Registration opens July 1 for Academy of Lifelong
Learning’s fall semester, starting Sept. 11.
The two-hour classes meet once a
week at Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2999 S.
Colorado Blvd., and typically run for three to 10 weeks. Membership fee for the
two-term academic year is $30, or $20 for one term; tuition is $25-$80 per
course. View all courses and facilitator profiles online at academyll.org; print registration form and
mail it in with tuition. Info: 303-770-0786.
Go behind the headlines and history books with free
one-hour Active Minds presentations on timely topics, including The Struggle
of Syria, at the JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St., Tues.,
July 3, 10:15a.m. Info: 303-316-6359.
American West, held Mon., July 9, 2:30p.m. at Springbrooke, 6800 Leetsdale Dr.
RSVP required: 303-331-9963.
Tues., July 17, 11a.m. (refreshments at 10:45), at Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St.
RSVP: Jodi, 303-388-4013, ext. 307. Iran, Tues., July 10, 12:30p.m., and London: Biography of a City, Tues., 24,
5:30p.m., both at Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave. Info: 303-322-7727.
Chaplin & the Silent Film Era, Wed., July 25, 10a.m., at Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St. RSVP:
303-762-2660. Parking pass available inside center.
details of other free presentations, visit activeminds.com
or call Heidi Van Sickle at 303-550-3383.
Whether you need answers about your grandpa’s genealogy
or Android’s address book, you’ll find them in classes and workshops at
Ross-University Hills branch library, 4310 E. Amherst Ave.:
answer technology questions in Tech Open House, Mondays, 11a.m. Bring your gadgets!
‘n Brown Bag Book Club meets Fridays, July 6 and Aug. 3, 12:30p.m.; Thursday Night Book Club, July 26, 6:45p.m. Call for titles.
genealogy specialist James Jeffrey directs you to resources necessary to
uncover family history in Discover Your Roots, Sat., July 7, 10a.m.
a votive candle holder and earrings using recycled books in Crafting with
Books, Sat., July 21, 2p.m.; Growing Herbs in Containers offered
Sat., 28, 2p.m.
whether the book was better than the film – through mouthfuls of free
popcorn – in Read It, View It, Chew It!, select Saturdays at 2p.m. Check
out a copy of the title and read it before the screening: Rapunzel, July
14; and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Aug. 4. Free.
Start the summer with a look at Colorado’s past –
and the new History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway – through History
Colorado’s classes and workshops: Ghost Towns of the Rockies, Fri., July
6; Why the 1920s Were the Most Important Decade in American History, Told
Through the Story of Keota, Colorado, Wed., 11; Golda Meir: Choices and
Chances (adult subject matter, not recommended for children under 14),
Tues., 17. Held 1-2p.m., $5 nonmembers. Reservations, 303-866-2394. Info: 303-447-8679, historycolorado.org.
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., July 7 or 21, Aug. 7 or 18 at 9-11a.m.; Wed., July 11 or 18, Aug. 1 or 15
at 6-8p.m. Worm Workshop (vermiposting), Sat.,
July 14 or Aug. 11, 9-11a.m. Build-A-Pile Workshop, Sat., July 28 or
Aug. 25, 9-11a.m. Info: 303-292-9900. Registration: dug.org/compost.
Christa Rook teaches the basic techniques of the
traditional art of drawing and painting Buddhas in The
Art of Enlightenment, Sat., July 7, 9a.m.-4p.m., at Avalokiteshvara
Buddhist Center, 1081 Marion St. Preregistration required, $55.
for World Peace and Dharma for Kids offered Sundays in July (1, 8
& 15), 10:30a.m.-noon; classes include clear
teachings, meditations and prayers. Suggested donation $8
adults, $1 kids. No registration required.
closed July 20-Aug. 3 for summer break; general program classes resume Aug. 8.
Information: 303-813-9551, meditationincolorado.org.
Make miniatures, survey your safety or get good on your
gadgets in free classes at Schlessman Family branch
library, 100 Poplar St.: So Many Books, So Little Time ...,
Thur., July 12, 10:30a.m.; Using Pinterest for
Your Small Business, Sat., 14, 10a.m.; International Markets – Eat the World in Denver!,
Mon., 16, 6:30p.m.; DPL’s Creating Your Community Web Site, Mon., 23,
to register for: Personal Awareness & Safety Strategies, Sat., 28,
10a.m.; Denver Museum of Miniatures, Toys & Dolls (make miniatures),
Sun., 29, 2p.m.; Fun in the Sun T-shirt Embellishing, Sat., Aug. 4,
afternoon (2p.m.) presentations: The Night Sky: A Journey from Dachau to
Denver and Back with author Maria Sutton, July 8; husband-and-wife author
team Laurie Wagner Buyer and W.C. Jameson talk up their books about the West,
your gadgets and questions to Tech Open House, Thur., July 5,
10a.m.-noon. Talk geek books – science fiction, graphic novels, horror
& fantasy – at Geeks Who Read, third Saturdays, 2p.m.: July
21, The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.
