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Senior Groups

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Schedules, times and other information for Pyle groups can be found in our newsletter, the Roadrunner Chronicle. You may also call the Pyle front desk at 480-350-5211 for more information.

Retirees of Tempe Advisory Group (RTA)

The Retirees of Tempe Advisory Group is a group sponsored by the City of Tempe Community Services Department and Pyle Adult Recreation Center. The RTA’s purpose is to advise and assist Pyle staff regarding programs and events for those 50 years and older, and to provide a participant's perspective and make recommendations to improve operations and customer service delivery of programs for those 50-plus.

RTA membership provides the member with special discounts on lunches and special events at the Pyle Center. Membership dues also help to defray the cost of supplies for the many free games offered to seniors at the Pyle Center. You do not have to be a Tempe resident to be an RTA member.

Any RTA member is welcome to attend the RTA meetings held on the first Thursday of the month* at 10 a.m. at Pyle Adult Recreation Center.

RTA membership is $5 for each calendar year (January through December).

*The RTA does not meet during the months of June, July, and August.

Tempe Needlewielders
The Needlewielders are an energetic and creative group, ages 50 and better, that meets each week to make items for donation to local hospitals and charities. If you have some time and love to sew, crochet and knit, please come join the fun and make a difference in your community!

Meetings are:
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pyle Adult Recreation Center. 

The Needlewielders happily accept donations from the community of items with which they can make their creations. They can use baby yarn, acrylic yarn, 100% cotton yarn, elastic, polyester stuffing and batting, crochet hooks and scissors.

Due to the large volume of recent fabric donations, the Needlewielders are not accepting fabric at this time.

Pyle Book Club
The club meets the last Friday of each month – 9 to 11 a.m. All retirees are invited to join the book club. Each month the club reads a different book and then meets to discuss it. Group members provide their own copies of the books. There is no fee for this club, however advanced registration is required. Please register at the Front Desk of the Pyle Center.

Bunch for Lunch
This is a fun group for anyone who enjoys good food and good company! Transportation & cost of lunch is your own. Please call Pyle's front desk, 480-350-5211 or stop by and sign up if you would like to attend. Check the Roadrunner Chronicle for this month's date, time and location.

Current Events Discussion Group
Join this group for a lively discussion on current events in the world and in your community! Group meets on Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Good News Discussion Group
This group meets to discuss positive topics of interest to individuals who participate. Meets Mondays and Fridays, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Looney Tooners Kitchen Band
The Looney Tooners are a fun-loving group of people who love to perform in a unique way. They play kitchen "musical instruments" as well as other musical instruments. They rehearse every Monday at 9:30 a.m.* at the Pyle Adult Center and perform at a number of locations throughout the Phoenix area. Call the Pyle Center for more information at 480-350-5211. 

*The Looney Tooners do not meet during the months of June, July and August.

Senior Songbirds
Do you like to sing and would you like to join a musical group? Then the Senior Songbirds want YOU! No auditions and all are welcome. The Songbirds rehearse at the Pyle Adult Center every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.* They perform two to three times a month at various community centers, nursing homes and assisted living centers. If you're looking for a good time with a great group of people, this is the group for you. Call the Pyle Center for more information: 480-350-5211.

*The Senior Songbirds do not meet during the months of June, July, August and September.