Senior Adult Activities


The Everett Senior Center (ESC) is a multi-purpose recreation center for adults over Age 50 located at 702 Burchfield Street in Everett Park in Maryville.  Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  The center publishes a bi-monthly newsletter/calendar of activities, which is included in the annual membership fee of $15.00 per year for an individual or $25.00 per year per couple.  A printable brochure and our current newsletter is available below for your convenience.  For more information you may call us at 983-9422.

The Center's Inclement Weather Policy: If Blount County Schools are closed, the center will open at 10:00 AM.  If Maryville City Schools are closed, the center will open at noon.


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Newsletter Mar_Apr 14.pdf



Mid-Week Music Program

 

AARP Meeting



Oil Painting Class



ESC Class Schedule:


Art 

Art Classes consist of 6 sessions

Cost: $60.00/Center Members, $75.00/Non-members

Oil Painting with Barbara Goddard - Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon, March 12 - April 16

Watercolor is back!  Join new instructor, Penny Reasor on Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon, March 10 - April 14

Craft Classes

Class size is limited! Materials included.

Thursday, March 20 & Thursday April 17

9:30-11:30 AM

Cost: $10.00  Call 983-9422 to pre-register.

Instructor: Tammy Johncox

The March class will make an easel-style card with a small box for candy.  At the April class, "Ready for Summer",  we will make three A2 size cards, but creatively folded for something different; a different easel-style card, a triangle card and a "twisted" card.  All cards will include matching envelopes.

Work on your own Scrapbooking and Paper Craft projects – Mondays, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cost: $5.00 per person.


Operation Write Home

Our first Operation Write Home was a great success!  Our next date to support the troops will be an inter-generational event tentatively scheduled Tuesday, July 15th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Contact the center at 983-9422 for more details.


Paper Bead Jewelry

To be announced – stay tuned!


Crochet Class

TBD class with Jone Trost will be returning in 2014.


Arthritis Exercise

Tuesdays, March 18 – April 22
10:00-11:00 AM

Cost is $20.00
Space is limited so sign up early!

University of Tennessee Extension- Blount County is happy to report it is again time for the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program! During this 6-session program, we will cover a series of gentle movements, exercises, and activities designed to increase your mobility and range of motion. This year the course will feature new exercises and new activities! The AF Exercise Program is unique in that it encourages you to work at your own level of comfort. If an exercise is too difficult to master, you are encouraged to modify the positions until it becomes easier. Please call 982-6430 to register.

Tone, Stretch and Balance

Class meets each Tuesday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
Cost is $45.00 for March and April.
Please call 983-9422 to register.  

Join the fun! Certified instructor Kay shares a great yoga workout for seniors.  If you would like to improve your fitness and stamina this class is the one for you!  This ongoing class will provide an opportunity to increase flexibility, balance, strength, and range of motion using seated and standing yoga positions. Give the next class a try! 


Computer Class for Laptops

Meets for a total of three (3) 2-hour sessions in February.  The course is designed for those with laptops. Beginners I/II class for those just starting out and Windows 8 Class for those with the newer operating system. You will need to bring your laptop and note paper to all classes. Some hand-outs will be provided. 

Class size is limited so register early!  Call 983-9422 to register.

Instructor: Donnie Morton.

Beginners I/II -  9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
April 14, 21 and 28

Windows 8 Class – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 
April 14, 21 and 28

Cost: $60.00/Members, 75.00/Non-members and includes a 1-year membership to the center.


AARP Driver Safety Course

Thursday and Friday, April 10 & 11, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Limited space is available.  Cost is $15.00/AARP members and $20.00/Non-members.  Safe drivers 55 and older may receive a discount on their automobile insurance upon completion of this course.  Certificate provided and no final exam necessary.  Please call 983-9422 to register.


Beginning Bridge Lessons for Fun

6-week course to get you started!  Learn the Standard American System taught by an ESC volunteer.  If you would like to learn the game for fun with low stress, come join this beginner class. Cost is $12.00 for the session.  Pre-registration is required as seats are limited.  Class will meet on Wednesdays, RESCHEDULED - NEW DATE IS TBD, 1:30-3:30 PM.  Call 983-9422 to register.


Travel

Day Trips

**Cancellation Policy: We are very sorry but due to the pre-pay requirements of the travel service and the center, refunds are not possible less than 2 weeks prior to trip date. 

