Programs & Events

2019  PROGRAMS
ONGOING AND PERIODIC/QUARTERLY

FOR SPECIAL EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS, SEE THE SPECIAL EVENTS TAB UNDER PROGRAMS & EVENTS


REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAMS OR EVENTS
PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND ALL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

You may register by one of the following:

  • Click on  “Click to register” below the program or event”
  • Call The FCC at 570-481-4330
  • Send an email to: info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org
  • Send a message via Facebook Messenger
    If you do not get a confirmation via the registration process you selected within 48 hours, please call to ensure you are registered for the program or event you wish to attend.

You may pay for your registration or materials fee by one of the following:

  • Stop by The FCC during normal business hours M-F 9-4 ( Suggested to call to ensure someone will be there)
  • Send a check made payable to:The Friendly Community Center PO Box 604 Mountainhome PA 18342
    • Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Online payment by clicking on the registration link for the event you wish to attend.

• Please do not register for more programs than you plan to attend. If you are unable to attend a session that you registered for, please contact The FCC.
• If membership fees and/or materials fees are required to participate in a program, fees must be paid before registration is considered complete.
• Some programs and events have maximum group sizes so you might receive a pending approval message at the time of registration. Look for a follow-up email to confirm your registration.
• The Friendly Community Center reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient enrollment.
• All programs are held at The Friendly Community Center unless otherwise noted

 

MEMBERSHIP/ONGOING PROGRAMS

BARRE FITNESS CLASS
Tone, sculpt and strengthen your entire body with isometric movements and light weights during a low impact workout. Modifications can be made to accommodate your individual fitness needs. Barre is performed barefoot or with grip socks and a yoga mat.
Time: Tuesdays at 5:30 PM- *Due to limited class size, quarterly registration required.
Instructor: Ashley Meinking, IBBFA Certified
Membership: Unlimited $150 Annual or Quarterly $40
Click here to register for 1st Quarter

BARRETT BIRDING CLUBScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM
If you enjoy birds, join Darryl & Jackie Speicher of Pocono Avian Research Center for monthly meetings of the BBC at The FCC. Meetings will include informational programs, discussion of birds and seasonal birding opportunities, including walks and other birding activities throughout the year.

Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month 7 PM    Rescheduled to February 19, 2019 due to weather
Facilitators: Darryl & Jackie Speicher and Tim Grover
Membership: Basic $15 Annual
Click here to register for The Barrett Bird Club

 CARDIO SCULPT * Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 3.03.26 PM
Looking for a challenging workout? Increase strength and tone muscles using a combination of cardio and body-sculpting exercises.
Time: Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 PM –
Instructor: Colleen LaScala, AFAA and CPT
Membership: Unlimited $150 or Unlimited Quarterly $40
Click to register for Cardio Sculpt

 CARDS, GAMES & PUZZLES Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM
Make new friends and meet your neighbors over a cup of coffee. Work on a puzzle, join in a round of Scrabble or try your hand at a game of cards.
Time: Mondays from 1 – 3 PM & Thursdays from 12 – 3 PM
Membership: Basic $15 Annual
Click to register for Cards, Games & Puzzles Monday
Click to register for Cards, Games & Puzzles Thursday

 CHAIR YOGA * Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM

Enjoy all of the benefits of yoga with the support of a chair. Learn common chair yoga poses and breathing techniques while increasing strength and flexibility.

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays from 3 – 4 PM
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Membership: Basic $15 Annual
Click to register for Chair Yoga Monday
Click to register for Chair Yoga Wednesday

 CHAIR ZUMBA Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM

Have fun while working out to Latin styles of dance and music in a seated position.
Time: Tuesdays at 3PM
Instructor: Natalie Schultz-Kahwaty, PhD
Membership: Member Plus $35 Annual
Click here to register for Chair Zumba

“IN STITCHES” – KNITTING AND MORE Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM

People of all abilities in knitting, crochet, and other needlework are invited to join this weekly stitchery group. Learn to knit, revive an old project, or start a new one. Sit and stitch while chatting over a cup of coffee.  Get help with your work or share your own expertise.

