New Activities include knitting and burger/brew trips
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department invites area seniors (55+) to participate in upcoming activities at six locations. All programs and facilities are open to the public.
Potluck and Bingo
Monthly senior potlucks are a fun way to make new friends in the community. Please bring along a side dish or dessert to share, and we will provide the meat and drinks. After lunch, enjoy a game of bingo with prizes! Upcoming potlucks are: Wednesday, September 5 at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. (#11098); Tuesday, September 11 at the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr. (#12699); Wednesday, September 12 at the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd. (#12326). Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch begins at noon. The potlucks are free, but registration is required at www.wcparksandrec.com.
New! Knitting Club
Come learn and share the fun of knitting in a new class offered at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. The Knitting Club will meet September 19 and 26 (every Third and fourth Wednesday) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The class is free to pass holders, or $1 general admission. Register for activity #12490 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Book Club-Enrichment Center
The book club for seniors will meet Tuesday, September 4 at 2:00 p.m. in Studio 3 at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. The book club meets monthly to discuss their book of the month. This activity is free for all pass holders, and $1 general admission for the public. Please register for activity #11245 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Technology Classes-Enrichment Center
Need help with how to use your iPad, iphone, android phone or Facebook? Get up to speed in these classes: iPad/iPhone Beginners, September 4 & 5, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., $36 (#12665; registration now open); Android Beginners, September 4 & 5, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., $36 (#12672; registration now open). Classes offered at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. For registration, go to www.wcparksandrec.com.
Wii Sports Bowling-two locations
Join the fun of Wii sports for seniors (55+). The Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. has open Wii sports every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the banquet hall. Free to passholders, or $1 general admission. The Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill has a Fall Wii bowling league that begins Thursday, September 6, meeting each Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon through November 8. This is a free activity, but registration is required at www.wcparksandrec.com (#12707).
Senior Lunch Bunch – Enrichment Center
Let’s do lunch! Jump on the bus for a fun lunch outing once a month. We will leave from the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave, at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12 for a trip to Stout in Brentwood. Lunch is Dutch treat, and transportation is $3 each. Space is limited to 12, and registration opens August 15 (#12678) at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Kentucky Downs Trip
Head to the Bluegrass state for a day of horse racing fun on September 13! Enjoy the view from the finish line tent. Seats include a racing program, buffet lunch and soft drinks. Seniors (55+) will leave from the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr. at 10:45 a.m. and at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. at 11:30 a.m. Space is limited. The races start at 1:30 p.m. and the group will return at approximately 7:00 p.m. Fee includes transportation, entrance, and buffet lunch. Register 8/23-9/12 for activity #12760 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Lunch & Learn-Enrichment Center
Learn about your health at a free lunch and learn, Monday, September 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. This free event will provide valuable medical information. The September topic is XXXXXXXXXX. Lunch will be included. Register 8/20-9/11 at www.wcparksandrec.com (#10994). Presented by Williamson Medical Center.
Senior Movie Day
Join the fun at senior movie day Friday, September 21, at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park, 112 Everbright Ave. The September feature is Grumpy Old Men with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. Showtime is 1:00 p.m., and the $1 fee includes the movie, popcorn and a drink. Please register in advance for activity #12750 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Singing and Karaoke Club-Enrichment Center
If you like to sing for fun, join the fun at a new seniors (55+) singing club September 26 and the fourth Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. Beginners are welcome! The group will perform at senior events and other activities during the year. This activity is free for all pass holders, and $1 general admission for the public. Please register for activity #11146 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Dive Burger and Brew Tour-Longview Recreation Center
A dive may be a hole in the wall, well-worn and unglamorous eatery, but that usually means they have the BEST food! On this September 28 Burger & Brew tour, we will visit Asgard’s Brewing company in Columbia, TN, followed by lunch at Dub’s Burgers in north Alabama. Top the trip off with a visit to the Kreme Delite for ice cream! Trip leaves from the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr. at 10:00 a.m. and returns at 4:00 p.m. The trip includes transportation and brewery tour; Lunch and any other purchases are Dutch Treat. Make your reservations for activity # 12794 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Nashville Symphony Trip
Enjoy the Nashville Symphony’s Coffee and Classics series on Friday, October 12 at the Schermerhorn Center. The symphony will present Hayden’s London Symphony. After the performance, the group will stop for lunch at the Cheesecake Factory for lunch (Dutch Treat). Seniors (55+) will leave from the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr. at 8:00 a.m. and from the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. at 8:45 a.m. Fee includes transportation and symphony performance. Register 9/3-10/1 for activity #12759 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Hiking Trip
Beautiful Radnor Lake is the October 24 destination for the senior (55+) hiking group. There will be plenty of lovely Fall foliage to enjoy in this favorite hiking spot. Registration is required, and the group will leave from the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. at 9:00 a.m. and return at 1:00 p.m. The $3 fee covers transportation. Register for activity #12756 from 9/26-10/23 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Trip-St. Sewanee’s All Saints Chapel
The architectural themed tours continue on October 30 with a visit to The University of the South-Sewanee campus and All Saints Chapel. Lunch will be at the Blue Chair Café. (Register for #12754, starting 9/17 until trip is full). Trip leaves from the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr. at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 4:45 p.m. The trip includes transportation and tour; Lunch and any other purchases are Dutch Treat. Make your reservations at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Wii Sports- Enrichment Center
Join the fun and learn bowling, tennis, or baseball the Wii games way! Meets every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the banquet hall of the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. No experience is necessary to play these video simulation games. Free with pass, or $1 per senior.
