Luepke Center

1009 E McLoughlin Blvd.

(behind Marshall Center)
General information: 487-7050

 


 
ACTIVITIES

In the event of inclement weather, please call the Marshall/Luepke Inclement Weather Line at 360-487-7065. Thank you!

Morning Activities - Free: Activities begin around 10:30 a.m. in the Luepke Center Community Room unless otherwise noted. Call 360-487-7055 or 360-487-7050 for more information.

Let’s Dance – Root Beer Floats: 2nd Thursday, 11-11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Pacific Specialty and Rehab Care.

Cowboy Dance with John Lazzari: Wednesday, Aug. 17. You've to have a hat, have a hat, have a hat, and you've got to have some boots, have some boots, have some boots, and you've to to have some fun and you've got to keep dancing along! No hat, no boots? come anyway for a great day full of dancing and friends!

Tropical Paradise Dance with Kurtis Knight: Monday, Aug. 22. Join us for a fantastic summer dance celebrated in a tropical paradise atmosphere.

SPECIAL EVENT - YAH Yesterday Once More: Thursday, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m., and Friday Sept. 9, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. What do you get when you mix a vintage downtown building, members of a small historical society, developers with thoughts of a new parking lot, and the dusty remains of a long forgotten music store? You get a to take a walk down Memory Lane as the Young at Heart 20126 musical variety show, "Yesterday Once More." Productions take place at Luepke Center community Room. A selection of gift baskets will raffled off at each performance. Raffle tickets $1 each or 6 for $5.

Morning Dances and Bingo: 10:30 a.m. (Please note: Bands are subject to change.)

  • First Mondays: Dancing with Friends;
  • Second Mondays: John Harkness DJ (dancing);
  • Third Mondays: Jack Hillend (dancing);
  • Fourth Mondays: John Lazzari (dancing);
  • Tuesdays: White Elephant bingo, bring a new or used gift for a bingo card;
  • Wednesdays: John Lazzari dance music (dancing);
  • Thursdays: Games On! Join us on Thursday morning for a fund variety of games each week;
  • Fridays - Bingo, bring a box or canned food item.

Meals on Wheels People: Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Community Room. Enjoy a hot, nutritious meal provided by Meals on Wheels People, a nonprofit organization. Anyone 60 years of age and older is welcome to join us for lunch, regardless of income. Suggested lunch donation is $3. For more detailed information about home delivery or volunteer opportunities call 360-695-3847.

Sunday Dances:  2-4 p.m. Bands are subject to change. Tickets are $4 at the door with light refreshments provided. Singles and couples welcome. Aug. 7-John Lazzari; Aug. 14-John Bennett; Aug. 21-Charles and The Angels; Aug. 28-Lee Nicholas.

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CLUBS & CLINICS

Club Fees are $1 unless otherwise noted. If you would like more information, please contact Kelly Lund at 487-7036.

WANTED: Bingo Prizes.  PLEASE bring canned food or boxed food items; or any nifty gifty treasures you have that can be used as bingo prizes. Your support and good will are appreciated! For more information, please call 487-7055.

WANTED: New Club Leader. We would LOVE to start some new clubs at Luepke Center and are looking for an instructor. Call Kelly 360-487-7055 if you are interest in the following:

  • Easy Craft Club. Leader would be interested in creative arts and crafts and have group craft ideas
  • Games On! Luepke is starting a new Thursday morning Games On! activity. We are looking for someone who knows various old and new fun games and is good with people.

Bridge Clubs: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays – Advanced Bridge; Fridays – Social bridge for ages 50-plus. Marshall Center. On the first Friday of the month, new players are invited to arrive at noon for a relaxed game with hands-on instruction. Basic understanding of how to play necessary, but you don't need to be an expert. For more information, call Buzz Avery at 360-991-0128

50+ Computer Lab: Available to people 50 and older during designated hours. Internet and computer use agreement must be signed. Users will be required to sign in at Luepke Center Front Desk each time visit. Computer time is limited to 45 minutes.

Cribbage: Thursdays, 12:30-3 p.m.

Drawing and Painting Club: Wednesdays, 1:15-4:15 p.m. Bring art supplies! Draw or paint with the Free Model Guide. No instructor provided. For details, or if you would like to model call 487-7055.

Hand and Foot Card Club: Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

International Folk Dancing Club: Tuesdays, 3-4:15 p.m. No partner needed. Marshall Center Group Exercise Room.

Knitting/Crochet Club: Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Bring your own needles and yarn. this is a social knitting club/no instructor.

Mah Jongg: Mondays, 9 a.m.-noon, and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. New members welcome. Contact Kelly at 487-7055 for more information.

Mah Jongg Learning Club: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. For information call club leader Ellen Fanale at 360-210-5645. (Extra supply fee payable to club leader.) Marshall Center.

Marshallaires Choir:  Mondays, 1-3 p.m. For membership or performance information please call 360-487-7055. New members welcome. No fee. PLEASE NOTE: NO club meetings June-August. Choir will resume beginning Sept. 12. For questions, or more information on membership or performance details, call 360-487-7055.

