Activities at ConcordiaJanuary 2018
January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Gentle Yoga is a 45 minute class that will leave you feeling stretched and rejuvenated. This class will include some meditation followed by a series of floor exercises (so bring a mat or large towel please), standing postures, balancing postures, and finish in Savasana (a yogic term for Relaxation). Gentle Yoga has been known to reduce swelling in joints, increase mobility, improve balance and stability, aid in digestion and better quality of sleep, among many more benefits that will allow you to be proactive with your health and wellness. No need to sign up…just come on over to the Event Center and enjoy!
Tuesday, January 2, 9, 23 and 30: 10:00-10:45am, Event Center
Tuesday, January 16: 8:00-8:45am, Event Center
Lunch at Hu Hot Mongolian Grill
Don’t miss this great time to get together with friends and visit one of Littleton’s interesting restaurants! This eatery has you going through a line, making your own “bowl of meats, vegetables and sauces and then cooking it right in front of your eyes….you can’t ask for fresher than that! There’s no way someone can say they don’t like their meal as YOU make your own choices for your meal! Lunch is on your own ($10.99 plus tax, tip and drink) Please see the menu in your building’s book prior to signing up.
Tuesday, January 2: 11:00-1:30pm
“Born in China”
Rated G…Documentary…From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Bears and Monkey Kingdom comes Born in China, a remarkable journey into the never-before-seen wonders of China. Follow three animal families—panda, golden monkey and snow leopard—as their stories unfold over the vast terrain. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!
Tuesday, January 2: 2:30-4:00 pm, Cedar Theatre
Attention! We run a monthly bus to area banks for residents who do not have cars or who want a ride to their bank. We go to Wells Fargo, US Bank (Southwest Plaza), Bank of the West (Southwest Plaza), First Bank, Chase (Coal Mine and Kipling) and Bellco Credit Union. Because of today’s computer usage…you can bank at any branch. You do not have to bank at the branch where you opened your account. Make plans to use our service to get to the bank! Please sign up in the Birch dining room or call the Concierge at the front desk to be put on the list.
Tuesday, January 2: 3:00-4:00pm
January 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 24, 26, 29 and 31
Fitness at Foothills
Don’t miss this wonderful way to get in your physical activity with friends and neighbors! We will head to The Ridge Recreation center where you can swim, water walk, walk the track, lift weights or attend a class (if it fits within our time constraints). If you are interested, see Risa for information about payment. Check with your insurance…many health insurance programs pay through the Silver Sneakers program. You must have a Foothills Recreation District ID. If you don’t have one, bring your proof of physical address and identification and Risa will help you get your ID. No need to sign up…just step out to meet the van.
Mondays, January 8, 15 and 29: 8:30-10:15am
Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31: 8:30-10:15am
Fridays, January 5, 12, 19 and 26: 8:30-10:15am
Couture Chez Vous
COMING TO CONCORDIA!!! YOUR VERY OWN CLOTHES BOUTIQUE brought to you! Come and shop your favorite brands, Alfred Dunner, Leon Levin, Chico’s, and much more! Credit cards, checks and cash are accepted and if there is not a size available they can order most pieces. Drop in any time from 12-4:00pm and do some shopping for your new winter outfit!
Wednesday, January 3: 12:00-4:00pm, Event Center
January 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 and 29
This class is for all who want to be healthy and work on flexibility and strength! Macy will be teaching this beneficial class which will include core strengthening and flexibility exercises for those with arthritis or osteoarthritis. She has many useful tips on the use of exercise for the graceful aging of bones and joints. No need to sign up…just come on over to the Event Center.
Mondays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29: 9:00-9:45am, Event Center
Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18 and 25: 9:00-9:45am, Event Center
Active Minds presents “Saudi Arabia”
With over 20% of the world’s proven oil reserves, Saudi Arabia continues to be important to the global economy. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of this complex nation. We will cover Saudi history, the recent generational transition of power in the Saudi Royal family, and the complicated role played by the Wahhabi school of Sunni Islamic thought in the country and the region.
