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Leisure Activities Calendar

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Hollin Hall Senior Center Annual Bazaar/Craft Show

CRAFTERS: The date for the 2018 Hollin Hall Senior Center Annual Bazaar/Craft Show  has not yet been announced.  It is usually held in October.

$40.00 (TBR) fee includes the provision of a 6 foot table and one chair.

Contact center staff for more information.

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 Art Group

Monday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Room 109, Art Room Open
Friday, 9:00 AM, Room 109

The Art Group offers a place for people interested in art to meet and paint together. It is for artists in all levels, beginner, experienced, or professional. The Senior Center at Hollin Hall offers excellent working conditions – good light, pleasant environment and water available in the room.

The Art Group is not a teaching class with an instructor. It is a place where ideas can be exchanged and one can paint in any media. Members of the present group paint in watercolor and in the oriental style of bush painting.

We invite anyone interested to come by and visit us. We meet on Fridays at 9:00 a.m. and time spent is on an individual basis.

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Band

Thursday, 11:00 AM, Room 112
Group Leader: Veronica Cartier

The Hollin Hall Band is an eclectic mix of musicians who play a variety of musical instruments.

All levels of play welcome….come join in the fun.
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Billiards

Open Play 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM, Room 102

The is open to all users. All are welcome.


BINGO

3rd Wednesday, 12:45 p.m., Room 103
Contact: Edna Rogers

We play for prizes that are donated to HHSC. Games range from “simple” to more complicated games using “wild numbers”. Result is always fun for everyone
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The Book Club

4th Wednesday, 1:00 PM, Room 216
Leaders: Patti Bruch, Assistant and Joan Watkins

The Hollin Hall Book Club is the place for lively discussion and views that may vary. The ‘book of the month’ is selected by our members and is often a treasure that we would have otherwise missed. The books are provided by the Fairfax County Public Library. Book selections include fiction and non-fiction.

New members are welcome…come, join the fun, every 4th Wednesday (except December).

Click here for the Book Club Reading List

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Cozy Mystery Book Club

2nd Monday, 1:00 PM, Room 203 – Cozy Corner
Leaders: Patti Bruch, Assistant and Joan Watkins

“Many cozy mystery readers are intelligent women looking for a ‘fun read’ that engages the mind, as well as provides entertainment…something to ‘look forward to getting back to’. This is not to say that intelligent men don’t read cozies…they do!” Quoted from www.cozy-mystery.com

Come join our group as we read mysteries from various authors selected by club members themselves. Drop in on a meeting one Monday or see Patti to check out a book!

Click here for the Cozy Mystery Book List

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 Book Club IconThe Other Book Club

4th Fridays, 11:00 AM, Room 203 – Cozy Corner
Leader: Marylou Ranck

The group unanimously decided to focus on popular women authors; both past and present. Club members are involved in the recommendations. The past authors includes such authors as Celeste Ng, Anne Lamott, Paula Hawkins, Lousie Perry and more…

Click here for the Book List

See the staff for further information and/or to obtain a book! All are welcome!

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Bridge – 4H’s Duplicate Bridge

Monday, 10:00 AM
Thursday, 11:45 AM
Room 218
Leader: Hannelore Sofocieous

Sanctioned duplicate bridge, all levels. You must have a partner.
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Bridge – Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Room 218
Leader: Barbara Steingaszner

The Tuesday Social Bridge Group plays 20 hands of bridge with four hands per round and we change partners each round.
We use the Chicago Style of scoring where the first hand no player is vulnerable, the second and third hands dealers and their partners are vulnerable and on the fourth hand everyone is vulnerable.

Players usually arrive by 12:30 p.m. and begin to play for fun before the official game begins.

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 Bridge – Duplicate

Wednesday, 11:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Room 217
Leader: Jerry Harned

Non-sanctioned duplicate bridge. Intermediate level playing skills needed. You must have a partner. This is a great place to socialize, make new friends, and stay active and alert. Come and enjoy yourself and go home happy.
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 Bridge – Party Bridge

Friday, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Room 218
Leader: Jerry Harned

Party Bridge is for everyone, five rounds of bridge, different partners every round. Come, socialize, make new friends, have a great time and leave happy.


Bunco

1st Wednesday, 12:45 p.m. Room 103
Leader: Edna Rogers

Bunco is played with partners and 3 dice cubes. Mainly it is a fun game, one that takes no time to learn. So for fun and relaxation, please join us.


 Canasta

Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Room 214
Leader: Betty Griffith

Canasta – “Hand & Foot” version.

Don’t know how to play? No worries – we’ll teach you!

All are welcome! No sign-up required.
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Choir/Singing Group

Thursday, 1:00 PM
Room 216
Contact: John Huang

The Club provides a venue for seniors to sing over 200 American and international popular songs.  East-to-read song sheets are provided and you learn to sing with a leader.  Pleasant accompanying music is provided through a computerized digital music system.