Time: Thursdays from 1 – 2:30 PM
Instructor: Carol Hillestad
Membership: Member Plus $35 Annual
Click to register for “In Stitches”

 MAH JONGG MONDAY & THURSDAY Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM

Meet  other players for this weekly game of skill, strategy, and chance. Beginners and experienced players welcome.

Time: Mondays from 1 – 3 PM & Thursdays from 12 – 3 PM
Membership: Member Plus $35 Annual
Click to register for Mondays
Click to register for Thursdays

MEN GET FITScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 3.03.26 PM
Join in this circuit style, exercise program incorporating balance, flexibility and strength to interval timing for all fitness levels.
Time:
Monday from 4:15 – 5:15 PM –
Instructor: Bob Larsen NASM C-PT, CES, PES, ENFA BTS
Membership: Unlimited $150 Annual or Quarterly $40
Click to register for Men Get Fit

 MINDFUL MEDITATIONScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM
Mindfulness, the practice of purposely paying attention in the moment, is a form of meditation that helps us befriend our minds and attain peace within our lives. Learn to practice mindfulness through sitting and walking meditation.

Time: Tuesdays from 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Instructor: Sue Ruskin-Mayher, PhD
Membership: Member Plus $35 Annual
Click to register for Mindful Meditation

 QI GONG * Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM
This Chinese-based moving meditation improves balance and mental focus while gently lubricating your joints. Each movement simulates beautiful elements in nature and can be modified for those who need to be seated.

Time: Thursdays from 9 – 9:45 AM
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Membership: Member Plus $35 Annual
Click to register for Qi Gong

TAI CHIScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM
An internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The term Taiji refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang.
Time: Tuesdays 4- 5:15 PM –
Membership: Members Plus $35 Annual
Instructor: Mario Arvelo, ATCQA
Click to register for Tai Chi

TECH TUESDAYSScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM
Questions about your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Call for an appointment, bring your
device to The FCC, and get answers to your technology questions.
Call 570-481-4330 to make an appointment Tuesdays from 12:30 and 3

 YOGA-TUESDAY * Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 3.03.26 PM
Learn common poses and breathing techniques in a relaxing atmosphere while increasing strength and flexibility. Bring a yoga mat.

Time: Tuesdays from 10 – 11 AM
Instructor: Colleen LaScala,  RYT 200
Membership: Unlimited $150 Annual or Quarterly $40
**Members who do not attend Tuesday Yoga will be given first priority for Saturday class.
Click to register for Yoga Tuesday

 YOGA-SATURDAY * Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 3.03.26 PM
Learn common poses and breathing techniques in a relaxing atmosphere while increasing strength and flexibility. Bring a yoga mat. 

Time:  Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Colleen LaScala, RYT 200
Membership: Unlimited $150 Annual or Quarterly $40
**Members who do not attend Tuesday Yoga will be given first priority for Saturday class.
Click to register for Yoga Saturday

 ZUMBA ®Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 3.03.26 PM
Are you new to Zumba, trying to get back in shape, or looking for a lower intensity Zumba class? Have fun while working out to Latin styles of dance and music. No prior dance experience necessary.

Time: Thursdays from 4:15 – 5:15 PM & 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Instructor: Natalie Schultz-Kahwaty, PhD
Membership: Unlimited $150 Annual or Quarterly $40
Please register for ONE class time.
Click to register for Zumba at 4:15
Click to register for Zumba at 5:30


HEALTHY LIVING [Programs are open to the public, may require a materials fee]

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
This defensive driving course designed for qualified drivers’ age 50+ to earn the potential discounts on auto insurance.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Is someone you love suffering from Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia? Connect with other caregivers in your community and get the support you need.

Time:  2nd Monday of each month from 5:30-7 at The Loder Senior Center –
62 Analomink St, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301Phone: (570) 420-3745
Facilitator: Jennifer Bayer, Community Outreach Volunteer (Alzheimer’s Association) 570.517.9292 or bayer4@ptd.net

ALZHEIMER AND DEMENTIA MEMORY CAFÉ [Free & Open to the Public]   NEW PROGRAM
The program is recommended for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or mild cognitive impairment. One can enjoy an afternoon of shared activities with their caregiver. Activities include games, educational programs, music, art and other shared experiences. This program also offers support to caregivers and a way to enjoy activities together as a break from the normal routine.  This program is offered to persons still living at home and their caregivers.
Facilitator
: Jennifer Bayer-Kautz CTRS, CDP – Community Outreach Volunteer, Alzheimer’s Association
Time: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month from 1-2:30 PM
**If you are interested, please contact Nicole at The Friendly Community Center at 570.481.4330 or info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org

