Grab your binoculars and scope out the mysterious world of twilight birds (think owls, poor-wills, nighthawks and snipes). Jeff Maugans, a knowledgeable bird expert with Rocky Mountain National Park, will lecture about the nesting, habitat, conservation, natural history, and ecology of these night creatures during a walk at dusk. Thu 2-9 p.m.
Do your thoughts or dreams appear like scenes from a movie? Discover the path from your inner idea to actual script pages as you study the basics of screenplay structure, dialogue, and character development. Examine screenplays that were made into films. Peer review will help you to fine-tune your own screenplay and set you on your way to becoming the next Scorsese or Spielberg.
Blacksmiths were working in Golden as early as 1859—and now they're back in business. Dressed in period garb, experts will demonstrate what it was like to be a blacksmith in the 1800s and how the trade has progressed through to the modern age. Join the "smithies" as they craft metal into useful everyday items such as tools, light fixtures, cooking utensils, and
Spice up your two-step with this exciting style of dance. Learn basic movements and the history of salsa, a dance that blends styles from Africa, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. Accomplished dancers Senora and Jig Gillespie and Rafael Ayure will share their tricks and tips and have you dancing to the beat in no time. Tue 7-8 p.m.
Engage your inner businessman (or woman) and realize your creative potential at this convention. Discover the various services and programs that can help you plan and grow your entrepreneurial enterprise. Stop at more than 35 workshops held by experts in the fields of marketing, business planning, finance, media relations, legal issues, music, film, and fine arts. Sat 9 a.m.
Join Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, a husband and wife artistic duo who often showcase their work in Denver galleries, as they demonstrate how to make creative pottery. Learn to build your own terra cotta-covered boxes with innovative Majolica painting techniques, a vibrant style of painting used on pottery and tile.
A small, 4-by-6 garden bed can help feed a family of four. That is, if you know how to prepare, plant, harvest, and stretch the growing seasons in Colorado's unpredictable climate. This one-day workshop covers the basics (tools, materials, and soil preparation) as well as more complex concepts like building a vertical garden and creating a French kitchen garden design.
Welcome spring with an enchanting sunset stroll in the tropical forest of the Butterfly Pavilion. Observe butterfly behaviors, smell the sweet perfume of scented flowers while marveling at their colors, and learn about the many plants and animals that call the rainforest home. This is sure to be an evening that both kids and adults will enjoy. Thurs 5:30-7 p.m.
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