Aurora Fifty Plus Activities – Sept. 2018

Looking for something fun to do?  The Aurora Center for Active Adults, at 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora, 80011, offers a large variety of classes, activities and programs to choose from.  Call 303.739.7950 for details and to register.

ART OF WRITING  

Explore writing strategies & sharpen your creative writing skills.

256730 Sept. 6-27

  • Thu. 1-3 p.m.
  • $33 ($25 Resident)

CROCHET & KNITTING

Ages 16 & older

Anyone can learn to knit or crochet.  You can too!  Class covers basic & advanced skills. Pattern reading, & finishing.  Bring a skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. Crochet: bring H-8 aluminum hook.  Knitters: bring 10-inch size #8 needles.

  • $62 ($48 Resident)

256715 Sept. 10 – Oct. 15    

  • Mon., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

256712 Sept. 11-Oct. 16    

  • Tue., 6-8 p.m. 

JAPANESE BUNKA * Request Supply List at Registration

This needlework art form is completed with a punch needle and a unique thread from Japan.  Kit needs to be ordered prior to class.  Call for information.

256717 Sept. 4-25

  • Tue., 10 a.m.-noon
  • $16 ($12 Resident)

QUILTING   

Learn an art that lasts a lifetime & create beautiful pieces. Learn & develop your skills as you work on a different quilt block & technique each month.  You will soon have a quilt ready to finish. Join the class at any month.  Supply list provided with registration.

 Monday Quilt Block 

256721 Sept. 10

  • Mon., 1-4 p.m.
  • $16 ($12 Resident)

Saturday Quilt Block

256724 Sept. 8

  • Sat., 9 a.m.-noon
  • $16 ($12 Resident)

Wednesday Sew

Perfect opportunity to finish up or sew with others. Help provided.

256793 Sept. 12

  • Wed., 9-11:30 a.m.
  • $9 ($7 Resident)

COMPUTER BASICS for Newer Users (Ages 15 & older)

Basic computer skills designed for the newer computer user.  Terminology, navigating around the desktop, internet, using the mouse, Microsoft Word & more using Windows 10. (No Prereqs.)

256736 Sept. 13-27

  • Thu, 9-11 a.m.

MICROSOFT WORD 1 (Ages 15 & older)

Create & edit documents. Learn how to use different fonts, cut, copy, & paste, align pages, save, files & folders, print. Prereq: comfortable with using a mouse and typing.

256750 Sept. 8-22

  • Sat. 9-11 a.m.

MICROSOFT WORD 2 (Ages 15 & older)

Take Word 1 a step further learning bullets, tabs, page breaks, borders, symbols, headers & footers, plus more. Prereq: Word 1 or knowledge of basic word functions.

256753 Sept. 8-22

  • Sat., noon-2 p.m.
  • $49 ($38 Resident)

SOCIAL INTERNET (Ages 15 & older)

FACEBOOK 101

Connect! Learn how to make a Facebook page, security factors & more.

256743 Sept. 12

  • Wed., 6-8 p.m.
  • $17 ($13 Resident)

BRIDGE FOR PLAY

Brush up on some of the 21st century conventions, learn some new techniques by playing with different players & asking questions about various hands as they come up.  A comfortable environment if you’ve been away from playing for a while, or if you need some direction on curing bad habits.

256978 Sept. 12-Oct. 17

  • Wed., 10 a.m.-noon
  • $55 ($42 Resident)

BRIDGE: PLAY OF THE HAND

Learn how to win more tricks, improve your score, the key to finessing, analyze leads, better ways of play & win more games!

256980 Sept. 12-Oct. 17

  • Wed., 2-4 p.m.
  • $55 ($42 Resident)

FUNDAMENTALS OF REAL ESTATE INVESTING:

BRAINSTORMING YOUR FOREVER HOME

Join Sharon, Senior Residential Specialist & Kathy, Reverse Mortgage Expert for an informative presentation on planning for your forever home. Information will include downsizing, cash preservation & comfortable living. Soup & sandwiches provided.

257423 Sept. 6

  • Thu. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Free, Pre-Registration Required

 WELCOME COFFEE

Enjoy refreshments while learning about the programs offered at the Aurora Center for Active Adults.

