Winterville Center for Community and Culture


What is Silver Sneakers Flex?

  • Developed in 1992, SilverSneakers is a fitness  program for Medicare-eligible adults.
  • The program currently engages members at more than 13,000 locations nationwide.
  • SilverSneakers is available to members at no extra cost from participating health plans.
  • FLEX, which offers classes outside the fitness center, is the newest program offering from SilverSneakers.

Not Just the Gym

Fitness today isn’t just lifting weights and running on treadmills. Yoga, tai chi, boot camp and other group activities are changing how and where we exercise. SilverSneakers FLEX® embraces that change with classes located outside the gym and in your community.

Great Instructors

FLEX classes are small, welcoming and led by enthusiastic instructors. Instructors even include their personal contact info in the class locator so students can really get to know them. And of course our FLEX instructors are all certified.

SilverSneakers® is a registered trademark and FLEX™ is a trademark of Healthways, Inc. © 2014 Healthways, Inc.

Course Information

We are making every effort to keep our fees for activities and classes at a minimum. Many course offerings are FREE. The per-session fee for other classes vary starting at $7.50. These rates apply to non-Silver Sneakers FLEX® participants and for non-exercise/health related classes.

Note some courses will require an additional materials fee, which will be noted in the description for each class listed below. Advance registration is required for all courses to guarantee a place. Walk-ins may be accepted as space allows.

For your convenience, you may purchase punch cards:

  • 8 session card - $60.00 for $7.50 classes
  • 8 session card - $64.00 for $8.00 classes
  • 8 session card - $80.00 for $10.00 classes
  • 4 session card - $30.00 for $7.50 classes
  • 4 session card - $32.00 for $8.00 classes
  • 4 session card - $40.00 for $10.00 classes

Financial assistance is also available.

To register or purchase a punch card, visit us in person at 371 N. Church Street, or call 706-742-0823.  We accept cash, checks, and most credit cards.


Please note the class schedules are subject to change at any time depending on minimum participant requirement, illness, holidays, inclement weather, or other unforeseen reasons.  If you have prepaid for a canceled class, you will be offered credit, cash (if paid in cash), or check (if paid by check or credit card you will receive a check from the City of Winterville).  

Monday through Thursday

Marigold Coffee House
Winterville Center for Community and Culture 
Open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Enjoy the company of friends as you sit around tables sipping coffee and eating donuts. Chew the fat, play a game, read the paper... we even have Wi-Fi so bring your laptop or note pad. 

The Marigold Coffee House hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. 

Suggested donation:
     Coffee $1.00 
                                      Donuts $1.00 


Location: Winterville Center for Community and Culture 
              371 North Church Street 

We are the morning Winterville community place to be. 


Our first Silver Sneaker® Flex Class!                                                                                       Instructor: Katrina Fairchild
Standing/Sitting Stretching Exercise Class                                     
Beginning March 12, Mondays, 10 am, Room 102

SilverSneakers Morning Stretch prepares your day with gentle stretching -- both in standing and seated versions – to keep your joints functional and help you remain pain-free while building flexibility, range of motion and balance. The positions are designed participants' needs in mind and are easy to perform no matter your fitness level. This 30-minute purposeful and relaxing class teaches you how to continue this vital part of self-care at home on other days. SilverSneakers and non-members welcome.

Silver Sneaker members: no cost

Non-Silver Sneaker member cost: $7.50

Punch cards available:
8 session punch card - $60.00
4 session punch card - $30.00
We accept cash, check, or credit card.

Free parking

Chinese Calligraphy
Weekly on Mondays, Beginning March
5 until Mar 19
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Learn how to grind your own ink and practice brush strokes to make beautiful Chinese characters. Learn a little about Chinese culture and a few of the numerous styles and types of Chinese calligraphy.

Instructor: William Pierson

Fee: $10.00 per session. Pay in full for $30.00

Pre-registration required.




Tuesdays, 9:00 am
Room 101 (Coffee House)

Come and join other vets for a time of socialization. Most just sit around and gab, but you are welcome to play cards or other games. You will be close to the coffee pot and donuts.  Visit as long as you like.


Threadworks Group
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

The Threadworks Group is a social group who share the love for all things thread, yarn, rope, and needlework of any kind. This will be taking the place of the former “Little City Hookers” group with some additions. Anyone who crochets, knits, embroiders, cross-stitches, macramé’s or any other fabric craft should stop by.  It will be a sort of “Open House” group.

If you would like to learn one of these crafts; someone should be available for teaching said craft. We hope you can join us for stitches and conversation.

Facilitators: Patty Boyd & Valerie Hayes

Cost: FREE (except if you need to purchase materials for beginning crochet at $5 for instructions, hook, needle and yarn.)

Parking available.


Tuesdays, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm 
Room #102

Strengthen your Core, Legs, Glutes and Back in this one-hour session each week. All you need to bring is a mat. Adults of all ages will benefit from this exercise program.

