Recreation

Lexington Senior Center is home to various recreation activities for senior adults.

Arts and Crafts

*Acrylic Painting – Experiment with the acrylic painting process. Learn how to paint in layers with acrylics through hands on demonstrations. Students can expect to keep 2-3 finished paintings. Pre-registration is required.

Adult Coloring – Awake your inner child! This is an opportunity to slow down and lose yourself in the simple art of coloring. Coloring sheets and colored pencils are provided.

*Basic Piece Quilting – Learn beginning quilting on the sewing machine and complete a small "Log Cabin" quilt. Pre-registration required.

*Beginning Handbuilding – Learn several techniques of making pottery by coil building and pinching. Students will hand paint their clay projects and fire them in a kiln. Expect to take home 3 -4 pieces. Pre-registration is required.

*Advanced Handbuilding – Build on your current handbuilding skills. Must have complete Beginning Handbuilding. Pre-Registration is required.

Open Art Studio – Open studio time is available to work on individual painting projects. Oil paints and your first canvas are provided. Participants provide your own brushes. An instructor is available to help you with your projects.

Ceramics Painting - Get creative with ceramics! Your first ceramic piece, paints and kiln are provided. An instructor is available to help you with your projects.  

*Charcoal Drawing – Learn how to make your very own charcoal drawings. Students will be taught the basics of drawing objects and people. Pre-registration is required.

China Painting – Use your creativity by painting on china. We provide paint, a kiln and your first china piece. An instructor is available to help you with your projects.

Craft Class – A variety of fun, easy and seasonal crafts. This class is offered quarterly and pre-registration is required.

*Handbuilding– Learn several techniques of making pottery by coil building and pinching. Students will hand paint their clay projects and fire them in a kiln. Expect to take home 3 -4 pieces. Pre-registration is required.

*Instant Artist – Are you interested in painting but have no experience? This is the class for you! Join us with instructor Rose for step-by-step instructions on painting a masterpiece in one sitting. Pre-registration is required.

Chorale – A fun, friendly group get-together to sing folk, popular, patriotic, Broadway and movie favorites.

Crochet/Knitting for a Cause– Participants crochet hats and lap quilts for area chemo-therapy patients. No experience necessary. Patterns and instruction will be provided.

Handbells – Join us to make beautiful music using handbells. No experience necessary. Pre-registration is required.

*Mosaic  – Create a colorful mosaic plaque of your own design to take home. Pre-registration required.

*Pastel Still Life Class – Students will learn how to make oil pastel drawings by direct observation.  Pre-registration is required.  

*Piano I & II – Learn to play the piano or refresh skills you already have while you awaken new brain cells and play a fun instrument.  Pre-registration is required.

*Pottery I – Come and learn how to make pottery using clay and a pottery wheel. You will learn how to “throw”, form and glaze your very own piece of pottery. Pre-registration is required.

*Pottery II – This is a continuation of beginning pottery. Come advance your skills and learn new ones. Students must have taken beginning pottery to sign up for this class. Pre-registration is required.

*Pottery III – Advance your pottery skills even further in the continuation of the Pottery II class. Keep what you make! Pre-registration is required.

Open Pottery Studio – Students must have completed Pottery I or Handbuilding I to get the extra practice you need in this open studio.   

*Quilting Applique – Sewing decorative cloth shapes into background material. Basic sewing machine skills is necessary. Pre-registration is required.

*Sew Much Fun I – Learn or renew your basic sewing skills. Students will be sewing a fun project for themselves while learning basic machine skills. Pre-registration is required.

*Sew Much Fun II – This is a continuation of Sew Much Fun I and students will build on their skills and work on projects for themselves and also a community service project. Students must have attended Sew Much Fun I or have good basic sewing skills. Pre-registration is required.

*Watercolor Painting – Come learn and experiment with the watercolor painting process.  Students will expect to walk away with 1-2 finished paintings. Pre-registration is required.

*These classes are offered on a seven week rotating schedule. Please see newsletter for class sign-up day.

Cards and Games

Bid Euchre A variation on the card game Euchre, which is a trick taking game played by four players in teams of two. Open to all, but availability is based on number of players and groups present.

Billiards – Open to all on a drop in basis. Tables, pool sticks and equipment provided.

Bingo – A game of chance in which players mark off numbers on a card as they are randomly called. Lots of winners and prizes.

Chess Instruction/Chess and Checkers Play - Come and learn how to play chess and feel free to stay and play chess and checkers with fellow participants.  All levels of players are welcome to play.

Hand and Foot – A card game in which a player has to get rid of all their cards. This game is a variation of Canasta, a type of rummy.

Mexican Train – A dominoes game won by placing all your dominoes in a single chain or "train." Lots of fun for groups of people.

Pinochle – A classic two or more player game. Players score by taking tricks and forming combinations of cards into melds.

Pickle ball – Is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite material to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to whiffle ball over a net. Our outside court and equipment are available to all participants. Sign out equipment at the front desk.

Standard American Bridge – The most common form of bridge. Open to all, but availability is based on number of players and groups present.

Table Tennis – Open to all level of players. Tables, balls and paddles are provided. Please check calendar for scheduled times.   

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