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May 2018

Community Reading and Discussion of Citizen: An American Lyric by author Claudia Rankine with Conversations on Race, Social Justice and Community

May 6 - July 22

Montview Presbyterian Church invites you to participate in an upcoming four-session discussion series centered around the NY Times best-selling book, Citizen: An American Lyric by author Claudia Rankine. Citizen, the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, was the focus of a six-week Denver Talks program last fall, which also inspired Montview’s discussions. This series will be facilitated by Bill De La Cruz, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Denver Pubic Schools and City-Wide Facilitator. All events will be held…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.montview.org/all-church-readdiscussion-citizen/, www.montview.org/
July 2018

Introduction to Etching with Maxwell Roath

July 14 - July 21

This is a two day introductory workshop. On day one participants will go through the etching process including preparing and cleaning a copper plate for hard ground, application of ground, stencil transfer to ground, drawing on the plate, and etching in Ferric Chloride. On day two participants will learn how to set up for printing and create an edition of 8 prints to take home. All materials are included in the price. July 14 from 10AM – 5PM July 21…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.mtotheaxwell.com/prints/introduction-to-etching-workshop, www.artgymdenver.com/programs/workshops/

Sam Gary Literary

July 15

Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St., 80238 (720) 865-0325 2:00pm – 3:00pm This book club will meet at Sam Gary once a month on Sundays and rotate between fiction, nonfiction, and reader’s choice selections! All meetings will take place in the Sam Gary Branch Meeting Room at 2 p.m. July Title: H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald

Categories: Arts and Culture, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/sam-gary-literary-3,

An Evening with Harry Connick, Jr. and Jill Connick

July 17

An Evening with Harry Connick, Jr. and Jill Connick Date: July 17, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Location: The Cable Center Information: On July 17, Harry Connick, Jr. and Jill Connick will host Coloradans for an educational, entertaining and inspirational evening out at The Cable Center from 6 – 8 p.m. The event is free of charge, but space is limited and restricted to individuals whose registration is confirmed via New50.com/Denver.* Why are Harry and Jill coming to Denver? As…

Categories: Festivals and Special Events, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: New50.com/Denver,

Destination: Healthy Skin – Free Skin Cancer Screenings!!

July 17 - July 18

Walgreens has joined The Skin Cancer Foundation on the road this year in support of its Destination: Healthy Skin mobile education program – a national effort to educate consumers about the importance of effective sun protection for skin cancer prevention, and the importance of early detection. During the nationwide tour, consumers will have access too: Trained Dermatologists – To provide FREE skin cancer screenings to consumers in the interactive RV truck, share insights on skincare do’s and don’ts, and tips…

Categories: Health, Wellness, Fitness, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: Destinationhealthyskin.org,

Active Minds presents: The Violin

July 19

The idea is simple: A string stretched over a piece of wood will create a note when plucked or bowed. Press down with a finger and the note will sound higher. Add more strings and bingo – you have a violin. Or a cello or any of a number of stringed instruments. The concept goes way back in time, as we’ll discover in this music-filled Active Minds program. From the era of ancient, wandering troubadours to the brilliance of today’s…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com, www.windsorgardensdenver.org

Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change, With Author Lisa Gardiner

July 21

Author L.S. Gardiner will share her quest to learn how people deal with disasters and how we can draw upon our experience as we attempt to quell the climate catastrophe and be resilient. Books available for sale and signing. July 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd. 80207

Categories: Arts and Culture, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/tales-uncertain-world-what-other-assorted-disasters-can-teach-us-about-climate-change-author,

Scibabe’s Guide to Bad Science Detection

July 21

Detoxes, fake medicine, and Gwyneth Paltrow, oh my! In the internet landscape of health and science, we frequently find ourselves confronted with fantastical information that sounds a lot like science. But how can you tell if something is science or pseudoscience? This giggle-inducing talk will ensure you never need to waste another minute or dollar on bad science. Lowry Conference Center, 7:00 pm. Secular Hub members: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, Nonmembers: $20 tickets at https://www.secularhub.org

Categories: Health, Wellness, Fitness, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.secularhub.org,

Pollinator Basics

July 23

Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St., 80238 (720) 865-0325 2:00pm – 3:30pm Learn about different types of bees and wasps—honeybees, native bees, friendly wasps, useful wasps, defensive wasps—and how to help them out. Sarah McGregor, beekeeper at the Urban Farm, will discuss these topics and show you some bee hives, houses and habitat. We might even go looking for neighborhood bees! Suggested for ages 10 and up.

