This March—Get Free Tax Assistance Through Tax Help Colorado
Tax Help Colorado, a program of The Piton Foundation, offers free tax assistance for families with incomes less than $52,000, including help navigating the ACA’s new tax regulations (health insurance is now part of tax filing). A full list of free tax assistance sites in Colorado can be found by dialing 2-1-1 (it’s a free call), visiting www.piton.org/eitc, or finding Tax Help Colorado on Facebook at www.facebook.com/taxhelpcolorado and Twitter at @TaxHelpCO.
March 2-April 12—Month of Photography Exhibit at Cake Crumbs featuring Walter Martin
March is the month of photography. Cake Crumbs, 2216 Kearney, is hosting an exhibit featuring Colorado Stories, a 20-year compilation of documentary-style photos by Walter Martin, an award-winning photographer. The exhibit will feature photos of the City Park area. There will be a reception and talk with Martin from 4-6pm on March 7. Stop by Cake Crumbs or contact Kathryn Charles for more info, 720.270.1570.
March 7—The Dearfield Dream
The February Front Porch ran an article on Dearfield, the African American agricultural community founded east of Greeley in 1910. On Sat., March 7, the Third Annual Dearfield Conference will be held at the Univ. of Northern Colorado featuring presentations on early 20th century Dearfield, its colony, and 25 other Black communities of the same era in Colorado. The event, which will include time for personal interactions and audience Q&A, is free and open to the public. The event starts at 9am and is located at University Center, 11th Ave. and 20th St. To sign up to speak, contact Dr. George Junne firstname.lastname@example.org, 970.351.2418.
March 8—Showing of Green Fire
At 2pm on Sun., March 8, Green Fire, a film about the legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, will be presented at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 6550 Gateway Road. Free admission includes the film and a discussion afterward. For more info, email Kate Kramer at email@example.com with questions.
March 11, 18 & 25—Denver Citizens’ Police Academy
The Denver Police Department (DPD) hosts several Citizens’ Police Academies (CPA) throughout the year that are open to all Denver metro-area residents. The CPA is designed to give insight into how and why DPD operates, and covers traffic enforcement, officer safety, police history, and more. The next academy, co-hosted by Districts 2 and 5, will take place March 11, 18 and 25. Participants must be 18. The program typically runs for six weeks from 6–9pm on Wed. evenings at varied locations. For information or to register, call 720.913.6167 or visit www.denvergov.org/citizensacademy.
March 13-15— Denver Brass: Celtic Fantasy
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Denver Brass at 7:30pm on March 13-14 and 2:30pm on March 15 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 Iliff. Celtic Fantasy with Celtic Colorado Pipes & Drums, Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers, Wick School of Irish Dance, Joanna and Iain Hyde will perform. Leprechauns, fairies and music from How to Train Your Dragon make it especially kid friendly. Visit www.denverbrass.org.
March 16—A Vision for the Future: DRCOG Metro Vision 2035 Regional Planning
At 5:30pm on Mon., March 16, Brad Calvert, senior planner at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), will speak about goals for the future of Denver transportation. Time for questions will be included. The event will take place in the McCollum Room of Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia. For more information, contact the League of Women Voters Denver at 303.321.7571.
March 20—Iain & Joanna Hyde with Owen Kortz at Swallow Hill
On Fri., March 20, Park Hill natives and brother-sister duo, Iain and Joanna Hyde, will perform along with Denver native Owen Kortz at Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale. Iain (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, vocals) and Joanna (fiddle, vocals) perform at festivals, house concerts and various music venues. Joanna has also studied and taught traditional music in Limerick, Ireland. Doors open at 7pm; show at 8. For more info or to purchase tickets: http://swallowhillmusic.org/denver-concerts/.
March 20–April 5—Athena Project Arts Festival
The 2015 Athena Project Arts Festival will take place March 20–April 5 in five arts districts: Downtown Denver, Santa Fe, RiNo (River North), Aurora Cultural and 40 West Arts. This year, the festival highlights the premiere of Harm’s Way, one of 18 performances at the Aurora Fox Theatre, and looks at paranoia, denial and whether people are desensitized to violence. The festival will also include a music festival at Cervantes’ Other Side and a fashion show fundraiser. For full details about art gallery shows or performances, visit www.AthenaProjectFestival.org or call the Aurora Fox box office at 303.739.1970.
March 21— 2nd Annual Spring Fling
From 1-4pm on Sat., March 21, the Sunshine Food Project will host the 2nd annual Spring Fling at the Garden Events Center, 3435 Albion St. Free admission will include refreshments, gardening activities and more. For info, visit www.sunshinefoodproject.org or call 303.321.5231.
March 28—Electronics Recycling Collection Event
From 9am to 3pm on Sat., March 28, drop off electronics for recycling at East High School, 1650 Josephine. The event is open to all residents, but appointment is necessary. Sign up at mar28-ecycle.eventbrite.com. A full list of items accepted is available there.
By May 1—Register for Stapleton Open Studios
Stapleton Open Studios will take place from 11am to 5pm on Sept. 26–27. Artists will display work in their home studios. Art will be available to purchase. To apply, visit www.stapletonarts.com or to get involved in the planning, email firstname.lastname@example.org.