Learn for the love of it! Discover something new, plan your next trip, or an amazing meal. A variety of interesting classes are offered throughout the year for adults who enjoy the fun and excitement of learning new things. We offer classes in diverse areas such as history, science, nature, music, current events and places of interest in the Big Bend region.

Our affordable programs are open to anyone 18 years and older. Schedule virtual family time together with your adult children and grandchildren, even if they live out of town. With virtual classes, people can participate from any location with internet access. 

We offer some classes on Zoom. If you would like to learn how to use Zoom, please call 850-891-4000 and Senior Center staff will set you up with a volunteer who can help you over the phone or computer. Or click here for our Zoom guide.

For more information, email Maureen.Haberfeld@talgov.com

Be sure to read our weekly emails for upcoming classes. Click here to sign up for our email list.


Senior Summer Camp
April 22, 2024 – April 26, 2024
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for our second annual week of fun and creative outdoor adventures for adults. Activities include a Challenger Learning Center mission simulation, challenge course at the FSU Reservation, guided nature hike, overnight adventure and boat ride at FSU Coastal Marine Lab, picnics, cookouts, lunches, and an evening bonfire with live music. Limited space available. Be sure that you have a fitness level to hike at least 3 miles and complete some outdoor fitness activities.

Fee $250 for the week

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Gadsden Arts Tour
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
9:30 am – 1:30 pm

We’ll have a guided tour of some of the current exhibits including Jacob Lawrence: Three Series of Prints. Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) has produced a body of work that captures Black history and human history through the artist’s unique and dramatic style. Lawrence told stories through series of paintings and in his graphic work. Lawrence’s work chronicles a universal struggle toward equality that is deeply seated in the depths of the human consciousness. This exhibition features 31 graphic works created between 1983 and 1997. After the tour you will have time on your own for shopping and lunch in Quincy’s beautiful square which has several new shops and restaurants.

$10 fee includes museum admission and transportation from the TSC.

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Food for Life- Kickstart Your Health
 May 6, 2024 – June 17, 2024
 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A plant-based diet of whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits can help prevent diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, some cancers, and other chronic diseases. This program, based on the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s successful 21-day Vegan Kickstart program, is about making a qualitative shift in the way we eat as opposed to a quantitative shift. Depending on one’s perspective, the Kickstart is about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight, or simply embracing an overall healthful diet. Each two-hour class features a video, discussion, cooking demonstration and the opportunity to taste some delicious plant-based dishes. This 7-week class will have five in-person sessions, and two optional zoom sessions. $60 fee for all five classes. In person classes Mondays, 5/6, 5/13, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 10:00 am – noon TSC Auditorium. 

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Seacrest Wolf Preserve
 May 10, 2024
 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seacrest Wolf Preserve offers an unforgettable, educational experience where visitors encounter wolves. This rare and immersive experience allows guests to come face to face with the Seacrest Wolf Ambassadors as they learn important scientific information about this amazing keystone species. Our group will experience a wolf encounter tour and a small animal adventure. Picnic lunch following the Tour at Falling Waters State Park.

The facility has a very strict dress code:

Wear CREW NECK short or long sleeve shirt, or sweatshirt only. No Jackets. Wear jeans or khakis only with no exposed ankles or skin. No pants with holes, leggings, or sweatpants. Wear tennis / athletic shoes or canvas shoes ONLY! If you are not compliant, you will not be able to enter wolf enclosures or go on our educational tours –  NO EXCEPTIONS. A full list of rules will be emailed to participants before the tour

Fee: $75 includes transportation from TSC, picnic lunch, and tour.

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May Spring House Tour
 May 21, 2024
 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

While attending the 1950 World Federalist Conference at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL, George and Clifton Lewis of Tallahassee asked Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for them, saying they “have a lot of children and not much money.” He agreed and the couple located a beautiful five-acre parcel in Leon County on the outskirts of Tallahassee. Mr. Wright completed the plans in 1952, of an unconventional pod-shaped house described as a passive solar “hemicycle” The house was built in just nine months in 1954. Take a guided tour this unique structure which is the only Frank Lloyd Wright designed home in Florida. Most of the fee for this one-of-a-kind tour goes to the restoration of this local treasure. Fee $37 Limited Space Available. Meet at Spring House off North Monroe Street.

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English Tea
May 24, 2024
11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Put on your fancy hat and experience an English Tea at the tearoom in the Rabbit Creek Market. Enjoy a lovely plate of signature scones, cream, fresh fruit, cup of soup (served during cold weather), finger sandwiches, tasty tea breads, dainty desserts, and a bottomless pot of Brian Edward’s Select Tea (your choice of over 100 flavors). There will be time for shopping at the market following the meal.

$40 feeTransportation from the TSC. Meet at the TSC for transportation at 10:30 am.  Limited space available.

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