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Zombie Zone Invades Denver Pavillions

October 16, 2014 10:31 pm

Zombie Zone Invades Denver Pavilions

This Saturday, October 18th from noon-5PM
This is a family-friendly event with fun events including:
– Zombie Caricatures
– Learn to dance to "Thriller"
– Free blood typing from Bonfils Blood Center
– Paint sugar skulls
– Audition for a real zombie movie & more!

Plus, enjoy zombie grub from Lime American Cantina! Watch or enter the Drop Dead Gorgeous Fashion show at 5:30 to win a $200 gift card to The Denver Pavilions!

To learn more, visit The Denver Pavilions website.

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How to Plant Your Own Terrarium

October 16, 2014 5:03 pm

If you pay attention to interior design blogs, you’ve likely seen colorful terrariums popping up all over the place. These intricate indoor gardens may seem difficult to make, but with the right supplies and a few slow-growing plants, you can create your own terrarium to make your home look just like the pros’.

  1. Find the right structure. Terrariums should be built inside of a clear glass or plastic container so that you can see what’s going on inside. Something like a fish bowl, mason jar, or even a store-bought terrarium will work best. Do your best to choose the size based on how large you plants are.
  2. Form the garden bed. The success of your terrarium depends on the base. Start by lining the container with a one-inch layer of pebbles for drainage, and then add a ½-inch layer of activated charcoal. A 1 ½-inch layer of pre-moistened sphagnum moss goes over that to prevent the soil from slipping in between the pebbles.
  3. Plant your plants. Whether you choose succulents or herbs, they need to go on top of this well-draining garden bed. Remove your plants from their pots and cut away pot-bound roots. Place a layer of soil in your terrarium that’s just taller than your plants' roots, and plant the plants inside where the leaves won’t touch the glass.
  4. Decorate. Now that your terrarium is complete, it’s time to make it look pretty. Add some decorative rocks inside, and then place it in front of a well-lit window where your guests can easily see it.

How to Make Your Own Terrarium [HGTV]
How to Make Terrariums [About Home]
Terrariums: A Guide to Plants and Care [BHG]

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Expand Your Artistic Horizons at the Denver Art Museum

October 8, 2014 4:02 pm

Travel around the world and throughout time with a visit to the Denver Art Museum. This enormous collection of more than 70,000 works of art is the largest public collection between Chicago and the West Coast.

On display are important modern pieces from Warhol, Picasso, and Duchamp alongside classic work from Degas, Monet, and Pissarro. Enjoy discovering favorite pieces and artists as you wander through the 10 different collections spread out over more than 210,000 square feet of space. The deeply held appreciation of the arts in Denver has allowed this museum to thrive as a capsule of culture and education. Museum visitors can enjoy a variety of activities aside from viewing the collections, such as guided tours, artist-in-residence visits, classes, and special events around the touring exhibits.

Visit the Denver Art Museum's website to learn more!

Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 865-5000
www.denverartmuseum.org
www.yelp.com/biz/denver-art-museum-denver-2

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