Programs & Activities

Monthly Program Calendar


A calendar of programs, activities and special events is made available on a bi-monthly basis. You may pick up a hard copy of the schedule at the front desk or view online.
November and December 
January and February

NOTE: Check with your class leaders for holiday schedules.



Complete Listing of Programs and Activities


The Branch Connection offers a large variety of different programs and activities each week to meet the diverse needs of those 50 years of age and older.
Complete Listing of Programs and Activities

Exercise Classes


There is an exercise class for any fitness level and classes are free of charge.
Exercise Class Descriptions and Schedule
 

Crafts


Drop-In Arts & Craft Groups


Come enjoy the fellowship of others who enjoy arts and crafts and meet new and old friends each week. Be sure to bring your current project or try something new. There’s no fee to participate. Join us! 
Art Group               Mondays 2 - 5 pm
Evening Crafts       Mon, Tue, Wed. 5 - 8 pm


Advanced Quilting


Fridays 10 am - noon
Join quilt enthusiasts as they explore more difficult and challenging quilting patterns and techniques.

Beginner Greeting Card Techniques


Tuesday, December 11, January 8, February 12
10 am - noon
Instructor: Vicki Young, Fee $10 per class
Learn to make the perfect greeting card for every occasion by learning basic stamping techniques, embossed textures and more.

Advanced Greeting Card Techniques


Tuesday, December 11, January 8, February 12
1 - 3 pm
Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley, Fee: $10 per class
Prerequisite: Beginner Greeting Card Class or the equivalent
     

Special Events

Monthly Breakfast


First Monday of each month 8:15 - 9 am
Fee: $4
Menu includes; eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, fruit, juice, coffee
Host: Branch Connection Advisory Board

Entertainment Schedule

 

January 7: Ron Jones
February 4: Russ Warner


Monthly Birthday Lunch


Third Wednesday of each month noon - 1 pm
Fee: $4 or free if it's your birthday month  
Menu  
December 19: Hot ham & Cheese Sandwich Casserole, Chips & Fruit   
January 16:  Blackened Chicken Alfredo, Salad and Garlic Bread 

February 20: Lasagna, Salad and Garlic Bread 

March 20: Corned Beef and Cabbage 

Sponsors: Brookdale Assisted Living and United Financial Services

SPUD & SHOW


The Greatest Showman 


Tuesday, January 22
11:30 am, Fee $4 
 A moving staring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron that celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Purchase movie ticket at the front desk before Wednesday, January 18.   

Wonder

 
Tuesday, March 26
11:30 am, Fee $4  
 A movie starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic and Julia Roberts. WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Purchase movie ticket at the front desk before Wednesday, March 20. 

VALENTINE TEA TICKET SALE SCHEDULE  

Event Date: Thu, Feb. 14, 1 pm 
Ticket Fee: $10
Mon, Jan. 14 for Farmers Branch residents 
Mon, Jan. 21 for non-residents 
Harpessence entertains while you enjoy delightful tea and special treats. Don’t miss this special event with limited seating. You can buy one ticket or an entire table.

Special Interests

Random Acts of Kindness


Sponsoring Hope Supply Company
Thursday, December 13
10 am, No Fee


Sponsoring: Farmers Branch Police Department 
Thu
rsday, January 10
10
 am, No Fee 

Needed: Bring snacks, drinks and treats by the meeting date. 

Sponsoring: Farmers Branch Fire Department 
Thu
rsday, February 14
10
 am, No Fee 

Needed: Bring treats and kitchen staples, such as coffee, cereal and sugar. 


Texas Hold ‘em Tournament


Thursday, December 20, January 17, February 21
1 pm, No Fee
Snack sponsor: The Avenues of Park Forest

Conversations in Neglected History


Fridays at 9:30 am
No Fee
Join this weekly class that explores past events and topics and discovers new ways of viewing history.
Special guest speaker and book author, Dr. Richard McCaslin from UNT will speak:
  • December 14, 2018: Texas Rangers (law enforcement guys, not baseball team) 
  • January 18: Father Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy 
  • February 15: Attack and Die:The 19th Texas Infantry

No December Genealogy Trip to Dallas Library 

No AARP Safe Drivers Course in December



Talks

Stress Less: Mind Matters 


Wednesday, December 12
2 pm, No Fee
Beth Wood from Agrilife will be here to teach cognitive restructuring as a recommended strategy for coping with stress. Learn how to practice stress reducing strategies.