2013 Featured Projects

Sharlene with musicians at Pajama Bakery

Sharlene with musicians at Pajama Baking Company on Pearl Street, Denver

Vengeancia (updated March 2014) I am co-hosting the open mic again with Jeff, Cary, and others at Pajama Bakery. the last Saturday of the month, from 6-8 PM. Next event: March 29, 2014. Bring your guitars, fiddles, drums, poems, and other talent and join us! 1595 South Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80210-2634 – (303) 733-3622. Call me at 720.298.1524.

Check out 26th Annual UFO Trip – August 15, 16 & 17, 2014, more here. Also, please select other projects and topics from the flyout menu to the left. Here is the old information (2013) and pictures from other events, too.

Last Saturday of the Month: I’m co-hosting an open mic at Pajama Bakery on Pearl Street, the last Saturday of the month, from 6-8 PM. Next event: July 27th. Bring your guitars, fiddles, drums, poems, and other talent and join us! 1595 South Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80210-2634 – (303) 733-3622.

Russell, Owner, Pajama Bakery on Pearl Street, Denver, Colorado

Russell, Owner, Pajama Bakery on Pearl Street, Denver, Colorado

Fridays: Join Occupy Denver and picket/boycott The Palm Restaurant for Support of the “Urban Camping” Ban. When: Friday at 5 PM; Where: 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver Colorado. Read more. Sign up to repeal the urban camping ban, here.

Here’s a cool band–

Junkyard Empire; photo by Darin Back Photography

Junkyard Empire; photo by Darin Back Photography

Junkyard Empire is an American political music and action group based out of Saint Paul, MN…..Check out music from Junkyard Empire.

Saturdays: If you’re facing foreclosure please call us at (720) 663-0656. Colorado Foreclosure Resistance Coalition (CFRC) meets every Saturday at 5 p.m. at Coffee At The Point, 710 E 26th Ave, Denver. Come join the movement! Read more.

“Our goal is to reverse the disastrous trend of foreclosures, evictions and sinking housing values. We continue to bear witness to the predatory and fraudulent actions of the financial and mortgage industries and stand arm in arm with those individuals and communities victimized by them. Through education, sharing of resources, legislative changes, community outreach, and direct actions, we seek to keep people in their homes, support our communities, and work for an economy that benefits all people.”

KGNU Community Radio

KGNU Community Radio

Let’s volunteer at KGNU! New volunteer orientations are held on the first Thursday of odd-numbered months at 7:00 p.m., in both our Boulder and Denver locations. In 2013, the dates are January 3rd, March 7th, May 2nd, July 11th (the 2nd Thursday in July, because of the July 4th holiday), September 5th and November 7th. Just show up, there’s no need to make a reservation. Please call the station for details: 303-449-4885.

KGNU hosts a one-day music event in Gold Hill on the third Sunday of July annually. This event offers a lot of volunteer opportunities, including set-up, break-down and clean-up, traffic assistance, beer serving, food grilling and serving, outreach, ticket sales, promotion, donation solicitation, dessert baking, poster art and volunteer coordination. Contact: Shawna Sprowls

KGNU Music Department Opportunities: The Music Department needs help with the following: Organizing the library, filing releases and reorganizing to accommodate the ever-expanding flow of music into the stacks. On-air shifts, by taking the on air training class and producing an approved demo, volunteers can take the first steps toward being on the air during our Restless Mornings show (3:00-5:30 a.m.) Contact: John Schaefer, more.

Sharlene with fellow performers in Colorado at Pajama Bakery Open Mic 2013

Sharlene with fellow performers in Colorado at Pajama Bakery Open Mic 2013

August Events:

Let’s go camping with Rick and PRF! Book your own reservation for lodge and cabins and if you have any additional questions, please contact Rick Nelson: ExplorerExperience@yahoo.com ~or 303 919-6532.

Event Cost FREE…for the benefit of all curious souls looking to understand more about our bigger neighborhood.