Going to Italy? Take in Italy: The Art of Travel
– Things to Know Before You Go!, a free travel seminar, Tues., July 10,
6:30-7:30p.m., or Sat., 28, 11a.m.-noon, at the Italian Institute, 677 S.
Colorado Blvd., Suite 100. Limited space, RSVP: 303-733-4335,
Want to actively participate in keeping insurance
companies accountable for their rate increases under current law? Sign up for
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative’s Why Consumers and Advocates Should
Care About Rate Review training, Tues., July 10, 9-10:30a.m., at the Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St., Room 126. RSVP to
Roll up to Ross-Cherry Creek branch library, 305 Milwaukee
St., for classes, crafts and book clubs this month: Healthy Living (dangers lurking in personal products), Tues., July 10, 6p.m.; Between
the Covers Book Club discusses Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard,
Tues., 17, 2p.m.; Author Dusty Saunders: Heeere’s
Dusty: Life in the TV and Newspaper World, Wed., 18, 6p.m. Info:
Mosaic workshops, classes, open studio time and a mosaic
supply shop can be found at TileMosaicGirl, in the Workshops building, 4340 E. Kentucky
Ave., #244, in Glendale: Tempered “Crash” Glass Mosaics, Wed., July 11
& 18, 6-9p.m.; Outdoor/Garden Mosaics, Sun., 22 & 29, 1-4:30p.m.; and Make a Mosaic Quickie Workshop, Wed., 25,
6-9p.m. Info: 720-435-3057, tilemosaicgirl.com.
Professional development workshops at the University of
Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work are offered this month: Thur., July 12,Working
with Military Families; Fri., 13, Neurobiology and Social Work; Thur., 26, Trauma-Informed
Care. Workshops run 8a.m.-5p.m. at Craig Hall, 2148 S. High St.
David Rossi, 303-871-3464 or du.edu/socialwork, click on “Upcoming Events.”
Shambhala Buddhist teacher Pema
Chodron’s birthday, with a Pema
Chodron Afternoon Retreat, Sat., July 14, 1-4p.m., featuring video
teachings, guided meditation practice and discussion. Beginners
welcome; $10 suggested donation. Other offerings: Buddha and Love Lecture,
Fri., 20, 7-9p.m. ($10). Asian-influenced, Buddhist-inspired meditation center
is located at 1804 S. Pearl St. Info: 303-832-0033, mayusanctuary.com.
Learn or deepen your practice of sitting and walking
meditation in A Taste of Mindfulness In the Garden, Sun., July 15, 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
($55-65) at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. Hands-on What Made My Good
Plant Go Bad? gives an overview of the most common
types of plant problems and how to nip them in the bud, Tues., 24, 6-9p.m.
($39-44). Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga at the Gardens
is held every Tuesday & Thursday, 7-8:30a.m.,
through September ($8-10 per session). Info: 720-865-3580; botanicgardens.org.
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 Beautiful,
Edible Trees with author Nan K. Chase, Thur., July 19, 7p.m., in Mitchell
Hall, 1007 York St.; $20 nonmembers. Social hour and tasting
by Slow Food Denver at 6p.m. (included); book signing at 8:30. Chase
hosts a Harnessing Garden Food Power workshop Fri., July 20, 10a.m. ($60
or call 720-865-3580 for tickets.
Fresh City Life and
Whole Foods Market host Eat To Live with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Sat., July
21, 2-4p.m., featuring the New
York Times bestselling author, Q & A session and book signing, in the
Level B2 Conference Center of the central Denver Public Library. Free,
Other free FCL July offerings: Watch the
classic 1961 film The Innocents, based on Henry James’ Turn of the
Screw, then hear Central City Opera perform excerpts from their summer
offering, Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Tues., July 10,
6-9p.m., in the Level B2 Conference Center. Registration encouraged.
Weekend Music Series presents free
concerts, Sundays, 2-3p.m., in Schlessman Hall: Mountain
Music Duo, a performance of Ciranda, a
children’s suite depicting games and tunes of Brazil, July 8; and Songs Judaica, Jewish cultural music sung by Faye Nepon, accompanied by pianist Sheldon Sands, 15.
