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Southwood Community Center


1520 Rock Prairie Road, College Station TX 77845 -- map
Program Information
Ages: 55+
Program: Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed: May 28, July 4, July 26-29

Membership Fees
1-Day Entry: Resident $2, Non-Resident $4
Annual Membership: Resident $25, Non-Resident $30

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


WEEKLY ACTIVITIES 
A full slate of reoccurring activities are planned weekly at the Southwood Community Center for senior adults. Refer to the activities calendar below for complete details. Activities are free to those with a membership.

OPEN COMPUTER LAB
Utilize the computer lab whenever a computer class is not in session.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

BEGINNING LINE DANCE WORKSHOP
Workshop is designed to teach beginners the steps and terminology of line dancing.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. • Monthly • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

SIT & FIT
A gentle exercise that features fat-burning aerobics and weight lifting while using a chair for support.

Ages 55+ •Membership • Mon./Tue./Thu./Fri. • Weekly • 12-1 p.m.

FOREVERSIZE
This class is specifically designed to encourage individuals to adopt healthy lifestyle practices. We provide helpful tips on nutrition and exercise during meetings.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon./Wed./Fri. • Weekly • 1:30-3 p.m.

SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The committee’s purpose is to address the needs of older adults living in College Station and offers program and activity suggestions to the College Station Parks and Recreation Department. Members must be 55+ and current residents of College Station. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings.

Ages 55+ • Free • Last Mon. • Monthly • 9:30-11 a.m.

CLASSIC COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS JAM SESSION
All musicians, regardless of experience level, are welcome to join. Country and bluegrass music fans are also encouraged to attend.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

GAME NIGHT
Enjoy an evening of dominoes, cornhole, cards, board games and table tennis.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 7-9 p.m.

WALKING GROUP
Join us to get your heart rate up by walking with an instructor in a fun environment. Participants are encouraged to go at their own pace.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue./Wed. • Weekly • 8:30-9 a.m.

LINE DANCING
Looking for a fun way to exercise? Try line dancing! Dance to the hottest tunes and enjoy a low-impact, aerobic workout.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue./Fri. • Weekly • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

LEARN TO PLAY 42
Become a pro at this classic domino game during these weekly educational sessions.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 9-11:30 a.m.

MAH JONGG
Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy and calculation. This beginner’s class will teach the basics of the game.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 9-11:30 a.m.

42 DOMINOES
42 is often referred to as the "National Game of Texas." Beginner and experienced players are welcome.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 8:30-11:30 a.m.

MOVIE & POPCORN
Enjoy newly released films and popcorn with friends.

Ages 55+ • Membership • 3rd Thu. • Monthly • 1-3 p.m.

BRIDGE
Beginners and experienced players are invited to play! No partner needed.

Ages 55+Membership Fri. Weekly 9-11:30 a.m.

BINGO & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Join us as we celebrate birthdays each month with cake and bingo. Prizes awarded.

Ages 55+ • Membership • Last Fri. • Monthly • 1:30-2:30 p.m.


SPECIAL PROGRAMS


BEGINNER MIXED MARTIAL ARTS & SELF DEFENSE FOR SENIORS • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
This class is designed for beginners, and focuses on Taekwondo and Jujitsu principles. Participants are encouraged to wear loose clothing, tennis or water shoes and a yoga mat is recommended. Class size is limited. Register by calling 979.764.6351 or emailing kpeterson@cstx.gov.


Ages 55+ • Free • Tue./Thu. • May 1-Aug. 30 • 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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. Please make your reservation the Friday before the luncheon by calling 979.764.6351.

Ages 55+  • $7 • 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 20 • “College Station Library System” by Larry Ringer
July 18 • “Edith’s War” by Peter Witt
Aug. 15 • “History of the Eagle Newspaper” by Crystal Dupree

BEGINNING BRIDGE CLASS • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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. • June 4-25 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SUMMER DANCES
Enjoy an evening of dancing with a live DJ, door prizes and light refreshments.

Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • June 28, July 19 & Aug. 30 • 7-9 p.m.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL WITH COLLEGE STATION FIRE DEPARTMENT

Cool off with a free ice cream sundae and learn important safety tips from the College Station Fire Department.

Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • July 5 • 2-3 p.m.

WATERMELON SOCIAL WITH COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT
The College Station Police Department’s Community Enhancement Unit will share safety tips and awareness of the latest scams targeting the senior adult population.

Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Aug. 9 • 2-3 p.m.


CONTACT INFORMATION: 979.764.6351
For more information, call 979.764.6351 or visit the Southwood Community Center, 1520 Rock Prairie Rd.

Katy Peterson
Senior Services Coordinator
979.764.6371, kpeterson@cstx.gov


 

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