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Spring Programs


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: $2           

Game                    Days      Time

Billiards                  M-F        8 am-4:30 pm

Bingo                     2nd-4th Fri             1 pm

Cornhole                M-F        8 am- 4:30 pm

Call 427-6461 to check availability.

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

Euchre                   W            12 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 Heritage Park & Coventry Meadows for their contributions to Bingo.


Bingo

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

March 10 & 24, April 14 & 28, May 12 & 26

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Prizes include snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Sponsored by Heritage Park & Coventry Meadow. Fee: 3 cards/$1


Community Cornhole League

Wednesdays, March 15-April 19, 1:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, May 10-June 14, 1:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Toss your cares away and join us for some friendly cornhole competition on our brand-new boards! Men, women, beginners and experts . . . all are welcome! Play continues for 6 weeks, with prizes awarded at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6441 by March 8 to sign up. Drop in fee: $2. Min 6


Wii Bowling League

Tuesdays, April 11-May 16, 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 427-6441 to sign up by April 5. Prizes will be given to the top 3 players. Min. 6. Drop in fee: $2


Recreational Shuffleboard League

Wednesdays, April 26-May 31, 10:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

There’s a lot of pushing and shoving going on at the Community Center and you can get in on the fun! Our Recreational Shuffleboard League begins April 26. Set up and sign-in begins at 9:45 with play beginning at 10:00 a.m. Prizes will be given to the top 3 places at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6441 by April 19 to sign up and get ready to push your way to the top! Min. 6. Max. 16. Drop in fee: $2


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AARP Sponsored Fitness Park Powered by FitLot

The outdoor fitness park 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 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. Best part is… the class is FREE! Registration deadlines: April 10. Min.8. Max. 12.

Code                   Dates                 Day                      Time

241212 -M1        4/17-6/12            M, W     9:30-10:30 am

# Sessions/Fee: 16/FREE

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Introduction and Drop-In for the Outdoor Fitness Park

Our outdoor fitness park has been lonely this winter season! Stop by to get help from an instructor who can show you the correct way to use the equipment. After you learn how to use it and form a routine, you can continue to come during instructor time or on your own. Pre-registration is not required for this drop-in program but must be completed before class. Please come 15 minutes in advance to register. Both classes are FREE!

Class         Dates         Day                      Time

Intro           4/11            T                      1:30 pm

Drop In       4/17-6/12   M            9:30-10:15 am

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Senior Yoga

Research shows 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 deadlines: March 14. Min. 8. Max. 40.

Code                     Dates                  Day               Time

241200-T1            3/21-5/9               T              12-1 pm

241200-R1           3/23-5/11              Th            12-1 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$45/$50 after March 14

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

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 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. It is 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: $2/class


Cardio Flex

Mon, Tues & Thurs, 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: $2/class


AARP Sponsored Fitness Park Powered by FitLot

The outdoor fitness park located at the Community Center, 233 W. Main Street is open to the public, free of charge, like all city parks and playgrounds. Come check it out! Outdoor fitness equipmnt is also located in Kreager Park.

 

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2023 Senior Games

June 5-July 6, 2023

Save the date! More than 500 active senior adults participated in the 2022 Senior Games. Mark your calendar and start “training” now for the 2023 Senior Games. Registration packets will be mailed in April. Call 427-6462 to be placed on our mailing list


Senior Aqua Fit

Aqua Fit is total body toning using fun water resistance and buoyancy equipment. Our instructor will guide your class through various aerobic movements in the water set to rhythmic music. Benefits of aquatic exercise include:

burning more calories per minute than land exercise

decreased pain and muscle soreness

reduced swelling

increased strength and mobility

increased range of motion and endurance

improved balance

aid in maintaining fitness levels while injured

Instructors are provided by Corporate Health. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: April 5. Min. 7. Max. 15.

Code                    Dates                  Day                         Time

241209-W1          4/12-6/14            W            11:30-12:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 10/$70/$75 after April 5

Location: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton


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: March 28.  Max.8.

Code                    Dates        Day             Time

241213-W1          4/4-5/9       T              1-2 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$10

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


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: March 16. Min. 5. Max. 25.

Code                    Dates                  Day                    Time

Advanced

241210-R1           3/23-5/11            Th           2:45-3:30 pm

Beginner

241210-R2           3/23-5/11            Th           3:30-4:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$15/$20 after March 16.

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


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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 427-6441.


Downtown Walkers

Wednesdays, beginning April 12, 11:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St. 

Mark your calendar for April 12 and join us that day and every Wednesday after for a little exercise, fresh air and friendly company. We walk approximately 1 mile on various routes through downtown Fort Wayne, sometimes stopping along the way for a quick tour or to look around. Drop in fee: $2


Electric Works Tour

Wednesday, April 19, 3:30-5:00 pm

Electric Works, 1622 Broadway

Join us for a tour of some of the non-restricted areas at the newly renovated Electric Works with our historical walking tour guide, Keith Hood. The newly renovated Electric Works is a $286 million multi-building and mixed-use space covering approximately 740,000 sq. ft.  Construction began about 5 years ago in 2017 and opened in 2022. We thank Traci Oberholtzer, Senior Property Manager, and Madelynne Hostetler, both of CARR Workspaces and representing Electric Works for helping us schedule the tour. Free tour parking is available (for up to 2 hours) at the Union Parking Garage, 1450 Van Buren St.  It is a short walk from the southwest corner of the parking garage at to the historic railroad tunnel, decorated with murals by Fort Wayne muralist, Pfresh Laundry and leading to the main lobby of the Union Street Market in Building 20/22 where our tour begins. You will need to call 427-6460 to register by April 12. The $2 fee can be paid when you arrive for the tour.


