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Daily activities and events for seniors located at the Southwood Community Center and Lincoln Recreation Center.

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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 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Special activities and groups include dominoes, bridge, Yoga, Tai Chi, Sit & Fit, computer classes, movies and a lending library. To see a schedule of these events, click here.


SPECIAL PROGRAMS


COMPUTER CLUB FOR SENIORS
Interested in learning more about the world of computers? Join us each month at the Carter’s Creek Training Room, located at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, 2200 North Forest Parkway in College Station. No pre-registration required. 

Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Wed. • 9:30 -11 a.m. • Carter’s Creek Training Room

Sept. 6 • City of College Station Public Communication Department
Oct. 4 • Useful IPhone Apps
Nov. 1 •Latest Gadgets & Electronics
Dec. 6 • Computer Security

NATIONAL ISSUES FORUM: “END OF LIFE: WHAT SHOULD WE DO FOR THOSE WHO ARE DYING?”
National Issues Forum (NIF) encourages public deliberation around national issues of concern. NIF will provide guides that may be picked up prior to the forum. Register by calling Southwood Community Center at 979.764.6351 or email mrodgers@cstx.gov.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Sept. 7 • 1:30-3:30 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

“STRICTLY BUSINESS” LOCAL BUSINESSES: WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY DO
Older adults are invited to monthly presentations on unique local businesses. 

Ages 55+ • Membership • 2nd Wed. • Sept. 13, Oct. 11 & Nov. 8 • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. • Southwood Community Center 

FAMILY HISTORY COMPUTER USERS GROUP
This group shares an interest in researching and storing family history by using a computer. They meet each month at the Carter’s Creek Training Room, located at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, 2200 North Forest Parkway in College Station. No pre-registration required. For more information, call 979.764.6371 or email mrogers@cstx.gov.

Ages 55+ • Free • 3rd Wed. • 9:30 -11 a.m. • Carter’s Creek Training Room

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY • HOW TO TAKE BETTER PICS
Learn the functionality of your own digital camera and how to take better photographs. We’ll cover how to improve composition, lighting and dramatic impact.

Ages 55+ • $25 • Mon. • Sept. 19-Oct. 17 • 6-7:30 p.m. • Carter’s Creek Training Room

COMPUTERS 101
Learn basic computer skills, how to use the internet and e-mail.

Ages 55+ • $25 • Tue./Thu. • Sept. 19-28 • 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

FREE HELP FOR BEGINNING iPAD USERS
Bring your iPad and learn how to get the most out of technology. Class size limited. Register by calling 979.764.6351 or email mrodgers@cstx.gov.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue./Wed. • Sept. 19, 20, 26 • 1-2 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCH LECTURES
Enjoy lunch while learning about our community’s history! Cost is $7 per person. Please RSVP the Friday prior by calling 979.764.6371 or emailing mrogers@cstx.gov. These lectures are made possible through a partnership with the College Station Historic Preservation Committee.

Ages 55+ • $7 • 3rd Wed. • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Brazos Center in Bryan (Nov. 15 – Lick Creek Nature Center)

Sept. 20 • “Statues of Veterans Park” presented by Payne Lara
Oct. 18 • “Cowgirl Paintings” presented by Felice House
Nov. 15 • “Barn Raising” presented by Don House

**NEW** ZUMBA FOR SENIORS

 Zumba is an aerobic workout that incorporates dance moves. This easy-to-follow program lets you move to the rhythm at your own speed.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Sept. 28-Dec. 14 • 3-4 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

GENEALOGY CLASS
The class will concentrate on U.S. Census, courthouse and internet research. 

Ages 55+ • $25 • Tue. • Oct. 1-31 • 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Carter’s Creek Training Room

BEGINNING BRIDGE CLASS
Learn to play one of the world’s greatest games! Classes are designed for players with little or no previous knowledge of bridge.

Ages 55+ • $25  • Mon. • Oct. 2-30 • 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Southwood Community Center 

AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE
Learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road along with proven safety strategies. Pay at the door. Reserve your spot by calling 979.764.6371 or emailing mrodgers@cstx.gov

Ages 50+ • $20 • Tue. • Oct. 10 & Dec. 5 • 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • Carter Creek Training Facility

COMPUTERS CONTINUED
Update your computer skills with this refresher course! 

Ages 55+ • $25 • Tue./Thu. • Oct. 17-26 • 9-10:30 a.m. • Southwood Community Center
Ages 55+ • $25 • Tue./Thu. • Nov. 7-16 • 1-2:30 p.m. • Southwood Community Center



SPECIAL EVENTS

FALL DANCES • EVERY MONTH!
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. 21, Oct. 26, Nov. 16 & Dec. 14 • 7-9 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

FALL FEST
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. 19 • 5-7 p.m. • American Pavilion at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex

HOUSTON DAY TRIP TO NUTCRACKER MARKET
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. Admission is $18. Bus seating is limited. Reserve your spot today by calling 979.764.6371 or emailing mrodgers@cstx.gov.

Ages 55+ • $18 • Thu. • Nov. 9 • 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • Houston NRG Center

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Join us as we fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children this holiday season. Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, will deliver the shoeboxes to those living in extreme poverty, or affected by war, disease and natural disaster. Shoeboxes will be provided. To view a complete list of recommended items, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. For more information about this event, call 979.764.3779 or email awilliams@cstx.gov.

Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Nov. 8 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

**NEW** THANKSGIVING DAY REHEARSAL DINNER 
We’re testing our Thanksgiving recipes! Join us as we host a potluck Thanksgiving celebration. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. We will provide the turkey! Reserve your spot by calling 979.764.6351 or email mrodgers@cstx.gov.

Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Nov. 17 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

AGE OF ELEGANCE BANQUET
Enjoy an evening of fashion and fellowship! Refreshments will be provided. Interested in modeling for the fashion show? Email awilliams@cstx.gov or stop by the Lincoln Recreation Center before Nov. 30 to sign up.

Ages 50 + • Free • Sat. • Dec. 9 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
You’re invited to enjoy holiday treats, browse information tables highlighting available programs, take photos Mr. and Mrs. Claus and more.

Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Dec. 13 • 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.

Marci Rodgers
Senior Services Coordinator
979.764.6371, mrodgers@cstx.gov

Annie Williams
Senior Program Supervisor, Lincoln Recreation Center
979.764.3779, awilliams@cstx.gov

 

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