Older Adult Programs

Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays: Mah Jongg 

SilverSneakers Fitness Program

The SilverSneakers Fitness Program offers a unique blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that enables older adults to take greater control of their health. It is available at no additional cost to individuals who belong to a participating Insurance Plan. Please call the Front Desk at 970.510.1292.

  • A FREE membership at Carbondale’s Recreation & Community Center with access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool, and other amenities that accompany the basic membership
  • Access to any participating fitness center throughout the U.S. while traveling
  • Customized SilverSneakers classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance
  • Health education seminars and other events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
  • A specially trained Senior Advisor at the fitness center to introduce you to SilverSneakers and acquaint you with their site & equipment

Free Membership! See If You Qualify!  Call 970.510.1292 or stop by the Recreation & Community Center.


Start date: September 3, 2019 - End date: December 26, 2019

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: CRCC East Gym

Martial Arts classes for children & adults. Improve your balance, strength, coordination, and flexibility. Integrate body, mind, and spirit using the Taekwondo tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. Sahn Taekwondo classes are taught by Nationally and Internationally certified instructors: Ms. Cedar Rose Guelberth, 3rd Dan, & Grand Master Richard Hodder, 9th Dan. Six-month pre-registration discounts available.

Ages: 6 years & up
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dates: Year Round
Cost: $90/month; $73/month (2nd member of family); $53/month (3rd and more family members)
For more information: Ms. Cedar Rose (970) 948-8774

McClure Pass Colors and Paonia Vineyards Tour

Start date: September 20, 2019 - End date: September 28, 2019

Time: 9am-5pm

Join us for a trip over McClure Pass! We will take in the fall colors and then continue to Paonia to have lunch and check out some of the different orchards and vineyards. Bring money for lunch. Due to popularity and special request, there are two day/date offerings!

Days: Friday OR Saturday
Dates: September 20 or September 28
Time: 9am-5pm
Cost: $10
Min/Max: 6/10
Registration Deadline: One week prior
Location: Van will depart from/return to the CRCC and Crystal Meadows Commons IV

Pickleball Tournament

Start date: September 21, 2019 - End date: September 22, 2019

Time: 9am-5pm (Start and End Times are Approximate)

Location: Darien Pickleball and Tennis Courts

Join Carbondale Recreation and the Roaring Fork Pickleball Association for this 2-day tournament. Men’s and Women’s Doubles will play on Saturday (Levels 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 available), and Mixed Doubles will play on Sunday (Levels 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 available). A t-shirt is included and lunch will be provided both days. The format will most likely include a round robin in the morning, followed by a seeded single or double-elimination tournament after lunch. Please provide partner name in the notes section during registration. The first day is $35; if you are playing both days it is an additional $10 (select the Second Day option during registration and please include both your partner’s name and your division/skill level–i.e. John Smith, Mixed Doubles, 3.5).

Ages: 18 and up
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Cost: $35 first day; $10 second day
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 18 at 5pm (absolutely NO registrations will be accepted after this time)

Jams, Jellies, and Fruit Spreads Cooking Class

Date: September 30, 2019

Time: 6-9pm

Location: CRCC Activity Room and Kitchen

Learn how to make and preserve flavorful summer fruits or an amazing pepper jelly.  Covers water bath canning basics to ensure safe preservation. Classes are taught by the CSU Extension Program.

Ages: 8+
Day: Mondays
Cost: $10
Min/Max: 5/10 people
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 27


Date: October 12, 2019

Time: 12:00pm-9:30pm

Location: 4th Street Plaza

Willkommen! Time to dust off last year’s stein and fill it full with this year’s beer. Oktoberfest kicks off at 12pm Saturday, October 12th, and promises to be a day full of fun with German music, food, and beer. Half and full-liter steins available while supplies last—get yours before it’s gone! Test your merit at Liter Holding and Nail Driving, and don’t forget to secure your spot in the Annual Cornhole Tournament (must pre-register online or at the CRCC).

12pm-2pm: Kid’s Crafts with Rosybelle Mobile Maker & Face Painting (FREE)
12pm-3pm Live music from Denver’s Thirsty 5
1pm-5pm: 7th Annual Cornhole Tournament
3pm-6pm – Live German Music Rick Borger and the Average German Band
7pm: Liter Holding Competition
7:30-9:30pm: Live cover band (80’s-2000’s) Union of None

If you are interested in volunteering for Celtic Fest and Oktoberfest please contact Jamie Wall at 970.510.1214 or email jwall@carbondaleco.net.

Volunteers are needed for checking IDs, monitoring the entrance/exit, and manning the zero waste stations. Shifts run in two hour increments:

Friday: 5-7pm, 7-9pm and Saturday 12pm-2pm, 2-4pm, 4-6pm, 6-9pm

Oktoberfest at the Glenwood Caverns

Date: October 19, 2019

Time: 1-5pm

Location: Van will pick up/drop off at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center, Crystal Meadows Commons IV, and Manor II in GWS

Enjoy a tram ride up to the Caverns for some Oktoberfest fun including live music by Alpine Echo.

Day: Saturday
Cost: $10 (bring money for lunch/dinner/etc)
Min/Max: 6/12
Registration Deadline: One week prior

Canning Pie Filling

Date: October 28, 2019

Time: 6-9pm

Location: CRCC Activity Room and Kitchen

Pie fillings are an excellent way to preserve an abundance of fruit.  Learn current research-based recommendations for making great pie fillings that can be water bath processed safely.  Classes are taught by the CSU Extension Program.

Ages: 8+
Day: Monday
Cost: $15
Min/Max: 5/10 People
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 25

Fall 3.5 Pickleball Ladder League – 5 Week Series

Start date: November 17, 2019 - End date: December 15, 2019

Time: 5-7pm

Location: CRCC Gymnasium

Level of play: 3.5 only
Format (this will be different from the summer series): There will be lots of movement up and down on this ladder with 8 games guaranteed each week! Scores of each individual player will
be recorded and accumulated to determine weekly winners and series overall winners. Games will be to 11 (win by one) or 13 minutes max. Ladder Captain: Cilla Dickinson

Ages: 18+ years
Day: Sundays
Dates: Nov 17 and 24, Dec 1, 8, and 15
Cost: $20
Min/Max: 8/12
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 4

Cooking Under Pressure Mediterranean Style

Date: November 18, 2019

Time: 6-9pm

Location: CRCC Activity Room and Kitchen

Learn how to use an electric multi-cooker to safely prepare healthy foods from the Mediterranean Diet. (Optional: Bring your electric multi-cooker). Classes are taught by the CSU Extension Office.

Ages: 8+
Day: Monday
Cost: 15
Min/Max: 5/10
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 15

Parachute/Battlement Mesa Craft Fair

Date: November 23, 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Van will pick up/drop off at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center, Crystal Meadows Commons IV, and Manor II in GWS

Get a jump start on your holiday gift buying! We will stop for lunch and then enjoy shopping.

Day: Saturday
Cost: $10 (bring money for lunch/dinner/etc)
Min/Max: 6/10 Registration Deadline: One week prior