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Alexandria Memories

3rd Monday, 1:00 PM
Room 216
Leader: Anna Dodson

If you are interested in the history of Alexandria, this is the group for you. Each month we discuss a facet of Alexandria’s history. In the coming months we have planned a two-month program about Alexandria and Slavery. Participants may choose a topic they would like to hear about, and almost any topic is acceptable. Join us and share your memories.

One-on-One Computer Instruction

As scheduled – Monday, 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Room 215
Contact: Jennifer Smith
These are by reservation only.

Check out the Computer Class Board on the first floor lobby for more information of when these sessions are held.
We offer “one-on-one” sessions. The Instructor and student spend one hour discussing and solving computer problems and practices.

A sign-up sheet is on the 1st floor Computer Bulletin Board.

Computer Discussion w/Bob

Every Tuesday from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
DROP-IN – Reservations not required
Hollin Hall’s Computer Lab – Room 215
Leader: Bob Brubaker

Drop in and join us (no registration required) for lively discussion based classes on a wide range of home entertainment, computer and smart phone topics. Some classes cover home network security and privacy issues related to all of the above. NO homework, NO tests, and NO one fails.

Computer Practice

You may use our computers between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM whenever classes are not scheduled.

Check computer board on first floor across from the SCANDESK for schedule of classes.

Figure Drawing

Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Room 109 (2nd Tuesday in Cosy Corner)
Leader: Ann Allman

What’s the best way to keep cognitive abilities sharp?
According to a recent university study, drawing the human figure for 3 hours a week beat out physical exercise and word puzzles. Plus, it’s fun! No experience necessary — and no special talent. The aim is to develop a new and effective way to exercise your brain.

French – Conversational

Wednesday, 2:00 PM, Room 201
Leader: Henry James

This class is designed for those who have sufficient knowledge of French to carry on regular conversations but who need to improve their skills and confidence. Emphasis will be on conversations dealing with subjects selected by the students. There will be a minimum of grammar.

Friday History Group

2nd and 4th Friday, 10:00 AM – Noon
Room 218
Leader: Ed Walters

There will be presentations and group discussion on American history and history of other great nations both past and present. Come and learn about a variety of topics which include basic government knowledge, cultural differences, how nations and empires have evolved throughout history, and more. Just drop in! All senior center members are welcome.

Italian for Beginners: Part 1

Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 11:15: AM
Leader Manny Bartolotta

From the Beginning.

Italian for Beginners: Part 2

Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 11:15: AM
Leader Manny Bartolotta

We will start where we left off last year.

Military iconMilitary History Discussion

2nd and 4th Mondays, 10:00 AM – Noon
September through June
Leader: Frank Cihak

Discussion Schedule

The Military History Discussion Group meets twice a month. Programs cover all eras of military history, but there is a natural tendency to emphasize the 20th Century. The group does not meet in the summer. See schedule provided on the bulletin board for specific programming.


New York Memories

3rd Friday, 10:20 AM
Room 216
Co- Leader: Bob Conley, Bronx Native
Co- Leader: Gerry Grant, Manhattan Native


What started as Hometown Memories has grown over the past eight years to become a fascinating look at New York…now and in the past. We encourage anyone who would like to research and present a program to do so. Think of it as a self-enriching experience! You do not need to be a New Yorker to enjoy this group…We Welcome Everyone!
The yearly agenda is available in a folder on the bulletin board next to the office.

Photo Club

2nd Friday, 10:00 AM
Room 216
Leader: John Evans

The Photo Club brings together seniors interested in learning about digital photography. Training is provided at monthly club meetings by videos featuring expert photographers from the National Geographic Society. As members become more proficient, they have the opportunity to display their photographs for a month at the HHSC for all seniors at the center to see. The club has a computer with photo editing program installed where members of the club can download their images, edit them, then copy those images to a disk to take home and print their pictures. All this is accomplished with supervision by club members ready to assist.

Poetry Group

1st Friday, 11:00 AM
Room 203
Co-Facilitators: Peter Lattu and Trish Green

NEW! Try something new! Meet new People! No sign up required.

Spanish Beginner

Thursday, 1:30 PM
Room 201
Instructor: Miriam M. Guitierrez

Text used: Easy Spanish: Step-By-Step by Barbara Bregstein.
Class has progressed together. New members must have a working knowledge of Spanish.


Tuesday, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Room 213
Leader: Humberto Sanchez

The object of this course is to remember vocabulary from high school or college and with this material, form sentences for everyday use in order to converse enough to communicate in the Spanish world. The bottom line is to learn a very basic Spanish and to have fun.

Theater Club –Readings

Friday, 1:00 PM
Room 109, September through June
Leaders: George Cromwell

Mystery! Drama! Comedy! Theater Classics!

The Reading Theater Club offers something different — a way to be yourself being someone else!

Members read and play-act scenes and short plays to entertain ourselves and our friends. Performances are informal – no stage fright worries! Acting experience is not necessary. We rehearse during regular meetings every Friday at 1:00 p.m. Join us to try out your acting skills and have fun!

The Vegetable Garden

Veg Garden icon
“Fast Food” Center of Hollin Hall Senior Center
Contact: Becky Bilowus

For people who want to try growing their own vegetables, reap the physical and mental benefits of communing with nature in our small organic garden, located right outside Room 112 on the grounds of Hollin Hall Senior Center. Becky will provide tools and seed expertise, including introduction and additional information as needed. You do the planting, weeding and (hopefully) eating.Even if you are not a gardener, check out our garden board to see announcements of upcoming programs, articles of interest and garden records.Fresh air and exercise is good for the body and soul!


The woodworking room is for individuals who are members of the Center, and have completed the Safety Training Class before using the woodworking shop.Participants must have some knowledge of woodworking equipment before using the room.