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Activity/Amenities Details

Be sure to read the bylaws which will detail the uses of areas within our community.  The day of the week and times of any activity are listed on the Activity Page.  We ask that you leave any area the way you found it or better to keep our community clean and ready for the next activity.  Thank you for your cooperation.  If you do not have a key to the Clubhouse and Exercise room sign for one at the front desk.

Billiard Table - Is Played in the community center near the library.   The Pool Sticks are on the wall near the table, the balls are in the table pockets, and rack is hanging on the table.

Bingo - Is played in the community hall and cost 50 cents per card.  People play between 2 to 6 cards.

Bridge - Card game (information to come on this activity 8/28/2023

Card Bingo - Is played in the community hall and needs 12 quarters to play.  Such a fun and easy game.

Coffee - The Coffee is held the first Wednesday of each month at 9:00 AM at the Clubhouse.  This event use to be held each week with dozens of residents attending.   Coffee and Donuts are provided for a donation to help cover the cost.  We ask that someone host the next coffee, which is simply making the coffee, putting out condiments, and bringing the donuts.  The donuts at Walmart taste great and very reasonably priced.  Details for this activity found under Upcoming Events. 

If it is your first time to host the coffee just ask for someone to show you everything.

Chair Strength Training - Resistance bands needed for this class.  This class is great to get the heart rate up and strengthen the muscles. Class held on Tuesday and Thursday and Saturday at 9:00 am. 

Community Garden - Click on this link Community Garden Rules.

Dominos - Have fun playing Domino games with friends at the community center at 2:00 every Thursday.  

Euchre - Is played in the library and cost $2.00 to play.  Euchre is a card game played with partners and the final points determine the winners.  It is easy to learn how to play and so much fun.

Exercise Room - The exercise room is located on the outside wall of the community center.  Owners may obtain a key from the front office.  Please be sure to turn off AC, lights, and unplug machines before leaving.

Golf - Golf is a very loved sport in our community and we hope you enjoy each round you play.  We offer a men's and ladies' league as well as golf scramble.   Make everyone feel welcome to play golf here as our course is open to the public.  Be sure to check the Home Page for course closure information.

Happy Hour - This event is every Friday from 4:00 to 6:30. This activity is held at the Clubhouse next to the Billiard Table.    Bring your own beverage and a snack to share with friends.  There will be music, laughter, playing pool, dice games etc.    Arrive anytime within the designated time and leave promptly at 6:30. Card Bingo starts at 7:00 every Friday night and everyone is invited to attend.  Should you want to show up at 6:00 to enjoy 30 minutes of Happy Hour you are welcome to do so.  Both of these events are separate of one another and does not require that you go to one in order to participate in the other.  The third Friday is Margarita Happy Hour (please bring a snack and something to make Margaritas)

Healthy Eating Group - Meets at a different restaurant each month to help support one another in their health concerns and weight loss with healthier eating and habits. Details for this activity found under Upcoming Events. 

Ladies Luncheon - The Ladies Luncheon is held the second Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted.  Someone will volunteer to coordinate the next luncheon to include placing a sign-up sheet on the board outside the mailroom.  The men usually have a table in another area at the same restaurant.  Details for this activity found under Upcoming Events. 

Library - The library is located in the front right corner of the community center hall.  There is a wide variety of books any owner is welcome to take home.  Please keep books on the shelf in order as you browse.  Please return books by placing them in the basket inside the door.   Donated books accepted.

Line Dancing -Due to a lack of participation the Line Dance at Cottonwood has been canceled.  The instructor will only be holding classes at Eastgate RV Park and invites us to join them.  Class is held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at 2801 E Harrison Ave., Harlingen, TX.

 Pickleball - We now offer Pickleball inside the Clubhouse.  This activity must be planned around all other activities and may not overlap.   The net and all supplies for up to four players can be found on the poolside wall of the Clubhouse.  You may contact Shari Gearhart for assistance if needed.  Please open the side door on cool days to allow ventilation and only use one AC unit to keep cost down when it is too hot.  We are working on having a setup outdoors which will require fundraising and donations.

We encourage at least 4 people play together and keep the game easy so that everyone has fun without injury.

Pokeno This activity is held in the library and requires Nickles to play.

Poker - Is played in the library and reserved for Cottonwood Residents Only!

Pool - Cottonwood Pool and Spa are heated and open year-round.  Swim Aerobics are offered Monday thru Friday.  Feel free to use the DVD player found in the mailroom at any time should the specified times not fit your schedule.  The Pool is cleaned on M-W-F from 8:00-9:00 AM.  If the Pool is shocked with stronger chemicals, it can be closed for 24 hours.  If the Pool is closed longer than 4 hours the notification will be on the home page.  Obtain the gate code from the front desk.

Pool Party- The Pool Party is held the 3rd Saturday of the month 4-6 PM (winter) 5-7 PM (summer) by the pool or inside if raining or in extreme temperatures.  Come to swim or just sit and visit with friends.   This is a great time to meet your neighbors and swim.  We encourage everyone to bring a snack to share with everyone to enjoy. Please do not bring any glass in the pool area.   Details for this activity found under Upcoming Events. 

Shuffleboard - The Equipment to play this activity is in the closet of the library and along the wall near the billiard table.  Please wear tennis shoes for this activity to not destroy the paint and numbers.

Soul Sisters Luncheon - This group of ladies have lunch together to support each other through the loss of a spouse.  We welcome you to join us on the third Tuesday of each month.  Details for this activity found under Upcoming Events. 

Tennis Court - The Tennis Courts are for all residents and guest to enjoy.  Please do not wear black sole tennis shoes as they mark up the court.

Walk Aerobics & Chair - Walk Aerobics is held in the climate-controlled community hall.  Everyone can go at their own pace or active level.  Feel free to walk around the tables at whatever pace you like.  Chair exercise begins around 9:30 for those not wanting to do walk aerobics.  This activity is M-W-F and great to increase your heart rate.

New Activities - If there is a new activity, craft, or interest you would like to explore send an e-mail to  Pickleball can be played inside the clubhouse.

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