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Business Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday – Friday Wellness & Facility: 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday Closed Sundays
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Clubs & Recreation

Stay Active. Stay You.

With over 40 special interest groups, activities and clubs, Active Generations is your partner to help you get more out of life – and more of it!

Groups meet at various dates and times, so be sure to check our activity calendar for all the latest schedules and announcements.

Arts & Crafts

Painting and Drawing Open Studio
Tuesday and Wednesday – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Room #132

Woodcarving Club
Monday and Saturday – 9:00 am – 11:30 am Room #132

Quilting Club
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 12:00pm Room #201

Knitting Club
Wednesday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Room #201

Craft Club
Thursday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Room # 201

Join our Arts and Crafts groups and learn about oils, watercolors, drawing, woodcarving, quilting and knitting. Members mentor each other. No registration required. Just bring your own supplies.

We also offer various monthly painting classes by Lisa Rinaldo.


Active Generations has an amazing Billiards room for members to access. We boast five 9-foot regulation pool tables and one Snooker table.

  • Ladies: Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – Noon.
  • There is occasional league play.


Friday, 1:00 (with the exception of the 2nd Friday of each month)
Active Generations’ members enjoy Bingo play several times per month. Bingo is held in Sertoma A & B Room.

Cost to play is $1 per card or 6 cards for $5. B-I-N-G-O! Come join the fun!!!

Cards & Gaming Clubs

Active Generations has over 17 different types of card and game clubs for our members to enjoy. Participants must know how to play the game to get involved. Members are encouraged to read the Lifetime News Club notes each month to see any cancellations or change in play time/room due to special events.  Ask the club leaders for specific card rules and scoring guidelines.  

PLEASE come at least 30 minutes prior to the start times to register and sign in!

Lessons are not provided during club hours.  Formal lessons are provided periodically throughout the year.  At the first meeting of each month, club leaders will give a refresher and visit with new members.  

Color Me Happy Coloring Club

We meet the first and third Thursday for each month at 10am in Room #132.  We come with our coloring books and colored pencils.  We exchange ideas, explore techniques, and enjoy each other’s company.  It’s relaxing and relieves the stress in our lives.

If you are interested in joining the Coloring Club, contact Doris O’Dea at 361-7228.

Dance Clubs

A variety of talented bands will play for these dances each Tuesday

If you’re ready to get down and have some fun, then you don’t want to miss a single one of Active Generations’ dances. These fun events are scheduled throughout the year and the public is invited. Come join us for great music and a great time.

Dance Times:  Tuesdays from 7 – 9 p.m.
Public Is Invited – Members: $6 / Non-Members: $10

Beer and water available for purchase.

Golf Club

Play will begin when weather permits.  Typically golf play is during the months of May – October.

If you enjoy golf, then you need to swing by. The Active Generations’ golf club plays courses throughout the Sioux Empire region. Our club is open to players of all levels and offers the opportunity to play great courses and make new friends.

Leader:  Bob Black 605-338-1926 or email [email protected]

Hiking Club

Hiking will begin when weather permits

Welcome to the Hiking Club! If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Active Generations by calling 605-336-6722.  To participate you must be a member of Active Generations.

Call the AG main number, 605-366-6722 to register each week (Call the Monday before the hike). Hikes are typically 4 to 6 miles. Hikers MUST be able to navigate uneven surfaces and elevations, tolerate various weather conditions and maintain a steady pace.

The first hike of 2024 will be announced in the Spring.

Clubs and recreation - Hiking

Jamboree Band

Join us sometime! Good music for all!

Schedule in monthly newsletter


Wednesday 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

The Kazukes are a group of music lovers that gather each week to develop their skills with the Ukulele. In addition to playing this simple four-string instrument, they also enjoy singing along with their strumming.

Since their creation in 2011, they have been invited to perform at area nursing homes, assisted living communities, churches, schools and the VA.  By mid 2016, they will have done this 150 times. The name, Kazukes, is a combination of Kazoos, which they include with their performances, and the Ukulele.

New members are always welcome, and we will gladly help them learn to play this fun instrument.


