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Colorado Authors Series: Jane Stanfield

Jane Stanfield

Author of Volunteer Vacations: Traveling on Purpose!, Ms. Stanfield will share details of the 12 international volunteer projects she completed in a year, as well as the local resources she used to plan her adventure on Saturday, December 11, 1 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch Library.

These stories and pictures will leave you reaching for your passport, luggage and inspired to make a difference.

For more on volunteer vacations:

Darlings, Get Yourself to the Theatre for Holiday Fun!

Phoebe Reese, blogging for a cause -- Holiday cheer for all of you -- and a good sturdy new year start for Fresh City Life. Plus single-handedly saving Denver theatre.

Hello my little rum balls!

Pictured left top photo, Phoebe Reese and her littlest fan. Can you tell how much I adore children from this photo? Well I do!, But these tiny tots have no visible means of support -- they don't buy theatre tickets or souvenir programs or cocktails at intermission. What a bore! Second pic is the adorable trio who founded Balls: Melanie Owen Padilla, Mare Trevathan and GerRee Hinshaw. Aren't they sweet?

Rob Wivchar: Man of 1,000 Songs

Rob Wivchar from the Rob Wivchar website

Listen to the holiday stylings of the versatile Rob Wivchar while you escape from seasonal madness at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library on Tuesday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m.

Can't make it to this event? Rob Wivchar will also be at the Schlessman Family Branch Library on Monday, December 13, at 6:00 p.m.

Love to sing along? These songbooks will please any songbird and you'll never have to fumble for the lyrics again.

Shut Up! Holiday Appetizers That Will Make People Talk

When was the last time you had caviar? Unless it was a few orange roe eggs sprinkled on top of some sushi, it's probably been awhile; after all, it's fare for celebrations.

This Saturday KitchenCue Chef Shellie Kark will be demonstrating how to make a variety of delicious and indulgent holiday appetizers, including Roasted Baby Beets and Gently Steamed Potatoes with House Made Creme Fraiche and American Sturgeon Caviar. Now doesn't that sound fancy? You don't have to go to a five star restaurant to taste this earthly delight- learn how to make it yourself and wow your party guests while you're at it!

Saturday December 4, 1:30-3 p.m., Level B2 Conference Center of the Central Library

Holiday Appetizer Sampler

Help prepare and sample delicious, holiday appetizers that are sure to be crowd pleasers on Saturday, December 4, at 2:00 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library. Stop on by for a tasty, good time.

For more delicious appetizer recipes, nibble on these books!

Harpist Star Edwards

Holiday madness got you down? Take an hour off from your busy schedule and join harpist, Star Edwards in our Beehive. Relax and enjoy her soothing sounds on Saturday, December 4, at 2 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.
 

In addition to being a renowned harpist, Star Edwards is the author of Learn to Play Celtic Harp: Four Levels of Learning, Learn One Hand at a Time, One Clef at a Time. You can even sign up to take lessons from her at the Swallow Hill Music School.

More Celtic Harp Music:

Photo Fabric Art Class

Join us for some innovative project ideas to make with photos and fabric on Saturday, December 4, 10:00 a.m. at Bear Valley Branch Library and on Sunday, December 5, 2:00 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library. Leave with a small photo ornament that you make in class!

Discover all the innovative projects that you can do with photos and fabric. Lori Thompson will demonstrate unique gifts that require little to no sewing.

Looking for more textile crafts with little to no sewing for that perfect quick gift?

eMedia

Want to learn how to download an electronic audio or book to your computer, iPod, or MP3? Join our in-house expert as she shares all the exciting materials we have electronically and how you can do it step-by-step at home on Thursday, December 2, 2 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library.

If you've ever wanted to know more about downloadable eBooks, audio eBooks or eFlicks and how to transfer these items to your MP3, iPod, or any other handheld device, this is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions of our in-house expert. Not sure if your handheld device is ready for eMedia? Check out the list of compatible devices!

Balls: A Holiday Spectacular is right around the corner!

Phoebe Reese -- all smiles for the waiting reporters.

 Bringing a cheerful basket of Balls to you for the Holidays!

 Hello My Little Rum Balls!

Hope you like my new publicity photos! Chris is still in Cleveland, and I'm breathlessly putting together an amazing show for you. Mare Trevathan, Melanie Owen Padilla and GerRee Hinshaw are pouring out their hearts and souls for this extravaganza and it's all to benefit Fresh City Life. Chris tells me via Cleveland that Fresh City Life puts on a variety of cultural events for the citizens of Denver, the great majority of which are free! That's a better deal than universal healthcare!

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