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Hours

Main Office
M-F 8a-5p

 

Pool
M-F 5a-9:30p
Sat. 6a-5p
Sun. 1:30p-5p

 

Gymnastics

M-F 9a-12p and 1p-6p

Sat. 9a-1p

 

Closures

Pool & Fitness Center

12/24-25 Christmas
12/31 open until 3p
1/1 New Year’s Day
1/25 open until 3p
1/26 Swim Meet

 

No Classes
12/24-25 Christmas
1/1 New Year’s Day

1/21, 2/18 Holidays

 

Gymnastics
12/23-1/6 Winter Vacation

 

Youth Programs
12/24-25 Christmas
1/1 New Year's

 


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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.

 

New! 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 several family history programs on the web and 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.
2/21-3/21 . . . Th . . . 6:30-8p
2/1-3/1 . . . F . . . 10-11:30a
Adult: $30 ID/$35 OD . . . Senior: $25 ID/$30 OD

 

Clean Out That Closet!

At times the thought of cleaning out a closet is enough to strike fear into the bravest of us.  Learn tips, tricks and techniques  to make your closet spotless in no time.  Instructor: Patricia Hillyer of Your Style Connection.
1/28 . . . M . . . 6-8p . . . $8 ID/$10 OD

 

How to Build or Redesign Your Wardrobe

Do you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear?  This class will help you to learn to build a core wardrobe for your lifestyle.  Discover how to edit your clothes, shop your closet, and determine what’s missing.  Feel good about the way you look and be ready to get compliments.
Instructor: Patricia Hillyer.
2/11 . . . M . . . 6-8p . . . $8 ID/$10 OD

 

Film and Discussion - Solutions to Homelessness

“Tony, The Movie” is  a  73 minute film following Tony Rodriguez, a smart, articulate man who is homeless in San Diego and agrees to work with filmmaker Dennis Stein to  make a documentary looking for concrete solutions to homelessness. The search involves traveling to other US cities to explore their progressive solutions to addressing homelessness, and exploring a statewide coalition effort to create solutions in San Diego. The film will be followed by a discussion of potential solutions we could pursue in Eugene. Please pre-register for this workshop so will know how many people will be attending. Sponsored by the Human Rights Commission and CALC (Community Alliance of Lane County).
2/4 . . . M . . . 5:30-7:30p . . . Free

 

Lane Writers Series

We have so much local talent! Enjoy monthly authors’ readings of poetry, fiction, non-fiction ... you name it! This FREE reading series is held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road. Authors’ books are available for purchase and refreshments are served.
1/27, 2/24, 3/24 . . . Su . . . 4:30-6p . . . Free

 

Pack It Up! The Essential Guide to Organized Travel

Anne’s McAlpin is in the house! Her packing workshop will be a fun-filled hour and will include: how to pack the perfect carry-on bag, planning your travel wardrobe, tips for women traveling solo, safety tips and more. Anne has appeared as a guest on Oprah®, CNN®, The Today Show® and PBS and today we are lucky enough to have her here at River Road Park! She makes packing fun by demonstrating an invaluable set of travel tips for any type of travel. Please rsvp so we know how many people to expect. Anne just recently returned from Ireland so if you’re going on our Britain/Ireland trip next month, come today! We’ll see you there.
2/20 . . . F . . . 2-3p . . . Free

 

New! Scrappy Sewing

THIS IS THE CLASS YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Join us for this two part class as we play with fabric scraps and use decorative stitching to create a lovely “Happy Camper” postcard. The end result is so cute, you’ll want to send to a friend or just keep it for yourself. Scraps and other supplies will be provided.  Bring your sewing machine, personal embellishments, fabric scraps, and whatever else you would like to add to your own postcard.  The “Happy Camper” pattern will be provided as well.  You can then take the pattern home and make more. Come on over and let’s get scrappy!
Instructor: Meisha Linwood.
2/2 and 2/9 . . . Sa . . . 1-3p . . . $20 ID/$25 OD

 

Cooking

Integrating local, seasonal produce into our daily cooking is good for us and for our planet. Many of us store our garden produce or buy it from local farmers that we want to use in interesting, delicious ways. This collaborative three-part course will explore how to use winter produce in flavorful, interesting dishes. Samples served at each meeting. Adaptable for vegan, vegetarian or omnivore diets. 

 

Cooking with Seasonal Produce - Winter Series

2/16-3/2  . . . Sa . . . 11a-12:30p
Cost per class: $10 ID/$13 OD . . . Instructor: Ali Litts.

2/16 - Creating Local Cuisine with Our Seasonal Produce
We will discuss the significance of using local, seasonal produce in terms of health, community and environment.  We will also learn how seasonal cooking gives joy and connection to our locality.  We’ll explore types of local seasonal produce available in winter and categories of produce for mixing and matching.

 

2/23 - Using Base Foods / Integrate Seasonal Produce
We will learn how using one base food, such as a pot of cooked dry beans, in a  variety of ways that can help us learn to integrate seasonal produce. We will learn how to cook a great pot of beans and then, how to weave in the seasonal produce with bean dishes using ideas from various cultures.

