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, April 17
Session 2 – April 23 – June 8 (No class Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day)

Registration Date – Tuesday, June 12
Session 3 – June 18 – August 3 (No class Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day)

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.   

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