Thursday, January 4: 1:00-2:00pm, Event Center
Rated PG-13…Drama…After the Nazis invade Poland, Warsaw Zoo caretakers Antonina and Jan Zabinski place themselves in grave danger when they begin collaborating with the resistance in an effort to save Jews from the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto. Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl lead this remarkable cast. No need to sign up, just come on over and enjoy!
Friday, January 5: 2:30-4:30pm, Cedar Theatre
Lunch at Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace
Join us to see the exquisite holiday decorations at the Brown! We will lunch in the tavern at the Brown and enjoy good tavern fare! The menu consists of wonderful sandwiches, famous French Onion Soup, Prime Rib, Rainbow Trout and much more! Please peruse the menu in your building’s book prior to signing up. Lunch is on your own.
Sunday, January 7: 10:30-2:00pm
Several of you have asked when we are going on our next trip. I am eager to get back in the swing of traveling with the group! We have had fun times visiting Santa Fe, Mount Rushmore, Las Vegas, Branson, Grand Junction, etc…so I would love to get a group together to start traveling again. For this to fly, we would need to have a solid group of at least 12 who want to travel and go explore new places or old haunts! Please talk your friends into coming to the meeting and let’s get a group together to go exploring!
Monday, January 8: 11:00am-12:00pm, Event Center
Don’t miss this great buffet restaurant where you get to make your salad EXACTLY as you like. There are numerous choices on the salad bar as well as wonderful soup and bread choices. You will also be able to choose from a variety of pasta dishes as well as have a yummy ice cream sundae or brownie. Lunch is only $8.99 plus tax and tip for a healthy meal!! Lunch is on your own.
Monday, January 8: 12:00-2:00pm
Helen Trencher presents “Golda Meir”
Don’t miss this interesting, educational presentation that introduces you to the soon-to-be former Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Golda Meir, as Helen Trencher, the historian, reflects on the early years of Golda’s storied career. Helen will discuss happenings in her life from 1914-1948 and then up through the end of her elected office in 1974 and have a question/answer session after. You may be interested to know her ties to Colorado! RSVP by Friday, January 5 to be a part of this event.
Monday, January 8: 3:00-4:00pm, Event Center
Breakfast for all at Garrison Street Grill
Join us as we visit one of Lakewood’s staples…open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this grill has a wide variety of delectable choices to start your day off right! Whether you are in the mood for an omelet, French toast, a breakfast burrito, a skillet meal or an a la carte meal…they have it all! Let’s get together and reminisce about the holidays and the upcoming year! Breakfast is on your own. Please sign up in the Birch dining room to be a part of this event.
Tuesday, January 9: 8:30-11:00am
January 9 and 16
Come get your dance on with Risa! This fun, energizing class will teach you line dance steps to a variety of music, including The Electric Slide, Boot Scoot and Boogie, Slappin’ Leather, Tennessee Waltz, just to name a few. We will dance on the dance floor. WEAR SHOES THAT ARE SLICK ON THE BOTTOM, SUCH AS LOAFERS, COWBOY BOOTS, DANCE SHOES, BALLET SHOES (not tennis shoes). PLEASE BRING A BOTTLE OF WATER. No need to sign up…just come on over to the Event Center.
Tuesday, January 9 and 30 : 11:00am-12:00pm, Event Center
Tuesday, January 16 and 23: 3:00-4:00pm, Event Center
As I stated earlier, I am going to adopt the attitude of “giving back” for this coming year! I am hoping I can get a group of Concordia residents together who are like- minded and would like to do some good out in the community! I am thinking of “adopting” a different organization each month but also possibly having a food/clothing drive several times a year to help our homeless or battered women/children of our area. I would love for a group to come and meet so we could brainstorm ideas of who, what and where…Talk your friends into coming over and getting involved! This will be a great opportunity to do something good while making new friends.