DANCE & MOVEMENT *
Try a dance class designed to benefit members of the Parkinson’s community, as well as those with arthritis, trouble with balance, and other movement issues. Gentle dance, rhythm, and stretching movements improve flexibility and focus attention on eyes, ears, and touch as tools to assist in movement and balance.
Time: Thursdays from 3 – 4 PM
Instructor: Natalie M. Schultz-Kahwaty, PhD
Click to register for Dance & Movement

CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND BATH-
Quartz crystal singing bowls are played, each one tuned to a chakra energy center of the body, where sound nourishes and stimulates the many systems of the body. Stretch out on a mat or sit in a chair and allow the sound to flow energetically through you. Benefits include: rejuvenation, deep peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation for the mind, body, and spirit. Join us for this special vibrational meditation!
Time: First Thursdays of the month from 7 – 8 PM
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Cost: $10 per session- Membership is not required to attendRegistration Required
Click to register for Crystal Bowl Sound Bath

 FITNESS PARK
The FCC is home to The Dottie Hughes Fitness Park – a unique place that allows you to strength train outdoors. Feel free to come work out when it fits YOUR schedule! Park may not be available certain days due to other fitness group usage.
Membership: FCC Free minimum required

MEDICARE COUNSELING
An experienced counselor will answer questions and  help you to understand your existing Medicare plan. Receive objective information about Medicare Supplemental and Advantage plans, prescription drug plans, and eligibility to get extra help with medical insurance costs.

APPRISE Counselors: Sandy Goddeyne and Ernie Camlet
Time: 1st Wednesday of the month
Call for an appointment- 570-481-4330

 MUSIC THERAPY FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA 
Bring your loved ones to interact with others through instrument playing and singing while exercising the memory.

Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 1:00 PM
Instructor: Cheryl Mozdian, MM, MT-BC, Summit Music Therapy
Please RSVP to Nicole at The FCC at 570.481.4330 or info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE AT THE FCC
Help Save A Life By Donating Blood. Schedule an appointment today by calling 1-800-733-2767, visit the Red Cross website www.redcrossblood.org or download the Blood donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.
Time: TBA
Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: FRIENDLYCC to schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation experience by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass.

WOMEN’S CIRCLE
If you are a woman of a certain age who is interested in connecting with other women in sisterhood, join us in forming a monthly women’s circle. The women’s circle is a safe, compassionate, supportive space for women to connect with each other as we share our hopes, dreams, fears, fun, and life experiences.

Time: 3rd Thursdays of the month at 6:30 PM
Facilitators: Sue Ruskin-Mayher, PhD & Collen LaScala, CPT RYT
Click here to register for Women’s Circle

WW FREESTYLE
Learn healthy eating habits, how fitness can increase your wellness journey and how to get on track to a healthy you.

Time: Monday 5PM
Facilitator: Cathy Febbraio
Cost: 14 week series $182.00

 


PERIODIC EVENTS/QUARTERLY EVENTS

Periodic  events are scheduled throughout the year and occur once a quarter or on a short term basis. Please check The FCC website, Facebook page, “New” quarterly brochures or call for more information, dates and times. Some programs require membership and other programs or events are open to the public.

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL AT NIGHT  
Travel the world from the comfort of your chair! Local travelers share experiences, photos, and so much more Enjoy light snacks and refreshments before the presentation.
Destination: South America
Presenter: Jeffry and Barbara Smith
Time: Friday, February 8th at 6:30 PM
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Become more sure-footed and steady on your feet! We will work on posture, walking gait, alignment, strength, symmetry and visually grounding ourselves.  Better balance reduces falls and injuries during daily living.

Time: Mondays at 2PM (March 4- April 29) Due to the popularity of this class and limited size- You must register weekly and please sign up for one week at a time.
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
How to register: Click here to be redirected to calendar page, click the date you wish to attend and complete registration OR call 570-481-4330. 

