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					     A Catalog of Classes, Special Events, Support Groups, Trips, Fitness Activities and Much More




January–June 2011




OPENING SOON                                               Planet 50+
North Domingo Baca                                         Look for this logo
Multigenerational                                          for evening and
Center                                                     weekend activities
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 Welcome and Thank You                                                                                                                     Table of Contents
 We are proud to present our January–June                                                                            Center Directory.................................................. 3
 Activities Catalog! This catalog is loaded with a                                                                   General Information ............................................ 4
 wide array of activities and all available to you for
                                                                                                                     Trips .................................................................... 5
 only $13 a year! If you have not already joined,
                                                                                                                       Monthly Trips.......................................................... 5
 we encourage you to explore this catalog and visit
                                                                                                                       A “Fare” to Remember ............................................ 5
 one of our fine centers.
                                                                                                                       Day Trips.................................................................. 6
 Thank you for this opportunity to serve you,
   ank     f
           for                                                  Mayor Richard J. Berry        Jorja Armijo-Brasher
                                                                                                                       Theater Trips ..........................................................11
                                                                                                                     Presentations .....................................................12
                                                                                                                     Events................................................................ 15
                                                                                                                       Dances.....................................................................17
        Richard J. Berry,                                Jorja Armijo Brasher,                                       Classes................................................................18
        Mayor                                            Director, Department of Senior Affairs
                                                                                                                       Art Classes..............................................................18
                                                                                                                       Computer Classes ...................................................19

Using This Catalog                                                                                                     Digital Photography ............................................. 21
                                                                                                                       Craft Classes ...........................................................23
                                                                                                                       Games and Cards....................................................27
If you have a membership (only $13 a year) at           Membership                                                     Music Classes..........................................................27
one location, and are over age 50, you are enti-
tled to participate in all our centers. If a trip or    Persons 50 years and older may become center                   Language Classes ....................................................28
class is filled at your home center, a similar trip     members. Spouses of members who are younger                    Other Classes..........................................................29
or class may be available to you at another.            than 50 may also become members. Any person                    Writing Classes .......................................................29
The activities in this catalog are especially           wishing to participate at a senior center is                 Sports Competitions ............................................30
designed for those age 50 and older. Programs           required to obtain a membership card.                        Sports and Fitness Classes ...................................31
funded by the Older Americans Act and the               Membership is $13 a year and is valid at all six               Dance Classes .........................................................33
Area Agency on Aging (Home Delivered                    senior centers in Albuquerque, and the Manzano                 Weight Training ....................................................36
Meals, Transportation, and Care Coordination)           Mesa Multigenerational Center and all 50+                      Eastern Traditions ..................................................36
have a minimum age of 60. We also offer pro-            Sports & Fitness Centers.                                    Groups and Clubs ...............................................38
grams for people of all ages at Manzano Mesa
                                                        Americans with Disabilities Act
Multigenerational Center. Some classes and
trips require a fee. Other services, including          The City of Albuquerque does not discriminate
lunch at out mealsites, may request a donation          on the basis of race, color, national origin,                                                     The City of Albuquerque/
or nominal fee; however, no one is denied serv-         ancestry, sex, religion, age or disability in                                                     Bernalillo County Department
ices for not contributing. For information on           employment or provision of services. If you                                                       of Senior Affairs Headquarters
                                                        have a disability and will need special assis-                                                    is located at 714 7th Street
accessing other services, call Senior                                                                                                                     SW. Program inquiries
Information at 764-6400.                                tance to benefit from an activity or trip offered                                                 may be directed to
                                                        by a senior center, please call that location at                                                  April B. Jojola 764-6469 or
     Unless otherwise noted:
                                                        least two weeks prior to the event.                                                               ajojola@cabq.gov
    • Activities are free with membership                                                                            City of Albuquerque
                                                                                                                     Richard J. Berry,                    Jorja Armijo-Brasher, Director
    • Trip and class sizes are limited
                                                                                                                     Mayor                                Department of Senior Affairs
    • Meals are at your expense                                                                                                                           City of Albuquerque
                                                                                                                     David Campbell,
    • Activities are first-come first-served                                                                         Chief Administrative                 April B. Jojola, Recreation
    • Most activities require advanced reserva-                                                                      Officer                              Division Manager
      tions; usually you reserve by calling the
      center hosting the event to sign up.
                                                            Look for this logo                                       Department of Senior Affairs Advisory Council
    • Classes/trips leave from or take place at the
      center hosting the activity.
                                                            for evening & weekend activities                         Victoria Godwin, Chairman
                                                                                                                     Kenneth J. Carson, Sr.
                                                                                                                                                                         Yumi Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                         Tina King
                                                                                                                     Michele Lujan Grisham                               Mary Martinez
                                     Vision: To be the community            Mission: Provide opportunities           Jeanette Harris                                     Susan White
      City of                        leader, who, in partnership with       that involve and assist seniors to
                                                                                                                     Mary Jaramillo
      Albuquerque                    others, involves seniors in creating   achieve their potential, live in         City Councilors
      Department of                  and sustaining a community
                                     where there is a growing spirit of
                                                                            dignity and share
                                                                            their wisdom.
                                                                                                                     District 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ken Sanchez
                                                                                                                     District 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Debbie O’Malley
      Senior Affairs                 interdependence that enhances                                                   District 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Isaac Benton
                                     everyone’s quality of life.                                                     District 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brad Winter
                                                                                                                     District 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Lewis
The City of Albuquerque, Department of Senior Affairs, has been serving Albuquerque and                              District 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rey Garduño, Vice President
Bernalillo County residents for over thirty years. Through innovative programs and quality                           District 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael Cook
services, the Department has evolved into an exemplary model, dedicated to enriching and                             District 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trudy Jones
improving the lives of our community’s senior population.                                                            District 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Don Harris, President
January–June, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                 3

                                                                                                                                                     Mealsites
Center                                                                                                                                               Nutrition Program Office
                                                                                                                                                     1500 Walter SE, Alb, NM 87102
                                                                                                                                                     Janie Moya, 764-1524



Directory                                                                                                                                            Alameda Satellite
                                                                                                                                                     Raymond G. Sanchez Community Ctr.
                                                                                                                                                     9800 4th Street NW, Alb, NM 87114
                                                                                                                                                     Anita Hamel, 897-8896
                                                                                                                                                     Armijo Satellite
                                                                                                                                                     1714 Centro Familiar SW,
 Barelas                                                                                                                                             Alb, NM 87105, 873-0047
 714 7th St. SW, Alb, NM 87102                                                                                                                       Embudo Towers, Meal Site
 Gladie Peltomaki, Manager                                                                                                                           8010 Constitution NE, Alb, NM 87110
                                                                                                                                                     Janie Moya, 764-1524
 Antoinette Sigala, Programmer
 Phone: 764-6436 Fax: 764-6472                                                                                                                       Encino Garden Meal Site
                                                                                                                                                     412 Alvarado SE, Alb, NM 87108
 Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm                                                                                                                      Julie Day, 266-7736
 Bear Canyon                                                                                City of Albuquerque / Bernalillo County                  Encino Terrace Meal Site
 4645 Pitt NE, Alb, NM 87111                                                                      Department of Senior Affairs                       609 Encino Place NE, Alb, NM 87102
                                                                                                                                                     Elvira Montaño, 247-4185
 Katherine Black, Manager
 Cassandra Vigil, Programmer                                                                                                                         Holy Family Satellite
                                                                                                                                                     562 Atrisco Drive SW, Alb, NM 87105
 Phone: 291-6211 Fax: 291-6237                                                                                                                       Viola Abeyta, 843-7695
 Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
 Thursday, 8:00 am–9:30 pm
 Saturday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
                                      Multigenerational Centers Fitness Centers                                                                      La Amistad Meal Site
                                                                                                                                                     415 Fruit NE, Alb, NM 87102
                                                                                                                                                     Esther Bustos, 848-1395
                                         Manzano Mesa                                 Karen Baker, Manager;
 Thursday Night Dance 6:30–9:30 pm       Multigenerational Center                                                                                    La Mesa/Cesar Chavez Community Ctr
                                                                                      Susan Rice, and Berlinda Padilla,
                                         501 Elizabeth SE, Alb, NM 87123                                                                             7505 Kathryn Ave SE, Alb, NM 87108
 Highland                                                                             Health & Wellness Specialists                                  Norma Taylor, 256-2680
 131 Monroe NE, Alb, NM 87108            TBD, Manager and Operations Manager
                                         Angelina Poulin, Programmer                  Palo Duro 50+ Sports and Fitness Center                        Los Duranes Community Center
 Toni Chumash, Manager                                                                3351 Monroe NE Albuquerque, NM 87110                           2920 Leopoldo NW, Alb, NM 87104
 Patty Gutierrez, Programmer             Phone: 275-8731 Fax: 275-8734                                                                               Julia Trujillo, 848-1338
                                         Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–9:00 pm               Phone: 880-2800
 Phone: 256-2000 Fax: 256-2004           Saturday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm                    Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–7:00 pm                                 Mountain Communities /
 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday                                                    Saturday, 8:00 am–2:00 pm                                      Los Vecinos Community Ctr
 8:00 am–5:00 pm                         North Domingo Baca                                                                                          4781/2 Old Hwy 66, Tijeras, NM 87059
                                         Multigenerational Center                     Los Volcanes 50+ Sports and Fitness Center                     Virginia Gonzales, 314-0242
 Wednesday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm                                                           6500 Los Volcanes NW Albuquerque, NM 87121
 Saturday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm              7520 Carmel Ave. NE, Alb., NM 87109                                                                         North Albuquerque Satellite
                                         Mon.–Fri., 8:00 am–9:00 pm                   Phone: 839-3710 Fax: 839-9466                                  7701 San Pedro NE, Bldg. K, Alb, NM 87109
 Los Volcanes                            Saturday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm                    Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–7:00 pm                                 Julianna Brooks, 857-8313
 6500 Los Volcanes NW, Alb, NM 87121 Look for us in early 2011!                       Saturday, 8:00 am–2:00 pm                                      Pajarito Satellite
 James Mader, Manager                                                                                                                                6080 Isleta Blvd SW, Alb, NM 87105
 Maria Aguero, Programmer
 Phone: 836-8745 Fax: 836-8749
 Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
                                     Breakfast at the Centers
                                      Enjoy breakfast for just $1.50
                                                                                    Center Closings                                                  Noel Gutierrez, 873-6617
                                                                                                                                                     Paradise Hills Satellite
                                                                                                                                                     6000 Chaparral NW, Annex Bld, Alb, NM 87114
                                                                                    Cleaning Closings:                                               America Bencomo, 314-0246
 Thursday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm            Monday–Friday, 8:00–9:00 am at all 7 of
                                      our centers. On occasion, meal service may    Barelas .........................Closed until Spring of 2011     Princess Jeanne Satellite
 Saturday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm                                                                                                                           11401 Indian School Rd. NE, Alb, NM 87112
                                      be cancelled. Check with the front desk for   Bear Canyon.......................................January 3–9    Primavera Mickie Charles, 291-6298
 North Valley                         schedule changes.                             Highland ........................................January 10–16
 3825 Fourth St. NW, Alb, NM 87107 Lunch at the Centers                                                                                              Rio Bravo Satellite
                                                                                    Los Volcanes.......................................March 7–13    3910 Isleta Blvd SW, Alb, NM 87105
 Ed Nuñez, Manager
                                      Barelas, Los Volcanes,                        Manzano Mesa................January 31–February 6                Maria “Lola” Sedillo, 873-6647
 Sandra Lucero, Programmer
 Phone: 761-4025 Fax: 761-4031        North Valley, Manzano Mesa                    North Valley .......................February 28–March 6          Shalom House Meal Site
 Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm       Reserve by noon one work day prior.           Palo Duro ......................................February 7–13    5500 Wyoming NE, Alb, NM 87109
                                      Monday–Friday, 11:30 am–12:30 pm                                                                               Annette Morris, 823-1434
 Tuesday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm                                                           Palo Duro Fitness Ctr ..............February 21–27
 Sunday 12:30–4:30 pm                 $2 for 60 and older, $3.25 for 50–59, $5      Los Volcanes Fitness Ctr .........January 24–30                  Taylor Ranch Community Center
                                      for guests under 50 (including children)                                                                       4900 Kachina St NW, Alb, NM 87120
 Palo Duro                            If you are 60 or older, please donate your                                                                     Paula Azua, 768-6006
                                                                                    Holiday Closings:
 5221 Palo Duro NE, Alb, NM 87110     fair share to help cover the expense of       New Year’s Day .......................Saturday, January 1        Thomas Bell Community Center
 Leeann Torres, Manager               preparing the meal, however no one will                                                                        3001 University SE, Alb, NM 87106
                                      be denied services for choosing not to con-   MLK, Jr,’s Birthday ...............Monday, January 17            Ronell Brown, 848-1333
 Phone: 888-8102 Fax: 888-8107                                                      President’s Day ....................Monday, February 21
 Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm       tribute.                                                                                                       Wainwright Manor Meal Site
                                                                                    Memorial Day ..............................Monday, May 30        5601 Gibson SE, Alb, NM 87108
 Wednesday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm           Bear Canyon, Highland, Palo Duro                                                                               Janie Moya, 764-1524
 Saturday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm            Monday–Friday, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                     Whispering Pines
 Desert Willow Gift Shop
 Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
                                      $3.25 for seniors, $5 for guests under 50
                                      (including children)                                 Online at: www.cabq.gov/seniors                           #6 Lark Road, Tijeras, NM 87059
                                                                                                                                                     Lorraine Ortiz, 281-8003
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AARP Defensive Driving                     Friendship Coffee                          Hearing Aid Technician                     Legal Clinic:
Taught in a one day, four-hour session     Chat with old friends and make new         Sandia Hearing Aids offers hearing         Senior Citizen Law Office
this class provides techniques for cop-    ones over coffee and a special treat.      aid technician services including          Provides general legal information.
ing with changes in vision, hearing          Barelas, Lobby/Social Hall               maintenance, cleaning, changing            Divorces, wills, and criminal issues
and reaction time, along with a “rules       1st Wed, 9:30–10:30 am                   batteries, wax removal and check-          are not included. Info: 265-2300.
of the road” review. Anyone 50 and           Palo Duro, Cottonwood                    ing function. For all models for $2          Highland, Room 7
older may take this class and may            Wed, 9:15–10:15 am                       per hearing aid.                             3rd Tues, 2:00–4:00 pm
receive a discount on insurance premi-       Bear Canyon, Social Hall                   Bear Canyon                                Highland, Room 7
ums. No tests are involved. $12 for          Tues, 9:30–10:30                           1st Tues, Jan, Feb, Mar                    3rd Tues, 2:00–4:00 pm
AARP members, $14 for non-mem-               Highland, Lobby                            9:30–10:30 am                              North Valley, Room 4
bers. Make check payable to AARP             Dates and times vary                       Los Volcanes                               3rd Thur, 9:00–11:00 am
and bring it to class. (Cash not accept-     Manzano Mesa, Social Hall                  2nd Tues, every other month                Advance Directive Workshop
                                             Thur, 10:00–11:00 am                       9:00–10:00 am                              (Powers of Attorney, Cremation
ed). Call for dates and to register.
                                             Los Volcanes, Social Hall                                                             Authorization, EMS/DNR)
    Manzano Mesa, Room 5
                                             Thur, 10:00 –11:00 am
    1st & 3rd Sat, 9:00 am–1:00 pm                                                    Income Tax Assistance
    Palo Duro, Ponderosa Pine
                                             North Valley, Social Hall
                                                                                      Reservations required. If you have a
                                                                                                                                 New Member Orientation
                                             Times vary, call for information
    1st Fri, 8:30 am–12:30 pm                                                         complex return, check with the             Staff will welcome new members
    Bear Canyon, Room 4                                                               center before making an appoint-           and talk about the programs and
    3rd Thur, 12:00 noon–4:00 pm           Health                                                                                services our centers have to offer.
    3rd Sat, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
                                                                                      ment. Some returns are out-of-scope
    Highland, Room 7
                                           Health Insurance and                       for volunteer assistants. Please bring       Barelas, Room 2
                                           Benefits Counseling                        the following to your appointment:           4th Wed, 10:00 am
    1st Thur, 12:15–4:15 pm
                                                                                       • Picture Identification                    Bear Canyon, Room 1
    Los Volcanes, Room 2                     Bear Canyon, Lobby                                                                    2nd Fri, 10:00–11:00 am
    1st Mon, 9:00 am–12:15 pm                By appointment only                       • Copy last year’s tax returns
    9:00 am–12:15 pm, Brenner                                                          • Social Security Cards for all peo-        Highland, Room 8
    North Valley, Room 4
                                           Medicare Assistance                            ple listed on return                     3rd Wed, 12:15 pm
    1st Mon, 12:30–4:30 pm                   Manzano Mesa, Lobby                       • W-2 forms for wages
                                             1st Tue,11:00 am–1:00 pm                  • 1099 forms including: 1099-INT          Notary Service
                                                                                          (interest); 1099-DIV (dividends);      Available by appointment
Center Shops & Markets                     Ask the Doctor                                 1099-R (retirement); SSA-1099
                                           Discuss medical problems covering              Social Security Benefit Statement;       Barelas, 764-6436
                                                                                          1099-B (stock sales) You must            Palo Duro, 888-8105
                                           diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Flea Markets at the Centers                  Manzano Mesa, Room 4
                                                                                          have the basis for all sales includ-     Bear Canyon, 291-6211
Find special bargains, treasures and                                                      ing mutual funds. Call your bro-         North Valley, 761-4025
                                             2nd Tues, 10:00–11:00 am                     ker; 1099-G (gambling winnings);
satisfy your sweet tooth. Reserve            Dr. Francis Roe                              RRB-1099 (railroad retirement)
your table at the front desk.                                                                                                    Recycling Bags
    Barelas, Social Hall
                                           Blood Pressure Screening                    • Forms reporting income such as jury
                                                                                                                                 Bags are available at the front desk.
                                                                                          duty, election work, alimony, etc.
    Thur, 8:00 am–1:00 pm, $1.50 table       Barelas, Aspen                                                                      Bring in your water bill coupon.
                                             1st & 3rd Thur, 11:00 am                  • Medical expenses
    Los Volcanes, Lobby                      Ambercare                                 • For age 65 or older, property tax         Barelas, Bear Canyon, Highland,
    Every Fri, 8:00 am–12:00, $2 rental                                                   bill and/or rent receipts                Los Volcanes, Manzano Mesa,
                                             Bear Canyon, Room 3
    North Valley                             Wed, 9:00–11:00 am                         Bear Canyon, Room 5 & 6                    North Valley, Palo Duro
    Wed, 8:00 am–12:00                       Highland                                   Thur, Feb 3–Apr 15
    $1, $1.50, $2 rentals                    Tues, Fri, 9:00–11:45 am                   8:00 am–5:00 pm                          Shopping
    Pajarito Meal Site                       Palo Duro, Aspen                           Highland, Room 6                         Trips to Wal-Mart Superstore
    1st Fri, 9:00 am–12:00, $1 rental        Mon, 9:30–11:30 am                         Thur & Fri, Feb 3–Apr 15                   Barelas, Sign up at front desk
                                                                                        9:00 am–3:00 pm                            Mon, 9:30–11:15 am
Gift Shops                                 GEHM Clinic                                                                             50¢ transportation
                                                                                        Los Volcanes, Room 1 & 2
                                             Highland, Room 3
Buy a handmade gift made by seniors.         9:00 am–12:00 noon (Call for dates)        Fri, Feb 4–Apr 15                          Los Volcanes
You must be a center member to sell.                                                    9:00 am–3:00 pm                            Every Other Tuesday, 11:00 am
                                             North Valley, Room 1
                                             Tues, Jan 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 8, 29,        Manzano Mesa, Room 4
    Barelas, Display Case
    Everyday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm                Apr 12, May 17, 31, Jun 14, 28             Mon, Feb 7–Apr 15                        Volunteer Opportunities
                                             Los Volcanes                               8:00 am–4:00 pm
    Los Volcanes, “Hot Spot”                                                                                                     If you have time, talents, skills, or
                                             Jan 18, Feb 1, 15, Mar 5, 22,              North Valley
    Mon–Fri, 9:00 am–1:00 pm                 Apr 15, May 24, Jun 7, 21
                                                                                                                                 hobbies you would like to share,
                                                                                        Fri, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25,                  please call the center of your choice.
    Palo Duro, Desert Willow Gift Shop
                                                                                        Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 15
    Mon–Fri, 9:00–3:00 pm
                                           Hearing                                      Palo Duro
    Highland, Lobby (Arts Mart)
                                                                                        Thur, Feb 3–Apr 15
                                                                                                                                 Watch Repair
    Mon & Fri, 7:30 am setup               Lip Reading                                  8:15 am–3:00 pm                          Need a new watch battery replaced,
    8:00 am–12:00 pm, $2 table rental
                                             Bear Canyon, Room 1                                                                 or possibly a new watchband?
                                             Mon, 12:30–1:30 pm                                                                    Los Volcanes, Lobby
                                             $5 materials, no registration required                                                Tues, 8:00 am–12:00 noon
                                             Instructor: Jean Dugas                                                                Mr. Salazar
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                                         Monthly Trips
Trips                                    Ride and Glide with Ron
                                         Enjoy fun-filled trips to mystery des-
                                         tinations. Ron will see to it that you
  Trip Policies                          have a wonderful time just explor-
                                         ing the natural beauty of our state.
  • To register for trips, present
    your membership card with              Bear Canyon
    your payment.                          Wednesday, January 26
  • Make checks payable to the             Friday, February 18
    City of Albuquerque.                   Wednesday, March 23
                                           Friday, April 29
  • Reserve in person and pay in full.     Friday, May 20
  • Cancel at least 3 days in advance.     Friday, June 17
  • For overnight or day trips that
    require an advanced payment, a
    refund will be provided if a
                                           Check in: 8:00 am • Return 4:00 pm
                                           $6.50 transportation, 5¢ per mile if
                                           trip exceeds 100 miles
                                                                                        A “Fare” To Remember                           Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen
                                                                                                                                       Maria and Gilbert’s original 1952
    replacement is found.                                                               Trips leave Palo Duro
                                         Ride and Roam with Ron                         Destinations are accessible                    take out kitchen, now houses today’s
  • Meals are at your expense.                                                                                                         bar and a newer kitchen. In 1985,
                                                                                        Sign up at the front desk         Accessible
  • Remain with group for the            Join us for a mystery trip somewhere           Meals at your own expense                      Laura and Al Lucero bought Maria’s
    entire trip.                         in New Mexico. You are guaranteed                                                             and have worked to re-established its
  • Return times are approximate.        to have a fun filled day.                                                                     original reputation as one of Santa
  • We require a two-week notice           Palo Duro                                    Lucia at Hotel Andaluz                         Fe’s premier restaurants receiving
    for special accommodations.            Thursday, January 13                                                                        local, national and international
                                           Wednesday, February 23
                                                                                        Lucia’s chefs offer classic Mediter-
  • Mileage charges for van use are                                                                                                    praises for its ambience, cuisine, and
                                           Thursday, March 31                           ranean cuisine, using an innovative
    5¢ per mile per person and may                                         Accessible                                                  hospitality.
    include driver costs.                  Wednesday, April 13                          combination of the freshest ingredi-
                                           Tuesday, May 17                              ents. Savor a superb meal in an am-              Friday, April 1
  • Requests for refunds must be           Wednesday, June 22                                                                            Check in: 10:00 am • Return: 3:00 pm
    made within 2 weeks of                                                              bience of rich colors and inventive
                                           Check in: 8:15 am • Return: 4:00 pm                                                           $7 transportation, lunch at your own
    cancellation.                                                                       décor that is a feast for all the senses.        expense
                                           5¢ per mile, transportation cost paid
                                           upon return, lunch at your own                 Friday, January 19
                                           expense                                        Check in: 10:30 am • Return: 2:00 pm
  Trip Accessibility                                                                      $2.50 transportation                         Chocolate Maven
 To provide more information on                                                                                                        Breakfast is served all day. The
 wheelchair accessibility, we are
                                         Lunch Bunch
                                                                                        Torino’s                                       Maven’s pledge of health and deli-
 collecting accessibility feedback       Visit a variety of restaurants in and                                                         cious food states they use no preserv-
 from trip participants. Those           around town and enjoy a wonderful              Not a “red sauce” Italian restaurant,          atives or synthetic additives. They
 with other disabilities or limited      meal with old and new friends.                 their menu includes breakfast dishes           never use hydrogenated oils, and use
 stamina can also use this infor-                                                       until 11:00, and grilled fish, pasta,          the freshest ingredients from local
                                           Bear Canyon
 mation to make more informed              4th Thursday, Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar            duck, chicken, salads, antipasti,              farms and the farmers market.
 decisions. We do our best to              24, Apr 28, May 26, Jun 23                   soups and sandwiches at lunch.
                                           Check in: 10:45am • Return 2:00 pm                                                            Wednesday, May 18
 accurately assess each trip, but                                                         Wednesday, February 16                         Check in: 10:30 am • Return: 2:00 pm
 we cannot guarantee rating                50¢ transportation                             Check in: 10:30 am • Return: 2:00 pm           $1.50 transportation
 accuracy. If you have questions                                                          $2 transportation
 or concerns about accessibility,        Out-To-Dinner                                                                                 Harla May’s Fat Boy Grill
 call the destination directly for       Experience the ambience and fare               The Old Mill                                   This family-owned restaurant and
 more information.                       at a variety of area restaurants while         Join us for a trip to Estancia and             events venue is in Belen’s historic
 Accessible sites are                    enjoying the company of friends.               enjoy a menu of American and                   Oñate Theater. Menu includes
 identified with a                         Bear Canyon                                  Mexican dishes including, burgers,             munchies, soups, salads, ribs and steaks.
 wheelchair symbol                         1st Monday, January 3, February 7,           steaks, seafood, and chicken.                    Friday, June 10
 and a letter “a.”          Accessible     March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6                                                               Check in: 10:15 am • Return: 2:30 pm
                                                                                          Tuesday, March 15
                                           Check in: 5:00 pm • Return 8:30 pm                                                            $5 transportation
 Sites with one                                                                           Check in: 9:45 am • Return: 3:00 pm
                                           50¢ transportation
                                                                                          $6.50 transportation
 or more known inacces-
 sible features will show
 the wheelchair symbol Inaccessible
 in gray; some sites are      Features
 unrated because of con-                          Trips are first-come first-served. Most require advance registration.
 flicting or unavailable information.
                                           Call the host center to sign up. Meals at your expense unless otherwise indicated.
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Trips Continued                                   Turquoise Museum
                                                  Uncover the mystery of turquoise,
                                                  probe into its rich history; learn
                                                  about the different mines, speci-
                                                                                                   Enchanted Skies
                                                                                                   Planetarium Show
                                                                                                   Join us at the Museum of Natural
                                                                                                                                                  Candy Lady in Old Town
                                                                                                                                                  The Candy Lady is a place to go
                                                                                                                                                  when you are in the mood for that
                                                                                                                                                  perfect treat or when you are in need
Lunch and Dollar Movie                                                                             History and Science’s planetarium
                                                                                                                                                  of that perfect gift. After, we
                                                  mens, and stories of colorful charac-            for a viewing of Enchanted Skies, a
Lunch is at Sweet Tomatoes then                   ters at the Turquoise Museum.                    guided tour of the sky through a real-         will stop by Little Anita’s for
on to Movies 8 to catch the mati-                 After the tour we will have                      time digital star field.                       brunch or early lunch.          Accessible
nee. Movie TBA.                                   lunch at a local restaurant.                                                                      Palo Duro
                                                                                                     Manzano Mesa
    North Valley                                    North Valley                      Accessible
                                                                                                     Thursday, January 20           Accessible
                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, February 3
    Monday, January 3             Accessible
                                                    Tuesday, January 11                              Check in: 10:00 am • Return: 12:10 pm          Check in: 9:30 am • Return: 1:30 pm
    Check in: 10:45 am • Return: 2:30 pm            Check in: 8:45 am • Return: 2:00 pm              50¢ transportation, $7 admission,              $1.25 transportation
    $1 transportation, $1 admission                 $1 transportation, $3 admission                  $6 age 60+, lunch on your own
                                                    Bear Canyon                                                                                   Rail Runner to Santa Fe
NM Museum of Natural                                Thursday, February 3                           Las Colinas Village                            Join us for a fun day to explore and
                                                    Check in: 9:00 am • Return: 2:00 pm
History & Science                                   $2.50 transportation, $3 admission             Lunch and Tour                                 shop in Santa Fe. Enjoy lunch with
Planetarium                                                                                        Visit this beautiful retirement com-           friends on the Plaza.
Immerse yourself in the Maya’s                    Museum of International                          munity for a tour and lunch.                     North Valley
                                                                                                                                                    Friday, February 4            Accessible
ancient way of life as Tales of the               Folk Art                                           Highland                                       Check in: 9:45 am • Return 5:30 pm
Maya Skies weaves together the                                                                       Thursday, January 20           Accessible
                                                                                                                                                    $1 transportation, $6 ticket
richness of Maya science, culture,                Santa Fe’s Museum of International                 Check in: 10:30 am • Return: 1:30 pm
and legend. Discover the ancient                  Folk Art is dedicated to preserving                50¢ transportation
Maya civilization’s accurate astro-               the creative works of traditional                                                               Old Town Pizza Parlor and
                                                  artists from cultures around the                                                                Rattlesnake Museum Tour
nomical achievements and how
                                                  world, and is home to the world’s
                                                                                                   Unser Racing Museum
their understanding of the world
                                                  largest collection of folk art. Explore          Enjoy a docent-guided tour through             We’ll enjoy lunch at the Old Town
around them connected
                                                  the museum and have lunch                        the exhibits and see 1900s motorcy-            Pizza Parlor and then visit the
them to the universe.
                                                  at the Museum Hill Café.                         cles, Indy and NASCAR simulators,              Rattlesnake Museum to see the
                                     Accessible
    Highland                                                                                       trophies, cars, trucks and a special           largest collection of different species
    Friday, January 7                               Manzano Mesa                   Accessible

