Slate Fall 2012/Winter 2013 - Apex Park and Recreation District

Slate Fall 2012/Winter 2013 - Apex Park and Recreation District

Table of Contents Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013

Activities are for age 18+ unless noted.

All are at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., unless noted.

Art Classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11

Art Exhibits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Center News and Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-37

Clubs and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Community Expos, Apex Highlights. . . . . . 6-7

Community Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-36

Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-19

Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-28

Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-15

Fitness/Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-26

Games/Drop-In Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Hikes & Strolls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Language & Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15

Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37, 39

Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6

Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Sponsor Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-32

Volunteer Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 33

On the Cover: The cardio/weight room is a place to get fit and have fun. For activities, schedules

and more, go to the Fitness/Wellness section, starting on page 20.

Volunteers make our world go ‘round!

Here’s Carol Labenz volunteering in the

Craft Carousel Gift Shop.

Note from Nancy

Apex PRD publishes two activity guides and Slates: one for fall/

winter and one for spring/summer. This issue covers September

2012 to April 2013. Please keep it handy throughout fall and


The Craft Carousel Gift Shop and the Crafty Seniors helped the

Apex Community Recreation Center celebrate its 30th Anniversary

by purchasing the new electronic marquee on the front sign!

Thanks to those two groups, we can now we can proudly and effectively

promote upcoming events at the center! Together these

volunteer groups contributed $12,000 towards the sign, with the

rest of the funds coming from Apex Park and Recreation District.

Remember, every time you shop in the Craft Carousel Gift Shop,

20% of your purchase helps with Center projects like the new

sign; the remaining 80% goes back to the individual crafter. If

you purchase a Crafty Senior item from the shop or at the annual

Craft Fair on November 2 & 3, 100% of your purchase benefits

Center projects. So when you do your holiday shopping, plan

to support your Center. To learn more about volunteering with

either of these groups, please call Lynn at 303-425-9583.

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Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013 Special Events

Get Active – Stay Active!

Apex Park and Recreation District provides activities

that enhance physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

When you’re managing work, parenting, grandparenting,

housekeeping, or juggling life’s multiple

responsibilities, we provide leisure pursuits to add

meaning and value to your world.

Why register early?

Secure a space in activities that fill quickly. Let us

know your interest—and maybe prevent the class from

being cancelled due to low numbers. Don’t wait and

be disappointed!

Sweater Suggested

It is hard to keep the temperature at a level pleasing to

all. If you tend to get chilled, bring your sweater.

Special Events

Newcomer’s Welcome Reception

Get to know us better, whether you’re new to the

Community Recreation Center or a “regular” looking

for new activities. Enjoy a continental breakfast and

discover our growing array of classes, trips, clubs,

volunteering and how to be part of it all. The event is

free; please sign up in advance at the front desk. You

are welcome to bring friends.

125995-01 9:30-11:30 am Wed. Sep. 5

125995-02 9:30-11:30 am Wed. Nov. 7

125995-03 9:30-11:30 am Wed. Jan. 2

125995-04 9:30-11:30 am Wed. Mar. 6

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up for the Volunteer Opportunities informational

meeting and learn how you can become a valuable

team member of the Community Recreation Center.

125996-01 10-11:30 am Wed. Sep. 19

125996-02 10-11:30 am Wed. Nov. 21

125996-03 10-11:30 am Wed. Jan. 16

125996-04 10-11:30 am Wed. Mar. 20

Bunco Bash

Bunco is an easy and fun dice game. Enjoy an afternoon

of playing with friends. Light refreshments and

prizes included. Experienced and new Bunco players

welcome. Register by Tuesday prior.

Fee: $4

126000-01 1-3 pm Thu. Sep. 6

126000-02 1-3 pm Thu. Nov. 8

126000-03 1-3 pm Thu. Jan. 10

Celebrate Octoberfest

Octoberfest originated as the celebration

of the 1810 marriage of Prince Ludwig to

Princess Therese and has evolved into a

celebration of the Bavarian traditions of

dress, music, dance, food and of course

drink! Enjoy hearty Bavarian meal, followed

by dancing and good old fashioned

polka music. Register by Sept. 17.

Location: Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center

Fee: $8

126002-01 12-2 pm Thu. Sep. 20

North Side Story • All Ages

Join local author and historian Phil Goodstein as

we take a look at North Denver. Discover the area’s

beginnings, when William Larimer created Highland

as a separate community from Denver City during the

Pikes Peak gold rush. Learn about the distinguished

manors, churches, schools, long-lived businesses,

Sloan’s Lake and Lakeside Amusement Park. Wally

Ginn, historian of North High, and Carl Cerveny,

owner of the Scotchman Motor Restaurant, have been

invited to share more history. The presentation is

followed by refreshing soda floats. Sponsored by the

Gardens at St. Elizabeth. Register by 9/25.

Fee: $3

126003-01 1-2:30 pm Thu. Sep. 27

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Special Events Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013

2012 Senior Legislative Forum

Be an informed citizen! Meet state legislature candidates

and learn their views on senior issues. This

event is open to the public and coordinated by the Jefferson

County Council on Aging. Watch for details.

2-5 pm Thu. Sep. 13

Craft Fair Shopper • All Ages

Browse the unique seasonal wares of over 40 talented

artisans, and visit the Craft Carousel Gift Shop, featuring

more handmade treasures. Sustain your shopping

energy with food purchased from the snack bar! $2

admission at the door or free if you bring school supplies

to help our local student outreach!

Fee: $2

126006-01 6-8:30 pm Fri. Nov. 2

126006-02 9 am-3 pm Sat. Nov. 3

Craft Fair Vendor

Crafters, reserve your table beginning Aug. 6 for

residents, Aug. 8 for non-residents. 8’ x 2.5’ tables

are available. You must register in person at the Community

Recreation Center and select your own space.

All vendors must have appropriate sales tax licenses

by the date of the fair; tax applications are available at

the Center. Only wall spaces have access to electricity.

Craft fair hours are Fri., Nov. 2 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm

and Sat., Nov. 3 from 9 am-3 pm. You may begin setting

up at 4 pm on Fri., Nov. 2.

At least 70% of items sold must be handmade locally,

to be eligible for the reduced “craft” vendor fee. Commercial

and import vendors must pay the “commercial”

vendor fee. Commercial vendors must have craft or gift

products. Up to five spaces are set aside for commercial

vendors, unless space is available after Oct. 1, when we

open it to additional commercial vendors.

A Craft Fair packet will be mailed to previous participants

and available for pickup at the Community

Recreation Center front desk July 23.

Craft Fair Vendor

Res. $40 (non-res. $47)

126007-01 Fri., Sat. Nov. 2-3

Craft Vendor Wall

Res. $45 (non-res. $54)

126007-02 Fri., Sat. Nov. 2-3

Commercial Vendor

Res. $56 (non-res. $66)

126007-03 Fri., Sat. Nov. 2-3

Commercial Wall

Res. $62 (non-res. $72)

126007-04 Fri., Sat. Nov. 2-3

Veterans’ Day: Great Battleships

Today we pay tribute to the men and women who have

put their lives on the line to defend our freedom. Historian

Tom Keller presents true stories behind some of

the most famous battleships to ever engage in combat

and sail our seas. Battleships may have been replaced

by aircraft carriers, but they remain an integral part of

our military history. Enjoy pie after the talk. We encourage

you to wear a hat or badge from your military

service. Military veterans and their spouse/widow are

free, but please register. All others are $2 per person.

Event sponsored by Humana. Register by Nov. 12.

Fee: $2

126009-01 1-2:30 pm Wed. Nov. 14

Holly Follies

Get in the holiday spirit with dazzling dance and music.

The Rockyettes entertain with their fancy footwork

and seasonal costumes, while the Notable Choir singers

fill the air with holiday cheer. Delectable desserts

follow the performance. Register by December 3.

Fee: $5

126012-01 2-3:30 pm Wed. Dec. 5

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Santa Breakfast • All Ages

Bring the entire family for breakfast with Santa. Afterward,

enjoy family entertainment and visit with Santa.

Bring your own camera! An adult must accompany

children. Ages 3 to 103 must pay. Children two and

under are free, but still need to register. No tickets

sold at the door. Register by Dec. 5.

Fee: $5

126013-01 9 am Sat. Dec. 8

Celebrate Senior Friday Club! Ages 50+

North Jeffco Senior Friday Club has offered social

activities to seniors for over 50 years! At this free celebration

learn about the Club and its many opportunities:

bridge, dominoes, bingo, golf, bowling, pinochle,

mahjongg, potlucks, holiday dinners and more. Light

refreshments and a prize drawing included. The club

fee is $20 per year, payable at Club meetings.

126020-01 1-1:30 pm Fri. Jan. 11

Art for the Young at Heart

Ages 50+

Community artists age 50+ and North

Jefferson County area schoolchildren

collaborate on this wonderful annual art

show! The opening reception is Wed.,

Feb. 13 from 4 to 6 pm, with awards

at 5 pm. Viewing hours are Mon.-Thu., 8:15 am-7

pm, and Friday, 8:15 am-4 pm. The show is open to

community members age 50+. Adult artists may pick

up registration forms and information at the Community

Recreation Center. Adult entry fee is $5 and you

must register by Feb. 6. The participating schools’ art

instructors select children’s work. Sponsored by the

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and North

Jefferson County schools.

Art Reception

126026-01 4-6 pm Wed. Feb. 13

Artist Entry Fee

Fee: $5

126026-02 8:15 am-5 pm Wed. Feb. 6

Walking Tiara Tall

Be queen for a day! Join Ms. Senior Colorado,

Michelle Rahn as her positive zest for life and sense

of humor brings out the royalty in all of us. No matter

your age you still can impact your world and Walk

Tiara Tall. Wear or bring a tiara, or a hat that has

special meaning. Lunch precedes the presentation.

Register by January 28.

Fee: $9

126029-01 12-1:30 pm Thu. Jan. 31

High Tea

Arvada Festivals Commission hosts a free tea in

March for Arvada residents age 90 and over. For details

contact Brenda Berg at 720-898-7400.

60+ Spelling Bee

Here’s a fun way to exercise your mind! Compete

with other spelling whizzes in the 60+ Spelling Bee,

sponsored by the Arvada Press/Mile High News,

Prime Time for Seniors Newspaper and Arvada Sterling

House. Prizes and refreshments included. This is

a free event, but both contestants and spectators must

register by March 2. Contestants must be 60 and over.

Sign up soon; space is limited.

Location: Community Recreation Center

Spelling Contestant

126030-01 1-3 pm Thu. Mar. 14

Spelling Spectator

126030-02 1-3 pm Thu. Mar. 14

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Special Events/Expos Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013

Bunny Breakfast • All Ages

All aboard for the annual Bunny Breakfast! Our first

stop is an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Afterwards,

kids can meet the Easter Bunny, play games

and take a ride on the Easter Bunny Express. Bring

your own camera! Adult must accompany children.

Everyone from age 3 to 103 must pay, children two

and under are free. No tickets sold at the door. Register

by March 20.

After breakfast, hop on over to the annual Easter Egg

Hunt (location to be announced). The hunt starts at 11

am sharp; we recommend you get there by 10:45 am.

Bring a basket!

Fee: $5

126035-01 9-10:30 am Sat. Mar. 23


50+ Job & Volunteer Fair • ages 50+

Whether you’re looking for a full-time, part-time or

volunteer job, extra income or new challenges, come

talk to businesses that are looking for seasoned workers

and volunteers. Job seekers, bring your resume. To

find out who’s participating, see the employer list at

the front desk the week prior to the fair. Sign up early

for this free event. Employers or volunteer agencies:

call 303-467-7197 for vendor information and fees.

In partnership with the Jefferson County Public

Libraries, the E-Train, a mobile computer classroom,

hosts these free offerings for adults 50+: Job Searching

Basics, 8:15-10:15 am and Interviewing and

Networking, 10:15 am-12:15 pm. Register in advance

as classes are limited to 8 students.

Free 50+ Job & Volunteer Fair

325001-01 8:15-11:30 am Fri. Aug. 24

Free Seminar: Job Search

325001-WA 8:15-10:15 am Fri. Aug. 24

Free Seminar: Interviewing

325001-WB 10:15 am-12:15 pm Fri. Aug. 24

Breathe Easy

A health professional from National Jewish Health

provides free lung function tests. These help detect

lung disease at the earliest possible stages. An annual

lung screening is just as important for your lungs as

blood pressure tests are for your heart. This community

outreach program is funded in part by Mile High

United Way. No appointments, just stop by their table.

125002-01 10 am-noon Mon. Sep. 10

Just Blue?

Are you just blue, or is something really eating at you?

Stop by this informational table, take a quick stress

test, and learn about options for good mental health

from professional counselors from the Jefferson Center

and Senior Reach.

125008-01 9:30-11:30 am Mon. Oct. 1

125008-02 9:30-11:30 am Wed. Oct. 3

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Medicare, Wellness and More • All Ages

Take the mystery out of Medicare and learn about

wellness opportunities and other resources. Colorado

Gerontological Society presents Medicare Monday

at 9:30 am where experts will present information on

such topics as Health Care Reform, Medigap, Prescription

Plans, and Medicare Supplements. Visit exhibitors

for Medicare, wellness and other senior resources.

Enjoy giveaways, door prizes and refreshments. The

expo is free, but please register in advance.

125010-01 9-11:30 am Mon. Oct. 15

Veterans’ Benefits Check • All Ages

Don’t miss out on your veteran’s benefits! Just drop

by the table in the lobby between 9 and noon, when

a counselor from Jefferson County’s Veterans’ Affairs

Office is on hand to review benefit questions for

military veterans and widows or their families. This

service is free.

125011-01 9 am-noon Mon. Sep. 10

125011-02 9 am-noon Mon. Mar. 11

There’s No Place Like Home

Many people prefer to live in their own home or apartment

as long as possible. Learn about in-home services

or products available to help keep you or a loved one

at home longer. You’ll also find information here about

other housing options. This event is free to the public,

but please register in advance. Home services or senior

residences: call 303-467-7197 for vendor information

and fees.

125022-01 9-11:30 am Wed. Jan. 30

Apex Center Highlights

September 9: Grandparents Day

Calling all grandparents…bring up to 4 of your grandkids

to the Apex Center for FREE! Grandparents

receive reduced admission and a free coffee or soda at

the Blue View Café, compliments of the Apex Center.

