By Eric Magana
One of the advantages of life mastery is having more time to try things … just for the fun of it! Socializing, increased activity, and companionship are bonus rewards to trying new things. Here are 10 fun things to get out and get going in College Station and Bryan.
Note: The first eight events welcome adults 55 and older. Memberships fees include one-day entries where College Station residents pay $2, and non-residents pay $4. Annual memberships are $25 for CS residents and $30 for non-residents, according to Marci Rodgers, senior services coordinator for The City of College Station Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, visit the Southwood Community Center or call (979) 764-6351.
Line Dance Workshop For Beginners
Adults are invited for a free workshop held from 10:30am to 11:30am on the first, second, and third Monday of each month at Southwood Community Center. Learn the steps and terminology that go with line dancing. No registration required.
A fun way to exercise, an instructor is present at the Southwood Community Center from 10:30am to 11:30am on Tuesday and Friday. Classes are free. Step to the hottest tunes while enjoying a great aerobic workout.
Classic Country and Bluegrass Jam Session
For those who enjoy classic country or bluegrass style music head out to the Southwood Community Center for live tunes from 1:30pm to 3:30pm every Tuesday. Anyone who plays a string instrument is also invited; all levels are welcome to this free event.
Movie and Popcorn
Every third Thursday of the month at the Southwood Community Center join or make new friends while enjoying newly released films with popcorn – all for free from 1pm to 3pm.
Learn How to Play 42 Dominoes
Not familiar with the game of 42 dominoes? Come to free weekly sessions every Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am to learn. Held at the Southwood Community Center, this “National Game of Texas” is also played every Thursday from 9am to 11:30am to challenge beginners and experienced players.
Fridays from 9am to 11am at the Southwood Community Center join others to play bridge. The game is played with a standard 52-card deck with no jokers; players who sit across from each other form a partnership of North-South and East-West. Beginners and experienced players welcome; no partner is required.
Bingo and Birthday Celebration
On the last Friday of each month join friends as birthdays are celebrated with cake and bingo. Prizes are awarded. Location is the Southwood Community Center from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm come out and enjoy a variety of games among friends at the Southwood Community Center. Open games feature a mixture of card games, 42 dominoes, Mahjong, and other games.
Presented by the City of Bryan Parks and Recreation Department, the following culinary classes are held at James Earl Rudder High School in Bryan. Preregistration is required by visiting www.bryantx.gov under Parks and Recreation/Special Programs and Classes.
October 11, the Rudder High School culinary café will host lessons on grilling different types of food. Cost of attendance is $30 for residents and $35 for non-residents. Classes are 6pm to 8pm To register, visit www.bryantx.gov, click on Parks and Recreation, then Special Programs and Classes.
Flavors and Flavoring Class
Nov. 8, the Rudder High School culinary café will host lessons on different flavors and flavorings that go into different dishes. Test out your own flavors! Cost of attendance is $30 for residents and $35 for non-residents. Classes are 6pm to 8pm To register, visit www.bryantx.gov, click on Parks and Recreation, then Special Programs and Classes.
For more information on Grilling or Flavors classes, visit www.bryantx.gov, or call (979) 209-5528.