MONTHLY CALENDAR --> SEPTEMBER
Daily activities and events for seniors located at the Southwood Community Center and Lincoln Recreation Center.SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPLICATION --> ONLINE
The Senior Advisory Committee is made up of College Station residents age 55 or older and members serve a three-year term.
LINCOLN RECREATION CENTER
1000 Eleanor Street | 979.764.3750 | Map
The Lincoln Recreation Center offers programs for seniors Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seniors enjoy a daily hot lunch. This is the place to meet new friends, play games, attend outings, arts and crafts, health screening and nutritional presentations. To see a schedule of these events, click here.
SOUTHWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER | Membership Form (PDF)
1520 Rock Prairie Road | 979.764.6351 | Map
Older adults in College Station have long sought a comfortable place to socialize and engage in activities and programs designed specifically for them. The Southwood Community Center is now that place Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Special activities and groups include dominoes, bridge, Sit & Fit, computer classes, movies and a lending library. To see a schedule of these events, click here.
BEGINNER MIXED MARTIAL ARTS & SELF DEFENSE FOR SENIORS
This beginner’s class focuses on Taekwondo and Jujitsu principles. Wear loose clothing, tennis shoes or water shoes. No class on Nov. 23.
Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Sept. 7-Dec. 14 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
LUNCH & LEARN • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Learn what to do in different types of emergencies from the College Station Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Hilton. Space is limited. To register, call 979.764.6351 or email email@example.com. Deadline is Sept. 7. A light lunch will be provided.
Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Sept. 12 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
STORYTELLING • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Learn how to share memories and tell tales of fantasy/intrigue. Oral storytelling is a valuable tool to celebrate our individuality as well as to teach, inspire, console and connect with others. Join Nancy S. Self, Ph.D. in this miniseries as she educates participants on the importance of storytelling in families for preserving culture and heritage. Space is limited. Register by calling 979.764.6351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Sept. 14-Oct. 5 • 2-3 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCHEONS • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The College Station Historic Preservation Committee and the College Station Parks and Recreation Department present monthly lectures on the history of our community. The luncheons are held at Southwood Community Center located at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. A reservation is necessary for lunch and the cost is $7 per plate. Please make your reservation the Friday before the luncheon by calling 979.764.6351 or email email@example.com.
Ages 55+ • $7 • 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
Sept. 19 • “Stage Center” by Jennifer Hargis
Oct. 17 • “Economic Development of Brazos County” by Steven Aldrich
Nov. 14 • “Muster Speeches Book” by Jerry Cooper
GROW YOUR OWN SALAD BOWL • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Dr. Sarah Gatson and the service-learning research team from Texas A&M Sociology’s Urban Re-Rural project will guide us in this do-it-yourself project. They will demonstrate how to grow two greens, a root vegetable and a legume in one container. Space is limited. Register by calling 979.764.6351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Sept. 26 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
BEGINNING TAP DANCE
All levels are invited to learn basic tap dance steps and terminology with Instructor Sue Engbrock. Tap shoes are recommended but not required.
Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Sept. 20, Oct 4-Dec. 13 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
RAINWATER HARVESTING • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Dr. Sarah Gatson and the service-learning research team from Texas A&M Sociology’s Urban Re-Rural project will demonstrate how to build your own rainwater harvesting system by using feed tubs and simple household items. Space is limited. Register by calling 979.764.6351 or email email@example.com.
Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Oct. 17 • 9-11 a.m. • Southwood Community Center
CHRONIC PAIN SELF-MANAGEMENT • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Self-management workshops complement clinical care and are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Topics include fatigue management, pacing and planning activity, getting a good night’s sleep, better breathing and more. Space is limited. Register by calling 979.764.6351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Light refreshments will be provided.
Ages 55+ • Free • Mon. • Oct. 22-Nov. 19 • 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
Ages 55+ • Free • Mon. • Oct. 29 & Nov. 26 • 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
Enjoy decorative projects, and learn about African fabrics, prints, lace, Kente cloth, handmade, vintage and aesthetic textiles. Supplies provided.
Ages 50+ • Free • Wed. • Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 & Dec. 12 • 10-11:30 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
POTLUCK & PIZZA SOCIAL
Bring your favorite dish to share. There will also be pizza and music. • Southwood Community Center
Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. • Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27 & Dec. 18 • 12-4 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
Enjoy an evening of dancing with a live DJ. Dances are held monthly. Door prizes and light refreshments will be available. No registration needed.
Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29 & Dec. 13 • 7-9 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Breast cancer awareness presentation by the Pink Alliance of the Brazos Valley. Light refreshments available.
Ages 50+ • Free • Fri. • Oct. 12 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Older adults are invited to enjoy free food, lively music, a cakewalk, door prizes and much more! No registration is required.
Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Oct. 25 • 5-7 p.m. • American Pavilion at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex (3101 Harvey Rd.)
THANKSGIVING DINNER • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join us for a Thanksgiving dinner with friends sponsored by Field House Sports. To register, email email@example.com or stop by the Lincoln Recreation Center.
Ages 50+ • Free • Fri. • Nov. 16 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
HOUSTON DAY TRIP TO NUTCRACKER MARKET • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market is a one-stop, pop-up shop featuring more than 280 merchants offering unique items for everyone, such as: home décor, food, clothing, toys, novelties, ornaments, pottery, pewter, accessories and much more. It’s the perfect place to accomplish some holiday shopping! We’ll travel from College Station to Houston by bus. Bus seating is limited. Register by calling 979.764.6351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 55+ • $18 • Thu. • Nov. 8 • 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • Bus to Houston NRG Center
THANKSGIVING DAY REHEARSAL DINNER • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
We’re testing our Thanksgiving recipes! Bring a side dish or dessert to share. We will provide the turkey! Register by Nov. 16 by calling 979.764.6351 or email email@example.com.
Ages 55+ • Free • Mon. • Nov. 19 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
AGE OF ELEGANCE
Enjoy an evening of fashion and fellowship while enjoying music, entertainment, light refreshments and door prizes. Interested in modeling for the fashion show? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Lincoln Recreation Center before Nov. 30.
Ages 50+ • Free • Sat. • Dec. 8 • 6-9:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
You’re invited to enjoy holiday treats, browse information tables highlighting available programs, take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more.
Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Dec. 12 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
CONTACT INFORMATION: 979.764.6371
For more information, call 979.764.6351 or visit the Southwood Community Center, 1520 Rock Prairie Rd.
Katy PetersonSenior Services Coordinator
Annie WilliamsSenior Program Supervisor, Lincoln Recreation Center