Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 4, 2013

There's a little ham in everyone

By Tina Taylor
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — Everyone enjoys making others smile and laugh. It makes everyone feel better. It makes you feel accepted and well liked knowing others enjoy your company and what you are saying or doing. Many of people have gotten bitten by the acting bug at one time or another, and people learn at an early age it can be fun to show off. Everyone likes being around others who make them tickled. At the same time, a lot of people say they are just so shy and fearful of being in front of a crowd. By the time you have reached your senior years, you should be over it. Who cares what the younger folks think, as long as everyone is having a good laugh?

Whether you were in a drama club in school or just always wanted to be, does not matter. It is time to start doing things you enjoy; you may be very good at it. The Fair Park Senior Center will be starting the Readers Theater again this month, with actor Terry Burgess leading the way. Burgess has always enjoyed acting in his life, and even landed a role in a movie with Sissy Spacek in 2001, The Bedroom.

Readers Theater is easier and more fun because you do not have to get stressed out to remember your lines; just become familiar with them enough to express your character. The point is to have fun with it, and others will, too. In this drama club, it is all about comedy, funny stories, skits and jokes. They all enjoy laughing together. Everyone who is a senior, man or woman, is encouraged to just come and try it. You will like it!

It will be starting Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Please call or come in to get signed up. It is free and fun.

The sponsor, Cumberland Medical Group, will be hosting Breakfast with a Doctor this coming Friday morning, with Laren Fox speaking. You can enjoy a good home cook breakfast and make new friends while playing bingo with Caris Health Care’s Bryan Daily.

Crossville is a great place to live, and Fair Park is a great place for active seniors. Just check out the website to learn more ( Fair Park is at 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville and is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with some evening classes. Call 484-7416 for more information.