Mayor William Beardall Senior Center Newsletter

The Beardall Senior Center is a historic building from the 1920s located at the corner of Gore Street and Delaney Avenue near Downtown Orlando. The center is located in restored Delaney Elementary School.

More than 100 clubs, classes and events take place each month for seniors at the center. 

African Violet Society Show and Sale
Friday, March 6 | 12 - 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The African Violets Society is dedicated to providing a convenient association for people interested in African violets and stimulate interest in propagation and culture of African violets. The CFAVS has been around for over 70 years and has brought their vibrant and beautiful show to Beardall for several years. African violets will be available for purchase.

AARP Income Tax Services
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays | 12 - 4 p.m.

Beginning on February 5 through April 15 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, AARP will provide free tax preparation. Services are first come first serve. 

Creative Writers Group
Fridays | 10 a.m.

Calling all writers! Are you inspired to be a writer? Have you written a short story or novel and would like to share it with others and learn how to write better? Then, we have the perfect place for your talent. Join the Creative Writers Group every Friday.

Beardall Silver Eagles Golf Program
Mondays | 8:30 a.m.
Admission: Complimentary

Golfers will be transported from Beardall to the golf practice facility at Callahan Neighborhood Center and should bring between 3-5 clubs (driver, an iron, a chipping wedge, and a putter). Loaner equipment will be available. Please sign-up in advance at the front desk, as transportation may be limited. 

Florida Strawberry Festival
Friday, March 6 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost:  $22

Experience the many exhibits at the annual Strawberry Festival. Agriculture, livestock, fine arts, crafts and contests come together to celebrate the delicious strawberries from local Plant City farmers. The $22 cost includes round trip transportation to Plant City and festival entrance ticket. Lunch is on your own.

Cyber Seniors Program
1st Mondays | 3 p.m.
Admission: Complimentary

Do you need help with technology? Would you like to learn more about how to use your computer or cell phone? Dedicated staff will help you with these devices. Arrive early as space is limited.

Blood Pressure Checks
1st Tuesdays | 9 - 10 a.m.
Admission: Complimentary 

Helping you prevent heart disease, stroke and diabetes, Advance Preventative Medicine will provide free blood pressure and blood glucose checks.

Bingo
Friday, March 27 | 1 p.m.
Admission: Free

Join us for our monthly BINGO, sponsored by Human.

 

Cooking Matters In Your Community
Wednesday, March 11 | 2 p.m.
Admission: Complimentary

Learn how to make healthier choices when shopping and eating. A different food item will be highlighted each week with a cooking demonstration and free samples to try. Please sign up at the front desk if you plan to attend. Sponsored and taught by the University of Florida.

 

Ukulele Lessons
Thursdays | 1 - 2 p.m.
Admission: Complimentary

Learn strumming patterns, basic open chords, chord charts, and basic fundamentals of music. More importantly, learn to play songs quickly in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Provided by Central Florida Community Arts.

Time: 7:30 - 10 p.m.

Admission: $4

Swing Dance: March 25

Thursday Nights

  • March 5 - Tony Santos
  • March 12 - Tom Hansen
  • March 19 - Tom Hansen
  • March 26 - Tony Santos

Saturday Nights

  • March 14 - Tony Santos
  • March 28 - Tony Santos

Monday

9 a.m.  Horseshoe Club 
  Crochet and Knit Group 
  Basic Tai Chi, $10.50/$15 
10 a.m. Josie's Exercise Class 
11:30 a.m.  Laughter Yoga 
12:30 p.m.  Silvertones Practice 
1 p.m.  Scrabble Group 
5 p.m.  Line Dance, Lindy's Advanced 

 

Tuesday

8:30 a.m.  Pinochle 
9 a.m.  Decorative Art 
9:30 a.m.  Quilting 
10 a.m.  Line Dance, Intermediate 
  Western Mah Jongg Group 
12 p.m.  Bridge
12:30 p.m.  Shine - Insurance Help (1st Tuesday) 

 

Wednesday

9 a.m.  Horseshoe Club 
  Sewing, $7 
  Josie's Exercise Class 
10 a.m.  Line Dance 
12 p.m.  Bridge Workshop 
  Sewing, $7 
6:30 p.m.  French Club, (2nd and 4th Wednesdays) 
7:30 p.m.  Orlando Swing Band practice

 

Thursday

8:30 a.m.  Pinochle Group 
9 a.m.  Advanced Tai Chi, $10.50/$15 
10 a.m.  Line Dance, Beginners
1 p.m.  Silk Painting (Studio Arts), $28/$31.50 
6:30 p.m.  Beginners Clogging, $4 
7:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance, $4
  Advanced Clogging, $4   

 

Friday

9 a.m.  REALM Card Group 
10 a.m.  Creative Writing Group 
11:30 a.m.  Bridge Party 
1 p.m.  Scrabble Group 

 

Saturday

9 a.m.  Studio Art Class, $28/$31.50 
9:30 a.m.  Tai Chi Practice 
10 a.m.  AARP Driver Safety Program (2nd Saturday), $15 members and $20 non-members 
7 p.m. 

The Orlando Shuffle, 1st and 3rd Saturday

7:30 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance - $4, 2nd and 4th Saturday

  • Artist League of Orange County
    3rd Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.

  • American Needlepoint Guild
    3rd Mondays, 12:30 p.m.

  • A T & T Pioneers
    4th Thursdays, 9 a.m.

  • Central Florida African Violet Society 
    3rd Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

  • Central Florida Art
    2nd Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
    May - September

  • Central Florida Brain Injury Support Group
    3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

  • Central Florida Council Boy Scouts of America 
    1st and 2nd Thursdays, 7 p.m.

  • Cherokee Place Condo Homeowners Association
    Schedule varies

  • Embroiderer’s Guild of America
    Schedule varies

  • French Club
    2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Greater Orlando Orchid Society
    3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m. and 4th Mondays, 6:30 p.m.

  • Mayors Committee on Aging
    4th Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.

  • National Alliance of Mental Illness Greater Orlando
    Schedule varies, for more information call 407.235.1900 or visit NAMIGO.org

  • Orange County Retired Educators
    2nd Mondays, 9:30 a.m.

  • Orlando Amateur Radio Club
    1st Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.

  • Orlando Shuffle
    1st Saturdays, 7 p.m. and 3rd Saturdays, 7 p.m.