Active Adult Center Classes & Programs

 

Classes are designed to keep your mind and body active; they range from fitness, AARP driver safety, computers, ceramics and more.

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See some examples of our classes below…

AARP Safe Driving Class

In-person class! Excellent opportunity to refresh your driving skills and knowledge. Potential for auto insurance reduction. Updated materials and videos. Taught by a trained volunteer instructor.

Thursday, January 19
12-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $20 AARP member, $25 non-member (Payable to the instructor at the time of class)

Chess Class

U.S. Candidate Master, Brad Lundstrom, provides chess lessons for all levels. Beginner players are encouraged to join; the class will be divided into two separate groups for lessons. Play for fun or join our tournaments. Registration required.

Tuesdays, January 3-31
Tuesdays, February 7-28

10-11 a.m.

Fee: $20 member, $25 non-member, $5 drop-in fee

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GRASP

Join us for Greeley Retired Academic Study Program (GRASP), an opportunity to learn new things and hear from educational speakers.

GRASP Presentations
(meets on the 2nd, and 4th Monday of each month)

Mondays, January 9 & 23
Mondays, February 13 & 27

1:30-3 p.m.

Topics:
January 9 – TBD
January 23 – TBD
February 13 – Influential Women, with Marsha Heineke
February 27 – Remembering past mentors

 

GRASP Impromptu Discussion and Social Gathering
(meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of each month)

Monday, January 30*
Monday, February 6*
*no meeting January 2, 16, and February 20 due to holidays

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Topics:
January 30 – TBD
February 6 – Bring a favorite quote

 

Fee: $5 member, $10 non-member
(one fee payment covers all meetings from January through May)

Active Adult Center, 1010 6th St., Greeley, 80631

Register in person at the Active Adult Center, 1010 6th St., Greeley 80631

Woodshop Classes

Do you enjoy woodworking? Come and see what the AAC woodshop has to offer. We have one of the best woodshops in town at the Active Adult Center. Age 50+ can participate in any of our classes. Please note: Safety/Introduction to Woodshop Class must be taken first to participate in other classes.

Required Safety/Introduction to Woodshop Class

This class will focus on the major pieces of equipment available in the AAC Woodshop. Topics covered include: general and individual safety procedures, and hands-on experience with each major piece of equipment (except the lathe). This class is required for everyone before they can use the woodshop or attend classes. Min-2, Max-6.

Monday, January 30
12:30-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: January 26

Monday, February 27
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Registration Deadline: February 24

Fee: $20 (members only)

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Woodshop Redwood Beveled Edge Suet Plug Bird Feeder

Enjoy a simple, fun class that will teach how to cut beveled edges using a table saw. Participants will also use the drill press to cut the feeder holes. This class comes with written instructions which allows participants to make the suet feeders on their own. Min-2, Max-4.

Wednesday, January 18
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: January 16

Fee: $30 members (members only)

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Woodshop Cheese Boards

Make an edge-glued cheese board. You will use the planer, table saw & band saw to create an original piece.  Design your own board using a selection of hardwoods. This is a 2-part class in which you MUST attend both sessions. Min-2, Max-4.

Tuesday, January 3 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. & Wednesday, January 4 | 1-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: December 30

Fee: $35 members (members only)

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Introduction to Scroll Saw

Explore some creative projects that can be done using a scroll saw. Learn the basic functions & safety of a scroll saw. You will have hands-on experience using the saw by creating a simple project. Min-2, Max-3.

Wednesday, January 25
1-2:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: January 23

Fee: $15 (members only)

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Woodshop Framed Ceramic Tile Trivet

Make a useful red oak framed trivet using a raised ceramic tile. The class will teach basic framing using 45-degree miter cuts. The project also teaches how to make a rabbit cut using the router table. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of provided tiles. This is a 2-day class, participants MUST attend both sessions. Min-2, Max-6.