Categories: Kids and Families, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/crafternoon-2,

Active Minds: The Year 1968

July 26

Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St., 80238 (720) 865-0325 6:45pm – 7:45pm The year 1968 was a year of chaos, conflict and change—all brought into America’s living rooms by television. It began in January with the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and ended with the successful completion of the Apollo 8 moon orbit mission. In between we saw civil rights struggles, student protests, political upheaval, and the assassination of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Join Active Minds…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/active-minds-year-1968,

Urban Wild Edible Walk

July 28

Every season there are wild edible and medicinal plants growing at Standley Lake! Join the Urban Forager Kate Armstrong to learn how to identify and prepare these natural treasures. Class is from 9:00am-10:00am Ages 10 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $8 per person. Class is limited to 40 spaces. For more information call 303-658-2796 or email lbmartin@cityofwestminster.us

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,
August 2018

Denver’s Historic Mountain Parks System

August 4

W. Bart Berger, President and founder of the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation will give a historic overview of the creation of this unique park system, and explore the current predicament it finds itself in. He will discuss the unrealized potential of these parks and open spaces for outdoor recreation and education; the formation of the Foundation, and the work that has been done to revitalize this important Denver amenity. At the Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd. 80207, August…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/denver%27s-historic-mountain-parks-system,

Active Minds presents: Puerto Rico

August 7

Devastated by hurricane Maria this past September, Puerto Rico is still far from fully recovered. Total losses from the storm are expected to exceed $100 billion. Hundreds have died and the rebuilding of infrastructure has been much slower than many had hoped. Join Active Minds as we review the history of this important U.S. Territory, including how U.S. policies have impacted its economy and its people over the past century. We will end with a look forward as to what…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com, www.jccdenver.org

Active Minds: The Great Depression

August 9

Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St., 80238 (720) 865-0325 6:45pm – 7:45pm Join Active Minds for a look back at the Great Depression. We will examine the origins of the depression and its legacy as well as take a look at it through the lens of our current economic environment.

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/active-minds-great-depression,

Active Minds presents: The Future of Bees

August 16

Found on every continent except Antarctica, bees are vital pollinators, making possible much of the food humans eat. In recent years, however, crucial bee species have experienced significant loss. Since the 1990s, the bumblebee population has plunged almost 90%. Additionally, since 2006, a malady called Colony Collapse Disorder has afflicted honeybee populations.  Join Active Minds as we dive into the world of bees and examine the factors that are affecting these important species. This event is sponsored by Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, Garden Plaza…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com, www.windsorgardensdenver.org

What’s All the Buzz?

August 19

Are you considering beekeeping as a new hobby? Buzz on over to discover the ins and outs of beekeeping with Bee Guru, Gregg McMahan. “Bee” ready to safely see an active bee hive! Class is offered from 1:00pm-2:30pm at Standley Lake Regional Park All ages welcome. Class is free! Park pass required. Class is limited to 20 spaces. For more information call 303-658-2796 or email lbmartin@cityofwestminster.us

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,

Stories in Stone: The Enchanted Russian Gem Carvings of Vasily Konovalenko

August 29

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is home to 20 remarkable gem-carving sculptures by Vasily Konovalenko, the largest and best public display of his work outside of Moscow. What exactly are “the Konovalenkos”? How did they arrive in Denver? Join Park Hill resident and author Steve Nash for an exuberant trip through time to learn more about this remarkably artistic resource that is unique to Colorado. Konovalenko’s story includes Cold War intrigue and stunning twists and turns. Documentary filmmaker…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Museums--Denver Museum of Nature and Science
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November 2018

World Congress on Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders

November 28

With great pleasure we announce the World Congress on Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders will bring together Neurologists, Neuroscientists and researchers who want to improve treatments and find cures for Parkinson’s Disease, Movement and related disorders. Join an expected 1,400 peers from across the Spain and around the world. Connect, share and collaborate. Learn about cutting-edge thinking in research and clinical practice, and earn continuing education credits (CEs and CMEs). Find your professional home and leave more connected to your peers,…

Categories: Exhibits, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: parkinsons-movement-disorders.pulsusconference.com,
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