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Winterville Center for Community and Culture

GOOD NEWS, WE ARE NOW A SILVER SNEAKERS® FLEX™ VENUE!

What is Silver Sneakers Flex?

  • Developed in 1992, SilverSneakers is a fitness  program for Medicare-eligible adults.
  • The program currently engages members at more than 13,000 locations nationwide.
  • SilverSneakers is available to members at no extra cost from participating health plans.
  • FLEX, which offers classes outside the fitness center, is the newest program offering from SilverSneakers.

Not Just the Gym

Fitness today isn’t just lifting weights and running on treadmills. Yoga, tai chi, boot camp and other group activities are changing how and where we exercise. SilverSneakers FLEX® embraces that change with classes located outside the gym and in your community.

Great Instructors

FLEX classes are small, welcoming and led by enthusiastic instructors. Instructors even include their personal contact info in the class locator so students can really get to know them. And of course our FLEX instructors are all certified.

SilverSneakers® is a registered trademark and FLEX™ is a trademark of Healthways, Inc. © 2014 Healthways, Inc.

Course Information

We are making every effort to keep our fees for activities and classes at a minimum. Many course offerings are FREE. The per-session fee for other classes vary starting at $7.50. These rates apply to non-Silver Sneakers FLEX® participants and for non-exercise/health related classes.

Note some courses will require an additional materials fee, which will be noted in the description for each class listed below. Advance registration is required for all courses to guarantee a place. Walk-ins may be accepted as space allows.

For your convenience, you may purchase punch cards:

  • 8 session card - $60.00 for $7.50 classes
  • 8 session card - $64.00 for $8.00 classes
  • 8 session card - $80.00 for $10.00 classes
     
  • 4 session card - $30.00 for $7.50 classes
  • 4 session card - $32.00 for $8.00 classes
  • 4 session card - $40.00 for $10.00 classes

Financial assistance is also available.

To register or purchase a punch card, visit us in person at 371 N. Church Street, or call 706-742-0823.  We accept cash, checks, and most credit cards.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES!

Please note the class schedules are subject to change at any time depending on minimum participant requirement, illness, holidays, inclement weather, or other unforeseen reasons.  If you have prepaid for a canceled class, you will be offered credit, cash (if paid in cash), or check (if paid by check or credit card you will receive a check from the City of Winterville).  

Monday through Thursday

Marigold Coffee House
Winterville Center for Community and Culture 
Open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Enjoy the company of friends as you sit around tables sipping coffee and eating donuts. Chew the fat, play a game, read the paper... we even have Wi-Fi so bring your laptop or note pad. 

The Marigold Coffee House hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. 

Suggested donation:
     Coffee $1.00 
                                      Donuts $1.00 

We are a HELP YOURSELF and an HONOR SYSTEM COFFEE HOUSE. 

Location: Winterville Center for Community and Culture 
              371 North Church Street 

We are the morning Winterville community place to be. 

THIS MONTH...

Essential Oils 101                                              
Monday, June 25, 7-8 PM                                    
Room 102


   This class is for those who are interested in learning more about essential oils. We will talk   about what essential oils are and where they come from, how they can benefit you and   your family, and ways you can incorporate them into your daily routines. There will be oils   for you to smell and  sample, as well as an opportunity to win a door prize! Come   experience the benefits of what nature has to offer!

  Later in July we will have a class that goes deeper into essential oils.

Instructor: Chelsea Sweaney

Cost: $7.50

Pre-registration and payment required.  Payment refundable if you can't make the class.  We accept cash, check, or credit cards.  Call 706-742-0823. Parking available.


 

Senior Potluck and Lecture June 7th, 12:30 PM

Open to all - FREE ADMISSION

Join us for a good old-fashioned Potluck Lunch the first Thursday of every month. Each month's program features a guest speaker, concert, demonstration or other program. Check the calendar here for upcoming details for each luncheon. 

