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  Thanks to our 2006 sponsors
  Allnutt Funerals
   Cremation and Pre-Planning
  Bank of Choice
  Realty Executives-Dawn Mathis
  Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  Timberline Church
                                                See details, page 2
   Assisted Living
  Spring Creek
   Health Care Center

                                                    Sponsored by
                                                 Bank of Choice
                                                                                          Mark Your
                                                                                          Tribute Series ‘06
                                                                                          Elvis, John Denver and
                                                                                          The Beatles remembered
                                                                                          Page 2 & 28

                                                                                          See inside back cover for a
                                                                                          variety of March events

                                                                                          Stars on Ice
                                                                                          Olympic stars
                                                                                          perform in
Pathways                                                               Winter 2006        Page 31

   Pathways is a quarterly publication of the City of Fort Collins Recreation             Dame Edna
Division and is mailed to approximately 6,000 senior households in Fort Collins.          See this
Included in that number are members of the Fort Collins Senior Center. Another            international
2,800 are distributed at the Senior Center, other city facilities, and various            star in Denver
community locations.                                                                      Page 32
Above photo                                                                               Swan Lake
   Reid and Pat Jacobs did a wonderful portrayal of Tyrone, the dirty old man and
                                                                                          The contemporary
Gladys, the frumpy lady on the park bench, from the old Laugh In TV series, on
Halloween, Oct. 31. They entertained the Back and Body Strengthening participants         version is coming
and just about everyone else in the Senior Center.                                        to Denver
                                                                                          Page 32
Cover Photo
   A different take on the Pathways cover this time is a promotion for the Tribute
Series honoring Elvis, John Denver and The Beatles. Three acts will portray those
entertainers in 2006 at the Fort Collins Senior Center. The first performance will be
April 1 with Bill Chrastil as Elvis Presley. See Page 28 to buy tickets for this event.

Fort Collins Senior Center Staff:
Steve Budner, Recreation Administrator - 221-6861
Barbara Schoenberger, Recreation Supervisor - 224-6026
Recreation Coordinators:
                                                                                          Club Tico
Steve Dietemann, arts & crafts - 224-6028                                                 City Park Center
Pat Moore, volunteers & social opportunities - 224-6033                                   has a new name:
Jennifer Mayan, outdoor recreation - 416-2267                                             Club Tico
John Pfeiffenberger, trips & marketing - 224-6030                                         Page 2
Katie Stieber, education, dance, fitness/wellness - 224-6029
Other Staff:                                                                              2006 Trips
Kelly Meyer, rental coordinator - 224-6113                                                Cruises, Europe,
Bill Borland, facilities - 224-6079                                                       New England,
Greg Roberts, facilities - 224-6007                                                       Yellowstone
Karen Bryner, recreation services representative - 224-6025                               Page 34, 35
Renee Lee, adaptive recreation opportunities - 224-6027
Senior Center registration and information: 221-6644
Editor - John Pfeiffenberger (970-224-6030)
Advertising Sales - Kim Vecchio (970-221-6875)
    Life Lines
    Do you have memories                                           generations of young people spent many summer nights
of dancing the night away                                          dancing with their first loves at the facility. Dance activities
at Club Tico in City Park                                          have been a predominant focus throughout its history. Club
decades ago? If so, the                                            Tico continues to be known as the “best dance floor in
Fort Collins Recreation                                            Northern Colorado.” Today, the facility houses several
Division is looking for                                            special events, class reunions, family gatherings, and dance
you!                                                               groups.
    Recreation staff is in                                            To join the campaign for Club Tico, please contact
the beginning stages of                                            Barbara Schoenberger at 224-6026.
revitalizing City Park
Center into its previous
Club Tico form. This
was Fort Collins' only
community dance facility
until the early 1970s. The
Club Tico sign was
installed in October and the name oficially returned to Club
    The building that sits on the edge of Sheldon Lake in City
Park was opened in July 1921 and has been a major gathering
point in the park for the past 85 years. Its beginning can be
identified with people whose names are well known in Fort
Collins' history. In the 1940's, the building was turned over to   Tribute Concert Series
a youth organization and became known as “Club Tico.” Past             Elvis is back as is John Denver, and The Beatles are
                                                                       Well, maybe not really but we will be offering tributes to
                                                                   these legendary performers in 2006 with the Tribute Series of
                                                                       Elvis, portrayed by Bill Chrastil an award winning
                                                                   impersonator, will appear April 1 at the Senior Center in a
                                                                   nightclub setting beginning at 7 PM.
                                                                       Brad Fitch will bring John Denver back to life in an
                                                                   outdoor concert Sept. 3 also beginning at 6 PM.
                                                                       The final concert in the series will be The Fab 4, a
                                                                   Boulder Beatles tribute band, who will perform Nov. 4 as if
                                                                   The Beatles were playing in the 1962 Star Club in Hamburg,
                                                                       All these tribute performers are excellent. It should be
                                                                   three great events that you don't want to miss.
                                                                       Admission to each of the concerts in this series is $15.
                                                                   You can purchase tickets to all three for only $35, a $10
                                                                   discount, beginning Dec. 14.

                                                                   Trips for 2006
                                                                       If you are looking for day trips in 2006 I'm planning on
                                                                   offering some great opportunities for senior travelers.
                                                                       Here are some 2006 cultural trips. The Denver Center
                                                                   Attractions at the Buell Theatre will present Doctor Dolittle
                                                                   The Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
                                                                   Dreamcoat, Dame Edna: Back With A Venegance, an all-Elvis
                                                                   musical All Shook Up, Les Miserables, the return of the
                                                                   popular Riverdance, Mamma Mia! featuring ABBA music
                                                                   and the return of Disney's The Lion King. It will be a big year
                                                                   at the theatre.
                                                                       We haven't been given dates on most of these yet but keep
                                                                   an eye on Pathways for details. However, check out the trips
Dennis Procter (left), FCHS ’66 grad and Dan Rogers, ’65           section of this publication for details on the Dame Edna show
grad, were at the rededication of Club Tico Oct. 29.               scheduled for January 28.
                                                                                                             Life Lines
   Other day trips in 2006 will include an opera at the new        White Sands National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns, the
opera complex in Denver, a wild horse refuge in southern           other Las Vegas, and more. This area of our neighboring state
Wyoming, the newly opened historic Sandstone Ranch in              to the south is often neglected but it has some wonderful,
Longmont, railroad trip through the Royal Gorge, Colorado          historic and spooky offerings.
Rockies games, the Steamboat Springs balloon festival,                 During our visit to the caverns, we will stay long enough
Mannheim Steamroller concert, a model airplane flying              to watch the spectacular sight of hundreds of thousands of
show and many more.                                                bats leaving the caverns at dusk.
   Also if you have a particular destination you would like            Details on this trip with pricing will be available by the
me to investigate in 2006 I would like to hear from you. My        March 9 Adventure Travel Club.
phone is 224-6030 or you may drop something off for me at
the Senior Center.                                                 Holiday Closures
   I have received many useful ideas over the years and               Remember the Senior Center will be closed for the
appreciate your interest. I want to provide what you want to do.   Christmas holiday Dec. 25 and 26 and New Years Day
                                                                   holiday Jan. 1 and 2.
Two Bus Trips in 2006
    For those of you who enjoy our bus trips I'm planning two      Membership Renewal
in 2006.                                                               The minimum price of a Gold Membership at the Senior
    The first trip will be north to Yellowstone and Grand          Center will be $20 in 2006. However, the platinum
Teton National Parks June 4-10, 2006. Also included will be        membership will remain at a minimum of $300.
the Wyoming Frontier Prison in Rawlins, South Pass City                Membership does have its benefits. As a Gold Member,
state historic site, the magnificent Wind River Canyon             you will receive the Pathways quarterly magazine mailed to
country of Lander and Dubois, the well-preserved Virginia          you, have an opportunity to register early, can purchase a
City and Nevada City ghost towns in Montana and more.              discounted walk/jog pass, participate in many free events and
    This seven-day trip will be explained in detail with           receive free notary service.
pricing at the January 12 Adventure Travel Club meeting                As a Platinum Member, you would have unlimited use of
beginning at 2:30 PM.                                              the fitness wing including the swimming pool, spa, track,
    Also in the fall, probably mid-September, we will head         fitness and cardiovascular equipment and gymnasium.
south on this six-day bus trip to southeastern New Mexico              If you are a member, please renew when your
including Roswell the extraterrestrial center of the universe,     membership expires and if you are not a member it is now
                                                                   time to enjoy the benefits. Call Pat Moore at 224-6033 if you
                                                                   have questions about membership.

                                                                   Avoid Fraud
                                                                       From time to time, I'll be passing along some tips for you
                                                                   to avoid fraud. These are provided by the Colorado Coalition
                                                                   for Elder Rights and Adult Protection.
                                                                       Be careful when you give your credit card to a clerk at any
                                                                   store or restaurant. Make sure you get your card back.
                                                                       Do not assume the card returned to you is yours. Always
                                                                   check the name on the card every time you sign for
                                                                   something and/or the card is taken away for even a short
                                                                   period of time. Also, when you are in a restaurant and the
                                                                   waiter/waitress brings your card and receipt for you to sign,
                                                                   make sure you scratch the credit card number off. Some
                                                                   restaurants are using only the last four digits, but a lot of
                                                                   them are still putting the complete number on them.

                                                                                Happy holidays and New Year.
Recreational & Lap Swim                                             • Classes with fewer than five people registered will be
   The 25-yard, two-lane lap pool at the Senior Center is             canceled for that session.
wheelchair accessible. The pool is maintained at 86 degrees;        • Drop-in participants do not count in registration
the spa at 101 degrees. Lockers are available but personal            numbers.
items must be removed after each use. Locks are not                 • Classes will not be held the week of March 14.
provided. Pool space is limited to two lanes during scheduled       • Fees and hours are listed on page 40 of this publication.
classes and programs (sharing lanes during this time is
expected). Competitive swimmers may wish to work out at            Aqua Fitness Drop-In
Mulberry Pool or EPIC where more lanes are available                  Patrons may drop in to fitness classes for $4/class visit if
Please plan appropriately by picking up a copy of the pool         space is available. If the class registration minimum has not
schedule at the front desk.                                        been met, the class will be canceled and there will be no
                                                                   drop-in. Senior rates do not apply.
Private Swim Instruction
    Private swim instruction is available for all levels. If       Aqua Fitness Punch Pass
interested, please leave your name and phone number with a             Ever wanted to attend more than one class, but don’t want
cashier. Fee is $16/half-hour for one student. Each additional     to register for the entire session? Purchase a 10-punch pass
student increases fee by $2.                                       that may be used for any Aqua Fitness class at any pool or
                                                                   any fitness class in the Mulberry Pool Cardio Room. Space
Adult Swim Instruction/Aquaphobia                                  in classes is limited, so pass users must check availability
AGE: 16+                                                           before class begins. This 10-punch fitness pass is available
    This course is geared toward individual goals of the           for $35 and may be purchased at any pool.
participants. It will involve reducing fears and anxieties and
also stroke improvement. Small class sizes. If you have            Twinges-In-The-Hinges
always wanted to learn to swim or improve your strokes, this          People with arthritis can exercise!
is the class for you.                                              Certified instructors lead the class through
NOTE: No class 3/13                                                gentle, no-impact movements. The warm
Classes are 45 minutes in length.                                  water may help relieve pain and stiffness, and
SC * 5 Wks * $30 * M                                               the water’s buoyancy and resistance provide
77570-01          7:00 PM          1/16 - 2/13                     support and help to maintain joint flexibility. Patrons must
77570-02          7:00 PM          2/20 - 3/27                     complete a consent form to attend. All Twinges-in-the-
                                                                   Hinges classes are held at EPIC. Please see the Recreator for
Aqua Fitness                                                       details.
    Aqua fitness is a fantastic alternative to land exercise. It
provides challenge and intensity with less joint-jarring           Twinges Plus
impact! We offer a variety of classes that will motivate you           This class takes range-of-motion exercises
to get in shape! Work to improve strength, cardiovascular          from Twinges and adds low impact
fitness, and coordination in a noncompetitive environment.         cardiovascular work. Twinges Plus is excellent
                                                                   for people who have recently been diagnosed
                                                                   with arthritis or other joint-related conditions.
                                                                   Patrons must complete a consent form to
                                                                   LOCATION: Senior Center
                                                                   77610-01 1/4-1/27, M,W,F, 12:15-1:15 PM, 4 wks, $35
                                                                   77610-02 1/30-2/24, M,W,F, 12:15-1:15 PM, 4 wks, $38
                                                                   77610-03 2/27-3/31 (skip 3/13, 3/15, 3/17), M,W,F,
                                                                              12:15-1:15 PM, 4 wks, $38
                                                                   77610-06 1/4-1/27, M,W,F, 1:30-2:30 PM, 4 wks, $35
                                                                   77610-07 1/30-2/24, M,W,F, 1:30-2:30 PM, 4 wks, $38
                                                                   77610-08 2/27-3/31 (skip 3/13, 3/15, 3/17), M,W,F, 1:30-
                                                                              2:30 PM, 4 wks, $38

General Class and Registration                                     Low Intensity Workouts
Information                                                        Stretch & Tone
 • No swimming skills are required for any class.                     Designed to develop strength and flexibility in people
 • Patrons can attend only the class for which they are            who want to tone without an aerobic workout. The
   registered, and they must register for the entire session       equipment provides different levels of difficulty. Sculpt your
   or the weeks remaining.                                         body without pounding your joints!
LOCATION: Senior Center                                          77640-38 2/28-3/30 (skip 3/14, 3/16), T & Th, 4:00-5:00
77620-01 1/4-1/27, M,W,F, 8:30-9:15 AM, 4 wks, $27                        PM, 4 wks, $27
77620-02 1/30-2/24, M,W,F, 8:30-9:15 AM, 4 wks, $30              77640-41 1/3-1/26, T & Th, 5:00-6:00 PM, 4 wks, $26
77620-03 2/27-3/31 (skip 3/13, 3/15, 3/17), M,W,F, 8:30-         77640-42 1/31-2/23, T & Th, 5:00-6:00 PM, 4 wks, $27
         9:15 AM, 4 wks, $30                                     77640-43 2/28-3/30 (skip 3/14, 3/16), T & Th, 5:00-6:00
                                                                          PM, 4 wks, $27
Basic H2O Workout                                                77640-46 1/3-1/26, T & Th, 7:00-8:00 PM, 4 wks, $26
   Get started in water exercise! This class is designed for     77640-47 1/31-2/23, T & Th, 7:00-8:00 PM, 4 wks, $27
people new to water exercise, recovering from injury or with     77640-48 2/28-3/30 (skip 3/14, 3/16), T & Th, 7:00-8:00 PM,
physical limitations. Range-of-motion, stretching, and                    4 wks, $27
cardiovascular elements are emphasized.                          Aqua Box
LOCATION: Senior Center                                              This latest trend will have you punching and kicking your
77630-01 1/4-1/27, M,W,F, 6:15-7:00 PM, 4 wks, $27               way to fitness. We’ll mix power moves with aerobics for a
77630-02 1/30-2/24, M,W,F, 6:15-7:00 PM, 4 wks, $30              fast, effective workout.
77630-03 2/27-3/31 (skip 3/13, 3/15, 3/17), M,W,F, 6:15-         LOCATION: Senior Center
          7:00 PM, 4 wks, $30                                    77670-01 1/3-1/26, T & Th, 6:00-7:00 PM, 4 wks, $26
77630-06 1/3-1/26, T & Th, 9:00-10:00 AM, 4 wks, $26             77670-02 1/31-2/23, T & Th, 6:00-7:00 PM, 4 wks, $27
77630-07 1/31-2/23, T & Th, 9:00-10:00 AM, 4 wks, $27            77670-03 2/28-3/30 (skip 3/14, 3/16), T & Th, 6:00-7:00 PM,
77630-08 2/28-3/30 (skip 3/14, 3/16), T & Th, 9:00-10:00 AM,                  4 wks, $27
          4 wks, $27

