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The Falcon Fun Run
A view of the Tomorrow River
Youth Soccer at The Jensen Center
The River Run 2016

Welcome to the Lettie W. Jensen Community Center

The Lettie W. Jensen Community Center is committed to supporting Tomorrow River area residents of all ages by providing cultural, social, academic, business, recreational and health-related activities.

Residents of the Tomorrow River community have long recognized the uniqueness of this area. One of the qualities that gives this area its special charm is its commitment to community life. As early as the turn of the century, residents recognized the need to provide a facility that would promote and enhance community life. By 1902, this vision was realized with the opening of the Amherst Opera House. For over a half century, area residents gathered in the Opera House for dances, holiday celebrations, political forums, club meetings, talent shows, venison feeds, and fine art performances.

This void was again filled in 1988, with the construction and completion of the Lettie W. Jensen Community Center. Since then, area residents have been well-served by a community center made possible by the generous endowment of the family of Lettie W. Jensen, a one-time resident who knew the pleasures of community life here. Area senior citizen and youth groups, civic organizations, and service clubs have all enjoyed the comfort and convenience of this facility. Musical concerts, recitals, community theatre, fine arts activities, and festivals have all found a home in the Jensen Center. Please call for a quote on your upcoming event!

Jensen Center Business Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Closed Fridays during the summer

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    Tomorrow River Chautauqua will host a community open forum with three declared candidates for Portage County Board Supervisor, District 25, on Thursday, February 15, at 7 p.m. at the Jensen Community Center auditorium in Amherst....

The Community Spirit

Since 2002, the Community Spirit has been "The Good News Newspaper from the Jensen Community Center, Tomorrow River Schools and the Amherst Area." Click the below link to find current and archived articles and photographs from the Community Spirit.

Read The Community Spirit

Sports and Leagues

The Jensen Center supports and offers a variety of community sports and leagues throughout the year. Each spring, our Youth Soccer Program is available to pre-k - 8th grade children. Click the below link for more information and pictures from past leagues and games.

Check out some leagues and events

Community Events

The Jensen Center hosts a wide variety of community events. From the annual River Run to weekly senior activities, community members of all ages and interests will find something enjoyable at our center. Click the below link for more information about all our events, including the annual Youth Arts Festival, weekly fitness classes, educational presentations, and much, much more!

Review the calendar of events

Entertainment

Throughout the years, the Jensen Center has hosted numerous concerts, movies, and performances in our large auditorium. Our "Tonight Show Comedy Tribute" has become a wildly successful annual event. Click the below link for more information and pictures about upcoming movies, performances, and concerts.

See upcoming movies and concerts