Programming for Active Adults

JCC PLUGGED-IN WORKSHOPS & ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT – at BGF and Virtual

Third Sunday of the month | 10:00 – 11:00 AM

No charge

 

The first half of the workshop will focus on the topic of the day, and the other half will be dedicated to one-on-one help.  JCC Plugged-In is where community members connect for answers about tech devices from tech-savvy professionals; where younger and less-young community members connect in a way that is gratifying to both sides of the experience.  For more information please call (813) 291-2253.

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD: MASTER THE PUZZLE – Virtual only

Second Wednesday of the month | Time: 6:30 PM

 Cost: Free

 

Let’s do the Puzzle! New York Times Puzzle Wizard Steve Manin reveals the keys to filling in the blanks.  Ever wish you could do the crossword puzzle? Now’s your chance!  You know most of the words. What you may not know are little tricks and the ability to train your brain to think like an expert crossword puzzle solver. Join in the fun, interactive show.  Do you think you’re already pretty good at solving crosswords? Test your skills with crossword guru Steve Manin.

 

ARTS ABOUT TOWN

HOP-ON HOP-OFF TOUR OF YBOR CITY’S HISTORIC DISTRICT

Departs Cohn Campus at 9:00 AM / Departs Bryan Glazer Family JCC at 10:00 AM

Monday, February 28, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Cost: Member $20 | Guest $30

REGISTER HERE

 

Travel through time into the yesteryears of Ybor City with tour guide Joe Caravella.  Enjoy a tour of the architectural, culinary, cultural, and historical legacy of Ybor City’s prosperous manufacturing community, built and populated almost entirely by immigrants. The "Latin" residents of Ybor City created a bustling community that combined Cuban, Spanish, Italian, and Jewish culture into a unique mix. 

 

PORT TAMPA BAY EDUCATIONAL HARBOR TOUR ABOARD THE BAY SPIRIT II (transportation available)

Wednesday, March 9, | 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Departs Bryan Glazer Family JCC at 8:00 AM

Cost without transportation: Members free / Guests $10

Cost with transportation: Members $10 / Guests $20

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Tampa's port - the largest and most diverse cargo port in Florida, looks different from a boat. Enjoy a free boat ride with a narrated tour, courtesy of Port of Tampa. Find out what goes in and out of the port.

 

TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TOUR (transportation available)

Wednesday, April 20 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Cost without transportation: Members free / Guests $10

Cost with transportation: Members $10 / Guests $20

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We start with a minibus tour along the airfield ser¬vice roads with an up-close look at airport facilities.  Then we get a behind-the-scenes up-close look at what keeps the airport running smoothly.

 

PUBLIX APRONS PRIVATE HANDS-ON COOKING CLASS

Takes place at the Publix Aprons Cooking School in Citrus Park | Time: 4:00 PM

Cost: Member $20 / Guest $30

REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY

Wednesday, February 16

REGISTER FOR MARCH

Thursday, March 31

 

Have fun preparing a four-course meal with guidance from Aprons’ Resident Chef Anthony.  When the cooking is complete, enjoy your meal presented “Family Style” along with optional wine and/or beer.

 

 

FROM BUBBE’S KITCHEN TO THE SEDER TABLE

Time TBD (Cohn)

Time TBD (BGF)

JCC Bubbes and Zaydes and the students of Club J will have fun making (and sampling) traditional Passover dishes, which they will serve up at their very own Mock Seder on April 15.  This new intergenerational culinary adventure will dish up tradition and enthusiasm.

 

MOCK SEDER: FROM BUBBE’S KITCHEN TO OUR FAMILIES – at BGF

Monday, April 11 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Intergenerational Passover celebration with the students and families of Club J, featuring the special holiday dishes prepared by ‘Bubbe’s Kitchen’.

 

NEWS TALK (Virtual)

First and Third Tuesday of the month | 4:00 PM

Each week News Talk engages in a topical discussion designed to increase knowledge and understanding of world events. There is also a brief review of current news.