UTEC Walking Tour

Wednesday, May 17, 3:30-5:00 pm

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Based here in Fort Wayne, UTEC is a global leader in custom electronic controls, sensors, user interfaces, and digital services with expertise in many industries that serve our residential and commercial customers. They began making electronic controls in 1975 and their solutions cover a wide array of heating and cooling applications with a focus on safety, efficiency and system integrity. Sign up for the tour at 427-6460 by May 10. The $2 fee may be paid when you arrive for the tour.

 

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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 140 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:

Fitness & Conditioning Coordinator

Book Sale Assistants

Senior Games Coordinator

Craft Coordinators and Assistants

Volunteer and Paid Special Interest Class Instructors

Cleaning Assistants

Computer Lab Assistants and Instructors

Special Events Helpers

Music Education

Shuffle Board League Coordinator

Cornhole League Coordinator

Brain Teaser Leader

Pinterest Instructor

 


         


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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 opportunity 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: $2

 
Spring Classes

 

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. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: March 10. Min. 4. Max. 5.

Code                        Dates           Day                 Time

241304-F1            3/17-5/5               F              1-3 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$64/$69 after March 10

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

 

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Hooked on Crochet

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 pm &
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: $2


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

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

March 20, April 17, May 15

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color to your heart’s content using colored pencils. Pre-registration is not necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in fee: $2. (Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans for lunch.)


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: March 13. Min. 5. Max. 10.

Code                    Dates                 Day                 Time

241301-M1          3/20-4/24            M            1:30-4 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$73/$78 after March 13

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.






 

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Spring  Programs 

 
Beneficial Insects and other Garden Friends

Wednesday, April 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Learn about the role of beneficial insects in the garden, who they are, why they are needed and how to attract them. This seminar is free but you will need to call 427-6460 by April 5 to register. Pam Snyder, a Master Gardner for 20 years, will be the presenter for this seminar. She inherited her love for gardening from her grandfather.

Container Gardening and Backdoor Gardening

Saturday, May 13, 10 am-12 pm

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Learn what it takes to grow and enjoy a small garden on your porch or patio. Great for apartment/condo dwellers or anyone who just desires to enjoy growing a few veggies or flowers without the work and hassle of a large garden. Pam Snyder, Master Gardner for 20 years will be the presenter for this seminar. She inherited her love for gardening from her grandfather. This seminar is free. Please call 427-6460 by May 5 to register.


The Siege at Kekionga: Tecumseh’s Uprising

Tuesday April 18, 6:30 p.m.

Community Center 233 W. Main St.

Local author and historian, Jim Pickett, will present part two of his lecture series concerning what he discovered while researching for his historical fiction ‘You Are There’ adventure stories. Tonight, Mr Pickett, the author of The Bones of Kekionga, The March to Kekionga and The Siege at Kekionga: Tecumseh’s Uprising picks up with his lecture, map and picture presentation a year after the 1790 Battle of Kekionga. Covering St. Clair’s Defeat and Anthony Wayne’s march to Fort Wayne, the author finishes his discussion with the seven day 1812 attack on Fort Wayne. More information may be found at jimpickettbooks.com.


Getting the Most Out of You iPhone & iPad

March 20, March 22, April 17, April 19

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Get the most out of your iPhone, iPad or smart phone. Sign up for individual assistance in 20 minute sessions from 6:00-8:00 p.m. You will need to know your Apple ID and password if you need individual help. The Key Club of New Tech Academy at Wayne High School will be providing the assistance which is free, however, you will need to call 427-6460 to register by March 13 or April 10.


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. Ages 50+.

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

“Still a Little Chili”

Supporting Sponsor: Canterbury Health and Rehabilitation

Reservation fee: $5

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

“Ciao Italia”

Supporting Sponsor: Coventry Meadows

Reservation fee: $5

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

“Winner Winner Chicken Dinner”

Supporting Sponsor: Indiana Donor Network

Reservation fee: $5


Greet & Eat

Tuesday, March 21, 10:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

This fun and social program is sponsored by Miller’s Health Systems of greater Fort Wayne. They will be serving a continental breakfast and offering opportunities to win prizes! This “Greet & Eat” is free to participate and will be offered quarterly. Also, you could plan on attending the exercise classes for $2 before and after the “Greet and Eat”! See ABC Exercise and Cardio Flex in the Fun after Fifty section. Pre-registration is required for the “Greet and Eat” by February 14. Call 427-6460 to sign up. Space is limited.


Book Sales

April 4-6, May 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, paperbacks, magazines, CD’s and DVD’s at low prices. Donations are always welcome, so bring in your old and gently used books!


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 The Waters of Fort Wayne and Canterbury Health and Rehabilitation.

March 7                Elvis

March 21             Where the Crawdads Sing            

April 4                  Easter Sunday  

April 18                Ticket to Paradise           

May 2                   Father of the Bride (2002)

May 16                 The Swimmers
 

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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. 

 

Volunteer and Instructor Opportunities

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

We offer numerous opportunities for people of all ages to join our family of over 140 volunteers and become involved in Community Center programs and operations. 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 choose to volunteer on a regular weekly schedule or on an occasional basis. Please call 427-6441 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Examples of volunteer positions include:

Information Desk Staff

Volunteer and Paid Class Instructors

Computer Lab Assistants and Instructors

Daytime Experienced Tap Dancers

Volunteer Coordinator

Raised Garden Bed Helpers

Bingo Caller

Music Education

Fitness and Conditioning Coordinator

Craft Coordinators and Assistants

Special Event Helpers

Shuffle Board League Coordinator

Cleaning Assistants

Brain Teaser Leader

 

 

 

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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 pm and 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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