Life Skills

Money Smart Colorado - Nine Big Mistakes When Planning for Retirement

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a Money Smart Colorado event at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Learn about nine mistakes that could derail your retirement. Join Daniel Andrews with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network and learn about such themes as underestimating retirement income needs, not planning for unexpected health care expenses and neglecting the effects of inflation on investments. Daniel will also discuss how to make the most of your retirement savings.

Vermicomposting

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn the basics of starting and maintaining a composting system that decomposes at the speed of worms! Vermicomposting is a great option for apartment dwellers and home owners alike, and provides quick results and rewards.

Introduction to Feng Shui: A Hands On Workshop

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how the energy of spaces and things impacts our everyday lives. Be introduced to some tools of the practitioner--the Bagua and the Five Elements--and how to use them to make changes in your environment based on your desires.

Vegetable Gardening Techniques for a Bountiful Harvest

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn to garden with style and develop ideas on how to make the vegetable garden a haven of organic, delicious vegetables throughout the season. Learn about the All American Selection Vegetable Winners that provide high yields and insect resistance.

Color Theory for Interiors

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn about the principles of color as it relates to interior environments, color relationships, and composition, the psychology of color, and color order systems.

Mini Tabletop Herbs

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ever wanted to grow herbs inside? Create your own mini herb garden for your kitchen table with Kelly Watson of Little Raven Farms LLC. Pots will be filled and planted in class and then you can take them home and watch them grow!

Growing Herbs in Containers

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local herb expert Marilyn Filipek demonstrates which herbs grow best in containers. Take home your own starter plants! Please register: 720-865-0325 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org.

How to Grow a No-Sneeze, Breathe Easy Garden

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Do you get sneezy, watery-eyed, or short of breath when gardening season rolls around? If so, your symptoms may be related to plants in your garden. Some plants' pollen can wreak havoc on allergy-suffers' immune systems. Denver landscape designer and garden writer Deb Courtner explains how to identify allergy troublemakers in your landscape and offers tips for selecting and appropriate plants so that you can enjoy your garden instead of taking refuge inside.

Travel Overseas with Children--You Can Do It!

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Everything you always wanted to know about traveling Europe with kids but were too afraid to ask! Join us for an informative and entertaining talk hosted by a family who lived abroad and traveled throughout Europe with young children and learn some of their tricks for coming home in one piece.

Take a Trip to West Africa

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This digital slide show will give you a tour of Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Presented by Margaret Donovan, retired Denver Public Schools teacher with interests in both travel and photography.

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