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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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).
Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church5555 South Yosemite StreetGreenwood Village, CO 80111303-773-3411TablesExtraordinaire.org
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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
SUBMITTED BY CENTRAL CITY OPERA GUILD
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,email@example.com, 720-234-6010.
October 26th Fundraiser at Hudson Gardens Will Raise Funds to AllowMake-A-Wish® Colorado to Grant More Wishes
Having spent more than 15 years as a pediatric dialysis nurse, Anna Finger knows the powerful impact that Make-A-Wish can have on a family. Finger’s first experience with Make-A-Wish Colorado occurred when she was working at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Her team helped make the arrangements for children who needed to receive dialysis treatments while on a wish trip. “It really warmed my heart when the families would share photos from their wish experience and everyone was smiling and having fun,” said Finger. Years later, Finger worked in the pediatric dialysis unit at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando. She often provided dialysis treatments for wish kids who were visiting Walt Disney World Resort and again felt the happiness the children received from their wish.
Earlier this year, Finger decided to pursue a wish of her own and moved back to Colorado to open a doggie daycare. Barks On Broadway Doggie Daycare provides a fun and safe place for dogs to play with both canine and human friends while their families are at work and school. And, because Finger understands that professions like healthcare require long hours, Barks on Broadway is open each evening until 8:00 pm, half days on Saturdays and offers overnight care.
When Finger learned about the upcoming Walk For Wishes & 5K Run benefitting Make-A-Wish Colorado, she saw the opportunity to utilize her business to help the organization she so passionately supports and signed up as the presenting sponsor. The third annual Walk For Wishes & 5K presented by Barks On Broadway Doggie Daycare takes place on October 26 at Hudson Gardens and will bring together more than 600 community members and wish families. Finger is excited to be involved with Make-A-Wish from a different perspective saying, “I’ve seen the joy that wishes bring and now my business gets to play a role in making sure those wishes get granted to even more children.”
Walk For Wishes & 5K Run presented by Barks On Broadway Doggie Daycare is a family-friendly event featuring activities for all ages. The event includes a free kids fun run, a 5K walk/run and a 1-mile family fun run. Walkers and runners will be cheered on by superheroes, princesses and other costumed characters along the course. There’s also a Family Fun Zone with face painting, yard games, arts and crafts, a youth drum group, music and more. Families, friends and coworkers are encouraged to form fundraising teams, with the goal to raise $110,000. Online registration, which includes a Walk For Wishes t-shirt ($35 for adult runners/walkers and $25 for youth runners/walkers) is open now at www.walkfor
Additional sponsors of the 2019 Walk For Wishes & 5K Run include CBS4, Charles Schwab Foundation, Honnen Equipment, Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, Planet Granite, US Bank, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, TAKRAF Tenova, Cardel Homes, Moneytree Inc., Chi Omega Denver Alumnae, Full Passage, IGE, Walgreens, Alpine Bank, Ed & Ashley Brown, Brian Sullivan, Air1 Radio, Colorado Kids, Papa John’s Pizza, Simons Pediatric Dentistry, Harrington Brewster Mahoney Smits, Fast Signs, Chick-fil-A and Main Event Entertainment.
To learn more about Make-A-Wish Colorado, or the 2019 Walk For Wishes & 5K Run, call 303.750.9474 (WISH) or visit www.colorado.wish.org.
The Lions Club of Denver in Colorado, USA, arrived in Ethiopia on January 25, 2019, to conduct an eyesight screening campaign. Six Lions made the journey to Africa and were accompanied by another eight volunteers from the United States; four members of the group from the US are of Ethiopian descent.
The campaign focused its service mostly on schoolchildren and other residents in the towns of Ebinat, Arba Minch, Shashamane and Shone. In all, we saw 736 patients, 340 of whom were children. Denver Lions brought 4,400 pairs of eyeglasses collected by the Colorado Lions Recycle for Sight program. The schoolchildren and others were tested and then fitted on-site with eyeglasses, as needed. The group saw nearly 720 patients over 8 days of testing.
