Netto) property at the west end of the bridge on River Road. A lot of dirt has already been moved, and currently an antiquities study is in process.

A schooling option

The San Miguel School District offers a comprehensive home-school program with state-adopted textbooks and materials. A credentialed home-school specialist works closely with parents to oversee the work and give assignments.

The program provides a flexible schedule for parents and children while assuring the students receive an accredited education. The home-schooled students have access to the school’s computer lab and library and are invited to participate in art and music, field trips and assemblies at the school. For information, call 805-467-32316 ext.222.

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Lynne Schmitz is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column is published weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.

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