Whether you call them miniature gardens, tabletop gardens, or fairy gardens these tiny, darling landscapes are beautiful and simple enough for anyone to create. Because they are basically container gardens, they are perfect for any space, any lighting and any conditions!
Many of our local gardening stores have miniature plants and even tiny accessories. When I was last at Rabbit Shadow Farm, they mentioned that they would be introducing their own line of fairy garden furniture this fall. Taking a class at the Denver Botanic Gardens offered by Rabbit Shadow Farms was what first got me started in fairy gardening.
National Doughnut Day falls on the first Friday in June every year and was created by The Salvation Army in honor of the Salvation Army “Doughnut Lassies” who made donuts for homesick soldiers during World War I. Legend has it that although donuts were first introduced by Dutch settlers, it was the popularity of the doughnuts made by the "Lassies" that really made doughnuts a hit in America.
Doughnuts are certainly a hit with me! My dream doughnut feast would include doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Doughnut Plant in New York, and Walton Donuts right here in Denver. But who am I kidding? Any doughnut is a good doughnut! I'll definitely be heading out for my free doughnut from LaMar's or Krispy Kreme on National Doughnut Day.
Voting will take place June 1 - 15 for the next One Book, One Denver title.
The 2010 One Book, One Denver selection will be chosen by popular vote! Rate each of the books, one to five stars. The top-ranked book will become the 2010 program selection, launching in September. Visit the DOCA (Denver Office of Cultural Affairs) website for more information and to cast your vote.
One Book, One Denver is Mayor Hickenlooper's citywide book club created to build community and stimulate people to read. Denver citizens, young and old, are encouraged to join others in the shared experience of simultaneously reading the same book and participating in related events.
Good news for the opera-lover.... Encore showings of The Met's most popular HD broadcasts will be repeated this summer at select theaters beginning June 16 in the US and Canada.
I am overjoyed to find this out because I missed most of this past season's broadcasts. In case you didn't know, The Metropolitan Opera brodcasts Live in HD performances at theaters around the world. I saw the opera Hamlet, my first HD (high definition) broadcast, at the Belmar theater last March. I was wowed from the start.
*WOW!* No Seats! First of all, we got there an hour beforehand and almost didn't find seats together for the three of us. It was that full! (*hint* get there early!)
This summer, Fresh City Life is hosting Beatwave: a Summer Music Series on Sunday afternoons in June and July. We've tried hard to put together a group of diverse local musicians who will play tunes in tones you definitely haven't heard before. Take 2GVibe, the West African ensemble will be kicking off the series next Sunday June 6th from 2-3.
Koffi Toudji, the band leader, is a whirlwind of a man, with rhythm like rain and energy like the sun. I first met Koffi through the Cleo Parker Robinson African dance class, where he and his fellow drummers pound out rhythms for people of all ages and types to get down to (and Get Down they do). Koffi takes an athletic approach to drumming, as if it's a full body sport, and the drum is his accomplice.
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the men and women who have died in service to our nation. Many movies have been filmed about our fallen heroes and their surviving brethren and watching them can help us better understand the circumstances of their lives and keep us from reliving past atrocities.
When I find interesting articles or news items, I save them. Back in the day, I'd snip articles from newspapers and magazines (if they were my own!) or make photocopies. I had a huge mess of papers - important (or just interesting) articles and tidbits that I may not ever need, but didn't want to lose.
These days, there are better ways to go about it. If I find an interesting article online, I look for "ShareThis," "Bookmark," or an email button so I can send the article to myself. The ShareThis button - used on this site and many others - has a ton of options, so you can email or post to your Facebook, Twitter, delicious or just about any other account you can think of. In the catalog, it's called "Bookmark" and has similar options.