Programs & Activities

Monthly Program Calendar


A calendar of programs, activities and special events is made available on a bi-monthly basis. You may pick up a hard copy of the schedule at the Center's front desk or view online.

September and October

Complete Listing of Programs and Activities


The Senior Center offers a large variety of different programs and activities each week to meet the diverse needs of those 50 years of age and older.

Complete Listing of Programs and Activities

Exercise Classes


There is an exercise class for any fitness level and classes are free of charge.

Exercise Class Descriptions and Schedule
 

Crafts


Drop-In Arts & Craft Groups


Come enjoy the fellowship of others who enjoy arts and crafts and meet new and old friends each week. Be sure to bring your current project or try something new. There’s no fee to participate. Join us! 
Art Group               Mondays 2 - 5 pm
Evening Crafts       Mon, Tue, Wed. 5 - 8 pm
 

Beaded Sun Catchers


Fri, Sept. 7, 1 pm, Fee: $12-$14
Instructor: Carol Slawson

Knitting Knirvana (Instructional) 


Tue, Sept. 11, 18 & 25, 2-3:30 pm, No Fee
Instructor: Pamela Dickson-Noris
All skill levels welcomed. 

NEW EVENING CLASS
Instructional Knitting Class


Wed, Sept. 12, 19, 26, 7-8:30 pm, No Fee
Instructor: Pamela Dickson-Noris
All skill levels welcomed. 

Make It and Take It Floral Arrangement 


Fri, Sept. 14, 1 pm, Fee: $10
Register by Sept. 13
Instructor: Rotha Crump 
Learn step-by-step how to make a fresh  
floral arrangement. Supplies are furnished.

Beginner Quilting


Thursdays 1 - 3 pm, No Fee
Instructor: LaLe Lindley
Learn the basics of quilting with our volunteer instructor. Sewing machines and basic equipment are available for use to help you delve into the art of quilting.


Advanced Quilting


Fridays 10 am - noon
Join quilt enthusiasts as they explore more difficult and challenging quilting patterns and techniques.

Beginner Greeting Card Techniques


Tuesday, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11
10 am - noon
Instructor: Vicki Young, Fee $10 per class
Learn to make the perfect greeting card for every occasion by learning basic stamping techniques, embossed textures and more.

Advanced Greeting Card Techniques


Tuesday, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11
1 - 3 pm
Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley, Fee: $8 per class
Prerequisite: Beginner Greeting Card Class or the equivalent

Beginning Polymer Clay


Tuesday, September 25, November 27
9 am - noon
Instructor: Nancy Lotzer, Fee: $10 per class

Intermediate Polymer Clay


Tuesday, August 28, October 23
9 am - noon
Instructor: Nancy Lotzer, Fee: $5 per class
Learn more advanced techniques using various ways to embellish and create surface designs. 
     

Special Events

Monthly Breakfast


First Monday of each month 8:15 - 9 am
September 10, October 1, November 5, December 3
Fee: $4
Menu includes; eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, fruit, juice, coffee
Host: Senior Advisory Board

Entertainment Schedule


September 10:  Debbie Perrone, Patsy Cline tribute 

October 1:  Tunes by Tara 

November 5:  Four Hoarsemen 

December 3:  Mary Immaculate School Choir 


Monthly Birthday Lunch


Third Wednesday of each month noon - 1 pm
Fee: $4 or free if it's your birthday month  
Menu  
September 19: Lasagna, salad and garlic bread 
October 17: Housemade Chili Con Carne and cornbread 
November 14  The November birthdays will be celebrated in December due to the Thanksgiving Lunch 
December 19: Turkey Tetrazzini, salad and cheese bread   
Sponsors: Brookdale Assisted Living and United Financial Services

Aloha Y'All Game Night

  
Saturday, September 22 
Doors open at 5 pm for Dinner  
Casino Games 6 - 9 pm
Resident ticket sales begin Monday, August 20
Non-resident ticket sales begin August 27
Ticket fee: $15

Craft Fair


Saturday, October 20 
9 am - 4 pm
Admissions is free Concessions available
Over 100 Crafters and Artist will be selling their handmade items.
Craft Fair Vendor Registration is Full.
If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Linda Klark at 972.919.8742.

