West Center’s fall brochure out; planning meeting Sept. 23

       The Fall 2005 brochure for the West Intergenera-tional Center lists a range of activities, classes and events in its 16 pages, but the item E.D. Rucker wants people to especially note is the Winter/Spring Planning Meeting Friday, Sept. 23.
       Rucker, the center's program coordinator, said the meeting will give citizens a chance to suggest ideas for what the center could do.
       “It's important to me,” he said. “We'd like to get a true idea of what the community wants.”
       Open to all, the meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. at the center, 25 N. 20th St., next to West Middle School. Without new ideas, Rucker said the tendency of center staff is to “repeat what we've been doing. So public input is good.”
       One of the bus trips in the brochure - to see the fall colors in Summit County Wednesday, Sept. 7 - resulted from a suggestion. “A couple of adults wanted to see the leaves change, so we decided to try it,” he said.
       Other items of note in the brochure include Hispanic Month, including speakers and dancers and highlighted by Fiesta Night Oct. 14; a Halloween party at the center Oct. 31 and the resumption of several teen programs in conjunction with West Middle School.
       The bro-chure also lists various other trips, with destinations such as the Happy Apple Farm in Penrose and Red Rock Canyon Open Space; intergenerational workshops in clay and circle drumming; early childhood and elementary classes; adult programs in arts and crafts, cooking, dance, languages, water fitness, wellness and health; and ongoing adult activities and services, including the Golden Circle Nutrition meals program and the Lively Ex-change book discussion group.
       The brochure lists new classes in keyboarding, photography and reflexology.
       For more information, call the West Intergenerational Center at 385-7920.

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