Hosted by Ed and Jeannette Kerr and The Kerr Family The stars aligned to do good things! There were constellat...
Denver Santa Claus Shop seeks donations to fulfill its mission of “A Toy for Every Girl & Boy.” ...
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It’s been 10 years since the Junior League of Denver (JLD) released a new cookbook, and members are often aske...
Mark your calendars! “Tables Extraordinaire” is an extravaganza you won’t want to miss, and a wonderful way to...
SUBMITTED BY GLORY WEISBERG A wide array of collectibles belonging to members and friends of the Rotary...
The Home Tour will take place in the University Park neighborhood, Nov. 22 & 23 from 10 am – 4 pm SUBMITTE...
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The stars aligned to do good things! There were constellations and plenty of stars and generous hearts when Children’s Hospital Colorado celebrated its annual gala at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. “Like pictures etched in the stars, we are all connected” was the message of a powerful video. “Through thousands of connections, great and small, we come together to help kids be healthy,” said Jena Hausmann, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Colorado.”Our family loves Children’s Hospital,” said Imagine Sponsor Ed Kerr. He related stories of his and wife Jeannette’s daughter Remington’s nine surgeries and the long journey of how she has become the woman she is today with love and support of Children’s Hospital. “The Kerr Family is a beacon of light,” said Jen Darling who is president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation. Reggie Rivers was special guest and live auctioneer contributing to the success of the evening’s amazing fundraising milestone. Children’s Hospital Colorado is in the TOP 10 Children’s Hospitals in the U.S. in partnership with Anschutz at C.U. It is the only comprehensive nonprofit children’s hospital in a seven-state region, providing world-class, family-centered care to more than 225,000 kids every year.
Denver Santa Claus Shop seeks donations to fulfill its mission of “A Toy for Every Girl & Boy.”
The volunteer-run, nondenominational nonprofit collects toys and money to provide free toys to local children in need – many of whom otherwise might not have a toy to open during the Holidays. DSCS expects to serve 13,000 local children this month.
Volunteers set up a temporary, giant toy store where families in need are invited to actually SHOP, choosing free toys for their children. Parents receive a 100-point “gift certificate” for each child. Toys are valued from 10 – 100 points each, so parents can select several toys per child.
DSCS accepts new and “gently loved” toys for children ages newborn through 11 years old. The Dirty Duck Bar, Denver Mattress stores and Larry H. Miller car dealerships are toy drop-off sites through December 10. Stores include Denver Mattress’ Park Meadows and Littleton stores and Larry H. Miller’s Nissan locations in Centennial and Highlands Ranch.
For information on donation options, events and eligibility to receive toys, visit: denversantaclausshop.org. DSCS accepts monetary donations year-round on its Web site or by mail at: Denver Santa Claus Shop, P.O. Box 102104, Denver, CO 80250.
It’s been 10 years since the Junior League of Denver (JLD) released a new cookbook, and members are often asked when the next cookbook is coming out. Well, the wait is OVER! The League released its sixth cookbook, Centennial Celebrations, in July 2019, making it this year’s must-have holiday gift for everyone on your list!
Packed with the colorful flavors of the Centennial State and honoring the JLD’s 100th anniversary, Centennial Celebrations includes more than 200 thoroughly tested recipes for every season and occasion. The creative menus, recipes and entertaining tips will inspire you to cook, connect and celebrate… Colorado style!
“In addition to delicious recipes for all occasions, our newest cookbook includes photos at iconic locations throughout Denver, including a few nonprofits and historical sites that the League has supported over the last 100 years.” said Mary Beth McErlane, Centennial Celebrations Editor. “The book is functional, and also an excellent gift for anyone that has fallen in love with all things Colorado. We are proud and honored to add it to our collection.”
The newest cookbook joins the JLD’s collection of five other award-winning cookbooks that many regard as a Denver institution. Since Colorado Cache was released in 1978, the League has sold more than 2.1 million cookbooks, raising nearly $7 million to support the community.
Proceeds support the League’s mission to develop the potential of women and allow members to give back to the community, grow through traditional and experiential training, and get connected to other women. Cookbook sales also help the JLD further its community efforts to improve literacy rates and provide access to books for children in the metro area through signature programs like Read2Kids and Kids Connect, as well as community partnerships.
Junior League of Denver Cookbooks and Release Years
JLD’s cookbooks are available through a variety of local and national retailers. Visit JLD.org for a complete list.
Mark your calendars! “Tables Extraordinaire” is an extravaganza you won’t want to miss, and a wonderful way to start your holiday celebrations.
“Tables Extraordinaire” is a charity event showcasing an amazing display of spectacular holiday table settings for your viewing. It is hosted by the Saint Catherine Philoptochos Society, a philanthropic ladies’ group. Admission $15!
In addition to the main event, we are also offering two Christmas Teas ($35) and an Evening of Merriment ($30 which includes prosecco, wine, beer & appetizers). Reservations are required for these events. Contact Natalie (email@example.com) for the teas and Toula Stathopulos (303-792-5661) for the Evening of Merriment.
