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Hoover New Horizons Activities
  • Bridge: Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (taking names for sub-list)
  • Beginner's Bridge: Fridays at 12 noon
  • Chair Yoga: Tuesdays at 10 a.m. led by volunteer Carol Byrd
  • Beginner Yoga: Thursdays at 10 a.m. led by volunteer Carol Byrd
  • Advanced Yoga: Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. led by volunteer Carol Byrd
  • Billiards: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (group does meet Tuesdays around 12 noon)
  • Bunco: Third Thursday 10 a.m. 
  • Bingo: Fridays at 12:15 p.m.
  • Chess: Tuesdays at 12 noon
  • Computer Lab: The computer lab is available to members when classes are not in session
  • Canasta: Wednesdays 12 noon
  • Euchre: Wednesdays at 12 noon
  • Exercise:
    • Beginners: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 a.m.
    • Intermediate / Advanced: Monday, and Fridays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m.
  • Lunch Bunch: The second Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted in newsletter), an outing to a selected restaurant in the area
    • Transportation is provided by the Hoover Senior Center for the first 12 people to register (reservation needed if riding the van)
    • Anyone wishing to follow in their own vehicle are welcome, however, a reservation will still be needed
  • Luncheons: Held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. (*fee)
    • This is a gathering for a catered lunch and a program
    • Reservation required by the Thursday prior to the luncheon by 12 noon
    • The meeting time / date is subject to change during certain holidays and summer months, so contact the center for details
  • Book Club: Second Wednesday of each month in cooperation with the Hoover Library
  • Line Dancing: Wednesdays at 9 a.m. (donation requested)
  • Songbirds: A choral group made up of members that perform for various functions in Hoover and surrounding areas.
    • Typically practices and/or performances are held on Wednesdays August - May
  • Smart Moves: Every Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
    • Enjoy stretching followed by fun line dancing for avid line dancers
    • No fee because it is grant funded, therefore individual must complete paperwork to participate
  • Speakers: Throughout each month there will be a variety of speakers
  • Zumba Gold: Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
  • Crochet Class: Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
    • Participants will need to bring their own supplies
    • Class is led by a volunteer instructor
  • Pokeno: Meets the first Thursday and third Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Wii Games: Members can enjoy playing Wii Games
    • Call for availability
  • Knit Wits: Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
    • For true beginners or those wishing to brush up on your rusty skills enroll by calling 205-739-6700
    • This class is graciously taught by volunteer, Francine Pearson
  • Book Discussion: Second Wednesday of the month, please plan to join Pam Bainter from the Hoover Library from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Be sure to check out the book at the Senior Center a few weeks prior to the discussion so you will be able to contribute to the group
  • Watercolor Club: Thursdays at 1 p.m.
    • Please supply own materials
    • No formal instruction provided
  • Ballroom Lessons: Mondays at 1 p.m. 
  • Blood Pressure Checks: Second and fourth Mondays at 12:15 p.m. (dates sometimes vary) provided by the City of Hoover Fire Department
  • Ping Pong: Monday through Friday when the Auditorium isn't in use
  • Professional Painters: Mondays at 1 p.m.

Hoover New Horizons Volunteers / Opportunities
  • Express: Drive vehicles provided by the City of Hoover for transporting New Horizons members
    • On Tuesdays and Thursdays, doctor appointments and on Mondays and Wednesdays, errands in Hoover only (example: beauty shop, grocery store, Galleria, etc.)
  • Historian: Compilation and maintenance of the history of the New Horizons organization
  • Hospitality: Prepare welcome materials for the New Horizons functions as well as new member outreach
  • Kitchen: Setting up and serving catered meals for New Horizons luncheon
  • Décor: Decorate for New Horizons luncheon meetings and other events
  • Front Desk: Answering phones, greeting members, and giving tours to new members (some computer experience is helpful)
  • Programs: Planning and getting speakers and entertainment for New Horizons luncheons
  • Communications: Seeking recognition for New Horizons within the community
  • Finance: Assisting Treasurer with monthly and yearly reports (using the program Quicken)
  • Trip and Tours: Planning and overseeing group trips
  • Encouragers: A type of "Buddy System" where new members can shadow a member for a few hours one day that a member typically does when she/he attends the Senior Center to help get new members acclimated to the variety of activities
    • Available for new members upon request as needed