December through May—Monthly Compassionate Communication Workshop
Isabella Bird Community School will host workshops 6–7:30pm every Thursday from December through May in the school library. Childcare will be provided. Compassionate Communication or “heart talk” is used at Isabella Bird and focuses on learning by connecting to the heart first. For more, visit www.centerforcompassionateconnections.org.
December 6—Salida Circus Toy Workshop
At 11am on Saturday, Dec. 6, Sam Gary Library will host Salida Circus. Elves will do tricks with bucket stilts, juggling scarves and spinning plates. Unicyclists, acrobatics, knife juggling, jokes and more. For more info, contact Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St., 720.865.0325.
December 6—Holiday Trading & Gift Bazaar
From 1–4pm on Saturday, Dec. 6, The Garden Events Center will host a holiday bazaar. Bring a friend, a favorite dish, holiday goodies, gifts or preserved foods to share. Vendors will sell handmade gifts and artisan foods. Live music and kids’ activities will be included. The Garden Events Center, 3435 Albion St. in North Park Hill. www.thegarden-parkhill.com. Hosted by the Sunshine Food Project (www.sunshinefoodproject.org) and Oomph-Spirit (www.oomph-spirit.org).
December 6—2nd Annual Night at Hogwarts
Sam Gary Branch Library will host the second annual Night at Hogwarts from 6:30–10pm on Saturday, Dec. 6. The event is only open for teens and will include a sorting hat, wizard banquet, House Cup, and movie surprise. Registration and a permission slip are required. Attendance is limited to 50. To register, visit teens.denverlibrary.org/hogwarts. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
December 7—Station Wagon Sessions Family Holiday Show
Swallow Hill in Lowry will host the band Face out of Boulder, Colo., at a holiday show at 3pm on Sunday, Dec. 7. The band performed on the NBC series The Sing Off and America’s Got Talent. The music is family friendly. Visit SwallowHillMusic.org for more info and tickets.
December 7—Stanley Marketplace Community Holiday Open House
Stanley Marketplace will hold “’Tis the Season at Stanley,” a community holiday open house, Sunday, Dec. 7, from 2–4 pm. Holiday-inspired treats and refreshments will be offered from Happy Cakes, Logan House Coffee and Mu Brewery, and music provided by the CU Buffoons. Free and open to the public, but there is a suggested donation of $10. Each $10 donation will purchase 25 lbs. of rice to be donated to Project Worthmore, a local nonprofit that supports refugees living in Colorado. 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. stanleymarketplace.com
December 13—Reuse, Recycle and Reduce Holiday Wrap
From 1:30–2:30pm on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Sam Gary Branch Library, Monica Jones will demonstrate how to use regular household items and recyclables to wrap Christmas gifts. Bring a gift to wrap. Free to co-op members; $10 for nonmembers.Hosted by the NE Community Co-op.
December 16—Chanukah Menorah Lighting
At 5:30pm on Tues., Dec. 16, the Stapleton Jewish Life Center will light the 12-foot menorah on the east side of the Stapleton 29th Ave. Green. The event will include a hot cocoa bar, donuts, a dreidel guessing competition, gifts for kids and a fire show. The event will honor Noah Makovsky from Stapleton Pediatrics and Commander Les Perry from Denver Police Department District 5. Admission is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Stapleton MCA. Visit StapletonCommunity.com.