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The Kent Senior Activity Center

600 E Smith Street in Kent, Washington

253-856-5150

Senior Special Interest Groups

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Adult Coloring Club

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Coloring isn't just for kids. In fact, adult coloring is said to be able to lift the mood, reduce anxiety, and relieve stress. Health benefits also include exercising fine motor skills and training the brain to focus. If you are looking for a simple and fun way to have more color and creativity in your life, our Adult Coloring Club is the group for you. Come join us to relax and have fun. No art experience necessary! Bring your own coloring book or coloring pages, colored pencils, markers, or crayons. We'll have a few supplies on hand, including some detailed coloring pages.

Bring Your Own Craft

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – Noon

Friends, new and old, come to work on dolls, quilts, crochet, scrapbooks, knitted items, and needlepoint. Most importantly, join us for conversation and socializing. All crafters welcome.

Drama - “Knot Quite Write Players” Readers Theater

Mondays –Time varies

The Kent Senior Activity Center’s Readers Theater troupe welcomes new members. For more info, please email hreynolds@kentWA.gov or call 253-856-5164.

Fly Tying

Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – Noon

Bring your fly tying equipment and join this group of fly tyers. For more info, call John at 253-856-5163.

Gardening - O’Brien Garden Club

3rd Friday, 11 a.m.

If you have an interest in gardening, new members are always welcome. Annual dues are $20.00. For more information, contact Susan at 425-392-8151 or Pat at 253-854-4300.

 

Knitting - Hooks ‘N Needles R Us

Thursdays, 1 – 2 p.m.

Bring your embroidery projects, knitting, or any needlework and join this group.

  

Poetry Is Fun! Club

1st & 3rd Fridays, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

If you would like to listen to, read, and discuss poetry, and/or receive a critique of a poem you’ve written or are writing, this group meets every 1st and 3rd Friday. Experienced and published poet Jim Teeters volunteers to facilitate this group and welcomes all who appreciate listening to or writing poetry. No experience required. For information call Helena at 253-856-5164. 

 

Tattered Pages Book Club

1st Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Special thanks to Auburn Meadows for co-sponsoring our Book Club refreshments and special events. New members are always welcome whether you have read the monthly selection or not. Members desiring to submit book titles for the 2019 list must do so before or during the September 5 session.  Call Helena at 253-856-5164 for more information.

Scheduled book discussions are as follows:

December 5    84 Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff, Non Fiction

January 2      O Pioneers,  Willa Cather, Fiction

February 6   Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Helen Simonson, Fiction

March 6      The English Patient, MIchael Ondaatje, Fiction

April 3*       The Martian, Andy Weir, Fiction  *Pre-registration required for Party Bus.  Bus leaves at 12:30 p.m.

 Call Helena at 253-856-5164 for more information.

  

Tattered Pages Book Club Speedy Readies Session

Wednesdays, January 16, March 20 & May 15

Noon, Lunch at Stafford Suites, 1 pm Discussion

Readers who enjoy reading additional books every other month in addition to a book a month are invited to attend our Speedy Readies session held at Stafford Suites on the 3rd Wednesday of every odd-numbered month (except July). The 2018 selections are:

January 16  The Great Alone, Kristen Hannah, Fiction

March 20    Honolulu, Alan Brennert, Fiction

May 15        Undaunted Courage, Stephen E. Ambrose, Non-fiction

Woodcarving

Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Work with others who share your interest in woodwork and practice the fundamentals of carving.