                                                    Wednesday, January 12                          sterling pick-up truck.                        of rattlesnakes in the world.
    Check in: 11:00 am • Return: 1:30 pm
    $1.50 transportation, $6 Planetarium            Check in: 9:45 am • Return: 3:45 pm              Bear Canyon                                    Highland
    entrance fee                                    $9 transportation, $6 admission,                 Tuesday, January 25            Accessible      Monday, February 7              Accessible
                                                    age 60+ free                                     Check in: 9:15 am • Return: 3:00 pm            Check in: 11:15 am • Return: 3:00 pm
                                                                                                     $2.50 transportation, $6 admission,            $2.50 transportation, $5 admission
The Village at Alameda                                                                               lunch on your own
                                                  Indian Pueblo
Lunch and Tour                                                                                       Highland                                     Las Colinas Village
                                                  Cultural Center                                    Thursday, March 24
The Village at Alameda invites you                                                                                                                Spend the afternoon as the guests of
                                                  Join us for a tour of the Indian                   Check in: 9:30 am • Return: 2:00 pm
for a fun lunch and an informative                                                                   $2.50 transportation, $6 entrance            the Las Colinas retirement commu-
tour of our community.                            Pueblo Cultural Center and see The
                                                                                                     fee, Lunch at Sadie’s.                       nity including a tour and
                                                  Saints of the Pueblos along with the,
    North Valley                                  Gathering of the Clouds: Hopi Tiwa                                                              complementary lunch.
    Friday, January 7             Accessible
                                                                                                   New Mexico State
    Check in: 9:45 am • Return: 1:00 pm           Textiles. After, we will will enjoy the                                                           Manzano Mesa                   Accessible

    $1 transportation, lunch free                 Native Fusion Cuisine inspired by                Legislature Senior Day                           Tuesday, February 8
                                                  Pueblo traditions at the Pueblo                                                                   Check in: 10:40 am • Return: 2:10 pm
                                                                                                   Join us on our free van rides to the             50¢ transportation, lunch included
                                                  Harvest Café and Bakery.
Albuquerque Journal Tour                                                                           Legislature this January. We’ll take
                                                    Los Volcanes                                   time to tour the Roundhouse hall-
Join us for a 1-hour Albuquerque                    Friday, January 14             Accessible                                                     Nob Hill Bookshop Tour
                                                                                                   way gallery and have lunch.
Publishing Company walking tour.                    Check in: 9:00 am • Return: 2:00 pm                                                           Find a great read as we visit two area
                                                    $2 transportation, $4 entrance fee             Dates to be announced later.
Observe Journal production and                                                                                                                    bookstores to browse their selection
receive a free paper. After the tour,               North Valley                                     North Valley                    Accessible

                                                                                                     Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 4:00 pm          of new, used, rare, and out of print
we will have lunch at a local                       Thursday, February 17
                                                    Check in: 8:45 am • Return: 2:00 pm              Free transportation, lunch at the            books with specialties in Medieval,
restaurant.                                                                                          Roundhouse Coffee Shop                       U.S. and World history, and
                                  Inaccessible
                                                    $1.50 transportation, $4 entrance fee
    Bear Canyon                     Features                                                         Los Volcanes                                 art and photography.
    Tuesday, January 11                                                                              Check in: 7:45 am • Return: 4:00 pm
    Check in: 10:15 am • Return: 3:00 pm                                                                                                            Bear Canyon                    Accessible
                                                                                                     Free transportation                            Tuesday, February 8
    $2 transportation
                                                                                                     Highland                                       Check in: 9:00 am • Return: 3:00 pm
    Los Volcanes                                                                                     Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 4:00 pm            $2 transportation, lunch in Nob Hill
    Thursday, March 10                                                                               Free transportation
    Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 2:00 pm
    $2 transportation

                                                                                                    Activities are free with membership unless otherwise stated.
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Bosque del Apache                                                                             Forensic Science Center                         Cake Shop Tour
Bosque del Apache is Spanish for                                                              Learn what forensic science and                 Join us for a tour of Golden Crown
“woods of the Apache,” and has since                                                          crime scene investigation is really             Panaderia, Premier Cake Shop,
come to mean one of the most spec-                                                            like. A presentation will be followed           ABC Cake Shop, and Patisserie C,
tacular national wildlife refuges in                                                          by a tour of the two-story facility,            Creative Cakes. See a cake decorat-
North America. Here, tens of thou-                                                            which features such areas as DNA,               ing demonstration and try
sands of birds (including sandhill                                                            chemistry and firearms.                         samples. We will have
cranes, arctic geese, and many kinds                                                                                                          lunch at Furr’s Cafeteria.
                                                                                                Bear Canyon                                                                       Accessible
of duck) gather each autumn                                                                     Thursday, March 3                Accessible     Los Volcanes
and stay through the winter.                                                                    Check in: 9:15 am • Return: 2:00 pm             Tuesday, March 22
  Bear Canyon                                                                                   $2 transportation, Admission: Non per-          Check in: 8:45 am • Return: 3:00 pm
  Wednesday, February 9
                                 Inaccessible
                                   Features
                                                Geronimo Springs                                ishable food item, lunch on your own            $2 transportation, lunch on your own
  Check in: 8:30 am • Return: 5:00 pm           Museum in T or C
  $10 transportation, bring a sack
  lunch, snacks and water                       The museum contains mammoth                   23rd Annual National Fiery                      Spaceport America
                                                and mastodon skulls, prehistoric              Foods & Barbecue Show                           Hard Hat Tour
                                                Mimbres pottery to the Apache,
UNM Art Museum                                  and many more artifacts. We will
                                                                                              Warm up at the National Fiery Foods             We will stop for breakfast in Socorro
                                                                                              & Barbeque Show. Enjoy samples,                 on our drive to Las Cruces.
The UNM Art Museum has the                      shop, visit galleries, maybe even
                                                                                              cooking demonstrations, entertain-              Spaceport America is the world’s
largest collection of fine art in the           bathe in the famous hot springs and
                                                                                              ment and more.                                  first purpose-built commercial space
state. Tour the exhibitions with one            much more.
                                                                                                North Valley                                  facility. The tour highlights New
of the museum’s curators.                         North Valley                                  Saturday, March 5              Accessible     Mexico history spanning Spanish
  Manzano Mesa                                    Friday, February 25            Accessible
                                                                                                Check in: 10:45 am • Return: 2:00 pm
                                                  Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 6:00 pm                                                         conquistadores and pioneer rocket
  Thursday, February 17          Accessible                                                     $1.50 transportation, admission and
                                                  $9.50 transportation,                                                                       research to the new commercial
  Check in: 9:20 am • Return: 11:15 pm                                                          other expenses on your own
  50¢ transportation, admission free              $3.50 admission                                                                             space industry with an on-site tour of
                                                                                                                                              the construction site includ-
                                                Retirement                                    Retirement                                      ing the runway and vertical
Mystery Café at                                                                               Communities Tour                                launch facility.
Sheraton Uptown                                 Communities Trip                                                                                                             Inaccessible
                                                                                                                                                                                  Features
                                                                                              It’s never too early to explore mature            Los Volcanes
A shot rings out! Someone screams!              Join us and tour different Albuquer-                                                            Tuesday, March 22
                                                                                              living options. Join us as we visit
Gales of laughter are heard! What’s             que retirement communities. We                                                                  Check in: 6:00 am • Return: 6:00 pm
                                                                                              three local retirement communities.               $30.50 transportation,
going on here? Don’t worry; it’s just           will start at Ed Romero and move
                                                                                              Starting out at Bear Canyon Estates,              ticket cost to be determined
the Mystery Café, Albuquerque’s                 on to Brentwood Gardens, then we
                                                                                              then to The Village at Alameda for a
original interactive dinner theater             will enjoy lunch complements of
                                                                                              tour and lunch, and we end with a
where murder is always on the menu.             Bear Canyon Estates and
                                                                                              tour at Montebello.
                                                                                                                                              Pro’s Ranch Market Tour
Enjoy laughter and may-                         end our tour at The Village                                                                   Pro’s Ranch Market’s goal is to pro-
                                                at Alameda.                                     Bear Canyon
hem along with a delicious                                                     Accessible
                                                                                                Tuesday, March 15              Accessible     vide customers with a variety of
four-course meal.             Accessible
                                                  Los Volcanes                                  Check in: 8:45 am • Return: 4:15 pm           fresh, authentic Hispanic foods that
                                                  Friday, February 25                           50¢ transportation, lunch included            they know and love in a warm,
  Los Volcanes
                                                  Check in: 9:00 am • Return: 3:30 pm
  Friday, February 18
                                                  $1 transportation, lunch provided by
                                                                                                                                              upscale environment. We will have
  Check in: 6:30 pm • Return: 10:00 pm                                                                                                        lunch in the market at
                                                  Bear Canyon Estates
  $4.50 transportation, $39 perform-                                                                                                          Tradiciones Restaurant.
  ance, dinner at your own expense
                                                                                                                                                                              Accessible
                                                Day in Santa Fe                                                                                 Palo Duro
                                                                                                                                                Tuesday, March 22
Cottonwood Mall                                 Board the Rail Runner in Albuquer-                                                              Check in: 9:45 am • Return: 2:00 pm
                                                que at 10:47 am and arrive in Santa                                                             $1 transportation
Take a trip to the Westside to shop
at the Cottonwood Mall where we’ll              Fe at 12:13 pm. Shop and have
hope to find lots of sales.                     lunch and return by Rail Runner at
                                                4:10 pm to arrive in Albu-
  Highland
  Wednesday, February 23           Accessible
                                                querque at 5:23 pm.
  Check in: 9:30 am • Return: 2:00 pm             Highland                      Accessible
  $2.50 transportation, lunch on your own         Thursday, March 3
                                                  Check in: 9:45 am • Return: 7:00 pm
                                                  $3 transportation, $6 ticket,
                                                  all other expenses on your own



                                           Most activities require advanced registration.
                           Call the host center for info and to reserve, see page 3 for center directory.
8                                                                                                                                   ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011


                                                  Tamaya Art Tour
Trips Continued                                   Join us for a guided tour of Tamaya’s
                                                  outstanding art and artifact collec-
                                                  tion. Learn about the artists and
Santuario do Chimayo                              methods used to create this spectac-
                                                  ular southwestern and Native
Visit the famous Santuario, where                 American art. Enjoy a deli-
the “extraordinary has occurred.”                 cious lunch at the Santa
Close to 300,000 people a year from               Ana Café.                      Inaccessible
all over visit the small church where                                                 Features
                                                    Bear Canyon
many claim to have been healed from
                                                    Thursday, March 31
different ailments.                                 Check in: 8:15 am • Return: 3:00 pm
    North Valley                                    $26 transportation, tour, and lunch at
    Friday, March 25                 Accessible     Santa Ana Café (included in price)           El Morro National                             Rio Grande Aquarium and
    Check in: 8:30 am • Return: 4:00 pm
    $5.75 transportation, lunch on your own
                                                                                                 Monument & New Mexico                         Botanic Garden
                                                  Petroglyph National                            Mining Museum in Grants
    Los Volcanes                                                                                                                               Spend the afternoon enjoying all
    Friday, April 8                               Monument                                                                                     there is to see at the Botanic
                                                                                                 Today El Morro protects over 2,000
    Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 2:00 pm           The Monument protects a variety of                                                           Garden including the Heritage
                                                                                                 inscriptions and petroglyphs, many
    $5.75 transportation, lunch on your own                                                                                                    Farm, Sasebo Japanese Garden, and
                                                  cultural and natural resources                 easily viewed as you wander along
                                                  including volcanoes, archeological             the base of this majestic rock. After         glass conservatory. Your ticket
Old Town Walking Tour                             sites and an estimated 24,000                  El Morro we will head to Grants and           includes admission to the
                                                  carved images. Many of the images              go underground to explore                     aquarium.
Take a walk with an Albuquerque
Museum docent and learn about the                 are recognizable as animals, people,           the mining museum. Lunch                        Manzano Mesa                  Accessible

history of Old Town. After the tour               brands and crosses; others are more            at the Iron Skillet Buffet.     Accessible
                                                                                                                                                 Friday, April 15
                                                  complex. Wear comfortable shoes                                                                Check in: 9:30 am • Return: 1:00 pm
return to the museum and spend                                                                     North Valley, Thursday, April 7               $2.50 transportation, $7 admission,
time exploring the exhibits. Wear                 and pack water and a sack                        Check in: 8:15 am • Return: 3:00 pm           $3 age 65+, other expenses on your
comfortable clothing and walking                  lunch.                                           $6 transportation $5 admission for            own
                                                    Bear Canyon                                    monument and museum
shoes.                                                                           Inaccessible
                                                                                                                                                 Bear Canyon
                                                                                   Features
                                                    Tuesday, April 5                                                                             Tuesday, May 3
    Manzano Mesa
    Saturday, March 26
                                                    Check in: 9:00 am • Return: 2:00 pm          Los Poblanos Tour                               Check in: 9:30 am • Return: 4:00 pm
                                                    50¢ transportation                                                                           $2.50 transportation,
    Check in: 9:15 am • Return: 12:50 pm
                                                                                                 Los Poblanos Inn was designed by                $3 age 65+, $7 under 65,
    $2.50 transportation, $2 tour and
    museum admission, lunch on your               Albuquerque Alpaca Ranch                       the region’s foremost architect, John           other expenses on your own
    own                                                                                          Gaw Meem, the “Father of Santa Fe
                                                  People come to the world of alpacas            Style.” Take a tour and hear about
                                                  in a myriad of different ways. Some
                                                                                                                                               Walkin’ N Circles Ranch
Arrow’s Ridge                                                                                    the art, architecture and historical
                                                  discover alpacas and then begin                significance of this beautiful North          Caretakers introduce you to all the
Join us for a getaway and luncheon                looking for the perfect acreage to             Valley property with 25 acres of              horses, telling you their stories, at
at the Arrow’s Ridge Resort in                    create their farm. William and Leslie          lavender fields and formal gardens.           this beautiful Edgewood
Ribera. The afternoon will include a              Stoddard purchased their ranch thir-                                                         Horse Rescue Mission.
                                                                                                   Manzano Mesa
tour of the beautiful bed & break-                ty years ago, long before the                    Saturday, April 9                             Los Volcanes                  Inaccessible
fast, a delicious four-course meal as             alpacas ever arrived.                            Check in: 9:10 am • Return: 12:00 pm          Friday, April 15                Features

well as leisure time for relaxing or                Bear Canyon                   Inaccessible     50¢ transportation, $10 tour                  Depart: 9:30 am • Return: 1:30 pm
taking a walk around the                            Thursday April 7
                                                                                    Features                                                     $6 transportation, lunch on your own
property.                                           Check in: 10:30 am • Return: 3:00 pm         Santa Fe Museum Hill
                                                    $2 transportation, lunch on your own                                                       New Mexico History
    Manzano Mesa                   Accessible
                                                                                                 Explore one or all four world-class
    Wednesday, March 30
                                                                                                 museums at Museum Hill. The                   Museum
    Check in: 10:40 am • Return: 5:30 pm
    $10 transportation, $25 meal and tour                                                        museums present the art, history              The New Mexico History Museum
                                                                                                 and culture of the Native American            in Santa Fe will change the way that
                                                                                                 Southwest, the Spanish colonial               New Mexicans and visitors from
                                                                                                 past and folk traditions from around          around the world understand our
                                                                                                 the world. Lunch at the Museum                state history, and the history of the
      Call the host center                                                                       Hill Café.                                    nation. Afterwards we will
                                                                                                                                               have lunch on the Plaza.
     to reserve for events.                                                                        Bear Canyon
                                                                                                   Wednesday, April 13            Accessible
                                                                                                   Check in: 9:00 am • Return: 4:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                 Palo Duro                       Accessible


Events are free with membership                                                                    $7.50 transportation, $6 admission,
                                                                                                   age 60+ free, lunch on your own
                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday, April 20
                                                                                                                                                 Check in: 9:00 am • Return: 4:00 pm

   unless otherwise stated.                                                                                                                      $7.50 transportation, bring your NM
                                                                                                                                                 id for free senior admission to muse-
                                                                                                                                                 um, lunch at your own expense
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Tome Hill                                                                                                                                     Casa San Ysidro Heritage Day
Join us for a beautiful morning made                                                                                                          Tour the Casa’s collections ranging
even more special by the pil-                                                                                                                 from early Spanish Colonial arti-
grims wending their way up                                                                                                                    facts to 19th century Victorian fash-
Tome Hill.                     Inaccessible
                                                                                                                                              ions. See religious objects, house-
  North Valley
                                     Features                                                                                                 hold furnishings, agricultural tools,
  Friday, April 22                                                                                                                            carpenters’ tools, tin work,
  Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 2:30 pm                                                                                                         ironwork and Hispanic and
  $4.50 transportation,                                                                                                                       Native American textiles.      Accessible
  lunch on your own
                                                                                                                                                North Valley
                                                                                                                                                Saturday, May 14
Allan Houser                                                                                                                                    Check in: 10:00 am • Return: 3:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                Free admission, lunch on your own
Sculpture Garden                                Ojo Caliente                                    Placitas Studio Tour
Just 20 minutes south of Santa Fe,                                                                                                            Santa Fe Chocolate Trail
                                                The only natural hot springs in the             Visit artists and artisans in their
the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden
                                                world with the remarkable combi-                own unique workplaces, enjoy                  The chocolate lovers way to see
features 75 large-scale bronze and
                                                nation of five bubbling waters each             demonstrations, refreshments, and             Santa Fe. Experience the tantalizing
original stone sculptures exemplify-
                                                pleasantly pleasing to your senses.             purchase art. Wear comfortable                tastes of artisanal chocolates made
ing the extraordinary career of this
                                                Bring your own lunch or pur-                    walking shoes.                                by gifted hands using an array of
American Master. Also featured are
                                                chase lunch at the resort.                        Manzano Mesa                                sweet treats and organic ingredients
important charcoal and pastel draw-
                                                  North Valley                                    Saturday, May 7                             native to NM, including green and
ings, complemented by nearly 100                                                 Inaccessible
                                                  Tuesday, May 3                   Features       Check in: 9:00 am • Return: 1:45 pm
limited edition bronzes from 1960’s                                                                                                           red chile! We will satisfy our choco-
                                                  Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 5:00 pm             $5 transportation, lunch and other
to his passing in 1994.                                                                           expenses on your own                        late cravings and then eat
                                                  $12 transportation, $16 spa admission
                                                                                                                                              lunch at Tomasita’s.
  Los Volcanes                                    Bear Canyon
  Tuesday, April 26              Accessible
                                                  Tuesday, May 31                               Loretto Chapel Tour                             Bear Canyon                  Accessible

  Check in: 10:30 am • Return: 4:00 pm            Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 5:00 pm                                                           Tuesday, May 17
  Tour: 1:30 pm                                   $12 transportation, $16 spa admission         Inside the chapel is the staircase              Check in: 9:30 am • Return 4:00 pm
  $6.50 transportation, $15 entrance                                                            referred to as miraculous, inexplica-           $7.50 transportation
  to the garden, lunch on your own
                                                ABQ Uptown                                      ble, marvelous and is sometimes
                                                                                                called St. Joseph’s Staircase. It             Acoma Pueblo Tour
Albuquerque Museum/                             Join us for a day of shopping,                  makes over two complete 360-
                                                whether it’s just to window shop or                                                           Since 1150 A.D., Acoma Pueblo has
Old Town Walking Tour                                                                           degree turns, stands 20’ tall and has
                                                                                                                                              earned the reputation as the oldest
                                                have lunch. ABQ Uptown has over                 no center support. Made of an
We will take a short walk through               40 different retail shops and 9 dining                                                        continuously inhabited community
                                                                                                apparently extinct wood species,
the museum then take a one-hour                 and specialty food places.                                                                    in North America. The mesa-top
                                                                                                and constructed with only square
guided tour through Old Town to                                                                                                               settlement is known worldwide for
                                                  Palo Duro                                     wooden pegs without glue
learn about its history. After the                                                                                                            its unique art and rich culture. The
                                                  Friday, May 5                  Accessible     or nails.
tour we will have lunch in Old                    Check in: 9:30 am • Return: 2:30 pm                                                         walking tour covers areas of uneven
Town. Wear warm clothing,                                                                         Los Volcanes                  Accessible    and rough terrain; wear com-
                                                  $1.50 transportation and lunch at
                                                                                                  Tuesday, May 10
and comfortable shoes.                            your own expense                                                                            fortable walking shoes.
                                                                                                  Depart: 9:00 am • Return: 2:00 pm
  North Valley                   Inaccessible                                                     $5 transportation, lunch on your own          Manzano Mesa                   Inaccessible
                                                                                                                                                                                 Features
  Friday, April 29                 Features
                                                National Weather                                                                                Thursday, May 19
  Check in: 9:00 am • Return: 2:00 pm                                                                                                           Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 3:00 pm
  $1 transportation, $2 admission
                                                Service Tour                                    Santa Fe Plaza and                              $9.25 transportation, $20 for tour,
                                                Join us for a tour to learn more                St. Francis Cathedral                           60+ $17, lunch on your own
                                                about the weather and see the                   A little shopping, sightseeing, and
                                                sophisticated computer systems that             relaxing in the plaza and eat lunch at
                                                are used by the National Weather                a restaurant of your choice. You can
                                                Service staff. After the one-hour               also visit the Cathedral. You
                                                tour we will have lunch at a                    can do it all or some of it!
                                                local restaurant.
                                                                                                  Barelas                        Accessible
                                                  Los Volcanes                   Accessible
                                                                                                  Thursday, May 12
                                                  Friday, May 6                                   Check in: 8:45 am • Return: 3:00 pm
                                                  Check in: 9:30 am • Return: 1:30 pm             $6 transportation, lunch on your own
                                                  Tour 10:30 am
                                                  $2 transportation, lunch on your own



                                                  Meals are at your own expense unless stated otherwise.
10                                                                                                                               ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011


                                              Rio Grande                                      Estrella del Norte Vineyard                    Albuquerque Trolley
Trips, continued                              Nature Center Walk                              Just north of Santa Fe in Nambé, the
                                                                                              Vineyard’s tasting room features the
                                                                                                                                             Shop, walk, and have lunch around
                                              The Nature Center is the focus of                                                              Old Town before the 66-minute
Ponderosa Winery and                          the Rio Grande Nature Center
                                                                                              best of Northern New Mexico’s wines.           trolley tour that follows The Best of
Gilman Tunnels                                State Park. The park offers opportu-              Bear Canyon                                  Albuquerque map.
                                              nities to experience 270 acres of                 Thursday, June 2                               Bear Canyon
Join us for a trip to the Ponderosa                                                             Check in: 9:30 am • Return: 4:00 pm
                                              woods, meadows, and farmland                                                                     Thursday, June 9             Accessible
valley and visit the award winning                                                              $35 transportation, wine tasting, and          Check in: 9:00 am • Return 3:30
Ponderosa Winery, the state’s largest         flourishing with native grasses, wild-            lunch included                                 $24 transportation and tour,
producer of Riesling. After wine              flowers, willows, and cottonwoods.
                                                                                                                                               lunch on your own.
                                              Take a nature walk with one of the
tasting and picnicing, we will drive
                                              park’s volunteer naturalists. Bring a
                                                                                              Arrow’s Ridge Resort
to see the Gilman Tunnels; man                                                                                                               Rio Grande Gorge and
made hallows that were used to                packed lunch and eat at the park’s              Take in the breathtaking views of
accommodate a logging                         picnic tables.                                  the Pecos Valley and Sangre de                 Shopping in Taos
train in the 1920s.                             Manzano Mesa                                  Cristo Mountains as you dine in                First we shop, have lunch and tour the
                                                Sunday, May 22                                style to a gourmet meal that                   San Francisco de Asisi Church in Taos.
  North Valley                  Accessible      Check in: 12:15 pm • Return: 3:30 pm          is sure to please.
  Thursday, May 19                              50¢ transportation                                                                           Then on to the Rio Grande Gorge.
  Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 3:00 pm                                                           Los Volcanes                  Inaccessible   The Gorge runs through the basalt
  $7 transportation                             Palo Duro                                       Friday, May 27                  Features

                                                Tuesday, June 14
                                                                                                                                             flows of the Taos Plateau volcanic field
                                                                                                Depart: 9:30 am • Return: 2:00 pm
                                                Check in: 9:15 am • Return: 3:00 pm             $10 transportation, $25 lunch & tour
                                                                                                                                             and is known for its world-class white
Santuario de Chimayo                            $3 transportation, lunch at your own
                                                                                                North Valley
                                                                                                                                             water, steep pocketed rock climbing,
                                                expense                                                                                      and petroglyphs. Bring your
This legendary shrine was built in                                                              Thursday, June 2
                                                                                                Check in: 8:30 am • 4:00 pm                  camera to take pictures of this
1816–19 as a family chapel. There                                                                                                            wonderful scenery.
are hundreds of tales of cures for the        Santa Fe National Cemetery                        $10 transportation, $25 + gratuity for                                        Accessible
                                                                                                lunch                                          Los Volcanes
faithful who take the miraculous dirt         We will visit this historic Santa Fe                                                             Friday, June 10
found in the anteroom.                        National Cemetery. Take this
                                              opportunity to visit the resting
                                                                                              Las Golondrinas                                  Depart: 8:00 am • Return: 4:00 pm
                                                                                                                                               $15 transportation, lunch on your own
  Barelas
  Wednesday, May 19              Accessible   place of a loved one and                        Spring Festival
  Check-in: 8:00 am • Return: 4:30 pm         afterwards visit the plaza.
  $11 transportation, lunch on your own
                                                                                              This living history museum, whose              Chuckwagon Sunset
                                                Bear Canyon                    Inaccessible   name means “The Ranch of                       Supper and Show
                                                                                 Features
                                                Tuesday, May 24                               Swallows,” was once a stop on El
                                                Check in: 9:00 am • Return 4:00 pm            Camino Real (The Royal Road)                   Enjoy a traditional chuckwagon show
                                                $7.50 transportation, lunch on your                                                          with barbecue dinner, wildlife pres-
                                                own at a local restaurant
                                                                                              from Mexico City to Old Santa Fe.
                                                                                              Exhibits depict Spanish colonial life          entation, and western music show.
                                                                                              in New Mexico. Entertainers per-               Dinner includes brisket, chicken,
                                              El Camino Real International                    form old music, dances, and plays;             ranch beans, baked potato,
                                              Heritage Center                                 craftsmen demonstrate and sell                 roll, applesauce, cookies,
                                                                                              their traditional art. Food is avail-          lemonade and coffee.
                                              The Heritage Center is one of New                                                                                           Inaccessible
                                                                                              able or you may bring your own.                  Bear Canyon
                                                                                                                                                                                 Features
                                              Mexico’s newest State Monuments.
                                                                                                Barelas                                        Saturday, June 11
                                              It houses award winning exhibits,                                                                Check in: 4:30 pm • Return: 10:00 pm
                                              an interpretive learning center, and              Saturday, June 4
                                                                                                Check in: 8:30 am • Return: 4:00 pm            $25 includes transportation
                                              artifacts presenting the history and              $3.25 transportation, $6 gate admis-           and dinner
                                              heritage of El Camino Real de                     sion, lunch on your own
                                              Tierra Adentro (the Royal Road to                                                              Sandia Pueblo Feast Day
                                              the Interior). On our return
                                              we will have lunch in San
                                                                                              Santa Fe Opera                                 The Pueblos open up their feast
                                              Antonio.                       Accessible
                                                                                              Backstage Tour                                 days to the public where visitors can
                                                Palo Duro                                     See the remarkable process for how             view the reverent dances and songs
                                                Wednesday, May 25                             an opera production comes together             offered on those days. Families pre-
                                                Check in: 8:15 am • Return: 4:30 pm           on a comprehensive, “behind-the-               pare food for the many invited visi-
                                                $12.50 transportation, admission free
                                                                                              scenes” tour. The walk includes the            tors coming through their homes,
                                                for seniors 60+ ($5 for all others),                                                         and participate in the activ-
                                                lunch at your own expense                     scene shop, the costume shop, prop
                                                                                              shop, and other production areas.              ities taking place on their
                                                                                              Wear comfortable clothes and                   Feast Day.                     Accessible



                                               Get Fit!
                                               See page 30 for
                                                                                              shoes.
                                                                                                Manzano Mesa
                                                                                                Wednesday, June 8
                                                                                                                                               Bear Canyon
                                                                                                                                               Monday, June 13
                                                                                                                                               Check in: 9:00 am • Return 3:00 pm
                                                                                                                                               $3 transportation, lunch on you own
                                                                                                Check in: 7:00 pm • Return: 11:15 am           at the pueblo
                                               sports and fitness.                              $7.50 transportation, $5 tour
ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011                                                                                                                                    11

Holy Cross Catholic Church                    8th Annual Lavender in the                    ABQ Uptown Growers’                           El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Tour and Museums                              Village Festival                              Market and Shopping                           Journey into the past with a self-
Tour this lovely little church in             Enjoy fields of lavender on a sunny           A great source for locally grown pro-         guided tour at “The Ranch of the
Santa Cruz near Española and dis-             Los Ranchos day. The festival is a            duce and crafts. All produce is picked        Swallows,” a living history museum
cover its interesting history. Then           great place to enjoy cooking                  within 24 hours of being available at         located on 200 acres in a rural farm-
visit the Plaza de Española and tour          classes, shopping, art, grow-                 the Market. Spend the afternoon at            ing valley just south of Santa Fe.
the Mision Museum y Convento, a               ers’ market and more!                         the Uptown shopping center and sup-           Dedicated to the heritage and cul-
                                                                            Inaccessible
replica of a 1598 Spanish Church.                                                Features   port local farmers and artists.               ture of Spanish Colonial New
                                                 North Valley
We will also visit the Bond House                Sunday June 26 (subject to change)                                                       Mexico, the museum opened in
                                                                                              Manzano Mesa
Museum, the former home                          Check in: 8:45 am • Return: 3:00 pm          Tuesday, June 28                            1972. Original colonial buildings on
                                                                                                                             Accessible
of a successful mercantile                       $1.50 transportation, $3 admission           Check in: 10:30 am • Return: 2:15 pm        the site date from the early 18th
family, constructed in 1887.                                                                  $2.50 transportation, lunch and             century. In addition, historic build-
  North Valley                  Accessible                                                    other expenses on your own                  ings from around northern
  Wednesday, June 15                                 Most activities require                  Palo Duro                                   New Mexico have been
  Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 5:00 pm                advanced registration.                   Tuesday, June 28 (subject to change)        reconstructed there.          Inaccessible
  $6 transportation, museum admission                                                         Check in: 9:00 am • Return: 12:30 pm                                           Features
  and lunch on your own                             Call the host center for                  50¢ transportation                            Bear Canyon
                                                  information and to reserve.                                                               Wednesday, June 29
                                                                                                                                            Check in: 9:00 am • Return: 3:30 pm
Alamogordo and                                  See page 3 for center directory.                                                            $3.50 transportation, Bring a sack
Tularosa Vineyards                                                                                                                          lunch
We start with breakfast in Socorro
                                                                                                                         Theater trip return times
and later stop at Eagle Ranch for a 45-
minute tour of New Mexico’s largest
pistachio grove and packaging facility.
                                              Theater Trips                                                                     are approximate.

