TED Talks to stir your curiosity, make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics from science to business to global issues and more. Join us at Mill Race Center as we begin a TED Talks group. As a group we will watch a short TED talk to stir our curiosity and spark conversation. TEDs Mission: Spread ideas.
Check our current newsletter to see to see class times and topics.
SCS Investment Club
This is a great way for you to stay motivated while you improve your investment knowledge. The Club is a member of Better Investing with a mission to provide a program of sound investment information, education and support that helps create successful lifetime investors. Don’t let the words “investment club” scare you. Some members will tell you they knew basically nothing about investing when they joined.
The SCS Investment Club currently has space for new partners. The Club is limited to 20 partners. Partners must be MRC members. An initial investment of $100.00 plus a monthly investment of $25.00 is required.
Educational presentations are made each month so members can learn how to buy and sell stocks. Contact Ted Anderson, 812-342-2663 or Don Collier, 812-341-7476.
Understanding Your Grief
Bereavement Support Group at MRC
Facilitated by Walter Glover, Certified Grief Counselor and Jennifer Lowry.
“Grief, often the most profound form of sorrow, demands the support and compassion of our fellow human beings. Since the beginning of time, people have come together in times of grief to help one another” Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
This group is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a spouse/partner, child, parent, sibling, loved one or friend. The group is FREE and open to the community, MRC membership is not required. Participants’ books and journals generously provided by The Teegarden Foundation.
The group will meet on a monthly basis from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. If you are interested in participating please join us!
This group meet every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30am in the Classroom. Information: Virginia Houser, 812-579-5132
Wednesday Evening Bible Study, 6:30pm Contact Jan Meadows at (812)374-4404.
We’ve Got an App for That!
Learn more with 1-on-1 tutoring on applications, or APPS that transform your smart phone or tablet computer into the world’s most versatile pocket tools. Tutor, and MRC member, Steve Franklin will teach you all about the different APPS and how to use them. It’s FUN! To schedule a session call or stop by the front desk.
GRANDbuddies is a multi-dimensional, intergenerational program that pairs adults aged 50+ with children ages 8-12 for the purpose of promoting a brain healthy lifestyle.
- Build an expanded understanding between generations.
- Nurture the development and health of the brain through activities designed to allow a reciprocal exchange of strengths and perspectives between generations.
- Foster the development of meaningful roles through intergenerational relationships subsequently bolstering socialization and ultimately brain health.
- Provide brain-based learning activities for all participants.
If this program is of interest to you, please fill out a GRANDbuddies application located in the Mill Race Center Business Office.
Meet & Greet
Have you recently joined or are you interested in Mill Race Center? We’d like to get to know you better and introduce you to the Center and the variety of programs and events we have planned throughout the year.
The Session will last about an hour and occur every other month. Call and reserve your spot; (812) 376-9241.
Learning to Play the Piano
Piano Fun for Adult Beginners is a recreational music making (RMM) method that is fun, relaxing, and designed for group instruction. The instruction book comes with a CD that has two accompaniment tracks (slow or medium tempo) for your enjoyment. Learn to read music while having fun with your friends. This hour long class will incorporate music theory, ear training, and games to reinforce note learning. Keyboards will be provided for in-class use.
Instructor: Pat Anderson comes to Mill Race Center with 33 years of experience teaching piano. She is new to Columbus, from Raleigh, NC, where she was a member of a national piano teachers association and is a certified group piano teacher.
Readers Theater Group
If you have always enjoyed the stage, or you are interested in giving it a try . . . . Come and learn more about this fun and entertaining style of drama that is sweeping the nation and Mill Race Center!
Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Classroom. New members ALWAYS welcome. FREE to MRC members.