What’s Happening 2-28-13

CLASSES/ WORKSHOPS

U.S. Immigration Policy
March 13, 3 – 4 pm, River Pointe, Littleton. Join Active Minds free class for a look at the history of immigration in the U.S. and how this issue is currently playing out at both the federal and state level. Discussion of the economics and politics of various aspects of U.S. immigration policy and how these elements are viewed by various constituencies within the U.S. RSVP: RiverPointe: 303-797-0600 www.independenceinstitute.org.

Funky Fairytales at Lone Tree
March 25-29, Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street • Lone Tree. Students age 6-12 can set themselves on an exciting adventure during a weeklong session that takes well-known fairy tales and mixes in creativity and teamwork to create all-new adventures. Students will learn basic acting as well as tap into their creative side for various activities. The final class includes a showcase of the week’s best stories for family and friends. Theater teacher Sarah Crockarell will lead the group. Reservations: www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org or through the box office at 720-509-1000.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

Columbine Genealogy Meetings & Programs 
March 12, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial, 9:30 a.m., Board of Directors Meeting; 1 p.m. – Business Meeting and Program, The Ladies of the Brown by author Debra Faulkner, historian for the Brown Palace Hotel. Call CJ Backus, CGHS President, at 303-355-0731 or visit www.ColumbineGenealogy.com.

Annual Chamber Gala
March 12, 6 – 9 p.m., The Englewood Meridian, 3455 S. Corona St., Englewood. Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce, 303-789-4473.

DONATIONS

Colorado Public Radio Annual Instrument Drive
March 1 (Kickoff, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) - March 16, area locations around Colorado. Donate band or orchestra instruments, which will be repaired by Colorado Institute of Musical Instrument Technology (CIOMIT). CPR works with Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation for underfunded school music programs in Colorado. Visit www.cpr.org.

EVENTS

Dress in blue for colon cancer
March 1, Dress in Blue Day will be kicking off National Colon Cancer Awareness Month on Wear blue for a future free of colon cancer! Free resources available, www.dressinblueday.com.

‘New Dawn. New Day. New Train’
March 1, 10 a.m., future Aurora City Center Station, now Centrepoint and Sable Transfer Center, north side of the facility.  Groundbreaking on the 1-225 rail line. Light refreshments will be served. This is an outdoor, rain-or-shine event, dress accordingly. Info: 303-299-6902. Parking is available in the southernmost lot of the Arapahoe County Centrepoint Building.

Independence Institute Founders’ Night Dinner
March 7, International Ballroom, Infinity Park, Glendale. Featuring Walter Williams, author and professor of Economics, George Mason University and frequent guest-host of the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Reservations required, 303-279-6536  or info@121.org.

Ribbon Cutting & Open House
March 8, 5 p.m., 6538 S, Racine Circle, Centennial. Opening of new building for the Arc Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. RSVP to Janette Cordova by March 5, 303-220-9228 or Jeanette@arc-ad.org.

Smoky Hill High School Spring Craft Fair
March 9, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 1600 E. Smoky Hill Road, Aurora. More than 100 vendors. Free admission and free parking. For info, email shhsptoco@gmail.com

FUNDRAISERS

‘Dine Out to Make a Difference’
April 25. Have a meal at a participating Dining Out for Life restaurant and help raise funds against life-threatening illnesses. The goal of Project Angel Heart and 300 restaurants is to raise $350,000 in one day. Participating restaurants will donate 25% of their food sales to Project Angel Heart on Dining Out for Life® day. Diners will also have the option to be entered in to a drawing to win a prize valued at $1,000. Visit www.ProjectAngelHeart.org or call 303-830-0202, ext. 417.

HEALTH

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s
March 1, noon -2 p.m. Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial.  Free event presented by David Hoppe, Family Services Director, Alzheimer’s Association. Sponsored by Highline Place, An Anthem Memory Care Community. RSVP to Highline Place: 303-647-4458.

DTC Healthcare Symposium
March 21, 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Landmark Meridian Tower, 7600 Landmark Way, Greenwood Village.  Free event includes giveaways, free screenings, interactive demonstrations and educational sessions. Breakout sessions every 30 minutes. Wine and Cheese with keynote speaker at 5 p.m.

LECTURES

‘Exploring Mars:  the Curiosity Rover and Future Colonization’
March 5, 7 p.m., Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Dr. Robert Zubrin will talk about how we can send human explorers to Mars in the next decade.  He will also discuss the possibility of establishing a Martian settlement and a plan to build life on a new world.  Dr. Zubrin is the author of The Case for Mars and is the chairman of the National Space Society. Call the library at 303-795-3961.

MEETINGS

Centennial District 4 meeting 
March 14 at 7:10 p.m. at the Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Circle, Centennial.  Hosted by Centennial District 4 Council members Ron Weidmann and Stephanie Piko For more information, contact Weidmann at 303-754-3343 or mail to rweidmann@centennialcolorado.com or Piko at 303-754-3374 or spiko@centennialcolorado.com.

VOLUNTEERS

Search is on for Colorado’s outstanding senior volunteers
Through March 31, nominations accepted. The winner in each state will receive $500 and one national winner will receive $5,000 to donate to the winners’ charities of choice. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. To submit a nomination form online for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest’s official rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network’s services, call 303-389-5700.

WHAT’S NEW

Sustainable Vendors Invited to Participate in Earth Day Denver 2013? 
Through March 17 (space available basis). Denver Environmental Health is accepting applications for free exhibitor booths for those who practice or provide environmentally friendly and sustainable services and products to participate in Denver’s Earth Day Fair. Event will take place April 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Denver City & County Building Plaza, 1437 Bannock St., Denver. For more Information, visit Facebook or Earth Day Denver, www.denvergov.org/homepage/Earth Day Fair.

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