Tuesday, January 9: 1:00-2:00pm, Event Center
“One Lucky Elephant”
Rated NR…Documentary…In this sensitive tale of one man’s search to find a home for his animal companion, filmmaker Lisa Leeman documents a concerned circus producer’s efforts to place his beloved 18-year-old elephant in permanent and loving care outside of the big top. His noble quest takes him to Africa but ultimately brings him back to the US where he is forced to decide what’s best for his four-ton “daughter”. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!
Tuesday, January 9: 2:30-4:00 pm, Cedar Theatre
As a follow up to November’s meeting, we will discuss how/what we will be doing as a group to get together to make music. If you have a hand-held instrument, please bring it so we can discuss our plans for creating music!
Tuesday, January 9: 3:00-4:00pm, Event Center
Lone Tree Arts in the Afternoon presents…When We Were Young
Inspired by the voluminous correspondence of Lester and Shirley Halbreich, a young American couple separated by the Second World War, this unique performance created by Marta Burton showcases the love songs of the era, punctuated with the extraordinary letters exchanged by Shirley and Lester during the war. Marta is joined by a musical ensemble led by Hank Troy. $18 will be charged to your account for this ticket.
January 10: 12:30-3:30pm
January 10 and 24
Around the World
Join us for another round of this great, mind-bending trivia game! Come and test your knowledge of the world you live in. Geography trivia is the topic and you will work with your group to figure out the answer! Each week can be a different group of people, so you get to know your neighbors AND learn from their strengths! Please come and give it a try!! The person who has the most points at the end of 6 months will get his choice of activity “on the house” –what a great deal!! Come and try it out, you will enjoy it! No need to sign up…just come on over to the Event Center.
Wednesday, January 10 and 24: 3:30-4:30pm, Event Center
Cocktails and Classics presents Molly Kaufman
Talk your friends into starting the year out with a ton of fun! Molly is Denver’s top ragtime pianist! She will WOW you with her wonderful playing and remind you of days gone by while she sparkles on the keyboard! RSVP by Tuesday, January 9 to be a part of this event.
Thursday, January 11: 4:30-6:00pm, Event Center
Colorado Mills Mall
It’s finally open!! We will visit Colorado Mills Mall and see the construction that occurred to make it habitable again! With a Super Target as it’s anchor, this mall includes Bath and Body Works, Van Heusen, Bass, Jill St. John, Hanes, Geoffrey Beene, kids stores, kitchen stores, gift stores and more! This is a shopper’s paradise! There is a food court for lunch. Lunch is on your own.
Friday, January 12: 10:30am-4:00pm
“A United Kingdom”
Rated PG-13….Drama…Meeting at a dance in 1947, African Prince Seretse Khama and London office worker Ruth Williams share a love of jazz and an instant attraction. When they wed after a brief courtship, their interracial union sparks an international political crisis. Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo lead this cast. No need to sign up, just come over and enjoy!
Friday, January 12: 2:30-4:30pm, Cedar Theatre
Colorado Symphony presents:
“A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops”
The Colorado Symphony celebrates the tradition of the Boston Pops with its exciting and accessible mix of light classics and popular hits made famous by the incomparable Arthur Fiedler! This festive tribute features Colorado Symphony Principal Trombone John Sipher and Piccolo Julie Duncan Thornton performing works that will showcase the virtuosity of our great Colorado Symphony musicians! MOZART’S Overture to The Magic Flute, MASCAGNI’S Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, SMETANA’S Three Dances from The Bartered Bride, GERSHWIN’S Strike Up the Band, PORTER’S Begin the Beguine, JOHN WILLIAMS’ Theme from Jurassic Park, JOHN WILLIAMS’ Main Title from Star Wars and SOUSA’S Stars and Stripes Forever. $45 will be charged for rear orchestra seats in Boetcher Concert Hall.
