Los Gatos Adult Recreation CENTER

Classes & Programs


Please see below for a list of classes & programs offered by Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center, as well as the class schedule at the bottom of this page.



55+ Game Day
Bridge, Canasta, Chess, Scrabble and everything in between! Come join our friendly group on Wednesdays, 9AM – 12 noon. Call ahead to reserve a table: Lynnette Vega- (650) 747-0605.  

Art History
This group meets monthly for a presentation and discussion on Art History. Topics cover individual artists as well as collective artistic movements. Past topics have included The Pre-Raphaelites, Cubism, and Impressionism.

Art Workshop
All levels are welcome for those interested in improving their drawing skills or water, acrylic, an oil painting technique in a supportive atmosphere. Bring your own supplies. Work at your own pace. Help is available by the facilitator. Relax and friendly environment.

Book Club
We are fellow readers who enjoy reading a variety of books that are selected by our book club members. Our members enjoy making new friends and gathering to discuss that months selected book. If you don't quite get around to finishing the book (or for that matter did not read the selected book) feel free to join us and hear what others thought about the book and author. For more information, contact Linda Adams, (408) 442-2994, Book Club Facilitator. 

Crafter’s Circle
Whether you’re a knitter, crocheter, cross-stitcher or hand craft project enthusiast; bring your craft projects every Friday to the ARC and enjoy a morning full of fun with other crafters.  You’ll have the opportunity to make friends, share patterns and possibly get help on that tricky problem stitch.

Current Events
This weekly conversation is for people interested in lively, informative discussions regarding local, state, national and world current events.

Democracy Tent
It is an opportunity to both learn and teach.  Rather, we provide an open forum for citizens to bring their local issues and support data for discussion and to educate and engage their fellow citizens as we work to at least preserve, and hopefully, improve the quality of life for all in our community.

Democracy at Risk
The title of this forum is "The state of our Republic". We look at the constitution in the context of current events. How is our government working?


Happy Hoofers
Get Moving with a friendly group where you can stroll at your own pace with a chance to enjoy nature, some fresh air and your local community. We meet on Tuesdays from 9:15-11:30 am at the LGS Adult Recreation Center.

Life Happens
What do you do when life “happens” and you feel “stuck”? which way, where or who to turn to? The LGS Adult Rec Center is where to go. You are among your peers where you will be beard and comforted in our “home away from home”. In a warm group setting where everyone can feel comfortable, share their thoughts and suggestion.

Mah Jongg
The game of American Mah Jongg is played at LG 55 from 11-1 every Tuesday. All are welcome to play on a drop in basis. Tiles are provided but cards are not. Please note this is not a teaching class. One must come ready to play the game.

Ping Pong
“Just For Fun Ping Pong”. We play singles only. Our rules are loose and we have a ten-minute table limit when other players are waiting. If you are just starting out it might help if you get a partner and practice before joining the current scheduled play times. All 55+ members are welcome! Join and enjoy the fun! 

Reader’s Theater
This workshop for non-professional will introduce (or re-introduce) you to the enjoyment of modern and classes plays. We read plays out loud- thankfully without having to memorize parts!

Single Again…Not by Choice
For women who are widowed, we’d like to invite you to come meet others who will understand and provide support in dealing with this life-changing transition. 

St. Mary’s Bridge Group
Three tables of bridge for intermediate level bridge players. Call the senior office in advance.

Tech N Tea
Technology N Tea is a gathering open to all seniors in which they can get assistance with any technological problem as well as socialize with and/or meet others from the community. The program involves presentation on a specific skill, such as how to use skype, how to send a text message and email, defined an app and how to get one, and more. Students from Los Gatos High School walk around and assist individuals one-on-one. Please bring your phone/laptop/or tablet.

Women’s Artist Connection
Women artist are invited to share examples of their artwork in a friendly and non-judgmental atmosphere. Please bring 2 examples of your artwork (painting, drawing, collage, photography, poetry, etc.).