Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center – Jan 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.

Murder Mystery Matinee – “A Home Cook Killed”
Don’t miss this great live performance! A comical murder mystery set in a senior living home in the mountains. You will be encouraged to participate in guessing who the killer is among the eccentric seniors who reside in the home. Local seniors perform in this original play written by our very own Dan Martinez. Join us for this fun presentation on Friday, Jan. 6th; cost is only $3, call 303-205-7500 to register.

A Tribute To The Wild West!
Enjoy a hearty meal, fit for a ranch hand, and music that celebrates the western spirit and the adventures of the
old west! Laurie Dameron will be here to play her guitar and sing. Don’t be shy, when you know the words, join in! This rootin’ tootin’ good time will be on Thursday, Jan. 19th; cost is $8, call 303-205-7500 to register.

Movie Matinee
Sit back, relax and enjoy our free monthly movie! “Sully” starring Tom Hanks, will be shown on Thursday, January 26th at 1pm. No RSVP needed, just show up!

Mat Pilates
Strengthen your core muscles and improve balance with fun and challenging exercises designed to align the whole body. You’ll learn breathing and positioning techniques that you can easily practice at home too!
This 6-week class meets on Mondays from 6:15-7:15pm starting on Jan. 22nd; cost is $39, SilverSneakers receive a discounted price. Call 303-205-7500 to register.

Zumba
Zumba is innovative and fun and before you know it, you’re having a great workout. Current choreographies are low impact and music is presented with the audience in mind. This 6-week class meets on Tuesdays from 6-7pm starting on Jan. 10th; cost is $36, SilverSneakers receive a discounted price. Call 303-205-7500 to register.

Play of the Hand Bridge Class
In this class we focus on declarer’s play, including methods for developing tricks, eliminating losers, and planning your play. Each lesson contains a review of a bidding principle as well as guidelines for defense. Some basic knowledge is needed. This 10-class starts on Thursday, Jan. 12th at 1pm; cost is $48, call 303-205-7500 to register.

Art Classes
We have a lot of fun, new art classes starting in the next few months; call 303-205-7500 for more info.

  • Japanese Bunka – 6 classes – Thursdays, starting Jan. 5th from 1-3pm, cost: $29 + kit fee
  • Just Drawing – 6 classes – Fridays, starting Jan. 6th from 9:30-11:30am, cost: $45 + $15 supply fee
  • Pastel for Beginners – 6 classes – Fridays, starting Jan. 6th from 1-3pm, cost: $45 + $30 supply fee
  • Batik with Watercolor – 4 classes Saturdays, starting Jan. 7th from 2-3pm, cost: $45 + $15 supply fee
  • Continuing Pastel – 6 classes – Mondays, starting Jan. 9th from 1-3, cost: $45
  • More Beginning Watercolor – 6 classes – Fridays, starting Jan. 9th from 9-11:30am, cost: $45
  • Pottery – 8 classes – Tuesdays, starting Jan. 10th, from 12:30-3:30pm, cost: $65 + $15 supply fee

Technology
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.

  • Kindle Fire Class – 2 classes, Jan. 10th & 12th; cost $45 call 303-205-7500 to register
  • Learn to use your iPad – 2 classes, Jan. 17th & 19th; cost $45 call 303-205-7500 to register
  • More iPad – 2 classes, Jan. 24th & 26th; cost $45 call 303-205-7500 to register
  • 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.

Skiing and Snowshoeing
Fed up with traffic in the mountains? Let us do the driving! Whether you are a downhill skier or a Cross Country skier or snowshoer, we’ve got you covered. On Monday, Jan. 9th we’re headed to Winter Park & Devil’s Thumb. On Friday, Jan. 27th we are going to Copper Mtn. and Frisco. All trips are from 8am – 5pm; cost $18 and provide a driver/escort. Call 303-205-7500 to register and to get a copy of the “Snow News is Good News” ski and snowshoe schedule mailed or emailed to you.

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 (Jan. 17th) 1:30-2:30pm – Free
  • Write & Share –Tuesdays (Jan. 24th) 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, Jan. 19th, 1:30-3pm
  • Booktalk –Thursday – (Jan. 26th) 10-11:30am Book: Winter of our Discontent
  • Pinochle – Every Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center
6363 W. 35th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303-205-7500


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