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50+ Classes & Presentations

Golden Circle Education / Performance Series at the Senior Center - 1 PM

Thursday, December 7, 1:00 PM
Holiday Tunes
Hillery is a musician brought to us by the Blue Sage Center for the Arts Next50 Grant. Enjoy Hillery as she plays holiday tunes on an electronic soundboard.
Musician: Hillery McCallister

Monday, December 11, 1:00 PM
Harp vs Hammer Dulcimer…What is the same and what is different?
Come for a musical hour of show and tell and a question and answer session with Robin Freed. Robin is the leader of the Harps and Hammers Ensemble which recently performed at the annual Beaconfest along with various other venues throughout the year.
Musician: Robin Freed

Monday, January 8, 1:00 PM
The Black Canyon Twirlers – Montrose Club Square Dancing Demonstration
Square dancing is a lot of fun and great exercise for all ages! Watch and enjoy a demonstration of square dancing followed by an invitation to come forward to learn a few simple, beginning square dance moves. We promise to have you dancing and smiling within minutes!
Dancers: Black Canyon Twirlers

January 18, 1:00 PM
Cowboy Poetry and Music
This performance is part of the Blue Sage Center for the Arts Engage Series. Details are not available yet. Contact 50+ coordinator to get on the email list to get details as they become available,

Monday, January 22, 1:00 PM
Gray Wolf Reintroduction -  Colorado
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reintroducing gray wolves to Colorado later this year with “paws on the ground” expected by December 31st. Join Ryan Sedgeley from the Endangered Species Coalition to learn more about reintroduction and coexisting with wolves and other wildlife.
Presenter: Ryan Sedgeley

Thursday, February 15, 1:00 PM
“A Damn’d Set of Rascals”, The History of Zebulon Pike in Colorado
Pike headed out in July of 1806 to explore the southwest portion of the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. Poor planning and a series of unwise decisions would plague Pike right up to his untimely death at age 34. Pike’s expedition is full of adventure, international intrigue, and hardship.
Presenter: Todd Weber

Monday, March 11, 1:00 PM
How the Stone Empire Crumbled: Marble, Colorado
Marble, Colorado was founded on hopes, dreams, and a belief that it would survive for generations. Its fate was sealed by its remote location, severe winters, scandal, conspiracy, and World War I.
Presenter: Alan Todd, Columnist, Montrose Daily Press; Board of Directors, Ouray County Historical Society

Montrose Newcomers and Neighbors

The purpose of Newcomers & Neighbors is to help you learn more about your hometown and the area and to meet other newcomers and neighbors! Neighbors are former newcomers who enjoy the meetings and getting acquainted with new people.
Meetings: First Wednesday monthly – September through May with a guest speaker from 10 am – 11:30 am
Location: Senior Center 1800 Pavilion Drive
Field Trips - Third Wednesday monthly to areas of interest – 10:00 am followed by lunch
Questions? Contact Char Proctor 970-417-4236

Smart Phone Help

Bring your smartphone and your questions. This is a student-led discussion. We will discuss and experiment with a variety of features on your smartphone. We will schedule sessions around instructor, Marc Hitchcox’s availability.

  • Call Cindy at 970-252-4884 to register.
  • Location: Senior Center
  • Fee: free
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