Adams State University has been quite busy over the summer with many successful workshops. As we enter into the fall, the Adams State Next Fifty Initiative has secured a list of continuing and new workshop opportunities. The workshops are free to adults over 50. The NextFifty Initiative supports life-long learning and personal development among older San Luis Valley residents.

Workshops include topics such as salsa and bachata dancing, essential oils, Pilates, Zumba, pottery, botany, creative writing, photography, social media, Africanist dance aesthetics, DNA for genealogy, entomology, how to deal with a difficult person, printmaking, railroads in the American West.  Also included in these great workshops are field trips to different areas around the San Luis Valley.

New workshops may be added, so keep an eye out for the updates.

Visit NextFifty to register for a workshop or for more information.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop or need assistance with registration, please contact Savannah Torres, NextFifty Initiative activity coordinator, at or 719-587-7686.

The program is funded with a $129,959 grant from NextFifty Initiative, a private Colorado-based foundation that supports projects benefitting people age 50 and older.