Activities: FREE with membership

Summit Trekkers

Thursdays | July – September

The Trekkers do strenuous hikes (slightly slower than the Mountain Goats), usually 8-10 miles with 1,500-2000+ elevation gain. They hike mostly (not always) on trails. Formerly known as the “Trail Goats”, the group originated to provide an alternative to Mountain Goat hikes. For more information email Susan (Sue) Johnson at suesue.paris@gmail.com.

Summit Trekkers

Strength & Balance

Wednesdays from 9:30AM to 10:15AM

Reduce your risk of falling by performing agility exercises and placing positive stress on the bones, muscles, and cardiovascular system to keep them healthy and strong. Walk with more assurance and confidence. This is a fun class for all levels to improve your range of motion and ability to move your body quickly, easily, and with control & balance.

Turtles & Snails

Thursdays | Year Round

The “Turtles” hike all year round on Thursday mornings. We switch to snowshoes and yaktrax in winter, rec paths during mud season and easy hikes all summer. Our hikes are usually 3 to 5 miles. Sometimes we have some “Snails” who hike at a slower pace and not as far. We want our group to be accessible to all so come and enjoy our beautiful mountains.

To be added to the Turtles and Snails hike distribution list email Pat Kopystianskyj (pkopysti@comcast.net)

Fiber Art Club

Every Friday, 2-4 p.m.
1st & 3rd in person at SCCSC
2nd & 4th – Zoom

We knit, crochet, spin, needle point, hand work/sew, and weave. We welcome other forms of Fiber Arts. We enjoy the creativity everyone brings to the group. We learn from each other and increase our creativity.  For more details, please call Pat Larson at 970-390-4599 or email patmlarson@msn.com.

Computer Help Seminar

Tech Help is currently paused. IF you would like to take this volunteer opportunity over contact the 50+ center.

Cards & Games

Every Thursday, 1-4 PM

We are a fluid group that comes together to play cards or games.  We usually meet in the hobby room of the Community Center.  We play weekly, normally year round, as folks are in town.   All Summit 50 Plus members can join us.  We furnish cards, games we can pull out, and visit a lot. We enjoy our time together, win or lose.  Bring yourself, your jokes, your laugh and join us.  For more details, please call Linda McKinley at 970-389-3212 or email rmckinley@sprynet.com

Happy Hour Book Club

Second Wednesday of the month, 4:30 p.m.

The Happy Hour Book Club meets monthly, for one hour, to discuss a book that has been chosen by the group. We select our books in November for the following year. There is always a mix of fiction and non-fiction. Our discussions are casual and everyone is encouraged to participate.  For more details, please contact Jan Goodwin by email at gutwinsky@gmail.com or  Lynn Amstutz by email at lynnamstutz@yahoo.com

2023-24 Book Club Schedule

December 13, 2023:   THE MOON IS DOWN by John Steinbeck (fiction)

 

January 19, 2024: LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus (fiction)
Suggested by Kathie Ballah

 

February 14, 2024: LOOKING FOR JANE by Heather Marshall (fiction, inspired by true stories)
Suggested by Jane Johnston

 

March 13, 2024: SHADOW DIVERS by Robert Kurson (non-fiction)
Suggested by Jane Johnston

 

April 10, 2024: HE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Ray Hinton (non-fiction)
Suggested by Lynn Amstuz & Jan Goodwin

 

May 8, 2024: CARNEGIE’S MAID by Marie Benedict (historical fiction)
Suggested by Michal Stefanacci

 

June 12, 2024: THE EMERALD MILE by Kevin Fedarko (non-fiction)
Suggested by Deirdre Cebry

 

July 10, 2024: HELLO BEAUTIFUL by Ann Napolitano (fiction)
Suggested by Deirdre Cebry

 

August 14, 2024: FEVER IN THE HEARTLAND: THE KKK’S PLOT TO TAKE OVER AMERICA by Timothy Egan (non-fiction)
Suggested by Lynn Amstuz

 

September 11, 2024: THE DIAMOND EYE by Kate Quinn (historical fiction)
Suggested by Sharon Copper

 

October 9, 2024: THE ART THIEF by Michael Finkel (non-fiction)
Suggested by Kathie Ballah

 

