With the holiday season approaching, many of us are making lists of gifts we plan to give. What should we give and is there anyone we have overlooked?

Here at SCOR, our gifts are not limited to only the holiday season.

Many members volunteer their time at various organizations. Our choir gives performances throughout the year at a variety of places. This gift of time is invaluable.

Various groups at SCOR contribute to many charities. A few weeks ago, the yoga class gathered items to help fill shoeboxes to be shipped overseas.

Monthly, at least 200 items are donated and delivered to Reynoldsburg Helping Hands. We have donated beans, tomato products, toothpaste, soap and shampoos, to list a few.

Each year we hold a fashion show coordinated with the Cancer Thrift Shop. This year we asked for donations for the shop and we filled several tables with the donated items.

In November, the line-dance class held an all-day workshop. Registration included a canned good along with the fee. The money and canned goods were donated to Helping Hands. This year's donation was $500!

It is clear that our members at SCOR are a caring and community-oriented group.

Here's what's happening this month.

* Tuesday, Dec. 12: A group will leave at 10:30 a.m. for a Mystery Lunch.

* Thursday, Dec. 14: "Crafting with Cookie" will paint a set of four glasses. A perfect gift or use them yourself! The price is $12. Call the office to check availability.

* Friday, Dec. 15zz: Join our members at 9 a.m. to visit a local coffee shop. Coffee purchases are on your own.

* Saturday, Dec. 16: Breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. at SCOR. If you would like to sign up for the breakfast, please call the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department at 614-322-6882. SCOR will open for regular activities at 1 p.m.

* Friday, Dec. 22: Head out to a local movie theater to catch a new release at 11 a.m. Lunch is on your own.

* Reminder: SCOR will be closed Dec. 23- 25 for Christmas.

Happy holidays and best wishes in the New Year from all of us at SCOR.

Debbie Mullarkey is a Reynoldsburg resident, a retired teacher and a longtime member of the Senior Citizens of Reynoldsburg.