Special Interests



Thinkabilities

Mondays | 9:15 am

No Charge | Instructor: Anna Abner

"Use it or lose it" is a concept that has been applied to physical fitness, but it also applies to brain fitness. Thinkabilities class will help to improve your memory, sharpen your mind and promote social interaction.

Location: TBC


Shared Moments

Mondays 10:15 am | Free

What’s your story? In this group, you will have the opportunity to hear others recall and share life memories as well as share your own. All are welcome! 

Monday, September 14 | 10:15 am


Location: Farmers Branch Manske Library

Registration Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/farmersbranch/Activity_Search/7523



Book Club


Second Monday of each month | 1 pm | Free

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

September 14 | 1 pm | Free


Location: Farmers Branch Manske Library
In-Person Registration Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/farmersbranch/Activity_Search/7678

Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
October 12 | 1 pm | Free
Location: *TBD


Photo Club

Wednesdays | 1 pm

In-Person: September 16 | 1 pm

Free | Instructor: Deborah Hutchins 

Registration Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/farmersbranch/Activity_Search/6923

Come and share your love of photography. Learn some basic photography techniques, go out and take pictures and then view your pictures with the group with slideshows. Anyone with a camera or smartphone camera is welcome!  


Garden Group

 
 

Meet the Hummingbird in Your Yard

September 16 | 10 am | Free

 
Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89567505363 pwd=MUVQRU5JbUlSeStWYlQ2QzlRUHFPQT09
Free | Speaker, Janet D. Smith, Dallas County Master Gardener 
Learn more about our lovely ruby-throated hummingbirds: their biology, migration, courting, nesting and chick-rearing. Also, learn how to make your yard one of their favorite places.

Garden Tours 

Wednesday | October 21 | 10 am | F

ree 

Registration Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/farmersbranch/Activity_Search/7531 
Join us as we tour the Farmers Branch Gardens, pick flowers and make our flower arrangements with Landscape Manager, Pam Smith. Then we'll travel to Dallas County Master Gardener, Cindy Bolz’s house in Farmers Branch to see her beautiful Japanese Maple Tree garden. Be sure to pack a lunch and drink. Register by October 19 for a spot on the bus.


Random Acts of Kindness

Second Thursday of each month | 11 am 

The Random Acts of Kindness Group does many amazing things every month — from small acts of kindness, such as buying a stranger a cup of coffee, to much bigger acts of kindness like collecting and giving food and supplies to those in need. You can get involved by donating items each month or by joining the group and helping to organize and distribute the collected items.

Treats for the Farmers Branch Fire Department 


September 10 | 11 am

Collecting individual treats, snacks and drinks. Drive by and drop off treats and drinks on September 9 from 9 am - 1 pm. 

There will be a table located outside by the front door.

Halloween Treat Bags for kids served by Metrocrest Services

October 8 | 11 am

Collecting individually wrapped treats, candy and toys for kid. Please drop off your donations by October 7.



An Exercise in Critical Thinking; Conversations in Neglected History

Fridays on Zoom | 9:30 am | https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051090986

Registration Link: Required: http://apm.activecommunities.com/farmersbranch/Activity_Search/7475

The heart of historical study is both a SCIENCE and an ART. To be interesting, facts must be accompanied with compelling storytelling. And all too often ‘official versions’ limit our understanding of history.

Our personal experiences can add to the narrative and make history come to life. You are welcome to enjoy our guest speakers and join in our lively discussions. Bring your history topics for our class to explore! Guest Speaker Jennifer Allen, PhD will speak on the following dates: September 25, October 2.


Educational Seminar: Medicare 101 

Thursday | October 15 | 1 pm

Location: *TBD

Free| Instructor: Thom Vance | AdVance Senior Options

Registration Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/farmersbranch/Activity_Search/7697

Learn how to navigate through the NOISE of Medicare and find out the requirements needed to enroll and the time periods to sign up. Have your questions answered about the cost for "Original Medicare" and your cost-sharing responsibility along with updated changes to Medicare.