Special Interests

We offer a variety of interested-based groups and programs for our members. The groups and programs are an excellent way to meet people with similar interests while engaging in an activity you love! 

Special Interests are available for members only. 

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 Park and Play: Bumper Bingo! 

Wednesday | January 27 | February 10 & 24 | 1 - 3 p.m.

$1 per card/3 card maximum | Must arrive by 12:30 pm to purchase cards  

Drive into our parking lot and pick up your BINGO cards to play Bumper BINGO! Our loyal bingo caller, Cindy Hubbard will be here to call your numbers over the radio. Just honk your horn and flash your lights when you get a BINGO. Remain in your vehicle and staff will come to you. We may be bumper to bumper but be sure to wave and say hi to your neighbor at a safe distance. Limited space so, call 972.919.8740 to register or register at the link below.

Registration reserves your parking spot. Please remember to bring money bingo to purchase a bingo card.

Register for January 27 >>>

Register for February 10 >>>

Register for February 24 >>>


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Thinkabilities

Mondays | 9:15 a.m. | Free | Instructor: Anna Abner

"Use it or lose it" is a concept that has been applied to physical fitness, but it also applies to brain fitness. Thinkabilities class will help to improve your memory, sharpen your mind and promote social interaction. 

*Call and give us your email address and homework will be sent to you regularly. You can also register using the link below. Don’t have an email? Let us know and we will make arrangements for you to drive by and pick it up at The Branch Connection.*

Sign up for the January 4 - 25 session >>>

Sign up for the February 1 - 22 session >>>


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Shared Moments 

Mondays | January 25, February 1 - 15 | 10:15 a.m. | Free

Location | Farmers Branch Manske Library Farmers Branch

What’s your story? In this group, you will have the opportunity to hear others recall and share life memories as well as share your own. All are welcome! Register below or by calling 972-919-8740.

Register for January 25 >>>

Register for February 1 & 15 >>>


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Book Club LIVE or on ZOOM

Monday | February 8 | 1 p.m. | Free

Location: Farmers Branch Manske Library  

Come meet kindred book lovers, as they discuss the reading of a different book each month. 

Also for those not wanting to meet in person, you can join us on Zoom.

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak 

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. It is 1939 in Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier and will be busier still. 

Register for February 8 >>>


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Photo Club

Wednesdays | February 3 & 17 | 1 p.m.

Free | Instructor: Deborah Hutchins

Location: Farmers Branch Historical Park Dodson House

Come and share your love of photography. Learn some basic photography techniques, go out and take pictures and then view your pictures with the group with slideshows. Anyone with a camera or smartphone camera is welcome!  

Register using the link below or call 972-919-8740.

Register for February 3 & 17 >>>


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An Exercise in Critical Thinking; Conversations in Neglected History

Fridays | January 29, February 26 | 9:30 a.m.

 Location: Historical Park Dodson House or Zoom  

The heart of historical study is both a SCIENCE and an Art. To be interesting, facts must be accompanied by compelling storytelling. All too often 'official versions' limit our understanding of history. You are welcome to enjoy our guest speakers and join in our lively discussions. You can register using the links below or by calling 972-919-8740.

DateTopicPresenter
1/29Civil War Methods of Medicine & Amputations
Cody Scallions - City of Carrolton Museum Supervisor
2/5French in North America 1500 - 1700Jesse Spurway
2/12The Impact of Texas Before, During & After the Civil WarDavid Bedford - Civil War Museum
2/19Micro Manifest DestinyTommy Thompson
2/26Post WWII JapanGeorge Smartt

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Free Tuesday Night Trivia

January 26 | 6 p.m.  New Year and January History

February 23 | 6 p.m.  Valentines and Sweethearts

Play along in our Tuesday Trivia challenge. You don’t have to be a whiz kid to join us, just love to have fun! The winner receives a free pizza, delivered right to your door.

Join us on Facebook Live >>>


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Garden Group   

Wednesday | February 17 | 10 a.m. 

Free | Speaker: Jean McIntosh, Dallas County Master Gardener 

Green Up! Lawns for Texas Live on Zoom

Learn about proper turf selection according to the site, its orientation and water concerns through maintenance. Discover solutions for turf problems including disease, cultural stress, weeds and insects with a focus on weed identification. 


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Random Acts of Kindness  

The Random Acts of Kindness Group does many amazing things - like collecting and giving food and supplies to those in need. You can get involved by donating items monthly; just drive by the front door of The Branch Connection and drop off the needed items. 

Farmers Branch Fire Department

Thursday | February 11 | Free | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

The group is collecting donations of treats, drinks and kitchen staples such as coffee, cereal and sugar. 

Register using the link below or call 972-919-8740.

Register for the Random Acts of Kindness meeting on February 11 >>>