Instructor: Kim Davis

Preregistration and payment required.  We accept cash, check, credit cards.

Punch cards available:
8 session punch card - $60.00
4 session punch card - $30.00


GENTLE YOGA (No classes at this time.  We are in transition with a new instructor)
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm 
Room #103


Yoga has saved my life, and I wish to share it!  My class will be a beautiful gentle flow for all levels, ages and abilities.  The emphasis will be on nurturing and healing.  Beginners and advanced yogis are welcome. Bring mat, towel, water bottle.

Instructor: Heather Flower

Fee: $7.50 a session

Preregistration and payment required.  We accept cash, check, credit cards.

Punch cards available:
8 session punch card - $60.00
4 session punch card - $30.00


Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
Room 102

Instructor: Jackie Pierson

Cost: $7.50 a session

Preregistration and payment required.  We accept cash, check, credit cards.

Punch cards available:
8 session punch card - $60.00
4 session punch card - $30.00


BEGINNING OIL PAINTING                                                                     Instructor:  Dortha Jacobson
Wednesdays, Beginning March 7th through April 18th                      Cost:  $10.00 per session 5:30-7:30 pm (6 weeks)
Room #104

This class is for the adult who wants to try a new craft for the first time or to renew an interest now that there is more time in life for leisure activities.  Each class will focus on a different aspect of oil painting, starting with creating a color wheel in order to understand color and ending with an individual completion of a landscape.  Oil painting is a solitary activity but with a group of like-minded people.  Classes will also include learning how to critique a painting and discussing what is effective in a painting and what can be improved.

The Class Agenda:
I.  Materials, how to use them.  Each student will create a color wheel
II.  Value Study - working with one color to create darks and lights
III.  Still Life - minimal objects to create shapes, color, and value
IV. Composition - understanding of center of interest, horizon lines, balance, vanishing points
V. Grid work - Transferring your photo to canvas
VI. Landscape - working from your own photo or one teacher provides.

Materials to bring to the first class:  sketchbook, pencil, compass, straight edge, medium size oil painting brush, fine tip black marker and paint pallet.  If a student has oil colors, bring them.  If they need to purchase, try getting a starter kit at Michael's (such as Windsor Newton or Gamblin) or order from art supply stores such as Dick Blick, Utrecht or Cheap Joe's.

It is not necessary to have all of the colors, but the colors recommended are: Cadmium Red medium, cadmium scarlet, cadmium orange, cadmium yellow deep, cadmium yellow Light, Lemon Yellow light, Cadmium Green, Cobalt Green, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Manganese Violet, Mars black or Ivory black, Titanium White, Paynes Gray, Yellow ochre, ultramarine blue.  Other supplies: odorless mineral spirits, safflower oil, disposable gloves, paper towels, canvas board, stretched canvas, boards with gesso.

Payment due at pre-registration. Call 706-742-0823 or visit the Center.  We accept cash, check or credit card.  Plenty of Free Parking


Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
Room #104

Middle Eastern Dance, aka Belly Dance, in a relaxed and welcoming class for people of all ages and abilities. Learn basic posture and combinations as well as our unique Tribal Odyssey Belly Dance (TOBD) format for Group Improvisation. You will be shimmying right away!

Belly dance for Any Body!  is a fun introduction to Middle Eastern dance and Music.
Class will include:

  • drills/ technique, understanding of basic Middle Eastern rhythms, combinations, and introduction to basic props.
  • a short choreography.
  • improvisational techniques, including Tribal Odyssey.

Class will start with a warm-up and end with a cool down. Please be on time for warm and stay for cool down.

Experience Body- Positive Belly Dance classes with Jennifer,  a Certified Level 1 TOBD Instructor!

Instructor: Jennifer Kay-Williams

Cost: $10.00 per session

Payment due at pre-registration. Call 706-742-0823.  We accept cash, check or credit card.



Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room #101

Beginners and experienced players welcome.

One of the oldest games known to the Chinese culture and mankind, Mahjong has evolved today to suit the tastes of the modern Chinese while keeping its roots intact. A witness to all major happenings of the Chinese from the birth of a baby to weddings to Chinese New Year - the Chinese are passionate about their game. Call it Mahjong, Ma Jong, Mah Jong, MahJongg, Ma Diao, Ma Cheuk, MahCheuck, Baak Ling, or Pung Chow – for the true Chinese, the brain game is as vital as the beating heart!

Usually played with 144 tiles bearing Chinese characters and symbols, there are a lot of regional variations to the rules and structure of the game. Most variations however commonly have 4 players bearing 13 tiles each, whereby players draw and discard tiles until they achieve a legal hand using the fourteenth drawn tile to form four melds and a head. Use of simples and honors, the scoring system, order of dealing and play vary slightly according to the form of game.


Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:45 pm
Room #102

Always wanted to learn Line Dancing or just want to dance for fun?  Now is your chance.  Did you know there are dozens of line dances?  Here are a few you will be learning:

  Electric Slide
  Cupid Shuffle
  Cowbioy ChaCha
  Biker Shuffle
  Homie Twist
  Rita's Waltz

Instructor:  Lesia Carithers

Cost: $8.00 per person per session.

Pre-registration and payment required.  Call 706-742-0823 or visit the Center.  We accept cash, check or credit card.


Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm
Room #103

Description:  Learn beginner basic steps to dance Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Line dances.

Instructor: Lesia Carithers

Cost:  $10.00 per session.  Punch cards available 4 punches/$40; 8 punches/$80.

Pre-registration & payment required.  Call 706-742-0823.  Credit Cards accepted.


Vermicomposting Instructional Class                                            Instructor: Suki Janssen
Monday, March 26, 6:00pm – 7:00pm                                              Cost: $7.50
Rm 102

Are you interested in composting but don’t have space for an outdoor compost bin? During this class, we will discuss vermicomposting (composting with worms). Vermicomposting is a great option for individuals who have limited outdoor space but want to compost food scraps.

Guest speaker is Suki Janssen, with Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department. Suki is the co-creator of the Georgia Master Composter program and is an Athens Area Master Gardener. 

Room 102

Cost: $7.50 per person

Please pre-register in person or by calling 706-742-0823, Mon –Thu, 9am-4pm.


First Thursday of every month, 6:30-7:30 pm
Room #103

This group’s mission is to support and encourage the writing of original poetry. 

Poets of all ages and experience are welcome. We are all poets at heart. Even if you have never written a poem but like poetry, come join us.

We meet the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm.  Walk-ins welcome

President: Tony Tolbert

Cost: Annual fee of $25.00

Poetry can be submitted to the Arts Council for review and be placed in the Art Gallery.


April Senior Potluck and Lecture

Open to all - FREE ADMISSION

Join us for a good old-fashioned Potluck Lunch the first Thursday of every month. Each month's program features a guest speaker, concert, demonstration or other program. Check the calendar here for upcoming details for each luncheon. 

Prior to the program we will have our potluck lunch, so please bring a dish to share. Coffee and water are provided, as well as, paper plates & plastic utensils.

The program will last one-half hour.

Program: New Winterville resident to share his musical talent, Christian Montcriol.
Free parking


Steals and Deals Sale Event

Lord & Stephens Advance Planning Presentation
Monday, April 9, 7-8 pm
Room 102

"Pre-planning is my way of showing my family I love them"
"I've lessened the financial burden on my loved ones"
"I don't want my family to have to guess my preference"
"I am reducing the feelings of question and guilt"

These are common reasons why people have chosen to pre-plan.  Advance Planning is not only necessary, but quite easy with the help of the Advance Planning staff at Lord & Stephens.  We help people create an intentional plan that will enable their family to heal properly.

Join us for a pre-planning presentation and enjoy a nice slice of pie.  RSVP requested, but not required.  706-742-0823.
Room 102

Speaker: Ray Finger

Cost:  FREE

Free Parking


AARP Driver's Safety Class

Friday, April 27
9:00am – 3:30pm

Winterville Center for Community & Culture
371 N Church St, Winterville, GA 30683, USA

Learn how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn adjustments to accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. You will also learn the following: How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots, the safest ways to change lanes, take turns at busy intersections, the proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes, new technologies used in cars, the effects of medications on driving,and the importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking , and cell-phone use.

$15.00 if an AARP member, $20.00 if not, and bring a lunch and AARP card.

Make your reservation now by calling 706-742-0823

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We now accept online registrations by submitting the form below. 

We prefer pre-payment so that the check-in process at the time of your scheduled class is quicker so we provide three options:

  1. You may prepay with a credit card by calling us at 706-742-0823, Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
  2. You may stop by the Center's office and pay by check, credit card or cash, Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
  3. You may send a check made payable to the City of Winterville and mailed to Winterville Center for Community & Culture, PO Box 306, Winterville, GA 30683.  If choosing this option, please indicate which class you have registered for.
  4. Please note that any class that has a material fee MUST prepay.  The instructors must purchase enough materials for each student.

All classes are $7.50 each unless noted that it is a FREE class.  Be sure to check if there is a material fee for your selected class.

For any questions, please call 706-742-0823, M-F, 9-4.

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Class Schedules

March Schedule of Classes (PDF)

Register online using the form at the bottom of this page.

Event Room Rentals Available

Book your next event at The Winterville Center for Community and Culture. We have a modern demonstration kitchen and a dining/activity room which seats 60 at round tables or 100 in theater-style arrangement.

Our community hall with kitchen is the perfect place for your Business Meeting, Wedding Reception, Family Reunion, Office Christmas Party, or Birthday Bash. Call 706-742-0823 for reservations.