The annual Denver Greek Festival has us all craving gyros, tzatziki, spanakopita but what are the origins of the cuisine and how does it differ from that of the Mediterranean? 5280 Magazine’s food editor Amanda M. Faison will untangle the mysteries of one of the world’s healthiest diets. Bonus: Since olive oil is one of the cornerstones of Greek cookery, Faison has selected Tom Mueller’s book Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil to pair with the program. Pick up the book beforehand and prepare for a book club-style discussion.
Join CU professor Margaret L. Woodhull, Ph.D. in an exploration of classical Acropolis in Athens. Adventure through ancient Greek architecture, art, culture, theater, and politics of High Classical Athens.
Simple but powerful! Sumi-e painting is Japanese ink brush painting that conveys Japanese respect for nature, simplicity, and purity. Join our instructor from the Arvada Center to learn the basics of this ancient technique of ink painting by using ink and rice paper to create your own Sumi-e painting. All art supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 20 people, so come early to ensure your spot!
There are thousands of varieties of cheese, with local flavor differences influenced by subtle factors such as the type of grass eaten by the cows. Join Active Minds as we trace this cheesy history, including an overview of how it is made and the major categories of cheese. After the lecture, join Devin, a Certified Cheese Professional, from Whole Foods Market Cherry Creek as he highlights and samples classic historical cheeses, as well as a few of our local favorites made right here in Colorado!
Enjoy the sounds of classical guitar by performer Daniel Hallford. Trained at Mannes College in New York, Daniel plays the beautiful songs that have lasted centuries. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience this exciting and passionate music.
In May, over 300 hand-knotted rugs designed and created by fairly paid adults in Pakistan will be brought to Denver for the 4th annual Ten Thousand Villages oriental rug event. Join us as we learn about how the artisans create their own patterns to produce these masterpieces of fabric knotted into intricate designs and how making these rugs has a positive impact on the artisans lives.
This event focuses on a profound possibility: that in each of us there already exists a unique life purpose, the fulfilling of which will bring forth uncommon fulfillment. Join international speaker Randy Ferguson in exploring The 4 Pillars of Life Purpose, Qualities of Life Purpose, Questions for Determining Life Purpose, Creating a Purpose Statement and an Empowerment Exercise.
Create some furniture fit for a garden fairy. The Denver Museum of
Miniatures, Dolls and Toys will share some ideas and techniques for
incorporating miniatures into planters and terrariums. Please call or visit to register.