Saint Joseph Hospital has a reunion, June 22, for babies born at its hospital. For info, visit www.sjhfdenver.org/events/coming-come-to-st-joes-reunion. Go find your baby photo if you’re going. Past Villager of the Year Walt Imhoff and past Villagers of the Year, Kevin and Mary McNicholas, had their children there so pass on this item.
Colorado Freedom Memorial dedication
The Dry Dock Brewery of Aurora celebrated the Colorado Freedom Memorial dedication May 18 with its Colorado Freedom Memorial Blonde Ale keg tapping by Kevin DeLange, brewery founder. On Memorial Day weekend, the brew will be dedicated to Colorado’s nearly 6,000 Colorado Gold Star Families.
On May 25, there is a Gold Star Concert and the memorial dedication is May 26. According to the memorial’s founder Rick Crandall, the memorial will honor all the state’s fallen soldiers from every war dating back to the Spanish American War and is the work of a dozen years of private fundraising.
For information, call 303-919-0534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silent auction items needed
The American Lung Association in Colorado is looking for silent auction items such as tickets to a sporting events like the Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, etc. that you would be willing to donate, or a full week stay at a mountain home you own. Do you have an item you would donate such as dinner at a restaurant, item from a retail store, services, etc.? If so contact Lisa Behan, email@example.com.
Hope Ball nets $440K
The net proceeds from the May 4 Cancer League Hope Ball is $440,000. That money stays in Colorado with 80 percent going to in-state unduplicated early stage cancer research and the rest for service grants to cancer patients. Visit www.cancerleague.org.‘Sense & Sensibility the Musical’ adds performance
Eager fans have bought up every seat for the rest of the run of the world premiere of Sense & Sensibility the Musical, with tickets to the hit show now as hard to find as a Jane Austen heroine without a romantic secret. Due to overwhelming demand, one additional performance was added: 6:30 p.m., May 26. Tickets for this performance went on sale to the public Thursday, May 16.
If you couldn’t get in maybe let the DCPA know and if enough of you reach them perhaps they can keep the play here a bit longer if it’s not already scheduled to move on to the next location.
CNI partners with Denver Outlaws Lacrosse Team
On June 8, the Denver Outlaws will take on the Hamilton Nationals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. A portion of each ticket sale purchased with the “CNI” promo code will be donated to CNI’s efforts in brain research.
CNI, a neuroscience nonprofit, relies on such community partnerships to fund research focused on relieving patients with Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, hearing disorders, brain injuries and other neurological conditions. This is the first year for the Denver Outlaws’ charitable giving program. The team couldn’t be more excited to give back to the community and create awareness for local nonprofits like CNI.
Following the game, fans are welcome to sit on the field for a showing of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Elizabeth Goodman at 720-258-3607.
Susan G. Komen awards $2.1 million
The Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Denver Affiliate is awarding $2.1 million to 21 projects that will provide education, screening, and treatment services to medically underserved men and women at over 48 clinics and hospitals in the Affiliate 19 county service area.
Seventy five percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stay in the Denver Metropolitan area. The remaining 25 percent goes to the Susan G. Komen National Breast Cancer Research Program, to which the affiliate has contributed a total of $13 million. For more information, call 303-744-2088 or visit www.komendenver.org.
With the typical spring and summer weather finally kicking in, can summer parties be close behind?
Here is some advice you may not find in any bound or online book but this is gleaned from my own experiences.
Choose a private home or club or public facility with the well understood agreement that if it rains you and your guests will be welcome indoors.
With the opposite situation, you will need to accommodate guests with indoor shelter from the sun or at least a shaded patio.
Also, be sure your shaded area will hold the entire number of expected guests.
Turning to food safety, most of us are aware that food should not be at room temperature for long and that means from the start of preparation to the end of serving. Particularly dangerous is seafood and dairy and that includes your typical potato salad with mayonnaise.
Whatever food is not eaten in two hours should be immediately refrigerated or disposed of, especially if that food has been in outdoor summer heat any period of time.
We’ve also been at nonprofit luncheons where the agenda ran 90 minutes too long and the food became toxic. “Thanks for the memories,” as the late Bob Hope said at the end of each of his TV shows, but he wasn’t referring to memories of tummy trouble from unsafe menus.
Now about outdoor weddings, which we love, have a Plan B in case of bad weather.
At sunset come the biting mosquitoes and exposed skin is their target. Be prepared with an insect repellant type spray or cover up, buttercup!
Please be sure to accommodate any guests who have movement problems and may be in wheelchairs either permanently or due to temporary injury. Offer guests a place for them to remain and let’s face it, if you’re inviting guests to your event and stating such on the invitation, be sure the guest with any physical limitations is welcome.
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