The Winterville Center

Community and Culture in Winterville, Georgia

The Winterville Center for Community and Culture is located on 371 N. Church St in Winterville, Georgia near Athens Rd. We are just 10 minutes from UGA and downtown Athens. We are open 9-5 Monday through Thursday.


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Punch cards for $7.50 classes are $30/4 punches and $60/8 punches. Punch cards for $10 classes are $40/4 punches and $80/8 punches.



We anticipate reopening on July 13th unless mandated otherwise.

Governor's Order on May 28th

Governor Kemp released an Executive Order ( late this afternoon extending Georgia's public health state of emergency through 11:59 PM on July 12, 2020, and requiring medical fragile and elderly populations to continue to shelter-in-place so the Winterville Center for Community & Culture will remain closed through June and reopen on July 13th.

Here’s what the order means:

  • Some general notes about the order:

  • Provisions in the order are effective from June 1-15.

  • All residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings while outside of their homes.

  • While the statewide order is in effect, all local ordinances that are more restrictive or less restrictive than the statewide order are suspended.

    Read a PDF of the full May 28 Governor's Executive Order or view it through

  • Gatherings are not allowed unless their grouping is transitory or incidental or is the result of being spread across more than one single location. Gatherings are now defined as more than 25 persons physically present at a single location if, to be present, persons are required to stand or be seated within 6 feet of any other person.

  • Those are higher risk of severe illness as defined in the order are required to Shelter-in-Place through June 12.

  • Restaurants and dining services are allowed no more than 10 patrons per 300 square feet and shall implement 39 different measures. Banquet facilities, private event facilities, and private reception venues have been added to the same category as restaurants and dine-in services.

  • Live performance venues remain closed during the order.

  • Critical Infrastructure shall implement measures to mitigate exposure and spread of COVID-19, which may include 16 measures in the order.

  • Professional sports teams and organizations shall operate pursuant to the rules or guidelines promulgated or approved by the respective professional league of the sport.

  • Businesses that continue in-person operations that are not Critical Infrastructure shall implement 21 measures to help prevent the exposure and spread of COVID-19 and should implement 3 additional measures if practicable.

    • Retail businesses shall also implement 6 additional measures to the 21 measures for businesses above.

    • Food establishments such as retail and wholesale grocery stores, shall implement the 6 additional measures for retail businesses and 13 additional measures for food establishments to the 21 measures mentioned above.

    • Gyms and fitness centers shall also implement 19 additional measures in addition to the 21 measures mentioned above.

    • Body art studios, estheticians, hair designers, persons licensed to practice massage therapy, and tanning facilities shall also implement an additional 13 measures to the 21 mentioned above.

    • Indoor movie theatres and cinemas shall also implement 8 additional measures to the 21 mentioned above.

    • Bowling alleys shall also implement 11 additional measures to the 21 mentioned above.

    • Bars shall also implement 39 additional measures to the 21 mentioned above, including occupancy limits.

    • Amateur sports teams and organizations shall adhere to the 21 guidelines for non-Critical Infrastructure.

    • Amusement rides, traveling carnivals, water parks, circuses, and other temporary amusement rides shall not begin operation until June 12 and implement 33 additional measures to the 21 mentioned above.

  • Persons working outdoors without regular contact with other persons, such as delivery services, contractors, landscape businesses, and agricultural industry services shall only be required to practice Social Distancing and implement sanitation processes in the guidelines issued by the CDC.

  • References to guidelines for healthcare industry, including dental practices and clinics, licensed optometrists, licensed opticians, and ambulatory surgical centers.

  • Summer school shall implement additional measures that may include 11 measures.

  • Child care learning centers and family child learning homes under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) shall maintain DECAL staff-child ratios and shall also implement an additional 13 measures to the 21 mentioned above.

  • Summer camps can host campers overnight as of May 31. Summer camps shall also implement 33 measures and have some additional requirements.