Prior to the program we will have our potluck lunch, so please bring a dish to share. Coffee and water are provided, as well as, paper plates & plastic utensils.

The program will last one-half hour.


Program: Mike and Christy Todd from Winterville will be speaking on Grace Children's Home in India which is based on a family concept, rather than an institutional model.


Free parking


 

OUR REGULAR CLASSES

MONDAYS

Silver Sneaker® Flex Class!                                                                                       Instructor: Cheryl Jensrud
Standing/Sitting Stretching Exercise Class                                     
Mondays, 10 am, Room 102

SilverSneakers Morning Stretch prepares your day with gentle stretching -- both in standing and seated versions – to keep your joints functional and help you remain pain-free while building flexibility, range of motion and balance. The positions are designed participants' needs in mind and are easy to perform no matter your fitness level. This 30-minute purposeful and relaxing class teaches you how to continue this vital part of self-care at home on other days. SilverSneakers and non-members welcome.

Silver Sneaker members: no cost

Non-Silver Sneaker member cost: $7.50

Punch cards available:
8 session punch card - $60.00
4 session punch card - $30.00
We accept cash, check, or credit card.

Free parking

Tuesdays

COFFEE WITH A VET
Tuesdays, 9:00 am
Room 101 (Coffee House)

Come and join other vets for a time of socialization. Most just sit around and gab, but you are welcome to play cards or other games. You will be close to the coffee pot and donuts.  Visit as long as you like.


 

Threadworks Group
Tuesdays
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

The Threadworks Group is a social group who share the love for all things thread, yarn, rope, and needlework of any kind. This will be taking the place of the former “Little City Hookers” group with some additions. Anyone who crochets, knits, embroiders, cross-stitches, macramé’s or any other fabric craft should stop by.  It will be a sort of “Open House” group.

If you would like to learn one of these crafts; someone should be available for teaching said craft. We hope you can join us for stitches and conversation.

Facilitators: Patty Boyd & Valerie Hayes

Cost: FREE (except if you need to purchase materials for beginning crochet at $5 for instructions, hook, needle and yarn.)

Parking available.


 

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no Oil Painting Classes June 11, 18, & 25.

BEGINNING OIL PAINTING                                                                     Instructor:  Dortha Jacobson
MONDAYS, 1:30 PM                                                                                    Cost:  $10.00 per session 
Room #104

This class is for the adult who wants to try a new craft for the first time or to renew an interest now that there is more time in life for leisure activities.  Each class will focus on a different aspect of oil painting, starting with creating a color wheel in order to understand color and ending with an individual completion of a landscape.  Oil painting is a solitary activity but with a group of like-minded people.  Classes will also include learning how to critique a painting and discussing what is effective in a painting and what can be improved.

The Class Agenda:
I.  Materials, how to use them.  Each student will create a color wheel
II.  Value Study - working with one color to create darks and lights
III.  Still Life - minimal objects to create shapes, color, and value
IV. Composition - understanding of center of interest, horizon lines, balance, vanishing points
V. Grid work - Transferring your photo to canvas
VI. Landscape - working from your own photo or one teacher provides.

Materials to bring to the first class:  sketchbook, pencil, compass, straight edge, medium size oil painting brush, fine tip black marker and paint pallet.  If a student has oil colors, bring them.  If they need to purchase, try getting a starter kit at Michael's (such as Windsor Newton or Gamblin) or order from art supply stores such as Dick Blick, Utrecht or Cheap Joe's.

It is not necessary to have all of the colors, but the colors recommended are: Cadmium Red medium, cadmium scarlet, cadmium orange, cadmium yellow deep, cadmium yellow Light, Lemon Yellow light, Cadmium Green, Cobalt Green, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Manganese Violet, Mars black or Ivory black, Titanium White, Paynes Gray, Yellow ochre, ultramarine blue.  Other supplies: odorless mineral spirits, safflower oil, disposable gloves, paper towels, canvas board, stretched canvas, boards with gesso.

