PPLD Senior Events

Medicare 101
Are you thinking about retiring in the next few years? Are you unsure about how health insurance and Medicare will affect you once you turn 65? Are you helping your parents navigate their Medicare coverage? Join us to learn about Medicare and your health insurance options. PPACG Area Agency on Aging staff will cover the basics of Medicare A, B, D and all other insurance options, such as Medicare Supplements/Medigaps, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D. Registration required.

  • Thursday, Aug. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Old Colorado City Library, 2418 West Pikes Peak Ave.
  • Monday, Aug. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. East Library, 5550 North Union Blvd.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sand Creek Library, 1821 South Academy Blvd.

The Kansas City Monarchs and Wilber “Bullet” Rogan
Come learn about one of the greatest all-round baseball players, Wilber “Bullet” Rogan, the Kansas City Monarchs and the Negro Leagues Baseball teams. Presenter, Phil S. Dixon is an acclaimed sports author and historian. Test your baseball knowledge and win prizes. Everyone is welcome! Friday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m. Manitou Springs Library hosting at Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave.

OCC Art and Wine
Join us for an hour-long presentation by painter Roger W. Carlson at the library before the group heads to the Colorado Fine Art Works gallery for more examples and further insight. The event ends with a trip to The Sweet Elephant for a complimentary wine tasting. This event is only for those age 21 and up. No registration necessary. Saturday, Aug.  4, 2-3:30 p.m. Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Knit One & Crochet Too
Bring a project to work on, share ideas, and socialize with fellow yarn crafters. Everyone is welcome. Wednesdays, Aug. 1 and 15, 1:30-3 p.m. East Library, 5550 North Union.

Learn to Crochet!
Learn to crochet with a small group of beginners. Come get 1-on-1 help learning how to crochet. If you already know how but want help with a pattern, or want company while you hook, feel free to come as well! No registration required. Thursdays, Aug. 2 and 16, 10 a.m. Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. Eighth St.

Yarn-Tastic!
Bring your own needlework project, share ideas, and learn new skills. Refreshments provided. All are welcome. Fridays, Aug. 3 and 17, 1-3 p.m. Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

Knit One, Manitou!
Join us for needle work, tea and laughter. We work on our own projects and community projects. All skill levels are welcome. Monday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.  Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave.

Yarnettes
Join this lively group of hand crafters to share ideas, socialize, and work on a project. Fridays, Aug. 10 and 24, 10 a.m. Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

Ruth Holley Crafter’s Group
Join the lively group of hand crafters to share ideas, socialize, and work on your own project. All are welcome. Mondays, Aug. 13 and 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ruth Holley Library, 685 North Murray Blvd.

Stitch-Wits
Calling all knitters, crocheters, quilt pieceworkers and all other needle art workers to come stitch in community. Everyone is welcome! Mondays, Aug. 13 and 27, 6:30 p.m. Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Maker in Residence: Write With Feeling
Join us for a songwriting class with our Makers in Residence, Aja and Samir, also known as the musical group “The Reminders”. Learn to cultivate your own original artistic ideas through the creative use of imagery, emotion, metaphor, and personal experience. Registration required.

  • Thursday, Aug. 23, 5-7 p.m. Ruth Holley Library, 685 North Murray Blvd.
  • Thursday, Aug. 30, 6-8 p.m. East Library, 5550 North Union
  • Friday, Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m. Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.