Centers & Gyms Programs

Christmas with Grandparents: Come and enjoy a day of fun, lunch, prizes, and entertainment!  

Date: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11:00 am 

Place: Lockett Station Community Center at 324 Lockett Station Road (connected to Robert Cross Middle School) 

For: Seniors 50 and over (no children allowed) 

Fee: $5.00 per person - must have ticket to enter.  Purchase tickets by December 15 at the ARPD office at 1301 N. Monroe (in Tift Park), Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR.  

For further information, please contact Tee Taylor at 430-5219 or 430-5222.  

Christmas with Grandparents flyer 


Teen Outreach Program (TOP)

Time: Meets on Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Place: Bill Miller Community Center at 312 Vick St. 

For: Teens ages 13-17 

Contact: Deborah Crenshaw at 430-5240 or email 

Wyman's Teen Outreach Program enables teens to lead successful lives and build strong communities.  Some of the topics covered in the year-long program will include: values clarification, relationships, communication/assertiveness, influence, goal-setting, decision-making, human development and sexuality, and community service learning.  


Make a Wish Come True with a Letter to Santa

Help make Christmas special for a child spending the holidays at The Bridge or Liberty House.  Since 2004, this program has helped brighten the holidays for hundreds of local children.  Simply pick up a letter at the ARPD office from November 17 to December 8 (or until the letters are taken), purchase items for the child, and return the letter and gifts to the ARPD by December 12.  Gifts do not have to be wrapped; staff members will wrap all gifts before they are delivered to the agencies.  Questions? Call Gloria Bridges at 430-5242 or Kristin Caso at 430-5222.  

Letter to Santa flyer 


Ladies in the Making Club

Designed for girls ages 7 and up, this program meets once per month and is intended to help mold girls into respectable, productive young ladies.  Information/reservations: Please contact Gloria Bridges at 430-5242. 


Square Dancing

Square dancing is held every Monday night and every other Saturday night at Thornton Community Center.  Please contact Joe Blanton at 229-343-0525 or


Grandparent's Club

The Grandparent's Club meets monthly as a place for grandparents to network and share ideas with each other.  Topics of discussion include education, health, and wellness.  Meetings take place at Thornton Community Center (210 Thornton Drive).  Contact Gloria Bridges at 430-5242 for further information. 

November meeting:  November 14 at 11:00 am at Thornton Community Center.  Our grandparents will bring non-perishable food items to create a "Thankful Box" for a needy family.  November Grandparent's Club Flyer


Diamond Dollz Bootcamp 

When:  Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm 

Where: Henderson Community Center at 701 Willard Ave. 

For: Ages 21 and up 

Information: Call Ta'Shelya Bynum at 430-5241 or Edgar Cunningham at 395-7172 

Diamond Dollz flyer


Daddy Day Care 

When:  Thursdays from 5:30 - 8:30 pm 

Where: Thornton Community Center 

What:  Every Thursday, the fathers who use Thornton Community Center will take turns providing on-site care and snacks for each other's children while being supervised by Mrs. Bridges.  

Daddy Day Care flyer 


Job Search 101 

Carver Gym will host a job search event on Saturday, December 6 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.  Guest speakers will include Bradley Brock and Shuntora Jenkins of the Goodwill Career Center.  For further information, contact Morris Hicks at 430-5238. 

Job Search 101 flyer


Father and Son Time 

Fathers and sons (ages 7-12) can spend some quality time together playing sports and games on Saturday, December 13 from 9:00 am - noon at Carver Gym (410 Mercer).  No advance registration is required.  For further information, please contact Morris Hicks at 430-5238.  

Father and Son Time flyer 


Open Gym for People with Disabilities

What: Carver Gym (410 Mercer Ave.) is offering open gym two mornings a week exclusively for people with physical or intellectual disabilities.  This includes access to free weights, the basketball court, and the game room.  The days and hours are: Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 am - noon.  FREE! Membership application is required.  For further information, contact Morris Hicks or Chris Clarke at 430-5238.  Open Gym flyer. 


Dance Aerobics (for girls only) 

When: Mondays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm 

Where: Thornton Community Center at 210 Thornton Drive 

For: Girls ages 6-17 

Information: Gloria Bridges at 430-5242 

Dance Aerobics flyer 



Bill Miller Community Center - 312 Vick Street, 430-5240

Dates: Monday through Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Instructor: Deborah Crenshaw


Carver Sports Complex - 1023 S. McKinley, 430-5243

Dates: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Instructor: Curtis Johnson



 Ceramic Classes 

  • Thornton Community Center – 210 Thornton Drive Location -- 229-430-5242
    Day/Time: Tuesday - Thursday, 9 am - noon; Instructor: Valerie Harris

  • Bill Miller Community Center – 322 Vick St. Location – 229-430-5240
    Day/Time: Monday - Wednesday, 9 am - noon; Instructor: Imogene Drew

  • Henderson Community Center – 701 Willard St. Location – 229-430-5241
    Day/Time: Tuesday - Thursday, 4:30 - 7:30 pm; Instructor: Carolyn Mingo

Sign up today!  For further information about membership and fees, please call the

community center of your choice or the Recreation and Parks Office at 229-430-5222. 


Racquetball at Turner Gym:

Turner Gym has two climate-controlled racquetball courts available.  

Location:  Turner Gym, 2301 George Street Location
Info: Call 229-430-5239 for further information.