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. 

Classes are currently offered 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

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Events

Upcoming Online Classes:

Deck-orate Your Holiday Table with a Festive Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Mon., Nov. 23 at 3 – 4:00 p.m. Virtually join Floral Design Expert, Edna Hall Whitehead from A Touch of Class / Celebrations on Main in Havana, Florida, and use fresh flowers and greenery to create a lovely centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.
All supplies will be provided and can be picked at the Tallahassee Senior Center on Mon., Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Limited space available.
Fee $24

Let’s Eat…Cookies and Cocoa

Tue., Dec. 8, 10–11:30 a.m. KitchenAble Cooking School’s chef-extraordinaire Jessica Bright McMullen shares her favorite holiday cookie recipes and demonstrates how to make delicious hot cocoa mix. Fill your Christmas cookie jar with classic shortbread bars, chocolate toffee crisps with pecans, cranberry orange bliss bars, and candy cane chocolate chip cookies.
Take-away tasting box will include samples of each cookie plus the hot chocolate mix. Recipes provided.
Tasting box pre-order pickup will be on Mon., Dec. 7, 3-5 p.m. at KitchenAble (by Lake Ella, 1635 N. Monroe St.–go to the back door).

Fee $22, includes tasting box with cookies and cocoa

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan PlayersI Have a Song to Sing, O!

Thu., Dec. 10, 7:00 p.m. Tallahassee Senior Center Lifelong Learning program is honored to present an exclusive video celebration of timeless Gilbert and Sullivan favorites! A cast of seven principal performers from New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players explore repertoire from seven Gilbert and Sullivan operas in this creative and entertaining concert. Filmed this summer from locations throughout the United States, you’ll delight in the fun and variety of the performances, and the opportunity to see and hear everything up close and personal. The concert features recognizable favorites from The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, and The Mikado, as well as lesser performed gems from Patience, Ruddigore, Iolanthe, and The Yeomen of the Guard. I Have a Song to Sing, O! is a great introduction to Gilbert and Sullivan for new audiences and a treat for die-hard Savoyards. Celebrate the season by enjoying this special performance on your device in the comfort of your home. Thank you to Opening Nights at Florida State University for their generosity in sharing this special performance with our program. Video link will be emailed to participants on the day of the event.

Fee $5

Holidays in the Red Hills: How Local Floridians Celebrated the Season in the 1800s

Tue., Dec. 15, 10–11 a.m. Most North Florida communities have their traditional ways of celebrating the holiday season, but what did those celebrations look like in the 1800s? Historian Dr. Josh Goodman, State Archives of Florida, guides a virtual tour of 19th-century holiday traditions, as explained in sources written by the people who experienced them. Customs, decorations, and lots of food will be up for discussion—we’ll even share some recipes from local kitchens that date back at least 150 years.

Fee $5

Deck-orate Your Holiday Table with a Festive Christmas Centerpiece

Thu., Dec. 17, 3–4 p.m. Floral Design Expert, Edna Hall Whitehead from A Touch of Class / Celebrations on Main in Havana, creates a beautiful holiday centerpiece for your home using fresh flowers and greenery.
All supplies provided and can be picked up at the TSC on Thu., Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Limited space available.

Fee $24