October 26: Annual Halloween Carnival

Don’t miss the 12th annual Apex Halloween Carnival

on Friday, October 26 from 4-7pm!! Enjoy ghoulish

games, bounce houses, hayrides, ghost stories, and

much more including a kid friendly spooky maze.

Adults are free with a paying child ($4 per child).

Sign up at Guest Services or online at

November 11: Veterans Day

All veterans and current military personnel and their

family members (2 adults and up to 3 kids) enjoy free

admission on this day with a military ID.

April 28: 9 Health Fair

7 am-noon. Over 200 volunteers are needed to help

over 1,000 participants take control of their health.

Contact Scott Melin at 303-403-2594 or

to volunteer or for information about the health


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Games/Drop-In Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013

Game Days

Duplicate Bridge

Join Yvonne Keller on Tuesdays from noon to 3:30

pm. Participants must know how to play bridge. Play

is for fun and prizes; no master points earned. Partners

welcome. Singles: call Yvonne at 303-422-2117.

Fee: $3.50 (pay at time of play)

Party Bridge

Play for fun the second and fourth Tuesday of each

month from 1 to 4 pm. Partners rotate after each game.

Register the Friday before each party. Please notify

the center if you cannot attend. Fee: $3.50 (payable at

registration). Includes game, prizes and dessert. Facilitated

by Jane Crawford and Jane Farson.

Aug. 14 & 28, Sept. 11 & 25, Oct. 9 & 23, Nov. 13 & 27, Dec.

11 only, Jan. 8 & 22, Feb. 12 & 26, Mar. 12 & 26.

Senior Friday Club

Bridge, Dominoes, Pinochle, Bingo, and more. See

“Clubs” on page 29.


Gather with other players in the lobby and snack bar

to play one of the following games, or bring a partner

and play the game of your choice. Mon.-Thu. 8:15-5

pm, Fri. 8:15-4 pm. Daily Fee: $1.


Spend a fun afternoon with this group on the first and

third Monday of each month at 1 pm. Beginners welcome!

Daily fee: $1.


Beginners welcome! Learn to play or refresh your

knowledge of the game. We play double-deck pinochle

Tuesdays from 1 to 4 pm. Daily Fee: $1.


You can learn this exciting game, in only one session!

If you already know how to play, come on by.

This version does not require a mahjongg card. If you

have a mahjongg set, please bring it. The group meets

Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-4 pm. Daily fee: $1


Name your game with this fun group that plays every

Thursday from noon to 3 pm in the snack bar. Daily

fee: $1.

Wii Bowling

Free Wii bowling is available on request most Friday

mornings from 9 am- noon in the Center’s lobby.

Billiards • Ages 50+

Join the fun! All players must be age 50+ or be accompanied

by someone who is. Billiard hours are

Monday-Thursday, 8:15 am-7 pm, and Fridays, 8:15

am- 4 pm. Daily fee: $1 or scan SilverSneakers card.


Free Bingo fun! Come at 1 pm on Fridays, Aug. 31,

Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 28, Jan. 25, Feb. 22

and Mar. 29 to play a variety of Bingo patterns and

win fun prizes. Sponsored by Arvada Sterling House

and Arvada Meridian.

Drop-In Book Club

We are looking for new members. Call the center, 303-

425-9583 or stop by if you are interested.

Library and Puzzles

The Center hosts a casual library with thousands of

selections. Come and browse the shelves; new selections

arrive weekly. Books and jigsaw puzzles may be

borrowed and returned on the honor system.

Listening Library

Check out books on tape and CD from the “Edwin T.

Leaf Listening Library” for great listening in the car

or at home. Selections include fiction, mystery, humor,

biography, westerns and more. Stop by the front counter

and take a look at the list. The Listening Library

was recently updated with new selections.

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Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013 Art

Knitting and Crochet

Discover or re-discover these creative, fun and fulfilling

crafts! Join instructor Laura Heagle and other students for

learning, tips, fun and camaraderie. All levels welcome.

Beginners: bring any project that appeals to you, or just

bring yourself and the group will help you get started.

Res. $34 (non-res. $41) 6 sessions

126102-01 10 am-noon Mon. Oct. 8-Nov. 12

126102-02 10 am-noon Mon. Jan. 14-Feb. 18

Sewing Basics • Ages 14+

Start with the hand sewing basics. Learn various

stitching techniques and how to follow a basic pattern.

Then learn how to thread a bobbin and complete

a sewing machine orientation. Supply list discussed at

the first class. Lois Weber, instructor.

Res. $32 (non-res. $38) 4 sessions

126103-01 4-6 pm Wed. Sep. 5-26


A wonderful hobby! Quilts make ideal gifts for

others or yourself. This class is great for beginners or

experienced quilters who want to brush up on their skills.

Material list available at first class. Lois Weber, instructor.

Res. $32 (non-res. $38) 4 sessions

126104-01 1-3 pm Thu. Jan. 10-31

Fundamentals of Drawing Part 1

Whether it’s accurately drawing what you see or

illustrating what is in your mind, drawing well is helpful

to most art techniques. You’ll learn the basics and

develop a sense of composition and style. Supply list

available at the Community Recreation Center. James

Pyott, instructor.

Res. $52 (non-res. $62) 4 sessions

126110-01 6:30-8:30 pm Wed. Sep. 12-Oct. 3

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Fundamentals of Drawing Part 2

Take your drawing to the next level. Progress into

more complicated objects, textures and details. Prerequisite:

Fundamentals of Drawing-Part 1. Supply list

available at the Community Recreation Center. James

Pyott, instructor.

Res. $52 (non-res. $62) 4 sessions

126111-01 6:30-8:30 pm Wed. Oct. 24-Nov. 14

Pastels & Drawing Studio

Explore the techniques of drawing with charcoal

or pastels. Themed demonstrations, tips, tricks and

projects teach useful techniques to help artists of all

levels improve their work. Supply list available at the

Community Recreation Center. James Pyott, instructor.

Res. $52 (non-res. $62) 4 sessions

126114-01 6-8 pm Mon. Sep. 10-Oct. 1

126114-02 6-8 pm Mon. Oct. 22-Nov. 12

126114-03 6-8 pm Mon. Jan. 14-Feb. 4

126114-04 6-8 pm Mon. Feb. 25-Mar. 18

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Art Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013

Gifts and treasures for all occasions!

One-of-a-kind gifts for every event and budget.

Located in the Community Recreation Center,

hours are 10 am to 4 pm weekdays.

Open to adult consignors of any age!

Consignor hours: 11 am-2 pm


Volunteers needed!

Fundamentals of Watercolor I

The art of watercolor is subtle, yet exciting. This class

is perfect for beginners to learn basic techniques and

experienced painters to take their work to new levels.

The goal is to learn how to express your unique

artistic vision. Supply list available at the Community

Recreation Center. James Pyott, instructor.

Res. $52 (non-res. $62) 4 sessions

126117-01 6-8 pm Wed. Jan. 16-Feb. 6

Fundamentals of Watercolor II

Take your watercolor art to a new level by continuing

to improve on your technique. Any student who has

not taken “Fundamentals of Watercolor I” should contact

the instructor before signing up for this course.

Supply list available at the Community Recreation

Center. James Pyott, instructor.

Res. $52 (non-res. $62) 4 sessions

126118-01 6-8 pm Wed. Feb. 27-Mar. 20

Watercolor Studio

Learn techniques of painting with watercolor. Themed

demonstrations, tips, tricks and projects help improve the

results of artists of all abilities. Supply list available at the

Center. James Pyott, instructor.

Res. $52 (non-res. $62) 4 sessions

126119-01 6-8 pm Thu. Sep. 13-Oct. 4

126119-02 6-8 pm Thu. Oct. 25-Nov. 15

126119-03 6-8 pm Thu. Jan. 17-Feb. 7

126119-04 6-8 pm Thu. Feb. 28-Mar. 21

Bob Ross Painting

Use the Bob Ross method of wet-on-wet painting to

complete a beautiful 16” x 20” canvas in just 5 hours,

even if you have never picked up a brush. A $5 material

fee is payable at each class. Mary Tharp, certified

Bob Ross instructor.

Res. $57 (non-res. $69) 1 session

126125-01 12-5 pm Thu. Sep. 20

126125-02 12-5 pm Thu. Dec. 6

126125-03 12-5 pm Thu. Feb. 7

Tuesday Painting

Explore your artistic journey in a creative and supportive

studio setting. Bring your own supplies for the medium

of your choice. Beginners welcome. When class meets

registration minimum, drop-ins are welcome at $10 (nonres.

$12) per class. Instructor: Sandra Van Dam.

Res. $43 (non-res. $52) 6 sessions

126135-01 12:30-3 pm Tue. Sep. 11-Oct. 16

126135-02 12:30-3 pm Tue. Oct. 30-Dec. 11

126135-03 12:30-3 pm Tue. Jan. 8-Feb. 12

126135-04 12:30-3 pm Tue. Feb. 26-Apr. 2

No class: Nov. 20

Stained Glass

Learn the basics while gaining knowledge in both the

leading and copper foil methods. You’ll complete two

projects. Bring oil cutter and two square feet of double

strength glass to the first class. These are available at

local stained glass retailer, or purchase in class. Instructor

Dina Koucky has been teaching since 1992. Students

furnish some materials after first session. Intermediate &

advanced students welcome. $7 material fee payable to

instructor. Res. $70 (non-res. $84) 5 sessions

126170-01 6-9 pm Tue. Oct. 2-30

126170-02 6-9 pm Tue. Jan. 8-Feb. 5

126170-03 6-9 pm Tue. Feb. 19-Mar. 19

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Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013 Art

Leisure Arts

The pottery studio is now located at the Apex Simms

Street Center, 11706 W. 82nd Ave.

Fused Glass

Fused glass art captures the beauty and rich colors of

stained glass without the need for metal or soldering.

Join other fused glass artists and create a 6x6 plate,

two pieces of jewelry and a picture frame. No previous

glass experience necessary. Returning students

may work on other projects. Additional material fees

may apply to returning students. Please bring safety


NEW! We have added a Tuesday afternoon class!

Holiday gifts or decorations will be featured in the

October through December classes.

Location: Simms Street Center

Res. $85 (non-res. $102) 3 sessions

126175-01 6-8:30 pm Mon. Aug. 6-27

126175-02 1:30-4 pm Tue. Aug. 7-28

126175-03 6-8:30 pm Mon. Sep. 10-24

126175-04 1:30-4 pm Tue. Sep. 11-25

126175-05 6-8:30 pm Mon. Oct. 15-29

126175-06 1:30-4 pm Tue. Oct. 16-30

126175-07 6-8:30 pm Mon. Nov. 5-19

126175-08 1:30-4 pm Tue. Nov. 6-20

126175-09 6-8:30 pm Mon. Dec. 3-17

126175-10 1:30-4 pm Tue. Dec. 4-18

126175-11 6-8:30 pm Mon. Jan. 7-21

126175-12 1:30-4 pm Tue. Jan. 8-22

126175-13 6-8:30 pm Mon. Feb. 4-18

126175-14 1:30-4 pm Tue. Feb. 5-19

126175-15 6-8:30 pm Mon. Mar. 4-18

126175-16 1:30-4 pm Tue. Mar. 5-19

No class: Aug. 20, Aug. 21

Pottery • Ages 14+

Discover your creativity and give shape to your passion

for pottery! Beginners use simple hand building

techniques and work toward practicing on the wheel.

Returning students may choose hand building or wheel

throwing. Learn construction and design techniques,

glazing, decoration and firing. Receive individual

attention in a supportive, stimulating atmosphere.

Classes are intended as a creative learning experience;

“production” pottery is discouraged. Instructor Judy

Iannacito has worked in ceramics since 1967 and has

a B.A. in Art Education. Clay costs: $8.65 for a 25 lb.

bag (price includes sales tax of 65 cents).

Location: Simms Street Center

Res. $86 (non-res. $96) 10 sessions

126180-01 10 am-12 pm Wed. Sep. 19-Nov. 21

126180-02 7-9 pm Thu. Sep. 20-Nov. 22

126180-03 10 am-12 pm Wed. Jan. 9-Mar. 13

126180-04 7-9 pm Thu. Jan. 10-Mar. 14

Pottery Lab • Ages 16+

For continuing and current pottery students, and those

who are oriented by instructor. Students currently enrolled

in the pottery class can register for the discounted

“Lab with Class” fee. When class meets registration

minimum, drop-ins are welcome at $12 (non-res. $14)

per class. Pay drop-in fee by check only.

Location: Simms Street Center

Pottery Lab

Res. $65 (non-res. $75) 7 sessions

126181-01 9:30 am-12:30 pm Sat. Oct. 6-Nov. 17

Res. $75 (non-res. $90) 8 sessions

126181-02 9:30 am-12:30 pm Sat. Jan. 19-Mar. 9

Pottery Lab w/Class

Res. $41 (non-res. $49) 7 sessions

126181-C1 9:30 am-12:30 pm Sat. Oct. 6-Nov. 17

Res. $55 (non-res. $66) 8 sessions

126181-C2 9:30 am-12:30 pm Sat. Jan. 19-Mar. 9

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Art/Music Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013

Art Exhibits

Every 6-8 weeks the Center begins a new art show.

Community members are encouraged to display their

work. Details of each show, entry fees, and applications

are available at the front desk, or call 303-425-9583.

“Favorite Things”

Express your favorite things through art -- hobbies,

foods, people, colors, anything that comes to mind.

Show dates: Aug. 6-Sept. 19

Apex PRD Artist Fall Exhibit”

Apex Park and Recreation District art teachers and

students showcase their art in this annual show. Show

dates: Sept. 24-Nov. 7

“Quilt & Wall Hanging Exhibit”

This annual show will surely delight and warm your

soul! View the special artistic talents of these local

quilters. Open to all community members. Show dates:

Nov. 12-Dec. 26

Winter Wonderland

Bring a little winter inside by displaying your favorite

snow scenes. All media welcome. Show dates: Jan.

2-Feb. 6

“Art for the Young at Heart”

Visit this captivating art show featuring elementary

school students and senior adult artists. Award reception:

February 13 from 4-6 pm. Show dates: February

11-March 20.

Apex PRD Artist Spring Exhibit”

Apex Park and Recreation District art teachers and

students are encouraged to display their work in this

annual show. Show dates: March 25-May 1.



Enjoy crafts to benefit your center and community.