Medium Intensity Workouts                                        High Intensity Workout
The Classics                                                        This class is about speed and power! Get pumped up and
   Enjoy a “classic” blend of aerobics, toning and stretching.   worked out with aerobics and abdominal toning. Drop-in only.
This is the right place to begin an exercise program, maintain   NOTE: No class March 11 or 18.
your fitness level, or add a challenging workout.                LOCATION: Senior Center
LOCATION: Senior Center                                          Ongoing, Sat, 1 Hr, 10:00 AM, $4/visit
77640-01 1/4-1/27, M,W,F, 6:30-7:30 AM, 4 wks, $35
77640-02 1/30-2/24, M,W,F, 6:30-7:30 AM, 4 wks, $38
77640-03 2/27-3/31 (skip 3/13, 3/15, 3/17), M,W,F, 6:30-
            7:30 AM, 4 wks, $38
77640-06 1/4-1/27, M,W,F, 7:30-8:30 AM, 4 wks, $35
77640-07 1/30-2/24, M,W,F, 7:30-8:30 AM, 4 wks, $38
77640-08 2/27-3/31 (skip 3/13, 3/15, 3/17), M,W,F, 7:30-
            8:30 AM, 4 wks, $38
77640-11 1/4-1/27, M,W,F, 9:30-10:30 AM, 4 wks, $35
77640-12 1/30-2/24, M,W,F, 9:30-10:30 AM, 4 wks, $38
77640-13 2/27-3/31 (skip 3/13/, 3/15, 3/17), M,W,F, 9:30-
            10:30 AM, 4 wks, $38
77640-16 1/4-1/27, M,W,F, 5:15-6:15 PM, 4 wks, $35
77640-17 1/30-2/24, M,W,F, 5:15-6:15 PM, 4 wks, $38
77640-18 2/27-3/31 (skip 3/13, 3/15, 3/17), M,W,F, 5:15-
            6:15 PM, 4 wks, $38
77640-21 1/3-1/26, T & Th, 6:15-7:15 AM, 4 wks, $26
77640-22 1/31-2/23, T & Th, 6:15-7:15 AM, 4 wks, $27
77640-23 2/28-3/30 (skip 3/14, 3/16), T & Th, 6:15-7:15 AM,
            4 wks, $27
77640-26 1/3-1/26, T & Th, 8:00-9:00 AM, 4 wks, $26
77640-27 1/31-2/23, T & Th, 8:00-9:00 AM, 4 wks, $27
77640-28 2/28-3/30 (skip 3/14, 3/16), T & Th, 8:00-9:00 AM,
            4 wks, $27
77640-31 1/3-1/26, T & Th, 10:00-11:00 AM, 4 wks, $26
77640-32 1/31-2/23, T & Th, 10:00-11:00 AM, 4 wks, $27
77640-33 2/28-3/30, (skip 3/14, 3/16), T & Th, 10:00-
            11:00 AM, 4 wks, $27
77640-36 1/3-1/26, T & Th, 4:00-5:00 PM, 4 wks, $26
77640-37 1/31-2/23, T & Th, 4:00-5:00 PM, 4 wks, $27
    Arts & Crafts
   All arts & crafts classes are for ages 18+ unless otherwise     Quilting Quorum
noted.                                                                 This group of quilters gathers to share a common interest
                                                                   in quilting and exchanging ideas and techniques. Novice and
Arts and Crafts Show                                               expert quilters are welcome to work on joint projects as well
   Start preparing those magnificent works of art for the          as individual works of their choice. Participants are also
Senior Arts and Crafts show. The show will run the entire          invited to work on items for a charity of their choice or a
month of May and the entry for the show will be the last part      group named Project Linus any time they wish. Quilts that
of April. Look for the show applications March 1 at the Fort       are donated to Project Linus are given to seriously ill children
Collins Senior Center.                                             as gifts to comfort them in their time of sickness. Sewing
                                                                   machines are available. The Quilting Quorum is open to all
C.H.A.T. (Crafts Hobbies Arts Time)                                quilters ages 18 and older.
    Join Craft Hobbies Arts Time if you are interested in          NOTE: There is no instructor. No fee, but must be a
meeting and joining other creative members to show and             Senior Center member.
discus many different art related hobbies and crafts. You          LOCATION: Senior Center
choose the project(s) you want to work on and are                  Ongoing, F, 1:00-3:30 PM
encouraged to share your ideas and techniques with others so
that they can do your project, or you can learn from others.       Open Shop
This group meets on a weekly basis.                                   Open shop is an opportunity for people interested in arts
    There is no instructor provided. However, from time to time    and crafts to work on projects. There are many tools
there may be a guest presenter showing a new project or idea.      available for media such as jewelry, stained glass, and
No fee, but must be a Senior Center member.                        woodworking. There are also scroll saws, wood lathes, other
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            wood related tools and basic tools for mechanical repairs.
Ongoing, W, 1:00-3:00 PM                                              Students enrolled in a class can utilize the shop to work
                                                                   on projects outside of their class time. A shop attendant is on
Porcelain Painting                                                 duty to assist. Production work or work on items for sale is
    Learn to work in this timeless medium often referred to as     not permitted.
China Painting. Our instructor, Jackie Mosman, who has             NOTE: There is no fee for students enrolled in an arts and
many years of experience, will show you specific techniques        crafts class; for persons not currently enrolled in a class, a
for creating permanent pictures on porcelain. Storage space        Senior Center membership is required and a $1.00 fee per
and kiln use is included for projects. ◆                           open lab time is charged.
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            AGE: 18+
                                                                   LOCATION: Senior Center
I. Porcelain Painting - Beginning
                                                                   Ongoing, T, 8:00 AM-Noon
    Give this a try without having to purchase any of the
                                                                   Ongoing, W, 1:00-5:00 PM
supplies. Students will learn the proper painting techniques
                                                                   Ongoing, Th, 6:00-10:00 PM
that include such things as the use of specialty brushes, wiping
out, use of special oils, thinners, texturizers, dryers and many
varied techniques for creating the imagery desired. ◆              Arts and Crafts in General
NOTE: All supplies included.                                       Other Classes
74175-01 1/13-1/27, F, 1:00-3:30 PM, 3 wks, $35/$30 with               Please refer to the Recreator or the internet at
            own supplies                                           www.fcgov.com/recreator for more detailed descriptions of
74175-02 2/3-2/24, F, 1:00-3:30 PM, 4 wks, $43/$38 with            these arts and crafts classes that are offered by the
            own supplies                                           Recreation Division.
74175-03 3/3-3/31, F, 1:00-3:30 PM, 5 wks, $52/$47 with                Many different levels of pottery are offered. There are
            own supplies                                           classes where a grandparent or parent can work with the child
74175-04 4/7-4/28, F, 1:00-3:30 PM, 4 wks, $35/$38 with            on pottery projects as well as classes for adults. Please see the
            own supplies                                           Recreator for a full listing of times and descriptions of classes.
                                                                   Colorado Tote
II. Porcelain Painting - Intermediate                               74115-01 Date 1/28, Sat, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, 1 day, $62
74170-01 1/11-1/25, W, 9:00-11:30 AM, 3 wks, $30                   Aunt Ruth Basket
74170-02 2/1-2/22, W, 9:00-11:30 AM, 4 wks, $38                     74165-01 Date 2/11, Sat, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, 1 day, $52
74170-03 3/1-3/29, W, 9:00-11:30 AM, 5 wks, $47                    Gathering Basket
74170-04 4/5-4/26, W, 9:00-11:30 AM, 4 wks, $38                     74166-01 Date 3/11, Sat, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, $52
III. Porcelain Painting - Advanced                                 Appalachian Egg Basket
74171-01 1/11-1/25, W, 1:00-3:30 PM, 4 wks, $30                     74122-01 Date 3/25, Sat, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, 1 day, $43
74171-02 2/1-2/22, W, 1:00-3:30 PM, 4 wks, $38                     Cartooning
74171-03 3/1-3/29, W, 1:00-3:30 PM, 5 wks, $47                      74124-01 1/23 - 2/27, M, 6:30-8:30 PM, 6 wks, $44
74171-04 4/5-4/26, W, 1:00-3:30 PM, 4 wks, $38                     Comics & Caricatures
                                                                    74132-01 3/22 - 4/26, W, 6:30-8:30 PM, 6 wks, $44
                                                                                                      Arts & Crafts
Drawing in Reverse                                              Faux Painting
 74134-01 3/24 - 4/28, F, 6:00-8:00 PM, 6 wks, $44               74156-01 Date 4/5, W, 6:00-8:30 PM, 1 day, $23 ★
Pastels                                                         Watercolor
 74114-01 1/27 - 3/3, F, 9:00-11:30 AM, 6 wks, $50               74140-01 1/12 - 3/16, Th, 9:00-11:30 AM, 10 wks, $98
Pen & Ink                                                       Water-Mixable Oils/Acrylics
 74125-01 1/17 - 3/7, T, 7:00-9:00 PM, 8 wks, $61                74138-01 2/26 - 3/5, Sun, 1:00-5:00 PM, 2 wks, $30
Watercolor Drawing                                              Calligraphy
 74110-01 1/20 - 2/24, F, 6:30-8:30 PM, 6 wks, $44               74103-01 1/23 - 2/27, M, 6:30-9:00 PM, 6 wks, $61
Felt-Making                                                     Creative Art Journaling
 74158-01 1/18 - 1/25, W, 6:00- 9:00 PM, 2 wks, $28              74149-01 3/9 - 4/13, Th, 6:30-8:30 PM, 6 wks, $57
Quilting                                                        Non-Adhesive Bookbinding
 74152-01 1/30 - 3/20, M, 1:00-3:30 PM, 8 wks, $69               74101-01 1/26 - 3/2, Th, 6:30-8:30 PM, 6 wks, $52
Birdhouse Gourds
 74123-01 3/7-3/14, T, 9:30-11:30 AM, 2 wks, $32                Seeking Donations
 74123-02 3/21-3/28, T, 9:30-11:30 AM, 2 wks, $32                   The arts and crafts area is looking for donations. If you have
Photography Beginning 35mm SLR                                  arts and crafts tools, materials or books which you would like
 74119-01 Dates 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, T, 6:00-9:00 PM; field trip    to donate to the program, they would be greatly appreciated.
          1/28, Sat, 9:00 AM-Noon, 3 wks, $38                   An added bonus for you is that the donations are tax deductible.
 74119-02 Dates 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, Th, 6:00-9:00 PM; field
          trip 3/11, Sat, 9:00 AM-Noon, 3 wks, $38              Teachers?
Photography Point & Shoot                                          Do you have a special talent? Would you like to convey
 74107-01 Dates 2/16 & 3/2, T, Th, 6:00-9:00 PM, 2 days,        that talent to other people? New proposals for arts and crafts
          $23                                                   programs are always welcome. The arts and crafts area is
Vintage Cornhusk Doll-Making                                    looking for skilled, competent instructors to teach. If you are
 74135-01 Date 2/18, Sat, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM, 1 day, $28           one of these people, please call Steve Dietemann at (970)
Woodworking                                                     224-6028.
 74117-01 1/25 - 3/1, W, 7:00-9:30 PM, 6 wks, $61
 74117-02 3/8 - 4/12, W, 9:00-11:30 AM, 6 wks, $61
Birdhouse Garden Mosaic
 74145-01 3/21 - 4/25, T, 9:30-11:30AM, 6 wks, $59
Fused Glass Lucky Charms
 74143-01 Date 3/4, Sat, 2:00-4:00 PM, 1 day, $18
Stained Glass Foil Technique
 74120-01 1/16-2/20, M, 7:00-9:00 PM, 6 wks, $54
Stained Glass Candleholder
 74141-01 3/6 - 3/27 (skip 3/13), M, 7:00-9:00 PM, 3 wks, $31
Stained Glass Stepping Stone
 74162-01 4/24 - 5/1, M, 7:00-9:00 PM, 4 wks, $48 (Skip 4/24)
Jewelry Beginning
 74112-01 1/17 - 2/28, T, 6:00-8:00 PM, 7 wks, $80
 74112-02 3/14 - 5/2, T, 6:00-8:00 PM, 7 wks, $80
Jewelry Intermediate/Advanced
 74113-01 1/17 - 2/28, T, 8:00-10:00 PM, 7 wks, $80
Lapidary Jewelry
 74153-01 3/14 - 5/2, T, 8:00-10:00 PM, 7 wks, $80 (Skip
Precious Metal Clay Pendant
 74160-01 Date 1/27, F, 1:00-5:00 PM, 1 day, $45
 74160-02 Date 2/17, F, 1:00-5:00 PM, 1 day, $45
Precious Metal Clay Leaf Pendant
 74161-01 Date 3/24, F, 1:00-5:00 PM, 1 day, $45
Bob Ross Style Painting - Landscape
 74127-01 Date 1/26, Th, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, 1 day,
          $60/$45 with own supplies ★
 74127-02 Date 2/23, Th, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, 1 day,
          $60/$45 with own supplies ★
 74127-03 Date 3/23, Th, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, 1 day,
          $60/$45 with own supplies ★

    Clubs and Organizations
Senior Advisory Board                                             Fort Collins Senior Sports Club
    The Senior Advisory Board advises City Council on
issues related to older adults and is comprised of individuals
of all ages who share a concern for the aging members of our
community. The board consists of 11 members; nine
members are appointed by City Council, and two members                                                                      Dawn Mathis
are appointed from the Senior Center Council. The Senior
Advisory Board meets the second Wednesday of each month
at 1:30 PM. The first 20 minutes of each meeting is devoted           The Fort Collins Senior Sports Club is an organization
to public participation.                                          that meets the needs of older adults who are interested in
                                                                  physical activities and enjoy active pursuits. If you are 50 or
                                                                  older and enjoy being active, the Senior Sports Club is for
Organizations assisting Fort                                      you. FCSSC offers opportunities for older adults to
Collins Senior Center staff                                       participate in sports and activities, meet other individuals
                                                                  who share the same interests, and participate in a number of
Senior Center Council                                             athletic and social events.
   The Fort Collins Senior Center Council assists and                 FCSSC membership is open to members of the Senior
advises the administrative staff in matters regarding the         Center (age 50+). Annual dues are $5.00. Members of the
operation of the Fort Collins Senior Center and are elected       Senior Sports Club can attend all meetings of the
representatives from the senior membership. Nine elected          membership, participate in a series of sporting events,
representatives meet the third Monday of each month at 1:30       participate in Senior Games, and purchase fitness passes at a
PM. Members are invited to attend. Written information for        reduced rate.
the Council to consider can be submitted on comment cards             Senior Sports Club Fitness Passes are available for $37.50
that can be found at the Greeter's Desk.                          for 25 visits, which saves you $22.50, and can be used during
                                                                  the following times:
                                                                  Badminton, M, W, F, 8:00-10:00 AM, Senior Center
Clubs and Organizations                                           Badminton, T, Th, 5:30-8:30 PM, Senior Center
                                                                  Badminton, T, Th, 8:00-10:00 AM, NACC
sponsored by Fort Collins                                         Basketball, M, W, F, 8:00-10:00 AM, NACC
Senior Center                                                     Table Tennis, T, Th, Sat, 3:00-5:00 PM, Senior Center
                                                                  Tennis, M-F, 9:30 AM, Rolland Moore Park
Adventure Travel Club                                             Ice Skating, W, 9:00-11:00 AM, EPIC
   Be sure to check out the travel club that meets the second     Swimming, T, F, 10:00-11:30 AM, EPIC
Thursday of each month at 2:30 PM. We feature IMAX films              Senior Sports Club meetings are held January 9 and
or other travel films most months and talk about upcoming         March 13 with a potluck supper at 5:30 PM at the Senior
Senior Center-sponsored travel opportunities. No fee. We no       Center. Each meeting features helpful information on living
longer are allowed to publicize the video titles, but flyers in   a healthy and active life. Information is shared about events
the lobby of the Senior Center will provide the information.      and activities. All members are asked to bring their own
                                                                  dinnerware and a dish to share.
                                                                      The activities of the Club are guided by a volunteer board
C.H.A.T. (Crafts Hobbies Art Time)                                with the assistance of a staff liaison.
   Participants meet on a weekly basis to present their arts
                                                                      Board meetings are held every 2nd Monday at 10:00 AM
and crafts projects to others in the group. Individuals are
                                                                  at the Senior Center.
encouraged to share new ideas and techniques, all this while
they enjoy the camaraderie of other artisans. Senior Center       Current list of sport contacts:
members 50+ only.                                                 Swimming           Kathy Garwood . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5162
LOCATION: Senior Center                                                              Mary Jean Dickey . . . . . . . . . . .221-1686
Ongoing, W, 1:00-3:00 PM                                          Badminton          Doris Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221-3335
                                                                  Bowling            Rob Seagraves . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282-9204
Creative Writing Club                                             Table Tennis       Mike Morita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484-9518
   Share creations and experiences                                Basketball         Fritz Kitowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282-1626
in an informal setting with a lead                                Tennis             Fritz Kitowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282-1626
facilitator. Participants work on                                 Golf               open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
weekly assignments and have an                                    Track              Jim Frances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225-2902
opportunity to present them to the group. No registration
necessary; new participants are always welcome. Senior            Front Range Forum
Center members 50+ only.                                             The Front Range Forum is a learning-in-retirement
LOCATION: Senior Center, AC2                                      organization sponsored by the City of Fort Collins. Courses
Ongoing, T, 10:00 AM-Noon                                         are member-generated and facilitated. There are varied
                                                                               Clubs and Organizations
discussion groups that require active participation and some     SOAP Troupe (Slightly Older Adult Players)
research and reading. Members may take as many classes as           Membership in this theater group is open to all Senior
they wish once the annual fee of only $15 has been paid. To      Center members age 50+. Whether you are experienced or a
register, pick up the Front Range In-Forumer newsletter or a     beginning player, your talent can be used to act, pound nails,
brochure at the Fort Collins Senior Center. Or call Katie        sew, sing and/or write. Monthly programs and activities are
Stieber at 224-6029. Senior Center members 50+ only.             planned. Interested persons are encouraged to attend a
Harmonettes                                                      LOCATION: Senior Center, Stage
    This singing/kazoo band has been together for 30 years       General Membership meeting 4th Tuesday of each month,
performing around town at schools, long-term care                           3:00-5:00 PM
residences, and special events. No experience is necessary.
Senior Center members 50+ only.                                      This group is unique because it is the only theater group
LOCATION: Senior Center, Stage                                   for those 50+ in Fort Collins. It has been in existence for
Practice Mondays, 8:30-11:00 AM (except 3rd Monday)              more than 13 years. Most financial support comes from
                                                                 ticket sales from the 900-1000 yearly attendees. Additional
                                                                 support is needed to continue this unique opportunity.
Library Information                                              Become a SOAP Troupe patron by donating at least $25.
   The library/media center is designed to meet ever-            Call Katie Stieber for information at 224-6029.
changing needs of Senior Center members of all ages. Six
computers in private cubicles are available. Each has Internet
access, Microsoft Word, and Quicken, a basic accounting           Business Meetings
program. The center is also used for computer classes.            Front Range Forum Board: 3rd Tuesday, 10:30 AM–Noon
   Members who want lower tech entertainment or                   Senior Advisory Board: 2nd Wednesday, 1:30 PM
information have access to four different newspapers, various     Senior Center Council: 3rd Monday, 1:30 PM
magazines, fiction, biographies, wellness and other books. A      (Jan. & Feb. - 4th Monday)
small assortment of large print books is also on hand. Books
on tape can be played in the library or checked out. There are    Senior Sports Club Board: 2nd Monday, 10:00-11:30 AM
also some video tapes you can enjoy at home.                      SOAP Troupe Board Meeting: 4th Tuesday, 2:30-3:00 PM
   The center is staffed by trained volunteers. If this           Visual Arts Committee: 3rd Wednesday, 2:00-3:30 PM
opportunity is of interest to you, please contact the Senior
Center staff. Most volunteers can assist you with simple
computer questions, sell computer disks, check out books
and make your time enjoyable.
   The center is open the same hours as the Senior Center.
Call Katie Stieber at 224-6029 for more information. You
must be a member of the Senior Center to use this area.

