Classes & Clubs

Activity Committee

2nd Thursday, 1:15PM

Volunteers are needed to hostess various events at the senior center. Newcomers are welcome to join to discuss current and upcoming events, and volunteer to assist staff with calling bingo and/or helping with games and events.

Adult Outings and Tours

A variety of day trips and extended trips are available throughout the year, including airfare group vacations with a travel guide. Flyers and itinerary are available at Blaine City Hall and at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center. Stop by either location for more information or register online for day trips. Current trips are also posted in the Senior Center Newsletter and Blaine Recreation Connection Activities Catalog.

Computer 1:1 Help

1st Wednesday, 10AM - Noon, by 1/2 Hour Appointment

Anoka County Library staff will be available by appointment at the senior center. Call for a 30 minute appointment and state the type of device you need assistance with.

Defensive Driving Refresher Classes

Scheduled Thursdays, 10:30AM

Register eight weeks in advance. Advanced payment is required two weeks in advance of the class date. For current AARP members the class fee is $15. For non-AARP members the fee is $20. Participants must have taken the full eight hour class to be eligible to take the four hour refresher. Lunch is available for $4 for those age 60 or more, or a fee of $7 for those age 59 and under. Classes are good for three years, then must be repeated to continue to receive the car insurance discount.

E-Book

First Wednesday, by Appointment, 10AM-Noon

Learn to download books on your device with Anoka County Library staff at the month at the senior center.

Garden Club

2nd Monday, 6:30PM (Meet at 6PM to Carpool in summer)

Unless otherwise specified, during the summer months, tours are taken so participants can see other gardens. During the remainder of the year, meetings may include speakers, slide shows, dinners, etc. and are held at the senior center.

Ice Skating

Wednesdays, 9:30AM - 11PM, During the School Year

Adult Skate is available at Fogerty Arena, off Lincoln Street near the senior center. No registration needed.

Line Dancing

Daytime Classes (Advanced Beginner Level)

Tuesdays, 9 - 10AM

This is an advanced beginner level of dance held throughout the year, unless otherwise specified. A $1 donation is requested to cover cost of instruction and music supplies. 

Evening and Weekend Classes (Varied Levels)
Wednesdays, 6 - 8PM and Saturdays, 9AM - Noon

Varied Levels, so talk to the instructor to see which class is the right fit for you. Generally, a monthly dance party is held the third Saturday of the month beginning at noon. Free will donations are encouraged for instruction.

​Movie Day

Specified Thursdays Each Month, 1PM

A recent movie release will be shown on a 70-inch TV with overhead sound. Coffee, punch and popcorn are available at intermission.  All for free.

​Novel Nook

Specified Friday, 11AM

Check out the selected book to read and join a group discussion at the senior center generally the fourth Friday of the month. Lead by a representative from the Anoka County Library.

Plastic Canvas and Craft Class

1st and 3rd Fridays, 10AM

Bring projects or get suggestions from the current attendees. Class is for all levels of abilities. Some supplies are available to get a beginner started.

Quilting Club

1st and Last Mondays, 2:30PM

Help make comfort quilts for those in need of a little TLC. The quilting group will meet the first and last Mondays of each month at 2:30PM. A variety of tasks are available, all levels of experience are welcome. Fabric donations such as cotton, flannel, denim jeans, and bed sheets are welcome throughout the year. If you have questions, call Lucy at 763-464-8931.

Sing-a-Long

2nd Monday, 11:15AM

Join the music leader and fellow singers for a relaxing round of favorite popular tunes.

Woodcarving Classes/Groups

Tuesdays, 7PM and Wednesdays 1 - 3PM

These are relaxed carving groups that is led by volunteer carvers. All levels of experience are welcome, from beginners to seasoned carvers. Tools and supplies to get started may be purchased during class time, but call the senior center in advance to be sure beginning supplies are available. There are no fees required to attend class or receive advice on projects.

​Woodcarving Meeting

2nd Sunday, 2PM, During the School Year

The MN North Metro Woodcarvers Association meets during the school year. Everyone is welcome to attend. Demonstrations are occasionally given. Planning for shows and events are often discussed.