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.

March and April

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


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
Tuesday Evening Crafts     Tuesday 5 - 8 pm

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, March 13, April 10, May 8, 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, March 13, April 10, May 8
1 - 3 pm
Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley, Fee: $8 per class
Prerequisite: Beginner Greeting Card Class or the equivalent

Mug Rug a Month

Friday, March 16, April 20. May 18
1 - 3 pm
Instructor: Bettie Smith, Fee: $5 each class
Bring your favorite fabric scraps and make a seasonal mug rug (coaster) that is great for snacks and gifts. Basic sewing skills are needed.

Beginning Polymer Clay

Tuesday, March 27, May 22
9 am - noon
Instructor: Nancy Lotzer, Fee: $10
Learn various methods and techniques for working with polymer clay to produce beautiful pieces. All materials and tools are included.

Beaded Sun Catcher

Friday, April 6, June 1
1 - 3 pm
Instructor: Carol Slawson, Fee: $12 - $15
Pick a project from the assortment of patterns and create a beautiful sun catcher for your window or to give as a gift.

Intermediate Polymer Clay

Tuesday,  April 24
9 am - noon
Instructor: Nancy Lotzer, Fee: $5
Learn more advanced techniques using various ways to embellish and create surface designs. Easy to 

Special Events

Monthly Breakfast

Monday, April 2, May 7
8:15 - 9 am   
Fee: $2 
Menu: sausage, gravy, biscuits, eggs, fruit, juice & coffee 
Come meet old friends and make new ones at the monthly breakfast. The Senior Advisory Board prepares and serves a great menu and there is great entertainment for you to enjoy.  
Entertainment Schedule:
April 2: R.L. Turner Band

May 7: Terry Lake, Vocals and Piano

Birthday Lunch

Wednesday, March 21, April 18, May 16 
Fee: $2 or free if it’s your birthday month.  
Join us as we celebrate those with birthdays each month with a great meal and fun. Cake donated by Brookdale Assisted Living in Farmers Branch and gifts donated by United Financial Services. 
Menu Schedule:
March 21: Corned Beef and Cabbage
April 18: Turkey a la King
May 16: Beef and Corn Pie

Spud and Show

Come enjoy a baked potato and a movie. Dessert provided by Acadia Estates. 

Tuesday, March 27, 11:30 am Fee: $2 
Purchase movie ticket at the front desk before Friday, March 23. 

Tuesday, May 22, 11:30 am Fee: $2 
Purchase movie ticket at the front desk before Friday, May 18. 

Fishin' Fun in Farmers Branch

Saturday, April 28
8 am - Noon
Gussie Field Watterworth Park (next to City Hall)

Special Interest Groups

Random Acts of Kindness

March: Sponsoring the Farmers Branch Police Department

Collecting individually wrapped snacks, water and sports drinks,
Meeting Date: March 8, 10 am

April: Sponsoring the Farmers Branch Fire Department

Collecting individually wrapped snacks, water, sports drinks and kitchen staples.
Meeting Date: April 12, 10 am

May: Sponsoring Mosaic, an organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities

Collecting laundry detergent (tabs preferred), dishwasher detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, 55 gallon trash bags, all purpose cleaner, sandwich bags, body wash and shampoo.

Texas Hold ‘em Tournament

Thursday, March 15, April 19, May 17
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:
  • March 23: Will Wright, Forgotten Ranger Captain
  • April 20:  The Maceos and the Rebuilding of Galveston
  • May 18:  Coppini's Protege: Waldine Tauch and Public Art in Texas


New Perspectives On Aging Series

Instructor: Ben E. Dickerson, PhD, Gerontologist
Well known in Texas for his involvement in issues regarding the aging population, Dr. Dickerson served as the Director of Baylor Institute for Gerontological studies and was appointed by a former Texas Governor to the Legislative Committee on Aging. He graduated from Texas A&M and received his PhD from LSU in Baton Rouge and is a retired Colonel with the US Army Reserves. He participates in the White House Conference on Aging and currently teaches at North Central Texas College and Weatherford College.
Brain Power
Friday, March 9, 1 pm
Instructor: Ben E Dickerson, PhD, Gerontologist, No Fee
Significant advances are being made in understanding the amazing part of our body referred to as a brain. In this presentation, focus will be given to improving memory. The steps you will be given are some very practical steps to take in order to improve your recall. It is up to make it work.

The Bonus Years

Friday, April 13, 1 pm
Instructor: Ben E Dickerson, PhD, Gerontologist, No Fee
65 years of age has lost its meaning in the life course it is being restructured since age is social and totally biological. It is relative to your definition. Come and learn how to maximize the added years that you are being blessed with. 

The Importance of "Play" 

Friday, May 18, 1 pm
Instructor: Ben E Dickerson, PhD, Gerontologist, No Fee
In our earlier years play was very much a part of our lives. For a number of reasons the majority of us have lost the ability to play. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn how to play again regardless of your age. Play contributes significantly to your well being.