Then off to Pistachio Tree Ranch and
Arena Blanca Winery. After lunch in                                                                                                       The Hatpin
Alamogordo we will tour and taste at                                                                                                      A musical theatre production in-
the Tularosa Vineyards. Bring good                                                                                                        spired by the true story of a single
walking shoes and plenty of water.                                                                                                        mother, Amber Murray, who in 1892
Don’t forget the camera!                      Adobe Theater                                                                               ended up embroiled in one of the
  Los Volcanes                                                                                                                            most captivating, criminal trials in
  Tuesday, June 21               Accessible
                                              Mr. Williams and                              Wait Until Dark                               Australian history.
  Depart: 6:00 am • Return: 600 pm            Miss Wood                                     Suzy Hendrix is a recently blind                Bear Canyon
  $23 transportation, lunch on your own
                                              Based on Miss Wood’s memoir, this             housewife in Greenwich Village                  Sunday, May 1
                                              play explores the long and fruitful re-       who becomes the target of three                 Check in: 12:45 • Return: 5:00 pm
Ojo Caliente                                                                                con-men who are desperate to get                $15 transportation and admission
                                              lationship of Tennessee Williams
The only natural hot springs in the           and his agent, Audrey Wood.                   their hands on a heroin-filled doll
world with the remarkable
                                                Bear Canyon
                                                                                            that has wound up in Suzy’s posses-           Arcadia
combination of five bubbling                                                                sion. Incredibly clever and resource-
                                                Sunday, January 9                                                                         In 1809, Studing with her tutor,
waters.                      Inaccessible       Check in: 12:45 • Return: 5:00 pm           ful, Suzy, with the help of her young
                                  Features                                                  neighbor, realizes the true identity          Septimus Hodge (a friend of Lord
  Barelas                                       $13 transportation and admission
  Wednesday, June 22                                                                        of the men and plans to defeat them           Byron) Thomasina Coverly, has
  Check-in: 8:00 am • Return: 5:00 pm                                                       in this terrifying cat and mouse              ideas about mathematics well ahead
  $7 transportation, $8 spa admission         Playboy of the Western World                                                                of her time. In 1993 a writer and an
                                                                                            thriller by Fredrick Knott.
  Bring your own lunch or purchase                                                                                                        academic converge on the house:
                                              In a remote village pub in County               Bear Canyon
  lunch at the resort                                                                                                                     Hannah Jarvis, the writer, is investi-
                                              Mayo, a young and desperate man                 Sunday, March 6
                                              arrives on a lonesome night and                 Check in: 12:45 • Return: 5:00 pm
                                                                                                                                          gating a hermit who once lived on
NM Arts and Crafts Fair                       reveals to the inhabitants that he              $13 transportation and admission            the grounds; Bernard Nightingale, a
This Arts and Crafts Fair is New              has murdered his father. Transfixed                                                         professor of literature, is investigat-
Mexico’s longest running                                                                                                                  ing a mysterious chapter in the life
                                              by the audacity of the deed, they             The Oldest Living Graduate                    of Byron. As their investigations
arts festival, featuring exclu-               declare him poet and hero. Then,
sively New Mexico artisans. Accessible        his father shows up.                          A bittersweet look at the life of an          unfold, the truth about what hap-
  Bear Canyon                                                                               WWI veteran’s memories towards                pened in Thomasina’s lifetime is
                                                Bear Canyon
  Friday, June 24                                                                           the end of his life. His struggle with        revealed.
                                                Sunday, February 6
  Check in: 9:30 am • Return 3:00 pm                                                        his son over a plot of land that the
  $2.50 transportation, $5 admission,           Check in: 12:45 • Return: 5:00 pm                                                           Bear Canyon
                                                $13 transportation and admission            colonel owns becomes the focus of               Sunday, June 5
  lunch at your own expense
                                                                                            the play.                                       Check in: 12:45 • Return: 5:00 pm
  Manzano Mesa                                                                                                                              $13 transportation and admission
  Saturday, June 25                                                                           Bear Canyon
  Check in: 9:30 am • Return: 1:15 pm                                                         Sunday, April 3
  $2.50 transportation, $5 admission,
  other expenses on your own
                                                 Return Times are Approximate                 Check in: 12:45 • Return: 5:00 pm
                                                                                              $13 transportation and admission                 More theater trips 
12                                                                                                                    ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011


Theater Trips, continued                  Santa Fe Opera
                                          Faust                                        Griselda                                La Bohème
                                          In the most diabolical futures trade         Join in the joys of discovery! The      A revival of the 2007 production,
Opera Southwest:                          ever placed, Mephistopheles per-             operas of Vivaldi can stand along-      Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, sung
Kimo Theater                              suades Faust to bargain away his             side of very best of Handel, and        in Italian. A perennial favorite, La
                                          eternal soul for the opportunity to          Griselda is one of Vivaldi’s crown-     Bohème features Ana María
La Traviata                               seduce Marguerite.                           ing glories.                            Martínez and David Lomeli as the
Verdi’s La Traviata tells the quintes-      Bear Canyon                                  Bear Canyon                           star-crossed lovers, Mimì and
sential story of passionate young           Wednesday, July 6                            Wednesday, July 20                    Rodolfo.
love, separation, and reconciliation        Check in: 5:15 pm • Return: 2:00 am          Check in: 5:15 pm • Return: 2:00 am
                                                                                                                                  Bear Canyon
                                            $46 ticket and coach transportation          $46 ticket and coach transportation
in the eternal city of love, Paris!                                                                                               Tuesday, August 2, 2011
                                            Highland                                     Highland                                 Check in: 4:45 pm • Return: 2:00 am
  Bear Canyon                                                                            Friday, August 19
                                            Friday, July 15                                                                       $46 ticket and coach transportation
  Sunday, March 27                                                                       Check in: 5:15 pm • Return: 2:00 am
  Check in: 12:45 pm                        Check in: 5:15 pm • Return: 2:00 am
                                            $46 transportation and admission             $46 transportation and admission
  $43.50




Presentations                             UNMH Presentation                            Health Talk Series                      Prevent Hearing Loss
                                          Join Misty Salaz and hear about-             Join Dr. Adrian Velasquez for this      What causes hearing loss and how
                                          what’s going on at UNM Hospital,             informative series.                     do I know I have it? What are my
                                          the state’s only Level 1 care center,          Highland, Room 4                      options? Does my insurance pay for
                                          treating New Mexico’s most seriously           Tuesday, 11:00 am–12:00 noon          hearing devices? Get answers at this
                                          ill and injured. It has the only dedi-         Chiropractic: March 1                 informal discussion and get your
                                                                                         Osteoporosis: March 8
                                          cated pediatric emergency room, the            Nutrition: March 15
                                                                                                                               hearing aid cleaned for free.
                                          only pediatric infusion center, and a          Exercise: March 22                      North Valley, Room 4
                                          nationally designated cancer center.           Bear Canyon, Room 4                     Wednesday, March 9, 9:30 am
                                             Highland, Room 3                            Wednesday, 10:00–11:30 am               Speaker: Crissy Pease, Sandia Hearing
                                             Wednesday, January 26                       Chiropractic: May 11                    Barelas, Rooms 2 and 3
                                             10:00–11:00 am                              Osteoporosis: June 22                   Tuesday, May 3, 9:30–10:30 am
                                             Bear Canyon, Room 4                         Los Volcanes, Room 10                   Speaker: Crissy Pease, Sandia Hearing
Health Awareness                             Wednesday, February 23                      Wednesday, 10:00–11:00 am
and Prevention                               10:00–11:00 am                              Chiropractic: February 2
                                                                                         Osteoporosis: February 9              Personal Safety: 101
                                             Los Volcanes, Room 1
Osteoporosis vs. Osteoarthritis              Friday, April 29, 10:00–11:00 am            Nutrition: February 16                Join Alena Schaim in this interac-
                                                                                         Exercise: February 23
Learn the difference between Osteo-          Palo Duro, Ponderosa                                                              tive class that deconstructs miscon-
porosis and Osteoarthritis and why           Wednesday, May 4, 9:30 am                                                         ceptions about safety and violence.
the pain patterns can be similar.                                                      Fall Prevention                         Learn what an assailant is looking
                                          Mindfulness Meditation for                                                           for and how to avoid being a target
  Bear Canyon, Room 4                                                                  There is more to preventing falls
                                                                                                                               with awareness skills, body lan-
  Wednesday, January 26                   Health and Stress Reduction                  than wiping up spills and smoothing
                                                                                                                               guage, and using one’s voice to pre-
  10:00–11:30 am                                                                       out rugs! Learn the “hidden” fall
  Presenter: Dr. Merrilee Forman          Join Michelle DuVal and learn about                                                  vent or stop an assault.
                                          Mindfulness Meditation and how to            risks and tips for improving safety
                                                                                                                                 Bear Canyon, Room 4
                                          practice it using real life scenarios        and independence for seniors.
                                                                                                                                 Wednesday, March 2
Home Health Care                          that can enable life transforming              Bear Canyon, Room 4                     10:00–10:30 am
Receive information about the basic       benefits, for our stress levels as well as     Wednesday, February 9                   Highland, Room 8
services of Home Healthcare, such         the health and healing of our body.            10:00–11:30 am                          Friday, March 11
as Non-Medical, one-on-one per-                                                          Presenter: Cindy Brown, Home            3:30–5:00 pm
                                             Palo Duro, Ponderosa                        Instead Senior Care
sonal care, therapy and more.                Wednesday, February 2                                                               North Valley, Room 2
  North Valley, Room 4                       9:00–10:00 am                                                                       Tuesday, April 19
  Wednesday, May 11, 9:30 am                                                                                                     5:45–6:45 pm
                                             Bear Canyon, Room 4
  Presenter: Terrie Faulkner                 Wednesday, April 20                                                                 Palo Duro, Mesquite
                                             10:00–11:30 am                                Activities are free with              Wednesday, April 27
                                                                                                                                 5:30–6:45 pm

 A variety of games are offered at our centers..                                             membership unless                   Los Volcanes, Room 1
                                                                                                                                 Friday, May 13, 10:00–11:00 am

                                   See page 29     .                                        otherwise indicated.                 Barelas, Room 2 and 3
                                                                                                                                 Tuesday, June 28, 9:30–10:30 am
ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011                                                                                                                       13

Fibromyalgia                              Heat New Mexico                              Energy Employees                          Legal
Join us for a presentation of educa-      NM Gas Co’s heating assistance fund          Occupational Illness                      Power of Attorney
tion, support, and encouragement.         helps income-qualifying New Mexi-            Compensation Program                      What is it, and why you may need it?
Open to anyone interested in under-       cans pay their heating bills. The fund       If you think you developed illnesses        North Valley, Room 4
standing fibromyalgia.                    comes from customers like you who            as a result of your work in produc-         Wednesday, January 12, 9:30 am
  North Valley, Library                   want to help those in need. 100% of          tion and testing nuclear weapons as         Presenter: Peter Tras
  Tuesday, April 5,                       your tax-deductible donations go to          a DOE employee, its predecessor
  6:00–7:00 pm                            help your neighbors stay warm.                                                         Exploitation,
  Presenter: Erin Tooley                                                               agencies, or its contractors and sub-
                                            North Valley, Room 4                       contractors you may be eligible for       Neglect and Abuse
                                            Wednesday, February 2, 9:30 am             compensation and medical benefits.
Pain Management                             Presenter: Carol Cordova-Martinez                                                    Physical abuse is the most common
                                                                                         Highland, Room 4                        form of adult abuse. Protect yourself
Pain is what the patient says it is,                                                     Thursday, February 10
                                                                                                                                 and your loved ones from abuse, neg-
but what is that to you and me?           Identity Theft                                 10:00–11:00 am
                                                                                                                                 lect and exploitation. Find out Adult
Come find out what pain is and how                                                       Presenter: Anna Herrera, EECRC
                                          Last year millions of Americans suf-                                                   Protective Services’ role in prevent-
it can be managed without giving                                                                                                 ing abuse, how to make a report,
up your quality of life.
                                          fered financial loss, personal embar-        Learn to Spot a Con Man
                                          rassment and frustration because                                                       services, resources, and legal infor-
  Palo Duro, Aspen                                                                     Appearances can be deceiving, and
                                          someone—often a stranger—stole                                                         mation.
  Friday, April 8, 9:30 am                                                             financial predators are experts at
                                          and misused their confidential                                                           North Valley, Room 4
  Presenter: Dr. Muraida, Vista Care                                                   deception. “Con” is short for “confi-       Wednesday, April 13, 9:30 am
                                          financial information. Find out how
                                                                                       dence,” and a successful con artist         Tuesday, May 17,
                                          you can protect yourself.
Cardiac Care                                                                           relies on his ability to appear honest      6:00–7:00 pm
                                            Bear Canyon, Room 4                        and trustworthy even as he cheats           Presenter: Amanda Hausner,
Learn to recognize warning signs of         Wednesday, February 2                      you of your money.                          NMALTSD-APS
an impending medical emergency              10:00–11:30 am
                                            Presenter: Frank Mulholland                  North Valley, Room 4
and practical ways to gain an under-                                                     Wednesday, February 23, 9:30 am         Legal Protection for Seniors
standing of medications.                                                                 Presenter: NM Securities Division
                                                                                                                                 Learn about wills and trusts that are
  Palo Duro, Ponderosa                                                                                                           specific to New Mexico law, how to
  Wednesday, June 1, 9:30 am                                                           Women and Investing                       avoid the hassle of probate and the
  Presenter: Dr. Sansonetti, Vista Care
                                                                                       For women of all ages to help success-    advantages of Transfer on Death
                                                                                       fully manage finances. Experienced fi-    Deeds and Payable on Death docu-
Managing Diabetes                                                                      nancial professionals provide unbiased,   ments. There will be time for Q&A.
Learn about nutrition and exercise                                                     objective guidance on managing              Bear Canyon, Room
to help control your diabetes.                                                         credit, avoiding fraud and financial        Wednesday, April 27, 10:00–11:30 am
                                                                                       abuse, and investing.                       Presenter: David Hicks,
  Los Volcanes, Room 1                                                                                                             Ralph Hicks & Associates
  Friday, June 17, 10:00–11:00 am                                                        North Valley, Room 4
  Presbyterian Health Care                                                               Tuesday, March 22, 5:30–6:30 pm
                                                                                         Presenter: NM Securities Division       Long Term Care Advocacy
The Aging Mind and Body                                                                                                          The Ombudsman Program protects
                                                                                       Frauds and Scams                          vulnerable adults that are in Long
Wrinkles and walkers are obvious,                                                      A NM Securities Division represen-        Term Care facilities. The Ombuds-
but what are the subtler effects of the   2010 Roth Conversion                         tative provides the latest information    man is an advocate who works for the
aging mind and body? We discuss           Opportunity                                  from law enforcement agencies             resident/family at no cost under con-
the less visible effects of aging.                                                     nationwide on how to identify and         fidentiality. Learn about the NM
                                          Are you concerned taxes may go up,
  Bear Canyon, Room 4                                                                  avoid common frauds and scams.            Long-Term Care Ombudsman Act.
                                          impacting your retirement income?
  Wednesday, June 8, 10:00–11:30 am       Learn how you may be able to make              Bear Canyon, Room 4                       North Valley, Room 4
  Presenter: Cindy Brown,                                                                Wed, Mar 30, 10:00–11:30 am               Wednesday, June 8, 9:30 am
  Home Instead Senior Care                more out of your savings by con-               Presenter: Frank Mulholland               Presenter: Shannon Cupka
                                          verting eligible retirement plan
                                          assets to a Roth IRA.                        Medicare
Financial                                                                                                                        Living Well
                                            Highland, Room 4                           Join Cristy Wade from The NM
Investing for Income                        Friday, February 4, 9:30–10:30 am
                                                                                       Aging & Long Term Svs. Dept. as she       LifeCare Retirement
                                            Presenter: Jay Livingston, Certified
Learn how you can manage the risks          Financial Planner                          discusses Medicare basics, how to save    Communities in NM
of investing in stocks, bonds and                                                      money on prescriptions, and changes       Learn a worry-free retirement lifestyle
mutual funds while maximizing your                                                     due to the Healthcare Reform Act.         with and opportunity to secure your
current income.
  North Valley, Room 4
                                           Many activities require reservations and      Bear Canyon, Room 4
                                                                                         Wednesday, May 4, 10:00–11:30 am
                                                                                                                                 future healthcare needs and financial
                                                                                                                                 security. Sabina Basham provides at-
  Tuesday, January 11, 5:30–6:30 pm
  Presenter: NM Securities Division
                                          payment. For more information, contact the     Barelas, Rooms 2 and 3
                                                                                         Tuesday, May 17, 9:30–10:30 am
                                                                                                                                 tendees with retirement planning tools.

                                                  center hosting the event.              North Valley, Room 4
                                                                                         Wednesday, Jan 26, 9:30 am
                                                                                                                                   Bear Canyon, Room 4
                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, Jan 19, Jun 1
                                                                                                                                   10:00–11:30 am
14                                                                                                                ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011



Presentations, continued                   History and Traditions
                                           The Life of Clark Gable
                                                                                   The Bronte Sisters
                                                                                   Learn about the short tragic lives of
                                                                                                                           Off-Road GPS Basics
                                                                                                                           Enhance your recreational and spe-
                                           Come to this in-depth presentation      Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. How         cific applications for your field GPS
It’s Easy Being Greener                    as the one and only “King of            much did their lives resemble the       unit. Bring your GPS, manual,
“It’s not easy being green” sings          Hollywood” will be revealed from        famous novels they wrote such as,       charged batteries with backup to
Kermit the Frog, but we can be green-      his childhood to his later years.       Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights?        practice ‘navigating’ the menu
er using a few simple strategies.                                                    Bear Canyon, Room 4                   options and settings offered for
                                             Bear Canyon, Room 4
Explore and share ideas on how to be         Wednesday, January 12                   Wednesday, May 25, 10:00–11:30 am     more hunting, geocaching and
greener. Leave a lighter impact on           10:00–11:30 am                          Presenter: Carol Venturini            exploring pleasure.
Mother Nature and save money too.            Presenter: Carol Venturini                                                      Highland, Room 8
  Highland, Room 8                                                                 Rita Hayworth                             Wednesday, January 26
  Friday, January 28, 10:00–11:30 am                                                                                         4:30–6:30 pm
  Presenter: John Holmes
                                           Strange but True Tales of               Rita Hayworth was known as a              $12, Instructor: Walt Punke
  Palo Duro, Piñon                         New Mexico                              glamorous movie star and pin up           North Valley, Room 3
  Wednesday, April 6, 5:45 pm              Enjoy some of New Mexico’s strange      girl. But few fans knew about her         Tuesday, March 22
  Presenter: John Holmes                                                           sad childhood, her 5 marriages, or        5:00–7:00 pm
                                           and wonderful tales—bat bombers, a
                                                                                   her later years. This presentation        $12, Instructor: Walt Punke
                                           handshake that delayed statehood, a
Vegetable Gardening                        one-hole golf tournament, a movie       will reveal why movie stars are not
Nothing is more satisfying than pick-      that made history, an opera mystery—    always to be envied.                    Solar Power: Hope, Hype,
ing and eating your own fresh veg-         stories as colorful and enchanting as     Barelas, Rooms 2 and 3                or Reality
etables. This overview of vegetable        the place where they happened.            Tuesday, June 14, 9:30–10:30 am
                                                                                     Presenter: Susan Labrador             Join engineer, John T. Holmes, for a
gardening with planting and growing          North Valley, Room 2                                                          discussion on solar power and ideas
tips will help insure your success.          Tuesday, February 15,                                                         on how we can use solar power more
  Palo Duro, Ponderosa                       5:30–6:30 pm                          The Daring Life of Nellie Bly           effectively in our daily lives, the
  Wednesday, March 2, 9:30 am                Presenter: Mary Dieker
                                                                                   Bly was a remarkable woman in many      current status of residential and
  Presenter: Karen Davis, Horticulturist
                                                                                   ways. Discover the exciting story of    commercial applications, including
                                           Vaqueros: New World Knights             remarkable woman who blazed the         the advantages, disadvantages, and
Herb Gardening                             A great number of books tell us that    trail as an adventurer, journalist,     costs of solar power.
Culinary, cosmetic, medical or aro-        the American cowboy was born in         feminist, and industrialist.              Bear Canyon, Room 4
matic? What kind of garden do you          Texas in the mid-1800’s. But “birth”      Bear Canyon, Room 4                     Wednesday, March 23
want? Learn how to design, plant,          of the American cowboy implies            Wednesday, June 29                      10:00–11:30 am
grow and harvest your own herbs.           that there were parents. I want to        10:00–11:30 am                          North Valley, Room 3
  Palo Duro, Ponderosa                     tell you of the ancestors of the          Presenter: Carol Venturini              Tuesday, June 9,
  Wednesday, April 6, 9:30 am              American cowboy; his grand par-                                                   6:00–7:00 pm
  Presenter: Karen Davis, Horticulturist
                                           ents, great-great grandparents, aunts   Of Special Interest                       Palo Duro, Piñon
                                           and uncles. The story will take us                                                Wednesday, June 8,
Navigating the Eldercare Maze              across 2 continents and to the true
                                                                                   Cell Phone Basics                         5:45 pm
What are your options for care in          heritage of the cowboy.                 Learn how to use your cell phone
the future and how will you know             Bear Canyon, Room 4                   more efficiently. Learn how to get to   Travel
what to select and when to make                                                    your menu, how to speed dial, how
                                             Wednesday, February 16
                                                                                   to insert contacts, how to retrieve
                                                                                                                           Adventures of a Lifetime
decisions? We’ll discuss the options         10:00–11:30 am
and the pros and cons of each care           Presenter: Fransisco Osuna, author    your messages and more.                 Come hear how you can explore the
option and how to recognize when                                                     North Valley, Room 2                  world in new and exciting ways!
to begin making the next step.             Footsteps to Forever: A World             Thursday, January 13                  Road Scholar is a not-for-profit
                                                                                     10:00–11:00 am                        organization that has provided life-
  Bear Canyon, Room 4                      War II Historical Thriller                Instructor: Naomi Martinez            long learning opportunities to mil-
  Wednesday, April 13
  10:00–11:30 am                           The author of Footsteps to Forever                                              lions of Americans for more than 30
  Presenter: Cindy Brown,                  will provide his perspective on         The Sun, Asteroids,                     years.
  Home Instead Senior Care                 WWII. This presentation covers the
                                           countries involved, the most power-
                                                                                   and Comets                                Bear Canyon, Room 4
                                                                                                                             Wednesday, April 6, 10:00–11:30 am
                                           ful people of its time, the attempts    See images sent by spacecraft show-       Presenter: Ed Maglisceau
                                           to keep atomic weapons out of the       ing the sun’s dynamic nature and
                                           wrong hands, the failed raid at         how that activity affects the earth
                                           Dieppe, the Russian Front, the          and its surroundings.                         Call the host center
                                           Normandy D-Day invasion, and
                                           ferocious air battles in the Pacific.
                                                                                     Bear Canyon, Room 4
                                                                                     Wednesday, March 9
                                                                                                                                to reserve for events.
                                             Bear Canyon, Room 4
                                             Wednesday, March 16
                                                                                     10:00–11:30 am
                                                                                     Presenter: Len Duda, PhD,             Events are free with membership
                                             10:00–11:30 am
                                             Presenter: R. Samuel Baty
                                                                                     NASA JPL Ambassador
                                                                                                                              unless otherwise stated.
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Events                                   February
                                         Super Bowl Luncheon
                                         Before lunch we will have a paper
                                         football tournament. Please sign up
                                         at the front desk if you want to join
January
                                         in the fun. Wear your favorite foot-
Out of this World                        ball team jersey to win a prize.
New Year Bash                            After the tournament we will have
                                         a great lunch.
Let us celebrate a New Year that is
out of this world. We will take you        North Valley, Social Hall
to the moon and back! Enjoy out-of-        Thursday, February 3
                                           11:00 am–12:30 pm
this-world performances of dance           Lunch reservations required
and music and great refreshments.
  North Valley, Social Hall              Super Bowl Potluck Party
  Thursday, January 6
  10:00–11:30 am                         Join other fans to watch this annual
  Reservations required                  match-up for the pigskin.
                                                                                   Valentine’s Day Lunch                       7th Annual Health Fair—
                                           Highland, Lobby                         Join us for celebration of family,          One Stop Shop for
White Elephant                             Sunday, February 6,                     friends and sweethearts. Bring along        Healthcare Information
Special Luncheon                           3:30–till game’s end, sign up at the    a loved one and enjoy lunch and the
                                           front desk, and bring a dish to share   music of Cathryn McGill.                    Learn about the different health-
We all get gifts that we don’t want or                                                                                         care options to help you make
need, so bring a wrapped gift with                                                   Manzano Mesa, Social Hall
                                         Chinese New Year                            Monday, February 14                       educated medical decisions. There
you to this luncheon and exchange it                                                 11:30–1:30 pm                             will be lots of information booths
with another. Also enjoy a delicious     Celebration                                 Reserve by noon Friday, February 11       from many healthcare agencies
lunch and great entertainment.           Join us in celebrating the Year of the                                                that will provide you with litera-
  Highland, Social Hall                  Rabbit. Join us for a great meal,         Give a Rose to your                         ture.
  Friday, January 21, 12:00–1:30 pm      sparkling cider and entertainment.
  lunch served: 12:00–12:30 pm                                                     Sweetheart Luncheon                           Los Volcanes, Lobby
                                           Los Volcanes, Social Hall                                                             Wednesday, February 23
  $4 reservations required                                                         Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with            8:00 am–1:00 pm
                                           Wednesday, February 9
  Please bring a gift worth about $10                                                                                            Free, reserve for lunch 24 hours in
                                           Lunch served: 11:30 am–1:00 noon        us. A rose will be given to every
                                           $4 reservations required                couple that attends and for dessert           advance
National Hot Tea Month                                                             we will enjoy some chocolate cov-
Join us for a Tea Party to celebrate     Friends and Lovers                        ered strawberries.
                                                                                                                               Senior Speed Dating
National Hot Tea Month. Catch up         Special Luncheon                            Los Volcanes, Social Hall
on Holiday events mingling with                                                      Wednesday, February 16                    An exciting way to meet new people
                                         Join us on this wonderful afternoon         11:30 am–1:00 pm                          where participants get five minutes
friends, and playing games for a
                                         for lunch and entertainment by              $4 Reservations required                  to chat before the men move to the
prize. Bring your favorite teacup.
                                         Michael Scheer.                                                                       next table. Great for anyone looking
  North Valley, Room 3
  Thursday, January 20, 9:30–10:30 am      Highland, Social Hall                   Chinese New Year                            for companionship, friendship and
  Reservation required                     Friday, February 11                                                                 to meet and socialize. Refreshments
                                           12:00 noon–1:30 pm                      Celebrate the year of the Rabbit with us!   served after the event.
                                           Lunch: 12:00 noon–12:30 pm              Entertainment will also be on the agen-
Dessert Socials                            $4, reservations required,              da for this special luncheon.                 North Valley, Social Hall
                                                                                                                                 Tuesday, March 15, 5:30–7:00 pm
Get together with friends or make                                                    Palo Duro, Social Hall                      Register early
new ones as you enjoy a special treat.   Sweetheart Luncheon                         Thursday, February 17, 11:30 am             Bear Canyon, Rooms 5 and 6
                                                                                     $4, reservations required                   Tuesday, April 21
  Bear Canyon, Social Hall               Celebrate Valentine’s Day with and
  Friday, Jan 21, Feb 18,                                                                                                        5:30–6:45 pm
                                         afternoon of sweets and entertain-
  Mar 25, Apr 15, May 20, Jun 17,        ment. Singles invited too. Bring          Valentine’s Day Lunch
  1:30–2:30 pm                           pictures of yourself in your younger                                                  Hawaiian Island Lunch
                                         years to display on a board. Can          Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate
                                                                                   love, the most wonderful feeling in         Take a break from the cold and ex-
2011 Celebration Luncheon                other seniors guess who you are!                                                      perience the Hawaiian Islands with
                                                                                   the world. Bring your sweetheart or
What better way to ring in the New         North Valley, Social Hall               a dear friend; after all, as long as        a hula performance by Ha’aheo O
Year than with friends, fun and first-     Monday, February 14,                                                                Hawaii. We will serve a special
                                           11:00–12:30 pm                          there is love there is a reason to cel-
class meal.                                                                        ebrate.                                     lunch for the event.
                                           Lunch reservations required
  Bear Canyon, Social Hall                                                            Bear Canyon, Social Hall                   Manzano Mesa, Social Hall
  Friday, January 28                                                                  Friday, February 25                        Tuesday, March 15
  11:30 am–1:00 pm                                                                                                               11:30 am–1:30 pm
  $4 per person, reservations required           Dances • Page 17                     11:30 am–1:00 pm
                                                                                      $4 per person, reservations required       Reserve by noon Monday, March 14


