Events and Happenings
Congress Park Historic Speakers Series 2011
The tenth season of Congress Park Neighbors Historic Speakers series is presented by the CPN Historic Preservation and Education Committee. Lectures run May through September, with a lecture given the last Wednesday of each month. The lectures are held at Heitler Hall, National Jewish Hospital, at 7 PM, unless otherwise stated. Lectures are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the lot on Jackson Street. This schedule is also posted on the Congress Park web site at www.congressparkneighbors.org.
Lecture topics are chosen to help the owners of old houses in the area learn how to better care for their fine “antique” homes and appreciate the history and architectural style of these homes. If you have questions or would like to help, please contact Carolyn Van Sciver at 303-377-4913 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We always need people to help flyer their block before a talk.
May 25, 2011. Landscaping for your Old House. In spring our thoughts turn to gardening. Rachel Saunders and Don King, of Don King Landscaping, will show you ideas for your garden and answer questions you have about plant selection and how to grow your favorites, in a sustainable way. Bring your questions; Don is a wealth of information on plants of all kinds.
June 29, 2011. Options for Old Windows. The original windows in your old house are an important part of the design elements of your house. They were built to last the life of the house, with periodic maintenance. David Reusch, Reusch Historic Window, has thirty years experience working on old houses and historic windows. Learn how to maintain and improve these important parts of your home.
July 27, 2011. Care of Your Mature Trees. Mature trees can add significant dollars to the value of your home. In addition to their beauty, they also save on your energy costs year round and add to the ambiance of our neighborhoods. Jim Myer, Senior Arboreal Inspector for the City and County of Denver, will give tips on the care of our urban forest, as well as species selection for different locations.
August 31, 2011. Design Guidelines for Porches. The front porch is one of the main architectural features for most older houses in Denver. This porch is one of the first things to need serious repair or rebuilding. John Van Sciver will walk you through the design process to rebuild a sturdy porch that maintains the original style of your home.
September 28, 2011. Healthy Homes. Does your house need a physical exam? Bill Lucas-Brown, GB3 Energy, is a “house doctor” who can help you locate energy, heating, or ventilation problems in your old house. Changes, from simple to complex, can make your home perform better, be more comfortable, and more energy efficient.
Film and Fork on Colfax, June - August 2011
Do something new this summer-- hit the town with Film and Fork on Colfax, Denver’s new summer evening event! Dine at Upper Colfax restaurants Sun. through Thurs. (now until Aug. 31, 2011) and receive a buy-one-get-one free movie pass to Denver FilmCenter//Colfax.
And, TUESDAY nights are tastier at Denver FilmCenter//Colfax --as Upper Colfax restaurants offer complimentary appetizers in the lobby at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday night through Aug. 30! Information at colfaxave.com and denverfilm.org. Denver FilmCenter//Colfax is a non-profit organization located at 2510 E. Colfax with free parking in the Lowenstein CulturePlex Garage.