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Note, while the Community Center is CLOSED, Fun & Games and Fitness will not be happening.

 

Alley Kats

The Alley Kats is a 15-member performing tap dance troupe made up entirely of active senior women 50 and over. The Alley Kats are available to perform for your organization or private party. To audition for the troupe or to book the Alley Kats for your function, please call 427-6461.  Note, Alley Kats will not be practicing while the Community Center is closed.

 

Senior Tap Class

Tap dancing is fun at any age! Whether you’ve tapped before or just want to try something new, you are invited to join the fun! It is great exercise and a great way to spend a Thursday afternoon. You’ll learn dance techniques and performance skills. No previous experience is required. Tap shoes or hard sole shoes are recommended. Ages 50+. Instructor: Linda Mullenhour. Registration deadline: January 21. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code              Dates           Day                      Time

Advanced

141210-R2     1 /28-3/18     Th           2:45-3:30 pm

Beginner

141210-R1     1/28-3/18     Th           3:30-4:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$15/$20 after January 21
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.
 


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Senior Yoga (Winter Session)

Research has shown that exercise can slow down the effects of aging by improving health, wellness, strength, flexibility and endurance. This Yoga for Seniors program offers an individualized, safe and effective approach to help seniors at any fitness level improve the health of the respiratory, digestive, circulation and nervous systems. Yoga can help keep old age at bay, leading to good health habits, feelings of vitality and energy and   a renewed zest for life. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: January 19. Min. 8. Max. 30.  

Code              Dates           Day                      Time

141200-T1      1/26-3/23     T                    12-1 pm

141200-R1      1/28-3/25     Th                  12-1 pm

Sessions/Fee: 8/$41/$46 after January 19.

Sign up for both Tuesday and Thursday classes for a reduced rate of $68 (16 sessions)
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.



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ABC Exercise: Activate, Boost & Challenge (Winter Session)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

ABC Exercise, formerly Arthritis Foundation Exercise, is a recreational exercise program designed for anyone with arthritis or related rheumatic disease and/or joint problems (hip/knee replacement, stroke, etc.). If you are just beginning to exercise, start with this class specifically designed to improve strength and flexibility, reduce pain caused by arthritis and other ailments and increase mobility. 

Starting November 24 you can participate in virtual ABC Exercise (9:30 am) and/or Cardio Flex (10:45 am) on Tuesdays/Thursdays.  

Please call the Community Center (260-427-6460) to get started. Additional information is available to watch LIVE on the Community Center's Facebook page! 




Want to try out a virtual exercise class?  Now is the time!  We have virtual exercise classes for ABC Exercise, Senior Yoga and Cardio Flex.  Check out the NEW Community Center Exercise Programs link to learn more!

Cardio Flex (Winter)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Cardio Flex is for those individuals who desire a more intensive workout than offered in ABC Exercise. It is designed for active seniors and con- sists of 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise designed to help decrease fat mass and lower resting heart rate and cholesterol levels. Prior participation is not required; however, we recommend you consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. 

Starting November 24 you can participate in virtual ABC Exercise (9:30 am) and/or Cardio Flex (10:45 am) on Tuesdays/Thursdays.  

Please call the Community Center (260-427-6460) to get started. Additional information is available to watch LIVE on the Community Center's Facebook page! 


AARP Sponsored Fitness Park Powered by FITLOT 

An AARP FitLot features various pieces of outdoor fitness equipment that require one’s own body weight as resistance making each piece age, gender and ability based. AARP will also be providing programming that will include a demonstration of the equipment and group circuit training. Look for more information in the spring!


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Fun & Games

Please note, Fun & Games is cancelled until the Community Center opens on January 25, 2021.

Join organized Fun & Games or play on your own anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center. You may bring your own equipment or borrow ours from the information desk. There is no pre-registration for these ongoing programs. Just drop in and join the fun. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1

Game                          Days                             Time

Billiards                              M-F                       8 am-4:30 pm

Call 427-6460 to reserve a 2 hour time slot.

Bring your own cue stick or sign one out at the information desk.

