Active Adults 55+ Programs & Activities

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Summer registration begins March 14 at Noon
Register online for programs, activities, & leagues


 Register by phone: 651-450-2480 or in-person at VMCC Guest Services

We 💚 our Seniors!

IGH Parks & Rec offers seniors many opportunities to stay active and and engaged at the Veterans Memorial Community Center and find a sense of community and friendship in the IGH Senior Club. Senior Center programming is provided in partnership with the ISD 199 Community Education Department.

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Educational Programs

Enrichment Programs

Leagues

Winter 2023-24

55+ Driver Safety Class - Virtual & In-Person

(ages 55+) Certified instructor teaches this class. Those who complete the class qualify for a 10% discount on auto insurance. The Driver Improvement courses are open to the public and held at the VMCC; Pre-registration is required through the MN Highway Safety & Research Center

Register

Upcoming Courses

  • 4-Hour Refresher Courses: $24
    • Jan. 9: 1-5 p.m.
    • Jan. 16: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 6: 1-5 p.m.
    • Feb. 14: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
    • March 6: 1-5 p.m.
    • March 13: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
    • April 4: 1-5 p.m.
  • 8-Hour Course: $28

Taxes in Retirement | Jan. 11 & March 13 | Free

Register online for Taxes in Retirement

Volunteer with The Open Door! | Feb. 1 | Free

Register for Volunteer with The Open Door

How to Use Venmo Safely | Feb. 15 | $20

Register for How to Use Venmo Safely

What is the Value in the Estate Sale Market? | Feb. 20 | Free

Register for What is the Value in the Estate Sale Market

10 Early Warning Signs of Parkinsons's | Feb. 29 | Free

Register for 10 Early Warning Signs of Parkinson's

Health Programs

Life Line Screening | Jan. 29: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Free

Register for Life Line Screening

Happy Feet Foot Services | Second Friday & Fourth Tuesday of the month | Free

Call 763-346-3390 to set up an appointment.

Inver Wood Golf Course - Lessons

Adult Swim Instruction

For adults looking to learn or fine-tune their swimming techniques. View available courses.


Specialty Fitness programs 

are on a set, short-term schedule with smaller class sizes at budget-friendly prices for members and non-members of the VMCC:

Register for available sessions online or by calling 651-450-2480.

Champions Challenge


Participate in these challenges for a chance to win a $75 VMCC gift card! Complete 3 of the 4 challenges and you'll receive a T-shirt.

Pickleball Instruction

Come learn the fastest growing sport around!

Beginner

This is an intro class for new players. You will learn the rules, keeping score, etiquette, and more. All equipment is provided.

Advanced Beginner

This class focuses on skill improvement for players who understand the basics.


Learn to Skate Program

Learn more

Winter 2023-24

Landmark Tours Travel Shows Talks | Jan. 23 | Free

Register for a free informational travel presentation.


Contemporary Line Dancing | Jan. 16-Feb. 20 | $40

Register for Contemporary Line Dancing.

Social Dance Classes

Register online for social dance classes or call 651-450-2480.

Volunteer with the City of IGH

Click here to learn about opportunities and to contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Inver Wood Golf Course

Click here to review hours and rates.

Foot Golf at Inver Wood Golf Course

Click here to learn more about Foot Golf

Weekly Card Games

Join in the fun and games hosted by the IGH Senior Club at the VMCC in the Senior Center. All experience levels are welcome. No registration required — just come!

  • 500 - first, second and fourth Monday - 1 p.m. 
  • Cribbage Tuesdays - 1 p.m.
  • Bridge - Wednesdays - 12:30 p.m.
  • Euchre - Thursdays - 1 p.m.
  • Hand & Foot - Fridays - 12:30 p.m.

History Book Club

Meets every FOURTH MONDAY of the month at the VMCC from 10-11 a.m. Discuss selected books with this free, drop-in group, no registration is required. For more information, view 'The Scoop' section of the current Parks & Rec brochure

Note: Room location will be posted in the VMCC on day of club.

  • Dec.: No meeting
  • Jan. 22: Mel Brooks All About Me! by Mel Brooks
  • Feb. 26: Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • March 25: The Soul for America: The Battle for Better Angels by Jon Meacham
  • April 22: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
  • May 20: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Sleeping Mats for the Homeless Project

First Tuesday of the month | 1 p.m.

Put those plastic grocery bags to good use and keep them out of the landfill by joining us in making sleeping mats for the homeless. Mats are crocheted out of plastic bag yarn (PLARN). Jobs include: cutting (bring your own scissors), sorting and crocheting (please bring your own 16mm or size (Q) crochet hook). Directions will be provided. Mats will be donated to Friday Night Street Gang, an organization that supports the homeless. If you have any questions, email: joann@usfamily.net

Senior Club - Fiction Book Club

Meets every SECOND TUESDAY of the month at the VMCC at 1 p.m. Learn more in the Senior Club tab on how to become a member. For more information, view 'The Scoop' section of the current Parks & Rec brochure

Note: Room location will be posted in the VMCC on day of club.

  • Dec. 12: Fox Creek: A Novel by William Kent Krueger
  • Jan. 9:Blinded by the Sight by S.L. Smith
  • Feb. 13:The Paris Architect: A Novel by Charles Belfoure
  • March 12: The Winemakers Wife by Kristin Harmel
  • April 9: Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Day Trips

Spring 2024 

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" at Chanhassen Dinner Theaters | March 13

Depart VMCC: 10:30 a.m.
Return to VMCC: 5:15 p.m.

Register for the Carole King Musical by Friday, Feb. 9 or call 651-450-2480.

Branson Tour | April 22-26

Depart VMCC: April 22 at 7 a.m.
Return to VMCC: April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Register online for the Branson Tour by Friday, Feb. 19 or call 651-450-2480.

"MJ the Musical" at Orpheum Theater | May 22

Depart VMCC: 6 p.m.
Return to VMCC: 11:15 p.m.

Register online for the MJ musical by Friday, March 8 or call 651-450-2480.

National Eagle Center & Chickadee Cottage | June 13

Depart VMCC: 9 a.m.
Return to VMCC: 5 p.m.

Register online for the National Eagle Center & Chickadee Cottage trip by Friday, May 10 or call 651-450-2480.


VMCC Activities

Outdoor Activities

Golf Course

Pickleball Courts

Off-leash Dog Park - Purchase a Pass

Winter 2023-24

Adult leagues

No team? No problem! Register as a free agent and we'll work to match you with a team.

Inver Wood Golf Course Leagues:

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Free Agent Registration 

If you want to play in adult leagues but can't find teammates, you can register as a free agent.

Weather Impacts to Programs, Events and Activities led by the City of IGH*

Wondering if an event or your practice/game is still on due to inclement weather?

Call the IGH Weather Hot Line at 651-450-2595 to check the status for city-led program and events due to inclement weather. We strive to update by 4:30 p.m. After hours, it is up to the coaches and instructors to make the final decision.

*We cannot make weather-related decisions for other league associations or events held in our community by other businesses or organizations.

Dakota County Parks Adult Programs

For details and registration on programs with Dakota County Parks visit their website: https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/Lists/Calendar/calendar.aspx.