donna foerster: Tagawa Garden, Centennial, CO: June 2016
- 05/10/16 03:22 PM
Tagawa Garden, Centennial, CO: June 2016
June has a focus on attracting birds and wildlife, perennials and herbs. Turn your landscape in to a haven for friendly creatures or take some time to learn about the uses of herbs for health and well-being. Don't miss out on exploring the newly reclaimed floodplain of Cherry Creek on June 5th!
Here is a quick list of June education and events and a sneak peek at what's ahead in June, July, August and September! For more information, please visit the Tagawa Gardens website.
Creating a Perennial Habitat for Birds & Hummingbirds
Saturday, June 4; 10-11am
Shade Perennials and Shrubs
Saturday, June 4; 12-1pm
donna foerster: Tagawa Garden, Centennial, CO: May 2016
- 05/10/16 12:53 PM
Tagawa Garden, Centennial, CO: May 2016
May is a very busy month at Tagawa Gardens, starting with Mother's Day weekend! Don't worry, if you missed the Annual "Cat's Meow" Hanging Basket Sale, there's much more fun to be had this month! Check the schedule, then check your calendar and make Tagawa part of you Spring!
Here is a quick list of May education and events, and a quick peek at what will be offered in June. For more information, please visit the Tagawa Gardens website.
Interactive Perennial Gardening Demo (offered 3 times in May)
Friday, May 13, 11am-1pm
Growing a Cut Flower Garden
Saturday, May 14, 1-2pm
Interactive Perennial Gardening Demo
donna foerster: Things to do in Parker, CO: 2016 Senior Stroll
- 05/10/16 12:03 PM
Things to do in Parker, CO: 2016 Senior Stroll
No, I'm not talking about High School seniors! I'm talking about seasoned adults! What better time of year to get outside, then a beautiful day in May?
Join your community for a day of exercise and socializing! This a FREE event and it features a one-mile "fun run" or walk on the paved Cherry Creek trail, followed by breakfast and prize giveaways! I'll be there, will you?
What: 8th Annual Senior Stroll, hosted by Parker Parks and Recreation and sponsorted by Hearing Rehab Center and Life Care Center of Stonegate
When: Wednesday, May 25 at 10am
donna foerster: Alzheimer's Association Speakers' Bureau
- 03/07/16 03:17 PM
Alzheimer's Association Speakers' Bureau
Today I attended a training session at the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. I am preparing to become a member of the team of volunteers that make up the Speaker's Bureau. These folks go out in the community and speak to various organizations, groups and the general public to educate them on various topics in regards to Alzheimer's Disease. Some of these topics include: the Basics, 10 Warning Signs, Communication, Behaviors, Healthy Living and the Stages of the Disease.
We started with the Basics of Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. There is much to learn and then
donna foerster: Will Blog To Educate
- 03/02/16 09:44 AM
Will Blog To Educate
I have found that I practice 2 types of blogging. Maybe you do too. One is planned and the other is organic. I'll explain.
Generally I have a plan for blogging. I have a topic or "category" that I want to write about and a frequency for getting it done. For example, I've been writing monthly posts about local events. I'll continue to do this once month. That's my PLAN!
The second type of blogging is something I call "organic" blogging. It's my favorite! This could happen while working with a client. Something happens that would make a
donna foerster: What's New In Parker?
- 03/01/16 11:32 AM
What's New In Parker?
Want to be in the Know?
I live, work, play, eat, shop and exercise in Parker! I've lived here for close to 20 years and I love it. I also like to know what's going on in Parker. There's a good deal of new construction near Costco. First to the finish is Gander Mountain. Next we'll have a new Car Wash and Boondocks .
How do I know what's happening? I'm connecting and involved! How do you take advantage of the flow of information? It's easy. Here's a list of the most common ways:
Contact the Mayor or Town Council
donna foerster: Tagawa Gardens, Centennial, CO: March and April 2016
- 03/01/16 10:53 AM
Tagawa Gardens, Centennial, CO: March and April 2016
Tagawa Gardens is a local nursery and garden store offering plants, trees, shrubs flowers, gardening supplies, gifts, and so much more! What I like best about Tagawa Gardens are the local experts available to answer the tough questions! They also have classes, community outreach and fun events throughout the year.
Less than 3 weeks until the first day of Spring! Time to make a plan for your gardens and landscape.
I'd really like to have a vegetable garden-fresh picked tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peppers and squash. It would be wonderful to cook with fresh items from our own backyard.
donna foerster: Announcing Denver Area FREE Days: March and April 2016
- 03/01/16 10:03 AM
Announcing Denver Area FREE Days: March and April 2016
What are you doing with your free time? Of course, there are chores to be done, and maybe there's some errands that need your attention. You might have a home remodeling project, or you could be driving your kids all over town for their activities.
When was the last time you visited a museum? Check out the FREE Days listed below and plan your next adventure!
(For more information, please click on the links provided.)
Denver Zoo (2300 Steele Street)
*No FREE days until November*
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (2001 Colorado Blvd)
Monday, March 7
Sunday, April 10
Saturday, April 23
donna foerster: Things to do at Tagawa Gardens-Centennial, CO
- 06/24/15 08:59 AM
Things to do at Tagawa Gardens-Centennial, CO
Tagawa Gardens offers so much more than simply plants, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardening supplies. Of course, they have all of those things, but they also have the experts to answer your questions, they have classes and community outreach offerings, fun events throughtout the year, and much more.
Want to purchase a unique gift for someone? Tagawa Gardens has wonderful gifts and decor for inside and out, speciality food items, items for the animal lover, books, magazines, notecards and furniture!
Curious about the annual events? Here's a list of some that are coming up between now and
donna foerster: Parker Colorado's Best Kept Secret
- 06/23/15 08:33 PM
Parker Colorado's Best Kept Secret
Every town and city, no matter how big or how small has a secret to tell. What is Parker, Colorado's best kept secret? I've lived her since the late 90s and it took me a few moments to come up with the answer, but once I did, I knew I had to share it!
Parker, Colorado is known for it's hometown feeling. It's one of the top reasons why folks move here and why they stay. (It's one of the reasons why we call Parker home!)
Parker has the amenities we need and want - local library, recreation center,
donna foerster: Things to do in Parker, CO: Old Town Parker Wine Walks 2015
- 06/23/15 03:20 PM
Things to do in Parker, Colorado: Old Town Parker Wine Walks 2015
Are you new to Parker? Have you lived here for 10 or 20+ years? It doesn't matter if you are life long resident, or if you live in a neighboring town or state for that matter! Enjoying what Old Town/Downtown Parker has to offer is open to EVERYONE!
Old Town Parker Wine Walks is a great way for adults to explore Parker's Mainstreet area of Parker. Come with your spouse, friends, neighbors or co-workers to visit the businesses, restaurants and retailers who are opening their doors to meet you. Spend some time
donna foerster: Things to do in Parker, CO: Movies in the Park 2015
- 06/15/15 08:28 PM
Things to do in Parker, Colorado: Movies in the Park 2015
Mark your calendars for FREE Movies in the Park! Bring your family and join your neighbors for Movies at O'Brien Park this Summer. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on.
Presented by Parker Adventist Hospital and hosted by the Parker Chamber of Commerce, Movies in the Park is a FREE community events. Enjoy games, vendors, music, concesssions and of course, a movie! The evening starts at 6pm and the movie begins at dusk.
When: Saturday, June 20th
What: Despicable Me (2010)
Length: 95 minutes
Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Stars: Steve Carrell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand
donna foerster: Things to do in Parker, CO: Let Freedom Sing 2015
- 06/15/15 02:10 PM
Things to do in Parker, CO: Let Freedom Sing 2015
What will you do to celebrate Independence Day this year?
You could stay home and have a backyard BBQ complete with hotdogs, baked beans, potato salad, corn on the cob and watermelon. (Oh boy, does that sound yummy!) Of course you need to invite family, friends and neighbors to enjoy all that wonderful food!
If you are interested in live music, local food vendors, complimentary children's activites AND fireworks, then head to Let Freedom Sing, the Town of Parker's annual celebration.
Gather your family and meet up with your neighbors. Bring a blanket and some comfy
donna foerster: How Does Your Garden Grow?
