SENIOR FUN IN JUNE
Activities offer fun and learning for 55+ residents
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department invites area seniors (55+) to participate in upcoming activities at six locations. All programs and facilities are open to the public.
Potluck and Bingo
Monthly senior potlucks are a fun way to make new friends in the community. Please bring along a side dish or dessert to share, and we will provide the meat and drinks. After lunch, enjoy a game of bingo with prizes! Upcoming potlucks are: Wednesday, June 6 at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. (#11095); Tuesday, June 12 at the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr. (#11955); Wednesday, June 13 at the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd. (#11909). Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch begins at noon. The potlucks are free, but registration is required at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Book Club-Enrichment Center
The book club for seniors will meet Tuesday, June 5 at 2:00 p.m. in Studio 3 at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. The book club meets monthly to discuss their book of the month. At the June 5 meeting, “Mrs. Kennedy and Me” by Clint Hill will be discussed. This activity is free for all pass holders, and $1 general admission for the public. Please register for activity #11245 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Singing and Karaoke Club-Enrichment Center
If you like to sing for fun, join the fun at a new seniors (55+) singing club June 7 and the first Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. Beginners are welcome! The group will perform at senior events and other activities during the year. This activity is free for all pass holders, and $1 general admission for the public. Please register for activity #11146 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Day Trips-Longview Recreation Center
The first of three architectural tours begins June 7 with a trip to the Parthenon and lunch at Ted’s Grill in Nashville (register for #12007 before May 28). On July 19, the group will go to Ripavilla mansion in Spring Hill and lunch at Delta Bound (register for #12008, 6/11-7/13). Trips leave from the Longview Recreation Center in Spring Hill. The June or July trip is $15 per person and includes transportation and tour; any other purchases are Dutch Treat. Make your reservations at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Garden Club-Enrichment Center
If you like to garden, join other seniors every second Monday (June 11) from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a gardening group at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. Members will walk over to the community garden plots behind the center and learn or teach gardening skills by cultivating several plots. The group will offer its harvest for sale in the courtyard seasonally. This activity is free for all pass holders, and $1 general admission for the public. Please register for activity #11246 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Technology Classes-Enrichment Center
Need help with how to use your iPad, iphone, android phone or Facebook? Get up to speed in these classes: iPad/iPhone Beginners, June 13 and 14, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., $36 (#12172); Android Beginners, June 13 and 14, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., $36 (#12175). Classes offered at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. For registration, go to www.wcparksandrec.com.
Lunch & Learn-Enrichment Center
Learn about your health at a free lunch and learn, Monday, June 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. This free event will provide valuable medical information. The June topic is Sleep as we Age. Lunch will be included. Reservations are required before June 13 at www.wcparksandrec.com (#10986). Presented by Williamson Medical Center.
Brunch and Bowl-Enrichment Center
Let’s Brunch and Bowl on the third Tuesday of each month. Seniors (55+) will meet at the Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. and ride to Franklin Franklin Family Entertainment Center for bowling. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy lunch at various local favorites. On June 19, the group will eat at Puffy Muffin. (Register now for #11922 at www.wcparksandrec.com.) The cost of Brunch & Bowl is $3 for transportation; Bowling and lunch are Dutch treat. Return times will vary.
Senior Lunch Bunch – Enrichment Center
Let’s do lunch! Jump on the bus for a fun lunch outing once a month. We will leave from the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20 for a trip to 1892 in Leiper’s Fork. Lunch is Dutch treat, and transportation is $3 each. Space is limited to 12, so register now (#12002) at www.wcparksandrec.com. Registration for a July 18 trip to Amerigo opens June 20 (#12003).
Pickleball Clinics-Intermediate level
Registration will open June 25 for Intermediate level Pickleball clinics to be held July 24-August 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The 4-session clinic is $20 per person. Register starting June 25 at www.wcparksandrec.com, activity #11964. Space is limited.
Senior Hike-Enrichment Center
Meet at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at 110 Everbright Ave., Wednesday, July 25 at 9:00 a.m. for a trip to Long Hunter State Park. Terrain will vary. Wear hiking shoes and bring water. Please register 6/25-7/24 ($3 for transportation) at www.wcparksandrec.com (#11961).
