Erie Community Center Active Adults
 – April 2013

Lunch at the Erie Community Center
Lunches are provided by the Weld County Senior Nutrition Program every Thursday at 12:15 pm. Join us for the social hour beginning at 11:00 am. Reservations are required by Tuesday at 12:00 pm by calling 303.926.2795.

After Lunch Entertainment
After the Thursday lunch, join us for free entertainment. Entertainment begins at approximately 12:45 pm and is open to anyone, whether you eat lunch with us or not.
Thursday, April 18, 2013                      Talk on Professional Baseball Experience by Ian Ferguson
Thursday, April 25, 2013                      Anthem Singers – Singers of Note

Drop-In Activities
You are welcome to drop in anytime during our lounge hours to play your favorite game. Join us during these times when others will be playing the following games or activities. These scheduled times are ongoing.
Monday & Friday 9:00 am – Coffee Talk, Columbine Lounge
Tuesday 12:30 pm – Bridge, Columbine Lounge
Thursday 9:00 am – Pool, Columbine Lounge
1st & 3rd Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Painting, Lehigh
Friday 1:00 pm – Mahjong, Columbine Lounge

Friday Afternoon Bingo
Join in on the fun in this friendly game of BINGO and an afternoon to socialize with friends. Registration is not required. Bingo is played in the Mitchell room.
Date: Friday, April 5

Time: 1:30 pm

Drop-In 50+ Adult Sports
Volleyball – Fridays – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Racquetball – Tuesdays – 8:30 – 11:30 am (singles/doubles)
Tennis – Fridays – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (weather permitting)
Pickleball – Tuesdays – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm & Thursday – 12:30-2:30 pm

Erie Never Stops Walking
Join us on the Erie Community Center walking track for this indoor walking program. This program offers two days a week to walk as a group. We will gather on Mondays as a group on the bridge and then walk the track for an hour. You can then choose to walk either Wednesday or Thursday as your second day. On Mondays the group is lead by a staff member who is there to assist and help you. The goal of each session is to “walk” the distance to a designated location on a map, and the ultimate goal after each session is to walk or run a 5K race together. After each session we will have a party to celebrate our great successes! Registration is not required. For questions or more information, please call 303.926.2795.
Day:     Mondays & Wednesdays or Thursdays
Date:    April 1 – May 23
Time:    10:00 – 11:00 am
Fee:      Free for SilverSneakers members and ECC Pass holders
. Daily admission for all others per visit.



Foot Clinics
A registered nurse provides a full range of services to treat your feet the 4th Tuesday of each month. Call Summercares at 303.651.5224 to make an appointment and for fee information.

Medicare or Medicaid Counseling

Free counseling is available to you for help with Medicare or Medicaid issues. Reserve a 45 minute, one-on-one appointment with a SHIP counselor, specially trained on Medicare insurance and Medicaid low-income programs. They can help you fill out forms or answer questions. For general questions about Medicare call Centura Health at 970.347.8743. Appointments are available from 1:00-4:30 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Call 303.926.2795, to reserve your appointment.



Scenic Drive & Lunch

Welcome to the showcase of the Front Range. This drive will take you into Nederland then onto Black Hawk, via Hwy 119, where you can enjoy lunch and maybe win something at the slots. This route provides matchless views of the Continental Divide and its timbered approaches, and may include a drive through Golden Gate Canyon State Park and touring some of Central City’s historic landmarks. Lunch is on your own. Fee includes transportation. Registration deadline is April 1.
Day:     Friday
Date:    5301.104 – April 12
Time:    9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Fee:      R $9/NR $15

Wild Animal Sanctuary & Lunch
A Sanctuary is a place where animals can come to live and be protected for the rest of their lives. The facility is situated on 720 acres of rolling grassland. The Sanctuary was designed and built with a centralized compound located in the middle of the habitats. The facility also has a unique system of elevated cat-walks and observation platforms which allow people to view the rescued animals enjoying their new life in large acreage habitats. Lunch will be at Corner Kitchen. Fee includes transportation and sanctuary. Meals are on your own, price range $5-$10. Registration deadline is April 1.
Day:     Tuesday
Date:    April 16
Time:    8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Fee:      R $19/NR $25

