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Adult Pumpkin Carving

 

Show off, explore and unwind by carving a pumpkin - together. By the end of this amazing, upbeat night, you’ll be amazed! One couple said they couldn't remember the last time they had that much fun together. Let your inner "Type A" loosen up and have fun! Just RELAX! Nobody will judge your talent level and if you have that extra drink it will only make your carving look better!

 

You will receive a pumpkin, a pattern, and a mini-kit of Barry’s favorite carving tools.

 

Barry Brown - Master Pumpkin Carver, guides each couple through simple tips and techniques. Reveal your strength, intelligence, artistry and pleasure! You’ll connect and relax as you assist each other through the easy steps. The Grand Lighting Ceremony ends the evening, when we dim the lights, then illuminate the amazing pumpkin carvings all at once. Bring your camera!

 

Barry Brown - Master Pumpkin Carver, is excited to show you how to carve pumpkins like the ones he carved for TV shows including the Today Show, The Tonight Show, the David Letterman Show, Good Morning America, Monday Night Football, and movies including Hocus Pocus. He has carved pumpkins on every local TV news station and the Colorado & Company show. Several stations have even come out to interview him AND film special stories about his National Grand Prize Award-Winning pumpkin carving skills.

 

Instructor: Barry Brown

 

Registration fee includes two participants. Each duo will receive one pumpkin and one carving kit. This event is a BYOB. Please bring your own drinks and snacks. This is a 21 and over event, please have your id with you.

 

Members $46, Non-Members $49

 

 

All Natural Skin Care

 

See how easy and inexpensive it is to make your own facial steams with herbs, cleansing grains, masques, herbal toners, astringents, blemish cream, and lip balm. Learn how to make a rich, nutrient dense moisturizer, tailoring the recipe to meet your individual skin needs and issues.

 

Take home materials include the lotion made in class, an extensive handout, a month supply jar of moisturizer, and a pot of lip balm.

 

Instructor: Christina Blume

 

$63 member, $68 non-member

 

 

 

Around the World with Coffee

 

This class will be an introductory tour of coffees and their unique characteristics from places all over the world. We will discuss coffee growing and processing and how it relates to flavor distinctions.

 

Coffee tastings included.

 

Mark Overly

Mark Overly is President of Kaladi Coffee Roasters in Denver, Colorado an independent roaster of premium estate, shade grown, organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee. He has over twenty-five years’ experience as a coffee buyer, beginning in Anchorage, Alaska where he grew a small roasting enterprise into the largest in the state. Mr. Overly was awarded the State of Alaska Small Business Person of the Year in 1993 by the Small Business Administration. He has been featured in numerous national publications including Nation’s Business and Entrepreneur Magazine. He was one of the first roasters in America to be Fair Trade Certified by Transfair USA. His coffee has been awarded “Best Coffee” and “Best Espresso” by the Rocky Mountain News and 5280 Magazine on multiple occasions. He has traveled extensively around the world assessing coffee producers for quality management and sustainability, and has lectured internationally on coffee quality.

 

Open to all skill levels

 

$29, $26 member

Beginning Bonsai

 

Are you mystified by the many centuries old Japanese tradition of bonsai? Join us for an entertaining and informative class with local Bonsai Master, Harold Sasaki and the Gardens’ Bonsai Specialist Larry Jackel as they debunk the myths, fictions and misconceptions surrounding this living art form.

 

Each participant receives a tree, ceramic pot, wire, soil and gravel in this hands-on experience of creating a finished bonsai, which you can home.

$78 member, $82 non-member, includes $30 for materials.

Instructor: Harold Sasaki and Larry Jackel

There will be a break for lunch, please bring lunch or there is a cafe onsite for you to purchase lunch.

 

 

 

Beginning Mushroom Identification

Mushrooms are being a hot topic in creative cooking and restaurants. There is a burgeoning group of foragers who are collecting wild specimens for culinary use and general research. It is very important to know what you are collecting and how to do it for proper identification.

 

The evening session will be a lecture teaching how to look at mushrooms to identify them, and how to properly collect them so they will be identifiable.

The day session will be a field trip during which participants will collect mushrooms, then the group will look over the collections and practice identifying them. The location of the field trip will be based on Ed's scouting trip the day before to ensure there are mushrooms available to collect. Students will be given the location of trip during the evening session.

This course will teach beginners how to use the features of mushrooms to identify them.

 

Ed Lubow has been hunting mushrooms since the 1970s and has been volunteering in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens since 2008.

 

Open to all levels

No required equipment

 

$48/ $43 member

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