Lawn Concert at Clyfford Still Museum!
On the way home from work tonight (Friday, August 3rd), stop by the Clyfford Still Museum for an outdoor concert (free)--presented in partnership with Swallow Hill Music. You can bring a picnic or grab a nosh from the Little India Food Truck and start your weekend relaxing in the sun (or shade, your choice) in the museum's forecourt.
The free concert starts at 5:30PM and goes until 7:30PM. You'll hear Featuring the Grant Gordy Quartet (www.youtube.com/watch?v=9150QFWB5w0) with an opening appearance by Denver-based singer-songwriter Kyle James Hauser. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HDsfPAiWzM)
Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80204
For more information, call 720-354-4866
||Butterflies: The Bright Wings of Summer
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205, 303-370-6000
Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m., $8 Museum member, $10 nonmember, $8 student
Butterflies just have a way of brightening people’s lives. But how much do you really know about these seemingly ubiquitous creatures? In this illustrated talk, lepidopterist and writer Dr. Robert Michael Pyle will immerse you in the lifeways and habitats of these most beloved of insects. Pyle, a Denver native, will discuss the ecology, natural history, and conservation of butterflies, with special reference to the Rockies. Along the way he will touch on monarch migration, butterfly gardening, and getting kids outdoors.
For more information and to register, click here.
It's Friday the 13th. Black cats. Broken mirrors. And...wait a minute....is that Grandma in a ski mask (oh no!)
7:30PM tonight. Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue (across from East High School), 303-322-7727.
||Maybe your grandma didn't teach you, but it's not too late to learn. Show up on Sunday for a Slow Food Denver Community Canning Workshop.
Here's the deal. The Denver metro area had abundant fruit trees and vines located in yards, alleys and public areas, yet much of this fruit is never harvested and often left to rot. Slow Food Denver, in conjunction with Yard Harvest and History Colorado have put together a program to harvest the fruit, process the fruit by canning, and donate a portion of the processed fruit to Project Angel Heart. Denver Yard Harvest volunteers have harvested bushels of apricots, cherries and plums!
Please join them for a Community Canning Workshop to create apricot jam, cherry preserves and asian plum sauce. A portion of the preserved harvest will be donated to Project Angel Heart. And you get to take some of it home.
Please wear closed-toe shoes - no sandals or flip-flops in the kitchen! See you on July 15!
Kitchen on the Green
10955 East Exposition Ave.
Aurora, CO 80012
Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
For more information: http://sfdcommunitycanning.eventbrite.com/
||When Ken Budd was thirty-nine, his apparently healthy father collapsed after 18 holes of golf.
In the following weeks, countless friends called to talk about his father--how much he meant to them and give many examples about how he'd changed their lives. Ken started questioning his own life and wondering how much (or little) difference his life was making.
At that very moment, an email crossed his desk with the subject line: "Katrina Relief Volunteer Opportunities." A coincidence? Maybe not. He signed up and went to New Orleans. But it didn't stop there. He kept volunteering--Costa Rics to teach English; China to work with special-needs kids; Ecuador to study climate change; the West Bank to assist refugees; Kenya to care for orphans. He's a magazine editor in real life but, for years, he's spend part of his two-week vacation time volunteering.
But, it is not all work. As he says in his book, "The Voluntourist: A Six-country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem," there always time to find the best hole-in-the-wall noodle shop, to sip chai with locals, to hike for miles hoping to see rare speckled bears and, something Ken didn't expect, to make life-long friends.
You'll love reading about his adventures (but the misadventures are the best) and will be inspired to check out the many voluntouristing (did Ken make up this word?) opportunities--near home or in far-away places.
You can hear some of our conversation here.
For more information about taking your own voluntouristing vacation: www.thevoluntouristbook.com