Senior Special Events

Join us for a variety of special events at the Fridley Community Center including dinner theaters, card tournaments, Mardi Gras and much, much more!
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Green Book Fair
Friday, February 3, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

You will be able to bring in books to recycle to other readers as well as pick up new books to read. FREE! Please join us. This event has been so popular that last year we recycled over 1,500 books!  

Mardi Gras Fridley-style
Tuesday, February 28, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Black Jack, Texas Hold'em, BINGO & More
The annual Senior Program Mardi Gras event is not-to-be-missed! No real money, just tons of fun. The dealers are special guests including Mayor Lund. Door prizes and refreshments will be in plenty. Sponsored by Fridley Senior Advisory Council.
Cost is $2.00. Please register early for this popular event.

Plymouth Playhouse - Rise Up O Men
Wednesday, March 8, 10:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Rise Up O Men is a brand new show featuring the men of the church and your favorite church basement ladies who serve them. As these hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and the benefits of solder vs. weld, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen. But that's what happens when you let roosters in the hen house.

Cost is $60. Fee includes lunch, show and transportation. Please register early.

Daytrippers Theater - Wife Begins at Forty
Wednesday, March 29, 11:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

It's a laugh-a-minute farcical evening when housewife Linda tries to fan the flames of passion with her mind-mannered, ordinary husband George. Throw in the assistance (or hindrance as the case may be) of their fun-loving neighbors Roger and Betty, George's father Bernard, and their son Leonard, and you have the formula for a belly-rolling good time.

Cost is $55. Fee includes lunch, show and transportation. Please register early.

25th Annual Anoka County Cribbage Tournament
Friday, March 31, games start at 10:00 a.m.

This fun event is held at the Coon Rapids Senior Center and is open to all Anoka County residents 55 years and older. Games start at 10:00 a.m., and lunch is at 1:00 p.m. 
Cost is $14/couple. Registration and payment is due by March 20.
Registration forms are available in the Fridley Senior Office.

Honor Our Vets - Planning for the Future
Thursday, April 20

This event will bring together Federal, State and County Veteran agencies and local Veteran stakeholders in one VA informational event. Get more information about the little known income-based pension benefit for veterans and their spouses called Aid and Attendance (A&A). Following the presentation, we will have the opportunity to learn more about VA benefits through the DAV, VA and the National Cemetery.

Public Resource Fair: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Open to the public.
Education Event: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration required, 763-502-5150.

Great Decisions
3rd Tuesday each month, 9:30 a.m.

The Great Decisions Discussion Program is designed to encourage debate and discussion of the important global issues of our time. Developed by the Foreign Policy Association in 1954, the Great Decisions Program is the longest-standing and largest grassroots world affairs educational program of its kind.

The program provides materials that help people reach informed opinions on the issues and participate in the foreign policy process. A Briefing Book places the thematic or geographic issue in historical context and provides background, current policies and alternative policy options. Photographs, maps, charts and editorial cartoons illustrate the text. An opinion ballot for the National Opinion Ballot Report accompanies each topic so that readers can express their views.

Cost is $5 to participate, payable at the door. Call 763-502-5150 to register.