We are OPEN! Masks are required unless exercising.
We offer a variety of interested-based groups and programs for our members. The groups and programs are an excellent way to meet people with similar interests while engaging in an activity you love!
Special Interests are available for members only.
Park and Play: Bumper Bingo!
Wednesday | May 19, June 2 & 16 | 1 - 3 p.m.
$1 per card/3 card maximum | Must arrive by 12:30 pm to purchase cards
Drive into our parking lot and pick up your BINGO cards to play Bumper BINGO! Our loyal bingo caller will be here to call your numbers over the radio. Just honk your horn and flash your lights when you get a BINGO. Remain in your vehicle and staff will come to you. We may be bumper to bumper but be sure to wave and say hi to your neighbor at a safe distance. Limited space so, call 972.919.8740 to register. Registration reserves your parking spot. Please remember to bring money bingo to purchase a bingo card.
Sponsor: Oak Street Health
Experiencing Brain Fog? Thinkabilities is here to help!
Mondays | 9 a.m. | Free
Free | Instructor: Anna Abner
Mondays | May 18. June 14 & 28 | 10:15 a.m.
Free | Leader, Fred Williams
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! Register below or by calling 972-919-8740.
Also on Zoom
Book Club LIVE or on ZOOM
Come meet kindred book lovers, as they discuss the reading of a different book each month. Also on Zoom for those not wanting to meet in person. Register by calling 972.919.8740.
Free | Leader: Bernard McDonnell
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance
Monday | June 14 | 1 p.m.
Vance writes about his upbringing, family history of poverty, and low-paying physical jobs in Middletown, Ohio that have since disappeared or worsened today.
Wednesdays | May 26, June 9 & 23 | 1 p.m.
Free | Instructor: Deborah Hutchins
Location: The Branch Connection
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!
An Exercise in Critical Thinking; Conversations in Neglected History
Fridays | 9:30 a.m.
Location: The Branch Connection Also on Zoom
The heart of historical study is both a SCIENCE and an Art. To be interesting, facts must be accompanied by compelling storytelling. All too often 'official versions' limit our understanding of history. You are welcome to enjoy our guest speakers and join in our lively discussions. You can register using the links below or by calling 972-919-8740.
|May 14||Construction Projects||Jeanette|
|May 21||Mini Topics||Jesse Spurway|
|May 28||Texas Convention 1836 ||Kevin Malcolm|
|June 4||World History of Communication||Tommy Thompson|
|June 11||Women and Presidency||Jesse Spurway|
|June 18||Shopping Trends||Delores Jefferson|
|June 25||History of Ft. McKavett||Rhett Kearns|
Free Tuesday Night Trivia on Facebook Live
Play along in our Tuesday Trivia challenge. You don’t have to be a whiz kid to join us, just love to have fun! The winner receives a free pizza, delivered right to your door.
May 25 | 6 p.m. | Category: Music
These general music questions cover everything from artists' deaths, album release years, band member names and more. It's full of fun questions that cover a wide range of music trivia.
June 29 | 6 p.m. | Category: Toys and Games
This challenge is about board games and other games people love to play. It covers children and adult games and other sorts of game trivia.
Garden Group through Zoom
Wednesday | June 16 | 10 a.m.
Random Acts of Kindness
The Random Acts of Kindness Group does many amazing things - like collecting and giving food and supplies to those in need. You can get involved by donating items monthly; just drive by the front door of The Branch Connection and drop off the needed items.
Family Place Starter Kits
Thursday | May 13 | 11 a.m.
We are collecting gently used kitchen supplies, luggage, and duffle bags for displaced families who are starting over in a new residence. Please drop off your donations by May 12.
Mosaic Family Services
Thursday | June 10 | 11 a.m.
We are collecting shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste & brushes, wash cloths, body lotion, pantry items, gently used twin bedding, and feminine products. Please drop off your donations by June 9.
Whatever your level may be, come learn to Line Dance step-by-step with Instructor, Karen Aubrey. Registration required.
|Lo Beginner||Tuesdays||12:30 p.m.||Monthly Fee: $10|
|Hi Beginner||Tuesdays||2 p.m.||Monthly Fee: $10|
|Improver||Wednesdays||10 a.m.||Monthly Fee: $14|
Open Mah Jongg
Wednesdays | 1 p.m. | Free
Join us for a friendly game of American Mah Jongg. We welcome experienced players as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play.
Mondays & Thursdays | 1 p.m. | Free
Chari Volleyball involves physical activity, social interactions, competition, and most of all, lots of laughs! Join us!
Texas Hold 'em
Thursdays | May 20 | June 17 | 1 p.m. | Free
Sponsor: Oak Street Health
Know when to hold 'em; know when to fold 'em! Join us each month for this competitive poker game.
Wednesdays | Free
Grab your team of two or more players and compete together against other team. Register your team at the front desk, or let us know and we'll try to put a team together with you.
Intermediate/Advanced Table Tennis
Fridays | 2:30 p.m. | Free
Improve your skills with members who range from recreational players to elite players who compete in local and national tournaments year round. Excellence and sportsmanship is promoted in a safe and friendly environment.
Mountain Dulcimer Lessons
Tuesdays | 10 a.m. | Free
Free | Instructor: Donna Shelton
Bring your dulcimer and learn to play this instrument better by practicing in a small group weekly.