Pleasing response to center’s fall schedule

       The fall session for the West Community Center is off to a good start, according to its director, Dick Siever.
       Interest has been strong for the different classes, he said. “The word is beginning to get out there.”
       He was especially pleased that the after-school program for elementary-age students has filled up (24 students from three Westside schools).
       Also popular, he said, was the first bike repair day Sept. 11, in which kids were able to bring in bikes to be fixed for free or possibly to get a used bike if they didn't have one. The next one will be Oct. 9.
       Coming up Friday night, Sept. 17 is the first-time Family and Friends Night, a free get-together in the gym, featuring bingo games from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
       In all this fall, the center is offering 13 adult and senior programs, 10 family and youth programs and 7 “creativity” programs (including the bike repair and Family and Friends nights).
       New on the walls is the center's first art exhibit since the Woodmen Valley Chapel took over the facility from the money-strapped city last April. According to Siever, the exhibit in the hallway of the main (east) building is called “Doors and Windows” and features works by several area artists.
       For more information, call the center at 385-7920.

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