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The Winterville Center for Community & Culture

About the Center

The old Winterville High School sat vacant for sixty years. The last graduating class walked through its doors in 1956. As the ravages of time took a toll on the once proud building, the roof began to leak, windows were broken. Mold and mildew covered the walls and no one seemed to care.

What a difference in 2016. Through the combined efforts of Winterville citizens and city leaders, a rebirth has taken place. The newly renovated building hosts a demonstration kitchen with a gas range, two dishwashers, a commercial ice maker, refrigerator, freezer and counter space everywhere. The Center also offers a dining and activity space, a ceiling projector, various classrooms, and a rotating art exhibit. Sit with your friends for a cup of coffee at our Marigold Coffee House. We invite you to enjoy our new facilities and share in Winterville’s pride.

So what is the Winterville Center? It is a regional enrichment center which serves adults of all ages. Seniors will always be a priority, with daytime senior activities and classes. There are opportunities to take trips, socialize, garden, and eat together. We do, however, offer much more than a classic senior adult center. Adults of all ages can participate in evening activities, classes, and a variety of other opportunities. The Center Lecture Series will feature experts in the cultural, arts and academic disciplines. The Art Exhibit is open now!

Take a look at our interactive Schedule page for course information.  Call 706-742-0823 if you have any questions, or wish to register for any of our upcoming courses.

Visit the Winterville Center for Community and Culture website.

Course Fees

We are making every effort to keep our fees for activities and classes at a minimum. Many course offerings and lectures are FREE. The per-session fee for other classes is $7.50 - $10.00.

Prepayment of classes is requested. Punch cards facilitate a quick registration process. You may purchase a 4-session punch card for $30 or an 8-session card for 60.00.  These can also be purchased as gift cards for a friend or family member.

Financial assistance available.

Note some courses will require an additional materials fee, as indicated on our interactive calendar and course schedule flyer.

To register or purchase a punch card, visit us in person at 371 N. Church Street. We are open 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Call 706-742-0823 with questions.

Advance registration is required for all courses to guarantee a place. Walk-ins may be available as space allows for some classes.

Office Hours:

     9 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday

Coffee House

     8:30 am to 3 pm Monday-Friday

Rent Our Facility For Your Event!

706-742-0823

The Winterville Center is available to rent for your event. 

The fee to rent the large room and kitchen is $150 plus a $150 refundable security deposit.  The rental fee and deposit fee are due at the same time.  Full use of commercial kitchen.

Seating capacity at tables:  60
Seating capacity theater-style:  100

The fee to rent one of the smaller conference rooms is $75 plus a $100 refundable security deposit. The rental fee and deposit fee are due at the same time.

Seating capacity at tables:  20
Seating capacity theater-style: 40