In order to promote a sense of community in Lowry, the Lowry Foundation hosts various events throughout the year. Here are some upcoming events:
LOWRY SPEAKER SERIES – GUEST: BIRD CONSERVANCY OF THE ROCKIES
Tuesday, August 7, 2018; 7-8:30 PM, Eisenhower Chapel
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies joins the Lowry Speaker Series for a talk about the importance and wonders of birds. What species of birds do we typically see in Colorado? How do we tell them apart (field marks, sounds, behaviors, location)? How do we learn about birds? What is bird banding and why, when and where is it done? What are bird banding ethics? What is a mist net? How do we extract a bird from a net? How do we hold a bird? How do we measure and weigh birds, and how do we record the data? What patterns and trends do we see? How and when do we release birds back into the wild? Interested audience members will be able to practice the bird banding process themselves with felt birds (NOTE: there will be no live birds at this presentation). Free and open to the public; no reservations or tickets necessary. For more information, please call Karen House at (720) 955-8833.
4TH ANNUAL ARTISTS IN AUGUST ART SHOW
Sunday, August 26, 2018; 10 AM-4 PM, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (7711 E. Academy Boulevard, Denver)
Join the Lowry Foundation to celebrate and support local artists who will show and sell their work, ranging from jewelry to paintings to quilts. Refreshments will be available. Our 2017 event was attended by over 800 people! Tickets are $1 at the door or can be purchased in advance at Lowry Print & Ship (200 Quebec Street). For more information, please call the Lowry Foundation at (303) 344-0481.
FROM AIR FORCE BASE TO THRIVING NEIGHBORHOOD
Sunday, September 9, 2018; 2-4 PM, Eisenhower Chapel
For more than half a century, Lowry Air Force Base served our country by preparing military warriors from all branches of the U.S. and Allied Forces. The Base closed in 1994 and has since been redeveloped into a lovely, master-planned community. Learn about the area's rich history, followed by a walking tour of several of the original base structures which have been creatively repurposed and are still in use. Refreshments provided. Program presented in partnership with Schlessman Family Branch Library and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Free and open to the public; no reservations or tickets necessary.
LOWRY UNCORKED FALL WINE TASTING
Friday, October 19, 2018; 6-8:30 PM, Eisenhower Chapel
Nibble on appetizers, and sample and purchase both bottles and cases of great wines from Marczyk Fine Foods’ Fairfax Wine and Spirits. All proceeds will benefit the Lowry Foundation’s community programs. Tickets are $25 at the door or can be purchased in advance online (link available soon). For more information, please call the Lowry Foundation at (303) 344-0481.
LOWRY SPEAKER SERIES – GUEST: ED KRAMER
Tuesday, October 23, 2018; 7-8:30 PM, Eisenhower Chapel
Join the Lowry Speaker Series as we present Ed Kramer, an instructor at Denver’s Art Institute and former computer-generated imagery (CGI) artist. Ed has worked on some of the biggest movies in Hollywood, including STAR WARS, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Mummy, among others. He will be with us to share his movie magic secrets and talk about past and future of computer graphics. There will be STAR WARS and other movie memorabilia from Ed’s private collection for viewing. Free and open to the public; no reservations or tickets necessary. For more information, please call Karen House at (720) 955-8833.
Heroes, Homes and History.
The Lowry Foundation was established in 1998 as a nonprofit organization with a mission of enhancing the quality of life and public spaces within Lowry. The Foundation provides a vital level of support to the vision of Lowry’s past, present and future as a community of pride and livability.
Heroes: Creation and support of ongoing programs that share the passion of military veterans, the contributions of our residents and the involvement of businesses.
Homes: Support the beautification of the neighborhood through the ownership and maintenance of public art, the Reading Garden, transit art (bus stops) and other neighborhood amenities. The Foundation also plays a key role in the creation and support of community events.
History: Preserves and promotes Lowry’s unique history through the ownership and maintenance of the historic Eisenhower Chapel and programs on the military history of Lowry Air Force Base.