Payment due at pre-registration. Call 706-742-0823 or visit the Center.  We accept cash, check or credit card.  Plenty of Free Parking


 

NOTE:  Pilates will resume September 4th.  Enjoy your vacation

PILATES FOR ALL AGES
Tuesdays, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm 
Room #102

Strengthen your Core, Legs, Glutes and Back in this one-hour session each week. All you need to bring is a mat. Adults of all ages will benefit from this exercise program.

Instructor: Kim Davis

Preregistration and payment required.  We accept cash, check, credit cards.

Punch cards available:
8 session punch card - $60.00
4 session punch card - $30.00


 

WEDNESDAYS

TAI CHI FLOW
Wednesdays, 11:00 AM
Room 103

Instructor: Jackie Pierson

Cost: $7.50 a session

Preregistration and payment required.  We accept cash, check, credit cards.

Punch cards available:
8 session punch card - $60.00
4 session punch card - $30.00


 

Silver Sneaker® Flex Class!                                                                                       Instructor: Cheryl Jensrud
Standing/Sitting Stretch Exercise Class                                
Mondays, 10 am, Room 102

SilverSneakers Morning Stretch prepares your day with gentle stretching -- both in standing and seated versions – to keep your joints functional and help you remain pain-free while building flexibility, range of motion and balance. The positions are designed participants' needs in mind and are easy to perform no matter your fitness level. This 30-minute purposeful and relaxing class teaches you how to continue this vital part of self-care at home on other days. SilverSneakers and non-members welcome.

Silver Sneaker members: no cost

Non-Silver Sneaker member cost: $7.50

Punch cards available:
8 session punch card - $60.00
4 session punch card - $30.00
We accept cash, check, or credit card.

Free parking


 

SilverSneakers YOGA 
Wednesdays, Beginning  June 6, 11 a.m.
Room #102

 

Move through seated and standing yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement.  Finish with restorative breathing & relaxation. 45 minutes.

Silver Sneakers and non-members welcome.

Instructor: Cheryl Jensrud

 

Fee: $7.50 a session
Silver Sneaker's member: Bring membership ID for free entry

Preregistration and payment required.  We accept cash, check, credit cards.

Free Parking

Punch cards available:
8 session punch card - $60.00
4 session punch card - $30.00


 

BELLY DANCING
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
Room #104

Middle Eastern Dance, aka Belly Dance, in a relaxed and welcoming class for people of all ages and abilities. Learn basic posture and combinations as well as our unique Tribal Odyssey Belly Dance (TOBD) format for Group Improvisation. You will be shimmying right away!

Belly dance for Any Body!  is a fun introduction to Middle Eastern dance and Music.
Class will include:

  • drills/ technique, understanding of basic Middle Eastern rhythms, combinations, and introduction to basic props.
  • a short choreography.
  • improvisational techniques, including Tribal Odyssey.

Class will start with a warm-up and end with a cool down. Please be on time for warm and stay for cool down.

Experience Body- Positive Belly Dance classes with Jennifer,  a Certified Level 1 TOBD Instructor!

Instructor: Jennifer Kay-Williams

Cost: $10.00 per session

Payment due at pre-registration. Call 706-742-0823.  We accept cash, check or credit card.


 

Thursdays

MAH  JONGG
Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room #101

Beginners and experienced players welcome.

WHAT IS MAH JONGG?
One of the oldest games known to the Chinese culture and mankind, Mahjong has evolved today to suit the tastes of the modern Chinese while keeping its roots intact. A witness to all major happenings of the Chinese from the birth of a baby to weddings to Chinese New Year - the Chinese are passionate about their game. Call it Mahjong, Ma Jong, Mah Jong, MahJongg, Ma Diao, Ma Cheuk, MahCheuck, Baak Ling, or Pung Chow – for the true Chinese, the brain game is as vital as the beating heart!

