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Adult Enrichment Classes

Thornton offers a wide variety of programming for adults ages 18+ including: arts and crafts, fitness, dance, financial, culinary and so much more. Each season we are always finding fun new ideas of programs and events to offer.  Follow this link to research and register for classes: Register Now!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Registration for adult program classes held at the Thornton Active Adult Center (AAC), Thornton Community Building (TCB) and Thornton Arts & Culture Center (TACC) are ongoing unless otherwise noted.                                                                  

Recreation Facilities

​Thornton Active Adult Center

​11181 Colorado Blvd, 80233

​AAC

​Thornton Community Center

​2211 Eppinger Blvd., 80229

​TCC

​Carpenter Recreation Center

​11151 Colorado Blvd., 80233

​CRC

​Thornton Community Building

​2141 E. 95th Ave., 80229

​TCB

Thornton Arts and Culture Center

9209 Dorothy Blvd., 80229

​TACC

Trail Winds Recreation Center

​13495 Holly St., 80602

TWRC


Lectures & Drop-Ins

Active Minds

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm (in-person)

Climate Change
We will examine the predictions and the politics given the U.S withdrawl from the Paris climate accord.
LocationThornton Active Adult Center, 11181 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233... map
Cost: $6 ($5 for Thornton residents)
Registration: Call 720-977-5777


Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)

Spices
Learn about the rise of spices from colonialism and the spice trade to the hundreds of varieties that are commonly stocked in nearby supermarkets.
Location: Trail Winds Active Adult Wing, 13495 Holly St. Thornton, CO 80602
Cost: $6 ($5 for Thornton residents)
Registration: Call 720-977-5777


Lectures

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm (in-person)

Keeping Kidney Stones Away
Learn about the different types of kidney stone crystals and how the foods you include in your diet can affect your chances of getting kidney stones.
LocationThornton Active Adult Center, 11181 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233... map
Cost: $6 ($5 for Thornton residents)
Registration: Call 720-977-5777


Thursday, October 7, 2021, 11:00am - 12:00pm (in-person)

Colorado End Of Life Options Act
In 2016, Colorado voters approved medical aid in dying for qualifying residents.  Compassion and Choices will host this educational lecture.
LocationTrail Winds Active Adult Wing, 13495 Holly St. Thornton, CO 80602
Cost: FREE!
Registration: Call 720-977-5777


Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm (in-person)

Healthy Travel
Learn strategies for getting your body into physical shape before you go on vacation, plus nutrition and exercise tips for keeping your body happy while you're away!
LocationThornton Active Adult Center, 11181 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233... map
Cost: $6 ($5 for Thornton residents)
Registration: Call 720-977-5777


Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 1:00-2:30pm (in-person)

Daughters Of The American Revolution
The Daughters of the American Revolution is a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States' efforts towards independence.  Sign up for this educational leacture about all that this group does to promote history and patriotism.
LocationTrail Winds Active Adult Wing, 13495 Holly St. Thornton, CO 80602
Cost: FREE!
Registration: Call 720-977-5777


Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm (in-person)

Nutritional Links To Cancer
Despite the type of cancer, foods and the nutrients they contain play a major role in our efforts to stay cancer free.  Learn what foods you should eat and a few foods it may be best to avoid to fight cancer.
LocationThornton Active Adult Center, 11181 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233... map
Cost: $6 ($5 for Thornton residents)
Registration: Call 720-977-5777


Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm (in-person)

Perfect Posture
Our posture affects many aspects of our health from breathing to balance.  Learn stretching and strengthening exercises you can do to combat poor posture.  Wear comfortable clothes for doing exercise.
LocationThornton Active Adult Center, 11181 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233... map
Cost: $6 ($5 for Thornton residents)
Registration: Call 720-977-5777


Delicious Dish Demos
Plant based nutrition expert Libby Barrett shows you how to incorporate delicious vegan dishes into your day.  Tastings included!  
LocationThornton Active Adult Center, 11181 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233... map
Cost: $14 ($12 for Thornton residents) - per session
Registration: Call 720-977-5777

  • Snack Attack - September 13, 2021 (1p.m)
  • Crockpot Creations - October 11, 2021 (1p.m)
  • Thanksgiving Side Dishes - November 8, 2021 (1p.m)
  • Holiday Delights - December 13 (1p.m)


Drop-In Activities 

​​​The Thornton Active Adult Center (AAC) offers a wide variety of special interest activities throughout the week on a drop-in basis. Feel free to stop in and check them out, there’s sure to be something that interests you.

Afternoon at the Movies: Join us on the second & fourth Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. for a free movie at the Active Adult Center.  Please call 303-255-7850 to sign up.

  • September 28: Miracle Season
  • October 12: The Perfect Game
  • October 26: The Addams Family
  • November 9: Resistance
  • November 23: Midway
  • December 14: Last Christmas
  • December 28: Call of the Wild

Bingo: The fun starts at 10 a.m. every Friday (ongoing) and the 1st and 4th Wednesdays of the month (beginning in September). Prizes will depend on the number of players. 25 cents a card, or five for $1. 

Cards & Games: Gather to play a variety of games Tuesdays at 1p.m at The Active Adult Center or Thursdays at 1p.m at the Trail Winds Active Adult Wing.  Have a game you want to share?  Bring it along and introduce others to the fun!

Bridge: Thursdays from 12:30-3:30pm at the Active Adult Center.

Bunco: Join us for this dice game on the 4th Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m at the Active Adult Center or the 2nd Monday at 1:00 p.m at the Trail Winds Active Adult Wing.

Volleyball for Seniors: Drop-in Tuesday mornings at the Thornton Community Center on Eppinger and Gaylord, for open volleyball from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. There is no cost for seniors 55 and over during this time, however, anyone under 55 will need to pay the daily drop-in fee of 50 cents.

Wood Carvers: Come and join the "Thornton Wood Chippers" every Monday morning. Bring your wood and trusty knife. We've got friendly folks with whitlin' wisdom who will show you how to create a masterpiece. Mondays from 9-11 a.m.

Wood Shop/Pottery Studio: Mixed use space.  Pottery classes are currently held on Tuesday afternoons. You must be enrolled in a current pottery class to use the pottery room.  Wood Shop: Tools are available for use when classroom is not in use, a release form must be completed prior to use. Users must also have valid city of Thornton ID card.

Yesteryears Singers: This talented music group performs around the community in nursing homes, other senior centers and such. Most of their songs are from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, hence the name "Yesteryears Singers." Practices are held on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. except summer months. Call Pat McIntyre at 303-427-4134 if you are interested in singing, or for booking information.​ 

The Friendship Club: Do you like playing a variety of games?  Contact the Active Adult Center at 303-255-7850 to be put in contact with a Club Leader for more information.

  • Hand & Foot Card Game: 2nd Monday at 12:30pm
  • Mahjong: 3rd Monday at 12:30pm
  • Pinochle: 3rd Thursday at 12:30pm
  • Euchre: 4th Wednesday at 12:30pm
  • Canasta: 1st Thursday at 12:30pm







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