West County Senior Activities: Telephone Access Program speaker in El Cerrito; movie screening at Albany center
03/26/2014 04:46:09 PM PDT
Albany Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. At 1:30 p.m. April 1, the free movie will be "The Wolf of Wall Street." Mercy Brown Bag April 4. Writing memoirs, line dancing, walking group, exercise, art, trips and Paratransit information. Home-delivered meals offered to Albany residents. Dinner 4 p.m. weekdays. From 1-3 p.m. April 7, Albany Senior Travel Troupe will hold a free summer information meeting for anyone age 50 or older. Pre-registration for the meeting is recommended. 510-524-9122.
Berkeley Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 1414 Walnut St. Art, exercise, Hebrew and Yiddish, yoga, photography. Holiday programs, bridge, Sunday brunches, and films. Kosher lunch Monday and Thursday. 510-848-0237. North Berkeley Senior Center -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 1901 Hearst Ave. Birthdays will be celebrated April 2. Speakers, classes in languages, writing, dancing, sewing, ceramics and exercise. Scrabble Tuesdays. Movies Mondays and opera videos Fridays. Acting class Wednesdays. Support groups, diabetes education, housing information, health insurance counseling. Assisted grocery shopping at nearby supermarkets. 510-981-5190. South Berkeley Senior Center -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 2939 Ellis St. Birthdays will be celebrated March 28. Mercy Brown Bag April 4. Tap dancing, ceramics, line dancing, silk flower arranging, ming tree class. Sewing, knitting, ballet, monthly field trips, social service unit. Arts, crafts, painting, bingo, hearing class, computer classes, tai chi. Gentle exercise Mondays. Assisted grocery shopping at nearby supermarkets. 510-981-5170. St. John's Prime Timers -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays. 2727 College Ave. Open to those 50 and older. Arts and crafts, creative writing with Dorothy Witt, cultural studies, yoga for all levels. Light exercises, copper enameling and weaving. Hand-building ceramics class with Diana Bohn; $5 plus materials. Tai chi with Lydia Shiozaki 9:45-10:30 a.m. Thursdays. 510-845-6830. Berkeley/East Bay Gray Panthers -- The group will host a party and fund-raiser at 2:30 p.m. April 6 at 2133 University Ave., near Walnut Street. Cost on sliding scale, $5-$10. There will be music, a silent auction and refreshments. The movie, "Cradle Will Rock," the story of Marc Blitzstein's 1936 WPA musical production, will be shown. Everyone is welcome. 510-595-9696.
El Cerrito St. John's Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. 6500 Gladys Ave. Needlecrafts, painting and drawing, copper enameling, tai chi, sit-down exercises, card and table games. On April 1, the speaker will be a representative from the California Telephone Access Program, which offers a range of free specialized phones making it easier to hear, dial and make calls. There will be sample phones and application forms at the meeting. Lunch prepared on site; $4. 510-237-3808; 510-417-0703. Christ Lutheran Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays. 780 Ashbury Ave. Conversational German and Spanish, current events, art appreciation, computer lab, line dancing. 510-524-1050. The Open House -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. 6500 Stockton Ave. Exercise classes, balance training and fall prevention, tai chi, folk dancing, drawing class, watercolor painting. Broadway song, piano music composition, piano and guitar letters, computer and iPad classes, creative writing, support groups, excursions and trips. Chess, mah jong, backgammon. 510-559-7677.