Call Lynn, 303-425-9583, for details.

Crafty Seniors

If you enjoy crafts and wish to donate time and talent,

please join us! This group meets year-round on

Wednesdays at the Center from 10 am to noon to make

craft items from donated materials, which are then

sold at our gift shop and craft fair. Proceeds benefit

special projects at the Center. Come as often as you

like or work from home! The group also makes lap

robes, bags, and stuffed toys that are given to Jefferson

County residents in need, such as persons in nursing

homes, battered women’s shelters and others.


North Jeffco Notable Choir

This community choir sings oldies and light popular

tunes that give joy to all who hear them! Men and

women who love to sing and perform are welcome.

The choir rehearses on Tuesdays at 10:45 am at the

center. Fee: Students must register for the entire 15

or 12 week session or pay $3 per day (payable to the

choir director), punch cards will no longer be available

for purchase. Dori Walter, director. Potential new

members must contact director, 303-428-4205, before

attending rehearsals.

Fee: $34 15 sessions

126199-01 10:45 am-12:15 pm Tue. Sep. 11-Dec. 18

Fee: $27 12 sessions

126199-02 10:45 am-12:15 pm Tue. Jan. 8-Mar. 26

Colorado’s Largest Monthly Newspaper for Adults 50+

• Current events, articles and resources

• Free! Mailed and at newsstands each month

• Over 200,000 circulation each month

• 4 local editions plus Green copy available at web site

Call for information: 303-694-5512 or 800-445-0062

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Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013 Education


Keep your mind active and engaged! Learn something

new and interesting this season.

Medicare 101

Whether you are thinking about retiring or have already,

is Medicare a mystery to you? A speaker from the SHIP

program at Centura Health Insurance Counseling helps

you understand the basics of Medicare and gives you

resources for maneuvering the Medicare maze.

Res. $4 (non-res. $5)

126210-01 7-8 pm Mon. Oct. 29

Medicare Changes 2013

We are in the open enrollment period for Medicare

Advantage and Prescriptions plans. A speaker from the

SHIP program at Centura Health Insurance Counseling

shares information so you can make the best decision.

Res. $4 (non-res. $5)

126212-01 7-8 pm Mon. Nov. 5

The Story Behind The Holiday

Holidays can be filled with wonderful memories

and rituals. Have you ever wondered how these

traditions came about? Explore the historical development

of Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa and much

more. Presented by Elaine Feldhaus, Wellness Specialist

for Senior Reach.

Res. $3 (non-res. $4)

126213-01 10-11 am Tue. Nov. 27

Using Supplements Safely

Learn simple ways to use supplements safely.

Discover which herbal supplements, food, and vitamins

can react with prescription medications. Presented by

Elaine Feldhaus, Wellness Specialist for Senior Reach.

Res. $3 (non-res. $4)

126214-01 1-2:15 pm Tue. Mar. 5

Bridge Players Defense

One of the most challenging but rewarding aspects of

contract bridge is defense. This class, for intermediate

to advanced bridge players, covers opening leads, second

and third hand play, signals, planning and developing

tricks as defenders and more. If you are a good

defender, it is almost impossible to lose! Sandy Koller,

ACBL certified instructor.

Res. $45 (non-res. $54) 10 sessions

126218-01 9-11:30 am Mon. Sep. 10-Nov. 12

Popular Bridge Conventions

A different bridge convention is covered during each

session. Learn about Weak Two-Bids, Jacoby Transfers,

Negative Double and many more fun and exciting

additions to the Standard American Bidding System.

For intermediate to advanced bridge players. Sandy

Koller, ACBL certified instructor.

Res. $45 (non-res. $54) 10 sessions

126219-01 9-11:30 am Mon. Jan. 7-Mar. 11

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Education Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013

Holiday Dessert Series

Discover new holiday recipes to impress your

guests. Sign up for one class or all four. $5 materials fee

payable to the instructor at each class.

Halloween Desserts

Res. $15 (non-res. $18)

126232-01 1-3:30 pm Wed. Oct. 24

Thanksgiving Desserts

Res. $15 (non-res. $18)

126232-02 1-3:30 pm Wed. Nov. 7

New Year’s Desserts

Res. $15 (non-res. $18)

126232-03 1-3:30 pm Wed. Dec. 19

Valentine’s Day Desserts

Res. $15 (non-res. $18)

126232-04 1-3:30 pm Wed. Feb. 6

Arvada Police Liaison

Officer Don Sikkema, Senior Liaison Officer, is at the

center most Tuesdays from 10 to 11 am. Stop by to

chat or share questions and concerns about abandoned

cars, suspicious phone calls or solicitors, graffiti,

scams, car break-ins, purse snatching, etc. Officer Sikkema

can be reached at 720-898-6724.

Check out the Center’s Safety Board for Officer Sikkema’s

newsletter and other helpful information on

safe driving, avoiding scams and more!

AARP-Driver Safety Program • Ages 50+

Brush up on safe, defensive driving skills; learn how

to avoid accidents and handle adverse traffic conditions

and hazards. This DMV approved course was

designed especially for people age 50 and over. Insurance

companies offer discounts to seniors completing

it. Class registration is free. There is a $12 material fee

for AARP members ($14 for non-AARP members) due

on the day of class. AARP members must show membership

card to receive discounted price. Make checks

payable to AARP (checks only-no cash). Classes often

fill, so sign up early.

126255-01 12-4 pm Thu. Oct. 18

126255-02 12-4 pm Thu. Nov. 29

126255-03 12-4 pm Thu. Dec. 13

126255-04 12-4 pm Fri. Feb. 15

126255-05 12-4 pm Fri. Mar. 22


Sign Language • Ages 12+

Discover American Sign Language. Beginning and

returning students welcome. Beginning students will

learn the alphabet and numbers and progress to common

vocabulary words and phrases. Returning students

will review what they have already learned and expand

their vocabulary words and phrases. $3 workbook fee

due to the instructor at the first class.

Res. $39 (non-res. $47) 6 sessions

126240-01 5:30-7 pm Mon. Sep. 17-Oct. 22

126240-02 5:30-7 pm Mon. Jan. 28-Mar. 4

Beginning Spanish

Learn greetings, the alphabet, pronunciation, numbers,

weather, time and more! Gain lots of new vocabulary,

begin speaking in the present tense and have a strong

base by the end. We converse during each class session.

Please bring paper, pen/pencil and a three-ring

notebook to class. $3 workbook fee payable to instructor.

Ruth Toliver, instructor.

Res. $42 (non-res. $51) 8 sessions

126241-01 7-8:30 pm Thu. Aug. 16-Oct. 4

126241-02 7-8:30 pm Thu. Oct. 18-Dec. 13

126241-03 7-8:30 pm Thu. Jan. 10-Feb. 28

No class: Nov. 22

Spanish II

Continue building the vocabulary you learned in beginning

Spanish, while learning verbs in the present tense.

Engage in spontaneous conversation topics. Please bring

paper, pen/pencil and a three ring notebook to class. $3

workbook fee payable to Ruth Toliver, instructor.

Res. $42 (non-res. $51) 8 sessions

126242-01 7-8:30 pm Tue. Aug. 14-Oct. 2

126242-02 7-8:30 pm Tue. Oct. 16-Dec. 11

126242-03 7-8:30 pm Tue. Jan. 8-Feb. 26

No class: Nov. 20

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Intermediate Spanish

Learn many fun, useful phrases at an easy pace. We’ll

cover idiomatic expressions and converse a lot during

class. Students should be speaking easily in the present

tense and present perfect tense. Please bring paper,

pen/pencil and a three-ring notebook to class. Ruth

Toliver, instructor.

Res. $42 (non-res. $51) 8 sessions

126243-01 1-2:30 pm Wed. Aug. 15-Oct. 3

126243-02 7-8:30 pm Wed. Aug. 15-Oct. 3

126243-03 1-2:30 pm Wed. Oct. 17-Dec. 12

126243-04 7-8:30 pm Wed. Oct. 17-Dec. 12

126243-05 1-2:30 pm Wed. Jan. 9-Feb. 27

126243-06 7-8:30 pm Wed. Jan. 9-Feb. 27

No class: Nov. 21

Advanced Spanish

Discuss current events, newspaper articles, and your

daily life activities. Each lesson contains a dialogue,

grammar examples, and conversation topics. Please

bring paper, pen/pencil and a three ring notebook to

class. Ruth Toliver, instructor.

Res. $42 (non-res. $51) 8 sessions

126244-01 10:30 am-12 pm Thu. Aug. 16-Oct. 4

126244-02 10:30 am-12 pm Thu. Oct. 18-Dec. 13

126244-03 10:30 am-12 pm Thu. Jan. 10-Feb. 28

No class: Nov. 22

Creative Writing Workshop

Discover how to express your stories and ideas so

that others find them interesting and want to read your

work. Get feedback on your writing, whether you

write for yourself, for friends, or for publication. Danielle

Steinfeld, Instructor.

Res. $38 (non-res. $46) 6 sessions

126249-01 1-2:30 pm Mon. Sep. 10-Oct. 15

126249-02 1-2:30 pm Thu. Sep. 13-Oct. 18

126249-03 1-2:30 pm Mon. Oct. 29-Dec. 10

126249-04 1-2:30 pm Thu. Nov. 1-Dec. 13

126249-05 1-2:30 pm Mon. Jan. 7-Feb. 11

126249-06 1-2:30 pm Thu. Jan. 10-Feb. 14

126249-07 1-2:30 pm Mon. Feb. 18-Mar. 25

126249-08 1-2:30 pm Thu. Feb. 21-Mar. 28

No class: Nov. 19, Nov. 22

Starting Your Memoir

Get started on the enjoyable adventure of writing

about your life. Where to start? How to organize?

What to include? How to best express yourself? This

class helps you find the springboard that works for

you. Danielle Steinfeld, instructor.

Res. $7 (non-res. $8)

126251-01 1-2:30 pm Fri. Oct. 12

126251-02 1-2:30 pm Fri. Jan. 11

126251-03 1-2:30 pm Fri. Mar. 29

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Computers Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013

Getting Started with Computers —

To help decide which class is right for you, do you:

• know how to use a mouse?

• know how to shut down the computer?

• know all of the computer’s main components?

• know how to save a file to a floppy disk or CD?

• know how to open and close a computer program?

If you answered “no” to any of the above questions, we recommend

that you begin with “Computer Basics.” If you answered “yes” to ALL

of the above questions, we recommend you take “A—Intro to Windows.”

We have recently upgraded our computers. All classes are Office 2010,

Windows 7, Windows XP and Office 2003 compatible.

Classes are usually taught 4 students to every 1 instructor.

One-on-One Computer Training

Resolve specific computer issues with one-on-one

training sessions in the Center’s computer lab. Length

of session varies depending on your needs. Cost is $35

(non-res. $42) per hour. To schedule your time, call


Res. $35 (non-res. $42)

126500-01 Mon.-Fri. Sep. 3-Dec. 31

126500-02 Mon.-Fri. Jan. 1-Mar. 29

Computer Basics

New to computers? This class is for you. We’ll introduce

Microsoft Windows, use of keyboard and mouse.

You’ll learn to open and close the computer and its

programs, become familiar with computer components,

basic terminology, and using help. $5 lab fee

payable to instructor at class.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126502-01 9-11:30 am Mon.,Wed. Sep. 10-12

126502-02 9-11:30 am Tue.,Thu. Sep. 11-13

126502-03 12:30-3 pm Mon.,Wed. Oct. 15-17

126502-04 6-8:30 pm Tue.,Thu. Nov. 13-15

126502-05 9-11:30 am Mon.,Wed. Jan. 7-9

126502-06 12:30-3 pm Tue.,Wed. Feb. 19-20

Our computer lab was

funded by a grant from

the Apex Park and

Recreation District

Foundation! It features

small classes for good





A:Intro to Windows

The next step after learning the basics. Manage files,

folders and the Recycle Bin. Use pull down menus,

tool bar buttons, and shortcut keys to move text and

print. $5 lab fee payable to instructor at the first class.

Prerequisite: Computer Basics.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126504-01 9-11:30 am Tue.,Thu. Sep. 18-20

126504-02 12:30-3 pm Mon.,Wed. Oct. 22-24

126504-03 6-8:30 pm Tue.,Thu. Nov. 27-29

126504-04 9-11:30 am Mon.,Wed. Jan. 14-16

126504-05 12:30-3 pm Tue.,Wed. Feb. 26-27

B:Intro to Word Processing

Learn all about word processing using MS Word: text

entry and editing, cut, copy and paste, formatting text

and paragraphs, adding pictures, clip art, page set up

and printing options. A $5 lab fee is payable to instructor

at first class. Knowledge of Computer Basics

and Intro to Windows required.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126506-01 9-11:30 am Tue.,Thu. Sep. 25-27

126506-02 12:30-3 pm Mon.,Wed. Oct. 29-31

126506-03 6-8:30 pm Tue.,Thu. Dec. 4-6

126506-04 9-11:30 am Mon.,Wed. Jan. 21-23

126506-05 12:30-3 pm Tue.,Wed. Mar. 5-6

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C:More Word

Take your word processing skills to the next level.

Learn about tables, columns, bullets/numbering, Word

Art, templates, style sheets, headers/footers, and Autocorrect/Autotext.

A $5 lab fee is payable to instructor

at the first class. Knowledge of Windows and word

processing required.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126508-01 9-11:30 am Tue.,Thu. Oct. 2-4

126508-02 12:30-3 pm Mon.,Wed. Nov. 5-7

126508-03 6-8:30 pm Tue.,Thu. Dec. 11-13

126508-04 9-11:30 am Mon.,Wed. Jan. 28-30

126508-05 12:30-3 pm Tue.,Wed. Mar. 12-13

Clean Up Your Computer

Learn about Windows’ features for keeping your PC

efficient. Look at other products for removing viruses,

adware, spyware, and other items that affect your computer’s

performance. $5 lab fee payable to instructor.

Res. $28 (non-res. $34)

126510-01 9-11:30 am Thu. Sep. 6

126510-02 12:30-3 pm Wed. Dec. 19

126510-03 9-11:30 am Fri. Jan. 18

126510-04 12:30-3 pm Mon. Mar. 4

You’ve Got Mail

All about e-mail! Learn how to send, receive and

format messages; attach text or graphics; work with

attachments; set preferences; manage your list of messages

and more. $5 lab fee payable to instructor.

