Programs & Classes

Our Send Off Accreditation Luncheon marks the end of our process to become re-accredited. Re-Accreditation gives the Senior Center opportunity for more grants and financing to improve our center and your experience! The Northfork Catering Company and The Amazing Geezers will be there! All Members are welcome Please sign up.

If no sign up date is listed, then you are able to SIGN UP NOW.

Ballroom Dance – Private Lessons

M/F, 2:30-3:30pm. Contact Emily Matney, 423-579-0826.

 Rumba Ballroom Dance Classes, 1:30 – 2:30pm.  Monday’s and Friday’s, July 1 -15 | Room 302 | Cost: $80, paid at sign up.

 Bingo Prize Drive – July 1 – September 30th | Senior Center | Please bring NEW donated items to the front office for Bingo Prizes. Bingo is played every Thursday at 9am.

Beginner Yoga, 5:30pm, Wed, Jul 3 – Aug 7. This is a class for anyone who hasn’t stretched in a while. Cost is $25 paid at sign up that begins Jul 1.

 Flower Arranging Class: Sunflowers and Summer Fun! 10:30am – 11:30am. Thursday, July 11, 2019 | Multipurpose Room | $10 cash paid at sign up. Instructor: Susan Valentine. Please bring flower and ribbon scissors.

Acrylic Painting Class (6 weeks), 3-5pm. Thursday’s, July 11 – August 15, 2019 | Room 303 | Free. Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water soluble, but become water-resistant when dry. Taught by Michael Farrar.

Beginner Water Color Class (6 weeks), 1-3pm. Thursday’s July 11 – August 15, 2019 | Room 303 | Free. Instructor: Michael Farrar. Please pick up a supply list.

Senior Fest 2019 “Travel the 5 Regions of the United States”, 9am – 1pm. Tuesday, July 16 – Friday, July 19 | Senior Center | Free.

Tuesday, July 16: Little Italy Day (NorthEast)

9am: Grab-N-Go breakfast for 100 people (Atrium) sponsored by Comfort                                      Keepers

9:30am: DJ Nightmoves will host US Trivia and American Game Shows (Cafeteria)

9:30am: Movie “Eat. Pray. Love” (Lounge)

10am: Healthy Pasta Dishes Seminar (Card Room)

11:30am: Italian lunch sponsored by Elmcroft Senior Living for 100 people (Gym)

12:30pm: Door Prizes (Gym)

Wednesday, July 17: Southern Day (South Region)

9am: Big Southern Breakfast for 100 people (Biscuits and Gravy, Eggs, Bacon, and Fruit) (Gym)

9:30am: South County Fair with Fair Food Truck sponsored by Eastman Credit Union (Front Lawn)

9:30am: Movie “Water for Elephants” (Lounge)

10am: Snow Cones sponsored by Amedysis (Front Lawn)

10am: Identifying Poisonous Critters Seminar presented by Bays Mountain (Card Room)

11:30am: Grab-N-Go lunch for 100 people (Atrium)

12:30pm: Door prizes (Gym)

Thursday, July 18: Wild West Day (West)

8:30am: Grab-N-Go Breakfast for 100 people (Atrium)

9am: Bingo (Cafeteria)

9:30am: Las Vegas Casino Day “Blackjack, poker, craps, etc.” (Gym)

10:30am: Native American Educational Talk (Card Room)

11:30am: Barberitos Lunch sponsored by Kingsport Senior Center (Gym)

12:30pm: Door prizes (Gym)

*Note: More Daily Activities to be added!!

The Melting Pot – Cooking at the Farm, 11:30am – 1:30pm. Monday, July 29, 2019 | Gaited Brooke Farm | $5 paid at sign up. Taught by Donna Chmeilnik. This class is limited to 20 people. Sign up begins July 1.

Cooking with Tracy, 11am – 1pm. Monday, August 5, 2019 | Lounge | $5 paid at sign up. This class is limited to 10 people. Sign up begins July 8.

