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

Contact Info

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




Old Time Radio Group
Meeting every Monday at 10 am
Group Leader:  Connie Martin
Senior theatre provides older adults with an ideal opportunity to display their acting, singing, and dramatic talents. For some, it’s an opportunity to revive and reprise their skills. For others, it’s the chance of a lifetime to take center stage.  No memorization, read from a script.  No experience necessary, singing optional.
So far we have about a six members but would welcome more to help with research, reading scripts, sound effects, commercials, music, voice coaching, and announcing.   Look in the near future for their debut show – be sure to tune us in!


Art Center Tour
Thursday, August 14, leaving Center at 11:40 am o
r meet us there for Noon tour.
Tour of visiting art exhibition: Lamar Peterson: Suburbia Sublime, the first survey exhibition of his work that includes painting, collage, drawing, and a newly commissioned outdoor sculpture. 

This exhibition is a comprehensive overview of the artist’s career since he completed graduate school in 2001 and considers the vibrant painted images that poignantly examine American middle-class culture through a re-contextualization of both historical and contemporary racial stereotypes.  With adroit handling of ink, gouache, acrylic, and oil paint, a distinctive color palette combined with surface treatment ranging from the super flat and hard edge to expressive and loose brush, Peterson confronts black expression, iconic and non-iconic representation of American masculinity, and the incongruity of all.
Cost: $3, members only


Senior Summer Games
Wednesday, August 20, 9–11 am
Who?  You! The wonderful seniors of the Senior Center, Charter House, Park Towers and Central Towers!

What?  A fun-filled event complete with lawn games, entertainment, refreshments and activities!

Why?  Because who wouldn’t want to enjoy fun games, great refreshments, wonderful weather and the best company?!

Where?  Central Park – 225 1st Street NW (1 block from Center)

Entertainment by Les Fields and the Turkey River All-Stars at 10 am.

Please Note:  In case of inclement weather, event will be moved to Edwards Hall within Charter House. If the event is moved, signs will be posted in Central Park.

RSVP prior to Wednesday, August 20 to 507-287-1404  ***Please bring a lawn chair***


Free Square Dance Lessons
Beginning Tuesday, September 9
Classes held Tuesdays, 2:45-4 pm
No partner or experience welcome.  Caller is Wayne Kubicek from Owatonna.
For more information, call Terry & Nick at 507-533-4062 or Keith & Pat at 507-356-8134.



“A Century of Hats: 1860–1960” Brunch
Thursday, September 25, 10 am
Presenter: Heather Edginton
From the Sunbonnet to the Pillbox, there is an exquisite array of Hats in this show. Every decade will hold a tale of the past sure to evoke fond memories for all.
If you are interested in modeling, please see Julie.
Blueberry French Toast and Sausage, Orange Juice and Coffee; cost: $6 for members and $8 for non-members.
RSVP required, please call 287-1404.








Monday Movie Matinee

Monday Movies, 1 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

August 18: Jobs
2013, PG-13, 122 minutes
Ashton Kutcher delivers a tour de force performance as Apple founder Steve Jobs in this biopic that spans three decades of the entrepreneur’s life. The story follows Jobs from the obscurity of a Palo Alto garage to global fame as a technology icon. 

August 25:  Identity Thief
2013, R, 111 minutes
Is Sandy Patterson a banking executive living in Colorado with his wife and kids, or is he a she and living it up in Florida? When Sandy is accused of crimes he hasn’t committed, he must track down the woman who has — in his name.


Wednesday Summer Mini-Series Bomb Girls

Focusing on a group of women working in a munitions plant during World War II, this ensemble drama depicts the dangers and new experiences they face. 6 episodes, about 45 minutes each. Watching two episodes each time.

August 6, 1 pm
Jumping Tracks:
When a rich-girl takes a job at Victory Munitions, she discovers a new world, a fascinating sisterhood and a cause that she hopes may change her life.
Misfires: The women at Victory Munitions must band together when the blame for an accidental explosion is laid at their feet.

August 20, 1 pm
How You Trust:
A surprise inspection puts employees under the gun giving Lorna an opportunity to finally rid the factory of Marco.
Bringing Up Bombshell: A propaganda film shoot has the girls discovering they’re victims of the war’s hype. 

August 27, 1 pm
Lorna struggles to free herself from Marco while Gladys’ secret engagement is exposed.
Elements of Surprise: Set against the attack on Pearl Harbor, Gladys’ secret job is exposed, while Lorna may be pregnant, and Kate struggles to stand up to her father.