Res. $32 (non-res. $38)

126512-01 9 am-12 pm Fri. Oct. 19

126512-02 12:30-3:30 pm Mon. Feb. 11


Learn Internet basics and how to find interesting and

informative websites. Topics: terminology, search

engines, email and attachments, security concerns and

more. $5 lab fee payable to instructor at the first class.

Prerequisite: Computer Basics.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126514-01 9-11:30 am Tue.,Thu. Nov. 6-8

126514-02 12:30-3 pm Mon.,Wed. Feb. 4-6

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Learn the major features of this communications and

information management program. Use Outlook Today

to quickly view a summary of tasks, appointments, and

current email status. Explore all email features, tracking

contacts, scheduling meetings, managing tasks, using

notes, creating folders, merging with Word to print

labels, and more. $5 lab fee payable to instructor.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126516-01 9-11:30 am Mon.,Wed. Sep. 17-19

126516-02 12:30-3 pm Tue.,Thu. Jan. 8-10

126516-03 9-11:30 am Wed., Fri. Mar. 20-22

Intro to Digital Photo Editing

Take your digital photos from OK to great! Edit like

a pro: learn to remove red eye, touch up flaws, correct

the lighting and contrast, crop and resize pictures.

We’ll also cover photo-sharing options: printing them

yourself, having them developed and attaching them to

emails. Bring your camera and memory card to class.

$5 lab fee payable to instructor at the class.

Res. $40 (non-res. $48)

126520-01 9 am-1 pm Thu Nov. 15

126520-02 9 am-1 pm Tue. Jan. 22

126520-03 12-4 pm Thu. Mar. 28

Using Scanners

Learn about different types of scanners and methods for

scanning in documents, pictures and transparencies. Scan

text into an editable document (OCR). Use the scanner

and printer as a copier and/or fax system for sending and

receiving faxes. $5 lab fee payable to instructor.

Res. $32 (non-res. $38)

126522-01 9 am-12 pm Fri. Nov. 2

126522-02 9 am-12 pm Mon. Feb. 25

Graphics Workshop

Learn how to insert graphics, change size, color, use

tools to modify clip art, Word Art, and basic shapes.

Learn how to wrap text and make a watermark. Learn

about animated art and how to download pictures from

the Internet. $5 lab fee payable to instructor.

Res. $32 (non-res. $38)

126524-01 12:30-3:30 pm Fri. Oct. 19

126524-02 9 am-12 pm Mon. Feb. 11

Tips and Tricks for Windows 7

Learn how to make your Windows system more efficient

by adding features and changing appearances.

Learn about customizing menus, modifying toolbars,

creating shortcuts, and other things you can do to make

your Windows experience more productive. $5 lab fee

payable to instructor at the first class. Prerequisite: A:

Intro to Windows

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126526-01 9-11:30 am Mon.,Wed. Sep. 24-26

126526-02 12:30-3 pm Mon.,Wed. Dec. 10-12

126526-03 6-8:30 pm Tue.,Thu. Feb. 12-14

Intro to Excel

Learn spreadsheet basics, plus tips and techniques

including data entry, formulas, copy and paste, formatting

and printing. We’ll also cover managing and presentation

features and learn how to use Excel information

in other programs such as Word and PowerPoint.

Single session class includes 1-hour lunch. $5 lab fee

payable to instructor at class. Knowledge of Computer

Basics and Windows required.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126528-01 6-8:30 pm Tue.,Thu. Oct. 9-11

126528-02 12:30-3 pm Mon.,Wed. Nov. 26-28

126528-03 6-8:30 pm Tue.,Thu. Jan. 15-17

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 1 session

126528-04 9 am-3 pm Fri. Mar. 1

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Intermediate Excel

Continue to explore the wide range of formulas and

methods available in Excel. Learn to create, edit and

format spreadsheets to perform calculations and convert

data into charts and graphs. Single session class

includes 1-hour lunch. $5 lab fee payable to instructor

at the first class. Prerequisite: Intro to Excel.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126529-01 6-8:30 pm Tue.,Thu. Oct. 16-18

126529-02 6-8:30 pm Tue.,Thu. Jan. 29-31

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 1 session

126529-03 9 am-3 pm Fri. Mar. 8


Learn PowerPoint screen elements and design terms,

use outlines to organize the text of the presentation,

use design templates and formatting tools, add objects

and pictures to slides, use color schemes and slide

masters, and produce an on-screen slide show. $5 lab

fee payable to instructor at the class. Knowledge of

Computer Basics and Windows required.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126532-01 9-11:30 am Mon.,Wed. Dec. 3-5

126532-02 12:30-3 pm Tue.,Thu. Feb. 5-7

More PowerPoint

Take PowerPoint to the next level. Explore animation,

transitions, presentation techniques, using charts,

tables, sharing and creating slides from outline, and

more. Single session class includes 1-hour lunch. $5

lab fee payable to instructor. Prerequisite: PowerPoint.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126533-01 9-11:30 am Mon.,Wed. Dec. 17-19

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 1 session

126533-02 9 am-3 pm Fri. Feb. 8

Intro to Access

Learn how the parts of a database work together. See

how to create database structure and display data the

simple way, including sorting, filtering and finding information.

$5 lab fee payable to instructor at the class.

Knowledge of Computer Basics and Windows required.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126536-01 12:30-3 pm Mon.,Wed. Oct. 8-10

126536-02 9-11:30 am Tue.,Thu. Feb. 12-14

More Access

Design data forms, queries and reports. Import and

export information from other programs. Knowledge

of Access is required. Single session class includes

1-hour lunch. $5 lab fee due to instructor.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 1 session

126537-01 9 am-3 pm Fri. Oct. 12

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 2 sessions

126537-02 9-11:30 am Tue.,Thu. Feb. 19-21

Intro to Publisher

Learn how to create brochures, business cards, and

more. Create a basic publication and learn how to use

the wizard. Explore the publication design set and

build your own design template, including standard

and commercial printing. $5 lab fee payable to instructor

at the class. Includes 1-hour lunch. Prerequisite:

Computer Basics.

Res. $49 (non-res. $59) 1 session

126540-01 9 am-3 pm Fri. Dec. 14

126540-02 9 am-3 pm Fri. Feb. 22

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Fitness/Wellness • Drop-in Classes Sep.1-Mar. 31

Class Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:30-9:30 am

9-10 am

9:30-10:30 am

9:35-10:30 am

9:35-10:45 am

10-11 am

10:35-11:30 am

10:40-11:30 am

10:45-11:40 am

11:45 am-

12:45 pm

11:45 am-

12:40 pm

12:45-1:45 pm

Wake Up &

Workout (level 3)


T’ai Chi


Cardio Circuit

Men’s Fitness

(level 2-3)




(Level 3)

Combo Light

(level 2)

AFEP Arthritis

(level 1)

For Cardiovascular and Weight Room Use

Drop-in fee $3.50 res./$4.50 non-res., Exercard or SilverSneakers scan card. Everyone must attend

one orientation session before using the Cardio/weight room.

Hours of operation:

Mon. through Wed: 8:30 am to 2 pm, 4 pm-6:30 pm*, Thu. 8:30 am to 2 pm, 4-6 pm, Fri. 9:30 am to 2 pm

*If no one is in the Cardio/weight room by 6:10 pm it may close early.


• Classes meet at the Community Recreation Center unless otherwise

noted. Geared toward ages 50 plus, but open to adults of all

ages. For more information on choosing a class, call Lynn at 303-


• Choosing a fitness class for you: If in doubt, please ask staff for

help—and check with your doctor before starting a new fitness activity.

No matter which classes you take, it’s important that you do any

exercise at your own pace.

Wake Up &

Workout (level 3)


Yoga Stretch


Yoga Stretch

Men’s Fitness

(level 2-3)

Zumba Chair


(level 3)


T’ai Chi


Cardio Circuit

AFEP Arthritis

(level 1)

Wake Up &

Workout (level 3)


Cardio Fit




Yoga Stretch


Yoga Stretch

Level 1: All exercises are done seated in or supported by a chair.

Class is very gentle and slow.

Level 2: Most of the exercises are done standing, but chairs are

available if needed. Some exercise is done on the floor on exercise

mats. Appropriate for beginners with minimal or no physical limitations.

Level 3: Longer duration & higher intensity cardiovascular segment

with more advanced strength work. Some exercise experience


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Fitness/Wellness •Exercard Eligible Classes

SilverSneakers members - please scan your card. Regular participants may pay a drop-in fee

or purchase a punch card at the front desk. For ages 18+.


For most Community Center daytime

fitness or line dancing classes.

$29 for 10 visits (non-res. $35)

Super Exercard

$63 for 25 visits (non-res. $76)

Drop-In Fee

Drop in for most daytime Community

Center line dance or fitness

classes for $3.50 (non-res. $4.50)

Welcome SilverSneakers® members!

The CRC is proud to host the SilverSneakers Fitness Program!

Members may attend all the drop-in classes listed in

the chart on page 16, morning line dance classes, and may

drop into the Cardio-Weight Room for one scan of your card per time, no additional

fee! SilverSneakers classes welcome non-SilverSneakers participants

too—just pay the drop-in fee or purchase an Exercard at the front desk.

SilverSneakers is a wellness benefit for persons with qualifying supplemental

Medicare insurance plans. All those eligible must complete a participant

packet before beginning classes and scan card daily when attending. Stop at

the front desk for requirements and to enroll.

The SilverSneakers fee for classes marked with sneaker logo is usually $25,

plus one card scan per visit. Classes not marked with the logo are full price.

Exercard/SilverSneakers Eligible Drop-in class descriptions

• Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program® (AFEP): This class is done entirely in chairs with emphasis on increasing pain-free

range of motion and overall strength and flexibility. Format designed and recommended by the National Arthritis Foundation.

• Cardio Circuit (SilverSneakers®): A predominantly standing workout designed to increase cardiovascular and muscular

fitness. Upper body strength work using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball is alternated with

non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching, and relaxation exercises.

• Cardio Fit (SilverSneakers®):For active adults who desire a safe and effective low impact cardiovascular workout. Hand-

held weights or elastic tubing with handles are used for progressive resistance training, and a chair is offered for stability

and/or support for upper body strength exercises and abdominal conditioning.

• Combo Light: 20-30 minutes of easy-does-it low impact aerobic dance. Gentle and basic full-body toning and strengthening

follows, ending with a long stretch.

• Men’s Fitness: A friendly and interactive class just for the guys. Easy to follow aerobic movment is followed by strength

work using weights and exercise tubing. Class gears down with gentle stretching and relaxation.

• M.S.R.O.M. (SilverSneakers® ): Full-body workout using a chair for seated & standing support. Muscular strength & range of

movement conditioning is done at a very beginning level. A variety of strength & balance exercises are done using body weight,

hand held weights, balls, and elastic tubing with handles.

• Seniorcise: 30-35+ minutes of easy-to-follow, high energy, low impact aerobic dance created to improve cardiovascular

fitness combined with strength, balance, toning and flexibility exercises for total body fitness.

• SilverSneakers® Yoga Stretch: This class challenges you with a variety of simple and safe yoga exercises you do at your own

pace. Using a chair for support, increase flexibility, build endurance and learn how to relax and think more clearly.

• Therapeutic T’ai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body; it consists of slow continuous

whole-body movements, strung together in a form. Class focuses on weight transference, which improves balance and

prevents falls, it also helps to relieve pain and reduce stress. For older adults and those with chronic conditions; can be

modified to use a chair.

• Wake up and Work out: A more intense workout with 30-35 minutes of continuous low-impact aerobics followed by

conditioning work with hand-held weights and exercise bands. Class ends with a full-body stretch.

• Zumba Chair: Uses the same Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; with exhilarating, easy-to-follow

moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere as the Zumba Fitness, but is modified for the beginner and those just

starting to exercise. This class is performed from a chair.

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Free Blood Pressure Screening

Monitor your health with monthly blood pressure

screening, provided by PrideMark Paramedics. No appointment

needed, just drop by the Center.

Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11 am: Sep. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11,

Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 12

Fridays, 10 am to noon: Sep. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 28,

Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29

Free Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure


Keep tabs on your blood sugar and/or blood pressures

the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30-11:30 am.

Provided by the Arvada Fire Department. No appointment

needed, just drop by.

Aug. 1, Sep. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Feb. 6, Mar. 6

Flu Shots

VNA will provide flu shots on October 8 noon – 2

pm. Please call or stop by the front desk to sign up in

advance. Payment is made to VNA. Flu shots $25,

FluMist $30 (ages 2-49).


Reduce stress, ease sore muscles, improve circulation

and rehabilitate injuries. Payment is due at time of registration

to reserve a 30-minute time slot. Adults 18+.

Barbara Salage, Massage Therapist. 24-hour notice

required for cancellations or you will be charged full

rate. $22 resident, $26 non-resident, per half-hour appointment.

Appointments are Friday afternoons. Call

the Center, 303-425-9583, to make an appointment.

Drop-in Chair Massage is $10 for 10 minutes with

Patti Douglas. Payment is due at time of service.

Wellness Foot Clinic

Offered by Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) on

the 2nd Monday of the month. Please call or stop by

the front desk to make a half-hour appointment. The

nurses trim toenails, lotion rub and check blood pressure

with special care for diabetics. Kaiser patients:

once approved, this service may be free; the VNA

handles the determination and confirmation.

Res. $27 (non-res. $32)

127096-1A 9 am-4 pm Mon. Sep. 10

127096-1B 9 am-4 pm Mon. Oct. 8

127096-1C 9 am-4 pm Mon. Nov. 12

127096-1D 9 am-4 pm Mon. Dec. 10

127096-1E 9 am-4 pm Mon. Jan. 14

127096-1F 9 am-4 pm Mon. Feb. 11

127096-1G 9 am-4 pm Mon. Mar. 11

Personal Training

A total fitness program has three important

components: cardiovascular health, muscular strength,

and endurance. Trained staff get you started or help

you find the strong points of your fitness program and

develop strategies for improvement. SilverSneakers

pay $25/hr. Call 303-425-9583 to register and allow

up to 2 days for your trainer to contact you to schedule

your first appointment.

