Greenwood Senior Center : Ongoing Groups & Activities

Questions? Call the GSC at 206.297.0875. All groups held at GSC unless otherwise noted.

Art & Crafts

Senior Stitchers

Tuesdays, 1-3 pm. Free.
Informal stitching group to work on your knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch and other stitching projects. Bring your own supplies and projects.

Knitting

1st, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10am-12pm. Free.
All Knitters welcome to join this friendly group of yarn aficionados. Bring your own supplies.

Book & Discussion Groups

Current Global Events Forum

3rd Fridays each month, 11 am-12 pm. Free.
A monthly discussion group intended to explore a more in-depth perspective on specific regions, crises and people throughout the world. Prior research encouraged. Articles, maps and other citations invited.

German Language Conversation Group

Fridays, 10:30 am-12 pm. Free.
Hallo! Haben Sie Lust Deutsch zu sprechen? Join us at the Greenwood Senior Center every Friday morning. Everyone, any age, any level of ability to speak German is welcome.

Talk Time English Practice Group

Mondays, 10:30 am-12 pm. Thursdays, 2-3 pm. Free.
For all new English speakers, this group provides an opportunity to practice English conversation in an informal and friendly group. Meet other people who need to learn to express themselves easily with a new language. All ages and people from all over the world are invited.

Book Discussion Group

1st Tuesday each month. 12:30-2 pm. Free.
Expect in-depth discussions about interesting and challenging literature. We do not have copies to lend, but only choose readily available books, currently in paperback. Please have read book if attending. Call 206.297.0875 for upcoming titles.

Understanding Happiness

Wednesdays, 10-11:30 am. Free. HomeStreet Bank, 7307 Greenwood Ave. N
As we grow older in this culture, we feel a sense of diminishment. In other cultures elders have a place of dignity and respect. What do they do? Research is clear on what brings happiness. Let’s focus on how to find happiness as we grow older. Led by Cecile Andrews, author of Slow is Beautiful and Circle of Simplicity.

Conversation and the News of the Day

Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am. Free. Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N
Read all about it! Talk all about it! Join us in congenial conversation about current news events. We’ll be in local bookstore and coffee house, Couth Buzzard. No need to come prepared with anything, just a desire for wonderful conversation!

Women’s Friendship Group

2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, 1-2:30 pm. Free.
In this group we will explore our aging in an open and personal way. This ongoing discussion group is for women only.

Games

Pinochle

Mondays, 8:30 am-3 pm. $1.
Pinochle players wanted! Join us and enjoy one of America’s favorite strategy card games. All levels welcome!

Scrabble

Mondays and Thursdays, 10 am-3 pm. Free.
If you love Scrabble, join us! This is a fun, informal group who will happily welcome Scrabble players of all ages. Please expect to play by standard Scrabble rules, as described on the box.

American Mah Jongg

Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30 pm. Free.
Beginners welcome. For further information, email [email protected].

Music

Healing Drum Circle

Mondays, Ongoing. 11am-12pm. $6 PNA Members/$7 Public
Be part of a healing drumming circle for relaxation, energy, and a sense of well-being. Led by Judy Hilzer, an elder of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, a nurse and a certified Shaman. Only one ongoing beat, so no musical experience necessary. Hand held drums and/or rattles provided. Drumming is a cross-cultural phenomenon dating back 30,000 years and an excellent way to access alpha brain waves.

Writing

Greenwood Poets

Mondays, 2:30-4:30 pm. Free.
Greenwood Poets was established in 2003 and has evolved into what is now an enthusiastic group of writers whose main interest is in critiquing each others’ poetry. We try to keep membership at no more than a dozen in order to give each person time at our weekly two hour meetings. We are no longer a beginner group. Members range from intermediate to very experienced published poets. If you are at least 55 and would be able to commit to weekly attendance, we invite you to come observe a session. When our numbers drop below twelve, we are open to new members. We request a sample of your poetry so we can see if our group would meet your needs. Please contact [email protected], or call 206.297.0875 for more info.