Monday, January 9 & Tuesday, January 10
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline: January 7

Fee: $25 (members only)

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Woodshop – Cedar Bird Feeder

Come join us in making a rustic red cedar bird feeder. This project will help you to learn mitre cuts on the table saw, glue and nail construction using a pneumatic finish nail gun, thickness planer and belt sander. Min-2, Max-4.

Tuesday, February 7
12-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: February 6

Fee: $35 (members only)

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Woodshop – Scroll Bowl

Part I & II

This is a multi-day class in which participants will be required to do most of the work on their own time. The first day student will be provided with 3 practice pieces of wood and patterns allowing them to gain experience in cutting bowl blanks. On day 2, we will review practice pieces and offer suggestions. In addition, participants will be provided with a hardwood bowl blank that they will cut on their own time. Instructors will be available during appointed times to help with the gluing, sanding and finishing of the hardwood bowl. This class is best suited for those who have attended the scroll saw introduction class or have some experience with scroll saw. There is no guarantee that participants will leave with a finished bowl. Min-2, Max-6.

Wednesday, February 15
12-3 p.m.

and

Wednesday, March 1
12-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: February 13

Fee: $50 for both classes (members only)

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Woodshop – Pine Step Stool

Part I & II

This fun project class teaches bevel cuts using a table saw, miter cuts on the mitre saw, and counter sink screw and glue construction. This class will help you build a step stool that will allow you to finish on your own time using paint, stain or top coating of your choice. This is a 2 day class, participants must attend both days. Min-2, Max-4.

Tuesday, February 21
12:30-4:30 p.m.

and

Wednesday, February 22
12:30-4:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: February 17

Fee: $35 for both classes (members only)

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Ceramics

Calling all ceramic lovers! Our expert volunteer instructor will help you during each class! Bring your own greenware & paints, or for an additional fee, supplies can be purchased in class.

Wednesdays, January 4-25

1-3 p.m.

Fee: $9 member, $14 non-member

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Rocks to Gems

Join this gem of a class and learn beginning lapidary. Prepare stones for mounting, turn them into jewelry, and so much more! There is a $10 lab fee payable on the first day of class, cash only! Min-2, Max-7.

Mondays, January 9 – March 13
9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Wednesdays, January 11 – March 15
1-4 p.m.

Wednesdays, January 11 – March 15
5:3-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: January 7

Fee: $30 member, $35 non-member

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T’ai Chi Beginning (continuing class)

This Class is for students who have been previously enrolled in T’ai Chi this past fall. Fred Jennes will teach this class. His goal is to offer a course that will enable you to build good health and mental focus. Min-6, Max-20.

Tuesdays, January 17 – April 11 
10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: January 17

Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member

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T’ai Chi Beginning

T’ai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise. Developed by Monks, it is practiced with slow and gentle movements. The class will be taught by Fred Jennes, who has studied T’ai Chi for more than 40 years. His goal is to offer a course that will enable you to build good health & mental focus. Min-6, Max-20.

Wednesdays, January 18 – April 18
6-7 p.m.

Registration Deadline: January 18

Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member

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T’ai Chi Advanced

This is a class for students who have studied T’ai Chi previously with Fred Jennes. To attend, you must have studied the 64 postures taught in the Beginning class or receive permission from the instructor. Min-6, Max-20.

Thursdays, January 19 – April 13
10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: January 19

Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member

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How to Identify Scams Calls and Staying alert

Be more savvy identifying scam calls and other types of scams. Then have some fun with Luis Raldiris, from Aetna, with a few games of Corn Hole (prize for the winner). Please call the AAC to reserve your seat at 970-350-9440.

Monday, February 13
12:45 p.m.

Fee: Free

Groups

The Active Adult Center offers several groups that you can attend on a drop-in basis. Registration is not required.

 

Photography Group

Drop in activity, no reservations needed.

Tuesday, February 14
1 p.m.

 

Senior Car Lovers Unite

Join us to discuss cars and a variety of other topics. New members welcome.

Wednesday, February 1
9 a.m.

 

Rock & Mineral Society Meeting

This is an organizational meeting for anyone interested in rocks and minerals

Thursday, February 2
6-8 p.m.