Older Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender
    This group meets on the third Wednesday of every month
for dinner. The location changes monthly. It is a social
network for persons that are OGLBT and age 50+. Please
contact Katie Stieber on her private phone line at 224-6029
or at kstieber@fcgov.com. We are also planning other
activities for the future such as trips to Denver, educational
seminars and more.

Tennis Club
    Tennis enthusiasts! All levels of expertise (and ages) are
welcome to participate in an open walk-on held each
morning, 7 days a week starting around 8:30 AM and lasting
until the final warriors decide to leave. Court location is
usually Rolland Moore Park during the fall and winter
months and Lee Martinez Park in the summer. Come join the
fun and meet fellow players. For further information call
Fritz Kitowski at 282-1626 or email at fkito@msn.com.

                                                                Belly Dancing
                                                                    Explore the world of belly dance. This class emphasizes
                                                                belly dance terminology, exercises and movements for
                                                                improved dance techniques and fitness. Beginning through
                                         Dawn Mathis            intermediate dancers.
                                                                NOTE: No class 2/23 and 4/27.
                                                                INSTRUCTOR: Hannah Wagner
Moonlight Melody Dances                                         LOCATION: Senior Center
    These dances celebrate more than 20 years of social         74204-01 1/26-3/9, Th, 6:30-8:00 PM, 6 wks, $56
dance to live music sponsored by the Fort Collins Senior        74204-02 3/23-5/4, Th, 6:30-8:00 PM, 6 wks, $56
Center. Refreshments served.
1/2     No Dance                                                Clogging
1/16    Jim Ehrich                                                  Clogging is a tap-style line dance that is becoming a
1/30    Buddy Miller, 20’s HoboTheme                            national craze! Clogging is great aerobic exercise and lots of
2/6     Darrel Sullivan                                         fun, dancing to a variety of music genres. No partner needed.
2/20    Colorado Sunshine Band                                  INSTRUCTOR: Sara Lamia
3/6     Dick Zavodney                                           LOCATION: Club Tico (City Park Center)
3/20    Darrel Sullivan                                         NOTE: No class March 15
LOCATION: Senior Center                                         I. Easy Level
Fee: $4 per person payable at the door.                             Learn a new easy level dance and review easy level
                                                                favorites. For cloggers with some experience. (8-week
NOTE: All dance classes take place at Club Tico unless          beginner class is held every September.)
otherwise noted.                                                74262-01 1/17-3/7, T, 7:00-8:00 PM, 8 wks, $27
Club Tico Lives!                                                II. Intermediate
    Non-stop favorite dance hits from                               Learn a new intermediate-level dance and review
the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s, with a special                           favorites. Designed for experienced cloggers.
invitation to the original Club Tico                            74260-01 1/16-3/6, M, 5:15-6:15 PM, 6 wks, $27
attendees from the 1960s! Singles and
couples welcome. Spread the word and                            Dance Express Workshops
bring your friends. The dances take                                 This class will incorporate modern dance exercises and
place the second Saturday of every                              improvisations to create dances for all to enjoy. The class will
month. Co-sponsored by KRFC.                                    include a warm-up, floor work, locomotor activities,
NOTE: Payment will be taken at the           Dawn Mathis        improvisations and the opportunity for an individual and
door. Please try to bring exact change. No readmission.         interpersonal creative experience. You are encouraged to take
LOCATION: Club Tico (City Park Center)                          both sessions.
Dates 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, Sat, 8:00-10:00 PM, 1 day,   LOCATION: Senior Center
$5 ★                                                            74238-01 Date 3/22, W, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM, 1 day, $3
                                                                74238-02 Date 3/29, W, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM, 1 day, $3
INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Manno, longtime dance professional,           Line Dance
M.A. in dance, trained in New York and Europe, a Colorado           Line dance provides a fun way to exercise and make new
K-12 teaching certificate                                       friends. No partner needed.
NOTE: Age 14+                                                   NOTE: Line Dance participants can pay a drop-in fee per
LOCATION: Club Tico (City Park Center)                          class attended. You must pay $4.25 prior to attending the class.
                                                                LOCATION: Senior Center
I. Beginning I
    Learn placement, barre work, and Cecchetti port de bras     I. Level I, “Crooked Lines”
with simple adage and allegro combinations.                         Have a great time learning new and exciting line dances.
74201-01 1/19-3/9, Th, 6:15-7:15 PM, 8 wks, $37                 Start with the basic steps, then progress to easy-to-follow
                                                                dances. A good way to exercise and meet new people with
II. Beginning II                                                similar interests. No partner needed.
Prerequisite: Beginning Ballet I or previous study.             74251-01 1/10-1/31, T, 1:00-2:00 PM, 4 wks $16
74205-01 3/23-5/11, Th, 6:15-7:15 PM, 8 wks, $37                74251-02 2/7-2/28, T, 1:00-2:00 PM, 4 wks $16
III. Intermediate                                               74251-03 3/7-3/28, T, 1:00-2:00 PM, 4 wks $16
    A more challenging, ongoing class for experienced           II. Level II, “Country Liners”
dancers, based on Cecchetti technique.                              Must be able to do dances one or two levels higher.
74203-01 1/19-3/9, Th, 5:00-6:15 PM, 8 wks, $42                 No partner needed.
74203-02 3/23-5/11, Th, 5:00-6:15 PM, 8 wks, $42                74250-01 1/9-1/30, M, 1:00-2:00 PM, 4 wks $16
74250-02 2/6-2/27, M, 1:00-2:00 PM, 4 wks $16
74250-03 3/6-3/27, M, 1:00-2:00 PM, 4 wks $16
                                                                   Social Dance
III. Level III, “Fort Collins Kickers”
This class is designed for the more experienced dancer.            Dancing With Don
No partner needed.                                                     Participants will be rotating partners occasionally to
74269-01 1/9-1/30, M, 2:00-3:00 PM, 4 wks $16                      facilitate the learning of each dance step and to allow Don to
74269-02 2/6-2/27, M, 2:00-3:00 PM, 4 wks $16                      clarify the area that a student needs help in. At each rotation
74269-03 3/6-3/27, M, 2:00-3:00 PM, 4 wks $16                      Don will clarify a (different) point that will help you master
                                                                   the move you are practicing. Each night will cover one dance
IV. Performance Group, “Colorado Chili Peppers”                    and a review of the previous week’s material. Level 1 classes
By invitation only; contact Blanche Adams.                         will cover basic footwork, style and lead/follow techniques
                                                                   used in each dance rhythm and teach you how to connect the
Modern Dance                                                       dance to the right music. All Level 1 classes will cover
   Earthy, primitive, sometimes jazzy movements follow a           different dance steps each month so you can take Level 1 as
balanced warm-up for stretching, toning, and centering.            many times as you like. You need not take Level 1A before
INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Manno, longtime dance professional,              1B. Level 2 classes will cover new dance steps and perfect
M. A. in dance, trained in New York and Europe                     the style and techniques covered in Level 1. Participants
74202-01 1/17-3/7, T, 5:30-6:45 PM, 8 wks, $42                     should complete Level 1 or have Don's approval for Level 2.
74202-02 3/21-5/9, T, 5:30-6:45 PM, 8 wks, $42                     INSTRUCTOR: Don the Danceman
                                                                   NOTE: Ages 13+
Salsaerobics                                                       I. Ballroom & Tango (Level 1A, 1B, & 2)
   Are you looking for a fun cardio exercise? In this class            The Fred Astaire style of ballroom dancing will be
you will burn a good amount of calories while you learn to         included with the basics in Fox Trot, Waltz, and Tango. An
dance salsa, merengue, cumbia and other hot Latin rhythms.         introduction to jitterbug or Polka will be included if class
No experience required. Singles and couples are welcome.           wishes. ★
INSTRUCTOR: Lucero Castro-Frederick
74206-01 1/5-1/26, Th, 7:30-8:30 PM, 4 wks, $16                    Level 1A
74206-02 2/2-2/23, Th, 7:30-8:30 PM, 4 wks, $16                    74208-01 1/18-2/8, W, 8:00-9:00 PM, 4 wks, $27
74206-03 3/2-3/30, Th, 7:30-8:30 PM, 5 wks, $20                    Level 1B
                                                                   74208-02 2/15-3/8, W, 8:00-9:00 PM, 4 wks, $27
Intermediate Tap                                                   Level 2
   This class blends rhythm tap with traditional jazz moves        74208-03 3/22-3/29, W, 8:00-9:00 PM, 2 wks, $14
using challenging footwork and creative rhythms.                   II. Country Western (Level 1A & 1B)
INSTRUCTOR: Diane Montgomery                                           This class will cover the basics and help you match the
NOTE: Extensive experience required. Ages 14-17                    correct style (Texas 2-step, Western Waltz, triple step,
           accepted with instructor's permission.                  country swing or Cowboy Cha Cha) to all the sounds of
74207-01 1/9-3/6, M, 6:30-7:45 PM, 9 wks, $53                      today’s country music. ★
74207-02 3/27-5/22, M, 6:30-7:45 PM, 9 wks, $53
                                                                   Level 1A
                                                                   74212-01 1/18-2/8, W, 6:00-7:00 PM, 4 wks, $27
Tap Your Troubles Away (Level 1)
   This class is designed for beginners who want a good            Level 1B
aerobic workout while learning the basic tap dance                 74212-02 2/15-3/8, W, 6:00-7:00 PM, 4 wks, $27
vocabulary. Fun routines will be learned to some favorite          III. Cowboy Cha Cha
melodies.                                                              This dance came about with the rise of the Latin sound in
INSTRUCTOR: Arline Heaton                                          country music and uses the sweetheart position rather than the
74439-01 1/9-1/30, M, 10:00-11:00 AM, 4 wks, $16                   closed facing partner position of most dances.     ★
74439-02 2/6-2/27, M, 10:00-11:00 AM, 4 wks, $16                   74224-01 3/22-3/29, W, 6:00-7:00 PM, 2 wks, $14
74439-03 3/6-3/27, M, 10:00-11:00 AM, 4 wks, $16                   IV. East Coast Swing (Level 1A & 1B)
                                                                       East Coast is the simplest form of triple time swing. ECS
Tap Your Troubles Away (Level 2)                                   is done to music from the Big Band era, blues, and jazz and is
   This class will take you a step further in its level of dance   popular with today’s country crowd. The class will cover the
techniques and continue to give you a great aerobic workout.       basics through the basket, swivels, and swingin’ door. This
NOTE: Level 1 class recommended first, or some general             class will get you ready for lindy hop or west coast swing. ★
tap dance knowledge.                                               Level 1A
INSTRUCTOR: Arline Heaton                                          74225-01 2/15-3/8, W, 9:00-10:00 PM, 4 wks, $27
74440-01 1/9-1/30, M, 9:00-10:00 AM, 4 wks, $16
74440-02 2/6-2/27, M, 9:00-10:00 AM, 4 wks, $16                    Level 1B
74440-03 3/6-3/27, M, 9:00-10:00 AM, 4 wks, $16                    74225-02 3/22-3/29, W, 9:00-10:00 PM, 2 wks, $14

V. Jitterbug (Level 1A)                                               Level 1A
    Jitterbug or single time lindy is the simplest form of            74220-01 2/15-3/8, W, 7:00-8:00 PM, 4 wks, $27
swing to learn. Jitterbug is danced to music like In the Mood,        VII. Salsa (Level 1A & B)
Rock Around the Clock, and Jump Jive and Wail. Class will                 Come south of the border as you learn two popular styles
cover the basics through the banana split and finish with the         of salsa. This class will help you find the correct style of salsa
Charleston move from lindy hop. ★                                     to the appropriate music. ★
Level 1A                                                              Level 1A
74226-01 1/18-2/8, W, 9:00-10:00 PM, 4 wks, $27                       74215-01 1/18-2/8, W, 7:00-8:00 PM, 4 wks, $27
VI. Latin American (Level 1A & 1B)                                    Level 1B
    Rumba and cha cha are two of the most popular Latin               74215-02 3/22-3/29, W, 7:00-8:00 PM, 2 wks, $14
American dances being done today. Learning to rumba
because of its slower tempo and single time steps makes it
easy to learn to cha cha. If class wishes, the tango will be

All education classes are for ages 18+ unless otherwise noted.        Microsoft Word
                                                                         Expand your knowledge of Microsoft Word word-
Computer Classes                                                      processing through this 2-week class.
                                                                      PREREQUISITE: Basic computer knowledge/computer
Computer Basics (M)                                                   basics class.
   Learn basic computer terminology that will help                    INSTRUCTOR: Mike Morris & Jim Bragonier
you in most computer software applications. The                       LOCATION: Senior Center
subjects of basic computer use, word processing,                      74573-01 1/14-1/21, Sat, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, 2 wks, $15
e-mail and the Internet will be discussed briefly. ◆                  74573-02 3/4-3/11, Sat, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, 2 wks, $15
INSTRUCTOR: Rob Stansbury
NOTE: Students will have their own computer.                          Publisher
LOCATION: Harmony Library Classroom.                                  INSTRUCTOR: Allison Robin
74552-01 1/9-1/12, M-Th, 2:00-4:00 PM, 1 wk, $27                      NOTE: This class is taught in a classroom setting, not in
          member, $36 non-member                                      a lab.
74552-02 3/13-3/16, M-Th, 2:00-4:00 PM, 1 wk, $27                     LOCATION: Senior Center
          member, $36 non-member
                                                                      I. Introduction
                                                                          This course will cover an array of topics including
Internet                                                              introduction to the various publications available in
LOCATION: Senior Center
                                                                      Publisher, starting Publisher and beginning a new
INSTRUCTOR: Charles McJilton
                                                                      publication, creating a one-page publication with the Quick
I. Introduction                                                       Publication Wizard, using the Office Assistant to get help,
    This class introduces the Internet including some history         replacing text and pictures, printing and closing a
of the Internet development, management and control                   publication.
systems, the World Wide Web and Internet e-mail.                      74553-01 Date 2/8, W, 5:30-9:00 PM, 1 day, $12
74551-01 Date 1/7, Sat, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, 1 day, $13
                                                                      II. Advanced
74551-02 Date 2/25, Sat, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, 1 day, $13
                                                                          This course will cover an array of topics including
II. Advanced                                                          replacing pictures, starting with a blank page, inserting a
    This class offers different types of search engines, how to use   drop cap, advanced print settings, text flow & text frame.
them, and how to refine searches to make them more effective.         74556-01 Date 3/8, W, 5:30-9:00 PM, 1 day, $12
74568-01 Date 1/28, Sat, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, 1 day, $13
Internet E-Mail                                                          Learn Quicken accounting basics. Basic computer
    This class will teach you different addressing modes in e-        knowledge is needed.
mail. You will also learn etiquette, finding addresses,               INSTRUCTORS: Don Anderson, Dennis Nimetz, Mike Meyer
attaching files, creating mailing lists, and handling junk mail.      LOCATION: Senior Center
INSTRUCTOR: Charles McJilton                                          74555-01 Date 2/11, Sat, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, 1 day, $13
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to the Internet or equivalent.
LOCATION: Senior Center
74554-01 Date 2/4, Sat, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, 1 day, $13

No Fear eBay Workshops                                            Chinese School, Tutor at FRCC
    You've been hearing about eBay and all the great items        LOCATION: Senior Center
available for sale at this Internet site. Now learn how to buy    74501-01 3/6-4/24, M, 9:00-10:00 AM, 8 wks,
and sell. This "hands-off" workshop will take you step-by-                  $43 member, $53 non-member
step through the registration, buying and selling process of
this very popular virtual auction. Presented in plain english -   Indian Cooking
no techno-babble - NO FEAR.                                           Welcome to the exotic world of cardamom, cumin, saffron
LOCATION: Senior Center                                           and other spices, of parathas, biryanis, pooris and curries (did
I. Buying                                                         you know that in India there is no dish called curry, the word
    Looking for that item to complete your collection or need     curry refers to the gravy or sauce in a dish). This class will
a special gift for a friend? Try eBay. In this workshop you       teach you the basics of Indian cuisine, with simple recipes, all
will learn how to register, search, bid and send payment.         adapted to what is available here locally. ◆
Find out how eBay provides security for your purchase and         INSTRUCTOR: Sapna Von Reich
how to rate sellers. This 2-hour hands-off workshop will get      LOCATION: Senior Center
you comfortable with the buying process.                          I. Beginning
74569-01 Date 1/10, T, 9:00-11:30 AM, 1 day, $15                  74510-01 3/29-4/19, W, 6:00-8:00 PM, 4 wks, $74
74569-02 Date 2/23, Th, 9:00-11:30 AM, 1 day, $15
II. Selling                                                       Thai Cooking
    Sell those unwanted item or maybe turn your hobby into            Students will learn hands on selection of ingredients and
your own business on eBay. Learn how to register, photo tips      preparation of several home style dishes using efficient time
to present your item for sale, how to receive payment and         saving restaurant techniques. Dishes will include curry, soup,
how to ship to the new owner. This 2 hour hands-off               salad and rice dishes. There will be food samples during class.◆
workshop will get you ready to place your treasures on this       INSTRUCTOR: Sim Suinn
Internet auction site.                                            NOTE: Each class can be taken independent of the other.
74570-01 Date 1/18, W, 9:00-11:30 AM, 1 day, $15                  74539-01 2/2-2/16, Th, 6:00-8:00 PM, 3 wks, $65
74570-02 Date 3/23, Th, 9:00-11:30 AM, 1 day, $15
No Fear Digital Cameras                                              The Senior Center sponsors these programs for
This class is designed to introduce students to some basic        informational purposes only. No sales or recruitment will
facts about digital cameras and to understand all the jargon.     take place at these events.
Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to; what is
a digital camera, do I need one, and how do they work, what       Financial Check-Up
I need to know before I buy one, and where to go for more             Learn how to not outlive your income no matter how long you
information. Some familiarity with the Internet and basic         live and how to save money on Social Security income taxes.
computer skills will be helpful. This is a hands-off class.       INSTRUCTOR: Steven Humphries, agent with New York Life
LOCATION: Senior Center                                           LOCATION: Senior Center
74572-01 Date 1/27, F, 9:00-11:30 AM, 1 day, $15                  74517-01 Date 1/20, F, 11:00 AM-noon, 1 day, No fee

