JUNE EVENTS CALENDAR
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Queen City AARP Chapter 995 will meet at 1pm on Friday, June 14 at the D2 Police Station, 3921 Holly St. The program will be put on by Spellbinders, an organization working to restore the art of oral storytelling to connect elders to youth.
BLUFF LAKE NATURE CENTER
Fireside Chats every other Thursday through August 22 from 6:30-8pm are followed by marshmallow roast, $1 suggested donation. May 16–Birding by Ear; May 30–Children’ Music by Music for Aardvarks; June 13–Nature’s Recyclers by the Butterfly Pavilion; June 27–Animal Scat, by the Diva of Dung; July 11–Stars of Bluff Lake by Bear Creek Lake Park; July 25–the Secret Lives of Moths by DMNS; August 8–Going Batty by Morrison Nature Center; and August 22–Dino-mite presented by Dinosaur Ridge.
CITY PARK JAZZ
Free jazz concert every Sunday, June 2-August 4, 6-8pm at the City Park Pavilion. June 2–Hazel Miller Band, Harmony Chorale; June 9–AOA, Aleks Girshevich; June 16–Neil Bridge + 7, Karen Lee; June 23–Salsa Con Jazz; June 30–The Ron Miles Quartet, the Denver Municipal Band; July 7–Sam Mayfield Blues Band; July 14–Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts; July 21–Kenny Walker Sextet; July 28–Los Bohemios; August 4–Henry Butler.
COLORADO FRESH MARKETS
Cherry Creek Fresh Market, 1st and University: Saturdays through October 26 from 8am-1pm and Wednesdays from June 19-September 25 from 9am-1pm. City Park Esplanade Fresh Market, Colfax and Columbine: Sundays through October 27 from 9am-1pm. Stapleton Farmers Market, 29th and Roslyn: Sundays, June 16-October 13 from 8:30am-12:30pm
DENVER ENERGY CHALLENGE WORKSHOP
Free Home Tour and Energy Workshop at 2211 Glencoe on June 22 at 10am. Come hear from experts at the City’s Denver Energy Challenge on energy saving measures for your home, see what tools are used to assess a home’s efficiency and tour a home that has made energy improvements that work. RSVP required.
DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE
Issues of Today: Impacts of the Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak on Tuesday, June 4, 7 pm, $8 member, $10 nonmember. The Mysterious Life of Comets, Tuesday, June 11, 7 pm, $8 member, $10 nonmember. Science Lounge: The Science of Art, Thursday, June 30, 6:30–9:30 pm, $10 member, $12 nonmember.
DENVER POLICE DISTRICT 2
3921 Holly St.,
Commander Calo hosts the District 2 Community Advisory Board’s (2CAB) monthly meetings on the fourth Thursday (June 28) of every month at 6pm in the D2 Police Station Community Room.
DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Denver Public Library’s Annual Gigantic Used Book Sale will take place June 6-9 on the north lawn of the Denver Central Library at 14th and Broadway.
DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The final Greater Park Hill/Stapleton Community Engagement meeting is Monday, June 10 from 5:30-7 pm at Smiley Middle School, followed by an ice cream social from 7-8 pm. An Equity and Inclusion meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12 from 6-8 pm. The DPS Board is holding a special public comment on Thursday, June 13 at 5pm, followed by a staff recommendation on Monday, June 17, and concluding in a vote regarding the combined middle school enrollment zone for Park Hill and Stapleton on Thursday, June 20 starting at 5pm. More information can also be found at board.dpsk12.org.
DENVER WELCOME HOME
Free seminar, How to Buy a Home in a Hot Market, on Wednesday, June 26, 6-7:30pm, at 4909 E. 23rd Avenue. Register at tinyurl.com/bnwp5gf or call 720-440-3562.
2300 Steele Street, denverzoo.org
Do at the Zoo Gala Fundraiser on June 20.
GET OUTDOORS DAY
National Get Outdoors Day Denver on Saturday, June 8, at City Park is a free, public event that connects kids and families to nature by encouraging healthy, active lifestyles. On-site activities include mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, paddling, live music, food trucks, special guests and hands-on activities.
GREATER PARK HILL COMMUNITY, INC.
2823 Fairfax St., greaterparkhill.org, 303-388-0918
The GPHC holds its monthly meetings on the first Thursdays of the month (June 6) at 6:30pm. The first GPHC Evening of the Arts features performance art, artwork, live music, libations, appetizers and desserts on June 20 from 5:30-9pm, $20/advance, $25/door.
HOLLY AREA REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT (HARP)
HOPE Center, 3475 Holly St.
HARP holds second Monday (June 10) monthly meeting at the HOPE Center from 6:15-7:30pm. RSVP required to email@example.com.
