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Classes & Activities for Seniors


Classes & Activities

Preregistration is recommended to avoid full or canceled programs. All activities held at River Road Park unless otherwise noted.


Beginning Genealogy

Come find your lost ancestors and create your own family tree. We will begin at ground zero, do research, find family members and personalize them. You will learn how to add photos, stories, and documents to each family member. We will look at all the family history programs on the web, work on your family line. Students must have basic computer knowledge and the understanding of how to search the web and locate specific addresses. Instructor: Ron Jordan.
7/9-8/6 . . . Tu . . . 6:30-8p
Adult: $30 ID/$35 OD . . . Senior: $25 ID/$30 OD


Shouldn’t You Be Doing Voice-Overs?

You’ve heard Lisa Foster on TV and radio commercials! Now hear Lisa live as she illustrates how you could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. Lisa will show you a unique, outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for! Lisa Foster’s voice can be heard on commercials and narrations for such clients as: Crest Toothpaste, Olay, Café, LA Weight Loss, Advanced Laser Clinics and Sleep Train.
6/24 . . . M . . . 6:30-8:30p . . . $30 ID/$40 OD


Special Events


Summer Fundraisers for Artie

Join us this summer to support our mobile art bus program. One dollar from every pint sold will go directly into our summer program. Artie will be at each event and will also be out and about every weekday this summer providing free art classes/programs to kids!  Stop by and visit Artie and have a pint.
6/12 . . . W . . . 5-8p . . . Hop Valley Brewing
6/26 . . . W . . . 5-8p . . . Oakshire Public House
7/2 . . . Tu . . . 5-8p . . . Planktown


Thursdays in the Park

Come out and join us at Emerald Park on Thursday nights throughout the summer. We will feature a different local band each week along a food truck and Artie the Art Bus for the kids. Bring the kids and come early to enjoy all the music, food and activities. From June 27 to August 22; food starting at 5:30p with music following at 6:30p.
6/27 . . . Inner Limits | PizzAldo
*7/4 . . . Parson’s Creek | TBD
7/11 . . . Louisiana Plate Lunch | Navarro
7/18 . . . Deb Cleveland + the Vipers | Dark Side of the Q
7/25 . . . Laura Kemp Trio | Taco Intrusion
8/1 . . . Casera | Quiroz’s
8/8 . . . Almond Butters Band | Dark Side of the Q
8/15 . . . Lloyd Tolbert | Navarro
8/22 . . . Mhondoro | Foodtopia

*No Art Bus 7/4


Summer Concerts

Grab a blanket or your favorite lawn chair and join us in the park for some great entertainment as we welcome back two of Eugene’s favorite bands.

Satin Love Orchestra | Sunday, Jul. 14 | 4-7p
Satin Love Orchestra packs the park with their disco/funk sound and adrenaline pumping music. Playing sold out shows since the late 1997, SLO has never lost its loyal following of disco fanatics. Put on your dancing shoes and join us for an evening of a groovin’ good time!


The Sugar Beets | Mon. Sep. 2 | 4-7p
The Sugar Beets help celebrate the end of summer with their foot stomping traditions of bluegrass, country and pop-inspired music. They have been entertaining audiences with original tunes and inspiring sounds for over 25 years.


Health & Wellness


Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s - Middle Stage

Co-sponsored with Alzheimer’s Association and River Road Park District. This class will be held at 1400 Lake Dr.
Please pre-register 541-688-4052. Space is limited.
Presenter: Abby Gershenzon.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.  This program is designed to help you understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional.
6/28 . . . F . . . 10-11:30a


Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.
7/26 . . . F . . . 10-11:30a

AARP Safe Driver

Designed for motorists age 50+, but open to all ages. Auto insurance discounts available to participants 55+ who complete the class. You must repeat the class every two to three years to requalify. There are no tests. Fee is collected by the instructor. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.
6/14 . . . F . . . 9a-4p

9/4 . . . W . . . 9a-4p

$15 AARP member/$20 non-member


Step’n Out With Kathy

Get to know members of the River Road Park community by “Steppin’ Out with Kathy.” Group meets twice a week and is designed to promote the benefits of walking and a healthy lifestyle. Walks will last about an hour and will begin and end at the River Road Park Annex. Make sure you wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers for variable weather. Walks take place rain or shine. Leader: Kathy Beck.

