The Winterville Center

Community and Culture in Winterville, Georgia


altFirst Thursday Potluck Lunch & Lecture
First Thursday of Every Month
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Open to all adults - FREE ADMISSION

Join us for a good old-fashioned Potluck Lunch on the first Thursday of every month. Each month's program features a guest speaker, concert, demonstration or another 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.



August - The speaker for this luncheon is Pete Hayek of The Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services(GLASS) which has a free library service called Talking Books and is available to anyone suffering from either a visual or a physical impairment that prevents them from reading standard print materials. This program is provided by the Library of Congress and it has been around since the 1930s.

September - Presentation by Gwen Lott regarding Sandy Creek Nature Park.

October - Natalie Wooten, Homeinstead Senior Care

November - Michael Ash, SCSEP Coordinator
The Senior Community Service Employment Program, or SCSEP, provides useful part-time community service assignments for older people with low incomes and promotes the transition to unsubsidized employment, plus Emory S. Griffith, Senior Corps Volunteer Coordinator with the Foster Grandparent Program Recruitment Grandparent Program volunteer, tutor, mentor and support children in elementary schools, Head Start programs, and daycares. Volunteers are assigned to that have been identified as needing extra help with homework and classwork and may benefit from the one-on-one attention a Foster Grandparent volunteer can provide.

December - Arden Bakarich from Athens Oconee CASA - Bring a gift for a child.

The Winterville Center for Community and Culture is located on 371 N. Church St in Winterville, Georgia near Athens Rd. We are just 10 minutes from UGA and the Athens downtown. We are open 9-5 Monday through Thursday.


The Winterville Center is housed in the old Winterville High School which sat vacant for sixty years. The last graduating class walked through its doors in 1956. As the ravages of time took a toll on the once proud building, the roof began to leak, windows were broken, and the bathroom walls had fallen in. Mold and mildew covered the walls and no one seemed to care. What a difference in 2016. Through the combined efforts of Winterville citizens and city leaders, a rebirth has taken place. The building is proud once again.

So what is the Winterville Center? We are a regional enrichment center serving adults of all ages. Adults participate in both day & evening activities and classes. The Center Lecture Series features experts in the cultural, arts and academic disciplines. The 100-foot Hallway Art Exhibit showcases local artists and is rotated every three months.  Visit our unique honor system Coffee House on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. The first Thursday of every month we have a First Thursday Potluck Luncheon & Program with special guest speakers, entertainment or a demonstration.  Pick up a schedule of classes while you are here.  There are so many reasons to stop by and visit us!


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


Marigold Coffee House, 371 North Church Street, Winterville
Open Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 3 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 and phone charger, so bring your laptop or note pad. Bring your own coffee mug up to 10 oz and leave it here for your next visit.

Suggested donation:   Coffee $1.00 and  Pastries $1.00


Wish List

No, this isn't Santa's list, rather it is to you, our supporters of the Winterville Center.  As most nonprofits, our funds are few and needs are great.  We really have what we need to get by, but a few perks would really make our work and programs more efficient.  As we introduce more programs we try to start with the most basic of supplies and equipment.  Through the very generous donations, we have already received we were able to set up our office.  So, if you are feeling particularly generous and happen to have some new or like-new items on our list, please consider donating them.  Of course, we will also accept cash toward the purchase of these items. Your donation is an investment in our community and culture.


Coffee House/Kitchen Wish List

Dish towels & washcloths

Paper towels

Floor Buffer

Sewing Machines and Supplies (thread, notions, fabric, etc.)

Office Wish List

Office supplies

Inkjet paper

Building / Outdoors

Bike rack

Cement patio table & benches

Extreme Wish

An Elevator ($50K) - so we can start remodeling the second story rooms for even more activities.


Want to become a Community Center sponsor?

We'd like to make some space to highlight a few people and a group of local businesses and services that support WCCC through donations and in-kind gifts. These folks have been supporters since our opening in March of 2016 and we would like to form new and rewarding relationships with more of you. It's gratifying to know that our presence in the community is appreciated and supported through the partnerships that we form.  We graciously thank you for your cash and in-kind donations.

Next time you use any of these services or visit a business that supports WCCC be sure to let them know that you appreciate their support for our organization and what it brings to the community. If you'd like to join the ranks of these WCCC friends and neighbors by becoming a sponsor please contact JoAnn Snow, Managing Director, at 706-742-0823.

Your name or your business name will be featured here on our website with a link to your website or Facebook page.


Cash & In-kind:

Jack & Martha Beach
Paul Cameron
George Windate
Laurie Tweedell


Bill & Frances Hammond
Silvia Elliott
Mr. & Mrs. Lyndon Tewksbury
American Legion Post #20




Contact us if you would like to give a cash

or in-kind donation (See our wish List above).


Pilates, Tai Chi,  Any Exercise.
SilverSneakers Instructors, welcome

Also for:

Arts & Crafts
Line Dancing
Ballroom Dancing

Extreme Couponing
Card Playing Groups
Lecture Topics

If you are an instructor in any of the above categories or another type of class, please contact JoAnn at 706-742-0823.

Book early to reserve your rooms!


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

Our dining area 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.  More info...

We are now a SilverSneakers® Flex Venue!

Gift Cards

Purchase Convenient Punch Cards as Gift Cards

Purchase 4 or 8 session punch cards for yourself or as a gift for a family member or friend. 

Why are they convenient?  Because it allows a person to quickly have their card punched as they are signing in for their class session instead of waiting for change, credit card processing or writing a check. A nice gift envelope comes with the card.

Stop by our office and pick one up today!


Wednesdays, Pittard Park (where the overflow parking is behind the city garage)

Pétanque is the French version of the Italian “bocce”. However, it is now played in many countries in the world and has been introduced at the Olympics.
Instead of talking, let yourself enjoy the game and come with us at Pittard Park. We are presently playing every Wednesday afternoon and everyone is welcome to join us.
The game is played with 2/3 balls depending on the numbers of players per team (1 to 3). Each one is trying to be the closest to a small wooden ball. The first person reaching 13 points is the winner!