                                                                                   March
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Events, continued                         Festival Internacional
                                          North Valley Center and Senior Arts present the
                                          11th Annual Festival Internacional. Professional
St. Patricks Day Luncheon                 artists from different cultures present their music
‘Tis time for a bit o’ the Irish! Get     and dance in beautiful traditional costumes.
your “green” outfit and join us for a     Artwork will be on display, and food will be avail-
delicious luncheon.                       able for lunch. All ages are welcome, bring the
                                          whole family.
  Bear Canyon, Social Hall
  Thursday, March 17                         North Valley, Social Hall
  11:30 am–1:00 pm                           Friday, April 29, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  $4 reservations required                   Reservations required for lunch
  Highland, Social Hall
  Thursday, March 17
  12:00 noon–1:30 pm
  $4 per person, reservations required   Bunny Hop Luncheon                       Mother’s Day Celebration                 Ma and Pa Luncheon
  Lunch served: 12:00 am–12:30 pm        Hop in for a tasty lunch with the        A special lunch celebrating the          This is dedicated to the ones we
  Palo Duro, Social Hall                 friendly folks at Bear Canyon. You       mothers in our lives, featuring a per-   adore—Moms and Dads. Bring
  Thursday, March 17, 11:30 am           might just find a hidden egg or two.
  $4, reservations required
                                                                                  formance by local storyteller Susi       family photos to share with others.
                                           Bear Canyon, Social Hall               Wolf, Silk Stockings: A Celebration of     Bear Canyon, Social Hall
  North Valley, Social Hall
  Thursday, March 17
                                           Friday, April 22, 11:30 am–1:00 pm     Women through Storytelling.                Friday, May 27, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
                                           $4 reservations required                                                          $4, reservations required
  11:30 am–12:30 pm                                                                 Manzano Mesa, Social Hall
  Reservations required for lunch                                                   Monday, May 9, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
                                         May                                        Reserve by noon Friday, May 6
                                                                                                                           21st Annual
Line Dancing Festival                    Happy Mother’s Day                                                                Los Volcanes Day
                                                                                  Red Wednesday
Put on your dancing shoes and join       Say thank you to the wonderful                                                    Los Volcanes turns 21! Join us for
us for a morning of some new, some       women in our lives who have loved        Everyone wear red. Best red coordi-      an art show featuring our talented
old, and some familiar dances.           and cared for us. We will be giving      nated outfit wins.                       Los Volcanes members, a flea mar-
Mickey, Kathy, Wylene, Maggie,           out flowers to the first 100 Moms.         Barelas, Social Hall                   ket, lots of entertainment and a
Betty, Fred and Clarada will be                                                     Wednesday, May 18                      dance are just a few of the attrac-
                                           Los Volcanes, Lobby                      11:30 am–12:30 pm
teaching and leading. So, bring            Friday, May 6, 8:00 am                                                          tions planned for the day. It is all
your smile and get ready to dance!                                                                                         about showcasing our very own sen-
  Bear Canyon, Social Hall               Mother’s Day Luncheon                    May Day Luncheon                         iors. Everyone is invited to attend!
  Saturday, March 19                                                                                                         Los Volcanes, Lobby
  9:00 am–1:00 pm                                                                 May Day has come and gone but we
                                         Entertainment, door prizes and                                                      Friday, May 27, 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  $1 per person, sign up required                                                 are still celebrating here at Palo
                                         some wonderful conversation with                                                    Free, reserve for lunch 24 hours in
                                                                                  Duro.                                      advance
                                         memories of moms that are still
April                                    here with us, and moms that are            Palo Duro, Social Hall
                                         missed. A display will be set up, so       Thursday, May 19, 11:30 am
Manzano Mesa Showcase                                                               $4, reservations required              June
                                         bring pictures of your mom.
This afternoon we will be celebrat-        Barelas, Social Hall
                                                                                                                           Women’s Day
ing all of the talent here at Manzano      Friday, May 6, 11:30 am–12:30 pm       Car Show and Sock Hop                    In honor of Women’s Day, please
Mesa. Examples of our members’             Reservations required                  Join us for a car show, barbeque, ice    join us for a celebration that is all
arts and crafts will be on display and                                            cream shakes and a sock hop.             about you with continental break-
we will enjoy a performance from         Mother’s Day                             Dances to oldies but goodies and         fast, speakers, display and demon-
one of our own clubs. We will be                                                  much more!                               strations.
serving a special meal for the event.    Come join us as we celebrate and
                                         honor Mothers for all they do.             North Valley, Social Hall & Outdoors     Barelas, Social Hall
  Manzano Mesa, Social Hall                                                         Friday, May 26, 11:30 am–3:30 pm         Wednesday, June 1, 9:30–11:00 am
  Tuesday, April 12, 11:30 am–1:30 pm    Door prizes will be available.
                                                                                    Dance starts at 1:30 pm
  Reserve by noon Monday, April 11         North Valley, Social Hall                $2.50 per person
                                           Sunday, May 8, 1:30–4:30 pm
                                           $2.50 per person
                                                                                                                              Support Groups • Page 40
Spring Time Luncheon
Spring has sprung! Join us as we get
ready for warmer weather, spring
flowers, and April showers.
                                         Call the center hosting the event if you have questions..
  Palo Duro, Social Hall
  Thursday, April 21, 11:30 am
                                         See page 4 for center phone numbers
  $4 per person, reservations required
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                   Most activities require advanced registration.
   Call the host center for info and to reserve, see page 3 for center directory.   There is something for everyone under our umbrella
                                                                                                                                          For information call: 764-6400
                                                                                    Membership entitles you to                         The Department of Senior Affairs
Senior Speed Dating                        Father’s Day                             a world of opportunities.                          or the Citizen Contact Center 311
                                                                                                                                                    TTY: (505) 764-6405
                                                                                    Here are just a few...
An exciting way to meet new peo-           Join us for our Sunday dance to
ple where participants get five min-       honor our fathers. You may be the
utes to chat before the men move to        winner of a door prize too!              Fitness Programs • Classes
the next table. A great opportunity                                                 Volunteer Opportunities • Travel • Meals
                                              North Valley, Social Hall             Albuquerque 50+ Olympics
for anyone looking for companion-             Sunday, June 19, 1:30–4:30 pm         Community Meeting Space
ship, friendship, or to meet and              $2.50 per person                      Computer Labs
socialize. Refreshments will be                                                     and much more!
served after the event.                    Father’s Day Celebration
  North Valley, Social Hall
  Friday, June 9, 2:00–4:30 pm             Celebrate the fathers we know and
                                           love at this special meal and enjoy
                                           the music of Paul Pino.
Happy Father’s Day
                                              Manzano Mesa, Social Hall
Hip Hop Hooray! It’s Father’s Day!            Monday, June 20, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Drop by and visit us and receive a            Reserve by noon Friday, June 17
small gift.
                                           Summer Bash and Splash
  Los Volcanes, Lobby
  Friday, June 17, 8:00 am
  Gifts to the first 100 dads              The name says it all! Join us for a
                                                                                    Center memberships are only $13 a year!
                                           summer day in the patio with hot
                                           dogs, hamburgers, watermelon and
Father’s Day Luncheon                      root beer floats. To end the day we
Entertainment, door prizes and a           will play hot potato with water bal-
display will be set up. Bring pictures     loons. Dress for fun in the hot sun.     Chill out with us at Manzano Mesa’s
of your dad.
  Barelas, Social Hall
                                              Los Volcanes, Social Hall
                                              Friday, June 24, 12:30–2:30 pm
                                                                                    Water                                        Department of Senior
  Friday, June 18, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  reservations required
                                              $2.50
                                                                                    SPRAYGROUND                                Affairs Telephone Numbers
                                                                                                                               Senior Centers
                                                                                                                               Barelas, 764-6436
                                                                                                                               Bear Canyon, 291-6211
                                                                                                                               Los Volcanes, 836-8745
                                                                                                                               Highland, 256-2000

  Dance to live music at the centers                                                                                           North Valley, 761-4025
                                                                                                                               Palo Duro, 888-8102

  Afternoon Dances                           Dinner Dances
                                                                                                                               Fitness &
  Dance to top 40s, Spanish, country         Spend an elegant evening dining
  western, and oldies. Check the bul-        and dancing to ballroom music.                                                    Multigenerational
  letin boards for our monthly listings      Various bands • $7.50 per person                                                  Centers
  of bands. $2.50 per person                    North Valley, Social Hall                                                      Manzano Mesa
    Barelas, Social Hall                        Tuesday, January 18                                                            Multigenerational
    Friday, 1:30–4:00 pm                        4:00–7:00 pm                                                                   Center, 275-8731
                                                Doors open at 3:45 and dinner
    Los Volcanes, Social Hall                                                                                                  Los Volcanes 50+ Sports &
                                                served at 4:30 pm
    Thursday, 1:30–4:30 pm                                                                                                     Fitness Center, 839-3710
                                                Los Volcanes, Social Hall
    North Valley, Social Hall
                                                Tuesday, April 26, 4:30–7:30 pm
                                                                                           Manzano Mesa                        Palo Duro 50+ Sports & Fitness
    Sunday, 1:30–4:30 pm                                                               Multigenerational Center                Center, 880-2800
    Highland, Social Hall
    Saturday, 1:00–4:00 pm                                                                Opens After Memorial Day             North Doming Baca
    Bear Canyon, Social Hall                                      See Page 31 for             M–F 11am–3pm                     Multigenerational
                                                                                                                               Center, Opening this Spring!
    Thursday, 6:30–9:30 pm                                          Dance Classes           Information: 275-8731
18                                                                                                                    ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011




Classes                                  Painting
                                         Painting Workshop: Acrylic
                                         Share ideas, techniques and inspira-

Art Classes                              tion. All skill levels learn from each
                                         other.
                                           Bear Canyon, Room 5
                                           Monday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon
Pencils and Pastels                        Paul Stubbe, Students supply their         Painting Workshop: Oil                    Watercolor: Adult
                                           own materials. No registration
Fun with Colored Pencils                   required.                                  Instruction is given on perspective,      Class subjects will be NM land-
                                                                                      composition, form, color mixing           scapes, spring flowers, still life,
Experience and explore the magic
                                         Painting with Acrylics                       and blending. Ongoing painting            painting from photos and sketches,
of colored pencils to create a picture
                                                                                      classes are open to all levels. No reg-   or painting our beautiful NM
of your desire. Bring the following,     Paint, shape and form without draw-          istration required. Bring materials.      scenery out on location.
Prismacolor or any soft lead pencils     ing. This non-traditional class
(colored), bristal paper (small)                                                        Bear Canyon, Rooms 5 and 6                Manzano Mesa
                                         focuses on underpainting (layering)            Wednesday, 9:00–11:30 am                  Dates TBA look for flyers
smooth, and cotton balls.                and is perfect for beginner and inter-         Instructor: Marian Boandl                 12:00 noon–3:00 pm
  Palo Duro, Cottonwood                  mediate painters. With an emphasis             and Alice Grundy                          $55 plus supplies
  Thursday, Feb 3–Apr 28,                on color, space, composition, value,           Los Volcanes, Room 4                      Instructor: Sandy Culler,
  1:00–3:00 pm                                                                          Monday, 9:00–11:30 am                     275-8731 or 710–4143
  $25, Instructor: Nicolas Ng
                                         texture, contrast, and balance, learn
                                         design principles and techniques.              Instructor: Walker

                                           Highland, Room 1
                                                                                        North Valley, Room 4                    Visiting Artists Series
Colored Pencil                             Thursday, Jan 20–Mar 3
                                                                                        Friday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon
                                                                                        Instructor: Zamora                      Experienced and professional artists
Fundamentals                               1:00–4:00 pm
                                                                                                                                will volunteer to guide the group in
                                           $100 plus cost of supplies.                  Barelas, Room 3
This 8-week class teaches funda-           Instructor: Polly Jackson                    Wednesday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon           creative activities in many mediums.
mentals to create beautiful paint-         Manzano Mesa, Room 3                                                                   Palo Duro, Cottonwood
ings and drawings using colored            Monday, Aug 2–Sept 20                      Watercolor:                                 Tuesday, 1:00–3:00 pm
pencils. Supplies will be discussed at     Monday, Oct 11–Nov 22                                                                  (does not meet in summer)
first class.                               6:00–9:00 pm                               Drawing and Painting                        Instructor: Haag
                                           $100 for 7-week class,                     Each class includes a brief instruc-
  Bear Canyon, Room 6                      payable at 1st class
  Monday, Feb 7–Apr 4,                     Instructor: Polly Jackson                  tional presentation and two painting      Artist’s Corner
  8:00–10:00 am                            Supply list provided at registration       projects with one-on-one assis-
  Instructors: Granville Chorn,                                                                                                 This group meets to paint in any
                                                                                      tance—great for skill review or an
  Les Lamkin                                                                                                                    medium and offer gentle critique
                                                                                      introduction to this challenging
                                         Silk Painting, Basic                         medium. Demonstrations and field
                                                                                                                                and constructive criticism.
Brilliance of Pastels                    Learn the simple techniques to fin-          trips are included. All levels wel-         Manzano Mesa, Room 3
                                         ish a mounted silk with non-toxic            come. Participants must have basic          Thursday, 1:00–4:00 pm
Beginners focus on materials, com-                                                                                                Bring your own materials.
position and technique. Intermed-        water-based materials that are pro-          materials and equipment and can join        Instructor: JoAnne Kennedy
iate students focus on improving         vided in the class.                          in at any time.
skills and new challenges.                 Manzano Mesa, Room 3                         Los Volcanes, Room 4                    Palo Duro Palettes
                                           1st & 3rd Saturday                           Tuesday, 9:00–11:30 am
  Manzano Mesa, Room 3                     Jan 15–Jun 18                                Instructor: Vigil
  Monday, 1:30–4:00 pm                                                                                                          This ongoing group meets each
                                           (No class Feb 5) 9:00–11:00 am                                                       week to work in all media.
  $10 per week (unless offered through     $20 per class, materials fee
  CNM) When listed as a CNM                                                           Art Series: Watercolor                      Palo Duro, Piñon
  Emeritus class, registration must be                                                                                            Wednesday, 1:00–3:00 pm
  made and fees paid to CNM.             Silk Painting                                Professional artist Ralph Lewis leads       Instructor: Les Lamkin, materials
  Instructor will provide additional                                                  class discussion of class members’
  information and a supply list.         Painting on silk is a colorful adven-        assigned projects.
  Instructor: Sharon Jensen              ture. Learn how to paint on white                                                      Painting Workshop:
                                                                                        Highland, Room 1
                                         silk with dyes, out liner (gutta), and
                                                                                        Monday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm                 Nature’s Beauty
                                         salt. Drawing skills are helpful but           Instructor: Ralph Lewis
                                         not required. Bring a sketched design                                                  Discover the beauty of nature paint-
A point-of-sale cash register            if you like. Wear clothes you are not
                                         worried about getting stained.               Watercolor Club
                                                                                                                                ing. All mediums included.
                                                                                                                                  Bear Canyon, Room 6
system is coming in 2011                   Palo Duro, Juniper
                                           March 2, 9, 16, 5:00–6:30 pm
                                                                                      This on-going activity allows partic-
                                                                                      ipants to share ideas, techniques and
                                                                                                                                  Friday, 9:30 am–12:00 noon
                                                                                                                                  Shirley Campbell

to our centers. We will soon               $30 per class, $75 for all three classes
                                           $30 deposit due at sign up
                                                                                      inspiration. No registration required.
                                                                                        Bear Canyon, Room 4
                                                                                                                                  No registration required,
                                                                                                                                  bring materials

be accepting credit cards.                 Materials included, steaming $2
                                           extra per piece
                                           Instructor: Claudia Fluegge
                                                                                        Tuesday, 1:00–3:30 pm
                                                                                        Instructor: Paul Stubbe                   Digital Photography • Page 21
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                                          Beginner Computer                        Getting to Know
Computer Classes                          This course aims to reduce computer      Your Computer                                Call the host center
General Computer
                                          anxiety. Learn: how to use the mouse
                                          correctly so you don’t get injured,
                                          how to surf the Internet, the keys on
                                                                                   Get comfortable with your comput-
                                                                                   er. In this first level class you will
                                                                                                                               to sign up for classes.
Ask Computer Questions—                                                            learn how to turn the computer on
Get Computer Help
                                          the keyboard, how to use different       and off, parts of your computer, how         See Page 3 for Center Directory
                                          programs, and other fun things.          to use a mouse, the purpose and use
                                          Manual included.
Bring your computer problems or                                                    of the keys on the keyboard, and         PC Problem Solving
questions. The instructors will offer       North Valley, Computer lab             how to start and use a program.
                                            Tues, Thur, January 18, 20, 25, 27
                                                                                                                            and Users Group
assistance, or you can learn through                                                 Los Volcanes
the discussion of other people’s            Tues, Thur, June 7, 9, 14, 16,           January 4, March 1, May 2
                                                                                                                            Novice and experienced users take
                                            10:00 am–12:00 noon                      1:00–4:00 pm                           part in the discussion of PC hard-
problems.                                   $25, check or money order in advance     $15                                    ware, software, experiences, what’s
  Manzano Mesa, Computer lab                Instructor: Ronnie Sklarin
                                                                                                                            new, help and shareware. No regis-
  2nd Saturday, 12:30–2:30 pm               Highland
  Instructor: M. Hadaway,                                                          PC Overview: Beginners                   tration required.
                                            January 19, 22, 26, 29
  J. Freedman,                              10:00 am–12:00 noon                                                               PC Problem Solving
  R. Bemis                                  $25, check or money order in advance
                                                                                   We’ll start with the basics.Keyboard       Bear Canyon, Room 2
                                            Instructor: Ronnie Sklarin             and mouse skills required.                 Monday, 1:00–2:30 pm
                                                                                                                              Facilitator: Martha Mihalopoulos
                                            Barelas, Computer room                   Bear Canyon, Room 2
                                            May 4, 6, 11, 13                         Monday, Jan 17– Mar 21                   PC Users Group
                                            10:00 am–12:00 noon                      2:45–4:45 pm                             Bear Canyon, Room 2
                                            $10 all classes                          $30 plus materials                       Wednesday, 12:15–2:30 pm
                                                                                     Instructor: Marc LaChey                  Facilitators: Bert Radebaugh,
                                                                                                                              Frank Krek
Apple
                                                                                   Monitored Computer Lab
                                          Apple Macintosh                                                                   Computer: Intermediate
  Apple Macintosh Day                                                              Computer Clinic                          Reduce computer frustration and
  Open to Mac users of any experi-
                                          Classes at Bear Canyon                                                            learn what’s possible and how to do
                                                                                   Bring your computer problems or
  ence level. No registration required.   Apple Macintosh Classes are              questions or learn through the dis-      it. Customize your computer so it
    The Learning Corner–a different       planned for the first-half of 2011.      cussion of other people’s problems.      works well for you. Bring your ques-
    Macintosh subject every month,        Dates and times will be posted                                                    tions and frustrations. Students
                                                                                     Highland, Room 6
    such as, word processing applica-     when available. Course fees vary.                                                 receive a manual. Mouse and key-
                                                                                     Wednesday, 1:15–3:15 pm
    tions and using pdf documents,                                                                                          board skills required.
    hard drive and operating system       • An introduction to MAC
                                            Operating System 10.6 (Snow                                                       Highland
    maintenance, photo scanning and
                                            Leopard); a seven-session course.      Computer Lab                               February 14, 19, 22, & 26
    managing photos, using email and
    Internet applications, and more!      • Getting the most from Apple’s          Open to members who wish to prac-          10:00 am–12:00 noon
                                            Internet browser “Safari,” e-mail      tice their computer skills or access       $25, check or money order in advance
    Apple Users Group—announce-
    ments, open forum Q&A help              application, “Mail,” and Address       the web. For those who need one-           Instructor: Ronnie Sklarin
    time, and presentations.                Book; a three-session course.
                                                                                   on-one assistance with certain tasks,      North Valley, Computer lab
    Bear Canyon, Rooms 2 and 5            • All about Apple itunes 10; a four      a computer instructor may be in the        Tues, Thur, Mar 22, 24, 29, 31
    3rd Saturday                            session course.                        lab to answer questions or assist you.     10:00 am–12:00 noon
    The Learning Corner                   To join the Bear Canyon Macintosh                                                   $25, check or money order in advance
    9:30–10:45 am                         User Group e-mail list and receive         Bear Canyon, Room 2
                                                                                     Monday, Thursday, Friday                 Instructor: Ronnie Sklarin
    Apple Users Group                     advanced course notification plus
                                          receive regular “Mac Tips &                9:00–11:30 am                            Barelas, Computer room
    11:00 am–12:15 pm                                                                No registration required                 June 1, 3, 8, 10
    Facilitator: Bob Reed                 Information.” contact: Bob Reed at
                                          292-3805, reed1936@comcast.net.            North Valley, Computer lab               10:00 am–12:00 noon
                                                                                     Tuesday, Thursday, 1:00–3:00 pm          $10, all classes
                                                                                     Mon, Tues, Wed, 9:00–12:00 pm
                                                                                     Palo Duro, Cedar Crest                 Windows 7, Level 1
                                                                                     Mon, Tues, Wed, 1:00–3:00 pm
                                                                                     Thursday, 1:00–3:00 (not open
                                                                                                                            Learn how to manipulate windows,
                                                                                     Thursday during tax season)            start programs, use help, customize
                                                                                     Friday, 12:00 noon–2:00 pm             settings such as screen colors and
                                                                                     Schedule subject to change depend-     screen saver, use Windows acces-
                                                                                     ing on computer classes and income     sories (Calculator, WordPad, and
                                                                                     tax preparation                        Games), use gadgets and the clip-
                                                                                                                            board, virus protection, and perform

                                                                                    Classes are free with membership        shutdown and reboot.
                                                                                                                              Manzano Mesa, Computer lab

                                                                                        unless otherwise stated.              January 8, 15, 22, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
                                                                                                                              $30, detailed handout included
                                                                                                                              Instructor: Karen Hunt
20                                                                                                                ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011



Computer Classes, continued               Windows for XP, Vista, and
                                          Windows 7, Files and
                                          Folders for Beginners
Windows 7
This 4-week introductory class cov-       In this course we will explore stor-
ers: maintenance, updates, defrag-        age drives; files, folders, and
menter, and cleaning out Internet         libraries; the computer program; the
cookies and files. Bring your laptop      recycle bin; search; creating short-
to class. Check with instructor for       cuts on your desktop; using
desktop availability.                     Windows disk defragmenter; and
                                          automatic updates. Important: bring
  Bear Canyon, Room 2
  Tues, Jan, Mar, May, 12:00–3:00 pm      a flash drive to use in the class.
  $25, registration required                Manzano Mesa, Computer lab
  Instructor: Mary Ellen Sandoval           April 2, 9, 16, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
                                            $30, detailed handout included
Office 2007 and Windows 7                   Instructor: Karen Hunt                 Internet, Browsers,                      Email (Yahoo)
This course covers some of Word’s           Los Volcanes                           and Viruses                              Communicating with friends and
new features and some high points of        April 19, 21, 26, 28, May 10, 12,
                                            17, 19, 2:00–4:00 pm                   Learn how to use the internet to your    relatives has been greatly simplified
PowerPoint, and Excel. Also discussed       $30                                    advantage, more about browsers, and      with the creation of e-mail. Learn
are differences and new features in                                                get information about spy ware and       how to send and receive e-mail, keep
Windows 7 versus older Windows ver-                                                virus protection for your computer.      an address book, clean out old email,
sions. This is not a beginner’s class.    Internet
                                                                                                                            insert attachments, and many other
                                                                                     North Valley, Computer lab
  Manzano Mesa, Computer lab              Enjoying the Internet                      Tuesday, March 22, 29, April 5, 12     tips and tricks. Previous computer
  Thursdays, Feb, Mar, 1:00–3:00 pm                                                                                         experience recommended.
                                          Learn how to: access the Internet and      5:00–7:00 pm
  Instructor: Mike Hadaway
                                                                                     $30, Instructor: Louise Williams         Los Volcanes
                                          to shop safely without compromising
Windows XP Level I                        personal information; find informa-                                                 April 18, 20, 25, 27, 2:00–4:00 pm
                                                                                   Internet Users Group                       $30
Learn how to use a mouse, manipulate      tion at State, City, County and med-
windows, start programs, use help, cus-   ical websites. Students receive a man-   Each meeting has a presentation
tomize settings, use Windows acces-       ual as part of the course. Mouse and     and Q&A on a topic related to the
                                                                                                                            Using the Internet
sories (Calculator, Wordpad, and          keyboard skills required.                internet. No sign up required            In this course we will learn a brief
Games), use the Windows clipboard,          Highland                                 Bear Canyon, Room 2                    overview of the history of the inter-
use virus protection, and perform           February 1, 5, 7, 12                     4th Thursday, 7:00–9:00 pm             net, how to find information, fun
shutdown and reboot.                        10:00 am–12:00 noon                      Rod Gwyn                               and interesting sites to visit, how to
                                            $25 check or money order in advance
  Los Volcanes
                                            Instructor: Ronnie Sklarin
                                                                                                                            customize your browser, how to shop
  January 5, 6, 11, 12, 2:00–4:00 pm                                                                                        on the internet, and many other
  March 8, 10, 15, 17, 2:00–4:00 pm         North Valley, Computer lab             E-mail
                                                                                                                            tips and tricks.
  $30                                       Tues, Wed, February 8, 9, 15, 16       We’ll set you up with a free email
  Manzano Mesa, Computer lab                10:00 am –12:00 noon                                                              Los Volcanes, Room 1
                                            $25, check or money order in advance   address at Yahoo or Google so you          April 6, 13, (subject to change)
  Fri, Feb 4–Apr 1, 9:00 am–12:00 pm                                               can send and receive e-mail from
  Register: Tues, Feb 8, 1:00–2:00 pm       Instructor: Ronnie Sklarin                                                        10:00 am–12:00 noon
                                            Barelas, Computer room
                                                                                   any computer in the world that has         April 7, 14, 2:00–4:00 pm
  Monday, Friday, May 23, 27, 30,
  Jun 3,6,10,13,17, 9:00 am–12:00 pm        May 18, 20, 25, 27                     Internet. Previous computer experi-        $30, check or money order in advance
  Register: May 16, 10:00–11:00 am          10:00 am–12:00 pm                      ence is recommended.
  $30, pay at registration                  $10, all sessions
  Instructor: Jack Freedman                 Instructor: Ronnie Sklarin
                                                                                     Highland                               Using Facebook
                                                                                     March 1, 2, 8, & 9
                                                                                     10:00 am–12:00 noon                    Learn the new way of connecting
                                                                                     $25 check or money order in advance    and interacting with friends and
                                                                                     Instructor: Ronnie Sklarin             family through Facebook. Users can
                                                                                     North Valley, Computer lab             add friends, send them messages,
                                                                                     Tuesday, Thursday                      and update their personal profiles to
                                                                                     April 12, 14, 19, 21
                                                                                     10:00 am–12:00 noon                    notify friends about themselves.
                                                                                     $25, check or money order in advance     North Valley, Computer lab
                                                                                     Instructor: Ronnie Sklarin               Tuesday, June 14,
                                                                                     Barelas, Computer room                   6:00–7:00 pm
                                                                                     June 21, 23, 28, 30                      $10, Instructor: Naomi Martinez
                                                                                     10:00 am–12:00 noon                      Highland, Room 6
                                                                                     $10, all sessions                        January 4 & 6, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
                                                                                     Instructor: Ronnie Sklarin               January 7, 1:00–4:00 pm
                                                                                                                              $30, check or money order in advance
                                                                                                                              Detailed handout included
                                                                                       Writing Classes • Page 29              Instructor: Karen Hunt
  ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011                                                                                                                           21
                                            Flash Drives
 Look for this logo for evening and         Flash drives are becoming the stan-        Digital Camera Classes with Walter Punke
 weekend activities.                        dard for portable storage. Learn how $15 per person, $25 per couple
                                            to use a flash drive. (You may want
                                            to take this class before taking other Digital Cameras, Accessory Selection and Purchase
                                            computer classes so you can use you
Multimedia                                  flash drive in other classes.) Want to upgrade your current digital camera or transition from film to dig-
Multi-Media Group                           Handout included. Bring a flash ital photography? Aquire ample information, resources and opportunity to
                                            drive to use in the class. You can buy make an informed decision about the ideal camera for based on your budg-
This group meets to see demonstra-          a good one for about $10.              et, usage, applications and level of expertise. Think about the ways in which
tions and discuss various aspects of                                               you want to use your camera.
the use of the computers in the cre-          Los Volcanes
                                              Jan 18, 19, 2:00–4:00 pm                   Palo Duro
ation, editing, acquisition, saving,          Jun 1, 3, 2:00–4:00 pm                     Wednesday, February 2
compression and conversion of digi-           Mar 23, 24, 10:00 am–12:00 pm              4:30–6:30 pm
tal photos, video and audio files. No         $15
sign up required.                             North Valley, Computer lab                For Digital Camera Classes below bring your cameras, charged batteries, storage
  Bear Canyon, Room 2                         Tues, Jan 18, 25,                         card(s), connectivity wiring and the manual for your unit.
  2nd Thursday, 7:00–8:45 pm                  5:00–7:00 pm
  Facilitators: Shaft, Elosua                 Fri, Feb 11, 18, 2:00–4:00 pm            Digital Camera Operating                    Digital SLR Camera Basics
                                              Wed, Thur, Jun 29, 30
                                              10:00 am–12:00 pm                        Guidelines                                  Single-lens reflex cameras offer the
Computer Photography                          $30, check or money order in advance     Learn care, treatment and appropri-         most in photographic selection
                                              Instructor: Karen Hunt                                                               and control. Learn to use your
Digital Photo Improvement                     Manzano Mesa, Computer lab
                                                                                       ate selection and use of your camera
                                                                                       menu items, settings and modes.             camera’s mode options, special fea-
Learn to understand photo graphics.           February 17, 24
                                              6:15–8:15 pm                             Expand mastery and control of set-          tures and settings to select ideal
Improve scanned and camera photos                                                      tings for different shooting environ-       presets for different “shooting”
                                              $15, Instructor: Karen Hunt
by cropping, correcting exposure,                                                      ments.                                      environments.
                                              Los Volcanes
and color. And odd titles, drawings,
                                              March 23, 24, 10:00 am–12:00 pm            North Valley, Room 3                        Highland, Room 8
clip art, frame and clone. E-mail dig-        $15                                                                                    Saturday, March 26
                                                                                         Tuesday, January 18, 4:30–6:30 pm
ital photos, insert in letters, calen-                                                                                               1:00–3:00 pm
dars, genealogy records, photo books                                                     Highland, Room 8
and greeting cards. Make digital            Print Artist Platinum 22:                    Saturday, January 29                        Palo Duro
                                                                                         2:00–4:00 pm                                Wednesday, February 23
image slide shows with music back-          Beginners                                                                                4:30–6:30 pm
                                                                                         Palo Duro, Juniper
ground. Prerequisites: knowledge of         Learn to make personalized greeting          Wednesday, February 16
making folders, you will need USB           cards, signs, brochures, certificates,       4:30–6:30 pm                              Improve Your
drive. Laptops welcomed.                    name tags, labels, business cards,                                                     Photographic Skills
  Palo Duro, Cedar Crest                    calendars and more. Mouse and key-         Basic Digital Camera Usage                  Improve your photographic com-
  Check bulletin board for dates            board skills required. For personal
  Thursday, 9:30–11:30 am                   copies bring a 4 GB flash drive.           Become familiar with the features           position skills and pictures by
  $20, 4 weeks, payable to the instructor                                              on your digital camera and broaden          learning to presets, menu offerings,
  Instructors: Bill & Margaret Atkins         Palo Duro, Cedar Crest
                                                                                       photographic opportunities. Learn           modes and techniques for greater
                                              Tuesday, Jan 4, 11, 18, 25
                                              Feb 1, 8, 9:30–11:30 am                  the various buttons, switch and dial        creativity and personal satisfac-
Story Book Creator                            $40 for 8 weeks, payable to the          symbols to use for various shooting         tion.
Digital Photo Albums                          instructor at the first class            situations.                                   North Valley, Room 3
                                              Instructors: Chris Farmer,                                                             Tuesday, February 22,
                                                                                         Highland, Room 8
Digital story Book Making: Bring              Frank Love & Bob Francis                                                               4:30–6:30 pm
                                                                                         Wednesday, January 19
50–150 digital photos and make                                                           4:30–6:30 pm                                Palo Duro, Juniper
your own scrapbook. 1st class, an           Print Artist Platinum 22:                                                                Wednesday, March 23
overview—see what it does and                                                                                                        5:00–7:00 pm
how easy it is; 2nd class, bring digi-
                                            Intermediate
tal pictures; 3rd class, finish your        The fast, easy and fun way to create
album. If you have a laptop, please         spectacular print projects, such as:
brings it and you will have the free        greeting cards, posters, scrapbooks,
program in your own computer.               send e-mail graphics etc. Prerequisites:
  Prerequisites: Must have knowledge        Print Artist I required. For personal
  of computers. For personal copies         copies bring a 4 GB flash drive.
  bring a 2 GB flash drive.                   Palo Duro, Cedar Crest computer rm
  Palo Duro, Cedar Crest computer rm          Monday, February 14, 21, 28,
  Monday, Check bulletin for dates            March 1, 8, 15, 1:00–3:00 pm
  9:30–11:30 am                               $30 for 6 weeks, payable to the
  $15 payable at the first class              instructor at the first class
  Instructor: Charlene Greenwood,             Instructors: Anne Roe,
  Creative Memories Consultant                Joleene Kobetich
22                                                                                                                        ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011

