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Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.6371
We offer a variety of senior programming for ages 55+ at three facilities within College Station. The Lincoln Recreation Center, Meyer Senior and Community Center, and Southwood Community Center serve as a gathering space to participate in fun activities such as line dancing, arts and crafts, book club, and more. 

WINTER & SPRING SCHEDULE

    MEMBERSHIPS
    Memberships may be used for senior programming at the Southwood Community Center, Meyer Senior and Community Center, and the Lincoln Recreation Center. Memberships are good for one calendar year from the date of purchase. Programs marked “membership” are free with a senior membership.

    ANNUAL
    Resident • $25
    Non-Resident • $30

    DAILY
    Resident • $2
    Non-Resident • $3
    LINCOLN RECREATION CENTER
    ADDRESS: 1000 Eleanor St.
    PHONE NUMBER: 979.764.3779
    CLOSED: Dec. 20-Jan. 3 & 17, March 18, April 15-17 & May 30

    WEEKLY

    FITNESS CENTER & WALKING TO OLDIES
    Use the treadmill or elliptical or get your steps in by walking outdoors under the covered pavilion while listening to oldies music. The fitness center is equipped with cardio machines, a weight-training circuit, single-station machines, and a complete range of free-weight equipment, including benches, barbells, and dumbbells. 

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9-10:30 a.m.

    COFFEE & CHAT
    Join friends for a cup of coffee and discuss current events.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9-9:30 a.m.

    TABLE GAMES
    Enjoy a variety of board games, cards, dominoes, and spades.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    HOT LUNCH
    A healthy, well-balanced lunch is provided daily and is available through curbside pick-up. Enjoy the meals with the approved client intake form.
     
    Ages 60+ • Free • Mon.- Fri. • Weekly • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.  

    SCRAPBOOKING 
    Our circle of creative crafters preserves memories in a fun and creative way. Participants must bring their supplies.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon. • Weekly • 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

    BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING & SELF CHECK PRESENTATION
    Receive a free blood pressure check and learn how to better take care of your health courtesy of a Nurse’s Touch.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 9-10 a.m.

    BODY & BRAIN GAMES
    Have fun while exercising your fine and gross motor skills.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 11-11:45 a.m.

    FOREVERSIZE 
    The class is specially designed to encourage healthy lifestyle practices. Exercises accommodate all abilities and focus on building strength, balance, and endurance.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 10-11 a.m.

    BINGO • REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 979.764.3779
    Test your luck and meet new people with a friendly game of bingo. Prizes are awarded to winners.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Weekly • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Weekly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    MONTHLY

    MOTIVATIONAL MOMENTS
    Hear inspiring words that motivate, encourage, and stimulate your mind.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Thu. • Monthly • 9-10 a.m.

    SOUL LINE DANCE CLASS

    Line dancing is a fun, exciting way to dance your way to good health. Learn line dancing steps to old school and R&B songs while burning calories.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st & 3rd Fri. • Monthly • 10-11 a.m.

    BE WELL, LIVE WELL • REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 979.764.3779
    The program on healthy aging by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension shows you how to reduce your disease risks, engage in a healthy lifestyle, increase your cognition, and enhance your physical abilities. Each session features a different topic. 

    Ages 55+ • Free • 4th Thu. • Monthly • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTIES
    Celebrate monthly themed birthdays with fun activities using your motor skills.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Last Fri. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    ARTS & CRAFTS • REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 979.764.3779
    Experience the benefits of arts and crafts as you stimulate your senses, boost your mood, and spark positive memories. Each class has an engaging and fun theme. 

    Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Dec. 1, 8, & 15 • 9:30 -11 a.m.

    AN EVENING OF STARS HOLIDAY BALL 
    Experience a night of sophistication with friends. Dress to impress and enjoy listening and dancing to soulful sounds from a local live band. Refreshments are served. Admission is $5 per person, and registration isn’t required.

    Ages 55+ • $5 • Sat. • Dec. 11 • 6-9 p.m.