Denver Lions volunteers included:
Past President Myrna Ann Adkins, past Executive Director of The Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning in Denver and a participant in screening campaigns in Ecuador and Mongolia;
President Susy Osorio-Kinsky and Past President Steve Kinsky, who have conducted eyesight screening campaigns in Ecuador, Senegal, Rwanda, Nepal, Mongolia and Mexico; and
Mel Tewahade of Ethiopia, who was the primary organizer, with help from his Ethiopian contacts Adu Worku in Ebinat and Pochi Seifu in Shone, among others;
Past President Ned Nagle, who has also participated at screenings in Ecuador and Mongolia; and
Carla Osorio, Susy’s daughter and a Latino Lions Branch Club member who has also participated at screenings in Haiti, Senegal and Mongolia.
Other volunteers included notably Dr Sue Benes, an ophthalmologist from Buena Vista, Colorado, who spent much of her career in academia at Ohio State University and has done research and clinical work around the world in places like Kenya, Ecuador and the Middle East. Also participating were Olivia Bartlett, RN, Dr Benes’ daughter; Hilleary Waters, newspaper owner and friend of Lion Bob Sweeney; and Emebet Getahun, a Denver resident and work colleague of both Myrna Ann and Susy at Spring Institute.
Several of Mel Tewahade’s friends and clients also participated: Johnny Corbin of Tuscumbia, Alabama, the hometown of Helen Keller; Brian Penick, a radiology consultant from Delta, Colorado; Ethiopian Abby Tizale, RN; Ethiopian KB Workie, a professional basketball player; and mortgage broker Lainey Hamrick.
Lions Club of Denver volunteers were perhaps once again motivated by the adage: ”In life, you need to breathe to survive, but you need to see to thrive” and the byline: “Seeing the World with Different Eyes.” They saw this recent trip to Ethiopia as a way to demonstrate the Club’s capacity for bringing different cultures of the world together through humanitarian service.
In addition to their humanitarian work, the volunteers also found time to visit multiple tourist attractions in Northern Ethiopia, including Emperor Fasilides’ Castle in Gondar, Simien National Park, World Heritage sites in Denver’s Sister City Axum, and Saint George Church in Lalibela. On their final night in Ethiopia they were hosted for dinner by the Lions Club of Addis Ababa Host.
The team of volunteers spent more than 3 weeks in total in Ethiopia.
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Nearly 300 organizations receive support to provide access to wonder
Nearly 300 arts, culture and science organizations from across the seven-county Denver metro area will receive more than $60 million in funding in 2019, thanks to the voter-created SCFD.
Organizations receive their general operating support funding through the SCFD, a sales taxing district that has provided culture funding for more than 30 years and been approved by voters four times. Funding for organizations is governed by state law, with smaller organization’s funding being decided by the individual counties that participate in the SCFD.
“The funding we provide is really the difference between a thriving metropolitan area and one that struggles. We’ve provided foundational support for literally hundreds of organizations that have served millions of people in our community,” said Deborah Jordy, SCFD Executive Director. “Our funding ensures that everyone has access to events and experiences. And we contribute to a healthy economy. The SCFD is a win for everyone on every level.”
In 2019, SCFD will provide support for 287 organizations ranging in size from the metro area’s largest cultural institutions to small, local arts and culture groups. The more than $60 million in funding flows to organizations through either a statutory percentage, a specific funding formula or a county-based funding process.
County-based funding is determined by a volunteer County Cultural Council in each county and approved by county commissioners, or city council members. Membership on these councils is open to everyone. Additional groups were funded in these counties through statutory percentages and funding formulas.
In Arapahoe County, more than 100 organizations received over $1.9 million in funding through the local process including groups like the Arapahoe Philharmonic and Mudra Dance Studio.
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