                                            Office Software
Computer Classes, continued                 Excel 2007
                                                                                         Excel 2
                                                                                         Learn to create more advanced for-
                                                                                                                                    Word 2003 Photos & Clipart
                                                                                                                                    Create photo albums and preserve
                                            Learn about naming, saving work,             mulas, functions, date, sort and filter,   family memories. Learn to insert
Publisher I                                 page setup, flashdrives, spreadsheet         worksheet protection, and charts.          photos and clip art, use Word’s
Create eye-catching, colorful flyers,       formats, the office button, the quick        Develop worksheets to update and           drawing feature, create text boxes,
signs, letterheads, greeting cards, busi-   access toolbar, and the ribbon com-          balance your checkbook. More tips          add special effects, download album
ness cards, labels and much more.           mand tabs. Prerequisites: previous           and tricks! Detailed handout in-           pages from the internet, plus oodles
Many tips and tricks such as using clip     computer experience, good key-               cluded. Bring flash drive.                 of tips and tricks.
art and photographs will be included to     board and mouse skills. No laptops.            Highland                                   Los Volcanes
help create and modify your publica-          Palo Duro, Cedar Crest computer rm.          Jan 31, Feb 1, 7, 8, 2:00–4:00 pm          June 1, 3, 8, 10, 2:00–4:00 pm
tions. Bring a flash drive.                   Friday, See bulletin for dates, 4 weeks      $30 check or money order in advance        $30, detailed handout included
                                              12:00 noon–2:00 pm                           Instructor: Karen Hunt
  Highland
                                              $15, payable at first class, includes CD     North Valley, Computer lab               Word 2007, Level 1
  Wednesday, February 2, 9, 16, 23
                                              Instructor: Ken Bruno                        Tuesday,
  10:00 am–12:00 noon                                                                                                               Create documents: edit text; use
  $30 check or money order in advance                                                      May 3, 17, 24, 31
                                                                                                                                    spell and grammar check; enhance
  Instructor: Karen Hunt                    Excel 2007, Level 1                            5:00–7:00 pm
                                                                                                                                    text with fonts, bullets, and num-
  North Valley, Computer lab                                                               $30, check or money order in advance
                                            Create and format worksheets. Use              Instructor: Karen Hunt                   bering; copy and move text; undo;
  Monday, Wednesday
  April 4, 6, 11, 13, 2:00–4:00 pm
                                            simple formulas. Save, preview and             Los Volcanes                             set margins; use auto correct; and
  $30 check or money order in advance       print your worksheets. Learn tips              May 18, 20, 25, 27, 2:00–4:00 pm         save and print. Bring a
  Instructor: Karen Hunt                    and tricks galore! Learn Excel for             $30                                      flash drive.
                                            your job or for a better system for                                                       Manzano Mesa,
Publisher 2                                 household data. Bring a flash drive.         Word 2003 Level I                            Computer lab
                                              Manzano Mesa, Computer lab                                                              March 17, 22, 24, 6:15–8:15 pm
Continuing from Publisher 1, we will          Feb 12, 19, 26, 9:15 am–12:15 pm           Create and edit text, use spell and          $30, detailed handout included
use the Wizards to create brochures,          $30, detailed handout included             grammar check, enchance text with            Instructor: Karen Hunt
newsletters, and booklets. Also cov-          Instructor: Karen Hunt                     fonts, use bullets and numbering,
ered: guides and grids, order objects,                                                   copy and move text, set margins, and       Word 2007 Photos & Text
design gallery objects, align and dis-      Excel 2007, Level 2                          save and print. Bring a flash drive.
tribute objects, inserting files, con-                                                                                              Document special events using
                                            Learn to create more advanced                  Los Volcanes                             Word’s enhanced features. Topics
nected text boxes, master pages,                                                           February 2, 3, 9, 10, 2:00–4:00 pm
                                            formulas, functions, dates, sort and                                                    include inserting and formatting
adding captions to photos, tables,                                                         $30
                                            filter, worksheet protection, and                                                       photos and clipart, adding enhance-
using the content library, and sending
                                            charts. Develop a worksheet to bal-                                                     ments such as WordArt, columns,
an e-mail newsletter. Handout includ-                                                    Word 2003 Level 2
                                            ance your checkbook. More tips and                                                      and text boxes. Bring a flash drive.
ed. Bring a flash drive.
                                            tricks! Bring a flash drive.                 Pick up where Word 1 left off. Learn       Prerequisites: Word 1.
  Highland
  March 21, 22, 28, 29, 2:00–4:00 pm          Manzano Mesa, Computer lab                 how to set custom tabs, create drop          Manzano Mesa,
  $30 check or money order in advance         Mar 12, 19, 26, 9:15 am–12:15 pm           caps, customize bullets, paragraph           Computer lab
  Instructor: Karen Hunt                      $30, detailed handout included                                                          Apr 5, 7, 12, 14, 6:15–8:15 pm
                                              Instructor: Karen Hunt                     numbering and indents, use format            $30, detailed handout included
  Los Volcanes                                                                           painter, and more. Bring a flash drive.      Instructor: Karen Hunt
  March 23, 24, 30, 31, 2:00–4:00 pm
  $30                                       Excel 1                                        Los Volcanes
                                                                                           Feb 15, 16, 22, 23, 2:00–4:00 pm         Word 2007 Tables & Tabs
                                            Create and format worksheets. Use              $30, detailed handout included
Photoshop Elements Class                    simple formulas. Save, preview and                                                      Learn lots of tips and tricks to set
Learn to change image appearance;           print your worksheets. Learn Excel                                                      tabs, create tables, and arrange text
remove or add components; re-size,          for your job or to organize house-                                                      in rows and columns. Create tables,
warp and distort images; repair dam-        hold data. Bring a flash drive.                                                         forms, financial records, and name
aged images. Special effects, anima-          Highland                                                                              and address lists. Bring a flash drive.
tion, and numerous other tools will           Jan 20, 21, 27, 28, 2:00–4:00 pm                                                      Prerequisites: Word 1 or knowledge
                                              $30 check or money order in                                                           of those topics.
be included.                                  advance, detailed handout included
  Bear Canyon, Room 2                                                                                                                 Manzano Mesa, Computer lab
                                              Instructor: Karen Hunt
  Contact instructor for dates.                                                                                                       May 7, 14, 21, 9:15–12:15 pm
                                              North Valley, Computer lab                                                              $30, detailed handout included
  $30, five weeks, ten classes,
                                              Tues, Feb 15, 22,                                                                       Instructor: Karen Hunt
  $3 for handout materials
                                              Mar 8, 15
  Instructor: Jim Maclay at
                                              5:00–7:00 pm
  jmaclay2@comcast.net
                                              Tues, Thur, May 24, 26, 31, Jun 2                                                                Most activities require
                                              10:00–12:00 noon
                                                                                                                                               advanced registration.
     Activities are free with                 $30, check or money order in advance
                                              Instructor: Karen Hunt                                                                          Call the host center for
       membership unless                      Los Volcanes
                                              May 4, 6, 11, 13, 2:00–4:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                  info and to reserve,
                                                                                                                                                        see page 3 for
      otherwise indicated.                    $30
                                                                                                                                                     center directory.
ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011                                                                                                                      23

Word I
Learn to create documents, edit
                                         Craft Classes                              Beading and Jewelry

text, use the spell checker, copy,                                                                                                        For necklace, earring and
move and paste text, set margins, Arts and Crafts
change fonts, select text, and save
                                    For beginners who want to learn and
                                                                                    Jewelry with Ann Reil y                            bracelet classes bring needle
                                                                                                                                   nose and flat nose jewelry pliers
and print. Students receive a manu-                                                                                               if you have them. Materials sup-
                                    for the experienced who want to
al. Mouse and keyboard skills                                                                                                           plied. Many bead and color
required.
                                    share. Crafts include: embroidery,              Earring                                                       choices available.
                                    crochet, counted cross-stitch, knit-
   Highland                                                                         Learn techniques that give unlimit-
                                    ting, needlecraft and more. Bring
   March 16, 19, 23, 26                                                             ed options for short, medium or long
                                    your ideas, and patterns to share.
  10:00 am–12:00 noon                                                               earrings. Make 2 pair—pierced or
  $25, check or money order in advance     North Valley, Room 3                     clip on in class. $15 for 1 class.
  Instructor: Ronnie Sklarin               Wednesday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
                                                                                      Bear Canyon, Room 1
                                                                                                                             Necklace
  North Valley, Computer lab               Instructor: Tony Keim
                                                                                      Tues, Jan 11, 2:30–5:00 pm             Learn techniques to make a variety
  Tuesday, Thursday                        Barelas, Ceramic Room                      Tues, Mar 15, 2:30–5:00 pm             of necklace styles. $20 for 1 class.
  May 10, 12, 17, 19                       Mon–Wed, Fri, 9:00 am–2:00 pm
                                                                                      Palo Duro, Piñon                         Bear Canyon, Room 1
  10:00 am–12:00 noon                      Instructor: Thomas Ware
                                                                                      Thur, Feb 3, 1:30–4:45 pm                Tues, Feb 22, 2:30–5:00 pm
  $25, check or money order in advance                                                Thur, Apr 21, 1:30–4:45 pm
  Instructor: Ronnie Sklarin                                                                                                   Tues, Jun 28, 2:30–5:00 pm
                                         Get It Done!                                 Thur, May 26, 1:30–4:45 pm               Palo Duro, Piñon
                                                                                                                               Thur, Jan 13, 1:30–4:45 pm
Making Flyers & Greeting                 Chat while you “get done” those proj-      Bracelet
                                         ects in this modern day quilting bee.                                               Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings
Cards in Word                                                                       Learn techniques for making a
                                           Palo Duro, Juniper                       variety of bracelet styles. $15 for 1
Save money and have fun creating                                                                                             Make a necklace and earrings or two
                                           Friday, 1:00–3:00 pm                     class.
one-page flyers and greeting cards in                                                                                        bracelets and earrings. $25 for 2 classes.
                                                                                      Bear Canyon, Room 1                      Palo Duro, Piñon
Word. Topics include inserting clip
                                         Art Books, Scrapbooks                        Tues, Jan 25, 2:30–5:00 pm               Thur, May 12, 19, 1:30–4:45 pm
art and photos; creating upside-
down text; using colorful Microsoft      Altered Books
templates; working with text; and
using Word’s incredible drawing
                                         Turn old books into delightful new         Bead and Fabric Embroidery               Needle Weaving
                                         creations with color, collage ele-         Learn how to sew beads to fabric.        Make jewelry or a wall hanging with
tools. Bring a flash drive.
                                         ments, and interactive features like       Make a bracelet in class with tech-      simple materials. Make a small piece
  Los Volcanes                           windows, pockets and niches. We
  Jan, 5, 12, 14, Jun 15, 17, 22, 24                                                niques adaptable to create other         in class and start a larger project to
                                         supply the materials, including a vari-    items. Bring paper, scissors, and        finish at home. $25 for 3 classes.
  2:00–4:00 pm
  $30, detailed handout included         ety of old books to get started. Add       good, small fabric scissors. $30 for 2      Bear Canyon, Room 1
                                         your own favorite collage materials.       classes.                                    Tues, Apr 5,12,19, 2:30–5:00 pm
  Manzano Mesa, Computer lab
  June 7, 9, 16, 21                        North Valley, Room 4                        Bear Canyon, Room 1                      Palo Duro, Piñon
  6:15–8:15 pm                             Tuesday, May 24, 31,                        Tues, Jun 14, 21, 2:30–5:00 pm           Thur, Jan 20, 2, 1:30–4:45 pm
  $30, handout included                    June 7, 14
                                           5:30–7:00 pm                                Palo Duro, Piñon
  Instructor: Karen Hunt
                                           $45, Instructor: Lindy Hirst                Thur, Mar 17, 24, 1:30–4:45 pm
  North Valley, Computer lab
  Wed & Fri, June 8, 10, 15, 17
  10:00–12:00 pm                         Scrapbooking
  $30, check or money order in                                                      Beading/Jewelry Class                    Beading/Jewelry Group
  advance, detailed handout included       Manzano Mesa, Room 5
  Instructor: Karen Hunt                   2nd Wednesday, 10:00 am–12:00 pm         Learn to make beautiful patterns         This beading group makes beautiful
                                           Nada Patel                                                                        jewelry together. Join them and make
                                                                                    for lovely jewelry and gifts.
                                                                                                                             your own pieces of art in jewelry.
Create & Design Web Pages                                                             Manzano Mesa, Room 3
                                         Basket Weaving                               Wed, 8:00–11:00 am                        Manzano Mesa, Room 4
Learn the basic concepts of design-                                                                                             Mon, 8:00–11:30 am
                                                                                      Instructor: M. Jacobson
ing simple, attractive web pages         Basket Weaving                                                                         Instructor: Pat Suhr
using the basic code, and CSS
(Cascading Style Sheets.)                Learn how to weave reeds and ribs          Beads, Beads, Beads
                                         to create your own basket. Once                                                      Ceramics
  Palo Duro, Cedar Crest                 you have mastered the art of weav-         Make a beautiful necklace and
  Tues, Wed, Check bulletin for dates
  1:00–3:00 pm                           ing you are free to choose your            matching earrings. Be creative and
  $30 per session, $5 (students only)    favorite basket including market,          learn about pattern and design.
  Jim’s web lessons can be put on a      oval, potato, or wall baskets.             Bring a hand towel to class. For the
  CD or onto your flash drive                                                       second class bring your own beads
                                           Los Volcanes, Room 4
  Instructor: Jim Genasci aka Grandpa
                                           Thursday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon             or restring and old necklace.
  Jim your computer tutor
                                           $10 plus weaving supplies, approx. $15
  Tel: (505) 898-8644 Email:                                                          North Valley, Room 2
                                           Instructor: Hummel
  swissjg@gmail.com                                                                   Tues, Jan 25, Feb 1, 3:00–5:30 pm
                                                                                      $10, Instructor: Joan Cox
24                                                                                                                   ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011


                                                                                     Crocheting, Knitting,                     Doll Making
                                                                                     Weaving                                   Porcelain Doll Making
                                                                                     Happy Hookers Crochet Club                Learn this art while making a doll.
                                                                                     This informal group of crotchetiers         Los Volcanes, Room 4
                                                                                     work on individual projects and a           Wednesday, 1:00–3:00 pm
                                                                                     group project: making lap rugs for          Instructor: Maness, materials not
                                                                                                                                 included (current waiting list)
                                                                                     disabled veterans. Any age or experi-
                                                                                     ence level is welcome.
                                                                                                                               Flowering Bonsai
                                                                                       Manzano Mesa, Lobby

Craft Classes, continued                    Escribiente
                                            Society of Calligraphers
                                                                                       Monday, 1:00–3:00 pm
                                                                                       Instructor: Sharon Martin
                                                                                                                               Flowering Bonsai Made Easy
                                                                                                                               Learn to train flowering plants
Ceramics                                                                                                                       (perennials only) to beautiful
Learn about ceramics, starting with
                                            This group promotes, encourages          Coin Purse Making                         Bonsai (small tree). Supplies need-
                                            and educates in calligraphy and re-
care and use of molds, pouring,             lated arts, and gives time to make       Learn to crochet grocery shopping         ed: small flowering plant (1 gallon
preparation for firing, glazing, over-      calligraphy names for elementary         bags into crafts. You must know basic     only), and a pair of scissors.
glazing and/or staining, decorating,        school library fund raisers.             crochet stitch. Bring an F hook.            Palo Duro, Cottonwood
decals, etc. Materials not included.                                                   North Valley, Room 2                      Thursday, May 12–July 28,
  Los Volcanes, Room 4                        Manzano Mesa, Room 5
                                                                                       Tuesday, April 5, 5:00–7:00 pm            1:00–3:00 pm
  Friday, 8:00 am–11:30 pm                    1st Wednesday, 6:00–9:00 pm
                                                                                       $15, Instructor: Lucia Malamocco          $25, payable 1st day of class
  Instructor: Baca                            Instructor: Margaret Disque
                                                                                                                                 Instructor: Nicholas Ng,
  North Valley, Room 4
  Tues, Wed, 12:00 noon–5:00 pm             Calligraphy                              Crocheting
  3rd Wednesday, 1:00–5:00 pm                                                                                                  Folk Arts
                                            Learn the art of beautiful handwrit-     Join our fun-loving group for shared
  Highland, Room 2
                                            ing. You will learn 4 lettering styles   experiences, socializing and learning     Colcha Embroidery
  Tuesday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon
  Instructor: Fred Chavez                   (italic, chancery, cursive, book         new techniques.                           A traditional art of embroidery. You
  Palo Duro, Piñon                          hand and uncial). Do a nice project        Los Volcanes, Room 10                   will be provided with a base fabric,
  Monday, 8:00–12:00 noon or                while you have some fun.                   Monday, 1:00–4:00 pm                    proper embroidery needle, needle
  Thursday, 8:00–12:00 noon                                                            Instructor: McNabb                      threader and Persian wool.
                                              North Valley, Room 4
  Barelas, Ceramics Room                                                               Los Volcanes, Room 2
                                              Tues, Thur, Jun 21–Jul 14                                                          Los Volcanes, Room 2 & 4
  Mon–Wed, Fri, 9:00 am–2:00 pm                                                        Wednesday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon
                                              1:00–2:00 pm                                                                       February, Tuesday 8, 15, 22
  Instructor: Thomas Ware                                                              Instructor: DeVan
                                              $10, Instructor: Nancy Menges                                                      9:00–11:00 am
  Bear Canyon, Room 4                                                                  Highland, Room 4                          April, Monday, 4, 11, 18
  Monday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon                                                           Wednesday, 9:00–11:00 am                  1:00–3:00 pm
  Instructor: Feikje Scott                  Calligraphy: Beginning                                                               $30 per person and $7 for kit
                                                                                       Barelas, Rooms 2 and 3
                                            Master the basic techniques of cal-        Tuesday, Friday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm          Instructor: Annette Turk Gutierrez
Ceramics (Mata Ortiz Pots)
                                            ligraphy—the art of beautiful writ-        Palo Duro, Cottonwood
Make, trim, polish and paint small
pots in the Mata Ortiz Mexico style.
                                            ing. Combine your new found                This class includes knitting            Japanese Flower Arranging
                                            knowledge of pens and papers with          Wednesday, 1:00–3:00 pm
  North Valley, Room 4                                                                 Instructors: Boggs, O’Neil, Armstrong   Learn the art of Japanese flower
                                            interesting projects weekly.
  Tues, Mar 29, Apr 5, 12, 5:00–6:30 pm                                                                                        arrangement. Bring your own flow-
  $45, all materials included                 Bear Canyon, Room 3                                                              ers (fresh) and container.
  Instructor: Dave Hoover                     Friday, Jan 14–Feb 4, 10:00–12:00      Knitting and Crocheting
                                              $25 materials supplied                                                             Bear Canyon, Room 3
                                              Instructor: Caryl McHarney,            Beginners to advanced are welcome.          Wednesday, 1:30–2:30 pm
Tile Class                                    Award-winning calligrapher             Beginners are taught the basics of          Instructor: Yoko Comstock
Create art works on tile. All levels wel-                                            knitting and techniques for creating        No registration required
come. See instructor about materials.                                                sweaters, afghans, baby blankets, etc.
  Manzano Mesa, Room 3
                                            Collage
                                                                                       Bear Canyon, Room 6
  Monday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon                Beeswax Collage                            Monday, 10:00 am–12:00 noon
  Tuesday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
                                                                                       Instructor: Jeannine Steidl
  Friday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm                   The art of creating collage using
  Instructors: Lawanda, Daphne              beeswax as the adhesive is hardly          North Valley, Room 3
                                                                                       Wednesday, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
                                            new. We will give the technique
Tile Painting                               new life using mixed media! We
                                                                                       Friday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
                                                                                       Instructor: Paquin
Create realistic or abstract artwork        will use paint, stains, 3-D embel-         Barelas, Rooms 2 and 3
on a 4x4 ceramic tile. Paint tile with      lishment along with paper collage          Tuesday, Friday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
underglaze and complete with a clear        material and more!                         Manzano Mesa, Room 3
glaze. Tiles will be kiln
                                              North Valley, Room 4                     Friday, 1:00–3:00 pm
fired, materials provided.                    Tues, Feb 8, 15, 22                      Instructor: Ericka Enghahl
  North Valley, Room 3                        5:30–7:00 pm
  Tues, Mar 8, 15, 22, 5:00–7:00 pm           $45, Instructor: Lindy Hirst
  $40, Instructor: Gustav Ntiforo

Calligraphy
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Making Kachinas                            Retablos/Hispanic Folk Art                Glass                                      Lapidary
Hopi woodcarver, Raphael Sarracino,        Learn the art of making retablos.         Stained Glass                              Lapidary
and his wife Pauline, teach how to           North Valley, Room 3                    Learn in this hands on class how to        Learn the art of working, forming
carve, paint, and dress a kachina of         Wednesday, 1:00–4:00 pm                 cut, grind and copper foil glass, assem-   and finishing stone, mineral, gem-
their choosing. The Sarracinos will          Instructor: Anita Andrade               ble, solder and complete projects.         stones, and other durable materials
talk about the cultural context of           Barelas, Rooms 2 and 3
                                                                                       Los Volcanes, Room 4                     into functional and decorative items.
kachinas. Registration priority will be      Tuesday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon
                                                                                       Friday, 1:00–4:00 pm
given to seniors who have never stud-        George Salazar                                                                       Highland, Room 1
                                                                                       Intructor: Marie Silence                   Friday, 8:00 am–12:00 noon
ied with the Sarracinos. Sponsored by                                                  Palo Duro, Cottonwood                      Palo Duro, Juniper
Senior Arts, Inc.                          Rosemaling                                  Friday, 9:30–11:30 am                      Tuesday, 8:00–12:00 noon
  Bear Canyon, Room 6                      We do rosemaling from Norway, dal-          Instructor: Clum                           Thursday, 8:00–12:00 noon
  Sat, Apr 30–Jun 4,                       malning from Sweden, hindeloopen                                                       Instructor: Andazola, Ellis
  12:00–3:00 pm
  $15, six weeks                           from Holland and bauernmalerei from       Fused Glass Jewelry
  Los Volcanes, Room 4
                                           Germany and others. Bring a wood                                                     Leather
                                           piece and we will get you started.        Learn the art of “fusing” glass in a
  Mon, Feb 7–Mar 21, 12:00–3:00 pm                                                   kiln by stacking colored layers of
  $15, six weeks                             Bear Canyon, Room 5                                                                Leather Craft
                                             Friday, 9:30–11:30 am
                                                                                     glass together to create patterns and
                                                                                                                                Learn the art of hand-tooled leather
                                             Instructor: Diana Ekedal                shapes. Call center for next session.
Mosaic Mirrors                                                                                                                  crafting. Students must buy leather.
                                             No registration required                  Highland, Room 2                         Some tools are provided.
Learn how to cut, set and grout                                                        Wed, Feb 2, 9:00 am–12:00 noon
                                                                                       Wed, Mar 2, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm                Palo Duro, Aspen
mosaic tile! Learn skills you can use      Rosemalers of New Mexico                    $15, Instructor: Sue Copus                 Tuesday, 12:00 noon–2:00 pm
on planters, small murals, or on your                                                                                             Instructors: Love, Scott
                                           Join others in exploring the fine art
walls at home! Most materials will
                                           of Norwegian folk art painting.
be provided. You may bring your                                                      Gourds
                                             Bear Canyon, Room 5                                                                Metals
favorite small trinkets, beads, etc. to
add to your piece.
                                             2nd Saturday, 9:30 am–1:00 pm           Gourd Art Class
                                             Instructor: Diana Ekedal                                                           Beginning Silversmith I
  North Valley, Room 4                       No registration required                Try various methods for coloring and
                                                                                                                                This course introduces students to
  Tuesday, April 19, 26, May 3, 10                                                   finishing gourds. Gourds and materi-
  5:00–7:00 pm                                                                                                                  basic techniques of classic silver-
                                           Swedish Weaving                           als are supplied. Bring a hair dryer
  $45, Instructor: Lindy Hirst                                                                                                  smithing. Course fee includes mate-
                                                                                     and wear clothing for messy work.
                                           Swedish Weaving is an art of weav-                                                   rials for the first project—a pendant.
                                           ing yarns through a counted cloth,          Palo Duro, Piñon
Papel Picado                                                                           Thursday, April 7, 14, 1:30–4:45 pm
                                                                                                                                  Palo Duro, Juniper
                                           called Monk’s Cloth.                                                                   Wednesday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon
Learn traditional Mexican papel pic-                                                   $30, Instructor: Ann Reilly                $45 payable to instructor
                                             Los Volcanes, Room 2
ado techniques using colorful tissue         Tuesday, 12:00 noon–2:30 pm
                                                                                       Bear Canyon, Room 1                        Instructor: Provencio
paper and exacto knives. Participants                                                  Tuesday, March 22, 29
                                             Instructor: Lois L. Brunyansky
will make creative items such as ban-                                                  2:30–5:00 pm
                                                                                       $30, Instructor: Ann Reilly              Silversmithing
ners, flags, fans and cards. A colorful,
fun and creative art form.
                                           Ukrainian Egg Decorating                                                             For students with a basic knowledge
                                           Pysanky is the Ukrainian folk art of      Gourd Art Class                            of jewelry making. Topics include:
  Highland, Room 4
                                           designing and dying eggs. Traditional                                                setting stones and repairing jewelry,
  Sat, Feb 5–Mar 12,                                                                 (Cut & Clean)                              design and construction of various
  10:30 am–12:30 pm                        Ukrainian patterns are used and col-
  $15, Instructor: Stepanie Lerma          ors are added to the egg using a wax-     You will clean and cut a large gourd       types of jewelry pieces; earrings,
  Sponsored by Senior Arts Inc.,           resistant technique. This method of       and try various methods for coloring       bracelets, etc.
  scholarships available                                                             and finishing, resulting in a gourd          Highland, Room 1
                                           decorating requires good hands, eyes
                                           and attention to detail. But it’s worth   art piece at class end. Gourds and           Wednesday, Friday, 9:00–12:00 am
Tin Working Workshop                       it! You can achieve spectacular           materials are supplied. Bring a hair
Tinsmith, Jason Younis y Delgado           results and make a piece of art you       dryer, box cutter, plastic bucket or       Silversmith: Open Lab
will teach a number of four-week and       will always treasure.                     dish pan and wear appropriate
                                                                                                                                For students with a basic knowledge
two-week workshops in Spanish                Bear Canyon, Room 6                     clothing for messy work.
                                                                                                                                of jewelry making to use equipment.
Colonial Tinwork. All levels.                Thursday, April 21–May 26                 Palo Duro, Piñon                           Palo Duro, Juniper
                                             9:00–11:00 am                             Thursday, June 9, 16, 23
  Barelas, Classrooms 2 and 3                                                                                                     Wednesday, 12:00–3:00 pm
                                             Instructor: Margie Paul                   1:30–4:45 pm
  Tuesday, July 6, 13, 20, 27
                                             $15, sponsored by Senior Arts Inc.        $35, Instructor: Ann Reilly
  $55 per person for 4-week session
  $30 per person for 2-week session          Highland, Room 1                          Bear Canyon, 1                           Metal Casting
                                             Tuesday, February 22–March 29             Tuesday, May 10, 17, 24                  Learn basic skills and methods.
                                             9:30–11:30 am                             2:30–5:00 pm
                                             $15, sponsored by Senior Arts Inc.                                                   Palo Duro, Juniper
                                                                                       $35, Instructor: Ann Reilly                Thursday, 1:00–5:00 pm
                                             Instructor: Margie Paul
                                                                                                                                  Instructor: Ellis


