Programs A - G

*Due to COVID19 all active 50+ program dates are tentative at this time.


Program Information

All Active 50+ programs are held at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 North Dillard Street, unless otherwise noted. Registration for programs starting on or after March 1 will be available to city residents on Wednesday February 1, and nonresidents on Wednesday February 8.  

Programs

AARP Smart Driver Course

Insurance reduction and driver refresher course! Up to 10% discount after completion of course depending on your insurance provider. Advanced registration required as classes could be cancelled due to low enrollment.

  • Monday, April 17 & Tuesday, April 18 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm both days or
  • Monday, May 22 & Tuesday, May 23 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm both days or
  • Monday, June 19 & Tuesday, June 20 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm both days or
  • Monday, August 28 & Tuesday, August 29 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm both days or
  • $20 AARP Members | $25 Non-AARP Members

AARP Smart Driver TEK Workshop

Learn how new high-tech features in today’s cars can help make driving safer and easier.  You will learn how the benefits of these technologies may enhance your driving safety and extend your safe driving years. You will receive a technology checklist and learn to identify the safety technologies that best suit your needs.   Space is limited, so register now for this course by calling 1-877-805-0458.

  • Monday, March 27| 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Monday, May 8|10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Monday, July 10| 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Free

AARP Tax – Aid

AARP is offering free tax help to low-to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older at the Jessie Brock Community Center.  

  • Wednesdays, February 1 – April 12
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Free!

Adventures in Craftdom

Let your creativity run wild as you create a unique craft item each month.  Supplies furnished.  You will walk out with a finished product.  Registration required as availability is limited.

Tuesday, March 14— Silk Sari Scarf:  Learn to finger knit a lightweight scarf from ribbons of Indian silk saris.  This vividly colorful scarf can be left long and open or connected to create an infinity loop.

Tuesday, April 11 Easter Basket with Jeweled Pot Stick:  Create a cute little Easter basket from an 8x11 sheet of color cardstock and decorate with some paper flowers.  Then slide some colorful glass and gemstone beads on a long wire, curled up at the end to make a pretty accent for any plant pot.

Tuesday, May 9— Leather Beaded Bracelet:  You will use leather cord to border colorful glass beads and sew into a beautiful casual bracelet with a button clasp.

Tuesday, June 13— Painted Wine Glass or Coffee Cup:  Use glass paint to create a special look for your glass / cup and enjoy your favorite beverage.  You will paint the glass in class but will need to take home and bake in the oven.  Instructions will be supplied.

Tuesday, July 11— Beaded Key Pendant:   You will wire wrap gemstone or crystal beads around a vintage key.  Add some charms to dangle and put it all on a leather cord for a boho pendant.

Tuesday, August 8— Tree Of Life Suncatcher:  Back by popular demand, we will create a wire tree of life with glass chips for leaves within a wire circle.

  • Tuesdays
  • March-May meet at Jessie Brock Community Center
  • June-July meet at Tanner Hall
  • 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • $10 fee to be paid day of each class

Birthday Celebrations

It’s time to party! If anyone deserves a birthday party, it's a senior citizen who has lived a rich, full life. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the celebration. It does not have to be your birth month to attend.

  • Friday, April 14
  • Friday, July 7
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Free!

Boccia Ball

Boccia is a precision ball sport similar to Bocce Ball, and is played inside.  You sit next to your opponent on the Boccia Court.  It can be played one-on-one or in teams.  The object of the game is to throw or roll leather-like balls so that they land as close as possible to target ball.

Spring – Jessie Brock Community Center 

  • Tuesdays
  • March-May meet at Jessie Brock Community Center
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Summer—Tanner Hall

  • Thursdays
  • May 31-August 1 meet at Tanner Hall
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Free!

Bunco

A fun and entertaining dice game for all to play! No skill required! Participants are encouraged to bring a snack to share.  Participants may bring a “sealed” snack to share and personal non-alcoholic beverage.

  • 1st Wednesday of each month
  • March-May meet at Jessie Brock Community Center
  • June-August 2 meet at Tanner Hall
  • 1:30 – 4:00 pm
  • $3 per person

Cardio Drumming

This Cardio Drumming beginner’s class is a cardiovascular based full-body workout that requires you to move and play drums along to music. Except it doesn't actually involve any drums!  It will raise your heart rate, help you burn hundreds of calories, improve your coordination and ability to focus, and help strengthen many muscle groups, including your core.  Must register as space is limited. 

  • Mondays
  • Day Class – March-May meet at Jessie Brock Community Center
  • June-July meet at Tanner Hall
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • $4 City Resident | $5 Nonresident single class 
  • $12 City Resident | $15 Nonresident per four-week session 

Card-ology

In this make and take card making class you will create one or two beautiful greeting cards each month.  There will be cards designed for you—but you are welcome to add your own twist when you want to.  There is nothing like receiving a handmade card that is a gift in its own right.  Registration must be completed by the Thursday before each class.

  • First Tuesday of each month 
  • March-May meet at Jessie Brock Community Center
  • June-July meet at Tanner Hall
  • 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • $3/one card or $5/two cards—fee to be paid day of each class

Chair Yoga

Start experiencing the many benefits of yoga. This instructor led chair yoga exercise video is safe and gentle and includes low impact stretching, strengthening and breathing routines.

  • Mondays
  • March-May meet at Jessie Brock Community Center
  • June-July meet at Tanner Hall
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am
  • Free!

Chair-o-bics

Get moving in this recreational, self-guided chair exercise class! Participants are encouraged to use light hand weights to build strength. Use of weights is not required and is at your own risk.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • March – May 25meet at Jessie Brock Community Center
  • May 31-August3 meet at Tanner Hall
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am
  • Free!

Games, Cards & More

Enjoy an afternoon with friends who are playing Mexican Train Dominoes, Hand and Foot, Liverpool Rummy, Euchre, Rummikub, Mah Jongg, and more!  Participants may bring a “sealed” snack to share and personal non-alcoholic beverage.

  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Wednesday each month
  • March-May 24 meet at Jessie Brock Community Center
  • May 31-August 2 meet at Tanner Hall
  • 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Free!