Feb. 23 - Movie Night: The Revisionaries We'll be showing and discussing an insightful documentary about religious efforts to influence educational curriculum that has ties to current events taking place in national politics. This event is not open to the general public. 6:00 pm at the Garden Room
Feb. 26 - Opal Hill Hike Join us as we hike the Opal Hill Loop in Fruita. We will be hiking mostly on the formation where dinosaur fossils were found and may see some petrified wood and "common opal"! 10 am at Snooks Bottom trailhead
Feb. 28 - Board Meeting Contact us if you would like to attend or have an interest in joining our board. 6:30 pm
Mar. 4 - Monthly Meeting & Brunch We'll be adding a potluck brunch to our monthly meeting this month. We'll receive some updates, discuss upcoming events and continue some discussion from our previous monthly meeting.
(Events are subject to change and we are busy working on adding additional events.)
Troy Redding Joins Board
HDG welcomes Troy Redding to its Board of Directors. Troy has also joins Velvet and Audrey as a volunteer coordinator.
Troy writes, "Hello humans! I am excited to be on the board and to have an opportunity to get to interact with all of you! I am the proud father of a nine year old monster and a husband to a wonderful ginger. I enjoy; hiking, food, coffee, and board games. I like most people, but if you don’t think George Carlin is funny, we probably won’t spend much time together. Joking aside, I am excited to join the board and hope to learn more about all of you!"
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Recap of Events
We've got a little catching up to do to cover all that we've been up to these past few months.
Reaching back to December of last year, we had a Broncos football party at the home of two of our members. The hosts prepared some delicious food for everyone and we all found it hard to focus on the game due to the magnificent views outside their wonderful home. Special thanks to Matt and Lowrey for hosting this fun event.
We next gathered to package up a ton of baked treats our members made to distribute to people working or otherwise away from their family during the holidays. We were stunned by how speedy everyone was in packaging the treats this time around.
On December 25th our volunteers spread out across the valley and delivered hundreds of treat bags. Volunteers reported some heartwarming stories about people they encountered. This proved to be a good way to get out into our community and spread a little cheer.
We started the new year by going on the educational and ranger-led First Day hike around Connected Lakes. We were able to see some wildlife, a beaver dam and the aftermath of some tamarisk eradication. Hikers were also treated to some great free items like mugs and ice scrapers provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
For our next event we held a Jumpstart Meeting and British Brunch at the Garden Room. Everyone brought a wide variety of delicious British food. Natasha was kind enough to share a presentation on her adventures in England as a student. We were also taught a bunch of Brit language terms and phrases that most of us were unfamiliar with.
Our third event in January was a UniversiTea on the topic of Mark Twain's The War Prayer and on the subject of prayer in general. We were able to show newspapers from World War 1 that seemed strangely appropriate for the engaging and detailed discussion that followed. As the evening concluded, we really felt that anyone who was not present had missed out.
Our final January event was a snowshoeing outing on the Grand Mesa. Our snowshoers were treated to fantastic weather and spectacular views. Another trip where those who did not go certainly missed out! Our thanks to Lee and Dave for all these wonderful outdoor adventure opportunities.