Weston Community Center Programs Engage Active Adults

This season there are plenty of Weston Community Center programs for active adults. Activities include art classes, strength and movement courses, and social programs.

Adults can get in touch with their artistic side with two art classes taught by professional artists. Weston artist Lisa Botto Lee teaches a weekly Drawing class. Students of all levels can learn how to create interesting compositions in graphite and charcoal. Lee teaches the techniques needed to draw textures, glass, fur, feathers and still life objects. In the Watercolor Painting class, award-winning watercolorist Rolande Mooreland teaches the vocabulary of colors, shapes, composition and preliminary drawing, as participants work to complete a personal work of art. The Drawing class is offered on Thursday nights, while the Watercolor Painting course is held on Friday mornings.

All fitness levels can participate in the Posture and Alignment Class taught by Physical Therapist and Posture Alignment Specialist Randee Englehard, BS, MPT, PAS. This class is designed to correct posture,  promote proper alignment and balance muscles to reduce or eliminate pain. Exercises can be modified for each student’s ability. The class is offered on Sunday mornings. 

Active adults seeking strength, conditioning and flexibility should enroll in Adult Karate. This USA Goju Karate class focuses on the basic principles of self-defense, kata, fighting, and weaponry. It’s a great class for building confidence and self-esteem. Sixth-degree Black Belt David Schopp has been teaching this karate program in Weston since 1997. The class is offered on Monday and Wednesday nights.

The Weston 55+ Club provides plenty of opportunities for recreation and social interaction. This group, for adults age 55 and older, meets weekly for a wide variety of activities such as board game days, movie matinees, lunch outings, lectures and other events. The group has even gone on overnight trips to tour other parts of Florida. Membership is $50 for the year. 

Adults can make new friends while playing a friendly game of bridge at the Weston Community Center. Open Bridge Play takes place on Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoons. Open game play is free of charge.

Don Decker, Weston’s Director of Parks and Recreation, encourages residents to take advantage of the many offerings available this fall. “Opportunities for learning are available to everyone. The Community Center provides a space for residents to connect, learn and grow.”

There is a nominal fee to participate in many of the classes and programs at the Weston Community Center. Generally, the tuition is charged either by the month or by the session. 

  • To see the complete listing of all classes and programs available at the Weston Community Center visit WestonFL.org/Parks/Classes. You can register for classes at the community center located at 20200 Saddle Club Road. For more information call 954-389-4321.