Walk out onto the ice and drill a hole...then what? Designed for beginners, this ice fishing class covers the basics and safety precautions before taking the lesson outside. Fishing rods and tackles will be provided for a trip to a nearby lake. Bring your warm layers, boots, Colorado fishing license, and some patience to learn to drop line into the icy waters. Fri 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
The doomed city of Pompeii had a sister city that met the same fate. Come learn the tragic fate of Ceren, a 1,400-year-old Mayan village in El Salvador. Like Pompeii, Ceren was perfectly preserved when scalding ash from a nearby volcanic explosion enveloped the town in 630 AD. University of Colorado archaeologist Payson Sheets will reveal the history of this village. Thu 7 p.m.
Colorado legend Ned Wynkoop made plenty of friends and enemies during the Wild West days. As a sheriff, actor, and colonel, Wynkoop's part in Colorado history is only hinted at by the LoDo street named for him. Historian Louis Kraft's expert knowledge of Wynkoop’s life history is prevalent in his new book, Ned Wynkoop and the Lonely Road from Sand Creek.
Do you constantly tap your feet and fingertips on the floor and desktop? Engage your whole body and satisfy—or whet—your itch to create rhythm with this one-hour intermediate drum class. If you can already perform the basics of drum patterns with your hands, this class will teach you to create more complex, engaging rhythms between your hands and feet. Bring drumsticks and a practice pad.
Learn to knit—plus a little more. This class will teach you to knit ergonomically, keeping your back and shoulders spry and ready to knit Christmas gifts at all hours. Bonus: learn proper techniques for washing, drying and storing clothing made from yarn to extend the life of your knits. Yarn will be provided. Bring own needles or buy from store. Sat 2 p.m.
Don't let cold toes keep you wrapped in a blanket all winter. Knit yourself a funky pair of slippers to last you the whole winter. In this two-class course, master the basics of knitting before linking enough knots for a snuggly pair of insulated house slippers—perfect when you curl up by the fireplace with a cup of cocoa on a snowy day! Tue 6-8 p.m.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act of 1862 by exploring how the United States opened the West up to exploration and conquest. Told from a variety of perspectives—the early fur traders and explorers, fortune seekers of the Gold Rush, and American Indians—this riveting talk will have you reliving America’s history of Manifest Destiny. Tue 11 a.m.
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