Lithonia seniors ready to showdown with Motown
There will be plenty of platform shoes, bell-bottoms and singing seniors on Sept. 19 in Lithonia. The young at heart will be competing for bragging rights, prizes and the title of best retro costume at the Lou Walker Senior Center’s first “Showdown with Motown!”
“I’ll be singing one of my favorite melodies—Forever My Darling—by Johnny Ace. I have a keyboard player coming and I’m really going to give it my all,” said Mary Woodard, who has been a member of the Lou Walker Senior Center since 2006. The song she is performing originated in 1955.
Woodard will be one of 15-20 contestants competing in the show. Singers will be performing the hits of Lenny Williams, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and others. The event also includes line dancers and solo dancers performing to the hits of The Temptations, The Four Tops and other performers from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. There also will be a live band playing between performance sets and a DJ.
“We wanted to mark National Senior Center Month with something fun that our members could enjoy and relate to,” saidBridgette Thompson, the center’s administrative assistant who led the planning committee for the event.
Anyone can attend the 12 – 4 p.m. “Showdown with Motown”—not just senior citizens.
The 40,000-square-foot Lou Walker Senior Center will host a wide range of activities during the month to mark National Senior Center Month.
Here is a list of some of the events:
Lou Walker Senior Center Photography Exhibit through Sept. 24 at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur. For more information, call 404-687-2731.
National Fall Prevention Day with LWSC Fitness Director Tyrone Bailey, noon – 12:45 p.m., at the Lou Walker Senior Center.
AARP technology workshop, open to seniors ages 50 and older. Learn how to use tablets and smartphones, 10 a.m. – noon, or 2 – 4 p.m. Seating is limited; call 1-877-926-8300 or visit http://aarp.cvent.com/aarptekgeorgia to register.
Members of the center will also host a farmers’ market every Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Offered by Metro Atlanta Urban Farmers in the LWSC lobby.
The Lou Walker Senior Center is located at 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia. For more information, call 770-322-2900 or visit www.louwalkercenter.com.