Mountain MidLife news

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017

Mountain MidLife Friends:

Sign up NOW for our Mountain MidLife Breakfast and (optional) Hike on Saturday, May 13!  PLEASE RSVP by THIS WEEKEND if possible, so we can order enough food.

Also, please RSVP NOW if you will join us at Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art and the Card Factory Tour on Tuesday, May 9!

Mark your calendars now for the special Memorial Weekend Kickoff Dinner on Friday, May 26!  Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Guard Tom Tudor shares his stories of guard lifestyle and protocol.

See listings of all our great upcoming events listed below. We have added several since our last update in late April and revised the menu. Keep an eye out for email updates and new postings on our Meetup site (some events are not yet posted there…).

All adults are welcome at all events, attended mostly by folks over age 50.

Sign up for all Mountain MidLife events at 303-258-0799 or or by replying to this email.


Wine Tasters!


Mark your calendars for our next Wine Tasters! on Saturday, May 6, 6:30pm. Annemarie and Jeff Fruth will host us – Thank you! We’re featuring “Your Favorite Wine” this time rather than a specific state or country – so please bring your Favorite Wine to share, your own wine glasses, and, if you’d like, an appetizer. Please RSVP to 303-258-0799 (or respond to this email or at Meetup).


Luncheon Program – Conversation Café re Truth


Conversation Café:  What is the truth to you?

How important is it to you? What impact does it have on your life? Why? How? How do you define it? How do you know it when you see it? This is not a politics-focused discussion, but a heartfelt one. In CC we talk about whatever the topic stimulates for us; of course politics can come into the mix however participants want or don’t want, but the range of our exchange will be much broader than that. Please join us for some stimulating discussion. Please RSVP this week if you are coming for lunch at noon. Looking forward to seeing you there!

This monthly circle meets 12:45pm-2:00pm to share wisdom and experience on a variety of topics—a great opportunity to get to know each other in new ways – Monday, 5/8, Noon, Nederland Community Center, $5 Requested Contributions over age 60, $8.25 under age 60. RSVP 303-258-0799. Menu: Herbed Fish, Lemon Spinach & Carrots, WW Roll, Pear


Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art Closing!

Tour Card Factory


On Tuesday, May 9, join us as we visit the Leanin’Tree Museum of Western Art in its final months, as it closes August 31. The private owner of the museum, Ed Trumble, has decided at age 92 to liquidate his collection after over 40 years of sharing it with the public. The card factory will continue operation, but the fabulous western art museum will no longer exist.


Carpools depart the Nederland Community Center at 9:15am so we can enjoy the free museum for an hour before our tour of the card factory at 11:00am. The card factory requires a half mile of walking and can be noisy in places. It is all wheelchair accessible, so mobility challenged adults are welcome to bring wheels and friend to push you. No charge. Space is limited—first come, first served.


After our tour, finishing just before Noon, we will allow 15-30 minutes in the card shop if needed, then eat lunch (not free) at Element Bistro nearby. Sign up at 303-258-0799 (or email response or Meetup) by Friday, May 5.


Book Group


The May Book Group will be at Karna’s home on Thursday, May 11, 6:30pm, and the format is pot luck. Thanks Karna for hosting! The book for May is What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.


Featured Event!  Social Breakfast & Hike


Come join us for breakfast and optional hike following at the Nederland Community Center on Saturday, May 13. Doors open at 8:30am, with the meal served at 9:00am. Everyone will find something they enjoy on our buffet: Veggie Egg Bake, Turkey Sausage, Potatoes, Mini Muffins, Fruit Bowl. We will supply the coffee, orange juice, and apple juice. All ages of adults are welcome. Cost is only $8 under age 60 and $5 requested contribution from those over age 60. Please RSVP a week ahead to 303-258-0799 or


Caregiving Symposium


Lots of great info regarding senior lifestyle choices, even for non-caregivers: workshops, resource fair, handouts, etc. Everyone is encouraged to attend this free event on Tuesday, May 16, 9:30am-5pm (free lunch included for registrants), at Plaza Convention Center, 1850 Industrial Drive, Longmont. Register by Monday, May 8 at or 303-441-1685. General info at 303-678-6284.


VIVA: Celebrating 15 Years of

Ageless Entertainment


VIVA Theater/Society for Creative Aging celebrates 15 years of ageless entertainment with Viva! VIVA — a reprise of the best performances of VIVA Theater. Enjoy a selection of one-act plays, including “Seeing the Thing,” “The Unicorn in the Garden,” and “The Blooming of Ivy” plus highlights from the award-winning “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”


The show runs at The Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder on the following dates:
Fri, 5/12, 7pm; Sat, 5/13, 2pm; Fri, 5/19, 7pm; Sat, 5/20, 2pm; Sun, 5/21, 2pm

NAS & Mountain MidLife have chosen two dates to attend – Friday, 5/19, for those who prefer an evening show and Sunday, 5/21, for those who prefer a matinee. We hope to get a group together for each show. Carpools will depart the Nederland Community Center 50-60 minutes before show time, unless a group decides to add dinner or lunch prior. Sign up and pay $17 to NAS by Friday, May 12. Questions? call 303-258-0799.


