Activities for Adults

Learning happens all life long. Explore classes, activities, and social gatherings for adults.

Drawing and painting classes
Ages 18+. Find your inspiration!  Adult art classes are great for novice to professional artists. Learn a new skill, perfect your existing talent, unwind, and be creative. 

  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • Fees vary by class
  • Register here

We Create Craft Retreat

Whether you are a scrapbooker, quilter, papercrafter, knitter, sewer, or rock painter - if you have the passion, pack up your projects and come ready for fun! Willamalane will provide table space, snacks, and even demonstrations. Bring your lunch or order one as a part of your registration.  

  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • Friday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $30 in-district, $36 out-of-district
  • Canceled


Cooking classes

Ages 18+. Learn easy recipes to make a special dish. Classes range in skill level and cuisine.  

  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • Fees vary by class
  • Register here

German Wine Tasting

Ages 21+. Just in time to celebrate the end of Oktoberfest. Learn about the country's culture and wine with German native and wine importer, Monika Rauch. Enjoy food pairing and wine, additional bottles of wine available for purchase.

  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m.
  • $35 in-district, $42 out-of-district
  • Register here

Martial Arts

Superhero Jiu Jitsu
Ages 18+. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a predominantly ground-based martial art, using the principles of leverage, angles, pressure, and timing, as well as knowledge of the human anatomy, in order to achieve a non-violent submission of one’s opponent. Unlike other martial arts that focus on strikes and/or kicks, jiu jitsu focuses on close-contact “grappling” holds and techniques, and the application of chokes and joint manipulations.
Jiu Jitsu Strength & Cardio
Ages 18+. Circuit training is a high volume but low resistance weight workout with 2-3 minute rest intervals involving cardio, and is focused on improving muscle tone and definition while also improving cardiovascular fitness It is a popular way of working out, especially if you are looking for variety in your workouts.
  • Superhero Jiu Jitsu Academy, 1820 N 42nd St #8, Springfield, OR 97477
  • $25 in-district, $30 out-of-district
  • See upcoming sessions
Jiu Jitsu Fitness & Kickboxing
Ages 13+.  Cardio kickboxing is a group fitness class that combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio. This high-energy workout challenges the beginner and elite athlete alike. Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories as you build lean muscle with this fun and challenging workout.


Kayak Roll Practice

Practice rolling your kayak in a safe environment, complete with warm water and lifeguard supervision. Bring your own kayak and gear for a great time!
  • Willamalane Park Swim Center
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 7–8:30 p.m., all summer long. 
  • $6 in-district, $8 out-of-district
  • Register here

Ages 13+. Use games, practice drills, vocabulary lessons and review to learn a new language.

American Sign Language

  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • $80 in-district, $96 out-of-district
  • Register here


  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • $72 in-district, $87 out-of-district
  • Register here


  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • $120 in-district, $144 out-of-district
  • Register here


Adult Lectures
Willamalane hosts lectures for adults at Willamalane Adult Activity Center. Topics include legal advice, and more!

Lunch & Learn

Take in an entertaining lecture or performance over a delicious lunch. September will feature DNA testing!

  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • $10 in-district, $12 out-of-district. Day-of registration will be charged out-of-district price.
  • See upcoming lectures.


Technology can be a powerful tool, making our lives easier and more fun, when you understand how to use it! Join us for beginning user tech classes, and more advanced programming, too. 

  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • Prices vary by class
  • Register here


BBQ & Bingo Bash

Celebrate the season with mouth-watering BBQ, hilarious Bingo, and a fun time with friends! Costumes are optional, but encouraged. Prizes and surprises will make this Bash a high point of the season.

  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • Friday, Oct. 15 
  • $33 in-district, $35 out-of-district
  • Register here

Spooktacular Soiree
Enjoy a three-course progressive dessert! Delicious stops include Campbell Community Center, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, and River Road Park and Recreation District. Come with friends and make new ones at these neighboring community centers. Wear your best Halloween costume and have a little spooky fun. Desserts are included in the cost of this event.

  • Departs from Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • Friday, Oct. 25 
  • $25
  • Register here

Urban Homesteading

Ages 18+. Learn DIY skills that will help you live well and save money. Urban Homesteading covers a variety of cooking, preserving, and self-care subjects.


Wood project classes 
Ages 18+. Take a class to learn from woodworking pros. They'll walk through a variety of wood working projects including making trays, cheese boards, or cutting boards. 
  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center Wood Shop
  • $40 in-district, $48 out-of-district
  • Register here


Writer's Workshop (formerly Storytelling 101) 
Ages 18+.  For beginners as well as established writers alike, we'll be sharing the fun and stimulating process of writing and sharing the unforgettable people and events that shaped your life. Our facilitator is Anne Heide, a former writer at The Register-Guard.
  • Tomseth House at Dorris Ranch
  • Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • $54 in-district, $64 out-of-district
  • Register here
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