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Programs & Classes

  • Our Flower Arranging class will meet on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:30am in the Multipurpose Room. The class will be making vase arrangements with Spring flowers. If you have the “sweetheart vase” from the class last year please bring it with you. You will need ribbon and flower scissors. Susan will have vases for new students to purchase for $2.00. The cost for this class is $10.00 if you have a vase or $12.00 if you need a vase which is paid at sign up. Please bring ribbon scissors as well as flower stem scissors. We will be using a combination of fresh and artificial materials as well as using hot glue.
  •  Yoga Nidra is back! The class will be on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 3:30 – 4:30pm in Room 302. Call 392-8400 to sign up.

    Between the Covers Book Club will meet every first Tuesday of the month at 10:00am in the Card Room. Everyone is welcome. This month you will have the choice to read “12 Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup or “The Bitter Sea” by Charles N Li. Come and join us for the discussion of these books. “12 Years a Slave” is an unforgettable memoir that was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family – a wife and two kids. Then one day he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the deep South. These are the true accounts of his twelve hard years as a slave – many believe this memoir is even more graphic and disturbing than the film. His extraordinary journey proves the resiliency of hope and the human spirit despite the most grueling and formidable of circumstances. “The Bitter Sea” by Charles N Li is an unforgettable true story of a young man, his father, and his country. Born near the beginning of World War II, Li Na was the youngest son of a wealthy Chinese government official. He saw his father jailed for treason and his family’s fortunes dashed when Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists came to power in 1945. He watched from his aunt’s Shanghai apartment as the Communist army seized the city in 1948. He experienced the heady materialism of the decadent foreign “white ghosts” in British Hong Kong and starved within the harsh confines of a Communist reform school. Over the course of twenty-one tumultuous years, he went from Li Na, the dutiful Chinese son yearning for a stern, manipulative father’s love, to Charles, an independent Chinese American seeking no one’s approval but his own.

  • Our Bob Ross Style Painting Class will meet on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 10:00am – 2:00pm in Room 303 with instructor Jay Holdway. The cost is $50.00 paid to instructor the day of class and this covers all your materials. Please bring your lunch. You may sign up by calling 392-8400.

Flower Arranging Class

  • The “Melting Pot” cooking class will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11:30am. In this class you will learn how to make a variety of foods from different areas of the world such as; Chinese, Hispanic, Italian, French, Japanese, German, and even good ole Southern cooking. However, this time you will learn how to debone a chicken. Then you will create a dish out of chicken. We have knife sets available, but if you want to bring your own you can. You will also be given recipes to take home in class. This class will be $3.00 due at sign up and you will need to bring $2.00 the day of class. Sign up begins April 9.
  • Like to cook? Come join us for Cooking with Tracy on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:00am-1:00pm in the Lounge! This class will be limited to 10 people ONLY!!! The fee is $5 paid at sign up.
  • Calling all Mothers!!! We will be having a Mother’s Day Tea Party on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 11:30am – 12:30pm in Room 310. We will have tea samples from Rita Tate. Please bring your oldest or most unique teapot to share. The only fee is to bring a finger food to share. Sign up begins April 3, 2018.
  • Join us on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 for our Patriotic Picnic at Warriors Path State Park Shelter #5 from 11:30am – 1:00pm. The only fee is to bring a side dish. There will be food and entertainment. Sign up begins April 10.
  • Come and learn how to get “Red Cross Ready” for an emergency so you can weather a crisis safely and comfortably. The Center will be hosting an American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness class on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 10:30am – 11:15am in the Card Room. This class is free. Stop by the office or call 423-392-8400 to sign up now.
  • Come join us for Cooking with Tracy on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 11:00am-1:00pm in the Lounge! This class will be limited to 10 people ONLY!!! The fee is $5 paid at sign up.
  • Guess what!! The Center will be offering a new BEGINNER Flower Arranging Class on Monday, April 2, 2108 from 10:30am – 11:30am in the Multipurpose Room. The class is $10.00 paid at sign up. This flower arranging class is geared towards beginners or people who have only taken a couple of flower arranging classes in the past. Sign ups begin on March 1, 2018.
  • The Center presents Learn to make your own dog treats on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 11:00am – 12:00pm in the Lounge. In this class you will learn how to make your own dog treats. They are all natural and no preservatives. Come and have a good time. We will donate some treats to the animal shelter. Sign ups start on April 10. The class is $4.00.

Lynn View Programs & Classes

Spring Clean Your Appliances, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Doug Clark shows tips for hot water heaters and washers/dryers to help them run more effectively. Sign up by Feb. 16.

Card Making Workshop, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, March 26. Cost is $10 paid to instructor Lisa Pecorini and includes all supplies. Four cards will be made. Sign up by March 19. Class is limited to eight people.

