Newport activity guide fall 2013
Fall / Winter 2013 activity guide and calendar for the Newport Recreation Center.
EDUCATIONOPPORTUNITIES BOOK CLUB 3rd Wednesday of each month, 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Come and find out what new book is being read, and join in the discussion. This is an on-going group that likes to share their latest reading discoveries. 19 LE CLUB FRANCAIS Wednesday, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. “Parlez vous, francais? Oui, un peu.” Come and enjoy this group to listen as well as practice speaking this wonderful romance language. Tuesdays, 10:30 am. Join our talented instructors, Leona Butler and Fanny Drew in this creatively fun class. Make personal works of art to share with family and friends. This class is free and materials are provided. NEW! LUMOSITY Mondays and Thursdays, 11:15 am Lumosity is an online interactive program designed by neuroscientists to improve the brain’s core cognitive functions. Through a progressive series of fun and colorful games and visual exercises, participants can experience a measurable improvement in the way they feel and think. Each participant will have access to their own private account to monitor their individual progress, prior computer experience is necessary. Join us for an hour every Monday and Thursday at 11:00 am to see for yourself how this program might be of benefit to you. Space is limited, so please call (541) 265-9617 to reserve your spot. COLORED PENCIL CLASS Tuesdays, 12:30 pm. Shirley Steinhauer will help folks explore colored pencil art. This class is free and all supplies are included. Let your imagination fly. COMPUTER INSTRUCTION Mondays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Face the future with savvy and skills! Come learn the basics, polish what you know, and develop new skills to use this wonderful technology available to us. Develop your capabilities in this informal setting with others learning step-by-step instruction in using programs like Microsoft Word, print documents, sign-up and use e-mail, send attachments, and other skills to help you enjoy computers! Class size is limited.. Please call 541-265-9617 to register. There is no fee for this class. QUIDDLER Thursdays, 11:00 am. Improve cognitive function with this free class. Quiddler is played by making words from playing cards. Have fun and exercise your mind at the same time. DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Wednesdays, 6:00 pm & Fridays at 1:15 pm, and each 2nd Saturday at 11:00 am. Come enjoy a friendly session of bridge. Duplicate bridge is the most widely used variation of contract bridge in club and tournament play. It is called duplicate because the same bridge deal (i.e. the specific arrangement of the 52 cards into the four hands) is played at each table and scoring is based on relative performance. In this way, every hand, whether strong or weak, is played in competition with others playing the identical cards, and the element of skill is heightened while that of chance is reduced. This is a great game to keep your brain in shape. Watch for lessons in your area. READERS THEATRE Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Writers/Readers Theatre is an ongoing activity at the 60+ Center that involves participants writing their own stories, then preparing them for presentation in a Reader’s Theatre format. Writers do not have to read, although stories are read to one another at each weekly meeting, while preparing for the quarterly performance. Pick up a copy of their newly published book, “Memoirs,” available at The 60+ Center. WATERCOLOR CLASSES Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 pm. Class size is limited to 5. Instructor, Shirley Steinhauer is your multi-media-talented art instructor. Always wanted to try watercolors? Well, no time like the present to learn some basic skills with lots of encouragement. Free. KNITTING GROUP Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 pm. Crafty fun for all ages, male and female. Knitting is a great tool to keep your fingers limber and your mind sharp, while enjoying the company of other knitters, usually working on a community donation project. Supplies abound, so come and join in on any Tuesday afternoon. This group is led by Barbara Hendrix who has years of teaching experience. Free. COMPUTER OPEN LAB Come practice your new skills from class. Lab attendant available for all your questions. Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES CARD MAKING/PAPER PLAY LEGAL DAYS Third Thursday of each month. Individual appointments available with local attorney, Stacey Mealer. Please call the 60+ Center to sign up. Stacey specializes in wills, trusts, and estates. There is no charge for this service.