Spring Gardening in the North Fork Valley: Free 8-week series

Join Master Gardener John Valentine in a discussion of spring planting concerns. Each week will feature a different topic, always with Q&A to follow.


Watering, Drip Irrigation – Thursday May12, 10:00, watering tactics, conservation, barrels, mulching, drought resistance; irrigation

Garden pests– Thursday May 19, 9:30 specific pests found here; methods of control, timing, prevention.

Tomatoes– Thursday May 26, 9:30, all about tomatoes- indeterminate vs determinant, varieties, planting, fertilizing, pruning, training, heat, limitations, pests

Trees- planting, selection, care– Thursday June 2, 9:30, which trees for here, how to get them going and keep them going, problems

Season extension– Monday June 6, 9:30, early and late extension approaches and devices for NFV, including summer shading, microclimates

Field trip to Paonia gardens- Thursday June 23, 10:00, get out and see how Paonians are growing and gardening

FREE at the Paonia Senior Center, 106 Third Street

Book Club for Seniors

In honor of Mother’s Day, that’s this month’s topic: books about the many incarnations of Motherhood (yes, you can read “Mommie Dearest…”) whether fiction or nonfiction.

5/16/22 @ 1:30 pm Paonia Senior Center

For more info: https://nfseniorconnections.helpfulvillage.com/events/137

Brain Boosters

Free 8-week course, facilitated by Randy Campbell and Linda McCone, 2:00 every Tuesday beginning 4/19, Paonia Senior Center.

The Covid positivity rates are going down but it’s not over yet: MASKS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED, but for the health and safety of your fellow seniors, we recommend wearing them at indoor events.

Nature Walks

In MAY (weather permitting) our weekly Senior Connections WALKS resume at a new time: 10:15 each Wednesday at the Paonia River Park.  For more details/check the weather, please call us at 527-3482

Lunches at the Senior Center

Available for Pick-up in Paonia, Monday, Wednesday, Friday at noon

Call Debbie at (970) 874 – 7661 for more information or to sign up.

THURSDAY LUNCHES RETURN! The Paonia Senior Center now serves a yummy locally-sourced, catered lunch every Thursday at noon for the first 20 to register by calling 527-3435.

The Hotchkiss Senior Center now serves hot meals cooked on the premises every Tuesday & Thursday at noon. Call (970) 872-3494

Memoir Writing

Wednesdays at the Paonia Senior Center, 1:30 – 3:00 pm. 

Contact Yuri Chicovsky at yurichicovsky@gmail.com for more information. 

Caregivers Support Group

Thursdays, 1 – 3 PM via Zoom

For more information and to join the conversation by computer or phone, contact Dr. Jess Deegan. Email drdeeganii@gmail.com phone: (970) 510-0724

S.A.I.L. (Stay Active & Independent for Life)

Exercise and Fall Prevention classes presented by the North Fork EMS

Hotchkiss Memorial Hall – Mondays & Thursdays at 9:30-10:30am

Paonia Senior Center – Tuesdays & Fridays at 10-11 am

Crawford Town Hall – Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm