\ DECEMBER 12, 2021
**\#\#\# December Events**
**\*\*Colorado Gives Day 2021: Tuesday\, December 7th\!\*\***
`[`[`Colorado Gives Day`](https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001M_CO27s-VPYSu9CnEQgl5BdzM5d-sC2FJ9ZuHgv50LwXhsEaqY07dFGWlZC8I5X8N_NgFaGln7b0YzL_41KqwSRdzvVv5J1HCb3h5Zq_2L-iL1kyjF_8wjl5Iel6y01XY0bguAN4zg--9kcrxHfiDr_0slva4lCnetfmiUB660hmM8spIcGwwPQtexqxgZfcygc-fb3jouc=&c=Xd7YFF2ZKYs_wJfQ6xjBy078YJlYvUZ8fSkUZkfwXfZ--fF7XQeCuA==&ch=Glosm8Zys7J4xA8QAbl3f5novQPIkzSpGKpOPec8AqF4aab_JYSyyA==)`](`[`https://www.coloradogives.org/ArtGarage/overview?step=step1`](https://www.coloradogives.org/ArtGarage/overview?step=step1)`)` is one of the largest giving day incentive funds in the country. It aims to strengthen the country's nonprofit organizations through online giving. As you make your year-end donations, please consider including The Art Garage.
You can also support The Art Garage by doing your holiday shopping at `[`[`Smile.Amazon.com`](http://smile.amazon.com/)`](`[`https://smile.amazon.com/`](https://smile.amazon.com/)`)` and selecting to support ‘The Art Garage’ for .5% of your purchases to be donated to our organization!
\*\*Need a Gift Idea? Check out Make It Wurth It\!\*\*
"Treat yourself or someone special with these curated items from artisan women from Colorado & California. I've personally hand-picked and partnered with these amazing women for a magical holiday experience! Our limited-edition high vibe holiday gift box is packed with artisan self-care products, magical treats and herbal goodies to help you relax, rejuvenate and restore yourself. It’s like giving yourself the greatest Christmas present ever!" Shop now `[HERE](`[`https://www.makeitwurthit.com/products/holiday-artisan-gift-box`](https://www.makeitwurthit.com/products/holiday-artisan-gift-box)`)` and use Code: ag5 to get an additional $5 off the current sale!
**\*\*Help Save Oblio’s Pizzeria\!\*\***
A neighborhood staple needs your help! Please consider helping Oblio’s Pizzeria by donating through their `[`[`Go Fund Me page`](https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-save-oblios?qid=a9f19a3699de1324fa8963917516c5ba)`](`[`https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-save-oblios?qid=a9f19a3699de1324fa8963917516c5ba`](https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-save-oblios?qid=a9f19a3699de1324fa8963917516c5ba)`)`.
**\#\#\# Program Updates**
**\*\*The Art Garage Out of School Time classes at Stedman Elementary\*\***
Thank you to the Denver Office of Children’s Affairs for funding these Fall Break classes at Stedman Elementary for Kindergarten - 5th graders. Our students learned about the Wampanoag Tribe, the art of giving, and designed fabric squares to make scarves that will be donated this winter. Thank you to all who participated and contributed to this program!
**\*\*Soccer Electric \+ The Art Garage\*\***
Thank you to `[`[`Soccer Electric`](https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001M_CO27s-VPYSu9CnEQgl5BdzM5d-sC2FJ9ZuHgv50LwXhsEaqY07dDq_bUbWwi5bKeIRu1qMkw-AC75REhQpoAuld65LLbzW8PZ_2U0gLy8RMpyzUardKcXEyE1IhBrTSjUeOKETs0TRvRF_f9DI-lcHTSUgbxy-&c=Xd7YFF2ZKYs_wJfQ6xjBy078YJlYvUZ8fSkUZkfwXfZ--fF7XQeCuA==&ch=Glosm8Zys7J4xA8QAbl3f5novQPIkzSpGKpOPec8AqF4aab_JYSyyA==)`](`[`https://www.soccerelectric.com/`](https://www.soccerelectric.com/)`)`, Park Hill Elementary and our instructor Ms. Joy for another great semester of Movement and Art After School Programming! Looking forward to our continued partnerships and providing high quality programming to our Park Hill community.
**\*\*Guest Speakers Needed at The Art Garage\!\*\***
The Art Garage is seeking unique and diverse Guest Speakers for our summer programming in 2022. If you are interested or have a unique skill or profession that could possibly be incorporated into a summer class please email [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) Feel free to pass along the information to friends and family too!
\*\*Denver Shop Local Guide\*\*
Use #shoplocalcolorado and check out `[THIS GUIDE](`[`https://oedit.colorado.gov/blog-post/this-holiday-season-show-a-little-love-and-shoplocalcolorado`](https://oedit.colorado.gov/blog-post/this-holiday-season-show-a-little-love-and-shoplocalcolorado?utm_campaign=Colorado%20Creative%20Industries&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=189859965&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--KJtizSelnepAC35i05KRiqfDmHj1iXQpYgDKHcIRXqpT5zcpDDBTmyZgvUfMMpv7twxDN4CsfeDPYzN94hJvgyM8gRQ&utm_content=189859965&utm_source=hs_email)`)` to help you shop local this holiday season and support small businesses in our community!
**\*\*The Nutcracker \- Sensory Friendly Performance\*\***
Sponsored by Developmental Pathways; “Colorado Ballet is proud to offer a performance of The Nutcracker for children and adults with ASD and other sensory sensitivities, different abilities, or special needs on Thursday, December 2nd at 11:00am! This production will have sensory-friendly adaptations and will also provide a relaxed environment for all patrons in attendance.” Learn more and get tickets `[HERE](`[`https://tickets.coloradoballet.org/7824/7825`](https://tickets.coloradoballet.org/7824/7825)`)`!
\*\*Birthday Buddies Support Group for Children with Learning Disabilities\*\*
“Guiding Bright Minds is excited to announce the rollout of our birthday buddies support group, Birthday Buddies for Children with Learning Disabilities – Colorado. Many of our neurodiverse children struggle to make and keep friends, and are often alone for their birthdays, well, it’s time we put an end to that!” Learn more about this group `[HERE](`[`https://www.guidingbrightminds.com/resources/birthday-buddies-support-group-for-children-with-learning-disabilities`](https://www.guidingbrightminds.com/resources/birthday-buddies-support-group-for-children-with-learning-disabilities)`)`!
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