Here in Arvada, Colorado our woman of the year, Rebel Rodriguez runs an amazing food bank serving disadvantaged residents and Arvada’s homeless. She also stocks an equally amazing little free food bank on the corner of Grandview and Olde Wadsworth at the Rising Church. The Blessing Box.
Inspiring me to make snack and lunch bags for our children and homeless.
Thank you Rebel for your community service, to read more about Rebel go here to Rebel’s article.
The armor of the samurai. Labor intensive, intricate, beautiful and full of meaning. Rows of leather and plates of metal woven together with silk cord to make formidable protection. Functional yet mesmerizing.
Dazzling helmets designed to strike apprehension into opponents upon recognition.
Join us this Saturday or Sunday, March 4th and 5th, at Simpson United Methodist Church, 6001 Wolff St. in Arvada, Colorado for the 49th Annual Hina Matsuri Festival. Hours are 11:30am to 4pm and this is a free event.
Enjoy the doll room, tea ceremony, bonsai displays, ikebana (flower arranging) display, nonstop entertainment including music and martial arts or have your name written in Japanese characters.
Here are a couple more displays you will be able to appreciate:
The Denver Voice is a local nonprofit newspaper providing a unique source of income for Denver’s homeless and unemployed.
Venders purchase newspapers for fifty cents and sell them for $2 or whatever you wish to pay. Venders keep the difference. This is not a charity. Venders must purchase the papers they sell. They are not panhandlers. You are purchasing a newspaper filled with information about Denver and stories from around the country and around the world.
Venders work hard and are trying back on their feet. They have earned the respect and friendship of their regular customers.
This months issue was especially fun as the center pages were wrapping papers designed by a variety of Denverites.