Wheat Ridge Parks & Rec Winter/Spring 23' Activity Guide

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WHEAT RIDGE PARKS & RECREATION Phone: 303-231-1300 Fax: 303-420-0316 www.rootedinfun.com WINTER/SPRING ACTIVITY GUIDE | JAN - APR 2023 Start The Year Stronger Try one of our 40+ drop-in fitness classes at the Recreation Center or Active Adult Center!

Welcome to Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation

For 50 years, Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation has been providing programs, experiences, and spaces that enhance the lives of people in our community. Kids have grown up playing in our parks and swimming at our pools, seniors have taken up new hobbies and explored Colorado on our trips, couples have tied the knot at our facilities, and countless people have incorporated our fitness classes into their daily routines.

We love sharing these special moments with you, which is why we take fun seriously. We are committed to offering quality programs and events for you and your family to connect with people, parks and play in Wheat Ridge.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to serving our community by providing diverse programs, experiences and spaces that enhance quality of life.

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Vision To be the first choice and trusted source for connecting
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with nature, living healthy and having fun.

Get To Know

Grace Carroll

Grace Carroll’s first job as a teenager was as a parttime child care attendant in our Children’s Pavilion. In the five years since then she has worked her way up to running the Children’s Pavilion and has become the lead teacher for our licensed preschool the Little Learner’s.

Miss Grace is passionate and committed about her work with our youngest patrons. She is enthusiastic about teaching the children and sharing her love of books. She always demonstrates patience, kindness and creativity. It’s a toss up as to who loves her more-her students or their parents!

Grace is a dog mom to her Bassett hound Chauncey. As a 4th generation Colorado native, Grace enjoys outdoor concerts, dog parks and lunch on patios.

Jacob Rightenburg

Meet our Aquatics Coordinator, Jacob Rightenburg. Jacob just celebrated his 5th year with the City and has worked in Aquatics for over 12 years.

Jacob is passionate about safety and is a tech nerd. He enjoys teaching swim lessons, training others to be Lifeguards, and developing young professionals.

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EGG - STRA SPECIAL EASTER EGG HUNT PG 26 ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND THE MEDIA PG 45 Contents 2023 Special Events REGENERATE WHEAT RIDGE PG 50 TIES & TIARAS PG 4 AAC ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER PG 44 SPRING EQUINOX YOGA EVENT PG 16 Guide to the Guide R: Residents of Wheat Ridge NR: Non-Residents & Mountain View Location Instructor Call Website Winter/Spring Program Registration Opens: RESIDENTS (R): Monday, December 12th NON-RESIDENTS (NR): Wednesday, December 14th Online registration begins at 8am, over the phone and in-person registration begins at 2pm. 10 Aquatics 12 Scholarship Programs 14 Fitness & Wellness 20 Sports 26 Special Events 28 Kids Programs 29 Licensed Preschool 32 Youth Camps 34 Adult/Teen Programs 36 Therapeutic Recreation 50+ Activities 38 Fitness 40 Games & Wellness 42 Art, Nutrition & Enrichment 44 Special Events 46 Day Trips 47 Know Before You Go 48 Outdoor Rec & Ramblers 49 Historical Society 50 Regenerate Wheat Ridge 52 Park Map & Amenities 54 Registration Information 55 Officials/Commissions/ Organizations Facilities 6 Recreation Center 8 Active Adult Center

Wheat Ridge Recreation Center

4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303-231-1300 www.rootedinfun.com/WRRC @wheatridgeparksrec

Facility Hours

Mon-Thurs ................ 5:00am - 10:00pm Friday 5:00am - 6:30pm Saturday 7:00am - 8:00pm Sunday ................... 10:00am - 8:00pm

Steam Room & Sauna

Mon-Thurs Closes 9:45pm Friday Closes 6:00pm Sat-Sun ................... Closes 7:45pm

Modified Hours

Dec 24th (Christmas Eve): 7:00am-3:00pm

Dec 25th (Christmas Day): Closed

Dec 31st (New Year’s Eve): 7:00am - 5:00pm

Jan 1st (New Year’s Day): Closed

Apr 9th (Easter): Closed

Pool Hours

Leisure Pool/Lap Pool

Leisure and Lap Pool schedules can be found online at www.rootedinfun.com/aquatics

The schedule posted online is subject to change due to staffing.

Fitness Safety Orientation

(REQUIRED FOR AGES 12-17 TO ACCESS FITNESS FLOOR)

Hours: Mondays 3:30pm - 5:30pm Drop-in Tue/Thu 12:00pm - 2:00pm Or by appointment only

Demonstration on proper use of fitness equipment and information on safety and weight room etiquette. Athletic shoes and attire required. Need Inclusion Assistance?

TO SIGN UP 303-231-1306

Adapted Fitness Orientation available by request, call Beth 303-231-1317.

Family Fitness Hours (8+)

Youth ages 8 – 11 may access the fitness floor with a parent upon completion of a Saturday Fitness Safety Orientation.

Saturdays: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Enjoy the convenience of on-site, affordable drop-in child care while you’re getting a workout in at the Recreation Center!

Price: Each 1/2 hour: $2/child

20 Half Hour Visits: $34 (15% off)

40 Half Hour Visits: $64 (20% off)

Hours:

Ages: 6 mos10 yrs

Mon-Fri 8:30am - 1:00pm

Mon-Thurs ........... 4:30 - 7:30pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:30pm

Children's Pavilion Drop-in Childcare Fitness, Gym & Aquatic Schedules
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Recreation Center Admission & Passes

Included: Use of the lap and leisure pools, gymnasium, climbing wall, racquetball courts, fitness and weight area, drop-in fitness and aqua exercise classes.

ADULT (18+) $6.50 $7.50 $8.50 YOUTH (3-17) / SENIOR (65+) $5 $6 $7

ADULT (18+) $56 $64 $73 YOUTH (3-17) / SENIOR (65+) $43 $51 $60

MONTH TO MONTH PASS Auto Pay Only

ADULT (18+) $39 $45 $51 YOUTH (3-17) / SENIOR (65+) $30 $36 $42 HOUSEHOLD OF 2 $63 $70 $80

HOUSEHOLD OF 3 $10/mo. each additional member $84 $98 $112

• 2 FREE Guest Passes per pass member

• 15% off Children's Pavilion Multi-Visit Passes

• 50% off 1 Personal Training Session

• 50% off 1 hr Massage/Reiki/Acupuncture Session

• 50% off 2 Recreation Classes

(Exclusions: Swim lessons, Sun Camp, Preschool)

ADULT (18+) $390 $430 $470

YOUTH (3-17) / SENIOR (65+) $290 $330 $370 HOUSEHOLD OF 2 $630 $710 $790

HOUSEHOLD OF 3 $75 each additional member

Annual Pass - Various packages may be available for promotional purposes

$820 $940 $1,060

R: RESIDENT OF WHEAT RIDGE | JEFFCO: JEFFERSON COUNTY | NR: NON-RESIDENT

WHEAT RIDGE ID

*To receive Resident or Jeffco rates at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, adults 18+ must acquire a Resident Discount Card. This requires proof of address with a valid driver’s license or state photo ID. If the ID doesn’t have a current address, you must provide proof of address with a utility bill, phone bill, or car registration in addition to the ID. Addresses will be verified every 2 years.

Discount program available to those who qualify. Learn more at www.rootedinfun.com/discounts

CLIMBING WALL

(Ages 6+) FREE Safety Orientations and Belay Training with admission!

START CLIMBING: 1. Sign the waiver (Required) 2. Attend a Safety Orientation (Required) 3. Get Belay Certified (Optional) 4. Climb!

SAFETY ORIENTATION

Available during supervised climbing hours only. No appointment needed. Please allow 45-60 min. First come, first served.

BELAY TRAINING (Ages 12+)

Limited space. Reserve a spot with climbing staff at orientation or contact Jim Spaulding at 303-231-1310 or jspaulding@ci.wheatridge.co.us

Wednesday: 4-5:30pm or 5:30-7:00pm

SUPERVISED CLIMB

Climbing Wall Staff available to belay and conduct safety orientations.

Mon & Wed: 4:00-7:00pm Saturday: 12:00-3:00pm

OPEN CLIMB

Not staffed. Belay certified adults may climb or belay climbers 6+

Mon & Wed: 5:30-4:00pm / 7:00pm-10:00pm

Tues & Thurs: 5:30 - 10:00pm Friday: 5:30 - 6:30pm Saturday: 7:00 - 8:00pm Sunday: 10:00 - 8:00pm

Children under 3 are FREE! 10 VISIT PASS 15% off Daily Admission
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Fitness & Dance Schedule on Page 41

Also available at our facilities & online at www.rootedinfun.com/fitness

Active Adult Center

6363 W. 35th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303-205-7500

Hours

Monday-Friday: .............................. 8:30am - 4:00pm

Modified Hours

Apr 24th-28th (Maintenance Week) Closed Senior Advisory Committee Meetings

Senior Advisory Committee seeking Members Apply online or in-person Today!

Meeting time: 9:00AM on Mondays ............ Jan 9, March 13, May 8

AAC Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer, contact Tracy at tprioste@ci.wheatridge.co.us

www.rootedinfun.com/AAC

Fun National Day Recognition

Jan 19 Register to come by for popcorn on National Popcorn Day $1 1pm-1:30pm #160406-01

Jan 24 National leave a compliment day. Do you like / love your teacher, tells us why? Come into the AAC to write a compliment on a comment card or mail a card in for your favorite teacher(s). Each teacher will receive all their compliments as well as a WOW reward.

Register for the AAC Newsletter rootedinfun.com/e-newsletter

Irene Castle: F Feb 10 1:00 - 2:30 PM St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: Th .................... Mar 16

5:00 - 6:30 PM April Fools Altered Reality F Apr 14 1:00 - 2:15 PM

Stay Informed

Pick up a printed newsletter, to the right of the main door outside the Active Adult Center. You can also sign up now to receive our email newsletter containing the most up-to-date news, program info and more!

Register for the AAC Newsletter www.rootedinfun.com/e-newsletter

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Bunco: Th 1st Thurs Every Month Alexander Hamilton & the Media: F. . . . . .
. Jan 20 ................ 1:00 - 2:45 PM
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Enrichment Activities

Games Train Dominoes

2nd Monday Monthly | 1pm

Play this domino blocking game. The name of the game is to be the first to rid your hand of all dominoes.

Leader: Donna James

Art

Silversmithing:

Every Wednesday | 9am-12pm

Design and fabricate your own silver jewelry. Bring your own supplies and tools. Share group machines and tools such as a torch, polisher, Pre-requisite; prior experience using a torch

Group Leaders: Milton & Marge Collum

Pastel Painting:

2nd Thursday | 10am

Bring your canvas and paints. Enjoy the company of painting with other artists.

Group Leaders: Wilma Knies

Booktalk Schedule

4th Thurs, 10-11:30am

Read pre-selected books on your own and then gather monthly for a discussion.

Seeking a Leader (Apply Online)

JANUARY

Book: The Moment of Lift

By: Melinda Gates Reviewer: Joan Hollway

FEBRUARY

Book: Nothing More Dangerous

By: Allen Eskens Reviewer: Thelma Hood

MARCH Book: The Secret Life of Bees By: Sue Monk Kidd Reviewer: Carole King

APRIL Book: Anxious People By: Fredrik Backman Reviewer: Karen McClurg

CLASS WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 20TH.

Giving Tree Leaves:

For Friendships, Honors & Memories

The Giving Tree is a great way for you, your family, or a business to make a lasting contribution to the Active Adult Center programs.

To purchase an engraved leaf for the Giving Tree, give us a call at 303-205-7500.

Suggested contribution:

$100 or more – Individuals
$250 or more - Businesses and organizations
Would you like to see a new enrichment activity? Propose a new activity to Tracy Prioste
tprioste@ci.wheatridge.co.us
$4 for Residents and $4.50 for Non-Residents a day, paid with a 10-visit electronic enrichment pass. ($40 R
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AQUA

Aqua Exercise is a great way to mix up your traditional gym workout routine with the amazing benefits of water!

Aquatic workouts help you build strength while putting less stress on your joints and musclesand it’s fun!

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Aquatic

EXERCISE
Aquatics
Ellite LIFEGUARD TRAINING This course will provide you with all the training necessary to become a StarGuard Elite Lifeguard including CPR/AED, First Aid, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Water Rescue Skills. Participants much complete the following prerequisites on the first day of the class:
Swim 50 yard swim without stopping without a rescue tube
Swim 50 yard swim with a rescue tube
Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only
Retrieve a 10-pound brick in deep water within 2 minutes. Class on Friday runs from 4:00-9:00 PM. Staff - TBA Wheat Ridge Rec Center F-SU ......Mar 24 - Mar 26 ..... 9:00 – 6:00 PM ..... 112113-01 F-SU Apr 14 – Apr 16 9:00 – 6:00 PM 112113-02
learn more please visit www.rootedinfun.com/lifeguards
IS FREE FOR THOSE WHO ARE HIRED.
our Aqua Exercise schedule online at www.rootedinfun.com/aquatics
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exercise and pool schedules are available at our facilities or online at rootedinfun.com/aquatics.
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Exercise & Pool Schedules Aquatic
Schedule

In order to combat this issue, we are actively seeking Water Swim Instructors and Lifeguards to join our team. If you or anyone you know are interested in joining the team, please apply at rootedinfun.com/jobs.