- 05/13/15 11:10 AM
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Are you a "Gardening Aficionado" or a "Weekend Warrior"? I'm the latter. I do what I can, when I can and I rely on the professionals and experts with the rest. The weather in the Denver Metro area can still be unpredictable, even in May, so we typically wait until after Mother's Day to plant just about anything. That was a GREAT plan this year...we had SNOW on Mother's Day!
The temperatures are creeping back up gradually and the over night lows are fairly mild, so it might be "safe" to start planting this weekend! We like to do
donna foerster: Time to Build (Our Business, Not a House!)
- 12/01/14 02:51 PM
Time to Build (Our Business, Not a House!)
I'm having an AHA moment. Something of a rude awakening that I really needed. It seems the universe is conspiring to help me focus on our business and particularly our Internet presence so that we can have a strong and successful 2015. Thank you universe!
I've read several blog posts in the last week or so that have really driven this message home for me. I'm listing them here with links, just in case you are like me and you need a slap in the face or a kick in the pants.
donna foerster: 2014 Holiday Film Festival @The Wildlife Experience
- 11/30/14 07:05 PM
Holiday Things to do in Parker Colorado:
2014 Holiday Film Festival @The Wildlife Experience
Bring the whole family to enjoy some quality time together during the month of December. The holiday magic begins with arts and crafts, followed by the movie (feature presentation).
Saturday, December 13th ~ Elf
4pm - Arts and Crafts
5pm - Feature presentation
Sunday, December 14th ~ The Muppet Christmas Carol
1:30pm - Arts and Crafts
2:30pm - Feature presentation
4pm - Arts and Crafts
5pm - Feature Presentation
Saturday, December 20th & Suday, December 21st ~ The Polar Express
1:30 & 4pm - Arts and Crafts
donna foerster: Saturday's Shots: Ho Ho Ho!
- 11/29/14 09:45 AM
Saturday's Shots: Ho Ho Ho!
Our "Santa Season" officially started last night with the Mayor's Tree Lighting. Rich (aka Santa) and our friend, Kam (aka Mrs. Claus) road to O'Brien Park in a horse drawn carriage. It was lovely! Then they came back to the Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center in Downtown Parker where they greeted kiddos from 6:30-8:00 pm.
Last night I was an elf, directing parent/kiddo traffic to visit with Santa, and I gave out candy canes and small gifts from Santa. I was lucky enough to get a photo with the jolly man
donna foerster: 5th Annual Colorado Give Day: 12/9/14
- 11/28/14 12:06 PM
5th Annual Colorado Give Day: 12/9/14
Community First Foundation and FirstBank partner to "host" Colorado Gives Day. This is a statewide event to encourage giving to non-profit agencies and organizations. It's a 24 hour, non-stop opportunity to support the charities that are meaningful to you. We have several non-profit organizations that we support. In each case, we have a special reason to get involved.
My paternal grandmother had Alzheimer's disease. She was living in Florida and I was in Colorado. I felt powerless to do anything to help her until I learned about the local chapter of the
donna foerster: Are We Communicating?
- 11/27/14 12:22 PM
Are We Communicating?
I just read a great article on business email etiquette. Sounds pretty boring huh? The author shared tips that make good business sense. Throughout our day, we are often corresponding with other professionals and with our clients via email, therefore remembering these tips will help us to be better communicators! Here are some points that stood out to me.
~If you are not sure if you should be formal, or casual. Go with formal.
~If the email you receive starts out "Dear", that's how you should respond.
~Don't use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. It appears as though
donna foerster: Holiday Things to do in Parker 2014: Visit Santa at the PACE Center
- 11/17/14 01:26 PM
Holiday Things to do in Parker 2014: Visit Santa at the PACE Center
Do you have your Christmas wish list ready? Then perhaps you should plan to come to the PACE Center and share your hopes and dreams with the jolly man in the red suit!
Santa will be at the PACE Center beginning Friday, November 28th from 6:30-8 pm (directly following the Mayor's Holiday Lighting. He will also be there on Saturdays from 5-8 pm between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The PACE Center will have a separate "Santa" entrance for folks coming to visit with Santa. This will be the drop