Saturday, January 13: 6:15-10:15pm
“The King and I” at The Buell Theatre
Don’t miss this wonderful Broadway revival of one of Rogers and Hammerstein’s most beloved! With songs like “Hello Young Lovers”, “Shall We Dance”, “Getting to Know You” and others, this true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens, who comes to Siam as a teacher to the royal court in the 1860’s and finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch….This Tony-Award winner of Best Broadway Revival will be here in Denver for your enjoyment! $33 will be charged to your account for this ticket in The Buell rear side orchestra.
Sunday, January 14: 6:15-10:30pm
Come along to Blackhawk where you can try your luck at a number of casinos, including Ameristar, Isle of Capri, the Lodge, Mardi Gras and others. There are plenty of penny machines and great blackjack tables!!! Let’s see if we can come home millionaires or have lots of fun trying!!! Lunch is on your own. An $8 transportation fee will be charged to your account.
Monday, January 15: 10:30am-4:30pm
Cooking with Chef Brian
Let’s put some color into January! Chef Brian will be presenting a Lunch in Venice, Italy…with a Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter and Walnuts ( a vegetarian dish), Glazed and Roasted Radicchio with Pomegranate and Zabaglione with Muscat wine! Don’t miss this luscious lunch! $10 will be charged to your account for the lunch.
Tuesday, January 16: 10:30-12:30, Event Center
“Horses: The Story of Equus”
Rated NR…Documentary…Fueled by a sweeping story of lush photography, this stunning film charts the lives of three very different horses that happened to be born at the same stud farm on the very same night: the racer, the rascal, and the runaway. One trains alongside some of the fastest track horses in the world, another bucks the equestrian life and finds stunt work in the movies and the third is released into the wild. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!
Tuesday, January 16: 2:30-3:15pm, Cedar Theatre
This class is for ALL who HAVE an iPhone or iPad and want to know more about how to do anything with it. Risa will answer questions about your devices individually. Please sign up for your time slot in your building’s RSVP BOOK by Monday, January 15.
Wednesday, January 17: 1:30-4:30pm
Dinner at Virgilio’s
Join us for a scrumptious dinner at this Italian Trattoria! Owned by Brooklyn born Virgilio who is active in day to day operations of the restaurant, this great eatery offers wonderful pasta dishes including butternut squash pasta, zucchini pasta, pasta Bolognese and much more! You will find wonderful New York style pizzas whatever way you like and much, much more! Come and enjoy a night out on the town for a yummy dinner! Dinner is on your own. Please peruse the menu in your building’s book prior to signing up.
Wednesday, January 17: 4:30-7:30pm
Active Minds presents… “Argentina”
Argentina can fairly be described as “up and coming”…again. Once one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Argentina suffered economic disruption and political instability after the Great Depression that lasted into the early 21st century. Recently, however, the economy is growing and they are on a path toward international integration under the leadership of President Mauricio Macri. Join Active Minds as we review Argentina’s history, culture, current status and future prospects. RSVP to be a part of this event by Wednesday, January 17.
Thursday, January 18: 1:00-2:00pm, Event Center
Visit the Denver Cat Company
Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to visit a Cat Café! We are able to visit this café that features numerous cats/kittens from local shelters that they are trying to socialize and get attention to and you can event adopt one! This is great for the person who doesn’t have a cat but would love to pet one! We will visit and pet and love on the kitties for an hour or so…$5 charge goes to housing and feeding the kitties.
Thursday, January 18: 2:00-4:45pm
Lunch at McCormick and Schmick’s
Bringing the freshest seafood to the Mile High city, McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant is truly one of the finest seafood restaurants around. They serve more than 30 varieties of fresh seafood flown in daily available from menus that change daily. In addition to delicious seafood, menu highlights include tempting pasta, poultry and beef specialties prepared using the freshest ingredients and served in a timeless and traditional presentation. A small sample menu is available for viewing in your building’s trip book. Lunch is on your own. Please look at the menu in your building’s trip book to view the options before you sign up!
Friday, January 19: 11:00am-2:30pm
Rated PG-13…Drama…Recounting a landmark chapter in the struggle for civil rights, this absorbing drama depicts the 1958 arrest and imprisonment of Richard and Mildred Loving for violating Virginia’s law against interracial marriage. Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga lead this cast.