SWIM LESSONS

Safety is our #1 priority and the status of our swim lessons is based primarily on the availability of staff to guard pools and run the lessons. Until further notice, group swim lessons will be unavailable in Wheat Ridge. Please check back in on our website at rootedinfun.com/swimlessons, or social media pages @wheatridgeparksrec for updates in private swim lesson availability.

Aquatics | www.rootedinfun.com/Aquatics
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Help Is Here

Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation Scholarships

Wheat Ridge Community Foundation Scholarship

The Wheat Ridge Community Foundation, established in 2003, is a 501(c) nonprofit organization operated by a board of volunteers who are passionate about serving the needs of the community. This scholarship provides funds to those who need financial assistance to participate in Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation programs.

Kyle Brake Memorial Scholarship

Established as a memorial to Kyle Brake, a young boy who loved to play sports, this program provides scholarship funds for children (Kindergarten through 8th grade) with limited financial resources to participate in organized sports.

Therapeutic Recreation Scholarship

Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation provides scholarship funds to help people with disabilities who have limited financial resources participate in Therapeutic Recreation programs and services.

Don’t
apply now!
delay,
www.rootedinfun.com/scholarships
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation programs regardless of their financial situation.
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JOIN THE FUN! Get a job with Parks & Recreation Available Positions: For more info on Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation job opportunities: www.rootedinfun.com/jobs • Belly Dance Instructor (Contracted Position) • Recreation Leader (Youth, Therapeutic Recreation, Athletics) • Lifeguard • Licensed Preschool Leader • Water Safety Instructor • Aqua Aerobics Instructor • Climbing Wall Attendant • Head Coach- Middle School Sports • Personal Trainers • Facility Assistant II • Driver (Senior Trips & Outdoor Rec) • Instructor (Tennis Contracted Position) • Facility Assistant (AB) • Maintenance Worker (Parks Seasonal) • Adult Tap & Ballroom Dance Instructor (Contracted Position) • Silver Sneakers Fitness Instructor (Active Adult Center) • Guest Service Attendant 13

Fitness & Wellness

Wellness

Health and wellness therapies are offered at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center in the wellness room located just off the lobby. Find out how our licensed and experienced practitioners can help you achieve whole body health!

MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage more than just aaahh – massage therapy is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.

Massage Types:

• Swedish

• Deep Tissue

• Pre-Natal

Wheat Ridge Rec Center

30 Minute Wellness Sessions ................ $40 R / $45 NR

60 Minute Wellness Sessions ................ $75 R / $80 NR

90 Minute Wellness Sessions ............... $95 R / $100 NR

REIKI

Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes energetic healing. It is used holistically to promote health and wellness within your being. This practice is gently administered with light physical touch, in combination with natural elements; such as essential oils, natural crystals and sound bathing. These elements are combined to restore, energize, revitalize, rejuvenate and cleanse the mind, body and spirit.

Wheat Ridge Rec Center

30 Minute Wellness Sessions ................ $40 R / $45 NR 60 Minute Wellness Sessions ................ $75 R / $80 NR 90 Minute Wellness Sessions ............... $95 R / $100 NR

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points on your body, most often used to alleviate pain.

Health Acupuncture

Health acupuncture is the perfect treatment to address general symptoms of disease (sneezing, coughing, runny nose, pain, cramping, fatigue, insomnia). This service includes a consultation, placement of body needles, cupping and tuina massage. May include the use of massage oils, liniments, and gold-plated ear seeds.

60 minutes

.................................. $75 R/$80 NR

GLOW Facial Acupuncture

Facial acupuncture is the perfect treatment to address signs of aging, such as sagging cheeks or neck, droopy eyelids, wrinkles, dryness and redness. This service includes a consultation, placement of facial and body needles, jade roller, cupping and tuina massage. May include the use of massage oils, liniments, and gold-plated ear seeds.

75 minutes

................................. $85 R / $90 NR

Cupping Treatment

Cupping is the perfect treatment to address muscular soreness and pain. Cupping can address back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and delayed onset muscle soreness. Cupping treatment breaks up myofascial adhesions using a negative air vacuum to increase local blood flow and warm the channels. This service may include the use of massage oils and liniments.

30 minutes

................................. $50 R / $55 NR

Tuina Chinese Massage

Receive a relaxing one-hour whole body massage that will activate the channels and increase blood flow. Service includes consultation, cupping, liniments, and massage oils. 60 minutes ................................. $75 R / $80 NR

THERAGUN MASSAGE

Theragun Massage Therapy is the perfect complement to any fitness routine. Ease discomfort, soothe tightness and tension, and recover faster in seconds. Now offering individual Theragun Massage sessions with our Personal Trainers who have all been certified as Theragun Performance Specialists. Visit Therabody.com for additional information regarding percussive therapy and its benefits post-exercise.

Wheat Ridge Rec Center

Age: 18+ .................... $10 R / $12 NR (15-minute session)

Packages

6 (15 min) Sessions ................................ $54 R / $59 NR 10 (15 min) Sessions ............................... $80 R / $85 NR 20 (15 min) Sessions ............................. $120 R / $125 NR

SCHEDU LE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! 303-231-1306
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WELLNESS MULTI-SESSION PASS Create your own mix of massage, acupuncture or reiki. Six (60 Min) Sessions:...................... $450 R/$480 NR Twelve (60 Min) Sessions:
$900 R/$960 NR
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ASSISTED STRETCHING - PNF STRETCH

Please welcome our newest Wellness Therapist, Charla Weipz! Charla will be offering assisted stretching, also known as PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching, which is a technique that uses natural reflexes to allow muscles to relax as they are being stretched. This specialized technique protects the natural reflexes that trigger additional tightness, to calm the muscles to prevent injury. Which results in a safer, deeper, and more efficient stretch. Assisted stretching benefits include but aren’t limited to an increase in flexibility, improved range of motion, reduction in muscle and joint pain, improvement in posture, improvement in mood and reduction in stress held in the body.

Being physically flexible is incredibly important for athletic & non-athletic body types. It allows for freedom of movement in your daily life, as well as helping prevent or reduce injury during exercise. One of the best ways to increase your flexibility is by stretching. This service is provided (like a massage) in a private one on one setting. Performed by a certified Flexologist. Call 303-231-1306 for additional information or to register.

Our drop in fitness classes are a great way to mix up your routine and try something new! Classes available for all fitness levels and schedules WE HAVE 40+ DROP-IN FITNESS CLASSES AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THE REC CENTER! Enjoy the convenience of our on-site, drop-in child care at the Rec Center’s Children’s Pavilion! Hours on pg. 6 Class schedule available at www.rootedinfun.com/fitness NEED CHILD CARE? new new new new new new new new new Fitness & Wellness | www.rootedinfun.com/Fitness
30 Minute Wellness Sessions ..................................... $40 R / $45 NR 60 Minute Wellness Sessions ..................................... $75 R / $80 NR Age: ........................................................................ 18+ 15
Charla Weipz Wheat Ridge Rec Center

Personal Training

Our experienced fitness experts have earned credentials from personal training certification programs like the American College of Sports Medicine and National Academy of Sports Medicine. Each trainer offers a unique skill set so you can choose a coaching style to bring out your best!

PERSONAL TRAINING ASSESSMENT:

30 Min Assessment:

$25 R / $30 NR (Required for all personal training clients.)

30 Min Training: $25 R / $30 NR

60 Min Training: $40 R / $45 NR

Ready to get started?

ALSO AVAILABLE IN 10 SESSION PUNCH CARDS!

10 (30 min) Sessions: $225 R / $230 NR

10 (60 min) Sessions: $350 R / $355 NR

To schedule a personal training appointment, fill out the paperwork found online & at the front desk, then drop it off at the Rec Center.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 303-231-1306, memmert@ci.wheatridge.co.us www.rootedinfun.com/PersonalTraining

Fitness Programs

WALK WITH EASE

The Walk With Ease (WWE) program, developed by the Arthritis Foundation, is a multi-component, low-impact, six-week walking program designed to help people with or without arthritis to incorporate physical activity into their everyday lifestyle. Join our Fitness Staff for fun engaging walks!

Lobby at Wheat Ridge Rec Center

TU&TH ...... Jan 10- Feb 16 ......... 8:00 - 9:00 AM ....... 113900-01

TU&TH Feb 21 - March 30 8:00 - 9:00 AM 113900-02

TU&TH April 4 – May 11 8:00 - 9:00 AM 113900-03

Ages: 16+ $9 R / $9 NR

BIA TESTING (BIOIMPEDANCE ANALYZER)

Keep track of your health!

A simple, fast, painless method for determining your lean body mass. Call 303-231-1306 to leave a message to schedule an appointment with a Certified Personal Trainer!

Certified Personal Trainer WRRC

Age: 12+ ................................ $15 R / $20 NR

SPRING EQUINOX: 108 SUN SALUTATIONS

Welcome the Spring Equinox with 108 Sun Salutations! Why 108? To many cultures, 108 is a sacred and auspicious number. Sun Salutations contain 6 postures: Mountain, Forward Fold, Half Lift, Chaturanga, Upward-Facing Dog, and Downward Dog and along with many modifications of these 6 shapes. You can also add variety to your practice if you wish. As you practice these postures, you will build whole-body strength, inner and outer, and honor the arrival of the Spring Equinox.

All participants should be aware: Free class for members with an annual membership or punch card. Drop-in fee required for non-members. $9 for non-members. Not an activity for someone without yoga experience. Do not eat right beforehand. Come well hydrated. We provide equipment but suggest bringing your own. Bring plenty of water. No one is required to finish all 108 sun salutations.

F Mar 24 1:00 - 3:00 PM 113900-01

Age: 16+ .......................................... $9 R / $9 NR

Karen Kirby Wheat Ridge Rec Center
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Explore

Pilates

Private Pilates or Group Sessions available.

Contact 303.231.1306 or memmert@ci.wheatridge.co.us for more information.

AMY TUNNELL

Amy has been teaching fitness classes since 2008 and discovered over time that Pilates provides the perfect balance to her love of dancing and skiing. Amy enjoys having a profession in which she can help people feel and be their best!

Amy has classes on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons/early evenings. Her classes run monthly.

PILATES REFORMER FOUNDATIONS

BEGINNER | INTERMEDIATE

This Beginner/Intermediate class will work every muscle in your body and focus on balance challenges to strengthen your stabilizers and incorporate functional movements for coordination. This class will move at a moderate pace and is appropriate for all skill levels, as modifications and variations can be easily integrated.

Age: 16+. . . . . . . . $16/class (Varies by sessions) ........ #113805

INTERMEDIATE | ADVANCE

Ready to progress? This class will amp up the core, balance, and strength challenges. This class is great for athletes with a desire to improve symmetry, balance, and core stability to prevent injury during hiking, biking, skiing, etc. Prior Pilates experience recommended. You should feel safe with balance exercises and be able to do an unassisted roll-up to get the most out of this class, although modifications can be offered.

Age: 16+. . . . . . . . $16/class (Varies by sessions) ........ #113804

ZUMBA®‘LATIES

Do you love the upbeat cardio fun of Zumba® Fitness, but would also like to add strength training and stretching on the Pilates Reformer? The first half of class is a cardio blast of the Latininspired dance of Zumba® Fitness. The second half of class will focus on strength training and stretching on the Pilates Reformer. Age: 16+ $18/class (Varies by sessions) #113797

MARY ANN CITO

Mary Ann is a true Seasoned Fitness Professional with over 40 years of experience in the fitness industry and has worked for the City of Wheat Ridge since the early 80’s.

She offers more than 15 classes each week and her sessions dates for the Winter/Spring Sessions are as follows:

1st session: January 2 – February 13 (7 total classes) 2nd session: February 20 – April 3 (7 total classes) 3rd session: April 10 – May 8 (5 total classes)

INTRODUCTION TO PILATES

If you want to try Pilates but don’t know where to start, this introductory class is for you! Our certified and experienced instructor will start with basic foundation exercises and offer modifications to fit each participant’s needs. All fitness levels are welcome to attend, come see how Pilates can help you!

Age: 16+ $16/class (Varies by sessions) #113802

PILATES REFORMER

Pilates develops lean, well-toned muscles, balance, strength and flexibility, improved posture, concentration, and an overall sense of well-being. Great for seniors, those with low back or other orthopedic concerns, post-rehab, or for general fitness!