NEW SPECIAL EVENT

Pooches on the Patio


Wednesday, October 31
5 - 7 pm
$5 per person and $5 per dog
Bring your pooch all decked out in a Halloweeny costume for prizes.
Your dog must be up to date on all vaccinations and be on a leash at all times.
Yes, we'll serve hot dogs, chips, a cookie and drink. Dogs will receive a treat bag too.

Special Interest Groups


Random Acts of Kindness


Sponsoring The Family Place
Thursday, September 13
10 am, No Fee
We are sponsoring a Pantry Drive. Bring staples, canned items, non-perishable food items by the meeting date.

Sponsoring Metrocrest Services
Thursday, October 11
10 am, No Fee
We will be making treat bags for the kids visiting Metrocrest. Please bring small toys, candy, bagged pretzels or other snacks.

Sponsoring Sweats for Vets
Thursday, November 8
10 am, No Fee
Bring sweat shirts, pants, socks, gloves, hats for both men and women. We will deliver to homeless shelter. Please bring items by the meeting time.

Sponsoring Hope Supply Company
Thursday, December 13
10 am, No Fee
Formerly known as Captain Hope, Hope Supply Company distributes clothing, toys and games to homeless shelters. Please bring items by the meeting time.


Texas Hold ‘em Tournament


Thu, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20
1 pm, No Fee
Snack sponsor: Acadia Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care

Conversations in Neglected History


Fridays at 9:30 am
No Fee
Join this weekly class that explores past events and topics and discovers new ways of viewing history.
Special guest speaker and book author, Dr. Richard McCaslin from UNT will speak:
  • September 14, 2018: Spanish Texas 
  • October 19, 2018: Mexican Texas 
  • November 16, 2018: WWI in Texas (centennial of Armistice Day) 
  • December 14, 2018: Texas Rangers (law enforcement guys, not baseball team) 

Talks

Farmers Branch House Watch Program 


Thursday, August 23
10 am, No Fee 
Join Linda Argo Bertl to learn about the House Watch program that is available  to all Farmers Branch residents at no charge. Learn ways to make your home safer when you are away. 

Lunch and Learn: Communicating End-of-Life Wishes 


Thu, Sept. 6, 11:30am, No Fee
Registration deadline: Aug. 27 
T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center will be here to answer questions about hospice and end-of-life wishes. Lunch provided by Faith Presbyterian Hospice. 


Get Screened; No Excuses!


Wed, Sept. 12, 2pm, No Fee
Learn about cancer screening guidelines and tests. Beth Wood from Agrilife will talk about cancer screenings that are the guideposts to keeping our bodies healthy. 

Lunch and Learn: Better Communication Between People with Hearing Loss and Friends 


Thu, Sept. 27, 11:30 am, No Fee, Register by Sept. 24
Speaker: Jason Taylor, ClearCaptions 
Join us to learn more about hearing loss, communication and information on hearing aids and other technology. 


Donuts with the Doc: Weight Management


Fri, Sept. 28, 8:30-9:30am, No Fee
Dr. Tracy Hageny, Medical Director of the Valwood Animal Hospital, will be here to discuss various pet topics. Come partake of the donuts and learn about your pet’s health.   

Power to Prevent Diabetes 


Wed, Oct. 10, 2pm, No Fee
Join Beth Wood from Agrilife and increase your awareness about pre-diabetes and ways to prevent type 2, age onset diabetes.  A pre-diabetes screening assessment will be available for the group. Don’t let your body decline into a preventable disease. 

Medicare Update for Open Enrollment

 
Thu, Oct. 11, 11am No Fee
Carl Burlbaw from The Senior Source will be here to provide information on new Medicare updates.  Is your Medicare insurance working for you? Do you know the difference between the original Medicare and Medicare Advantage?  Are you prepared for the upcoming open enrollment season? Get all your questions answered. 

Healthy Gut, Happy Brain & Longevity


Thu, Oct. 11, 2pm, No Fee
Speaker: YooSoo Shin, Body & Brain Yoga/Tai Chi
“It’s not all in your head. Health and happiness start in your gut.” Learn to develop a clean and healthy gut for better digestion, energy and vitality and less pain and stiffness in joints.

Donuts with the Doc: Vaccines & Vaccine Schedules


Fri, Oct. 26, 8:30-9:30am, No Fee
Dr. Tracy Hageny, Medical Director of the Valwood Animal Hospital will be here to discuss various pet topics.