Senior Programs for This Quarter

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DAYTIME YOGA CLASSES-6 WEEKS

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 May 19-June 23, 2022
 July 21-August 25, 2022
1pm-2pmEssig Rec Center$45

Registration Now Button Opens in new windowJoin us for 6 consecutive weeks of yoga that will begin to improve your stamina, balance and flexibility. Posture, blood circulation, lung capacity and your stress and anxiety will see improvement as well.



OVERNIGHT ON THE BARN QUILT TRAIL

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July 8-9, 20229:30am-Sat AfternoonEssig Rec Center$135

Join us for 2 days of exploration at the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center. Friday morning, we will take a scenic barn quilt trail tour followed by exploring the grounds of the 4-H Center and end the night creating your very own 1x1 barn quilt. All materials and overnight stay is included, along with dinner and breakfast the next day. Pre-registration is required. Max. 10 participants

FOLK ART PAINTING – 3 WEEKS

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Session 1: June 6, 13 & 27, 2022 Session 2: July 11, 18 & 25, 2022 Session 3: August 8, 15 & 22, 202210:30am-12:30pmEssig Rec Center$45 per session

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Immerse yourself in the join of painting in watercolor and acrylic. This 4 week creative experience for all who wish to paint offers the simple joy of expressing daily life with light and color, bringing delight to artist and viewer. The instruction and class atmosphere is informal. Come and express your inner folk artist. Includes demonstration, individual assistance and discussion. Register in person or online at PlayFranklinCounty.com. Deadline to Register: One week before class

HOSPICE 101 WORKSHOP

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Wednesday, July 27, 202210am-11:30amEssig Rec CenterFree

In this workshop, Mountain Valley Hospice will go over the feeling of grief and bereavement phases and explain how their agency can assist families and individuals during this difficult time. Register in person or call 540-483-9238.

 

STRETCH & BREATHE CHAIR YOGA

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Thursday’s, July 21-Aug. 2510am-11:00amEssig Rec Center$45

Registration Now Button Opens in new windowJoin us for 6 consecutive weeks of chair yoga to pair breathing with gentle movement and stretching. A guided meditation concludes each peaceful class. Pre-registration required. Register in person or online at PlayFranklinCounty.com. Min 6 students 

EVENING WITH ELVIS IN THE PARK

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Friday, June 17, 20226:00pm-8:00pmWaid ParkFree

Elvis is in the Park! Join us at Waid Park for a free evening with Elvis at Waid Park. Bring a chair, all of your friends and come ready to shake, rattle and roll. Buddy’s BBQ food truck will be on site


TUNES & TREATS WITH THE TEMPLETONS

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Friday, August 12, 20221:30pm-3:00pmEssig Rec CenterFree

Join us for an afternoon of fun with music by Karen and Mark Templeton. Sweet treats will be provided for your enjoyment. Please call 540-483-9238 to let us know that you would like to attend.

PICKLEBALL

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Mon, Wed, Fri10:30am-2:30pmEssig CenterFree

Come to the Essig Recreation Center and try the fasted growing sport around. All levels are welcome and bring a friend to introduce to this fun sport. Balls and paddles are provided


CYBER SECURITY WORKSHOP

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Thursday, June 16, 202210:30am-NoonEssig CenterFREE

The vast majority of cyber crimes can be prevented with the proper tools and education. Come to this workshop to learn how to be safe while using the internet and other electronics. This workshop will be taught by the Franklin County IT staff and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Coffee and a sweet treat will be provided. Register in person or call 540-483-9238

OLDER AMERICAN MONTH CELEBRATION WITH InnovAge PACE

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Wednesday, May 18, 202211:30am-1pmEssig CenterFREE

Celebrate Older American Month by finding out more about InnovAge PACE and how this program can help you age in your own home. Boxed lunch will be provided. Register in person or call 540-483-9238.  


STRESS REDUCTION & MANAGEMENT SKILLS CLASS

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Thursday, May 19, 202211:00am-NoonEssig CenterFREE

Join Good Samaritan Hospice in learning how to reduce and manage stress. We will cover strategies and skills relating to the struggles and obstacles relating to stress with particular emphasis on aging, grief and difficult conversations on life. Register in person or call 540-483-9238. 

CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER WORKSHOP

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Wednesday, June 1, 202210:00am-11:00amEssig CenterFREE

Affinity Care of Virginia will enlighten you about support and resources they provide. They will discuss the benefits and options to assist you throughout your journey. Light refreshments will be provided. Register in person or call 540-483-9238..



WATERCOLOR EXPRESSIONS-3 WEEKS

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Session 1: June 14, 21 & 28, 2022 Session 2: July 12, 19 & 26, 2022 Session 3: August 9, 16 & 23, 202210:30am-12:30pmEssig Center$45 per session

Registration Now Button Opens in new windowJoin with others who wish to discover the joy and fluid beauty of watercolor painting. Includes demonstration, individual assistance and discussion. The instruction and class atmosphere is informal and encourages self expression. This creative class is designed for all levels of experience. Join with others to share the magic of creating art with watercolor. Brushes, palettes and water jars are available. Register in person or online at PlayFranklinCounty.com. Deadline to Register: One week before class


SUMMER CRAFT WORKSHOP

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Wednesday, June 15, 20221:00pm-2:00pmEssig CenterFREE

Join InnovAge PACE to celebrate the summer and join us to make a craft to take home. Find out more about how recreational therapy can help your mind, body and soul. Register in person or call 540-483-9238.  

PICNIC IN THE PARK AT WAID PARK

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Wednesday, July 6, 202211:30am-1:00pmWaid ParkFREE

Join InnovAge staff for a picnic in the park to celebrate July 4th and find out how InnovAge PACE can help you maintain independence in your home. Register in person or call 540-483-9238 

PICNIC IN THE PARK AT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE

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Wednesday, July 13, 202211:30am-1:00pmWaid ParkFREE

Join InnovAge staff for a picnic in the park to celebrate summer and find out how InnovAge PACE can help you maintain independence in your home. Register in person or call 540-483-9238 

VIRGINIA NATURALIST 101

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Wednesday, August 10, 202210:30am-NoonEssig Rec. CenterFREE

Are you interested in learning how to become a Virginia Master Naturalist? If so, come learn from our local chapter what this group does to provide education, outreach and services to benefit natural areas and resources in our community. Register in person or call 540-483-9238. 

THE EVOLUTION OF HOSPICE WORKSHOP

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Wednesday, August 17, 202210:30am-NoonEssig Rec. CenterFREE

Come learn from Affinity Care of Virginia how hospice has evolved over time. You will understand your benefits and when it is time to receive them. Light refreshments will be served. Register in person or call 540-483-9238



LINE DANCING

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Tuesday’s February-April11:30am-12:30pmEssig Center10 per month

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Join us every Tuesday for a little dancing exercise! No experience needed– just a little bit of rhythm and a willingness to have fun! Register in person or online at PlayFranklinCounty.com


LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

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Fridays,
 June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2022
11:30am-12:30pmEssig Center10 per month


This group of bridge players play each week. If you know how to play bridge and are looking to join a group give us a call at 540-483-9238 and we will connect you with others that play each week. 

 FLORAL DESIGN WITH LOCAL FLOWERS

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022:
Let’s Make a Bouquet
Wednesday, June 29, 2022:
Independence Arrangement
Wednesday, July 20, 2022:
Summertime Arrangement
10:30am-12:00pmEssig Center$50 per workshop

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Do you love beauty, enjoy flowers and like the idea of leaving less of a carbon footprint? Join us for a floral design workshop featuring locally grown flowers. Flowers that have been grown with the idea of replenishing the soil and protecting the environment will be used. We will use floral design techniques such as balance, shape, texture and flow. Supplies will be
provided for all workshops, but feel free to bring your own foliage, flowers or tools to use or share. Each student will need to bring their own container so they can take their design home.

 DAYTIME DRIVE-IN BINGO 

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Tuesday, 
May 10, 2022
Tuesday, 
June 14, 2022
Tuesday, 
July 12, 2022
Tuesday, 
August 9, 2022
10:00am-11:00amWaid Park
Baseball Field
Parking Lot
FREE

Have some bingo fun in the safety of our own car. You will tune your radio
into a FM radio station and if you get bingo you will honk your horn and a
helper will come right to your car and bring your prize. Bring your dauber and
friends as we play 12 games