SPOTLIGHT ON EARTH DAY
What better way to celebrate Earth Day & Denver B-cycle than at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. Sunday, April 22, will be a free day at Denver Botanic Gardens. Denver Bike Sharing will be set up at Denver Botanic Gardens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where Denver B-cycle members will receive $10 off a Denver Botanic Gardens Annual Membership if they sign up on site. Visit denver.bcycle.com.
Qué mejor manera de celebrar Día de la Tierra y Denver B-cycle que en Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. El domingo, 22 de abril, será un día libre en Denver Botanic Gardens. Denver Bike Sharing se establecera en Denver Botanic Gardens de 10 am a 2 pm, donde los miembros de Denver B-cycle recibirán 10 dólares de descuento en una suscripción anual de Denver Botanic Gardens si se inscriben en el sitio. Visita denver.bcycle.com.
The 11th Wild Earth Day, Boulder County’ Earth Day celebration, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 at Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center and adjacent tented outdoor space, 20 Lakeview Dr., Unit 107, Nederland. Free to all ages, enjoy live animal demonstrations, scientific speakers, Star Lab, live music, and more! In the interest of the Earth, ride the RTD N bus, carpool, ride your bike or walk! Contact email@example.com, 303-258-0495 or visit www.wildbear.org/wild-earth-2012.
April is Planet Earth Month. Join Children’s Museum of Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, to discover all that makes our planet spectacular and what we can do to help keep it that way. Visit www.mychildsmuseum.org or call 303-433-7444 for events.
Abril es el Mes del planeta Tierra. Únete al Museo de los Niños de Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, para descubrir todo lo que hace que nuestro planeta sea espectacular y lo que podemos hacer para ayudar a mantenerla de esa manera. Visite www.mychildsmuseum.org o llame al 303-433-7444 para eventos.
Spring into Green at the 2012 Earth Day Expo! The Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., will be hosting the Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. For more information visit www.lakewood.org/green, call 303-987-7431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city of Westminster is hosting an Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration and Volunteer Open House from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at City Park Recreation Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd, South Entrance. Come gain more information on a variety of volunteering opportunities and join us in celebrating Arbor Day/Earth Day. While there, pick up a free tree and loads of information on living green! Also, in conjunction with the Center for Resource Conservation, come to the West View Recreation Center, 10747 W. 108th Ave. for the free Xeriscaping: Beyond the Basics course between 10 a.m. and noon. This intermediate seminar will teach additional water saving tips and techniques to keep Xeriscape healthy and looking fabulous through all four seasons. Some topics covered will be watering regimes, fertilization and plant care. For more information, contact Rachel Harlow-Schalk at 303-658-2189 or e-mail email@example.com.
Earth Day Denver presents The Earth Day Fair, which will highlight the actions and investments that residents and businesses can make to save money and reduce their impact on the environment. The theme of this year’s fair is “SAVINGS for your wallet and our planet.” The fair will feature businesses and nonprofit organizations who provide conservation services, equipment, and other resources or who have made these investments themselves. Food vendors will also be present at the event. The fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Denver City & County Building Plaza, 1437 Bannock St. for more information, visit www.denver.org.
Families First will observe National Child Abuse Prevention month during April with family-centered events that focus on promoting child well-being and raising awareness of the prevention of child abuse and neglect. On Sunday, April 22 - Leapin’ Lizards! Families First is going to “Annie!” This will be held at the Parker PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., at 2 p.m. and includes orchestra seats and an exclusive after-show party with the cast. For details, visit www.FamiliesFirstColorado.org.
Join 1,500 Faith and Community Leaders from throughout the state for the Write Our Vision for Creating a Land of Opportunity in Colorado. It will launch a statewide agenda for 2012 in all issue areas, including extensive voter registration and voter education plans for the fall election season. Who Will Write the Vision for Colorado in 2012? will take place from 6:15-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at Queen of Peace, 13120 E. Kentucky Ave., Aurora. For more information call MOP, 303-399-2425.
The Bag Use in Boulder public meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 23, in the Creekside Room of the West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave. At the meeting, residents will have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the proposed options. For more information, visit www.bouldercolorado.gov/LEAD and click on the “Bag Use in Boulder” image or contact Jamie Harkins at 303-441-1846.
arts>brookfield announces a reception for the artists on Thursday evening, April 20 for the major exhibit, “A Beautiful EARTH….the nature of things”, which recently opened at Republic Plaza, located in Downtown Denver. The Reception will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and the artists will be in attendance. The exhibit is open to the public free of charge Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For further information call the Archer Concept Group: 303-514-8182.
Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, presents Conversación Contacto Magical Realism through Visual Arts from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. Meet Daniel Luna and learn to paint! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GiGi’s Supper Club at Werth Manor Event Center, 8301 Rosemary St. in Commerce City, proudly presents the Latin/ funk group “Mighty Nice” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. For more information call 720-279-1211. Cost is $7 at the door or you can go online at www.gigissupperclub.com.
The Agape Christian Church is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the site(s) and time as follows: Agape Christian Church, 2501 California St. Denver, from 11:30-1:30 Monday through Thursday, starting June 1 to Aug. 7. Contact Robert E. Woolfolk or Eddie M. Woolfolk at 303-296-2454.
A fundraising event will be held to aid five-year-old Nathaniel Contreras who is facing osteosarcoma. The lunch and silent auction will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday April 29 at VFW, 4747 W. Colfax Ave. For more information email Rita Contreras at email@example.com. Contributions can also be made to Nathaniel Contreras at PO Box 11103, Denver CO 80211.