Palm Coast - A chance to gather with friends over milk and cookies…that's what's on the table in celebration of National Milk Day!

Palm Coast Parks & Rec is hosting its first-ever, free Milk and Cookies Social from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, as one of its winter/spring Senior Special Events. Jan. 11, 1878 is believed to be the date milk deliveries started in glass bottles. The Milk and Cookies Social includes cookies and milk, with non-dairy options available.

The social will be held at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. It's free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. Bring your friends!

Milk and Cookies is just one event Parks & Rec is offering this winter and spring to provide social activities for seniors and adults. Many of the activities are new to the lineup, such as Ladies Paint Night, "A Matter of Balance" exercise program, West Coast Swing dance classes and Improv Classes. The new "Intro to Drawing" program will start Jan. 21, and "Intro to Painting" will begin in March.

Many other popular programs will continue, including the Coffee Series, monthly Discover Trips, Ballroom Dancing, Line Dancing, Game Day Social, Wood Carvers and more.

Other Senior Special Events planned in coming months include:

  • Feb. 14 - Valentine's Sweetheart Luncheon
  • March 8 - St. Patrick's Day Luncheon
  • April 23 - Punch and Puzzles
  • May 10 - Oldies but Goodies Evening Social

View the full Winter/Spring Activity Guide at www.palmcoastgov.com/recreation. And sign up for activities at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors.

For more information, call Parks & Rec at 386-986-2323.