Luncheon Program


Reading Nutrition Labels: BCAAA Registered Dietitian Patti Murphy shares tips on reading nutrition labels on commercial foods during lunch – Monday, May 22.


Foot Care


 Local Registered Nurse Debbie Neal serves mountain older adults with toenail and skin care, review of foot concerns – Wednesday, May 24. By appointment, downtown Nederland, $30, sign up at 303-258-0799.


Featured Event!  Memorial Weekend Dinner –

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


Tom Tudor guarded the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for many years. He presents his fascinating story about lifestyle requirements and protocols of this honor after our meal at our Mountain MidLife dinner, Friday, May 26, 5:00pm, at Nederland Community Center (menu TBD).


Please reserve your dinner by Friday, May 21; $10 Adults under age 60 or $5 requested contribution over age 60 – 303-258-0799(or reply to this email or at If you have special dietary needs not already registered with us, please inform us several days in advance.


Funkiphino & FACE


Boulder Creek Festival presents a three-day lineup of music and entertainment outdoors at three stages near Broadway and Canyon in Boulder during the Memorial Day weekend. The full schedule is available at We have selected two events we think will be popular for our mountain friends to meet up and dance or listen. Look for each other at the northwest corner of the bandshell area by the tree.


Funkiphino, Sunday, May 28, 8pm-10pm. Fun dancing, so wear comfy solid shoes that can get dusty!

FACE Vocal Band, Monday, May 29, 3pm-4:30pm. Don’t miss this much-loved vocal band – great beat boxer.


Mountain MidLife and Other Events of Interest


Plan an outing or interest group gathering and we can post it at; email details to Serene at All adults are welcome at all events, attended mostly by folks over age 50.

Sign up for all MML events (in bold font) at 303-258-0799 or


Tu, 5/2,9,23,30 – Climate Change Local Scientist Series at Nederland Public Library, 7-8pm, free

Th, 5/4 – Medicare Basics Class, 2pm-4pm, East Boulder Senior Ctr, 5660 Sioux Dr, Free, RSVP 303-441-1546

Fr-Su, 5/5-7 – Peak to Peak Chorale performs Woody Guthrie, 3 locations, call for info / tickets 303-642-0276

Th, 5/11 – “Critters in Your Garden” – learn how to protect plants, 6:30-7:30om, $5,

Fr-Su, 5/12-21 – VIVA Theater: Celebrating 15 Years of Ageless Entertainment, The Dairy, Boulder, $17 includes tkt fees – Added to Meetup site for Fri, 5/19 and Sun, 5/21

Sa, 5/20 – Swing Dance at the Avalon in Boulder, 7pm Lesson, 8-11pm Live Band, $15

Th, 5/25 – Boulder County Parks & Open Space Senior Hike, 10am-12pm, Agricultural Heritage Center

Fr-Mo, 5/27-29 – Boulder Creek Fest – 3 stages, 3 days. See Meetup re Sun Funkiphino and Mon FACE

Mo, 5/29 – Bolder Boulder 10k Race – bands along the route, Memorial Day and race festivities at CU Stadium

Th, 6/1 – Medicare Basics Class, 2-4pm, East Boulder Senior Ctr, 5660 Sioux Dr, Free, RSVP 303-441-1546

Sa, 6/10 – Mountain Plant Sale, 9-11am, Gilpin CSU Extension, 230 Norton Dr, Black Hawk



May Menu


Please RSVP two days ahead for lunches, a week ahead for breakfasts and dinners to 303-258-0799.


M    1  Roast Pork Loin, Broccoli & Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, WW Roll, Mixed Berries

W    3  BBQ Beef on WW Bun, Oven Fries, Greens Salad, Orange

M    8  Herbed Fish, Lemon Spinach & Carrots, WW Roll, Pear

W  10  Baked Chicken, Quinoa Pilaf, Tomato Salad, WW Roll, Apricots

Sa  13  Vegetable Egg Bake, Turkey Sausage, Potatoes, Mini Muffins, Fruit Salad

M  15  Roast Turkey, Baked Potato, Greens Salad, WW Roll, Peach

W  17  Vegetable Lasagna, Italian Salad, Garlic Roll, Mixed Berries

M  22  Sweet & Sour Pork, Broccoli, Brown Rice, Greens Salad, Apple

W  24  Crunch Fishy, Cole Slaw, WW Roll, Pears

Fr  26  BBQ Beef Brisket, Corn, Quinoa Vegetable Salad, WW Roll, Greens Salad, Berries

M  29  Memorial Day—No Lunch

W 31   Chicken Fajitas w Guacamole/Lettuce/Tomato/Sour Cream, WW Tortilla, Spanish Rice, Banana



We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!


Serene Karplus