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 front desk or view online.
November and December 

NOTE: Check with your class leaders for holiday schedules.



Complete Listing of Programs and Activities


The Branch Connection 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


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, 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, December 11
1 - 3 pm
Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley, Fee: $10 per class
Prerequisite: Beginner Greeting Card Class or the equivalent
     

Special Events

Monthly Breakfast


First Monday of each month 8:15 - 9 am
December 3
Fee: $4
Menu includes; eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, fruit, juice, coffee
Host: Branch Connection Advisory Board

Entertainment Schedule

 

December 3:  Mary Immaculate School Choir 

Thanksgiving Luncheon 


Wed, Nov. 14, noon
Ticket Fee: $8
Let us count our many blessings and enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal togetherhere at The Branch Connection.
Featured entertainment: Anne Hinson

Monthly Birthday Lunch


Third Wednesday of each month noon - 1 pm
Fee: $4 or free if it's your birthday month  
Menu  
November 14  The November birthdays will be celebrated in December due to the Thanksgiving Lunch 
December 19: Hot ham & Cheese Sandwich Casserole, Chips & Fruit   
Sponsors: Brookdale Assisted Living and United Financial Services

Spud and Show: Saving Faith


Tue, Nov. 27
11:30 am, Fee $4 
A movie staring Victoria Jackson, Amy Grant, Jenn Gotzon Chandler, Jay DeMarcus and Vince Gill. The theater director, Faith, fears she may have to close the Ritz Theater after years of struggling to keep it open. With help from friends, she tries to put on a big Christmas show to save the building. Purchase movie tickets before Nov. 21.

VALENTINE TEA TICKET SALE SCHEDULE  

Event Date: Thu, Feb. 14, 1 pm 
Ticket Fee: $10
Mon, Jan. 14 for Farmers Branch residents 
Mon, Jan. 21 for non-residents 
Harpessence entertains while you enjoy delightful tea and special treats. Don’t miss this special event with limited seating. You can buy one ticket or an entire table.

Special Interests

Alzheimer’s Support Group


Tue, Nov. 6
6:30 pm, No Fee
Support and assistance to persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease, their families and other caregivers.

Learn to Play Sudoku


Tuesdays 9 am
Instructor, Bruce Crozier will share tips and techniques on how to play this brain stimulating game.


Random Acts of Kindness


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


Thursday, November 15, December 20
1 pm, No Fee
Snack sponsor: The Avenues of Park Forest

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:
  • November 16, 2018: WWI in Texas (centennial of Armistice Day) 
  • December 14, 2018: Texas Rangers (law enforcement guys, not baseball team) 

Genealogy Trip to Dallas Library 


Tue, Nov. 27
9:30 am-3 pm, Fee: $2
Last trip of the year. Register today. 

Talks

Stress Less: Mind Matters 


Wed, Dec. 12
2 pm, No Fee
Beth Wood from Agrilife will be here to teach cognitive restructuring as a recommended strategy for coping 
with stress. Learn how to practice 
stress reducing strategies.