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Closure Announcement

To our Jacksonville Community:

We have greatly enjoyed the last few months of seeing old friends and meeting new ones, offering the community opportunities for wellness, discussing topics of interest and offering the Jacksonville area a much-needed social outlet.  We are thankful that with community cooperation, we have found a way to operate with caution and still return to some of our normal activities. 
 
Despite your cooperation and our success with mitigation measures, we are aware that the number of COVID-19 cases in Jackson County has been rising rapidly the past few weeks. We thus feel it is best at this time to freeze our programs and room rentals, as has been done for many other businesses throughout Jackson County. 
 

We will be closed from Wednesday, November 11-Wednesday, December 2nd.   As December 2nd approaches we will update our closure status based on the current Covid situation in Jackson County and guidance from our state and local leaders.  

Our thoughts are with all of the individuals and families dealing with this illness, and hope for them a speedy recovery.  
In gratitude, 
Leah Howell
Center Director
For those of you who were registered and have paid for programs during the time of this closure, your payment will be applied to a future program offering of your choice.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Policies may change as conditions evolve.

Please be aware of the following requirements when participating in an OUTDOOR Jacksonville Community Center activity:

  1. All participants will fill out a brief COVID questionnaire each time they participate in an activity. On that questionnaire you will agree that you have not, in the past 14 days, been in contact with anyone that you knew had COVID-19, and neither you nor anyone in your residence has in the past 7 days had a fever greater than 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing or loss of taste or smell.  If any of the conditions apply to you, you may not participate in the activity. You will also be asked to provide basic contact information to use in the event contact tracing is necessary with an infected individual.  Your information will only be used for this purpose and will not be shared or used for any other reason.
  2. Participants will be required to use face coverings while they are entering, exiting and while moving around the program’s location. Face coverings can be removed while sitting in a chair or on a mat positioned at a 6-foot distance from others. We will have masks available for $1.00. 
  3. We will be posting signage that instructs all attendees to maintain 6 feet of physical distance, unless they are from the same family unit. Each participant is responsible for keeping their chair and/or themselves 6 feet in distance from others at all times. No food or drink may be PREPARED at Jacksonville Community Center activities at this time. Only commercially prepared food may be SERVED at JCC activities. (Only foods that are purchased at a store or prepared at an establishment with health standards certification are allowed to be served.)
  4. As a coordinator of the program, you will be designated the physical distancing monitor, to help ensure compliance with all distancing requirements, including at entrances, exits, restrooms, parking lots and any other area where people may congregate.

Please be aware of the following requirements when participating in an INDOOR Jacksonville Community Center activity:

  1. All participants will fill out a brief COVID questionnaire each time they participate in an activity. On that questionnaire you will agree that you have not, in the past 14 days, been in contact with anyone that you knew had COVID-19, and neither you nor anyone in your residence has in the past 7 days had a fever greater than 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing or loss of taste or smell.  If any of the conditions apply to you, you may not participate in the activity. You will also be asked to provide basic contact information to use in the event contact tracing is necessary with an infected individual.  Your information will only be used for this purpose and will not be shared or used for any other reason.
  2. Participants will be required to use face coverings at all times while in the facility. We will have masks available for $1.00. 
  3. We will be posting signage that instructs all attendees to maintain 6 feet of physical distance, unless they are from the same family unit. Each participant is responsible for keeping their chair and/or themselves 6 feet in distance from others at all times.
  4. We have closed the water fountains at the Center, you are encouraged to bring a personal bottle of water clearly marked with your name.
  5. A maximum of 30 people will be allowed in the Great Room.
  6. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the Cottage.
  7. No food or drink may be PREPARED at Jacksonville Community Center activities at this time. Only commercially prepared food may be SERVED at JCC activities. (Only foods that are purchased at a store or prepared at an establishment with health standards certification are allowed to be served.)
  8. As a coordinator of the event, you will be designated the physical distancing monitor, to help ensure compliance with all distancing requirements, including at entrances, exits, restrooms, parking lots and any other area where people may congregate.
  • We look forward to welcoming you back to a safe and enjoyable experience!
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Office Hours

Aside from when programs are happening, the Jacksonville Community Center is open by appointment only.

