Join us for this laid-back, friendly and welcoming weekly event to brush up on your bridge skills, meet new people, or to reconnect with players who have been playing here for years! Please contact us in advance so we can arrange for the proper number of partners on a given day. Bridge players of all abilities are welcome. Weekly contract bridge games at the Senior Center usually last about 2 hours. Suggested contribution is $2/person.
If you’re serious about bridge this group is for you! They even have their own website – www.wordpress.jhduplicatebridge.com – where you can learn more about the group or find a partner. Newcomers can also contact Hannah at the front desk for more information. Twice weekly duplicate bridge games at the Senior Center usually last about 3 hours. Suggested contribution to the Senior Center is $3/person.
Pinochle is a trick-taking card game for two to four players played with a 48-card deck. Players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards into melds. Each hand is played in three phases: bidding, melds, and tricks. Whether you’re new to pinochle, or you’re just curious, you’re invited to join our weekly pinochle games. Sessions last about 2 hours, and the suggested contribution is $1/person.
Birthday Club meets the 1st & 3rd Friday to play the card game 500 through the fall, winter and spring months. Five Hundred is a trick-taking card game played in teams that has been a Valley tradition. Newcomers are welcome to join the Birthday Club. Ask Hannah at the front desk for details.
Mahjong is a great game to keep your brain sharp and supercharged! Players match tiles at a table with up to four other people, so it’s a fun social event as well. Mahjong groups meet once a week and games usually last about 2 hours. Suggested contribution is $1 person.
If you’ve never played Bingo at the Senior Center, you’re missing out! This game of chance is a great way to spend time with your friends after lunch just staying engaged and keeping your mind active. We meet weekly for about an hour, and cost to play is 50 cents per card. We are also always looking for friendly volunteers to help call Bingo!
Keep moving with this virtual bowling game, that’s similar to bowling, but played on a big screen TV. The group likes to laugh and catch up with each other on a weekly basis for about an hour. Free for members.
Creative and Social Activities
2ND ACT PLAY READINGS
This talented group of self-described “theater geeks” meets several times a month to read through plays, and they’ve performed several productions in the community too! You don’t need any experience or desire to perform – just a good sense of humor and a desire to be part of a fun group of creative people. Groups meet weekly for about an hour. Free for members.
In partnership with the Art Association of Jackson Hole, the Senior Center is lucky to offer a wide variety of classes to our members. Classes have included water color, pastels, hand building clay techniques, fused glass and more! Fees and schedules vary. Check in with the Senior Center to find out what’s up next!
This informal group meets weekly for about an hour to re-connect with one another and to discuss matters of spirituality and faith. Open to people of all faiths who are interested in learning more about the Bible. Free for members.
Coffee Hours are informal weekly gatherings each Monday, but join us anytime! The dining room always has a pot of coffee going, and we encourage members to gather in this large, brightly-lit space to chat, make plans for outside activities, or even do some work. A small contribution to offset the cost of coffee is appreciated.
Continued Learning Opportunities
TECH TUTOR APPOINTMENTS
Sign up for a one-on-one session with one of our amazing tech tutor volunteers! Sessions can be tailored to your specific questions and are scheduled to last about one hour. Inquire with the front desk the Senior Center to set up an appointment.
Practice your conversation skills through games and activities at the Senior Center! The Senior Center has partnered with Ashley Potzernitz, Bilingual Recreation Programmer for Teton County/Jackson Parks & Recreation to offer a variety of activities including drop-in sessions, conversation practice over lunch, and ongoing classes. See the monthly newsletter for a schedule of upcoming activities.
Check the monthly newsletter to see what’s being offered. Topics range from planning for the future through wills and estate planning to armchair adventure travel presentations. We are always looking for new ideas – if you would like to present or learn about a certain topic, please speak with Hannah Sell, Activity & Volunteer Coordinator.