Senior Line Dancing for Fitness
Calling all dancers! Senior line dancing is now offered as a fitness class! Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. ; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr.; Mondays and Wednsdays (starting 9/5) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the recreation complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd.
Senior Open Art Studio-Enrichment Center
Express yourself during this ongoing senior open art studio time. Bring your own art supplies and projects every Monday from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. Instructor Pam Irvin will be on hand to teach new techniques and help you hone in on your artistic skills. No registration is required for this drop-in class. The class fee is $2 for Enrichment Center pass holders and $4 for others. Open to the public, 55+.
Open Watercolor Studio-Enrichment Center
Bring your own supplies and ideas to this watercolor studio. Instructor Pam Irvin will guide you in learning watercolor techniques. Meets ongoing Fridays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. No registration is required. The class fee is $2 for Enrichment Center pass holders and $4 for others. Open to the public, 55+.
Join the fun with other seniors every Thursday from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd. Play cards or games, knit or just chat in the senior activities room. No registration is needed. This is a free activity. Just drop in and meet other area seniors!
Dulcimer Dandies-Enrichment Center
Whether you are a novice or experienced dulcimer player, you will enjoy practicing and playing with this group of seniors (55+). Dulcimer Dandies meet every first, fourth and fifth Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. The group performs together at local events throughout the year. No registration or fee. Just drop in and join the fun.
Senior Games at Enrichment Center
The new Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin has a number of ongoing games and activities in the Senior Lounge. All seniors (55+) are welcome to drop in to enjoy the lounge or any of the games. General admission is $1 or free with a department pass. Regularly scheduled activities include: bridge, dominoes, bunco, mah jong, Scrabble, euchre, pennies from heaven, pinochle, and rummikub.
Senior Bowling Group-Franklin
The Franklin Family Entertainment Center hosts a discounted bowling time for seniors on Mondays and Fridays starting at 9:00 a.m. No experience is necessary and there are no set teams or leagues. Games are $1.50 each and most people bowl up to 3 games. This is a great way to bowl for fun and meet new friends.
Senior Group Fitness & Aqua Fitness
A number of exercise programs for seniors are offered by Williamson County Parks and Recreation at the recreation centers in Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, Spring Hill and Fairview, as well as at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. Classes vary at each location, and may include Aerobic Fit, yoga (beginner, strength and advanced), SilverSneakers® Classic, circuit training, Zumba Gold, indoor cycling, water aerobics and more. For a complete list of senior fitness options, visit the seniors section at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Volunteer Group
If you are age 55 or older and looking to get more involved in the community, join the Williamson County Parks and Recreation senior volunteer group. Each month, the group takes on a project or service hours in the community. If you want to get involved, contact Kylie Preston at 615-786-0186, ext. 2048, or KylieP@williamson-tn.org.
If you are looking for a new way to be more active, try Pickleball, a relatively new game popular with many seniors. Pickleball is a cross between badminton, tennis and ping pong, and it’s lots of fun. Open Pickleball (indoor) for beginners is offered at the Longview Recreation Center, Franklin Recreation Complex and the recreation centers in Fairview and Nolensville. For registration and information about Fall clinics, and the use of the four outdoor Pickleball courts at the Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright St., visit the Senior Athletics section at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Sports for Seniors at Academy Park Gym
The Academy Park Gym, located at 120 Everbright Ave. offers a free walking club for seniors (55+), Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Summer ongoing activities: Indoor pickleball Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon; Table Tennis on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The admission fee for gym use is $1 for seniors, or free with any WCPR pass. Closed September 3. All activities are open to the public. For a schedule of weekly activities at Academy Park Gym, pick up a flyer at the facility or visit www.wcparksandrec.com. For more information, contact Krystal Turner senior sports coordinator at KrystalT@williamson-tn.org.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation is a public organization, here to benefit the community. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, teams, classes and events. For program registration, pass purchasing or additional information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. You may also receive department information by “liking” Williamson County Parks and Recreation on Facebook; following us on Twitter at @wc_parksandrec or Instagram at @willcoparksandrec or on Pinterest or YouTube.