River House announces May schedule


The following programs will be held at COA’s River House, 179 Marine St., St. Augustine, in May. Please note: River House will be closed for classes and open programs on May 9 and 27. For information, call 904-209-3655 Monday-Thursday or email tharris@coasjc.org. Go to coasjc.org/river-house. Programs are open to adults age 18 and up.

Classes that require registration

Registration is required for the following programs, and space is limited.  To review course details and to register, go to coasjc.coursestorm.com/category/river-house:

Gentle Yoga — Three weeks starting Monday, May 6. 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

Chair Yoga – Three weeks starting Monday, May 6. 11 a.m. to noon.

Spanish for Fun and Travel — Three weeks starting Monday, May 6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Zumba Gold — Three weeks starting Monday, May 6. 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Why and How to Use Spices OR Spice is the Spice of Life — 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, May 20.

Fish for Dinner: How to Clean Your Catch – 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7

Fishing – 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21.

Strength and Balance for Active Aging – Three weeks starting Tuesday, May 7. 9-10 a.m.

Independence Day Choir – 3 weeks starting Tuesday, May 7 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Tai Chi/Qi Gong — 3 weeks starting Tuesday, May 7. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sea Shell Art Class — 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 21.

Beginners Ballroom Dance Group class — Three weeks starting Tuesday, May 7. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Intermediate Ballroom Dance Group Class — Three weeks starting Tuesday, May 7. 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

Mah Jongg for Beginners — Four weeks starting Tuesday, May 7. 1-3 p.m.

Balancing Your Blood Sugar and Preventing Diabetes — Two weeks starting Tuesday, May 7. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Sound Vibrational Frequency — Four weeks starting Tuesday, May 7. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Argentine Tango — Four weeks starting Tuesday, May 7. 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Learn How to Draw — Three weeks starting Wednesday, May 15. 9-11 a.m.

Chair Yoga —10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Open programs

Open programs are usually free and, where noted, may require registration. Go to coasjc.org/river-house for more information.

Help with Medicare Questions — Appointments available on May 6 and on the second Monday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Reserve a spot with a SHINE volunteer now by calling 904-209-3655.

Mahjong open play — Bring your mahjong game and play. 1-3 p.m. Mondays

COA Travel Club — 2 p.m. Monday, May 13. Go to coasjc.org for more details.

Healing Hearts — A group for grieving a loss. The second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

One-on-One Tech Help — One-on-one help for your smart phone, tablet, or laptop questions on Tuesdays, May 7, 21, 28.10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 904-209-3655 to reserve a one-hour spot.

Happy Hookers — Join this social group as they crochet, knit, etc. Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Spring Dance Performance and Art Exhibition: On Tuesday, May 14 there will be a music and dance exhibition from 10 to 11 a.m. in the ballroom and from 9 a.m. to noon there will be an art exhibition throughout River House.

Widow to Widow — Widows support group. Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

STA Strong BHOF (Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation) Education Group — This group meets bimonthly to learn about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. The next meeting is on Wednesday, May 8, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Open Game Play — Bring your deck of cards or your board game and socialize over a friendly game of your choosing. There are games available at River House. Every Thursday from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. 

AARP Smart Driver Course — You may qualify for a discount on your Florida car insurance by taking this course. Fee is $20 for AARP members and $25 for nonmembers. Course is free with proof of Florida residence. AARP Medicare Supplement Plan insured by UnitedHealthcare. This is a two-day class is 1-4 p.m. May 15 and 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required at 904-209-3655.

How to Avoid Becoming Victim to Predatory Lending — with Megan Wall of S.J.C. Legal Aid on Friday, May 24, 10-11 a.m.