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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.

BAKING CLASS | Thursdays | 9-10 a.m.
Call one week in advance for current recipe and learn how to bake with us!  Everyone pitches in to bring ingredients.  Enjoy the smells and tastes of your very own dish. 

BOWLING | Tuesdays | 10 a.m.-Noon
Let’s go bowling!  $7/person, which includes three games, shoes and transportation.

Mondays through Fridays | 9-9:45 a.m.

Stop by for a cup of coffee, catch up on the news and meet new friends.

COMPUTER LAB | Mondays through Fridays | 9-4 p.m.
A great way to spend the day, meet folks and surf the Internet!

BINGO | Thurs. | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  
Come play BINGO for fun!

FOREVER YOUNG FITNESS | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 
10-11 a.m. | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This sit-down class offers a great aerobic workout to the beat of the music.

Mondays through Fridays
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mondays through Fridays | June 4-Aug. 31 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Who doesn't love to play Checkers, Chess, Monopoly, Pokeno, Scrabble, Sorry, Dominoes, Pokeno, Wii Games and more?

LINE DANCING | Thursdays | 5-6 p.m.
Come out and learn the old and newest line dances!  We have a BLAST and get a workout in too!


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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.

BINGO AND POPCORN | Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays | 3:45-5:30 p.m. 
Test your luck to win money and prizes! Snack on some popcorn and be ready to call out “BINGO!”

CONTRACT BRIDGE | Tuesdays | 12:45-4 p.m.
A trick taking card game with four players using a standard deck of cards.  

GET CONNECTED | Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays | 3-4 p.m.
Card Games: Pinochle, Euchre, Skip-Bo, Rummy, UNO or play your FAVORITE Games:  Scrabble, Yahtzee, Chess, Dominoes, Rummikub, Checkers, and more!

KARAOKE/OPEN MIC | Fridays | 2-3 p.m.
Come sing and dance to all your favorite songs and hits!

PINOCHLE | Wednesdays & Fridays | 9 a.m.-Noon
Played by two, three or four players with a deck of 48 cards. Beginners welcome!

REJUVENATE WITH THE ARTS | Tuesdays | 10 a.m.-Noon
Design unique and collaborative creations in this workshop to renew and discover your artistic abilities.  $5/person. 

STITCHERS’ CLUB | Wednesdays | 9-11 a.m.
Embroidery, crocheting, knitting and more - we stitch it all! Learn new skills and techniques or improve your own.  Some materials provided but bring your own if you can.  

TAP DANCING | Fridays | 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Use your current tap dance skills or learn to tap dance to some of your favorite all time songs.  Have a blast while getting a workout at the same time!

WOODCARVERS | Wednesdays | 1-4 p.m.
Bring your own tools, wood and pattern.  Share your ideas to display and sell your creations.


Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center | 830 NE Eighth Ave.
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, Ars tand Mathematics in an environment that’s appropriately paced and relatable.

Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center | 830 NE Eighth Ave.
Tuesdays | 10 a.m.-Noon
Learn the arts, design unique and collaborative creations through various classes and workshops.  $5/person/class.

SNACKS & FACTS: (Varying locations and topics)
Visit different venues while receiving education on varying health topics. Snacks are included. For a list of specific dates, locations and costs, please visit the Events tab and learn more!  

Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center | 830 NE Eighth Ave.
Movie, popcorn, soda, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream and transportation.  $7/person.

Ocala Golf Club | 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd. | 352.401.6917
Pine Oaks of Ocala | 2201 NW 21st St. | 352.401.6940
Call the city golf courses and get ready to TEE IT UP! Pine Oaks of Ocala offers half price cart fees for golfers 80+ and no cart fees for golfers 85+.
Fort King Tennis Center | 3301 SE Fort King St. | 352.629.8453
Open to the public and certified tennis professionals provide lessons for all skill levels


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