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 Sept_Oct 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, August 27 - October 1 and October 8 - November 19 (NO Class on Nov. 5)

Watercolor Painting with Penny Reasor on Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon, September 15 - October 20

Craft Classes

Class size is limited! Materials included.

Instructor: Tammy Johncox


September Class - Thursday, September 11,  9:30 - 11:30 a.m. -  Class will be making 4 - A2 size cards with envelopes (birthday, thank you, it's fall and a anytime or get well).  You will learn and use a variety of techniques ink and chalk as an accent, "Flower soft", embossing folders, thin dies with a Big Kick machine and hand punched circles.  Registration required before Sept. 4 by calling 983-9422.  Cost is $15.00 per person with a 10 person limit, with all materials included.

October Class - Thursday, October 9, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Class will be making 2 - "spooky" cards with envelopes and a Halloween themed pillow style gift/candy box. All materials are included. Registration is required before Oct. 3rd by calling 983-9422.  Cost for this class is $15.00 per person with a 10 person class limit.

November Class - Thursday, November 20, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 We will make a holiday card/with envelope, with a decorated gift bag that holds a set of 4 special embellished Christmas gift tags.  Cost for this class is $15.00 per person with a 10 person class limit. 
The December class offering and pricing will be displayed at this class and you can pre-register that day.  Class will be held on Thursday, Dec. 11, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. with a 10 person class limit.   

Scrapbooking Table Time

Work on your own Scrapbooking and Paper Craft projects – Mondays, 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM. Cost: $2.00/members $5.00/non-members, per person per day. Tables/chairs are already set up no moving or bringing your own!  Electric and WiFi is available.  Non-members can prepay $20.00 for 4 sessions and get a 5th free!  Call 983-9422 for more information. 


Paper Bead Jewelry

To be announced – stay tuned!


Crochet Class

TBD class with Jone Trost will be returning in 2014.


Arthritis Exercise

TBD for Spring


Basic Zumba Evening Class

Evening class at ESC!  Certified Zumba instructor Kellie Gooch offers a Basic Zumba class beginning Thursday, September 11 - October 30, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Join the dance party and get moving it's a great way to exercise.  Comfortable clothes and shoes required.  The 8 week session is $40.00 at the first class - or - pay as you go $6.00 per class.  You don't have to be a great dancer to enjoy the music and movements.  So come out and get your fitness started!  You can call 983-9422 to pre-register.


Tone, Stretch and Balance

Class meets each Tuesday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
Cost is $45.00 every 2 months or $5.00 per session - paid directly to instructor - Drop-ins welcome!

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! 


One-on-One Computer Assistance for Laptops

By appointment only with Bo Harding. Call the center at 983-9422 and schedule 2 - 1 hour sessions. Cost is $30.00.


AARP Driver Safety Course

Thursday and Friday, October 23 $ 24, 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!  No prior bridge experience for this class - beginners ONLY.  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 and will include handouts.  Pre-registration is required as seats are limited.  Class will meet on Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 PM., September 17 - October 22.  Call 983-9422 to register.  

Level 2 Class (for those who have played some bridge regardless of how long ago) - Fall class is TBD.


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. 

OCTOBER TRIP
When: Thursday, October 16
Where: North Georgia, Tallulah Falls and Foxfire Museum
Depart:  7:30 a.m.  Return: 7:30 p.m.
*Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.*
Cost: $80.00/Members and $90.00/Non-Members
**This trip must be paid and confirmed by October 8, 2014**

 “Georgia on my Mind”
This exciting trip takes you to the Mountains of North Georgia “where views are endless and autumn is breathtaking!”  You’re first destination is the charming “Cupboard Café” in Dillard, GA where your special lunch is more than a dining experience…it’s a wholesome expression of hospitality.
The Tallulah Gorge State Park is an autumn scenery must with some of the more magnificent views and waterfalls in the country.  Instead of hiking to those falls and into an ancient 1000 ft. gorge, you can visit them from the comfort of a theater with the convenience of an award winning film.  You’ll want to spend a little time exploring the fascinating exhibits in a fabulous Interpretive Center.
You’ll make a quick stop at Tiger, GA at the famous “Goats on the Roof”.  This place is “better seen than described” and is loads of fun (and the largest and nicest of it’s kind).  You’ll have the opportunity to get “up close and personal” with the goats and for only fifty cents you can feed them…if you wish.
“Foxfire” is the name a High School English class picked, in 1966, for a student produced magazine they chose to create, containing stories and interviews gathered from elders in rural Appalachia.  People of the Southern Appalachian region are often referred to as “hillbillies” but the student’s who complied materials for The Foxfire Magazine, portray the culture of the mountain people differently.  They see them as “a proud, self sufficient people with simple beliefs, pure joy in living and a rock solid faith.”
A series of “Foxfire” Books, which quickly became a national phenomenon, began producing royalties and, from this, came the “Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center” in Mountain City, GA, where your guided tour is sure to evoke memories of a bygone ere.  You won’t believe what a group of students have created, all dedicated to preserving their heritage and a unique American culture for generations to come!
Throughout this BIG DAY of AUTUMN FUN, you’ll make fascinating discoveries, enjoy a wonderful lunch and see spectacular scenery as you travel through the beautiful North Carolina and Georgia mountains on a carefully-planned trip that celebrates the colors and excitement of the autumn season.  Since it’s a fairly long day, you’ll have comfort stops en route, plenty of snacks, bottled water and entertainment.  Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes, bring a jacket and expect this “Fall Fling” to be the best ever!  Register early so you don't miss the bus!  Call 983-9422 for more information and to register.

DECEMBER TRIP
Where: Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre “Holiday Spectacular”
When: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Depart: 8:00 a.m.
Return: 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $85.00/members and $95/non members
**This trip must be paid and confirmed by Dec. 8, 2014**
Back by popular demand: The Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre is a state of the art German themed theatre nestled in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia.  This luxurious theatre promises a wonderful stage production and excellent dining experience – perfect combination for celebrating the holiday season.  Seating in the comfortable padded chairs where you can relax and enjoy a fabulous four-course holiday feast which goes from appetizer to dessert, prepared by the theatre’s in-house chef.
After savoring every bite of your first three courses…the show begins.  You’ll become completely immersed in this Broadway-caliber musical production titled, “Holiday Spectacular”.  This magical show is filled with all the Christmas songs you know and love as well as dazzling dance numbers and beautiful costumes.  This fun filled holiday production also features a breath-taking Nativity Scene which is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.  During the show’s intermission is the time to enjoy a very special dessert and visit the beautiful Edelweiss Gift Shoppe – a good time to look for that one-of-a-kind Christmas gift for the hard to buy for people in your life.
Bottled water along with snacks for breakfast and supper will be available on the coach.  Entertainment will be provided en route and mid-trip “comfort stops” will be made both morning and afternoon.  Every part of this trip is about taking the day off, having FUN and celebrating the most wonderful time of the year…without feeling the hustle and bustle of the season.  Think of this as a much needed 12-hour mini-vacation where you can expect to laugh, sing, play, eat, drink and be merry as you become totally absorbed in the Spirit of Christmas!



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 - LEAGUE RESUMES IN SEPTEMBER- 1st league meeting Monday Sept. 15th at Noon.
  • 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 and Thursday at 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday Party Bridge every Tuesday 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.