ArchibaldFriends January 2 0 1 8 January Day Trip! Join the Archibald Center on a private tour of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Theater, go behind the scenes and visit the costume shop on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm until 3 pm. We will meet there; parking is spacious. Price is only $5 per person. Save all of your questions for Tuesday, January 16, 2018 when Rick Dildine, the new artistic director for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, will be our guest speaker at the January Luncheon. BRING A FRIEND! What a fun time had by all at the Archibald Center December Luncheon! It was held at the Montgomery Advertiser in the Freedom Room.

Everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday meal catered by The Kings Table and was well informed by Dr. John Porter, Arthritis Knee Specialist. Before the luncheon we played several rounds of BINGO hosted by Wendy Bullard of John Knox at Home and was awarded marvelous door prizes!

December Luncheon Highlights! Happy New Year!


The Archibald Center JANUARY Luncheon Where: The Archibald Center Call (334) 240-6767 for RESERVATIONS When: Tuesday, JANUARY 16, 2018 Time: 11:00 am Menu: Baked Chicken, Black-eyed Peas, Mac & Cheese, Rolls, Tea, Peach Cobbler Cost: $7.00 for Members; $9.00 for Guests (payable at the door; checks are encouraged) Speaker: Rick Dildine, the new artistic director for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF). The Arkansas native was appointed by the theater’s board of directors after a year-long, national search process.

Dildine will be the fourth artistic director in the theater’s 45-year history. Kevin Moriarty, artistic director the Dallas Theater Center, said Dildine “has the ability to tell a story with clarity, energy and creativity. His work is theatrically entertaining, smart, original and engaging for broad audiences. “He has the unique ability to create productions of classics that respect the text while also speaking powerfully to contemporary audiences.” Dildine will replace Geoffrey Sherman, ASF’s artistic director for the past 12 years.

Carolyn Reid GAME DAY and MOVIE DAY in January! Game Day will resume January 23rd. Come and enjoy BINGO, door prizes and lunch. Movie Day will resume January 24th featuring “Same Kind of Different As Me”. Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.


The Archibald Center Quilters and Loom Group participated in the 2017 Christmas Bags Project.

Each December the Christmas Bags Project allows the Montgomery Area Council on Aging (MACOA) Meals on Wheels Program to take a large brown bag of groceries and other goodies to over 275 of our most needy senior citizens. Also provided are lap quilts and knitted hats to keep them warm. Hundreds and hundreds of quilts were quilted and hats were knitted. If you would like to participate in the quilting or looming group (or both), contact the Archibald Center (334) 240-6767.

(L to R) Johnnie Dallas 1/15; Betty Taylor 1/25 (not pictured) Douglas Abernathy 1/21; Kitty Coleman 1/9; Bobbie Fiala 1/26; Brinda Garrigan 1/20; Bess Gibbons 1/7; Mack Hataway 1/31; Carolyn Jeffcoat 1/6; Eradean Jeter 1/13; Helen Jolly 1/29; Marge Leader 1/21; Lester Mack 1/17; Bernita Matthews 1/1; Judy Osborne 1/13; Samuel Reeder 1/26; Betty Webb 1/30 (L to R) Norma Jo Pouncey 1/11; Sally Frazier 1/11 (not pictured) Richard Bennett 1/16; Pat Cash 1/14; Henry Dunn 1/6; Joan Pulaski 1/8 Archibald Center MACOA East


Membership It’s time to renew your Archibald Center and MACOA East Membership.

Membership is $36.00 for a single; $54 for a couple. Please stop by the Archibald Office to pay your membership fees or mail them to the Archibald Center, ATTN: MEMBERSHIP, 115 E. Jefferson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. Encourage your friends to join!


8 Days & 7 Nights Alaskan Cruise May 17 - May 25, 2018 Aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Explorer of the Seas” with an overnight in Seattle, WA Included in your package: Round-Trip Airfare, 1 Night Hotel Accommodations in Seattle with Breakfast, Guided Tour of Seattle, Cruise, Cabin, Shipboard Meals, Port Charges, Taxes and Transfers in Seattle. Motor Coach Transportation to and from Airport. Trip Highlights: Experience the awe and wonder of being up close to the fascinating glaciers in Alaska. Cruise to the Hubbard Glacier, as well as Tracy Arm Fjord, where the Twin Sawyer Glaciers can be seen. Look out for harbor seals, wolves, bears, and other wildlife that inhabit this glacial wonderland.

Price: $2,399.00 Per Person (Inside Cabin Cat 6V) $2,799.00 Per Person (Outside Cabin Cat 8D) $3,199.00 Per Person (Balcony Cabin Cat 6D) *Limited availability for Balcony Cabins (Price Based on Double Occupancy. Cabin Selection Subject to Availability) Please contact Betty Taylor (334) 240-6767 for reservations Final Payment Due: January 31, 2018 ZOOM ZOOM! Travel with us! Miami & Key West, Florida May 27 - June 2, 2018; 7 Days/6 Nights Motorcoach transportation, 6 Nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Miami area, 9 meals: 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners, admission to a Cruise by celebrity homes on Biscayne Bay, admission to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, admission to Coral Castle, a visit to the exciting Island City of Key West, a Trolley Tour of Key West followed by Hop-On/ Hop-Off privileges and much more.

