Community Center

The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea’s Community Center offers residents and snowbirds a variety of fun programs throughout the year in Jarvis Hall. 

Armilio Bien-Aime, the center’s long-time director, said he often sees the value of the center’s programs in the faces of the people who attend every day. 

“People seem to be happier as they leave here,” he said. “This is a place where you can come to have some fun, learn new skills, and make friends. We have lots of great activities and excellent programs and classes.” Community Center Picture JoAnn

Participants enjoy presentations about travel and other informative topics. The Center also holds a number of annual social events, including an open mic, holiday party, talk show, art show, magic show, and the Sea Shorts Play Festival, its popular theater production featuring eight original 10-minute plays written by South Florida playwrights. 

The center has two wonderful volunteers who help Armilio: Carole Montgomery, Robert Cravero  and Lisa Johnson. Funded by the Town and a grant from Broward County, the Center is located in Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Drive (next to Town Hall). The Center serves several hundred people during the course of the year. Retired doctors, lawyers, engineers, and teachers often volunteer to teach a class or make presentations about overseas trips they’ve made or other interesting life experiences. 

Sea Shorts Picture

Classes and programs are currently free to all town residents, part-time residents, and Broward County residents over 60 years old. The fee for non-residents is $5 per class, $15 per week, or $60 per year.

The updated fee structure to attend the Community Center's classes and programs went into effect on October 1, 2023. To register, please come by the Community Center and have a valid ID and proof of residency or rental agreement ready. For more info about the Center and its programs, please call Armilio at (954) 640-4225.

Annual MembershipCost
LBTS Residents$25.00
Volunteer InstructorsNo Cost
Per Class$5.00
Weekly Fee $15.00