Located next door to the Police Department, the Ted Adcock Community Senior Center serves many purposes in Half Moon…More Bay.
The Community Senior Center houses the offices of the city's Recreation Department, the City Council chamber, and meeting rooms for city committees and commissions. The six meeting rooms can be rented by the public for temporary use as well.
Residents can also enroll in a number of classes for personal enrichment through the Recreation Department. Classes include jewelry making, watercolor painting, music, meditation and sewing. Many of these classes meet at the Community Senior Center. More unusual classes exist as well, such as the Basics of Selling on Ebay and Dog Training. Residents can apply to teach their own class.
Exercise classes are also available. Jazzercise and dance classes are held at the Community Senior Center, and the Recreation Department offers classes in basketball, soccer, kayaking, tai chi, yoga, flag football, tennis and ice hockey.
A limited number of scholarships are awarded to those who cannot afford to pay for class registration fees. However scholarships cannot be applied toward class supplies.
The Senior Coastsiders organization is also based at the Community Senior Center.
Senior Coastsiders Thrift Store 515 Kelly St, Half Moon Bay, CA94019 Completely staffed by volunteers, Next to New Thrift Shop's proceeds support seniors who live on the coast through…More programs provided by Senior Coastsiders. There are plenty of treasures to browse through when you visit this store -- clothing is sorted into men's, women's and children's sections. Ladies are sure to be interested in the rack dedicated to designer brand and new clothing. Glass-fronted display cases show off jewelry and collectibles, and there is a nice window display of eye-catching glassware. Other items include baskets, small furniture items and outdoor garden accessories.
Incorporated in 1959, the city of Half Moon Bay is managed from this City Hall building, located at Kelly Avenue and…More Main Street in the heart of downtown. The modest building houses the city management, finance, public works, and planning departments. The side of the building features two brightly painted murals.
The Recreation Division is located close by 535 Kelly Avenue, which also houses the City Council chambers, a meeting space for city commissions, and the Ted Adcock Senior/Community Center.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F) Ocean View Lodge #143 has been performing benevolent work in the area…More since 1865. This fraternal society has played a big role in the history of Half Moon Bay. It was responsible for the incorporation of the city and formed the original city council. It also created the first city park, the first low-cost senior housing facility and one of the first cemeteries. The I.O.O.F. is also responsible for one of the most distinctive looking buildings on Main Street. The historic Odd Fellows Building is hard to miss with a large eyeball on near the top and a mysterious sign with only the three-linked letters: F.L.T.
The lodge has meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month for planning charity work and fraternizing with fellow members. Some of the organizations the I.O.O.F. sponsors are the S.O.S. Challenge, the Educational Foundation, Living Legacy Program, Remembering Our War Heroes, United Nations Educational Program for Youth and the Tournament of Roses Parade, as well as many other local charities.
The Pilarcitos Rebekah Lodge #286 also meets in the Odd Fellows Building on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.