See links below for complete update:

 World Central Kitchen and 5 and 10 Meal Distribution

MONDAYS ONLY - If you need a fresh meal or know someone in the Winterville area who does, we will be giving them out at 3 p.m. on Mondays behind the Winterville Center for Community and Culture. The meals are donated by World Central Kitchen and 5 and 10 in Athens and they are first come first served. Please stay in your car, follow the traffic line and pull through the pickup area. Volunteers will be there to help you. Address: 371 North Church St. Winterville, Ga. 30683

2020 WCCC Cookbook Fundraiser

Due to the Coronavirus CONVID-19 and self-quarantine, we have had the opportunity to try new recipes, and perhaps we have a few new favorite meals. A cookbook fundraiser is a perfect way to bring the whole community together.  It is a great way to preserve recipes, share cultures, and other alternative dietary lifestyles while raising money for our cause.

Since 2016 when we held our First Winterville Breeze 5K Run/Walk, our little city has been inundated with races thereby decreasing the number of sponsorships and participants to our event.  This year, we have decided to stand out and provide a different type fundraiser while still supporting some of our more successful local races.

We would like to have the cookbook available for gift-giving by November 16th, if not sooner.  What we need at this time are five (5) of your favorite recipes in the following categories:

Appetizers & Beverages (preferably non-alcoholic, nutritional, juices, etc.)
Breads & Rolls(Tortillas, bagels, biscuits, muffins, etc.)
Breakfasts (cereals, protein, muffins, casseroles, etc.)
Condiments & Sauces (dips, gravies, soy-based, dressings, jams & jellies, etc.)
Desserts, Cookies, & Candy (Snacks & Sweets, pies, cakes, holiday, etc.)
Fruit (fresh, cooked, salads, curd mousse, fruit fluffs, etc.)
Grains (Cooked or cold, Bread, Rolls, Tortillas, Quick Bread, etc.)
International & Ethnic (Italian, Mexican, German, Asian, Southern, etc.)
Milk & Dairy (ice cream, flavored milk, shakes, cheeses, yogurt, etc.)
Protein Foods (Main dishes, Meats, Poultry, Seafood, Eggs, Plant-based, Grain-based, etc.)
Vegetables (fresh, boiled, baked, casseroles, etc.)
Sides (hot or cold, vegetables, salads, baked beans, etc.)
Soups & Sandwiches (stews, creamy, cold, fruit, any type sandwich, etc.)

The deadline for recipe submissions is August 31st. 

We will accept your favorite recipes including those representing Dairy-free, Keto, Vegan, Vegetarian & other alternative lifestyle dietary choices. 

It would be helpful for you to provide a brief ( 3-4 sentences) story about your recipe, such as, whether it is a traditional dish served only at holiday times, how it came down through your family, or why you like the recipe, etc.

Recipes cannot be copyrighted by another organization, such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Atkins, Betty Crocker, or from other cookbooks.  The recipes must be either your own, or otherwise altered to change ingredients, amounts of ingredients, and/or description to make it your own.

The cookbooks will feature photos and stories of the WCCC, as well as, some of our more historical locations around Winterville.  Send your recipes to
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What is the Winterville Center?

The Winterville Center for Community and Culture is a regional enrichment center that serves adults of all ages. Our purpose is to promote the social, cultural, mental and physical well being of the adult citizens of Winterville and the surrounding communities.  Daytime and evening classes and activities abound. We socialize, exercise, create art, play games, dance, and we eat together.  

Visit our unique honor system Coffee House on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Then, on the first Thursday of every month, we have a "First Thursday Potluck Luncheon & Lecture" with special guest speakers, entertainment or a demonstration.  

Our Winterville Arts Council curates the art gallery throughout the Center.  See works of art by masters, novices, and even by students of the Winterville Elementary School. They include all kinds of art media including, but not limited to paints, chalk, pencils, pottery, poetry, wood, and so much more. Don't miss the Art Council's quarterly art receptions.

There are so many reasons to stop by and visit us! Pick up a schedule of classes while you are here or visit our calendar to the right.




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We are a SilverSneakers® Flex Venue!


We are hiring instructors for:

Tai Chi
SilverSneakers Instructors
Arts & Crafts
Sewing (Found!)
Line Dancing
Ballroom Dancing
Extreme Couponing
Card Playing Groups
Lecture Topics

If you are an instructor in any of the above categories or another type of class, please contact JoAnn at 706-742-0823.