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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. To Keynote Awards Dinner

U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., a leading progressive in the U.S. Congress, will be the keynote speaker at the Colorado Progressive Coalition's 5th Anniversary Awards Dinner in Denver.

The Coalition's Anniversary dinner will feature awards recognizing key leaders in the state's progressive community. Honorees include:
o Reverends Willie Simmons and Patrick Demmer, President and Vice President for Political Affairs, Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance: CPC Community Allies of the Year;
o Ellen Golombek, Secretary-Treasurer, Colorado AFL-CIO: CPC Labor Ally of the Year;
o State Representative Peter Groff CPC Political Ally of the Year;
o Dennis Roe of Denver: CPC Member of the Year; and
o Padres Unidos: CPC Member Group of the Year

The dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at: the Doubletree Hotel in Denver. Tickets are $25 for CPC members, $50 for non-members. For tickets, information, or sponsorships, call 303-866-0908.

An Evening Under the Stars

The Colorado Black Chamber Of Commerce and the Denver Botanic Oaks will host An Evening Under the Stars featuring Joe Keel and the Action Orchestra on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Botanic Gardens Gates Hall & Garden Court.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Limited space is available.

To make your reservation, call Linda or Tiffany at 303-831-0720.

The National Association of Negro Musicians Holds Conference In Denver

The National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) is holding its 82nd annual convention in Denver from Aug. 5 through 9 at the Doubletree Hotel, Quebec Street and Martin Luther King Blvd. Hosts for the convention is the local branch of NANM and the Alphonse Robinson African-American Music Association (ARAAMA).

The National Association of Negro Musicians was founded in Chicago in 1919 and is the oldest organization dedicated to the preservation and the advocacy of all genres of music of in the world.

An awards ceremony during the convention will honor Dr. Alphonse Robinson, posthumously; Denver native Dianne Reeves, internationally known jazz singer; Bennie Williams, a retired Denver Public Schools music teacher; and Denver native Cleo Parker Robinson, internationally known dancer and choreographer. The Cleo Parker Robinson dancers will perform.

For membership to NANM, contact Fredricka Hurley, 3700 Wisteria Lane, SW. Atlanta, Georgia, 30318 or call 404-196-1894. For local membership, call Dianne Briscoe at 303-306-7085 or Dr. Arthur Jones at 303-399-2567. For information about the convention, call 303-891-7747.

Queen Ida And Her Zydeco Band Return To The Arvada Center

The Arvada Center proudly welcomes Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band for an 18th consecutive season with two special evenings of vibrant music on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater.

Queen Ida spices up the stage with her gritty, high-energy brand of Zydeco music. The accordions, bass and rhythm guitars, drums and washboards of the band back Ida's deep-throated singing style: An evening with Queen Ida is a high energy, hand-clapping, foot-stomping experience.

Zydeco music is an energetic mixture of R&B, rock `n' roll, reggae, blues, country-western and Caribbean music, and Queen Ida is considered its queen. Her son, Myrick "Freeze" Guillory, shares her love for Zydeco music and accompanies Queen Ida on stage.

Tickets for Queen Ida's Arvada Center concert are just $26 for covered seating and $18 for lawn seating. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Arvada Center box office at 303-431-3939 or visit the Center's Web site at www.arvadacenter.org. Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band is presented in partnership with Enterprise Bank.

Chuck Mangione To Perform For Arvada Center’s Anniversary Concert

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities presents its 25th anniversary concert, an evening with Chuck Mangione on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater.

Flugelhornist Chuck Mangione's soulful songs and heartfelt melodies have made him an influential jazz icon for more than 30 years.

Covered seating for an evening with Chuck Mangione is sold out, and lawn tickets are selling quickly. Lawn tickets are $16. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Arvada Center box office at 303-431-3939 or visit the Center's Web site at www.arvadacenter.org.

Ta'Shia Asanti To Teach Class

Ta'Shia Asanti will teach a class this fall in Naropa University's Continuing Education program. Her teacher, Michael Datcher, author, journalist, and facilitator of the highly celebrated World Stage Open Mic in Los Angeles founded the class – "The Poet as an Activist and Healer."

