The Branson Community Center is used for a wide range of activities and programs that include dancing, card playing, painting classes, quilting and club meetings. A daily meal program for seniors is also offered at the facility. The Community Center has recently been newly renovated, so come check us out as a great location to hold your wedding reception, family reunion, dance or meeting. Please click on the weekly schedule below to find out about all the activities we have to offer. The Community Center is also home to the Senior Center, the Branson Arts Council and the Don Gardner Par 3 Golf Course.
Calendar of Activities
Senior Center Lunch Program
Join other fun, friendly faces and share a hot meal with old friends-and meet some new ones! Lunch is served Monday through Friday 11:30am - 12:30pm at the Branson Senior Center (located in the Branson Community Center). Call the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging at 335-4801 or just stop by.
Fee: $3.50 is the suggested donation for ages 60+
$6.00 for anyone under 60
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for serving, greeting, and especially for Meals on Wheels home delivery.
Community groups wishing to use the Branson Community Center for meeting space may call the Park office at 335-2368 for availability. Rental of the center for receptions, parties, and gatherings is available on a first request basis. Please click on the link below to download the rental agreement form. Rental Fees for the Branson Community Center:
Main Hall: 3,500 sq feet; seating up to 80 with tables/chairs $80 for the first 4 hours; $10 for each additional hour.
Classrooms: $10-$20 per hour
Entertainment, Speakers and Games
Stay after lunch to participate in a variety of events to help improve your life, health and happiness. The Senior Center plans special quest speakers once a month on the topics of Health and Nutrition. They also periodically bring in local entertainers to perform during lunch for your entertainment. Every Tuesday, following lunch, all participants are welcome to stay and play Wii Games, lessons provided free of charge.
Wii Bowling League
Beginning our 7th year of Wii Video Bowling leagues, it has been 'strikingly' fun every year! There will be new, six week leagues every fall, winter, spring and summer. This activity is absolutely FREE to anyone who would like to participate. More fun than actual bowling is the fellowship with your co-players in between each round. 30 seconds to learn enough fun for a lifetime!
Arts, Crafts and Fun Activities
The Branson Community Center offers a wide variety of classes, groups and activities for all ages. We have China and Oil painting for the fine artists, Wood Carving and Quilting for those who really like to get "hands on" with their projects, and First Friday Art Class for those who like to try a variety of new skills.
Weight Watchers is a professional weight loss program that is not a diet; it is a program that teaches you to eat right and live healthy. The weekly Weight Watchers program held at the Branson Community Center offers two meeting times to fit your schedule. For more information, call Weight Watchers at 1-800-651-6000. Meeting Times are Tuesday morning 8:30am and Wednesday afternoon at 5:30pm.
The Tri Lakes Quilters, under the direction of RoseMary Ford, have done hand quilting for the public since the center opened in 1991. People bring in their quilt tops and the ladies hand stitch them and turn them into family treasures. A nominal fee is charged. Quilters "Have Needle Will Stitch" on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Bring in your quilt tops for an estimate!
Ballroom Dance Lessons
Ever want to learn to waltz? Here's your chance. This class includes instruction on the fox trot, waltz, rumba, and swing. Learn to lead and follow with grace and style. Classes are easy and fun for beginners and experienced dancers. Sign up for Ballroom Dance lessons on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Community Center. Fee is $5.00 per lesson.
Thanksgiving Dance Flyer
Monthly Ballroom Dance
Need to practice your dance lessons? Why not drop-in to our monthly Ballroom Dance on the fourth Saturday of the month from 7:00-10:00pm at the Branson Community Center.
Beginner Mountain Dulcimer Lessons
The Appalachian dulcimer or mountain dulcimer is a fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically with three or four strings. Its origins are in the Appalachian region of the United States. The body extends the length of the fingerboard, and its fretting is generally diatonic. If you would like to learn how to play this instrument or have questions, please call Tom or Bev Arnold at 417-239-0223 for more details. Lessons are the 2nd Monday evening of each month from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Southwest Missouri Office of Aging offers a FREE foot clinic that includes toe nail trimming, soaking your feet and massage. This is a free service that is held Monday and Thursdays of the month. You will need to call 417-335-4801 to make an appointment.
Currently, the City of Branson has 16 parks serving residents and visitors. These parks offer a wide variety of opportunities from swimming to nature trails.