The Center's arts and crafts room is a popular place where classes range from watercolor to collage. Classes change regularly and are offered for both the beginning and the more advanced students. Some classes are free and there is a charge for others.
The Center offers basic computer classes on PCs at the Center. Classes range from word processing using MicrosoftWord to using the Internet, learning how to do spreadsheets or use graphics. The PSC also offers one-on-one computer tutoring.
At the Center, computer classes are from one to four weeks in lengths and class size is limited to four. It is important to sign up early! All classes are taught by senior volunteers and offered at a very affordable rate. One-on-one tutoring is also available!
Creative Writing and the Portage Writer's Group, Michigan History, Music Appreciation, Memory Retention, Defensive Driving and Self Defense for Seniors are a few of the classes that have been offered at the Senior Center in the past. Some classes, such as the Portage Writers Group are ongoing and new persons may join at any time, others are up to seven weeks in length. Seniors who are experts in a certain field may want to consider teaching a course or giving a workshop.
How to Register for Classes
If there is a fee for a class, payment must accompany registration. You may register in person or by mail. Registration is taken on a first come, first served basis. If there is no fee, registration may be made by phone. Call 329-4555.
Many of the trips offered by the PSC are educational in nature. Trips to museums, exhibits, concerts, theater are frequently scheduled. Check the travel page on this website for complete information.