Usually played with 144 tiles bearing Chinese characters and symbols, there are a lot of regional variations to the rules and structure of the game. Most variations however commonly have 4 players bearing 13 tiles each, whereby players draw and discard tiles until they achieve a legal hand using the fourteenth drawn tile to form four melds and a head. Use of simples and honors, the scoring system, order of dealing and play vary slightly according to the form of game.


 

LINE DANCING BEGINNING
Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:45 pm
Room #102

Always wanted to learn Line Dancing or just want to dance for fun?  Now is your chance.  Did you know there are dozens of line dances?  Here are a few you will be learning:

  Electric Slide
  Cupid Shuffle
  Wobble
  Cowbioy ChaCha
  Biker Shuffle
  Homie Twist
  Rita's Waltz

Instructor:  Lesia Carithers

Cost: $8.00 per person per session.

Pre-registration and payment required.  Call 706-742-0823 or visit the Center.  We accept cash, check or credit card.


 

BALLROOM DANCING
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm
Room #103

Description:  Learn beginner basic steps to dance Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Line dances.

Instructor: Lesia Carithers

Cost:  $10.00 per session.  Punch cards available 4 punches/$40; 8 punches/$80.

Pre-registration & payment required.  Call 706-742-0823.  Credit Cards accepted.


 

MONTHLY

POETS OF WINTERVILLE
First Thursday of every month, 6:30-7:30 pm
Room #103

This group’s mission is to support and encourage the writing of original poetry. 

Poets of all ages and experience are welcome. We are all poets at heart. Even if you have never written a poem but like poetry, come join us.

We meet the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm.  Walk-ins welcome

President: Tony Tolbert

Cost: Annual fee of $25.00

Poetry can be submitted to the Arts Council for review and be placed in the Art Gallery.


 

COMING IN JULY...

Good Clean Fun: How to make homemade hot process soap in a crockpot
July 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Room 101

Participants will be shown how to make wonderful homemade soap following basic recipe using natural raw oils and essential oils (EOS). Hot Process soap making is a fast process and participant will leave with a mini loaf of soap. Each participant will get to choose from a variety of essential oils to scent their mini soap loaf. Additionally, each will receive a packet with easy to follow directions and a list of tips and resources. Class size must be limited to 8 and with a minimum of 3 participants to conduct the class. Length of class is approximately 2 hours.

Instructor: Gwen Settle

Room 101 (Kitchen)

Cost: $13.50 for materials

Pre-registration and payment are required by July 8th. We accept cash, check or credit card.

Free parking.

Quick link to the Calendar for mobile phone users: https://www.facebook.com/TheWintervilleCenter/app/141568166309981/

Register Online!

We now accept online registrations by submitting the form below. 

We prefer pre-payment so that the check-in process at the time of your scheduled class is quicker so we provide three options:

  1. You may prepay with a credit card by calling us at 706-742-0823, Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
  2. You may stop by the Center's office and pay by check, credit card or cash, Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
  3. You may send a check made payable to the City of Winterville and mailed to Winterville Center for Community & Culture, PO Box 306, Winterville, GA 30683.  If choosing this option, please indicate which class you have registered for.
  4. Please note that any class that has a material fee MUST prepay.  The instructors must purchase enough materials for each student.

All classes are $7.50 each unless noted that it is a FREE class.  Be sure to check if there is a material fee for your selected class.

For any questions, please call 706-742-0823, M-F, 9-4.

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June (PDF) 

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Event Room Rentals Available

Book your next event at The Winterville Center for Community and Culture. We have a modern demonstration kitchen and a dining/activity room which seats 60 at round tables or 100 in theater-style arrangement.

Our community hall with kitchen is the perfect place for your Business Meeting, Wedding Reception, Family Reunion, Office Christmas Party, or Birthday Bash. Call 706-742-0823 for reservations.