Aurora Fifty Plus Activities – Mar 2017


Adult Computer Classes
Ages 15 & older

Computer Basics for Newer Users

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.)
241513 Mar. 4-18, Sat., 9-11 a.m.
241514 Mar. 15-29, Wed., 1-3 p.m.
241515 Apr. 4-18, Tue., 6-8 p.m.
$49 ($38 Resident)

Intro To Windows 10
Take the mystery out of Windows 10.  Learn the basics to get going: start up/shut down, navigate the Start & Desktop screens, adding & using apps & programs. 
241517 Mar. 9, Thu., 6-8 p.m.
241518 Mar. 21, Tue., 9-11 a.m.
214519 Apr. 7, Fri., 1-3 p.m.
241520 May 8, Mon., 6-8 p.m.
$17 ($13 Resident)

Microsoft Word 1
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.
241536 Mar. 9-23, Thu.., 1-3 p.m.
241537 Mar. 25-Apr. 8, Sat., 9-11 a.m.

Urban Line Dance Kickoff

Join us for some fun as we kick off the first Urban Line Dancing event at the ACAA. Light refreshments served and door prizes.
241826 Mar. 25, Sat., noon-3 p.m.
Pre-Registration is required

Art Workshops

Color Pencil *  
Study the principles of color pencil.  Classes are beginner-friendly.
241509 Mar. 3-Apr. 7, Fri., 10 a.m.-noon
$59 ($45 Resident)

Drawing Foundations*   
No experience needed.  Learn how to draw using basic drawing method, using measurement, basic volumes, & rendering light & showdown using paper, graphite pencil & eraser.
241541 Mar. 4-Apr. 8
Fri., 1-3 p.m.
$59 ($45 Resident)

Enjoy creative experimentation using pastels.  Learn about color relationships, shading & the layering of colors & tones.
241574 Mar. 2-Apr. 6
Thu., 1-3 p.m.
$59 ($45 Resident)

Metal Arts
Learn about metals, how they are mined & used.  Students will then make a metal work of art.  Supplies included in fee.

Rock Wrapping
Make simple pendants & necklaces using wire, stones, & © Rock Wraps
241566 Mar. 20
Mon., 1-4 p.m.
$55 ($42 Resident)

Rubber Stamping
Rubber Stamping is a fun and creative way to make cards or decorate scrapbook pages. Join the class and make three cards to send with your best wishes.
241588 Mar. 14
Tue., 1-3 p.m.
$13 ($10 Resident)

Japanese Bunka
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.
241556 Mar. 7-28
Tue., 10 a.m.-noon
$13 ($10 Resident)

The Bunka Bunch
If you can’t make every class, just drop in.
$3/session if not enrolled.

Quilting – Block of the Month
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 time.  Supply list provided with registration.
Monday Quilt Block
241578 Mar. 6
Mon., 1-4 p.m.
$16 ($12 Resident)

Saturday Quilt Block
241582 Mar. 4
Sat., 8:30-11:30 a.m.
$16 ($12 Resident)

Quilt for the Day
Join the fun making a simple project in this all day class.
241581 Mar. 25
Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
$27 ($21 Resident)

Brain Boosters

Alzheimer’s Education
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association
Various topics related to Alzheimer’s disease are discussed each month.
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
241497 Mar. 2

Beyond the Basics
Move beyond the basics of bridge to play your game at a higher level.
241504 Mar. 22-Apr. 26
Wed., 10 a.m.-noon
$55 ($42 Resident)

Bridge “Play-Shop”
Each week you will play a game of bridge, while being able to ask questions while in play, to improve your game.
241505 Mar. 22-Apr. 26
Wed., 1-4 p.m.
$$72 ($55 Resident)

The Wild West – a Look at Colorado History  
Colorado Historian Ed Wiesing guides a tour starting with our early territory’s first amazing people.
241545 Mar. 16-Apr. 20
Thu., 1-2:30 p.m.
$55 ($42 Resident)

Fun & Informative

Intro to Line Dance
241708 Mar. 9-Apr. 27
Thu., 10:30-11:45 a.m.
$42 ($32 Resident)

ACAA Services

Medicare Counseling by S.H.I.P.
By appointment at the ACAA.

Social Security
Join a Social Security Administration Public Affairs Specialist, for an informational session on Social Security benefits. Program set to include information on the application process, including availability of online services & other topics. 
241637 Mar. 16
Thu., 10-11:30 a.m.
Free, pre-registration is required.

Wills Trusts & Power of Attorney       
Presented by Wayne Stewart, Elder Law Attorney.
Find out what you need to know.  Lots of time for questions & answers! 
241621 Mar. 8
Wed., 10 a.m.-noon
$7 ($5 Resident)

AARP – Safe Driving Course
Mar. 3    
Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
303.764.5995/ register

Rocky Mountain Food Bank
1st Tues. of month, 9-11 a.m.

Family Caregiver Support Group at Morning Star
2nd Fri., 1:30 -3:30 p.m.

Low Vision Support:
Colorado Council of the Blind
Mar. 20 
Mon., 10 a.m.

Senior Resources
This service connects seniors to needed resources.  Call Senior Solutions at 303.426.4408

VOA Lunch Program
Hot meals served to seniors 60+ by the Volunteers of America.
Mon.-Thu., 11:45 a.m.
Donations requested.

VNA Health Clinics
Mar. 13 & 27
Mon., 9 a.m.-noon
To schedule an appointment, call VNA, 303.698.6496.

Day Trips

DHT:  From Airport To Army To Neighborhood
241665 Mar. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
$52 ($40 Res.) $7-$13

Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory
241666 Mar. 9, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.       $30 ($23 Res.) $8-$15

Mcallister House Museum
241667 Mar. 16, 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $81 ($61 Res.)

The Dikeou Collection
241670 Mar. 17, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $17 ($13 Res.) $9-$18

Steel Magnolias @ Schoolhouse Theater
241668 Mar. 18, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
$47 ($36 Res.) $9-$15

DHT:  Trivia Tour
241675 Mar. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
$52 ($40 Res.) $7-$13

Disenchanted @ Boulder Dinner Theater
241669 Mar. 26, 11 a.m.-5:15 p.m.     $95 ($75 Res.)

Dining Adventures

Mystery Mexican Restaurant
241688 Mar. 3, 10:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m.  $20 ($15 Res.) $9-$16            

3 Sons Italian
241689 Mar. 8, 10:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. $23 ($16 Res.) $8-$13            

Ted’S Montana Grill
241693 Mar. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $17 ($13 Res.) $9-$16                    

School House Kitchen & Libations
241690 Mar. 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $17 ($13 Res.) $8-$17                    

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: If you would like to be on an email list to receive important information on senior issues, please send your email address to the 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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