Activities

Therapeutic Recreation programs provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to enjoy activities through recreation, leisure and play. Our programs are designed to enhance the overall health and wellness of persons with special needs. TR programs allow participants to showcase their talents and abilities through various recreational opportunities.

Registration for fall programs is open and will remain open as long as spots are available, or classes begin. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis on the postmarked date on the registration envelope or by walk-in.

For more information, contact us at Dunbar Community Center, 545 North Upper St. You may also contact Brent Claiborne by emailing bclaiborne@lexingtonky.gov or calling (859) 288-2908] or Jill Farmer by emailing jfarmer2@lexingtonky.gov or calling (859) 288-2928. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Lexington Parks & Recreation is committed to safety, as our community works to protect residents from COVID-19. In accordance with state government and CDC guidelines, select Therapeutic Recreation events will be offered through a Zoom meeting format or in-person as noted.

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Monthly Calendar 

Activities

Drama Group

Martha Meehan will instruct this lively and creatively dramatic program. Explore and showcase your creative talents. 

Dates: Wednesdays, October 12 – November 16
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane
Ages: 13 and over
Cost: $50 or $40 with scholarship
 

Social Artworking 

A canvas-painting program using expressive arts. Participants recreate art from a template using their own interpretation and medium. 

Dates: TBA 
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Ages: 14 and over
Cost: $10 per class date


Canvas Painting Class

Limited to 20 people

Spend your afternoon with us exploring the art of canvas painting. Each session will cover a different seasonal theme that students will paint on canvas to create a take-home project. All painting supplies will be included.

Dates: Thursdays, September 22, October 27, November 17 and December 15.             
Time:
4 – 6 p.m. 
Location: Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson Street
Ages: 12 and over
Cost: $40


Music Class – You Can Uke!

Limited to 10 people.

Learn to play the Ukulele as a group with a performance at the end of the program. Join us for a fun, music-filled class led by Music Therapist Nora Veblen, MM, MT-BC. Ukuleles will be provided.

Dates: Thursdays, September 8 – December 15
No class: October 20 & November 24
Times: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson Street, 2nd floor
Ages: 18 and over
Cost: $50 or $40 with scholarship


Music Class – TR Rock Band Practice 

Limited to 10 people.

This is your chance to be part of the TR Rock Band! This is a new program where we will learn to play a different musical instrument and begin developing our own TR Rock Band. Instruments will be provided. 

Dates: Thursdays, September 8 – December 15
No class: October 20 & November 24
Times: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson Street, 2nd floor
Ages: 18 and over
Cost: $50 or $40 with scholarship


Art Class

Limited to 20 people. 

Have fun with us as we create and complete different art projects.

Dates: Fridays, September 9 – October 28
Times: 3 – 4 p.m.
Location: Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St., 2nd floor
Ages: 14 and over
Cost: $25 or $20 with scholarship
 

Zoom programming

We are happy to continue to provide select programs through a virtual format using Zoom. Use the meeting and passcodes provided below to connect with us.
 

Storytime

Join us as we continue to explore the various books and the adventures they provide.

Dates: Please refer to the monthly calendar 
Time: Please refer to the monthly calendar 
Cost: Free
Zoom Meeting Code: 792 754 5495
Zoom Passcode: TRzoom

Cooking Together

Join us on Zoom along with guest chefs to cook a delicious meal or dessert together. We will share easy-to-follow recipes for the group.

Dates: Please refer to the monthly calendar 
Time: Please refer to the monthly calendar 
Cost: Free
Zoom Meeting Code: 792 754 5495
Zoom Passcode: TRzoom

Bingo

Bingo is a fun and interactive Zoom program featuring a different theme each week. Certificates provided to game-winners.

Dates: Please refer to the monthly calendar 
Time: Please refer to the monthly calendar 
Ages: 13 and over
Cost: Free
Zoom Meeting Code: 792 754 5495
Zoom Passcode: TRzoom

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