Craft Room 201, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.

The Center’s Knitting Club meets Wednesday mornings at 9:30 in Room 201. Come and learn to knit or bring a project that you are working on and socialize.

The club is currently working on two community service projects: “Keep America Warm” afghans for the homeless, and “Caps for Kids” for needy school children in Sioux Falls.

Line Dancing

Monday – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday – 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. & Friday – 2:30 p.m.

The Active Generations’ line dancing classes are a fun way to exercise and stay in shape. Learn some new steps and meet some new people.

Line dancing does not require a partner so come alone or bring all your friends.

Instructors: Monday – Bonnie Shumaker
Wednesday – Bob Gaut
Friday – Bob Gaut

Beginning Line Dancers:  Join us every third Monday of the month at noon.  Meet in the foyer and Bonnie Shumaker will help you learn some of the great dance routines used in the other weekly classes.

Motorcycle Club

The Active Cruisers Motorcycle Club is a great way to get out on your bike and see new and different places. We ride the back roads of the region on trips of varying length. We also plan a few multi-day trips every year.

Members are required to provide proof of insurance and wear helmets as State Laws dictate.

Typically meet at 9:45am and leave at 10:00am.

Rides will begin when weather permits.

For more information contact Club Leader: Milton Ellis 605-359-1397 or email at [email protected]


Main -Sertoma Room – 2 courts

East – 2 Indoor courts – 2 outdoor

Pickleball is a fantastic activity for cardio exercise and for sharpening reflexes, balance and hand-eye coordination. The game is similar to tennis but played with a paddle and plastic ball on a smaller court.

The Pickleball Club offers three skill-defined play days each week. Indoor Reservations at East and open play at both locations are also available.

Racquets for loan at the front desk. Balls are available for open play.

Quilting Club

Every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon  Craft Room 201

The Active Generations’ quilting club is looking for more quilting enthusiasts. We are looking for individuals who enjoy quilting and being creative. Our club makes quilts, wall hangings and more to sell at our craft fairs throughout the year at Active Generations. If you like to be creative and use your hands to help make beautiful creations – WE WANT YOU!! For more information, contact our leader Carolyn Columbe at 605-291-9385


2nd & 4th Tuesdays 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Shuffleboard, more precisely deck shuffleboard and also known as floor shuffleboard, is a game in which players use cues to push weighted discs, sending them gliding down a narrow and elongated court, with the purpose of having the discs come to rest within a marked scoring area. 

Sing-Along Club

Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30 am to sing along with the oldies but goodies.  Enthusiasm Required!!

Table Tennis

Monday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Active Generations has a very vital table tennis club open to all ages of players 18 and over.

The Club hosts two regional tournaments each year, which draw top-notch players from SD, ND, MN, IA and NE. Most players bring their own paddles –but paddles and balls are provided.

Trips & Travel

Active Generations’ Travel Club provides one day excursions as well as extended trips and travel opportunities for our members and the community.

Active Generations works with several travel companies for our extended trips so that Members may receive a slight travel discount. Contact Jenny Centra for more information.

All forthcoming trips are listed in our Lifetime News and are also displayed in our literature rack in our center.

Walking Club


Wii Bowling League

Wednesdays at Main 12:45 – 2:30pm

1/3/24 – 2/21/24 ; 3/6/24 – 4/24/24 ; 5/8/24 – 6/26/24 then back in September

Thursdays at East 1:15 – 3:30pm

1/4/24 – 2/29/24 ; 3/7/24 – 4/25/24 ; 5/9/24 – 6/27/24 then back in September

Contact Kathie Smith at 503-929-7603 for more information.

Woodcarving Club

Main: Monday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 11:30 Room 132

East: Thursdays from 8:30 – 11:00 – Room 110

The Woodcarving Club is another great opportunity to express your creative side. This group meets twice a week to carve and wood-burn. Newcomers welcomed and will be helped. No registration required. Cost: Own supplies. The club does have some equipment for newcomers to try out this hobby.

Attend whenever you can.  Instructions can be given to new individuals to carve and wood-burn.  Join us, we will teach you.