November 13, 2024: THE COVENANT OF WATER by Abraham Verghese (historical fiction)
Suggested by Irene Hayes & Michal Stefanacci

 

December 11, 2024: THE GOOD EARTH by Pearl S. Buck (fiction)
Suggested by Nancy Hines

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Tuesdays, 8:30 AM  | June – Mid October

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs) do intermediate backcountry trail hikes on Tuesdays, mostly in Summit County. These typically range from 4 – 7 miles and with 400 – 1500 ft of elevation gain. They are led by volunteer trip leaders, usually a different leader each week. We meet from June through mid October, weather permitting. We usually leave the car-pool location at 8:30 and are back between 12 and (rarely) 2 pm.  For more information, call Jim Fleshman at 281-507-1059 or email rjftex@gmail.com.

View the SOBs Schedule

Preliminary Monthly Schedules 2023

 

DateHikeCarpoolMiles / VertLeader
June 6Arctic PlacerTarget4m / 700 ftRuth Haley
970-262-7749
June 13Acorn Creek LoopTarget5 m / 1000 ftElaine P.
970-389-0379
June 20Ophir MountainFrisco BT6 m / 1000 ftLinda Boyd
719-332-0841
June 27Angler MountainTarget5 m / 1200 ftKen Raggio
214-498-9734
July 4No Hike
July 11Black Powder PassIce Rink3m / 700 ftJim Fleshman
281-507-1059
July 18Mayflower GulchFrisco BT6 m / 1400 ftJane Johnston
303-501-9956
July 25Wheeler LakesCC7m / 1400 ftRuth Haley
970-262-7749
Aug 1Corral CreekFrisco BTLaterGreg Horne
970-426-6353
Aug 8Hoosier Pass WestIce Rink4m / 600 ftJim Fleshman
281-507-1059
Aug 15North Ten MileFrisco BT5m / 1500 ftAlan Waxman
Aug 22Horseshoe GulchFrisco BT5m / 800 ftBob Hartley
Aug 29Mayflower Gulch LoopFrisco BT6m / 1000 ftLater
Sept 5Angler MountainTarget5m / 1400 ftLater
Sept 12Upper Straight CreekFrisco BT5m / 1400 ftLater
Sept 19Wilder GulchFrisco BT7 m / 1200 ftLater
Sept 26Salt Lick AspensSLLaterNeed Leader

Notes on Carpool Locations:

  • Target – Northeast corner of parking lot
  • Frisco BT – Frisco Bus Transfer lot behind the Safeway
  • Ice Rink – East (far) end of Breck Ice Rink parking lot
  • CC – Copper Conoco station. Park in the dirt lot South of the Conoco
  • SL – Lower Salt Lick parking lot and trailhead

Tai Chi

Canceled indefinitely

Evidence has shown Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis program helps prevent falls and improves health and the quality of life for older adults. Tai chi movements appear gentle and graceful, but they contain much power and internal strength. This is an excellent opportunity to come and learn more about this exercise. Facilitator Kim Greene will review the basic principles of tai chi and provide a demonstration of its fundamental forms.

Quilting & Sewing

Every fourth Monday (except December), 5:30 PM

We are a group of people who like to work with fabric—quilting or otherwise. Persons with any skill level are welcome to join our group to learn and share ideas. The meetings are informal. Some people do handwork during the meetings; Group sewing retreats are scheduled several times per year.  Please bring your own project and material to work on. For details, contact Sharon Maroni at matravlr@gmail.com.

Yoga

Mondays & Fridays, 10:00AM – 11:15AM

Melinda’s yoga classes vary depending on who shows up and what their experience is, and what their expectations are for the day. It is truly a community-centered offering!

Typically, one can expect the practice to include  breathing, moving in coordination with breathing, balancing, strengthening and stretching. The classes begin and end with mindfulness and intention and the students “tune in” with mantras and close with a song. Melinda teaches from her experiences with Kundalini, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga, and offers and encourages modifications and even chair yoga.

All levels are welcome. Most people leave a $5 contribution for the instructor as she is not paid. Mats are available.