Enjoying Digital Photography                                      Financial Fitness
   Participants with and without disabilities                        A FREE, two-week, upbeat course in money
can enhance their digital camera photography                      management. First week covers easy budgeting techniques
as they learn picture composition, subjects,                      and useful tips for living comfortably on less. Second week
taking photos outdoors and methods to adjust photos for           covers wise use of credit (including credit reports, ID theft,
printing.                                                         and predatory lending precautions), and goal setting.
INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Harris                                           Certificate of Completion is issued in second week. Call the
NOTE: Participants need to be familiar with and bring their own   Consumer Credit Counseling office to register at 494-3305.
personal cameras. Call Renee Lee, 224-6027, with questions.       INSTRUCTOR: Marci Ott
LOCATION: Senior Center                                           LOCATION: Senior Center
74617-01 2/8-3/1, W, 1:00-2:30 PM, 4 wks, $21                     Dates 1/18 & 1/25, W, 2/9 & 2/16, Th, 3/7 & 3/14, T, 6:30-
                                                                  8:30 PM, 2 wks per session, No fee
Chinese                                                           Increase Your Investment Income
   You will learn Chinese through listening,                      Potential – Now!
speaking, reading and writing the language. This is               Inflation and taxes are the enemies that can take a
a beginning level class to expose you to the                      significant bite out of your investment income. See how
language.                                                         you can adjust your investment mix to increase after-tax
INSTRUCTOR: Shufen Li, Language Instructor Fort Collins           income and put more money in your pocket. There will be
time for questions and 1:1 consultation. Plus, enjoy free         Who Would Inherit a Pitchfork?
dessert treats sponsored by Stifel, Nicolaus. Bring a friend! ★      Are you considering how your possessions will be
INSTRUCTOR: Peter Contino, Investment Executive with              divided in the future? This course is designed to help
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.                                  you begin thinking and planning how you will divide
LOCATION: Senior Center                                           and go through a loved one’s lifetime of possessions.
74531-01 Date 3/9, Th, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM, 1 day, No fee            The fee includes the book “The Choose Around”. ★
                                                                  INSTRUCTOR: Mary Brown, BS in Biology, has taught this
Protirement                                                       class for two years and is a published poet.
See self-improvement section for further details.                 LOCATION: Senior Center
                                                                  74508-01 Date 2/18, Sat, 10:00-11:30 AM, 1 day,
Reverse Mortgages                                                             $16/person, $21/couple
   Learn how to generate tax-free income by reversing the
mortgage on your primary residence. Eddy Jo Yost, Reverse         Withdrawing Income from
Mortgage Consultant with Wells Fargo, will share general          Your Retirement Plan
information on how you can take advantage of this                      How can I not run out of money before I run out of life?
opportunity. Basic information will be shared in a no-pressure    Can I still have a reasonable and comfortable lifestyle but
environment. Please register today to ensure your spot.           leave my family something? What are some planning tactics
LOCATION: Senior Center                                           to use? What are required minimum distributions? What are
74528-01 Date 1/26, Th, 11:00 AM-Noon, 1 day, No fee              stretch IRAs? What's the importance of beneficiaries and
                                                                  titling of accounts and holdings?
Tax Advantaged Investing for 2006                                 INSTRUCTORS: Dan McGrew & Sharon Spoon, Sr. Financial
    Do you feel like too much of your investment income ends      Advisors with Waddell & Reed.
up going to the government? Make 2006 the year that you           LOCATION: Senior Center
minimize taxes and maximize your after-tax investment             74545-01 Date 2/7, T, 1:00-2:00 PM, 1 day, No fee
income. Several tax-advantaged investments will be reviewed
including municipal bonds, tax-deferred retirement plans and
tax-deferred insurance offerings. There will be time for
                                                                  Other Classes
questions, as well as one-on-one consultation. Bring a friend!    Genealogy
INSTRUCTOR: Peter Contino, Investment Executive with                  Need direction to begin or continue working on
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated. Member SIPC             your genealogy? Come and learn what the
and NYSE.                                                         possibilities are, what information there is to find and
LOCATION: Senior Center                                           where to find it. Topics will include how to research
74530-01 Date 1/14, Sat, 10:00-11:30 AM, 1 day, No fee            the following records: census, vital, military, land,
                                                                  immigration and naturalization. Advice will be given on how
The Reality of Retirement                                         to organize your research. Tips on searching the web and what
   A multitude of pertinent information will be covered           are the most productive websites will be shared.
including health issues, protecting your family’s assets,         NOTE: Bring a 3-ring binder for handouts.
reverse mortgages, financial security, making the best            LOCATION: Senior Center
choices, staying vital and happy, long term care insurance        INSTRUCTOR: Ceil Damschroder, teacher for over 10 years
and more. Don’t miss this seminar! There will be time for         74560-01 3/22-4/26, W, 7:00-9:00 PM, 6 wks, $37
questions and 1:1 consultation.                                               member, $43 non-member
INSTRUCTOR: Michael Finch with Long Term Planning by
Design                                                            Intermediate Bridge Lessons (M)
LOCATION: Senior Center                                               For people who want to improve their bridge game
74511-01 Date 2/9, Th, 1:00 AM-2:30 PM, 1 day, No fee             or who have recently taken beginning bridge lessons.
                                                                  Suitable for novice or intermediate duplicate players
Understanding Annuities                                           also. The sessions will include bidding combinations
    Many seniors own or have considered owning an annuity,        intermediate players must know, playing the hands, and
but few truly understand how they work. Whether you own           defense. Duplicate bridge bidding strategies will also be
an annuity or are considering such an investment, this session    covered. Emphasis will be on playing sample hands which
will teach you how to identify what's appropriate for your        illustrate what has been taught. The reference book for this
unique situation. Plus, enjoy a free lunch sponsored by Stifel    class is Bridge for Dummies, by Eddie Kantar. Instructor
Nicolaus. Bring a friend!                                         Marilyn Pultz is an American Contract Bridge League certified
INSTRUCTOR: Peter Contino, Investment Executive with              teacher and club director. She is earning her Life Master rank.
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated. Member SIPC             LOCATION: Senior Center
and NYSE.                                                         75015-01 Date 1/24-3/14, T, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, 8 wks, $33
74548-01 Date 2/9, Th, 1 day, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, No fee                        member, $40 non-member

Texas Hold ‘em Poker Lessons (M)                                 Standard First Aid
   Learn to play the hottest card game in America as                Mark Rosoff has taught all aspects of first aid for a
well as the vocabulary, etiquette, the ranking of                number of years.
hands, when to ante, raise, call or fold; and the                INSTRUCTOR: Mark Rosoff
philosophy of play. There will be some discussion                LOCATION: Senior Center
of Internet play and local opportunities to play. Class             This seven-hour class will prepare you with basic first aid
includes time to play and a tournament during the 3rd and        procedures. This is a great class for daycare providers. Adult,
4th sessions, including limit and no-limit play.                 child and infant CPR will be covered. Book included. ★
LOCATION: Senior Center                                          74524-01 1/16-1/18, M & W, 6:00-9:30 PM, 2 days, $66
75016-01 Date 3/21-4/11, T, 6:30-8:30 PM, 4 wks, $18             74524-02 3/20-3/22, M & W, 6:00-9:30 PM, 2 days, $66
           member, $22 non-member
                                                                 Memory Powers for Adults & Seniors
                                                                    Improve your memory skills for everyday living and
Presentations                                                    remain mentally sharp! Develop better recall for names,
                                                                 faces, numbers, where you placed certain items, what you
Fundraising Events:                                              have read, and be able to preserve your personal history.
How to Raise Big Money                                           Briefly explore the functioning of human memory in terms of
For more information see the “Work Skills” section.              some exciting breakthroughs in the cognitive and
                                                                 neurological sciences, including the prevention of dementia
Japanese Lunch & Lecture                                         via “brain fitness”! Learn to use some engaging multi-
See inside back cover for details                                sensory associative memory techniques.
                                                                 INSTRUCTOR: Doug Strachan
                                                                 NOTE: Purchase the book "The Memory Bible: An
Self-Improvement                                                 LOCATION: Senior Center
                                                                 Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young", by Dr.
Daily Abundance for Women                                        Gary Small (Hyperion Press, 2002; $16.95 list price).
   Eight practices to enhance your day’s journey
                                                                 74562-01 1/30-2/22, M, W, 7:00-8:00 PM, 4 wks, $48
   This 6-week course will take you to a new level of self-
understanding, compassion, and commitment. You will work         Practical Partner Massage
with Kay Kimball, a Professional Life Coach, and other              Relax and learn massage techniques with your partner.
members of the group in a confidential and supportive            Discover practical uses of aromatherapy, massage oils, and
environment to develop daily practices to enrich your life.      hydrotherapy to relieve headaches, tension, sinus congestion,
   In Daily Abundance you will:                                  assist with digestion, alleviate lower back pain, or soothe
 • Learn to separate the urgent from the important               tense shoulder and neck muscles. Bring a pillow and blanket.
 • Find the truths that will change your life forever            Warm rice bags, eye pillows, oils and mats provided. ★
 • Discover which obstacles keep you from living a joyful life   INSTRUCTOR: Kathy LaMay, Clinic Coordinator of the
 • Develop a practical, daily strategy for achieving your        Therapeutic Student Massage Clinic at IBMC
   “right life”                                                  LOCATION: Senior Center
 • Identify rewards to motivate and sustain positive change.     74563-01 2/3-2/10, F, 7:00-9:00 PM, 2 wks, $42.00
 • Learn the difference between a good risk and a bad risk,
   and then how to take the risks that lead directly to          Protirement
   happiness.                                                        This program helps people consider options and make
INSTRUCTOR: Kay Kimball                                          decisions about retirement whether it is a near term prospect
NOTE: Class is limited to 10 participants. Fee includes all      or over the course of the next 10-20 years. The three stages of
materials.                                                       retirement to be covered will be: Go-Go Stage, Slow-Go
LOCATION: Senior Center                                          Stage and No-Go Stage. Issues discussed include: transition
74533-01 1/18-2/22, W, 6:30-8:30 PM, 8 wks, $109                 to retirement, attitude, how roles change and how these
74533-02 3/22-4/26, W, 6:30-8:30 PM, 8 wks, $109                 changes generate emotional issues that impede or fuel future
Eureka – The Creative Process                                    INSTRUCTOR: Carole Crane, SPHR with A & A
    Do you ever wish you were more creative? Or do you           Communications Inc.
think of yourself as a creative person but none of your          LOCATION: Senior Center
creative projects ever come to fruition? Come learn a creative   74564-01 Date 2/18, Sat, 9:00-10:00 AM, 1 day, No fee
process that helps you get from A to Z. Creativity can be used
to enhance every aspect of our lives!                            Weight Loss Success
INSTRUCTOR: Darrick Hildman helped to create the Jumpin             Have you struggled with weight loss? You're not missing
JiveCats and much of the Colorado swing dance scene.             information. We all know what to do to lose weight. What we
LOCATION: Senior Center                                          need to figure out is how to implement what we already
74544-01 2/27-3/20, M, 7:00-8:00 PM, 4 wks, $25                  know. Come to this class to learn the ingredients of
successful weight loss. They include support, experience and       III. Cancer Prevention Tips and Screening
skills (such as self integrity). Discuss the typical reasons            Recommendations
women turn to food, examine your own patterns, both the                Learn cancer prevention strategies as outlined by current
universal ones and the unique ones, and use artistic activities,   research and preventative screening recommendations.
guided meditation, journaling and discussion to tap into your      Discussion will involve genetics, nutrition’s role, advances in
internal wisdom and follow it. ◆                                   pharmacology for cancer treatment and more. Please call the
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            Aspen Club to register at 495-8560.
INSTRUCTOR: Margaret Graham                                        INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Paola Romero, Cancer Center of the
74529-01 1/23-3/13, M, 6:30-8:30 PM, 8 wks, $95                    Rockies
74529-02 3/27-5/22, M, 1:00-3:00PM, 8 wks, $95                     LOCATION: Senior Center
                                                                   Date 3/16, Th, 6:30-8:00 PM, 1 day, No fee
Alzheimer’s Association Programs                                   Associates in Physical Therapy Presents
    (Co Sponsored by the City of Fort Collins)                     Body Mechanics and Posture
                                                                       You will learn the basic principles in finding correct
I. Memory Loss – Is it Normal or Not?
                                                                   posture. Using these principles, you will integrate posture
    Learn how to differentiate between "normal" and
                                                                   into proper body mechanics. This integrative technique will
"abnormal" memory loss and the connection between a
                                                                   allows you to manage back pain and avoid further back
healthy body and a healthy brain. Try some brain exercises
                                                                   problems. With this class, we will also do a posture screen.
that you can do on a daily basis to keep you brain
                                                                   INSTRUCTOR: Beth Dralle, MSPT has been practicing
healthy Registration required; call 472-9798 or email
                                                                   physical therapy since 1998. She works for Associates in
                                                                   Physical Therapy.
LOCATION: Senior Center
                                                                   LOCATION: Senior Center
Date 2/11, Sat, 10:00 AM-Noon, 1 day, No fee
                                                                   Date 4/12, W, 11:00 AM-Noon, 1 day, No fee
II. Memory Cafe
    Memory Cafe is for people with early stage memory loss         Improve Your Eyesight Naturally
and their care partner, friend or family.                              Learn how you can improve nearsightedness,
    Join us for fun,food and music. Information will be            farsightedness and other conditions by letting go of strain and
available on Alzheimer's and the Association's support             revitalizing your eyes. An introduction to the Bates Method
services. Registration is required, call 472-9798 or email         and other natural approaches will be included.
laury.dennis@alz.org.                                              INSTRUCTOR: Taught by Greg Marsh, certified Natural
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            Vision Teacher
Date 2/4, Sat, 4:00-6:00 PM, 1 day, No fee                         LOCATION: Senior Center
Aspen Club Presentations                                           74409-01 Date 1/14, Sat, 10:00 AM-Noon, 1 day, $10
    (Co Sponsored by the City of Fort Collins)                     74409-02 Date 3/8, W, 7:00-9:00 PM, 1 day, $10
I. USDA New Food Guide Pyramid
    The USDA’s newest food guide pyramid, called                   Stop Straining at Your Computer
“MyPyramid”, symbolizes a personal approach to healthy                The way you approach your computer can cause eyestrain
eating and physical activity. Learn to use the newest food         and many other body pains. It is fun and not so hard to
pyramid in discussions on activity levels, food moderation,        change your relationship with your computer, so the strains
proportionality, variety, and becoming a nutritionally savvy       and pains will go away.
consumer. Please call the Aspen Club to register at 495-8560.      INSTRUCTOR: Taught by Greg Marsh, certified Natural
INSTRUCTOR: Virginia Englert, PVH Community Health                 Vision Teacher
Educator                                                           LOCATION: Senior Center
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            74404-01 Date 1/25, W, 7:00-9:00 PM, 1 day, $10
Date 1/20, F, 2:00-3:30 PM, 1 day, No fee
II. Dealing Successfully With Life’s Transitions                   Weight Loss Success
    Change and transition are a fact of life that accompanies      See self improvement section.
living longer. This interactive and interesting program will
discuss common transitions, key attributes of successful
aging that help you deal with change, active coping strategies
                                                                   Work Skills
and how to maintain a positive attitude through challenging
times. Please call the Aspen Club to register at 495-8560.
                                                                   Fundraising Events:
INSTRUCTOR: Kim Marvel, Ph.D., PVHS Family Medicine
                                                                   How to Raise Big Money
                                                                   This 4-hour class will cover an array of topics such as:
                                                                    • Setting Goals and Objectives
LOCATION: Senior Center
                                                                    • Preparing & Staying within the Budget
Date 2/17, F, 2:00-3:30 PM, 1 day, No fee
                                                                    • Choosing an Appropriate Event
 •  Site Selection                                                 Travel Stories M
 •  Securing Sponsorships                                               Everyone travels - via land, sea, or air. Whether
 •  Event Details                                                  it's a trip across town by bicycle or jackalope, a cruise
 •  Creative Marketing                                             to exotic lands, an underwater dive, or a jump from a
 •  Post Event Analysis                                            plane - there's a story in every venture. This class is
    Raising funds for a non-profit organization does not have      not intended to bring out written accounts of "what I did last
to be a wearisome responsibility. Whatever your cause – arts,      summer" or advice about finding travel bargains. We will
health care, animals, education, homeless, etc. – you can not      learn to write stories that will share your good, and (maybe)
only meet your profit goals but surpass them easily and            not-so-good experiences that make travel stories memorable.
without much startup cash.                                         INSTRUCTOR: Marjorie McTaggart
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            NOTE: Bring pen and paper for in-class exercises.
74543-01 Date 1/25, W, 6:00-9:00 PM, 1 day, $15                    LOCATION: Senior Center
                                                                   74566-01 1/9-2/27, M, 9:30-11:00 AM, 8 wks, $37
                                                                                 member, $43 non-member
                                                                   Writers’ Coffeehouse/Book Signing
Fiction Writing
    Learn the various fiction elements needed to
write a good short story or novel. Through this
class, students will learn how to create a short story                 Local authors are featured at this
plotline, setting, and characterizations. By the end               monthly coffeehouse but all persons          Dawn Mathis
of this class, students will complete their own short story.       are invited to participate. Discussions
INSTRUCTOR: Celeste Lasky, PhD                                     of recently published works are available to purchase and
NOTE: No class March 15.                                           have signed by the author.
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            NOTE: Coffees, tea and pastries will be sold to benefit the
74507-01 2/1-4/12, W, 2:00-4:00 PM, 10 wks,                        Fort Collins Senior Center Council.
            $49 member, $57 non-member                             Sat, 9:30-11:30 AM, 1 day, No fee.
                                                                   Jan. 14 The Mountain Scribe Anthology 2004
Journaling To the Heart M                                              “The Mountain Scribe Anthology” is a collection of
    Journaling to the Heart is designed to teach and               creative efforts of writers affiliated with the Fort Collins
explore the creative art of journaling. Techniques                 Senior Center. The contributors’ ages range from 18 to 90.
covered include Perspective Writing-creating a                     Several of the authors will partake in this event reading their
visionary picture of what you will create for yourself             work and talking about their involvement in writing.
at a certain date and time. Reflective writing-uses poetry,        Feb. 11 “Michener: A Writer’s Journey” by Stephen J. May.
inspirational music or quotes to inspire and stir the creative         This is the first full-length biography of the public and
juices. Dream Interpretation Journaling- learn to record your      private writer. It is the only book to draw on Michener’s
dreams and use them to tap into your creative subconscious         complete papers as well as interviews with his friends and
through the use of your journal. Creative Visualization and        associates. The result conveys much about James A.
Guided Imagery- This is a favorite among former and return         Michener never before revealed in print.
students. Relaxation and guided imagery is used to enhance the
writing experience and allow the student to use his/her            March 11 “A Calf in the Kitchen: Echoes from a Ranch
imagination to learn or discover. Unmailed Letters-another         Woman” by Elizabeth G. Vorenberg.
popular method of writing/journaling that allows the participant       This is the story of Elizabeth’s 37 years as a ranch wife
to express feelings that may be inhibiting their own success.      and the insight and humor she needed to cope with the
Also is great for learning about communication and gaining         challenges of ranching in Colorado.
insight into many different kinds of relationships. Log Journal-
How to keep a record for the future of how your life unfolds.      Writing Your Autobiography
Helps the participant gain clarity on the true motives for their       In this class, you will focus on developing a chronological
goals in life. The course gives the students valuable, simple      and historical story of your life which can be added to yearly.
information on how to use a journal as a tool to enhance their     There will be sharing of information and various pictures and
lives. We all possess unlimited quantities of insight, knowledge   articles meaningful to your life. By the end of the class,
and wisdom. Journaling is a simple tool that helps us unlock       students will be well into their autobiography and have an
what is inside and make this information our guiding force. ◆      idea of how they will publish their work for their family.
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            Everyone has a story, come and share yours!
74565-01 2/1-3/8, W, 10:00-11:30 AM, 6 wks, $59                    INSTRUCTOR: Celeste Lasky, PhD
            member, $67 non-member                                 LOCATION: Senior Center
74565-01 2/9-3/16, Th, 7:00-8:30 PM, 6 wks, $59 member,            74513-01 2/16-4/13, Th, 2:00-4:00 PM, 8 wks, $44
            $67 non-member
Class Name                       Activity #   Days Class Meets   Time             Date Range   Fee
Aikido                           74437-01     T, Th              6:30-8:00 PM     1/3-1/31      $33.00
  Senior Center                  74437-02                                         2/2-2/28      $29.00
                                 74437-03                                         3/2-3/30      $33.00
Back & Body Strengthening        74401-01     M, W, F            9:00-9:55 AM     1/4-1/30      $39.00
  Senior Center                  74401-02                                         2/1-2/27      $39.00
                                 74401-03                                         3/1-03/31     $45.00
Low Impact Aerobics              74411-01     T, Th              9:00-9:55 AM     1/3-1/31      $30.00
  Senior Center                  74411-02                                         2/2-2/28      $24.00
  No class 2/21,3/14,3/16        74411-03                                         3/2-3/30      $24.00
Low Impact Aerobics              74413-01     T, Th              5:30-6:25 PM     1/3-1/31      $30.00
  Senior Center                  74413-02                                         2/2-2/28      $27.00
                                 74413-03                                         3/2-3/30      $30.00
MS Land Exercise                 74436-01     M, W               11:00-11:55 AM   1/4-1/30      $27.00
 Senior Center                   74436-02                                         2/1-2/27      $27.00
                                 74436-03                                         3/1-3/29      $30.00
Parklane Fitness                 74468-01     T, Th              9:30-10:30 AM    1/3-1/31      $30.00
  Parklane Towers 415 S. Howes   74468-02                                         2/2-2/28      $27.00
                                 74468-03                                         3/2-3/30      $30.00
Pilates and Your Body            74406-01     T, Th              10:15-11:00 AM   1/3-1/31      $21.00
   Senior Center                 74406-02     M, Th              3:30-4:30 PM     2/2-2/28      $23.00
                                 74406-03     M, Th              3:30-4:30 PM     3/2-3/30      $26.00
Racewalking                      74408-01     T, Th              7:30-8:30 AM     1/3-1/31      $42.00
   Senior Center                 74408-02     Sat                8:00-9:00 AM     2/2-2/28      $39.00
   No class 3/25                 74408-03                                         3/2-3/30      $42.00
Step Aerobics/Step & Tone        74415-01     W                  12:10-12:50 PM   1/4-1/25      $11.00
  Club Tico                      74415-02                                         2/1-2/22      $11.00
                                 74415-03                                         3/1-3/29      $13.00
Strength and Tone                74414-01     T, Th              12:10-12:50 PM   1/3-1/31      $23.00
  Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak     74414-02                                         2/2-2/28      $21.00
                                 74414-03                                         3/2-3/30      $23.00
Strength Training                74405-01     M, W               8:00-9:00 AM     1/4-1/30      $27.00
  Northside Aztlan               74405-02                                         2/1-2/27      $27.00
                                 74405-03                                         3/1-3/29      $30.00
Strength Training                74416-01     T, Th              9:15-10:10 AM    1/3-1/31      $30.00
  Northside Aztlan               74416-02                                         2/2-2/28      $27.00
                                 74416-03                                         3/2-3/30      $30.00
Strictly Stretching              74417-01     M, W, F            10:00-10:55 AM   1/4-1/30      $39.00
   Senior Center                 74417-02                                         2/1-2/27      $39.00
                                 74417-03                                         3/1-3/31      $45.00
Strictly Stretching              74418-01     M, W               10:00-10:55 AM   1/4-1/30      $27.00
   Senior Center                 74418-02                                         2/1-2/27      $27.00
                                 74418-03                                         3/1-3/29      $30.00