Call 303-245-4800 or 720-482-0325 to reserve your space in the class, or write to Asanti at allthewords@aol.com.

Gwich’in Storyteller Speaks In Denver

Adeline Peter Raboff is a Neets'aii Gwich'in native from Arctic Village Alaska. She is a Gwich'in translator, oral historian, storyteller, and writer. She is fighting to preserve the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness and to protect the last birthing ground of the Caribou herd that her people depend on for their land based way of life. In her pursuit of that goal she is relocating to Washington D.C. with presentations along the way to become a lobbyist and educate the general public about the Gwich'in people and the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge. She will be presenting a Gwich'in Perspective on Wednesday Aug. 15th at 7 p.m. at Escuela Tlatelolco 2949 Federal Blvd. The public is invited.

The Haitian Connection

Wesleir Unis Smith is a great conversationalist. So compelling was her story about the grossly publicized poverty in Haiti that a few of her friends and acquaintances asked to sponsor a child for about one hundred dollars a year.

Smith, a retired Denver Public School assistant principal, recently traveled to Haiti to perform community service work with the Haiti Outreach Program Saint David Episcopal and the Girard Catholic Church project, Southfield, Michigan.

Her call to help children is in a country that was liberated by Black Revolutionary Toussiant L'Overture late 1700s. Toussaint's victory was short-lived, as the country's self-serving leaders turned the country into a modern day Hades.

The Haitian Connection participants will meet Sunday, Aug. 12, at 6545 E. Ithaca Place in Denver. For more information or to sponsor a child, call 303-366-0896.

Oscar Micheaux Film Festival

Some seats are still available for people to attend the 6th Annual Oscar Micheaux Film Festival in Gregory, South Dakota. The bus to the event departs 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 and arriving back in Denver on Sunday evening, Aug.12.

Oscar Micheaux is one of America's first great African-American independent filmmakers. Learn of his homesteading experience along the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, which he later turned into the feature film, The Homesteader, and several novels including The Conquest.

Visit the replica of Micheaux's homestead in the exact location as the original; tour the back roads mentioned in Micheaux's books. You will also get a chance to view Micheaux's silent films complete with piano accompaniment; listen to Micheaux scholars and film experts, and discuss local relations between Micheaux and his neighbors. Lakota dancing, singing, and storytelling are also featured.

For cost, reservations, and more information, call Sid Wilson at 303-758-8149. Space is very limited.

Adopt A Child For Back-To-School

Adopt a homeless child for Back-to-School and help him or her start school this August ready to learn. Ease the financial and emotional strain placed on parents unable to meet their children's needs for clothing and school supplies when the school bell rings this fall.

Family HomeStead provides emergency and transitional housing for many of these families. Their children are at risk for school failure. This is an opportunity for businesses, faith-based communities, service groups, and individuals to provide concrete aid in the form of new clothing and school supplies. All donated items go directly to Family HomeStead client families.

In order to distribute clothing and supplies before school starts in mid-August, we need your help now. For more information, call Judy Mugler at Family HomeStead, 303-623-6514.

Medical And Bilingual Volunteers Needed For Health Fair

Volunteers are needed for the annual Neighbors In Health - Vecinos de Salud health fair, where essential medical attention is provided for uninsured residents of the Denver area.

The health fair will be held Aug. 19, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (half-day shifts available) at Kaiser Permanente Skyline Medical Office, 20th Avenue and Lafayette St.

Medical professionals who will administer immunizations and conduct physicals and screenings are needed. Also needed are non-medical volunteers who will help with greeting, check-in, and children's activities. Especially needed bilingual people to help translate for providers and to give directions to participants.

For more information, call 303-344-7560.

Former Supreme Appears At Health Screening

American Heart Association will host Cholesterol Low Down, free cholesterol screenings at the following Albertson’s locations in August. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mary Wilson, and founding member of the Supremes will appear Tuesday, Aug. 28.

