The City of Farmington Hills offers dozens of programs for area adults age 50 and better at the Center for Active Adults, located in the Costick Center on 11 Mile Road between Middlebelt and Inkster. The Center is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Advance registration is required for all programs. To register for events or for more information, please call 248-473-1830.
Book Discussion: Sept. 1, 1 p.m.
Join a lively, informal book discussion of Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller. Paperback copies are available in advance for checkout for 50 cents/residents, $1/nonresidents.
First Friday Ballroom: Sept. 2, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Enjoy ballroom dancing featuring the Mike Wolverton Band with buffet dinner included. All levels of experience and adult ages, singles and couples welcome. $10 by Sept. 1 deadline, $12 after.
Shredding for Safety: Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Protect your identity, declutter your home, and recycle. Bring in up to four paper grocery bags of sensitive documents to be shredded in the Costick Center parking lot. Drive up only. No magazines, junk mail or trash, please. Residents 50 and better only. No fee.
Karaoke. Friday, Sept. 9, 1 – 3 p.m. Join in the fun with karaoke and sing classics from the past and today’s hits. Light refreshments. Fee is $2.
Remove the Mystery of Probate: Sept. 12, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Learn how to make an informed decision regarding estate planning and the probate process with a representative from the Oakland County Probate Court. Topics include trusts, powers of attorney, guardianships, and conservatorships.
Travel Show: Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Join Rybicki Tours and Bianco Tours to preview fall and winter travel opportunities including packages for local and long distance trips.
Friday’s Film: Sept. 16, 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy lunch, candy, popcorn, and a beverage and watch Hello, My Name is Doris. Fee is $5 in advance, $7 at the door.
Total Wellness Fair: Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Explore different ways to enhance an active, healthy lifestyle at this free community event featuring health screenings, assessments, informative exhibits, and all the latest products and services from health vendors, as well as great door prizes and a free lunch for participants who are at least 60 years of age.
Sign Language Class: Sept. 27-Nov. 1, 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
This free six-week class covers the alphabet, numbers, food, colors, weather, and basic conversations.
Dine and Discover: Margaret Mitchell and “Gone With the Wind.”: Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a special brunch while you learn about author Margaret Mitchell, her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, and the 1939 film; plus enjoy a display of Gone with the Wind memorabilia. Fee is $8, advance tickets only.
New sessions of fitness and dance classes start up in September. Several support groups are also available at the Center for Active Adults including Caregivers, Grief and Loss, First Step Stroke, and Vision Impaired. The Center also offers many clubs that meet regularly including Computer Forum, Cycling for Active Adults, Heritage Hikers, Quilters Group, Photography Club, Painters Group, Sojourn Bears, and the Red Hat Society. Call 248-4731830 for meeting dates and times.