Age: 16+. . . . . . . . $16/class (Varies by sessions) ........ #113801

POWER PILATES

For those of you looking for more of a challenge and are ready to take it to the next level, try out our 75-minute Power Pilates class. By combining mat and reformer formats and using a variety of Pilates tools, this class will further emphasize the benefits that Pilates has on the body. Previous Pilates experience recommended.

Age: 16+ $18/class (Varies by sessions) #113800

SENIORS PILATES REFORMER

Practicing Pilates Reformer can improve balance, flexibility, strength, focus, and breath. Class exercises can be modified.

Age: 50+ $16/class (Varies by sessions)

Meet our Instructors!
Our instructors offer their own unique approach and class offerings to pilates reformer in Wheat Ridge.
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RECREATION CENTER

Pilates Reformer Classes

Amy Tunnell’s Classes

Mary Ann Cito’s Classes

DAY/TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

7:00-8:00AM

8:00-9:00AM

9:00-10:00AM

Reformer Mary Ann 113801 (8:15-9:30 AM)

Power Pilates Mary Ann 113800 (8:15-9:30 AM)

Reformer Mary Ann 113801

Reformer Mary Ann 113801 (8:05-9:05 AM)

Reformer Mary Ann 113801

Reformer Mary Ann 113801 (9:05-10:05 AM)

9:30-10:30AM

10:30-11:30AM

11:30AM12:30PM

4:00-5:00PM

Reformer Mary Ann 113801 (9:35-10:35 AM)

Intro to Pilates Mary Ann 113802 (10:45-11:45 AM)

Senior Pilates Mary Ann 113803 (10:15-11:15 AM)

Reformer Mary Ann 113801

Reformer Mary Ann 113801

Beginner/ Intermediate Reformer Amy Tunnell 113805

4:30-5:30PM

Reformer Mary Ann 113801

Reformer Mary Ann 113801

5:30-6:30PM

Reformer Mary Ann 113801 (5:35-6:35 PM)

Zumba Laties Amy Tunnell 113797 (5:15-6:30 PM)

6:00-7:00PM

Reformer Mary Ann 113801

Reformer Mary Ann 113801 (9:05-10:05 AM)

Beginner/ Intermediate Reformer Amy Tunnell 113805 (4:45 - 5:45pm)

Power Pilates Mary Ann 113800 (5:35-6:50 PM)

Intermediate/ Advanced Reformer

Amy Tunnell 113804

This schedule is subject to change. You can find the most up to date version of the schedule online at www.rootedinfun.com/fitness or in person at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center.

Fitness & Wellness | www.rootedinfun.com/Fitness
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Youth Sports

CHILD DEVELOPMENT SPORTS PROGRAMS

These programs are designed to keep your kids active and happy all while developing awesome skills. No matter what age, it is great to practice a healthy and active lifestyle. Miss Meghan puts a spotlight on teamwork, integrity, good sportsmanship, accountability, and kids supporting kids through these sports programs. Promoting confidence at every level and encouraging appropriate challenges to grow as individuals.

LITTLE KICKERS

Learn and improve your soccer skills with drills in dribbling, kicking, shooting, passing, receiving, and goaltending.

TU&TH Jan 24 - Feb 16 4:00 - 4:45 PM 107521-01

*M-W ....Feb 27 - Mar 29 ...... 5:00 - 5:45 PM ..... 107521-02

*No classes the week of March 20th - JeffCo Spring Break

Age: 4-6 ...................... $60 R / $65 NR (8 Classes)

TOTALLY TEE-BALL

Learn throwing & catching, hitting from a tee, & base running.

TU&TH Apr 4 - Apr 27 4:00 - 4:45 PM 107563-01

Age: 4-6 $60 R / $65 NR (8 Classes)

HARDWOOD HOOPSTER

Learn dribbling & shooting, passing & catching, & defense.

TU&TH Jan 24 - Feb 16 5:00 - 5:45 PM 108570-01

*M&W Feb 27 - Mar 29 4:00 - 4:45 PM 108570-02

*No classes the week of March 20th - JeffCo Spring Break

Age: 4-6 $60 R / $65 NR (8 Classes)

SPORTS SAMPLER

Introduce your child to a variety of sports over this 6-week session. Participants will learn a new sport each week and hopefully find the one to SPARK their interest. Sports include; Soccer, Basketball, T-Ball, Floor Hockey, Volleyball, and a kids pick day.

Meghan Stoltz Anderson Building

TU Jan 10 - Feb 14 9:15 -10:15 AM 108549-01

*TH ........ Feb 23 - Mar 30 ......... 4:00 - 5:00 PM ........ 108549-02 W Apr 5 - May 10 4:00 - 5:00 PM 108549-03

*No classes the week of March 20th - JeffCo Spring Break

Age: 4-8 $45 R / $50 NR (6 classes)

LACROSSE

This is your opportunity to get familiar with the sport of lacrosse! No need to buy a lacrosse stick or balls to try this new activity out! This is a great introduction to lacrosse; learning how to hold the stick, catch, throw, pass, and score a goal! Gain knowledge of the sport and new terminology. Learn all the basics and confidence to take this sport to a new level!

Meghan Stoltz Anderson Building

TU&TH Apr 4 - Apr 27 5:00 - 6:00 PM 108520-01 Age: 5-9 $60 R / $65 NR (8 classes)

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL

Introduce your child to the sport of Volleyball. This coed recreational program provides the opportunity to learn and develop the fundamental skills of volleyball in a safe and fun environment. Participants will receive instruction on basic skills and rules of the game while learning sportsmanship, problem-solving and communication.

Meghan Stoltz Anderson Building

W Apr 5 - May 10 5:15 - 6:15 PM 108202-01 Age: 6-12 $60 R / $65 NR (6 classes)

YOUTH TEE-BALL LEAGUE

Introduce your child to the sport of Tee-Ball. This 6-week coed recreational league provides the opportunity to learn and develop the fundamentals of tee-ball in a safe and fun environment. Participants will receive instruction on basic skills and rules of the game while learning sportsmanship, problem-solving, and communication. Put your newly learned skills to the test during Saturday morning games starting the 3rd week of practice. This is a volunteer coached program. Parents are highly encouraged to volunteer. For more information contact Mackey Power at Mpower@ci.wheatridge.co.us or 303-205-7567

Prospect Park, W 44th Ave & Robb St

3-5 Red Team Apr 19 - May 27 4:15 - 4:45 PM 108501-01

3-5 Blue Team Apr 17 - May 27 4:15 - 4:45 PM 108501-02

3-5 Green Team Apr 17 - May 27 4:45 - 5:15 PM 108501-03

3-5 Gold Team Apr 19 - May 27 4:30 - 5:00 PM 108501-04

6-8 Red Team ..... Apr 18 - May 27 .... 5:00 - 5:45 PM ...... 108501-05

6-8 Blue Team Apr 18 - May 27 4:15 - 5:00 PM 108501-06

6-8 Green Team Apr 19 - May 27 4:45 - 5:30 PM 108501-07

6-8 Gold Team Apr 17 - May 27 4:30 - 5:15 PM 108501-08

Ages: 3-8 ................ $90 R / $95 NR (6 practices, 4 games)

“I want to influence children’s development through fun activities to help their minds and bodies grow.” - Miss Meghan
PPN: Prospect Park North | PPS: Prospect Park South
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY PPN PPS PPN PPS PPN PPS 3-5 BLUE 4:154:45PM 6-8 GOLD 4:305:15PM 6-8 BLUE 4:15-5PM 3-5 RED 4:154:45PM 3-5 GREEN 4:455:15PM 6-8 RED 5-5:45PM 6-8 GREEN
Sports
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Jeffco Middle School Sports

The Middle School Sports Program (MSSP) provides students at participating middle schools the opportunity to play in after-school sports programs alongside their peers. Practices are held on site at the school, immediately after school’s release time. Games are held on the same days of the week, replacing practice for that day. Games will be played at both home and away locations (specific game schedules provided the second week of the season). Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from games. All players must wear their MSSP Team shirt to games/meets.

On-site at Middle School

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jan 9 – Mar 15 | Monday/Wednesday

School Grade Time Activity #

Everitt 6th-8th 2:45 - 4:15 PM 408201-01 Manning 6th-8th 3:30 - 5:00 PM 408201-04 Mt. Phoenix .....6th-8th .......... 3:45 - 5:15 PM ...........408201-05

Fee: ............................... $105 + $10 T-shirt (if needed)

Registration Deadline: January 4th

BOYS BASKETBALL

Jan 10 – Mar 16 | Tuesday/Thursday

School Grade Time Activity #

Everitt 6th/7th 2:45 - 4:15 PM 408200-01

Everitt ..........8th .............. 2:45 - 4:15 PM ...........408200-02

Manning 6th/7th 3:30 - 5:00 PM 408200-04

Manning 8th 3:30 - 5:00 PM 408200-05

Mt. Phoenix 6th/7th 3:45 - 5:15 PM 408200-06

Mt. Phoenix 8th 3:45 - 5:15 PM 408200-07

Fee: ............................... $105 + $10 T-shirt (if needed)

Registration Deadline: January 4th

COED SOCCER

Mar 27 – May 17 | Monday/Wednesday

School Grade Time Activity #

Everitt 6th-8th 2:45 - 4:15 PM 108208-01

Manning 6th-8th 3:30 - 5:00 PM 108208-02 Mt. Phoenix .....6th-8th .......... 3:45 - 5:15 PM ...........108208-03

Fee: ............................... $105 + $10 T-shirt (if needed)

Registration Deadline: March 22nd

TRACK & FIELD

Mar 28 – May 18 | Tuesday/Thursday

School Grade Time Activity #

Manning 6th-8th 3:30 - 5:00 PM 108205-02

Free Horizon ....6th-8th .......... 3:30 - 5:00 PM ..........108205-03

Everitt 6th-8th 2:45 - 4:15 PM 108205-04

Mt. Phoenix 6th-8th 3:45 - 5:15 PM 108205-05

Fee: $95 + $10 T-shirt (if needed)

Registration Deadline: March 22nd

Coaches needed; if interested, please contact Mackey Power at Mpower@ci.wheatridge.co.us For more information and highlights from the JeffCo Middle School Sports League visit www.teamsideline.com/sites/JeffcoLeague

These youth sports programs are administered by members of the Wheat Ridge Community, not the Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation Department. WANT MORE INFO?
the numbers
with each program. Wheat Ridge YOUTH SPORTS Sports | www.rootedinfun.com/Sports
RIDGE GIRLS
Please call
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SOFTBALL ASSN. (AGES 6 18) Registration starts in late February Eve Trengove 303-424-0134 www.WRGirlsSoftball.com WHEAT RIDGE YOUTH BASKETBALL Registration starts August Jacquie Pearson jacquiepearson@yahoo.com www.justplaysportscolorado.com YOUTH FOOTBALL (2ND 8TH GRADE)
COMPETITIVE SOCCER
Registration starts May 1st (303)424-1453 www.wheatridgeyouthfootball.com BOYS/GIRLS
Wheat Ridge Avalanche Soccer Club wheatridgeavalanchesoccer.org wr.avalanche.execdir@gmail.com
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Is there a young athlete in your home approaching a birthday? Activities can include basketball, baseball, tee-ball, soccer, floor hockey, dodgeball, jump rope, bowling, rugby and volleyball or any combination! Schedule a sports-themed birthday party! For more info: Visit rootedinfun.com/birthdayparties or call 303-205-7567 ANDERSON BUILDING • Open for scheduled rentals and programs • Available for Gym Rentals Learn more about the rental space at rootedinfun.com/andersonbuilding, or contact Mackey Power at mpower@ci.wheatridge.co.us. Our adult softball league is the perfect opportunity for sports lovers to get active and social! Gather 8 of your friends to a team and have fun hanging out and catching up with them each week. You’ll also meet new people on different teams while engaging in some healthy competition. The Summer Adult Softball League features 8 regular season games (7 guaranteed) and an end of season tournament for the top 4 teams. Must register as a full team (minimum of 8 players). A $150 deposit is due at the time of registration with the remaining balance to be paid by the first week of games. Prospect Park, W 44th Ave & Robb St Registration Opens: March 6th Registration Deadline: May 10th Men’s Rec Thu ......................... May 25 - July 27 6:30 -11:00 PM .............. 210300-01 Coed Rec Wed May 24 - July 26 6:30 -11:00 PM .............. 210300-02 Age: 18+ ................$500 Adult Softball League 22

SPRING SOCCER

Play the exciting sport of soccer in Wheat Ridge! The ten week season consists of 2 to 3 weeks of preseason practice and 8 weeks of Saturday games with weeknight practices. You may register your child beginning December 14th by calling the Wheat Ridge Rec Center front desk at 303.231.1300. You may also register online at www.rootedinfun.com. Returning players wishing to secure their roster spot from the previous season must complete registration by January 15th. While early registration is encouraged, new players are not considered officially registered until rostered onto a team.