Sign up for 1 hour sessions: Res. $35/hr (non-res. $45/hr),

3-1 hour sessions: Res. $90 (non-res. $120),

6-1 hour sessions: Res. $175 (non-res. $220),

12-1 hour sessions: Res. $330 (non-res. $405)

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Intro to SilverSneakers

New to SilverSneakers? Join us for a light

snack and learn about SilverSneakers and the Community

Recreation Center. We will walk you through the

paperwork, if you haven’t filled it out yet, give you a

facility tour, and explain the program benefits and SilverSneakers

eligible activities. For those with qualifying

insurance plans. Please call Lynn at 303-425-9583

to verify.

127099-01 9-10 am Thu. Sep. 13

127099-02 9-10 am Thu. Nov. 8

127099-03 9-10 am Thu. Jan. 10

127099-04 9-10 am Thu. Mar. 14

Weight Room Orientation

Everyone is required to attend a Weight

Room Orientation, one Personal Training session,

or Weight Training 101/102 before using the weight

room. The orientation covers the basics of properly

using the cardiovascular and strength equipment.

SilverSneakers members pay $2 and scan card. Please

register in advance.

Res. $5 (non-res. $7)

127100-01 2-3:30 pm Mon. Sep. 10

127100-02 5:15-6:30 pm Tue. Sep. 18

127100-03 9-10:30 am Thu. Sep. 27

127100-04 2-3:30 pm Mon. Oct. 1

127100-05 5:15-6:30 pm Tue. Oct. 16

127100-06 9-10:30 am Thu. Oct. 2

127100-07 2-3:30 pm Mon. Nov. 5

127100-08 5:15-6:30 pm Tue. Nov. 20

127100-09 2-3:30 pm Mon. Dec. 3

127100-10 5:15-6:30 pm Tue. Dec. 18

127100-21 2-3:30 pm Mon. Jan. 7

127100-22 5:15-6:30 pm Tue. Jan. 15

127100-23 9-10:30 am Thu. Jan. 24

127100-24 2-3:30 pm Mon. Feb. 4

127100-25 5:15-6:30 pm Tue. Feb. 19

127100-26 9-10:30 am Thu. Feb. 28

127100-27 2-3:30 pm Mon. Mar. 4

127100-28 5:15-6:30 pm Tue. Mar. 19

127100-29 9-10:30 am Thu. Mar. 28

Weight Training

A certified personal trainer shows you how

to increase bone mass, muscle strength, flexibility and

cardiovascular fitness and improve your overall health.

Functional fitness assessments are taken the first and

last week. Classes are small for more individual attention.

Weight Training 102 is for the more advanced

student; however, beginners are welcome in the 2:45


Weight Training 102

Res. $50 (non-res. $60) 10 sessions

127101-01 1:30-2:45 pm Tue.,Thu. Sep. 11-Oct. 11

127101-02 1:30-2:45 pm Tue.,Thu. Oct. 23-Nov. 27

127101-04 1:30-2:45 pm Tue.,Thu. Jan. 8-Feb. 7

127101-05 1:30-2:45 pm Tue.,Thu. Feb. 19-Mar. 21

127101-06 2:45-4 pm Tue.,Thu. Sep. 11-Oct. 11

127101-07 2:45-4 pm Tue.,Thu. Oct. 23-Nov. 27

127101-09 2:45-4 pm Tue.,Thu. Jan. 8-Feb. 7

127101-10 2:45-4 pm Tue.,Thu. Feb. 19-Mar. 21

No class: Nov. 22

Res. $30 (non-res. $36) 6 sessions

127101-03 1:30-2:45 pm Tue.,Thu. Dec. 4-20

127101-08 2:45-4 pm Tue.,Thu. Dec. 4-20

Weight Training 101

Res. $30 (non-res. $36) 6 sessions

127101-11 6-7:30 pm Thu. Sep. 13-Oct. 18

127101-12 6-7:30 pm Thu. Nov. 1-Dec. 13

127101-13 6-7:30 pm Thu. Jan. 10-Feb. 14

127101-14 6-7:30 pm Thu. Feb. 21-Mar. 28

No class: Nov. 22

Circuit Training

This class leads you through a series of exercises

using all the equipment, including free weights,

ball and bands. For those who have already taken

Weight Training 102 or who are experienced exercisers.

Res. $50 (non-res. $60) 12 sessions

127102-01 8:15-9:30 am Fri. Sep. 14-Dec. 7

127102-02 8:15-9:30 am Fri. Jan. 11-Mar. 29

No class: Nov. 23

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Day Therapeutic T’ai Chi

For those who are looking to learn T’ai Chi

from the beginning and who have increased difficulty

with balance, fatigue, and flexibility. T’ai Chi is

mindful movement that can increase flexibility, reduce

stress and increase relaxation. It’s also good for those

who have arthritis or diabetes. Instructors Jen Cillo

and Patti Douglas are trained in Therapeutic T’ai Chi.

Res. $48 (non-res. $58) 12 sessions

127208-01 9:30-10:30 am Wed. Sep. 12-Dec. 5

127208-02 9:30-10:30 am Wed. Jan. 9-Mar. 27

No class: Nov. 21

T’ai Chi - Beginning

The Yang Simplified 24 Posture Short Form

is a popular T’ai Chi form practiced in China and the

US. It’s easy to learn, and a nice introduction to the

exciting world of T’ai Chi. Mary Foster, instructor.

Res. $61 (non-res. $73) 11 sessions

127209-01 7-8 pm Mon. Oct. 8-Dec. 17

127209-03 6-7 pm Wed. Oct. 10-Dec. 19

Res. $66 (non-res. $79) 12 sessions

127209-02 7-8 pm Mon. Jan. 7-Mar. 25

127209-04 6-7 pm Wed. Jan. 9-Mar. 27

T’ai Chi - Continuing

For students who have completed the beginning

class of Yang Simplified 24 Posture Short Form.

This class includes ongoing practice, repetition and refinement

of the form, and applicable Qigong exercises.

Res. $61 (non-res. $73) 11 sessions

127210-01 7-8 pm Wed. Oct. 10-Dec. 19

Res. $66 (non-res. $79) 12 sessions

127210-02 7-8 pm Wed. Jan. 9-Mar. 27


A forerunner to T’ai Chi and other martial

arts, Qigong is a 5000 year-old Chinese system for

cultivating health. Students learn to use movement,

breath, sounds, visualization and meditation to improve

the flow of “qi,” or life-energy.

Res. $61 (non-res. $73) 11 sessions

127211-01 6-7 pm Mon. Oct. 8-Dec. 17

Res. $66 (non-res. $79) 12 sessions

127211-02 6-7 pm Mon. Jan. 7-Mar. 25


The instructor’s supportive and encouraging

teaching style draws from the Sivananda, Kripalu,

Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions. The goal is to build a

balanced practice that strengthens the body, quiets the

mind and opens the heart.

Res. $56 (non-res. $67) 7 sessions

127212-01 6:15-7:30 pm Tue. Sep. 11-Oct. 23

Res. $48 (non-res. $58) 6 sessions

127212-02 6:15-7:30 pm Tue. Nov. 6-Dec. 18

No class Nov. 20

127212-03 6:15-7:30 pm Tue. Jan. 8-Feb. 12

127212-04 6:15-7:30 pm Tue. Feb. 19-Mar. 26

Hatha Yoga

Patti Douglas’s gentle approach to yoga is effective

for both new and continuing students. Reconnect

and explore breath, ease of movement (asana) and relaxation.

Monday and Friday classes are more active while

Wednesday evening is especially quiet and restorative.

Res. $96 (non-res. $116) 12 sessions

127213-01 1-2:30 pm Mon. Oct. 1-Dec. 17

127213-02 6-7:30 pm Wed. Sep. 26-Dec. 19

127213-03 9:30-11 am Fri. Sep. 28-Dec. 21

127213-11 1-2:30 pm Mon. Jan. 7-Mar. 25

127213-12 6-7:30 pm Wed. Jan. 9-Mar. 27

127213-13 9:30-11 am Fri. Jan. 11-Mar. 29

No class: Nov. 21, Nov. 23

Day Yogalates

Experience the unique health benefits of

both Pilates and Yoga. Feel stress and tension melt

away with this combination exercise format focused on

muscular strength, relaxation and enhanced flexibility.

Yogalates targets hips, abdominal and lower back area

for improved posture, body alignment and tone. Class

is for beginners and those returning to exercise.

Res. $56 (non-res. $67) 7 sessions

127215-01 1-2 pm Tue. Sep. 11-Oct. 23

Res. $48 (non-res. $58) 6 sessions

127215-02 1-2 pm Tue. Nov. 6-Dec. 18

127215-03 1-2 pm Tue. Jan. 8-Feb. 12

127215-04 1-2 pm Tue. Feb. 19-Mar. 26

No class: Nov. 20

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Evening Yogalates

Yogalates I class is for beginners and those

returning to exercise. Yogalates II is for more advanced

students who have attended Yogalates I for two

sessions. The Monday night class is mixed with beginning

and intermediate.


Res. $56 (non-res. $67) 7 sessions

127216-01 6:45-8 pm Mon. Sep. 10-Oct. 22

Res. $48 (non-res. $58) 6 sessions

127216-02 6:45-8 pm Mon. Nov. 5-Dec. 17

127216-03 6:45-8 pm Mon. Jan. 7-Feb. 11

127216-04 6:45-8 pm Mon. Feb. 18-Mar. 25

No class: Nov. 19

Yogalates I

Res. $56 (non-res. $67) 7 sessions

127216-11 7:30-8:30 pm Thu. Sep. 13-Oct. 25

127216-12 7:30-8:30 pm Thu. Nov. 1-Dec. 20

No class: Nov. 22

Yogalates I

Res. $48 (non-res. $58) 6 sessions

127216-13 7:30-8:30 pm Thu. Jan. 10-Feb. 14

127216-14 7:30-8:30 pm Thu. Feb. 21-Mar. 28

Yogalates II

Res. $56 (non-res. $67) 7 sessions

127216-21 6:15-7:30 pm Thu. Sep. 13-Oct. 25

127216-22 6:15-7:30 pm Thu. Nov. 1-Dec. 20

No class: Nov. 22

Yogalates II

Res. $48 (non-res. $58) 6 sessions

127216-23 6:15-7:30 pm Thu. Jan. 10-Feb. 14

127216-24 6:15-7:30 pm Thu. Feb. 21-Mar. 28

N’ Balance • Ages 50+

Have you fallen or do you have a fear of

falling? Reduce your fall risk through basic balance

and strength exercises. Baseline testing is performed

the first week and follow-up testing the last week.

Sign up early - space is limited.

Res. $60 (non-res. $72) 12 sessions

127217-01 11:35 am-12:30 pm Tue.,Thu. Aug. 21-Sep. 27

127217-02 11:35 am-12:30 pm Tue.,Thu. Feb. 5-Mar 14

FIRST AID, CPR & AED • Ages 13+

The following applies to all first aid & safety classes:

• For ages 13-adult.

• If you successfully complete a class, you are certified

in its procedure.

• Taught by Hal Hiller, a certified instructor with many

years’ teaching experience.

• First Aid and CPR includes infant, child and adult

emergency training, and AED procedures are also

taught, books are provided and certificates are handed

out at end of class.

• For Recertification CPR class, must be currently

CPR certified or within 30 days after expiration.

First Aid, CPR & AED

Res. $54 (non-res. $65)

127230-01 9 am-4 pm Sat. Sep. 15

127230-02 9 am-4 pm Sat. Oct. 13

127230-03 9 am-4 pm Sat. Nov. 17

127230-04 9 am-4 pm Sat. Jan. 12

127230-05 9 am-4 pm Sat. Feb. 16

127230-06 9 am-4 pm Sat. Mar. 16

CPR only

Res. $38 (non-res. $46)

127230-11 9 am-12 pm Sat. Sep. 15

127230-12 9 am-12 pm Sat. Oct. 13

127230-13 9 am-12 pm Sat. Nov. 17

127230-14 9 am-12 pm Sat. Jan. 12

127230-15 9 am-12 pm Sat. Feb. 16

127230-16 9 am-12 pm Sat. Mar. 16

Recertification CPR

Res. $30 (non-res. $36) 1 session

127230-21 6-8 pm Wed. Sep. 12

127230-22 6-8 pm Wed. Oct. 10

127230-23 6-8 pm Wed. Nov. 14

127230-24 6-8 pm Wed. Jan. 9

127230-25 6-8 pm Wed. Feb. 13

127230-26 6-8 pm Wed. Mar. 13

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Outstanding exercise using the natural resistance of

water without adding stress to joints. Strengthen and

tone muscles...and have fun!

Fish Bowl Aquatic Class

(formerly Arthritis Foundation Basic Aquacise)

This gentle paced class is designed for adults and

senior adults who wish to improve/maintain their daily

activities. Participants are encouraged to work at their

own rate and to focus on the “Fish Bowl” concepts:


Independence in mobility

Strength & stretching

Healthy attitude & having fun

Balancing & breathing

Opportunities for social interaction

Water endurance conditioning



Tue., Thu. 9:15-10 am; Mon., Wed., Fri. 1-2 pm

Location: Apex Center

Fees (center admission includes drop-in aquatics): age

19-61: $5.50 res., $6.75 non-res., age 62+: $4.25 res.,

$5.75 non-res., SilverSneakers accepted.

Drop-In Aquacise

Outstanding coed exercise classes using natural resistance

of the water without the body and joint stress of

land exercise. You can expect to strengthen and firm

many muscle groups. For swimmers or non-swimmers

who feel comfortable in the water. Always consult your

physician before starting any exercise program. For

ages 19 and up, unless approved by class instructor.

Apex Center Classes

7-8 am and 8-9 am Mon. through Fri.

7-8 pm Mon., Wed. & Thu.

Class fees are included in Apex Center admission:age

19-61: $5.50 res., $6.75 non-res., age 62+: $4.25 res.,

$5.75 non-res., SilverSneakers accepted.

Meyers Pool Classes

8-9 am Mon., Wed. & Fri.

Fees: Drop-in $4.50 res./$5.50 non-res.

20 punch card: Ages 19-61: $80 res./ $93 non-res.

Ages 62+: $72.50 res./ $87non-res.


Fencing • Ages 14+

Instructor Brian House, U.S. Fencing Assoc. certified

coach in foil, epee, and saber weapons, welcomes

beginners to experienced fencers! Learn the basic to advanced

techniques of the 19th century dueling and sport

weapon, the “Epee.” Equipment is provided. Level 1

is for first time fencers or those needing a refresher

course. Level 2 and 3 are at the approval of instructor.

