Sponsored by Starbucks which donated a hefty $100,000 to the project Passion will employ the help of more than 400 volunteers (half of whom are employees of the java giant) to plant trees, shrubs and flowers, lay sod, spread gravel for paths and stain the wooden playground, among other improvements. Throughout the event, three local bands (also made up of Starbucks employees) the December Question, pianist Alex Grant and the Carey Pearsall Band will perform for volunteers and the general public, who are welcome to stop by and witness the gardens' transformation.
Registration is at 8 a.m.; volunteers will do their thing from 8:30 a.m. until noon, when Mayor Hickenlooper is scheduled to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony. A volunteer luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.denvergov.org/dprvolunteers or call 303-964-1043.
Sat., May 19, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.