    VALENTINE’S DAY SOCIAL • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    Celebrate love and friendship with a day of a day of fun and fellowship. Activities include a fashion show, entertainment, dancing, light refreshments, door prizes, speakers, and more. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 4, by emailing idavenport@cstx.gov or ckoenig@cstx.gov. Interested in modeling in the fashion show? Call 979.764.2670 by Jan. 28.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Feb. 11 • 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    SENIORS NIGHT OUT: THEMED PARTIES
    Revel in an evening of dancing and games dressed in themed attire. Dance to the oldies from the 60s to the 80s, or play a game of cards or dominoes. Light refreshments are served.

    Ages 55+ • $2 • Fri. • March 11 • 7-9 p.m. • St. Patrick Day
    Ages 55+ • $2 • Fri. • April 22 • 7-9 p.m. • Spring Fling

    EASTER FUN & GAMES
    Enjoy fellowship and Easter-themed activities and games.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • April 14 • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    CINCO DE MAYO ARTS & CRAFTS • REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 979.764.3779
    Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with festive arts and crafts taught by Jani Rodriquez. To register, call 979.764.3779 or email idavenport@cstx.gov by Monday, May 2.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • May 5 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.

    MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION • REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 979.764.3779
    Celebrate mothers with a light lunch, entertainment, and door prizes. You can also shop affordable clothing and accessories from Ginny’s Boutique. RSVP by Friday, April 29 by calling 979.764.3779 or email idavenport@cstx.gov

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • May 6 • 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    MEYER SENIOR & COMMUNITY CENTER
    ADDRESS: 2275 Dartmouth St.
    PHONE NUMBER: 979.764.2670
    CLOSED: Dec. 20-Jan. 3 & 17, April 15-17 & May 30

    WEEKLY

    42 DOMINOES
    Play the national game of Texas, 42 Dominoes. Novices and experienced players alike enjoy this trick-taking game.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    SIT & FIT
    Enjoy a gentle exercise that features fat-burning aerobics and weightlifting using a chair for support.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon., Wed., & Thu. • Weekly • 12-1 p.m.

    GAME NIGHT 
    Play games with your friends in a relaxing, after-hours environment.  

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

    RUMMIKUB
    Rummikub is a 2-4 player game that combines elements of the card game rummy and the tile game mahjong. Players create groups and runs of numbers using high-quality, durable tiles. This fun group of seniors is always looking for new players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    JAMBOREE LINE DANCING
    Experienced and advanced line dancers are invited to learn new dances.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. & Fri. • Weekly • 9-10 a.m.

    INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING
    A fun way to challenge your line dancing ability or gain another hour of dancing. Previous line dancing experience and knowledge of basic steps are required.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 2-3 p.m.

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

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 12:30-3 p.m.

    HAND & FOOT CANASTA
    Learn to play a fun card game that’s enjoyable for all levels of players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 1-4 p.m.

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

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    MAH JONGG
    Mah Jongg is a game of strategy, skill, and calculation. Learn the basics with skilled players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 1:30-4:30 p.m.

    TAI CHI
    The class is an entry-level Yang-style Tai Chi course with students of varying skill levels. More knowledgeable students learn Form 16. Beginners learn basic foundational movements until they’re ready to join the more experienced students in learning Form 16. Course material includes balance and flexibility improvement, movement guidelines applicable to all Tai Chi styles, and Yang style Tai Chi movements, which can be adapted if a participant has physical limitations.  

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    LEARN TO PLAY 42
    Become a pro at this classic domino game through weekly educational sessions with seasoned pros.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    LEARN TO PLAY MAH JONGG
    Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation. Learn the basics of the game with skilled players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    BINGO
    Grab your cards and get ready to shout “Bingo!” before you claim your prize each Friday. Winning isn’t guaranteed, but having fun is. Join us on the last Friday of the month for Birthday Bingo! We will celebrate with cupcakes and a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to celebrate any birthdays that month.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 12-1 p.m.

