Help Local Families with REALGiving
The 6th Annual REALGiving Campaign kicks off this month to help families in need at neighborhood schools to have a happy Thanksgiving. The campaign is coordinated by several Park Hill and Stapleton area real estate agents and their friends, to help families at McAuliffe, Smith, Ashley and Stapleton School. This year the group is working to raise money for 100-plus families, including 15 that are homeless. People are asked to purchase King Soopers gift cards with a minimum value of $70 to help these families. Tax-deductible donations can be made at westerlycreekpta.com/realgiving/. Also check out the Facebook page at REALGivingStapleton.
Helen Wolcott’s Holiday Show & Sale Nov. 21 & 22
As she has every fall and spring for 40 years, Wolcott will open her Park Hill home on Nov. 21 and 22, hosting a group of artists and artisans who show and sell their creations. Wolcott specializes in jewelry, both costume and silver. Also lined up for the May show are: Ann Lederer (silk and photography), Mark Flaningam (wood), Karen Rudisill (stained and fused glass), Cristina de Palma-Vega (fabric and paper art), Carmen Curtis Basham (pottery), Pamela Bliss (weavings and knittings), Karen Rudisell (quilted creations) and Neil Stock (Christmas stockings and wine bags). Stop by 2309 Clermont St. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Everybody welcome. Bring a friend and toast the season with hot mulled wine or herb tea.
Parks & Rec Holiday Craft Show At Central Park
The Denver Parks & Recreation Holiday Craft Show is Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Park Recreation Center, 9651 MLK Jr. Blvd. The craft show features artisans and crafters selling one of a kind jewelry, home and holiday décor, jewelry, pottery, paintings, knit and sewn gifts, handmade cards and more. Admission is free. Call 720.865.0750 for more info.
Jewelry For Journalism
The Denver Woman’s Press Club Annual Jewelry Sale for Scholarships is Sat., Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 22, from noon to 4 p.m. The 9th Annual Jewelry Sale benefits young women studying journalism and creative writing at the college level. Last year, the DWPC raised more than $11,000 for scholarships. Vintage jewelry is donated by club members and local supporters. Guests can peruse pearls, silver, costume jewelry, rings, bracelets, watches, loose beads and men’s accessories. A donation is accepted for each individual’s selection of jewelry. Bead maker Bernadette Fuentes will present a trunk show of her lampwork glass beads and pendants. The sale is open to the public, at the Denver Woman’s Press Club, 1325 Logan St. For more information contact Nancy Foster, 303-830-2324 or email@example.com.
Paris Holiday Market At The Library Nov. 6-8
The Denver Public Library hosts the fifth annual Paris Holiday Market on Nov. 6, 7 and 8 at the Central Library downtown. Experience the sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of the holidays in Paris. The event showcases 47 local vendors displaying wares from pottery and sculpture, to wearable art and delicious comestibles. Saturday and Sunday admission is free to this arts and crafts market, which is sponsored by The Denver Public Library.
To Kill A Mockingbird At East High Nov. 4-7
The East Theatre Company presents “To Kill A Mockingbird” on Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 7. Showtimes are 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. performance on Nov. 7. Tickets are $8 for students, $15 for adults. For more information contact Deborah_Voss@dpsk12.org. Also at East on Saturday. Nov. 7 is a fundraiser to raise money for the 2016 East Choir Trip to Ghana. The event is at the Posner Center at 1031 33rd St. from 7 to 10 p.m. Join the East Choir department in this fundraiser to assist students in attending a life-changing trip to Accra and Cape Coast, Ghana, on the west coast of Africa from March 24 to April 1, 2016. Denver’s premier dance band, “Play’n Dirty will perform at the fundraiser. Suggested ticket prices are $100 – other levels of giving are also welcome. For tickets: http://eastchoir.com/
Sign Up For AARP Tax-Aide
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Colorado taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2015 tax returns. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who are bilingual in English/Spanish to support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers seeking assistance.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. They help taxpayers at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to countless communities. For more information on how you can join the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide team go to http://www.aarp.org/giving-back/. Or, call 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). Deadline for application is December 15.