-Aug. 25 and 26, Albertson's, 6746 E. Smoky Hill Rd., Aurora, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
-Aug. 28 and 29, Albertson's, 323 S. Broadway, Denver, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and
-Aug. 30 and 31, Albertson's, 3840 East 104th Ave., Thornton, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, call the American Heart Association at 303-369-5433.

Free And Low-cost Prescription Drugs Available

Are you one of the millions of Americans without prescription drug coverage? If so, free information available from the Denver CO Patient Assistance Network may be able to help.

The Denver CO Patient Assistance Network helps people to apply for enrollment in one or more of the many patient assistance programs that have free and low cost prescription drugs available to qualified individuals. The organization, which is run by volunteers, also helps individuals who are without prescription drug coverage obtain a pharmacy discount card if their income is too high to qualify for free prescriptions. These discount programs typically save consumers 15 to 30 percent on prescription drug costs.

For more information, call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-277-0472.

Shadow Theatre Company Announces 2001-2002 Auditions

On Saturday, Aug. 4, Shadow Theatre Company will hold open auditions for their 2001-2002 season by appointment only. Artists of all racial and cultural groups 16 years of age and older are encouraged to audition. Prepare a one- to two-minute monologue. Send headshot and resume to Shadow Theatre Company to1420 Ogden Street, Denver, CO 80218.

For more information or an appointment, call 303-837-9355.

Singing Auditions To Be Held

The Denver Concert Choral will be auditioning for all voice parts on Monday evenings Aug. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the inaugural 2001-2002 season. Auditions will be held at the Calvary Presbyterian church.

For information or an appointment, call Bruce at 303-337-6960.

Exhibition Defies Stereotypes Of Jamaican Culture

Soon Come: The Art of Contemporary Jamaica brings together works by 20 artists working in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and textiles. The exhibition, which opens Aug. 24, will be on view at the Center for the Visual Arts, a project of the Metropolitan State College of Denver, through Oct. 6. The Center for the Visual Arts is located at 1734 Wazee St. in Denver. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 303-294-5207.

First Female Bishop Of The African Methodist Episcopal Church Comes To Denver

Right Reverend Vashti Murphy McKenzie will be honored in Denver by the congregation of Shorter Community African Methodist Episcopal Church through the dedication of a stain glass window and support of missionary efforts in South Africa, on Sept. 30. The Bishop McKenzie window will be an addition to the series of stained-glass windows dedicated to outstanding women of the AME Church including Sarah Allen and Rachel Noel.


(Reverend McKenzie honored.)

For more information about this event, call Rosalie Lay-Ramsey, Jeneva McQueary, or Loweta Kimball at 303-320-1712.

Praise In Tie Park Event Scheduled

The second annual Praise in the Park is set for Saturday, Aug.18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lowry Community Park, 11th and Dayton Street in Aurora on the former Lowry Airforce Base. Colorado Christian recording artist Destinea Rea, the gospel rappers Preacher's in the Hood, and choirs are set to perform at this unique concert and praise event. Rev. Paul Burleson of Friendship Baptist Church will bring a message of faith at this daylong celebration of worship with gospel, inspirational, gospel rap, and Christian music. Praise in the Park is a ministry project of City Wide Men's Fellowship, "Uniting the Body of Christ to Build a City."

For more information, call 303-627-1681.

Zion Baptist Church Celebrates Annual Youth Day

"I've Got A New Attitude!" (Ephesians 4:23-24) is the theme for this year's Annual Youth Day at Zion Baptist Church, 933 East 24th Ave. at Ogden St. Annual Youth Day will be held on Sunday, August 12, at 10:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Percell Church, Jr., Senior Pastor of Christ’s Church International in New Orleans.

Youth Ministries of all churches are invited to participate in other activities: Community Speak Out and Fellowship – Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.; Mid-week Service – Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.; Youth Workshop - Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.; and Youth Workshop (with emphasis in music) on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 303-861-4958.

Dr. Acen L. Phillips To Preach For Pastor’s Anniversary

Macedonia Baptist Church, 3240 Adams St. in Denver, will celebrate Dr. and Mrs.

