All classes require registration, Center membership is required: must show current membership card at registration. Please feel free to come and observe any class. Refunds for missed classes must be requested from the instructor.

Classes

La Bella Lingua 

Advanced - Fridays at 1:30 pm

Advanced class will resume on 9/10

Everyone is welcome. There is no fee. The only expense is to buy your own books. The classes are informal and enjoyable. We have fun as we learn to read, write and speak the beautiful language. Ciao! If anyone is interested they can send John Alfano an email at jalfano@nycap.rr.com or call him at 518-881-8985 for for further information.

First Monday Book Club

First Monday of the Month,10 am

All Center members are welcome to join our monthly sessions. For each meeting, please read the book and be prepared to join the discussion.

      9/13: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

      10/4:  We Must be Brave by Frances Liardet

      11/1:  Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

      12/6: Nantucket White Christmas by Pamela Kelley

Silver Threads Quilters

Thursdays, 1-3 pm

We are a group of friendly, mentoring ladies who share threads of wisdom and create works of art. this year our group has made quilts to donate to Camp Erin, a camp for bereaved children. Also, some of our generous members made hats, mittens and scarves to give to the camp for the cold Adirondack nights. Everyone is welcome. There is no fee. 

Knitting and Crocheting

Tuesdays, 1 pm

 

Join us anytime! If you are a knitter or crocheter, stop by to meet some new friends. Want to learn either skill. We will get you started. New members welcomed!

Senior Center Photographers

Thursdays, 10 am

Activities include taking photo trips to local sites, sharing slides and prints, demonstrating the capabilities of a photo-editing program on the Center's computer, and discussing any aspect of film or digital photography. Free to members. Come check us out some Thursday.

Cribbage

Fridays, 10:00 am

Please join us in the library for fun, laughter and cards. If you don't know the game, we will teach you.

Mah Jong

Wednesdays, 9:00 am

Anyone who knows the game is welcome to join us. We have the game boards or you can bring your own.

Card Playing

Mondays and Thursdays, 12:30 pm

We play bridge, pinochle, canasta, Hand-and-foot card games and more. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends. Generally, foursomes are established and seldom have openings for drop-in players. If interested, stop by the front desk and add your name to the list of new interested players, indicating the game(s) of your interest. Then follow up with people on the list to establish new groups of play.

Duplicate Bridge

 Tuesdays 12:30 

 

 

Pickleball

Mon, Wed, Fri 4 pm

Novice Play is scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays except where noted on calendar. Questions? Leave a message at the desk.

 

Oil, Acrylic & Art

Fridays, 10 am - 1 pm

See instructor, Dani Morette, for fees and schedule. Whether a beginner or an experienced painter, you can learn new techniques or brush up on what you already know. Bring your own supplies for your intended new creation. Paint whatever you  desire. Certified by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the instructor, Dani Morette, will provide guidance on color mixing technique and application.

Tai Chi Practice 

Tuesdays, 9 am, in person

Thursdays, 9am, via Zoom

We are a small group of tai chi enthusiasts who meet weekly to practice and maintain our skills. We warm up gently, with easy stretches. We practice Dr. Paul Lam's Sun form that is taught in the MVP class at the center (Tai Chi for Arthritis). We also practice the popular Yang 24 form, and a Wu-style form. We end with Qi Gong, stationary movements with deep breathing. Offered to members only at no cost. You are welcome to join us, whatever your level of skill.

Stampin' Up Card Workshop

First Tuesday of the month at 12:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of creativity and paper crafting fun. Materials and instruction are provided to make four greeting cards. Sign up in advance at the Front Desk. Please make checks payable to the instructor, Brigid Meyer. 

Cost: $10.00 per class. Please bring your own adhesives to class, or contact instructor ahead of class if you need to purchase them.

Upcoming dates:  10/5, 11/2, 12/7

 

Paint with Peggy

Wednesday, Sept. 1st & Oct. 6th: 9:30 - 2pm

Please bring a bag lunch. Cost $45 per class

Sign up in advance at the front desk. If you have any questions, please call Peggy 518-925-2238. Please include a phone number with your information in case there is a last-minute change. Masks required for those unvaccinated.

Sept.1st: Night Watch

This is a monochromatic painting. Using only black and white, Peggy will teach the students on how to use color value to create the scene of an owl in a tree silhouetted against distant mountains. This is a great painting for beginners. The result is always dramatic, and students tell me this is their family's favorite!

Oct. 6th: Distant Mountain Sunrise

In this painting, it seems as if you are standing on a hill looking toward distant mountains where the first rays of sunrise are just beginning to appear. Peggy will explain and demonstrate how to create distant mountains, and rolling hills with a river in the valley between the hills. You can create this magical scene with a few brushes and a limited palette of colors. Let Peggy show you how!

Writers Group

Mondays, 10:30 am

New Group for established writers to share their work. It there is interest among members, a small publication may be put out to showcase the writings.  For questions, please leave a message at the front desk for Deanna Desira.

Watercolors with Mary 

Monday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

9/13, 10/2, 11/1, 12/6

Complete an entire painting during this class. List of supplies you need to bring with you are available at signup; paper provided. Sign up at the front desk in advance and make checks payable to the instructor, Mary Fekete. 518-384-3393. Fee $6.00

Haven’t played bridge for a while? No problem! No duplicate bridge experience is necessary. This is a friendly game. Sign-up starts at 12:15 and play begins promptly at 12:30. Join us with your partner. If you need a partner or have any questions, please contact

Ruth Armbruster at 518-399-7871 or Anne Bishop at 518-372-7254.