For more information on youth soccer visit: www.rootedinfun.com/wrrcsoccerprogram

Boys U5-U8 Mar 6-May 16 $65R $70NR 208121-01

Boys U9-U11 Mar 6-May 16 $70R $75NR 208122-01

Girls U5-U8 Mar 6-May 16 $65R $70NR 208123-01

Girls U9-U14 Mar 6-May 16 $70R $75NR 208124-01

WR
Volunteer coaches
parks and school fields
Pickleball PICKLEBALL CLINIC Pickleball is a fun mix of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton that provides a great social and competitive workout. To learn more about Pickleball and how to play, register for one of our clinics today!
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Age: 18+ $5 R / $6 NR Sports | www.rootedinfun.com/Sports Tennis Returning Spring/Summer 2023. Stay tuned for more information. Check out the NEW pickleball courts on the north side of Prospect Park for drop-in pickleball! These courts were added to the park during phase 2 of park renovations, and officially opened in October 2022. Ages 6-13 SATURDAY, JAN 14 10:00AM-1:00PM At WR Recreation Center Gym Come test your dribbling, passing and shooting skills against other boys or girls in your same age division. Calling All Basketball Stars! www.rootedinfun.com/register Activity #308599 (No cost to register) For more information: Meghan Stoltz, 720-431-5417 or mstoltz@ci.wheatridge.co.us. Sponsored
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Martial Arts

Our Taekwondo program isn’t just a martial arts class, it’s a community.

Our 4th Dan Black Belt Instructor, Daniel Coe McCallum delivers fun, structured, and goal-oriented classes. The Taekwondo students participate in activities together outside of instruction time including group hikes, holiday outings, park clean-up days, and more! If you’ve been looking to find an incredible instructor who makes everyone feel welcome, then you’ve come to the right place!

Traditional Taekwondo builds confidence and respect, improves coordination and flexibility, and teaches you how to defend yourself. Testing for all ranks is available and accredited through the Kukkiwon.

Daniel Coe McCallum, Shin’s Academy Colorado

Wheat Ridge Rec Center www.shinsacademycolorado.com

Registration and prices:

Our Taekwondo classes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. You may register for one month at a time. Choose to register for one night a week or both! Those who register for both the Tuesday and Thursday class receive a $10 discounted rate for the month. Call (303) 231-1300 to register today.

YOUTH TAEKWONDO | TUESDAY

5:30 - 6:25 PM ............................................... 122201

Age: 6-12 ............................. $35 R / $40 NR (Monthly)

YOUTH TAEKWONDO | THURSDAY

5:30 - 6:25 PM 122202

Age: 6-12 $35 R / $40 NR (Monthly)

YOUTH TAEKWONDO | BOTH NIGHTS

5:30 - 6:25 PM 122203

Age: 6-12 $60 R / $70 NR (Monthly)

ADULT TAEKWONDO

Register today at rootedinfun.com/register, or contact our Fitness Coordinator for more information at (303) 231-1306.

ADULT TAEKWONDO

6:30 - 7:25 PM 122206 Age: 13+

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R / $70 NR (Monthly) Classes run monthly January-April
EmBARK on a new advertising journey with us! Ad space is limited and restrictions apply. Fore more details contact: Stephen Clyde sclyde@ci.wheatridge.co.us Sports | www.rootedinfun.com/Sports A paws-itively perfect placement for your ad 25
Special Events | www.rootedinfun.com/events FREE Event No Registration Required Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Age Group Egg Hunt Start Time 2 & Under 10:00 am 3-4 10:10 am 5-6 10:20 am 7-10 10:30 am Staggered Start by Age Group! To help reduce some of the craziness and to allow parents to enjoy watching each of their kids participate, we will be doing a staggered start by age group this year. For more information visit rootedinfun.com/easteregghunt Saturday, April 1st | 10am Anderson Park New this year • 7,000 colorful, prize-filled eggs • Music, bubbles & sidewalk chalk • Games & activities • Easter basket prizes • Appearances by the Easter Bunny & Booster the Rooster 26
For more info on Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation rental options: www.rootedinfun.com/rentals Celebrate with us! PICNICS, WEDDINGS, MEETINGS OR PARTIES Wheat Ridge Recreation Center 4005 Kipling St RENT: Event Room & Activity Rooms 303-231-1315 Parks & Pavilions Various Locations (See pg. 52) 303-231-1300 Indoor Pool & Climbing Wall Parties 303-231-1300 Richards-Hart Estate W 28th Ave & Benton St RENT: Victorian Mansion, Indoor & Outdoor 303-231-1315 Active Adult Center 6363 W 35 Ave RENT: Prospect Hall & Arts & Crafts Rooms 303-205-7502 Anderson Building 4355 Field St RENT: Gym & classroom 303-205-7567 Personalized Sports Birthday Parties (See pg. 22) 720-431-5417
Photo taken at Richards-Hart Estate
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Photo by: Brian Paul Mallik Photography

Youth/Kids Programs

Parent/Tot

PRE-WEE SCHOOL

A fun, playful experience for you and your toddler! We’ll explore the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, and even basic sign language through sing-a-longs, stories and activities perfect for developing minds! Class includes projects, stories and snack.

Recreation Staff WR Recreation Center

TH Jan 12 - Feb 2 9:30 -10:30 AM 102101-01

TH Feb 9 - Mar 2 9:30 -10:30 AM 102101-02

TH Apr 6 - Apr 27 9:30 -10:30 AM 102101-03

Age: 18 months - 3.5 years $40 R | $45 NR

Preschool Age

WEESCHOOL

Your child will make new friends in this introductory activity class. Alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes and more are presented in a variety of fun activities. Each week we will create an art project, listen to stories and music, sing songs, do a fitness activity and enjoy a snack.

Meghan Stoltz WR Recreation Center

W Jan 11 - Feb 8 9:30 -11:15 AM 103101-01

W Feb 15 - Mar 15 9:30 -11:15 AM 103101-02

W ........ Apr 5 - May 3........... 9:30 -11:15 AM ........... 103101-03

Age: 3-6 ....................................... $50 R | $55 NR

MUSIC TIME

You and your child will sing, dance, make music, and play to build social and musical skills! This class helps children connect with others, develop speech and coordination, and gain an appreciation for music! Using music from around the world, children will learn concepts like pitch, tempo, dynamics, and movement. Open to children of all abilities!

Recreation Staff WR Recreation Center

TU Jan 10 - Jan 31 9:00 - 9:45 AM 102100-01

TU Feb 7 - Feb 28 9:00 - 9:45 AM 102100-02

TU ........ Apr 4 - Apr 25 .......... 9:00 - 9:45 AM .......... 102100-03

Age: 6 months - 4 years ...................... $40 R | $45 NR

CREEPY CRAWLY DISCOVERY

Bugs get a bad rap but they’re actually pretty cool! Get ready for fun-filled insect exploration! We’ll read about bugs, sing about bugs, look at bugs, move like bugs, make bugs, and play bug games! Snack included... don’t worry we won’t feed your child bugs!

Meghan Stoltz WR Recreation Center

M Apr 17 - May 8 9:30 -11:00 AM 103107-01

Age: 3-5 ........................................ $45 R | $50 NR

Book Bonanza + Marvelously Messy

STORYBOOK ADVENTURES

Encourage your child’s love of reading by spending an hour diving into delightfully rich children’s books. Each class will be spent reading books and completing various related enrichment activities including art, music, movement, and dramatic play. Your child will be exposed to developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, the parts of a book (author, title, illustrator, etc.) & preschool-level book discussions.

Meghan Stoltz WR Recreation Center

F ......... Jan 13 - Feb 3 .......... 9:30 -10:30 AM .......... 103102-01

F Feb 10 - Mar 3 9:30 -10:30 AM 103102-02

F Apr 7 - Apr 28 9:30 -10:30 AM 103102-03

Age: 3-6 $40 R | $45 NR

MARVELOUSLY MESSY

Let your preschooler experience a myriad of delightfully messy art projects and we will clean up the mess! Activities include handprint art, stained glass mosaics, making magic muck, finger painting with shaving cream and much more. Please dress your child in shortsleeve clothing well suited for an hour of messy fun!

Meghan Stoltz WR Recreation Center

F Jan 13 - Feb 3 10:45 -11:45 AM 103103-01

F Feb 10 - Mar 3 10:45 -11:45 AM 103103-02

F Apr 7 - Apr 28 10:45 -11:45 AM 103103-03

Age: 3-6 $40 R | $45 NR

2x FUN
*Register for both for an hour and a half of fun! Transition time between classes is supervised by our staff.
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LICENSED PRESCHOOL

Arts & Crafts, Games, Science Projects, and Fitness & Wellness Ages: 2.5-5 | Times: 1:10 - 4:10pm

Little Learners 2023-2024 School Year

Sept 6 - May 15 | Monday & Wednesday | 303110-01 Sept 5 - May 16 | Tuesday & Thursday | 303110-02

$1,520 ($165/mth plus a $35 non-refundable registration fee)

Sept 8 - May 10 | Friday | 303110 -03 $742.50 ($85.50 monthly)

More info: Rootedinfun.com/Preschool

Now enrolling earlier, so you can plan ahead easier!

Instructors: Licensed Preschool Staff

Holiday Classes

SPRING FLING

Bring on spring! While it might not feel like spring yet, let’s celebrate what’s soon to come! We’ll sing and dance, make a springtime craft, and enjoy story time with friends! Please invite your child to bring their favorite “springtime” stuffed animal to share during show & tell.

PARENT/TOT

This class is with an adult.

Recreation Staff Wheat Ridge Rec Center

M Apr 3 9:30 -10:30 AM 121102-01

Age: 18 months -3.5 years $10 R | NR

PRESCHOOL

This class is a drop & go to enhance your child’s independence.

Recreation Staff Meet in the WRRC lobby

M Apr 3 10:45 -11:45 AM 121301-01

Age: 3-6 ............................................ $10 R | NR

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY

Your little leprechaun will have a ton ‘o fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with holiday themed games, crafts, music and more! Don’t forget the wearing of green!

Recreation Staff Wheat Ridge Rec Center

F Mar 17 9:30 - 10:30 AM 121101-01

Age: 3-6 ............................................ $10 R | NR

Kids Programs | www.rootedinfun.com/Youth
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Cooking Classes

A hands-on cooking class for the young foodie in your home! Your child will be introduced to cooking fundamentals, nutrition, and kitchen safety. Each class features a new recipe that we’ll prepare and enjoy together! You might even want your kid’s help in the kitchen after this!

NOW WE’RE COOKIN’ JR.

Recreation

Staff

Anderson Building

TU .......... Jan 10 - Jan 31 .... 5:00 - 6:30 PM ............... 103104-01

TH Feb 9 - Mar 2 5:00 - 6:30 PM 103104-02

TU Apr 4 - Apr 25 5:00 - 6:30 PM 103104-03

Age: 4-8 $48 R | $53 NR

NOW WE’RE COOKIN’ YOUTH

Recreation Staff Anderson Building

W Jan 11 - Feb 1 5:00 - 7:00 PM 104105-01

Age: 9-14 ...................................... $50 R | $55 NR

Middle School Night Hangout

Middle School Night out is an opportunity for youth and young teens to hang out with their friends and meet new ones! Enjoy music, dinner, snacks, a game room and themed activities each night!

SNOW TUBE ADVENTURE

No school today so gather your friends and let’s head for the mountains! Each session will bring us another adventure. Please dress for winter mountain weather and bring a sack lunch. We will provide the equipment and a snack. Snow tubing on this adventure!

Recreation Staff Meet in the WRRC lobby

TU Jan 3 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM 104103-01 M........... Feb 20 ............ 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM ............ 104103-02

Parents can feel confident knowing their teens are enjoying themselves in a very well supervised, dynamic setting. Zero tolerance for illegal activities.

Recreation Staff

Anderson Building, 4355 Field St.

