Activities & Classes

4th of July Craft: Brenda will guide us step-by-step through the process of making a charming and patriotic door decoration. We’ll bring all the supplies and tools. You just bring yourself. $4 for members/ $8 for non-members

Advanced Healthcare Directives: Debra from Hospice of the Foothills will help each of us create a document that lets healthcare providers know what care we want if we can’t make decisions for ourselves. FREE

Art with Jeannie: Jeanie Kennedy, co-owner of The Artist Workshop will lead us through the steps of a beginner art project $5 for members/ $10 for non-members

Avoiding Scams: Our local expert from the Nevada County government will teach us about the latest email, phone, and internet scams so we can be ready to protect ourselves and our information. FREE

Basic Spanish: Learn and practice beginning conversational Spanish in a relaxed and supportive class. $3 for members/$6 for non-members

Beginning Memoir Writing: Writing your whole life story can be daunting, but published memoirist, Nanette Jordan, will show us how to start small by capturing the most compelling moments our lives. We will practice writing down the standout episodes, turning points, and meaningful events. 1.5 hours – $4 for members/$8 for non-members

Beginning Watercolors: If you’ve seen all the gorgeous things that can be done with watercolors and have been wanting to give it a try, now’s your chance. $5 for members/$10 for non-members

Bingo: A simple game of chance with fun prizes. Hosted by Cascades, Freedom Hospice, Golden Empire, and Rhonda’s Aftercare – FREE (no charge for cards)

Board Games: Casual social gathering to play whatever board games you enjoy. Just bring yourself. We’ll make sure you have someone to play with. FREE

Board Games with Kids: Help out local teens by joining them in some screen-free fun. We’ve got Jenga, balloon volleyball, Taboo, chess, corn hole, Scrabble, Set, and more. You can learn a new game, teach a new friend, or challenge a fellow expert. 2 hours FREE

Botanical Craft with Kids: If you’re into science, plants, art, or reading, this project is for you. Come help some local middle schoolers learn about plants then make a botanical bookmark to take home. FREE

Brain Body Balance: Strength and mobility exercises led by local physical therapist, Tara Kelly, designed to improve balance and brain function – $6 for members/$12 for non-members

Bridge: A complex card game that challenges the mind. This group is for folks who already know how to play but if you’d like to learn, let us know and we’ll schedule a lesson. FREE

Bunco: A fun and social dice game that is fast-paced and easy to learn. Total beginners welcome. $2 for members/ $4 for non-members

Center Open House: This is your chance to tour the new Senior Center, meet some of our staff and program facilitators, ask questions and find the programs that are right for you. Open to visitors 10 am to 4 pm FREE plus attendees receive a free class pass

Coffee Social: A casual gathering for conversation and making new friends, hosted by Atria of Grass Valley FREE

Cooking with Kids: Whether you’re twelve or eighty-two, it’s easy to get bored with the same old lunch. Mix it up by learning how to make a colorful salad, a high-protein dip, and a delicious summer dessert while working alongside local students. We’ll provide all the supplies. 1.5 hours $4 for members/ $8 for non-members

Decoupage Craft: Victoria will lead us in a simple craft project involving cutting paper and glueing it artfully to a handy refrigerator magnet or coaster. We provide all the supplies. 1.25 hours $4 for members/$8 for non-members

Dog Training and Snuggles: Dog training is mostly about training the owner, so this event is for humans only please. We’ll learn about how to train our dogs, then hang out with adorable therapy dogs after that. 1.5 hours $3 for members/$6 for non members

Drawing with Pastels: Local artist, Gayle Baker, will teach us some basic pastel drawing skills and guide us through the steps to complete a sunset picture. No experience needed. $4 for members/ $8 for non-members

Gentle Seated Exercise: Our most beginning-level exercise class, perfect for those who have difficulty standing and those who are healing injuries and want to rehabilitate cautiously. The movements increase mobility, comfort, circulation, and strength. $4 for members/ $8 for non-members

Gin Rummy: This card game was all the rage in the 1940’s and Shannon learned it from her grandfather. Now it’s your turn to learn. No experience necessary. $2 for members/ $4 for non-members