Class Name                             Activity #      Days Class Meets      Time              Date Range                Fee
Strictly Stretching                    74419-01        M, F                  10:00-10:55 AM    1/6-1/27                   $27.00
   Senior Center                       74419-02                                                2/3-2/27                   $27.00
                                       74419-03                                                3/3-3/31                   $30.00
Tai Chi                                74407-01        F                     3:30-4:30 PM      1/6-1-27                   $15.00
  Senior Center                        74407-02                                                2/3-2/24                   $15.00
                                       74407-03                                                3/3-3/31                   $15.00
Theraball Beginning                    74420-01        T                     3:00-4:00 PM      1/3-1/31                   $18.00
  Senior Center                        74420-02                                                2/7-2/28                   $15.00
                                       74420-03                                                3/7-3/28                   $15.00
Theraball Advanced                     74438-01        T                     4:00-5:00 PM      1/3-1/31                   $18.00
  Senior Center                        74438-02                                                2/7-2/28                   $15.00
                                       74438-03                                                3/7-3/28                   $15.00
Yoga Beginning                         74465-01        T, Th                 3:00-4:00 PM      1/3-1/31                   $30.00
  Senior Center                        74465-02                                                2/2-2/28                   $27.00
                                       74465-03                                                3/2-3/30                   $30.00
Yoga Beginning                         74434-01        T                     7:30-9:00 PM      1/3-1/31                   $43.00
  Senior Center                        74434-02                                                2/7-2/28                   $35.00
                                       74434-03                                                3/7-3/28                   $35.00
Yoga Beginning                         74403-01        Sat                   11:00 AM-12:30 PM 1/7-1/28                   $35.00
  Senior Center                        74403-02                                                2/4-2/18                   $27.00
  No class 2/25                        74403-03                                                3/4-3/25                   $35.00
Yoga Beyond Beginning                  74428-01        Th                    7:00-8:30 PM      1/5-1/26                   $35.00
  Senior Center                        74428-02                                                2/2-2/23                   $35.00
                                       74428-03                                                3/2-3/30                   $43.00
Partner Yoga                           74410-01        Sat                   2:30-3:45 PM      1/7-1/28                   $23.00
  Senior Center                        74410-02                                                2/4-2/18                   $18.00
   no class 2/25                       74410-03                                                3/4-3/25                   $23.00

Fitness                                                            and stamina. Caregivers also must understand that to remain
                                                                   emotionally and physically healthy enough to provide care,
All fitness classes are for ages 18+ unless otherwise noted.
                                                                   they must take care of their own needs as well as the
Fitness News                                                           But to coordinate care effectively, find supports and
Becoming a Caregiver                                               resources, and take care of oneself, the caregiver first needs
    Good caregiving requires organization, patience,               to recognize that he or she is fulfilling that role. For further
resourcefulness, and stamina.                                      details, please see the Eldercare Network website at
    Caregivers come to this role in many different ways. For       http://www.eldercarenet.org/care_process/become.html
some, the beginning is abrupt: Perhaps there's a trigger event,
such as an elderly parent's health crisis or financial             General Information
emergency, and someone has to step in to take care of things.          It is recommended that your physician be consulted
Other people assume the caregiver role gradually, providing        before beginning any exercise program.
more and more practical and emotional support. In this                 If you are 45 or older, sedentary or exhibit any of the
situation, defining just when he or she became a caregiver is      major coronary risk factors, you should have a maximal
more difficult.                                                    treadmill test performed by your doctor prior to participation.
    The caregiving role is not an easy one, it can be stressful,
time-consuming, and physically demanding. Good                     Registration Options
caregiving requires organization, patience, resourcefulness,          For fitness classes, three registration options are available:

   1) Participants may register for an entire class session.       training, please call Katie Stieber at 224-6029. To schedule
   2) For late registrants, session fees can be prorated for the   an appointment, please call Carol Belfiore at 224-5625.
days remaining in a session (at $3.25 per day rounded up to        The personal training fee is $22.00 per hour. Payment for
the nearest dollar; $8.00 per day for Hatha Yoga) except           this service can be made at the Senior Center or by calling
Shotokan Karate and Tai Chi Chuan.                                 221-6644 and using a credit card.
   3) Participants may pay a drop-in fee of $3.75 per class,
except in the above-mentioned classes. Adult Hatha yoga            Pilates & Your Body
drop-in is allowed at $8.00/class.                                    You will learn the basic principles of the Pilates Method,
                                                                   and master proper posture and breathing techniques. These
Aikido                                                             principles will be applied to everyday activities and simpler
    Aikido is a Japanese martial art that applies the principles   beginner exercises.
of circular motion and whole body coordination to control an       INSTRUCTORS: Kim Saunders, MSPT, CPI, Lisa Buckner,
attacker without causing serious injury. It is not only a          OTR, CHT
powerful self-defense tool, but a means for developing a           LOCATION: Senior Center
more peaceful way of life. See www.aikidooffortcollins.com
for more information.                                              Racewalking
INSTRUCTOR: Patrick Musselman                                          Race Walking is a low impact sport that for people of all
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            levels and abililites to receive the benefits of an aerobic
                                                                   activity. It is something you can do on your own or even join
Back & Body Strengthening                                          a team or enter competitions if you desire. Tori Herazo is a
   Strengthen and stretch the major muscle groups of the           World Class Olympian racewalker that has won various
body in this class. Physical conditions like back, hip, knee,      championships and has been on many high level teams.
and neck problems can be prevented or alleviated through a         INSTRUCTOR: Tori Herazo
holistic training routine.                                         LOCATION: Senior Center
INSTRUCTOR: Jan Orecchio has taught fitness over 20
years                                                              Salsaerobics
NOTE: No class May 29                                              See Adult Dance section
LOCATION: Senior Center
                                                                   Step Aerobics
Low-Impact Aerobics                                                    Step is a cardiovascular workout done around a 4 to 8-inch
   Emphasis is on low-impact aerobics including floor              high step to a slower beat than floor aerobics. The step patterns
exercise and a cool-down period. This class is especially          range from simple tap-ups to complicated routines. All the
good for previously sedentary persons.                             routines are initially broken down into individual steps by the
INSTRUCTORS: Marsha Portelance, Janet Meine                        instructor. The instructor assesses the abilities and experience
NOTE: No class Feb 21, March 14 and March 16                       of the class members to determine the complexity of the
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            routines in a particular class session. Step is particularly good
                                                                   for those with "bad knees" or low cardiovascular fitness, as one
Multiple Sclerosis Land Exercise                                   can decrease the difficulty of the workout by lowering the
    This class is specifically for the person with multiple        height of the step or refraining from arm movements. Each
sclerosis and is designed to maximize strength and endurance       session consists of a 5-minute warm up and stretch, a 27-minute
through the performance of chair-based exercises. The              step workout , 3-minute cooldown and 5-minute stretch.
instructor is aware of symptom issues, and close participant       LOCATION: Club Tico
monitoring is an essential class component. Each exercise
session is followed by a relaxation session. For more              Step and Tone
information, call the MS Society, 482-4807.                           If your schedule allows, Carol will offer an additional 15
INSTRUCTOR: Jan Orecchio                                           minutes of toning and 5 minutes of stretching at no additional
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            fee immediately following the step class.
                                                                   INSTRUCTOR: Carol Belfiori
Parklane Fitness                                                   LOCATION: Club Tico
    Receive instruction while sitting in a chair to improve
flexibility, strength, coordination and cardiovascular fitness.    Strength & Tone
Classes conclude at the end of the month.                             Break up the day and get in shape with this great exercise
INSTRUCTOR: Jan Orecchio has taught over 10 years                  program. You will soon feel the benefits of the combination
LOCATION: Parklane Towers, 415 S. Howes                            of muscle toning, strength exercises, and aerobics.
                                                                   INSTRUCTOR: Laury Dennis
Personal Training                                                  LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak
     If you have fitness questions or are interested in personal
Strength Training                                                 Workout Partners
    Increase muscle strength, bone mass and stamina in this          Workout partners with and without
class. The first class of each session includes an orientation    disabilities will be matched to pursue fitness
to training principles and equipment.                             goals, provide support and meet individual
INSTRUCTOR: Dominick Jones                                        needs. Partners will be arranged for a time commitment of 12
LOCATION: Northside Aztlan Community Center                       weeks to get you on your way to a healthy lifestyle.
                                                                     Contact McKenzie Kiger, 224-6125, for more
Strictly Stretching                                               information.
   Participants perform a variety of arm and leg movements        NOTE: Participants must attend the match-up day listed
while sitting in chairs. Class is designed for adults with        below. Previous participants will be put on a waiting list and
physical limitations.                                             matched as partners are available.
   INSTRUCTOR: Jan Orecchio                                       AGE: 14+
LOCATION: Senior Center                                           LOCATION: EPIC
                                                                  74609-01 Date 2/8, W, 5:15-6:00 PM, 1 day, $18
Tai Chi
Ongoing Tai chi for all levels of participation.
INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Burnham
LOCATION: Senior Center

    Improve balance reflexes, tone, endurance, and flexibility
by exercising on the theraball. This low impact class includes
stretching, strengthening, and conditioning exercise on a
NOTE: Theraballs will be provided, however, you are
encouraged to purchase your own ball eventually with the
assistance of the instructor. Dress in comfortable fitness or
dance attire.
INSTRUCTOR: Mary Elizabeth Lenahan
LOCATION: Senior Center

    By practicing yoga breathing exercises called asanas,
students gain physical strength, tone, flexibility and stamina.
Students may also experience a sense of inner calm. All
classes conclude at the end of the month.
INSTRUCTORS: Mansing Li, Yoga Alliance Certified
Instructor, has taught more than 3 years, Mareye Bullock,
Norma Glad, Chetana White, Michelle Neils, Kristi Wells
I. Beginning
    Emphasis is on building strength and promoting
flexibility, relaxation and stress release. Class modification
available by instructor. All classes conclude at the end of the
II. Beyond Beginning
NOTE: Must have previous yoga experience.
III. Partner Yoga
    Explore yoga together with a friend or companion.
Deepen awareness, increase flexibility, build strength, and
cultivate sensitivity of your own body as well as your
INSTRUCTOR: Mansing Li, Yoga Alliance Certified
NOTE: Participants need to sign up individually and make a
roster note of their partner.

  Outdoor Recreation
Backcountry Trips
    Enjoy the company
of other cross-country
skiers and snowshoers
without formal instruc-
tion. Some trips are in    Dawn Mathis
the backcountry of
Cameron Pass without an available Nordic
Center. Trips to RMNP you will need your
Golden Age Pass or $10 for entrance.
Participants should bring their own
equipment and a daypack with extra water,
food and clothing. Cost includes transpor-
tation and escort.
    Cancellation must be made by 10:00
AM 2 days prior to trip for refund or
NOTE: Participants should be in good
health and capable of moderate levels of
physical activity. Senior Center member
fees are $18 for Mt. Margaret, Bierstadt,          Backcountry trips through the Senior Center are popular. Pictured here are
Glacier Gorge and Allenspark Trail trips.          Eleanor Comstock (from left), Recreation Coordinator Jennifer Mayan, Al
LOCATION: Depart from Senior Center                Jefferson and Michael Cammack on a previous trip.
(See trip schedule below.)
                                                                     NOTE: Participants should be in good health and capable of
Cancellation Policy                                                  moderate levels of physical activity.
   Trips may be cancelled or destinations may be changed             LOCATION: Depart from Senior Center
due to weather conditions that are deemed hazardous or               74927-01 Date 2/14, T, 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM, 1 day, $125 ★
unsafe for driving/transportation or activity. We regret any
such cancellation, but we are committed to safe programming.
                                                                     Downhill Skiing
Dogsledding (NEW)                                                        Motorcoach trips are made throughout the
    Have you ever wanted to take a ride on a dogsled? The            season to various Colorado ski resorts. Cross-
truth is, the experience is every bit as much fun as it appears.     country skiers and shoppers are welcome on the
We will travel to Winter Park and take an hour-long sled ride,       Breckenridge trips. Participants are responsible for
pulled by huskies. The trail winds in and out of dense forest        their own equipment, lift ticket and lunch.
at speeds reaching 20 miles per hour. Registration and                   Cancellation must be made by 10:00 AM 2 days prior
cancellation deadline Feb 1.                                         to trip for refund or credit.