Bingo                                  2nd-4th F              1 pm

Cornhole                            W                          11 am

Crochet                              W                          10 am-12 pm
                                            F                           1-3 pm

Fitness Equipment           M-F                        8 am- 4:30 pm

Call 427-6460 to schedule use of equipment

Quilting                              Th                          1-4 pm

Scrapbooking                    T                            1-3 pm

Table Tennis                      M,W                       8:30-11:30 am

Wii Bowling                        T                           1-3 pm

Many THANKS to the following for their contribu- tions to our Fun & Games:

  • Miller’s Health Systems of Greater Fort Wayne
  • Heritage Park
  • Englewood Health & Rehab

 

Winter Bingo

2nd and 4th Friday, 1:00 p.m.

February 12, 26

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Prizes include snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Sponsored by Miller’s Health Systems of greater Fort Wayne and Heritage Park. Fee: 3 cards/50¢

Please note, the January 22 session of Bingo will be offered virtually only.  Call 260-427-6460 to sign up. 

Community Cornhole League

Wednesdays, January 27-March 3, 11:00 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Toss your cares away and join us for some friendly cornhole competition! Men, women, beginners and experts . . . all are welcome! Play continues for 6 weeks, with prizes awarded to the top 3 finishers at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6461 by January 13 to sign up. Drop in fee: $1. Min. 6.



 

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2021 Senior Games 

June 7-24, 2021

Save the date! More than 500 active senior adults participated in the 2019 Senior Games. Mark your calendar and start “training” now for the 2021 Senior Games. Registration packets will be mailed in April. Call 427-6462 to be placed on our mailing list.

Congratulations to the
2019 Senior Games Champions
Holly Small and Joe Sowder

Check out the Senior Games link for additional information.               


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Note, Arts, Crafts & Hobbies classes will not be held while the Community Center is closed. 

 

Creative Quilting
Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Creative quilting has much in common with the quilting bee, an extremely popular social event in the mid-nineteenth century. It provides an oppor- tunity to meet other quilters, make new friends, share ideas and express your artistic capabilities. Rather than everyone working on one common quilt, however, you are encouraged to bring your current quilting project to work on. An iron and ironing board will be set up for your use and large tables available for laying out your quilt. Ages 50+. There is no need to call ahead. Drop-in fee: $1.

Creative Quilting will not be offered while the Community Center is closed.



Crop Till You Drop
Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

More people every year are discovering the joy of scrapbooking! When “scrapbookers” get together to scrapbook it is called “Cropping”. This hobby is relaxing while at the same time creates unique family and friend albums to keep and share. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other “scrapbookers” and make new friends with similar interests. This class is for the beginner or the expert! We will share ideas and work on our own projects; however, there will be some supplies available. If you’ve been considering scrapbooking for a while but were intimidated by the prospect of starting, this class is for you! With a bit of prac- tice, you’ll soon be creating scrapbooks that will be the envy of all your friends! Ages 50+. There is no need to call ahead just drop in! Drop-in fee: $1

Crop Till You Drop will not be offered while the Community Center is closed.



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Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring
Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
February 15
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color until your heart’s content using colored pencils. No pre-reg- istration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in fee:

$1. (Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans for lunch.)


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Curious About Crochet

One of the greatest things about crochet is that you don’t have to invest in fancy, new materials or find room in your house to store a bunch of equip- ment. With just a simple hook, a skein of yarn and a nice, comfy place to sit, you can begin enjoying all the benefits this craft provides. In this class, we’ll get you started with a few basic stitches and show you how to read a pattern. You’ll leave this class with a Granny Square lap afghan and a new hobby. Please bring to class a size K crochet hook and one skein of 4-ply yarn in a light color. (Once you’ve begun your new hobby, join us for Hooked on Crochet below.) Instructor: Berniece Wilkins. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: January 15. 

Code                         Dates           Day                      Time
141304-F1                1/29-3/19     F                       1-3 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$17/$22 after January 22. 
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Hooked on Crochet

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays & Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Are you hooked on crochet? Come join the fun! Show off your latest creation, collect new ideas and get a little work done on your latest project. (Crochet instruction is offered in “Curious about Crochet.”) Ages 50+. No need to call ahead. Drop-in fee: $1.