256783 Sept. 28

  • Fri., 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Free, Pre-Registration Required

CRUISE ABOVE THE CLOUDS: CRIPPLE CREEK CAR SHOW

Come take a scenic cruise with us as we travel to Cripple Creek for the Cruise Above the Clouds Car Show. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind car show featuring over 400 vintage, custom and classic cars and motorcycles. The day will be filled with sweet rides and family fun events. Fee includes escort and transportation.

256990 Sept. 8           

  • Sat., 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.                      
  • $46 ($35 Resident)  

ROCKIES VS. DODGERS (add * to denote special deadline)

Join us for an afternoon to cheer on the Rockies! Lunch and snacks are on your own at the ballpark. Tickets to the game are included in the registration fee.

256991 Sept. 9           

  • Sun., noon-5 p.m.                
  • $49 ($38 Resident)  
  • Last day to register/cancel: Aug. 24

MARY POPPINS: CANDLELIGHT DINNER PLAYHOUSE

Join us for an afternoon of musical delight as we take a glimpse into the life of Marry Poppins. “Everyone’s favorite, practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.” Candlelight Fee includes escort, transportation, theatre admission & meal.

256993 Sept. 15         

  • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.               
  • $100 ($80 Resident)
  • Last day to register/cancel: Aug. 15

MOB TOUR (add * to denote special deadline)

Join mob historian Tom Hackett on this exciting bus tour through North Denver’s Little Italy! We will explore former social clubs, homes and haunts of one of Denver’s most influential mobsters, while uncovering the truth behind many mysterious legends. After the tour we will have an Italian lunch at a formerly mob run restaurant. Fee includes escort, transportation, and tour guide.

256995 Sept. 20

  • Thu., 10:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  
  • $35 ($27 Resident)
  • Last day to register/cancel: Sept. 6
  • Bring extra money for lunch @ Gaetano’s  

                       ROCKIES VS. PHILLIES (add * to denote special deadline)

Join us for an afternoon to cheer on the Rockies! Lunch and snacks are on your own at the ballpark. Tickets to the game are included in the registration fee.

256998 Sept.  27

  • Thu., noon-5 p.m.    
  • $49 ($38 Resident)
  • Last day to register/cancel: Sept. 10

BEGINNING PILATES

256353 Sept. 6-27

  • Thu., 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • $33 ($25 Resident)

 YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS & BACK CARE

This mat yoga class offers gentle, mindful movement to ease muscular tension & reduce joint stiffness & other chronic pain & discomfort.  Intended to promote overall well-being with practices to calm the mind, improve posture &  balance, increase flexibility & build strength, this class is suitable for anyone who prefers a relaxed pace & a quiet, mindful yoga practice.

256365 Sept. 4-25

  • Tue., 10:00-11:15 a.m.
  • $33 $25 Resident)

WHAT EVERY ADULT NEEDS TO KNOW TO MOVE

Presented by Meredith Roberts. In this talk you will learn: how we create health habits and why they are so difficult to change, how to go from “thinking about it” to “doing it” & the top 3 secrets that will help you create lasting healthy habits.

257969 Sept. 21

  • Fri., 10-11 a.m.
  • Free, Pre-registration required.

 FALL WELLNESS EXTRAVAGANZA AT THE ACAA

Expand your fitness Horizons! Enjoy free class demonstrations, recharge with healthy refreshments, visit with sponsors who have great giveaways & enter to win great prizes! 

  • Sept. 21
  • Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free

LINE DANCE HOEDOWN SHOWDOWN

Ages 18 & older

ACAA is going country for the day! Grab your cowboy hat and mosey n over to line dance with country hits.

258013 Sept. 28

  • Fri., 1-2:30 p.m.
  • $10 ($7 Resident)

AURORA COMMISSION FOR SENIORS

The mission of the Aurora Commission for Seniors is to improve the quality of life for seniors in Aurora.  As part of its outreach effort, the Commission is interested in hearing ideas and suggestions about needs and issues of seniors living in Aurora. If you would like a member of the Aurora Commission for Seniors to be a guest speaker at your community organization, please call the Commission at 303.739.7945 or email: acs@auroragov.org. If you would like to be on an email list to receive important information on senior issues, please send your email address to the acs@auroragov.org. The Commission meets at the Aurora Center for Active Adults the 1st Monday of month, 1 p.m.  Guests are welcome.


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