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Fit 4 Mom
Stroller Strides 

Stroller Strides is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms (and dads) with little ones. Each 60 minute, total body workout incorporates power walking, strength, toning, songs and activities. Classes will be led by a certified fitness instructor. Meet Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30-10:30 am outside Friendship Park when the weather is nice or indoors at the Orion Center during the winter months. Join us anytime by registering online at www.fit4mom.com or email orion@fit4mom.com to try your first class for free! Find us on Facebook: Orion/Oxford Fit4Mom

Prenatal Classes

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VIP Couple Dancing

No more sitting around watching and wishing. You will be ready to step out on the dance floor with confidence at your next speical occasion, wedding or party you attend. Learning with Dennis James is fun and easy as you learn new dances and techniques. He will covering these dances: Swing, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba and Waltz. Put some dance into your life, burn some calories and Feel Great! This class is for beginners or to refresh and update some new patterns, technique, and add some style on the dance floor! No class April 13. 



Code   Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
 1520.108   Th   Jan 12-Mar 2   7:00-8:00 pm   18+
 1520.207   Th   Mar 23-May 18   7:00-8:00 pm   18+


Location:        Orion Center, FItness Room
Fee:        $89 per couple, 8 wks

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Native American Flute Circle
Bring your flute a friend, and join us in a facilitated flute circle.  Share rhythm in a fun, family friendly setting.  Participants take turns playing both solo and together in a unique event created by the participants.  Flute Circle is not instructional.  All levels of play are welcome.


 Code   Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
 1400.110   F   Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17   7:00-8:30 pm

  10+

 1400.210   F   Apr 21, MAy 19, Jun 16   7:00-8:30 pm   10+


Location:       Friendship Park, Meeting Room
Fee:      $5

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Java Joes

Coffee, Conversation and Senior Topics for Men

Join us for free coffee, breakfast and conversation at the Orion Center. Talk about your opinions, interests and issues with local politicians, speakers on interesting topics for seniors as well as issues that are relevant for men.

 Code   Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age   Speaker
 5305.445    M   Feb 13   9:30-11:00 am   50+   Rep. John Reilly




Location:         Orion Center, Room A
Fee:       Free, pre-registration required

         

                 

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Natural Red Essentials

Don't you love the feeling when your dry, cracked hands, feet and elbows are freshly exfoliated and silky smooth? Karen Guilmette, owner of Natural Red, a local company that makes natural personal and family care products, LOVED that feeling. Before she developed her popular sugar scrub recipe, she tried several online recipes only to be left with an oily, sloppy mess that smelled terrible and looked nothing like the pictures. Sign up for this class and you will learn the basics of making a sugar scrub, experience making it yourself and customize the scent with a variety of essential oils. Take home the recipe so you can recreate is again and again. It's a perfect gift your Mother's Day. 

 Code   Day(s)    Date(s)    Time    Age 
    Th   May 11   7:00-8:30 pm   9+

Location:       Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd  
Fee:          $20
   


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Orion Center and AARP Tax Preparations

The AARP is coming back to the Orion Center, to do your taxes. Must be a senior age 50+. AARP has trained volunteers that will prepare your federal and state tax returns. The Orion Center will be taking appointments starting in December. Preparers start on Monday, February 6th. Taxes will be done every Monday from 9:00 am-12:30 pm, till April 10th, by appointments only. You do not have to be a member of the Orion Center to have your taxes done. Please adjust your schedule to be here at least 2.5 hours. You do not have to be a member of the Orion Center to have your taxes done. NO APPOINTMENTS SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 20TH. NO online registration, you must call the office your appointment. 

Location: Orion Center, Meeting Room B & C

Fee: Donations Accepted

Day(s)  Date(s)  Time  Age 
M Feb 6-Apr 10 9:00-12:30 pm  50+ 
Location:     Orion Center, Meeting Rooms B & C
Fee:    Donations Accepted 
Class Instructors Wanted
Do you have a special talent or skill and are looking to teach a class? Then the staff at the Orion Center wants you! We are always looking for new and exciting programs to offer to the residents of the Orion Township and surrounding communities. Take advantage of one of the beautiful rooms that the Orion Center or Friendship Park has to offer. Work with one of our Recreation Program Supervisors to create a new class offering and earn some extra cash. Call the Orion Center at 248-391-0304 ext. 305 for additional information.
Cheese Making Class

