... "May the joy and beauty of this glorious Holiday Season live in your hearts all year long!"         DECEMBER EVENTS and ACTIVITIES:                  Saturday, December 5th, 4:00 pm - Parma Jaycees' Annual CHRISTMAS PARADE!        Don't miss this wonderful annual parade, featuring marching bands, dance and singing groups, floats and so much more!        The parade steps off at 4:00 from Parma City Hall, and marches south on Ridge to Stearns Farm, concluding with the tree lighting!                Wed., December 9th - HOLIDAY BINGO PARTY!        Join us at the Center 10:30 to 1:00 for a fun Christmas Party with lots of Holiday Bingo, singing and merriment, cong. lunch and special Bingo Prizes!        Advance Tickets $6 at the Desk.         Wed., December 16th - "SILVER BELLS" Gala Christmas Party!        Don't miss our Annual Gala Christmas Party (held at Carrie Cerinos), 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on December 16th!        Wear your sparkles and celebrate with us!        Raisin' Canes Christmas Show at 10:45, an extra-special lunch and lots of wonderful Raffle Prizes, with dancing to the music of Wayne Tomsic!        Advance Tickets $20 at the Front Desk.        For details, click on our  "Current Dance & Party Flyer"   link, above.        Friday, December 25th - CHRISTMAS DAY! (Center Closed)         Wishing a beautiful, memorable Holiday Season to you and your loved ones!          Read about all the exciting and fun programs, all the YMCA senior exercise programs now at our Center, as well as upcoming Dances and Trips and events for seniors in our 32-page monthly Newsletter/Magazine, "The Center Line!"         Stop in and pick up a copy!                   Our SHARED SUPPORT Group, "Healing Hearts," meets every Monday 1:00-2:00 here at the Center!     In this wonderful group program, together we can find the answers to sadness, loneliness, depression, grief, dealing with illness and stress.       Join us!      Everyone is welcome to this warm and friendly group!        Check our Monthly Calendar (link above) for dates of Blood Pressure Checks, Hearing & Vision Screenings, Hospice Programs, Great Presentations and the many fun, interesting and informative programs offered at the Center!         Stop in and pick up our latest monthly 32-page Newsletter/Magazine "The Center Line" for all programs and activities at the Smallwood Center, trips, daily lunch menus, articles of interest and importance to seniors, local events for seniors, classified ads and so much more!       HOT LUNCHES served at the Center Monday thru Friday ($2 donation). Make reservations in person (no phone calls) no later than 11:00 on Thursdays for the following week!    Play BINGO Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs right after lunch!         Need some great entertainment for your Senior Club Event, Luncheon, Dinner Dance, Care Center, Home Days, or Special Event?   CALL our award-Winning Senior Vaudeville Dance Group, "The RAISIN' CANES!"     Over an hour of rousing Vaudeville Routines, Tap Dance, Soft Shoe, Novelty Acts, Audience Participation, old songs, sing-alongs, jokes and MUCH MORE!     Performing over 1,000 "gigs" since 1999 and still going strong! Your group will have as much fun as we do! Click on the Raisin' Canes Link on this page for photos and music, or call (440) 237-0020 or the Smallwood Center for more information or reservations!      God Bless America--the Land of the Free, Because of the Brave!    Have a beautiful day!