Denver Church of Christ at Crosswalk Center Community Blood Drive
April 7, noon – 4 p.m., Summit West, 3651 S. Colorado Boulevard, Cherry Hills Village. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center, 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
Online Babysitting Basics course
The American Red Cross online class for youth ages 11 – 15. Combining video and interactive activities, the course helps students develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business and keep themselves and the children in their care safe. Students will receive a certification stating that they have completed course. Visit www.redcross.org.
Arapahoe County Republican Men’s Club
6:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Garcia’s Restaurant, 5050 S. Syracuse St., Greenwood Village. Upcoming speakers include Jim Saccomano, V.P. of Communications for the Denver Broncos, C.U. President Bruce Benson and former Congressman Tom Tancredo. For information contact President Cliff Dodge at 303-909-7104 or email@example.com. Reservations are not needed, simply show up and join the Club.
Columbine Genealogy Meetings & Programs
April 16, 9:30 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Early Bird Program, What is a ‘Reasonably Exhaustive Search by Michael Hiat. Webinar-on-CD followed by handouts and discussion. 1 p.m. Presentation, The History of Littleton from its Founding to 1959 by Lorena Donohue, Deputy Director/Curator of Collections, Littleton Museum. Followed by a celebration of CGHS history on its 40th Anniversary. Call CJ Backus, CGHS President, at 303-355-0731 or visit www.ColumbineGenealogy.com.
The Women’s Library Association at the University of Denver Spring Luncheon
April 26, 11 a.m., Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Speaker David Von Drehle, award-winning author, journalist and honored DU alumnus will discuss his recently published book, Rise To Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year. For reservations by April 17, or more information, contact Andrea Howland, 303-871-3958; Andrea.Howland@du.edu.
Denver South EDP’s Annual Luncheon
May 3, 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver. Celebrating 30 Years featuring Richard Florida, the founder of the Creative Class Group (CCG), a global think tank charting new trends and strategies for business, government, and community competitiveness. To RSVP call or email Amy Cler: 303-531-8386, firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Rock – Littleton Open House
April 7, 4 – 7 p.m, SOR Littleton, 5950 S. Platte Canyon Road, Littleton. Learn about the School of Rock programs: music lessons, rehearsals, concerts, tours, and live music. Light dinner, sandwiches, drinks and snacks provided. Free Trial Lesson. 303-974-7547, www.schoolofrock.com/littleton.
Arvada Kite Festival
April 13, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Robby Ferrufino Park, 74th Avenue and Carr Drive, Arvada. Kite flying competitors will be divided into a 10 and younger age group and an 11 and older age group. Kid-friendly activities include YMCA Kids Zone, face painters, balloon twister, two jumping houses, spin art, a portrait artist, Cecelia’s Little Train and a caricaturist. Visit www.arvada.org.
Robotics at the Hangar
April 13, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wings Over the Rockies Museum, Lowry Air Force Base Hangar 1, near Alameda Avenue and Quebec Street Meet with roboticists, inventors, and robot enthusiasts and observe real robots. All activities are included with Museum admission and Museum Members are free.
‘Party for Preservation’
April 18, 6:30 p.m., History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver. Central City Opera Guild will host a fun evening with cocktails, dinner and dancing to raise money for a treasured landmark building owned by Central City Opera: Nicholas House, built in 1875. Purchase tickets through Alicia Holt in the Central City Opera Development Office: 303-331-7014, email@example.com. For additional information, visit www.partyforpreservation.com.
Community Shredding Day
April 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Michael and All Angels Church, 1400 S. University Boulevard, Denver. Fundraiser, $10/car, $20/pickup. No limit.
Bessie’s Hope Copacabana Night
April 25, 5:30 silent auction, 7 p.m. gourmet dinner with 2in3, 8 p.m. Copacabana Show with the Four Lads and Leonard E. Barre, award winning actor-singer, plus Amy Zhou, prodigy pianist. Call 303-830-9037 or visit www.bessieshope.org.
The Vampire 5K
April 26, dusk, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. Fundraiser for Red Cross blood banks. Participants may register as either a Vampire or Citizen. Post-run Red Dusk after-party with music, red colored beverages, fun awards, and make-up artists on-hand ready to “transform” any willing citizens into new Vampires. Register at www.vampire5k.com.
March of Dimes March for Babies
April 27, Registration 8:30 a.m., 3-mile walk at 9:30 a.m., Denver City Park, between York St. and Colorado Boulevard, W. 17th and W. 21st. Avenues, Denver. Funds raised by March for Babies in Colorado help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, NICU family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies. Register at www.marchforbabies.org.
‘Epic Spring Cleaning’
April 27, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., AutoLab, 4000 S. Broadway, Englewood, and Home Depot, 3000 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton. A benefit for Inter-Faith Community Services and ARC Thrift Stores. Donations are tax-deductible. For information on Inter-Faith Community Services, visit www.ifcs.org. For details on ARC Thrift Stores, visit www.arcthrift.com.
Month of the Military Child Purple Up for Military Kids
April 12. The public is encouraged to wear purple as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military.
Child Youth Essay Contest Through May 3.
The Red Cross is also co-sponsoring an essay contest in partnership with the Colorado National Guard Youth Program open to kindergarten through 12th grade students in Colorado. Entrants can write about family members in any branch of the military or National Guard (active duty or reserves). The Red Cross will award $20 gift card prizes to winners in 7 grade categories, as well as a Nintendo Wii to one grand-prize essay winner. For questions, please contact Laurie Burke at 720-250-1412, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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