Community Recreation Center of Apex PRD – Jan 2017

35th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, January 19, 2-4 pm
Celebrate the Apex Community Recreation Center turning 35 years old. Enjoy cake and entertainment by the Sentimental Sounds. The event is free; reserve your space (303) 425-9583.

Superstars in Colorado History
Wednesday, January 25, 1-2:30 pm
Join Ed Weising and learn about the many nationally famous people who have lived in Colorado. Light refreshments served. Register ($5) by 1/20.

There’s No Place Like Home Expo
Wednesday, January 25, 8:15-11:30 am
Learn about in-home services to help keep you or a loved one at home and about housing options if you are considering a new place to call home. Sponsored by Gold Eagle Systems, Homewatch CareGivers, Relay Colorado, Springwood Retirement Campus, Synergy HomeCare, and Ralston Creek Senior Living. The event is free to the public; please register at 303-425-9583. Service providers, call 303-467-7197 for vendor information/fees.

Art Classes:

  • Knit and Crochet, Tues., Jan. 3-Feb. 7, 10:30 am-noon, $29 ($35 non-res.).
  • Tuesday Painting (mixed media), Tues., Jan. 3-Feb. 7, 12:30-3 pm, $45 ($54 non-res.).
  • Pastels & Drawing Studio, Mon., Jan. 9-20, 6:30-8:30 pm, $52 ($62 non-res.).
  • Stained Glass, Tues., Jan. 10-Feb. 7, 6-9 pm, $70 ($84 non-res.).
  • Pastels Level 1, Wed., Jan. 11-Feb. 1, 6:30-8:30 pm, $52 ($62 non-res.).
  • Watercolor Studio, Thurs., Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 6:30-8:30 pm, $52 ($62 non-res.).

Welcome Meet and Greet
Wednesday, January 4, 9:30 am
Discover the diverse opportunities at the Community Recreation Center. Bring friends! Refreshments served. The event is free; reserve your space (303) 425-9583.

Billiard Lessons
Wednesday, January 4-February 1, 4:30-5:30 pm
Learn how to play billiards or just brush up on your skills…all levels are welcome. Learn the basic game and maybe a fancy move or two. Register in advance, $40 (non-res. $48).

Popular Bridge Conventions
Mondays, January 9-March 13, 9-11:30 am
Intermediate to advanced bridge players are invited to learn about Weak Two-Bids, Jacoby Transfers, Negative Double and many other conventions. Register in advance, $45 (non-res. $54).

Stock Show Trip
Wednesday, January 18, 9 am-3 pm
Roam around the stock show and visit the booths, enjoy food and entertainment. Lunch on your own. Fee includes transportation, admission, and escort. No refunds after 1/4.

Bunco Bash
Thursday, January 5, 1-3 pm
New and veteran Bunco players are welcome for a fun and easy dice game, with light refreshments and prizes. Register ($4/time) by 1/3.

Parkinson’s Care Partners
Friday, January 13, 1:30-2:30 pm
If you care for a person with Parkinson’s come to a safe place to share tools and tips. This free group is designed for care providers and is sponsored by Homewatch CareGivers. Note: during this same time frame the Community Recreation Center offers a Parkinson’s Fitness class that your loved one could possibly attend, call 303-425-9583 for details and fees.

Caregiver’s Support Group
Thursday, January 26, 1-2:15 pm
Taking care of a loved one can be exhausting and overwhelming. You are not alone. 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.


  • Zumba Fitness, Mondays, Jan. 2-Feb. 13, 6-7 pm
  • Zumba Fitness, Wednesdays, Jan. 4-Feb. 15, 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Zumba Toning, Wednesdays, Jan. 4-Feb. 15, 6-7 pm
  • Move to Latin salsas, rumbas and more to get an aerobic workout. Register in advance $42 ($50 non-res.).
  • Zumba Gold
    11:30 am-12:15 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.

Fencing (Level 1-3)
Tuesday, January 10-31, Level 1: 6-7 pm, Level 2: 7-8 pm, Level 3: 8-9 pm
Learn basic to advanced techniques of this 19th century dueling and sport. Register $42 (non-res. $50) by 12/2.

Celebrate Senior Friday Club
Friday, January 13, 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.

Introduction to Line Dance
Thursdays, January. 12-March 33, 2-3 pm
Are you new to line dance? Learn the vine, the rocking chair, and many other steps to get you dancing. Register in advance, $44 (non-res. $53).

Charlie’s Dance
Tuesdays, January 3-February 14, 7-8:30 pm
Learn the two-step, swing, waltz and more in this fun dance class. Register in advance, singles $42 ($50 non-res.), couples $63 ($76 non-res.).

Computer & Technology Classes
Learn basic to advanced use of the computer in a small class setting. Topics include Basics, Windows, Word, iPad, Kindle Fire, iPhone, and One-on-One Personal Training. Call (303) 425-9583 for times and fees.

Starting Your Memoir
Friday, January 20, 1-2:30 pm
Get started writing about your life. Learn where to start, how to organize, what to include and how to best express yourself. Register by 1/13, $7 (non-res. $8).

Art for the Young at Heart Show
Adults age 50+ submit your art on January 31 & February 1 to participate in a judged multimedia show that hangs beside the art of local public school children from Feb. 6-March 15. Adult artists pay $5 for up to three pieces, ask for show guidelines.

Spanish Classes
Learning a second language can keep your mind sharp! Beginning to advanced Spanish classes begin the week of January 10. Call (303) 425-9583 for times and fees.


  • Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Checks, Wednesday, January 4, 9:30-11:30 am
  • Eye Glass Servicing, Monday, January 9, 9 am-noon
  • Parkinson’s Support Group, Thursday, January 19, 1 pm
  • Low Vision Support Group, Thursday, January 26, 11 am
  • Caregiver’s Support Group, Thursday, January 26, 1 pm

BINGO, Friday, January 27, 1 pm

Drop-In Book Club
Wednesday, January 11, 1 pm
Discuss “Cold Sassy Tree” by Olive Ann Burns. Drop-in fee $1.

Genealogy for Beginners
Tuesdays, January 10-February 21 (no class 2/7), 10-11:30 am
How and where do you begin to research and record your family roots? Bring what you already know, and learn tips on the process. Register $33 ($40 non-res.) by 1/5.

Genealogy Beyond the Basics: Family History Work in Your Pajamas
Thursday, January 12, 11 am-noon
You don’t have to leave home to investigate you family history. Register $4 (non-res. $5) by 1/9.

Get Active-Stay Active
Choose from over 30 fitness classes, including seated or standing classes in yoga, tai chi, and Zumba, as well as stretching, weight room, and more. Call the Center (303) 425-9583 or pick up your activities guide for details. Many classes are SilverSneakers eligible.

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.

Community Recreation Center
6842 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
(303) 425-9583, FAX (303) 403-2532