Just for Fun

Registration for all Fall Classes will begin Tuesdays, September 3. Programs are filled on a first-pay, first-served basis, preregistration by the published deadline is required. Payment can be made by credit or debit card by phone or by check or cash in person. Online Registration also available.  All classes are subject to 6.5% sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.


This is a class that will be reading the book entitled, Younger, written by Sara Gottfried, MD (2017), and is a breakthrough program to reset your genes, reverse aging and turn back your chronological clock. Over the 8-week period, Janene Papendick; a Registered Nurse with 40 years of experience, and a Yoga Instructor for 14 years, will work with the class as they read, discuss and take action steps described in the book. This includes what we eat, how we sleep, move and think to find our personal optimal wellness. Ages 50 -105.
Activity #317300
Dates: Tuesdays, September 24 – November 12
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Janene Papendick
Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: September 19
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/14


Create beautiful pendants using wire, small treasures, and resin. Ages 16 and up. Activity #316581
Date: Saturday, December 7
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Menning
Fee: $20.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: December 4
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10


Join Maleah Eschenbaum, an American Sign Language Interpreting Student from Augustana University, as she introduces basic sign language skills. Maleah will teach participants the ASL alphabet, numbers, basic introductions, and basic vocabulary. This class is designed for participants with no or minimal knowledge of ASL. All fees collected will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. Ages 14 and up.
Activity #315200
Date: Saturday, December 21
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Maleah Eschenbaum
Fee: $20.00 payable to CMN
Preregister by: December 16
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/14


The ARCC offers room to spread out to work on your own projects in an open studio setting with other artists. On each Thursday of the month, space will be set aside for those who would like to come in on work on projects. All supplies are to be provided by participants; however, some equipment such as paper cutters, glue guns and other items may be used upon permission. Open studio meets from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. each Thursday. Participants must check in with the front desk on studi location each week. Open studio participants must schedule an appointment for orientation prior to working in the studio.
Dates: Thursdays, September 19 – December 19
Time: 12:00 p.m. (Noon) - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: No Charge


Keep your mind and spirit healthy! Come to the ARCC for some drop in, DIY art therapy through self-directed activities! Studies have shown that Art can take your mind off of what is stressing you. The Open Studio sessions are not product oriented – just enjoy the process! Activities can vary from art journaling, coloring, creative drawing from pattern recognition, scrapping, zentangle art, and creative writing. Or work on your own projects brought from home, and work in a relaxing stress free atmosphere. Sessions meet weekly. Some supplies are provided for activities listed, or you may bring your own in! Remember – we aren’t concerned about creating works of art (although it may be a by-product), just the act of letting our activity take us away! Ages 18 and up.
Dates: Thursdays, September 19 – December 19 (No Session Nov 28)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Fee: $10.00 (One installment, plus tax, for the Fall/Winter season: includes 13 sessions)
  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center

    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7081
    Fax: 605-626-7989

How to Register:

  • In Person: ARCC       225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081