NORTHEAST DENVER PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
2600 Leyden, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-329-8950
Parents of children with a variety of special needs of all ages support and nurture one another as we share resources and ideas. Third or fourth Friday from 9:30-11:30am.
NORTHEAST PARK HILL COALITION
D2 Police Station, 3921 Holly St., Michele Wheeler, 720-837-5492
The NEPHC hosts its monthly meeting on the second Thursdays of the month (June 13) at 6pm.
ODYSSEY SCHOOL FUN RUN
The Odyssey School hosts Odyssey Odyssey: A Fun Run for Everyone at the Bluff Lake Nature Center on June 8 at 9am. Entry $20 for the four-mile run and $18 for the one-mile run. Contact email@example.com to learn more or volunteer.
PARK HILL BRANCH LIBRARY
4705 Montview Blvd., 720-865-0250
See calendar on Page 21.
PARK HILL CRUISERS
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Monthly rides this spring, summer and fall, making stops at local watering holes, and adding destinations at host rider homes in Park Hill in an effort to build new friendships and get to know our neighborhood better.
PARK HILL FAMILY BIKE RIDES
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GPHC and the Bike Depot are joining forces again this year to organize the popular Park Hill Family Bike Rides. Save the date for the next rides of the year: Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, October 26 (Hallowheels). Event begins at 3:30pm at 28th and Fairfax with a bike rodeo and safety demonstration. The 4-5pm bike ride explores a new area of Park Hill each time, and concludes at Oblio’s Pizza for $5 AYCE slices from 5-6pm.
PARK HILL 4th OF JULY PARADE
parkhillparade.org – 303-918-6517
The 4th annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade will march along 23rd Avenue from Dexter to Krameria street starting at 1:30 p.m. It’s not too late to register your entry.
PARK HILL GARDEN WALK
12 gardens will be featured in this year’s Park Hill Garden Walk on Saturday June 8. Tickets on sale at the Park Hill and Pauline Robinson Branch Libraries, Moss Pink Flower Shop and, until June 7th, King Soopers. Tickets can also be purchased online at greaterparkhill.org. Advance tickets $12 adult/$10 seniors. Day-of tickets can be purchased for $15/$10 from 9:30am-3pm at the Art Garage at 23rd and Kearney.
PARK HILL HOME TOUR
The date is set for Sunday, September 22. To enter a neighbor for home selection or to participate in the Home Tour committee, contact Roberta Locke at firstname.lastname@example.org. To become a Street Fair vendor, contact Kate Sultan at email@example.com.
PARK HILL NEW PARENTS GROUP
Park Hill parents group offers playdates, outings, Dad’s Night Out and Mommy Book Club.
PAULINE ROBINSON BRANCH LIBRARY
5575 E. 33rd Ave., 720-865-0290
Computer Basics: Mon. 5:30pm. Learn the basics in these 1.5 hour sessions. Classes are free, registration and 8-week commitment required. Preschool Storytime: Wed. 10:30am-1pm. Stories, songs, and fun for 3-6 year-olds with an adult. After School is Cool: Mon-Fri. 4-5pm, through May 10. Crafts, board and video games, performances, and more for children in grades K-12. Summer of Reading program begins on Monday, June 4.
Community input sought during regular monthly potlucks on third Tuesdays (June 18) of the month at 6:30pm on effort to build a worker cooperative grocery store at 35th and Albion.
SCIENTIFIC & CULTURAL FACILITIES DISTRICT FREE DAYS
Denver Art Museum: June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7. Denver Botanic Gardens: July 9, August 27, October 7, November 2. Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield: May 3, June 7, August 2, November 1. Denver Museum of Nature and Science: June 3, July 1, July 21, August 11, August 19, September 8, October 6, December 9. Denver Zoo: November 4, November 15, November 21.
SWEET WILLIAM MARKET
Founders Green, 29th & Syracuse, sweetwilliammarket.com
Every last Saturday through September: June 29, July 27, August 31 and September 28.
TAI CHI PROJECT
Tai Chi classes Thursday mornings at 7-7:45am planned in conjunction with DMNS.
micahdenver.org, , 2600 Leyden St., , 303-388-4239
Sababa Shabbat Service & Concert at 6pm on Friday, June 7 features free evening of Jewish folk/rock music made possible by the congregation’s Frances Reed Music Fund.
UNITY ON THE AVENUE
4670 E. 17th Ave., , unityontheavenue.org, , 303-322-3901
Breakthrough Breathwork Meditation Workshop on Friday, 5/31 and Saturday, 6/1. For questions or to register contact Kris at breakthroughbreathwork.com or 719-200-2929.
VP’s “Park Hill Panther 5K” on June 8 starts at 9am. Individual registration $15/family registration $30.
WESTERN TENNIS ASSOCIATION
Summer program for players ages 10-18 held at Smiley Middle School from July 5-August 12, Mon-Weds-Fri from 3-6pm.
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