Activities at the Benicia Senior Center


ONGOING ACTIVITY CALENDAR FOR THE SENIOR CENTER

Joins us for our weekly recurring activities.  Meet new people. Make new friends. Explore new hobbies. Play some games. Enjoy some treats.  Unless noted, all activities offered at the Senior Center are free of charge.

Monday

    • Bingo:  1-4pm  
        • Requires buy-in to received bingo cards. Treats and beverages provided at no cost.
    • Puzzle Table:  9am-3pm
    • Library (book and puzzle checkout available): 9am-3pm
        • Check our books and puzzles to take home, or enjoy reading a book in our comfortable seating area. 

Tuesday

    • Duplicate Bridge: 9am-1pm (contact Wayne Miller: 707-771-8814)
    • Book club 1-2:30pm (1st Tuesdasy of the month) - scroll down for 2024 reading list
    • Puzzle Table - 9am-3pm
    • Library (book and puzzle checkout available): 9am-3pm  
        • Check our books and puzzles to take home, or enjoy reading a book in our comfortable seating area. 

Wednesday

    • Cafe & Game Time: 9:30am-3pm (chicken foot dominos, Mahjong, other games)  
        • Join us Wednesdays at the Senior Center for coffee, treats, and social games. Spend some time socializing with friends, playing games like Chicken Foot Dominos, Mahjong, or other games, or catching up on morning news. $2 donation appreciated. No Cafe′ will be held on Luncheon days
    • Drop in Ukulele (self guided): 10-11am
    • Tech Time: 12:30-2:30pm.  Appointments must be scheduled in advance.  Call 707-745-1202  (see flyer at bottom of page)
    • Puzzle Table: 9am-3pm
    • Library (book and puzzle checkout available): 9am-3pm
        • Check our books and puzzles to take home, or enjoy reading a book in our comfortable seating area. 

Thursday

    • Craft class: 9:30-11:30am, Instructor: Betty Qually
    • Watercolor club: 11:30-2:30pm
        • Self-Led.The Senior Center Watercolor group would like to invite anyone interested in watercolor to join our free open studio.  Beginners and all skill levels are encouraged to participate, painting the subject of your choice.  Sharing of painting information at meetings, and side trips.  We enjoy painting classes and artist demonstrations
    • Italian Club: 1:30-2:30pm (1st and 3rd Thursdays)
    • Puzzle Table: 9am-3pm
    • Library (book and puzzle checkout available): 9am-3pm
        • Check our books and puzzles to take home, or enjoy reading a book in our comfortable seating area. 

Friday

    • Bingo:  1-4pm  
        • Requires buy-in to received bingo cards. Treats and beverages provided at no cost.
    • Puzzle Table:  9am-3pm
    • Library (book and puzzle checkout available): 9am-3pm   
        • Check our books and puzzles to take home, or enjoy reading a book in our comfortable seating area.  

 

2024 Reading list for book club:

Participants should read the book prior to the meeting day noted in order to discuss the titled book for the month.

    • January 2: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
    • February 6: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Kline
    • March 5: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
    • April 2 (Two Books): The Open Boat by Stephen Crane; and I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
    • May 7: The Bohemians by Jasmin Darznik
    • June 4: Sundays At Tiffany’s by James Patterson
    • July 2: If The Creek Don’t Rise: A Novel by Leah Weiss
    • August 6: Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
    • September 3: Bruce Catton’s America by Bruce Catton
    • October 1: Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glenda Vanderah
    • November 5: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    • December 3: Horse: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks 

 

MEALS ON WHEELS
Meals on Wheels utilizes the Benicia Senior Center for on site lunches.  Lunches are available to any person age 60 or older (except on holiday closures or city sponsored luncheon dates).

  • To make a reservation, call 1-800-788-5114 or 707-426-3079.
  • Lunch hours: Monday-Friday, 11:30am-12:45pm

There is no charge for pre-registered seniors, although it is asked that clients consider a voluntary and confidential $4 "fair share" donation.    

 


→ TECH TIME
We have new program at the Benicia Senior Center -- TECH TIME!  If you have a cell phone, tablet or laptop and want some help getting more comfortable using the basic tools, sign up for a time slot by calling or stopping by the Senior Center (open M-F; 9am-3pm).