The 14th annual Centus Samaritan Luncheon is May 5 and is being held at the Police Protective Association Event Center.
Former Colorado first lady Jeannie Ritter, Mental Health Ambassador of the Mental Health Center of Denver, and Dr. Carl Clark, president and CEO of the Mental Health Center of Denver, are honorees. Ritter is well known as a mental health advocate and an outspoken voice for mental health.
She is helping break down the negative image of people battling mental illness. Many people still use nasty and sarcastic words to describe those in treatment and perhaps because of that, many people needing help fail to seek it. The Centus Samaritan agency is 30 years old and these honorees are on the front lines of that battle.
This luncheon is the main fundraiser for the nonprofit that provided more than 6,000 hours of counseling, testing and evaluation services last year alone. About half of their clients have a very low-income profile, may have little or no health insurance and are eligible for reduced fees. Centus hopes to raise about $50,000 May 5. For more details, visit www.centus.org, call Kait Hilton at 303-639-5240, ext. 17 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 25 packed
Even sooner than that, there are four nonprofit events April 25. The Colorado Symphony Ball From Bach to Rock, Battle of the Bands, is back at the Fillmore Auditorium and for good reason: it attracts a whole new upscale audience that may not be as dedicated to classical music as longtime philanthropists. Many music enthusiasts respect the classics but when out partying would rather rock the night away than watch an orchestra playing Mozart or Beethoven.
When the CSO attaches these two demographics, the result is clever and downright fun. Included in the evening are live and silent auctions and the CSO is performing all evening long, backing Tracksuit Wedding and the DaVita Blues All Stars.
Debbie and Jim Shpall are chairs and they will be joined by friends who plan to put on their most colorful clothes, which is a photographer’s dream.
For more info, visit www.coloradosymphony.org or call 303-308-2477.
That same date the Denver Bar Association hosts its Barristers Benefit Ball, Fire and Ice, which is at the Marriott City Center. Numerous legal beagles are sponsors and include Holland & Hart, Berenboum Weinshienk, Davis Graham & Stubbs, the Judicial Arbiter Group, Inc., Sherman and Howard and many other firms. For live info, call Dana Collier Smith at 303-824-5318.
Meanwhile, Community Sailing of Colorado has its Spirit of Sailing Gala at the History Colorado Center. On their team are Brandon Kass, Phil Muller, Judi James, Beth Erickson, Anne David, Brenda Roy and Colleen Imerman. This 501(c)3 provides public access to sailing located at the Cherry Creek & Boulder Reservoirs.
Also April 25 is the Regis Jesuit High School LARK, in the spirit of the Kentucky Derby. You can come without shelling out big bucks on your hair stylist, as this is an awesome place to don your best spring hat, guys and gals alike. On a tight budget? Head to Michaels and create your own, perhaps theme-centered hat, then get a second wearing at the DCPA Hattitude Luncheon, May 7. Reach Regis at 303-269-8040 or visit www.regisjesuit.com/lark2015.
This edition of GloryUs Goings On Etiquette comes from a reader we’ve known for years and is an active philanthropist. It was forwarded to this person who then forwarded it to this desk. It’s been edited for newspaper style, as it reflects what many moviegoers are talking about privately. The source and other names mentioned in the original post have been deleted.
“Good parenting is so rare these days, it actually makes news when it happens. When one mom learned her daughters were extremely rude to another moviegoer who politely asked them to quiet down, she was furious and took to social media to settle things. Amazing. Here’s the story from a Facebook page: One adult saw the post and shared it from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Facebook page, and it quickly went viral, amassing over 245,000 ‘likes.’
“This is a long shot, but I’m looking for a woman that was at a movie tonight seeing Cinderella at 7 p.m. I dropped my teenage daughter, another relative, and son off at the movie. My son later told me, much to my humiliation and embarrassment, that my girls were rude and obnoxious during the movie. The woman I’m looking for addressed them and asked them to be quiet and they were disrespectful. After the movie she approached my girls and told them that her husband had been laid off and this was the last movie she would be able to take her daughter to for a while and my girls ruined that for her. If you are this woman, please message me. I can assure you that these girls are being strongly dealt with and appropriately punished. This rude, disrespectful, and awful behavior is unacceptable and they owe you an apology. My husband and I are having them write your apology letter tonight and we would like to pay for your next movie and snacks out of their allowance. Please message me if this is you. I apologize profusely for their disrespect.”
According to ABC News, the woman who was offended by the kids’ behavior saw the Facebook post and wrote back. “I am the mom from the movie theatre. I had taken my daughter to see Cinderella. I was very upset and disappointed in the girls’ behavior and the note from their mom brought me to tears and shows there (are) still good people in the world.
“I have no hard feelings toward them and I am proud of their parents. The girls are not bad, they are children. Glad they are learning a lesson. I hope if my teenagers are out and they act up…I hope someone says something to them,” wrote our source.
Readers, feel welcome to chime in on this incident and its thread. Like these people, your name can be left out if it’s used for this column.
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