Historic Building Talk: Jesse Connor will share photos and stories from three of his biggest historic home restoration projects. 2 hours with breaks $2 for members/$4 for non-members

History Treasure Hunt with Kids: Local middle schoolers are coming to the Senior Center to learn about history from people who experienced it firsthand. If you lived through a major historic event like the moon landing, the advent of rock and roll, or the invention of computers, call us so you can share the story in a way no history book can. 1.5 hours FREE

Ice Cream Social: Haley from Crystal Ridge is bringing some 1950’s style ice cream sodas and music. Bring your friends, neighbors, kids, grandkids for a mid-summer cool treat FREE

Knitting and Crochet Social Group: A fun opportunity to stitch with others, converse, share creative ideas, and make some new friends. Bring the project you’re working on and your own supplies. 1.25 hours. FREE

Line Dancing: Nicole will put on the country music and teach us some dance routines to go with them. These are low-impact moves but great exercise and a lot of fun. $8 for members/ $16 for non-members

Live Music: Our community is filled with great musicians and you don’t have to stay up late to hear them! 7/11 will be Guilty Saints playing rock, blues and Americana, 7/18 is Carol Meals playing folk favorites with the option to sing along, and 7/25 is The Stamp Mill Stompers playing Dixieland. $4 for members/ $8 for non-members

Mah Jong: Mah Jong is a fun and popular game that tasks you with solving a tile-matching puzzle before you run out of moves. Beginner’s table with guidance available on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. 2 hours FREE

Poker: Janice from Golden Empire is an excellent Texas hold ‘em teacher and, in no time at all, will have us drawing, folding, betting, and bluffing. No cash involved, just playing for chips and treats. FREE

Qi Gong: Elizabeth with lead us through gentle movements, visualizations, and breath patterns to heal the body and calm the mind $4 for members/$8 for non-members

Reader’s Theater: Peter from Partners in Care invites everyone with a flare for the dramatic to come get to know a short play, choose roles, and read it as a group in character. No experience needed. 1.5 hours $3 for members/ $6 for non-members

Recycling and Food Waste Talk: The rules about recycling change frequently, so Lori from Waste Management is going to get us up to date on what can be recycled and what can’t. Next, she’ll teach us about the new food waste composting program. 1.25 hours FREE

Senior Lunch: A delicious meal with fresh seasonal ingredients served family style so you can chat and make new friends. $3 suggested donation for seniors 60 years and older, $7 fee for guests under 60. Member discounts do not apply to meals.

Tech Talk: Basic lessons in how to operate your phone, tablet, or laptop, led by patient, supportive teachers. We begin with a presentation on a skill like changing your password, taking photos, or cleaning out junk email, then it opens up to questions and general coaching. Bring the device you’d like to practice on. FREE

Transformational Art: Led by artist and psychologist, Dr, Nanci Shandera, this class invites us to both discuss and create artwork that inspires us and helps us uncover our creativity. No art skills needed. Everything you make is perfect because it’s made by YOU! $5 for members/ $10 for non-members

The Mystery of Dreams: In this class, we’ll discuss why dreams are really important. From where do they arise? Are there secrets to interpreting them? How can we dive deeper into the process? What are the best ways to record them? Bring a mystifying dream and learn what it’s telling you! $4 for members/ $8 for non-members

Travel Slideshow – Costa Rica: Follow Emily on a journey through mountains, jungles, rivers, and beaches. Learn about the the best spots and some travel tips for planning your own adventure. $2 for members/ $4 for non-members Walking Club: A casual, social stroll from the Senior Center through the surrounding neighborhood FREE

Women’s Circle: The Women’s Circle offers senior women a safe, caring space to come together in community and conversation. In addition to sharing our wisdom, and the joys and challenges of our lives, we will also explore topics and issues of interest to the group. 1.5 hours FREE

Yoga for EveryBody: An alignment-based class focusing on balancing flexibility and strength with breath awareness and relaxation techniques. Use of props and modifications are encouraged to personalize the experience. $5 for members/$10 for non-members