Showing posts from April, 2014

Kids Experience Art and Nature at South Platte Park 6/18/2014

Hey Kids - join Carol Peterson (artist, South Platte Volunteer) and Pam Roth O’Mara (artist, author, South Platte Park Interpreter)  for Creating the Nature Of Nature, a fun-filled and creative day of observation, art, and writing. As Carol and Pam guide you through the park, you’ll use colored pencils and create ThumbPrintPlay™ journals to learn to see nature by writing, drawing, and using color. You'll never see nature the same way again! Bring a sack lunch, snacks, and water.
When: Wed, 6/18/2014 @ 10a - 2:30p
Ages: 9 - 13
Location: Carson Nature Center, South Platte Park
District: $15.00/Non-District: $20.00
Materials: All art materials and a ThumbPrintPlay™ Journaling Kit are included in the fee.
Good to Know: This workshop will fill up fast so register now! Look for Carol and Pam's work inside the Carson Nature Center.
Register online:
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Calling All Musicians for Friday Night Fireside

Calling All Musicians… for a Friday Night Fireside.Join us fireside with your favorite instrument or just your ears for a delightful evening of music and singing.  This special session will also include a drum circle.
When: Friday, 5/23/2014 @ 7:30-9:00pm
Ages: 0 – Senior
Where: South Platte Park | Carson Nature Center
Cost: District: $8/Non-District: $12 | Family Rate Resident: $22/Family Rate: $32 | Youth Resident: $5/ Youth: $7

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Happy Poetry Month

What more can be said - happy poetry month!!
Warm Hot Breeze created/written while sitting at South Platte Park, June 2013. Now on display at the Carson Nature Center, South Platte Park, Littleton.

Hawks Bring Spring to SoHa

A couple of hawks were spotted nesting in SoHa - oh, Happy Spring!
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W2 'Fers Comedy Makes It All Less Taxing

Ya gotta see this... Hold Please Productions delivers another amazing second Saturday comedy showcase with Jokes, Frivolity& Stand Up: W2 ‘Fers at Jake’s Food & Spirits, Saturday, April 12th.

W2 ‘Fers stars Headliner Elliot Woolsey whose high energy and charismatic style have people paying attention; Feature Performer Vinnie Montez, who is a loud, boisterous, and yet insightful comic. Guest sets by comedian Pam VanNostern, who is a Denver comedian who in just a few short years has become a highly sought after performer, and comedian Jen Sculley, who is a comedic force to be reckoned with .  The night’s emcee will be none other than Terri Barton Gregg, AKA “The Hebrew Hairdresser” with host Gary Washington who blames everything on his manager!
Good to Know: two-drink minimum with an optional DINNER PACKAGE FOR FOUR available with purchase of a ticket. Call for reservations! 
By the way: Jake’s, a mile-and-a-half from Coors Field in the heart of Denver’s River North (RiNo) Arts Di…

Monthly Free Guided Walk through Cooley Lake Wildlife Area

Explore Cooley Lake wildlife area during a naturalist-guided walk. This area has limited public access to protect wildlife. These walks occur the second Saturday of each month, and additionally a few Sunday walks per year will be held. They are available through our Nature Department and take place at South Platte Park from 9:30-11:00 a.m.  Reserve your place now!


Dates: 4/12, 5/10, 5/11, 6/14, 6/15, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13

Good to Know: this walk is reserved for individuals and families. Groups should contact South Platte Park at 303-730-1022 for other options.

Reservations required:

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Spaulding Slathers Stage with Silliness

Saturday afternoon, my husband and I partook of Animal Crackers – the musical – at the Denver Center’s Stage Theatre. I grew up on Long Island and my parents grew up in the Bronx. It’s part of my cultural heritage – the Marx Brothers, vaudeville, and JPS (just plain silliness). My parents were highly entertained as kids of The Depression by the low-brow antics and clever repartee of Groucho, Harpo, and Chico. I should know better (you shud know bettah!) but I don’t – I don’t understand how or why the silliness has not prevailed as an important way to calm the savage beasts within us, around us, and among us. It’s a dandy method for ridding the fungus among us. It’s a special kind of silliness. Irreverence that teases but doesn’t really hurt. It’s us making fun of ourselves. Yes, there are stereotypes, but gosh Andy (a minor tribute to Andy Rooney who left us this weekend for a sillier place) can’t we just let off some steam through JPS? Yes, let’s. I’ll go first, and last, and always…