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Instructor: Jim Bragonier, Mike Morris

Location: Columbine Health Computer Lab

Note: Instructor provided by the Front Range PC Users Group.

5/22 Sa 8:30 AM-12:30 PM $14 24573-01

Cooking Around the World

Learn about a new country each week through its cuisine! The recipes are simple, use locally available ingredients and are designed for convenience. Each meal can be made in 30 minutes. Come prepared to have fun and cook a healthy meal. All supplies are included.

Instructor: Sharmila Rajopadhye

Location: Senior Center

Note: Class partially discountable. With the exception of the first class the cuisine will be determined by the participants.


4/6-4/27 Tu 6:30-7:30 PM $53 14515-02
Mexican Cooking

Learn how to prepare your favorite Mexican dishes, including chilies, tortillas, salsa, and other popular food.

Age: 16 years & up

Location: Northside Aztlan Center

Note: Bring an apron to your class.
4/5-4/26 M 6:30-8:00 PM $42 15849-03

Thai Cooking

Learn to cook Thai curries, flavorful soups, spicy salads, desserts and stir fry dishes. Students will be taught how to choose quality ingredients, be given cooking tips and tricks, and will learn restaurant time saving practical food preparation techniques usable at home.

Instructor: Sim Suinn

Location: Senior Center

Note: Class partially discountable.


5/6-5/13 Th 6:00-8:00 PM $57 24506-01
Indian Cooking

Get a glimpse into the world of Indian cuisine as you learn about its variety of spices and cooking styles by studying a small repertoire of sample dishes. Classes are independent of each other and teach some of the basic techniques and some easy-to-follow recipes.

Instructor: Sapna Von Reich

Location: Senior Center

Note: Class partially discountable.

South Indian Cuisine

3/3-3/10 W 6:00-8:30 PM $54 14510-02

North Indian Cuisine

4/15-4/22 Th 6:00-8:30 PM $54 14510-03

First Aid & CPR

This class will prepare you with basic first aid procedures as well as adult, child and infant CPR. This is a great class for daycare providers. Two certificates from the Emergency Care Safety Institute-AAOS will be issued at the end of the class. Book included.

Instructor: Mark Rosoff

Location: Senior Center

Note: Class not discountable.
3/13 Sa 9:00 AM-5:00 PM $67 14524-03

4/10 Sa 9:00 AM-5:00 PM $67 14524-04

5/8 Sa 9:00 AM-5:00 PM $67 24524-01
CPR Professional

This course teaches the skills of adult, child and infant CPR including barrier device-mask, use of an AED, and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. A two-year American Heart Association Certification will be issued upon successful completion of the course. Appropriate for new certifications and re-certifications

Instructor: Mark Rosoff

Location: Senior Center

Note: Includes AHA student text. New certifications begin at 6pm and re-certifications will begin at 7pm. Class not discountable.

3/10 W 6:00-9:30 PM $67 14525-03

4/7 W 6:00-9:30 PM $67 14525-04

5/12 W 6:00-9:30 PM $67 24525-01

Wilderness First Aid

This course includes assessment, short and long term management of injury, medical emergencies and conditions when definitive care is more then one hour away. The field day will focus on hands-on scenarios and techniques needed to stabilize the victim.

Instructor: Mark Rosoff

Location: Senior Center

Note: AAOS Emergency Care and Safety Institute Certification will be completed and is valid for three years. Book included. Class not discountable.

5/18-5/20 Tu,Th 6:00-10:00 PM $120 24540-01

5/22 Sa 9:00 AM-5:00 PM


American Sign Language

ASL is a distinct, natural language with rules of grammar and usage as different from English as any foreign language. American Sign Language is a specific term that refers to the visual-gestural language created by Deaf people, which is used in the United States and parts of Canada.

Instructor: Eric Fifer

Location: Senior Center

Note: From the first day, your classroom is a speech-free zone, before and after as well as during class. Class not discountable.


4/1-5/20 Th 7:00-9:00 PM $60 14509-02
Tea & Scones

Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea and a hot, delicious scone with jam and cream. The history of tea, tea decor, how to brew a proper pot of tea and much more will be presented. “Teatime is a treat, without it, life would be much less pleasurable.”

Instructor: Nancy Stern

Location: Senior Center

Note: There is an optional $10 fee for Nancy’s recipe book. Tea accessories will be available for sale. Class not discountable.
3/7 Su 1:30-3:00 PM $23 14531-02
Spanish To Get By

Broaden your horizons with Spanish! Learn travel vocabulary, basic verbs, greetings, Spanish culture and more. Come with an open mind and a pencil.