Backcountry Trips 2006
Activity #   Date   Location                     Day    Difficulty     Elevation   Distance   Time           Price
74903-01     1/5    Michigan Ditch               Th     Easy           10200'      4 mi       8am-4pm        $17
74903-02     1/13   Laramie River Road           F      Easy-mod       9200'       4 mi       8am-4pm        $21
74903-03     1/19   Gould (Cameron Pass)         Th     Easy-mod       9400'       6 mi       8am-4pm        $21
74903-04     1/27   Mt. Margaret                 F      Easy-mod       7900'       3.5 mi     9 am-3pm       $21/ Member $18
74903-05     2/2    Zimmerman Lake               Th     Mod-diff       10,020'     3 mi       8am-4pm        $21
74903-06     2/10   Cameron Connection           F      Moderate       10,200'     3.5 mi     8am-4pm        $21
74903-07     2/16   Bierstadt (RMNP)             Th     Moderate       9100'       3.2 mi     8am-2:30pm     $21/ Member $18
74903-08     2/24   Sawmill Creek                F      Mod-diff       9600'       6 mi       8am-4pm        $21
74903-09     3/2    Glacier Gorge (RMNP)         Th     Moderate       9240'       5 mi       8am-3pm        $21/ Member $18
74903-10     3/10   Lake Agnes                   F      Mod-diff       10,000'     5 mi       8am-4pm        $21
74903-11     3/17   Allenspark Trail (RMNP)      F      Mod-diff       9000'       6.4 mi     8am-3pm        $21/ Member $18
74903-12     3/23   Michigan Ditch               Th     Easy           10,200'     4 mi       8am-4pm        $21
74903-13     3/31   Green Ridge                  F      Easy-mod       9200'       6 mi       8am-4pm        $21
                                                                                        Outdoor Recreation
NOTE: Fee increases are a result of fuel price surcharges      AGE: 16+
from contracted company.                                       LOCATION: Depart from Senior Center
    Trips are from 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM, $29 ($25 for Senior       74607-01 Date 1/21, Sat, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, 1 day, $16
Center members). Cost includes transportation and escort.      74607-02 Date 2/25, Sat, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, 1 day, $16
LOCATION: Depart from Rolland Moore Park ★
I. Wednesday Trips                                             Unified Sports
AGE: 18+                                                           Unified sports bring players with and
74904-01 Date 1/4, Breckenridge                                without disabilities together to play as
74904-02 Date 1/11, Copper Mtn.                                teammates against other integrated teams.
74904-03 Date 1/18, Keystone                                   Participants will play games and scrimmages
74904-04 Date 1/25, Winter Park                                and will have the opportunity to compete in Special
74904-05 Date 2/1, Breckenridge                                Olympics unified area tournaments.
74904-06 Date 2/8, Copper Mtn.                                 I. Basketball
74904-07 Date 2/15, Keystone                                       Teams will be divided, and all abilities are welcome. The
74904-08 Date 2/22, Winter Park                                opportunity is also available for individuals who only want to
74904-09 Date 3/1, Breckenridge                                learn skills.
74904-10 Date 3/8, Copper Mtn.                                 COORDINATOR: Lois Douthit, 493-6395.
74904-11 Date 3/15, Keystone                                   AGE: 16+
74904-12 Date 3/22, Winter Park                                LOCATION: Foothills Gateway (gym)
74904-13 Date 3/29, Breckenridge                               74628-01 1/7-2/25, Sat, 1:00-5:00 PM, 8 wks, $20
II. Saturday Trips                                             II. Soccer
AGE: Any                                                           The first session will focus on skills only, and all abilities
NOTE: Trips are from 6:00 AM-6:00 PM, $31 ($27 for             are welcome. The second session will include skills training
           Senior Center members)                              and continue with team play. No discount.
74904-14 Date 1/14, Vail                                       COORDINATOR: McKenzie Kiger, 224-6125
74904-15 Date 2/11, Breckenridge                               AGE: 16+
74904-16 Date 3/11, Copper Mtn.                                LOCATION: Lopez Elementary (soccer field)
74904-17 Date 4/1, Copper Mtn.                                 74613-01 3/29-5/10, W, 5:00-6:45 PM, 7 wks, $21
                                                               74614-01 3/29-5/10, W, 5:00-5:45 PM, 7 wks, $16
Hunter Education
   This course will give students the skills and information
necessary to hunt without accidents. Colorado Division of
Wildlife certificates will be issued to those successfully
completing the course.
NOTE: Attendance at all classes is mandatory (total of 20
hours). This session meets on Tuesday and Thursday for two
weeks and concludes on Saturday, March 18, 8:00 AM- 3:00
PM. Participants should NOT bring firearms; all firearms
are provided.
AGE: 12+
74905-01 Date 3/7, T & Th, 7:00-10:00 PM, 2 wks, $12 ★

Ski Social
   Join us for a post-season gathering with refreshments,
giveaways and time to visit with other skiers.
Please RSVP to Jennifer Mayan at 416-2267.
LOCATION: Senior Center
Date 4/5, W, 4:00-6:00 PM, No fee

Snowshoe Trips
   Trails will be easy and fun and geared for
beginners with and without disabilities.
Participants should bring water and a sack
lunch.      Call Renee Lee for more
information, 224-6027.
City of Fort Collins Adult Recreation
Services Procedure
    The Fort Collins Senior Center requires payment in
advance for services. Services will include, but are not
limited to foot care and massage.
    Services must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance. If
not, the fee for this service will not be refunded. Following
three missed appointments, the participant will no longer be
able to schedule that service at the Senior Center.

Arthritis Support Group
   This group is designed to offer information
and support for those who have arthritis, their
family, friends and/or caregivers. Every
meeting provides an opportunity to learn more
about arthritis and related resources, meet other
people with the condition, network, and share
common experiences. Bring your lunch.
LOCATION: Senior Center
Dates 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, No fee

Audiology Screening
    A certified audiologist from All About Hearing will be
available for hearing screenings, cleaning of hearing aids and
to check hearing aids and do simple maintenance. The
audiologist will be here every 2nd and 4th Tuesday.
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            Cholesterol Testing & Blood Pressure
AUDIOLOGIST: Rachel Conden                                            Blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings
Dates 1/10, 1/24, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23,   provided within 15 minutes by registered nurses. Clients are
T, 9:30-Noon, 1 day, No fee                                        requested to fast 12 hours before the screenings (water and
                                                                   medications can be taken) to get complete results. Results are
                                                                   provided at the time of the screening along with counseling
Balance Screens                                                    and recommendations from our registered nurses. To ensure
    Free balance screens from the Physical Therapy                 you will be seen, appointments are required. Please call the
Association with a score sheet provided. Hannah Lamity is a        Health District at 224-5209.
PT with Alpine Balance and Rehab that has been practicing          CARE PROVIDER: Health District Nurse
in the community for many years.                                   LOCATION: Senior Center
LOCATION: Senior Center                                            Dates 1/10, 1/19, 2/7, 2/16, T & Th, 8:30-10:30 AM, 1 day,
Dates 1/9, 4/10, M, 9:00-11:00 AM, 1 day, No fee                   Sliding fee

Benefits Check Up                                                  First Aid
   Come to the Senior Center library and discover                  See Adult Education section.
benefits available to you as a senior. Many benefits
are available to seniors but go unclaimed. Check the
www.BenefitsCheckUp.org website to see what benefit                Foot Care Clinics
possibilities exist for you.                                       LOCATION: Senior Center
LOCATION: Senior Center Library                                    TLC Footcare
Ongoing, T, 10:00-11:00 AM, No fee                                     A registered nurse will start your treatment with a
                                                                   whirlpool for your feet. The provider then takes your blood
Chair Massage                                                      pressure. A lower extremity assessment is next. Then
    Receive a therapeutic chair massage to increase                treatment includes having toenails, corns and calluses
circulation, reduce stress, and provide relief from muscle         trimmed, and feet and ankles massaged with lotion.
tension and fatigue. No clothing removed. Care provider is         CARE PROVIDER: Vicky Petts, R.N.
a certified massage therapist.                                     Ongoing, M, 8:10 AM-3:00 PM; Th, 8:10 AM-1:30 PM, $23
THERAPIST: Mareye Bullock                                              Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
LOCATION: Senior Center Lobby                                      High Country Footcare
Ongoing, M, 9:00 AM - Noon, $8 (10 minutes), $15 (20                   The visit starts with a foot soak, followed by an
minutes)                                                           assessment of your feet. Your nails are then trimmed, corns
and/or calluses are addressed, a skin sloughing treatment is    Together Rx
given and a light massage concludes the visit.                      This program provides eligible Medicare recipients with
CARE PROVIDER: High Country Foot Care                           savings on select medications. Visit www.togetherrx.com or
Ongoing, T, Noon-4:00 PM, $23                                   call 1-(800)-865-7211.
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
                                                                Volunteers of America Senior Nutrition
Health Chat                                                     Program
   This is an opportunity for seniors to sit down with a           Senior Nutrition is a service of Volunteers of America in
registered nurse on a one-to-one basis to get blood pressures   cooperation with the City of Fort Collins to provide a hot
taken and ask any health-related questions.                     lunch at noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. For
CARE PROVIDER: Health District Nurse                            reservations at the Senior Center, call 472-9630 before 1:30
LOCATION: Senior Center                                         PM the business day prior to the meal. There is a suggested
Dates 1/16, 2/20, 3/20, M, 9:00-11:00 AM, 1 day, No fee         donation of $2.50 for those 60 and over and their spouses.

Legal Services
   Free half-hour sessions every first
Thursday of the month from 1:00-5:00
PM. Services provided by Elaine Proctor
and Marla Hehn. Please call the Senior
Center at 221-6644 to schedule an
appointment. Senior Center members
only. No fee.
LOCATION: Senior Center
Dates 1/6, 2/3, 3/3

Massage Therapy (M)
   Swedish, integrative and deep tissue
   THERAPIST: Chetana White (will add
Reiki upon request) or Mareye Bullock.
NOTE: Payment due when appointment is
made (at least 24 hours in advance).
Cancellations must be made 24 hours in
advance in order to receive a refund.
LOCATION: Senior Center
Ongoing, M, 12:30-6:30 PM; Th, 4:30-
5:30 PM; $41 member, $46 non-member

Notary Public (M)
   Notary services are available to
members aged 50+ at no fee.
Appointments can be scheduled weekdays
during regular business hours at the Senior
Center office with Karen Bryner (224-

   Our facilities at the Fort Collins Senior
Center and Club Tico are available for rent
for personal, non-profit, or commercial
purposes. Amenities include chairs,
tables, bar service, full service
kitchen/pantry, linens, audio-visual
equipment, and decorations. Food service
options available. Call 224-6113 to plan
your next event.

  Social Opportunities
(for Senior Center members only)
Sponsor                            Activity                                     Date/Time                 Cost
                                   AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES                      Fridays 1:00 PM           No fee
                                   New Movie Releases
                                   Dates 1/6, 1/4, 2/3, 2/17, 3/3 and 3/17.
                                   Call 221-6644 for titles
                                   BINGO                                        2nd Monday, 10:00 AM No fee
                                                                                4th Friday, 1:00 PM  No fee

                                   CELEBRATION                                1:30 PM                     No fee
                                   Every month those with birthdays and
                                   anniversaries are honored. Entertainment and
                                   cake included. All members always invited.
                                   75005-01 The Four Star Band                1/26
Dawn Mathis                        75005-02 The Senior Center Jammers         2/23
                                   75005-03 The Happy Notes                   3/23
                                   CARDS AND GAMES                            Every Wednesday,            No fee
                                   Cards and board games                      1:00 PM

                                   DART BASEBALL                                Every Tuesday & Friday, No fee
                                                                                11:00 AM
                                   Challenging contest
                                   DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER?                    Every Friday, 10:00 AM       No fee
                                   Topical discussions and donuts and coffee
                                   DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB                     Fridays,                     $2.80
                                   Beginning and intermediate level          11:30 AM-4:00 PM             member,
                                   players invited                                                        $3.50
                                   CARD TOURNAMENTS
                                   75024-01 Bridge and                          2/9, Th,                  $11.50
                                   75024-02 Pinochle                            10:00 AM-3:00 PM,
 Spring Creek Health Care                                                       1 day, Lunch included

  Fort Collins Health Care

                                   LUNCH and GAMES
                                   Learn to play Texas Hold ‘Em in a day long training and playing session. The
                                   instructor will teach the basics of the game and then there will be a couple of hours
                                   to play.
                                   75004-01                                      1/12, Th,                 $11.50
                                                                                 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM,
                                                                                 1 day, Lunch included.
                                   Learn to play Dominos in a day long training and playing session. The instructor
                                   will teach the basics of the various games like Cuban Dominos, Mexican Train, and
                                   Chicken Foot. After lunch you will have the opportunity to play. Lunch included.
                                   75004-02                                      3/9, Th,                  $11.50
                                                                                 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM,
                                                                                 1 day, Lunch included.
                                                      Social Opportunities
Sponsor   Activity                                     Date/Time               Cost
          JAMMERS MUSICAL PRACTICE                     Sundays 1:00-5:00 PM No fee
          Musicians playing together just for fun.                             members
          OPERA/BALLET VIDEOS                          Mondays, 1:00 PM        No fee
                                                       1/9, 2/13, 3/13 Call
                                                       416-9596 for more
                                                       information or titles.
          OUT ON THE TOWN                              Wednesdays, 5:00 PM     $4 plus
                                                                               Cost of meal
          Singles and couples experience the finest food in Fort Collins.
          Dinner and socializing at various local restaurants.
          Door-to-door transportation available.
          75009-01                                     1/11, W, 5:00-7:00 PM,
                                                       Downtown Old Chicago
          75009-02                                     2/8, W, 5:00-7:00 PM,
                                                       Stonehouse Grille
          75009-03                                     3/8, W, 5:00-7:00 PM,
          TUESDAY CARDS                                Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00 PM No fee
          Party bridge and pinochle
          THURSDAY NIGHT POTLUCK                       Thursdays, 5:15-6:00 PM No fee
          Bring table service and dish to share.
          THURSDAY NIGHT CARDS                         Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM No fee
          Party bridge, pinochle or canasta
          VOA SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM Membership not required
          Senior Nutrition is a service of Volunteers Monday, Tuesday,         Suggested
          of America in cooperation with the City      Thursday and Friday.    donation of
          of Fort Collins to provide a hot lunch at                            $2.50 is
          noon four days a week                                                requested for
          For reservations at the Senior Center, call                          those 60
          472-9630 before 1:30 PM the business day                             years and
          prior to the meal.                                                   older.
          Holiday events with entertainment starting at 11:30 AM:
          Valentines Day                               February 14
          Alan Beatty and his romantic songs
          Saint Patrick's Day                          March 17
          Shelle Anna Harkness and her piano

  Special Events
                                                                 Elvis impersonators competition. Chrastil performs songs
                                                                 from all periods of Elvis’s life including “Hound Dog”, “Jail
                                                                 House Rock”, “Love Me Tender”, “I Got A Woman” and
                                                                 “Lovin’ You”. This event will be presented in a night club
                                                                 atmosphere with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. The concert
                                                                 series continues with Brad Fitch performing a John Denver
                                                                 tribute Sept. 3 and The Fab 4 doing a Beatles tribute Nov. 4.
                                                                 LOCATION: Senior Center
                                                                 75023-01 Date 4/1, Sat, 7:00-10:00 PM, 1 day, $15

                                                                 Pool Tournament
                                                                    Join in this fun and competitive day of individual 8-ball
                                                                 competition. Refreshments provided, and there will be a
                                                                 break for lunch. Prizes will be awarded to the top three
                                                                 LOCATION: Senior Center
                                                                 75010-01 Date 2/15, W, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, 1 day, $11.50

