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Page 14 . 50 Plus Marketplace News . Denver Metro . May 2010 Per Show " Volunteering gives me the op-portunity to do something that matters," says Lila Burkholder, a Lakewood Heritage Culture Center vol-unteer. Her relation-ships with others re-ally mean something to her, not to mention the experience she gains through volun-teering that make her more diverse. Lila devotes her time to a multitude of activities and projects; making this volunteer's world only grows larger and more interesting with each passing year. Lila's association with the Her-itage Center started in 1984 as a staff member. When she retired 12 years later she became a RSVP ( Retired & Senior Volunteer Pro-gram) volunteer and continued her association with the Heritage Center. Her passion for preserving Lakewood's historical background and sharing the stories with the area's citizens- school children in particular- has engaged her many skills in a variety of projects Lila's husband, Dick, teams with her to present the Discov-ery Trunk program featuring ar-tifacts from Lakewood's agricul-tural history.  is popular program is a natural for the Center.  e re-stored home of the Swedish family whose dairy farm was established in the late 1800' s is now the site of the Center and surrounding park.  e annual Cider Days celebrating Lakewood's history is one of Lila's favorite events. It gives the Cen-ter's volunteers and staff the op-portunity to dress in period cloth-ing and reenact what life was like in " the olden days." Lila also volunteers once a week in the Center's gift shop. Lila noted, " Even the gift store off ers a vari-ety of experiences for volunteers because the merchan-dise changes according to the mu-seum's current exhibits." Variety is a good word to describe Lila's community involvement. She is a quilter, a caregiver, a creative face painter at events drawing children, a member of her church choir, helps with mailing the RSVP newsletter, and has edited the Center's Volun-teer Newsletter for seven years. According to Jean Jackson, a Cen-ter volunteer who works with Lila, it isn't just her physical presence at the Heritage Center that makes a diff erence. " Lila's great sense of humor, love of people, and positive outlook creates a positive environ-ment for Center visitors, volun-teers, and staff ." If you are 55 years of better and want to know how you can make a diff erence in your community and expand your horizons contact Jef-fco RSVP. Find out about the wide variety of volunteer positions wait-ing for someone like you. Contact Kathy Novoselac, 303- 235- 6946, or knovoselac@ srcacing. org. RSVP Volunteer of the month Lila Burkholder Platt Park Senior Recreation 720- 865- 0630 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Fri., May 28 and Mon, May 31. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Wed, 1 - 3: 15 pm dance to live music with Tom Yook. $ 5 includes live band, and refreshments. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? : 1- 3: 15 pm, May 5, 12, 19, 26. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 10- Noon $ 6.50. Wed. May 5, Mushroom Olive Chicken Bowties. Fri. May 21, Sausage Topped Polenta, Cia-batta ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? is June 4, 1 pm $ 2. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? : Tues. 11- 12: 30 pm and  urs. 10- 11: 30 am. $ 2. 50 senior/$ 4 under 65. Drop in. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? :  ur. 1- 3 pm $ 2.50/$ 4 under 65. Drop in. ? ? ? ? ? : Tues. 1- 3 pm $ 2.25 for 4 cards. Drop in. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yoga, Tai Chi, Stretching, Swimnastics, Weight Training ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Spanish, German, French ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Jewelry, pottery and more ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Don't miss the chance to get tickets weekly to sporting events, symphony etc. ? ? ? ? ? ? Bridge, Pinochle. Call for dates and times: 720- 865- 0630. Castle Rock Senior Center 303- 688- 9498 VoA Lunches every Tues. &  ur. at Noon, a balanced & nutritious meal for a donation of $ 2.50. Chocolate Fair. May 7 5: 30 pm, $ 8/$ 10 non- members, for trans-portation only. Samples of choco-late of every ilk from dark and pure to sweet and milky. Enjoy wine tastings along with a cash bar. $ 12 at the door, Denver Merchandise Mart. Dolphins And Whales. Sat. May 15, 10: 30 am $ 3/$ 4 non- members for transportation only. Start with brunch at Great Beginnings Café, then to  e Wildlife Experience. Purchase tickets $ 9, under age 65 or $ 8, 65 or older. Financial Services. most Fri. 9 am. Topics from Annuities to Tax- Free Income. Free review of portfolio or other investments and review long- term goals, call Paul Donahue with Edward Jones ( 303- 688- 4220).

