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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.  
 


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!

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Community Cornhole League

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.

November 3-December 8

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Toss your cares away with the corn-filled bag and join us for some friendly cornhole competition! Men, women, beginners and experts . . . all are welcome! Play continues for 6 weeks, outside when possible, with prizes awarded to the top 3 finishers at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6461 before one week prior to each start date to sign up. Drop in fee: $1. Min. 6.

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Outdoor Fitness Fun 

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The new outdoor fitness park at the Community Center features various pieces of outdoor fitness equipment that require one’s own body weight as resistance making each piece age, gender and ability based. Participants in this FREE exercise class will develop a routine practice of physical activity under the guidance of a fitness professional and alongside a committed group of community members who are also working to achieve a more active lifestyle. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: September 7. Min.6. Max. 8.

Code                Dates            Day                       Time

441214-M1      9/13-11/3       M/W      9:30-10:15 am

# Sessions/Fee: 16/$FREE

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.         

 

ABC Exercise: Activate, Boost & Challenge

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. No pre-registration is required for this drop-in program. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1/class


Cardio Flex

Mondays, 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 consists 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. No pre-registration is required for this drop-in program. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1/class


Intro to the Life Fitness Circuit

Tuesday, January 11 & Thursday, January 13

1:30 p.m.

The Community Center has a new 10-station Life Fitness Circuit Series! Two intro sessions are offered in January so you can get acquainted with the equipment and it’s proper use before signing up for a class. Drop-in to either session for just $1 and no pre-registration is necessary.

Life Fitness Indoor Circuit Class

Come join the circuit! The Community Center’s new 10-station Life Fitness Circuit, that is! Develop a routine practice of physical activity under the guidance of a fitness instructor and along with other members of the commuity searching for a more active lifestyle. The fitness equipment is indoors in a climate controlled environment. Registration deadline: January 10. Min. 7. Max. 10.

Code                Dates           Day                        Time

141205-M1      1/17-3/7      M            9:30-10:30 am

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$41/$46 after January 10

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St

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Senior Yoga

Regular exercise has been shown to 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 deadlines: January 6. Min. 8. Max. 30.

Code                Dates           Day                        Time

141200-T1       1/11-3/1      T                        12-1 pm

141200-R1       1/13-3/3      Th                      12-1 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$41/$45 after January 6

Sign up for both Tuesday and Thursday classes for a reduced rate of $68 (16 sessions)

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Senior Aqua Fit

Aqua Fit is total body toning with many fun water resistance tools. You will be guided through aerobic movements in the water set to rhythmic music using various resistance and buoyancy equipment. Some of the benefits of Aqua Fit include:

Burning more calories per minute than land exercise

Decreased pain and muscle soreness

Reduced swelling

Increased strength and mobility

Help in regaining range of motion and endurance

Improved balance

Help in maintaining fitness levels while injured

Instructors are provided by Corporate Health. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: January 12. Min. 7. Max. 15.

Code                Dates           Day                        Time

141209-W1     1/19-3/23    W          11:30 am-12:15

# Sessions/Fee: 10/$70/$75 after January 12

Location: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton


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 6. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                Dates           Day                        Time

Advanced

141210-R2       1/13-3/3      Th              2:45-3:30 pm

Beginner

141210-R1       1/13-3/3      Th              3:30-4:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$15/$20 after January 6

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Fun & Games

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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                           1 pm

Crochet                               W/F                     1-3 pm

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

Quilting                              Th                        1-4 pm

Scrapbooking                      T                         1-3 pm

Wii Bowling                         T                         1-3 pm

Many THANKS to Miller’s Health Systems of Greater Fort Wayne and Heritage Park for their support of BINGO.



Bingo

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

December 10, January 14, 28, February 11, 25

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¢

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg is a Chinese game played, usually by four people, with 136 or 144 rectangular pieces called tiles. The object is to collect winning sets of these tiles, as in card games such as gin rummy. It has caught on around the world and quickly becoming a popular pastime. Learn the rules of the game, how to read the game card and develop a beginning strategy. Once you learn these basic skills, you will be on your way to a fun and enjoyable time with other Mah Jongg enthusiasts. Registration deadlines: January 13. Min. 4. Max. 5.

Code                Dates           Day                        Time

141322-R1       1/20-2/10    Th            9:30-11:30 am

141322-R2       1/20-2/10    Th              1:30-3:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 4/$26/$31 after January 13

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St


Wii Bowling League

Tuesdays, February 8-March 15, 1:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Wii Bowling is a great way to stay active! It promotes physical activity and helps to keep you on your mental game as well! Join us for fun and friendly competition at the Community Center! Call 427-6461 by February 1 to sign up. Drop in fee: $1. Min. 6.