Impress your friends and family with a homemade dish including fresh mozzarella made in your own kitchen. Join Johnny from Hopman's in Waterford as he walks you through the steps to make fresh mozzarella and ricotta. Each participant will go home with about a pound of cheese. All supplies included in the cost of class. Additional equipment will be available for purchase at the end of the class, please bring cash. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
1010.156   Th   Mar 2   6:30-8:00 pm   18+

Location:    Orion Center, Dining Room A
Fee:   $30

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TaikoFit Cardio Drumming

TaikoFit is a 60 minute drumming fitness class. Taiko is Japanese drumming. Japanese drumming uses big drums, big sticks and big moves. Combine the Taiko drumming style with high energy music and cardio and you have a really fun workout that reduces stress and is good for your mind, body and soul. No drumming experience is necessary. Drums and sticks provided. This class is taught by Cindi Carter who is affiliated with the Great Lakes Taiko Center in Novi. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
1500.295   Th   Mar 23-Apr 27   7:00-8:00 pm   16+

Location:    Orion Center, Art & Craft Room
Fee:    $72, 6 wks

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Senior Wiser Driver

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Trauma Services presents a Safe Senior Driving course March 29th from 11:00-1:30 p.m.  Learn more about Roundabouts and how aging affects driving.  The course provides awareness about how the aging process can affect driving and tips to keep you safe and independent.  

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
3550.110   Tu   Mar 29   11:00-12:30 pm   50+


Location   Orion Center, Meeting Room B & C
Fee:   FREE

 

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Historical Meadow Brook Hall Tour

Join us for a historical tour of the National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall. The tour will provide insight into local history that has had an international impact, making this estate unlike any place you have seen before.  

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time    Age
5305.100   Tu   Mar 14   9:15 am-12:30 pm   50+
Location   Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:    $20
   


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Let's Get Organized

Becky Sameck, from Absolutely Organized, will be your guide in this Photo Organization Workshop. Where are your pictures? Are they in a photo album or on the wall for all to admire? Are they in boxes or in piles hidden away in the basement or attic? As a Professional Organizer, becky will show the best way to get your photos organized. Get new ideas for storage and sharing those wonderful memories. Your workshop fee will include 2 photo boxes for you to take home. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time    Age
3018.200   Th   Mar 16   10:00-11:30 am   50+
3018.201   Th   Mar 16   6:30-8:00 pm   16+
Location:     Orion Center, Art Room
Fee:     $

 

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Arm Chair Traveler

Come with us as we listen to the travels of Jim Roback. We will be visiting stops in South America, South Africa, and Morocco. Take this adventure with us. Breakfast treats will be available. membership and pre-registration required. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age   Topic 
3500.200   F   Apr 7   9:30-10:30 am   50+   South America
3500.210   F   May 5   9:30-10:30 am   50+   South Africa
3500.320   F   Jun 2   9:30-10:30 am   50+   Morocco 
Location:    Orion Center, Game Room B
Fee:   FREE
Oakland Minor Home Repair Program

This Oakland County Program has assistance for home repairs to those who quality. Please call (248) 858-5401 for more information. This program is designed to help low income households to complete repairs of no more than $5,000 to a single unit residence. The repairs can include replacing furnaces, water heaters, roofs and other minor repairs. To qualify, you must be a resident of Oakland County. You must be 62 years of age or older, Disabled Adults 18 or older and/or low income and owners of homes in need of repair. (Disability documents are required).

Orion Sock Hop

Come have fun at our first Sock Hop at the Orion Center. This specialty luncheon will be filled with fun, great food, dancing and music from the 50's & 60's. Dust off your saddle shoes and poodle skirt and come have fun with us at the Orion Center. Pre-registration is required. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
5546.122   W   Mar 15   12:00-1:30 pm   50+
Location:    Orion Center, Rooms B & C
Fee:   $6

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Skywarn 2017

The Orion Center will be hosting the National Weather SKYWARN presentation on April 10th, from 7:00-8:30 pm. This presentation may help in giving you an understanding of what Mother Nature has in store for you during weather alerts. Registration is required. For more information, call Anna at 248.391.0304 ext. 301. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
5200.400   M   Apr 10   7:00-8:30 pm   18+
Location:    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:   FREE

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Michigan Concealed Pistol License Class (CPL)

