Recreation

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

Arts and Crafts

Activities are offered on a rotating basis. Please check newsletter for current offerings.
All classes listed below require pre-registration and material/equipment fees for each seven week session.
(*Indicates classes that do not require pre-registration or fees.)

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 1 – 2 finished paintings.

Advanced Handbuilding – Build on your current handbuilding skills. Must have completed Beginning Handbuilding.

Advanced Water Color – Explore techniques introduced in the beginner class at a more in-depth and faster pace.

Basic Drawing – This class will explore the fundamentals of drawing with graphite pencil. Students will work with paper images and still life objects to develop their skills.

Basic Piece Quilting – Learn beginning quilting on the sewing machine and complete a small log cabin quilt. Basic sewing machine skills necessary.

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.

Ceramics Painting – Get creative with ceramics. Materials for your first piece 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.

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

Chorale – A fun, friendly group get-together to sing folk, popular, patriotic, Broadway and movie favorites. No experience necessary.

*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.

Eat. Weigh. Move – Learn to eat healthy, move more and meet your weight loss goals with this interactive workshop.

Experimental Acrylic – This class will explore various techniques and painting styles on various materials with a range of tools. Acrylic painting is not a prerequisite.

Handbells – Join us to make beautiful music using handbells. No experience necessary.

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.

Mosaic – Create a colorful mosaic plaque of your own design to take home.

*Open Art Studio – Open studio time is available to work on individual painting and drawing projects. Please bring your own supplies.

Open Pottery Studio – Students must have completed Pottery I or Handbuilding I to get the extra practice you need in this open studio. Attendance is limited to one time per week per person.

Pastel Still Life Class – Students will learn how to make oil pastel drawings by direct observation. 

Piano I – If you ever wanted to play the piano but never did or stopped playing as a child, this is the class for you! Come and learn the basic piano skills and have fun doing it!

Piano 2 – Build on the skills you learned in Piano I. Must have completed Piano I before taking this class.

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.

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.

Quilting Applique – Sewing decorative cloth shapes onto background material. Basic sewing machine skills necessary.  

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.

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.

Sew Much Fun III – A continuation of Sew Much Fun II. Build on current skills.

Watercolor Painting – Come learn and experiment with the watercolor painting process.  Students will expect to walk away with 1 – 2 finished paintings.

 

2018 Class sessions and registration dates

Registration Date – Tuesday, August 7
Session 4 – August 13 – September 28 (No class Monday, September 3 for Labor Day)

Registration Date – Tuesday, October 2
Session 5 – October 8 – November 30 (No classes November 19-23 for Thanksgiving week)

Cards and Games

Join in anytime.

Bid Euchre A variation on the card game Euchre. 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 and Checkers - 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.

Intermediate Bridge – For intermediate level players. Open to all but availability is based on number of players and groups present.

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

Pickle ball – Is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Our outside court and equipment are available to all participants. Sign out equipment at the front desk.

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

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.   

Trike Program

Borrow one of the three available trikes, Dolly, Jerry Lee or Elvis, and ride around the park behind the Senior Center. Get exercise while enjoying all the park has to offer. Please see the front desk to check out a trike and helmet for 30 minutes at a time.

Dolly – 24" Traditional Trike
Weight limit 250lbs.
Built with comfort, stability, durability and practicality in mind!

Jerry Lee – 24" Sun Bike Cargo
Weight limit 500lbs.
This trike is oversized with heavy a duty frame and tall handlebars.

Elvis – 24" Sun Hand Trike
Weight limit 300lbs.
This trike is hand powered with three speeds to choose from and a long wheelbase that makes for easy rider transfer.

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