Donating Platelets and Plasma

 

Platelets only last for five days.  The need for donors is high.  Plasma can be collected at the same time as platelets.

These blood components are used to treat accident victims, organ and marrow transplant recipients, cancer and heart surgery patients and those with blood-related diseases like sickle cell anemia.

What can you do while you are hooked up to the machine?  I always watch a movie.  This time I watched Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman.  No long lines, no talking audience, no rustling treat bags, no slurping, and no big ticket price.

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And best of all a warm blanket!

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SomePlace Else Brewery

I love to support local businesses.

This little brewery is right in my neighborhood.  Yummy beer and friendly atmosphere.  A place I can take my sketchbook to draw and feel safe if I go alone.  Doggies are welcome but I can’t decide which of my boys to take, they are all stinkers and would pester the other customers for attention and treats.

Here is the deal:

Of course I purchased my membership, I am number 56 (born in 1956).

They have pinball, skee ball and a whole bunch of games for kids.  Bring your own food.  Check out bingo night, trivia night or one of their other crazy nights.

How about open mic night?

SomePlace Else Brewery 

6425 W. 52ND AVE UNIT 6
ARVADA, CO 80002
(720) 512-4162

October 6th and 7th Gently Used Children’s Clothes and Equipment Sale for Charity

Most clothing items are 25 to 50 cents.  Swings, Strollers, bassinets, bouncers, crib and crib mattresses and other big ticket items are $5-20.  Tables organized by clothing size and gender for you to shop!

Come support Casa de la Esperanza and get steal deals for your children’s needs.

Arvada Christian Church, 8010 W.62nd Ave.  Arvada, CO (East of Carr and west of Olde Wadsworth on south side of 62nd Ave. – stair access only.  No play room available.)

This Week’s Extreme Dog Treats!

Hi!  Roscoe, Monty and Henry here with a guest blog post, this week’s extreme dog treats.

Pork skin rolls, freshly ground grass fed beef bone and marrow, Begging Brews  gourmet spent beer grain dog treats.

The beef bone and marrow is from Western Daughters Butcher Shop.   This shop provides local beef, pork, and poultry. All suppliers raise their animals in humane and healthy conditions.  All parts of the animals are available and used in products with little or no waste.  (Mom said she get us some chicken feet soon.)

The Begging Brews dog treats?  They are from

Some Place Else Brewery

A dog friendly brew pub.

A portion of all proceeds from the sale of these treats go to the Pink Boot Society, supporting women in the brew craft industry!

 

Henry, Roscoe and Monty

Dog friendly brewery with dog treats?  See you soon!

World Wide Knit In Public Day!

Guess what I did today?

Joined some interesting people to sit and knit in public in Olde Town Arvada square.  Sitting in the shade of huge trees and the light breeze made it very pleasant.

 

Made some great new friends who pick a different charity to knit for every few months.

and this guy?

getting ready for Beatles Night.   Several bands will be playing Beatles music in the square.  Free family fun.  He was painting the circles for a game called Twister from that era.  Green, orange and blue dots to follow.  This guy was thin and wirey, he’s going to be great at the game!