EAT FRESH FRIDAYS! The Denver Human Services and Denver Botanic Gardens Farm Stand is back for the season! Join us every Friday from now through October (weather permitting) at the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center (1200 Federal Blvd.) from 10-11:30 a.m. for fresh, locally-grown veggies and other goods from Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms! Cash, check, card, and EBT cards are accepted. Also, the farm stand is one of LiveWell Colorado's Double Up Food Bucks program sites, meaning you receive a discount if you shop with your EBT card! Find more information here: http://bit.ly/2u8DSbU (this is a link to our farm stand flyer)
The advisory board, is for three-year terms and there is an application to join the board. If you have creative ideas for how the Office of the Clerk and Recorder and its Elections Division could better communicate to the Spanish-speaking community about elections and voting and you care about civic engagement, we need you. Ideal candidates will: ▪ Help make voting materials more accessible; ▪ Ensure an adequate number of Spanish-speaking poll workers; and ▪ Work to increase voter participation. For more information on ACCESO and to apply for the board, please visit https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-elections-divison/elecciones/acceso.html Here is a link to the application (it is also attached) https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/778/documents/VoterInfo/2018ACCESO_Application.pdf Eligible applicants must be registered voters for this Non-Partisan Board. Meetings are quarterly (1.5 hr.) but may occur on a monthly basis during an election year. Length of terms may vary.
Neighbors. We missed this article that came out in Chalkbeat in May. We want to post it not only becasue the subject is a timely and relevant one for west Denver communities, but also because one of our neighborhood elementary schools is directly mentioned, Eagleton Elementary. A school were both one of our page administrators and her mother and family attended. This article gets to the heart of a serious matter when talking about gentrifying neighborhoods in Denver, school choice, diversity, and privilege. I have struggled in what to write, not wanting this to devolve into a divisive post, however, it cannot be avoided and should be shared because our entire neighborhood is impacted. We all have different perspectives and choices to make but cannot forget, we are part of making a full community in Villa Park and west Denver.
photo by Evan Semón Photography
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Love it!! Hubby live on the scene.
Live from the Paco Sanchez Imagine Play facility
Live from the Paco Sanchez Imagine Play facility
Going Live from the unveiling of the Imagine Play facility at Paco Sanchez Park.
Villa Park is going LIVE at 10 a.m. today to bring you to the opening of the Imagine Play facilities at Paco Sanchez Park. Please tune in for this sneak peek! 😍
Thank you extreme community makeover for all of your help getting our community garden ready for more gardeners.
Congrats to Denver Arts & Venues, the art on Eagleton, Cowell, and Fairview Elementary Schools are phenomenal! "On June 15 at their annual convention in Denver, Americans for the Arts honored 49 outstanding, exemplary and innovative public art works created or debuted in 2017, including three Denver Arts & Venues projects. The RAW Project Denver Aiming to improve learning environments and communities around Denver's low-income neighborhoods, in Sept. 2017 the Re-Imagining Arts Worldwide (RAW) Project engaged more than 30 artists to paint exterior walls of Villa Park and Sun Valley elementary schools -- Eagleton, Cowell and Fairview -- branching out for the first time from Miami's Wynwood urban arts district where the project began. Denver Arts & Venues and Denver Public Schools supported The RAW Project Denver to broaden and strengthen outlets for learning through creativity. Community members, teachers and students also participated, and artists took to the classrooms to talk about the creative process. The RAW Denver Project raised funding through a Denver Urban Arts Fund Grant, and corporate and private contributions. The RAW Denver collaboration is one of a new series of Urban Arts Fund partnerships focusing on community building and social change, addressing diversity, equity and inclusiveness values. Read more about the Urban Arts Fund and The RAW Denver Project."
Haulin' Votes! Primary ballots have been mailed...here are some mobile stations to drop off or cast your votes.
¡Estás invitado! ¡Por favor únase al Alcalde Michael B. Hancock para la Ceremonia de Corte de Cinta (Fase I) y la Ceremonia de Iniciación de Obras (Fase II) de Re-Imagine Play en el Parque Paco Sánchez! CUÁNDO: Lunes, 18 de junio a las 10:00 a.m. DÓNDE: Parque Paco Sánchez, 1290 N. Knox Court Re-Imagine Play es un concepto innovador que es más del recreo tradicional. Tiene actividades multigeneracionales y un área de juego que brinde a los usos del parque de todas las edades la oportunidad de mantenerse activos y disfrutar de un estilo de vida saludable. El estacionamiento está disponible a lo largo de W. Howard Place y W. Avondale Dr. No se necesita RSVP - ¡pasa a jugar y celebrar!
Looking for Board Members. Arts & Venues The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs (DCCA) is now seeking candidates for seven open commission positions to oversee the 1% for public art program, serve as trustees of Denver’s cultural plan - IMAGINE 2020, advise on arts and cultural issues, and act as ambassadors to the community. The DCCA was established in 1991 to support the mayor’s office and act as an advisory board to Denver Arts & Venues. “Our Cultural Affairs Commissioners are the trustees and advocates of Denver’s cultural plan and the Denver Public Art program, ensuring that our city’s cultural ecosystem is healthy and thriving.” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Arts and culture belongs to all of us, and we’re looking for individuals who will help us keep these phenomenal programs strong and beneficial to our community.” The commission is comprised of dynamic and accomplished Denver leaders in the areas of the arts, business and education, all of whom are appointed by the mayor. Interested applicants should complete the online application form and send a resume and responses to thesupplemental questionnaire by noon on Friday, June 22 to Nicole Medina at Nicole.Medina2@denvergov.org. The DCCA seeks candidates who represent Denver’s diverse community, and is specifically looking for leaders with experience and background working in: Working artists, arts administrators, creative entrepreneurs, etc. Strategic Planning & Implementation Nonprofit Management Real Estate & Built Environment Philanthropy Board Development & Leadership Marketing & Communication Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness The Mayor appoints commissioners for one- or three-year terms and can serve up to six consecutive years. The commission meets monthly the first Tuesday of each month from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at various cultural organizations across the city. Additional information regarding Denver Arts & Venues and the commission can be found at ArtsandVenues.com.
You’re invited! Please join Mayor Michael B. Hancock for the Grand Opening Ceremony of Phase I and the Groundbreaking Celebration of Phase II of Re-Imagine Play at Paco Sanchez Park! WHEN: Monday, June 18 at 10:00AM WHERE: Paco Sanchez Park North, 1290 N. Knox Court Re-Imagine Play is an innovative concept that goes beyond the traditional playground. It is intended to be a multi-generational activity and play area that gives park uses of all ages the opportunity to remain active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Over the Clover: June 3rd at Colfax and Federal. Food, information, music and more!
Mayor Michael B. Hancock is looking to appoint Denver's next police chief and he wants your input. The City will host 5 community meetings to obtain feedback on what the Police Chief Search Committee should consider as it works to identify candidates for the Mayor's consideration. The next Police Chief Search Community Input meeting will be held next Tuesday at the PPA Event Center from 6pm - 7:30pm.
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EveryBlock collects 18 types of news in Denver — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 5500-5599 W. 10th Ave.