Location: Northside Aztlan Center

Note: Bring a pencil and a Spanish-English Dictionary.


4/6-4/27 Tu 6:30-8:00 PM $52 15845-02

Financial Fitness

This free two-week upbeat course in money management will cover easy budgeting techniques and useful tips for living comfortably on less. Wise use of credit will also be covered, including how to get your free credit reports, avoiding identity theft and predatory lending. A certificate is issued in the second week.

Call the MoneySense Financial Health Center to register: 970.494.3307

Instructors: Kathy Cox and Teri Slater

Location: Senior Center

4/1-4/8 Th 6:30-8:30 PM No fee

Where’s My Stuff? How to Organize Your Financial Life

Create a filing system to meet your financial needs. Examine the documents that need to be saved, for how long and where! A file box, folders and post-its would be helpful to bring to create a system that will work for you. You MUST bring your piles of documents/papers to work on, as time will be allocated for this.

Call the MoneySense Financial Health Center to register: 970.494.3307

Instructor: Kathy Cox

Location: Senior Center


4/15 Th 6:30-8:30 PM No fee
Who Would Inherit a Pitchfork

Are you in charge of dividing a loved one’s lifetime of possessions? Feeling overwhelmed by the task at hand? This class will help you begin thinking about how you are feeling about the things left behind and help you make a plan to begin the job.

Instructor: Mary Brown

Location: Senior Center

Note: Register as a single or couple for the same price. Fee includes the book The Choose Around.
4/3 Sa 10:00-11:30 AM $19 14508-02

Adult Guitar, Beginner

In just five lessons, students will learn the fundamental chords and basic tablature skills. Chords, strum patterns, tuning, and basic music theory will be incorporated. Participants may bring an acoustic, classical, or electric guitar.

Age: 19 years & up

Instructor: Saja Butler

Location: Northside Aztlan Center

Note: Must bring own guitar.
4/19-5/17 M 6:45-8:00 PM $50 15704-02

Hottest Travel Careers

Travel for free or earn commissions arranging group tours. Cruise for as little as $35 per day on a luxury cruise line with this little-known career opportunity. Make money and see the world as a tour director. How about a FREE vacation in Spain for a week?

Instructor: Ron Stern

Location: Senior Center

Note: Class not discountable.

3/7 Su 9:00-11:00 AM $29 14530-02
Travel Everywhere for Less

Did you miss the recently posted $295 round trip Denver to Moscow flight? If so, this class is for you. Find the lowest airfares, alternative cruises for less, frequent flyer tickets for less than $1, stay for free around the world, these and many other internet bargains are all here in this exciting class.

Instructor: Ron Stern

Location: Senior Center

Note: There is an optional materials fee of $10 for the Fly Cheap book. This is the same class as Fly Cheap, Stay Cheap, Travel Cheap. Class not discountable.
4/17 Sa 9:00-11:00 AM $29 14535-02

Travel the World for Free

Impossible? Travel photojournalist Ron Stern will show you how to write, broadcast or otherwise promote yourself as a travel journalist in this new and changing economy. Learn about alternative outlets such as You Tube or just how a website can be the key to free travel.

Instructor: Ron Stern

Location: Senior Center

Note: There is an optional materials fee of $25. This is the same class as Travel Writer. Class not discountable.

3/9 Tu 6:00-9:00 PM $34 14546-02

5/11 Tu 6:00-9:00 PM $34 24546-01

Forgiveness Meditation

A meditation to heal the heart. Hanging on to our anger is a great source of misery for our self and others. In this meditation course we will learn to free our mind from resentment so we may live our life happily and healthily.

Instructor: Kelsang Rinzin

Location: Senior Center

Note: Class not discountable.
3/27 Sa 9:00 AM-12:30 PM $39 14536-01

Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy is now mainstream. It provides profound relief for pain, insomnia, stress, depression and other conditions. Therapists are working with others in the healthcare field to better your wellbeing. Hear the history of hypnosis, what it is, its regulation and what it is used for.

Age: All

Instructor: Linda Iverson

Location: Senior Center

Note: Linda has a Master of Nursing Degree and is a Certified Master Hypnotherapist.

3/11 Th 10:00-11:30 AM $6 14404-01
Peripheral Neuropathy

Neuropathies will be discussed including diabetic and idiopathic. Causes and treatment will be discussed from the perspective of a physical therapist. Learn about the research that has shown good results with light therapy treatment. Time will be allowed for those who desire to have their protective sensation assessed.

Age: All

Instructor: Barbara Phillips, P.T.