Meet at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.
TuTh  . . . 9-10a  . . . No Charge




Get Togethers


Memory Tones Choral Group

The focus is having fun singing old favorites. Experience or ability to read music would be helpful. Newcomers are welcome. Weekly practices and several performances per month.

Weekly . . . F . . . 9:45-11:45a Free


Lunch @ the Annex—Cafe 60

River Road Park District hosts Cafe 60, in cooperation with the Lane Council of Government’s Senior Meals Program. Luncheons are served twice a week at the River Road Park Annex, 1055 River Road. All meals are prepared fresh daily. Diabetic menus available upon request. Meal calendars available at the park office. People age 60+ pay on a donation basis. (Suggested minimum donation: $3). Those under 60 pay $8. To assure yourself a meal, call Kathy at 541-688-4052. 
Weekly . . . T/Th . . . 12p . . . Donation


Here’s the Scoop - It’s Sweet to be a Grandparent! Ice Cream Social

Calling all grandparents! Today, we invite you to bring your grandchild/grandchildren to the park to enjoy a fun filled hour of ice cream and socializing. Make your own sundae, get creative with a craft, get silly in our photo corner and look through books on sale. Today is about spending quality family time together because we know it’s really sweet to be a grandparent.  Sponsored by Health Net.
6/28 . . . F . . . 1:30-2:30p . . . $1 per person


Summer BBQ

It’s that time! We provide the main dish and you bring the side! Come celebrate July 4th at our anual bbq/picnic. We’ll have some laughs and a fun time under shelter 1. Get into the spirit and wear red, white and blue! Bring enough of your side dish to share with a large group of people.
7/3 . . . W . . . 4-6p . . . Bring a side dish


Fall Bridge Tournament Coming in September!





Cards & Games

We’re green! All card groups are now bringing their own coffee, creamer, sugar, cups, snacks, etc.You will now be required to hand in a roster to the front office so please ask Kat, Kathy or the main office for blank rosters if you need them. Enjoy!


Grumpy Old Men Bridge

Men meet to play contract bridge. Partners change after five hands and play six rounds total, with a brown bag lunch break.  There are payouts for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and low scores. 
6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/17, 8/6, 8/21, 9/3, 9/18

1st & 3rd Tu . . . 10a-2:30p . . . $3 at the door


Happy Lady’s Bridge

Enjoy contract bridge with women on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Partners change after five hands and play five rounds total. Payouts include high, 2nd, 3rd, slam pot and door prize. Bring a sack lunch. Refreshments are furnished. Held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.
6/26, 7/27, 8/28, 9/25           

4th W . . . 10:30a-2:30p . . . $2 at the door



Join fellow pinochle enthusiasts for an afternoon of pinochle play and fun. Singles welcome. Partners change after four hands of play. There are payouts for door prize, high and low scores, etc. Held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road. 
6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/12, 8/26

2nd & 4th M . . . 1:30-4p . . . $2 at the door

Texas Hold Em’ Poker

Join in on the excitement that has everyone buzzing. Buying into this friendly game will cost you only $5/$7. Each table winner will be awarded a prize at the end of play. Coffee/tea and dessert will be furnished. You must be age 55+ to participate. Register and prepay in advance to get the discounted buy-in. Held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.
6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10 . . . 2nd Tu . . . 6:30-9p
6/24, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23 . . . 4th  M . . . 6:30-9p

Pre-register: $5 ID/$7 OD . . . At the door: $10




Other Fun Activities

Travel E-mailing List

If you'd like to be on our travel e-mailing list, fill out the form that's available in the active 55+ corner or contact Kat at 541-688-4052.


Active 55+ Corner

Our active 55+ corner features photos and information for senior activities. If you've taken some fun pictures at a class or on a trip, please drop them off to Kat so that she can post them on the board.


Volunteer Opportunities & Outreach

Contact Kathy Beck at 541-688-4052.

Entertainment Scheduler. Help book/schedule entertainment for luncheons.
Special Events Committee. Help plan fun, themed parties through out the year.



If you know of a senior in the River Road area who would like to get information about how to receive help or would like to get acquainted with other seniors, call Kathy.









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