Fencing - Level 1

Res. $42 (non-res. $50) 6 sessions

127301-01 6-7 pm Tue. Sep. 4-Oct. 9

127301-02 6-7 pm Tue. Oct. 16-Nov. 27

127301-03 6-7 pm Tue. Jan. 8-Feb. 12

127301-04 6-7 pm Tue. Feb. 19-Mar. 26

No class: Nov. 20

Fencing - Level 2

Res. $42 (non-res. $50) 6 sessions

127301-11 7-8 pm Tue. Sep. 4-Oct. 9

127301-12 7-8 pm Tue. Oct. 16-Nov. 27

127301-13 7-8 pm Tue. Jan. 8-Feb. 12

127301-14 7-8 pm Tue. Feb. 19-Mar. 26

No class: Nov. 20

Fencing - Level 3

Res. $42 (non-res. $50) 6 sessions

127301-21 8-9 pm Tue. Sep. 4-Oct. 9

127301-22 8-9 pm Tue. Oct. 16-Nov. 27

127301-23 8-9 pm Tue. Jan. 8-Feb. 12

127301-24 8-9 pm Tue. Feb. 19-Mar. 26

No class: Nov. 20

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Line Dancing

Use your Exercard or SilverSneakers scan card for line

dancing classes. See page 21 for purchase details. All

ages welcome! Choose the class that’s right for you.

• Beginning-Intermediate classes are taught at a

slower rate.

• Intermediate classes are for those who have mastered

beginning dance.

• Advanced classes are taught at a faster rate and

cover more complicated dances.

Class Schedule - Ongoing, unless otherwise noted

8:30-9:30 am Tue/Thu:

* Beginning-Intermediate Line Dance, Jan Robinson

8:30-9:30 am Tue:

Intermediate Line Dance, Judy Yamakishi

9:30-10:30 am Tue:

Advanced Line Dance, Judy Yamakishi

9:30-10:30 am Thu:

Advanced/Review Line Dance, Jan Robinson

*Beginners are welcome, beginning workshops offered

from time to time

Tap Dance

Instructor Ann Kennedy shares the joy, energy and

self-expression of tap dancing. For beginners, any

hard-soled shoe works; you can purchase tap shoes

later. NO sneakers! Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Exercards may not be used for any of the tap dancing

classes. Routines for performing are taught in all class

levels. Performing is optional, but encouraged. Intermediate

and advanced classes must have instructor

approval to register.

Advanced Tap

Res. $78 (non-res. $94) 13 sessions

127401-01 2-3 pm Mon. Sep. 10-Dec. 10

No class: Nov. 19

Advanced Intermediate

Res. $78 (non-res. $94) 13 sessions

127401-02 3:30-4:30 pm Mon. Sep. 10-Dec. 10

No class: Nov. 19

Advanced Tap

Res. $66 (non-res. $79) 11 sessions

127401-03 5-6 pm Mon. Jan. 7-Mar. 25

No class: Jan. 21

Adv. Intermediate

Res. $66 (non-res. $79) 11 sessions

127401-04 3:30-4:30 pm Mon. Jan. 7-Mar. 25

No class: Jan. 21

Beginning Tap

Res. $78 (non-res. $94) 13 sessions

127401-11 5-6 pm Wed. Sep. 12-Dec. 12

No class: Nov. 21

Intermediate Tap

Res. $78 (non-res. $94) 13 sessions

127401-12 6-7 pm Wed. Sep. 12-Dec. 12

No class: Nov. 21

Beginning Tap

Res. $66 (non-res. $79) 11 sessions

127401-13 5-6 pm Wed. Jan. 9-Mar. 27

No class: Jan. 23

Intermediate Tap

Res. $66 (non-res. $79) 11 sessions

127401-14 6-7 pm Wed. Jan. 9-Mar. 27

No class: Jan. 23

Expires 3/31/2013

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Broadway Dance

Learn the basic steps and combinations used in choreographed

routines. Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Exercards may not be used for any of the Broadway

dancing classes. Intermediate and advanced classes

must have instructor approval to register.

Advanced Broadway Dance

Res. $78 (non-res. $94) 13 sessions

127403-01 11:30 am-12:30 pm Thu. Sep. 13-Dec. 13

No class: Nov. 22

Intermediate Broadway Dance

Res. $78 (non-res. $94) 13 sessions

127403-02 1-2 pm Thu. Sep. 13-Dec. 13

No class: Nov. 22

Beginning Broadway

Res. $78 (non-res. $94) 13 sessions

127403-03 2:30-3:30 pm Thu. Sep. 13-Dec. 13

No class: Nov. 22

Advanced Broadway

Res. $66 (non-res. $79) 11 sessions

127403-11 11:30 am-12:30 pm Thu. Jan. 10-Mar. 28

No class: Jan. 24

Intermediate Broadway

Res. $66 (non-res. $79) 11 sessions

127403-12 1-2 pm Thu. Jan. 10-Mar. 28

No class: Jan. 24

Beginning Broadway

Res. $66 (non-res. $79) 11 sessions

127403-13 2:30-3:30 pm Thu. Jan. 10-Mar. 28

No class: Jan. 24

Charlie’s Dance

With Charlie Kauffman’s enthusiasm and teaching

skills, dance is delightful as you learn the two-step,

swing, waltz and more. You’ll be the star of the dance

floor at weddings and other special occasions.

Charlie’s Dance-Single

Res. $42 (non-res. $50) 7 sessions

127419-01 7-8:30 pm Tue. Sep. 11-Oct. 23

127419-03 7-8:30 pm Tue. Nov. 6-Dec. 18

127419-05 7-8:30 pm Tue. Jan. 8-Feb. 19

Res. $36 (non-res. $43) 6 sessions

127419-07 7-8:30 pm Tue. Feb. 26-Apr. 2

Charlie’s Dance-Couple

Res. $63 (non-res. $76) 7 sessions

127419-02 7-8:30 pm Tue. Sep. 11-Oct. 23

127419-04 7-8:30 pm Tue. Nov. 6-Dec. 18

127419-06 7-8:30 pm Tue. Jan. 8-Feb. 19

Res. $54 (non-res. $65) 6 sessions

127419-08 7-8:30 pm Tue. Feb. 26-Apr. 2

Hula Dance

Enjoy smooth Hawaiian music as you sway your hips

and wave your arms while telling a story through Hula

Dance. Start with basic hip and hand movement, then

put it together in a dance. Instructor: Kainoa Gardon.

Res. $30 (non-res. $36) 6 sessions

127420-01 2:30-3:30 pm Wed. Sep. 12-Oct. 17

127420-02 2:30-3:30 pm Wed. Oct. 31-Dec. 12

127420-03 2:30-3:30 pm Wed. Jan. 9-Feb. 13

No class: Nov. 21

Res. $25 (non-res. $30) 5 sessions

127420-04 2:30-3:30 pm Wed. Feb. 27-Mar. 27

Zumba Fitness • Ages 14+

Spice up your workout with Latin dances presented in

an aerobic format: salsa, merengue, cha cha, cumbia,

samba, rumba, and more. Drop in: $7 res./$9 non.-res.

Res. $42 (non-res. $50) 7 sessions

127421-01 5:30-6:30 pm Mon. Sep. 10-Oct. 22

127421-02 5:30-6:30 pm Mon. Oct. 29-Dec. 17

127421-03 5:30-6:30 pm Mon. Jan. 7-Feb. 18

127421-11 1-2 pm Wed. Sep. 12-Oct. 24

127421-12 1-2 pm Wed. Oct. 31-Dec. 19

127421-13 1-2 pm Wed. Jan. 9-Feb. 20

No class: Nov. 19, Nov. 21

Res. $30 (non-res. $36) 5 sessions

127421-04 5:30-6:30 pm Mon. Feb. 25-Mar. 25

127421-14 1-2 pm Wed. Feb. 27-Mar. 27

Zumba Toning

Fun Zumba dance moves plus toning using special sticks

or small hand weights. Drop in: $7 res./$9 non.-res.

Res. $42 (non-res. $50) 7 sessions

127422-01 5:30-6:30 pm Wed. Sep. 12-Oct. 24

127422-02 5:30-6:30 pm Wed. Oct. 31-Dec. 19

127422-03 5:30-6:30 pm Wed. Jan. 9-Feb. 20

No class: Nov. 21

Res. $30 (non-res. $36) 5 sessions

127422-04 5:30-6:30 pm Wed. Feb. 27-Mar. 27

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Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013 Clubs



Being 80 is’s a social club for those 80 and

better. The club usually meets the 4th Wed. at 1 pm,

but the time may change to accommodate an outing.

Pick up a schedule of events at the CRC front desk.

Club benefits include new friends, new activities and

occasional discounts for center programs. Bring your

ideas. The annual membership fee is $8 (non-res. $10).

Depending on plans, there may be other activity fees.

525080-M2 1-2:30 pm Wed.

Senior Friday Club

Meets every Friday at 1 pm with potlucks or catered

luncheons ($8) at noon on the last Friday of each

month. Cards, games and entertainment are also

featured. Register for Senior Friday Club activities at

meetings. For details call Darrell Farson, 2012 Club

President, 303-847-3095.

• Bowling is sponsored by the Senior Friday Club,

Mondays, 12:30-3 pm at Western Bowl, 10000 Ralston

Rd. $1.50 a line includes ball and shoe rental. For

information call Darrell Farson, 303-847-3095.

• Senior Golf Club participants must be 55 or over

and members of the Senior Friday Club. Club members

receive discounted play Monday mornings at

Indian Tree Par 3. 2013 Golf Club registration will be

Friday, March 15 at 9 am at the Community Center.

Contact: Darryl Kissinger, 2012 Golf Club President,


Indian Tree Par 3 Ladies Golf Club

New members welcome. Play is Tuesday morning. For

details call Sandi Walker at 303-908-9943 or e-mail

Arvada Gardeners of America

Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 pm at

the Community Recreation Center. For details call Jim

Richards, 303-456-5436.

Gem and Mineral Club

Held the second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm at

the Community Recreation Center. Open to all ages.

Activities include field trips, guest speakers and movies.

Contact Barbara Melby, 303-423-5876, for fees

and details, or visit the Gem Club’s website: www.

North Jeffco Chess Club

Fun and competition for all ages. Coaching available.

Thursday, 7:30-10 pm at Campbell Cottage West #6,

10425 W. 64th Pl. Contact Phil Reno, 303-757-4801 for

details or email him at


Why register early?

Secure your space in activities that fill quickly. Let us

know your interest –and maybe prevent the class from

being cancelled due to low numbers. Don’t wait too

long and be disappointed.

General Guidelines


Adults only, unless noted in the trip description. If you

register someone who is a non-resident, we ask that you

pay his or her non-resident fee. Please register at least

two business days before the trip. Trips often fill prior to

deadline, so register early. See pages 37 and 39 for forms

and details. Fees include transportation and escort unless

noted otherwise. On trips to restaurants, participants pay

for meal, beverage and tip unless indicated otherwise.

Some restaurants limit menu selections and/or add a

gratuity since we dine as a group and many do NOT give

separate checks. Bring change to make bill paying easier.

Meet at the center at least 10 minutes prior to trip for

check-in. Please read descriptions carefully.

Special Needs?

The bus is handicapped accessible and accommodates

up to 2 wheelchairs. Please indicate special needs on

your registration form by marking the appropriate box,

so we can prepare the bus for secure travel. Participants

with other mobility challenges (i.e. walkers, difficulty

with steps, etc.) have priority seating. Persons without

limitations may be asked to change vehicles or seats.

Trip Etiquette:

Welcome new people and be a CRC ambassador.

Arrive at least 10 minutes before scheduled departure.

Be considerate of your fellow passengers by using

perfume and aftershave lotion in moderation. Some

participants are allergic to fragrances and the aroma can

be overpowering in the bus.

All trips are tobacco-free.

Please be flexible; sometimes things don’t go as

planned. We encourage you not to let things like traffic,

weather or disappointing food ruin your trip. Make the

most of your time, and leave some leeway in your schedule

in case unforeseen circumstances extend our return.

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Level of Exertion for outings:

Level 1: lunch out, sitting in a theater, walking up to

two blocks.

Level 2: walking through a museum or tour, walking

more than two blocks, some stairs.

Bucksnort Saloon

Bucksnort is legendary as a cozy, old-west family restaurant

and bar. In the 1800’s it was the Sphinx Park Mercantile

in Pine. Now it’s famous for rustic charm, good

food and fun times. Lunch is on your own ($10-$15). Fee

includes transportation and escort. LOE: Level 1

Res. $17 (non-res. $20)

127500-TR 10:45 am-2:30 pm Thu. Sep. 13

Moonlight Dinner Train

Dine in the moonlight aboard the train high above

Clear Creek Canyon. The Georgetown Loop Railroad

old-time steam locomotive brings Colorado history to

life in the beauty of the Rockies. We dine at Devil’s

Gate Depot if weather does not permit dining aboard.

Fees include transportation, dinner and escort. No

refunds after 9/11. Diners are encouraged to tip server;

cash bar available. LOE: Level 1.

Res. $67 (non-res. $80)

127501-TR 4-10 pm Wed. Sep. 19

Elk Bugling

Head to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park

(bring your American Beauty Pass or $10) to view the

elk and hear their eerie and exciting bugling. We dine

(on your own $5.95-$15) before entering the park at

Big Horn Restaurant in Estes Park. Fee includes transportation

and escort. LOE: Level 1.

Res. $18 (non-res. $22)

127502-TR 2-10 pm Tue. Oct. 2

The Wildlife Sanctuary

The Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 290 captive

exotic and endangered rescued large carnivores, including

tigers, bears, lynx and wolves. Dress for an outdoor

tour; wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket, water,

sun glasses and sunscreen. Cameras and binoculars are

allowed. Lunch is on your own at Sodbusters ($5-15).

Fee includes transportation, escort and tour. LOE: Level

2, lots of walking, most ramps wheelchair accessible.

Res. $34 (non-res. $41)

127503-TR 9 am-3 pm Tue. Oct. 16

Emma’s Wake at Miramont Castle

It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of

Miss Emma Crawford, who suffered from consumption.

