All ages welcome at ‘Generations Together’
A new two-hour event is aimed at underlining the connection between the Westside Community Center and the Old Colorado City Library, as well as their mutual interest in intergenerational activities.
Scheduled Saturday, Sept. 28, “Generations Together” will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The location will be the Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St.
Plans call for multiple activities inside Hughes Hall and outside (weather permitting). Included will be games, crafts, snack food, a bubble machine, face painting, live music (a library “house band” called Rogue Spirits), Wii bowling, aikido and knitting demonstrations, hands-on computer information (such as how to do genealogical searches) and an appearance by Sox the Fox.
“After the rains, we can have a little bit of neighborhood fun,” said library staffer Tiffany Paisley, who helped hatch the event idea. “It's really a fall festival, Westside-style.”
Janice Rose-bush of the Community Center emphasized that people of all ages are welcome.
The intergenerational focus stems from the early years of the center, when it operated in part of the space that is now West Elementary. It was known then as the West Intergenerational Center, with efforts by staff and teachers to bring together old and young community members. “We're hoping to become more multigenerational again,” Rosebush said, noting specifically a new art class at the center that's geared to all ages.
From the library's standpoint, Old Colorado City Branch Manager Jocelyne Sansing pointed out that September is Intergenerational Month, and she also sees Sept. 28 as a way to show appreciation for the Community Center's continuing collaboration with the library - especially in hosting large programs that the library lacks space for.
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