Author Jon Cotter explores how to locate the
center of your story, and spin crisp and absorbing dialogue from remembered
conversations in Turning Truth to Fiction writing workshop, Tues., July
17 & 31, 5:30-7:30p.m. Registration required.
Craft Services offers popular
workshops – register early: Craft Smash Journals, Sat., July 14,
2-4p.m. ($10); Behind the Cover: Tour Denver Bookbinding and Build Your Own
Book Workshop, Wed., 18, 10a.m.-noon ($15); Let’s Bring Back Beginning
Knitting: Barbie’s Closet, Mondays, 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:30-7:30p.m. ($20); and Finishing School for Wayward Knitters,
Wednesdays, 11, 18, 25, noon-2p.m.
Watch Evil Under The Sun (1982) while
working on your latest craft project at Knitflix,
Tues., July 24, 5:30-7:30p.m.
Unless noted, no registration required, and
held in DPL’s Level 1 Fresh City Lounge, 14th Ave. & Broadway.
Info/registration: denverlibrary.org/fresh, 720-865-1206.
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, Sun., July 22 & 29, 2-4p.m. $39. Free
15-minute aura/chakra energy clearings offered Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45p.m.; drop-ins welcome. Info: 303-549-6502,
Jason Shaw explains the causes of foundation settling and
how to address the resulting bulges and cracks in Foundation Woes, Wed., July 25, 7p.m.,
in National Jewish Hospital’s Heitler Hall, 1400
Jackson St. (parking available in Jackson St. lot). The free lecture is part of
the Congress Park Historic Speakers series. Visit congressparkneighbors.org or call 303-377-4913 for details.
Seniors Gone Wild: Oh My Aching Bones! Thurs., July 26, 1:00p.m. Jewish Community Center, Boardroom, 350 S. Dahlia St. Join orthopedic surgeon Dr. Arthur Heller as he discusses “Arthritis of the Hip and Knee, Surgical and Non-Surgical Joint Pain Treatment Options and New Technologies in Hip and Knee Replacement.” Q & A will follow the presentation. Light refreshments will be served and a Dr. Oz book will be given away as a door prize. Space is limited! Register today by calling 1.888.STRYKER (787.9537).
Celebrate Colorado design as you help solve neighborhood
design dilemmas, take part in a mass skill swap and talk solutions with design experts in Untitled
#49 (Ideate), Fri., July 27, 6-10p.m. Watch the latest installment of Buntport Theater’s Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s
Theme, listen to local music and more, all included with general admission.
Cash bar. Info: collective.denverartmuseum.org,
Enjoy an evening of interactive art, tasty margaritas,
light fare and beautiful music while customizing a glass with colorful enamel paints in CHAC It Up!
Wine Glass Painting, Fri., July 27, 6:30-9p.m., at Chicano Humanities &
Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Dr. $20 includes materials and a margarita. RSVP
required; phone payment to Belinda, 303-571-0440. Info: Cindy, 720-236-9389.
an urban communal farm, help harvest produce for a food pantry, then
participate in workshops at the next free Social Forum,
Sun., Aug. 12, at Ekar Farm, 181 S. Oneida St. Tour
at 8:30a.m., forums 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.: Denver
Water; Food Justice; and From Farm to Table. Bring a
vegetarian lunch. Open Forum/lunch begin at 12:30p.m.
registration required, just come and consider these current concerns with other
thoughtful people. Info: Roya, 720-771-7400,
Join Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln for a
historical presentation of civil rights and historic facts, plus a Q&A session, at Progressive Women of
Colorado’s (PWC) next forum, Tues., Aug. 14, 5:30-7:30p.m.,
at Unity Church, 3021 S. University Blvd. $12-25 donation benefits co-sponsors
Colorado Progressive Coalition and PWC.
Bring in hygiene products (as well as
nonperishable food) for PWC and CPC’s Needed Items Drive for Colorado Crime
Victims; a list is on the website. Purchase tickets at
door (cash or check) or online at progressivecoalition.org.
Info: Stephanie, 303-867-0310.
Learn how to reach people with intellectual disabilities
in Extending Friendship, an all-day workshop by Ancient Paths Church, Mon., Aug. 20, 9:30a.m.-4p.m., at Washington Park Chapel, 1001 S. Pearl St.
Recommended for pastors, worship leaders, family members and people called to
mentor people with special needs. Cost: $35/person,
$120/church (up to five people) before July 15; $40, $135 after. Sign up
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.
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; Mike Miller, 720-231-0521.
Free yoga on Sundays at 10:10a.m.
Beginning and intermediate practitioners welcome. Held in the park; call for location and info: MJ,