Richmond Alzheimer's Respite Care Center -- 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 1015 Nevin Ave., Suite 108. Complete care and activities for people with Alzheimer's disease and related conditions. 510-235-6276. California Retired Teachers Association, Division 58 -- Meet monthly at Masonic Hall, 5050 El Portal Drive. At noon April 3, there will be an introduction and installation of new board officers. There also will be the annual raffle to benefit high school scholarship recipients. $12 lunch. RSVP April 31 latest. 510-524-6608. May Valley Community Center -- 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 3530 Morningside Drive. Gentle gym, low-impact exercise class for those 50 and older. Includes stretching, light aerobics, breathing, and relaxation techniques. 510-620-6890. Senior Adult Activity Center -- 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. First Presbyterian Church, 34th Street and Barrett Avenue. Classes on quilting, clay jewelry, place mats. Crafts and porcelain doll making. Games and exercises. 510-234-0954. Richmond Senior Drop-In Center -- 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 2525 Macdonald Ave. Low-cost snack bar open daily. Tea dance with Manny Gutierrez Band 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays; $4 includes refreshments and door prizes. Yuan ji exercises. Aerobics Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Painting and drawing Mondays. Qigong exercise Tuesdays. Chair yoga and table bingo Tuesdays. Exercises for osteoporosis Tuesday and Thursdays. Tap dancing Thursdays. Games, pool and mah-jongg daily. Chess Fridays. Ballroom dancing 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Tango and swing 3 p.m. Fridays. Line dancing. Needlecrafts, puzzles, Chinese calligraphy. Tam's yijin exercise 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; call for location. 510-307-8087. The Annex Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 5801 Huntington Ave. Line dancing Mondays. Drawing, painting, gardening, ceramics and crafts. Gentle exercises. Card games and puzzles. Conversational Spanish and singalong Fridays. 510-620-6812. Neighborhood House of North Richmond Seniors -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 515 Silver Ave. Arts and crafts, card games and movies. Two college-credit classes: "Growing Wiser," 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and English as a second language, 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 510-232-3511. Booker T. Anderson Jr. Senior Center -- 960 So. 47th St. Mercy Brown Bag March 28. Whist and dominoes April 4. Line dancing, 2-4:15 p.m. Thursdays. 510-620-6816. Parchester Village Seniors -- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, 900 Williams Drive. Mercy Brown Bag April 5. Games, speakers. 510-620-6823.
crockett Crockett Seniors -- 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Crockett Community Center, 850 Pomona St. Bingo and card games. 510-787-2414.
El Sobrante St. Callistus Senior Activity Center -- 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays. 3580 San Pablo Dam Road. Jewelry making, needlework, painting, quilting. Lunch prepared on site; $2.50. 510-548-2617. Women's Fellowship of the Salvation Army -- 9:30 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays. 4600 Appian Way. Speakers, community projects, Bible studies, trips, parties and music. Open to women of all ages. 510-262-0582.
Hercules Hercules Senior Center -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 111 Civic Drive. Social dancing April 4 and 9. Crafts, bingo, card games, low-impact and therapeutic exercises, knitting, art, tai chi, hula and tap dancing. English as a second language classes. Health insurance counseling by HICAP. Free legal assistance. Travel Club. 510-799-8219.
Pinole St. Joseph Seniors -- St. Joseph Catholic Church, 837 Tennent Ave. On April 3, 9 a.m. Mass will be followed by a bus trip to St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park. The $30 fee will include the bus ride, lunch and tour of the facility. Sign up at the parish center. All are welcome. 510-741-1756. Pinole Senior Center -- 2500 Charles Ave. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and until 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Ballroom dancing, to the music of Manny Gutierrez, 8-11 p.m. March 28; $10. Billiards daily. Haircuts, manicures, pedicures and massage by appointment; there's a fee. Lunch for all ages 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays and noon-1 p.m. the rest of the weekdays, for $5.50; takeout available. Homebound seniors in Pinole, El Sobrante, Hercules, Crockett and Rodeo are picked up by van Mondays and Thursdays if they wish to have lunch at the center. 510-724-9800.
Rodeo Rodeo Senior Citizens Club -- 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays. 189 Parker Ave. 510-787-1587.
San Pablo San Pablo Senior Adult Center -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 1943 Church Lane. Band, low-impact exercise, card games, excursions. A movie is shown at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Free dance with Huey White Show Band, 1-3 p.m. Mondays; includes refreshments. Low-cost haircuts 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bingo Saturdays. 510-215-3096. Davis Park Senior Center -- Bingo, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Maple Hall, 1 Alvarado Square. 510-215-3094.