Running Club

Open to all ages and skill levels. Runners should bring their own water, reflective gear, and head lamp. Weekly runs held in the evening year round and are led by Illinois Valley Strider Bill Holmes.

Winter Session: Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 10 – March 16, 2017
Spring Session: Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 28 – June 1, 2017
Summer Session: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 13 – August 17, 2017
Fall Session: Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 29 – November 2, 2017

Foundation members $60; Members $80; Non-members $100

Tap Dance Class

Lots of fun; great exercise too! Learn basic dance steps and combinations. Instructed by Gene Buckingham. Tap shoes required.

Basic Tap 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Winter Session Friday January 13 – March 17, 2017
Spring Session Friday March 31 – May 19, 2017

Intermediate Tap 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Winter Session Wednesday January 11 – March 15, 2017
Spring Session Wednesday March 29 – May 17, 2017

Foundation member $30; Members $40; Non-members $50

FREE Summer Class Open to All 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Dates coming soon!

AARP Safe Driving Course

In Illinois, if an individual is 55 or older, the primary driver of a vehicle, has a good driving record, and takes a course approved by the Secretary of State, all automobile insurance companies must provide a discount on automobile insurance premiums. Participants must attend both days to receive credit from their automobile insurance company.

The course fits the needs of anyone older than 50; however, those under 50 are also invited to attend. The course is a total of eight hours offered in two four-hour sessions.

Days and Time:
Thursday and Friday March 17 and 18, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday September 15 and 16, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

AARP membership is not required; however, AARP members pay only $15; non-members pay $20.


Bring your own project and your sewing machine and work on a project of your choosing under the guidance and expertise of the instructor.

Spring Session Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fall Session Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Foundation members $15; Members $20; Non-members $25

CPR Training and Certification

Hosted by Pearce in the spring and fall and conducted by an accredited agency. Training includes chest compressions, breathing, and using an AED.

Days and Times:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.



Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Equipment consists of a wooden paddle, a polymer wiffle ball, and a net that sits four inches lower than a tennis net. A pickleball court is half the size of a tennis court. The smaller area combined with the slower moving ball makes pickleball much easier to play.

One of our gyms is set up for pickleball each Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Free to members; $5 non-members.

Game Room

The Game Room on the second floor features a pool table, shuffleboard, and Ping-Pong table. Open to adults 21 and older each Saturday and Sunday during Center hours. Under 21 welcome but must use the Game Room with an adult 21 and older.

Members FREE
Non-members 13 and older $7

Health Screenings

Offered by a variety of health agencies, Pearce hosts health screenings several times throughout the year.

Lion’s Club Diabetic Eye Screening
This FREE screening will be offered in the mobile van outside Pearce and is open to ages 18 and older or 10 to 17 with parental permission.

Day and Time:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

UnityPoint Health Wellmobile
The Wellmobile will be at Pearce to provide FREE blood pressure checks, cholesterol/blood glucose testing, and spirometry testing. An 8-12 hour fast is required for blood glucose/cholesterol screening. The Wellmobile also recommends drinking 16 ounces of water or more before coming. Take medications as prescribed.

Day and Time:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Bocce Ball

Our outside bocce ball court is open for play any time. Equipment available at the front desk.

Weight Watchers

Come in one-half hour early for registration and weight-in.
Days and Times:
Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Adult Tennis Lessons

Pearce, in conjunction with Chillicothe Park District, offers adult tennis lessons during the summer. More details coming soon.