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CALENDAR OF EVENTS MARCH Thursday, March 11 Spring Recreation Registration Register online at or at EPIC, Northside Aztlan Center or the Senior Center. Saturday, March 13 Bank of Choice: A Tribute to Elvis Presley  Senior Center  7:00 to 9:00 PM  Adults  $15 George Gray and the Elvis Experience Band will make your night “A Hunk, Hunk of Burning Love.” Doors open at 6:00 PM, Purchase tickets at Senior Center Wednesday, March 17 Arena Football Tourney  Northside Aztlan Community Center  3:00 to 11:00 PM  Ages 12 to 18  $35  Activity number: 15809-01 Enjoy a day off playing arena football with some friends. Only 5 players are allowed to be on the court. Team registrations only. Thursday, March 18 Denver Nuggets Trip: Nuggets v. Hornets  Northside Aztlan Community Center  5:30 to 11:00 PM  Ages 12 to 19  $20  Activity number: 15898-02 Cheer on our Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Ticket price included! Please send your child with money for food and drink. Saturday, March 27 Season End Potluck  Senior Center  11:30 AM to 1:00 PM  All ages  $5  Activity number: 14735-01 Adaptive Recreation Opportunities celebrates the end of winter and a great season of unified basketball, skiing and snowshoeing. SPRING 2010 MAY Monday, May 1 (online) Thursday, May 6 (print) Summer Recreator Released The Summer Recreator will be available online at on May 1st and available in print on May 6. Friday, May 7 Saturday, May 8 Annual Spring Plant Sale  Gardens on Spring Creek  May 7, 4:00 to 7:00 PM (Members Only)  May 8, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Public)  All Ages  Free Start off the growing season with exceptional plants carefully tended in our greenhouse – herbs, heirloom and traditional vegetable starts, and distinctive annuals. Great gifts for Mother’s Day! Wednesday, May 12 Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies  Senior Center  11:15 AM to 6:00 PM  May 8, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Public)  50+  $28  Activity number: 24805-01 The Colorado Rockies host the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. We have shaded seats for this afternoon game. Fee includes transportation, ticket and escort. Thursday, May 13 Summer Recreation Registration Register online at or at EPIC, Northside Aztlan Center or the Senior Center. APRIL Sunday, April 28 Kyai Brojo Marto the Javanese Gamelan Orchestra  Senior Center  2:30 to 4:00 PM  May 8, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Public)  50+  $12 Senior Center member, $16 Non-member Arcinda Incorporated is an organization of Indonesians who want to narrow the gap between Eastern and Western worlds by learning each others way of life and culture. April 19 through May 24 Rookie Rugby  The Edge Sports Center  Monday and Friday Evenings  Grades 3-5  $89  Activity number: 26300-01 This non-contact Rugby League will introduce youth to one of the most popular sports in the world! First meeting will be an introduction to rugby clinic (that includes the parents), then the players will be separated onto teams. YOUR HEALTH & WELLNESS Less Junk. More Fun. Better Health. A healthy diet and physical activity are important pieces of the puzzle when it comes to staying healthy and strong. For many kids, it can be easy to fit activity into their day, but sometimes it’s not as easy to remember to eat healthy as well. Here are some simple ways to incorporate healthy eating and physical activity into a child’s daily routine. Healthy Eating While increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables is a great way to make a diet healthier, there are other changes that can be made, which will help their overall health and well being: Less Junk Healthier foods that kids like to eat such as yogurt, nuts, or cheese can be great substitutes for things like chips or cookies. Smaller portions Start small and they can always have more if they’re still hungry. Also, focus on eating slowly. Eat Together Kids whose families eat together are less likely to have weight problems and tend to eat healthier. Physical Activity Here are some fun and different ways of incorporating more activity into your child’s day: Have an activity party: Whether this is a birthday party, or a “just because” party, think of activities like roller skating, ice skating, or bowling. Set up a home gym or obstacle course: Be creative! Use empty boxes, hula hoops, or jump ropes to make your obstacle course. Set a daily or weekly time for family activity: Set aside a specific amount of time for everyone to be active together. Some examples could include “TV-free Tuesday” or “Skate-Together Sunday”. While it can be a big job to keep up with your kids’ activities and diets, just look at it as an investment in their future. Article contributed by Carly Rietmann and CanDo. The mission of CanDo is to improve the health of the communities by increasing physical activity and healthy eating to reduce and prevent obesity. RECREATOR RESOURCE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recreator - Spring 2010

Recreator - Spring 2010
From the Executive Director
Calendar of Events
Your Health and Wellness
Registration Information
Adaptive Recreation
Arts & Crafts
Dance & Movement
Day Camps
Early Learning & Parent with Child
Adult Programs | 50+ | Senior Center
Do 50!
Recreator Profiles
Health & Wellness
Education & Enrichment
The Farm
Aqua Fitness
Gardens on Spring Creek
Ice Skating
Outdoor Recreation
Age Index

Recreator - Spring 2010