                          Most classes require reservations and payment to the instructor at the first class.
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                                          Pottery: Introduction
Craft Classes, continued                  Make pinch pots, work with coils
                                                                                         We offer a variety of
                                          and slabs, use the wheel, and sculp-
Paper                                     ture fundamentals. Experienced stu-
                                          dents welcome. Materials fee.
                                                                                        Weight Training Classes
Printmaking
An introduction to relief printing by
                                            Barelas, Room 4
                                            Tuesday, 1:00–4:00 pm
                                                                                              Page 36.
using scratch foam. Different ink col-      Thursday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon
ors provided to learn the multi color       Instructor: Marilu Tejero
reduction process. Prints can be used       Bear Canyon, Room 4
for cards. Materials provided.              Thursday, 9:00–11:30 am
                                            Instructor: Christine Evans
  North Valley, Room 3
  Tuesday, February 8, 15, 3:00–5:00 pm                                              Punch Quilting                           Quilting
  $25, Instructor: Joan Cox               Pottery:
                                                                                     Punch Quilting                           For novice and experienced quilters
                                          Beginning–Intermediate                                                                 Los Volcanes, Room 2
Black & White Scratchboard                Beginners learn to coil and use slabs.     A “no sew” way to create fabric pic-        Thursday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon
                                          Intermediate students will learn to        tures and wall hangings. Just score
We will look at two-dimensional                                                                                                  North Valley, Room 3
                                          use the potter’s wheel, Everyone will      your design on foamboard, cut               Monday, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
designs in terms of a white image on
                                          learn basic sculpture techniques.          shapes from batting and fabric, and         Sunday, 1:00–4:00 pm
a black surface. The art work will be
                                                                                     punch the edges into the foamboard          Highland, Room 7
scratched on to prepared black sur-         Manzano Mesa, Room 3                     for a 3-D look.                             Tuesday, 8:00 am–12:00 noon
face. Supplies will be discussed at         Wednesday, January 5, 4:30–6:30 pm
the first session.                          $65 for five-week class, starting          Manzano Mesa, Room 3                      Palo Duro, Cottonwood
                                            Instructor: Marilu Tejero                  Tuesday, 1:00–3:00 pm                     Tuesday, 8:00 am–12:30 pm
  North Valley, Room 4                                                                 $10 payable at first class                Instructors: Narosonia Spartz and
  Tuesday, January 11, 18, 25                                                          Instructors: C.D. Arntzen, B. Knight      Wanda Stanton
  5:00–7:00 pm                            Pottery                                                                                Saturday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
  $15, Instructor: Gustav Ntiforo                                                                                                Instructors: Rostel, Dixon
                                          Beginning, Intermediate, Ad-               Quilting
                                          vanced—this class includes all levels                                                  Barelas, Rooms 2 and 3
Greeting Cards                            of experience. Learn the latest pot-
                                                                                     Tuesday Angels                              Tuesday, Friday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Never buy another greeting card.          tery techniques. Materials fee.            This group makes pillows, quilts,
Send your original personalized                                                      stuffed toys and lap robes, to donate    Quilting: Experienced
                                            Manzano Mesa, Room 3
greetings for all seasons to friends        Tuesday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm                 to community organizations.              These experienced hand quilters
and family. Learn techniques, mate-         Instructor: Carolyn Rigirozzi              Palo Duro, Aspen                       work on each other’s quilts.
rials, and methods.                         Thursday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm                  Tuesday, 8:30–11:30 am                    Bear Canyon, Rooms 5 and 6
                                            Instructor: Lea Jones                      Instructor: Phelan                        Tuesday, 8:30 am–12:00 noon
  Bear Canyon, Room 3
  Friday, Feb 11–Mar 4                      Los Volcanes, Room 4                                                                 Instructor: Frankie Clark
  10:00 am–12:00 noon                       Wednesday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon
  $25, all materials supplied               Instructor: Christine Evans
                                                                                                                               Telescope
  Instructor: Caryl McHarney                North Valley, Room 4
                                            Monday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon                                                        ATM Amateur Telescope Making
                                            Instructor: Christine Evans
Pottery                                     This class is for all levels                                                      Make your own telescope.
Pottery Lab                                 Highland, Room 2                                                                     Manzano Mesa, Room 3
                                            Monday, 1:00–4:00 pm                                                                 1st Wednesday, 7:00–9:00 pm
For advanced and intermediate pot-          Instructor: Christine Evans                                                          Instructor: Mike Pendley
tery students only.                         Bear Canyon, Room 4
  Los Volcanes, Room 4                      Tuesday, 9:00–11:30 am                                                             Woodcarving
  Thursday, 1:00–4:00 pm                    Instructor: Christine Evans
  Self-directed                             Sponsored by Senior Arts Inc.                                                     Woodcarving
  Palo Duro, Piñon                          Palo Duro, Piñon
                                            Friday, 9:00–11:30 am
                                                                                                                              For women and men of all skill lev-
  Wednesday, 8:00–11:30 am
                                            Instructor: Tejero                                                                els in this ongoing class.
  Self-directed
  Bear Canyon, Room 4                       Manzano Mesa, Room 3                     Quilting: Community Service                 Los Volcanes, Room 10
  Friday, 12:30–4:30 pm                     Thursday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm                                                            Tuesday, 9:00–11:00 am
  Instructor: Christine Evans               Instructor: Kathy Henning                Simple quilts are made and donated          Wed, 1:00–3:00 pm (power tools)
                                                                                     to the children at All Faiths               Instructors: Richey, Upson, Lovato
                                                                                     Receiving Home and Birth Right.             Bear Canyon, Room 4
                                          Pottery: Intermediate                      Materials donations are welcome.            Friday, 8:00 am–12:00 noon
                                          For those with previous experience.                                                    Instructor: Gerry Hobart
                                                                                       Los Volcanes, Room 2
                                            Bear Canyon, Room 4                        Thursday, 9:00 am–1:30 pm                 Manzano Mesa, Room 3
                                            Wednesday, 1:00–5:00 pm                    Instructor: Santillanes                   Wednesday, 8:00–11:00 am
                                            Instructor: Christine Evans, materials                                               Instructor: Ralph Manchego
                                                                                       Highland, Room 3
                                            fee. See instructor for waiting list.      Monday, 9:00–11:00 am
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Games & Cards                             Friday Bridge
                                          Please sign up at front desk.
                                                                                        Bridge: Widows Club
                                                                                        Eight regular teams with their cap-
                                                                                                                                  Hearts
                                                                                                                                     Bear Canyon, Lobby
                                                                                                                                     Wednesday, 9:30 am–12:00 noon
Board Games and Puzzles                     North Valley, Room 4                        tains play party bridge. Newcomers
                                            Friday, 1:00–2:00 pm                        sign up as substitutes.
Play board games, Loteria (Spanish
                                            Manzano Mesa, Sitting Room                     Bear Canyon, Room 6
                                                                                                                                  Mah Jongg
Bingo), or put together a jigsaw puzzle     1st & 3rd Friday, 10:00 am–2:30 pm                                                    This game is played with 1434 tiles
                                                                                           Wednesday, 12:15–3:30 pm
  North Valley, Social Hall                                                                                                       that are drawn and discarded until a
  Thursday, 9:30–11:00 am                 Bridge: Friday Party                          Bridge, Party                             player gets a winning hand.
Bingo                                     Regular players are already in place,         Party bridge is offered throughout the       Bear Canyon, Room 5
                                          but newcomers sign-up as substitutes.         week. Most games require you to have         Monday, 12:00–5:00 pm
Join us for bingo, with cash and prize                                                                                               Instructor: Carrie
                                            Bear Canyon, Room 1                         your own foursome.
giveaways, raffle drawings and refresh-     Friday, 12:15–3:30 pm                                                                    Przehurat
ments.                                                                                     Highland, Room 4
                                                                                                                                     Los Volcanes, Room 10
                                                                                           Mon, Thur, Fri, 1:00–4:30 pm
  Barelas, Social Hall                    Bridge: Duplicate                                                                          Thursday, 12:15–4:15 pm
  Tuesday, 1:30–4:00 pm                                                                    Los Volcanes, Room 10                     Finegold, Martinez
                                          Players are invited to participate in this       Friday, 1:00–3:30 pm
  Bear Canyon, Social Hall                                                                 Frida Whitener
  Wednesday, 1:30–4:00 pm                 non-sanctioned game. Prearrange your                                                    Mexican Train
  Highland, Social Hall                   partners before the game.                                                                 Highland, Room 4
  Monday, 1:15–3:30 pm                      Bear Canyon, Lobby                          Canasta                                     Wednesday, 12:30–3:30 pm
  North Valley, Social Hall                 Monday, 12:30–3:00 pm                       Learn to play hand and foot Canasta.        Los Volcanes, Room 10
  Wednesday, 1:30–4:00 pm                   Spokesperson: Joyce Lowry                      Bear Canyon                              Tuesday, 12:15–4:15 pm
  Los Volcanes, Social Hall                 Bear Canyon, Room 3                            Monday, 12:00 noon–5:00 pm,              Finegold
  Friday, 1:15–3:30 pm                      Thursday, 12:45–4:30 pm                        Instructor: Bev Butterfield, Room 6
  Palo Duro, Mesquite
                                            50¢ per person, Instructor: Dick West          Thursday, 12:00 noon–6:30 pm,          Pinochle
                                            881-9725 to locate a possible partner          Instructor: Ed Roush, Room 1
  Tuesday, 1:15–4:00 pm                                                                                                             Bear Canyon, Room 6
                                            Palo Duro, Cottonwood                          Highland, Room 3                         Tuesday, 1:00–4:45 pm
  Manzano Mesa, Social Hall                 Monday, 12:15–4:00 pm                          Monday, 1:00–4:00 pm
  Thursday, 1:30–4:00 pm                                                                                                            Kathleen & Carlton Valcourt
                                            Friday, 12:15–4:00 pm                                                                   Highland, Room 3
Billiards                                                                               Chess for Fun                               Tues & Thur, 12:00–4:00 pm
                                          Bridge: Saturday                              Learn the basics, or the moves of the       Manzano Mesa, Room 4
Visit and meet with friends. A variety    For intermediate or better players.           masters. All levels welcome.                Wednesday, 12:00 noon–4:00 pm
of games are played at each center.         Bear Canyon, Room 1                            Bear Canyon, Lobby
Donation requested.                         Saturday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm                      Mon, Wed, Fri                          Scrabble
  Barelas, Billiards Room                                                                  12:30–5:00 pm                            Palo Duro, Ponderosa Pine
  Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–4:00 pm          Bridge: Walk-in                                  Instructor: Lloyd Gustafson              Wednesday, 12:00 noon–4:00 pm
  Palo Duro                               No need to sign up, just show up.                Highland, Lobby                          Simpson
  Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm                                                           Wednesday, 1:00–3:00 pm                  Bear Canyon, Room 6
                                            Bear Canyon, Lobby
                                            Thursday, 8:45–11:45 am                                                                 Monday, 12:00 noon–3:30 pm
Poker                                                                                   Cribbage                                    Instructor: Simpson
  Bear Canyon, Pool Room                  Bridge: Practice                                 Bear Canyon, Lobby
  Monday–Friday, 12:00–3:30 pm
                                            Bear Canyon, Room 1                            Tuesday, 9:30–12:00 noon               Shanghai Rummy &
  North Valley, Library                     Wednesday, 1:00–3:00 pm                        Instructor: Ray Kranz                  Bridge
  Monday–Friday, 12:00–4:00 pm                                                             Palo Duro, Mesquite
  Los Volcanes, Room 9                                                                     Friday, 1:00–3:00 pm
                                                                                                                                  Drop by to join in a game.
  Monday–Friday 12:00–4:30 pm                                                              Goodman                                  Bear Canyon, Lobby
                                                                                                                                    Tues, Thur, 12:00–4:30 pm




                                          Music Classes                                 Piano Workshop
                                                                                        Piano instruction for beginners and
                                                                                                                                 Violin Workshop
                                                                                                                                 Learn the basics of playing the vio-
                                          The Piano or Keyboard                         intermediate students.                   lin. Students must have their own
                                                                                          Bear Canyon, Room 3                    instrument. Beginners welcome.
                                          Play in only ten one-hour sessions.
                                                                                          Beginners, Thursday, 9:30–10:30 am       Bear Canyon, Room 1
                                          This class is designed for success,             Intermediate, 10:30–11:30 am             Friday, 8:00–10:00 am
                                          easy to follow instructions, simple             No classes June–August                   Instructor: Garcia
                                          songs, easy to read big notes and no            Instructor: Darlene Cox                  No registration required
                                          previous training required.                     No registration required
                                            Los Volcanes, Room 10
                                            Sat, Mar 5–May 7, 9:30–10:30 am
                                            Instructor: Henry Smith
                                            $20, 10 lessons, pay instructor 1st class
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Language Classes                        German: Beginning                          Spanish with Guadalupe
                                                                                   Join Guadalupe Rivera in this fun
                                                                                                                              Spanish: Intermediate
                                        Learn language fundamentals with                                                      Converse, read, and translate.
                                        emphasis on conversation. A new            conversational Spanish class. $25
Dutch Speaking Group                                                               for 8 week class
                                                                                                                                Palo Duro, Ponderosa Pine
                                        textbook and new methodology will                                                       Tuesday, 1:00–3:00 pm
Speak Dutch? Join us to converse,       make this course different from pre-         Los Volcanes, Room 1                       Instructor: Arndt
share jokes and enjoy each other’s      vious ones taught by the instructor.         Spanish 101
company.                                                                             Thursday, Jan 6–Mar 3
                                          Bear Canyon, Room 1                        Thursday, Mar 31–May 19                  Spanish:
  Bear Canyon, Lobby                      Mon, Jan 10–Jun 27
  Friday, 10:00–11:30 am                  10:00 am–12:00 noon
                                                                                     10:00 am–12:00 noon                      Intermediate to Advanced
                                          $22, textbook German DeMystified           Spanish 102                              Conducted mainly in Spanish.
                                          can be special ordered at Page One.        Saturday, Jan 8–Mar 5
French: Introduction                      Instructor: Allen Roth                     Saturday, Apr 2–May 21                   Activities emphasize speaking, lis-
                                                                                     10:00 am–12:00 noon                      tening and reading as students take
Learn some basic, everyday expres-
                                                                                                                              turns planning and conducting the
sions and vocabulary and have sim-
ple reading and conversations.
                                        Italian: Beginning                         Spanish: Beginning                         class.
  North Valley, Room 3                  A continuation of a 2009 Italian           For those with little or no Spanish. We      Bear Canyon, Room 3
  Friday, Jan 7–Feb 11, 1:00–2:00 pm    conversation, grammar and culture          cover basic vocabulary and conversa-         Tuesday, 9:00–11:00 am
  $5 materials                                                                     tion, with an emphasis on grammar.           Instructors: Arenholz, Siler
                                        class. The basics of first year Italian                                                 Call to see if space is available
  Instructor: Ron Goldsmith             grammar are required. Admission by           Bear Canyon, Room 6
                                        permission of instructor.                    Saturday, Jan 22–Mar 26
French: Intermediate                      Los Volcanes, Room 2
                                                                                     1:00–2:30 pm                             Spanish: Grammer Review,
                                                                                     Instructor: Rosalie Rice
In this progressive French class stu-     Wednesday, 2:00–4:00 pm                                                             Conversation
                                          $2 per class, Instructor: John Zarola
dents review grammar, read from lit-                                               Spanish: Intermediate                      Improve fluency as you carry on con-
erary texts, practice conversation                                                 This course is a continuation of the       versations with others in Spanish.
and familiarize themselves with         Italian: Intermediate                      2010 beginning class.                        Bear Canyon, Room 3
French history and culture.             Gain basic tools to get around in Italy,                                                Tuesday, 1:00–3:00 pm
                                                                                     Bear Canyon, Room 1                        Instructors: King, Campbell
  Bear Canyon, Room 3                   as well as an appreciation of the cul-       Wednesday, Jan 12–Mar 30
  Sat, Jan 15–Jun 25                                                                                                            No registration required
                                        ture, with an emphasis is on reading,        10:00–11:00 am
  9:30–11:00 am                                                                      Instructor: Bob Meadows
                                        grammar, conversation and verbs.
  $30 per semester
  Instructor: Pierre Fontaine             Bear Canyon, Room 3
                                          Tuesday, 11:00 am–1:00 pm                Classes with Dr. Judy Vavrek
                                          Register with Alex Trujillo              $60 payable to instructor
French: Advanced                          Monday, 1:00–3:00 pm
Everyone with a good speaking and         Instructor: Lydia Coons                  Beginning Spanish: Learn for trav-        Inglés por principiantes, Nivel
reading basis in French is welcome        No registration required                 el, fun, and intellectual growth! For     Uno: Aprende a comunicar en
to attend. We focus on conversa-                                                   over 20 years, Judy has developed         inglés para establecerse bien en la
tion, reading, listening and gram-      Japanese: Beginning                        techniques that use multiple areas        comunidad. Se necesita entender lo
mar review.                                                                        of the brain making the information       que se pasa en derredor de usted.
                                        Open to ages 14 years and older. All       you learn highly memorable and            Este curso le apoderá para sentirse
  Palo Duro, Aspen
  Monday, 1:00–2:45 pm
                                        students need to bring a tape              retrievable.                              más a gusto con el idioma y para
  Instructors: Goldsmith, Tailby        recorder to tape language during                                                     superar. La Dra. Judy usa técnicas
                                                                                     Highland, Room 4
                                        class. All materials provided.               Tues, Thur, Jan 18–Feb 3                que ella desarrolló a través de 20
German: Beginning                         Manzano Mesa, Room 3                       9:00–11:00 am                           años para aprender más rápida-
                                          Sat, Feb 12–Apr 2,                                                                 mente y recordar la información.
This is a continuing class in begin-                                                 Manzano Mesa, Room 4
                                          12:15–1:30 pm
                                                                                     Thur, Jan 13, 20, 27,                     Manzano Mesa, Room 4
ning German, which started with the       $10 per class,
                                                                                     Feb 10, 17, 24, 4:00–6:00 pm
basics of pronunciation and grammar.      $80 per session, payable                                                             Thur, Jan 13, 20, 27,
                                          to instructor                            Intermediate Spanish: A continua-           Feb 10, 17, 24, 6:00–8:00 pm
See instructor about textbook.
                                                                                   tion of the above class, extend your      Inglés por los que se desarrollan,
  Palo Duro, Aspen
  Thursday, 8:45–11:30 am               Spanish: Beginning                         knowledge of verbs beyond present         Nivel Dos: Continuamos con pon-
  Instructor: Ohlen                                                                tense. Communicate at a deeper            erse a gusto con la pronunciación, el
                                        This conversational Spanish class is
                                                                                   level, get a feel for the language,       orden de las palabras y la compren-
                                        suitable for beginners and a good
                                                                                   culture and pronunciation. Gain           sión. Se desenvuelve con expre-
                                        refresher if you have had Spanish in
                                                                                   knowledge to meet your needs at           siones y maneras de recibir informa-
                                        school. Learn essential phrases;
                                                                                   home and when traveling.                  ción comprensible de los anglopar-
                                        good manners; and enough to get by
                                                                                     Highland, Room 4                        lantes. Si necesita saber cómo
                                        in many practical situations.
                                                                                     Tues, Thur, Feb 8–24                    expresarse en ciertos campos, como
                                          North Valley, Room 3                       9:00–11:00 am                           partes de automóviles u otras áreas
                                          Tuesday, Apr 12,19, 26,
                                          May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,                     Manzano Mesa, Room 4                    para su trabajo, les ayudo con esto.
                                          Jun 7,14, 21, 28, 5:30–6:30 pm             Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr 7
                                                                                                                               Manzano Mesa, Room 4
                                          $70, 12 weeks                              Thur, 4:00–6:00 pm
                                                                                                                               Thur, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,
                                          Instructor: Cathy Varney                                                             Apr 7, 6:00–8:00 pm
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Other Classes
Home Composting Class                     Nutrition Cooking Class                    Soap Making                               God Laffs by the Numbers
Create your own inexpensive soil          The ICAN Program is provided by            Learn how to make old-fashioned           This is an introduction to begin-
amendment. Kitchen garbage smells         New Mexico State University and            soap the way they did generations         ning numerology. Discover what
better without food scraps and septic     Bernalillo County Extension Service.       ago. The class will cover two basic       you need to enhance personal
tanks benefit from less waste. About      Learn to stretch your food dollar and      types of soap making, additives,          growth, determine compatibilities
13% of landfill garbage is green waste    make tasty nutritious meals with fun       fragrances, essential oils, ingredi-      and when to plan events with the
and 12% is food waste, both make a        cooking activities.                        ents and equipment involved.              wisdom that is hidden in your birth
gourmet delight for your garden.                                                     Each student will make two fully          name and birth date. Students
                                            North Valley, Social Hall
  Los Volcanes, Room 2                      Tues, May 3,10,17,24, 5:30–6:30 pm       cured bars of soap to keep.               receive a workbook packed with
  Saturday, Feb 19,                         Thur, Feb 3,10,17,24, 1:00–2:00 pm                                                 Eff-Nine’s 50 years of research, spir-
  Apr 23, Jun 25                                                                       Manzano Mesa
                                            Instructor: Geraldine Herrera              4th Thur, Jan–Jun,                      itual insight and practical applica-
  9:00–11:00 am
  Instructor: John Zarola                                                              7:00–8:30 pm                            tion.
  Free, register at the                   Planning for Time                            $10 per class
                                                                                                                                 Palo Duro, Ponderosa Pine
  front desk                              Opportunities of Retirement                                                            Thur, Mar 3–May 19, 1:00–3:00 pm
                                          Prepare yourself for the available
                                                                                     Anthropology                                $10, payable first day of class
Nutrition Cooking Class                                                                                                          Presenter: Eff-nine
                                          time, identity change, and emotional       This course covers religion from
Enjoy fun and lively activities with      differences experienced when you           the standpoint of sects, cults, and
other older adults! Talk about easy       retire. Booklet provided to help pre-      the occult, what is meant by the
                                                                                                                               Feeling Better
ways to make smart food choices and       pare for a satisfying lifestyle change.    forementioned terms, and where            Feel better emotionally and deal
exercise more.                              North Valley, Room 3                     the New Age has gone.                     with negative emotions such as
  Los Volcanes, Room 2                      Tuesday, Feb 1, 8, 4:30–6:30 pm            Bear Canyon, Room 3                     depression, anxiety, guilt, and low
  Tuesday, 3:00–5:00 pm (English)           $30 per person, $45 per couple             Monday, Jan 10–May 16                   self esteem. This course will also
  April 5,12,19,26, May 3,10,17,24          Instructor: Walt Punke                     10:15–11:15 am                          cover some basic psychology. Terry
  Los Volcanes, Room 10                     Highland, Room 7                           Instructor: Joan Ludeke                 is a counselor with over 20 years
  Monday, 9:30–11:30 am (Spanish)           Saturday, Mar 12, 19, 1:00–3:00 pm
                                                                                                                               experience. Drop-ins are welcome.
  Maria Antillon                            $30 per person, $45 per couple
  Call 243-1386 to sign up                  Instructor: Walt Punke                                                               Manzano Mesa, Room 5
                                                                                                                                 Thursday, Jan 20–Apr 14

Look for this logo for evening & weekend activities                                                                              (No class Feb 3) 6:30–8:00 pm
                                                                                                                                 $7 per class or $74 for full 12 weeks
                                                                                                                                 Instructor: Terry Reeder M.A LMSW



Writing Classes and Groups                                                                                                    Society of Children’s Book
                                                                                                                              Writers and Illustrators
TGIF Poetry Group                        Legacy Letters & Ethical Wills             Creative Writing Group                    Meet to discuss the art of writing
Devoted to reading the poetry of its Legacies are the footprints we leave                                                     children’s books.
                                                                                    Aspiring writers meet to create, share,
members, contemporary poets, as behind. Write about everyday life,                  critique and perfect their work in this     Manzano Mesa, Room 5
well as great poets of the past.                                                                                                2nd Tuesday, 7:00–8:45 pm
                                       like special moments with family,            supportive and non-threatening group.       Lisa May
  Bear Canyon, Room 3                  friends and nature. Pass on what               Highland, Room 1
  1st and 3rd Friday, 1:00–3:00 pm     really counts in our lives, beliefs, val-      Thursday, 1:00–3:00 pm
  Allan Roth, no registration required ues, ideas and reflections rather than                                                 Writing Practice
                                       material wealth.                             Writing for Fun Group                     We approach writing as a personal
Fiction, Non-Fiction & Poetry              North Valley, Room 3                                                               practice for discovery and enrich-
All forms of writing are explored.         4th Tuesday, 10:00–11:30 am              For encouragement in the “inspira-        ment. It is not publication oriented
                                           Instructor: Elizabeth C. Etigson         tional” literary field. Critiques are     or product focused.
   Bear Canyon, Room 1
   Monday, 2:30–3:45 pm
                                                                                    amicable and offered only when
                                                                                                                                Palo Duro, Aspen
                                                                                    requested.
   Rob Spiegel, Larry Greenly            Memoirs/Recuerdos                                                                      Wednesday, 9:30–11:30 am
   No registration required                                                           Manzano Mesa, Room 5                      Dotson
                                         Write your memories for your chil-           Monday, 1:00–3:00 pm
Writing Your Memoir                      dren and grandchildren.                      Lee Brown
                                           North Valley, Room 3
                                                                                                                              Writing Your Autobiography
Everything you need to know to get         Every other Thur, 1:00–3:00 pm                                                     This ongoing workshop focuses
your life in a book.                       Instructor: Lucinda Sachs                                                          writing about events in one’s life.
   Bear Canyon, Room 1                                                                                                          Bear Canyon, Room 1
   Mon, Jan 24–Mar 21, 2:30–3:45 pm                                                                                             Tuesday, 8:30–10:45 am
   Rob Spiegel, Larry Greenly                                                                                                   Instructor: Suzanne Clear
   Sponsored by Senior Arts, Inc.
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Sports Competitions                                                                                   Pick up a
                                                                                               50+ Sports & Fitness
                                                                                              Catalog for registration
                                                                                            forms and details about any
                                                                                              of these competitions or
                                                                                                   call 880-2800



                                                                              Albuquerque 50+ Games
                                                                              Competitions are held March–May 2011.
                                                                              Qualifying winners are invited to participate
                                                                              in the NM Senior Olympics where they may
                                                                              qualify to compete at the National Senior
                                                                              Games.




                                                                                                                       Events at a glance
                                                                                                                       March: cycling workshop, bowling, basket-
                                                                                                                        ball 3 point & free throw, eight ball pool,
                                                                                                                        talent show & dance, shuffleboard, swim-
                                                                                                                        ming, racquetball, table tennis.
                                                                                                                        Register by 5:00 pm,
                                                                                                                        Tues, March 1
 The 2011 “Compete & Meet” Games                                                                                       April: air gun, huachas, road race, pickle-
                                                                                                                         ball, racquetball, badminton, archery.
 There are 4 events remaining in our friendly competitions.                                                              Register by 5:00 pm, Fri, April 1
                                                                                                                       May: cycling, golf, tennis,
 Bocce Tournament                        Swim Workshop                                                                  horseshoes, track & field.
     Sat–Tues, Jun 4–7 • 8:00 am • $10   West Mesa Pool, Sat, Mar 5                                                     Register by 5:00 pm, Tues, May 2
     Sat–Tues, Oct 8–11• 8:00 am         12:00 pm • FREE
     $10


 Bench Press Competition Track & Field Workshop
                                                                                For info and to register call
                                           Albuquerque Academy, Track           880-2800 or visit Palo Duro
     Bench Press Competition               Sun, Apr 10, 11:00 am–2:00 pm        50+ Sports & Fitness Center
     Sat, Oct 29 • 9:00 am • $10           FREE • Register morning of event           3351 Monroe, NE
     North Domingo Baca
     Multigenerational Center