                                                                 Trivial Pursuit
                                                                     If you think you know trivia and want to compete, come
                                                                 to the Senior Center for this monthly event. Meet new people
"Marvin and Barbara Wood were the door prizes winners            who have your same interest in trivia for some friendly
last year."                                                      competition. Free transportation available upon request.
                                                                 Beverages and snacks available.
Moonlight and Roses: Celebration of Love                         LOCATION: Senior Center Lobby
(M)                                                              Dates 1/18, 2/15 and 3/15, W, 6:30 PM, No fee
   “There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two
people whose love for one another has grown through the          Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Lessons (M)
years from the small acorn of passion to a great rooted tree.”       Learn to play the hottest card game in America as
Vita Sackville-West.                                             well as the vocabulary, etiquette, the ranking of hands,
   Listen to the romantic tunes of the Choice City Singers as    when to ante, raise, call or fold; and the philosophy of
they celebrate romance through the decades. Starting with        play. There will be some discussion of
turn of the century songs like “By the Light of the Silvery      Internet play and local opportunities to
Moon”, “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” through to the           play. Class includes time to play and a
contemporary “I Got You Babe” and “Wind Beneath My Wings”.       tournament during the 3rd and 4th
   Dinner of salad, bread, marinated pork tenderloin, oven       sessions, including limit and no-limit play.
roasted new potatoes with vegetables, and cheese cake for        LOCATION: Senior Center
dessert. Free transportation available upon request.             75016-01 Date 3/21-4/11, T, 6:30-8:30
LOCATION: Senior Center                                                      PM, 4 wks, $18 member,
75008-01 Date 2/12, Sun, 5:00-8:00 PM, 1 day, $10                            $22 non-member
           member, $15 non-member.
                                                                 Intermediate Bridge Lessons (M)
                                                                     For people who want to improve their bridge
                                                                 game or who have recently taken beginning bridge
                                                                 lessons. Suitable for novice or intermediate
                                                                 duplicate players also. The sessions will include
                                                                 bidding combinations intermediate players must know,
                                                                 playing the hands, and defense. Duplicate bridge bidding
                                                                 strategies will also be covered. Emphasis will be on playing
                                                                 sample hands which illustrate what has been taught. The
                                                                 reference book for this class is Bridge for Dummies, by
Tribute Series                                                   Eddie Kantar. Instructor Marilyn Pultz is an American
                                                                 Contract Bridge League certified teacher and club director.
                                            Dawn Mathis
                                                                 She is earning her Life Master rank.
A Tribute to Elvis                                               LOCATION: Senior Center
   The Tribute Series 2006 kicks off with Elvis, presented by    75015-01 Date 1/24-3/14, T, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, 8 Wks,
Bill Chrastil, one of the best Elvis impersonators in the                   $33 member, $40 non-member
country. He placed third in the 2004 Las Vegas international
                                                                                                      Special Events
Membership Breakfast                                                are interested in being involved should
    This annual meeting is held on behalf of the membership.        come and enjoy the coffeehouse and
This is your time to help the Senior Center Council hear your       visit with Pat Moore. She can also be
ideas, opinions, and concerns about the Center. The Senior          reached at 224-6033. This event is
Center Council wants your participation at this brunch. If          sponsored by the Fort Collins Senior
you belong to a group like SOAP, cards, Front Range Forum,          Center Council.
opera videos, please represent your group. Participation is         LOCATION: Senior Center Lobby
vital to the creativity and strength of the Senior Center future.   Sat, 9:30-11:30 AM, 1 day, No fee
Free transportation is available by calling 221-6644.
LOCATION: Senior Center                                             Jan. 14 The Mountain Scribe Anthology 2004
Date 1/27, F, 9:00-11:00 AM, 1 day, No fee                             “The Mountain Scribe Anthology” is a collection of
                                                                    creative efforts of writers affiliated with the Fort Collins
                                                                    Senior Center. The contributors’ ages range from 18 to 90.
A Magical Evening                                                   Several of the authors will partake in this event reading their
    Get your friends together to
                                                                    work and talking about their involvement in writing.
enjoy a night of dining and magic.
Be served a four-course Italian                                     Feb. 11 “Michener: A Writer’s Journey” by Stephen J. May.
supper and then enjoy the mysteries                                 This is the first full-length biography of the public and
presented by the magicians of the                                   private writer. It is the only book to draw on Michener’s
Northern Colorado Prestodigitators.                                 complete papers as well as interviews with his friends and
This is a joint event with the                                      associates. The result conveys much about James A.
Alternative Recreation participants                                 Michener never before revealed in print.
and the Senior Center participants.
Free transportation is available by                                 March 11 “A Calf in the Kitchen: Echoes from a Ranch
calling 221-6644.                                                   Woman” by Elizabeth G. Vorenberg. This is the story of
LOCATION: Senior Center                                             Elizabeth’s 37 years as a ranch wife and the insight and humor
74744-01 Date 2/17, F, 5:30-8:00 PM, 1 day, $10                     she needed to cope with the challenges of ranching in Colorado.

Women Only - No Fear Pool Lessons
    If you think maybe you have been missing out on
something – well pool could be that something. Join us for
this fun new class and learn all the basics to get you started
playing this game you’ve seen but haven’t given a try just yet.                                               Dawn Mathis
In this workshop the female instructor will teach enough pool       Experience…Japan
terminology to get you started. She will instruct on cue stick         During March, the Senior Center will bring Japan to you.
selection, proper way to rack the balls and to “break” them to      The following events are scheduled. For complete details, see
begin play. Other beginner skills like how to hold the cue          the inside back cover.
stick, different ways to hit a ball to control where it goes and    Films About Japan – March 3, 10, 17, and 24.
to set up a shot for a specific pocket will be taught. You will     Children’s Day Celebration – March 3.
get tips on how to practice at home – even without a pool           Lunch and Lecture: Oh How Different We Are? – March 8
table. NO experience required for this class. There are video       Card Extravaganza – March 18
tapes available for check out that can augment the lessons          Japanese Tea Ceremony and Kimono Fashion Show –
learned in class.                                                   March 26
LOCATION: Senior Center                                             Lunch and Lecture with Bill Hosokawa – March 29
75017-01 Date 2/11, Sat, 5:30-8:00 PM, 1 day,
            $20 member, $23 non-member
                                                                    Lunch Out
                                                                       This social group is made up of people with physical
Writers’ Coffeehouse                                                disabilities, brain injuries or chronic illness
    This          informal                                          and their friends. They meet each month for
Saturday morning event                                              lunch at a local restaurant of their choice.
is not just for authors. All                                        Call to find out where this month’s lunch out
individuals are invited to                                          will be and get on the list.
enjoy hearing and visiting with local                               NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own meal
authors featured at this monthly                                    expenses and tip.
coffeehouse. The authors discuss their                              CONTACT: Renee Lee, 224-6027
published books and answer questions.                               LOCATION: Meet at specified restaurant or location
                                              Dawn Mathis
There will be gourmet coffees and                                   74623-01 Date 2/1, W, 12:30-2:00 PM, 1 day, No fee
pastries for sale as will the author’s books. Area authors who      74623-02 Date 3/1, W, 12:30-2:00 PM, 1 day, No fee

All trips are not available through                                  74807-02 Date 2/14, T, 10:30 AM- 2:00 PM, 1 day, $11
TeleTrac or WebTrac                                                           Little America in Cheyenne with roast turkey on
                                                                              the buffet line.
                                                                     74807-03 Date 3/14, T, 10:30 AM- 2:00 PM, 1 day, $9
Basic Information                                                             Johnson's Corner Truck Stop - newly remodeled
 • Pre-registration is required for all trips. Some ticketed
   events will have an early registration deadline.
 • Unless otherwise noted, all trips depart from the Fort            Sunday Out to Lunch
   Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive.                            Winter blahs got you down? Get out and enjoy a ride with
 • Trips are not reduced in price based on age. Income               other seniors to an area restaurant. We won't tell you where.
   discounts apply only to the transportation portion of any trip.   It's a mystery.
 • Trips are smoke-free whenever possible. No smoking is                  Fee includes transportation and escort.
   allowed on vans or buses.                                         74805-01 Date 1/15, Sun, Noon-4:00 PM, 1 day, $8
 • When you purchase seats for any ticketed event, the sale          74805-02 Date 2/5, Sun, Noon-4:00 PM, 1 day, $8
   is considered final. No refunds are given unless we               74805-03 Date 3/12, Sun, Noon-4:00 PM, 1 day, $8
   resell that ticket.
 • All trip prices include transportation and escort.                Casino Trips
 • Due to traffic situations, length of show/program or                 Spend a day in a mountain
   other unknown occurrences, all return times are                   casino in Central City or Black
   approximate.                                                      Hawk. All trips leave from the
                                                                     Rolland Moore Park parking lot.
Door-To-Door Transportation                                             Fee includes transportation,
    Transportation to and from your home is available for            casino package and escort
most trips if you reside within the Fort Collins city limits         74806-01 Date 1/26, Th, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, 1 day, $14
(with some exceptions). The cost for this service is                           Colorado Central Station - Get $5 after 15
$3/person. Requests must be made at the time you register or                   points, discounted meal and $10 bounce-back
at least three days prior to the trip.                                         coupon.
                                                                     74806-02 Date 2/23, Th, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, 1 day, $14
Adventure Travel Club                                                          Black Hawk's Bull Durham - Get $5 with $20
   The Adventure Travel Club meeting is the second                             buy-in upon arrival, roll of nickels after 1 hour of
Thursday of each month (except August) and features travel                     playing, free Danish and coffee, free hot dog and
videos such as IMAX films or speakers on travel. See the                       soup for lunch, and drinks while gambling.
schedule in the Senior Center lobby.                                 74806-03 Date 3/30, Th, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, 1 day, $14
                                                                               Central City's Scarletts - Get $5 after 15 points,
                                                                               discounted meal and $10 bounce-back coupon.
Ongoing Trips
                                                                     Be sure to check the Outdoor Recreation section for
Traveling Gourmet                                                    other trips you might enjoy.
Experience a different regional restaurant every month.
Fee includes transportation, meal and escort.
74803-01 Date 1/24, T, 4:00-7:30 PM, 1 day, $11
   Doug Kershaw's Bayou House in Lucerne has recently
opened with Cajun food such as fried alligator, fried okra,
shrimp Creole, BBQ ribs with housemade bourbon BBQ
sauce, grits with garlic and cheddar cheese.
74803-02 Date 2/22, W, 4:30-7:00 PM, 1 day, $11
            Potato Brumbaughs. A Greeley favorite for many
74803-03 Date 3/23, Th, 3:30-8:00 PM, 1 day, $11
            Mama Rosa's in Estes Park has great Italian food.

Out to Lunch
   These midday outings are for those who like out-of-town           January Trips
food better than in your own kitchen. Join your friends or
make new ones for this activity.                                     Doctor Dolittle, the Musical
Fee includes transportation and escort.                              Mamma Mia!
74807-01 Date 1/10, T, 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM, 1 day, $9                     The above two shows will play Denver's Buell Theatre this
           The Depot in Loveland                                     winter but we don't have dates or times for them at press time.
                                                                     Please check in the Senior Center lobby for dates and prices.

Colorado Eagles                                              Einstein's Mozart: Two Geniuses
   The Colorado Eagles are back to defend their 2004-2005       The Colorado Chamber Players: Paul Primus & David
championship. Come with us as they play Amarillo at the      Waldman, violins; Barbara Hamilton-Primus, viola; Thomas
Budweiser Center.                                            Heinrich, cello; and Kate Light, guest poet and narrator, will
Fee includes transportation, ticket and escort.              perform at this Longmont Council of the Arts performance.
74801-01 Date 1/6, F, 5:45-10:00 PM, 1 day, $27 ★            We will have lunch at the Wayside Inn in Berthoud on the
                                                             way to the concert. Lunch costs are on your own.
Colorado Symphony                                            Fee includes transportation, ticket and escort.
    The Colorado Symphony concert series continues with      74810-01 Date 1/20, F, 11:30 AM-6:00 PM, 1 day, $17 ★
Conductor Marin Alsop and Claude Sim, violin. The
performance will include The Sorcerer's Apprentice by        Ben Vereen
Dukas, Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 2, Debussy's Prelude to       Direct from appearing on Broadway in the fall 2005
the Afternoon of a Faun, and Elgar's Enigma Variations.      smash hit Wicked, Ben Vereen brings his fabulous stage show
Fee includes transportation, ticket and escort               to the Lincoln Center. He wows audiences with his singing,
74808-01 Date 1/8, Sun, 12:15-6:00 PM, 1 day, $48 ★          dancing and energy. The star of Roots, Vereen, who has been

Cowboy Poetry Gathering
    Western poetry, storytelling and music are
all a part of this annual event at the Arvada
Center in Arvada, CO. Entertainers include
Milton Taylor from New South Wales and
Doris Daley from Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
and master instrumentalist, singer, and
recording artist Skip Gorman. We will stop for
lunch before the event.
Fee includes transportation, lunch, show and
74802-01 Date 1/14, Sat, 10:00 AM-4:00
           PM, 1 day, $50 ★

National Western Stock Show
and Rodeo
   This is the 100th anniversary of this annual
Denver attraction. Enjoy the exhibits, lunch on
your own and then the afternoon rodeo. We
have great seats with great views of all the
rodeo action.
Fee includes transportation, admission, rodeo
and escort
74804-01 Date 1/18, W, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM,
           1 day, $32 ★

Stars on Ice (M)
    Alexei Yagudin, Todd Eldredge, Yuka Sato,
Steven Cousins, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier
and Jennifer Robinson and more figure skating
stars will dazzle you at the Smucker's Stars on
Ice. We have good seats for this show brought
to you by skating legend Scott Hamilton at
Denver's Pepsi Center.
Fee includes transportation, ticket and escort.
NOTE: Skating cast subject to change.
74809-01 Date 1/19, Th, 5:00-10:30 PM, 1 day,
            $55 member, $65 non-member ★

named “Entertainer of the Year”, has starred around the
world. Don't miss this Lincoln Center Showstopper Series
Fee includes transportation, ticket and escort.
74811-01 Date 1/21, Sat, 1:25-5:30 PM, 1 day, $41 ★

Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance!
    Dame         Edna,         the
incomparable        international
housewife, returns to Denver's
Buell Theatre direct from her
triumphant Broadway run of her
all-new show. Barry Humphries,
Australian actor, created Dame
Edna who has become a national                                  Fort Collins Seniors Tour 9News Backyard.
icon and international legend.
This wonderful character will                                   Fee includes transportation, tour, lunch and escort.
delight you and make you laugh                                  74815-01 Date 2/13, M, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM, 1 day, $28 ★
until you hurt. There is no meal
stop on this trip so please enjoy
your lunch before we leave, or                                  Trip to Bountiful
you may bring a sandwich with                                       This powerful drama tells the story of Carrie Watts who
you and eat on the way to Denver.                               flees the stifling confinement of the city apartment she shares
Fee includes transportation, ticket and escort.                 with her son and daughter-in-law to revisit her hometown on
74812-01 Date 1/28, Sat, Noon-6:00 PM, 1 day, $65 ★             the Texas coast. This play deals with how to cope with
                                                                parents as they age and the existential tug we all have in our
3 Redneck Tenors                                                hearts for “home.” This is a Lincoln Center Showstopper
   Join Billy Ray, Billy Bob and Billy Joe as they mix Nascar   Series event.
with La Boheme, lite beer with Carmen and blue collar           Fee includes transportation, ticket and escort
comedy with Elvis. This musical comedy at Greeley's Union       74816-01 Date 2/16, Th, 1:25-5:30 PM, 1 day, $30 ★
Colony Theatre features classically trained veteran artists
from Paris, Texas, to their triumphant debut at New York's      Song from Three Centuries
Carnegie Hall. Join us for this fun evening as we will have        Cameron Grant, tenor, and Virginia Zebolsky, pianist, will
dinner first at a Greeley restaurant prior to the show.         perform at this monthly Longmont Council of the Arts event.
Fee includes transportation, ticket, dinner and escort.         We will also eat prior to the concert at Longmont restaurant.
74813-01 Date 1/28, Sat, 5:00-11:00 PM, 1 day, $49 ★            Meal costs are on your own.
                                                                Fee includes transportation, meal, show and escort
                                                                74817-01 Date 2/17, F, 11:30 AM-6:00 PM, 1 day, $17 ★
February Trips
Rocky Mountain Arsenal                                          Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
    The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is           Matthew Bourne ignited the
a great place to view bald eagles and other wildlife even in    theatre world with his stunning
winter. We will have a program at the visitors center first,    reinvention of Tchaikovsky’s
then a motorized tour to view eagles. After the tour, we will   ballet classic Swan Lake. Now
eat lunch before returning to Fort Collins.                     this winner of more and 30
Fee includes transportation, tour, lunch and escort             international theatre awards
NOTE: This trip is dependent on favorable weather.              comes to Denver’s Buell Theatre.
74814-01 Date 2/11, Sat, 7:45 AM-2:00 PM, 1 day, $29 ★          Powerful, provocative and totally
                                                                original, Swan Lake makes its
9News Tour                                                      Denver premiere this winter. This
    We offered this tour last November and filled it twice so   is ballet like you’ve never seen
we are offering it again. They limit us to only 18 people, so   before. “See it! Or live to regret
sign up quickly. 9News has been a dominant news station in      it,” The London Independent. We
the Denver area for years. Now see the behind-the-scenes        will stop for a light dinner after
happenings. The first hour is a walking tour around the         the show.
building and the last half hour is the opportunity to watch a   NOTE: All male ballet. Mature audiences only.
live noon newscast from our studio. After the tour, we will     Fee includes transportation, show, dinner and escort.
have lunch in Denver.                                           74823-01 Date 2/18, Sat, Noon-6:30 PM, 1 day, $89 ★
Colorado Eagles                                                  and chamber musician with teaching at CU Boulder. He has
   The Colorado Eagles are back to defend their 2004-2005        toured throughout the United States and in Asia and Europe.
championship. Come with us as they play Oklahoma City at         We will also eat prior to the concert at a Longmont
the Budweiser Center.                                            restaurant. Meal costs are on your own.
Fee includes transportation, game ticket and escort.             Fee includes transportation, admission, lunch and escort.
74801-02 Date 2/24, F, 5:45-10:00 PM, 1 day, $27 ★               74820-01 Date 3/17, F, 11:30 AM-6:00 PM, 1 day, $17 ★

                                                                 The Mikado
                                                                    This Colorado Symphony trip is a little different as we
                                                                 will hear the evening presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan's The
                                                                 Mikado. Duain Wolfe leads the symphony and chorus plus
                                                                 the Central City Opera soloists on this popular operetta.
                                                                 Fee includes transportation, ticket and escort.
                                                                 74821-01 Date 3/24, F, 5:30-11:00 PM, 1 day, $48 ★

                                                                 Hearing Dogs and Coffee
                                                                     This fascinating trip to the International Hearing Dog
                                                                 center in Henderson is being offered again. You will learn
                                                                 how the dogs are trained and matched with those with
                                                                 hearing difficulties and see a short video and watch dogs in
Colorado Symphony                                                action. Following the tour, we eat lunch (at your own
   The Colorado Symphony concert series this month is            expense) in the Denver area and tour the Boyers Coffee
Showcase of American Composers with Jeffrey Kahane,              facility in north Denver. You will see how this family-owned
conductor and piano. Included will be Copland's                  business offering dozens of specialty coffees works. See,
Appalachian Spring; Puts' Symphony No. 3 “Vespertine”;           smell and taste the many coffees available. You will also have
Bunch's Lichtenstein Triptych; and Gershwin's Concerto in F.     a chance to visit the sales shop to buy coffee if you are
Fee includes transportation, admission, and escort.              interested.
74808-02 Date 2/26, Sun, 12:15-6:00 PM, 1 day, $48 ★             Fee includes transportation, tours and escort.
                                                                 74822-01 Date 3/28, T, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM, 1 day, $15 ★
March Trips
Broadway: A Star Spangled Celebration
   This glamorous, high energy Broadway extravaganza
features singers and high kicking chorus girls bringing you
dazzling highlights of Broadway's greatest shows. Songs and
dances from Mama Mia, Chicago, Cabaret, Les Miserables,
Cats, Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera and more are
included. Be entertained New York style with this
performance at Greeley's Union Colony Civic Center.
Fee includes transportation, ticket and escort.
74818-01 Date 3/2, Th, 5:45-10:00 PM, 1 day, $56 ★

