Winter Programs (December-February)
Registration Starts: November 1st!

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 Drop in fee: $2/class.                                                                  Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

 

Spring Programs (March-May)

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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

 


         

Winter Programs (December-February)

 

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Spring Classes

Curious About Crochet

Whether you are a beginner or a crochet aficionado looking to advance your skills, Curious About Crochet is where you need to be. We’ll provide easy to follow instruction and hands-on guidance as well as a variety of patterns ranging from very easy to advanced. Please bring a 5, 5.5 or 6 mm crochet hook and a medium weight (size 4 worsted) yarn of your choice. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: March 22. Min. 4. Max. 8.

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# Sessions/Fee: 8/$68/$73 after March 22

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


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 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 18, April 15, May 20

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Visit with your neighbor and color until 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 to stay for lunch.)


Behind the Easel

Join us behind the easel and take your pick: oil, acrylic or watercolor. Instructor Krista Rase will guide you through different short lessons and independent studies during each class, helping you to improve your skills and understanding in all areas of visual art. Bring a reference photo and your painting supplies. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: March 4. Min. 5. Max. 10.

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# Sessions/Fee: 6/$75/$80 after March 4

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St. 

 

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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 are required by the previous Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Reservations fees cannot be refunded. Each luncheon includes a short presentation by the sponsor. Ages 50+.

Monday, February 19, 12:00 p.m.

“We Love Soup n’ Salad”

Supporting Sponsor:

Heritage Park-American Senior Communities

Reservation fee: $5


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

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

January 22 & February 19

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: $2. (Note: Monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.)

 

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 American Senior Communities & The Waters of Fort Wayne.

      

February 6       Fences

February 20     Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

 

The Bones of Kekionga

Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.

Community Center, 233 West Main St.

Local author, historian and former school teacher, Jim Pickett will present information he discovered while conducting research for his historical fiction, adventure trilogy about Harmar’s Defeat, also known as the Battle of Kekionga. This conflict took place in and around today’s Lakeside neighborhood. More information on The Bones of Kekionga trilogy may be found at jimpickettbooks.com. Sign up by February 6 at 427-6460.


Greet & Eat

Tuesday, February 20, 10:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Our quarterly Greet & Eat is your chance to socialize, enjoy a continental breakfast sponsored by Waters of Fort Wayne and maybe even win a prize! (Our exercise classes are held on the same day so you can work up an appetite first or refuel afterward. See ABC Exercise and Cardio Flex.) Greet & Eat is free; however, pre-registration is required for by February 13. Call 427-6460 to sign up. Space is limited.


Gardening for Pollinators

Wednesday, February 7, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

It’s time to start thinking about spring planting. Do you know who/what pollinates your plants or how to attract pollinators to your garden? Join us for this informative discussion and get tips for creating a healthy garden environment. This seminar is free; however, pre-registration is required. Call 427-6460 by January 31 to register.


Spring Programs (March-May)


Special Programs

 

Downtown Walkers

Wednesdays, April 10-October 30, 11:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St. 

Would you like to get outside and enjoy a nice walk through Downtown Fort Wayne? Join us for an easy one-mile walk while enjoying the company of others. We will walk different routes through the downtown area. Some of the walks will include a stop at various locations for a quick tour. Drop in fee: $2


Promenade Apartment Tour

Wednesday, April 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join us for a tour of some of the non-restrictive areas at the newly constructed Riverfront at Promenade Park, an $88.7 million six-story, multi-use development with more than 200 apartments, seven town homes, and a 900-space parking garage. Swiss Re, the anchor tenant, occupies 30,000 square feet, and the building has nearly 15,000 square feet of retail space. Keith Hood is our historical walking tour guide. Please call 427-6460 by April 3 to sign up for this free tour.


North Central Neighborhood Tour

Wednesday, May 15, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Put on your walking shoes and learn a little about the historical homes and monuments in the North Central Neighborhood with tour guide Keith Hood. We will depart from the Community Center at 3:30 p.m. The tour is free. Call 427-6460 by May 8 to sign up.

 

 

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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 150 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 Josh Ogle at 427-6441 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

Raised Garden Bed Helpers

Music Education

Fitness and Conditioning Coordinator

Craft Coordinators and Assistants

Special Event Helpers

Shuffleboard League Coordinator

Cornhole League Coordinator

Cleaning Assistants

Brain Teaser Leader

Senior Games Coordinator

Pinterest Instructor

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Computer Classes

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

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Computer Lab

The Community Center Computer Lab is open to the public weekdays 8:00 am-4:30 pm and staffed by a volunteer on Thursdays from  10:00 am-12:00 pm.  No reservation is necessary.  Just drop in.  High speed Internet is provided by Indiana Data Center.

Lab fee: $2/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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