Get Your Garden On!

Spring is coming! Add gardening tips, painting skills, music, and crafts into your life with Fresh City Life My Branch!

On Thursday, March 21, join the Butterfly Pavilion for a double session at the Bear Valley Branch--Butterfly Gardening at 2 p.m. and Busy Bees at 3 p.m. Learn what it takes to attract butterflies to your garden, and then hear all about the lives of honey bees, including a honey tasting, seeing a honeycomb, and feeling beeswax. Come for one or both sessions!

Here are your choices for Saturday, March 23:

10 a.m.: Decorative Painting at the Ross University Hills Branch. Try your hand at this art, and leave with your first project! All supplies provided. Please register: 720-865-0955 or

Be a part of the One Million Bones Project at 10 a.m. at Schlessman. Make a cloth bone to be a part of a collaborative art installation that recognizes the millions of victims and survivors of genocides in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, and Burma. For more information, see In partnership with The Colorado Ballet's Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project.

If you're feeling more musical, Learn to Play Panflute: Andean Folk Music at 11 a.m. at the Sam Gary Branch. Learn about the traditional music and instruments of South America and play music that accompanies dances and festivals. With The Denver World Music Studio.

Local herb expert Marilyn Filipek presents Herbal Myth Busters at 2 p.m. at the Ross Broadway Branch. Learn to cultivate herbs you only thought were hard to grow in containers. The first 12 participants will leave with a sample! Please register: 720-865-0135 or

Written by Becker on March 18, 2013

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