Upcoming events

    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Denver Art Museum

    Jeannette Armbrustmacher is coordinating a social event for a visit to the Denver Art Museum’s Monet Exhibit on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Reservations have already closed, but if you are interested, give Jeannette a call.


    Pat Kaplan is coordinating lunch for that day. We will meet at 12:00 noon at Parsley, at the corner of 11th and Cherokee, 303 W. 11th Avenue.  There are several people who have already seen the Monet exhibit. If you would like to join us for lunch but not the Monet tour, you are welcome. Please consider it and RSVP no later than Monday, Jan. 20, to Pat Kaplan.


    Here is a link to the Monet exhibit:


    https://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/claude-monet


    Here is a link to the restaurant (Parsley)


    http://parsleyandbailey.com/

    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Calvary Church Hampden & Monaco


    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Calvary Church Hampden & Monaco


    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Café Brazil, 4408 Lowell Blvd (near 44th), Denver



    It's carnival time – and most importantly, it’s Rio Carnival time, which is held in Rio every year before Lent and is considered the biggest carnival in the world with a history of nearly 300 years.  Let’s celebrate Munch Lunch Bunch in Denver Friendship Force-carnival-style – maybe not with a parade or costumes or open-air performances but at least with a Brazilian lunch.


    Here are the details for our local celebration:


    Date and Time:  Friday, February 28th, at 11 a.m. (they only serve lunch on Fridays!)

    Place:  Café Brazil, 4408 Lowell Blvd (near 44th), Denver 


    Check out the limited lunch menu at:


    Cafe Brazil Denver


    RSVP:  Luree Miller – 415-215-3770 or lureemiller@mac.com

        Deadline to RSVP:  Friday, February 21st

    Other details:

    • ·        Free parking lot next-door to the restaurant
    • ·        Separate checks provided but the restaurant warns that their credit card machine is slow – so if you don’t want to wait long after lunch, please bring cash for your meal
    • ·        They need to know how many will be there a week ahead of time, so the deadline of February 21st to RSVP is an “in-cement” deadline

    Image from Wikimedia Commons by Leandro Neumann Ciuffo

    Image Credits



    • 03 Mar 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Calvary Church Hampden & Monaco


    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Calvary Church Hampden & Monaco


    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Denver Convention Center


    https://www.tesol.org/convention-2020


    Open World - March 27 - April 4, 2020. TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) teachers from Kazakhstan. Attendees will participate in a 2-day conference at the Convention Center as part of the trip. Willa Rose has volunteered to help. Contact Ilene Americus for more information.


    We need day hosts, home hosts, small dinner hosts, and help with general planning.


    Map of Kazakhstan from Wikimedia Commons



    • 07 Apr 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Calvary Church Hampden & Monaco


    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Calvary Church Hampden & Monaco


    • 05 May 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Calvary Church Hampden & Monaco


    • 12 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Calvary Church Hampden & Monaco


    • 17 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Denver, Colorado


    Friendship Force Shizuoka Japan



    Shizuoka is a town on the east coast of Japan, about 120 miles south of Tokyo. In September of 2016, a group from Friendship Force Denver spent a week as guests of the Friendship Force of Shizuoka. Nine of the ambassadors were members of the Denver Club. They included Ilene Americus, Carl and Lynn Dawson, Les Eckstat, Gerry Forney, Irene Ludwig, and Tuti Tierney. Two of the ambassadors (Rona Baer and Phyllis Scott) were from the Northern Colorado Club. The Denver group had a wonderful week of hospitality in Shizuoka, including visits to Mount Fuji, a famous pine grove, a tuna port, and several groups of traditional houses. We learned about Japanese culture and traditions such as calligraphy, ikebana, kimono, origami, and tai chi. And of course, we sampled and enjoyed delicious Japanese meals and snacks. Friendship Force is truly an exchange program, and now is the time to pay back some of the exceptional hospitality that we received three years ago in Japan. The incoming ambassadors include the people who hosted Ilene Americus and Tuti Tierney, along with the woman who hosted the two people from Northern Colorado. We are looking forward to meeting old friends and making new acquaintances. We have been chosen as the Host Coordinators, and we are currently in the process of recruiting the volunteers that will make this exchange a success. We need day hosts, home hosts, small dinner hosts, and help with planning and organizing. Please let us know if you would like to help.



    • 13 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Salem, Oregon

    OUTBOUND Willamette Valley Oregon, July 13 – 18, 2020 has confirmed our inbound Journey. Yay!!! It’s a go. At this point we would like to plan a train ride from Oregon to San Francisco on the 18th. We will contact the San Francisco FF Club to make sure they can host us from July 18th until the 23rd or 24th. We will have more information at the January meeting on the 14th.

    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Francisco, California

     We will contact the San Francisco FF Club to make sure they can host us from July 18th until the 23rd or 24th. We will have more information at the January meeting on the 14th.

Friendship Force Denver, Colorado  USA

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