Community Recreation Center of Apex PRD – May 2016

Tea with the Legendary Ladies
Wednesday, May 11, 1:30 pm
Come dressed in your favorite hat and sip tea with “Mother Cabrini, Mary Elitch, Mary Rippon, and Lady Moon,” as actresses portray the lives of these Legendary Ladies. Enjoy tea sandwiches, scones, dessert and tea. Register by May 6. Sponsored by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Fee: $7

Let’s Tap
Sunday, May 15, 1-3 pm
It’s rhythm, it’s energy, it’s fun! Join Apex’s Rockyettes, plus eleven visiting dance troupes to celebrate National Tap Dance Day with this spectacular show. The event is at Ralston Valley High School, 13355 West 80th Avenue. Sponsored by Celebrate Aging Colorado and Apex. Register with payment ($3) by 5/12, or pay $5 (cash or check only) at the door.

The Power of Music
Wednesday, May 25, 1 pm
Explore the power of music related to the brain and how it can improve your memory. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association and sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. Free, but register by 5/20.

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!

Joey’s Friendly Yoga
Tuesday, May 31-July 5, 1-2 pm,
Beginner and continuing students enjoy the benefits of yoga, including improved strength, balance, and flexibility, while quieting the mind. Register in advance, $48 ($58 non-res.). Discount available for SilverSneakers.

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 SilverSneaker card.

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.

Art Classes:

  • Pastels & Drawing Studio, Mon., May 9-23 & June 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, $52 ($62 non-res.).
  • Watercolor Studio, Thurs., May 12-June 2, 6:30-8:30 pm, $52 ($62 non-res.).
  • Watercolor II , Thurs., May 12-June 2, 6:30-8:30 pm, $52 ($62 non-res.).
  • Tuesday Painting (mixed media), May 31-July 5, 12:30-3 pm, $45 ($54 non-res.).
  • Bob Ross Painting, Thurs., May 26, 12-5 pm, $57 ($69 non-res.), plus $5 material fee.

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.

Gardening Series
Whether or not you have a green thumb, join us for one or all of our gardening workshops. Each workshop is from 1-3 pm, Fridays, and cost $15 ($18 non-res.). Topics include –Herb Gardening -May 13, and Container Gardening-May 20. Register in advance.

Public Transportation Training
Monday, May 9 & 16, 2 pm
Learn how to safely and confidently use public transportation (RTD) to expand your travel options. The first class is a classroom discussion; the 2nd meets at noon for a supervised outing using public transportation. Register in advance, $7 ($9 non-res).

Caregiver’s Support Group
Thursday, May 26, 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. The group is free and meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 1 pm. It is facilitated by Senior Reach and sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.

Computer & Technology Classes
Learn basic to advanced use of the computer in a small class setting. May topics include One on One Gadget Help, iPad, Android Tablets, Kindle Fire, Windows, Word Processing, Clean Up Your Computer, Digital Photo Editing, Scanners, Excel, Publisher, and One-on-One Personal Training. Call (303) 425-9583 for times and fees.

Bunco Bash
Thursday, May 5 and 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.

Understanding Medicare Advantage
Monday, May 16, 7-8 pm
What are the differences, advantages and things to be aware of in choosing between Medicare supplemental plans and a Medicare Advantage Plan? Presented by Centura Health Links. Free, but register in advance.

Drop-In Book Club
Wednesday, May 11, 1 pm
Discuss “Tortilla Curtain” by T. Coraghessan Boyle. Drop-in fee $1.


  • Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Checks ,Wednesday, May 4, 9:30-11:30 am
  • Lung Function Test, Monday, May 9, 10 am-noon
  • Eye Glass Servicing, Monday, May 9, 9 am-noon
  • Veteran’s Benefits, Monday, May 9, 9-11:30 am, make a ½ hour appointment
  • Parkinson’s Support Group, Thursday, May 19, 1 pm
  • Low Vision Support Group, Thursday, May 26, 11 am
  • Caregiver’s Support Group, Thursday, May 26, 1 pm
  • BINGO, Friday, May 27, 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.