As an antidote to the hustle and bustle of the holidays, take some time out to reflect on the small and big things in life for which you’re thankful. Your Art from Ashes instructors will guide you through writing prompts that encourage you to acknowledge the good in your life. In the 1954 film Auntie Mame, the title character declares, “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” Close out your year with gratitude and a promise to yourself that the new year will be for enjoying the banquet! This is a two-part workshop.
In tribute to the poppies of Flanders Field, learn to make a beautiful silk poppy that can adorn a coat, a hat, a belt and even makes a chic tabletop accessory. You’ll also be learning the basic techniques for creating other silk blooms. All materials included, $10 materials fee. Registration is required and will open on Friday, October 21. http://denverlibrary.org/node/967
Directed by William Friedkin. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow.
A classic horror film that, after nearly 40 years, still has the power to frighten us. Busy single mom and famous actress Chris MacNeil (Burstyn) realizes her daughter may be hosting an uninvited guest in the form of demonic possession – which, you know, is just going to be weird on the first day of school. 122 minutes. Rated R.
Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Starring Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland.
A young couple trying to cope with the loss of their child encounters two elderly sisters – one of whom brings them word from beyond the grave. 110 minutes. Unrated.
When children go bad, the usual suspects in their downfall are rounded up: parents, genetics, family environment, television, video games, the education system. But sometimes the reason a kid goes rogue just can’t be pinned down. Is Junior wreaking havoc because of alien intervention or some evil force – or is it really too many sugary snacks?
Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon.
Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse are having a blessed event, except their neighbors seem to be a tad too involved in the pregnancy. When Rosemary’s pangs of paranoia become too much to bear, she starts looking for answers…and finds them. 136 minutes. Unrated.
Go to http://www.hispaniclegacy.org/conference_2011 for registration information. This will not be the usual "sit down all day and listen seminar.” Participants will not only learn from the presenters, but also from each other. Make connections with people researching similar family lines. Meet others who share an interest in Hispanic culture and heritage. Beginners and experienced genealogy researchers welcome. Come prepared to learn useful historical information and genealogy research techniques.
Join a group that is sure to please any fiber maven. If you are an experienced knitter, this is your opportunity to share your knowledge. If you're a beginner, take this opportunity to increase your knitting know-how. Fiber hosts: Kathy Orth and Charlotte Updike.