 Pickleball Tournaments
     Indoor Doubles Tournament                                                                                       Winter Sports Competitions:
     Manzano Mesa, gym
     Fri–Sun, Jan 14–16 • 9:00 am                                                                                     • Cross-Country Skiing
     Outdoor Doubles Tournament                                                                                       • Downhill Skiing
     Zuni Park, outdoor tennis courts                                                                                 • Snowboarding
     Sat–Sun, Sep 24–25 • 9:00 am                                                                                     • Snowshoeing
     $10 per event with membership.
                                                                                                                      • and Ice Hockey
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Sports                                  Senior Men’s Basketball
                                        This group gathers to play some
                                        friendly, but competitive basketball,
                                        where teams are picked prior to the
                                                                                  Open Huachas
                                                                                  A physical game of skill that is very
                                                                                  similar to horseshoes. The differ-
                                                                                  ence is that large metal washers are
                                                                                                                          Avatar Adventure
                                                                                                                          (Nature Study Hiking)
                                                                                                                          Join us for a day of shared explo-
                                                                                                                          ration in the beautiful outdoors near
                                        games. This is a good workout, with       pitched at a 3-inch hole in a 24 x 24   Albuquerque.
Air Gun Practices                       a lot of action and exercise.             inch platform on the ground and
                                                                                                                            Palo Duro 50+
For beginners interested in learning      Manzano Mesa, Gym (East Court)          the boards are 21 feet away from          Sports & Fitness Center
the sport of air gun or those that        Tuesday, 11:00 am–1:30 pm               each other.                               April–October
would like to hone their                  Thursday, 11:00 am–1:30 pm                Bear Canyon, Park                       2nd & 4th Friday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
skills for competition.                                                             Friday, 10:00–11:00 am                  5¢ per mile, prepayment is required
                                                                                                                            to reserve you place.
  Begins in January (by reservation)    Cycling Workshop                            (weather permitting)
  Eldorado High School, Rifle Range     Learn about Cycling. Topics cov-
  Contact: Major Jim Korber, Senior                                               50+ Sports & Fitness                    Center Hiking
  Instructor, Eldorado High School JR   ered are: training, preparing your
  ROTC at 296-4871 orDick Perry at      bike, eating and drinking, warming        Program Hiking                          The Albuquerque Centers offer
  856-7008.                             up, time trial and road races.            These fitness hikes vary from           intermediate level hike trips year
                                                                                  easy/moderate (A/B) hikes to the        round. Schedules are available at
                                          McKinley Community Center
                                                                                                                          front desk of participating centers.
Zia Rifle & Pistol Club                   Thursday, March 3, 1:00–2:00 pm         more challenging C/D level hikes.
                                                                                                                          5¢ per mile.
                                          To sign-up call 880-2800, for more      We offer descriptions so that you
This club promotes participation in       information contact Peter Stirbis at                                              Bear Canyon
                                          299-8442.
                                                                                  can self-select according to your
shooting sports, with                                                                                                       Every other Thursday,
                                                                                  current abilities. Participants bring
emphasis on safety.                                                                                                         starting January 13, 7:45 am
                                                                                  their own lunches, snacks and
  Bear Canyon, Room 5                   Eight Ball Pool at the Centers            drinks. 5¢ per mile, space is limit-
                                                                                                                            Coordinators: Linda Svrcek,
                                                                                                                            Sandy McAvoy
  3rd Thursday, 7:00–9:00 pm                                                      ed, prepayment is required
  Instructor: Tom Tomasi, President     Visit and meet with friends and play a                                              Highland
  797-2661                              variety of games. Donation requested.       Los Volcanes 50+                        Every other Tuesday, 8:15 am
                                          Barelas, Billiards Room                   Sports & Fitness Center                 Los Volcanes
                                          Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm            April–October, 2011                     1st & 3rd Thursday, 8:15 am
Badminton Practice & Play                                                           2nd Thursday, 7:15 am–4:00 pm           Call for schedule or see Lavaflow
                                          Bear Canyon, Billiards Room               Instructor: Cindy McConnell
This fun sport provides an opportu-       Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm                                                    Instructor: Rose Chavez
nity to participate in a sports pro-      Saturday,                                 Palo Duro 50+                           North Valley
                                          9:00 am–3:00 pm                           Sports & Fitness Center                 Every other Thursday, 8:00 am
gram which is beneficial to both                                                    April–October, 2011
your physical and mental well-            Highland, Billiards Room                                                          Palo Duro
                                          Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm            Tuesday, 7:15 am–4:00 pm
being.                                                                              Instructor: Vivian Heyward,             Every other Tuesday, 8:00 am
                                          Saturday,                                                                         Instructor: Marilyn Warrant
  Manzano Mesa, Gym                       10:00 am–4:00 pm                          Cindy McConnell
                                                                                                                            Saturday, twice a month, 9:00 am
  Monday, Friday,                         Los Volcanes, Billiards Room              North Domingo Baca                      Instructor: Sue Palletier
  1:00–4:00 pm                            Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm            April–October, 2011
  Tuesday, 6:00–9:00 pm                   Thursday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm                 3rd Thursday, 7:15 am–4:00 pm
  Wells Park Community Center,            Saturday,                                 Instructor: Cindy McConnell           Chair Massage
  Gym                                     9:00 am–3:00 pm
                                                                                                                          Alleviate those aches with massage,
  Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30–3:30 pm        North Valley, Billiards Room
                                          Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
                                                                                  Hiking 101                              as it increases circulation and
  Coordinators: Terry and Nan
  Lauritsen, 266-8237                     Tuesday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm                These half-day trips are designed to    relieves tightness.
                                          Palo Duro, Mtn. Mahogany Game Rm.       teach you hiking techniques, condi-       Bear Canyon, Call 291-6211
                                          Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm          tioning exercises, safety, and how to
Drop-In Basketball                        Wednesday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm
                                                                                                                            Los Volcanes 50+ Sports & Fitness
                                                                                  have a minimal impact on the nat-         Center, Call 839-3710
Open/Drop-In Basketball is offered        Saturday,
                                          9:00 am–1:00 pm                         ural world. Nordic walking poles are      Palo Duro 50+ Sports & Fitness
every day of the week (Mon–Sat) at                                                provided by the center with a valid       Center, Call 880-2800
the times listed below. Teams are                                                 driver’s license.                         North Domingo Baca
formed as participants                  Eight Ball Pool Tournament                                                          Multigenerational Center,
                                                                                    Palo Duro 50+                           Opening this spring
show up and sign in.                    Put your billiards talents to use by        Sports & Fitness Center
  Manzano Mesa, Gym                     joining us for an pool tournament.          Session 1: Apr 15, 29, May 6, 20        Highland, Lobby
  Monday, 11:00 am–1:00 pm                                                          Session 2: Sept 2, 16, 30, Oct 7        Monday, Friday, 10:00–12:00 pm
  7:00–9:00 pm                            North Valley, Billiards Room              Tuesday, 7:15 am–4:00 pm                $1 per minute, Rory Armstrong
  Tuesday, 9:45 am–1:00 pm                Monday, February 7, 10:30 am              Instructor: Cindy McConnell
  Wednesday, 11:00 am–12:30 pm            $2.50, register by Friday, January 28
  6:00–9:00 pm
  Thursday, 9:30 am–4:00 pm             DSA Golf Tournament
  Friday, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
  7:00–9:00 pm
  Saturday, 9:30 am–3:00 pm
                                        The Department of Senior Affairs           Dance to live music.
  Saturday schedule subject to change
                                        hosts a golf tournament every year.
                                        Information call: James Mader, Los
                                        Volcanes Center 836-8745
                                                                                   Page 17.
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                                                                                     Volleyball Pick-up Games
Sports                                     Silver Shufflers
                                           When was the last time you had a
                                           good, competitive game of shuffle-
                                           board? Come join this group for an
                                                                                     Join the 50+ volleyball players for
                                                                                     drop-in volleyball matches.
                                                                                       Wells Park Community Center, Gym
Massage                                    afternoon of fun and excitement.            Mon, 6:00–8:00 pm
                                                                                       Instructor: Dora Gunkel
A blend of ancient and modern                Manzano Mesa
                                             Tuesday, 1:00–4:00 pm                     Wilson Middle School, Gym
bodywork and massage techniques                                                        Sat, 9:30 am–12:00 noon
                                             $1 donation
from Korea, China, Great Britain,            Information: Floyd Capps 296-8720         Instructor: Dora Gunkel
Australia, Japan and San Francisco.          Scott Heron 299-7768                      Manzano Mesa, Gym
  Los Volcanes, Lobby                        Wells Park Community Center               Mon & Fri,
  Tues, Thur, Fri, Sat, 9:00 am–12:00 pm     Tuesday, 1:00–3:30 pm                     5:00–7:00 pm
  $1 per minute, Rory Armstrong              $1 donation                               Thur, 6:00–9:00 pm
                                             Information: Floyd Capps 296-8720
                                             Scott Heron 299-7768
Pickleball                                                                           Senior Volleyball
Pickleball is played with a perforat-
ed plastic ball and wood or compos-
                                             E-mail: boogie921@juno.com
                                             Website: www.senior-sports.org            Manzano Mesa, Gym
                                                                                       Sat, 1:00–2:50 pm
                                                                                                                                 Winter Sports
ite paddle on a badminton court            Men’s Softball                                                                        BFit2Ski—Ski Fitness Cardio
with the net lowered to 34 inches.
                                           Practices begin in February with
                                                                                     Walk About Albuquerque                      Weight Training Class
“It resembles tennis on a badminton
                                           league play held on Tuesday and           Learn the science of walking, safety        This 6-week cardio and weight train-
court with a table tennis feel.” Times
                                           Thursday mornings from April to           tips, walking techniques and how to         ing circuit class concentrates on the
are subject to change from summer to
                                           September.                                use a pedometer and walking poles.          muscles used for skiing, increasing
winter. Coordinator: Bill Marshall,
                                             Bear Canyon                             $15 includes a pedometer, walking           strength, balance and stamina. $40
417-9243
                                             65+ League                              charts, technique instruction, hand-        session and $75 for
  Manzano Mesa, Gym                                                                                                              2 prepaid sessions.
  Thur, 2:00–4:00 pm
                                             Chuck Halverson, 821-2749               outs, the use of walking poles, an
  Sat, 9:00–11:00 am                         Highland                                experienced, fun guide and trans-             Palo Duro 50+
                                             Ted Garcia, 256-2000 leave message      portation!                                    Sports & Fitness Center
  Los Volcanes, Social Hall                                                                                                        2 separate sessions of 6 classes
  Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–11:00 am               Palo Duro                                 Palo Duro 50+
                                                                                                                                   Tues, Jan 11–Feb 15
  Wed, 1:30–5:00 pm                          Papa Murphy’s Team                        Sports & Fitness Center
                                                                                                                                   Thur, Jan 13–Feb 17
  Mon, 12:30–3:00 pm                         Marc LaChey, 275-2331                     Monday and Wednesday, Departure
                                                                                                                                   5:45–6:45 pm
  North Domingo Baca                                                                   times vary from 7:15 am to 8:45 am,
                                                                                                                                   Instructor: Jacquie Davis, 239-9399
  Multigenerational Center,                                                            depending on the destination.
                                           Table Tennis                                Call 880-2800
  Opening this spring
                                           Practice & Play                                                                       Valles Calderas National
  Bernalillo Recreation Center, Gym                                                    Monday Walks
  Tues, Thur, 6:00–8:00 pm                                                             Session I: March 21–April 25              Preserve Cross Country and
                                           Since its inception in 1880s England
  Mar–Oct,                                 as an after-dinner amusement for up-
                                                                                       Session II: May 9–June 20                 Snowshoe Day Trip
  Outdoors anytime                                                                     Session III: Aug 15–Sept 26
                                           perclass Victorians, this sport has                                                   Don’t miss this amazing trip to the
  Paradise Hills Community Center                                                      Wednesday Walks
                                           grown into an international favorite.       Session I: March 23–April 27              Valles Calderas National Preserve in
  Mon–Fri, 10:00 am–12:00 pm                                                                                                     the Jemez Mountains. The beautiful
                                           Originally, a line of books served as       Session II: May 11–June 15
  Rayond G. Sanchez Community Ctr.                                                     Session III: Aug 17–Sept 21               preserve is almost 89,000 acres
  Tues, Wed, 1:00–3:00 pm
                                           the net, a champagne cork or knot of
                                           string as the ball, and a cigar box lid     Week 1: A Blossoming Adventure            including the headwaters of both
  Outdoors anytime
                                           as the racket.                              Walk the Botanical Park while learn-      San Antonio Creek and the East
  Roosevelt Middle School, Gym                                                         ing how to walk for the health of it.     Fork of the Jemez River.
  Tues, Thu, 6:00–8:00 pm                    Barelas, Social Hall
  Wed, 2:00–4:00 pm                          Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri,                      Week 2: Train to Bernalillo: An his-        Palo Duro 50+
  Sat, 9:00 am–12:00 pm                      8:00 am–5:00 pm                           torical tour of old Bernalillo—ride on      Sports & Fitness Center
                                                                                       the Rail Runner.                            Saturday, February 12
  Zuni Courts                                Bear Canyon, Social Hall
                                             (subject to change)                       Week 3: Nob Hill: Learn about the           Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 4:30 pm
  Outdoors anytime                                                                                                                 $9 transportation and $10 paid to
                                             Mon & Fri, 1:30–3:30 pm                   architecture of this historical area of
                                             Wed, 10:15–11:15 am                       Albuquerque.                                Valles Caldera Ranger Station
                                             Thur, 9:30–11:00 am                                                                   Instructor: Cindy McConnell,
                                                                                       Week 4: The Albuquerque Bosque:
                                             Sat, 9:00–11:00 am,                                                                   880-2800
                                                                                       Discover Albuquerque’s natural side.
                                             1:00–3:00 pm                              Week 5: Take a Walk on the Wild
                                             Palo Duro, Mesquite Room                  Side! Walk among the animals and be
                                             1st Sat, 9:30–10:30 am                    Wild!
                                             2nd, 3rd, & 4th Sat,                      Week 6: Plaza to Plaza: Civic Plaza
                                             9:30–11:30 am                             to Old Town Plaza. 250 years of
                                             North Valley, Social Hall                 Albuquerque history.
                                             Mon, 2:00–5:00 pm (upon request)
                                             Manzano Mesa
                                             Mon–Fri, 8:00–9:00 am
                                                                                                                                 Look for this logo for
                                             Sat, 9:00–3:00 pm                                Tax Help • Page 4                  evening & weekend activities
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 Winter Sports Day Trips                                                                                   January —March Dance Classes
 We offer 4 different weekly day trips for people 50 years of
 age or older, beginning with instruction in each sport dur-                                                                          Ballroom/Latin/Swing
 ing the first week! Space is limited, pre-pay to reserve your                                                                        Dance: Beginning
 space. To register and for more information call 880-2800.                                                                           Learn the basics steps, turns, and
 A senior center membership ($13/year) and $9 will cover the                                                                          patterns to the Waltz, Cha Cha,
 cost of transportation for each trip! All trips leave the Palo                                                                       Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba,
 Duro 50+ Sports and Fitness Center. Bring a sack lunch,                                                                              Jitterbug/ Swing, and
 snacks, water and dress warmly in layers.                                                                                            Salsa.
                                                                                                                                        Bear Canyon, Social Hall
                                                Thursday                                                                                Thur, Jan 13–Apr 21, 5:15–6:15 pm
 Tuesday                                                                                                                                Instructor: Fred Laureta
 Cross Country Ski Trips                        Downhill Skiing &                                                                       $8 per person, $14 couple
 For intermediate to advanced skiers.           Snowboarding Trips
 Depending on snow conditions, des-             Ride with us to the Santa Fe ski area                                                 Ballroom Dance Lessons
 tinations include the Jemez, Sandia,           and hit the slopes knowing that some-                                                 Learn the hottest dance steps, meet
 and Manzano Mountains.                         one else will be doing the driving.                                                   new friends and exercise too!
    Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 4:30 pm           Check in: 7:30 am • Return: 4:30 pm                                                   Highland, Room 8
    $9, equipment is not provided                 $9, must purchase own lift ticket.                                                    Thursday, 1:30–2:30 pm
                                                  Seniors 72+ get FREE lift tickets.                                                    $5 per class, Instructor: Esther Roybal

 Wednesday
                                                Friday                                                                                Beginning Argentine Tango
 Snowshoeing Trips
                                                Snowshoe 101 Trips                                                                    Paul Akmajian has been teaching
 Depending on snow conditions, desti-                                                                                                 for five years and is past President of
 nations include the Jemez, Manzano,            These 6 half-day trips offer snowshoe                                                 the Tango Club of Albuquerque. It
 and Sandia Mountains. Snowshoers               techniques, conditioning exercises                                                    is not necessary to come to this class
 can bring ski poles for more stability.        and discuss safety and how to have a                                                  with a partner, everyone will dance.
 Snowshoers must stay with the group.           minimal impact as you travel through                                                  Classes allow time for instruction
    Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 4:30 pm         the back country. Destination is the                                                  and practice with lots of individual
    $9, snowshoes may be checked out at         closest snow.                                                                         attention and support.
    no charge with a valid driver’s license       Check in: 7:30 am • Return: 12:00 pm                                                  Highland, Room 8
                                                  $9, snowshoes may be checked out at                                                   Sat, Jan 22–Mar 12,
                                                  no charge with a valid driver’s license                                               1:00–2:00 pm
                                                                                                                                        $15 per student, sponsored by Senior
                                                                                                                                        Arts Inc., scholarships available.


Ski Classes                                   Intermediate
                                              Cross Country Ski Review
                                                                                            Downhill Skiing & Snow-
                                                                                            boarding Slalom Lessons
                                                                                                                                      Belly Dancing
                                                                                                                                      Get in touch with your inner beauty
Ski classes leave Palo Duro 50+               This refresher course is for those who        Perfect the way you edge your skis and    while getting a good work out.
Sports & Fitness Center. Bring a sack         have completed beginner cross-coun-           weight your turns, and turn a ski day     Michelle Morrison’s gentle approach
lunch, snacks, water and dress in layers.     try ski lessons or are intermediate to        into a GREAT ski day! The Santa Fe        to this ancient art form can be enjoyed
                                              advanced skiers.                              Ski Team will give a morning of           by women of all ages and abilities.
Beginning Cross Country Ski                     Monday, January 3                           instruction then students will have       Make new friends and have a ball.
                                                Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 4:30 pm         the afternoon to practice and ski.          Highland, Room 8
Learn the basics of cross-country                                                                                                       Mon, Feb 28–Apr 4
                                                $15, equipment is not be provided.            Thursday, January 6
skiing in this introductory course.                                                                                                     10:00–11:00 am
                                                                                              Check in: 7:30 am • Return: 4:30 pm
  Friday, January 7                                                                           $9 transportation and $6 paid at time     $15 per student, sponsored by Senior
                                                                                                                                        Arts Inc., scholarships available
  Check in: 8:00 am • Return: 4:30 pm
  $15, equipment is not be provided.              Games & Cards • Page 27                     of trip to the Santa Fe Ski Team,
                                                                                              must purchase own lift ticket
                                                                                              Seniors 72+ get FREE lift tickets.      Dance and Movement
                                                                                                                                      for Parkinson’s
                                                                                                 See Page 30                          Join in the musicality, rhythm, expres-
                                                                                                                                      sion, inventiveness and sheer physical
                                                                                                                                      pleasure of DANCE. Movements cus-
                                                                                                                                      tomized for all levels of physical ability,
                                                                                                                                      free to members with Parkinson’s.
                                                                                                                                        Highland, Room 8
                                                                                                                                        3rd Wednesday, 10:00–11:00 am
                                                                                                                                        Instructor: Joanie Carlisle
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                                                                                                                               Aerobics
Dance Classes, continued                  Polynesian Dance Group
                                          Study and practice Polynesian Dance.
                                                                                    Fitness                                    These low impact aerobics classes are
                                                                                                                               for beginners to advanced exercisers,
                                            Manzano Mesa, Room 4
Japanese Folk Dancing                       Monday, 6:00–8:00 pm
                                                                                    Adapted Aquatics                           everyone works at their own pace.
                                            Instructor: Lava Buckley                                                             Barelas, Social Hall
An introduction to the culture and                                                  Taught in therapeutic 92 degree wa-          Tuesday, Friday, 9:15–10:15 am
spirit of the “land of the rising sun.”                                             ter, participants will be lead through
                                                                                                                                 Bear Canyon, Social Hall
  Bear Canyon, Room 6                     Ballet (Adults)                           a series of range of motion exercises        Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00–9:00 am
  Saturday, 10:00 am–12:00                                                          that will help increase joint mobility
  Instructor: Natsuko Edelman               Manzano Mesa, Social Hall                                                            Highland, Social Hall
                                            Friday, 9:30–10:30 am                   as well as develop muscular strength.        Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:00–11:00 am
                                            Instructor: Anna Marie Urioste          A 50¢ fee will get you transportation        Los Volcanes
Line Dancing                                                                        to and from the UNM Therapy Pool             50+ Fitness Center, Aerobic Room
Great for people who love to dance        Clogging                                  on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays              Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:15–9:15 am,
but don’t have a partner. Good for                                                  from all 6 senior centers and our 2          5:30–6:30 pm
                                            Manzano Mesa, Social Hall               multigenerational centers; and from          Mon, Wed,
the mind and body!                          Friday, Jan 7–Jun 10 and                                                             4:15–5:15 pm
  Bear Canyon, Social Hall                                                          Palo Duro 50+ Sports & Fitness Cen-
                                            Aug 5–Dec 30, 9:30–11:00 am                                                          Manzano Mesa, Gym
  Advanced, Thur, 1:30–3:00 pm              Instructor: Shirley Smith               ter on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
                                                                                                                                 Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:15–9:15 am
  Beginning, Thur, 3:15–4:30 pm                                                     Please call 880-2800 for further in-
  Intermediate II, Tues, 1:30–3:00 pm                                               formation.                                   Palo Duro, Mesquite Room
  Intermediate I, Tues, 3:00–4:30 pm      Wise Women Belly Dance                                                                 Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:15–9:15 am
  Clarada Hull                                                                          University of New Mexico                 North Domingo Baca, Social Hall
                                          Celebrate the female spirit and the           Therapy Pool
  Highland, Social Hall                                                                                                          Mon, Wed, Fri,
                                          joy of movement while enjoyingthe             Monday–Friday, 1:00–2:00 pm              8:15–9:15 am,
  Intermediate, Bice, Santistevan
  Tues, 1:30–3:30 pm                      benefits of fitness, spiritual growth                                                  5:30–6:30 pm
  Los Volcanes, Social Hall
                                          and empowerment. Belly dance dis-
  Beginning, Jeanette C. Finegold         plays the strength and beauty of                                                     Body Fat vs. Muscle
  Tues, 9:15–10:15 am                     women of all sizes, ages, and shapes.                                                The goal for optimal health is reduc-
  Tues, 10:30–11:30 am, Carrie Fox          Manzano Mesa, Social Hall                                                          ing body fat while increasing muscle.
  Intermediate, Jeanne Hendrix              Thursday, 5:45–7:00 pm
  Thur, 9:00–10:00 am, $1                                                                                                      Visit us for a free assessment.
                                            Instructor: Amaya
  Thur, 10:00 am–11:00 am, $1                                                                                                    Los Volcanes 50+
  Manzano Mesa, Social Hall                                                                                                      Sports & Fitness Center
  Beginning, Georgette Smith                                                                                                     3rd Wednesday
  Wed, 1:30–4:30 pm                                                                                                              8:00–10:00 am,
  Advanced, Wylene Santistevan                                                                                                   5:00–7:00 pm
  Fri, 1:30–4:30 pm                                                                                                              Manzano Mesa, Fitness Room
  Palo Duro, Mesquite                                                                                                            2nd Wednesday
  Advanced, Tidy                                                                           Here’s how it works:                  8:00–10:00 am, 5:00–7:00 pm
  Mon, 1:30–3:00 pm                                                                                                              North Domingo Baca
                                                                                           Each meeting you will receive
  2nd, 3rd, & 4th Sat,
  10:30–12:00 noon
  Beginning, Tidy
                                                                       1st Lifestyle       an outline detailing your chal-
                                                                                           lenges for the week.
                                                                                                                                 4th Wednesday
                                                                                                                                 8:00–10:00 am, 5:00–7:00 pm
                                                                                                                                 Palo Duro 50+
  Mon, 3:15–4:30 pm                                                                        These challenges will include:
  Sat, 9:00–10:30 am                                                       Fitness         • Structured cardio and
                                                                                             strength routines.
                                                                                                                                 Sports & Fitness Center
                                                                                                                                 1st Wednesday
                                                                                                                                 8:00–10:00 am, 5:00–7:00 pm
African Dance and Drum
This combination class incorporates
                                                                         Challenge!        • Options to increase your
                                                                                             flexibility with stretching,
                                                                                             yoga and/or Pilates-type
                                                                                                                               Cardio Interval
various styles of African dance and                                                          exercises.                        Weight and cardio training in timed
drumming. The group is being rec-                                                          • Instruction to help you           intervals tones the body, and increases
ognized as a new form of entertain-       Presented by Jetstream Co. and                     become more nutritionally         strength and endurance.
                                          The City of Albuquerque,                           aware of your own eating
ment, and asked to perform at             50+ Sports & Fitness Program                                                           Los Volcanes 50+ Sports
events. No experience is necessary.                                                          habits (this isn’t a diet).         & Fitness Center,
                                          Part of getting in shape means changing          You will also receive a journal       Aerobic Room
  Manzano Mesa, Room 4                    how you live, from what you eat to how you                                             Saturday, 10:00–11:00 am
  Tuesday, 2:15–3:30 pm                                                                    sheet which you can fill out at
                                          schedule your time. If you want to make          the end of each day.
  Instructor: Camila Dodson               small, daily changes on the road to fitness                                          EnhanceFitness
                                          and health, this 10 week challenge is for        Prizes will be awarded at the
Latin Spice Dance                         you. This isn’t a weight loss program,           end of the session based on         This is an evidence based senior fit-
                                          although you may lose weight.                    individual physical data taken      ness class in which a three part
Spice up your exercise with dance.                                                         at the beginning and the end of     assessment will be conducted.
No experience necessary.                  Ready to get started? Sign up now!               the class.
                                                                                                                                 North Valley, Rooms 1 and 2
  Manzano Mesa, East Social Hall           Palo Duro 50+ Sports & Fitness Center                               NEW!              Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:15–10:15 am
  Wednesday, 9:30–10:30 am                 Saturday, 9:00–10:30 am
  Instructor: Barbara Weiss                                                                                                      Los Volcanes 50+ Sports & Fitness
                                           Class 1: January 8–March 12 • Class 2: May 7–July 9                                   Center, Aerobic Room
                                           $125, Instructor: Jacquie Davis • 239-9399                                            Tues, Thur, Sat, 11:00 am
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Fitball                                     Get Moving Aerobics                       Salsa-Robics
Target and challenge core muscles           Join this group fitness cardio class,     For women and men—a fun way to
                                                                                                                                   Digital Camera Classes • Page 21
with stabilizing and balance exercises.     which incorporates high and low           relieve stress, improve flexibility
Increase strength, sculpt, and tone.        impact choices in an effective work-      and build stamina! The tempo of              Zumba
  Los Volcanes 50+ Sports &                 out to burn more fat, use calories,       the music, the syncopated patterns
  Fitness Center, Aerobic Room                                                                                                     Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-
                                            and meet your fitness goals.              of the Cha Cha, Salsa/Mambo,                 to-follow moves to create a fitness
  Monday, Friday, 10:45–11:45 am
                                               Manzano Mesa, Social Hall              Samba, and Rumba combined with               program that will blow you away.
  Manzano Mesa, Gym
  Thursday, 8:15–9:15 am                       Mon, Wed, Fri, 5:00–6:00 pm            the intensity with which you                 Zumba fanatics achieve long-term
  Instructor: Janet Porter                     $20 per month or $2.50 per class       approach the exercises, makes this           benefits while having a blast in an
  Manzano Mesa, East Social Hall               Instructor: Ann Owens                  suitable for virtually everyone. Wear
  Friday, 4:45–6:00 pm                                                                                                             exciting hour of calorie-burning,
                                                                                      comfortable clothes and shoes.               body-energizing, awe-inspiring move-
  $2.50 per class
  Instructor: Ann Owens                     Introduction to Aerobics                    Los Volcanes, Social Hall                  ments! The routines feature interval
  North Domingo Baca                                                                    Thursday, 6:00–7:00 pm                     training sessions where fast and slow
                                            Learn and practice the basics steps         Saturday, 9:00–10:00 am
                                            used in our popular aerobic classes.                                                   rhythms and resistance training are
                                                                                        $2, Instructor: Sonya Trujillo
Flex & Tone                                 When done, you will feel confident                                                     combined to tone and sculpt your
Elongate and strengthen your mus-           enough to join in.                                                                     body while burning fat.
cles increase flexibility, improve pos-
                                                                                      Wii Video Fitness,                             Bear Canyon, Social Hall
                                               Palo Duro
ture and develop a strong core.                50+ Sports & Fitness Center            Yoga and Sports                                Monday, 3:30–4:30 pm
                                               1st Tuesday, 11:00 am–12:00 noon                                                      Dec 6–Feb 7
  Bear Canyon, Social Hall                                                            The Wii is a truly unique and physi-
  Tuesday, Thursday, 8:00–9:00 am                                                                                                    $3 per class
                                                                                      cally interactive experience. Cus-
                                                                                                                                     Highland, Social Hall
  Highland, Social Hall                     Kettle Bells                              tomize your fitness workouts with the          Call center for
  Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00–11:00 am
                                                                                      Wii Fit or come and play the Wii               day and time
  Los Volcanes 50+ Sports &                 Kettle bells incorporate the core
                                                                                      Sports program. Upon request.                  $3, Instructor: Angie Cantrell
  Fitness Center, Aerobics Room             while working major muscle groups.
  Tuesday, Thursday, 8:15–9:15 am           The rotational movements                    Los Volcanes 50+                             Los Volcanes 50+ Sports & Fitness
  Manzano Mesa, Gym                                                                     Sports & Fitness Center                      Center, Aerobic Room
                                            make it a unique and effec-                                                              Tues, 5:30–6:30 pm
  Tuesday, 8:15–9:15 am                                                                 Call 880-2800
                                            tive workout.                                                                            Thur, 4:30–5:30 pm
  North Domingo Baca, Social Hall                                                       Palo Duro 50+
                                               Los Volcanes 50+ Sports &                                                             $3 per class
  Tuesday, Thursday, 8:15–9:15 am                                                       Sports & Fitness Center
                                               Fitness Center, Aerobic Room             Call 839-3710                                North Valley, Rooms 1 and 2
  North Valley, Social Hall                    Thursday, 5:30–6:15 pm
  Tuesday, Thursday 8:15–9:15 am                                                                                                     Tues, Beginning Feb 8
                                                                                        North Domingo Baca
                                                                                                                                     5:30–6:30 pm
  Palo Duro, Mesquite Room                                                              Multigenerational Center
                                                                                                                                     $3, Instructors: Annelle Bourguet,
  Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30–10:30 am          Pilates                                     Call 880-2800
                                                                                                                                     Bernadette Dominguez
                                            Learn the importance of core stabiliza-
Gentle Exercise
Done mostly in a chair, using equip-
ment such as balls and bands, we
                                            tion, muscle balance and proper align-
                                            ment while integrating the concept of
                                            mindfulness, fluidity and grace.
                                                                                       Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD)
focus on resistance training to build
strength.
  Barelas, Social Hall
                                               Los Volcanes 50+ Sports &
                                               Fitness Center, Aerobic Room
                                               Tues, 9:45–10:45 am
                                                                                       Program Workshop NEW!
  Tues, Fri, 10:15–10:45 am
                                               Manzano Mesa, Room 4
  Bear Canyon, Social Hall                     Beginning class                          If you have (or care for someone
  Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:15–10:15 am                 Tues, Oct 12–Nov 30,                     with) a chronic health condition
  Highland, Room 8                             5:30–6:30 pm
  Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:45–9:45 am
                                                                                        such as: diabetes, arthritis, high blood
                                               $40 for 8-week progressive session
                                               Instructor: Kathy Weaver                 pressure, heart disease, chronic pain,
  Los Volcanes 50+ Sports & Fitness
  Center, Aerobic Room                                                                  anxiety, or other long-term health         Free 6-week workshop
                                               North Valley, Social Hall South
  Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:30 am,                Tues, 5:45–6:45 pm                       conditions, this is the workshop for       2.5 hour meetings
  12:00 noon–1:00 pm                           $3 per class                             you. Learn from specially trained          Call the Palo Duro
  Manzano Mesa, Gym                            Instructor: Karen Shore                  group leaders with chronic health          50+ Sports & Fitness Center.
  Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:45–10:45 am                                                          conditions themselves. Set goals and
                                               Palo Duro, Cottonwood                                                                  Los Volcanes 50+ Sports and
  North Valley, Share Your Care                Wed, Jan 12–Apr 27                       make a step-by-step plan to improve           Fitness Center
  Tues, 9:45–10:15 am                          5:30–6:30 pm                             your health and your life.                    Tuesday, 1:00–3:30 pm
  North Valley, Social Hall South              $3 per class
  Thur, 9:45–10:15 am                                                                                                                 Jan 11–Feb 15, Mar 15–Apr 19,
                                               Instructor: Karen Shore, Pilates         Put Life Back Into Your Life. Find            May 10–Jun 14, Jul 5–Aug 9,
  Palo Duro, Mesquite Room                     Certified Instructor                     practical ways to deal with pain and          Aug 30–Oct 4
  Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:30 am                                                          fatigue, discover better nutrition and
                                               Palo Duro 50+ Fitness Center                                                           Palo Duro Senior Center
  North Domingo Baca                           Pilates Reformer Machine Training        exercise choices, understand new
  Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:30 am                                                                                                        Thursday, 1:00–3:30 pm
                                               Call 880-2800 for class schedule         treatment choices, and learn better           Jan 13–Feb 17, Mar 17–Apr 21,
                                                                                        ways to talk with your doctor and             May 12–Jun 16, Jul 7–Aug 11,
                                                                                        family about your health.                     Sep–Oct 6
             Activities are free with membership unless stated otherwise
36                                                                                                                 ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011