Paul M. Martin's 11th Pastoral Appreciation Services on Sunday Aug. 5, at the 10:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. services. The theme for this celebration is A Pastor's Heart for the Community. The featured preacher will be Rev. Dr. Acen L Phillips of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church of Denver. Dr. Phillips will preach at both services. Music will be by the Celebration Choir of Macedonia and a guest soloist. The public is invited.

For more information, call 303-377-8821.

Campbell Chapel AME Church

Campbell Chapel AME Church, is hosting the 115th Colorado Annual Conference from Aug. 20 through 26. Most activities of the Colorado Conference (comprised of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) will be at the Best Western Landmark Hotel at 455 S. Colorado Blvd. The opening ceremony is Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m., and the closing ceremony is Sunday, Aug. 26 at 10:45 a.m. at Shorter Community AME Church, 3100 Richard Allen Court.

For more information, call Campbell Church at 303-839-5058.

Temple Micah Revises Schedule

At the beginning of August and until further notice, all Friday evening services at Temple Micah, 2600 Leyden St., - including adult-oriented services and family services – will start at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Potluck suppers at 6 p.m. will precede family-oriented services on Fridays, Aug. 3 and 31. Refreshments will be served after a service geared to adults on Aug. 17.

For more information about this new schedule, or about other events or information about High Holy Days services in September, call 303-388-4239.

5K Walk For Water

Colorado Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ announces plans to build water purifying filtration system for the Umunjam Village of Nigeria Africa. The Umunjam Village of Nigeria Africa is in dire need of clean drinking water. Taken for granted in the United States, many Africans are forced to live without water on a daily basis. Since 1970, the water supply has diminished greatly. In order for the villagers to obtain water they have to travel more than 20 miles. Obtaining water is a big concern, however, the biggest concern is not just location and lack of water but also the lack of clean purified water. Because of the contaminated water, the people of the Umunjam Village suffer from guinea worm, Cholera, diarrhea, typhoid fever, and bacterial infections.

The Church of God in Christ State Missions Dept will host a "5 K Walking For Water" Aug. 25 at Bible Park to assist the Umunjam Village.

For more information, call Elder Patrick Demmer at 303-525-4807.

Clyburn Village To Host Its Fourth Annual Living Senior Hall of Fame

The Fourth Annual Living Senior Hall of Fame ceremonies will be held Aug. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Clyburn Village, 3280 Downing St. in Denver. Clyburn Village Developer Jackie Peterson and a committee of local residents select awardees for the Living Senior Hall of Fame. The Committee selects seven inductees annually to recognize the impact these individuals have made in their communities.

This years inductees are: Rev. Sydney Adams, Jim Brendlinger, Cordia Collins, Jean Jackson, Honorable Robert Patterson, Bishop Phillip Porter, and Twilla Stingers. This event is open to the public and free. For more information, call September Washington at 303-293-0278.

15th Annual Denver Taste Of The Nation To Feature Most Restaurants And Wines In Event's History

Die-hard Denver food fans are about to be able to have their cake – not to mention their Krispy Kreme donuts – and eat it, too.

The 15th Annual Denver Taste of the Nation will take place at Coors Field on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 3 to 7 p.m. At the event, guests can enjoy unlimited food and drink contributed by more than 75 popular local restaurants – the most ever in the event's history – approximately one hundred domestic and international wines, and a wide selection of beer courtesy of Coors Brewing Company.

Other exciting event activities include live entertainment and the opportunity to participate in both a live and silent auction with desirable items to bid on – ranging from signed Avalanche Jerseys and mountain bikes to in-home parties catered by some of Denver's top chefs.

Tickets can be purchased by phone for $50 each ($25 for children ages 12 and under) by calling 303-297-0408. More information is available at the event's Web site: www.sosdenver.com.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from ticket sales will be distributed to the following local grant recipients to fight hunger: Family Tree; Food Bank of the Rockies; The Gathering Place; Operation Frontline; The Women's Bean Project; and Volunteers of America.

Rocky Mountain MSDC Gearing Up For A Festival Of Trade

The Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) is hosting the Festival of Trade 2041 "The World Through Diversity" Aug. 16 and 17 at the Colorado Convention Center.

This annual business opportunity fair, the largest of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region, promises to be one of the premier events of 2001.

