Apex Active Adult Programs – May 2022
Below is a sampling of Apex’s upcoming Active Adult programs, but you can stay updated on all the latest offerings by visiting ApexPRD.org. The following activities are all hosted at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, unless otherwise noted.
Tea with the Legendary Ladies
Thursday, May 12, 1:30-3 p.m.
The Legendary Ladies are back! 2022’s Legendary guests include Ellis Meredith, Anne Evans, and Maud Nelson. Come dressed in your favorite hat and enjoy tea sandwiches, scones, desserts, and tea. Register by May 9 ($12). Sponsored by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
National Senior Health and Fitness Day
Wednesday, May 25, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Join us at Fitzmorris Recreation Center (6340 Independence Street) for a one-mile stroll followed by activities, snacks, and giveaways from our Active Adult programming sponsors Brookdale, Gardens at St. Elizbeth, Gardens on Quail Retirement Community, Gardens Care Senior Living, Humana, IORA Primary Care, Kaiser Permanente, Mountain Vista Senior Living, Optimal Aging Medicare Solutions, Denison Hearing, and Optum/ New West Physicians. Free.
Experience the Art: Frida Kahlo
Thursday, May 5, 1-2:30 p.m.
Artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors. She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and Indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form. Explore Frida’s life and artistic journey. Create your own Mexican Folk Art reflecting some of the symbols from her work. A characteristic of folk art is that it is produced by untrained artists, so no artistic skill is required! Bring a permanent black Sharpie, a pencil, and a set of bold, bright colored markers. Sponsored by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Register in advance, $7 ($9 non-res.)
Writing: Writing FUNdamentals
Thursdays, May 5-26, 6-7:15 p.m.
Are you new to writing, stuck in a rut, or just looking for a fresh take? Instruction includes a variety of prompts, interactions, and inspiring examples to help you begin a piece of writing, add memorable moments and description to a current piece, or move you forward in the revision process. Writing takes place during and outside of class time. Register in advance, $40 ($48 non-res.)
Talk: The History Behind Pride Colorado
Monday, May 16, 6-7 p.m.
Diversity and inclusion are important equity discussions that are very prevalent these days, but how did we get here? The road to even being able to discuss gender matters was paved by many courageous people and causes along the way. Join David Duffield of the Colorado LGBTQ History Project to learn about Denver’s rich LGBTQ history. Register in advance, $5 ($7 non-res.)
Thursdays, June 2-July 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
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. Converse during each class session. Register in advance, $48 ($58 non-res.)
Container and Raised Bed, Monday, May 2, 4-6 p.m., register in advance, $20 ($24 non-res.)
Herbs and Veggies, Monday, May 9, 4-6 p.m., register in advance, $20 ($24 non-res.)
Ask a Gardener, Monday, May 16, 4-6 p.m., register in advance, $20 ($24 non-res.)
Word Processing Level 1, Monday-Tuesday, May 2-3, 9-11:30 a.m., register in advance, $59 ($72 non-res.)
Excel Level 1, Monday and Thursday, May 9 & 12, 6-8:30 p.m., register in advance, $59 ($72 non-res.)
Trip: The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesberg
The Sanctuary rescues lions, tigers, bears, and wolves from captive situations and rehabilitates them so they can roam freely within large natural habitats. You’ll walk a 1.5-mile elevated outdoor walkway through the habitats and observe the animals from above. You can buy lunch at the cafe ($5-$16) or bring your own. Apex fee ($29, $38 non-res.) includes only transportation and leader, register in advance. Participants pay their own entrance fee at the Sanctuary, which is $50 if under 70 years old, $20 if 70+, free if you are a current Sanctuary Member.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal Natural Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday, May 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., register in advance, $25 ($30 non-res.)
Flying J Ranch-Evergreen, Tuesday, May 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., register in advance, $25 ($30 non-res.)
Other upcoming activities, call 303.425.9583 for details:
Happy Joints Exercise, Mondays, May 2-23, 11 a.m.-noon, $44 ($54 non-res.)
Puzzle Hustle, Saturday, May 7, 2-4 p.m., $35 ($40 non-res.) for team of 2-4 people.
Billiards Social, Monday, May 9, 6-7 p.m., $12 ($14 non-res.)
Bridge: Popular Conventions, Fridays, June 3-August 12, 9-11:30 a.m., $65 ($78 non-res.)
Check Out ApexPRD.org
Visit Apex’s website, ApexPRD.org, for virtual classes, warm water wellness pool, pickleball, and more.