Community Cornhole League

Wednesdays, January 19-February 23, 1:00 p.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! This will be the first time that we use the cancellation scoring method. Play continues for 6 weeks with prizes awarded to the top 3 finishers at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6461 by January 12 to sign up. Drop in fee: $1. Min. 6.


 

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Senior Games

The next Senior Games will be June 4-July 7, 2022.  Get ready for more FUN!  Check out the Senior Games link to learn more!  
         


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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. Age 50+. There is no need to call ahead just drop in! Drop-in fee: $1

 

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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 equipment. 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.) Ages 50+. Registration deadline: January 7. Min. 4. Max. 5.

Code                Dates           Day                        Time

141304-F1       1/14-3/4      F                          1-3 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$17/$22 after January 7

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Hooked on Crochet

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

 

Behind the Easel: Oil or Acrylic

Join us behind the easel and take your pick: oil or acrylic. Marilyn Copeland, a nationally certified 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 register. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: January 3. Min. 5. Max. 10.

Code                Dates           Day                        Time

141301-M1      1/10-2/14    M                   1:30-4 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$73/$78 after January 3

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

December 20, January 17 & February 14

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-registration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in fee: $1. (Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.)


Mind, Music, Movement

Music is a great way to excite both sides of the brain. It is actually the only information that is stored twice in your brain. Join this engaging group that is filled with music designed to cognitively stimulate and challenge your memory. This time together will also be sure to add enjoyment and quality of life in a welcoming environment.   Instructor: Kristine Agen. Registration deadline: January 13. Max. 8.

Code                Dates           Day                        Time

141213-R1       1/20-2/24    Th                        1-2 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$10

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Fall Programs

Book Sales

November 9-11

8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Book sales are open to the public and feature hardback books for $1, paperback books for 50¢ and DVDs for $1. Other items such as magazines, cards, CDs and puzzles are also available. Donations of these items are accepted year round.


Tuesday Movies

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Most features are recent releases or popular classics. Admission is FREE, however, registration is required by the Monday prior to the movie. Call 427-6460 to reserve your seat. Show time is 1:30 p.m. Light refreshment and snacks will be available. Sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor of Fort Wayne.

November 2............................................ The Father

November 16.............. Hero Dog: The Journey Home


Monday Luncheons

Bring a friend or two and join us for our traditional Monday luncheon. We will begin serving at 12:00 p.m. but you can come at 10:30 am and enjoy the Relaxation Station with others. The lunch fee is $5/person in November. Paid reservations are required before 4:00 p.m. on the previous Wednesday. Ages 50+.

Monday, November 15, 12:00 p.m.

“Friendsgiving”

Supporting Sponsor: Englewood Health & Rehabilitation

 

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Veterans’ Breakfast & Bingo

Friday, November 5, 9:30 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Community Center will honor men and women who have served our country in the military with a FREE breakfast and bingo. (One guest may accompany each veteran.) The Shepard’s Brass Quintet will provide live music and there will be a Presentation of the Flags. Please call 427-6460 by October 29 to reserve your seat. After breakfast, stay for bingo and win prizes! It is free and prizes include gift cards from local businesses. Sponsored by: Sage Bluff, Chapman Place, Miller’s Merry Manor of Greater Fort Wayne, Fairhaven and Studio M Architecture.


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Winter Programs

Monday Luncheons

Bring a friend or two and join us for our traditional Monday Luncheons. We will begin serving at 12:00 p.m. but you can come at 10:30 a.m. and enjoy the Relaxation Station to color and socialize with others. Paid reservations of $5 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. Note: The February Luncheon is one week earlier than usual so we can have a special Valentine’s Day celebration. Ages 50+.


Monday, December 20, 12:00 p.m.

“A December to Remember”

Supporting Sponsor: Hearing Aids Plus+

Reservation fee: $5

 

Monday, January 17, 12:00 p.m.

“Winter Wishes”

Supporting Sponsor:
StoryPoint Senior Living Community

Reservation fee: $5


Monday, February 14, 12:00 p.m.

“From Our Heart to Yours”

Supporting Sponsor:
Heritage Park - American Senior Communities

Reservation fee: $5


Tuesday Movies

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.

December 7             Last Christmas         

December 21           The Christmas Chronicles        

January 4                 Senior Moment

January 18               Waking Ned Devine                 

February 1               Land

February 15              The Proposal


Book Sales

December 7-9, January 11-13, February 8-10

8:00 a.m.-6:00 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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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 150 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:

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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 Thursdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm. 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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