Wii Sports- Enrichment Center
Join the fun and learn bowling, tennis, or baseball the Wii games way! Meets every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the banquet hall of the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. No experience is necessary to play these video simulation games. Free with pass, or $1 per senior.
Senior Line Dancing for Fitness-Enrichment Center
Calling all dancers! Senior line dancing is now offered as a fitness class! Meets Tuesdays Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr.
Open Watercolor Studio-Enrichment Center
Bring your own supplies and ideas to this watercolor studio. Instructor Pam Irvin will guide you in learning watercolor techniques. Meets ongoing Fridays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. No registration is required. The class fee is $2 for Enrichment Center pass holders and $4 for others. Open to the public, 55+.
Dulcimer Dandies-Enrichment Center
Whether you are a novice or experienced dulcimer player, you will enjoy practicing and playing with this group of seniors (55+). Dulcimer Dandies meet every first, fourth and fifth Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. The group performs together at local events throughout the year. No registration or fee. Just drop in and join the fun.
Senior Open Art Studio-Enrichment Center
Express yourself during this ongoing senior open art studio time. Bring your own art supplies and projects every Monday from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. Instructor Pam Irvin will be on hand to teach new techniques and help you hone in on your artistic skills. No registration is required for this drop-in class. The class fee is $2 for Enrichment Center pass holders and $4 for others. Open to the public, 55+.
Senior Games at Enrichment Center
The new Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin has a number of ongoing games and activities in the Senior Lounge. All seniors (55+) are welcome to drop in to enjoy the lounge or any of the games. General admission is $1 or free with a department pass. Regularly scheduled activities include: bridge, dominoes, bunco, mah jong, Scrabble, euchre, pennies from heaven, pinochle, and rummikub.
Join the fun with other seniors every Thursday from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd. Play cards or games, knit or just chat in the senior activities room. No registration is needed. This is a free activity. Just drop in and meet other area seniors!
Senior Bowling Group-Franklin
The Franklin Family Entertainment Center hosts a discounted bowling time for seniors on Mondays and Fridays starting at 9:00 a.m. No experience is necessary and there are no set teams or leagues. Games are $1.50 each and most people bowl up to 3 games. This is a great way to bowl for fun and meet new friends.
Senior Volunteer Group
If you are age 55 or older and looking to get more involved in the community, join the Williamson County Parks and Recreation senior volunteer group. Each month, the group takes on a project or service hours in the community. If you want to get involved, contact Kylie Preston at 615-786-0186, ext. 2048, or KylieP@williamson-tn.org.
Senior Group Fitness & Aqua Fitness
A number of exercise programs for seniors are offered by Williamson County Parks and Recreation at the recreation centers in Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, Spring Hill and Fairview, as well as at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. Classes vary at each location, and may include Aerobic Fit, yoga (beginner, strength and advanced), SilverSneakers® Classic, circuit training, Zumba Gold, indoor cycling, water aerobics and more. For a complete list of senior fitness options, visit the seniors section at www.wcparksandrec.com.
If you are looking for a new way to be more active, try Pickleball, a relatively new game popular with many seniors. Pickleball is a cross between badminton, tennis and ping pong, and it’s lots of fun. Open Pickleball (indoor) for beginners is offered at the Longview Recreation Center, Franklin Recreation Complex and the recreation centers in Fairview and Nolensville. For information about clinics and the use of the four outdoor Pickleball courts at the Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright St., visit the Senior Athletics section at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Sports for Seniors at Academy Park Gym
The Academy Park Gym, located at 120 Everbright Ave. offers a free walking club for seniors (55+), Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Other scheduled weekly activities include: table tennis Fridays at 9:00 a.m.; Indoor pickleball Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon; Open gym Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (badminton, shuffleboard, basketball and more). The admission fee for gym use is $1 for seniors, or free with any WCPR pass. All activities are open to the public. For a schedule of weekly activities at Academy Park Gym, pick up a flyer at the facility or visit www.wcparksandrec.com. For more information, contact Kylie Preston, senior sports coordinator at KylieP@williamson-tn.org.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation is a public organization, here to benefit the community. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, teams, classes and events. For program registration, pass purchasing or additional information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. You may also receive department information by “liking” Williamson County Parks and Recreation on Facebook; following us on Twitter at @wc_parksandrec or Instagram at @willcoparksandrec or on Pinterest or YouTube.