In 1889 Emma, accompanied by her mother and

her fiancé, came to Manitou for its healing waters and

crisp mountain air. Emma rallied and busily prepared

for her wedding, but passed before her special day

came. Join Father Jean Baptiste Francolon and other

characters from Emma’s life for a Victorian wake, resplendent

with a generous buffet dinner and beverages

in the Great Hall. Fee includes transportation, wake,

entrance to Miramont, buffet and escort. Non-refundable

after 10/12. LOE: Level 1.

Res. $61 (non-res. $73)

127504-TR 3:30-10 pm Fri. Oct. 26

Lifetime Candles

Back by popular request! Lifetime Candles, located

at Fellowship Farm in Bennett, is a family owned and

operated business. Lifetime Candles are hand carved

and custom made in the German Old World tradition.

Delicious desserts and beverages are served as part of

the tour, and candles are available for purchase. After

the tour we head to Aviator Bar and Grill for lunch

(on your own, $8 and up). Fee includes transportation,

escort and tour. LOE: Level 1, with 9 steps to climb.

Res. $20 (non-res. $24)

127505-TR 9 am-3:30 pm Tue. Nov. 6

Loveland’s Foundry

Loveland is known for its sculpture arts. This tour

takes you behind the scenes to see works in progress at

the Foundry. It’s fascinating, but hot and noisy; please

wear closed-toed walking shoes. After our tour have

lunch (on your own, $8-$13) at Schmidt’s Bakery and

Delicatessen, where you can enjoy the traditional German

cuisine, or new farm fresh American and European

dishes. Fee includes transportation, tour and escort.

LOE: Level 2.

Res. $24 (non-res. $29)

127506-TR 8 am-2 pm Tue. Nov. 13

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Georgetown Christmas Market

The 52nd annual outdoor European marketplace with

handcrafted gifts enhances Georgetown’s charming

year-round shopping experience. Enjoy roasted chestnuts,

holiday shopping, and carolers. Dress for the

weather! Fee includes transportation and escort. Bring

money for lunch and shopping. LOE: Level 1-2.

Res. $21 (non-res. $25)

127507-TR 9 am-3 pm Sat. Dec. 8

Christmas Lights Tour

Brighten your holiday as we tour the city in search of

the best Christmas lights displays. Once again our funloving

hosts, Butch and Joliene open their home after

the trip for hot chocolate and cookies. Fee includes

transportation, escort and treats. LOE: Level 1.

Res. $14 (non-res. $17)

127508-T1 6-10:30 pm Thu. Dec. 20

127508-T2 6-10:30 pm Fri. Dec. 21

Colorado History Center

History goes high-tech and hands on, designed to

ignite imaginations of all ages. This new museum

creates a rich experience through exhibits and programs

that blend technology, media, environments

and artifacts. Lunch (on your own) is available at the

Rendezvous Café within the museum. Wheelchairs

available for check out. Fee includes transportation,

parking, escort and admission. LOE: Level 1-2.

Res. $22 (non-res. $26)

127510-TR 10 am-3 pm Thu. Jan. 10

Budweiser International

Snow S culpture Championships

Don’t miss our trip to Breckenridge for the 23rd Annual

Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships.

Artists from around the world will be sculpting

their snow, getting ready for judging on Sunday. Dress

in layers for high altitude and winter weather. Lunch is

on your own at a local restaurant. Fee includes transportation

and escort. LOE: Level 1-2.

Res. $20 (non-res. $24)

127511-TR 8:30 am-4 pm Fri. Jan. 25

Ice Castles of Silverthorne

Brent, the ice castle artist, mixes water and freezing

temperatures and lets nature create unique, wonderful

ice arches and towers. Our afternoon stroll takes us

through the 3 million gallons of ice, then on to dinner on

your own at a local restaurant. The trip concludes with

a second venture through the ice castle illuminated with

lights. Dress in layers for outdoor winter weather. Boots

or flat shoes with a good grip are a must. Fee includes

transportation, entrance fee and escort. LOE: Level 2.

Res. $30 (non-res. $36)

127512-TR 2 am-9 pm Thu. Feb. 7

Romantic Vistas of Denver

Perfect for Valentine’s Day or anyone with a romantic

turn of heart, this tour shows you some of the best

views of Denver, places to take your sweetie, as well

as the spots where Denverites of the past wove their

romantic tales, some torrid, some tragic, all memorable.

Presented by Denver History Tours. Come along

and taste some romance, Mile High Style! Tour includes

a stop for lunch (on your own). No refunds after

February 1. Fee includes transportation, professional

guide and escort. LOE: Level 1.

Res. $39 (non-res. $47)

127513-TR 9:15 am-4 pm Wed. Feb. 13

Casey’s Irish Bistro

Does St. Patrick’s Day create a yearning for shepherd’s

pie, corned beef, fish and chips or whiskey chicken?

Fill your Irish hunger in this quant Stapleton pub. Bring

money for lunch ($6.50 and up). After lunch we will

drive through the Stapleton redevelopment; the old air

traffic control tower is the only reminder of the past.

Fee includes transportation and escort. LOE: Level 1.

Res. $16 (non-res. $19)

127514-TR 10:30 am-3 pm Thu. Mar. 14

Tour de New Belgium

Live storytelling, beer-sampling, art gazing and fun

are all part of this enjoyable tour of the New Belgium

Brewery, home of Flat Tire Beer and a plethora of others.

Have lunch first (on your own) at a restaurant in

Old Town Fort Collins, before we head to the brewery.

Wear good walking shoes. Fee includes transportation,

tour and escort. LOE: Level 1-2, lots of walking.

Res. $20 (non-res. $24)

127515-TR 10:30 am-4:30 pm Tue. Mar. 19

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Hike/Snowshoe Ratings: Levels

Hiking and Snowshoeing

1 = Easy: 2-4 miles round trip and/or less than 600 ft elevation gain. Generally easy terrain with minimal elevation gain.

2 = Moderate: 4-6 miles round trip and/or 700-1500 ft. elev. gain. Mix of easy and harder terrain (rocky or steep sections)

3 = Strenuous: 5-7 miles round trip with over 1500 feet elev. gain and/or hiking at higher elevations over 10,000 ft.

*MRT = Miles round trip

**Bring your America the Beautiful Pass or $10 per person for park entrance into Rocky Mountain National


Hiking equipment needed: Day backpack, footwear with good support (no sandals allowed), dress in layers

and wear clothing for the time of year and varying weather, snacks/lunch, at least two quarts of water, hat,

sunscreen and sunglasses.

Snowshoe equipment needed: Day backpack, snowshoes, poles, waterproof footwear with good support, pants

& coat that are waterproof. Dress in layers with breathable material and for the time of year and varying weather,

snacks/lunch, at least two quarts of water, hat, gloves, sunscreen and sunglasses.

For a more detailed list, and help in deciding whether to participate, please call Lynn at 303-467-7195.

We suggest that all participants, especially those with high blood pressure or those who are unsure about their

physical condition, to consult their doctor before undertaking these activities.

Please note the different departure times for hike and snowshoe trips. Snack/restroom stops provided on

the way home from every hike/snowshoe trip. All hike/strolls/snowshoe trips leave from the Community Recreation

Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Phone: 303-425-9583. All trips are subject to change based

on weather and road/trail conditions.

Activity # Date Location Res/NR fees MRT* Elev. gain Starting Rating Extra Notes


HIKES: All hikes leave at 8 am and return at 4 pm unless otherwise listed

127551-ST Sep. 11 Golden Gate Trail to be


127552-ST Sep. 25 Gem Lake $18/$22 4 1100' **Rocky Mtn

Natl. Park

127553-ST Oct. 9 Roxborough Park $18/$22 3-6 500’ 6200 Easy-mod. Near Littleton

127554-ST Oct. 23 Sleepy Lion Loop $18/$22 5.5 500’ 6625 Easy-mod. Near Lyons

SNOWSHOE TRIPS: All snowshoe trips leave at 8:30 am and return at 4 pm unless otherwise listed

127600-ST Dec. 11 Snowshoe Meet ‘n Greet - 10 am - Snowshoe trip schedules will be distributed at this time.

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Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013 Volunteers


Are you seeking useful, rewarding ways to spend

your time? The Center’s success is largely due to the

volunteers of all ages who share their time, talents

and imagination! Besides the volunteer groups listed

below, there are lots of other ways you can help. Sign

up for the Volunteer Opportunities (see page 3) and

learn how you can become a valuable team member of

the Community Recreation Center.

Weight Room Assistant Volunteer

Help is needed to assist in the cardiovascular/weight

room, checking in participants, keeping the equipment

clean and in working order, and performing other duties

as assigned. If interested, call Lynn, 303-425-9583.

Front Desk Customer Service

Front desk volunteers offer excellent customer service

to visitors who walk in or call for information. Volunteers

are needed for four-hour-per-week* shifts on a

regular basis. Call or stop by for details.

Craft Carousel

Holiday items, baby blankets, dolls, jewelry and greeting

cards are just a few of the hand-made crafts in this

shop! Volunteer staff helps the many consignors sell

items in the Craft Carousel Gift Shop. Part of the proceeds

benefit the Center, see page 10 for store hours.

Volunteer clerks are needed to cover three-hour-per

week* shifts. Call 303-467-7198 for details.

*For volunteering at the Front Desk and/or Gift

Shop, efforts are made to have 2 volunteers per shift

so volunteers can rotate weeks and/or cover absences.

Craft Carousel Consignors Needed

Turn your talent into a little extra spending money.

The Gift Shop always needs unique, quality handmade

items for our gift shop. For details, please call


Crafty Seniors

Join other crafters to turn donated craft supplies into

handmade items for sale at the gift shop and Craft

Fair, with proceeds benefiting the Center, and they also

make items to be donated to different charities. They

meet year-round. See page 12 for details.

Apple Dumpling Gang

This fun, energetic group would love to have you join

them in preparing food for special events held at the

Center! They also help decorate and take tickets. They

meet at 10 am on the first Tuesday of each month to plan

activities. If you can’t attend, call 303-425-9583, to sign

up for activities of your choice. Hours vary by event.

Senior Council

This appointed group of active Center volunteers and

participants evaluates its programs and operations and

provides valuable input. They meet the first Thursday

of each month at 9:30 am. Meetings are open to

the public, but we suggest you call 303-425-9583 to

confirm the meeting place and time. Council terms run

from Feb.-Feb., and nominations are accepted through

the first week of Jan. You are welcome to nominate

yourself. Candidates must be Apex Park and Recreation

District residents. We encourage you to visit a

meeting if you are considering a Council appointment.

2012 Council Members

Butch Augustine Norma Brown

Elizabeth Dressel Bette Eaton

Claudia Grundman Ivan Johansson

Verna Knutson Kelly Lavrinc

Connie Morgan Julie Schultz


Volunteers sort, repair, label, and shelve books. Our

library is one of the best in the area, maintained by

caring volunteers. Readers take out books on the honor

system. The library appreciates donations of current

books and is in special need of large-print books. No

textbooks, encyclopedias, or magazine subscriptions.

Other volunteer ideas?

In addition to the volunteer groups listed, there are

other ways to volunteer at the Center. How about sharing

an artistic talent, hobby or passion? Please call our

Volunteer Coordinator to talk about how you can help.

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Vita Tax Assistance

Trained volunteers aid in completion of simple tax

forms for seniors with disabilities and/or lower income.

Bring in a copy of the prior year’s tax returns,

last year’s wages and earning statements, interest

income statements and current tax package and label.

By appointment only; call Seniors’ Resource Center at

303-235-6921 and leave a message. Someone will call

you back to schedule your appointment at one of the

various tax assistance locations.

Seniors’ Resource Center

303-238-8151 •

Providing services to the disabled and older adults

including transportation, information, referral, in-home

personal care, tax assistance, medical insurance counseling,

minor home repair and adult day services that

provide loving care to those with memory loss and

other chronic illnesses.

Network of Care

303-480-6700 •

A user-friendly, comprehensive, community-based

website created to improve and better connect older

adults and their families to long-term care and senior

services in the Denver metro area.

211. Get Connected. Get Answers.

Created by United Way and partners. Just dial 2-1-1, or

303-433-8900 or go to and click

“get help,” then “search for services” to find resources

like food banks, emergency housing, transportation,

senior services and more.


Community Wheels • 303-235-6972

Rides provided Mon.-Fri. for transportation dependent

adults age 60+ and persons with disabilities to medical

appointments, shopping, lunch at meal sites and

personal trips. Make reservations 72 hours in advance.

Varying cost and space availability.

Volunteer Driver Services – Give a Neighbor a

Ride • 303-235-6912

Join the Seniors’ Resource Center’s Volunteer Driver

Services Program. Mileage reimbursement and secondary

insurance coverage available. Call the number above

to give or get a ride.

A-Line to Denver International Airport


Need a ride to the airport? Take the A-Line from the

Olde Town park-n-ride. Senior discounts available.


Low Vision

Meets the 4th Thursday 11 am-noon here at the Community

Recreation Center. Contact Debra or Steve

Johnson at 720-272-5188.

Alzheimer’s Support

Meets the fourth Friday from 9 to 10:30 am at the

Arvada Methodist Church, 68th and Carr. Contact Jean

Almquist, 303-422-3029.


Senior Reach 1-866-217-5808 •

Emotional support, community resources, referral and

education. Professionals provide FREE (no income limit)

in-home counseling and wellness support to adults

60+ in Jefferson County. Program also trains community

groups on how to recognize seniors in need.


A partnership of seniors, law enforcement and senior

service providers who provide education and training on

safety issues. The group meets at 1:30 pm on the fourth

Tuesday of the month at Jefferson County’s District

Attorney’s Office, 500 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden.

Watch the Community Recreation Center’s safety board

or call Nancy, 303-425-9583, for monthly topics.

Legal Assistance Program (LAP)

LAP provides free legal advice and low cost services to

seniors 55+ with legal problems. To be eligible, you must

live in Jefferson or Gilpin County. Call 303-216-0851.

Arvada Food Bank • 720-437-6394

Monthly food boxes are available for low income

seniors residing in service area.

InterChurch ARMS • 303-424-6283

The Arvada Resource for Ministry and Service is a

cooperative ministry of Arvada churches. One of their

services is emergency assistance for financial crises.

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SENIORS! Inc. • 720-974-6701

This United Way agency offers a variety of services to

help seniors live independently.

