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.

May and June

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, July 10, August 14
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, July 10, August 14
1 - 3 pm
Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley, Fee: $8 per class
Prerequisite: Beginner Greeting Card Class or the equivalent


Beginning Polymer Clay


Tuesday, July 24
9 am - noon
Instructor: Nancy Lotzer, Fee: $10


Intermediate Polymer Clay


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

     

Special Events


First Friday Franks

First Friday of each month at noon
July 6, Noon
Fee: $2
Get a hot dog with all the fixin's, chips, cookies and drink served by the Senior Advisory Board.


Craft Fair Vendor Registration
Information
Application

NEW SPECIAL EVENT


Summer Nights

Friday, June 22
7:30 - 11 pm
Fee: $5
Dance the night away with a DJ spinning hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's. 
Light refreshments will be served.
Hosted by the Senior Advisory Board.
Sponsored by: Silverado Valley Ranch in Irving, TX

Special Interest Groups


Random Acts of Kindness


June 14, 10 am
Sponsoring Metrocrest Services


Collecting travel sized toiletries. We will organize and make packages for distribution to seniors by Metrocrest.

Texas Hold ‘em Tournament


June 21, July 19
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:
  • June 15: Blockade Running in Texas during the Civil War

Talks



New Perspectives On Aging Series


Instructor: Ben E. Dickerson, PhD, Gerontologist
Well known in Texas for his involvement in issues regarding the aging population, Dr. Dickerson served as the Director of Baylor Institute for Gerontological studies and was appointed by a former Texas Governor to the Legislative Committee on Aging. He graduated from Texas A&M and received his PhD from LSU in Baton Rouge and is a retired Colonel with the US Army Reserves. He participates in the White House Conference on Aging and currently teaches at North Central Texas College and Weatherford College.

Siblings: For Better or for Worse

Friday, June 15, 1 pm
Relationships between and among siblings represent the longest tenure of any family membership. On the average, siblings have the potential of building relationships for eight decades. Unfortunately, things happen that distance siblings from one another. This seminar will provide insight on how such relationships can be re-established and grow.

Go-4-30! Take Action to be Active 


Wed, June 13, 2pm, No Fee
Speaker: Beth Wood, Agrilife Extension 
Learn how engaging in at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity level exercise most days of the week can improve your life.

Lunch and Learn: Pre-planning Seminar 


Fri, June 29
11 am, No Fee 
It may not be easy to talk about your end-of-life wishes, but it’s one of the most important conversations you’ll ever have with your loved ones. Prepare yourself with this educational and informative seminar presented by the professional staff from Restland. Register by June 27.