Location: Senior Center
3/24 W 11:00 AM-12:30 PM $0 14410-01
Laughter Yoga

Fun! Enlightening! Inspiring! Laughing yoga combines the ancient laughter practices with gentle yoga breathing techniques. Participants will be involved in activities and exercises that create laughter, a positive attitude, improve health and healing and much more. Just for the HEALTH of it come join us for a fun time!

Age: All

Instructor: Janeen Easley, Samantha Thompson

Location: Senior Center
5/5 W 6:30-7:30 PM $15 14446-01

Mindfulness Meditation

Learn how to meditate according to the Foundation of Mindfulness. Meditation will teach you how to achieve tranquility and to increase your power of concentration. It will also teach you how to deal with anger, cravings, and other negative emotions. This class is an extension of the Front Range Forum and the Instructor has taught meditation for a number of years at a Thai Temple in Denver.

Instructor: Bob McCartney

Location: Senior Center

Note: Will not meet 3/8


Ongoing F 10:00-11:00 AM $2 drop-in fee each visit

Ongoing M 6:30-7:30 PM $2 drop-in fee each visit

Alzheimer’s Association Programs

Co-Sponsored by the City of Fort Collins. Please call 970.472.9798 for reservations and/or more information.

Location: Senior Center

I. Know the 10 Signs

Everyone forgets a name or misplaces their keys occasionally. Many healthy people are less able to remember certain kinds of information as they get older. Memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association will present the 10 Warning Signs and you will learn about the importance of early detection.


3/11 Th 2:00-3:30 PM No fee
II. Maintain Your Brain

Learn how to live a brain-healthy lifestyle. Find out what you can do today to be fit from the neck up. Who should attend: Anyone interested in taking steps toward a brain-healthy future. This interactive workshop gives you the tools to make brain health part of your overall wellness goals.


4/8 Th 2:00-3:30 PM No fee
Aspen Club Presentations

These presentations are co-sponsored by the City of Fort Collins. Register by calling the Aspen Club, 970.495.8560.

Location: Senior Center
I. Talking About Those Common Unmentionables

From the standpoint of a Physical Therapist, learn conservative strategies and techniques you can use when dealing with pelvic floor management issues, including incontinence, prolapse and constipation.


3/10 W 2:00-3:30 PM No fee
II. How Will You Pay for Your Long Term Care Needs?

Discussion will include preparing for long term care needs; the new Colorado Long Term Care partnership and how Medicare and Medicaid fit into the financing of long-term care, which is something all of us will need to know about as we live longer lives. Panelists include Laurel Kubin and CSU Extension and Elaine Proctor, Attorney.


4/14 W 6:30-8:00 PM No fee

III. Keeping You and Your Grandchildren Active and Healthy

Being active with your grandchildren…what could be more fun and wonderful then that? At the same time, it is a great way to promote healthy lifestyles of “intergenerational proportion.” Learn ideas for fun activities for all Ages and how you can support your kids and grandkids in active lifestyles

5/13 Th 10:00-11:30 AM No fee
Babysitting Bootcamp

This American Red Cross course will cover everything from the babysitting basics to a certification in infant and child CPR.

Age: 11-15 years

Location: Northside Aztlan Center

Note: Please bring a sack lunch and snacks. Class partially discountable.
3/19 F 8:30 AM-5:00 PM $70 15715-03

4/13-4/15 Tu,Th 4:00-8:00 PM $70 15715-04


Little Chef’s Cooking Club

Leave your preschooler with us to get creative in the kitchen. These classes are all hands on. An occasional craft will be offered to enhance the learning experience.

Age: 3-5 years

Location: Northside Aztlan Center


Plenty of Pizza

3/23 Tu 10:00-11:30 AM $16 15552-03


Spring Things

4/13 Tu 10:00-11:30 AM $16 15552-04


EPIC Adventures Mini-Camp

Now a shortened spring break version of our popular little kids camp. Activities will include basic ice skating instruction, arts and crafts, pool fun, indoor/outdoor games, music and storytime.

Age: 4-6 years

Location: Edora Pool Ice Center

Note: Warm clothing for skating needed Tuesday and Thursday. Swimsuits needed for Wednesday. Please Note any food allergies at time of registration
3/15-3/18 M-Th 9:00 AM-Noon $56 15575-01

EPIC Adventures

Basic ice skating, art, pool fun, indoor/outdoor games, story time and snack included. Your child will receive an ice skating lesson conducted by an EPIC skate pro each day of EPIC adventures. There will be one day of recreational swimming per week.