VOA Meal Site • 303-297-0408

Enjoy a hot meal on Wednesday at the Arvada meal

site at the Mile High Vineyard Church, 5445 Olde

Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 720-300-3707 for

more details. This nutrition program is for anyone age

60 and over. Suggested donation is $2.50. Tuesday-

Thursday meals are offered at Highlands South Wheat

Ridge (6360 W. 38th Ave, Bldg. B), 303-940-2068.

For other weekday meals contact 303-297-0408.

Jefferson Co. Council on Aging •303-271-3487

This group listens to concerns and advocates for older

adults and agencies that serve seniors in Jefferson

County, identifying their needs, concerns and issues.

Public meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month,

2-4 pm at Jefferson County’s District Attorney’s Office,

500 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden.

JeffCo Options for Long Term Care 303-271-4216

The long term care single entry point agency for Jefferson

County. Case managers provide information

and referral as well as conduct assessments for the

elderly or disabled in need of long term care Medicaid.

These programs include home and community based

services, nursing facilities and other long term care

programs. These programs have a functional requirement

as well as financial/income limitations.

Brothers Redevelopment, Inc.

303-202-6340 •

This non-profit provides safe, affordable, accessible

housing and housing services for the low-income,

elderly and disabled: home maintenance and repair,

paint-a-thon, home counseling, housing development

and neighborhood caretakers.

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program

(LEAP) • 303-271-4399

LEAP provides partial financial heating assistance to

low-income households. Once you qualify, one benefit

is home winterization including furnace repair, weather

stripping, etc. Apply at the LEAP office, Jefferson

County Department of Social Services, 900 Jefferson

County Parkway, The new season begins Nov. 2012.

Volunteers of America-Foster Grandparent

Program • 303-297-0408

Links together at-risk children with senior mentors.

Stipends are available for low-income seniors.


AARP Colorado.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-554-5376

Alzheimer’s Assn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303-813-1669

Arthritis Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-756-8622

Catholic Charities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303-742-0828

Denver Commission on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .720-913-8456

Denver Ombudsman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-480-6738

Lung Disease Support Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-388-4327

Lutheran Family Svcs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-922-3433

Rocky Mtn. Stroke Assn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-730-8800

News Around the Center

• In May we helped Marilyn McKinnon celebrate her

retirement after 16 years with Apex Park and Recreation

District, the last twelve serving as the administrative

assistant for the Community Recreation Center.

Marilyn took care to register our many participants

for classes, and was a great mentor for our front desk

volunteers. We miss her dearly, but wish her a welldeserved

and relaxing retirement.

• Also in May we welcomed Brook-Lyn Kuhnle as

administrative assistant to our staff. Brook-Lyn is a

familiar face around Apex PRD, as she interned for

the District in 2008 and has served in several positions

since then at the Apex Center, most recently in Guest

Services. Brook-Lyn brings her warm southern personality

and lots of experience with customer service.

• The Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club honors a different

senior hero every other month. Congratulations to recent

recipients Pat DeVorss, Edna Graham and Evelyn

Burchell for their service to the Center and community.

•Help the district go green! To save cost and paper,

Apex PRD emails a monthly newsletter. Give us your

e-mail address to receive these, or visit

and subscribe to the newsletter on the lower right corner

of our home page. The CRC staff also have several

event specific e-lists (i.e. Concerts, Craft Fair, Hiking,

Snowshoe…) that we encourage you to submit your email

for, if you are interested. We do not sell or share

your information with anyone.

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Beyond Our


• Thanks for your

generosity to

our community

drives. The Community


Center donated

lots of toys and

candy to the Easter

Basket Drive for

the Arvada Community

Food Bank

and many toothbrushes,


kitchen towels and

glasses for seniors

in Uganda.

• Seniors for

Students: We have

“adopted” four Arvada elementary schools and their

financially challenged students by collecting and distributing

donated school supplies. Your donations of

pencils, pens, notebooks, glue, scissors, etc. are collected

year-round and distributed to the schools twice

per year. You can help by bringing supplies (new items

only) to the center’s front desk. Thanks to everyone

who has donated school supplies. The school administrators

and staff are extremely appreciative, and the

students continue to benefit from your generosity.

• Year-round the Center collects: non-perishable food

for the Arvada Community Food Bank, used eyeglasses

and hearing aids for the Arvada Lions Club, and

used cell phones for TRIAD.

Rooms for Rent!

Host your next gathering at the Community Recreation

Center. It’s ideal for weddings, anniversary parties,

showers, seminars, family events, clubs and more.

Meeting rooms accommodate up to 48 people for just

$40/hour. McCormack Hall seats up to 296 and rental

rates start at $150/hour for residents. Call 303-467-

7193 for details.

The Slate

We recruit advertisers for the Slate to help cover its

production cost. We thank these advertisers for their

support; however, the presence of an ad does not indicate

our endorsement.

The spring/summer Slate comes out in mid-April.

Phone Numbers (area code 303

unless noted)

Arvada Meal Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423-1540

Commodity Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271-4650

Community Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235-6972

Jefferson County Health Dept. . . . . . . . . . . .232-6301, ext. 230

Apex Admin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424-2739

Community Recreation Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425-9583

RSVP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238-8151

Senior Friday Club Pres., Darrell Farson . . . . . . . . . 847-3095

Seniors’ Resource Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238-8151

Smoke Free Facility

All Apex Park and Recreation District facilities are

smoke and tobacco-free. We appreciate your help in

making this a healthy environment for everyone.

Guide Dogs Welcome

For the safety and comfort of all, no pets are allowed in

the facility. Certified guide/assist dogs are welcome.

Bike Storage

Bike racks are provided on the north end of the front

sidewalk; please lock your bike there. No bicycles

may be stored in the facility.

Lost & Found

The Center has a Lost and Found behind the front desk.

If you are missing an article, check to see if it’s there.

Items are cleared out every few months and donated to

a charity.

Holiday Closings

Labor Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sep. 3

Thanksgiving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 22 & 23

Christmas Eve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 24

Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 25

New Year’s Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 1

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Class and



You can register for

any activity through

March 2013. Mail in

or drop off registrations

with payment

(check, VISA, Discover,


or American Express).


opens as soon as you

receive this guide,

unless delayed registration

is noted in activity listing. Complete the form

on page 39. Assume you are registered for your activity

unless you receive a letter stating otherwise.

Online registration at is currently open.

Phone-in charge registrations are taken at the Community

Recreation Center, 303-425-9583; a $2 service

charge is added. Classes are open to adults of any age

(exceptions may be made by individual instructors).

Registration hours at the Community Recreation Center

are 8:15 am-5 pm Mon.-Thu. and 8:15 am-4 pm

Fri. At the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., registration

hours are 5 am-9 pm Mon.-Fri., 6:30 am-6:30 pm

Sat. and 10 am-7 pm Sun.

Class Fees

RESIDENT DISCOUNT FEE: Residents must have an

Apex Park and Recreation District Resident ID to be

eligible for resident discounts. New cards may be purchased

for $3 at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave.,

or the Simms Street Center, 11706 w. 82nd Ave., during

business hours. Cards must be renewed every two

years. Renewals are free, but please bring your expired

card to renew it (replacement cards cost $3).


expiration date. You may renew your card at the

Community Center, the Apex Center, Simms Street

Center, Meyers Pool, or the Racquetball and Fitness

Center. Bring your expired card, a current driver’s

license or one other proof of residency. There’s no fee

for renewal.

NON-RESIDENT FEE: Participants living outside Apex

Park and Recreation District, or residents who choose

not to purchase a discount card, pay the listed nonresident


Call us if you have a question about residency status,

or check your property tax statement for an Apex Park

and Recreation District assessment.

Activity Refund Policy

• Activity cancelled by Apex PRD: 100% refund

• Refund requested 5 business days or more before activity:

Fee paid minus $5 service charge, unless noted

differently in activity listing.

• Refund requested less than 5 business days before

activity: Fee paid minus $5 service charge, plus any

cost incurred (if minimum class size is met)

• Refund requested after activity starts: No refund


keep you from enjoying a class. If you, or someone

you know, would like to take a class at the Community

Recreation Center but are not able to pay the fee, pick

up a scholarship application form at the front desk or

call for details on scholarships. Fee reductions are only

available for Apex PRD residents.

Center Hours

Registration Hours:

• Mon.-Thu., 8:15 am-5 pm

• Fri., 8:15 am-4 pm

Activity Hours:

• Mon.-Thu., 8:15 am-8 pm

• Fri., 8:15 am-4 pm

Administrative Staff

Nancy Wellnitz, Recreation Supervisor

Lynn Weis, Recreation Coordinator

Laura Schwenker, Recreation Coordinator

Brook-Lyn Kuhnle, Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Gibson, Custodian

Additionally, we rely on the expertise and talents of

more than 60 part-time staff and 135 volunteers to

keep our program running strong.

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Sponsors Slate • Sep. 2012-Mar. 2013

Thanks for making a difference!

Recent sponsor/donor activities

We are fortunate to have community groups and businesses

helping to offset our costs through sponsorships and advertising

in the Slate. Many thanks to our current sponsors:

The Slate: Humana, Apex PRD Foundation, Rocky

Mountain Spine and Sport Physical Therapy, Arvada

Automotive Center, Griswold Special Care, Ed Tomlinson-RE/MAX

Alliance, Seniors Helping Seniors,

50+ Marketplace News, and Prime Time for Seniors


Mardi Gras Celebration: Scientific and Cultural Facilities

District and Life Care Centers of America-Villa

Manor, Evergreen, and Western Hills.

60+ Spelling Bee: Arvada Press/ Mile High News,

Arvada Sterling House, Ed Tomlinson of RE/MAX


About Arvada: Arvada Festivals Commission, Arvada

Fire District, Arvada Historical Society, Arvada

Police Department, Arvada Sister Cities International,

Brookdale Senior Living, Kingdom Family Chiropractic,

Ed Tomlinson-RE/MAX Alliance, New West

Physicians-Arvada Family Practice.

Bunny Breakfast: Craft Carousel Gift Shop

Reliving the Titanic: Scientific and Cultural Facilities

District, Ed Tomlinson of RE/MAX Alliance, Molly

Brown House Museum

Downsize: Trim your Treasures: Always Clean,

Brookdale Senior Living, Corbett’s Auction House,

Golden Grace, Golden Nugget Gold Buyers, Gone for

Good, Next Chapter Inc., Ed Tomlinson of RE/MAX

Alliance, Respectfully Yours, Walk in Auction

Active Minds-Women of Denver History: Humana


Veteran’s Benefits Check: Jefferson County’s Veteran’s

Affairs Office

Let’s Tap: Prime Time for Seniors Newspaper

Strawberry Brunch: Humana, Arvada Estates, The

Gardens at St. Elizabeth, Villa Manor Care Center,

Western Hills Care Center, Life Care Center of Evergreen,

Ed Tomlinson of RE/MAX Alliance

Summer Concert Series: Scientific and Cultural

Facilities District, Apex PRD Foundation, Craft Carousel

Gift Shop, Humana, Prospect Recreation and

Park District, Sooper Credit Union, Arvada Festivasl

Commission, Centura Health at Home, NextCare, Ed

Tomlinson of RE/MAX Alliance, City of Arvada Parks

Department and Friends of the Concerts: Virginia Sly,

Dave and Mary Jo Giddings, Sharon Keener, Jeri Lou

and Mike Maus, Jack and Linda Monroe, Stan and Michele

Crouse, Hal and Gerrie Gloystein, plus several

anonymous families.

BINGO: Sterling House of Arvada and

Arvada Meridian.

SilverSneakers: Kaiser Permanente, Humana, Secure-

Horizons and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

An “extra” thanks to our friends

Sincere thanks to our friends who donate funds to help

get us extra things that are beyond our budget. Current

donations are being earmarked for facility upgrades.

We thank Lynda Bean, Blanche Woods, Irene Gimeno,

Lois Fenimore, Mattie Petty, the Monroe family, the

Crouse family, Virginia Sly, the Giddings family, the

Guinn family, the Gloystein family, Sharon Keener,

the Maus family, the Miller family, Crafty Seniors and

Craft Carousel all of whom have recently contributed.

Contributors Plaque Boards

We acknowledge all memorial cash donations of $100

or more with one plaque in the year that the donations

are received. All other cash donations (corporate,

service club and individual) are acknowledged by the

amount given. When the same donor gives a repeat donation,

we move the initial plaque to the accumulated

level. Levels begin at $100 for individuals and $500

for groups and businesses.

In Memory Of…

The passing of friends brings sorrow, tempered over

time by treasured memories. Friends and family have

recently chosen to remember Jane Hannah through

gifts to the Community Recreation Center. Our sympathy

goes to friends and family, as well as our appreciation

for this special tribute given on behalf of their

loved ones.

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Signature of participant or parent (if participant is under 18 yrs. of age) Date


In consideration of being permitted to take part in the activity or utilize the facility, service, or equipment set forth herein, I expressly agree as follows on my own behalf and on behalf of the child or children set forth herein for whom I am responsible

(collectively referred to as “my Child”): I hereby acknowledge that the activity set forth herein contains dangers and risks and may result in physical injury or death to the participant. I hereby assume all risks of personal injury, death, and property damage

arising from any negligence of Apex Park and Recreation District, the City of Arvada, their directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives and sponsors (such parties are collectively referred to as the “District”) whatsoever arising while my Child, or

I, are participating in such activity. I, and my Child, are in good health and are physically able to participate in such activity. I, on my own behalf and on behalf of my Child (and his or her personal representatives and heirs), hereby unconditionally waive and

release (and unconditionally agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless) the District from injury or death that I or my Child may sustain in connection with said activities or use of such facilities, services, or equipment.

I also authorize and consent to any emergency x-ray examination, medical diagnosis, or treatment or hospital care to be rendered to me or my Child under the general or special supervision, and on the advice or any physician licensed to

practice in the state of Colorado.

Participants may be photographed while utilizing the facility, services, or participating in a District program and said photographs, or likeness of me or my Child, may be used to publicize activities as the District deems appropriate.

Total Fee Enclosed

$2 Phone-In Fee

Late Fee

For Youth Sports Leagues

Activity # Activity Name Beginning Date/Time School Name Last Yrs. Coach Fee Registrant's Name Birthdate Grade M/F Shirt Size 2nd Choice/Activity #

Activity # Activity Name Beginning Date/Time Fee Registrant's Name Birthdate M/F 2nd Choice/Activity #

VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express

Apex Park & Recreation District - 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada, CO 80005 - 303-424-2739 - FAX 303-420-7397

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