Meals on Wheels

Delivered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

The mission of Mountain Meals on Wheels is to provide healthy and nutritious meals to adults of any age who are homebound and unable to prepare their own meals due to health issues. Meals are prepared in a commercial kitchen located at the Summit County Community & Senior Center. Meals are delivered by volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This program is heavily reliant on volunteer drivers. Drivers are required to have their own vehicle, and be able to pass a criminal background check. If you are interested in driving for this program, or for more information, please email seniors@summitcountyco.gov. This is a year round volunteer opportunity.

GALS Group

First Wednesday of the month at 4:00PM

This is a women’s  social group, open to all women that are members of Summit 50 Plus.  GALS usually meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 4PM at a restaurant or a member’s home. Participants bring an appetizer to share and a beverage of their choice if meeting at a private home. These gatherings provide an opportunity to meet  new friends, exchange ideas and the potential for planning future shared experiences.  Contact either Bev Muraski at 937-307-9914 or Carole Woodbury at 303-437-5622, the GALS co-chairs, for up to date information.

Bridge

Summit 50 Plus offers a number of bridge groups for all levels during a range of days and times. Browse the list below to find the right game for you or view all bridge groups on the calendar.

Never-Ever Bridge Classes

Wednesdays, January 10, 24 & 31, 2024 from 3-5 PM

HAVE FUN AND LEARN WHAT BRIDGE IS ABOUT FROM ONE OF THE TOP TEACHING CLUBS IN NORTH AMERICA!

 

Never played bridge before but have an interest in exploring the game? Always heard it was too hard to learn? Don’t know how to start? We make learning fun and easy!

 

Join our “Never-Ever” classes on Wednesday January 10, 24 & 31 at the Community Center in Frisco. The classes will run from 3-5 PM.

 

You will play card games to reinforce the lesson while laying a foundation to play bridge. You will play basic games on Day 1! All lessons are taught by local Master Players. The instruction is paced for those who have NEVER played bridge or even played card games before! Those with experience should wait until our Bunny Slope or Green Slope lessons begin. Watch the Summit 50Plus website and the Summit Daily events calendar for additional information.

 

The cost for the course is only $10 to allow you to have a fun “test” drive! Once you have finished this course you will be ready for the next step, our Bunny Slope classes! Come meet new friends and neighbors, have fun and form a love for an international game! Questions or want to register? Contact Chris Dorton (christopher.dorton@gmail.com or 970-363-9580).

Novice Bridge

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.

Limited to players with up to 199 master points. You must come with a partner. For partners, call Howard Brown at (970) 468-2313.

 

Cost: $4/person

 

Preceded by a mini lesson at 12:20, no cost

 

Contact Chris Dorton (christopher.dorton@gmail.com or 970 363 9580) to let him know you plan to attend or with questions.

Party Bridge

Every Thursday, 12:45 p.m.

Cost: Free

ACBL Duplicate Bridge

Every Monday & Friday, 12:45 p.m. Open to all levels of bridge players

Contact Brenda Alberico (bhalberico@gmail.com or 815 258 5843). You must come with a partner.  For partners, call Howard Brown at (970) 468-2313.

Cost: $4/person

Canine Companions

Wednesdays | May – October, meeting times vary by month

Moderate Wednesday hikes at a leisurely pace, with furry friends welcome — Those unfortunate to not be owned by a dog are also welcome. The group’s meeting times and carpool locations vary over the summer. So, call Howard Brown at 970-468-2313 or email brown.howard2@gmail.com to get on their email list. Plan to bring leashes, lunch and good rain gear.

View the 2023 Schedule for Canine Companions
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October 2023
(9:30AM to carpool)

  • October 4 — McCullough Gulch — Howard 970-468-2313
  • October 11 — Little French Gulch — Howard 970-468-2313
  • October 18 — TBD
  • October 25 — Ptarmigan Lookout – Mary Bell  330-692-6599

Mountain Goats

Wednesdays | Mid May – September

The Mountain Goats are Summit 50+’s most challenging hiking group. Our mid-season hikes are typically 8-12+ miles with 3000-4000+’ elevation gain. They usually contain a significant off-trail component with some Class 2+ scrambling, moving at a brisk pace. Our members make our hikes a priority in their summer plans because they love hiking, and they love hiking with our group. We hike every Wednesday from mid-May through the end of September. If this sounds like what you are up for doing on a regular basis with a group, please email summitmountaingoats@gmail.com for further information and a possible try-out hike.

Mountain Goats Photo