Whether you want to exercise your body or keep your brain fit, try your hand at watercolors or creative writing, learn a foreign language or play a game of chess, the Avenidas Learning & Leisure program offers you all that and more.
There are so many benefits to continuous learning—it can improve your self-confidence as you master a new subject, and it helps keep your brain healthy when you take on new challenges and explore different hobbies.
Besides the professional knowledge you’ve acquired, it’s important that you keep up with practical skills such as working with finances, communicating effectively, or using technology.
Having interesting activities that you pursue during your leisure time can help you fight boredom and meet new people. Take a course in a subject you might enjoy such as writing, digital photography, craft making or acting. You never know what other interests you could discover!
Fall Class Registration Opens September 5
Registration opens Monday, September 5 for members and Thursday, September 14 for non-members.
Fall classes are a mix of in-person, on Zoom only, or hybrid. Each class is labeled with an icon to help you see the format at a glance. Log on information for Zoom classes and hybrid classes will be emailed to registered participants.
Space is limited in some classes. Please register early.
Avenidas reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students registering for in-person classes.
Avenidas is closed Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, as well as Dec. 25 through Jan. 1. Most classes and clubs are not scheduled to meet.
Learn, Laugh, and Grow!
Avenidas offers numerous courses to keep you learning and developing. Research studies have shown that studying music or learning to play an instrument can improve your concentration, enhance verbal memory, spatial reasoning and literacy skills. Avenidas has a choir and a string orchestra people can join, as well as musical jam sessions and workshops on learning the ukulele and the harmonica.
Groups & Clubs
In addition to structured classes that run for weeks at a time, Avenidas also has many drop-in lectures, games, and clubs, such as the Chess Club and the “Aveneedles” knitting group.
Several other well-loved activities include the Current Events group, who like to debate all the hot topics of the day, and the Improv workshop that guarantees laughter will take place! So challenge yourself to pick a topic that you’d like to learn more about, or an activity you want to pursue, and come to Avenidas to continue your learning journey.