The "Marketplace," another feature of the trade fear, will be open for companies to have one-on-one conversations with minority suppliers. The awards luncheon will feature Monica Garcia, President of Complas, Inc., the 14th largest Hispanic-owned company in the country.

For more information about the Rocky Mountain MSDC or the upcoming Festival of Trade, visit www.rmmsdc.org or contact the Council at 303- 623-3037.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program Conference Slated

The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is holding its First Annual Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program Conference from Aug. 10 through 12, at the Westin Hotel in Westminster, CO. Keynote speaker will be Colonel Dr. David Litts, Special Advisor to Surgeon General David Satcher. Plenary speakers will include Shannon Anderson, LCSW, Director, Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention and Marge Croushore, President Elect, Auxiliary to the American Osteopathic Association.

Conference workshops include Action Planning for Suicide/Violence Prevention in Schools, Secrets of Dealing With the Media, Community Collaboration Task Force/Coalition Development and Yellow Ribbon Elementary Program.

For more information, call Teresa Helgeson, Conference Coordinator, at 303-429-3530.

Get Ready For The Ninth Annual U.S. Bank Moonlight Classic Midnight City Bike Tour

On Aug. 18, downtown Denver transforms as the city's most adventurous souls gather for the 9th Annual U.S. Bank Moonlight Classic Midnight City Bike Tour. This event is a fundraiser for Seniors! Inc., the largest non-profit corporation in Colorado serving older adults.

On Saturday night, Aug. 18, the O'Douls After Hours Cycling Bash will kick off the festivities at 10 p.m. At 11:30 p.m., the Spa Brokers Outrageous Costume Contest gets underway on the main stage. After serious deliberation, judges will award a free spa to the most flamboyant and ridiculously dressed rider. At midnight, moonlight riders journey into the streets, cruising ether the 10- or 20-mile courses through Denver's historic districts.

Riders can register at participating bike shops throughout Colorado. Registration is $25, and $20 for children under 12 and seniors over 60. Ride day registration is $30 and $25 for children and seniors. For more information, call the Moonlight Classic hotline at 303-282-9020 or log on to www.moonlightclassic.com.

Kids Invited to Rocky Mountain PBS Kids Club Birthday Bash

Kids of all ages are invited to attend the Rocky Mountain PBS Kids Club Birthday Bash. The party will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and kicks off the PBS sponsored National Kids Day on Sunday, Aug. 5. Kids can meet Clifford, have their faces painted, see magic tricks by Magic Rob and ride ponies from Carousel Pony. The free event takes place at the Rocky Mountain PBS studios, 1089 Bannock Street in Denver. Space is limited.

Call 303-620-5700 to reserve your spot.

Colorado Day Celebration

History Alive at 125 – Colorado's Birthday Celebration will be presented by the Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, in Denver, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to commemorate Colorado Day and the state's 125th birthday. The day will honor the colorful diversity of our state's heritage.

Mexican folk dancers, Native American dancers, classic square dancers, Japanese dancers, and gospel singers will perform. The Volunteers of the Colorado Historical Society will present a fashion show of historic clothing. A highlight of the day's events will be the viewing of the Denver Broncos' Lombardi Trophy from Superbowl XXXIII.

Bertha Lynn, news anchor at KMGH-Channel 7, will serve as emcee for the opening event at 10:30 a.m. where Lt. Governor Joe Rogers will speak on the "Significance of Colorado Day," and History Awards will be presented to Colorado high school students who submitted projects on Colorado history.
For more information, call 303-566-3632.

Sexual Harassment/Job Discrimination Workshop Scheduled

Attend this free and confidential workshop to learn what you can do at work and though the legal system if you have experienced sexual harassment or other forms of discrimination on the job. This workshop held Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 655 Broadway (CR Conference Room Level), will be facilitated by a professional trainer from 9to5 and a Colorado labor and employment attorney. Ample parking, wheelchair accessible, childcare, and translation provided with advance request.

Advanced registration required.

For more information or to register, call 303-628-0925 or 1-800-522-0925.

