Lighthouse Lit Fest & Book Fair brings
together far-flung literati for two weeks of mingling, seminars and workshops for poets, novelists and writers, June 1-16, at
Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race St.
Brand new for 2012: the inaugural Lit
Fest Book Fair, June 15 & 16, 9a.m.-5p.m., featuring readings, craft
talks and books for sale by Lighthouse faculty and members, including Robin
Black, Andre Dubus III, and Cheryl Strayed. Free. Info: 303-297-1185, lighthousewriters.org.
Librarians answer technology questions in Tech Open
House, Mondays, 11a.m., through June 25, at Ross-University Hills
branch library, 4310 E. Amherst Ave. Bring your gadgets! Other offerings: Tuesday
Technology Night (6p.m.) explores Apple’s iCloud,
& Take Studio – Knitting: Beyond the Basics, Thur., June
14, 6p.m. (registration required, call); Bean Bag Bookends, Sat., 23,
2p.m. Learn to make summer salads, Sat., 30, 2p.m. Free. Info: 720-865-0955.
Roll up to Ross-Broadway branch library, 33 E. Bayaud
Ave., for classes, crafts and book clubs this month: Gardening 101 – techniques, tools
and the best plants for Denver gardens – Sat., June 2, 2p.m.; Books
on Broadway reading club discusses Siobhan Fallon’s You Know When the
Men Are Gone, Tues., 19, 6:30p.m.; Craft Circle
(Make & Take Studio), needlework lessons, tips and troubleshooting,
Tues., 5, 6p.m. (bring supplies, call to register). Info: 720-865-0135.
Decorate a tote bag or get grilling tips in classes at
Schlessman Family branch library, 100 Poplar St.: Embellish Your Tote (Make
& Take Studio), Sat., June 9, 10a.m. (call to register); Grill It!, Mon., 18,
6:30pm.; Understanding Pets, Sat., 23, 11a.m.; Kids and Dogs: Getting
Along, Sat., 30, 2p.m..
afternoon (2p.m.) presentations: Heeere’s Dusty: Life in the TV and
Newspaper World with Rocky Mtn. News veteran, Dusty Saunders, 10; We
Are All Antarctica with Leilani Henry, the first African-American on the
your gadgets/questions to Tech Open House, Thur., June 7, 10a.m.-noon.
geek books! Science fiction, graphic novels, horror & fantasy third
Saturday each month, 2p.m., at Geeks Who Read: June 16, American Gods
by Neil Gaiman.
shows how to download books and audios with diverse devices in eBooks 101,
Thur., June 14, 10:30a.m.-1p.m., covering Kindle
eBooks, eReaders, eBooks on mobile devices and audio eBooks, plus
troubleshooting and Q&A.
Start the summer with a look at Colorado’s past –
and the new History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway – through classes and workshops: A Museum
in Motion: How History Colorado Moved Collections: Twice, Tues., June 5; Shared
Moments: Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park Remembered in Postcards,
Thur., 21; Colorado’s Most Endangered Places, 2012, Thur., 28; Ghost
Towns of the Rockies, Fri., July 6. Held 1-2p.m., $5
nonmembers. Call 303-866-2394 for reservations. Info: 303-447-8679, historycolorado.org.
Inspired by Denver’s pay-what-you-can restaurants, Mayu
is offering a slate of pay-what-you-can classes: Tai Chi, every Wednesday, 6-7p.m.; Friends
of American Buddhism, Tues., June 5, 6:15-7:45p.m.;
and Pajama Meditation, Saturdays, 7-8a.m. The Asian-influenced,
Buddhist-inspired meditation center is located at 1804 S. Pearl St. Info:
Learn all 108 movements of taijiquan (tai chi) through
classes at the Taoist Tai Chi Society, 1124 Santa Fe Dr. Next three-month
beginning sessions: Mondays,
10:30a.m.-noon, June 4. Intro to Seniors Classes,
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11a.m., start June 5. Health
Recovery classes held weekly. Info/registration: 303-623-5163, colorado.usa.taoist.org.
Go behind the headlines and history books with free
Active Minds presentations on timely topics, including The Soviet Union: The Road After Collapse, Tues., June 5, 10:15-11:15a.m.,
at the JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St. Info: 303-316-6359.
