Community Recreation Center of Apex PRD – June 2016

Strawberry Brunch and Fashion Show
Thursday, June 9, 10 am
This popular brunch and fashion show features participants modeling fashions from Dress Barn. Sponsored by Villa Manor Care Center, Western Hills Care Center, and Covenant Village Assisted Living. Register with payment ($14/person) by June 3.

Final Wishes Expo
Tuesday, June 21, 8:15-11:15 am
Addressing end of life topics is never easy; yet planning ahead eases the burden on your family and friends. Meet professionals who can provide you with options to prepare and clarify your final wishes. Please register in advance for this free expo. Gold sponsors include Aspen Mortuaries and Horan and McConaty. Service providers call 303-467-7197 for vendor information and fees.

Celebrate Senior Friday Club
Friday, June 10, 12:30-1 pm
A free open house to learn about the Friday Club’s opportunities: bridge, golf, bowling, mahjongg, pinochle, canasta, and more. Enjoy snacks and door prizes.

Free Summer Concert Series
Join us for a morning performance for you and your grandkids, or an evening concert for the whole family. Sponsored by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Apex Park & Recreation District Foundation, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Prospect Recreation & Park District, Sooper Credit Union, Craft Carousel Gift Shop, Gardens at St. Elizabeth, Life Care Centers of America, City of Arvada Parks, and the Friends of the Concerts. In case of rain, the concerts move to the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd.

Family Concerts:

  • 7 pm, Thursday, June 30, Golden Eagle Concert Band, canned food drive this evening for the Arvada Food Bank.
  • 7 pm Thursday, July 7, Dixie Leadfoot & the Chrome Struts (Rockability & Swing)

Children’s Entertainment:

  • 9:30 am, Friday, June 24, Magic Rob (Magic, Comedy Show & Live Animals)

Art Basics 101
Fridays, June 3-July 8, 1-3 pm
Perfect for beginners or as a refresher for those already painting. Cover drawing techniques, value, perspective, composition, color mixing/theory, art materials, and framing. Supply list available at the Community Recreation Center. Register $39 ($47 non-res.) by May 31.

T-Shirt Quilts
Wednesday, June 1-22, 5-7:30 pm
T-shirts often tell stories of memorable events and fun times. Remember them by assembling 16-20 shirts into a quilt. Bring shirts to first class; materials list discussed at that time. Register $40 ($48 non-res.) by May 25.

Computer & Technology Classes
Learn basic to advanced use of the computer in a small class setting. June topics include One on One Gadget Help, Computer Basics, Windows, Word Processing, Internet, Graphics, Excel, and One-on-One Personal Training. Call (303) 425-9583 for times and fees.

The Basics of Memory Loss
Monday, June 20, 4-6 pm
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. The Alzheimer’s Association provides information on detection, possible cures, risk factors, treatment and much more. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. Free, but register by 6/16.

Zumba Gold
11:45 am-12:30 pm, Wednesdays, ongoing
Exercise to a Latin beat from a chair. You will be surprised what a workout you get. Drop-in fee $3.50 ($4.50 non-res.), or one scan of your SilverSneakers card.

Zumba Fitness and Zumba Toning
Spice up your workout with fun Latin dances presented in an aerobic format: salsa, merengue, cha cha, samba, rumba, and more. The Zumba toning adds toning sticks or small hand weights to the mix. Discounted rate available for Silver Sneakers. The fees are payable in advance and are $42 ($50 non-res.) for each 7 week session.

  • Zumba Fitness Session 02: Monday, June 6-July 25, 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Zumba Fitness Session12: Wednesday, June 8-July 27, 1-2 pm
  • Zumba Toning Session 02: Wednesday, June 8-July 27, 5:30-6:30 pm

No class: July 4 and 6

Caregiver’s Support Group
Thursday, June 23, 1-2:15 pm
Taking care of a loved one can be exhausting and overwhelming. You are not alone. Come share ideas, resources and learn to take care of yourself. This free group is facilitated by Senior Reach and sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.

Bunco Bash
Thursday, June 2, 1-3 pm
New and veteran Bunco players are welcome for a fun and easy dice game, with light refreshments and prizes. Register the Tuesday prior, with payment $4/time.

Welcome Meet and Greet
Wednesday, June 1, 9:30 am
Enjoy refreshments and discover the diverse opportunities at the Community Recreation Center. The event is free; reserve your space (303) 425-9583. Bring friends!

Art Classes

  • Pastels & Drawing Studio, Mon., June 20-July 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, $52 ($62 non-res.).
  • Watercolor Studio, Thurs., June 23-July 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, $52 ($62 non-res.).

Drop-In Book Club
Wednesday, June 15, 1 pm
Discuss “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Drop-in fee $1.

Craft Carousel Gift Shop
Open Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Are you looking for the perfect hand-crafted gift? Visit the Gift Shop located in the Community Recreation Center featuring variety of handmade items from over 100 consignors, including scarves, hats, jewelry, aprons, quilts, baby gifts & much more.

Medicare 101
Monday, June 27, 7-8 pm
Is Medicare a mystery to you? Learn the basics of Medicare and what resources to turn to as you maneuver the Medicare maze, presented by State Health Insurance Program, underwritten by Centura Health LINKS. Free, but please register in advance.

Genealogy: Denver Public Library
Wednesday, June 29, 9:15 am-3 pm
Hop aboard our van to explore the vast information in the Western History/Genealogy department at DPL. Library volunteers welcome your questions and can help you get started. Take a break on your own to walk to a local eatery or to eat in the first floor cafe. Trip fee ($12, non-res. $14) includes transportation, parking, and escort, and must be paid by 6/21.


  • Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Checks, Wednesday, June 1, 9:30-11:30 am
  • Eye Glass Servicing, Monday, June 13, 9 am-noon
  • Parkinson’s Support Group, Thursday, June 16, 1 pm
  • Low Vision Support Group, Thursday, June 23, 11 am
  • Caregiver’s Support Group, Thursday, June 23, 1 pm
  • BINGO, Friday, June 24, 1 pm

Community Recreation Center of Apex PRD in Arvada, CO, has a wide range of public parks and recreation facilities that offer such activities as pickleball, tennis, golf, swimming, and much more. Founded in 1956, Apex PRD supports adult fitness and kids health for those in Arvada, Denver, Wheat Ridge, Golden, and beyond.
Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave.