New offerings in West Center brochure

       Five new classes are being offered through the West Intergenerational Center, 25 N. 20th St., according to the just-released Winter/Spring 2009 brochure.
       The 12-page brochure also lists special events, group excursions; continuing classes, activities and services; and programs for all ages.
       Free special events scheduled over the next few months include a free chocolate taste-testing Feb. 12 (limited to ages 55 and over), a salute to African-American musical artists Feb. 21 and a St. Patrick's Day party March 16.
       Ongoing for teens are Friday Night at West (most Fridays from 4:30 to 8 p.m. - supervised, with a DJ, sports and games) and the Teen Recreation Center (homework assistance and other activities) after school for grades 5-8. The teen nights cost $2 a person, while the rec center is $1.75 a day.
       The West Center, which is funded through Colorado Springs and School District 11, is also seeking residents to serve on a committee to help plan and implement intergenerational activities. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVPs are requested at 385-7925.
       The new classes are Feng Shui, Beginning Numer-ology, Recreational Basketball for Women (ages 50 and over), Retirement Planning Today and Beginning Tarot.
       For information about these classes or for general info about the West Center, call 385-7920.
       The brochure also notes that 17 classes being offered through School District 11's community education component. For more information, call 520-2384.

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