Friday, January 19: 2:30-4:30pm, Cedar Theatre
“Into the Woods” at Lakewood Cultural Center
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. You will get to see what happens to Jack and the Beanstalk, the Baker and his Wife, Cinderella and her Prince and her evil step-sisters….what about Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood and many more favorite storybook characters will come to life in this wonderful musical!!! $32.50 will be charged to your account for your ticket. If you cancel and we cannot find a replacement, you will be responsible for $32.50.
Saturday, January 20: 6:45-10:30pm
Ladies Breakfast at TOAST
Come along with your friends and enjoy a yummy breakfast at one of the Littleton favorites! Several different kinds of pancakes along with omelets, egg breakfasts, benedicts and lots of other breakfast favorites are found on this varied menu. Join us! Breakfast is on your own. Please look at the menu in your building’s trip book to view the options before you sign up!
Monday, January 22: 8:30-11:00am
Come join in the fun and win some fun prizes! Get into the mood and join your friends for some good fun! Please bring 2 quarters and 9 dimes. We will play for money pots and prizes!
Monday, January 22: 2:30-4:30pm, Event Center
Campus Middle School Select Choir
Be sure not to miss this wonderful event! Campus Middle School Select Choir will be on a choir tour and has chosen to stop at Concordia! Psst… it might have something to do with one of our own is in the choir! You will hear a mixture of different kinds of music and be able to support Risa’s son, Hayden. These kids go through a rigorous audition process and were invited last year as one of only 2 middle school choirs across Colorado to perform for the Colorado Music Teachers’ conference! This will be a fun morning concert! RSVP to be a part of this event by Monday, January 22.
Tuesday, January 23: 11:30-12:00pm, Event Center
Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World
Rated NR….Documentary…Explore the fascinating world that inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution with this visually stunning documentary from BBC, narrated by Tilda Swinton. Created from volcanoes and located about 600 miles west of Ecuador, the isolated Galapagos Islands form an environment that supports a diversity of life not found anywhere else on earth. Learn about the history of the area and the amazing creatures that live there and Darwin’s experiences on the island. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!
Tuesday, January 23: 2:30-5:00pm, Cedar Theatre
Guys’ Breakfast at Rosemary Café
Calling all guys! Please join this fun group of gentlemen for their monthly trek to Rosemary Café for a wonderful breakfast to sustain them for the day! This is a great opportunity to meet the men of Concordia and catch up with old friends as well! It’s a fun group of guys just waiting to welcome you to the crew! Please look at the menu in your building’s trip book to view the options before you sign up! Breakfast is on your own. Please sign up in the Birch dining room to be a part of this event.
Wednesday, January 24: 8:30-10:30am
Lunch at The Twin Dragon
Let’s enjoy a wonderful Chinese lunch at an Englewood mainstay. Located on South Broadway in Englewood, this restaurant has proven its worth for over 10 years! With accolades ranging from Top 100 Chinese restaurants in the USA, Westword’s “Best Chinese Restaurant in Denver” and Channel 7’s A-List, you can’t go wrong here! The menu consists of all the favorites including Pu Pu Platter, Best Hot and Sour Soup, Moo Shu Shrimp, Best Szechuan cuisine and much more! Please peruse the menu in your building’s book prior to signing up! Lunch is on your own.
Thursday, January 25: 12:00-3:00pm
“The Light Between Two Oceans”
Rated PG-13…Drama…Lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and radiant, spirited Isabel live together in married bliss on a remote, rugged island off the coast of Australia. Their windswept world is turned upside down when Isabel learns that she is unable to bear a child. One day, a drifting lifeboat washes ashore with a crying baby in it. The dilemma the couple now face will echo far beyond the island, engulfing and irrevocably impacting their world—and that of a stranger—in a passionate story about love, hope, and a fateful choice. Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender lead this cast. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!