August Program At Baha’i Center Planned

The Metro State College Baha'i Club's free public program for August will be held on Saturday 25th at the Baha'i Center, 99 S. Grant St., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This month's topic will be a book review on "Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution."

For more information, call 303-322-8997.

Tenor Victor Trent Cook Visits as Rocky Mountain PBS Airs Three Mo ' Tenors

Rocky Mountain PBS will welcome Tony Award-nominated tenor Victor Trent Cook to its studios when it airs Three Mo' Tenors Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. Cook received a 1995 Tony Award nomination for his role in Smokey Joe's Cafe and has toured throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan. As a soloist, he has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center and Boston's Symphony Hall. Cook will discuss his career and experiences with Three Mo' Tenors live in the Rocky Mountain PBS studio as part of the August pledge line-up.

For more information, call 303-892-6666.

Assistance For Seniors And Physically Challenged People

Senior citizens and physically challenged people can now continue to live at home and remain independent with the help of the "Seniors in Motion" program.

This program provides mobility equipment, usually at no cost to the patient. The equipment available in this program includes: motorized and manual wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility equipment.

This program features free in-home evaluations and equipment fittings. Equipment is delivered directly to the patient with safety and operation instructions given.

For more information, a "mobility needs" consultation, or free in-home evaluation, call 1-800-594-1225.

Volunteers Needed to Assist Seniors

Volunteers are needed in the Denver metro area for the Money Management Program offered by Seniors! Inc. and AARP. The program is a service for older adults who need help in budgeting, balancing checkbooks, writing checks, and organizing papers. Volunteers visit the seniors in their homes on a monthly basis and assist in organizing their finances and keeping on top of their bill paying. Training is provided and all volunteers are insured through Seniors! Inc.

Established in 1969, Seniors! Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting independence and enriching the quality of life as we age.

For information about this volunteer opportunity, call Megan Kopec at 303/300 we need the rest of the phone number.

Hospice Volunteers Needed

Heartland Hospice, 1779 South Jackson St. in Denver, is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in Denver and extending to outlying communities as far as Evergreen, Ft. Collins, Bennett, and Castle Rock. Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, reading, patient transport/patient outings, errand running, childcare, barber/salon services, as well as non-patient clerical services in the office. Volunteer training classes are available to fit each person's schedule.

For more information or to volunteer, call Charles 303-759-3250.

Programs And Services For Adult Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

WINGS, a non-profit organization in Colorado, provides facilitated peer support services for men and women as they reduce the trauma of sexual abuse, improve their quality of life, and break the cycle of incest.

WINGS strives to promote healing through facilitated peer support groups in which survivors are believed, accepted, and are no longer alone. There are many groups meeting throughout metro Denver, including the Capitol Hill area, Littleton, Englewood, Thornton, Boulder, and Lakewood as well as other groups throughout Colorado.

For more information on groups or volunteer opportunities, contact the WINGS office at 303-238-8660.

A Call For Poems

Write a poem and win the $1,000 grand prize! Hollywood's Famous Poets Society is sponsoring a new poetry contest, open to everyone. There is no entry fee, and nothing to buy.

To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or fewer to Free Poetry Contest, PMB126, 1626 N. Wilcox Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028. Or enter on-line at www.famouspoets.com. A list of winners will be sent to all entrants.

The deadline for entering is Aug. 16.

Love Poems Sought In Poetry Contest

If you have written a love poem, listen up! The New York Poetry Alliance is sponsoring Poetry 2001, a free contest open to everyone. A $1000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner. There are 28 prizes in all. The deadline for entering is Aug. 23, 2001.

To enter, send poem 21 lines or fewer to New York Poetry Alliance, Box 1588, New York, NY 10116-1588. Or enter online at www.freecontest.com.

Poems Sought In Free Contest

Heads up if you're a poet! The Talent Literary Guild is offering a $1,000 grand prize in their free poetry contest. Also awarded during the year will be over $50,000 in cash prizes. To enter send one entry of 21 lines or fewer to Free Poetry Contest, 1257 Siskiyou Blvd., PMB 4, Ashland, OR 97520.

The deadline for entering is Aug. 10.