 
Our next day trip is scheduled for Thursday, April 10 to Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, NC.  We'll depart at 8:00 a.m. ant return at 7:30 p.m.  *Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.*  Cost: $90.00/Members and $95.00/Non-Members

There is no better way to celebrate the beauty and blooms of spring than at the magnificent Biltmore Estate in western North Carolina! This splendid 250 room mansion is the largest private home in America and is one of the most popular tour destinations in the country. This luxurious and elegant mountain retreat (better described as a castle) was built by George Vanderbilt and presented to his family and friends in 1895 after almost seven years of construction.

You’ll be inspired as you explore this grand French Renaissance estate with displays of priceless original art, 16th century tapestries, antique furniture and a Library with 10,000 volumes. The estate contains cultural treasures from around the world, with over 70,000 original objects open to public view. Biltmore boasts a Banquet Hall with a 70 foot ceiling, an indoor pool and a bowling alley ~ all telling stories and illustrating the lives of the Vanderbilt family, their guests and their employees.

The annual “Biltmore Blooms” Festival is taking place so you’ll want to stroll through or take pictures of the beautiful gardens and incredible landscaping, designed by Frederick Olmsted, famed creator of Central Park in New York City. The garden is filled with dogwoods, redbuds, azaleas, daffodils, tulips and much more, all waking from winter rest. Springtime's beauty will create memories to last a lifetime! There will be lots of good snacks and a wonderful mid-afternoon meal included.

Join us for a day of breathtaking scenery, stunning beauty and a whole lot of fun!

IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING TRIP:
  • Please remember to go prepared for a moderate amount of walking and standing. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. A light wrap that can be tied around shoulders or waist when it isn’t needed is a good option. Ladies, please do not carry a heavy handbag – a small purse (with only the essentials) is best and especially one with a shoulder strap that can be worn cross body. (You can always take an additional tote with “extras” to be left on the coach during your tour.) Clothing with pockets also extends your capacity for taking items of convenience or necessity.
  • The mansion tour is SELF-GUIDED but audio equipment can be rented (for an additional $10.70 per person) and will take about 2 hours providing and in depth guide to the estate.
  • The mansion has an elevator going only to the second floor. Stairs must be used to access the third and fourth floors and the basement level.
  • Absolutely no pictures are allowed inside the mansion. You are welcome to take unlimited pictures out of doors.

Membership Benefits!

Recreational Activities

  • Recreational art group meets each Monday.
  • The first Thursday of each month enjoy Potluck and Bingo which starts promptly at 11:30 AM, bring your favorite dish to share.
  • AARP Blount County Chapter #2296 meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday at Noon with meeting and light luncheon.
  • Quilt/Craft Group meets each Tuesday, 12:00-3:30 PM.
  • Wii Bowling - Leagues bowl each Monday at various times - call for more information 983-9422.  Substitutes are needed also! Demo day on Friday March 7th, 9 a.m. to Noon - come and learn to play - try it out at your own pace!  
  • Scrabble every Wednesday from 9:30 AM - Noon
  • Mexican Train & Chicken Foot Dominoes every Friday from 9:30 AM - Noon
  • Bunco meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 1:00 PM
  • Billiard Room open daily.

Dancing

  • Ballroom Dancing meets every Wednesday - Free group lesson starts at 1:00-2:00 PM with more dancing after the lesson to music on CD from 2:00-3:00 PM (partner not required - casual dress)
  • Band Dances are held the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of each month, 7:00-9:00 PM (Pay at the door).
 

Card and Miscellaneous Games

Our card groups can always use new players - don't hesitate to drop by!

  • SEEKING NEW PLAYERS! Partnership Pinochle (Double deck) "Cutthroat" style all day every Tuesday and Thursday - drop in and play anytime during the day (starts at approximately 8:30 AM).
  • Hand and Foot every Tuesday at 9:30 AM
  • Miscellaneous Cards every Thursday at Noon (various card games are played--group choice)
  • Tuesday Party Bridge every Tuesday at 9:30 AM
  • Rook every Thursday at 9:30 AM
  • Canasta every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 9:30 AM
  • Duplicate Bridge Monday, Wednesday & Friday beginning at 10:00 AM, must have partner, call 983-9422 for more information
  • Rummikub every Thursday 1:00-3:30 PM - a tile game for 2, 3 or 4 players at a time.

Musicians and Singers are here, AUDIENCE Wanted!!!

Join us for "Mid-Week Music" every second Wednesday for this monthly event for singers and musicians with acoustic instruments. Check-in at 9:30 AM with performances to begin at 10:00-11:30 AM. Our MC is Ed Harper of BMH Senior Services, assisted by Beverly Sherrod. Enjoy a free musical showcase featuring local hidden talent from right here in East Tennessee! This event is sponsored by BMH and Everett Senior Center.