Volunteers Needed For Black Arts Festival
Denver Black Arts Festival wants your participation. Are you looking to have fun this summer? Enjoy working with people? Better yet, got time on your hands and not sure what to do? The Denver Black Arts Festival is looking for volunteers to serve in various positions/areas during the 2008 Black Arts Festival July 11, 12 and 13. Opportunities include answering the phones, serving as gate greeters, helping with beverage vendors, assisting with the parade assistants, and more.
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Calling All Drummers
Drummers of all styles, skill levels and ages are invited to join the sound of one thousand drums for the Colorado premiere of Symphony for 1000 Drums to be performed later this summer.
The Symphony for 1000 Drums will be conducted on August 22 in Fort Collins under the direction of world-renown composer Halim El-Dabh. At age 87, Egyptian-born El-Dabh continues to write at a frenetic pace for opera, orchestra, electronica and beyond.
The symphony will perform on the opening day of festivities for A Peace Corps Celebration to be held August 22-24.
Hundreds of drummers will collaborate to bring the diversity of rhythmic sound, from marching band to ethnic/world percussion, orchestral, rock and drum circle styles.
Drummers with a passion for creativity and new experiences are invited to be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity.
For more information visit www.drumsymphony.com or contact Marquit directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-215-5058.
7th Annual Soul Rebel Festival Planned
The 7th annual Soul Rebel Festival will be held Saturday July 12, at Guercio Field on Barker Reservoir in Nederland, Colorado from noon to dusk. The Soul Rebel Festival is an annual grass roots Reggae Afro Pop music festival held in Boulder and is the manifestation of Ujama News, an innovative and cultural magazine that informs, entertains and educates with thought provoking, comprehensive information based on the unique Afro Centric heritage.
Entertainers include Sister Carol, President Brown, The Yellow Wall Dub Squad, Itawe, Stevie Culture, Canon & The Lion of Judah, Roots & Fire, Jubal & The Rude Boy’s, Blood Preshah and others.
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The 8th Annual City Park Festival Of The Arts
In celebration of community, the City Park Neighborhood will hold an all-day arts and entertainment festival on July 20, 2008 from noon 6 p.m. at Ferril Lake in City Park.
Featuring some of Denver’s most dynamic entertainment - from Rock and Roll to Salsa, from Hip Hop to Swing, the City Park Festival of the Arts offers an unforgettable range of entertainment for all ages. There will be local dancers, poetry slams, martial arts, and a Children’s Interactive Area sponsored by The Children’s Hospital.
Experience the artwork from over 100 local artists. Twenty non-profits and community-focused organizations are participating.
For more information, call Paul Weiss at 720-548-8934 or visit 2008@CityParkFestival.org or
Back-to-school Fair Offers Resources To Homeless And Low-Income Families
On Saturday, August 9, Catholic Charities will hold the 11th annual Peace ‘n the Streets Health & Safety Fair, a community event which prepares, on average, more than 1,500 homeless and low-income individuals for the start of a new school year.
Children who bring their shot records will receive free immunizations and free medical and dental screenings. Those who complete the bicycle safety class will receive free bicycle helmets. Parents can stock up on basic school supplies, receive new, professionally installed car seats, and gather important health and safety information at over 40 educational booths.
There will be free food, games, entertainment and children’s activities.
The fair will begin at 11am in Five Points’ Curtis Mestizo Park, located at 31st and Curtis Street in Denver. Parents should bring a copy of their child’s shot record in preparation for the health screenings.
For more information, call Jennie Pribble at 303-742-0828 ext 2004. To participate, call Regan Suhay at 303-742-0828 ext 2045.To volunteer, call Karen Meulendyke at 303-308-1420 ext122.
Summer College Workshop
The Center for African American Policy at the University of Denver will host its annual Summer College Workshop: Mapping Your Future…Planning for College Success, Friday, Aug. 1–Sunday, August 3. The workshop is intended for African American high school students from the Denver metropolitan area. The workshop will be held on the campus of the University of Denver.
Workshop sessions will feature such topics as: How to Get Ready for College, Financial Aid, Assessment Testing, Interviewing for College Admission and Essay Writing. There will be entertainment by the Black Hand Drum Ensemble.
The $60 non-refundable application fee includes all meals during the workshop, accommodations in the university dormitories, all meeting sessions and one outside activity.
In addition to the workshop, the African American Alumni Association of the University of Denver will host a parent reception on Saturday, Aug. 2.
For a workshop application packet, call 303-871-4195. The Summer College Workshop has accommodations for 60 students.
