Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center – April 2017

Please pre-register where necessary. All events and classes are held at the AAC unless otherwise noted. If you would like to be mailed a copy of our ‘Possibilities’ newsletter, call 303-205-7500.

April Fools Celebration
Well, we’re a little late but you can still expect a few tricks! Lunch will be followed by an entertaining look at Colorado history as Ed Weising presents Hoaxes, Scams and Schemes, which delves into the crazy things people believed, that bilked them out of their life’s savings during the early years of Colorado. Hoaxes and scams were prevalent during the 19th century, including the great “diamond hoax” and “McGinty,” the petrified man. Join us for this fun afternoon on Thursday, April 27, cost is $8; call 303-205-7500 to register.

World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day
Celebrate World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day with us on Saturday, April 29th! This celebration includes interactive Tai Chi & Qi Gong demonstrations and refreshments. This is free, but please call 303-205-7500 to register.

Movie Matinee
Sit back, relax and enjoy our free monthly movie! “Collateral Beauty” starring Will Smith, will be shown on Thursday, April 20th at 1pm. No RSVP needed, just show up!

Aromatherapy Spa Workshop
In this class only will you learn about the benefits of aromatherapy, (the use of essential oils to work in harmony with the body), you will make your own spa products, a scrub and skin care product to take with you. This “make and take” workshop will take place on Friday, April 14th, cost is $8; call 303-205-7500 to register.

PWR Moves – Parkinson’s Fitness Class
Moves Certified Instructor Stephanie Uszacki leads this class that starts off with foundational moves and progresses through building endurance, strength and flexibility. Caregivers are welcome to attend and assist. This drop-in class is held every Tuesday from 1-2pm, cost is $3.50 for free to Wheat Ridge SilverSneaker¨ cardholders.

Art Classes
We have a lot of fun, new art classes starting in the next few months; call 303-205-7500 for more info.
Color Theory Afternoons – 2 classes – Fridays, April 21 & 28 from 1-3pm, cost: $25
Beginning Watercolor II – 6 classes – Mondays, April 24-June 5 from 9-11:30am, cost: $65
Simple SilverSmithing – 1 class – Sat, April 29 from 1-4pm, cost: $43
Continuing Pastel – 6 classes – Mondays, April 24-June 5 from 1-3pm, cost: $50
Japanese Bunka – 6 classes –Thursdays, Apr. 27-June 1 from 1-3pm, cost: $29 + kit fee

Confused about your camera, computer, cell phone or tablet? Makan Tabrizi is our gadget guru and can help get you up to speed. Call 303-205-7500 to schedule a One-on-One tutoring session with him.
Camera, Phone or Tablet One-on-One – receive a private 1-hour tutoring session, call to schedule – $35/hour
Computer Tutoring One-on-One – receive a private 1-hour tutoring session, call to schedule – $35/hour

Dance, Dance, Dance
The Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center offers a wide variety of ongoing dance classes which include: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Tap; Belly Dancing, Hula, Ballroom, Zumba and Western Line Dancing. Call 303-205-7500 for more information.

Special Interest Drop-In Groups (Drop-in fees $2 unless otherwise noted)
Duplicate Bridge – Every Monday 12-3:45pm, bring a partner (fee $2.50 ea.)
Low Vision Support Group – 3rd Tuesdays (April 18th) 1:30-2:30pm – Free
Write & Share –4th Tuesdays (April 25th) 2-3:30pm
Krafty Needles, Knit & Crochet Group – Every Tuesday 9:30-11am
Social Bridge – Every Tuesday, 12:40-3:45pm
Smile-Hi Healing Laughter – Every Tuesday, 12:15-1:15pm
Silversmith Lab – Every Wednesday, 9-12noon
Woodcarvers Guild – Every Wednesday, 1-3:30pm
Genealogy Group – Thursday, April 20th, 1:30-3pm
Booktalk –Thursday – (April 27th) 10-11:30am
Pinochle – Every Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
NEW! Canasta – 2nd Fridays from 1-3:30pm

Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center
6363 W. 35th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033