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Sleep with the homeless Saturday

Local homeless advocacy group HOME (Homeless Organize for More Equality) is sponsoring its second public sleep-in on Saturday, June 11, to protest the city ordinance that bans public camping.

The public is invited to join with homeless people to sleep along Boulder Creek at Canyon and Broadway, west of the Municipal Building.

The group held a similar event in May 2010, and police did not ticket or disturb sleepers.

A potluck gathering is planned for 6 p.m., followed by a speakers circle at 7:30 p.m., and the sleepers bivouac at 8:30 p.m.

City puts Creek Fest up for bid

The city of Boulder has put the management of the Boulder Creek Festival up for bid, as expected.

City officials had originally planned to issue a request for proposals (RFP) last fall, but awarded the contract for the 2011 Memorial Day weekend event to Boulder Creek Events, which has run the festival for more than a dozen years.

Boulder Creek Events and the city have been in a dispute for years about who actually owns the festival and its name. Chris Dailey, CEO of Boulder Creek Events, told Boulder Weekly last October that he was considering legal action against the city.

Meg Denbow, director of communications for Boulder Creek Events, declined to comment this week other than saying that the organization is still weighing its options.

Plan for old Camera site unveiled

Karlin Real Estate has announced preliminary concept plans for EleventhandPearl, the former Daily Camera site located at the southwest corner of 11th and Pearl streets in Boulder.

According to a news release, the proposed development will be centered on the concept of “Wilderness City” — an idea that recognizes the importance of the relationship between Boulder’s undeveloped open space (wilderness) and the developed urban area (city), “a place where the totally wild meets the thoroughly urbanized.”

The proposed development will consist of 160,650 square feet of commercial space; 21,600 square feet of retail, and 139,000 square feet of office space. Building features include stateof-the-art automated parking and environmentally sustainable elements such as rooftop gardens and recycled and repurposed materials, according to the announcement.

A Planning Board hearing is sched uled for mid-August to review the project.

For project updates and more information on the concept for the building, visit

WWII Era Ball returns

The third annual 1940s WWII Era Ball will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at the Boulder Airport.

The event, which is held in the blue hangar at 3393 Airport Rd. in Boulder, features a 1940s USO-style show with impersonators of the era’s best performers, including Frank Sinatra and The Andrews Sisters. Guests can step into a TBM Avenger and enjoy a night of dancing with circa-WWII planes and flybys, military vehicles, re-enactors and The Hot Tomatoes, a nine-piece 1940s big band that will be playing under the nose of a WWII Bomber.

The event will also feature an “Authentic Attire” costume contest, the crowning of the King and Queen of the Ball with Fox 31’s Dan Daru, a WWII parachute jump and re-enactment, Boulder Swing Dance, swing dancing lessons, plane rides and aerialists.

There will be a wine, champagne, beer and cocktail bar, and food will be available for purchase. KUNC’s Wendy Wham will be the special guest host.

Tickets are $30, $35 at the door. More information is available at

Return of the road work

Boulder’s infrastructure is getting a facelift this summer with construction projects to improve utilities infrastructure, resurface city roads and improve transit.

About 50 city streets will be undergoing routine resurfacing and maintenance. The projects are expected to affect daytime traffic, including some lane and road closures, as well as parking restrictions. Repairs to damaged sidewalks began this week, requiring occasional daytime lane closures, as well as limited impacts to sidewalks and bike lanes. Broadway, between Euclid and 18th Street, will have one lane in each direction for about two months due to improvements being made to the intersection. Water lines will be replaced on some main streets, causing traffic delays until November, and sanitary sewer improvements are scheduled through mid-July.

Check out the Cone Zones website ( to find out when specific roads and paths are closed for maintenance.

Film tour for Community Cycles

New Belgium Brewery is putting a twist on Boulder Walk & Bike Month with its Clips of Faith Film Tour, happening June 24 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. in Central Park. Beer sales will benefit Community Cycles.

New Belgium is inviting the community to create films about anything, but brownie points will be given for footage that includes craft beer, sustainability and whimsy.

Visit for more details. For more information about Walk & Bike Month, contact Sue Prant at 303-564-9681 or bikesue@gmail. com.

Sounds of summer

The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department is bringing the Boulder Concert Band to city parks for free live music every Monday evening at 7 p.m from June 13 to Aug. 8. The first concert will be held at the Central Park Bandshell near Canyon and Broadway.

Information on specific locations is available at

In case of inclement weather, rain dates are the Tuesdays following the scheduled concert dates.

Boulder arts festival returns

The fourth annual Boulder Festival of Arts will be showcasing local crafting talent at the 29th Street Mall June 25-26.

The fair’s hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on that Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The free festival will feature a variety of mediums, including paintings, sculptures, glass, wood, jewelry, ceramics and photography. The artists are selected from hundreds of applicants based on the quality of the work and the originality of the method. All artwork will be for sale.

For more information, see or call 561-746-6615

Yoga and music event on tap

The Hanuman Festival, a four-day yoga and music festival, will return to Boulder June 16-19.

The event brings together yoga communities from across the country for a celebration of Boulder’s commitment to healthy and sustainable eating and living, inspiring musical talent and exceptional yoga instruction.

A Saturday night benefit concert will support Off the Mat and Into the World (

Festival tickets for yoga range from $35 to $1,499. Tickets for musical acts range from free to $40.

The Hanuman Festival was founded in the summer of 2010 by Boulder yogis Valerie D’Ambrosio and Yoshi Aono.

For more information visit

Homeless forum set

PLAN Boulder County will hold its June 10 Friday Forum on the topic, “Should Something Different Be Done in Boulder for the Homeless?” Speaking at the event, which begins at noon in the Boulder Creek Room of the Boulder Public Library, will be City Attorney Tom Carr, former sheriff and Carriage House Community Table board member George Epp and Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Director Greg Harms.