Ultimate Gym Games

Jan 21 ...... 6:30 - 9:00 PM...... 104117-01

Bob Ross Inspired Night of Creativity

Feb 4 6:30 - 9:00 PM 104117-02

Nerf Dart Battle & Fun

Mar 11 ...... 6:30 - 9:00 PM ..... 104117-03

Egg Hunt In The Dark Apr 8 ...... 6:30 - 9:00 PM ..... 104117-04

Carnival Games May 13 6:30 - 9:00 PM 104117-05

Age: 11-14 ................... $10

Age: 9-15 ....................................... $60 R | $65 NR Youth
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Save $5 When you register by the Wednesday prior PLAYCARE Date Night Parents take a night off, go enjoy an adult-only dinner - you deserve it! Our awesome childcare team has you covered! Your child will have fun playing games, doing art activities, watching a movie and more with other kids in the Children’s Pavilion! Save $5 when you register by the Wednesday before! Recreation Staff Wheat Ridge Rec Center SA ...... Jan 14 ........ 4:30 - 8:00 PM ...... 121203-01 SA ...... Feb 18 ........ 4:30 - 8:00 PM ...... 121203-02 SA Mar 18 4:30 - 8:00 PM 121203-03 SA ...... Apr 15 ........ 4:30 - 8:00 PM ...... 121203-04 Age 3-10 .................................... $28 31
Sun Camp Staff Anderson Building, 4355 Field St Day Date Activity# M ............. Dec 19 .............. 318401-11 T ............. Dec 20 .............. 318401-12 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec 21 .............. 318401-01 TH ............ Dec 22 .............. 318401-02 F ............. Dec 23 .............. 318401-03 TU ............ Dec 27 .............. 318401-04 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec 28 .............. 318401-05 TH Dec 29 318401-06 F ............. Dec 30 .............. 318401-07 M ............. Jan 2 ............... 318401-08 TU ............ Jan 3 ............... 318401-09 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 4 ............... 318401-10 Ages: 6-13 | 7:30am-5:00pm | $40 Annual Registration Fee $47/day ($42/day for each additional child) Winter Break Camp Sun Camp Staff Anderson Building, 4355 Field St M Mar 20 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM 104116-01 TU ......... Mar 21 .............. 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM .......... 104116-02 W Mar 22 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM 104116-03 TH Mar 23 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM 104116-04 F Mar 24 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM 104116-05 Age: 6-13 ........................................... $45 R | NR Keep your child active and engaged this spring break! Wheat Ridge Sun Camp is a state-licensed day camp for children ages 6 to 13; offered during Jefferson County Public Schools’ summer and school breaks. Sun Camp daily activities are developed around exciting themes and include amenities at the Anderson Recreation Center like nature exploration, gym time, outdoor play at our playground and nature playground; as well as board games and arts and crafts. Please register by March 8th to ensure availability. SPRING BREAK SUN CAMP Keep your child active and engaged this spring break! 32
Come celebrate the winter break at the Anderson Recreation Center! Our Camp provides a positive enrichment experience for participants through daily activities developed around exciting themes! Activities include games, arts and crafts, swimming and wellness activities. Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, swim attire, towel and tennis shoes every day. Please note, children will be split by age group. An annual registration fee of $40 is due at the time of registration unless previously paid at the Summer Sun Camp. Please register by Dec. 7 to ensure availability.

Whole Summer Adventure Pass: $2,280 (3 payments of $760) In-person Registration at the Wheat Ridge Rec Center starts: March 1, 5:00am Save Over $285! (1 week free) Reduces Summer Planning Stress

Without Adventure Pass: Registration Starts: March 23, 7:00am Daily Fee: $52 daily ($77 field trip Wednesdays) Sibling Discount: $47 per day (No discount on Wednesdays) All campers: $40 non-refundable registration fee For more details: www.rootedinfun.com/campregistration Details

June 5-30 June 7 TBD

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June 19-23

Wheat Ridge Sun Camp is a state-licensed day camp offered during Jefferson County Public Schools’ spring, summer and winter breaks.

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June 21
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July 12 .............. TBD July 17-21 July 19 TBD July 24-28
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Adult & Teen Programs

COLLEGE PREP: COOKING IN YOUR DORM

Ah, college life awaits, with the long-awaited freedom, endless nights at the library and college events, the campus food and the “fresh man 15” may not be as desired. This class will show you how to safely cook nutritious meals from your dorm microwave.

Recreation Staff Anderson Building

M Apr 10 - May 1 5:00 - 7:00 PM 104106-01

Age: 16-19 ...................................... $50 R | $55 NR

CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP

Discover the fun and magic of creating brilliant blue cyanotype prints. Considered an early form of photography, paper is treated with a photosensitive solution. Thin objects like (leaves, feathers, lace) are placed on paper, sandwiched under glass and set out in the sun. Feel free to bring your own thin objects. After the paper is rinsed, a wonderful blue color emerges. Create 3-4 prints during class. Inclement weather reschedule date is April 29. Register by 4-13.

Georgia Keller Active Adult Center, 6363 W 35th Ave

SA Apr 22 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 150035-03

Age: 18+ ........................................ $60 R | $65 NR

PHOTO JOURNALING

Photo Journaling is collecting and organizing your observations, questions, connections, and explanations, using words, pictures, and numbers. Experience an interactive session to foster your creativity for identifying and applying words of emotional, educational, and thoughtful value to your pictures. Normal poetic formats, and an introduction to Tetractys will be presented. Tetractys is a challenging form of syllable restricted writing to express an idea/story.

Tom Tiffany Active Adult Center, 6363 W 35th Ave

TU Mar 28 1:00 PM-3:00 PM 150036-01

Age: 18+ ........................................... $3 R | $8 NR

BATIK WITH WATERCOLOR

With watercolor batik, wax is used as a resist that blocks the areas that are not intended to receive paint. Batiking is not an exact science, be prepared for unintentional drips of wax and oozing color. Believe it or not, these actually add to the look of the piece! $10 material fee due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Cheryl Annett Active Adult Center, 6363 W 35th Ave

SA Feb 4 - Feb 25 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 150012-01

SA Mar 4 - Mar 25 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 150012-02

Age: 18+ $50 R | $55 NR

POTTERY

Pottery studio time to work on self-directed pottery projects. No formal class curriculum.

Darth Townsend

Active Adult Center, 6363 W 35th Ave

TU Jan 10 - Jan 31 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-01

F Jan 13 – Jan 27 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-02

TU&F Jan 10 – Jan 31 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-03

TU Feb 7 – Feb 28 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-04

F Feb 3 – Feb 24 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-05

TU&F Feb 3 - Feb 28 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-06

TU ........ Mar 7 - Mar 28 ........ 12:30 - 3:30 PM ......... 150603-07

F Mar 3 - Mar 31 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-08

TU&F Mar 3 – Mar 31 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-09

TU Apr 4 - Apr 18 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-10

F ......... Apr 7 - Apr 21 ......... 12:30 - 3:30 PM ......... 150603-11

TU&F Apr 4 – Apr 21 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-12

*No class Apr 25 & 28

Age: 18+ $14 per day

ART 7:00pm-10:00pm | FREE Ages: 14-17 (or 18 still attending high school) Anderson Building, 4355 Field St Activity ................................ Date Ultimate Gym Games ..................... Jan 20 Bob Ross Inspired Night of Creativity ....... Feb 3 Egg Hunt in the Dark ...................... Apr 7 Nerf Dart Battle & Fun ..................... Mar 10 Carnival Games May 12 Come hang out with your friends and enjoy music, dinner, snacks, a game room and themed activities each night! Parents can feel confident knowing their teens are enjoying themselves in a very well supervised, dynamic setting. Zero tolerance for illegal activities. There’s always something fun happening at Teen Night! 34

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Enrichment

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COMPLETE GUITAR GROUP LESSONS

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1 ON 1 GUITAR/VOICE LESSONS

Uncover your musical talent and develop a lifelong hobby learning the fundamentals of music through guitar! We’ll start off slow learning basic strumming, picking, chord groups, and easy songs then work towards learning chord progressions, songwriting, and improvising. *Instruments not provided, please bring your own guitar.

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Accelerate your skills with private guitar and/or voice lessons! Our instructor will meet with you 1 on 1 and create a personalized program to help you achieve your goals. Lessons can be scheduled to fit your busy life! $30/ ½ hour lesson.

Please email Stephen Clyde at sclyde@ci.wheatridge.co.us to get things started.

Andrew Rimer Wheat Ridge Rec Center

M Jan 9 – Jan 30 6:00 - 7:00 PM 106117-01

*M ...... Feb 20 – March 13 ....... 6:00 – 7:00 PM ....... 106117-02

M April 3 – April 24 6:00 - 7:00 PM 106117-03

Age: 12+ ........................................ $80 R | $85 NR

Happiness Gardens is a community garden for locals to grow nutritious fruits and vegetables or beautiful flowers to enjoy and share.

• Raised beds are available to people with physical disabilities at no charge.

• Water, watering hoses, and some gardening tools are available for use.

• Monthly Regenerative Workshops, plant giveaways, Master Gardner classes, community pot lucks, and other events will be offered throughout the summer.

For more info visit: Call 303-235-7045 or visit www.rootedinfun.com/HappinessGardens

Adult Programs | www.rootedinfun.com/adultprograms
Happiness
Get Your Plot! Step 1: Registration opens Wednesday, March 1st, 2023. Register and pay online at bit.ly/WRHappinessGardens or call 303-231-1300 Step 2: Look for an email with a link to complete the Gardener Registration & Rules Form Step 3: Submit your completed form and wait to receive your assigned plot number Step 4: Get your garden growing! FULL PLOT: 10’x20’ | $50R / $60NR HALF PLOT: 10’x10’ | $25R / $30NR RAISED BED: 3’x3’ | $10 Gardens 35

Therapeutic Recreation Activities for people with disabilities

The purpose of our Therapeutic Recreation Program is to improve quality of life for individuals with disabilities by offering a variety of enriching adapted programs, specifically designed to meet their unique needs.

Our experienced and friendly staff work with people of all ages and abilities to help develop and improve physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills; as well as provide a fun, enjoyable experience!

Adapted swim lessons will be returning this spring! Reach out to Beth June at bjune@ci.wheatridge.co.us for more information.

Special Events

VALENTINE’S DANCE PARTY

Let’s celebrate the things that make our heart happy and dance! Invite some friends or come make new ones. We will have the tunes, food and fun activities covered. Prize to the most festive dressed dancer.

Recreation Staff Anderson Building, 4355 Field St

F ...........Feb 10 ..............6:00 - 8:30 PM ............... 118101-01

Age: 18+ .................................................. $20

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN

Join friends for a night of fun at the Anderson Recreation Center! Activities include games, cards, karaoke, and dancing with friends! A dinner and light refreshments will be served. We will meet at the Anderson Building.

Recreation Staff Anderson Building, 4355 Field St

F Apr 21 5:00 - 8:30 PM 118100-03

Age: 18+ $20

Enrichment

PAINTING PARTY

Create a beautiful painting on canvas! We’ll provide tips and tricks and all the materials necessary for you to paint a work of art that you can take home with you! Each class features a different painting, plus a snack!

Recreation Staff Wheat Ridge Rec Center

M Jan 9 3:30 - 5:00 PM 118402-01

M .......... Feb 6 ............. 3:30 - 5:00 PM ............. 118402-02

M Mar 13 3:30 - 5:00 PM 118402-03

M Apr 10 3:30 - 5:00 PM 118402-04

Age: 15+ $20 R / $25 NR

COOKING UP SOME

Beth at 303-231-1317

Contact Beth June at least two weeks in advance if you are interested in registering in a general recreation class and need inclusion assistance.

FUN

Intro to cooking! You’ll learn basic cooking concepts utilizing everyday kitchen appliances and utensils. Each week, we’ll cook a healthy, delicious meal and enjoy it together! Plus, you’ll receive a free “Easy Meals” cookbook!

Recreation Staff Wheat Ridge Rec Center

F Feb 3 - Feb 24 12:30 - 2:00 PM 118401-01

Age: 16+ $40 R / $45 NR

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Fitness & Sports

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK & FIELD

Together we win! Join the Wheat Ridge Special Olympics Track & Field team and challenge yourself and teammates in a variety of track and field events! Our recreation coaches will give you the proper training and encouragement to take your skills to the next level! You will have the opportunity to compete at the Regional Special Olympics Track Meet and then we will end the season with our own competition and picnic! First class, March 8th, will be at the Anderson Building Gymnasium.

Recreation Staff WR High School, 9505 W 32nd Ave

W Mar 8 - May 10 5:30 - 6:30 PM 118203-01

Age: 16+ $45 R / $50 NR

FITNESS MADE FUN!

A group fitness class designed to make getting in shape fun! Socialize with fellow participants while exercising and playing fun fitness-based games.

Recreation Staff Wheat Ridge Rec Center

TH Jan 5 - Jan 19 6:00 - 7:00 PM 118206-01 TU Feb 7 - Feb 21 6:00 - 7:00 PM 118206-02

Age: 16+ $23 R / $28 NR

FITNESS BUDDIES

We’re here to help you reach your goals! Get fit with the support of a Therapeutic Recreation Team Member and a workout program designed specifically for you by a Certified Personal Trainer! A Trainer will conduct an initial fitness assessment and training session with you and a member of our Therapeutic Team – your new fitness buddy!

LEISURE LINKS

Stay active and do all the things you love with the help and encouragement of a leisure coach! Sometimes we just need the support of another to keep us motivated and moving!

