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Going To The Chapel 

The Lowry Speaker Series presents “The Historic Eisenhower Chapel: Past, Present and Future” on Tuesday, Feb. 5 beginning at 7 p.m. State Historian Tom Noel (aka “Dr. Colorado”) will keynote the lecture on the history and architecture of the Eisenhower Chapel, at 293 Roslyn St., which is where the event will be held. Admission is free; no tickets or reservations are necessary. Built in 1941, the Eisenhower Chapel is a rare surviving example of standard military-design frame chapel. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a Denver Landmark in 1982. Noel will talk about how the Chapel has been preserved to commemorate President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and will recount important moments through related preservation and restoration efforts. For more information, call 303-344-0481.

Dollars and Classrooms

The League of Women Voters Denver will sponsor a timely presentation, “Understanding the Denver Public Schools Budget.” The event is Monday, Feb. 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St. There is no cost, and no reservations are required. Tracie Rainey, the director of the Colorado School Finance Project, will present background on the complexity of school budgets and specifics on the workings of the budget of the largest school district in Colorado. Founded in 1995, the Colorado School Finance Project (CSFP) is a nonprofit whose mission is to compile, collect and distribute research-based, nonpartisan information and data on topics related to school finance for state and local policy makers. 

Dialogue With The DA

The League of Women Voters Denver is hosting an informal conversation with Denver District Attorney Beth McCann on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The gathering be-gins at 5:30 p.m. at The Irish Snug, 1201 E. Colfax Ave. McCann is a former legislator representing Park Hill and was elected DA in 2017. Her goals in office are varied, but include improving the juvenile justice system, addressing the disproportionate incarceration of people of color and building trust between law enforcement and the community. Come for drinks and fun, and bring your questions. There is no charge to attend, and no reservations are required.

Making Sense Of It All

Colorado is simultaneously one of the youngest states and one of the fastest-aging states in the country. Metro Denver is reportedly among the highest-ranked cities among young professionals, contributing to the state having one of the fastest rates of growth in the nation. Millennials and baby boomers and changes in the race, ethnicity and household income disparity of our residents are all factors. Add to this swirling pot of population soup housing affordability, government revenue, job trends, transportation, accessibility to health care and education. To help sort through all the raw data and historical patterns, the League of Women Voters Denver has invited state Demographer Elizabeth Garner to help make sense of all the numbers and polls. Garner brings more than 25 years of experience analyzing population and economic trends. The event is Tuesday, Feb. 19 beginning at 5:30 p.m., at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St. There is no cost, and no reservations are required.

Turn Books Into Bricks

The Habitat Interfaith Alliance is hosting its annual book sale from Sunday, Feb. 3 through Saturday, Feb. 9. The book sale is designed to turn thousands of donated new and gently used books into bricks, nails and drywall for the organization’s new home to be built this year. The book sale is open to the public and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2201 Dexter St. Items include current and best-selling books, CDs, DVDs and audio books. Most are priced at $4 or less. Questions? Visit the Habitat Interfaith Alliance website at www.hiadenver.org

Kick It Into Gear

The Gardens of Hope Communities on Dahlia and 33rd Avenue is hosting a two-week Workforce Development Course in February, and it’s free and open to everyone in the Park Hill community. 

Week 1 is Feb. 11-15 and includes help with resumes and cover letters, interview practice, skills for the workplace and job search skills. Week 2 runs from Feb. 18-22, and includes the opportunity to work one-on-one with career counselors and submit job applications. Call or email to register: amber@hopecommunities.org at 720-471-3955 or maddy@hopecommunities.org at 617-631-0979.

Power Up Your Game

Boomers Leading Change presents “Power Up Your Game: Encore Career Strategizing,” a free two-hour workshop featuring four panelists specializing in career coaching and recruitment for baby boomers and 50-plus adults. The presentation is Thursday, Feb. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Carla Madison Recreation Center, at 2401 E. Colfax Ave. To RSVP or for more information, email Shannon at SRandall@BoomersLeadingChange.org  or leave a message at 303-426-6637 ext. 5. The website is BoomersLeadingChange.org.

Chicago: Biography of a City

Join the organization Active Minds for a presentation about the Windy City. The wide-ranging discussion begins with the French explorers, missionaries, fur traders and Native Americans that inhabited the region in the early 1800s. The presentation will also cover the Great Chicago Fire, as well as the politics, crime, food, culture, and architecture of this fascinating city. The program is Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St. It is free, and RSVP is not required.

Urban Farm Pop-Up Market

Check out the pop-up market to benefit The Urban Farm! It’s on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cube at Stapleton, 8371 Northfield Blvd. Swing by to pick up one or more of the following:

• Hand-crafted Turkish kilims

• Pillow covering

• Jewelry

• The Urban Farm logo items (aprons, T-shirts, hats, water bottles)

• Fresh eggs (if our hens feel like laying some)

• Champion Lincoln Sheep

• Other surprises both Turkish and Colorado-ish!


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