Men's Cooking: No club meetings June 24 - Sept. 2. (Meetings resume Sept. 9) Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. MCC Center Kitchen and Conference Room. New members wanted. Call 487-7055; currently we requesting you register for the wait list.

On  Going Quilt Club: Mondays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Marshall Center Craft Room East. Come visit with us and see our quilts. New members welcome!

Page Turners Book Club: 1st Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon.

Pinochle Clubs: Tuesdays at Luepke, 12:30-3:30 p.m., and Fridays- Racehorse Pinochle at Marshall, 1-3 p.m.

Red Herring Mystery Book Club: 2nd Monday, 1-2 p.m. Join this lively group for exciting and interesting monthly discussions.

Technology Lab: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Instruction provided on laptops, tablets, phones and other technology. Equipment needs to be fully powered, so please charge your items prior to arrival. Lab led by Billie Shank with Humana. Conference Room.

Vancouver Metro Senior Softball Association: For more information, cost, etc. please contact John Aarhus at 574-3017 or jtaarhus@comcast.net

Writing Group: Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon (no meeting first Friday of the month). The Friday Writing club is looking for people interested in writing poetry, memoirs and short stories. If you have put off projects and don't know where to start, have some writing you would like categorized, or just want to socialize with writers, we are looking for you. New members invited to join this fun adverturesome world of creativity!

Legal Clinic: Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. (no fifth Wednesday) Appointment required. Please call 487-7050 to schedule your free half hour consultation with a volunteer attorney.

Money Matters Financial Clinic: 2nd Fridays. Luepke Conference Room. Meet one-on-one with financial adviser Laurel Numbers of Morgan Stanley. Topics include budgeting, settling or planning an estate, concerns about investments, financial transitions due to death or divorce, planning for aging and long-term care. To schedule your half-hour consultation, call Kelly Lund, 360-487-7055.

Go Green Recycle Bin, in the Luepke Center parking lot: Please join in this fundraising project by bringing your newspaper, cardboard and phone books for recycling. Funds received will go to 50+ Activities. Recycle bin available every day.

Please Note: All 50 and Better clubs are recreation based. club leaders regulate games and activities. Players must adhere to all club guidelines. Club guidelines can found at the Luepke Center front desk.

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SENIOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS

Become a pass-holder at Firstenburg, Marshall or the Vancouver Tennis Center. Swim, play work out, or take group exercise classes for a low monthly fee. You'll find ways to  stay healthy and meet new friends at the same time. Marshall Center offers both SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® programs. The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is offered in partnership with select health plans at no additional cost for Medicare-eligible members. The Silver&Fit® Fitness Program is designed specifically for Medicare beneficiaries. If you are over 60, you may qualify for a free Silver Sneakers or Silver&Fit pass, which includes fitness classes listed below. For more information, please call a customer service representative to learn more about these great programs or to find out if you are eligible for a no-additional cost membership!

Aerobic/Dance Studio

Fit for Life/Gentle Stretch: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 8:45-8:55 a.m.

Step, Jump & Pump: Mondays and Fridays, 9:05-10 a.m.

Zumba: Tuesdays, 9:05-10 a.m.

Multi-Step: Wednesdays, 9:05-10 a.m.

Total Body Blast: Thursdays, 9:05-10 a.m.

Low-Impact: Mondays and Fridays, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Silver & Fit: Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:25 p.m.

Chair Fitness: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:25-11:15 a.m.

Fitness for All: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Qigong ai Chi: Mondays, 11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

T'ai Chi I: Tuesdays, 11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Tai' Chi II: Thursdays, 11:25 a.m. -12:10 p.m.

Tai' Chi III: Wednesdays, 11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Tai' Chi: Fridays, 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Zumba Tone Gold: Mondays, 12:15-1 p.m.

Gentle Flow Yoga: Fridays, noon-1 p.m.

Zumba Gold: Wednesdays, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Evening classes also available, please call 360-487-7090 for more information.

Gentle Yoga: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Aquatics/Pool - Water temperature is between 84-86 degrees.

Lap Swim: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

Super Fit Deep: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 6-6:50 a.m.

Aqua Early Riser: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-6:50 a.m.

Aqua Zumba: Mondays, 8-8:50 a.m.

Deep Core Challenge: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-8:50 a.m.

Aqua Fusion: Wednesdays and Fridays, 8-8:50 a.m.

Aqua Play: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m.

Going Deep: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-9:50 a.m.

Aqua Power: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10-10:50 a.m.

Aqua Yoga: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:55-11:40 a.m.

Gentle Moves Class: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon-12:50 p.m.

Lap Swim: Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon-2 p.m.

Aqua Pilates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:55-1:25 p.m. Gently improve alignment, posture and balance. Suitable for all fitness levels and easy on your joints. No swimming skills are need to participate.

Gymnasium

50+ Basketball & Volleyball: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-2 p.m. $2 per person. Marshall Community Center.

Foot Care Clinic: Receive routine treatment, have fungal nails trimmed, corns and calluses smoothed. Pre-registration is required. Clinician, Mona Barber. Call 360-487-7100 to set a 30-minute appointment. $34/$39.

Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Luepke Center, Alcoa Room. Appointments available August 9.