New quarterly Free Fridays begin May 18

The Sierra 2 Senior Center is starting a quarterly Free Friday event for older adults.

In addition to regularly scheduled Friday activities at no cost, the center will cater a lunch and have instructors to teach special classes and give presentations.

The first Free Friday event will be May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Guests can look forward to a Pilates class, games of pinochle, art with the Open Art Studio, swing dance lessons, Zumba Gold and Writing for Self-Discovery classes by instructors from the city’s Hart Senior Center. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

Free Fridays are a re-imagining of the popular Open House multi-day events in July 2016 and September 2017. The smaller scale Free Fridays allow the Senior Center to be free more often, which in turn allows more people to benefit and enjoy the services and social activities that continue to enrich lives.

Free Fridays are made possible by partnering with organizations that seek to support the local older population. The May date and the next event, scheduled for Aug. 17, are supported by an Ethel Hart Mutual Endowment Fund grant.

A detailed schedule of activities can be found online at or at the Senior Center.

New women’s group

Women ages 50 and up are invited to join a new women’s friendship group starting in May at the Senior Center.

Group members will use the Senior Center as home base, meeting on the second Wednesday of the month, to check in with each other and tend to any housekeeping needs.

Group activities will include field trips around town, luncheons, item swaps, guest speakers and discussions of women’s issues.

The group leader is Guadalupe Gutierrez, who started this group after participating in one for many years in San Jose. The next meeting will be June 9th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 11.


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