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Picking My Preschool

The Denver Preschool Program (DPP) is hosting its 7th annual Preschool Showcase on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. The free event is designed to help Denver families learn how to access preschool tuition support and meet representatives from quality-rated preschools in and around the Denver area. The showcase is at the Denver Zoo in Norgren Hall, at 2300 Steele St. and is an opportunity for families to compare preschool options for their child, determine the dollar amount that is available to them in tuition support and apply for tuition support. Spanish translators will be on hand, and there will be food and other refreshments, family-friendly activities and free entry to the Denver Zoo. For more information visit

Jan. 22: Meet Five Dreamers

Noted Denver film producer Dick Alweis and the League of Women Voters of Denver have teamed up on a 30-minute long documentary highlighting the stories of five metro area Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participants. The film that tells their stories will be shown on Tuesday Jan. 22, at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social time, and the film will be shown at 6 p.m. The Dreamers who are featured in the film will be on hand to answer questions and share their experiences after the movie. There is no cost to attend, and everyone is welcome.

Fairfax Park Meeting Jan. 26

Denver Parks & Recreation is hosting a workshop and open house on Saturday, Jan. 26 to review possible designs for and names of the park that will be built at the Park Hill Commons project, at 29th Avenue and Fairfax Street. Everyone is welcome, and urged to stop by and share ideas, snacks and giveaways. Organizers will provide an update on the design and construction schedule for the small park. The open house is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hiawatha Davis Jr. Recreation Center, 3334 Holly St. Get updates on the group Facebook page, at

Order Your Free Tree

This year the Park People is celebrating its 50th anniversary offering free and reduced-cost trees to Denver’s citizens through its annual Denver Digs Trees program. Street trees – those planted in the public right of way – are free to all Denver residents, yard trees are offered at a very low cost, and homeowners may apply for multiple trees. Applications are available now through Feb. 15, and tree distribution will be on Arbor Day, April 27. In addition to offering free trees, the nonprofit organization is also selling yard trees for $10 for those living in targeted neighborhoods, and $35 for homeowners in the rest of the city. Free tree delivery and planting support also is offered for those with physical limitations. The typical retail cost of a tree is approximately $125, making Denver Digs Trees an affordable, easy way for residents to contribute to the health and beauty of their yards and the entire city. To complete an application or get more information – including a list of the types of trees that are available –, text “TREE” to 797979, or call 303-722-6262 for a paper application.

Staring Failure In The Face

Do you know a creative, fearless, and innovative high school senior in Colorado? The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is awarding more than $20,000 in scholarships through their Failure Awards Scholarship for students willing to take risks and courageously stare failure in the face. Learn more about the scholarship and apply via this link: The application period is open now, and the deadline is Feb. 1.

Art After The Military

Colorado Humanities is sponsoring a series of discussions in January to showcase the works done by veterans. “Personal Visions: Discussions with Veteran Writers and Artists” will take place on Jan. 16, 23, and 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St. The series will feature talks with writers, photographers, and other community members about creating art after serving in the U.S. military. Veterans, members of the military community, artists, and the general public are encouraged to attend. All events are free and open to the public. Register at To learn more visit IG: @cpacphoto; TW: @cpacphoto; FB: Colorado Photographic Arts Center

The Future Of The High Line

The High Line Canal Conservancy is holding two community open houses in January to collect input to help guide the future of the High Line Canal. The High Line Canal Conservancy (Conservancy), in partnership with Denver Water and local governments, has been working on a plan to preserve and enhance the 71-mile greenway. The draft plan includes ideas, strategies and plans for revitalizing and transitioning the historic High Line Canal as a regional greenway. Organizers are seeking additional community input as the plan progresses to its final form. The first open house is Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Euclid Middle School, 777 W. Euclid Ave., Littleton. The second is Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eloise May Library, 1471 S. Parker Rd. in Denver.

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