The Rookery offers a variety of programs for adults. Whether you are looking to be more physically active, or socialize over a game of cards, the Rookery has many great options for you.
Read more about our current offerings below and follow the links to register for your desired program.
Thursdays, Jan 5 - Mar 30 | 6pm - 10pm | 19+ years
Grab those knee pads! The Rookery is hosting a volleyball league for adults 19+. Get some good exercise while having fun with friends! Minimum 4 players per team. Co-ed, must have equal number or more females. This is intended to be a recreational league for players of all skill levels. T-shirts for the winners!
Member $200 a team | Non-member $250 a team
SESSION 1: Saturdays, Jan 7 - 28 | 10am - 11am | 19+ years
SESSION 2: Saturdays, Feb 18 - Mar 11 | 10am - 11am | 19+ years
Pickleball is sweeping the country! Fun fact, pickleball was invented by someone who wanted a sport that his young children could play along with their grandparents. Come to the Rookery and play Pickleball alongside your family members! Learn the basics of the game and practice skills in this 4-week series in a no-pressure atmosphere. All equipment is provided.
Member $72 a team | Non-member $90 a team
SESSION 1: Mondays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | 19+ years
SESSION 2: Tuesdays, Feb 21 - Mar 28 | 1pm - 3pm | 19+ years
Catch the newest sports craze: Pickleball! Learn the basics of the game from an experienced instructor and practice skills in this 6 session series for Pickleball newcomers. This is a great chance to learn the game in a no-pressure atmosphere with guidance and instruction. All equipment is provided.
Member $72 | Non-member $90
Tuesdays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 6pm - 9pm | 19+ years
"If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball." Adults, reignite that competitive fire from those middle and high school Phy. Ed. classes! Join us for a 6-week Dodgeball league for adults. Co-ed teams of 6, must have equal number or more females. T-shirts for the winners!
Member $100 a team | Non-member $125 a team
Wednesdays, Jan 11 - Mar 29 | 7pm - 9pm | 19+ years
The classic tailgating game comes to The Rookery! Join us for a bean bag toss league for adults 19+. Satisfy that competitive side as well as your social side as you play with new and old friends in this easy and fun backyard game. Register as pairs. T-shirts for the winners!
Members $120 a team | Non-members $150 a team
– Mondays 9:00 am – Noon
Thursday, Jan 19 | 9am - 11am | 19+
Pop on over to The Rookery Activity Center for some Popcorn and catching up. Learn about what new and exciting things we have planned for the Winter/Spring and catch up with old friends. Ali will be on hand to help get you set up in our system and register for any upcoming programs. This program is FREE, but please register so we know how much popcorn to get.
Refresher course: Tuesday, Nov 15 | 8am - 12pm
Full course: Monday, Nov 28 & Wednesday, Nov 30 | 1pm - 5pm
Get a discount on your auto insurance by taking AARP’s “Smart Driver” class. An auto insurance discount can be obtained by those 50 older after taking the 4-hour refresher course that is needed every three years. You must have completed the 8 hours course to be eligible for the 4-hour refresher course. AARP members are eligible for a discounted rate; but an AARP membership is not required. AARP members will be required to provide their membership number at time of registration.
Day Trips: We are pleased to offer day trips for our active adults in collaboration with the City of Blaine, and Centennial Community Education. On these trips, luxury coach transportation is provided as well as an escort for each trip. Please see each trip description for more details.
Thursday, Jan 26 | 10:15am - 3:30pm | 18+ years
Hop on the bus and let's do some exploring! We will stop for lunch at Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis. We'll then head to the Bell Museum where we will have time to explore on our own, and later gather for a showing in the Planetarium before we head home. Registration includes transportation in a motor coach, entrance into the museum, lunch, and tickets to the show. Please note: Standing and walking is required.
$81 per person
Thursday, Mar 23 | 9:15am - 4:30pm | 18+ years
Join us for a trip to the American Swedish Institute. We’ll have a guided tour of the museum and explore all of their current exhibits. We will also move to the Turnblad Mansion where we will get the unique experience to see and learn about all its history and why it is often called the “castle.” After all of our exploring and hearing amazing stories we will then jump back on the bus and head to Bachman’s on Lyndale for lunch and shopping. Registration includes transportation in a motor coach, museum tour and lunch. Please note: Standing and walking is required. Please bring spending money if you would like to make personal purchase.
$75 per person
Thursday, Apr 27 | 9:15am - 4:30pm | 18+ years
Let’s head to the Masonic Heritage Center! We will receive a guided tour of the center and have time to self-explore the amazing exhibits. Lunch will be severed at the theater. After lunch, we will take a trip back to 1973 with the Irish Catholic O’Shea family in the uproarious INCIDENT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP at the Masonic Theater. Registration includes transportation in a motor coach, guided tour, lunch and tickets to the show. Please note: Standing and walking is required.
$88 per person