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Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down: A Typical Tuesday at CCB

So this is how Tuesday goes at CCB sometimes.

First thing this morning Alie Mays came for our “Birdying by Ear” class. Seven of us reviewed recordings of local bird songs, then walked over to Sterne Park, where we heard mallards, doves, goldfinches and of course Canada geese. Today’s mascot was the belted kingfisher, an unexpected find. He just kept calling and calling as he circled over the pond.

Allie Blanca C.G Dan and Mike walking around the pond at Sterne Park during Birding Class
A Mallard drake and two hens swim in the pond at Sterne Park
Alie quizzes the class on local bird sounds

In the Senior Resource Room something was happening called sugar scrub. Jenny Callahan led Seniors in making sugar scrub, using sugar (surprise) and oil and scents like lavender and almond. Whatever it is, it sure sounded fun to make, judging by the giggles and cackles.
A group of a dozen seniors along with CCB staff work on making sugar scrub
Our current Martial arts class is in its sixth week of kicking and punching their way to confidence and self-reliance. Wow! This group will get their orange belts and certificates before leaving for the holidays!
Rachael has the Martial Arts class practice a crouched defensive move

Our own Diane McGeorge led a philosophy discussion today. Our founder and a long-time leader in the National Federation of the Blind, Diane’s convictions about the capacity of blind people and her explanation about why the Colorado Center for the Blind needed to come into being were definitely something no one wanted to miss.
Diane speaks to the philosophy class
At lunch, Jackson served a great “mini-meal” of German meatballs over pasta, garlic bread and chocolate chip zucchini bread. Sad part: only fifteen of us got invited!

“Better than a restaurant,” said his travel instructor David.
Jackson with his servers Chris and Hindley and 2 plates on the counter ready to eat
Then there was the Senior art class downstairs, followed by the ITP art class. This is the fourth and final meeting for this latter group and for the year. Today’s lesson from Ann Cunningham was perspective using the Sensational Drawing Board. Stuff like “diminution of size.” That sort of thing. A new group will start up in January.

Ann works with C.G and Jackson on perspective drawingAfter hours our weekly yoga class was meeting to help us unwind a bit.

Is it like this every Tuesday. Almost, and though a few things will be missing from next Tuesday, it will be Colorado Gives Day, and plenty busy!

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