NECA Free Activities and Paid Classes

NECA offers many different free activities and two paid classes at the Newtown Estates Recreation Center.  All activities and classes must be approved by the Membership Policy and Program Committee (MPPC).

ACTIVITIES:  Activities are free to residents. Some activities may allow non-residents to participate. However, non-residents must be sponsored and accompanied by a resident. Guest fees apply.

CLASSES:  Class fees are collected and made directly to the instructor of each class. Classes are open to residents only. Non-residents are not allowed to participate in paid classes.

Here is a list of all the free activities and paid classes offered at the Recreation Center:
Activity / Class Day(s) and Time(s) Instructor/Coordinator Status
Aerobics   T, TH 6:15 p.m. / SAT. 8 a.m.   Cyn Okido   Open

Badminton   M, F 9:30 a.m.   Alan Teoh   Open
Badminton Beginners   Th 1 p.m.   Alan Teoh   Open

Billiards   M 9 a.m.   Newton Tan   Limit of 9
Brain and Balance   T 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.   Marcie Nowack   Open to residents only (paid class) 

Bridge   W, F 9:30 a.m.   Charles Lunson   Limit of 12

Guitar    W 9 a.m.   Roy Ishikawa   Open


Hanafuda   T 1 p.m.   Dan Chamizo   Open

Hula   W 3 p.m.   Claire Manutai   Limit of 40

Ikebana Beginners   Thu 11:30 a.m. (once a month)   Barbara Tinius   Limit of 8
Ikebana Intermediate   TH 1:30 p.m. (once a month)   Barbara Tinius   Limit of 8


Japanese I & II   T 9 a.m. (by sessions)   Betty Santoki   Limit of 30

Japanese Writing   T 10:30 a.m. (by sessions)   Betty Santoki   Limit of 30
Jewelry Making   W 9 a.m. (once a month)   Judith Kanetake   Closed / Waitlist
Judo   M, W 5 p.m.   Gerick Ragudos   Limit of 50


Learn to Play Poker   T 1 p.m.   Newton Tan   Closed / Waitlist
Line Dancing   T 10:30 a.m.   Elena Lucas   Limit of 50

Line Dancing   W 2 p.m.   Dr. Zita Bristol   Open

Mahjong-Thursdays   TH 8:30 a.m.   Elliott Sumida   Closed / Waitlist
Mahjong P.M.-Mondays   M 12 p.m.   Howard Nonaka   Limit of 21

Mahjong P.M.-Wednesdays   W 1 p.m.   Lillian Funamura   Limit of 16

Piano Lessons   M 1 p.m.    Lourdes Cabinatan    Open to residents only (paid class)

Rubber Stamping   M 10 a.m. (by sessions / twice a month)    F. Tsukamoto / K. Prevo   Limit of 15

Table Tennis   W 10 a.m. / T, TH 7:45 p.m.   Arnold Limatoc   Open
Tai Chi   W 8:30 a.m.   Shizuko Hanaumi   Limit of 60
Tennis Club   T 8:30 a.m. / Th 6:30 p.m.   Judith Watanabe / Rick Lau   Limit of 12

Ukulele Beginners   F 10 a.m.   Kalena Lono   Limit of 10 new students
Ukulele Advance   F 9 a.m.   Charles Yang   Limit of 35

Wellness in Walking   W, F 6:15 a.m.   Amy Tsuhako   Open

Yoga   T 5:45 p.m. / F 5:30 p.m.   Keith Howe   Open
Yoga Holistic   M 5 p.m.   Tanyce Wong   Limit of 10
Yoga Power   M, Th 9 a.m. / Sat. 9:30 a.m.   Kiyoko Sieradzki   Open

Zumba   M 7 p.m.   Grace Hada   Open
Zumba (Strong by Zumba)   W 7 p.m.   Linda Uesugi   Open