Our Recreation Programs

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning opportunites are available for a wide variety of interests. Sign up at MMC Member Services. 302-734-1200 x167.

All Art Tuesdays

Join artist/instructor Phyllis Shier at her bi-weekly art classes focused on oils and featuring wet on wet technique.   Acrylic painters welcome.  Phyllis has taught art to all ages in various venues.  This class is fun and relaxed. Beginners welcome!  Classes are held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon in Activity Room #1.  Learn a new painting the first week of the month.  The first class of the month begins new instruction on a specific painting. The second class takes that same painting and helps it come alive as a finished piece.  The cost is $10 per class or you may purchase an art card for $60 for 6 classes.   Students must provide their own supplies.     Class size is limited to 6 students. You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate. Registration is at Member Services.  
1" brush
liner brush
black paint
titanium white
yellow green
palette or foam plate
paper towels brush
liquid white or liquid clear for base coat pencil to outline

Bible Study

Join Glenn Johnson of Grace Presbyterian Church in Dover for in-depth Bible study and expository teaching also with Q&A. The group will meet weekly on  Tuesdays  from 10:00 to 11:00 in Activity Room #5.
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.

Book Club

 Do you love to read? Have you been called a bookworm? Would you like to discuss your thoughts, reactions and opinions of books with other book lovers? If you answered "yes" to any of these then the MMC book club has a place for you! Meetings are held the last Thursday of the month from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Activity Room #1.  This activity is FREE, but you must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.  

Here is the 2023 reading list:


November           After Life                                         Julia Alvarez
December           Jane Austin Book Club                    Karen Joy Fowler


Computer Tutor

 Our computer tutor teaches the basics (what type of computer to purchase, general orientation, internet use, antivirus), communication programs (email, Skype, Facebook) and  can  help you set up and operate an eBay or Craigslist account. Computer tutoring appointments are $10 an hour for members. Tutoring is available on by appointment only.  Contact Member Services to make an appointment.   Payment must be made in advance.   Refunds will not be issued with less than 24 hours cancellation notice
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.

Conversational Italian

Conversational Italian is onbreak beginning November 22. 
Learn the basics of Italian and get to know other Italian enthusiasts at the MMC. Giuliano “G” Gregoretti teaches this fun and free class on conversational Italian. Classes are free for MMC members and are held on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon.in Activity Room #8.   Registration is not required.   
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.

Documenting Your Legacy

Documenting Your Legacy - a how-to-guide made quick and easy! Join Dr. Brenda Farmer as she takes you through the steps to document your legacy.  Expressly designed for seniors, this workshop is a “how-to-guide” to documenting and publishing your or a loved one’s life story in 30 days or less! It is broken down into an easy step-by-step method to complete what most see as an overwhelming task—becoming a published author. This workshop is unequivocally the answer to leaving current and future generations your legacy/life story.  The class objectives  (what the participants will learn/the benefits of taking this class) are to explore your individual uniqueness, to prepare your documented legacy—quick and easy, and become a published author.  Participants will be inspired and filled with pride and joy.  The classes are available the second Wednesday of each month from 9:30 a.m.to 11:30 a.m.  in Activity Room #5.   YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE MODERN MATURITY CENTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CLASS.  The cost is $15.00.  Sign up for an appointment with Member Services at  (302)734-1200 ext. 167. Advance payment is required bythe Monday prior tp the class. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24-hour cancellation notice.

Green Thumb Garden Club - SEE YA NEXT SPRING!

Have you ever wanted to start a garden but didn’t know how to begin?  Do you want to grow your own vegetables on the patio?  Well we’ve got answers for you.  We are happy to announce the Green Thumb Garden Club is ready to bloom!  The Green Thumb Garden Club is a 12-week series of classes on gardening for MMC members.  The classes, which are held on Fridays from March to Memorial Day, are led by volunteer master gardeners on various topics.  The topics include subjects such as “Small Space Gardening and Raised Beds,” and “Native Plants for Birds and Bees.”  The two goals are to: 1) provide the knowledge a new gardener needs to get started; and, 2) provide interesting topics to keep students coming back in subsequent years.   There is a $10 fee.  You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.  No gardening experience is required so come join the garden club and watch your garden grow! 
Some of the highlights of the Green Thumb Garden Club are:
  • A special propagation class with Dr. Rose Ogutu from Delaware State University in March
  • Transplanting tomato plants in April
  • Annual tomato plant sale in May
  • Field trip to special location (last year we went to Lavender Fields)
Spaces in the Green Thumb Garden Club sell out fast so be sure to register today at Member Services.
If you have question, please contact Cheryl on 301-332-3715 or email her at cfisher313@aol.com.

Open Computer Lab

Stop in to the computer lab on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to use the computers in the lab. Lab visitors are limited to 30 minute sessions when there is a wait for a computer. There is no fee to use the computers as long as you are a current member of the Modern Maturity Center or a member's caregiver. Membership IDs will be checked periodically to ensure members are up to date. The computer lab is made possible by the generous donations from UnitedHealthcare. 

Pump up your Brain

This exciting brain exercise is designed to keep older adult’s brains sharp and healthy. Participants engage in brain teasers, puzzles, and visual illusions. Take home hand-outs are available to exercise your brain at home! This group meets Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Activity Room #1.    There is a 3-month fee of $10.00 to cover the cost of supplies.  Payments are to be made at Member Services every three months.
*Please note this class is designed for members who can engage in independent learning.
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.

PUSH - Pray Until Something Happens

P.U.S.H. Is a group that comes together to pray for our communities, our nation and one another.
The group also studies the Bible to learn how to strategically and effectively intercede in prayer.
The group led by Minister Myra McNair meets every Friday from 9 to 10:00 a.m. in Activity Room #1.
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate. 


 Learn tips on how to protect yourself plus some hands-on practice for those who want more. Seminar. The instructors will be Reese and Judy Rigby who taught karate and other martial arts for 47 years in the Dover area. Recommend wearing comfortable clothing   Class will be held Tuesday December 12, 2023 10:00 – 11:30 in the West Conference Room. The cost of the class is $5.00.  Class limited to 15 students.  Please register  at Member Services. Registration deadline is Friday December 8, 2023 . Advance payment is required  Refunds will not be issued with less than a 24-hour cancellation notice. 

Meditation Class

Do you ever feel like you are stressing yourself, more upset with a situation than you should be, mentally scattered when you need to be focused?  Mindfulness meditation will help you gain concentration, clarity, and balance with the challenges of life.  Mr. Kim Palmer is an experienced meditator who will give instruction on various types of meditation that you can practice. You may reach him at 302 598 3014 if you have questions before visiting the group. The group will meet for one hour on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.  in Activity Room #8.  This activity is FREE for MMC members. 

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