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60+ Activity Center
20 SE 2nd, Newport, OR 97365
Peggy O'Callaghan, Coordinator 541.574.5459
Meals on Wheels 541.574.0669
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Monday 8:30AM − 8:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30AM − 9:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30AM − 6:30PM
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8:30AM − 5:00PM



60+ Advisory

Friends of the 60+ Center

Newport Senior Citizens Association

Ways to Help

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Friends of the 60+ Center Fred Meyer Community Rewards (Listed under "The Friends of Newport Senior Activity Center" #85253)

Educational Activities

Living and Learning ...The City of Newport proudly provides and supports the 60+ community with engaging educational opportunities. We at the 60+ encourage new ideas and embrace new educational possibilities. Please share your ideas with us.


3rd Monday of each month, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Come and find out what new book is being read and join in the discussion. This is an on-going group that likes to share their latest reading discoveries.


January: 3 or 4 books that have shaped your life. Explain why these books made the list.

February: Author from India/South Asia

March: Celebrate Earth Day by reading a book about environmentalism. Could be poetry, fiction or non-fiction.



Saturday, January 12, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 pm

coffee & cookies

What is a Death Cafe? At a Death Cafe the objective is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives". This is a discussion group rather than a grief support group.



Saturday, February 16, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Monday, February 25, 3:00 - 4:00 pm


There will be two Jewelry Stamping classes offered during the month of February 2019. The classes will be taught by local artist, Sheri Dougan.

Hand metal stamping is a quick and easy way to customize and personalize jewelry. Make your own custom earrings in a Southwest design by using your imagination, along with a hammer and assorted metal stamps. Everyone goes home with a completed project.

Cost of the class is $10.00. Class size is limited to 6 participants per class.

Come and enjoy the classes and make something you can wear home.



Class date: TBA

mahjong tiles

Barbara Bush will be teaching the American version of this fun tile game. She will break the game down into its pieces and parts then quickly put it all together into a gaming format. Plan to be playing by the third class! Pre-registration is required, so be sure to call and save your spot!



Saturdays, January 5 - March 30

1:00 - 3:00 pm

open art studio

Open Art Studio allows people to come together in a supportive enviornment to create their own unique art pieces, and to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression.




How to Use Your Digital Camera - The Basics

The Basics Class starts again April 24.

Cost will be $10.00 to cover hand-outs.

Wednesdays, April 24 - May 15, 2019

10:00 - 12:00 pm

Learn how to use the mode dial and camera menus along with the camera icons to take different types of photographs. This class includes hands-on camera work through a field trip allowing you to practice all the topics covered in class.

Using Your Digital Camera - Beyond The Basics

Wednesdays, February 13 - March 13, 2019

10:00 - 12:00 pm

This class is for those who wish to learn more about your Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) lens camera. You will explore the use of Program, Aperture, Shutter Priority, and Manual Modes. This class includes hands-on camera work through a field trip allowing you to apply all of the topics covered in class.

Basic Studio Photography

Wednesdays, March 20 - April 10, 2019

10:00 - 12:00 pm

This class is new for 2019. It will challenge your skills in photography and teamwork while learning hands-on basic lighting patterns.

These classes have limited seating, so sign up now.



January 8 - February 12, 2019

Watercolor: 10:00 - 11:30 am

Colored Pencil: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

watercolor painting

Shirley Steinhauer will again be offering two fun art classes for those people interested in learning how to create their own colored pencil or watercolor masterpiece! Class times: watercolor 10:00 - 11:30 am, and colored pencil 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required, so call now to reserve your spot!



Saturday, 1:00-3:00 pm

Writers Group is an ongoing activity at the 60+ Center that involves participants writing their own stories. Writers do not have to read, although stories are read to one another at each weekly meeting. Pick up a copy of their published book, "Memoirs," available at the 60+ Center gift shop.



























Class date: TBA

Ruthanne Morris

There is a beauty on the inside of every one of us, and the opportunity to let the world see some of that beauty through songwriting is a gift indeed. Some of the topics covered in this class will be: spirit form and flow, writing the entire song, collaborating ideas, elements of the song, ideas, lyrics, the hook, and paint picture words/imagary to name a few. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited.



Tuesdays, 5:00 pm
Fridays, 1:15 pm
2nd Saturday of each month, 11:00 am

Duplicate Bridge Club

See the 60+ home page for current lesson sessions.



Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Knitting Group

Crafty fun for all ages, make and female, Knitting is a great tool to keep your fingers limber and your mind sharp while enjoying the company of their knitter usually working on a community donation project. Supplies abound, so come and join in on any Tuesday afternoon. This group is led by Barbara Hendricks who has many years of teaching experience.



Wednesday, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

"Parlez vous, francais? Oui, un peu." Come and enjoy this group to listen as well as practice speaking this wonderful romantic language.



Thursdays, 11:00 am

Improve your cognitive function with this group. Activities include fun filled computer games, riddles, and puzzles.




Saturday, February 23, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

pour art

The defining characteristic of this acrylic painting technique is that you don’t apply the paint with a brush or palette knife, but rather use gravity to move the paint across a canvas. The results are unlike anything you can get with a brush: fluid flows of paint without any brush marks or texture.

Cost of the class is $15.00. Class size is limited to 10 participants per class.



Friday, April 26, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

scarf art

There are several versions of Scarf Art. In this version, you will be using colorful sharpies to make your own special unique design, then using an eyedropper, apply alcohol. The alcohol will make the colors bleed into beautiful designs! Everyone goes home with a completed project.

Cost of the class is $10.00, payable on the day of the class. Class size is limited to 10 participants, so please sign up early.



Presentation date/time: TBA


TDAP is a state government program that loans specialized communications equipment AT NO COST and with no income restrictions to eligible Oregon residents who have experienced hearing loss, vision loss, mobility limitations, speech or memory issues.


Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30 pm

authors at work

Working on a novel or short story? Join us at the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Tuesday's to work on your masterpiece! This is an unstructured event where you and other writers work and explore your creative thoughts.