Butterbean Auction, 12:30 Wednesday, March 28. Butter beans and prizes are sponsored by Visiting Angels. Bid on items with butter beans. Sign up by March 21.

 Eat Smart/Live Strong classes 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesdays, March 28 – April 18.Enjoy fun and lively activities with other participants! Learn ways to make smart food and exercise choices. Class facilitator will be Linda Jones, Ext Program Assistant II, TNCEP Sullivan County. Sign up by March 21.

Basic Scrapbook Classes will be held at Lynn View on Thursdays, April 2 – 26 at 12:30pm in the lounge. Cost is $25.00 paid to instructor Carmen Miox. All supplies will be provided. Bring pictures and picture album. Carmen will demonstrate during class how to use the cricket craft machine. Call Lynn view and sign up by March 26.

Holiday Leftover Potluck , 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 2. Enjoy a potluck lunch with your Easter leftovers followed by entertainment by Judy Farlow as “Mother Nature”. Call Lynn View and sign up by March 26.

Griefshare, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 3. Sherry York, bereavement coordinator with Avalon Hospice will talk about today’s society and grief including, the six myths of grief, how we grieve and is there hope in grief. Sign up by April 2.

Basic Scrapbook Classes 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 5 – 26 at 12:30pm in the lounge. Cost is $25 and paid to instructor Carmen Miox. All supplies will be provided. Bring pictures and picture album. Instructor will demonstrate how to use the cricket craft machine. 

Intermediate Drawing class, 10 a.m. – noon. Tuesdays, April 10 – June 19 in the cafeteria. Learn how to draw various animals. Participants must have previous drawing experience. Call and signup by April 4. Class is limited to 15.

Cooking with Chef Joe, 12:30pm. April 16 in the lounge. Chef Joseph McCray will facilitate the One Pot Pork Stir Fry. Copies of the recipe will be given along with a demonstration of the recipe and you will be able to try the food, so come hungry! This class will give you tips on cooking techniques for 1 person or 2 and will give ideas to keep you out of a food rut. Sign up starts April 2, class is limited to 10 participants.

Beginning Japanese Language classes will be taught in Room 303 on Friday’s beginning April 20 – June 22 from 10:30am- 12 Noon. Instructor is Chun Lee.

In these classes you will learn:

1 Introduction: Japanese sound system, how to memorize and type by alphabets (Romanization)

2 Katakana カタカナ & writing practice

3 Hiraganaひらがな 平仮名& writing practice

4 Chinese Characters / 漢字 かんじ kanji & writing practice

5 Numbers; colors; animals; food etc.

6 Greetings (please, thank you, sorry etc.)

7 Q Sentences (how, when, where, what, why…)

8 City names, country names etc.

9 Introduce yourself

10 Reviews and Practice

Cost is $50.00 for 10 weeks of classes. Please sign up by April 13. 

Memory Supporting Foods, 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 20. Program will be facilitated by Kaitlyn Cupples, ETSU Nutrition student.

A Spring time Card Making Workshop, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, April 23. Cost is $10 and includes supplies for four cards. Fee is paid to instructor Lisa Pecorini. Sign up by April 16. Limited to 8 participants.

Shirley Temple Day, 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 in the cafeteria. Shirley Temple drinks and light refreshments provided by Dominion Senior Living of Bristol. A Shirley Temple look-alike contest will take place and entertainment will be provided by Harry and Jan Rose Hall. Sign up by April 16.

A Butterbean Auction, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the cafeteria. Butter beans and prizes are sponsored by Visiting Angels. A butter bean auction is similar to bingo, just more fun because you bid with the butterbeans on items provided by the sponsor. Please call Lynn View at 765-9047 and sign up by March 21.

Home Care Resources, 11 a.m. Friday, April 27 in the cafeteria. Sponsored by Senior Solutions Home Care, information will be available to educate on issues that can financially help you stay in the home and possibly have no out of pocket expenses. Sign up begins April 2.

April Showers Bring May Flowers – Plant Swap, 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 30. Bring a plant to swap. Brookdale Rock Springs will be providing refreshments and small plants to give to all attendees. Entertainment will be provided by Renaissance Strings. Sign up begins April 2. 

Spring Artisan Fair, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. First floor atrium at the Senior Center. Everything from baskets to booties…..A wide variety of vendors and entertainment…SAVE THE DATE! 

Personal Training with Chris Hicks available by the hour or as a package. Call to schedule (423) 723-9967.

2018 Class Sessions

Session I

Week of January 8-Week of March 26

Session II

Week of April 9-Week of June 25

Session III

August 27- Week of November 12

Which Classes are Reoccurring Classes?

  1. Bob Ross Style Painting
  2.  The Melting Pot
  3. Cooking with Chef Joe
  4. Cooking with Tracy
  5. Flower Arranging Class
  6. Grief Share
  7. Between the Covers Book Club

Watercolor Class



WaterColor Class

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