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, August 14, 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, August 14, 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


First Friday Franks

First Friday of each month at noon
August 3, Noon
Fee: $2
Get a hot dog with all the fixin's, chips, cookies and drink served by the Senior Advisory Board. The Table Tennis groups will be here to demonstrate and also let you try your hand at the sport. Join us!


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


Information
Application

 

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 a School Supply Drive for Local Schools
Thu, August 9
10 am, No Fee
Bring in school supplies and we will organize and take to local campuses.

 

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, August 16, 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:
  • July 20: Making of a Scalawag: Joseph Lancaster of Texas
  • 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: Easy Heartworm Prevention


Fri, July 20
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. Enjoy a donut and join us!  

Downsizing; Listing Tips


Wed. July 25
10 am
No Fee 
Doug Chitwood with Ebby Halliday & Taylor Stewart with Callbox Storage are bringing a real estate market update! Learn what is going on with real estate in Dallas and find out the best tips before selling your home. 

Senior Source:  How 

Can We Help You? 


Wed, July 25
2 pm
No Fee 
Join Carl Burbaw from the Senior Source to learn about all of the services that they offer: finances, transportation, prescriptions, social interaction and companionship through a variety of trusted professionals.  Attend this informative meeting to learn what is available 
to you from the Senior Source.

Good Posture Workshop

 
Fri, July 27
1 pm
No Fee
Learn exercises, stretches, and techniques to improve your posture and help relieve neck and back pain with Rotha Crump. Learn to get up and down from the floor and how to lift. 

Skin Cancer Screening 


Mon, July 30
11 am - 2 pm 
No Fee
Lenard Acevedo, PA-C with Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center will be here to do free skin cancer screenings. One in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime so early detection is the key.  

Cholesterol Matters: Be Heart Healthy

 
Wed, Aug. 8
2 pm
No Fee 
Join Beth Wood from Agrilife and learn what your numbers really mean, facts about fats, and the importance of keeping your cholesterol levels in a healthy range. 

Donuts with the Doc: Flea and Tick Prevention


Fri, Aug. 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


Tue, Aug. 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 


Thu, Aug. 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.