Jordan AME Church Holds Family And Friends Weekend
Jordan AME Church, located at 2900 Milwaukee St., will celebrate its annual Family and Friends Weekend on July 25 through July 27. On Friday evening there will be a Youth Explosion with Minister Ryan J. Fontenot from Mt. Carmel Community Baptist Church, and on Saturday a Family and Friends Fellowship from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. will include food, games and fun. The weekend will end with a praise and worship service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Benjamin D. Watson, Sr. For more information, call 303-322-7427 or visit www.jordaname.org.
Experience And Learn About Wholistic Health
Sankofa Wholistic Health Care is hosting a workshop on fitness and wellness on Saturday, July 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find out how a change in eating habits is the most important aspect of wellness and how becoming fit improves sex life and hygiene. The workshop will be held at the Blair-Caldwell Library, 2401 Welton St., 3rd Floor in Denver. Love donations will be accepted.
For more information, call 303-863-9670 or 720-323-2239 or visit www.bsankofahealth.org or
Sankofa Arts Alliance Presents “Family” Art Show
The Sankofa Arts Alliance is showing “Family,” an art show featuring new works by artists from the Sankofa Arts Alliance and the Core New Space Annex gallery.
The show runs through to July 6 with the closing reception on July 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Rochelle Johnson 303-861-7710.
Dearfield Collection Art Show Opens In July
The Sankofa Arts Alliance presents “History, Heritage and Hues: The Dearfield Collection” an art show featuring new works by Vincent W. Lewis at the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library gallery, located on 2401 Welton St. The show will run the month of July. Opening reception is July 12. Library hours are Monday and Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call Rochelle Johnson 303-861-7710 or 720-865-2401.
New Production Shows Lighter Side Of Presidential Race
As the Democratic National Convention draws near, the Avenue Theater, located at 417 E. 17th Ave., is proud to present Convention, a satirical look at the primary process and the road to the White House. It’s an unscripted look at what happens behind closed doors when candidates are fighting for their party’s top prize. The show plays every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.theconventionshow.com.
Politics And Art In America At Art Students League
The Art Students League of Denver presents Politics and Art in America, a group exhibition of League students, members and faculty. What a time to live in America! In an election year, politics is a subject that everyone has an opinion on. What topic are you most passionate about? From civil liberties and global wars to health care, religion and more - a community of artists have communicate their political opinions through art in a provocative exhibition. Exhibit dates are July 11 to Aug. 27. Exhibit hours are 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday to Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information, visit 303-778-6990.
Rebirth Of Denver’s Juneteenth Available On KBDI
“Colorado’s Juneteenth Festival,” an episode of “Studio 12” on Channel 12 KBDI, is available for viewing via the video-on-demand feature on www.kbdi.org. Host Tamara Banks and panelists Brother Jeff Fard, from Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center & Café, Linda Colbert, of the Colorado Council for Urban Youth Development, Blair-Caldwell librarian Charleszine “Terry” Nelson and Jason Janz, pastor of Providence Bible Church, discussed the history of the Juneteenth celebration, as well as, the current development of the Five Points community.
Juneteenth is celebrated to commemorate the day the slaves in Texas heard the news of freedom. The Denver celebration was moved back to the Five Points community after a brief hiatus. The Black community stressed the importance of the Juneteenth celebration to their culture, and focus of this year’s celebration as the “rebirth.”
Fashion Show To Benefit Kidney Disease Research
Rainaj Designs will present a benefit fashion show and market at 3 p.m. on July 26 at the Colorado Convention Center to help raise awareness to kidney disease and donation. This event, benefiting Divine Journey, will include dance performances and live music.
For more information, visit www.divinejourneyinc.org or call 303-371-4554.
CoLours TV Opens Up To The World Of China
CoLours and 5CTV have agreed to bring the world of China to the network, last month. 5CTV will bring the cultures of China together for mutual understanding, education, entertainment and sharing. The goal is to bring China to the world and the world to China. 5CTV’s content will be broadcast in English and air numerous features such as updates on the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games, Archaeological Secrets, the great scientific advancements made in China and cultural programs from each of the country’s provinces.
For more information or to view CoLours TV, visit www.colourstv.org.
July Events For The Family At Denver Botanic Gardens
Free Day: Enjoy a special free day at Denver Botanic Gardens on Monday, July 21, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The theme of this free day is The Glory of Summer.
Family Days: Bring the family to Denver Botanic Gardens on the weekends to explore the world of plants this summer. On selected weekends this summer, families can participate in a variety of fun garden activities and projects to take home. Activities will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each of the selected days. Families can drop in at any point during this period and stay as desired.
2008 Fitness Walks & T’ai Chi:
Enjoy a fitness walk throughout Denver Botanic Gardens in its early morning glory Tuesday morning through August 26 from 7 to 9 a.m. Additionally, a T’ai Chi class will be offered from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m.
Denver Botanic Gardens is located at 1005 York St. in Denver, Colorado.
For more information, visit www.botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-3500.