Beginner French, 11am – 12pm. Wednesday’s, August 7 – September 25 | Computer Lab | Fee: Purchase book and $56/person due first day of class. Book: Barron’s E-Z French by Christopher Kendris and Theodore Kendris (Can be purchased at Books A Million or Amazon). Ghyslaine (G for short) will bring France to you! Sign up began May 1st.

Outdoor Movie “Driving Miss Daisy”, 7pm. Friday, August 16 | Front Lawn | Bring a lawn chair. This movie is open to members and their families. Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy), an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her son, Boolie (Dan Aykroyd), arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman). Daisy and Hoke’s relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions. This classic movies is sure to bring back great memories! Please call 392-8400 or come to the front office to sign up.

Classic Car Show, 8am – 2pm. Friday, August 23 | Front Parking Lot | Bring your favorite or most unique car to display in the front parking lot. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded for best in show, most unique, and oldest. Open to public. Must sign up!

Beginner Clay, 10am – 3pm. Monday, September 2 – November 18, 2019 | Clay Room | $30 paid at sign up plus a $15 firing fee if you haven’t paid it already. Taught by Phillip Shivel. This class is limited to 16 people

and fills up fast. Sign up begins August 7.

Clay 101, 12-6pm. Tuesday’s, September 3 – November 19, 2019 | Clay Room | $30 paid at sign up plus a $15 firing fee if you haven’t paid it already. Susan will teach a 12 week class. The first 6 weeks will be more beginner and the last 6 weeks will be more intermediate level. You will do both hand building and wheel work in this class. Please pick up supply sheet at sign up. This class is limited to 16 people. *Fills up fast. Sign up begins August 7.

Intermediate Clay, 10am – 3pm. Wednesday’s, September 4 – November 20, 2019 | Clay Room | $30 paid at sign up plus a $15 firing fee if you haven’t paid it already. Taught by Phillip Shivel. This class is limited to 16 people and fills up fast. Sign up begins August 7.

2019 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
  8. Watercolor Painting Class
  9. Personal Training
  10. Card Making

Scrabble Day, 11am. Thursdays. Bring your lunch and a drink, enjoy a game of scrabble. No sign up required.

 Tai Chi for Arthritis, 12:30pm, Tues, Jul 2 – Aug 27 (No class on July 16). This is an evidence-based program that helps to improve balance, flexibility, and strength. It is also a great stress reducer. This class is appropriate for any ability, including those with balance or mobility issues as there is a seated version also. This is a beginner class for anyone wanting to learn tai-chi. Cost is $6 per class, paid to instructor: Rachel Dean, MPH, Family and Consumer Science Agent, TNCEP Sullivan County. Please sign up by 7/1.

 Beginner Yoga, 5:30pm, Wed, Jul 3 – Aug 7. This is a class for anyone who hasn’t stretched in a while. Cost is $25 paid at sign up that begins Jul 1.

 Intermediate Crochet, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Fri, Jul 5 – Aug 9. Cost is $20.00 paid to instructor.  Class is limited to 4 participants. Please call Lynn View and be signed up by Jul 3.

 Beginning Crochet, 11:00 –Noon, Fri, Jul 5 – Aug 9. Participants will use basic stitches and learn how to make a scarf and dish cloth.  Cost: $20.00 paid to instructor. Call Lynn View and sign up by Jul 3. Class is limited to 4 participants.

 Advanced Beginner Crochet, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Fri, Jul 5 – Aug 9.  Cost: $ 20.00 paid to instructor. Please call Lynn View and be signed up by Jul 3. Class is limited to 4 participants.

 Basic Home Repairs, 12:30pm, Tues, Jul 9. Doug Clark will show you how you can do basic home repairs without calling the professionals! Please sign up by Jul 3.

