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Beekeeping 101

Have you been thinking about starting a hive of your own but don’t know where to start? On Tuesday, Jan. 9 join Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. and long-time beekeeper Colin Mann to learn some basic information about beekeeping. This event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. and is free and open to Denver residents. Learn more at

Denver Gentrification Summit Jan. 13

The Denver Community Action Network is hosting a summit in response to gentrification that threatens to displace longtime residents. The Denver Gentrification Summit: Our Communities Are Not For Sale is Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The summit is at Shorter AME Church at 3100 Richard Allen Court, just west of Park Hill at the corner of Colorado Boulevard at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.  The summit is designed to bring together progressive organizers, leaders and impacted residents, as well as those who want to learn strategies to take back their neighborhoods. The organizers’ goal is to address affordable housing, justice reform, transportation alternatives, environmental sustainability, food justice, educational equity, health access, and renaming/removing racist signage/symbol initiatives through the lens of gentrification. Summit registration is free, however contributions are appreciated. Check out the group Facebook page for more info and to sign up.

March For MLK On Jan. 15

Join thousands of your closest friends to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 89th birthday. This year’s MLK marade (parade/march) is Monday, Jan. 15. Participants gather at the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue and I Have A Dream Memorial in the southwest part of City Park, just west of Park Hill, beginning at 9 a.m. Speakers take the stage at 9:30 a.m. At about 10:45 a.m., participants begin marching down Colfax Avenue toward downtown. The marade culminates at Civic Center Park with a rally commemorating the life of the slain civil rights leader. The total distance equals 5K. The marade is the largest Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally in the United States. It is free and everyone is welcome.  For more, check out, and on Twitter at #ColoradoMLKMarade.

March On Colorado Jan. 20

Join fellow Coloradans to mark the one-year anniversary of the powerful grassroots Women’s March On Colorado movement. Last year record-breaking crowds marched through downtown Denver and other cities across the country and globe the day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office. This year’s march is designed to highlight the grace and kindness of Colorado and a continuing advocacy for human and civil rights. The march is Saturday, Jan. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Denver’s Civic Center Park downtown.  The march starts at 9:30 a.m. with a rally and speakers starting at noon. Sign up and get updates by following the group March On Colorado on Facebook.

Carla Madison Rec Center Opens Jan. 8

The Carla Madison Recreation Center is set to open on Monday, Jan. 8. Denver’s newest state-of-the-art recreational facility is at the corner of Colfax Avenue and Josephine Street, just east of Park Hill and across the Esplanade from East High School. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled to mark the grand opening of the rec center at 3 p.m. Starting last month, all Denver residents ages 60 and older can access all recreation centers in Denver as part of the MY Denver PRIME program. Residents can sign up for their free membership by taking proof of Denver residency and a photo ID verifying age to front desk staff at any Denver recreation center, including the new Carla Madison center. Learn more about MY Denver PRIME at

Saving Medicare

The organization Boomers Leading Change is sponsoring a workshop to focus on Medicare and what people need to know about strengthening the federal health insurance program for seniors. The event is Monday, Jan. 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St. Henry M. Barlow, from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, will discuss Medicare’s financial status, actuarial projections and other related issues. The event is free and open to all. For more information, visit or call 303-426-6637.

Living Without Documentation

The League of Women Voters of Denver is hosting a panel discussion, Living in Denver Without Documentation on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The discussion will focus on issues faced by Denver residents who lack documentation, on the Denver Public Safety Enforcement Priorities Enforcement Act, and on the sanctuary movement. The forum is at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., beginning at 5:30 p.m. (The presentation begins at 6 p.m.) The event is free and open to all.

Get Ready For Preschool

The Denver Preschool Program hosts its annual Preschool Showcase on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dahlia Center for Health and Well-Being at 3401 Eudora St. to help Denver families explore early learning options for their 4-year-olds. The Preschool Showcase is a free event for parents to connect with representatives from numerous quality-rated programs and learn more about available resources, including tuition support. The event features food, dental screenings, story times and family-friendly entertainment, and photo ops with the Minions. Spanish translators also will be available. Families who are unable to attend the 2018 Preschool Showcase are encouraged to use the Denver Preschool Program’s “Find a Preschool” tool on its website,, to search for nearby programs. Also available on the website is a “Tuition Credit Calculator” which allows parents to estimate their monthly tuition credit that can be used toward lowering the cost of preschool.  For more information visit or call 303-595-4DPP (4377).

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