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Bear Canyon Senior Center Information

Address:
4645 Pitt NE 87111-6012
Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM
Phone:
(505) 767-5959
Contacts
Kyle Kemp, Center Manager, kkemp@cabq.gov
Anita Hamel, Activity Coordinator, [email protected]
Newsletter
   
October 2017
Map

Activities List:


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Bear Canyon Senior Center Meals

Breakfast:

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 AM to 9 AM
Reservations:
No reservations required.

Lunch:

Hours:
Monday - Friday 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Reservations:
Reservations required by 12:00 PM (noon) the day before.

Donations:

No one will be denied services for choosing not to donate. The Department of Senior Affairs recommends the following donations amounts.
  • Guests 60 and over: $3.25
  • Guests 55 to 59: $3.25
  • Guests under 55: $5.00

Bear Canyon Senior Center Services

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Advanced Hiking

When

This event has already happened.
May 12, 2016
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Enjoy these Advanced level hiking trips year round. Schedules are available at front desk or online at www.aschg.org 

Coordinator: Sandy McAvoy

Price

5¢/mile

Contact

Cassandra Vigil
505-767-5959

Yoga at Bear Canyon Senior Center (Thursday)

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 02, 2016
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

These classes combine core management methods with mind/body/ breath discipline to reduce physical and mental stress and lengthen muscles. Yoga will improve posture and core strength, as well as reduce lower back pain and increase muscle flexibility.

Bear Canyon Senior Center: Room 2

Instructor: Tiana Kaula

Contact

Cassandra Vigil
505-767-5959

Tie Dye Day

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 17, 2016
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Peace, Love and Pie! Let’s have a groovy time, wear some hip tie dye and enjoy some far out pie.

Free Event Sponsored by Granfors Realty, LLC

Price

Free

Contact

Cassandra Vigil
505-767-5959

China, Tibet and Hong Kong

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 29, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

A 26 day adventure included stops in Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, a Yangtze River Cruise, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lhasa, Tibet, & Hong Kong. Wondrous sights such as The Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, the Panda Sanctuary, Chinese Opera, Tibet, & British Controlled Hong Kong.

Bear Canyon Senior Center: Room 5

Presenter: Ray Rachkowski

 

Price

Free

Contact

Cassandra Vigil
505-767-5959

Watercolor: Demonstration

When

This event has already happened.
Feb 23, 2017
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108-1246
505-797-5210

Description

The Watercolor Demonstration classes are a step by step demonstration giving you an opportunity to complete a watercolor painting, while learning tricks and techniques.

Highland, Room 2

Instructor:Dan

Price

Free

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-797-5210

Line Dancing: Beginning (Bear Canyon- Thurs)

When

This event has already happened.
Feb 23, 2017
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Beginning Line Dance

Instructor: Patty

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Canasta Hand & Foot

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 02, 2017
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Bear Canyon Senior Center: Room 4

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Social Singles Meeting (1st Tuesday)

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 07, 2017
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Siglo De Oro R.V. Club

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 15, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Bear Canyon Senior Center: Social Hall 

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Yoga, Beginning at Bear Canyon Senior Center (Friday Mornings)

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 17, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Improve posture and core strength, as well as reduce lower back pain and increase muscle flexibility.

Instructor: Tiana 

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Income Tax Assistance: Bear Canyon

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 21, 2017
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Please bring the following information to your appointment. - Driver’s License or State Issued Identification Card - Copy of your last year’s tax returns - Social Security Cards for all people listed on return - W-2 forms for wages - Forms including 1099-INT (interest); 1099-DIV (dividends); All 1099-R (retirement); SSA 1099 (Social Security Benefit Statement); All 1099-B (stock sales) you must have the basis (what you paid) for all sales including mutual funds. Call your broker; 1099-G gambling winning; RRB 1099 (railroad retirement); and any other 1099 forms. - Forms reporting income such as jury duty, election work, alimony, etc. - Medical expenses - Medical Insurance Cards and any Form 1095-A, B, or C’s - For ages 65 or older, property tax bill and or rent receipts.If you have a complex return, check with the center before making an appointment. Some returns are out of scope for volunteer assistants.

Bear Canyon: Rooms 4 &5 Appointments Only.

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Composting: Tumbling Bins (Bear Canyon)

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 22, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111-6012
505-767-5959

Description

Class will cover basic composting science in the high desert with a specific focus and unique recommendations / tips for success using tumbling composting bins

Bear Canyon:Room 5

Presenter:Bernalillo County Extension

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Pottery: Intermediate II

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 23, 2017
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

This class is for students who have completed the Beginning Pottery course or who have proficient knowledge. All work will be fired in the studio.

Bear Canyon: Room 5

Instructor: Christine

Price

$50 plus material and firing fee

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Dutch-Speaking Group

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 31, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

NM is a Treasure Trove of Space History

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 05, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

From Anasazi star watchers forecasting seasonal changes for agriculture planning through the development of manned spaceflight and into the new era of commercial space industries, New Mexico has been a major contributor to understanding and exploring the universe. This illustrated presentation will provide an overview of an aspect of our state’s history that is not well known but has been important to New Mexico’s economy and the United States’ technological progress for more than eighty-five years.