. 50 Plus Marketplace News . Denver Metro . May 2010 . Page 15 Expanding lives and minds with community- based educational programs. Call us at: 303- 320- 7652 www. ActiveMindsForLife. com Active Minds Shop Online and Support the Senior High Rise FOOD BANK www. shr- foodbank. com The Senior High- Rise Food Bank supports the needs of low-income seniors in assisted living facilities. We deliver supplemental food supplies throughout Metro Denver and surrounding areas. We caringly and lovingly provide spiritual encouragement as well. 720- 366- 8315 PO Box 40957, Denver, CO 80204 First Baptist Church of Englewood 75 E. Eastman Ave. Englewood, CO 303- 781- 5519 The First & Third Tuesday monthly at 10 a. m. Group singing and special music. Visitors welcomed. . Anniversaries and birthdays recognized . Audio visual presentations . Guest speakers . Guest Singers . Special trips A delicious lunch is served - a free will offering is received to help defray the expense of the meal. If this sounds like a program you might be interested in, please call us. We will be delighted to furnish you with more information about this exciting program for our senior citizens - THE JOLLY 60' S. First Baptist Church Of Englewood 3190 S. Broadway Englewood, Co 80110 Pastor Clifton Mizer . Phone 303- 781- 5519 A Ministry to those 60 and over Ukraine at a Tipping Point Tues, May 11, Noon - 1 pm. Sev-enty years of Soviet control of Ukraine ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. During that time Ukraine suff ered extensive famines, deportation of its citizens, and repopulation of its country by ethnic Russians. Since independence, Ukraine has aligned more with the west, resulting in escalating tension between ethnic Russians and Ukrainians. Russian president Medvedev has warned ominously of " serious con-sequences" if Ukraine joins NATO and Russia shut off gas supplies to the country in early 2009. Join Active MindsR as we explore this very delicate situation. Sponsored by the Jeff erson County RSVP Program. First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W 10th Ave, Lakewood. Free For more info: Call Jeff co RSVP Program: 303- 235- 6907 Afghanistan  ur, May 13, 1: 30- 2: 30 pm. In October 2001, the U. S. led a co-alition invasion of Afghanistan seeking to oust the ruling Taliban and fi nd Al Qaeda leaders, includ-ing Osama bin Laden. Join Ac-tive MindsR for a look at the story of Afghanistan, including the es-tablishment of a new government under the leadership of Hamid Karzai. We also take a look forward at what the future holds for this war-torn country as U. S. troop presence there continues to increase. Heri-tage Club Mountain View, 8101 E Mississippi Ave, Denver. Free. RSVP: Please call at least two days prior: 303- 803- 1180 Japan Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 11: 00 am - 12: 00 noon ( refreshments at 10: 45). From imperialist em-pire to economic power, Japan has a complicated and fascinat-ing history. Join Active Mind-sR as we trace the evolution of the modern Japanese state from its ancient roots to the present. We cover the impact of Japan's involvement in World War II as well as their economic recession in the 1990' s. Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape, Denver. Free. RSVP: 303- 388- 4013 x307 Active Minds ® 303- 320- 7652 . www. ActiveMindsForLife. com Wheat Ridge Community Center 303- 205- 7500 Cinco De Mayo Celebration. A fabulous dinner and a spectacu-lar dance performance by students from Ballet Folklorico Interna-tional on Wed., May 5, 5: 30pm, $ 8.50. Memory Writers Class. 2- part class, create a series of short sto-ries about life experiences and cre-ate a special keepsake. May 4 & 11, 12: 30- 3pm, $ 50, scholarship funds are available. Dance Your Way to Fitness! Tap Dance: Beginners, Drop- in every Wed, 11: 30- 12: 30, $ 3 or Sil-verSneakers free Tap Dance: Advanced, Drop- in every Wed, 12: 45- 1: 45, $ 3 or Sil-verSneakers free Line Dance: Beginners, Drop- in every Wed, 2- 3pm, $ 3 or Silver- Sneakers free Line Dance Intermediate, Drop-in every Mon, 2- 3pm, $ 3 or Silver- Sneakers free Ballroom Blast: Drop- in classes every Friday from 11am - 12noon - $ 3 or free to SilverSneakers Belly Dance for Fitness: 6- week classes start: Sat. May 1, 11am. $ 23 or SilverSneakers free. Upcoming Art Classes If You Can See It You Can Draw It: Fri, May 7- Jun. 4, 1- 3pm, $ 21 + $ 10 supply fee Pottery Class: Tues, May 4- Jun. 22, 1- 3pm, $ 53 + $ 10 supply fee Poker Walk and Picnic Breakfast. A morning of healthy fun. Annual event, Tues, May 25, $ 4. Totally Tomato. Learn about growing tomatoes in this infor-mative workshop. Mon, May 10, 1 pm, $ 4 or SilverSneakers ® card. Feather Boa Workout. Dance to songs like, " Big Spender" and " All  at Jazz".  ur, May 20, 1- 2pm. $ 4 or SilverSneakers ® card. Dance Fit. Get fi t while dancing to a wide variety of popular music! Drop- in every Mon, 11- noon. $ 3 or SilverSneakers ® card, 1st class free! Dance Fever May's dance theme is Mambo Madness. Sat. May 8, $ 4 or SilverSneakers free. Mat Step. Uses a fl at mat, not a raised step. Fun & fast- paced. Fri. 9: 45- 10: 45am. $ 3 or SilverSneak-ers ® card, 1st class free! Robert Landau Presents. " America's Fun Speaker" Robert Laudau's 1- hr. presentations on fa-mous entertainers. Featuring video and audio clips plus Robert's fas-cinating input. Cost is $ 4 each or SilverSneakers free. " Laugh Out Loud": Johnny Car-son. Mon. May 3, 6: 30- 7: 30pm. " Big Band Series" Duke Elling-ton. Mon. May 24, 6: 30- 7: 30pm.