Programs & 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:
  • 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



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.  No Class May 14th
Instructor: Ashley Meinking, IBBFA Certified
Membership: Unlimited $150 Annual or Quarterly $40
Click here to register – CLASS FULL

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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
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 5:15 – 6:15 PM – New Time Starting May 1st
Instructor: Colleen LaScala, AFAA and CPT
Membership: Unlimited $150 or Unlimited Quarterly $40
Click to register for Cardio Sculpt

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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Join in this circuit style, exercise program incorporating balance, flexibility and strength to interval timing for all fitness levels.
Monday & Wednesday from 4:15 – 5:15 PM –BEGINNING MAY 1st Men Get Fit Wednesdays!! No Class May 13th
Instructor: Bob Larsen NASM C-PT, CES, PES, ENFA BTS
Membership: Unlimited $150 Annual or Quarterly $40
Click to register for Men Get Fit Monday
Click to register for Men Get Fit Wednesday

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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

 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 Tuesday at 2:00 PM NEW TIME AND DAY BEGINNING MAY 7th-
This is a “Drop in” program, feel free to bring a friend.

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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  NO CLASS APRIL 18th
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Membership: Member Plus $35 Annual
Click to register for Qi Gong

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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

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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

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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]

This defensive driving course designed for qualified drivers’ age 50+ to earn the potential discounts on auto insurance. Contact The FCC to register at 570-481-4330.
4-hour Safe Driver refresher course: Wednesday, June 5th from 1-5 PM
2 day Safe Driver course: Tues. July 23rd & Weds. July 24th from 1-5 PM
Instructor: Stan Rothman
Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for Non- AARP Members

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

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.
: 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

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

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

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

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

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

Help Save A Life By Donating Blood. Schedule an appointment today by calling 1-800-733-2767, visit the Red Cross website or download the Blood donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.
Time: MAY 31, 2019 from 2 – 6 PM
Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit and enter: FRIENDLYCC to schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation experience by visiting

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

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 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.

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: Polar Bears, Ice bergs & Fjords
Presenter: Lois & Ron Dickey
Time: Friday, June 28th at 6:30 PM
Click here to register for Armchair Travel
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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. 

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, April 5-26 from 3-4:30 PM- Registration required.
Cost: $8 per person, includes 2 games and shoe rental
Click here to register for April 5th 
Click here to register for April 12th
Click here to register for April 19th
Click here to register for April 26th

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

Learn how to make the perfect scone demonstrated by Chef Kevin. Afterwards, enjoy a cup of tea, and scones served with some locally made honey and jam.
Time: Thursday, April 25th at 7PM
Instructor: Kevin Conroy of The Daily Bread Bakeshop
Membership: Member Plus
Cost: $8 – Please Register by April 23
Click here to register for Cooking with Kevin

 Have fun with technique and color, while enjoying relaxing music to inspire. Supplies provided. Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Time: Pastels – Thurs., April 4 – May 2 / Watercolors Thurs., May 9 – May 30  NO CLASS APRIL 18, 2019
Cost: $15 for 4 week series or $25 for full 8 week series
Membership: Member Plus- Payment reserves your space – THIS PROGRAM IS BOOKED- ANOTHER SERIES WILL RUN DURING THE 3rd QUARTER

Whether or not we realize it, some of the critical issues facing the world, climate change, pollution, homelessness and hunger affect us here at home. Join us for a series of presentations and Q & A by local organizations involved in these issues, and learn what is happening right here in our towns and how you might contribute to change.
Topic: Recycling- Where does it go, What can be recycled, Market place for recyclables
May 7, 2019 at 7 PM
James Lambert of Monroe County Waste Management Authority
Click here to register to attend Recycling
Topic: More topics to follow

June TBA

The Following topics will be discussed: The relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Examine what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.  Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease. Identifiy FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms. Look ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research. Offer helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Time: Thursday, May 16th at 6:30
Presented by: Robin Watson- Alzheimer Association
Click here to register for Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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

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.

Would you like to grow vegetables, flowers or herbs, but have bad or rocky soil, limited space, or back/knee issues? Straw bale gardening may be the right fit for you.
: Penn State-Monroe County Master Gardner Jane Barthold
Time: Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM
This event is Free and Open to the public – Please register to attend this event
Click here to register for Straw Bale Gardening

Learn the techniques for preserving jams & jellies with canned and freezer methods.
Time: Thursday, May 8th at 6:30PM – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Presented by:
Nicole McGeehan- Penn State Extension-Monroe
Click here to register for Jams & Jellies


 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.


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