Mountain MidLife Friends

Posted on: January 6th, 2017

Mountain MidLife Friends –

Sign up now for Mountain MidLife Social Breakfast and (optional) Hike on Saturday, January 14, and for Mountain MidLife Social Dinner & Speaker, Friday, January 27. See “Featured Event” listings below for details. (Please be aware that a local newspaper lists erroneous dates and age range for our dinners, so please note the following correct dates on your personal calendars and know that we welcome all age adults at our events.)

Conversation Cafe
Share wisdom and learn new ways of interacting with friends old and new on Monday, January 9. Certified discussion leader Pam Sherman facilitates a conversation after lunch (around 12:45pm until about 2:00pm). We pass a talking stone to share 90-second comments or stories in answer to big questions. 
Please join us for lunch at Noon (not required to join conversation) at Nederland Community Center. Menu is Fish Taco, Black Beans, Brown Rice, Lettuce/Tomato/Salsa, Fruit. Call 303-258-0799 to reserve a place at lunch. 

Lunch with Speaker re Alzheimer’s Association

Join us on Wednesday, January 11, at Noon, for a delicious lunch prepared by the same chef who cooks for our Mountain MidLife Social Dinners! Same place – Nederland Community Center.
After dessert, Ralph Patrick presents how Alzheimer’s disease differs from natural aging and from the many forms of dementia, some ways to recognize it, and how the Alzheimer’s Association can help.
Menu is Herb Baked Chicken, Broccoli, Mashed Potatoes, Romaine Salad, Fruit.
Cost is $5 requested contribution over age 60 (not a fee – all are welcome over age 60 regardless or ability to pay) OR $8.25 for guests under age 60. Meal and presentation wrap up around 1:00pm. Call for lunch reservations at 303-258-0799.

Book Group
In December we picked the books for 2017. The book for Thursday, January 12, 6:30pm, is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. We switched to a Pot Luck format with the host providing drinks and everyone else bring a dish to share. See www.Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group to get address of the private home hosting. Please RSVP so the host knows how many people to expect.

Featured Event!  Mountain MidLife Social Breakfast
Mountain MidLife Meals go Organic in 2017! At the request of our frequent participants, we will seek organic sources as much as possible for our foods served at our Mountain MidLife events. We are committed to serving high quality foods lovingly prepared for optimum health and flavor. 
Our Saturday, January 14, breakfast includes Vegetable Egg Scramble, Sausage, Chia Oatmeal, Granola, Yogurt, and Fruit. We welcome a variety of dietary preferences and will incorporate vegan and gluten free dishes in each meal. Please contact us a week in advance if you have special dietary needs. 
Located at Nederland Community Center. Time: 8:30am social, 9:00am meal. Cost is $8 if under age 60 and $5 requested contribution over age 60. Call 303-258-0799 or reply to this email or sign up at www.Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group.
NEW!  Sunday Brunches at 11:00am begin in February. We will alternate months of Second Saturday Breakfasts and Second Sunday Brunches.

Hike

After breakfast on Saturday, January 14, some of us will hit a local trail or quiet, plowed road with views for a short hike together – a couple of hours, likely about 10am until Noon or so. Pace is about 2+ mph. For winter hikes, bring YakTrax or equivalent. Stop by around 9:45am at the Ned Comm Ctr Multi-Purpose Room (breakfast hall) to join us.

African Song & Dance – and Late Lunch
Celebrate the complex rhythms and raw energy of African music with us on Tuesday, January 17, at noon. This month’s free concert at the Boulder Public Library features Logo Ligi African Song & Dance. An African Song Workshop follows the concert from 1:15-2:15pm. All free.
We can meet there or ride down on the 11:23 “N” bus, stepping off at the library and returning on the 2:10 – or 3:40 after a social visit over a soup/sandwich in the Seeds Library Café (bring money), which is sponsored by the Farmers’ Market.

Swing Dance
Join us at the monthly Swing Dance Party at the Avalon Ballroom with a live dance band on Saturday, January 21. Dance lesson 7:00 to 8:00 PM included with the price of admission. Dancing 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Dance music during intermissions by DJ Frank Vernon. Admission: $15 per person general; $10 students; volunteers free. Children $5 only with responsible adult in charge. Cash or check. Light snacks provided. There is a coat room. All ages welcome. No partner or dance experience required. Please wear non-marking shoes. Dress to express yourself. Casual is fine. Call us a couple of days ahead at 303-258-0799 if you need or can offer a ride from the Nederland area.

Lunch w Speaker re Added Sugar
Join us on Wednesday, January 25, at Noon, for a delicious lunch prepared by the same chef who cooks for our Mountain MidLife Social Dinners! Same place – Nederland Community Center.

After dessert, Nutritionist Patti Murphy of Boulder County Area Agency on Aging presents ways to look for hidden sugar in common foods.
Menu is BBQ Chicken, Corn, WW Roll, Garden Salad, Mixed Fruit.
Cost is $5 requested contribution over age 60 (not a fee – all are welcome over age 60 regardless or ability to pay) OR $8.25 for guests under age 60. Meal and presentation wrap up around 1:00pm. Call for lunch reservations at 303-258-0799.

