Adults/Active Adults

Active Adult News – Newsletter

Keep up with the latest news for active adults in the Plainfield Park District. You can receive the newsletter by email, pick up at the Plainfield Township Community Center, or by mail for a small fee. For more information call the Plainfield Township Community Center at 815-436-2029.

Weekly Drop In Programs


  • Face masks must be worn at all times
  •  Social distancing required
  •  Hand sanitize before game playing
  •  Bring your own beverage with lid or straw. No food or snacks allowed at this time.
  • Wipe down game pieces and hard surfaces that you used before you leave for the day.


Enjoy some fresh air while playing a game of your choice! Rummikub, farkel, dominos are just a few to choose from!

All Bridge players are welcome to play a few friendly hands of drop-in bridge. Pinochle players are needed! If interested in playing pinochle get your friends together and gather at the Community Center.

Fridays from 9:30am to 11:00am
BYOS (Bring Your Own Supplies) to this drop-in time.  All  are welcome whether you knit, crochet, make jewelry, paint ….Bring what you are working on and join in on the fun!

Fridays from 10:00a-12:00p
Come join this enthusiastic group of mahjong players.  Most participants know the game but stop in and check it out!

Massage—1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Reflexology—2nd & 4th Tuesdays

The cost is $25 for a 30-minute session. Call to check the schedule and availability.  815-436-2029

Plainfield Park District is working with Premier World Discovery to be able to offer extended travel this year.

For detailed flyers about the trips call 815-436-2029. 

Rules of the Road

Become more familiar with road signs, test questions, new laws, and gain confidence needed to pass your driver’s exam. Rules of the Road is sponsored by the Secretary of State office. Pre-register by calling (815)436-2029

Pre-register by calling
(815) 436-2029

AARP Smart Driver Course

This class, developed by AARP, is designed to enhance the confidence and knowledge of the participants in order to prevent accidents.  Participants will receive a student manual along with a certificate of completion which can be used to receive a discount on auto insurance.  Questions are encouraged throughout the sessions and new laws and regulations will be covered.  The cost is $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members payable the first day of the class. Please make a reservation by June 1, 2021.


Beginning Watercolor Basics

Ages 13-99
Learn watercolor techniques through demonstrations and hands-on painting.  All supplies are included in the fee.  Instructor:  Freddie Harmon  KW

R/NR $100
Min. 5/Max 8

Introduction to Digital Photography

Ages 13-99
This hands-on class with weekly photo assignments is designed for the novice photographer to learn how to use their camera. Bring your camera and its manual to class.  Instructor: Michelle Mereness KW

R $66/NR $82
Min. 5/Max. 12

Location: Mather Woods

Photography 201

Ages 18-99
This course is created for any amateur photographer who understands the basics of photography but who wants to take their skills to the next level. This workshop includes hands-on weekly photo assignments and professional feedback on your photos. Bring your camera and its manual to class. Instructor: Michelle Mereness KW ( Must take Introduction to Digital Photography before signing up for the 201 class.)

R$66/NR $82
Min. 5/Max. 12

Location: Mather Woods

Watercolor Painting Party

Ages 21-99
Gather your friends together for a fun night of painting. No experience required, just a desire to create and have a great time.  The fee includes all supplies and a piece of art to take home.  KW

R$25/NR $30
Min. 5/Max 8


Ages 50-99
It’s BUNCO time for beginners as well as Bunco pros who are all welcome to join us for this afternoon of fun.  A light lunch and prizes are included. Remember to register a week before each date to guarantee yourself a spot and lunch too.  kw

R $5/NR $5
Min. 16/Max. 32

Outdoor Summer Picnic

Ages 50-99
Save the Date.  June 18th is International Picnic Day and we’re planning a picnic for you. Look for the details in the Park District Active Adult Newsletter.

R $15/NR $15
Min. 20/Max. 25

More Details Coming Soon
Min. 25/Max. 50

Location: Mather Woods

Hot Diggity Dog (Picnic)

Ages 50-99
July is National Hot Dog Month so join us for a Hot Dog picnic!  Enjoy a hot dog, chips, drink & Dessert for lunch! After lunch stay and play bingo. Registration Deadline July 19.

R $10/NR $10
Min. 15/Max 25

Location: Mather Woods

Ice Cream Social

Ages 50-99
Join us for an old-fashioned ice cream party. Build your own sundae with all the toppings then pick your lucky bingo cards for an afternoon of fun.  Registration is required.  Register by August 6. KW

R $8/NR $8
Min. 10/Max. 25

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