Boulder Senior Events for April 2014

Acting Class for Seniors
West Senior Center
Wednesdays, April 2 to May 21
2 to 4 p.m.
$50 to $60
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Wanted :  “Actor and Actress Wannabees” for a weekly drama class.  If you have never done any acting or want to get back into it now, then this could be the perfect class for you. All that is required is a lot of enthusiasm and a good sense of humor. Kevagne Kalisch graduated from Goddard College with a Theatre Arts Degree and has taught numerous acting classes for both children and older adults in the US and Australia.

Active Minds: Germany
West Senior Center
Monday, April 14
11 a.m. to noon
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
As the European Union struggles with a variety of complex issues, many of them financial, Germany has emerged as a critical player in the development of economic policy for the region.  German elections served as a referendum on how the German government, under the leadership of Angela Merkel, has performed in the eyes of Germans.  Join Active Minds as we explore the role of Germany in the world as well as how the process of German reunification has evolved especially given Merkel’s roots in the government of the former Communist East Germany.

Welcome Spring! Community Event
West Senior Center
Thursday, April 17
2 to 4 p.m.
Free
Spring has arrived and we invite you to celebrate with us at a ÔWelcome Spring!’ event. Meet our Senior Resource Bilingual Specialist, Elena Levy, and Community Relations and Office of Human Rights Specialist, Kim Pearson. Get the latest information and updates while enjoying refreshments, lively conversation, and dance performances. Sponsored by the City of Boulder Human Services Department’s Community Relations and the Office of Human Rights and Senior Services Divisions.

The Importance of Being Creative Introduction Program
West Senior Center
Thursday, April 17
10 to 11 a.m.
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Creativity is like a super multi-vitamin to help us age gracefully and positively.  Creativity is for all: retired professionals, home-makers, artists, and artist wannabes. Discover the role of creativity in your own life. Instructor Elsie Wood is the former director of the Society for Creative Aging, a sculptor and a lecturer.

Home Modification for Fall Prevention:  Beyond Grab Bars
West Senior Center
Tuesday, April 22
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
There is no “one size fits all” solution to preventing falls at home. Every person and every home is different.  In this session you will learn strategies from an Occupational Therapist and a builder who is a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) to help make your home safer from falls. You will also receive an overview of fall prevention activities available in Boulder County. Please pre-register to reserve your space.

“Taste of Estes,” Estes Park Day Trip
Tuesday, April 24
4 to 8 p.m.
$40 to $45 includes transportation, trip escort and “Taste of Estes” event admission
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join Boulder Senior Services for as we travel to Estes Park to enjoy the bountiful “tastes” at this yearly event in Estes Park.  In the past, our group has sampled food from the best restaurants in Estes Park along with some brewery tastings.

Two Hundred Years of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales Lecture
East Senior Center
Friday, April 25
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
$5
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Presented by Ann Schmiesing, Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at CU-Boulder. 2012 marked the bicentennial anniversary of the first edition of the Grimms’ fairy tales.  This talk explores the manner in which the Grimms collected and edited their tales, as well as the reception of the tales in Europe and North America from the nineteenth century to the present.

Denver Botanic Gardens Day Trip
Saturday, April 26
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$25 to $30 includes transportation, trip escort and admission to the Gardens
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Spring will be in full bloom for this trip with Boulder Senior Services to visit the Botanic Gardens.  Lunch is on your own at the Gardens.

Praha, Longmont Day Trip
Wednesday, April 30
5 to 9 p.m.
$75 to $90 includes transportation, trip escort, wine dinner and gratuity
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join Boulder Senior Services for a trip to Praha for a wonderful wine-tasting dinner.  We will enjoy four courses, including dessert, that are paired with wines and will feel like we are in a fine European restaurant. The menu will be available one month prior to the event.

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