Programs A - G

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 September 1 will be available to city residents on Thursday February 15, and nonresidents on Thursday February 29.  

Programs

AARP Smart Driver Course

Insurance reduction and driver refresher course! Up to a 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 22 & Tuesday, April 23| from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (both days) |Little Hall
  • Monday, June 17 & Tuesday, June 18|from 5:00 – 8:00 pm (both days) |Jessie Brock Community Center
  • Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13|from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (both days) |Little Hall
  • $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 4|10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Monday, May 6|10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Monday, July 8|6:30 – 8:00 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 12|Watercolor Color Flowers–Create a beautiful watercolor picture with stamped flowers that you paint with various techniques.  You can choose your flowers colors to suit your taste.

Tuesday, April 9|Journal Book Cover–Using rice paper, paint, ephemera and glitz, create a beautiful cover for a composition book.

Tuesday, May 14|Pearl Net Necklace–You will use freshwater pearls and seed beads to create a “net” of pearls to wear as a beautiful necklace.

Tuesday, June 11|Paint Brush Canvas–Using mixed media paint, paste and other materials, you will create a unique canvas to display.

Tuesday, July 9|Painted Wood Earrings–You will learn to paint, color and marble wood pieces that will turn into beautiful jewelry.

Tuesday, August 13|Leather Crystal Necklace–Use leather cord and barrel knots to link a mix of crystals together in a Boho style.

  • Second Tuesday of each month|1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • March – May|Jessie Brock Community Center
  • June – August|Tanner Hall
  • $15 fee (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, May 17|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 the target ball.

  • Tuesdays | March 5 – May 21
  • Thursdays | May 30 – August 8 (Summer at Tanner Hall)
  • Returns to Jessie Brock Community Center on Tuesday, August 13
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm  |Free!

Bunco

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

  • 1st Wednesday of each month|1:30 – 4:00 pm|$3 per person
  • March – May 22|Jessie Brock Community Center
  • June 5 - August 7|Tanner Hall

Card-ology

In this make and take card making class you will create 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|1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • March – May | Jessie Brock Community Center
  • June – August | Tanner Hall
  • $8 for two cards (fee to be paid day of each class)

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|11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • March 4 - May 20|Jessie Brock Community Center
  • June-August 5|Tanner Hall
  • $4 City Resident/$5 Nonresident single 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|9:00 – 10:00 am|Free!
  • March – May 20|Jessie Brock Community Center
  • June – August 5|Tanner Hall

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|9:00 – 10:00 am|Free!
  • March – May 23|Jessie Brock Community Center
  • May 28 – August 8|Tanner Hall

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.

  • Second, Third, Fourth & Fifth Wednesday each month
  • 1:30 – 4:30 pm|Free!
  • March 13 – May 22|Jessie Brock Community Center
  • May 29 – July 31|Tanner Hall