Through January 10, 2016—The Power of Poison at Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Daily now through January, explore the variety of poisonous plants and the stories, legends and literary works about them at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. The exhibit is free with admission. www.dmns.org or 303.370.6000.
August 1–9—Denver Days
Mayor Michael B. Hancock started the annual Denver Days for neighbors to get to know one another and get involved in their communities. This year it takes place Aug. 1–9 and includes block parties, service projects and more. As part of the program, Councilman Chris Herndon is hosting a family bike ride on Sat., Aug. 8 from Founders Green in Stapleton to the Smiley Campus in Park Hill. Open to everyone. For a complete event list: www.denvergov.org/maps/map/denverdays.
August 7–November 1—LEGO Art at Denver Zoo
Beginning Friday, Aug. 7, 35 LEGO sculptures by LEGO artist Sean Kenney will be scattered throughout Denver Zoo. The LEGO sculptures will include a 400-pound bumble, a hummingbird with an 8-foot wingspan, koi fish and lily pads, a fox hunting a rabbit, and a bison and calf. For more info: www.denverzoo.org or 720.337.1400.
August 8—Support Rural Kenya at Park Hill Hub
SCOPE (Schools in Communities Offering Programs that Empower), a Denver-based nonprofit that supports rural Kenya, will host a fundraiser 6–9pm on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Park Hill Hub, 1502 Ivanhoe. The night will include wine, appetizers and live music on the patio. Proceeds help impoverished Kenyans through development of schools and libraries, rainwater harvesting, wells, solar projects, and more. RSVP by August 6 at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.scopeint.org.
August 15—Kids Fishing Clinic
From 10am to noon on Saturday, Aug. 15, kids ages 6+ are invited to learn how to fish at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, 6550 Gateway Rd. in Commerce City. The program is free, but reservations are required. Call 303.289.0930.
August 22—Global Fest in Aurora
To celebrate its diversity and get the large immigrant and refugee population more involved, Aurora will host its first Global Fest on Saturday, Aug. 22 outside the Aurora Municipal Building, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. From 2 to 8pm, there will be continuous performances like Chinese lion dancing and mariachi bands. It will also feature ethnic food vendors, artist booths, and include a beer tour around the world. To see the day’s events, visit www.auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/Events/GlobalFest/index.htm.