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Adult Activity Center

Open Monday through Friday,

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grace Huffman, Recreation Leader

210 NW 12 Ave.
Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone:  352-629-8357
Fax:  352-401-3915

This center is housed in the former MAD DADS building located on the west side of Ocala in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex. The park offers athletic fields, baseball, basketball courts, a fitness/walking trail, picnic pavilion, playground, tennis courts and more! This facility is the first center on the west side of Ocala designed exclusively for adult citizens in the area to provide the opportunity to participate in educational programs, become physically active, socialize and receive resources or referrals to various services provided for adults by private or governmental agencies.

Programs offered include but are not limited to arts and crafts, bingo, board games, bowling, cards, computer classes, dominoes, fitness class, line dancing, movies, a walking club, trips, social services such as AARP Tax Aide or S.H.I.N.E (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), health screenings, public speakers who speak on issues facing adults of all ages today.

 


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Eighth Avenue Adult
Activity Center

Open Monday through Friday,

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bridgett Griffin, Recreation Programs Supervisor

830 NE Eighth Ave.
Ocala, Florida 34470
Phone:  352-629-8545
Fax:  352-401-3915

The Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center is located in beautiful Tuscawilla Park. This center was formerly the home of WTMC, the first radio station in Marion County which started broadcasting in 1939. The Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center offers a wide variety of activities, programs and special events to our adult citizens. Bowling, bingo, bridge, dance, educational and environmental classes, exercise, games, health, movies, trips and woodcarving are available throughout the year.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS! 

REJUVENATE WITH THE ARTS
Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center
Tuesdays | Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 10 a.m.-Noon
Learn the arts, design unique and collaborative creations through various classes and workshops.  $5/person/class.

SMART PHONE 101
Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center
Thursdays | Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Want to learn how to navigate your Apple or Android smartphone?  Or how to navigate the internet, social media (Facebook) and many other applications that can benefit you as an active adult?  Don't miss this class!   

SNACKS & FACTS: ECO-INVADERS 
Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center
Wednesday | Jan. 16 | 10:45 a.m.
Discovery Center Eco-Invaders: Defend Florida's ecosystems from plant and animal invaders!  Experience live animals, reptiles, amphibians and more!  Picnic snacks and drinks provided by our sponsor, Strive Health & Rehab.  $5/person registration fee.  

"GLOW IN THE DARK" BINGO
Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center
Saturday | Jan. 12 | 2-4 p.m.
Join us for glow in the dark BINGO!  Everything glows in the dark (cards, daubers and more). $5/two cards and two big jackpots to be won!  Music and pizza.  Too much fun!  Thank you to our sponsor, Windsor of Ocala.

AL CAPONE DINNER THEATRE
Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center
Thursday | Jan. 17 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Enjoy a comfortable bus ride, a delicious buffet lunch and fun for everyone. A great show places emphasis on stand up comedy and audience interaction. Upbeat musical productions are some of the best this side of Chicago.  $64/person.  

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES
Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center
Wednesdays | Jan. 30 | Feb. 27 | 12:30-4 p.m.
Movie, popcorn, soda, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream and transportation for $7/person!  

SILVER STREAMERS | AGES 50+
Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center
Thursdays | Jan. 31-March 7 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.
It's never too late to learn.  Explore the new and exciting world of STREAM with fun projects and DIY crafts.  We’re more than excited to introduce everyone to Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics in an environment that’s appropriately paced and relatable.  

SENIOR SPEED DATING VALENTINE’S PARTY
Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center
Saturday | Feb. 16 | 2-4 p.m.
Bring your loves one, possibly find and/or meet new friends!  Do you have common interests?  Come join us for fun games, food and prizes!  Bring a sweetheart dessert and enter to a win a prize!  $5/person.  Thank you to our sponsor, CarePlus Health Plans.