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 Wednesday Afternoon Dance Club

Wednesday, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Room 205
Leader: Red Walther

Casual and fun dancing for better  health and well-being. Enjoy a variety of music and styles including waltz, tango, polka, oldies, foxtrot, Latin and country.

*MEN* Bruce Lee liked to dance!!
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Line Dance

Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Room 112
Friday, 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Leader: Paula Mokulis
No classes Wednesday or Friday, the 1st week of every month.

This is a beginner class. We dance to all rhythms, including: Waltz; Salsa; Tango; Samba; Mambo; Merengue; Cha-cha; Disco; Rhumba; Hustle; Country-Western; Foxtrot; and Swing. The class meets year-round. These are very LOW impact dances.
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Dominoes – Mexican Train

Fridays, 9:30 AM
Room 217
Leader: Josie MacDonald

A Multi-player game — Each plays independently – Variations include: double – 9 – 12 – 15 – low score wins.

This strategy game is considered to be a brain challenge. A popular and fun, party game where each player makes a train track. Everyone can play on the Mexican Train Track. Come join us for fun and friends where the choo-choo – “Whoo-whoos”.
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Doo Wop Club

Tuesday, as scheduled, 10:30 a.m., Room 216
Contact person: Gerry Grant

This group meets about every three months at 10:30 a.m. on a Tuesday in a room to be determined. We show videos of doo wop groups and individual singers of the mid 1950’s to 1964 or so. For example, the Platters, the Drifters, and Lou Christie have been shown in past sessions.
Dancing and singing is permitted, but no screaming allowed!
Come join us for a fun time.


Harmonica

Friday, 11:00 AM
Room 213
Leaders: Hillary Brant and Frank Jamison

HARMONICA – IS EASY TO LEARN – FUN TO PLAY
COME JOIN US – WE’LL SHOW YOU THE WAY.

No need to read music, just play the numbers 1 through 10 that match the holes on the harmonica. In just weeks you will be playing your favorite melodies. It’s also a great way to improve your lungs, breathing capacity, and learning process while making great new friends.
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Mah Jongg

Tuesday & Friday, 1:00 PM
Room 217
Leaders: Veronica Cartier

We use the National Mah Jongg League Card to play this popular Chinese game of skill, strategy and calculation. We meet every Tuesday and Friday from 1 to 3:45 pm. All are welcome. We teach beginners and have cards available for purchase.
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Needlework Group and KAPS FOR KIDS

Tuesday, 1:00 PM
Room 201
Leaders: Irene Evans and Joyce Ruggero

The Needlers knit and crochet hats and scarves for our ongoing ‘Kaps for Kids’ project. These items are distributed to local schools, UCM (United Community Ministries) and Rising Hope for disadvantaged children along the Route 1 corridor. In addition to the Kaps for Kids project, we make handcrafted items for the October HHSC Bazaar.

We welcome all needlers to join us.
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Picture Puzzles

Any time, any day, outside Room 216

Always a puzzle in the works, you can add a piece here and a piece there. This is an opportunity to work with picture puzzles (jigsaw) at anytime at Hollin Hall.
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Ping Pong for All (Table Tennis)

Tuesday & Tuesdays & Fridays, 12 noon – 3:00 PM
Room 205

Need Exercise? Ping Pong is a great way to improve your balance, hand-eye coordination and is a great brain training exercise. Learn simple techniques to make you want to play for the rest of your life.
Join us when you can between 12:00 Noon & 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Pinochle

Monday & Thursday at 12 noon – 3:30 PM
Room 213
Leader: Dorothy Murphy

The pinochle club has been meeting for fun, friendship and cards since 2001. If you are a pro, a beginner or are just interested in learning a new game, come and join us.

If you would like more information please leave a note for Dorothy Murphy in the Main Office.
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The Railroad Club

Yield to Train

3rd Thursday, 10:00 AM
Room 213
Leader: Bob Conley

Schedule: Schedule

The Club has three operational layouts in HO and N scale. One HO layout was professionally built with extensive track and scenery. Monthly meetings include member presentations, and discussions of various prototypes and model railroading. Topics cover the history of US and foreign railways, mass transit systems past and present and the future of railway travel.

The Club sponsors a public Christmas display with model train operations. All are welcome. Yearly agendas are available on the Center’s bulletin Board.

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 Shop and Nosh Trips

Shop and Nosh!
Sign Up at the Main Office, $1 pay on the day of the trip.

Schedule 

Lunch and shopping. Bus usually leaves at 10:15 and returns at 2:00.
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Intermediate Tap Dance

Monday, 2:30 PM
Room 112
Leader: Maureen Ribble

This class is for students who have mastered all the basic tap steps, from time step to buffalo and many combinations. Those who have had a tap background are welcome!

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