Price: $720.00 Per Person, Double Occupancy; $1,005.00 Per Person, Single Occupancy Deposit: $75.00 Due: January 31, 2018 Final Payment Due: March 12, 2018 Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon, and Sedona September 7 - 14, 2018; 7 Days/6 Nights Round trip airfare, meet and greet service in Las Vegas, transfers to and from your hotels, 3 nights managers reception at your hotel in Phoenix and Flagstaff, 3 nights hotel accommodations at a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, 2 nights hotel accommodations in Flagstaff, AZ, Near the Grand Canyon, 1 night hotel accommodation in Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas Lights Nights Tour, enjoy scenic train ride and visit to Grand Canyon, visit to Hoover Dam, enjoy a guided tour of Sedona, AZ - Red Rock country, and free time to explore the quaint town of Scottsdale, AZ.

Price: $1950.00 Per Person/Double Occupancy; $2450.00 Price Per Person/Single Occupancy Deposit: $150.00 Due: May 28, 2018 Final Payment Due: July 28, 2018 Irish Splendor!

November 13 - 20, 2018 Brochures are available in the Archibald Center


Bob’s Tidbits Words of some truth and imagination from Bob Honel •An Irish Toast, “May you have warm words on a cold day, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door”. •Exercise? I thought you said extra fries! •In 1903 General Electric sold the first Christmas tree lights. •Did you hear about the invisible man who married the invisible woman? Their kids were nothing to look at. •Best friends make the good times better and the hard times easier. •Why is abbreviation such a long word?

•Please do not pour warm water on your frozen windshield as you’ll add another layer of ice or crack your windshield. Instead, try a solution of one part water to two parts rubbing alcohol and squirt on your windshield and this should help melt the ice. •When your mouth is on fire from spicey food, water only makes it worse. Instead, drink milk. It dilutes oils that cause the spiciness. •After a Sunday morning church service, Phillip suddenly announced to his mother, “Mom, I’ve decided to become a minister when I grow up.” “That’s okay with me, but what made you decide that?” his mother asked.

“Well,” said the little boy,” I’ll have to go to church on Sunday anyway, so I figure it would be more fun to stand up and yell, than to sit down and listen.” Thought to remember... you can’t give without loving, but you can’t love without giving. SHOP AT AMAZONSMILE AND AMAZON WILL MAKE A DONATION TO: Montgomery Area Council On Aging Archibald Center is available for WEEKEND RENTALS The Archibald Center is the perfect downtown venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, adult birthdays and anniversary parties, as well as class reunions. We offer six-hour and twelve-hour rentals.

Pricing includes tables and chairs for 150 guests, on-site security and much more. A deposit holds the date with the rental fee due 30 days prior to the event. Come in for a tour! Call (334) 240-6767.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1 New Years Holiday 2 3 4 9:45 Stretch & Flex 2:30 Line Dancing 5 8 1:30 Line Dancing 9 9:30 Quilting 9:45 Stretch & Flex 10 11 9:45 Stretch & Flex 1:30 Tour of ASF Theater 2:30 Line Dancing 12 15 MLK Holiday 16 11:00 LUNCHEON 17 18 9:45 Stretch & Flex 2:30 Line Dancing 19 22 1:30 Line Dancing 23 9:30 Quilting 9:45 Stretch & Flex 10 am Game Day 24 10:30 am Movie Day 25 9:45 Stretch & Flex 2:30 Line Dancing 26 Archibald Center January 2018 Activities Calendar 29 1:30 Line Dancing 30 9:45 Stretch & Flex 31 Feb 1 9:45 Stretch & Flex 2:30 Line Dancing 2 MACOA East LOCATION ACTIVITIES Grace Presbyterian Church, 5 Bell Road, Montgomery Alice McMullan, Manager of MACOA East, 334-354-3935 Tuesdays: Thursdays: 9:00 - 11:30 Dominoes 9:00 - 11:30 Dominoes 9:00 - 3:00 Bridge, Pennies 9:00 - 3:00 Bridge, Pennies 11:30 - 12:30 *Lunch ($6.00) 9:00 - 10:00 Exercise *Reservations due by Sunday 11:30 - 12:30*Lunch ($6.00) *Reservations due by Tuesday


Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Permit #115 Montgomery, AL Montgomery Area Council on Aging 115 E. Jefferson Street Montgomery, AL 36104 (334) 263-0532 Traci Herndon, Archibald Center Coordinator Betty Taylor, Archibald Center Assistant Tim Hamilton, Archibald Center Maintenance Alice McMullan, MACOA-East Manager Return Service Requested PLANNED GIVING AND MAJOR GIFTS Leave a legacy with property, insurance, vehicles, cash, equity, art, etc. Please include MACOA in your Estate Plans and tell us when you do.

Call Development at 263-0532 to discuss and learn more.