Age: 12+ .......................... $102 R / $107 NR (6 Sessions)

To get started email Beth June at bjune@ci.wheatridge.co.us

Trips & Outings

SNOWSHOE SATURDAY

Why go snowshoeing? It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s inexpensive, it’s a good workout, and it’s a great way to experience Colorado in the wintertime! We will travel to an easy trail with plenty of snow and gear up for a great day of adventure. Snowshoes will be provided or bring your own. Pack a lunch and some snacks for the trail. We will provide the hot cocoa!

Recreation Staff Meet in Wheat Ridge Rec Center lobby

SA Mar 11 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM 118503-01

Age: 12+ $40 R / $45 NR

Therapeutic Recreation | www.rootedinfun.com/TR
Our Winter Break, Spring Break & Summer Sun Camp are inclusive camps offered for kids ages 6-13. See pages 32 and 33 for more information. Help is Here! Therapeutic Recreation Scholarship Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation provides scholarship funds to help people with disabilities who have limited financial resources participate in Therapeutic Recreation programs and services. Don’t delay, apply now! rootedinfun.com/scholarships Scholarships Available 37

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Silver Sneakers and Renew Active card holders are eligible for a discount on all fitness and dance classes. Discounts vary for each class. Discounted price is reflected at registration. Pre-registration required.

Fitness

QI GONG

Qi Gong (chi Gung) is a 5,000 year-old Chinese system for cultivating health. It involves gentle flowing movement, deep breathing rhythms and visualization techniques that enhance the flow of Qi-the energy that fuels your movements, thought and emotions. The class includes the use of the Body Pyramid, a foam wedge used to balance and strengthen your feet, realign your spine and open up major energy vessels of the body. Other benefits include lowering blood pressure, enhanced immunity, healthier heart, reduced stress and more. Come experience the powerful effects of Qi Gong.

Pam Hahler Active Adult Center

W ....... Jan 4 - Jan 25 .......... 4:30 - 5:30 PM ......... 150920-01

W Feb 1 - Feb 22 4:30 - 5:30 PM 150920-02

W Mar 1 – Mar 8 4:30 - 5:30 PM 150920-03

W Apr 5 - Apr 19 4:30 - 5:30 PM 150920-04

F ........ Jan 6 - Jan 27 ........... 10:00 -11:00 AM ........ 150920-05

F Feb 3 - Feb 24 10:00 -11:00 AM 150920-06

F Mar 3 - Mar 10 10:00 -11:00 AM 150920-07

F Apr 7 - Apr 21 10:00 -11:00 AM 150920-08 *No class Mar 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 Apr 26 & 28 ....................... $24 R | $29 NR

STRETCH & STRENGTH

Increase flexibility, improve cardiovascular health and build strength with stretching and strengthening exercises. Hand weights, bands and balls are incorporated to keep workouts fun and interesting. Relaxation exercises are also practiced. Open to people of all activity and fitness levels. Chairs are provided for seated or standing support.

Zahra Kamali AAC & ZOOM

M Jan 2 – Jan 30 10:00 -11:00 AM 150913-01

M Feb 6 – Feb 27 10:00 -11:00 AM 150913-02

M Mar 6 – Mar 27 10:00 -11:00 AM 150913-03

M ....... Apr 3 – Apr 17 ........... 10:00 -11:00 AM ........ 150913-04

*No class 4/24

$15 R | $20 NR

YOGA

The emphasis of this yoga class is a more fitness and healthbased approach to Vinyasa style yoga. You will become more centered, flexible and stronger as you build muscle and core strength through a series of yoga asanas (poses). Find your inner power!

Zahra Kamali Active Adult Center

W Jan 4 - Jan 25 6:00 - 7:00 PM 150918-01

W Feb 1 - Feb 22 6:00 - 7:00 PM 150918-02

W Mar 1 – Mar 29 6:00 - 7:00 PM 150918-03

W ....... Apr 5 – Apr 19 ........... 6:00 - 7:00 PM ......... 150918-04 *No class 4/26

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SILVER SNEAKERS YOGA STRETCH

A blend of yoga styles taught from seated and standing positions to increase balance and flexibility. Chairs are provided for seated or standing support.

(Mon) Lauren Ersland, (Wed) Zahra Kamali, (Fri) Karen Kirby

Active Adult Center & ZOOM

M Jan 2 - Jan 30 8:45 - 9:45 AM 150934-02

W Jan 4 - Jan 25 10:00 -11:00 AM 150934-06

F Jan 6 – Jan 27 8:45 - 9:45 AM 150934-08

M Feb 6 - Feb 27 8:45 - 9:45 AM 150934-10

W Feb 1- Feb 22 10:00 -11:00 AM 150934-14

F Feb 3 - Feb 24 8:45 - 9:45 AM 150934-16

M Mar 6 - Mar 27 8:45 - 9:45 AM 150934-18

W Mar 1 - Mar 29 10:00 -11:00 AM 150934-22

F ........ Mar 3 – Mar 31 .......... 8:45 - 9:45 AM ......... 150934-24

M Apr 3 - Apr 17 8:45 - 9:45 AM 150934-26

W Apr 5 – Apr 19 10:00 -11:00 AM 150934-30

F Apr 7 - Apr 21 8:45 - 9:45 AM 150934-32

*No class Apr 24, 26, & 28

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MEDITATION

Natural self-care that we give our body and mind by cultivating presence, awareness and non-judgment. Mental training practice to deal with stress, by calming the mind and body.

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FUNCTIONAL FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINING

Karen Kirby AAC & Zoom

W Jan 4 - Jan 25 8:45 - 9:45 AM 150940-01

W Feb 1 - Feb 22 8:45 - 9:45 AM 150940-02

W Mar 1 – Mar 29 8:45 - 9:45 AM 150940-03

W . . .Apr 5 – Apr 19 . . . . . 8:45 - 9:45 AM . . . 150940-04

*No class Apr 26

$20 R | $25 NR

Have you completed your physical therapy after injury or surgery, but are not back to 100% yet? Are you not sure what to do, or how to get started? Do you prefer one on one to a class environment? Take advantage of personal training to discover functional exercises to greatly decrease your risk of everyday injuries.

ZUMBA

Easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, range of motion, balance and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong!

TU Jan 3 – Jan 31 6:00 - 7:00 PM 150919-01

TU Feb 7 - Feb 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM 150919-02

TU Mar 7 - Mar 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM 150919-03

TU Apr 4 – Apr 18 6:00 - 7:00 PM 150919-04

*No class Apr 25

$24 R | $29 NR

Meet 1 on 1 with our Functional Fitness, Personal trainer to have more functional mobility and stability for daily living. Functional fitness training is a type of strength training that readies your body for daily activities. Discover practical exercises that can assist with joint pain and joint health.

Research continues to find that a well-planned, progressive exercise program can lead to dramatic improvements in strength, balance, confidence and the ability to live independently.

Staff AAC & beyond 30 Min Assessment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 R / $30 NR 30 Training: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 R / $30 NR 10 Session Punch Cards (10, 30 minute sessions): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225 R / $230 NR 50+ Programs | www.rootedinfun.com/AAC 39

Games

INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE CLASS

This class expands bridge players’ knowledge of the Standard American Bidding System. Opening bids, responses, and rebids are reviewed and expanded upon. The concept of Balancing and some conventions are covered.

Sandy Koller Active Adult Center

TH Mar 2 – May 11 1:00 - 3:30 PM 150019-01

*No class Apr 27

Fees:....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................... $50 R | $55 NR

DUPLICATE BRIDGE GAME

Register before the first of each month. Please arrive by 11:45 am. This game is held every Monday the Center is open that month. Participants should sign-up as a partnership as there are no walk-ins available for single players. For more information contact Sandy Koller, director, at 303-422-5187 or Jim Calhoun, director, at 720-346-1446.

Sandy Koller Active Adult Center

M Jan 9 – Jan 30 12:00 - 3:45 PM 150024-01

M Feb 6 – Feb 27 12:00 - 3:45 PM 150024-02

M Mar 6 - Mar 27 12:00 - 3:45 PM 150024-03

M April 3 – April 17 12:00 - 3:45 PM 150024-04

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*No class Apr 24

$20 R | $25 NR

CHAKRA DIFFUSER BRACELET WORKSHOP

Learn about your body’s universal energy, also known as your chakra system! Make a diffuser bracelet using lava beads to diffuse essential oils, and crystals to balance your chakras. Join us for fun and “good energy”! $5 supply fee due to the teacher on the day of class.

Kim Farrington Active Adult Center

SA ...... Feb 18 ............ 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ......... 150101-01

Fees:............................................. $10 R | $15 NR

SPRINGTIME REFRESH AROMATHERAPY

Learn simple ways to use Spring essential oils to refresh your personal routines AND spruce up your home! Explore the es sential oils of Springtime plants, to care for your skin and clean your space. Make a sample product for each. $5/ EACH supply fee.

Kim Farrington Active Adult Center

SA Apr 1 9:30 AM-11:00 AM 150103-01 Fees: $10 R | $15 NR

Wellness Dance

LINE DANCE

Time for some boot scooting, toe tapping fun! Class is taught in both a beginner and intermediate format, so anyone can join any time! Easy-to-learn steps to the most popular country line dances will have you moving in no time!

Sybille Leinz Active Adult Center

BEGINNER LINE DANCE

W Jan 4 – Jan 25 12:30 - 1:30 PM 150945-01

W....... Feb 1 – Feb 22 ........ 12:30 - 1:30 PM ........ 150945-02

W Mar 1 - Mar 29 12:30 - 1:30 PM 150945-03

W Apr 5 - Apr 19 12:30 - 1:30 PM 150945-04

*No class Apr 26

INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCE

M ....... Jan 2 - Jan 30 ........ 12:30 - 1:30 PM ........ 150922-01

M Feb 6 – Feb 27 12:30 - 1:30 PM 150922-02

M Mar 6 – Mar 27 12:30 - 1:30 PM 150922-03

M Apr 3 - Apr 17 12:30 - 1:30 PM 150922-04

*No class Apr 24

Fees:............................................. $15 R | $20 NR

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Silver Sneaker or Renew Active Members are eligible for discounts to class fees. 10 class fitness pass at $40 (R) or $45 (NR)

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VALENTINE CARDS

Do you love Valentines Day? Join us for this fun workshop to create your own valentine cards using various cardstock papers, vintage and contemporary stickers, brush pens, and even paper doilies. Design and construct unique cards to give to your loved ones. Create 6-10 cards during class. Register by 1-13. Supplies are included.

Georgia Keller Active Adult Center

SA Jan 21 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 150035-01

Fees: $25 R | $30 NR

COLLAGE WORKSHOP

Discover your artistic side by creating a unique collage. In this collage process; various types of paper, photographs, fabric and other found objects are glued to a heavy backing piece of paper. Excellent materials include old book pages, newspaper clippings, ribbons, old music, magazine pages, maps, postcards, bits of colored paper and tissue paper. Lots of items will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own items as well. Register by 3-17.

Georgia Keller Active Adult Center

SA Mar 25 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 150035-02

Fees: $20 R | $25 NR

PHOTO JOURNALING

Photo Journaling is collecting and organizing your observations, questions, connections, and explanations, using words, pictures, and numbers. Experience an interactive session to foster your creativity for identifying and applying words of emotional, educational, and thoughtful value to your pictures. Normal poetic formats, and an introduction to Tetractys will be presented. Tetractys is a challenging form of syllable restricted writing to express an idea/story.

Tom Tiffany Active Adult Center

TU Mar 28 1:00 - 3:00 PM 150036-01 Fees:

BATIK WITH WATERCOLOR

With watercolor batik, wax is used as a resist that blocks the areas that are not intended to receive paint. Batiking is not an exact science, be prepared for unintentional drips of wax and oozing color. Believe it or not, these actually add to the look of the piece! $10 material fee due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Cheryl

Annett

Active Adult Center

SA Feb 4 - Feb 25 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 150012-01

SA Mar 4 - Mar 25 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 150012-02

Fees: $50 R | $55 NR

POTTERY

Pottery studio time to work on self-directed pottery projects. No formal class curriculum.