Email Leah at:
leahh@jacksonvillecommunitycenter.org
or
541-702-2585
Leave a message if no answer, calls are returned within 2 business days.

New Videos!

Tune into the Center’s new videos highlighting the Center’s attractive, affordable event space!

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Volunteers Wanted – Office Help

We would love to have some volunteers to be hosts at the center from 8:30 am-12 pm Monday- Friday.  This would involve answering phone calls, welcoming visitors and giving information about our programs. There may also be a need for organizing files, ordering supplies, and other general office tasks. The hosts would be able to open and close the Center without staff assistance at times when staff is otherwise engaged. Wednesday and Friday volunteers would be especially helpful to set up the morning programs and welcome participants to Tai Chi and Yoga. Please contact Leah at leahh@jacksonvillecommunitycenter.org to find out more.

Volunteers Wanted – Activity Afternoons

We will be designating a regular time once per month for the community to gather at the center on Wednesdays from 12:30 until 3 pm. This will be a time for all ages to play card games, share a skill, knit together, play board games, have discussions, or just get to know each other over a cup of coffee.   We are in need of three generous individuals to assist by helping set up tables and chairs, making coffee, putting tablecloths on the tables, and welcoming people starting at 11:45, and another group of three people to help take the tables and chairs down, fold the tablecloths, and put away all of the coffee supplies around 3pm. Please let us know if you are interested! This would be a service to our participants who would especially love to have some strong muscles to help with the tables and chairs.

Tai Chi – Indoors

Class is cancelled until further notice. JCC will be closed 11/11 – 12/2.

Thursdays at 9 AM

Location: JCC Great Room

Instructor: Carolyn

Register and pay online >>

Outdoor Beginning Yoga

In-person class is cancelled until further notice. JCC will be closed 11/11 – 12/2.

More details about the class on Zoom coming soon!

Fridays at 10:30 AM

More Details>>

Location: Nunan Square Park or Zoom (weather permitting)

Instructor: Lori Grable

A big thank you to the City of Jacksonville for allowing us to use the beautiful space at Nunan Square Park!

Please be advised: If our outdoor Beginner’s Yoga class needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will post it on the website and Facebook by 9am.

Register and pay online >>

Escape Games- POSTPONED

The JCC will be closed from Nov 11th until Dec 2nd.

Looking for an Escape?

(Ages 16-Adult)

Come to the Jacksonville Community Center for an evening of problem solving, communication, teamwork, creativity and logic!

As the case in many Escape Rooms around the world, you are “locked in” in this game, and the object is to find the codes to “escape within 60 minutes by solving puzzles and riddles.

Use your brain! Are you ready for the ultimate Challenge?

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Escape Games

Its a Jungle out there!

Escape from the JCC! – Jungle Edition

(Ages 10 and older)

Come to the Jacksonville Community Center for an evening of problem solving, communication, teamwork, creativity and logic!

As the case in many Escape Rooms around the world, you are “locked in” in this game, and the object is to find the codes to “escape within 60 minutes by solving puzzles and riddles.

Use your brain! Are you ready for the ultimate Challenge?

This game is for 3-5 players ages 10 years to adult, and has three levels of play. Suggested times: Thursday and Friday evenings. Also available by appointment.

Click HERE for more info and to register.

Zumba

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Kelly Peters

More Details >>

Coloring Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Coloring Contest! A huge thank you to all participants for brightening up the Center windows! The pages will be posted throughout the month so you still have time to come view all the entries.

Basic Wood Finishing Part One & Two with Jerry Pendzick has been postponed.

The JCC will be closed from Nov 11th-Dec 2nd.

See the closure statement above.

Walking Tour of Historic Sites in Jacksonville has been POSTPONED.

The JCC will be closed from Nov 11th-Dec 2nd.

See the closure statement above.

Our Mission

The mission of the Jacksonville Community Center (JCC) is to create a community center to serve as a gathering place for all ages in Jacksonville and its environs, with programs that meet community needs, enhance the quality of life, and promote community involvement through education, cultural activities, music, arts, recreation, and wellness, in a facility that is well maintained, accessible and safe.