 

3/2 - Wonderful World of Seasonally Adaptive Dishes
Cultures throughout history have developed certain dishes adaptable to produce seasonally available in their area.  These dishes include minestrone, stir fry, gratins, tacos, pastas and many more.  We will discuss the basic forms of some of these dishes with variations using winter seasonal produce. Information will be provided for further learning and local sources of seasonal produce.

OSU Extension

 

Tree Fruits, Small Fruits & Grape Pruning Workshop

Get ready for spring. This workshop instructed by a Master Gardener will cover proper pruning equipment, important pruning principle and best time to prune. Learn different pruning cuts and pruning techniques that will speed up your pruning. This is an indoor lecture with the use of a variety of plant materials for the demonstration. Handout materials will be provided. Instructor: OSU Extension Service Master Gardener.
1/22 . . . Tu . . . 10a-12p
Suggested Donation: $10 pay at the door.

 

Rose Pruning Workshop

Get ready to smell the roses. This afternoon workshop instructed by an OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will cover the best time to prune roses, proper pruning equipment, and important pruning principles for pruning hybrid tea, floribunda, shrub and climbing roses. This is an indoor lecture with a demonstration on a potted rose. Handout materials will be provided.  Instructor: OSU Extension Service Master Gardener.
2/5 . . . Tu . . . 10a-12p
Suggested Donation:  $10 pay at the door

 

Sweet Adeline Valentine Dessert Social

Today we will  enjoy love songs from the Sweet Adeline’s and yummy treats that will have your mouth watering. We’ll have small dessert portions so you can try a bunch of different, delicious treats! Please wear red, pink or white! Your cost includes desserts and hot beverages. Held at River Road Park.
2/13 . . . W . . . 2-3p . . . $8

 

Bridge Tournament

Join us for our semi-annual bridge tournament. The entry fee is $5 per person. Reservations can be made by phone or mail. Partners play together throughout the tournament. Partners must make reservations to assure themselves places at a table. Tables will be limited. The tournament will consist of six rounds of five hands each. Partners will be assigned new opponents after each round. Each round needs to be completed in 30 minutes. There will be prizes for the top team scores. Call Dick with questions - 541-687-0905.
3/8 . . . F . . . 12:30-4p (sign in at 12p) . . . $5 per person

 

Irish Green Celebration @ The Annex

Tonight we celebrate! Come enjoy our 3rd anual event filled with Irish festivities. We’ll begin with a delicious dinner followed up with music that will have your feet a tappin’. Please wear green, your Irish garb or anything that shows some Irish spirit. Your cost includes: a delicious Irish dinner, drinks, dessert and entertainment.  This event will be held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.  Space is limited. Extra parking is available at the church just north of the Annex.
3/15     F  . . . 6-8:30p (doors open at 5:45p) . . . $28

 

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.

 

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers - Late Stage

In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this two-part series, held back to back on the same day, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and ways to engage in meaningful connections.
1/11 . . . F . . . 10a-1p . . . Free

 

Hospice 101

When a cure is no longer a possibility and treatments are not working, what’s next? When quality of life is desired over quantity, what are the options? Come and learn about the wonderful benefits of Hospice designed to physically, emotionally and spiritually support those facing the end of their lives, as well as their family and friends.
3/6 . . . W . . . 2-3p . . . Free

 

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.
3/27 . . . W . . . 9a-4p
6/14 . . . F . . . 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

 

Bridge Tournament

Join us for our semi-annual bridge tournament. The entry fee is $5 per person. Reservations can be made by phone or mail. Partners play together throughout the tournament. Partners must make reservations to assure themselves places at a table. Tables will be limited. The tournament will consist of six rounds of five hands each. Partners will be assigned new opponents after each round. Each round needs to be completed in 30 minutes. There will be prizes for the top team scores. Call Dick with questions - 541-687-0905.
3/8 . . . F . . . 12:30-4p (sign in at 12p) . . . $5 per person

 

 

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. 
12/18, 1/15, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16

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.
12/26, 1/30, 2/20, 3/20, 4/24     

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

 

Pinochle

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.  We will not be playing on 5/28.
1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22

2nd & 4th M . . . 1-4p . . . $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.
1/8, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9 . . . 2nd Tu . . . 6:30-9p
1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/22 . . . 4th  M . . . 6:30-9p

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

 

Bridge Tournament

Join us for our semi-annual bridge tournament. The entry fee is $5 per person. Reservations can be made by phone or mail. Partners play together throughout the tournament. Partners must make reservations to assure themselves places at a table. Tables will be limited. The tournament will consist of six rounds of five hands each. Partners will be assigned new opponents after each round. Each round needs to be completed in 30 minutes. There will be prizes for the top team scores. Call Dick with questions - 541-687-0905.
3/8 . . . F . . . 12:30-4p (sign in at 12p) . . . $5 per person

 

 

 

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.

 

Outreach

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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