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Instructional Classes for 50+

See the the current Tempe Opportunities Brochure for a full list of instructional classes and other offerings for 50+. Classes scheduled at Pyle are usually listed in the Roadrunner Chronicle.

You may drop-in to the following classes at Pyle for $5.
Be sure to check the session schedule in the Tempe Opportunities Brochure or the Roadrunner for class dates.

Line Dance: Beginning, Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Intermediate, Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Tap Dance, Beginning: Mondays, 10:30-11:25 a.m.; Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Tai Chi Body Balance I: Mondays, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Zumba: Tuesdays, 11:10 a.m.-12:05 p.m.; Fridays 10:35-11:30 a.m.
Zumba Toning: Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:05-9:00 a.m.
Yin Yoga: Tuesdays, 8:05-9:00 a.m.
Yoga Nidra: Thursdays, 8:05-9:00 a.m.


Join us for our Tuesday Lunch, which is a light, low-cost meal and social time run by senior volunteers and staff. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $3 for RTA members; $4 for non-members. Register by the Monday before.

The Pyle Thursday Special Event Lunch Program begins at 11:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) and is followed by entertainment or activities. Advance registration is required and you may register for the entire month. Registration and payment are required by the Tuesday before.

Two ways to register:
ONLINE (you will need the registration code which can be found in the Roadrunner Chronicle) OR
• stop by the Pyle Center front desk, or any Tempe community center, to register in person.

Call the Pyle Front Desk at (480) 350-5211 for more information.

Benefits Assistance Program

Offered by the Area Agency on Aging, this program provides objective information about insurance and benefits to seniors, the disabled, and caregivers.

A trained Benefits volunteer is available at Pyle on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Services include:

  • Assistance with organizing Medicare and Supplemental claims information to ensure that all benefits are paid and obligations to providers are satisfied.
  • Up-to-date information and assistance on Medicare Part D prescription drug program.
  • Information regarding HMOs, managed care, Medicare Supplement plans (Medigap) and options under Medicare.
  • Assistance with Medicare appeals and resolving problems.

Walk-ins only – no appointment necessary.


If you play a string instrument and you're looking for a chance to jam with other musicians, come to Pyle on Wednesdays, 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Skill level is not crucial to this group, so even if you're just starting to play, this is a good group to join. Even if you don't play an instrument, you are welcome to come listen and tap your toes!


Join us every Wednesday. Cards are 50¢ each with a maximum of ten cards. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. and the games begin at 1:00 p.m. You must arrive before 1:00 p.m. to play – late arrivals are not allowed in the Bingo room. Those 18 years and older may play.


Card and game groups meet on different days and times throughout the week at Pyle. Call for more information or check out our calendar in this month's Roadrunner.

  • Cribbage, Mondays 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Mah Jongg, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. (intermediate to advanced)
  • Party Bridge, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Partner Bridge, Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Pinochle, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & Fridays 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Mexican Train, Thursdays 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Scrabble, Mondays 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.


Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (except 3rd Fridays). The open studio opportunity is for currently registered participants in Pyle art classes.


Ping Pong is available for play Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

SEW WHAT? - Open Needlework and Crafts

Fridays, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bring your own project of any kind and join in the fun!


Socrates Cafe: If you are ready for some philosophical conversation with other people who like to discuss thoughtful ideas, this is the group for you! An open mind is the only requirement. First and Third Saturday of each month in the Pyle Conference Room, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Cancelled on third Saturday of October.

Current Events Discussion Group: Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Discuss current events in the news, books, movies, etc.

Good New Discussion Group: Mondays, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Discussion related to positive, personal experiences.

Men's Group: Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Informal discussion just for guys.