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.

September and October

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


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, November 13, December 11
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, November 13, December 11
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
November 5, December 3
Fee: $4
Menu includes; eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, fruit, juice, coffee
Host: Branch Connection Advisory Board

Entertainment Schedule

November 5:  Four Hoarsemen 

December 3:  Mary Immaculate School Choir 

Monthly Birthday Lunch

Third Wednesday of each month noon - 1 pm
Fee: $4 or free if it's your birthday month  
October 17: Housemade Chili Con Carne and cornbread 
November 14  The November birthdays will be celebrated in December due to the Thanksgiving Lunch 
December 19: Turkey Tetrazzini, salad and cheese bread   
Sponsors: Brookdale Assisted Living and United Financial Services

Craft Fair

Saturday, October 20 
9 am - 4 pm
Admissions is free Concessions available
Over 100 Crafters and Artist will be selling their handmade items.


Pooches on the Patio

Wednesday, October 31
5 - 7 pm
$5 per person and $5 per dog
Bring your pooch all decked out in a Halloweeny costume for prizes.
Your dog must be up to date on all vaccinations and be on a leash at all times.
Yes, we'll serve hot dogs, chips, a cookie and drink. Dogs will receive a treat bag too.

Special Interest Groups

Random Acts of Kindness

Sponsoring Sweats for Vets
Thursday, November 8
10 am, No Fee
Bring sweat shirts, pants, socks, gloves, hats for both men and women. We will deliver to homeless shelter. Please bring items by the meeting time.

Sponsoring Hope Supply Company
Thursday, December 13
10 am, No Fee
Formerly known as Captain Hope, Hope Supply Company distributes clothing, toys and games to homeless shelters. Please bring items by the meeting time.

Texas Hold ‘em Tournament

Thursday, October 18, November 15, December 20
1 pm, No Fee
Snack sponsor: Acadia Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care

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:
  • October 19, 2018: Mexican Texas (meeting in the Oak Room at The Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center)
  • November 16, 2018: WWI in Texas (centennial of Armistice Day) 
  • December 14, 2018: Texas Rangers (law enforcement guys, not baseball team) 


Donuts with the Doc: Vaccines & Vaccine Schedules

Fri, Oct. 26, 8:30-9:30 am, No Fee
Dr. Tracy Hageny, Medical Director of the Valwood Animal Hospital will be here to discuss various pet topics.