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Enrichment & Lectures

The City of Thornton offers a wide variety of programming for adults ages 18+ including: arts and crafts, fitness, dance, financial planning, culinary and so much more. Eash season we offer fun new programs and opportunities to engage. Research and register for classes here!

​Thornton Active Adult Center
11181 Colorado Blvd., 80233
​Trail Winds Recreation Center
13495 Holly St., 80602
Thornton Community Center
​2211 Eppinger Blvd., 80229
​Carpenter Recreation Center
11151 Colorado Blvd., 80233
Thornton Community Building
2141 E. 95th Ave., 80229TCB
Thornton Arts & Culture Center
9209 Dorothy Blvd., 80229​TACC
Registration for adult program classes held at the Thornton Active Adult Center (AAC), Trail Winds Receation Center Active Adult Wing, Thornton Community Building (TCB) and Thornton Arts & Culture Center (TACC) are ongoing unless otherwise noted.


TED Talks  |  55+

Played online, these free 20-minute or less videos offer thought provoking and interesting viewpoints. Listen, learn, and discuss!

​​ ​How Bees Can Keep The Peace Between Elephants and Humans (in-person)
Zoologist Dr. Lucy King shares her solution to people and elephants competing for space and resourses.
Friday, April 22
1-2 p.m.​AAC

Scheduled Lectures  |  55+

For more information on these lectures and additional Active Adult Programming, please take a look at the Activities Guide!

​​ ​Active Minds - Genetic Engineering
Trace the history and current uses of genetic engineering including the basics of how it works. We will also take a look at how this technology may continue to evolve and the potential risks and benefits.
Wednesday, May 25
1-2 p.m.​AAC
$5 R / $6 NR
​​ ​CU Aging Lab Studies
The integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at CU Boulder studies the efficacy of lifestyle and pharmacological interventions for reversing the adverse changes in blood vessel, physical and brain function seen with age. They are looking for participants to join the study! Come hear about how to participate and all of the benefits!
Wednesday, June 29
10-11 a.m.​TWRC
 ​Active Minds - Pirates: Tales & Legends
Sail with us on the seven seas as Active Minds discusses the history, personalities and tales of famous pirates.
Wednesday, July 20
1-2 p.m.​AAC
$5 R / $6 NR
 ​Learn the Truth About Reverse Mortgage
If you are over the age of 62, and own a home, find out about all of the many variations and options within reverse mortgages.
Wednesday, May 18
5:45-6:45 p.m.​TWRC
$5 R / $6 NR
Tuesday, June 14
10:30-11:30 a.m.​AAC$5 R / $6 NR303-255-7850
Wednesday, July 13
10-11 a.m.​TWRC$5 R / $6 NR303-255-7850
Tuesday, May 18
10:30-11:30 a.m.​AAC
$5 R / $6 NR303-255-7850


Computer Class Information: The Active Adult Center offers a variety of computer and technology classes as well as one on one classes tailored to your needs/interests. Join our Android Smartphone Lab to get all your questions on your Android phone answered!