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To register for any program call 608-266-6581 or email You can also register in person at the Senior Center.



Alcoholics Anonymous

Mondays, 12:15 – 1:15 at MSC



Gentle Yoga – NEW DAY!

TUESDAYS, 9:30-10:30 AM

Improve your balance, range of motion and flexibility! Strengthen your bones and muscles, quiet your mind! All abilities and levels welcome. We recently purchased yoga straps and blankets to enhance your yoga experience. Yoga Accessible for All (YAFA) teachers dedicate themselves to making yoga safe and inviting for anyone who is interested in gaining the benefits of yoga ( Free!

Button Flowers

Crafting with Jackie

Tuesday, May 24, 10 – 11am

Jackie Hill from Vista West has many talents, and lucky for us, one of them is awesome crafts. We thank Vista West for letting her bring this program to us. Please register in advance so that we have enough supplies for everyone. This week we will make this darling table decoration.


The Half of It

The Half of It (2020)

Tuesday, May 24, 12:30 pm

When smart but cash strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn’t expect to become his friend – or fall for his crush. Stars: Leah Lewis, Daniel Dieber and Alexxis Lemire. Comedy, Drama, Romance. 1 hours 44 minutes. Rated PG-13.


Exploring Poetry

2nd & 4th Wednesday, 11 – 12:30

This program is for anyone who enjoys poetry. There will be opportunities to read, recite and write. Best Words, Best Order is the title of a collection of essays by the poet Stephen Dobyns which in just those four well-chosen words perfectly describes what a poet aspires to when putting a poem together. Writing poetry is spills and thrills for the beginner and expert too. There are countless small pitfalls but sometimes in the writing something happens, an ah ha moment where the poet feels he/she can say or almost say precisely what needs to be said. Think about how a joke works, it’s a little like that.


Line Dancing

Wednesdays in May, 1 – 2:15pm

This is a beginner Basic Line Dance Step Class, but don’t let the word beginner fool you. This class will be equivalent to an invigorating walk. Line dancing is great for balance, mental health and exercise. Join us for an hour of dancing, laughing and fun.



David Benjamin

David Benjamin, They Shot Kennedy

Thursday, May 26, 10:00 – 11:00 am

They Shot Kennedy was recently honored with the 2021 Grand Prize for literary/contemporary/historical fiction from the Midwest Book Awards. The book is a work of “microhistory,” a snapshot of people’s lives at a critical moment in history, unrecorded in any history book but vital to understanding how the events of that moment in time affected and altered those people’s lives. Set in Madison, Wisconsin, the book mentions popular haunts from the 1960’s such as Breese Stevens Field, Warner Park, Langdon Street, Kollege Klub, the Edgewater, Leske’s Supper Club and the Ratskellar.

About the Author

David Benjamin, prolific author and founder of Last Kid Books, has lived all over the world, creating richly detailed stories set in Tokyo, Paris and even Wisconsin. His books, winners of seven independent press awards, bespeak the range of his travels, the breadth of his curiosity and a mischievous streak of humor.


Gay, Gray & Beyond

2nd & 4th Thursday, 2-4pm

GG&B is a discussion group for those fortunate enough to have arrived, that is, for those who know the obstacles, but also recognize that there have been joys. Those who look beyond the closet. Let’s get together consider our individual selves, our unique strengths and the nature of our ever-changing world. Sponsored by the LGBTQ 50+ Alliance.



Painting Class

Fridays, May 20 – June 24, 11am – 1pm

Edgewood art professor and former MATC art instructor, Jane Fasse will lead a painting class this summer using acrylic paints. Bring your own supplies. If you are a beginner, and do not have any supplies, call Laura at 608-267-8650. Fee is $30.00 R


Movement & Meditation

Friday, May 27, 11am – 12pm @Meadowridge Library

A movement class where elements of mindfulness and movement intersect for one hour! All identities, skill levels, and capabilities are encouraged and welcomed. Adaptable movements will be shared for all abilities. The end of each class will include time for reflection and connection. Notebooks and writing materials will be provided. Please dress comfortably. Presented by KLJ Movement. KLJ Movement is a professional performance and dance company that embraces the influence of black and brown people in the world of dance. This program is intended for BIPOC seniors. Register at


Cardio Dance

Fridays 1:00 – 1:45

Start out the weekend with an energizing cardio class that will get the blood pumping. The class introduces easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance! R



May 31 Sally Jo’s Retirement Send Off
June 8 Have the Last Word (Write your own obituary)
June 13 Brain Boot Camp

Patricio Ortiz

Welcome Patricio


Patricio R. Ortiz, was born in Santiago, Chile, but has lived in the U.S. for a long time, as well as in several Latin American countries. He has worked in both radio and print media. Being trilingual in Spanish, English and French, he has worked with the Organization of American States/United Nations in International Development in Haiti, Nicaragua, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. He was a High School Bilingual Teacher in Washington D.C. before earning his Doctorate in Education from The University of Texas at Austin (2007). He taught at several universities in the US, Chile and Guatemala. Patricio has two sons and a daughter. He is looking forward to building and expanding healthy aging programs for under-served older adults in our community.

Patricio R. Ortiz, nació en Santiago, Chile. Ha vivido muchos años en los Estados Unidos, como así también en varios países Latinoaméricanos. Ha sido parte de la prensa escrita y radio. Siendo trilingüe en español, inglés y francés ha trabajado con la Organización de Estados Americanos/Naciones Unidas en Haití, Nicaragua, Colombia y República Dominicana. Patricio comenzó su carrera de educador como profesor bilingüe en una Escuela Superior en Washington D.C. y luego de obtener su Doctorado (Ph.D.) en Educación en la Universidad de Texas en Austin (2007), enseñó como catedrático en varias universidades en los EE.UU., Chile y Guatemala. Tiene dos hijos y una hija. Patricio está muy contento de tener la posibilidad de hacer una contribución al desarrollo del bienestar y de la salud de la población de adultos mayores en nuestra Comunidad.

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