Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Get Cheeky On Valentine's Day With DPLs Fresh Life

Start the new year with Fresh City Life's FREE  cultural programs for adults at the central Denver Public Library, and at library branches around town. Always check the Fresh City website because many classes or events require registration, and registrations tend to fill quickly. Our recommendations for upcoming events:

On Feb. 14 (register now!) why don't you skip the horrid, overpriced Valentine's dinner and instead opt for a little hot coffee, warm chocolate and cold blooded-murder. Yeah baby! Fresh City Life is teaming up with the cool cats at Curious Theatre for a special night for lovers, singles and friends. Chocolate tasting with coffee begins at 6:30PM, followed by a wacky script reading from NBC’s "Law and Order" about love gone wrong. Registration is required so get off your tukass and sign up here, or call 720-865-1206. Please note on your online registration if you’d like to participate as a reader, or as an audience member only. Downtown Central library.

Check out author Sundari Kraft, who will discuss her book,"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading," at the Schlessman Family Branch library from 2-3PM on Saturday Jan.14. Kraft swears that anyone can learn how to live sustainably and responsibly--and save money and time--in an urban environment. hares her knowledge of: growing organic food and preserving it; raising chickens, dwarf goats, rabbits, bees, and fish; making cheese, yogurt, and other foods; creating your own non-toxic cleaning products; and other ways to cut costs and live green. Kraft is the owner of Heirloom Gardens, LLC, a multi-plot urban farm in Northwest Denver, and is also the founder of Sustainable Food Denver, an advocacy group. She is co-chair of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council. She lives in Denver with her husband and their chickens, ducks, dwarf goats, bees, cats, and Chihuahua. More info here.

On Jan. 18, from 6-7:30PM, learn about the power and potential of Herbal Medicine at the Ross-Cherry Creek branch. The class will discuss why and how to use herbs as daily tonics or for acute situations, quality of herbs, different preparations, and clues you in to the "must haves" for everyone. Key supplements will also be introduced in order to help you formulate your ideal personal plan. All levels of herbal knowledge and experience are welcome! Presented by your neighborhood herbal experts from Apothecary Tinctura.

On Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6PM Curious Theatre Company partners with Stories on Stage and Lighthouse Writers Workshop, to present stories written by Iraq veterans. Selections from Stories on Stage's Veteran Affairs, will be performed by Timothy McCracken and Curious Theatre Company member Mare Trevathan; followed by readings from Lighthouse Writers Workshop, performed by Curious Theatre Company actors. This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. Register online or call 720-865-1206. Downtown Central branch.


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