North Brevard Senior Center brings back activities

Fonda Haddad provides instruction in the art of basket weaving at the North Brevard Senior Center.

There is a lot going on at the North Brevard Senior Center and the community is invited. Things are returning to normal in the aftermath of COVID lockdowns.

“We are open and moving forward,” Operations Manager Debra Easterling said.

Bingo numbers are being called, minds and bodies exercised, games played, crafts created and so much more. Still, with health concerns foremost, COVID safety measures are in place.

“We ask those who are sick to stay at home. Rooms are sanitized after every class, and social distancing is encouraged,” Easterling said. “We consider mask-wearing a personal choice.”

Former Titusville Playhouse manager Mary Purdy is bringing a wealth of experience to her new role as teacher of the Drama for Seniors class.

“We are doing some basic acting and learning, meet and greet, improv, cold readings and prepared readings, for which students take home a script to study,” Purdy said.

The class takes place 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Friday. The cost is $4 per class for Senior Center members and $5 for non-members.

Joanne Engelbeck recently completed a basket weaving class taught by Fonda Haddad.

“It was awesome,” she said.

That special something could be waiting at the North Brevard Senior Center’s upcoming yard sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 22. All are invited to browse and buy or offer their own goods for sale.

Tables can be rented for $10 each. In addition to an 8-foot table, the cost includes two folding chairs. Vendors renting two tables get a third table for free. Register on the Senior Center’s website, or call 321-268-2333 or 321-231-1135.

The North Brevard Senior Center is at 909 Lane Ave. in Titusville.