   The Lincoln Center celebrates the 25th anniversary of
Cats by bringing this full-blown Broadway production to Fort
Collins for the first time. Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is the
longest running show in Broadway's history. Winner of seven
Tony Awards, the show includes timeless melodies including
“Memory.” This is a Showstopper Series event.
Fee includes transportation, show ticket and escort.
74819-01 Date 3/9, Th, 1:25-5:30 PM, 1 day, $44 ★

The Artists at the Piano
   David Korevaar will perform on the piano for this
Longmont Council of the Arts concert. Dr. Korevaar
successfully balances an active performing career as a soloist

  Extended Travel
Extended Travel Opportunities                                      Other Trips
    Throughout the year, the Fort Collins Senior Center                Other offerings in 2006 by Choice Travel will be a Holland
partners with various tour companies and travel agencies to        river cruise in April, 2006; hiking Italy’s Amalfi Coast in April
offer you senior group travel opportunities. The registration      or September, 2006, and an Alaska NCL Star cruise May 14,
for these trips is handled by the tour operator or travel agency   2006. Call Choice Travel at 226-6080 for details. Itineraries
listed. Registration for these extended travel opportunities       are available in the Senior Center lobby. Previews for all these
begins as soon as they are announced in Pathways. Itineraries      trips will also be January 11 at 3:00 PM.
are available in the brochure rack in the Senior Center lobby.
For additional information, call the travel agency directly or
contact John Pfeiffenberger (224-6030), the trip coordinator       Rocky Mountain Travel King
at the Fort Collins Senior Center.                                 2006 Trips
Adventure Travel Club                                              Copper Canyon Train
   Be sure to check out the travel club that meets the second          See the largest canyon in North America and ride the
Thursday of each month at 2:30 PM. We feature IMAX films           world-famous Copper Canyon Train in the heart of Mexico.
or other travel films most months and talk about upcoming          You will travel the canyon both ways in daylight in the newly
Senior Center sponsored travel opportunities. No fee.              refurbished first-class train car exclusively for Caravan Tours
                                                                   travelers. This trip is scheduled to leave Sept. 8, 2006.
                                                                   Arrangements by Rocky Mountain Travel King. Call 484-
Choice Travel 2006 Trips                                           5566 for details or to register. We will preview this trip
                                                                   January 12 at 3:30 PM.

Heritage of America –
Cherry Blossom Special
   April 2006 will be a great time to see the sights of
Pennsylvania Amish country, Philadelphia and Washington
D.C. This nine-day trip leaves April 8 from Denver to New
                                                                   13-Day Alaskan Cruise
                                                                       Cruising Alaska is one of the most popular vacations in
York City where you will board a motorcoach for the tour
                                                                   the world but wait until you also do the land tour. This trip
through Pennsylvania and into the DC area. Included will be
                                                                   leaving Aug. 26, 2006 includes a five-day land tour with two
stops in Lancaster County in the midst of Amish Country, the
                                                                   nights at the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, Mr.
Liberty Bell, and many sites in D.C. including the Vietnam
                                                                   McKinley, Kenai, and traveling the Princess Railroad from
Memorial. The cost is $1,399 per person and details will be
                                                                   Denali to Anchorage. The cruise includes Ketchikan, Juneau,
available at the preview January 11 at 3:00 at the Senior
                                                                   Skagway, Glacier Bay, College Fjords and Whittier. Prices
                                                                   begin at only $2,029. Arrangements by Rocky Mountain
                                                                   Travel King. Call 484-5566 for details or to register. Preview
New England Backroads                                              for this trip will be January 12 at 3:30 PM.
   Enjoy the beautiful fall colors of New England on this
eight-day motorcoach trip from Boston to Vermont, Stratton,
Burlington, Adams Farm, Boothbay Harbor, Kennebunkport
                                                                   10-Day Panama Canal Cruise
                                                                      Leave from Florida on the Coral Princess cruise ship and
and more. The trip concludes with a lobster dinner. The price
                                                                   enjoy stops in Jamaica, Caymans, Costa Rica, Belize and, of
of the trip that leaves Oct. 7, 2006 is $1,699 per person,
                                                                   course, the Panama Canal. This trip leaves Nov. 12, 2006 and
double occupancy and includes roundtrip air from Denver, all
                                                                   includes transportation to and from DIA, roundtrip air, an
lodging, 12 meals and tour. It is being offered by Choice
                                                                   overnight in Fort Lauderdale, cruise, all fees and taxes.
Travel. Preview January 11 at 3:00 PM.
                                                                   Arrangements by Rocky Mountain Travel King. Call them at
                                                                   484-5566 for details or to register. We will preview this fun
                                                                   cruise January 12 at 3:30 PM.
                                                                                         Extended Travel
Avalon Waterways                                           Centennial Travelers 2006 Trips

                                                           Tulip Time
                                                               See the Pella, Iowa, Tulip Time Festival with Centennial
                                                           Travelers in May 1, 2006. This will be a six-day motorcoach
                                                           trip with stops in Kearney, Neb. to see the Great Platte River
                                                           Road Archway Monument over I-80; the Amana Colonies in
                                                           Iowa; Walnut, Iowa, Antique City; and more. The price is
                                                           only $725 pp, dbl. Call Centennial Travelers at 484-4988 for
                                                           details. Preview January 17 at 2 PM at the Senior Center.

                                                           Pony Express, Outlaws &
                                                           Wild West Women
                                                               Another Centennial Travelers opportunity is this four-day
                                                           trip leaving August 7 to St. Joe/Jamesport, Mo., and Abilene,
                                                           Kan., to see the Pendleton Factory Outlet, Patee Museum, the
                                                           Jesse James home, the Pony Express Monument, Russell
                                                           Stover Candy store, Calamity Jane & Miss Lizzie dinner
                                                           show, Amish community, and the Eisenhower Center. The
                                                           price is $520 pp, dbl. Call Centennial Travelers at 484-4988
                                                           for details. Preview January 17 at 2 PM at the Senior Center.
Romantic Rhine
   This leisurely 9-day journey September 30-October 8,    Two Senior Center Bus Trips
2006 takes you down the Rhine from Basel in                    We are heading north in June and south in September.
Switzerland to Amsterdam in Holland. Enjoy guided          John Peiffenberger will lead a seven-day motorcoach tour to
sightseeing in Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region;   the Grand Tetons National Park, Yellowstone National Park,
Cologne; Speyer; and more. Visit Heidelberg and its red-   three different ghost towns in Wyoming and Montana.
walled castle, Rudesheim in the heart of the wine-             Then he will lead a six-day bus tour leaving September 11
growing area, and cruise through the canals of             to eastern and southern New Mexico with visits to Roswell,
Amsterdam. The ship is the Avalon Tapestry, a new type     the other Las Vegas, Alamogordo, White Sands National
of ship for river cruising offered exclusively on the      Monument, Carlsbad Caverns National Park and more.
English-speaking market. This is a no-smoking ship with        These trips are still being planned. Details including price
only 164 passengers. All accommodations are outside        for the June trip will be revealed at the January 12 Adventure
cabins with hotel-style beds. Prices start at $3,961 and   Travel Club beginning at 2:30 PM. Registration will begin
include air from Denver, cruise, insurances, and more.     then. Details on the September trip will be announced at the
Preview January 13 at 9 AM.                                February 9 Adventure Travel Club.

Volunteer Opportunities                                             Wood Shop Volunteers Wanted
                                                                        Volunteers are needed to help oversee the operation of a
Volunteers Needed                                                   wood shop and general arts and crafts studio. We are also
   Volunteers are needed for these special events in the            looking for people who are interested in serving on the Visual
upcoming months:                                                    Arts Committee for the Senior Center. If you are interested
                                                                    in teaching a class, have arts and crafts skills, please call
   Moonlight and Roses - February 12: Volunteers are                Steve Dietemann at (970) 224-6028.
needed to help plan the menu and decorations, help with
cooking the meal, set the room, serving the meal and                Volunteer Planning Meetings
beverages and cleanup. This event celebrates long-standing          Special Events Committee
marriage unions especially those of 50 years or more.               Date 1/19 and 3/16, Th, 9:30 AM
   Experience…the World - March: Volunteers are                     Volunteer Coordinating Committee
needed throughout the month for the Experience … Japan              Date 1/19 and 3/16, Th, 10:30 AM
events. The first event will be the Japanese Girl’s Day event.
Volunteers are needed to cook, set tables, decorate, serve the      Volunteer Orientations
meals and beverages, and clean up.                                  All new volunteers at the Fort Collins Senior Center are
                                                                    asked to attend one of the orientations. Please call Pat Moore
    If you are interested in making phone calls or are              at 224-6033 to attend.
interested in clerical work, there is a need for you. Please call   Date 1/24, Th, 10:00-11:30 AM
Pat Moore, 224-6033, or e-mail her at pmoore@fcgov.com to           Date 2/21, T, 4:00-5:30 PM
convey your interest.                                               Date 3/17, F, Noon 1:30 PM

Renew Your Membership Today!                                    • Opportunity to vote in Senior Center Council elections.
   All users of the Fort Collins Senior Center are strongly     • Discounted walk/jog pass available for purchase ($15 for
encouraged to become members. Your membership helps               20 visits) for a considerable savings.
support our programs for individuals with fixed, low            • Opportunity to be a member of Senior Center clubs and
incomes. Besides helping others, the benefits to you are          groups.
plentiful. Stop by the front desk and become a member today.    • Participate in many drop-in activities such as Bingo,
You will not be sorry.                                            Cards, Game Day, Dart Baseball, Chess, Afternoon at
                                                                  the Movies, Opera Videos, Tuesday Cards, Thursday
Gold Membership for those 18 and older                            Night Supper Club, Mah-Jongg, Donut Make You
   For contributions from $20 up to $299 members receive          Wonder?, as well as Birthday and Anniversary parties.
the following:                                                  • Free notary service
 • Become involved and meet new people or stay in touch        Platinum Membership
   with friends.                                                  For contributions of $300 or more, members receive Gold
 • Two complimentary one-visit guest passes to the fitness     membership benefits plus the following:
   wing.                                                        • Unlimited use of the fitness wing – a savings of more
 • Opportunity to play pool or snooker, use the open shop         than $1,100 over regular drop-in rates. Fitness wing
   and utilize the garden plots.                                  includes swimming pool, hot tub, walk/jog track, fitness
 • Keep your mind active, healthy and creative with               and cardiovascular equipment and gymnasium.
   education and travel programs.                               • Recognition in Pathways and in the Senior Center lobby.
 • Stay physically fit with fitness and wellness programs.      • Invitation to the annual membership event.
 • Use of the library and its free Internet service.            • Opportunity to make convenient monthly payments ($25
 • Ability to upgrade membership at any time to platinum.         for 12 months).
   (Additional benefits for those members age 50 and over)      • Four complimentary one-visit guest passes to the fitness
 • Quarterly magazine Pathways mailed to your home.               wing.
 • Special discounted Pathways activities every month.         (Contributions may be tax deductible; talk to your tax
 • Opportunity to register early in person for Pathways        advisor)
   activities.                                                 Guest Policy – All guests are asked to join the Senior Center.

The staff and volunteers at the Senior Center enjoyed dressing up in various outfits October 31, Halloween Day.

Line dancers found
Halloween a great
day to enjoy as

                                                                            Registration Information
WALK-IN REGISTRATION                                           Adaptive Recreation Opportunities
Begins at the Senior Center                                    The Adaptive Recreation Opportunities
1200 Raintree Drive                                            (ARO) program provides quality and equal
Wednesday, December 14, at 8:00 AM for members only.           recreational opportunities and leisure
Non-members may register beginning December 16. Then           programs to community members with disabilities. The
registration continues during regular hours.                   ARO program supports people with disabilities to allow
                                                               them to participate at their highest level of independence.
214 N. Howes Street                                            Each individual is unique and has different situations.
8:00 AM -5:00 PM – Monday – Friday                             Renee Lee, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist,
Members-only registration begins at 8:00 AM December 14.       oversees the development of recreation support for each
                                                               person and the specialized program offerings made
                                                               available. Look for the ARO symbol in this brochure. If
                                                               you are not sure of what type of assistance or support can
416-2288 –Visa, Master Card or Discover only. Requires
                                                               be made for you or if you need more information, please
household and member numbers
                                                               contact Renee Lee at 224-6027. TDD/TTY 224-6002.
Begins at 8:00 AM December 14.

                                                               PAYMENTS & REFUNDS
                                                               Payment is required at the time of registration; space cannot
Fort Collins Senior Center
                                                               be held without payment.
Attn: Registration
                                                               Cancellations may be made by phone or in person.
1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526
                                                               A full refund will be issued when the activity is canceled by
Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you
                                                               the Recreation Division.
would like your receipts mailed to you.
                                                               Event ticket sales are considered final.
                                                               If an emergency arises or for any reason you are dissatisfied
PHONE-IN REGISTRATION                                          with a program or trip, please call the business office at 221-
221-6644 or 221-6640 –Visa, Master Card or Discover only.      6644 no later than the next day of business following the
Begins at Noon December 14.                                    program or trip.
                                                               To request a refund for an Aquatics class, call Aquatics voice
                                                               mail at 224-6000, ext. 1042.
224-6072 –Visa, Master Card or Discover only.
                                                               CURRENT FEE STRUCTURE
                                                               The current recreation fees were developed to provide an
                                                               equitable fee structure based primarily on one’s financial
– Visa, Master Card or Discover only. Requires household
                                                               Persons age 60 and older will upon request receive a 20%
number for logon.
                                                               discount based on age except those activities marked with
Begins at 8:00 AM December 14.
                                                               this symbol ★. Activities marked with this symbol ◆ are
                                                               partially discountable. Discounts do not apply to fixed
        Registration NOT available with WebTrac or             costs such as tickets, meals, door-to-door transportation,
        TeleTrac                                               etc.
                                                               Participants age 60+ may pay discounted fees based on
M – The logo at left indicates the activity that has special   age, or they may apply for financial need status at the
pricing for members of the Fort Collins Senior Center.         Senior Center registration front desk. All fees listed in
                                                               Pathways are full fees. Ask for discounts when you
The logo at the right indicates the program is                 We offer reduced rates to participants on limited incomes.
designed for seniors to invite their children,                 Eligibility is in accordance with recognized income
grandchildren and others under 50.                             guidelines for state and federal programs.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable
accommodations for access to City services, programs and                        Mission Statement
activities and will make special communication                             Our mission is to encourage adults
arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call 224-      to enrich their lives through activity and knowledge.
6027 for assistance, TDD/TTY 224-6002.

  Senior Center Hours
Fort Collins Senior Center
(Note: an adult only facility 18+)
1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 221-6644 TDD/TTY 224-6006
Building Hours M-F, 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM         Sat, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM      Sun, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Closed December 25-26, January 1-2
Track, Aerobic Equipment Hours
                                               Weekdays          6:00 AM-9:00 PM
                                               Saturday          8:00 AM-5:00 PM
                                               Sunday            10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Hours for Select Activities
Open Gym
                                               M Thru F          6:00-8:00 AM
                                               M                 3:00-5:00 PM
                                               W, F              Noon-5:00 PM
                                               Sat               8:00 AM-5:00 PM
                                               Sun               10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Drop-in Badminton                              M, W, F           8:00-10:00 AM (entire gym)
                                               T, Th             6:30-9:00 PM (1/2 gym)
Drop-in Tai Chi                                M, F              10:30-11:30 AM
Drop-in Volleyball                             Sun               5:00-9:00 PM
Drop-in Basketball                             T, Th             11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Drop-in Basketball Ladies                      Sun               3:00-5:00 PM
Drop-in Table Tennis                           T, Th, Sat        3:00-5:00 PM

Swimming Pool Hours                                              Pool/Snooker Room Hours (members only)
Monday-Friday       6:00 AM to 8:00 PM                           Monday-Friday       8:00 AM-9:00 PM
Saturday            9:00 AM to 3:00 PM                           Saturday            8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday              Closed                                       Sunday              10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fitness Wing/Swimming Pool Fees                                  Library/Media Center Hours (members only)
Age           Single         10-Punch        25-Punch            Monday through Friday 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
18-59         $4.00          $36.00          $80.00              Saturday              9:00 AM-5:00 PM
60-84         $3.25          $29.25          $65.00              Sunday                10:00 AM-5:00 PM
85+           Free
20-punch card for walk/jog track and aerobic equipment,
Senior Center members age 50+ - $15.00
Senior Sports Club (25-punch) - $37.50

Leisure opportunities for persons age 50 and older are promoted through Pathways.
For advertising information, contact Kim Vecchio at 221-6875.
Advertising and editorial copy do not necessarily reflect the endorsement of the City of Fort Collins.
Deadline for submissions for the April - June 2006 issue is November 11. All submissions may be edited for publication.

Pathways Registration
Registration at the Senior Center for January - March Pathways classes, trips and events begins Wednesday, December 14 at
8:00 AM.
Members may receive registration numbers beginning at 6:00 AM, December 14.
See registration information on page 39.
Non-members may register beginning December 16.

         Escorted 12 day Tour
    $4539 inside $4899 outside
  Fly Denver to Oslo/North Bound Cruise on
Coastal Voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes. Sight
Seeing/Rail Trip to Bergen/Arctic Circle/Coastal
   Voyage, see the back side for details of
             Oct. 12 preview day

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