    SATURDAY SENIOR SOCIAL: FOOTBALL, PING-PONG, & GAMES
    Enjoy an afternoon of coffee with friends playing games, table tennis, dominoes, and card -- or kick back and watch a football game together.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Sat. • Weekly • 1-4 p.m.

    MONTHLY

    SHANGHAI RUMMY 
    Shanghai is a card game based on Gin rummy and a variation of Contract rummy played with 3 to 8 players. It is also known as California rummy. This is a new program and all players or those wishing to learn are welcome.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 1st & 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

    MEYER BOOK CLUB
    Members discuss books with a librarian from the Bryan+College Station Public Library System. The book type and librarian facilitator rotate each month. Visit bcslibrary.org/book-clubs for more on book selections.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 2nd Wed. • Monthly • 10-11:30 a.m.

    BASIC JEWELRY MAKING 
    Learn to make basic earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, or repair broken jewelry. Instructors Joe, Linda, and Betty offer expertise and guidance. Participants are encouraged to bring beads.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 2nd Thu. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    OPEN ART TIME
    Grab your art supplies and enjoy an unstructured environment to work on artistic projects with your peers. This is also a great time to learn from other who are interested in the same art.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 2nd & 4th Thu. • Monthly • 2-4 p.m.

    SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE
    The committee addresses the needs of older adults in College Station and offers program and activity suggestions to the Parks and Recreation Department. Members must be 55+ and College Station residents. Visitors are welcome.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Last Thu. • Monthly • 10-11 a.m.

    MOVIE & POPCORN
    Enjoy films and popcorn with friends. 

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 3rd Fri. • Monthly • 1-3 p.m.
    SOUTHWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER
    ADDRESS1520 Rock Prairie Road
    PHONE NUMBER: 979.764.6351
    CLOSED: Dec. 20-Jan. 3 & 17, April 15-17 & May 30 

    WEEKLY

    BEGINNING LINE DANCE 
    The fun workout is filled with energizing routines with great music and is designed to teach beginners the steps and terminology of line dancing.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon., Wed., & Fri. • Weekly • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    FOREVERSIZE
    The class is specially designed to encourage healthy lifestyle practices. Exercises accommodate all abilities and focus on building strength, balance, and endurance.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Weekly • 1-2:30 p.m.

    BIRTHDAY BRUNCH
    Join your friends to celebrate monthly birthdays with fun activities and light refreshments.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Last Mon. • Monthly • 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

    SPRING DANCES
    Enjoy an evening of dancing with fun themes and groovy music. Light refreshments are available.
    No registration is needed.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Jan. 21 • 7-9 p.m. • Winter Wonderland
    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • March 18 • 7-9 p.m. • Spring is in the Air
    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • April 22 • 7-9 p.m. • Roaring Twenties
    OTHER FACILITIES
    EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCHEONS • REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY BEFORE LUNCHEON
    College Station’s Historic Preservation Committee and Parks and Recreation Department present monthly lectures about our community’s history. Attendance is free, but lunch is $7 per person. Lunch reservations are required by the Friday before the luncheon. Call 979.764.3486 or visit rectrac.cstx.gov or a parks facility to reserve your lunch. Payment is required at registration.

    All Ages • $7/lunch • 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Larry J. Ringer Library

    Dec. 15 • “Stories and History of the Singing Cadets” by David Kipp
    Jan. 19 • “My First War: Reflections on Operation Enduring Freedom 2001” by David Fujimoto
    Feb. 16 • “Women in Texas: The Good & Bad” by Jan Devereaux
    March 16 • “Aggie Sports” by Dave South
    April 20 • “The Bush Library” by Warren Finch

LINKS

SENIOR CALENDAR
Daily activities and events for seniors: Link (PDF)

SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPLICATION
The Senior Advisory Committee is made up of College Station residents ages 55 or older and members serve a two-year term: Link

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