November 13, 2012 > Sorensdale Thanksgiving Luncheon & Holiday Boutique
Sorensdale Thanksgiving Luncheon & Holiday Boutique
Sorensdale Recreation Center celebrates the holidays with their annual Thanksgiving Luncheon and Holiday Boutique on November 16. A fixture in Hayward since the '70s, the center serves adults with disabilities from ages 22 and up, offering a wide variety of educational and social classes.
Six classes are held in the morning with another six in the afternoon, and currently 110 students participate in courses including physical education, performing arts, gardening, money management, life skills, English, reading and writing, art, computer lab, relaxation and stress management, and job training. There is also a thrift store on site that is open every Tuesday and first Saturday of the month.
The Thanksgiving Luncheon and Holiday Boutique is an annual event, co-sponsored by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, and the South Hayward Lions Club. Students are treated to a full Thanksgiving-style meal, and the annual Sorensdale Recreation Center volunteer awards are also presented.
"We recognize students that have really stood out throughout the year," says Program Coordinator Shelly Luchini. She says everyone's skill level is noticed, and three individuals are selected annually, as well as an outstanding employee who has gone above and beyond throughout the year.
While the holiday luncheon is not open to the public, the community is welcome to visit the boutique and purchase some of the great crafts the students have created in class. Items featured will include birdhouses, candlesticks, coasters, wine bags, and aprons.
Support the great offerings of the Sorensdale Recreation Center by purchasing unique holiday items at the boutique, or make a donation Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. All funds collected go toward supporting their various programs. For more information, call (510) 881-6778.
Sorensdale Holiday Boutique
Friday, Nov 16
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sorensdale Recreation Center
275 Goodwin St., Hayward