Mon - Thurs 9AM - 4PM
Friday 9AM - 1PM

Contact Info

121 N Broadway
Rochester, MN 55906
Fax: 507-424-6411




Wheel of Fortune
Thursday, April 10 & 24, 11:30 am
Give the wheel a spin.  See if you can solve a variety of clever puzzles.  Grab your lunch and join in on the fun.  No RSVP required.


Hand-Building Pottery – Ceramic Open House
Monday, April 14, 1 pm
Meet and Greet New Instructor Angela Krueger

Learn how pottery can become your greatest passion!
There is no shortage of exciting hand-building pieces that can be created today by the hands of ceramic artists.  Learn a variety of methods with step-by-step instruction.   Working with naturally mined clay, learn techniques such as slab, pulling, texturing, and sculpting.  Make beautiful, original crafted items with different projects each month– bowls, mugs, plates, vases, and more.  All levels of skill welcome. Have fun, make a mess! No wheels.
April Project:  Pinch-Pot
Monday, April 21 & 28, Noon-3 pm

Cost: $20.  RSVP to Business Office by April 16, limited space.  Members Only.
No material costs for the month of April.


Arts 101 Extravaganza
Monday, April 14, 4–6 pm
The event begins with a free soup and dessert supper for all those who have participated in any Arts 101 event* (Writing with Humor, Classic Brass, Chinese Ink Drawing, Weaving, Writing “Your Story”, Beginning Watercolor).
Entertainment by The Whirlwinds (woodwind quintet), Rochester Male Chorus and Janet Lang dancers.  There will also be displays of different art medias from the Arts 101 classes.
RSVP by April 7, 287-1404.
*Non-participants in Arts 101 may attend the dinner for a small donation and are invited to the entertainment at no charge.  
Arts 101 is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.


Wellness Series – 1st Session of Many More!
Are You and Your Home Fit for Each Other? 
Thursday, April 17, 1 pm  FREE!
Presenters:  Ms. Karen Hoffman, RN, Always Caring Home Care and Ms. Lisa Bailey, PT, ExercisABILITIES
An educational session on home safety.  These professionals offer a fun environment to help you learn how to prevent a dangerous situation at home for you & your families.  Strategies to make one’s home safer & better suited for older adults, such as removing potential fall hazards, will also be discussed.
Open to the general public, all ages. RSVP to the Business Office by April 16, 287-1404.


Celebration of Life
Tuesday, April 29, 9:30 am
Recognizing Center members 90 years & older; tapping into their knowledge & wisdom; sharing their advice on living healthy, happy & fulfilled.  RSVP by April 16th, 287-1404.

Cost:  $5 for guests; Complimentary for 90+


Ms. Senior Minnesota Pageant
Saturday, May 3, 3 pm
Senior Center, Fred Reed Hall, 3rd floor
A search for the gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of all senior women.
Cost: $10/person; tickets can be purchased now in the Business Office or at the door.

Hotel room block at Holiday Inn Downtown; mention code MSP for reduced rate, reserve by April 18, 507-252-8200.






Monday Movie Matinee

Monday Movies, 1:00 pm  

All movies: Free-will donation, free popcorn, members only.
Movie schedule subject to change.
An R-rated motion picture may or will include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements.  Please use your discretion – attending is optional.
Motion picture licensing #50386602


Golden Globe Winners & Nominees

March 31:  Enough Said
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini star in this charming comedy about a divorced woman venturing into a relationship with a sweet man. But things get tricky when she discovers the man she’s dating is the hated ex-husband of her new best friend.  
2013, PG-13, 93 minutes

April 7: Frances Ha
Greta Gerwig nominated for best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Determined to make it as a modern dancer in New York, Frances pursues her unlikely goal with more enthusiasm than natural talent. The rest of the time, she and her sardonic best friend, Sophie, put off growing up for as long as they can.
2012, R, 86 minutes

April 14: Nebraska
Nominated for best motion picture, musical or comedy and best screenplay
When a cantankerous old boozer thinks he’s won a magazine sweepstakes prize, his son reluctantly takes a road trip with him to claim the fortune. As they drive from Montana to Nebraska, they visit friends and relatives to whom the dad owes money.
2013, R, 115 minutes

April 21: 12 Years a Slave
Won best Motion picture, drama and nominated for best director and screenplay
Chiwetel Ejiofor nominated for best actor in a motion picture, drama
The autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was abducted from New York state and sold into slavery in the mid-1800s, serves as the basis for this historical drama. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Northup, and Brad Pitt plays an abolitionist.
2013, R, 133 minutes

April 28: Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump, a simple-minded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960’s and ’70’s.  Along the way, he makes friends, changes lives, and yearns for his childhood sweetheart, Jenny.
1994, PG-13, 142 minutes

Monday Mini Series – The Tudors — 11:30 am

Free-will donation, members only.  Rated R. 

All the splendor and scandal of England’s 16th century royal court comes to life in this series that follows notorious Tudor monarch Henry VIII. The king often lets his passions rule, making for one of the most tumultuous periods of the throne. All episodes 1 hour.
4 Seasons

Season 2

March 31:  Episode 9, The Act of Treason
Henry is replacing the Boleyns with the Seymours, the new royal favorites. Anne and others are accused of adultery, and all are sentenced to death.

April 7:  Episode 8, Lady in Waiting
During a jousting accident, Henry is seriously wounded, leading to talk of his successor. Pregnant Queen Anne is convinced of Henry’s infidelity. 

April 14: Episode 9, The Act of Treason
Henry is replacing the Boleyns with the Seymours, the new royal favorites. Anne and others are accused of adultery, and all are sentenced to death. 

April 21:  Episode 10, Destiny and Fortune                                                                                                
Anne is imprisoned, awaiting execution. With Anne and Henry’s marriage declared void, Elizabeth is no longer the rightful heir to the throne.

Season 3

April 28:  Episode 1, Civil Unrest
After Anne Boleyn’s beheading, Henry takes a new wife: Jane Seymour. His campaign against Catholicism is met with resistance from his subjects.