Art at the Center Opening Reception

Enjoy the new display of local art, meet the artists, and socialize with friends old and new over wine, snacks, and live music on Thursday, January 26, 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Nederland Community Center. Vote for your favorites before 6:30pm. Requested contribution of $5 provides tickets for two beverages.

Featured Event!  Mountain MidLife Social Dinner and Speaker
OUR SPEAKER TOPIC: 
We discovered that our usual Fourth Friday dinner coincided this month with the worldwide observance of Holocaust Memorial Day. It was on this day in 1945 that the largest Nazi extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated. Our guest speaker on 1/27 is 91-year-old Heinz/Henry Karplus, who escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, a train that gathered children from central Europe and transported them to Great Britain, the only country which opened its doors to these refugees.Come hear the story of this remarkable effort and how it saved the lives of a 12-year old, his younger sister, and their cousins, one of whom celebrates her 100th birthday this winter.
Mountain MidLife Meals go Organic in 2017! At the request of our frequent participants, we will seek organic sources as much as possible for our foods served at our Mountain MidLife events. We are committed to serving high quality foods lovingly prepared for optimum health and flavor. We welcome a variety of dietary preferences and incorporate vegan and gluten free into each meal.
The menu for Friday, January 27, is three varieties of chili (not all have beans): Spicy Bison, Pork Green, and Vegetable, along with Sauteed Greens, Cornbread, and Fruit. Please advise us if you have special dietary needs when you make your reservation. Please feel free to bring your own wine/beer, opener, and specialty glasses.

Located at Nederland Community Center. Time: 5:00pm social, 5:30pm meal. Cost is $10 if under age 60 and $5 requested contribution over age 60. Call 303-258-0799 or reply to this email or sign up at www.Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” Dinner Theater

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” was the most awarded new show on Broadway in 2002. The high-spirited musical romp harkens back to 1922, the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns” like the flapper Millie were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love.
Join us for the Noon lunch matinee on Sunday, January 29, at BDT Stage in Boulder. If 12 sign up and pay by January 11, (we have 13 signed up so far) we offer the following: the first 12 mountain residents over age 60 to sign up enjoy a super discount to $26 for lunch, show, tax, tip, and soft beverage, thanks to a grant from Age Well Boulder County. All others get the discounted rate of $41. Call 303-258-0799; mail check to NAS, PO Box 188, Nederland CO 80466 or bring to NAS office. Please let us know if you can offer a carpool ride from Nederland and/or Rollinsville.

Lunch with Speaker re Gardening with Altitude

Join us on Wednesday, February 1, at Noon,for a delicious lunch prepared by the same chef who cooks for our Mountain MidLife Social Dinners! Same place – Nederland Community Center.
After dessert, Gardeners “Brock” Brocklehurst, Jim McVey, and others discuss tricks and tips about gardening at high altitude.
Menu is Mustard Balsamic Pork, WW Roll, Greek Salad, and Fruit .
Cost is $5 requested contribution over age 60 (not a fee – all are welcome over age 60 regardless or ability to pay) OR $8.25 for guests under age 60. Meal and presentation wrap up around 1:00pm. Call for lunch reservations at 303-258-0799.

Wine Tasters!
G’day! Our next “Wine Tasters!” get-together is all about Down Under – Australia. Save the date – Saturday, February 4, 6:30pm. Please bring an Australian wine, your own wine glass, and, if you wish, an appetizer to share. Hosted at private home with limited number of guests; for info and required RSVP, please call 303-258-0799 or visit www.Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group.

Other Events of Interest

Plan an outing or interest group gathering and we can post it at Meetup.com; email details to Serene at NederlandAreaSeniors@gmail.com

Th, 1/5 – Medicare Basics Class, 2pm-4pm, East Boulder Senior Ctr, 5660 Sioux Dr, Free, RSVP 303-441-1646

Sa, 1/7-1/22 – National Western Stock Show. Create a meeting time/place and we will post it.

Sa, 1/21 – Hike Mud Lake w Volunteer Naturalist, Bldr Cty Parks & Open Space, 10am-Noon, free

Sa, 1/21  – CU Presents: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Macky Auditorium, $$

Th, 1/26 – Senior Hike w BCPOS at Heil Valley Ranch Open Space, 10am-Noon, free

Sa, 1/28 – Birds of Prey Driving Tour w BCPOS, 9am-2pm, free; Register at 303-678-6214 by Thurs prior.

Su, 1/29 – Winter Heritage Day at Walker Ranch Homestead (7 miles W of Boulder on Flagstaff), 1-3pm, free 

Th, 2/2 – Medicare Basics Class, 2pm-4pm, East Boulder Senior Ctr, 5660 Sioux Dr, Free, RSVP 303-441-1646

All adults are welcome at all Mountain MidLife Social Events, attended mostly by folks over age 50. Please sign up for all MML events at 303-258-0799 or Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group.

We look forward to seeing everyone at an event soon!

Serene Karplus

serenekarplus@gmail.com
303-

258-0799