A Century of Women’s Progress, Mon., June 11, 2:30-3:30p.m.,
at Springbrooke, 6800 Leetsdale Dr. RSVP required: 303-331-9963. Vietnam,
Tues., June 19, 11a.m.-noon (refreshments at 10:45), at Temple Emanuel, 51
Grape St. RSVP: Jodi, 303-388-4013, ext. 307.
The Lewis & Clark Expedition,
Tues., June 26, 5:30-6:30p.m., at Tattered Cover, 2526
E. Colfax Ave. Info: 303-322-7727.
Pakistan, Wed., June 27, 10a.m., at
Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St. RSVP: 303-762-2660. Parking pass
available inside center. The History of Denver, Wed., June 27, 6-7p.m.,
at Ross-Cherry Creek library, 305 Milwaukee St. RSVP:
For details of other free presentations,
visit activeminds.com or call Heidi Van
Sickle at 303-550-3383.
Learn to revitalize your life with the help of herbs in
classes at MoonDance Botanicals, 601 Corona St.: Aromatherapy: Crash Course!, Wed., June 6, 6-8p.m., $25; Urban Foraging,
Wed., 20, 6-7:30p.m., $25; Dandelion Medicine: Sat., 23, 2-3:30p.m.,
free. RSVP for all events: 303-263-7275. Info: moondancebotanicals.com.
Benefit from a free class this month at Ross-Cherry Creek
branch library, 305 Milwaukee St., Wednesdays at 6p.m.: Divorce in Colorado Courts, June 6; Law
& Order: The Life of a Criminal Case, 13; Denver History, 27. Or
discuss Emma Donahue’s Room, Tues., June 19, 2p.m. Info: 720-865-0120.
More than basic meditation is taught at Yoga of the Mind,
8 E. 1st Ave., like Grounding & Centering Class, teaching an active meditation technique
affecting interaction with others, Thur., June 7 & 14, 6:30-8:30p.m., $39; Introduction to Your Intuition, teaching
basic Yoga of the Mind meditation, Mon., June 4, 7-8:30p.m. Free. Info:
Dig into compost in free classes offered by Denver
Recycles and Denver Urban Gardens. Popular hands-on classes fill up quickly: registration opens one month
before each class, and closes one week before: Sat., June 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7
or 21, 9-11a.m.; Wed., June 13, 20; July 11 or 18, 6-8p.m. Worm Workshop
(vermiposting) Sat., June 9 or July 14, 9-11a.m. Build-A-Pile Workshop Sat.,
June 23 or July 28, 9-11a.m. Registration: dug.org/compost.
Celebrate Paris and great crafting experiences at the
annual Etsy Crafting Party: Bonjour Paris, Sun., June 10, 1-5p.m.,
sponsored by Fresh City Life and Denver Handmade Alliance, in the Denver
Central Library’s Level B2 Conference Center. Free crafting stations, nibbles,
giveaways, and a double-feature screening of Moulin
Rouge and Amélie. Registration required for some activities.
free Fresh City Life cultural programs this month: Screenwriter/teacher Darren
Foster offers Selling Your Story and Yourself: An Eight-Point Plan, a
workshop for aspiring screenwriters, Tues., June 5, 5:30-7:30p.m. Registration
cooking demos: Oklahoma!,
with Bang! chef Cissy Olderman creating the Oklahoma
state meal, June 9; and An Ode to Pie: It Takes Crust, a
roll-up-your-sleeves pastry how-to with chef Amy Hoyt, 30. Recipes/samples
included, held in the Level B2 Conference Center, 1:30-3p.m. Registration
WatchDeception (1946) while working on your latest craft project during Knitflix,
Tues., June 19, 5:30-7:30p.m. Unless noted, no registration required; events in
DPL’s Level 1 Fresh City Lounge, 14th Ave. & Broadway.
Join students, clergy and lay leaders for lunch and a
live interactive video presentation by Dr. Parker Palmer, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage
to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit, Tues., June 12, 11:30a.m.-4p.m., at DU’s Ruffatto Hall, 1999 E. Evans Ave. Part of
DU’s Presidential Debate 2012 events. Free, reservations required:
, 303-652-7186. For
information, visit iliff.edu.
Mary Jane Bradbury portrays Molly Brown, the epitome of
the reform era’s “New Woman”,
at the Progressive Women of Colorado’s Tues., June 12, meeting,
5:30-7:30p.m., at the Unity Church, 3021 S. University Blvd. RSVP:
Wendy, 303-587-6139. Bring canned food for food drive. $7.