This is a minimum of an eight-hour course with a minimum of 5 hours in the classroom and another 3 hours of shooting instruction at a local range. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. This course is for law-abiding adult citizens that are experienced shooters. This course satisfies the requirement for training to apply for the Michigan Concealed Pistol License. Class time is held from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Camp Agawam in Orion Township, Range time is held from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at Williams Indoor Range in Davison. Both classes must be attended. Call Orion Township Community Programs for additional information at 248.391.0305 x305 or visit www.familyft.com for additional information. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age   Location
1500.299   Sa  Apr 22   9:00 am-3:00 pm   21+  Camp Agawam, Alberici Lodge
    Su  Apr 23   10:00 am-1:00 pm   21+   Williams Indoor Range, 7389 Lapeer Rd
 Fee:          $125
   

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is an informative meeting where you will receive support information to help guide you through these changing times. Registration is required. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
3555.114   Th   Jan 24   10:00 am-12:00 pm   50+
Location:    Orion Center, Meeting Room C
Fee:   FREE
ONTV Orientation Nights

Come and learn what Orion Neighborhood Television is all about and how you can be a part of it. All area residents are welcome. Call 248.693.3377 for additional information. RSVP is preferred but not required.

Day(s)    Date(s)   Time   Age 
  Jan 9   6:30-7:30 pm   13+
M   Feb 27   6:30-7:30 pm   13+
Location:    ONTV Studio, 
Fee:   FREE
ONTV Video Production Classes

Have you ever wondered how to make a studio television show? Join ONTV at these unique classes and you will learn how to operate cameras, learn audio techniques, and perform as Director. Participants will also learn how to make an off-site shoot and basic editing with Adobe Premier Pro 6. Classes are one day a week for 5 weeks. Call 248.693.3377 for additional information. Registration is required. 

Day(s)    Date(s)   Time   Age
  Jan 16-Feb 13   7:00-9:00 pm   13+
M   Mar 6-Apr 3   7:00-9:00 pm   13+
Location:    ONTV Studio, 1349 Joslyn Rd
Fee:   $10 for residents
    $25 for non-residents
Women's Only Learn & Play Golf

Ladies, learn to play golf in a relaxed outdoor environment from golf instructor Mark Vagi. Each week includes a 30 minute group lesson covering putting, pitching and chipping instruction, full swing instruction with irons and woods. Nine holes of golf also included weekly. Build personal and business relationships and get exercise in the great outdoors. Join individually or with a group of friends or co-workers. Space is limited to 14 players. Any weeks rained  out will extend the program by one week. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
 1060.303   M   May 8-Aug 7   5:30 pm   15+
 1060.304   Tu   May 9-Aug 8   6:00 pm   15+
 1060.305   Th   Jun 1-Aug 17   5:15 pm   15+
Location:   Mulberry Hills Golf Course, 3530 Noble Rd. Oxford, 48371
Fee:   $264; 12 wks


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Adult Golf Lessons

Lessons with Mulberry Hills will review and improve existing skills, introduce variations of the golf swing, shot techniques and implement aspects of gold course management. Students will be approached as if they have some experience and some grasp of golfing fundamentals. Group sessions will have a minimum of six participants and a maximum of ten. Because golf is a great family and social sport, we encourage families, couples, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to attend together. Participants in group lessons will be able to play Mulberry Hills Golf Club at a discounted rate during specified times throughout the season. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
1060.306   M   May 8-Jun 19   6:30-7:30 pm   15+
Location:    Mulberry Hills Golf Course, 3530 Noble Rd. Oxford, 48371
Fee:   $150; 6 wks

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How to Discover Your Family Tree

This is a great workshop. Create your family tree and discover your family's history. Begin your family research at the Orion Center. Derek Blount, will give you the tools to start this fantastic voyage. 

Code    Day   Date   Time   Age
3018.222   M   May 8   6:30-8:30 pm   16+
Location:    Orion Center, Multipurpose Room
Fee:   $10

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Tiger Opening Day Party

A sure sign of spring at the Orion Center. Come have fun with your friend's  and watch as the Tigers take on the Boston Red Sox. Food, Prizes and fun. Membership and pre-registration required. 

Code    Day   Date   Time   Age
3549.221   F   Apr 7   12:30-3:30 pm   50+
Location:    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:   $7
Picnic on the Porch

The Orion Center is once again having Picnic on the Porch. Join us as we listen to the tunes of the Paint Creek Boys. We will have all your summertime favorites mixed in with a little sunshine. 

Code    Day   Date   Time   Age
5100.322   W   Jul 19   12:00-1:30 pm   18+
Location:    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:   $6