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Heritage Center: Schedule of Events

Feb 13, 2015 06:06PM ● By City Journals Staff
Heritage Center
#10 East 6150 South • 801- 264-2635

The center is open at 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm Monday through Wednesday, and Friday; Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Most activities require you to sign up in advance.

Wednesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. — AARP Free Tax Assistance. Volunteers from AARP will be providing free tax consultations and preparation for tax payers with middle and low income, with special attention to those ages 60 and over. Appointments are required but cannot be made any earlier than one week in advance of the day you would like to attend. 

Feb. 17, Noon. — Medicare Counseling. Vickie Nelson will be available at the center for Medicare counseling. As a SHIP counselor, her job is to help clear up the confusion about where to apply for Medicare, help you understand your Medicare choices and help you understand what to do if you have other insurance.

Wednesdays, Feb. 18 to March 25, 9 a.m. to Noon; $30. — New Painting Class. Payment is needed in advance. Teri Wood-Elegante is the instructor and will assist with both watercolors and oils. Sign up.

Thursdays, Feb. 19, to March 26, 7 p.m.; Free. — Poetry Time. Have you ever wanted to learn how to write poetry, better understand poetry or just have some fun with words? Come learn more from Bob Bader. Sign up.

Feb. 21, and March 5, 11 a.m. — Free Blood Pressure and Glucose Check

Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $15.  — Hardware Ranch.  The center bus will travel to Hardware Ranch. Cost will include transportation, sleigh ride, and lunch. 

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  $15 for AARP members and $20 for everyone else.  — Smart Driving Class. Bring your AARP membership card and valid driver’s license.

Feb. 23, Noon; Free. — Senior Learning Network:  Baseball & Black History. A special video conference through the Senior Learning Network. Bring your lunch if you’d like. Join museum curator Raymond Doswell in this interactive presentation as he introduces African American history through the lens of “America’s Pastime:  Baseball,” from the end of the Civil War through the beginning of the civil rights movement. Viewers will enjoy short film clips, photographs, artwork, and brief scenes from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc. in Kansas City, MO.

Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m.; Free. — Vital Aging A Salt Lake County Aging Services and Valley Mental Health Initiative representative will be at the center to present “Improving Your Sleep.” Sign up.

Feb. 26, 10 a.m.; $5. — Serving Time Café/Bingo. Come have lunch at the appropriately named Serving Time/Hard Time Café in Draper overlooking the Utah State Prison. 

Fridays, Feb. 27, to April 3, 10 a.m. to Noon; $25.  — New Spanish Class. A six-week conversational Spanish class for anyone wanting to improve their Spanish skills. You will need a course book, which you can purchase at the front desk for $12 when you register. Intermediate and advanced students are welcome (this is not a class for beginners). Mercedes Perez is an experienced instructor who will help you build and improve your skills. Sign up

March 2, 11 a.m.; free. — Diabetic Class.  Elizabeth Sebranek Evans, PharmD, BCPS, CGP for IHC and her students will be at the center to help you navigate your way through the many avenues about diabetes, why it is important to manage diabetes, and what lifestyle changes you need to make to manage your diabetes. Sign up.  

March 2, 9, 16, 30, April 6, 1 p.m.; free.  — Dance Lessons: American Rhythm and Smooth. You will learn a variety of new dances: Single Step Swing, Cha-Cha, Waltz and Rumba. Classes are for beginning level dancers—no prior experience required. Dance lessons will be taught by Kyle and Jackie Kidd from Bountiful. Sign up is required for these classes. You must have a dance partner to participate. 

March 4 — Birthday Wednesday.  First Wednesday of each month.  Celebrate your birthday and you could win a free lunch. The lunch is on the center if you’re turning 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100 this month. Tell them if you have reached a new decade. 

March 5, and March 19, 12:45 p.m. — Happy Hatters. Red Hat Society chapter meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month. Bunco and Mexican Train on the first Thursday; Hand & Foot on the third Thursday. 

March 12, 3:30 p.m. — Want to Jam? Bring your instrument and jam.  Past gatherings have included drums, guitar, violin and piano with all types of music played from jazz to country. Informal and all types of instruments are welcome.

8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; $17 — Wendover Trip. Travel to Wendover and enjoy a day at the Rainbow Casino. A chartered bus has been scheduled for the trip, and the cost is $17 per person. Sign up.

March 13, 11:15 a.m.; $6. — St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Rinceoiri Don Spraoi Irish Step Dancers will be performing at the center. Lunch will be served at noon. The menu will be traditional corned beef and cabbage. The Rinceoiri Don Spraoi, pronounced “rin-cory don spree” in Gaelic, means: “dancing for fun.” This Salt Lake Valley- based school provides Irish dance education solely for the love of Irish culture and dance.