Gilpin County Community Center

  Beginning in February, we will be opening on Sundays from 12-6!



Parks and Recreaction


New & Upcoming Classes

To register for classes stop by the front desk or call (303)582-1453.


To register for CSU Extension classes call (303)582-9106.


Pottery - Dog Obedience - Youth Dance - Stitchers

Pottery



Returning Pottery Students

Clay Studio Open Lab. A bridge Open Lab session for students planning to enroll in the January 2017 8 week class.  Bisque and Glaze firings are included.


  • Dates: 11/25/16 - 1/15/17
  • Cost: $35



Thursday Evening Pottery

Learn how to work with clay as we focus on creating covered containers: jars, sugar bowls, tea cups, canisters, honey bowls, secret treasure boxes... if it's covered we are going to find a way to make it.  Hand building, wheel throwing, surface decoration and glazing will be covered.


  • Dates: 1/19 - 3/9
  • Times: 5:30 - 8:00p
  • Cost: $135/members - $155/non-members


Instructor: Gabrielle Gewirtz



Wednesday & Saturday Morning Pottery

Patterns, plates and bowls.  We will be making plates and bowls to provide an abundance of surface for our decoration focus: patterns.  Using the definition "a discernable regularity in color, shape or texture" we will look at various ways to create patterns on clay.  Patterns of nature, historical ceramic patterns, found objects and individually created patters will be some of the directions we will explore.  We will be making both thrown and hand-built pieces 

The approaches of the Wednesday and Saturday classes will vary somewhat depending on individual interests & skills.


All levels of experience will be able to make some kind of plates and bowls with patterned decoration.



Saturday Morning Pottery


  • Dates: Winter Session: 1/21 - 3/11, Spring Session: 4/1 - 5/20
  • Times: 9:30a - 12:00p
  • Cost: $135/members - $155/non-members


Instructor: Steve Briggs



Wednesday Morning Pottery


  • Dates: Winter Session 1/25 - 3/15, Spring Session: 4/5 - 5/24
  • Times: 9:30a - 12:00p
  • Cost: $135/members - $155/non-members


Instructor: Steve Briggs




Pottery Open Lab Time

Studio Guidelines:

  • If not enrolled in a class, you must receive permission in advance from the pottery staff. Call 303-582-1453 for contact information.
  • The Clay Studio may be used for throwing and hand building during regular GCCC hours if a pottery class, or some other GCPR activity, is not scheduled.
  • Participants must use only clay purchased through GCPR.
  • Glazes are to be used only when cleared first with the instructor.
  • Firing of pieces made in Open Lab are typically done with regular class firings. Exceptions include large or numerous pieces for which a firing fee will be assessed.
  • To access the Clay Studio, sign in at the Front Desk.

Cost: $6 per hour. Lab Time is FREE for current pottery students.

  • Drop-in pottery punchcard: 20 hours of studio time for $100 + $10 materials fee.


 

Dog Obedience


  • Dates: Thursdays 11/3 - 12/15 (No class 11/24)
  • Times: 6:30 - 8:00p
  • Cost: $60/members - $72/non-members


Dogs and their owners will learn and practice basic commands including sit, stay, heel, come, down, tricks, canine health, owner responsibility, dealing with bad habits and socialization.

 

Instructor: Casey Newman



Youth Dance Classes


Tuesdays

  • 4:30 - 5:30p: Pre-School Combination Ballet, Tap & Acrobatics - Ages 3-5
  • 5:30 - 6:30p: Beginning Tumbling 
  • 6:30 - 7:30p: Advanced Tumbling

 

Cost per Visit: $12/members, $14/non-members

Cost per 4 Punch Card: $32/members, $40/non-members

 


Ballet is the foundation for all types of dance. It teaches self discipline, poise and grace. Each class will include a warm-up at the barre, Ballet techniques in center floor, and progressions across the floor such as turns, leaps and a Ballet combination. Songs and dances will be taught for ages 3-5.


Acrobatics will improve large motor skills and build strength and flexibility. Young students will learn basic exercises and tumbling. Older students and those with previous acrobatic or gymnastic experience will be taught according to their ability.


Tap is an enjoyable way to learn rhythm and coordination. The students will learn basic to advanced Tap technique, progressions across the floor, turns and a Tap combination.

Instructor: Leslie Ann Chiucchi Dysart




Stitchers Get-Together:

 Dates: Every first and third Thursday of the month

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm

Cost: Drop-in fee to the Rec

ALL Stitchers wanted: sew, quilt, needlework, knit, crochet.... beginners welcome! Looking for Stitchers interested in getting together twice a month to finish those UFO's, learn something new, share your knowledge, get to know other stitchers. Bring your projects and show'n'tells!

