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 Center's front desk or view online.

July and August

Complete Listing of Programs and Activities


The Senior Center 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
Tuesday Evening Crafts     Tuesday 5 - 8 pm
 

Beginner Quilting


Thursdays 1 - 3 pm, No Fee
Instructor: LaLe Lindley
Learn the basics of quilting with our volunteer instructor. Sewing machines and basic equipment are available for use to help you delve into the art of quilting.


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, September 11, October 9, 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, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11
1 - 3 pm
Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley, Fee: $8 per class
Prerequisite: Beginner Greeting Card Class or the equivalent


Beginning Polymer Clay


Tuesday, September 25, November 27
9 am - noon
Instructor: Nancy Lotzer, Fee: $10 per class


Intermediate Polymer Clay


Tuesday, August 28, October 23
9 am - noon
Instructor: Nancy Lotzer, Fee: $5 per class
Learn more advanced techniques using various ways to embellish and create surface designs. 

     

Special Events



Monthly Breakfast
First Monday of each month 8:15 - 9 am
September 10, October 1, November 5, December 3
Fee: $4
Menu includes; eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, fruit, juice, coffee
Host: Senior Advisory Board

Entertainment Schedule


September 10:  Debbie Perrone, Patsy Cline tribute 

October 1:  Tunes by Tara 

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  

Menu

  
September 19: Lasagna, salad and garlic bread 
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



Aloha Y'All Game Night  

Saturday, September 22 
Doors open at 5 pm for Dinner  
Casino Games 6 - 9 pm

Ticket Sale Schedule


Resident ticket sales begin Monday, August 20 

Non-resident ticket sales begin August 27 

Ticket Fee: $15 


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.

Craft Fair Vendor Registration is Full.

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Linda Klark at 972.919.8742.

NEW SPECIAL EVENT

Pooches on the Patio 

Wednesday, October 31
5 - 7 pm
 

$5 per person and $5 per dog 

Bring your pooch all decked out in 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. 


Special Interest Groups


Random Acts of Kindness


 

Sponsoring The Family Place 
Thursday, September 13
10 am, No Fee

We are sponsoring a Pantry Drive.  Bring staples, canned items, non-perishable food items by the meeting date. 

 

Sponsoring Metrocrest Services 
Thursday, October 11
10 am, No Fee
 

We will be making treat bags for the kids visiting Metrocrest.  Please bring small toys, candy, bagged pretzels or other snacks. 

 
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


Thu, September 20, 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:
  • August 17: Indians in Texas
  • September 14, 2018: Spanish Texas 
  • October 19, 2018: Mexican Texas 
  • November 16, 2018: WWI in Texas (centennial of Armistice Day) 
  • December 14, 2018: Texas Rangers (law enforcement guys, not baseball team) 


Talks


Donuts with the Doc: Flea and Tick Prevention


Friday, August 17
8:30-9:30 am
No Fee
Dr. Tracy Hageny, Medical Director of the Vallwood Animal Hospital will be here to discuss various pet topics. Join us!

Oh My Aching Back


Tuesday, August 21
5 pm
No Fee, Register to receive the workbook. 
Ninety billion dollars a year are spent on health related expenses related to back problems and ninety percent of all people have had a back problem. Join Rotha Crump to learn and experience ways to improve back health. Learn exercises to maintain spinal health, tips and strategies for standing, sitting, driving, bending and lifting to prevent back pain and strengthen your core.  

Farmers Branch House Watch Program 


Thursday, August 23
10 am
No Fee 
Join Linda Argo Bertl to learn about the House Watch program that is available  to all Farmers Branch residents at no charge. Learn ways to make your home safer when you are away.