Going to Italy? Take in Italy: The Art of Travel
– Things to Know Before You Go!, a free
travel seminar, Tues., June
12, 6:30-7:30p.m., or Sat., 23, 11a.m.-noon, at the Italian Institute, 677 S.
Colorado Blvd., Suite 100. Limited space, RSVP: 303-733-4335,
Explore the art, beauty and creativity of trees in Denver
Botanic Gardens’ Bonfils-Stanton Lecture Series – Beyond Bark:
Playing, Learning and Growing in Denver’s Canopy – presenting Bonsai: Reflections on Life,
with designer and author David De Groot, Thur., June 14, 7p.m., in Mitchell
Hall, 1007 York St.; $20 nonmembers. Social hour and tasting
by Slow Food Denver at 6p.m. (included). Fri., June 15, workshops with
De Groot include Beginner Bonsai Design, 9a.m. ($90 nonmember), and Advanced
Bonsai Design, 1p.m. ($55 nonmember).
Sign up early, as many 2011 lectures sold
out. For a complete listing and tickets, visit botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-3580.
Celebrate the 11th anniversary of the Iyengar Yoga Center
with an Iyengar Immersion Workshop, Fri.-Sun., June 15-17, at the 770 S. Broadway studio.
$180 entire weekend. Learn what sets Iyengar apart
from other yoga with Lisa Beckwith-Wolf, Sat., June 30, 10a.m.-noon. $25.
Kids’ summer yoga classes, open to all ages,
held concurrently with adult all levels classes, Mondays, 4-5:30p.m., in June. Drop-in $12 child, $16 adult.
Info/registration: iyengaryogacenter.com, 720-570-9642.
How to compost? Reverse Citizens United? Stop foreclosure
fraud? Get the lowdown on these topics at the next free Social Forum, Sat., June 16 at Kirk of Bonnie
Brae, 1201 S. Steele St. All three workshops will be offered 9-10:30a.m. and again from 10:30a.m.-noon. Potluck and Open Forum
follows, noon-2p.m. No registration required, just come and consider these
current concerns with other thoughtful people. Info: Roya, 720-771-7400.
Learn how to beautify your landscape and save water in Converting
Your Lawn To Xeriscape, Mon., June 18, 6:30-8p.m. ($18-21) at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York
St. Hands-on Aquaponics
Gardening: Growing Fish and Plants Together offered Sun., 24, 9a.m.-3p.m.
($95-110). Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga at the Gardens every Tuesday &
Thursday, 7-8:30a.m., through September ($8-10 per
session). Info: 720-865-3580; botanicgardens.org.
Sign up early for Community Forester workshops,
teaching volunteers tree biology, planting, pruning, identification and leadership, hosted by The
Park People and Denver Parks and Recreation’s Forestry Division. Register before
June 28; the popular program fills quickly, and starts June 30. Once trained,
volunteers lead and participate in tree planting and care projects.
Info/registration: 303-722-6262, theparkpeople.org.
Expand your network and re-energize your job search with
the 8 O’clock Job Club, meeting Wednesdays,
8-10a.m., at 3773 Cherry Creek
North Drive, Ste. 575. Refine your networking pitch and learn the latest
resources for securing your next job opportunity. $5
materials fee. Reservations (required)/info: 303-331-3401, thewinsorgroup.com.
Happy Pathways Laughter Club offers free Laughter Yoga
classes at Washington Street Community Center, 809 S. Washington St., every
Thursday, 4:30-5:30p.m. Info: 720-917-4890.
FreeYoga & Meditation, with some kirtan chanting and brief discussion of
yoga philosophy, held Wednesdays, 6-7p.m., at 854 Pearl St.
Beginners welcome. Childcare available upon request.
YAME (Yoga All May Encounter) classes are donation-based,
open to all, drop-in classes that
are held on Sundays, 5-6:30p.m. at Harmony Yoga, 560
S. Holly St., #15. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Mats provided. Info: sameyoga.com or call Mike Miller,
Free yoga on Sundays at 10:10a.m.
Beginning and intermediate practitioners welcome. Held at Alamo Placita park, E. 4th Ave. &
Ogden St. Info: MJ, 303-433-6280.