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Classes in Boulder County, Colorado

Classes and Recreation Centers in Boulder County, Colorado

Winter/Spring 2013-2014

The Art Underground
The Art Underground, at 901 Front St. in Louisville, is a nonprofit center that offers classes for all ages in dance, theater, music, photography, film and visual arts. It also hosts workshops, exhibits and other arts-related events. www.theartunderground.org; 303-229-1127.

Book Arts League
The Book Arts League teaches traditional and contemporary techniques of book- and papermaking, typography and binding. See www.bookartsleague.org for an updated class schedule.

Boulder CPR & First Aid
Certified American Red Cross instructors teach first aid, CPR, babysitting and lifeguarding. Classes are held at various locations throughout Boulder County. 303-668-8079; www.bouldercpr.com.

Boulder Digital Arts
BDA offers workshops, classes, certificate programs and events for digital artists and creative professionals working in film/video, Web/interactive, photography and graphic design. www.boulderdigitalarts.com.

Boulder Potters’ Guild
The Potters’ Guild offers classes for all skill levels for adults and sometimes for children, from beginning to master-level instruction. Check www.boulderpottersguild.com for a schedule, and sign up for email alerts about upcoming sales and other special events. 303-447-0310.

Citizenship Classes at Boulder Public Library
Mondays: These free weekly classes at 6:30pm offer information about the U.S. citizenship process and help participants prepare for the citizenship interview. At the Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. 303-441-4941 or 303-441-3956 (en español). www.boulderlibrary.org.

Community Holistic Health Center
This health center offers ongoing classes like Stress and Pain Relief; Canvas and Cabernet; and reflexology, qigong and more. 409 S. Public Road, Lafayette; 303-666-6192; www.communityhhc.org/classes.

EXPAND Program
Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s EXPAND program sponsors adventures, services and recreation programs—including sports, fitness, camping and swimming—to children, teens and adults with disabilities. 303-413-7216; www.ci.boulder.co.us/parks-recreation.

Fabricate Sewing Classes
Fabric boutique/sewing studio at 2032 17th St. offers a wide variety of classes, on topics like “Sewing with Knits,” “Dinner Napkins” and “Fashion Redesign.” Find a schedule and registration info at www.fabricateboulder.com.

Lifelong Learning Program
Boulder Valley School District offers classes for adults, kids and teens in subjects like writing, dance, health and fitness, money, languages and gardening. 720-561-3768; www.bvsd.org/LLL.

Mudslingers Pottery School
Mudslingers offers small group lessons for beginning and experienced potters, and open studio sessions for experienced ones. Mudslingers is at 920 Main St., Suite 1, Louisville. 303-926-0996; www.mudslingerspottery.com.

Nomad Bead Merchants
Saturdays: Free “Beading Basics” classes happen on a drop-in basis each week from 10am-1pm. Then, at 2pm, “make-and-take” sessions let you create your own unique jewelry (materials fee applies). There are also fee-based classes most Sundays. Registration required. 1909 Ninth St. 303-786-9746; www.nomadbeads.com.

Origami Folding Sessions
Boulder Folders, a local origami group, presents informal origami-folding workshops for ages 10-adult. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Recreation Centers
Boulder County recreation centers offer a variety of classes in sports and fitness, healthy living and nutrition, arts and crafts, social dancing and more. Visit each center’s website for a schedule and registration info, or pick up a brochure in person.

  • Boulder: East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive; North Boulder Recreation Center, 3170 Broadway; South Boulder Recreation Center, 1360 Gillaspie Drive. 303-413-7270; www.boulderparks-rec.org.
  • Lafayette: Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, 111 W. Baseline Road. 303-665-0469; www.cityoflafayette.com/recreation.
  • Longmont: The main Rec Center is at 310 Quail Road. Classes are also offered at the St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave., and at Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St. 303-774-4800; www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec.
  • Louisville: 900 W. Via Appia. 303-666-7400; www.louisvillerecreation.com.

School of Rock
Nationally known music school has two area locations: 3280 28th St., Unit 1, Boulder, and Broomfield, 11970 Quay St. Lessons in guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. www.schoolofrock.com.

Sew Fresh Studio
Sew Fresh Studio in Niwot offers full sewing programs for beginners and intermediates, plus other workshops like Runway Camp, Fashion Sketching and Steampunk Corsets. The store is at 361 Second Ave. 303-652-0532; www.sewfreshstudio.com.

WoMB: Women on Mountain Bikes
Lessons for beginners to intermediates (men and children welcome) cover topics like bike skills, safety, commuting, basic maintenance and more. WOMB also offers occasional free clinics. See a schedule and more information at www.womenonbikes.com.