Weight Training                         Basics with Free Weights
                                        This course will instruct the novice
                                                                                  Jacquie’s Resistance
                                                                                  Training Class
                                                                                                                            Eastern Traditions
                                        lifter on safe and proper free weight
Weight Training                                                                   You will receive a custom training
                                        lifting techniques to be used as an                                                 Self Defense
                                                                                  card for each session, so after 6
Orientations                            alternative to, or in conjunction
                                                                                  weeks, you will have 12 routines
                                        with, workout machines to provide                                                   All-Star Youth Karate
Weight training will keep you feel-                                               and be familiar with use of free
                                        variety in obtaining fitness goals.                                                 For ages 4–16, this karate/self
ing and looking great. Get more                                                   weights, machines, bands and medi-
energy and increase muscle tone           Los Volcanes 50+                        cine balls!                               defense program covers martial art
and bone density! Join one of our         Sports & Fitness Center                                                           techniques, emphasizing
                                          Call 839-3710 for schedule                North Domingo Baca
free orientations and learn the fun-                                                Multigenerational Center
                                                                                                                            self-defense and child
damentals of weight training.             Manzano Mesa, Fitness Room                Mon, Wed, 5:45–6:45 pm                  safety awareness.
                                          Call 275-8731 X232 for schedule           Class 1: February 7–March 16
  Los Volcanes                                                                                                                Manzano Mesa, East Social Hall
                                          North Domingo Baca, Fitness Room          Class 2: April 11–May 18                  Wednesday, 6:00–9:00 pm
  50+ Sports & Fitness Center
                                          Opens this Spring. Call for schedule      Class 3: June 6–July 13                   David Vigil, to register: 899-1666
  Call 839-3710 for appointment
                                          Palo Duro 50+                             Class 4: August 1–September 7
  Manzano Mesa, Fitness Room
                                          Sports & Fitness Center                   Palo Duro 50+ Sports & Fitness
  Call 275-8731 for appointment
                                          Call 880-2800 for schedule                Center
                                                                                                                            Kendo Kai
  North Domingo Baca, Fitness Room                                                  Tues, Thurs, 5:45–6:45 pm               A Japanese martial art of fencing.
  Call for appointment                                                              Class 1: April 19–May 26
  North Valley, Fitness Room
                                        Group Weight Training 101                   Class 2: June 14–July 21                  Manzano Mesa, East Social Hall
                                                                                    Class 3: August 9–September 15            Friday, 6:00–8:00 pm
  2nd Monday                            Learn the fundamentals of weight lift-      $150 for six week class                   Davis Begay
  Call 761-4025 to register             ing and gain the skills to be confident     Instructor: Jacquie Davis 239-9399
  Palo Duro 50+                         and successful in the weight room.
  Sports & Fitness Center                                                                                                   Iron Olympian Karate
  Call 880-2800 for appointment           Los Volcanes 50+                        Weight Training in                        Develop physical strength, discipline,
                                          Sports & Fitness Center
                                          Class 1: Mon, Fri, Jan 10–Feb 4         Aaron’s Group Class                       balance, coordination and self-es-
Fitness Facilities                        11:00 am–12:00 noon
                                          Class 2: Mon, Fri, May 23–Jun 20
                                          11:00 am–12:00 noon
                                                                                  Join Aaron, an A.C.E. certified per-
                                                                                  sonal trainer, for this six-week,
                                                                                                                            teem. Class includes breakaway tech-
                                                                                                                            niques and safety awareness.
Our fitness facilities are equipped                                               group, weight training class. Call          Manzano Mesa, Room 3
with strength training and cardio         Call 839-3710 to register
                                                                                  Aaron at 264-7341 or 880-2800 for           Tuesday, Wednesday,
equipment. A $13 per year member-         Manzano Mesa, Fitness Room              class schedule.                             6:00–8:00 pm
ship fee entitles you to full privi-      Class 1: Mon, Wed, Feb 14–Mar 9                                                     Instructor: Chris Nowak
                                          11:30 am–12:30 pm                         Palo Duro 50+
leges. There is a contribution of 50¢     Class 2: Mon, Wed, Jun 27–Jul 18          Sports & Fitness Center
per visit. Free equipment orienta-        11:30 am–12:30 pm                         $150 for the 6 weeks                    Karate/Self Defense
tions are available by appointment.       Call 275-8731 X232 to register
                                                                                                                            Classes include training in self-de-
  Los Volcanes 50+                        North Domingo Baca, Fitness Room        NIA (Dancing through Life)                fense, basic karate forms and katas.
  Sports & Fitness Center                 Class 1: Tues, Thur, Mar 22–Apr 14
  839-3710, 6500 Los Volcanes, NW         1:00–2:00 pm                            Nia is a transformational movement        (Okinawan self defense dancing
                                          Class 2: Tues, Thur, July 26–Aug 18     practice that draws from the dance,       movements) and are structured for
  Manzano Mesa, Fitness Room
  275-8731, 501 Elizabeth, SE             1:00–2:00 pm                            martial, and healing arts and increases   people who may have some physical
  (18 years of age and older)             Opens this Spring Call to register                                                limitations or movement issues. Im-
                                                                                  the pleasure of living in your body,
  Palo Duro 50+                           Palo Duro                               creating weight loss, strengthening       prove self-confidence, physical per-
  Sports & Fitness Center                 50+ Sports & Fitness Center                                                       formance and overall health.
                                          Class 1: Mon, Fri,                      muscles, and improving muscle tone
  880-2800, 3351 Monroe, NE                                                       and definition. Nia is done barefoot to     Los Volcanes, Room 2
                                          Apr 25–May 20
  North Valley, 761-4025                  4:45–5:45 pm                            inspiring world music that calms the        Friday, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
  3825 Fourth Street, NW                                                                                                      Denis Rosenberg
                                          Class 2: Mon, Fri,                      mind and relieves stress.
  North Domingo Baca, 7520 Carmel,        Aug 29–Sept. 26                           Barelas, Rooms 2 and 3
  NE                                      4:45–5:45 pm                              Monday, May–June, 1:30–2:30 pm          Personal Defense Club,
                                          Call 880-2800 to register                 $8 per class, $60 per session           Close Quarter Combat
                                                                                    Instructor: Judy Cates
                                                                                    Highland, Room 8                        Provides a place to learn, teach and
                                                                                    Saturday, 10:15–11:15 am                practice personal fighting skills. It is
                                                                                    $7 or $30 for a five-week class card    not associated with any traditional
                                                                                    Instructor: Elizabeth Cervantes         Asian art or sport.
                                                                                    Highland, Room 8
                                                                                                                              Manzano Mesa, Room 4
                                                                                    Thursday, 11:15 am–12:15 pm
                                                                                                                              Tuesday, 7:30–9:00 pm
                                                                                    $7 or $30 for a five-week class card
                                                                                                                              $10 per month
                                                                                    Instructor: Michele Diel
                                                                                                                              Instructor: Dr. Sean Ross


                                                                                  Find us online: www.cabq.gov (seniors)
ABQ 50+ Activities Catalog January–June, 2011                                                                                                                  37

T’ai Chi                                                                                                                     Gentle Yoga, Beginners
A holistic way to health and happi-                                                                                          This slow-paced class is appropriate
ness based on the gentle movements                                                                                           for those new to stretching, to
presented for healing mind and                                                                                               enhance a yoga or fitness practice,
body and engaging the spirit.                                                                                                or recovering from surgery or illness.
  Los Volcanes, Room 2                                                                                                         Los Volcanes, Room 2
  Wednesday, 12:00 noon–1:00 pm                                                                                                Friday, 9:30–10:40 am
  Saturday,                                                                                                                    Jan 8–Mar 5
  11:00 am–12:00 noon                                                                                                          $5, Instructor: Jody Ford
  $3, Instructor: Jim Dell                                                                                                     Advanced Beginners
                                                                                                                               Los Volcanes, Room 2
T’ai Chi Chih                                                                                                                  Saturday, 9:30–10:40 am
                                                                                                                               Mar 26–May 14
Easy, gentle movements that bal-                                                                                               $5, Instructor: Jody Ford
ance the internal energy (Chi)           T’ai Chi-Gong                            Yoga, Chair
  BEGINNING
                                         Chi-gong is a combination of medi-       Focus on alignment, breath awareness,      Yoga, Hatha
  Palo Duro, Aspen Room
  Wednesday, Jan 5–Mar 2;                tation, breathing and gentle move-       relaxation and core awareness while        Gentle yoga with an emphasis on
  Mar 9–Apr 27; May 5–Jun 22             ment using and applying Taoist,          gently opening up the body, increasing     stretching and breathing
  Beginning class, 4:30–5:30 pm          Buddhist, and yoga techniques.           strength, flexibility, mobility and          Los Volcanes, Room 2
  Continuing class, 5:45–6:45 pm                                                  building bone density.                       Monday, Thursday, 2:00–3:00 pm
                                         Improve your balance, flexibility
  $60 for an 8 week series of classes                                                                                          $5 per class
                                         and stamina, decrease stress and           Barelas
  Certified Instructor: Ginny Morgan                                                                                           Instructor: Maebi Richards
                                         improve your sense of wellbeing.           Wed, Fri, 2:30–3:30 pm
  Bear Canyon, Room 5                                                               Instructor: Lori Allison, RYT
  Wednesday, 3:00–3:30 pm                  Los Volcanes 50+ Sports & Fitness                                                 Yoga, Hatha-Plus
                                                                                    Highland, Room 8
  Instructor: Edina Lock                   Center, Aerobic Room
                                                                                    Friday, 10:00–11:00 am                   This class combines Hatha yoga and
                                           Wednesday, 10:30–11:30 am
  Manzano Mesa                                                                      $10 per class                            core body work.
                                           $3, Instructor: Diane M. Chase, M.A.
  Tues, Jan 11–Mar 8, 5:30–6:30 pm                                                  Instructor: Lori Allison, RYT
                                                                                                                               Manzano Mesa, Room 5
  Instructor: M. Irvin, 8-week class                                                Los Volcanes, Room 2                       Friday, 9:00–10:00 am
  PRACTICE                               Yoga                                       Thursday, 4:30–6:00 pm                     Instructor: Janet Porter
  Bear Canyon, Room 3                    Improve posture and core strength,         $10 per class
  Wednesday, 11:30 am–1:00 pm                                                       Instructor: Lori Allison, RYT
                                         as well as reduce lower back pain                                                   Yoga, Hatha—Qi Gong
  Instructor: Mary Moriarty
                                         and increase muscle flexibility.
  Bear Canyon, Room 5 and 6
                                           Barelas
                                                                                  Yoga, Chakras                              A focus on breathing and Hatha
  Wednesday, 3:30–4:30 pm                                                         Learn basic energy systems in the          yoga postures helps lower blood
  Instructor: Edina Lock                   Monday, Thursday, 9:15–10:45 am
                                           Instructor: Dolly Sanchez              body know as chakras and incorpo-          pressure and calm nerves. Breathing
  Highland, Room 7                                                                rate gentle yoga postures, breathing       revitalizes the brain and internal
  Friday, 9:00–10:00 am, self-directed     Bear Canyon, Room 6
                                           Friday, 1:15–2:15 pm                   techniques, crystals, essential oils,      organs with oxygen, and postures
                                           Instructor: Kae Sumrall                music, meditation and other self dis-      keep the spine supple and healthy.
T’ai Chi Ch’uan                            Highland, Room 7                       covery techniques. All materials             Manzano Mesa, Room 5
                                           Wednesday, 1:15–2:45 pm                                                             Wednesday, 9:00–10:00 am
Provides a cardiovascular workout and                                             and certificate are included.                Instructor: Dee Cappelle
improves balance.                          Highland, Social Hall                    Los Volcanes, Aerobics Room
  Bear Canyon, Social Hall                 Wednesday, 6:00–7:00 pm                  Tuesday, Jan 4–Feb 8, 2:45–4:00 pm
  Thursday, 9:30–11:00 am                  $3.00 per person, Beginning Jan 19       $45 six class series, must preregister   Yoga, Kundalini
  Instructor: John Young                   Instructor: Cassie Martinez              Instructor: Jody Ford                    Kundalini, an electric, fiery, occult
  Highland, Room 8                         Los Volcanes 50+ Sports & Fitness                                                 life force, is a spiritual power that
  Thursday, 9:30–10:30 am                  Center, Aerobics Room                  Yoga Dance Fusion                          brings in energy, expands the mind,
  Instructor: Master Dug Corpolongo        Saturday, 8:10–9:30 am                                                            and opens new thinking.
                                           $3 per class                           Yoga Dance Fusion is a fun synergy
  Palo Duro, Ponderosa Pine                Instructor: Kathy Crisp                of easy yoga, simple dance move-             Manzano Mesa, Room 4
  Friday, 9:30–10:30 am                                                           ments, free dance, and laughter.             Wednesday, 10:00–11:00 am
  (not meeting 1st Fridays)                Manzano Mesa, East Social Hall                                                      Instructor: Lucille Mulcahy
                                           Monday, 6:15–7:00 pm                     Los Volcanes 50+ Sports & Fitness
  Instructor: Sifu Dug Corpolongo                                                   Center, Aerobics Room
                                           $25 per month
  BEGINNING                                Instructor: Ann Owen                     Wednesday, Jan 5, 2:45–4:00 pm           Yoga, Restorative
  Bear Canyon, Social Hall                                                          $4 (one class)                           This class guides you through relax-
  Oct 16, 2010–Jun 25, 2011                                                         Instructor: Jody Ford
  Saturday,                                                                                                                  ation and quieting the mind. It is
  11:30 am–1:00 pm                                                                                                           beneficial for those with physical
  Instructor: John Young                                                          Yoga, Dahn                                 challenges and seasoned students
                                                                                    Los Volcanes, Room 2                     wanting to deepen their inner expe-
  DISCUSSION GROUP
                                                                                    Friday, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  Bear Canyon, Room 1                                                                                                        rience of yoga.
                                                                                    $3 per class
  Tuesday, 1:00–2:30 pm                                                                                                        Los Volcanes 50+ Sports & Fitness
                                                                                    Instructor: Lynn Alexander
  Instructor: John Young                                                                                                       Center, Aerobics Room
                                                                                    North Valley, Social Hall South
  North Valley, Room 1 and 2                                                                                                   Thur, Jan 6,13,20,27, 3:00–4:00 pm
                                                                                    Tuesday, 3:00–4:00 pm
  Monday, 1:00–2:00 pm                                                                                                         $20 for 4 class series
                                                                                    $3 per class
  Instructor: James McIntire                                                                                                   Instructor: Jody Ford
                                                                                    Instructor: David Plummer
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Groups & Clubs                           Corvairs of New Mexico
                                           Highland, Room 8
                                           1st Wednesday, call center for time
                                                                                  Mystery & Audio Book Club
                                                                                  A title is announced at each meeting
                                                                                  and discussed the following month.
                                                                                    Palo Duro, Ponderosa Pine
                                                                                                                          Genealogy Club
                                                                                                                          Learn to research your family histo-
                                                                                                                          ry using internet sources, including
                                                                                                                          tools and references on how to get
                                         Siglo De Oro R.V. Club                     2nd Tuesday, 1:30–2:30 pm             started. No registration required.
Acting
                                         Excursions around the state and                                                    Bear Canyon, Room 2
Drama Club                               beyond will highlight our travel sea-    The Novel Etc. Book Club                  3rd Friday, 12:30–2:30 pm
                                                                                                                            LaChey, Otahal, Holub
All interested seniors are sum-          son. Join us for our monthly busi-
                                                                                  Join us for an hour of discussing
moned for behind the scenes and          ness meeting and trip signup, fol-
acting positions.                        lowed by a “get together” luncheon
                                                                                  books of all kinds.                     Reclaiming Families
                                         at a local restaurant.                     Highland, Room 8
  Highland, Room 7                                                                                                        This community outreach project
                                                                                    2nd Saturday, 2:45–4:00 pm
  Tuesday, 3:15–5:00 pm                    Bear Canyon, Social Hall West                                                  seeks to engage children of working
  Instructor: Roberts                      3rd Tuesday, except August,                                                    refugee families in meaningful activ-
                                           10:00–11:00 am                         Socrates Café                           ities.
Senior Theater                                                                    The Socrates Café is a place where        Manzano Mesa, Room 5
                                         Discussion and Book                      participants gather weekly to explore     2nd & 4th Monday, 6:30–7:30 pm
The plays we are starting are light                                                                                         Nkazi Sinandile
                                         Bible Basics                             and reflect on questions the gather-
comedy, mystery, and melodrama.
                                                                                  ing finds important. There is no
The dress rehearsal and production       Join in the fun learning experience
takes place in the spring. We need
                                                                                  agenda, no predetermined answers to     Music
                                         of discovering the Bible.                the questions, or assigned readings.
help with stage, lights, sound, make-
                                           Bear Canyon, Room 5
                                                                                                                          Alb. Accordion Club
up, costumes, props, scripts as well                                                Highland, Room 8
                                           1st, 3rd, 5th Tuesday, 1:30–3:00 pm      Friday, 10:30–11:30 am                  Bear Canyon, Room 5
as actors.                                 Rebecca Hunt                                                                     2nd Thursday, 7:00–9:00 pm
                                                                                    Charlotte Stocek
  Bear Canyon, Room 4                                                                                                       Dan Wright
                                           Barelas, Room 4
  Tuesday, 3:30–5:00 pm                    Wednesday, 10:00–11:00 am
  Instructor: Shirley Tanzola              Baca                                   Community Groups                        Beartones
                                           Los Volcanes, Room 1                   Guardianship Meeting                    This is a four part (soprano, alto,
Vintage Players                            Tuesday, 9:30–11:30 am
                                                                                    Highland, Room 8                      tenor and bass) singing group.
                                           Aranda, Balboa, Ramirez
Members read and perform mono-                                                      2nd Wednesday, 11:30 am–1:00 pm       Ability to read music is a plus.
                                           North Valley, Room 3                                                           Contact director to enroll at 293-
logues, readings, skits, one act plays     Thursday, 9:30–11:00 am
and original material.                     Rev. Chavez, Bob Salazar               Los Alamos Neighborhood                 8445 or bobmeadows@aol.com.
  Manzano Mesa, Room 3                                                            Association (LAANA)                       Bear Canyon, Room 1
  1st Saturday, 10:00 am–12:00 pm                                                                                           Thursday, 10:00 am–12:00 noon
  Janet Porter
                                         Bible Discussion                         LAANA promotes the continued              Instructor: Bob Meadows, director
                                           Manzano Mesa, Room 4                   proper land use in the Los Alamos
                                           Thursday, 10:00–11:00 am               Subdivision and to protect neigh-       Bear Canyon Sing-Along
Arts and Crafts                                                                   borhood property values.
                                           WOMEN ’S B IBLE D ISCUSSION
                                                                                                                          This group meets to play and sing
Colored Pencil Society                     Manzano Mesa, Room 4                     North Valley, Social Hall             folk tunes accompanied by auto
                                           Tuesday, 11:00 am–1:00 pm                Times and Dates TBA
  Bear Canyon, Room 4                                                                                                     harp and guitar. Participants must
  4th Saturday                                                                      Mary Turpin
                                                                                                                          be familiar with their instrument.
  12:00 noon–3:00 pm                     Classic and Great Books
  Granville Chorn                                                                                                           Bear Canyon, Room 4
                                         Energize your mind.                      Dance                                     Monday, 4:00–5:00 pm
                                                                                  Square Dancing Group                      Instructor: Eleazar Benavides
Project Linus                              Bear Canyon, Room 3
                                           2nd & 4th Friday, 1:00–3:00 pm
                                                                                    Palo Duro, Mesquite
Sandians who enjoy sewing get to-          Kathy Nunn
                                                                                    Wednesday, 1:00–3:00 pm               Choralaires
gether to make blankets for Project
                                                                                                                          No musical training is required.
Linus which are given to children in     Open Topic Discussion Group              Family                                  This group also performs at commu-
area hospitals and shelters for home-
                                         Topics are suggested at the weekly                                               nity venues.
less and abused children.
                                         meetings. Talk about ideas, values and
                                                                                  Foster Grandparent Program
                                                                                                                            Palo Duro, Cottonwood
  Manzano Mesa, Social Hall              problems of the times. People are wel-   Advisory Council                          Monday, 9:00–11:30 am
  2nd Saturday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon
                                         come to attend at any time. Occa-          North Valley, Room 4
                                         sionaly, guest speakers are invited.       3rd Wednesday, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Auto and RV Clubs                                                                   764-1612
                                                                                                                          Community Drum Circle
                                           Bear Canyon, Room 1                                                              Manzano Mesa, Room 4
Aristocrat Social Club                     Tuesday, 11:00 am–12:30 pm                                                       3rd Friday
                                           Jerry Lehnus                                                                     7:00–9:00 pm
  Highland, Room 7
                                           Palo Duro, Aspen
  3rd Wednesday, 1:00–4:00 pm
                                           Thursday, 1:00–3:00 pm
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Guitar Group                               Alb. Wildlife Federation                Philatelic Club                          Grey Panthers
For those who can play guitar in the         Manzano Mesa, Room 3                  Join us for mixtures, the trading cir-   Advocates for senior issues.
                                             2nd Thursday, 6:00–8:45 pm            cuit and door prizes.
keys of C-D-G-etc. Also, any other                                                                                            Highland, Room 7
instrument is welcome. It is helpful                                                 Palo Duro, Ponderosa Pine                4th Saturday, 12:00 noon–2:00 pm
if you can sing, but not necessary.        Camera Club                               Monday, 11:15 am–3:00 pm
You will need your own instrument          Come and share photos, techniques
and music stand. We welcome musi-          and interests with field trips too.     Rock Hound Club                          Retired Public Employees
cians, amateurs and professionals.           Palo Duro, Ponderosa Pine               Palo Duro                              Association (RPEA)
                                             2nd Friday, 1:00–3:00 pm                Meetings: 1st & 3rd Thursday
  Bear Canyon, Room 4                                                                11:00 am–12:00 noon                    Group addresses issues related to
  Monday, 2:00–4:00 pm                       Joyner                                                                         public employees who have retired:
                                                                                     Trips: 2nd & 4th Thursday
  Instructor: Benavides                                                              8:15 am–4:30 pm                        benefits, insurance, pay, etc.
  North Valley, Social Hall                Digital Camera Users Group                5¢ per mile, Harris
                                                                                                                              Bear Canyon, Rooms 5
  Tuesday, Friday, 10:00–11:45 am
                                           Discussions include cameras and                                                    2nd Friday, Jan, Apr,
  Al Garcia
                                           their operation, photographic tech-     Society of Children’s Book                 Jul, Oct, 1:00–2:00 pm
  Los Volcanes, Room 10
  Thursday, 10:00–11:00 am
                                           niques, new developments, etc. No       Writers and Illustrators of                Jack Fuller

  Salas, Gonzales                          registration required. Schedule sub-    New Mexico (SCBWI)
                                           ject to change.                           Manzano Mesa, Room 5                   Chapter 5 Retired Public
Hi-Toners                                    Bear Canyon, Room 2                     2nd Tuesday, 7:00–8:45 pm              Employees of New Mexico
                                             2nd Thursday, 10:00–11:30 am            Lisa May
                                             Ray Elosua                                                                       Highland, Room 7
For those who read music or want to                                                                                           Call center for next date
learn. They perform at many differ-                                                T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly
ent community events.                      Libros Group                              Los Volcanes, Room 10
                                             Manzano Mesa, Room 3                    Monday, 8:00–9:00 am                   Retired Physicians Group
  Highland, Room 7                                                                   Instructor: Dolly Degraff
  1st, 2nd & 3rd Friday, 10:30 am–12:00      1st Saturday, 9:00 am–12:00 pm                                                   Palo Duro, Ponderosa Pine
  Instructor: Frank Johnson, Senior Arts                                             Palo Duro, Aspen                         Monday, 3:00–4:30 pm
                                                                                     Monday, 11:45 am–1:00 pm                 Coordinator: Dr. Castillo
                                           Computer                                  Instructor: Eberting
Highland Harmonizers                                                                 Manzano Mesa, Room 5
                                           Linux SIG                                 Monday, 9:30–11:15 am
                                                                                                                            NARFE Chapter 80
The Harmonizers perform all over
                                           Ongoing discussion of Linux operating     Friday, 10:00–11:30 am                 Then National Association of
town. Join at any time.                                                              Dottie Bellach
                                           systems and applications software.                                               Retired Federal Employees meets to
  Highland, Room 7                           Bear Canyon, Room 2                                                            preserve federal retirement and
  Wednesday, 10:00 am–12:00 noon             3rd Thursday, 7:00–8:45 pm            Weight Watchers                          health benefits. Open to civilian
  Instructor: Connie Devers                  Facilitators: Michael Tole            Learn how to stay full longer, so you    employees, retirees, survivors and
                                                                                   can lose weight and keep if off.         spouses with at least 5 years of federal
Palo Duro Band Practice                    Special Interests                         Los Volcanes, Social Hall              government service.
For members who play an instrument                                                   Saturday, 9:30 am, weigh in              Palo Duro, Mesquite Room
                                           Invest in Debt                            10:00–11:00 am, meeting                  1st Saturday, 12:00 noon–1:00 pm
  Palo Duro, Aspen                                                                   $39.95 monthly pass, $119 for 10
                                             Manzano Mesa, Room 5
  Friday, 1:00–3:00 pm                                                               weeks of meetings, $13 weekly fee
                                             2nd Wednesday, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                                                                                            Social Networking
Sing-A-Long                                Investment Club                         Zia Sundials, Chapter #106               CBI Group
Join us for an afternoon of singing!       Club follows the NAIC program           Members of the National Assn. of
                                                                                                                            Open to Veterans of World War II
Accompanied by 2–3 guitarists, this          Palo Duro, Ponderosa Pine             Watch and Clock Collectors, the
                                                                                                                            who served in China, Burma or India.
group sings a variety of songs.              3rd Wednesday, 10:00–12:00 noon       Sundials are enthusiasts and collec-
                                                                                   tors of horological items.                 Palo Duro, Ponderosa Pine
  Manzano Mesa, Room 4                                                                                                        4th Wednesday, 10:00 am–12:00
  Tuesday, 1:00–2:15 pm                    NM Postcard Club                          Bear Canyon, Room 4                      Laben
  Richard Mabry                                                                      2nd Saturday, 12:00 noon–3:00 pm
                                           The New Mexico Postcard Club is           Bob Sherman
                                           for those who collect postcards and                                              Cherokees of New Mexico
Other Interest Groups                      collectors of New Mexico postcards.     Senior Issues                              Manzano Mesa, Room 4
Albuquerque Historic                         North Valley, Room 4                                                             3rd Saturday, 12:00–3:00 pm
Aviation Society                             Sunday, Dates TBA,                    AARP Chapter #4380
                                             12:30–3:00 pm
                                                                                   For seniors 50+ wanting information
A group is for aviation lovers to
                                                                                   on local, governmental and legisla-
spend time visiting with fellow            Palo Duro Palettes                      tive senior related issues.
enthusiasts.
  Bear Canyon, Rooms 5 and 6
  1st Thursday, 7:00–9:00 pm
                                           This ongoing group meets each
                                           week to work in all media.
                                                                                     Bear Canyon, Room 4
                                                                                     2nd Thursday
                                                                                     Board Meeting, 1:00–1:30 pm
                                                                                                                            Look for this logo for
  Harry Davidson 256-7212
                                             Palo Duro, Piñon
                                             Wednesday, 1:00–3:00 pm
                                             Lamkin
                                                                                     Presentation, 1:30–2:30 pm
                                                                                     $5 Annually, Jan Caron
                                                                                                                            evening & weekend activities
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Groups and Clubs, continued                Society of Creative                      Zia Rifle and Pistol Club               Support groups
Red Hat Society                            Anachronism                              The club promotes participation in
                                                                                    shooting sports, with emphasis on       Groups open to patients,
                                           Barony of al-Barran, Monthly Citizen’s
Join your senior sisters across the
                                           Meeting. Hear what is happening.
                                                                                    range and field safety.                 families, and friends
nation, even the world, and greet                                                     Bear Canyon, Room 5
middle age with verve, humor and fri-        Manzano Mesa, Room 5                                                            Albuquerque
                                                                                      3rd Thursday, 7:00–9:00 pm
volity. The only criteria for joining        3rd Tuesday, 6:00–9:00 pm                                                       Council of the Blind
                                                                                      Tom Tomasi
                                             Greg Vickery                                                                    Highland, Room 7
are willingness to share and a red hat.
                                                                                                                             2nd Saturday, 1:30–3:30 pm
  Bear Canyon, Room 5
                                           Vietnamese Senior                        Travel Clubs
  Enchanting Red Hat Bear Beauties                                                                                           Alzheimer’s Support Group
  3rd Wednesday, 1:00–2:30 pm              Association                              Albuquerque Travel Partners              Bear Canyon, Room 1
  Barbara Broussard                                                                                                          3rd Friday, 10:00 am–12:00 noon
                                           Meet to visit and enjoy social con-      We bring together lively seniors to      Barbara Michaels, 266-4473
  Highland, Room 4                                                                  discuss potential travel ideas for
  4th Thursday, 1:00 pm                    tact with other Vietnamese and to                                                 Essential Tremors
                                           take trips within the community.         local, cross country and internation-    Support Group
  Los Volcanes, Room 1                                                              al trips.                                Palo Duro, Ponderosa Pine
  2nd Tuesday, 11:30 am–1:00 pm              Manzano Mesa, Room 4
                                             Saturday, 9:00 am–12:00 pm               Palo Duro, Piñon                       3rd Saturday, 10:00 am–12:00 noon
  Guanda Kenney (Queen)
                                                                                      2nd & 4th Tuesday, 1:00–3:00 pm        Grief Support Group
  Palo Duro, Aspen
                                                                                                                             Bear Canyon, Room 3
  1st Saturday                             Sports Groups                                                                     Monday, 3:00–4:30 pm
  11:00 am–12:30 pm                                                                 Travel Talk                              Joanne Rupprecht
  Manzano Mesa, Social Hall                Fishing Club
  3rd Thursday, 10:00–11:30 am                                                      Exchange ideas, experiences, travel      Los Volcanes, Room 10
                                           Fisherman and fisherwomen, join us       tips and advice.                         Monday, 10:15–11:30 am
                                           for a lot of fun and camaraderie.                                                 begins January 3 (6 weeks)
Sociable Singles Group                                                                Highland, Room 8
                                             Barelas                                  2nd Wednesday, 2:00 pm                 O’Hara
Dedicated to helping single men and          Trips: Tuesday, 6:00 am                  Lane, Williams                         Grief Support
                                             Meets: Tuesday, 12:00 noon                                                      Lunch Group
women have a satisfying social life
and develop new friendships.                 Bear Canyon, Room 4                                                             Join us to share and to have lunch.
                                             Meeting: Monday before trips at                                                 North Valley, Room 3
  Bear Canyon                                1:00 pm, call center for dates                                                  1st Tuesday, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
  Board Meeting, Social Hall                 Ken Nau
  1st Tuesday, 11:00 am–12:00 pm                                                                                             MS Support Group
                                             Los Volcanes, Room 2                                                            Palo Duro, Juniper
  Meeting, Room 5
                                             Meets: 2nd, 4th Tuesday, 10:00 am                                               3rd Monday, 2:00–4:00 pm
  3rd Friday, 3:00–4:00 pm
                                             Trips: 2nd, 4th Thursday, 6:00 am
  Game Night, Room 3                                                                                                         Prostate Cancer Support
                                             April–October
  4th Thursday, 5:00–8:00 pm                                                                                                 Association of NM, Inc.
  Bring your own food, visit, play games     Palo Duro                                                                       Bear Canyon, Rooms 5
  Dorothy Cillessen, 296-1765                Trips: Every other Tuesday                                                      1st & 3rd Saturday, 12:30–3:00 pm
  or Mary Peterson, 821-3101                 6:00 am–4:00 pm                                                                 Joseph Nai, 254-7784
                                             5¢ per mile, Francke



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