 

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CSU Extension Classes:


The CSU Extension in Gilpin County offers classes that provide valuable information for a variety of different topics which may include: energy conservation, pine beetle control, noxious weeds and more. 


For more information on classes please contact the Colorado State University Extension, Gilpin County Office at 303-582-9106 or email at [email protected] or visit the CSU Extension website: http://www.extension.colostate.edu/Gilpin



Save Some Money

Check out our Home Energy Audit Loan Kit for FREE to help you figure out ways that you can save energy and money in your home.  Kit features a kilowatt meter, an air leak detector (infrared thermometer) and thermometers for your freezer and hot water heater to make sure they're at the most efficient settings.


Improve My Home Forest Quality

Reforest, plant for wildlife, diversify or plant a windbreak with low cost seedling trees. http://www.extension.colostate.edu/gilpin/hort/tree.shtml .  Some species have already sold out, call for availability and for advice on what to plant.


4-H

After School / Friday Camp STEM 4-H

  • Meets at the Community Center 
  • Ages: 5-15
  • Wednesdays: After School - 6p - "Gardening, Cooking & Healthy Living"
  • Fridays: 10a - 12p - "Robotics & Environmental Science"
  • Included with cost of Youth Camp or $6 for just 4-H


The 4-H STEM programs in partnership with Gilpin County Parks and Recreation After School have started for fall 2016. Youth ages 5-15 in the Peak to Peak region who are registered for After School automatically get to attend the Wednesday session from 4-6p at the Rec Center. Wednesday programs will focus on the science of cooking, healthy living and gardening. Those registered for Friday Camp will get to participate from 10a-12p. Others may register for the 4-H program only for $6. Fridays will focus on robotics and environmental sciences.


4-H Youth Explorers

  • Meets at the Fair Barn
  • Ages 8-18
  • Thursdays: 4 - 6p
  • Rockets, Robotics, Alternative Energy Projects and lots more!
  • Saturday, August 13th: Final Prep of BMX Track 10a - 12p


The 4-H Youth Explorers program brings activities of interest to Peak to Peak youth ages 8-18 on Thursday afternoons from 4-6p at the Gilpin County Exhibit Barn. Sign up directly with the CSU Extension program. First time attendees will need parents to fill out paperwork (forms are available at the Extension office). Activities will be decided on by the kids with guidance from the Youth Development staff. Some subjects already decided on are bike skills and maintenance, gym games, the science of cooking, fitness challenge and digital photography. There is no registration fee, but if specialized materials are required there could be a materials fee for a specific program. Snacks will be provided.



The Gilpin Archwood 4-H Club is in full swing with several activities currently available for youth ages 8-18. All prospective members are welcome to visit and explore several topics.

Regularly scheduled 4-H Club meetings (prospective members are welcome to check these out before enrolling) at the Extension Barn (230 Norton Drive).


Dog Agility: Every Thursday 6:30-8p

Business Meeting: First Tuesday 6:30-8p

Archery: Second Tuesday 6:30-8p

Air Rifle: Third Tuesday 6:30-8p

Robotics: Fourth Tuesday 6:30-8p


The Gilpin County Archwood 4-H Club is having an open house for prospective new members (ages 8-18) on Sept 6th at 5:30 pm at the Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr, by the Gilpin Community Center).  Come learn about the fun projects you can do, as well as the other fun events (barn dances, rodeo shows, marksmanship competitions in archery and air rifle).  Meetings are held in the Exhibit Barn on Tuesday evenings with the goal of providing positive youth development in our area while encouraging learning, community service, and leadership. For more information, email [email protected].


Many think that if they do not have animals, there may be little else to do in a 4-H club. That is a common myth and in fact, the 4-H club is committed to helping foster positive youth development in our community in many ways.  This is an inspiring factor behind a new series called "Show-Me 4-H" where youth ages 8-18 can come check out some of the thousands of topics available in the 4-H of today (no enrollment necessary)! Young people and their parents are invited and welcome.  Please note: RSVPs to [email protected] are required so that enough materials and supplies can be made available for every participant. 

Do you have a special trade, skill, hobby or passion that you might like to share with our area youth for a couple of hours? Please share with us! You can contact Organization Leader Heather Worrell at [email protected] or by calling (720)323-9228 to receive more information about sharing or participating in the Gilpin Archwood 4-H Club as a potential youth member, parent or community volunteer.