Community Recreation Center of Apex PRD – July 2016

Free Summer Concert Series
Join us for a morning performance for you and your grandkids, or an evening concert for the whole family in McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham Street. Sponsored by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Apex Park & Recreation District Foundation, Fairway Mortgage Corporation, Prospect Recreation & Park District, Sooper Credit Union, Craft Carousel Gift Shop, Gardens at St. Elizabeth, Life Care Centers of America, Mountain Vista Senior Living Community, Historic Olde Town Arvada Shuttle, 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, July 7, Dixie Leadfoot & the Chrome Struts (Rockabilly & Swing)
  • 7 pm Thursday, July 14, The Aristocats Band (R&B, Rock, Soul)
  • 7 pm Thursday, July 21, Lois Lane and the Super Cowboys (Country Western)
  • 7 pm Thursday, July 28, The Rendition Band (Variety Dance Band)

Children’s Entertainment:

  • 9:30 am, Friday, July 8, Katherine Dines (Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Fun Music)

The Best of Arvada TV
Wednesday, July 20, 1-2:30 pm
Get a behind the scenes look at KATV8 and some of their most memorable stories and videos. Register ($3) by 7/18.

N’ Balance
Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 19-August 25, 11:40 am-12:30 pm
Reduce your fall risk and fear of falling through basic balance and strength exercises. Register in advance, $60 ($72 non-res.), limited to 8 people.

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.

T’ai Chi and Qigong
T’ai Chi is mindful movement that can improve flexibility, balance, and reduce stress. Discount available for SilverSneakers. Register in advance.

Beginning T’ai Chi, Monday, July 11-August 29, 7-8 pm, $48 ($58 non-res.).
T’ai Chi Continuing, Wednesday, July 13-August 31, 7-8 pm, $48 ($58 non-res.).
Qigong, Monday, July 11-August 29, 6-7 pm, $48 ($58 non-res.).

E-book Downloading
Wednesday, July 13, 2:30-3:30 pm
Learn how to download e-books and audio books from your local library on your e-reader, iPad, or Android tablet. Register by 7/13, $3 ($4 non-res.).

Beginning Creative Writing
Mondays, July 11-August 1, 11 am-12:30 pm
Discover how to express your stories so that others find them interesting. Get feedback, whether you write for yourself, friends, or publication. Bring a sample of your writing to class. Register $28 ($34 non-res.) by 7/6.

Starting Your Memoir
Friday, July 8, 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 7/5, $7 ($8 non-res.).

Tuesday Painting
Wednesdays, July 19-August 23, 12:30-3 pm
Explore your artistic journey in a creative and supportive studio setting. Bring your own supplies for the medium of your choice. Beginners welcome. Register $45 ($54 non-res.) by July 15.

Caregiver’s Support Group
Thursday, July 28, 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.

Drop-In Book Club
Wednesday, July 13, 1 pm
Discuss “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee. Drop-in fee $1.

Understanding Medicare Advantage Plans
Monday, July 11, 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.

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.


  • Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Checks, Wednesday, July 6, 9:30-11:30 am
  • Eye Glass Servicing, Monday, July 11, 9 am-noon
  • Parkinson’s Support Group, Thursday, July 21, 1 pm
  • Low Vision Support Group, Thursday, July 28, 11 am
  • Caregiver’s Support Group, Thursday, July 28, 1 pm
  • BINGO, Friday, July 29, 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.