West Intergenerationalís new brochure offers more than 102 things to do in summer months

       The new West Center for Intergenerational Learning summer brochure lists 102 events, outings and classes for all ages. Varying fees are necessary in most cases.
       Categories include some special events and trips but largely programs/classes for early childhood, elementary, teen, intergenerational and adult & senior ages. An example of the variety of classes offered through the 
West Center for Intergenerational Learning are the 
Medieval English Swordplay classes (beginning and 
intermediate). Pictured above are (from left), Meg Evans, 
Deborah Greymoon, teacher Ben Roberts, Michele Van 
Metre and Frederick Eberhart III.
       Some of the class subjects are sign language, Brazilian Capoeira, ethnic cuisine, balloon sculpting, glasswork, river rafting, Medieval English swordplay, yoga and toenail trimming.
       The West Intergenerational Center offices are located in the West Middle School building, through a separate entrance at 25 N. 20th St. The center, located on the Westside but open to anyone in the community, partners with School District 11 and the Pikes Peak Community Action Agency/ Billie Spielman Community Center, which provies emergency assistance and services.
       Primary funding for the West Center is provided through the city of Colorado Springs Parks Department.
       Classes are taught in different locations, including West, by a variety of individual teachers. Brochures come out three times a year (winter/spring, summer and fall).
       Registration began this week. To obtain a brochure or to propose a class/program idea you want to teach, phone 385-7920 or drop by the center. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

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