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Kingsport Senior Center

1200 East St
Kingsport, TN 37660

(423) 392-8400

Description:

The Senior Center is open to all seniors age 50 and older. The yearly membership fee is $5.00 for Kingsport City residents, $25.00 for Sullivan County residents, and $50.00 for those living in Washington TN, Hawkins, and Scott counties.

Approximately 30 classes are offered each semester. The year is divided into three semesters: Spring (January through May), Summer (June through August), and Fall (September through December). Recent classes include:
- chair caning
- drawing
- square dancing
- aerobics
- basket weaving
- bridge
- carpentry
- ceramics
- china painting
- clay
- computers
- crafts
- beginning, intermediate, and advanced dulcimer
- investment group
- photography
- quilting
- self defense
- Spanish
- wood carving
- yoga
Class selection varies semester to semester.

The Center has many opportunities for recreation, with a card room, billiard room, gym, and exercise room, as well as a complete wood shop.

For cultural pursuits, there are three different singing groups, a theater group, the Renaissance Players, a dulcimer group, the Renaissance Strings, and a juried art show in the Renaissance Gallery each year.

The Center has one dance per month and many seasonal and special events. They also have "Country Day" every September and a Health Fair every October.

NOTE: Accepts craft items such as basket caning, quilt material, clay or ceramic tools, or hard-back books (not Reader's Digest) in addition to other donations.

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