Age: 4-6 years

Instructor: Jenn Holm

Location: Edora Pool Ice Center

Note: Clothing for skating and swimming is needed. Please arrive 10 minutes early to help your child put on his/her ice skates. Warm clothing needed Tuesdays and Thursdays. Swimsuits needed for Thursdays. Please Note any food allergies at time of registration Class will not be held on 3/16, 3/18.

3/2-3/25 Tu,Th 12:30-3:00 PM $75 15598-03

4/6-4/22 Tu,Th 12:30-3:00 PM $75 15598-04

4/27-5/13 Tu,Th 12:30-3:00 PM $75 15598-05
Lego Club

Get together with other Lego enthusiasts, share ideas and use your imagination to create your own Lego masterpieces.

Age: 6-10 years

Location: Youth Activity Center


4/13-4/27 Tu 4:30-6:00 PM $27 15627-02

“Fun”tastical Fridays

These Friday events will delight your child. Explore, learn, create and play! Activities will be centered around a FUN theme that will include games, arts & crafts, refreshments and more. Classes are for children only.

Age: 3-6 years

Location: Northside Aztlan Center
Pizza Shop

3/26 F 1:00-2:30 PM $16 15599-03


Kings & Queens

4/23 F 1:00-2:30 PM $16 15599-04


Ugly Bug Ball

5/7 F 1:00-2:30 PM $16 15599-05


Junior NASCAR

This class will teach your 8-12 year old to be a safe, educated Go-Kart driver; skills that will transfer to the everyday driving world! Covered in the class; seat belt safety, rules of the road, braking, making turns, driving in lanes, passing, knowing when to yield and driving defensively.

Age: 8-12 years

Location: Fort Fun

Note: Participants must be 8-12 years old, be at least 50 inches tall, wear closed-toe shoes, dress for the weather and provide their own water bottle. Long hair must be pulled back. In case of inclement weather you will be notified. Info? Call Fort Fun at 472.8000.

3/15 M 8:00-10:00 AM $24 15629-01

Make up day: 3/17

3/16 Tu 8:00-10:00 AM $24 15629-02

Make up day: 3/18

3/20 Sa 8:00-10:00 AM $24 15629-03

Make up day: 3/27

4/17 Sa 8:00-10:00 AM $24 15629-04

Make up day: 4/24

Night Out with Dad

Dad’s and kids! Here’s your opportunity to have a great night out together. You bring a sack lunch. We’ll provide the rest. Toys, Games, Gym time, Arts and Crafts, Story time and More!

Age: 3-6 years

Location: Northside Aztlan Center


3/24 W 6:00-7:30 PM $15 15672-03

4/21 W 6:00-7:30 PM $15 15672-04

After-School Enrichment

The After-School Enrichment Program provides homework help, games, crafts, computers, sports, field trips, and more. Limited transportation is provided from select schools.

Grade: Kindergarten-5

Location: Northside Aztlan Center

Note: Must be in correct grade. Register at Northside Aztlan Community Center only.
3/22-3/26 M-F 3:30-6:00 PM $20 15720-11

3/29-4/2 M-F 3:30-6:00 PM $20 15720-12

4/5-4/9 M-F 3:30-6:00 PM $20 15720-13

4/12-4/15 M-Th 3:30-6:00 PM $20 15720-14

4/20-4/23 Tu-F 3:30-6:00 PM $20 15720-15

4/26-4/30 M-F 3:30-6:00 PM $20 15720-16

5/3-5/7 M-F 3:30-6:00 PM $20 25720-01

5/10-5/13 M-Th 3:30-6:00 PM $20 25720-02

5/17-5/21 M-F 3:30-6:00 PM $20 25720-03

5/24-5/26 M-W 3:30-6:00 PM $20 25720-04

Child Sign Language

Teaching your child sign language is not only a great way to help them learn a new skill or keep them entertained; it is a gift you can give them that will last a lifetime. ASL games will be included!

Age: 7-13 years

Location: Northside Aztlan Center

3/27-4/17 Sa 10:00-11:30 AM$40 15656-03
School’s Out Days

Join us for games, movies, crafts, sports and more on these days out from school! Lunch will be provided.

Grade: Kindergarten-5

Location: Northside Aztlan Center

Note: Must be in correct grade.
4/16 F 9:00 AM-3:00 PM $26 15719-05

4/19 M 9:00 AM-3:00 PM $26 15719-06


Teen Guitar, Beginner

In just five lessons, students will learn the fundamental chords and basic tablature skills needed to play many of their favorite songs. Chords, strum patterns, tuning, and basic music theory will be incorporated. Participants may bring an acoustic, classical, or electric guitar. Must bring own guitar.