Friday, January 26: 1:30-3:45pm, Cedar Theatre
Don’t miss this opportunity to spend time with friends and neighbors while enjoying some treats! Come and unwind in the company of old friends and new! This is a great way to meet people in the community! Join in the fun!! Enjoy your friends and neighbors and socializing time! RSVP in your building’s book by Wednesday, January 24th, to be a part of this event.
Friday, January 26: 4:00-5:00pm, Event Center
“TOSCA” Live from the Met
What a wonderful way to get to see opera broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera as it is being performed in NY right here at Highlands Ranch AMC Theatre. Rivaling the splendor or Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. “Tosca” is a tale of romance over politics, featuring a heroic painter, a despicable ruler and an opera star, Tosca herself! It is one of the most lethal operas as none of the central characters make it to the end alive. Sonya Yoncheva of Poland will make her role debut as TOSCA alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel, two of the finest male voices in opera today. $22 will be charged to your account. PLEASE choose your seat preference on the sign up sheet. We will not call you if you have not done so, a seat will be chosen for you. There must be at least 8 signed up for this event to happen.
Saturday, January 27: 10:00am-2:00pm
“Reflections in Fashion”: an Historical Fashion Show
The Colorado Historic Fashion Guild will be presenting this fashion show full of vintage dresses, evening gowns, wedding gowns and other vintage attire from 1800’s to the 1970’s. Please come and enjoy an afternoon reliving yesteryear and enjoy taking a walk back in time. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Friday, January 26 to be a part of this event.
Monday, January 29: 2:00-3:00pm, Event Center
Talk your friends into going to the movies! We will go to an area theatre where you will be able to choose from a couple of current movies. This is a nice chance to spend time with your friends and become acquainted with popular culture through movies! Movie and refreshments are on your own. Risa will determine what movie(s) will be seen no sooner than the Monday prior to Movie Out. Most likely, the 12:30pm time noted below will change. You may choose to go or not, based on whether you’d like to see the movie(s) being offered. You will not be charged a cancellation fee if you decide not to go. If you don’t hear from Risa or the Concierge by Monday afternoon, please call the office, 303-933-3449.
Tuesday, January 30: 12:30-4:00pm
Rated…NR… Documentary…Filmed by directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, Planet Ocean aims to explain some of the planet’s greatest natural mysteries, while reinforcing how essential it is that mankind learns to live in harmony with our oceans. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!
Tuesday, January 30: 2:30-4:00 pm, Cedar Theatre
Opera Colorado World Premier
at The Wolf Theatre of the Mizel Arts and Culture Center
“STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME”
Calling all opera buffs and those with an interest in World War II history. In this intimate opera, a true story of a group of Dutch Jews are deported to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in the last year of World WR II. Surrounded by the horrors of the Holocaust, Jaap and Manja Polak’s already fragile marriage dissolves as he turns his attention to Ina Soep. The love that Jaap and Ina share helps sustain them through the daily challenges of concentration camp life as they secretly pass love letters to each other. This is a true story-Jaap and Ina were married for nearly 70 years after the events of the opera. $18 will be charged to your account.
Tuesday, January 30: 6:15-11:00pm
Volunteer at The Sheridan Food Pantry
This will be our first venture out to give back to the community. As a follow up to our meeting on January 9, we will head to the Sheridan rec center (at Federal and Oxford) and do some marking and shelving of food for the pantry’s shopping day. We will process the food brought in and help them get it ready for the around 500 people they service each month. Please come to the meeting on January 9 to be a part of this event.
Wednesday, January 31: 1:00-5:00pm
Lamont Wind Ensemble
Don’t miss this great group of young musicians under the direction of Dr. Joseph Martin. This concert will feature a world premier piece featuring Guest Artist tuba player, Carol Jantsch. As always, this concert will be entertaining and you will enjoy a FREE evening of impeccable music!
Wednesday, January 31: 6:30-10:15pm
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Touring Hours 10am to 3pm
Please contact our office to schedule your tour.