 Christmas in July, 10am-1pm, TH, Jul 11. Start your Christmas shopping early this year and join us as the Kingsport Senior Artisan Center hosts the first annual Christmas in July event at Lynn View Community Center, greeting cards, pottery, Tennessee Volunteer stuff, decorative hand towels, jewelry, leather items, baskets, framed art, paintings and more! Enjoy music by Suzuki School of Music at Noon. Hope to see you there!

 Antique Tool Day, 12:30pm, Tues, Jul 16. Bring your favorite antique tool to share, stump your friends on what it was used for; kitchen, gardening, farming, etc. Prizes for most unusual/oldest! Starting July 1, go on our Facebook page, be the first to guess correctly what the antique tool is for that week, attend this program and win a prize! Please sign up by Jul 11.

 Card Making, 11am, Mon, Jul 22. In the lounge. Our theme is “Christmas in July” and we will be making 4 holiday cards.  (It’s never too early to start thinking ahead!) Beat the heat as we play with wintry trees and snowflakes. Cost is $10, paid to instructor, and all supplies are included. You may bring a favorite adhesive and your scissors.  Sign up by Friday, Jul 19.

 Quick Summer Meals, 12:30pm, Wed, Jul 24. In the lounge. Join us for some refreshing ideas on summer recipes with Elizabeth Hall, R.D. Food City. Please sign up by Jul 17.

 Butterbean Auction, 12:30pm. Wed, Jul 24. 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 7/17.

 Sock Hop, 12:30pm, Mon, Jul 29. In recognition of National Dance Day join us for a sock hop. Bring a finger food to share and your saddle loafers! Please sign up by Jul 22.

 Ice Cream Sandwich Day, 12:30pm, Fri, Aug 2. Ice cream sandwiches sponsored by TownView. Entertainment by Harry and Jan Rose Hall. Please sign up by Aug 1.

 Biscuits and Bingo, 10:30am. Thurs, Aug 8. Biscuits and bingo prizes are sponsored by Crown Cypress. Come out and enjoy a biscuit and a fun game of bingo! Please call 765-9047 to sign up, limited to 50 participants. Please sign up by Aug 5.

 Pickleball is played in the gym at Lynn View on Mon, Wed and Fri from 9:00am – 2:00pm and on Tuesday/Thursday (sponsored by Parks and Rec) 9:00 am – Noon. Pickleball is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special Pickleball paddles, made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials. The ball used is similar to a whiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and whiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their mettle. Please sign in on the computer if you are 50 or older. *The second floor for walking and the gym will be closed for Summer Kids Camp through July 18*. Only available dates and times are as follows: Fri, Jul 5 – 12:30 – 2, Wed, Jul 10 – 12:30 – 2, Wed, Jul 17 – 12-2.

Personal Training with Juanita Churchwell available by the hour or as a package. Call to schedule (423) 571-9922.

 First Broad Street United Methodist Church

Total Body Workout: Monday, Wednesday and Friday in room 239 at 9:30am. Total Body workout consists of upper and lower body exercises that trim, tone and define muscle, while giving you a good cardio workout.


Piloxing: Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30am. Piloxing is pilates, boxing, and dancing that give you a great cardio workout.


Core Yoga: Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 -11:30am. Mat yoga. Includes breath, abdominal and arm strength building.


Yoga: Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30am – 12:00pm. Includes standing poses and gentle movements for strength and flexibility, each class ends with relaxation.


Colonial Heights United Methodist Church

Silver Sneakers Yoga: Monday and Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – Noon in the gym. Silver Sneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.


George Washington Apartments, Friendship Manor Apartments, Forest Ridge Manor Apartments, Kiwanis Towers Apartments: bi- annual activities such as bingo, birthday parties, educational seminars, blood pressure checks, etc.


Aquatics Center: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. lap swimming with your Senior Center membership card is free and you will receive a 20% discount on swim classes.

Juanita Churchwell available by the hour or as a package. Call to schedule (423) 571-9922.

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