Darth Townsend Active Adult Center

TU Jan 10 - Jan 31 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-01

F ....... Jan 13 – Jan 27 ...... 12:30 - 3:30 PM ......... 150603-02

TU&F Jan 10 – Jan 31 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-03

TU Feb 7 – Feb 28 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-04

F Feb 3 – Feb 24 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-05

TU&F .... Feb 3 - Feb 28 ....... 12:30 - 3:30 PM ......... 150603-06

TU Mar 7 - Mar 28 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-07

F Mar 3 - Mar 31 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-08

TU&F Mar 3 – Mar 31 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-09

TU ...... Apr 4 - Apr 18 ....... 12:30 - 3:30 PM ......... 150603-10

F ....... Apr 7 - Apr 21 ........ 12:30 - 3:30 PM ......... 150603-11

TU&F Apr 4 – Apr 21 12:30 - 3:30 PM 150603-12

*No class Apr 25 & 28

Fees: $14 Per Day

$3 R | $8 NR CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP Discover the fun and magic of creating brilliant blue cyanotype prints. Considered an early form of photography, paper
photosensitive solution.
objects
feathers,
color emerges. Create 3-4 prints during class. Inclement weather reschedule date is April 29. Register by 4-13.
Adult Center, 6363 W 35th Ave SA April 22 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 150035-03 Age: 18+ $60 R | $65 NR
is treated with a
Thin
like (leaves,
lace) are placed on paper, sandwiched under glass and set out in the sun. Feel free to bring your own thin objects. After the paper is rinsed, a wonderful blue
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Nutrition Enrichment

FOOD SENSITIVITIES, INTOLERANCE & ALLERGIES

Discover the difference between food sensitivities, intolerance, and allergies and how to heal the gut and improve digestion. Bring a friend to receive a free 30 min health assessment.

Satya Elijah Williams, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Wellness Instructor (RDN) Active Adult Center

F Jan 27 1:00 - 2:30pm 150111-01

Fees:............................................. $10 R | $15 NR

JOINT HEALTH TO DIGESTIVE HEALTH

Learn soothing and satisfying recipes and nutrition therapies to support your foundational health, reduce inflammation and moderate an overactive immune system.

Satya Elijah Williams, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Wellness Instructor (RDN) Active Adult Center

F Feb 17 1:00 - 2:30pm 150112-01

Fees: $10 R | $15 NR

WRITE YOUR OWN WILL

In a single sitting, you will complete a simple will for Colorado residents with ease. You will also complete a living will, medical power of attorney, financial power of attorney and more, all with the help of a licensed attorney. Fee includes all materials, witnessing, notarizing, individual review and time for questions. You do not need to bring anything special to this class, you will find that you know everything you need to complete your will. However, you may want to bring a snack as this class goes through the lunch hour. Pre-registration required.

Rebecca Bennetti Active Adult Center

S .......... Jan 28 ............. 12:00 - 4:30 PM ........ 150131-01

W Mar 15 12:00 - 4:30 PM 150131-02

Fees: $167 R | $172 NR

MAGICAL RHINE AND MOSELLE RIVERS

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POSTCARDS FROM VERMONT
On a journey through Vermont, the “Green Mountain State,” find local artisans and tasty treats, historic towns and family farms, and pristine forests bursting with color inside this perfect slice of New England.
35th Ave
Jan 20 1:00 PM
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Glide along the enchanting Rhine and Moselle rivers on a leisurely journey to France, Germany and the Netherlands. Cruise past charming panoramas as you get to know the culture and deep history of the region. Collette Active Adult Center, 6363 W
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150709-01 Tour Meeting with

Friday, Feb. 10th | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Vernon and Irene Castle, the couple that made ragtime dancing not just socially acceptable but downright fashionable. They took a dance frowned upon by respectable society, and transformed it into a stylish hobby for rich and poor, and for the old and young. The Castles enchanted the nation: a married couple who actually showed affection to one another in public! In the years before the silent film industry had taken hold, the Castles laid the groundwork for public fascination with private romance. The program is monologue in-character, followed first by a question and answer period with “Irene Castle” and then by a question and answer period with the scholar/presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak. A lunch will be served prior to the performance.

Special Events
ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER QUESTIONS? Contact: 303-205-7500 $15
$17
$15
$17
Everyone has a wee bit “o Irish in em”! Join your friends and family for corned beef, cabbage, and the trimmings. Raise our glasses to
and enjoy
APRIL FOOLS ALTERED REALITY
ready for a trick or two. Enjoy a fun meal with a twist!
IRENE CASTLE CHAUTAUQUA PERFORMANCE $15
$17
| 5 - 6:30 PM Friday,
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Slainte! (health/cheers)
the traditional Irish entertainment by the Wick school of dance. Facility doors open at 4:45pm (Prospect Hall) Doors open at 5pm. Register by March 7.
Get
Top off the event with Jim Wright’s Magic Traveling Show. Ohh and Ahh, at the card tricks, vanishing bit, sleight of hand and vanishing water during his show. This foolish day will amuse you thoroughly.
(R)
(NR) 160210-01 Thursday, Mar 16
Apr 14 | 1
2:15 PM
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• Performances–concerts,

• 1st Friday: lists programs scheduled at the Active Adult Center

COVID Safety on

• Feeling ill? Please stay home and get the care you need.

Wondering how weather affects your trip? Call the Trip Hotline 303-235-2842.

Volunteer Drivers/Leaders Wanted Lead trips for seniors to events, concerts, museums, restaurants, and more! Enjoy FREE venue admission, meals, meeting people & giving back! Contact Christine Today! 303-205-7510 Cleahy@ci.wheatridge.co.us www.rootedinfun.com We do the driving so you can relax and experience awesome Colorado attractions and events! 50+ Day Trips Each month offers different opportunities such as:
theater, dance
tours
Educational-museums, exhibits,
Events–festivals, teas, sports, happy hour
Unique Colorado attractions
the specific
offered?
Natural areas Where can I find out about
Trips
Trip destinations are published each month in the Active Adult Center e-newsletter and online. Subscribe to the Active Adult Center email newsletter and receive two emails each month:
trips
Scholarship benefit may not be applied with online registration.
Monday prior to registration opening: Trips scheduled for dates in the following month Trip registration opens each month for
scheduled in the following month on: 2nd Thu - Resident | 2nd Fri - Non-residents Call: 303-205-7500 Visit: Active Adult Center 6363 W 35th Ave Online: rootedinfun.com/register/50+Trips& OutdoorRecreation NOTE:
Trips
Masks & Vaccination Proof: Bring your mask and vax card for every Trip. While on the bus, masks are encouraged, yet optional. Venues may require masks and/or proof of vaccination.
Hygiene: Buses are disinfected after every Trip. Please wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer regularly.
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Know Before You Go

Active Adult Center 50+ Trips & Outdoor Recreation

Knowing what to expect supports the group to enjoy positively memorable trips.

GETTING THERE

TRIP REGISTRATION

• Each participant must register with their own account and provide an emergency contact.

• Register only for trips that match your ability. See trip rating and description and ask questions.

• Patrons must be able to participate in planned trip activities independently OR have a personal aide register and buy a trip seat to provide direct support.

• For proper seating, accommodation, and storage, report these with every trip registration: use a cane, walker, wheelchair, or oxygen; low core strength

• When a trip reaches capacity, register for the wait list. Individuals on the wait list are called as soon as openings become available.

REFUND, CANCELLATION & TRANSFER POLICIES:

• If minimum registration is not met, a trip may be canceled, and fee credited.

• Trip cancellations must be made with AAC staff by phone or in person. If you choose to withdraw from a trip, call 303-205-7500 by the published CANCEL BY date to receive a credit. Refunds by check or credit card take 3 weeks and are subject to a $5 service charge. If you cancel/no show after the published CANCEL BY date, the trip fee is forfeited.

• Trip registrations may not be transferred to another person.

TRIP TIP: Always bring a water bottle and dress for variable conditions.

GENERAL TRIP RATINGS

The trip rating and description conveys the level of physical activity involved. Every trip requires the ability to get on/off the van independently using grab bars and three steps.

Need an accommodation? Contact AAC staff.

QUESTIONS? Contact Christine Leahy, Trip Coordinator, 303-205-7510 or cleahy@ci.wheatridge.co.us

Learn more about our trip rating system and what to expect at www.rootedinfun.com/trips

• Transportation on 15-passenger van/mini-bus is included in trip fee.

• Trips depart on time. Arrive 15 minutes before departure. Return times are approximate.

• For trips departing from the Active Adult Center, park on the street or in the center’s back lot.

• Outdoor recreation trips depart from Founders Park, 3705 Jay St. Park at Founders Park.

• Trip Drivers/Leaders will assist patrons on/off the van as needed and stow personal equipment like a cane, walker, or oxygen tank as required by the City’s insurance carrier.

BE PREPARED

• Be sure to read your registration receipt for accurate trip details.

• Bring a water bottle and dress for variable conditions.

• Meal cost is on your own unless stated as included. Expect about $20 plus gratuity for most meals.

• Wondering how weather may affect your trip? Call the Trip Hotline 303-235-2842.

TRIP ETIQUETTE

• Participants are expected to be respectful and abide by the Trip Driver/Leader’s instructions.

• Avoid distracting the driver/leader when driving.

• Please refrain from unnecessary cell phone use during a trip.

• For the comfort of all aboard the trip van, please avoid cologne/perfume use.

EASY – Mostly sitting; accessible venue

LIGHT – Self-paced walking on even surfaces; accessible venue

MODERATE – Walking on varied surfaces/possible stairs; pace may be determined by guide

ACTIVE – Lots of walking; brisk pace; stairs or venue not accessible; elevation over 9,000’

NOTE: Ratings for outdoor recreation trips are separate.

50+ Day Trips | www.rootedinfun.com/trips
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50+ Outdoor Recreation

SKI OR SNOWSHOE (FOR FIT, ACTIVE ADULTS AGE 50+)

Get physical in the mountains and leave the driving to us! Alpine skiers shred the slopes at Loveland Basin or Copper Mountain, depending on the date, while snowshoers/XC skiers enjoy trails at nearby Nordic center. Lift ticket/trail pass not included. Bring your own gear or rent. Bring water, snacks, lunch, and layers for varied conditions. Wear sun protection.

Time: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM | Cancel by: One week beforehand | Rated: Difficult

Departs from Founders’ Park, 3705 Jay St.

Day Date Location

Activity

Tu ...... 1/10/23 ........ Copper Mt/Frisco Nordic Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150790-01

Tu 1/24/23 Loveland Basin/Breckenridge Nordic Center 150790-02

Tu 2/7/23 Copper Mt/Keystone Nordic Center 150790-03

Tu 2/28/23 Loveland Basin/Gold Run Nordic Center 150790-04

Tu ...... 3/14/23 ........ Copper Mt/ Breckenridge Nordic Center ............ 150790-05

Tu 3/28/23 Loveland Basin/Frisco Nordic Center 150790-06

Ages: Adults 50+ ............................................................ $23/Each

RAMBLERS

Stroll and connect with others on these easy, one-hour walk on concrete or natural surface trail with mild incline and minimal obstacles. Transportation included. Wear sun protection and layers for varied conditions, study walking shoes/boots, water, snacks. Walking poles optional. Cancel by: one week ahead.

Departs from Founders’ Park, 3705 Jay St.

Departs 9:00; Returns by 12:00PM depending on drive time.

Day Date Location Activity

Th 1/12/23

Th 1/19/23

Kendrick Lake Trail, Lakewood 150780-01

Kinney Run Trail, Golden 150780-02

Th 1/26/23 Forsberg Park, Lakewood 150780-03

Th ...... 2/2/23 ......... Lake Arbor Trail, Arvada ............................. 150780-04

Th 2/9/23

Barr Lake State Park, Brighton 150780-05

Th 2/16/23 Cheesman Park, Denver 150780-06

Th 2/23/23

Harriman Lake Park, Littleton 150780-07

Th ...... 3/2/23 ......... Belmar Park, Lakewood ............................. 150780-08

Th 3/9/23 City Park, Denver 150780-09

Th 3/16/23

Th 3/23/23

Th ...... 3/30/23 .......

Th 4/6/23

Waneka Lake, Lafayette 150780-10

Welchester Tree Grant Park, Golden 150780-11

Harper Lake Trail, Louisville .......................... 150780-12

Wonderland Lake, Boulder 150780-13

Th 4/13/23 Main Reservoir, Lakewood 150780-14

Th 4/20/23 Coot Lake, Boulder 150780-15

Th 4/27/23

NO Ramblers, AAC Closed for Maintenance

Ages: Adults 50+ ...... $8/Each

Wondering how weather affects your trip? Call the Trip Hotline 303-235-2842.

Registration

for Outdoor Recreation trips opens for all Jan-Apr dates on:

Thu, Dec 8th - Residents

Fri, Dec 9th - Non-residents

303-205-7500

Active Adult Center 6363 W. 35th Ave

rootedinfun.com/register /50+_Outdoor_Recreation

Questions?

Contact Christine Leahy, cleahy@ci.wheatridge.co.us or call 303-205-7510.

BE PREPARED –Winter Recreation

Hiking poles are recommended for Ramblers. Dress in layers for variable weather; bring your own or rented ski/ snowshoe ; apply sunblock. Wear study walking shoes or boots with good traction. Pack lunch/snacks and water. Carry a whistle & first aid kit with necessary personal medication.

