From Urban Homesteading to Miniature Crafting & Personal Safety--We've Got It This Week!

Fresh City Life My Branch has many offerings to help you feed and grow both your body and mind this week!

On Wednesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Smiley Branch, join Sundari Kraft, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading, and learn what urban homesteading is, how it looks in Denver, and how you can get started!

There are still spaces left in the IMPACT Personal Awareness & Safety Strategies Workshop happening at Schlessman on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This workshop will introduce tools and strategies for navigating your world with personal safety in mind. It will cover awareness, instinct, boundary setting, and verbal and physical strategies, and you will gain a "tool belt" of skills to use in keeping yourself safe with friends, coworkers, or strangers. Learn verbal skills, and basic physical skills (whatever your fitness level, ability, or age). Please register: 720-865-0000 or

Add fresh herbs to your life, and grow them yourself! Learn how at Ross-University Hills on Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m. with Growing Herbs in Containers. Local herbal expert Marilyn Filipek will tell you how to get started and provide answers to your questions.

Ready to relax with some music & beautiful scenery? Guitarist Laurie Dameron will be at Ross-Cherry Creek on Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m. to present Summer Strumming. Enjoy the music while watching a slide show of scenery and wildlife from Colorado and Utah.

Whether you're new to sewing, or a pro, you won't be able to resist this Hand Sewn Felt Owl! Join us Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch and use simple embroidery stitches to create this cute bird! Please register: 720-865-0975 or

How do people make those tiny pieces of furniture and such in dollhouses? Learn the secrets to Crafting in Miniature with the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Toys, and Dolls on Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m. at Schlessman. What is the history of micro-crafting? Come just to hear the museum staff tell their stories and learn how to care for and display your collection, or stay and create your own miniature pie using everyday objects! Please register: 720-865-0000 or

Fresh City Life My Branch will be at the Denver County Fair, August 10-12! Look for us in the Geek Pavilion for book giveaways, button crafts, and more! See you at the fair!

Written by Becker on July 23, 2012

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