Hooked on Crochet will not be offered while the Community Center is closed.

Behind the Easel: Oil or Acrylic

Join us behind the easel and take your pick: oil   or acrylic. Marilyn Copeland, a nationally certi- fied and accredited art instructor, will guide you through this independent study. Please bring a photo or art instructional book by your favorite artist. You will receive a supply list when you reg- ister. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: January 11. Min. 5. Max. 10.

Code                    Dates                  Day                Time
141301-M1          1/25-2/22             M            1:30-4 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$73/$78 after January 11 
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

 

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Monday Luncheon (Winter)

Bring a friend or two and join us for these special Monday luncheons. We will be social distancing and requiring masks until lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Paid reservations are required by the previous Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Reservations fees cannot be refunded. At each luncheon there will be a short presentation by the sponsor. Ages 50+.

Monday, February 15, 11:30 a.m.
“February Fun Facts”
Supporting Sponsor:Heritage Park-American Senior Communities
Reservation fee: $4    Min. 15

 

Greet & Eat

Tuesday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join us for our winter Greet & Eat social! Miller’s Health Systems of greater Fort Wayne will serve a continental breakfast and offer opportunities to win prizes. Greet & Eat is held quarterly and it’s free! ABC Exercise and Cardio Flex fitness classes are held on the same morning, so why not fit a little fitness in before or after the social? Pre-registration is required by February 16 for the Greet and Eat. Call 427-6460 to sign up. Space is limited.

 

Tuesday Movies (Winter)

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join us for an afternoon at the movies! Most features are recent releases or popular classics. Admission is FREE, however, we do require pre-registration by the Monday prior to the movie. Show time is 1:30 p.m. Space is limited. Please call 427-6460 by the Monday prior to each movie to reserve your seat. Tuesday movies are sponsored by Miller’s Health Systems of greater Fort Wayne.

February 2............................ Call of the Wild

February 16.......................... Emma


Book Sales

February 9-11

8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Book sales are open to the public and feature hardback books, paperbacks, magazines, CD’s and DVD’s at low prices. Donations are always welcome, so bring in your old and gently used books! 

 

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2021 Senior Games

June 7-24, 2021

Save the date! The 2021 Senior Games will be in June of 2021. More than 500 active senior adults participated in the 2019 Senior Games. Mark your calendar and start “training” now for the 2021 Senior Games. Registration packets will be mailed in April. Call 427-6462 to be placed on our mailing list. 

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The Community Center Plants Produce in Raised Beds 


Yearly our raised beds are planted with nutritious produce. A nutritionist from the Purdue extension office teaches nutrition classes and shows us how to use the produce.  Pictures above show 
how to pick the herbs, Chinese cabbage, and spinach.

 

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Volunteer and Instructor Opportunities

The Community Center offers numerous opportunities for people of any age to join our family of over 180 volunteers. As a Community Center volunteer you will find satisfaction in being of service to the community, develop your interests and make new acquaintances. You may volunteer on a regular weekly schedule, occasionally as needed or share your skills by teaching a class. Please call 427-6461 for more information. Examples of volunteer positions include:

Information Desk Staff

Fitness & Conditioning Coordinator

Excursion Tour Escort

Book Sale Assistants

Senior Games Coordinator

Craft Coordinators and Assistants

Volunteer and Paid Special Interest Class Instructors

Cleaning Assistants

AARP Tax Preparers (February-April, training in January)

Computer Lab Assistants and Instructors

Special Events Helpers

Music Education

Shuffle Board League Coordinator

Brain Teaser Leader

Pinterest Instructor

Bingo Caller

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Computer Classes

  
Check out the complete list of Computer Classes offered and register today
!

 
 

Computer Lab

The Community Center Computer Lab is open to the public and staffed by a volunteer on Mondays 12:30-2:30 p.m. and on Thursdays 9:00-11:00 a.m. High speed Internet is provided by Indiana Data Center.

Lab fee: $1/hour.

Copies are 10¢ single side and 15¢ double side for black and white and 15¢ single side and 25¢ double side for color.  Photo prints are: $.35 for 4 x 6 and $1.50 for 8.5 x 11.

 

  

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