MAD Beans & Wine Cafe 13th & Acoma (across the plaza from the Denver Art Museum)
Come solo or with friends to play word games like Scrabble, Boggle and Balderdash as well as a host of other fun games like Clue, Trivial Pursuit and others. You can even bring your own favorite game to play with other gamers. Enjoy wine, coffee and snacks from our host MAD Beans & Wine Cafe. It’s F-U-N on every last Wednesday of the month. One drink minimum please.
This is a perfect class for our teacher Janny Potter – not only is she a fantastic and adventurous knitter, she is a warm, kind-hearted and gentle teacher – so she makes learning new techniques a breeze. In this workshop, you’ll learn about turning knitted pieces into more sculptural items through the process of felting (causing the wool fibers to lock through heat, water and agitation). Felting is easy and has multiple crafting applications. $10 fee; all materials provided for this workshop. Registration is required http://denverlibrary.org/node/2626 and will open on Wednesday, January 18.
Mondays, February 6, 13, 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Your first chance of the new year to learn the craft of knitting. Fresh City Life has been creating new knitters since Fall of 2004 with the aid of our expert knitting teachers and the relaxing multiple-night classes. Learn the basics and we’ll help you move on to more advanced knitting as your confidence grows. All materials provided; $10 materials fee. Registration required http://denverlibrary.org/node/4130 and will open on Monday, January 23.
Our talented and inquisitive DIY crew is ready to teach you ‘cold process’ soap making. Once you have the basics down, you’ll be able to make beautiful soaps with luxurious add-ins. Great for presents or just to enjoy for yourself. Give a man a fish, he eats for a day – teach him how to make soap, and he smells good all the time. $20 materials fee. Registration is required http://denverlibrary.org/node/4132
and will open Friday, January 20.
Join Caroline Dow, Ph.D. for a talk based on her book, Tea Leaf Reading for Beginners: Your Fortune in a Teacup. Along with a tea leaf reading demonstration, she will discuss how to choose and brew tea, herbal teas for health, hosting a tea party, the fascinating history of tea, and more. Refreshments will be served.