SENIOR PROGRAMS

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-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  The center publishes a 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 delay open until 10:00 AM.  If Maryville City Schools are closed, Everett Senior Center will also be closed.

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Day Trips provided by Mountain Memory Tours are scheduled 3-4 times a year. All trips leave the center between 7:30-8:30 AM and return between 6:30-8:30 PM.  One multi-day trip per year is also scheduled.  Contact the center at 983-9422 for trip details.
  • Work on your own Scrapbooking and Paper Craft Projects – Mondays, 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM.  Cost: Free for Members, $2.00 for Non-members.
  • Quilt/Craft Group meets every Tuesday from 12:00-3:30 PM.  Bring your project and join the fun. $2.00 Table fee for non-members.
  • BeeHive Knitting Group meets every Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Knowledgeable and friendly group meets to sit and knit twice a week.
  • Join us for Potluck the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM. Bring a dish to share and join in the fun! Drinks are provided. Reservations are not required and there is no charge to play Bingo.
  • Oil Painting Classes with Barbara Goddard – Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Cost: $60.00/Members, $75.00/Non-members per 6-week session. Contact the center at 983-9422 for class dates.
  • Watercolor Classes with Penny Reasor – Mondays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Cost: $60.00/Members, $75.00/Non-members per  6-week session. Contact the center at 983-9422 for class dates.
  • Drawing Classes with Yichen Reneau – Mondays, 12:30-3:30 PM. Cost: $60.00/Members, $75.00/Non-members per 5-week session. Contact the center at 983-9422 for class dates.
  • Tone, Stretch & Balance Class meets every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 PM. Cost: $5.00 per class.
  • Tai Chi – Introductory Beginner Classes held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00-9:45 AM  Advanced Beginner from 9:45-10:30 AM. Participants can expect to improve their balance, flexibility, strength, coordination and concentration, all while enjoying a pain free, calming and relaxing activity. Instructor: Mary Pope. Cost: $5.00 per class paid directly to the instructor.
  • Mid-Week Music – Musicians and Singers are here, AUDIENCE welcomed! Join us every second & fourth Wednesday of the month. Enjoy a free musical showcase of singers and musicians with acoustic instruments featuring local hidden talent from right here in East Tennessee! Light refreshments served. Check-in at 9:30 AM with performances from 10:00-11:30 AM. Our MC is Ed Harper of BMH Senior Services.
  • Walking Club – Meet Greg and walk 1/2 mile to 1 mile, Tuesdays at 9:30 AM.  Free.
  • Additional annual events include: Pool Tournament, Patio Party, Chili Cook-Off, Ice Cream Social, Cook-Outs & more.  Please call the Center at 865-983-9422 for dates and times.

DANCING

  • Ballroom Dancing meets every Wednesday – Free group lesson from 1:30-2:30 PM, with more dancing after lesson to CD music from 2:30-3:30 PM (partner not required - casual dress).
  • Live Band! Ballroom Dances are held the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month 7:00-9:00 PM. Cost: $6.00 per person (pay at side door).

EDUCATIONAL & OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Free Blood Pressure Screenings offered monthly. Please contact the center for specific dates.
  • Driver Safety Course – Call for dates. Cost: $15.00 for AARP Members, $20.00 for Non-members.
  • Diabetes Seminar – Every second Thursday of each month from 1:00-2:30 PM. Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? Are you diabetic and have unanswered questions? If you answered yes, or just want to learn more about the disease, then join us for a Sweet Spot session hosted by Lowes Drug Store Pharmacists. Anyone is welcome to attend.

CARDS & MISCELLANEOUS GAMES

  • Partnership Pinochle (Double deck) "Cutthroat" style all day every Tuesday and Thursday - drop in and play anytime during the day beginning at 8:30 AM.
  • Hand and Foot every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 AM.
  • Party Bridge every Tuesday at 9:30 AM.
  • Canasta every 2nd & 4th Thursday at 9:30 AM.
  • Duplicate Bridge – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 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.
  • Mahjong – 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday of the month, 12:00-3:45 PM - a solitaire matching game that uses a set of mahjong tiles rather than cards.
  • Wii Bowling - Leagues bowl every Monday at various times between 9:30 AM – Noon.
  • Scrabble every Wednesday from 9:30 AM – Noon.
  • Mexican Train & Chicken Foot Dominoes every Friday from 9:30 AM – Noon.
  • Billiards Room open daily.
  • Ping Pong every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2:00-3:45 PM.

RENTAL FEES

The Senior Center is available to rent during non-programmed hours. A contract, two-week notice, and $100.00 cash deposit are required for all rentals.

Large Multi-Purpose Room

1-50 People

$50.00 per hour (3 Hr. minimum/$150.00)

51-75 People

$75.00 per hour (3 Hr. minimum/$225.00)

76-100 People

$100.00 per hour (3 Hr. minimum/$300.00)

Additional Hours

$50.00 per hour

*Rental time includes set-up and clean-up. Example: A 3-hour event will need to be a 4-hour rental to include 30 minute set-up time and 30 minute clean-up time. Please call 983-9422 for availability and additional information. Members receive a 10% discount off rentals.

The Parks and Recreation Commission does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information or disabling condition in employment opportunities or in the provision of parks and recreation services.