Hudson Gardens
Hudson Gardens is a 30 acre botanical garden located along the bank of the South Platte River. The Gardens began in 1941 as the private garden of Colonel King C. and Evelyn Leigh Hudson, and became public in 1996. They contain varied grounds ranging from high, dry prairie to river wetlands, and feature plants that thrive in the dry Colorado climate. There is so much to do such as take a self guided tour, talk to the vegetable gardeners, meet the beekeeper, enjoy birding in the gardens, or bring your own picnic lunch and relax. There are no concessions facilities so please bring your own food if you want to eat. Fee includes transportation and gardens. Registration deadline is April 8.
Day:     Tuesday
Date:    April 23
Time:   11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee:      R $9/NR $15

Guys & Dolls @ Candlelight Theater

An 11-time Tony Award® winning classic, GUYS AND DOLLS soars with the spirit of Damon Runyon’s Broadway. Meet Sarah Brown, the uptight mission doll who is out to reform the evildoers of New York’s Times Square. Her plans are soon derailed as she meets a host of vivid characters including Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love. Full of great Broadway standards including “Luck Be a Lady,” “Bushel and a Peck” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin the Boat.” Fee includes show, dinner, coffee, tea, soda, tax, tip and transportation. Registration deadline is April 1.
Day:     Sunday

Date:    April 28
Time:    12:00 – 5:00 pm
Fee:      R $45/NR $55


Special Events

Erie’s Got Talent
This is the first and maybe the last annual Erie Seniors’ Variety Show. This is a guaranteed night of food, friendship, fun and laughs…no guarantees on talent! All acts are performed by our very own Erie Active Adults and the staff and volunteers that serve them. Join us for a catered meal of rigatoni pasta, meatballs and sausage in red sauce, salad and rolls, a variety of comical and talented acts, sing-a-longs, and lots of laughs at the Erie Community Center. Registration deadline is April 21. Call 303.926.2795 to register.  Sponsored by Front Range Hospice.
Day:     Friday

Date:    April 26
Time:    6:00 – 8:00 pm

Fee:      R $10/NR $13



Acrylic Painting

Each class is a one day, two hour class with the focus on fun! Previous experience is not necessary. Painting will occur on a variety of surfaces from cardboard, glass, pottery, wood,
canvas and who knows what else!  Students may bring alternate surfaces to be painted.  These classes begin with basic stroke work that will then be used in the finished project. New strokes are taught at each class. Projects may include: greeting cards, seasonal cards, fabric, glass, candles, boxes, baskets, mirrors, etc. Most classes will result in a finished project. ALL supplies are provided, except we ask you to bring a roll of paper towels. Registration deadline is one week prior to first class. Instructor: Sandee Franz
Day:     Wednesday
Date:    April 3
  – April 10
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:      R $19/NR $25

Oil Painting

This is a one day, four hour class, and previous experience is not necessary. Students will learn to paint the sky, clouds, various types of trees, rocks, grass, leaves, and many other subjects. All classes will result in a finished project. ALL supplies are provided, except we ask you to bring a roll of paper towels. Registration deadline is one week prior to first class. Instructor: Sandee Franz
Day:     Friday
Date:    April 5
Time:    9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fee:      R $35/NR $45

Rubber Stamping

Come join us to make beautiful handmade cards, using fabulous stamp sets and supplies, cool tools, and techniques. Bring your own scissors and double sided adhesive tape. Registration deadline is one week prior to first class. Instructor: Carolyn Mahoney
Day:     Monday
Date:    April 15
Time:    2:30 – 3:45 pm
Fee:      R $4/NR $6

Watercolor – In All It’s Splendor!
The use of watercolor in it’s most loose and free form will be explored, along with intricate detail work. There will be a strong focus on color mixing as well as the abstract design, even within fairly realistic subject matter. One class will be devoted to the fun technique of “table-top paintings”, along with bringing them to a final level of completion. As always, all levels of students are welcome. Instructor: Dianne Widom
Day:     Tuesday
Date:    April 2 – May 7
Time:    1:30 – 4:00 pm
Fee:      R $59/NR $75

AARP Driver Safety
In this half-day course you will learn defensive driving techniques, new laws, rules of the road, and much more. You will also find out how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. Plus, you may also receive an insurance discount. Some auto insurance companies in Colorado provide a discount to AARP Driver Safety graduates, age 55 and older. It is all in the classroom, you turn in no tests and you can have fun while learning. Registration deadline is one week prior to class. You will pay the instructor the day of the class.
Day:     Tuesday
Date:    April 9
Time:    8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Fee:      AARP Member $12/ Non Members $14

Erie Community Center Active Adults
450 Powers St.
Erie, CO 80516
To register for all programs, call 303-926-2795.

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