Albany

  • Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. Health insurance counseling by HICAP 1-3 p.m. March 11. Mercy Brown Bag and low-vision support group March 15. Traditional circle dance class for women of all ages, 10:15-11:30 a.m. March 13; $5. Papier maché, bridge, chess, needlecrafts, world events, literature. Writing memoirs, line dancing, exercise, art and Paratransit information. Home-delivered meals offered. Dinner 4 p.m. weekdays by reservation. 510-524-9122.

    Berkeley

  • Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 1414 Walnut St. Art, exercise, Hebrew and Yiddish, yoga, photography. Holiday programs, bridge, Sunday brunches, and films. Kosher lunch Monday and Thursday. 510-848-0237.

  • North Berkeley Senior Center -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 1901 Hearst Ave. Speakers, classes in languages, writing, dancing, sewing, ceramics and exercise. Scrabble Tuesdays. Movies Mondays and opera videos Fridays. Acting class Wednesdays. Support groups, diabetes education, housing information, health insurance counseling. Assisted grocery shopping at nearby supermarkets. 510-981-5190.


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  • South Berkeley Senior Center -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 2939 Ellis St. Mercy Brown Bag March 15. Tap dancing, hand-building ceramics, line dancing, ming tree class. Arts, crafts, painting, bingo, hearing class, computer classes, tai chi. Gentle exercise Mondays. Assisted grocery shopping at nearby supermarkets. 510-981-5170.

  • St. John's Prime Timers -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays. 2727 College Ave. Open to those 50 and older. Arts and crafts, creative writing, cultural studies, yoga, light exercises, copper enameling and weaving. Hand-building ceramics class; $5 plus materials. Tai chi with Lydia Shiozaki 9:45-10:30 a.m. Thursdays. 510-845-6830.

    El Cerrito

  • Christ Lutheran Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays. 780 Ashbury Ave. Conversational German and Spanish, current events, art appreciation, computer lab, line dancing. 510-524-1050.

  • St. John's Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. 6500 Gladys Ave. On March 12, Sonja Givens-Thomas and Pam Trumbull will explain the progression of independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing. How is each defined and how do they fit together. The speakers will explain legal guidelines and the rights of the patient. Needlecrafts, painting and drawing, copper enameling, tai chi, sit-down exercises, card and table games. Lunch prepared on site; $3. 510-237-3808; 510-417-0703.

  • The Open House -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. 6500 Stockton Ave. Exercise classes, balance training and fall prevention, tai chi, folk dancing, drawing class, watercolor painting. Broadway song, piano music composition, piano and guitar letters, computer and iPad classes, creative writing, support groups, excursions and trips. Chess, mah jong, backgammon. 510-559-7677.

    El Sobrante

  • St. Callistus Senior Activity Center -- 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays. 3580 San Pablo Dam Road. Jewelry making, needlework, painting, quilting. Lunch prepared on site; $2.50. 510-548-2617.

  • Women's Fellowship of the Salvation Army -- 9:30 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays. 4600 Appian Way. Speakers, community projects, Bible studies, trips, parties and music. Open to women of all ages. 510-262-0582.

    Hercules

  • Hercules Senior Center -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekdays. 111 Civic Drive. Social dancing March 13. Crafts, bingo, card games, low-impact and therapeutic exercises, knitting, art, tai chi, hula and tap dancing. English as a second language classes. Health insurance counseling by HICAP. Free legal assistance. Travel Club. 510-799-8219.

    Pinole

  • St. Joseph Seniors -- 11 a.m. March 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 837 Tennent Ave. Mass will be followed by a St. Patrick's Day lunch at the Pinole Senior Center; $7. If you don't have a ticket yet for this very popular event, go to the Pinole Senior Center to get on the waiting list. 510-741-1756.

  • Pinole Senior Center -- 2500 Charles Ave. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and until 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Open to those 50 and older. Country-western line dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. March 8; $8. Pancake breakfast buffet 8:30-11 a.m. March 17; $7 adults, $3 children younger than 12. No reservations needed. Party bingo and group activities. Aerobics Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Yoga Wednesdays; there is a fee. Choral group, ceramics, quilting, wood carving, balance, hula and tap classes. Pinochle, bridge, bunko, needlecrafts, discussion group, computer classes. Book Club, beginner guitar lessons and bingo Fridays. Mexican train dominoes Wednesdays. 510-724-9800.

    Richmond

  • Alzheimer's Respite Care Center -- 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 1015 Nevin Ave., Suite 108. Complete care and activities for people with Alzheimer's disease and related conditions. 510-235-6276.

  • California Retired Teachers Association, Division 58 -- Meet monthly at Masonic Hall, 5050 El Portal Drive. 510-524-6608.

  • May Valley Community Center -- 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 3530 Morningside Drive. Gentle gym, low-impact exercise class for those 50 and older. Includes stretching, light aerobics, breathing, and relaxation techniques. 510-620-6890.

  • Senior Adult Activity Center -- 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. First Presbyterian Church, 34th Street and Barrett Avenue. Classes on quilting, clay jewelry, place mats. Crafts and porcelain doll making. Games and exercises. 510-234-0954.

  • Richmond Senior Drop-In Center -- 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 2525 Macdonald Ave. Low-cost snack bar open daily. Tea dance with Manny Gutierrez Band 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays; $4 includes refreshments and door prizes. Yuan ji exercises. Aerobics Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Painting and drawing Mondays. Qigong exercise Tuesdays. Chair yoga and table bingo Tuesdays. Exercises for osteoporosis Tuesday and Thursdays. Tap dancing Thursdays. Games, pool and mah-jongg daily. Chess Fridays. Ballroom dancing 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Tango and swing 3 p.m. Fridays. Line dancing. Needlecrafts, puzzles, Chinese calligraphy. Tam's yijin exercise 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; call for location. 510-307-8087.

  • The Annex Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 5801 Huntington Ave. Line dancing Mondays. Drawing, painting, gardening, ceramics and crafts. Gentle exercises. Card games and puzzles. Conversational Spanish and singalong Fridays. 510-620-6812.

  • Neighborhood House of North Richmond Seniors -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 515 Silver Ave. Arts and crafts, card games and movies. Two college-credit classes: "Growing Wiser," 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and English as a second language, 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 510-232-3511.

  • Booker T. Anderson Jr. Senior Center -- 960 So. 47th St. Mercy Brown Bag March 8. Whist and dominoes March 15.

    Line dancing, 2-4:15 p.m. Thursdays. 510-620-6816.

  • Parchester Village Seniors -- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 900 Williams Drive. Mercy Brown Bag March 15. Games, speakers. 510-620-6823.

    Rodeo

  • Rodeo Senior Citizens Club -- 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays. 189 Parker Ave. 510-787-1587.

    San Pablo

  • San Pablo Senior Adult Center -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 1943 Church Lane. Band, low-impact exercise, card games, excursions. A movie is shown at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Free dance with Huey White Show Band, 1-3 p.m. Mondays; includes refreshments. Low-cost haircuts 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bingo Saturdays. 510-215-3096.

  • Davis Park Senior Center -- Bingo, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Maple Hall, 1 Alvarado Square. 510-215-3094.