50+ Outdoor Recreation | www.rootedinfun.com/OutdoorRecreation
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Wheat Ridge Historical Society

Historical Park Tours

4610 Robb St.

Open Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment, call 303-421-9111

Second Saturday Socials

10:00am - 2:00pm Held at the Baugh House, 11361 W. 44th Ave. @ Robb St.

Historical Fashion Show & Tea | Jan 14th

• Wear your best pioneer or Victorian clothing and hats for prizes. Enjoy a cup of tea while learning about fashions of the past.

Valentine’s Day Celebration | Feb 11th

• Help us make a handmade Valentine’s Card for local seniors or make some for your friends & family. Learn about Cupid and Eros.

Spring Equinox | Mar 11th

• Hear our Storytellers and enter our Tall Tale Contest with Prizes. We’ll be sharing Gardening information for the upcoming season.

Earth Day | Apr 8th

• Plant exchange bring your extra seedlings to exchange with other gardeners. Learn ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Learn about locations where you can recycle close to home.

Be a part of WR History

Historical Park Tours $5 per adult/$2 per student
Contact us by email or leave a message for the next project day volunteer opportunity. Tell us your memories
our oral or written history project. Help
our digital archiving project. Join us as we
of focusing each building’s collections to find
most appropriate items to tell the Century-Long Story. Become a member of the Wheat Ridge Historical Society Annual membership levels: • $25 Individual | $30 Family $50 Patron | $100 Business Make check to: WRHS and send to P.O. Box 1833, WR 80034 Historical Society Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month online via Zoom. 6:30 p.m. Board meeting, then 7:45 p.m. History Talk & Socializing. Email wrhistorical@gmail.com for a link to our meetings or to volunteer. 303-421-9111 for more information www.wheatridgehistoricalsociety.org @WRHistoricalSociety Like us on Facebook!
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Our fall socials will be in-person.
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Parks, Forestry & Open Space

Regenerate Wheat Ridge Workshops

Regenerative agriculture is a broad framework of farming, grazing, and growing practices that help rebuild soil organic matter and restore degraded soil diversity.

Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation & the Jefferson Conservation District were awarded the Columbine Award for Programming for the Regenerate Wheat Ridge program at the CPRA (Colorado Parks and Recreation) 2022 annual conference!

2nd Wednesdays | Apr-Oct | 8:30-9:30am 50

READY, SET, PLANT!

Snow might be on the ground, but now is the time to get started on planning the garden. This workshop will cover many aspects of starting your garden from seeds. From gathering materials, thinking about soil, planning your calendar and selecting what seeds to start.

Staff- Kathleen Martell

Happiness Gardens, 4300 Ammons

W Apr 12 8:30 -9:30 AM 120310-01

Fees: $5 R | $6 NR

REGENERATIVE AG 101

Discover what the buzz is all about. This workshop will show how all the pieces fit together. From the cycles of carbon and nitrogen to soil health and microorganisms to regenerate your soil.

Staff- Yy (Krystyn) Dennis

Happiness Gardens, 4300 Ammons

W May 10 8:30 -9:30 AM 120310-02

Fees: $5 R | $6 NR

PEEK INTO A BEE’S LIFE

Explore the active hives at Happiness Community Gardens for a guided tour of the colony life of bees. (Bee suits provided, limited availability.) In addition, learn about basic beekeeping equipment.

Staff- Susan Bennett

Happiness Gardens, 4300 Ammons

W Jun 14 8:30 -9:30 AM 120310-03

Fees: $5 R | $6 NR

GOATS @ LEWIS MEADOWS

Join us at Lewis Meadows for an overview workshop about the wonders of goat grazing for weed management and soil amendment. The first half includes introductions to the goats with a discussion of goat biology and management. The second half of the workshop will be an opportunity for participants to get up close with the goats. (Please note that in order to enter the goat enclosure long pants, closed toe shoes, and gloves are required.)

Staff- Amanda Weaver

Lewis Meadows, W 33rd venue and Union Street

W Jul 12 8:30 -9:30 AM 120310-04

Fees:............................................... $5 R | $6 NR

REGENERATIVE FARMING SHOWCASE

Tour the Happiness Garden and speak with local urban agriculture experts. Learn tricks and share a few treats.

Staff

Happiness Gardens, 4300 Ammons

W Aug 9 8:30 -9:30 AM 120310-05

Fees:............................................... $5 R | $6 NR

PRESERVING THE HARVEST

As the season winds down, what to do with all the garden bounty? This workshop will cover several methods for managing your surplus, including canning, drying, and freezing.

Staff - Kathleen Martell

Happiness Gardens, 4300 Ammons

W Sep 13 8:30 -9:30 AM 120310-06

Fees:............................................... $5 R | $6 NR

PUTTING THE BEDS TO BED

Learn the lasagna method of sheet mulching. Layer up and make some soil over the winter. This workshop will cover what to use and how to get the most out of your down season.

Staff - Yy (Krystyn) Dennis Happiness Gardens, 4300 Ammons

W Oct 11 8:30 -9:30 AM 120310-07

Fees:............................................... $5 R | $6 NR

Parks, Forestry & Open Space | www.rootedinfun.com/PFOS
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Facilities

Ballfield FieldMulti-purpose CourtBasketball Tennis pathBike/Walking Playground TablesPicnic Pavilion/Shelter Fishing siteMuseum/Historical EnvironmentNatural Restrooms GrillBBQ PitHorseshoe Lake/Pond ArtPublic

A Anderson Building & Pool 4355 Field St. B Baugh Property 44th Ave. & Robb St. C Richards-Hart Estate W. 28th Ave. & Benton St. D Parks Admin. Offices 9110 W. 44th Ave. E Recreation Center 4005 Kipling St. F Active Adult Center 6363 W. 35th Ave.

Schools

G Everitt Middle School 3900 Kipling St. H Kullerstrand Elem. 12225 W. 38th Ave.

I Pennington Elem. 4645 Independence St J Prospect Valley Elem. 3400 Pierson St. K Stevens Elem 7101 W. 38th Ave. L Wheat Ridge High Schoo

9505 W. 32nd M Wilmore Davis Elem. 7975 W. 41st Ave. N Sobesky Academy 4001 Reed Ct.

Parks

W. 44th Ave. / Field St.

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2 W. 45th Ave. / Vance St.

Anderson Park

Apel-Bacher Park

3 W. 37th Ave. / Upham St.

4 W. 45th Ave. / Everett St.

Bonnie’s Park

5 W. 49th Ave. / Marshall

Boyd’s Crossing

Creekside Park

6 W. 26th Ave. / Kipling St.

*Crown Hill

7 3701 Johnson St.

8 3705 Jay St.

Discovery Park

Founders’ Park

9 4700 Miller St.

Fruitdale Park

Rentals Available (dog park)

Happiness Gardens 10 4226 Ammons St. Hayward Park 11 W. 29th Ave. / Wadsworth

Hopper Hollow 12 6351 W 44th Ave.

Johnson Park 13 W. 49th Ave. / Wadsworth

Lewis Meadows Park 14 W. 33rd Ave. / Union St.

Louise Turner Park 15 W. 38th Ave. / Parfet St.

Panorama Park 16 W. 35th Ave. / Fenton St.

Paramount Park 17 W. 29th Ave. / Kipling St.

Prospect Park 18 W. 44th Ave. / Robb St.

Randall Park 19 W. 43rd Ave. / Gray St.

Stites Park 20 W. 29th Ave. / Newland St.

Town Center Park 21 East of 4084 Wadsworth

Wheat Ridge Greenbelt 22 Harlan to Youngfield

Wheat Ridge Historical Park 23 W. 46th Ave. / Robb St.

*Crown Hill Park is not Wheat Ridge property

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Register For Programs Online!

Step-by-Step

1. 2. 3.

Visit www.rootedinfun.com/register, or click the side bar on our Rooted in Fun website that says “Register” to get started!

You must login in order to sign up for our programs and events. If you do add items to your cart, you will be asked to login before completing your registration.

If you’ve created a household with us during one of your visits at the Rec Center,

• Your username is the email address you placed on file when you created your household.

• Your password is the zip code you placed on file when you created your household.

4. 5.

You may change your username and password, or can retrieve it if you’ve forgotten it via a simple password/username reset outlined in the login screen on our registration website.

Once you are logged in, you can search for programs and events via the activity number if you have it, a simple key word search, or by filtering through the program type and age category.

For additional help in registering for programs online, visit our YouTube channel, @wheatridgeparksrec, for WebTrac tutorials!

Winter/Spring Guide

Jan.-Apr. Activities

Online Registration Opens: Dec. 12 (R) Dec. 14 (NR)

Online registration begins at 8am.

Summer Guide May-Aug. Activities

Online Registration Opens: Apr. 10 (R) Apr. 12 (NR)

Over the phone and in-person registration begins at 2pm. If you have any issues, feel free to give our front desk a call at 303-231-1300 and they can assist you.

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SCHEDULE

City of Wheat Ridge Officials

MAYOR

Bud Starker

CITY MANAGER

Patrick Goff

CITY TREASURER

Chris Miller

CITY CLERK

Stephen Kirkpatrick

CITY COUNCIL

DISTRICT I

Janeece Hoppe Judy Hutchinson

DISTRICT II Scott Ohm Rachel Hultin

DISTRICT III Amanda Weaver Korey Stites

Cultural Commission

The Cultural Commission was created to promote cultural arts in Wheat Ridge and foster cultural enrichment and education opportunities for the community. The Cultural Commission also makes recommendations to the Major, City Manager and City Council on matters relating to cultural arts, develops cultural arts programs and promotes artistic endeavors, and seeks community input on the implementation and management of public art.

• Celia Daly

• Kathleen Martell

• Beth Kelly

• Kathy Plummer

• Lindsay Burney

• Stephanie Taylor

• Teresa Linder Nancy Dragani

• Maru Garcia

Meetings: 2nd Wed every month 6:00PM @ WR Rec Center www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/ CulturalCommission

4005 Kipling St. | Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 www.rootedinfun.com Administration | 303-231-1300 Parks, Forestry & Open Space 303-205-7550

Community Organizations

Wheat Ridge Community Foundation

The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, encourages community giving by connecting donors to community needs including programs and facilities provided by the City of Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation Department. www.wheatridgefoundation.org

Sustainable Wheat Ridge

Since 2018, Sustainable Wheat Ridge has focused on enhancements in Green Building and Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Solid Waste and Recycling, Transportation, Water and Communications & Engagement. www.sustainableneighborhoodnetwork.org/wheatridge

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Committee

In 2014, the City joined LiveWell Colorado’s Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Cities & Towns Campaign to encourage and support healthy opportunities and choices for members of the community. www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/HEAL

Wheat Ridge Art League

Membership is open to all ages, both experienced and beginning artists, living in the area. Contact Pat McAleese: 303-941-6582. Visit www.colo-artists.com/wral.html

Parks & Recreation Commission

The purpose of the Parks & Recreation Commission is to review all existing and proposed legislation relating to parks and recreation matters, make recommendations to City Council on all parks and recreation matters, act as a liaison between the Parks and Recreation Department and the community at large, and to promote and develop positive relationships with community groups, public agencies, and the general public.

• John Route

• Karen Stanley

• Patricia Cervera Kathy Koniz

• Cambria Rollo

• Catherine Rooney

• Ralph Habben Andy Rasmussen.

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

Meetings: 3rd Wed every month 6:30PM @ WR Rec Center www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/PRcommission

DISTRICT IV Leah Dozeman Valerie Nosler Beck Wheat Ridge Municipal Building
IN STONE | Barry Rose,
SYMBOLS
Etched flagstone tiles
RED, WHITE, AND TRUE BLUE | Bonnie Trujillo-Dixon, bronze Founders
3705 Jay St.
Park -
WHAT HAS STOOD, SHALL ALWAYS BE
Josh Wiener, marble, stone, & concrete Discovery
Avenue & Kipling
Park - 38th
DISCOVERING THE STARS | Kevin Robb, contemporary stainless steel
W 44th
Hopper Hollow Park - 6351
TRUTH | Kendra Fleishman, bronze
Ridge Recreation
Wheat
Center
SYMBOLS IN STONE | Barry Rose, Etched flagstone tiles
SHE AIN’T HEAVY | Walt Horton, Bronze sculpture
NATURAL IMPRESSIONS | Carol Schneider Fennell, hand-carved clay boxes
SEASONS | Carol Schneider Fennell, Hand-carved clay boxes
Park
Anderson
SWEET GRASS DANCE | Nancy Lovendahl, Limestone forms representing native grasses
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Now hiring lifeguards to join our team! FREE training for qualified candidates. Become the best YOU! For more information and to apply, scan the QR code. 4005 Kipling St. | Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303-231-1300 www.rootedinfun.com PRSRT STD US Postage PAID Wheat Ridge CO Permit #87 56