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

Summer Crafters Day and Ceramics

Crafters - bring a project of your choice. Bring your own supplies and a table cover if painting. Call Tammy at  (818)-262-3272 for more information.

Ceramics - Bring your own piece or purchase from us. We provide paints, finishing sprays, and glazes and we fire your piece. Call Shelly (970)-424-4451. Ceramics ends May 31st and resumes again in September.

Days: Wednesdays

  • Dates: Every Wed  
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Senior Center Craft Room
  • Instructor: Tammy (crafters); Shelly (ceramics)
  • 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. Enrichment activities
  3. Games

Wild Mustangs

Join us for this slide presentation showing how one builds trust and a true partnership with a wild mustang. 

Date: Monday, April 11  1 PM
Presenter: Alice Billings

History of the Mountain West

Take a walk through the history with Kate Burke from the Museum of the Mountain West. Her fascinating presentation includes details and pictures of 28 restored historic buildings and incredibly detailed displays depicting
life around the turn of the 19th century—all from the museum.

Date: Monday, April 18 1 PM
Presenter: Kate Burke

Peace Parks of Africa

Kate shares photos, maps, video, and display material from Africa’s Peace Parks Foundation. Its mission is to re-establish, renew and preserve large functional ecosystems and historic wild animal trails that transcend man-made boundaries, protecting, and regenerating natural and cultural heritage. This is a spectacular presentation!

Date: Monday, May 9  1 PM
Presenter: Kate Burke

Tales of Montrose

Come learn some fascinating, colorful tales of downtown Montrose from the Montrose County Historical Museum coordinator.

Date: Monday, May 16 1 PM
Presenter: Sally Johnson

A Little History of a Little Piece of Montrose County 

Learn about the history of the area near Maher, CO located outside of Crawford with a focus on Sam Hartman (relative of the Montrose Hartman Brothers). Includes historic photographs.

Date: Monday, May 23 1 PM
Presenter: Carl Clay, President Hotchkiss/Crawford Historical Museum

The American Barn 

This presentation traces the development of the American Barn from the early settlers in New England, New York and Pennsylvania through the western expansion of America in the 19th century and up to the Great Depression of the 1930’s.

Date: Monday, June 20 1 PM
Presenter: Robert McHugh

Machu Picchu 

A visual journey to the ancient Inca retreat in the high mountains of Peru. We will analyze how the Incas planned their cities and compare it to development planning concepts of our time.

Date: Monday, July 18 1 PM
Presenter: Robert McHugh