Bear Canyon: Room 5

Presenter: Loretta Hall

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Adapted Aquatics at Bear Canyon (Session 3)

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 11, 2017
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Taught at the University of New Mexico Therapeutic Pool (92º water), participants are led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength. Pre-Registration is required.

Transportation: 50¢ Self-Drivers are also welcome, but must pre-register.

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Aurora Borealis Glassworks Tour (Bear Canyon-Apr)

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 20, 2017
09:30 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Enjoy a demo in old school glass blowing. Watch the instructors at Aurora Borealis Glassworks blow glass and make paperweights. Some restrictions apply. No canes, walkers or wheel chairs. Participants must sign a waiver. Limit to 8. 

Price

$2.50 Transportation

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Prospectors Point Association

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 20, 2017
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Bear Canyon: Room 1

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Pine Ridge Arabians

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 25, 2017
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Join us for a tour of the Pine Ridge Arabians Founded in 1968 by Paul and Carole, the Dearth’s have been breeding Arabian horses for over 35 years. During that time they have bred, raised and trained national winners in many divisions.

Price

$3 Transportation

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Ballroom/Latin/Swing Dance Beginning at Bear Canyon

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 27, 2017
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Learn the steps to Ballroom Waltz, Cumbia-Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Swing and Rumba.

Bear Canyon: Social Hall

Price

$6 per lesson

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Spring Fling Luncheon (Bear Canyon)

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 28, 2017
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Spring has sprung! Let’s celebrate. Reservations required.

 

Price

$4

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Getting Men to the Moon: Behind the-Scenes Stories

When

This event has already happened.
May 03, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Nearly half a century ago, the world watched in awe as seven Apollo missions ver a four-year period took twenty-one men to the moon and back. Twelve of those men landed on the moon, explored it, and brought back samples of rocks and dirt. Next year, 2017, marks the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 17, the next last human visit to the moon. This presentation reveals insiders= stories of what it took to overcome challenges and accomplish triumphs in the Apollo program and its predecessors, Mercury and Gemini.

Bear Canyon: Room 5

Presenter: Loretta Hall 

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Food Truck Day

When

This event has already happened.
May 05, 2017
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Enjoy some delicious local cuisine at Bear Canyon’s Annual Food Truck Day.

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Aurora Borealis Glassworks Tour (Bear Canyon-May)

When

This event has already happened.
May 09, 2017
09:30 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Enjoy a demo in old school glass blowing. Watch the instructors at Aurora Borealis Glassworks blow glass and make paperweights. Some restrictions apply. No canes, walkers or wheel chairs. Participants must sign a waiver. Limit to 8.

Price

$2.50 Transportation

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Shidoni

When

This event has already happened.
May 11, 2017
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Shidoni - a greeting to a friend in Navajo - is an art gallery including 8 acres of sculpture gardens and bronze art foundry situated along the Rio Tesuque on a former apple orchard.

Price

$8 Transportation

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Mikado

When

This event has already happened.
May 14, 2017
12:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

A year before the action of this opera begins, Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado of Japan, fled his father’s imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha, an elderly lady. Disguised as a traveling musician, he met and fell in love with Yum-Yum, the young ward of Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor in the town of Titipu. YumYum, however, was already betrothed to her guardian, and Nanki-Poo left Titipu in despair.

Price

$16

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Gutierrez-Hubbell House Tour

When

This event has already happened.
May 18, 2017
08:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

A 150 year old adobe hacienda situated on 10 acres Located along El Camino Real. Over time this property has served as a trading post, a stagecoach stop and the local Post Office. Come tour this magnificent home and the open space trails that surround it. Followed up with lunch at Abuelitas!

 

Price

$2.50 Transportation

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Celebrating Older Americans Month - Classic Car Show

When

This event has already happened.
May 19, 2017
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Join us as we celebrate Older Americans Month! Enjoy a classic car show, food and entertainment.

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Hollywick Farms: Working Alpaca Farm (Bear Canyon)

When

This event has already happened.
May 22, 2017
09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

At Hollywick Farms you will learn about the herd, alpaca fiber and the day to day life with alpaca’s. Afterwards we will enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant. Please no animals, it will scare the alpaca.

Price

$4 Transportation, no admission fee,
but donations gladly accepted.

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

The Engrossing and Romanticized Life of Kit Carson

When

This event has already happened.
May 31, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

He was known in America and abroad as Kit Carson, but his real name was Christopher Houston Carson. Kit was a rugged, modest man of few words, but his reputation was spread in dime novels, by word of mouth, newspaper stories and government reports until his life story took on mythic proportions. Carson was a mountain man, a fur trapper, an Indian agent and fighter, a U.S. army officer, a wilderness leader & family man. He helped guide the famous expeditions of John C. Fremont across the Oregon Trail. Once he had his biography read to him, the mostly illiterate Carson stated the author “laid it on a leetle too thick.” Come and join us as we separate fact from myth, while we relate the engrossing tale of this fascinating man.

Bear Canyon: Room 5

Presenter: Carol V.

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959