Age: 13-18 years

Instructor: Saja Butler

Location: Northside Aztlan Center


4/19-5/17 M 5:15-6:30 PM $50 15703-02
Youth Guitar, Beginning

In just five lessons, students will learn the fundamental chords and basic tablature skills needed to play many of their favorite songs. Chords, strum patterns, tuning, and basic music theory will be incorporated. Participants may bring an acoustic, classical, or electric guitar.

Age: 9-12 years

Instructor: Saja Butler

Location: Northside Aztlan Center

Note: You must bring your own guitar.


4/19-5/17 M 4:00-5:00 PM $46 15701-02

THE FARM
Adopt An Animal

Anyone can adopt an animal at The Farm and become its “parent”. As an adoptive parent, you are helping to provide for the food and care of “your” animal.

Of course, your adopted animal stays at The Farm where it is cared for by farm staff. (Note: for all practical purposes, some of the animals are sold when they reach maturity.) It’s easy to adopt! Choose your favorite farm animal and adopt it for a year by making a tax-deductible donation. A farm “parent” receives an adoption certificate, his/her name listed at The Farm, and a poster as a “thank you”, because we do appreciate your support.

Adopt before May 19 and receive 2 reservations to the Barn Burner to be held May 20, 2010.
Barn Burner

Adopt a farm animal before May 19, and you will receive two free reservations to a boot stompin’ good time on Thursday, May 20 at The Farm. Adoptive parents and their guests* are invited to this special event which will include entertainment, food, and pony rides. This event is open only to adoptive parents and guests. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Reservations for additional guests are available for $5 each.

Age: Any


5/20 Th 6:00-7:30 PM
Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s birthday with a farm flair! Meeting the animals, riding a pony* or going on a hayride create a very unique party for your 3 – 9 year old. (pony rides begin April 3) Call The Farm or stop by during open hours to reserve your date. A minimum charge is due at time of reservation. Your hostess will take care of all the details to ensure a stress-free day for you. For more information, contact The Farm at 970.221.6665 or visit us online at fcgov.com/recreation/thefarm.

After School Farmers

Experience life on a farm by participating in farm activities such as milking a cow or a goat, making crafts, taking a hayride, and some surprises too!

Age: 6-10 years

Location: The Farm


3/23-4/13 Tu 4:00-5:30 PM $33 15401-01

Li’l Dumplin’ Farmers

Mom, Dad (or any other favorite adult), you and your two-year-old can meet the animals and learn about farm life together in this class. Join us in farm chores that will include gathering eggs, and milking a cow or a goat. After the chores are finished, we will enjoy a picnic with the animals. Please ring a bag lunch.

Age: 2 years

Location: The Farm

Note: A dessert will be provided. Parents to remain with child.

3/22-4/5 M 11:00 AM-Noon $25 15409-01

3/23-4/6 Tu 11:00 AM-Noon $25 15409-02

4/12-4/26 M 11:00 AM-Noon $25 15409-03

5/3-5/17 M 11:00 AM-Noon $25 15409-04

Pee Wee Farmers

The Pee Wee Farmer classes have been favorites since The Farm opened in 1985! Your child will learn what life on a farm is like through hands-on-experiences. by milking a cow or goat, gathering eggs, riding the ponies, and learning about baby animals.

Age: 4-5 years

Location: The Farm

Note: Parents will to lead their child’s pony on the day they ride.
3/23-4/13 Tu 1:30-3:00 PM $33 15406-01

3/24-4/14 W 9:30-11:00 AM $33 15406-02

3/25-4/15 Th 1:30-3:00 PM $33 15406-03

3/26-4/16 F 9:30-11:00 AM $33 15406-04

3/26-4/16 F 1:30-3:00 PM $33 15406-05

4/20-5/11 Tu 9:30-11:00 AM $33 15406-06

4/20-5/11 Tu 1:30-3:00 PM $33 15406-07

4/21-5/12 W 9:30-11:00 AM $33 15406-08

4/21-5/12 W 1:30-3:00 PM $33 15406-09

4/22-5/13 Th 9:30-11:00 AM $33 15406-10

4/22-5/13 Th 1:30-3:00 PM $33 15406-11

4/23-5/14 F 1:30-3:00 PM $33 15406-12

After School Riding Lessons

Giddy-up! Cowboys and cowgirls will get to know our equine friends after school as they learn about safety and horsemanship while grooming, saddling and riding The Farm’s ponies.

Age: 8-12 years




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