What have YOU always dreamed of doing? With over 70 programs, activities, seminars and support services scheduled each and every week, COA’s River House can help you make your dreams come true! From writing, dancing and acting to yoga, foreign language classes and a “Downton Abbey Tea” River House is the place to be! Become a River House activity member and enjoy discounts on almost all of the classes and activities!

The River House is accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers and the National Council on Aging.

You can view some of our highlighted activities below and click on our calendar tab below for a complete listing!

See you at The River House!

“Taking dance classes at River House has saved my life.” – Martha Amico

Learn Italian!

In this class with Santino Pollicita, you will learn conversational Italian as well as Italian customs. The class starts on Monday, October 16th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Cost to River House members is $30 for this 6-week session and $35 to non-members. Please call 209-3655 for advance payment and registration.



Wednesday mornings from 9:30 until 11:30!

Euchre is a trick-taking card game played with four people. Popular in the Midwest and the United States Navy. The goal is for you and your partner to take at least three tricks of the same suit. A little bit strategy, easy to learn and a lot of fun! Bring a partner or meet one on Wednesday. Cost is included in your membership or $4 for non-members. Call 209-3655 to register.


Creative Beading 101

Want to get in tune with your creative side? Fulfill the need to be creative by designing jewelry! Join Shirley Nacey in making bracelets and necklaces with unique and intriguing beads to enhance your style or make a gift for a friend! We will begin with basic stringing with beading wire and attaching clasps/crimps.

From there we will advance to off loom stitching such as peyote, square stitch, netting, etc. This 4-week series class will take place on Monday’s, October 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Cost is $50 for members and $55 non-members and includes all supplies, just unleash your creative side! Space is limited, please call 209-3655 to register.

Meditation Class

Join Anne Pogue for meditation class on Wednesdays, October 11, 18, 25 and November 1 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at River House. In this 4-week workshop participants will learn: what meditation is, understand the physical effects of meditation, identify psychological benefits, explore its deeper and more subtle benefits, experience breath and mantra meditation, and develop a meditation practice. Anne Pogue, B.S., M.A. Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, and health educator for forty years teaching experience in yoga, meditation, and spirituality. Cost for the 4-week series is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Please call 209-3655 to register.

Flagler College Tech Help is Back!

Technology savvy Flagler College students will be offering complimentary help at River House on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m.! Please bring in your laptop, smartphone, iPhone, iPad, or tablet and a student will work with you one on one and answer all of your questions and technology needs!

Please call 209-3655 to schedule your appointment.


Pole Walking Clinic!

Join us on Friday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m.!


Beginning French Class!

Discover France and the French Language with this interactive 6-week course which will help you learn basic French language skills and understand French culture through role-playing, storytelling, and a situational real-life learning environment. This language and culture class will be taught by a native French instructor, Denise Baudi-net, who has traveled worldwide and strengthened her interest in expanding multicultural communications and understanding. This 6-week series “All About France” class begins Tuesday, October 24, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Please call 209-3655 to register. Cost is $30 for River House members and $35 for non-members.


Conversational French Class!

Join Denise Baudinet for conversational French to dive deeper into the culture. Denise has taught French classes in continuing education programs in the state of Florida since 2012. Conversational French is for the student with a basic French background. This class will start Tuesday, October 24th 10:45-11:45 a.m. Please call 209-3655 to register. Cost is $30 for River House members and $35 for non-members.


Beginning and Conversational Spanish!

We’re now taking registrations for Beginning Spanish and Conversational Spanish with our instructor Maria Martinez. This 3-week series will be twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday, October 30 (October 30, November 1, 6, 8, 13, & 15). Beginner class meets 9:30-10:30 a.m., and Conversational meets 10:45-11:45 a.m. Must speak some Spanish for conversational class. Cost for either class is $30 for River House Members and $35 for non-members. Please call 209-3655 to register. Advance payment required.


Medicare & Prescription Help

Tuesday mornings 9:15-11:15

Ongoing Activities

Flow Yoga Class

Flow Yoga Classes will be held at River House, 179 Marine Street, on Wednesdays from 1:15-2:30 p.m. Yoga keeps our bodies more fit, the mind calmer and more relaxed. It is also beneficial in the prevention and control of common health and emotional problems linked to aging. Cost per class is $4 for River House Activity Members and $5 for non-members.


Scrabble Club

River House has a Scrabble Club that meets every Thursday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. No charge to River House Activity Members and $4 to all others.



Pole Walking Class

Our Pole Walking Class meets on Mondays from 8:30-9:30 and 9:30-10:30 and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:00.


Language Classes

River House offers a variety of language classes! Learn to speak Spanish, French, and Italian!


We offer a variety of dance classes, yoga, tai chi, creative writing, games, and much more! See our monthly calendar for details.
*all classes are fee-based

Open Art Studio Friday 9:30-Noon


Socrates Cafe

If you would like to be a part of an interesting discussion group, come to Socrates Café! Meetings are at River House, 179 Marine Street, on Mondays from 12:00-1:30 p.m., and Fridays at Coastal Community Center, 180 Marine Street from 1:00-2:30 p.m. This is to discuss questions raised by participants. There is no cost

Meetings are at River House on Mondays from 12:00-1:30 p.m., and Fridays at Coastal Community Center, 180 Marine Street from 1:00-2:30 p.m. This is to discuss questions raised by participants. There is no cost to River House Activity Members and a $4 per meeting cost for non-members.

Please contact the River House reception desk at 904.209.3655 for registration and more information, or email tbennett@stjohnscoa.com.





Contact front desk
(904) 209-3655

Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm
Friday 8 am – 1 pm.