Sharlene at Sand Dunes with Paranormal Research Forum (PRF) Camping Trip 2013

Sharlene at Sand Dunes with Paranormal Research Forum (PRF) Camping Trip 2013

Camping 719-378-2222, $4 per night per person includes showers & restrooms. Please mention you’re with the Paranormal Research Forum (or UFO Group with Rick Nelson) when checking in because this is our GROUP RATE. After registering here you only need to check in at the Oasis Campground Store and pay there.

Cabins 719-378-2222, very basic- bring your own sheets (limited number of cabins). More here.

“From 1992 to 2002 Christopher O’Brien investigated over one thousand paranormal events reported in the San Luis Valley—located in south-central Colorado/north-central New Mexico.

The Paracast with Christopher O'Brien

The Paracast with Christopher O’Brien

“Working with law enforcement officials, ex-military, ranchers and an extensive network of skywatchers, he documented what may have been the most intense wave of unexplained activity ever seen in a single region of North America. His ten-year investigation resulted in the three books of his “mysterious valley” trilogy: The Mysterious Valley, Enter the Valley, and Secrets of the Mysterious Valley.

“His meticulous field investigation of UFO reports, unexplained livestock deaths, Native American legends, cryptozoology, secret military activity and the folklore, found in the world’s largest alpine valley, has produced one of the largest databases of unusual occurrences gathered from a single geographic region. He is currently working with a team of specialists installing a high-tech video surveillance and hard-data monitoring system in and around the San Luis Valley.”

Read more about Christopher O’Brien.

Here’s a picture of me with Chris at the PRF camping trip in 2013:

Sharlene with Our Strange Planet host, Christopher O'Brien at PRF camping trip 2013

Sharlene with Our Strange Planet host, Christopher O’Brien at PRF camping trip 2013

“How does an engineer become an alien chaser? Ron became interested in UFOs as a child. He read about “flying saucers” and contemplated flight characterestics and propulsion systems of the reported objects. With I.Q. scores meeting MENSA standards, the inquisitive youngster began collecting and reading scientific literature on the subject. He has nearly 500 UFO books and has read most of them.

“When he received clearances and began a career in the defense industry, an early task was responsibility for detailing the electrical interface between the S-IVB and S-II and S-I stages of the
Apollo Moon rocket. He also developed requirements for the first United States Space Station- Skylab, while working closely with astronauts, NASA headquarters and and his employer, Douglas.”

Read more about Ron Regehr.

Sharlene with UFO Researcher Ron Regehr at PRF Camping Trip 2013

Sharlene with UFO Researcher Ron Regehr at PRF Camping Trip 2013

September Events:

The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit organization that was formed to halt the exponential growth in the state prison population. CCJRC believes that we are currently overusing incarceration and that a comprehensive reevaluation of current criminal justice policy is necessary. We advocate for the expansion of funding for treatment, alternatives to incarceration, and reintegration services to people leaving prison. We also unconditionally oppose the use of for-profit prisons in Colorado.

CCJRC was founded in 1999 and currently consists of over 100 diverse organizations and faith communities and over 6,800 individuals from across the state.

CCJRC’s 2013 Annual Fundraiser

2013 CCJRC Fundraiser

2013 CCJRC Fundraiser

VOICES FOR JUSTICE

Thursday September 26, 2013

5:00-9:30 p.m.
Appetizers
Silent and Live Auction
Dinner and Open Bar

Catered by Biscuits and Berries

Mile High Station
2027 West Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80204
(720) 946-7721

Get Directions

Early bird tickets go on sale June 1, 2013 – Don’t miss out!
Early bird price $60 – ends July 19th

After July 19th- tickets are $85

DIGITAL STORYTELLING
Magalie Lerman, CCJRC Board member, will premier her digital storytelling project which explains the experience of incarceration and its after-effects through the voices of those who have been there. Magalie knows that the voices of those incarcerated are often hard to hear. Magalie spent six years of her life in chronically homeless conditions battling drug addiction. She spent six months in jail and was charged with a felony in 2009. Magalie is now in recovery, and is passionate about addressing injustices impacting the community. She is Co-Director at Prax(us) and also volunteers her time to the Harm Reduction Action Center and the Eating Disorder Foundation. Read more.

 More pix:

Sharlene Holt with Scott Augusto

Sharlene Holt with Scott Augusto

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