Our website (TablesExtraordinaire.org) is available for accepting reservations and/or individual purchases (including bakery items).
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A wide array of collectibles belonging to members and friends of the Rotary Club of Englewood were on the auction block to support the club’s scholarships to college and trade school students. Members donated a wide array of items that ran the gamut from party-attired dolls to well loved teddy bears and even a cat that meowed. Ladies’ jewelry was also popular. Fun collectables brought oohs and ahs!
Among the Rotary Club’s items were a porcelain brooch by artist Cynthia Chang, a well respected ceramic artist. There was an array of estate pieces donated by club members and sold to other club members at the Holiday Fair. It was downright fun to watch the goings on and we admit, got into the action as well!
Club co-president Susan Van Dyke chaired the charity auction.
Funds went to The Englewood Public Schools for college scholarships and trade schools.
The Rotary Club of Englewood meets each Wednesday at noon.
The Home Tour will take place in the University Park neighborhood, Nov. 22 & 23 from 10 am – 4 pm
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A Denver tradition for 43 years, this year’s L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour will take guests through the historic University Park neighborhood. On Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 from 10 am – 4 pm, five architecturally unique homes will be open to the public and beautifully decorated for the holidays by the area’s finest florists and table designers.
A major fundraiser for Central City Opera, last year’s home tour raised $80,000 from over 2,200 visitors and sponsors. Tickets are on sale now for $28 at www.centralcityopera.org/lesprit and at all King Soopers’ locations. Day-of tickets will be available at Fitzroy Place, current home to Accelerated Schools (2160 S. Cook Street), for $30.
Each home on the tour will showcase the floral and table designers’ creative spin on holiday décor, from traditional to modern. This year’s floral designers include Birdsall & Co., Bouquets, Flower Power, Perfect Petal and Plum Sage Flowers. Table designs will be provided by Dwell Antiques, Home with Holliday, lulu’s furniture, T is for Table and White Peacock.
Organized by the volunteers of the Central City Opera Guild, L’Esprit proceeds support Central City Opera’s programs including its annual Summer Festival, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artist Training Program, the preservation and maintenance of the historic Opera House and 27 additional historic properties in Central City, CO, and its education and community enrichment programs.
University Park and Central City Opera have a long history that dates back to the late 1880s, when architect Robert S. Roeschlaub designed the Opera House in Central City (1878) and the Chamberlin Observatory for Denver University (1890), historic buildings that are still in use today. In the early 1900s, the Opera House fell into decline after the collapse of the mining industry. Anne Evans, daughter of DU co-founder and second governor of the Territory of Colorado John Evans; and Ida Krause McFarlane, head of DU’s English Literature program and daughter-in-law to Peter McFarlane, owner of the Central City Opera House, arranged for the Opera House to be donated to Denver University.
After restoring it to its former glory, Anne and Ida had the idea for a summer opera festival in Central City, a tradition that continues to this day. Denver University is now home to Central City Opera’s historical archives and the partnership forged in Colorado history continues to unfold.
For more information about L’Esprit de Noël, visit www.lesprithometour.com or www.centralcityopera.org.
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How can stamps and coins and signed sports memorabilia help send kids to college? They can when they’re for sale at the Englewood Rotary Holiday Fair and Auction. This Rotary Club has a track record of scholarship awards totaling more than $120,000 to Englewood students who need its support..
The family-oriented Fair is Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., at The Guild, a co-working/community space next to the Englewood Civic Center, 3435 S. Inca St., Englewood.
The fair will feature sales and auction items of collectibles like stamps and coins, signed sports memorabilia, and fun stuff for kids.
Chief architect of this fundraiser is Rotarian Susan Van Dyke, former mayor of Englewood. “The fair is a family event that includes items for all ages, free food and beverages, along with collector’s bags for the first 100 kids,” Van Dyke says.
“There’s a vast array of amazing kids collectibles that will be sold at bargain-basement prices. Plus a silent auction of high-quality and desirable collectibles for adults to bid on.”
The goal is scholarship money, Van Dyke says, “What a great way to provide affordable collectibles to kids, while raising money for scholarships for high school students who need a little help.”
Entry tickets are $5 per person or $10 per family. Groups (Scouts, churches, clubs) may be eligible for free tickets. Englewood Rotary wants lots of kids, who can “shop” the very affordable ($5, $10, $20) tables of action figures from Disney and Star Wars; comics, coins and stamps.
Items ranging from $21 to $150 will be sold in a silent auction. Signed baseball caps, photographs, and other sports memorabilia – think Olympics, Broncos, Avalanche, Rockies, Nuggets – are in the auction.
All proceeds from the holiday fair will help provide scholarships to colleges or trade schools for graduates of Englewood High School and Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice.
For more information and free tickets, contact Patty Burnett,firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-234-6010.
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