50+ Activities

50+ Enrichment Activities

Open Line Dancing

Learn how to perform line dance steps and receive dance descriptions with the counts and formation. 

  • Day/Time:
    • Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm (beginners)
    • Mondays, 4:30 - 5:45 pm (improvers)
  • Fee: $2 donation
  • Location: Senior Center
  • Instructor: Varies Weekly

Senior Lunch Bunch Club

Make friends your own age, have fun, make a difference, find and give a smile daily. Call Marilynn at 970-901-9914 for more information. 

  • Days: Fridays at the Senior Center
  • Time: 12:00 pm 
  • Bring your own sack lunch.

Woodcarvers Group

Black Canyon Woodcarvers Group. Join our informal group and hand-carve a variety of items (animals, caricatures, toys, etc.). Learn techniques from each other. Bring your own supplies. Call Janet at 970-323-5860 for more information.

  • Days: Thursdays
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Fee: $1/week
  • Location: Senior Center

Ceramics and Crafters Day

Ceramics - Bring your piece or purchase from us. We provide acrylic paints, finishing sprays, underglazes and glazes, and we fire your pieces. Crafters - bring a project of your choice to work on. Supply your own brushes, tools and a table cover if painting. Questions? Call Shelly at 970-424-4451

  • Dates: Every Wed  
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Senior Center Craft Room
  • Instructor: Shelly Malish
  • Fee: Free

Crafty Chatty Group

Bring your UFO's (unfinished objects) and socialize while you work. Make new friends with similar talents and interests. Stuck? Get help with your project from other crafters. No project? Come to socialize and get your creative juices flowing. You may find a project that looks like fun to you. No charge to join this group. Bring your own materials. Call Judy at 249-7198 for more information.

  • Dates: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 9:45 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Senior Center Craft Room

Jam Session/Sing Along

Join us if you play an instrument and/or sing! This is a casual group that you can attend as your time permits. Each person gets a turn to pick and lead a song and others play along. This is a free get together. Call Cindy at 252-4884 if you have questions. Spectators who enjoy listening to music are also welcome to attend.

  • Days: Mondays
  • Time: 3:45 - 5:45 pm
  • Location: Senior Center
  • Fee: FREE
  1. Educational Lecture Series
  2. Games

Valentine History: Casanova, Cupid, and Chocolate

Find out what they had in common as we explore folklore and the history of February's favorite holiday celebrating love. Historic pictures, valentines, and chocolate samples from a local company. 

  • Presenter: Kate Burke
  • Date: Monday, February 14 @ 1:00 pm

DATE CHANGE! Naming the Peaks 
Sneffels Range, The Cimarrons and the Peaks South of Ouray & West of Ridgway

These peak's names come from early Spanish explorers, The Hayden and the Wheeler geological surveys of 1870 , early settlers, the Colo9rado Mountain Club and the San Juan Mountaineers. 

  • Presenter: Dr. Don Paulson
  • NEW DATE: Tuesday, March 8

Native American History Through Art and Artifacts

More than 50 million people living in the Americas before Europeans arrived developed cultures, tools, and strategies to adapt and thrive in different environments. Includes material from the ute Museum in Montrose, which tells the story of the only Native Americans indigenous to Colorado. Presentation includes maps, photographs, and handout

  • Presenter: Kate Burke
  • Date: Monday, March 14th @ 1:00 pm

Fort Uncompahgre and the Old Spanish Trail

These are the first Anglo settlements in this region. Learn how these treasures of our past are being preserved. Our presenter, Chris Miller, is the Director for the Fort Uncompahgre. She forms partnerships with the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service to work together to preserve these buildings from our past. She has beautifully detailed booklets and flyers to take home 

  • Presenter: Chris Miller
  • Date: Monday, March 21 @ 1:00 pm