LEARNING EXPRESS LUNCHTIME TALK – at BGF

Tampa Bay Times Covering Tampa Bay’s Seniors with Seniors Reporter Hanna Critchfield

Wednesday, February 9 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Cost: Member $10 | Guest $15

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Hanna Critchfield covers aging and seniors for the Tampa Bay Times.  Hear what she has to report and share your own input on a range of topics that affect our community, including economics, health care, family dynamics, culture and government policy.

 

 

TAMPA MULTICULTURE CAFÉ – at BGF

In partnership the Tampa Bay History Center and USF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

REGISTER FOR MARCH 2ND

A Taste of India

Wednesday, March 2, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

REGISTER FOR MAY 25TH :

A Taste of Jewish Culture

Wednesday, May 25, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Cost: Member $15 / Guest $20

 

Step into the Multiculture Café where you can sample the tastes, sounds, art and history of the rich ethnic cultures of Tampa, along with fun cocktails and refreshments from the featured culture.

 

 

THIRD ANNUAL JCC SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT

Sunday, April 24 | 1:00 PM

Cost: Member $5 / Guest $10

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Time to brush up on your double-letter words, anagrams and bingos. We're playing Scrabble! Games, snacks, prizes and more. Open to JCC members and guests of all ages and skill levels. There is no fee to participate in this program. Bring your own Scrabble set and dictionary if you have them. Please note: this is not an official NASPA Scrabble tournament. Registration is required to participate in the tournament.

 

 

MAH JONGG BEGINNER CLASS – at BGF

REGISTER HERE JAN-FEB

Sundays, January 23 – February 13, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

REGISTER HERE MAY - JUNE

Sundays, May 20 – June 10, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Cost: Members $90 / Guests $110

 

Mah Jongg is a game of skill and chance that is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. This course will allow you to learn the rules of American Mah Jongg, basic playing skills and the etiquette of the game. Join us for this 4-week session for fun and enjoyment. The National Mah Jongg League rule card will be provided as well as other resources.

 

MAH JONGG SKILLS & STRATEGIES – at BGF

Monday, February 7, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Cost: Members $40 / Guests $60

REGISTER HERE

 

This 1 day, 3-hour class is designed for the player who wants to sharpen skills and learn additional winning strategies.  Become more familiar with the Charleston and selecting tiles, hand switching techniques and much more.

Intermediate and seasoned players are welcome.  Basic knowledge of the game is required.  Please bring your current National Mah Jongg League card.

 

LEARNING THE 2022 MAH JONGG CARD LED BY DRAGONS ON THE GREEN  MAH JONGG – at BGF

Sunday, April 24, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Cost: Members $30 / Guests $40

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Learn what patterns have changed, what have stayed the same.  Strategies and tips for becoming familiar with the new card.

 

MAH JONGG OPEN PLAY – at BGF

Thursdays 12:00 – 2:00 PM

If you're looking for a friendly place to get together and play Mah Jongg, this is it. Novices and experienced players welcome.

Free

 

BRIDGE LESSONS – at BGF

Thursdays, January 13 – February 17 | 2:00-3:30 PM

Cost: Members $50 / Guests $60 for six 90-minute sessions

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Have you ever wanted to learn bridge? Do you know the basics but it’s been a while? Come and schmooze and play and learn in a friendly environment. Six 1 ½ hour sessions will cover the fundamentals of bridge, including bidding and the play of hand.

ACTIVE ADULTS MEN’S CLUB – at BGF and Virtual

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

 

The Men’s Club is a group for men to cultivate fellowship and camaraderie through social gatherings, interesting discussions and volunteer activities.  In addition to twice-monthly meetings that include stimulating guest speakers and refreshments, the Men's Club also schedules a variety of activities such as Rays baseball games, chartered fishing trips, brunch get-togethers, and community volunteering. 

 

For more information please call (813) 291-2253.

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Questions on any of these programs please contact Pnina Levermore at pnina.levermore@jewishtampa.com