BOWLING
Bowl with The FCC at Mountainhome Bowling Center. Exercise, have fun and enjoy a little friendly competition. Instruction available.  All levels of bowlers welcome.

Time: Every Friday, March 1- 29 from 3-4:30 PM- Registration required.
Cost: $8 per person, includes 2 games and shoe rental
Registration will open in February

CANASTA
Enjoy a friendly card game of canasta. Instruction available.

Time: Wednesdays from 1-3 PM
Call  570-481-4330 to register to ensure enough players

ESSENTIAL OILS-HORMONES [FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC]
Our body runs on hormones, they are responsible for all of our body’s systems from metabolism, toxin elimination, hunger, thirst, sleep, body temperature and much more. Come learn how we can keep them in check with a holistic approach including essential oils (plant extracts), foods, natural supplementation & stress reduction.
Time: Thursday, February 7th
Facilitator: Certified holistic health coach, Aly Shik
Click here to register for Essential Oils

FRENCH FOR FUN
Parlez-vous francais? Traveling in the near future or just want to learn French? This is the class for you.
Time: Thursdays 10 – 11 AM    NO CLASS- FEBRUARY 7th
Instructor: Yvonne LeBlanc
Membership: Member Plus $35 Annual
Click here to register for French For Fun

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Participate in America’s largest discussion program on the most thought provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans. Participants read The Foreign Policy Association’s briefing book each week.

Time: Tuesdays, February 5 –March 26 from 7-8:30PM
Facilitators: Paul and Karen Tetor
Cost: $30 for briefing book- Limited Quantities of books available, you may also purchase your book by clicking here 
Membership: Unlimited $150 Annual or Quarterly $40
Click here to register for Great Decisions

PAINT & POUR- SNOWMAN DOOR HANGING 

Explore your artistic side with a fun night to benefit The FCC! Create on galvanized metal to hang on your door and bring your favorite beverage to enjoy while you paint!
Time: Tues., January 15 at 7:00 PM – Snow Date: Thurs, January 24th at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30- Payment reserves your space


PLARNING- Plastic Yarn Making [Free & Open to the Public]
Chit chat, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and help the homeless and our environment. Turn
plastic bags into “Plarn” which will be given to the RSVP Merry Mat Makers who crochet it
into sleeping mats for Homeless Veterans. No experience needed, just scissors.
Facilitator: Norma Krasne-Levine
Time: Every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 PM
This is a “Drop in” program, feel free to bring a friend.

SNOWSHOEING 

Discover the wonders of snowshoeing! Meet Kim Matthew at Promised Land State Park
office to snowshoe or hike, depending on ground cover. Free snowshoe rental. Registration required.

Time: Thursdays,  February 21 & March 7 from 2:30 to 4 PM
Instructor: Kim Matthew
Click here to register for Snowshoeing February 21st
Click here to register for Snowshoeing March 7th

PROGRAMS COMING FOR THE SECOND QUARTER (April – May )
PASTELSScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM

Have fun with technique and color, while enjoying relaxing music to inspire. Supplies provided.
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Time: Spring/Summer

WATERCOLORSScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM
Have fun with technique and color, while enjoying relaxing music to inspire.
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Time: Spring

WEEKLY WALKERS- 
Meet every Tuesday for easy hikes to beautiful areas of the community. Participants exercise while enjoying time with others and our wonderful natural resources. A list of scheduled hikes will be available at the first walk.
Time: Tuesdays at 9 AM (May 1st thru October, weather permitting)
Location: Meets in Mountainhome U.M.C. parking lot

BACKYARD SERIES
Keeping active while gardening or during outdoor activity is good for your mind and body. In this series, we offer presentations featuring everything from gardening, outdoor living to star gazing. Fresh new topics every Spring and Summer for you to learn about your backyard.

WHAT IS? SERIES

 Have you ever heard a word in conversation or on the news and thought to yourself…What is it? In this series, we will discuss and expand on different monthly topics about health, fitness, food and more. If you have a topic, you would like to learn more about, please contact Nicole at The FCC.

 

**Credit Card Payments- A small transaction fee of 2.2% + .30 per transaction will be applied to each charge in order to offset the cost to the FCC for providing this service

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