March Neighborhood News & Events

Wanna go to Palm Springs?  Ok – we tease! It’s really an opportunity to be transported to Palm Springs by way of the magic of theatre. We have a pair of tickets to give away for Other Desert Cities, the Cherry Creek Theatre’s new production beginning at the end of this month. The first person to join as a new member or to renew their membership will receive a pair of tickets to the show of their choice.  JOIN HERE!  Other Desert Cities was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and this production continues the CCT’s all-female-directed season.  READ MORE HERE

Did You Know…?

Growing Pains or Gains? – Denver ranked number 5 in fastest growing large cities (over 300,000 in population) in the USA in 2018. Overall, Denver ranked 34 in fastest growing cities when not segmenting for population. Does this come with pros and cons? Pros: Strong economy, job growth, increased home values. Cons: Increased density and traffic. How you see it is all a matter of your personal perspective and priorities. As a neighborhood association, our approach is balance. If you have an interest in this topic, please join our Events, Zoning or Traffic Committee and get involved! We are stronger together! READ MORE HERE

Capital Projects Town Halls and Game Plan for a Healthy City – two opportunities to give input on one of the things Hilltop residents love the most: our Parks: The Game Plan is seeking input on their second draft and will host a public hearing on March 13 prior to its final approval process at City Council. READ MORE HERE  This long-range strategic plan is intended to help the city respond to challenges including growth, limited water resources, and changes in our climate.  And – this is important – it will serve as a guide on how to spend that 2A Funding we just voted for.  Speaking of that – you can share your priorities for capital projects at these 5 Town Hall meetings on capital projects (including Parks & Rec funding)  READ MORE HERE

Community Foresters 
Ever wanted to learn more about trees? Advocate our urban forest? Improve your community’s tree canopy? Here’s your opportunity: The Park People partners with Denver Parks & Recreation to host the Community Forester program – a fun and informative, five-workshop series that teaches participants about trees and prepares them to act as stewards of the urban tree canopy.  With rapid population growth and increased development, it more important now than ever to protect/grow our beloved trees and green spaces!  READ MORE HERE

March Events

Town Hall on State Legislature Issues
State Sen. Lois Court and State Rep. Chris Hansen hold a Town Hall on activities at the Capitol and discuss many issues, including a focus on long term fiscal issues. Saturday, March 9 at 9:30am in Lowry.  READ MORE HERE

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Join one of Colorado’s largest celebrations in Downtown Denver on Saturday, March 16. Celebrate community and culture with family and friends, because everybody can be a little Irish for the parade!  READ MORE HERE

Collaboration Beer Fest
They say, “Team work makes Dream work” and you can taste this for yourself on March 16 at the Hyatt Regency Denver. Two or more breweries come together to brew something special with one or both being a member of the Colorado Brewers Guild. The result? Some of the most exciting, rare, and delicious beer tappings you’ll find anywhere.  READ MORE HERE

Warm Cookies of the Revolution
March 21 at the McNichols Civic Center Bldg, the civic engagement non-profit Warm Cookies of the Revolution turn the tables on your typical candidate forum to place politicians in the audience and comedians at the mic — What could go wrong?!  READ MORE HERE

We value and would love your contributions to the newsletter! If you have a relevant and appropriate neighborhood event and/or news article you would like to share, please email [email protected] and we will let you know if we are able to include it a future Hilltop e-newsletter. 

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Our events and activities are made possible by the financial support of our members and the generous spirit of our volunteers.  We invite you to join us and help our civic association thrive and add even more activities for our residents.

Please join or renew your support:

  • Online at our Website (preferred as it saves our volunteer’s time). We conveniently accept Visa, MasterCard or PayPal. $1 Fee.
  • Or mail a check* to:
    Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    PO Box 201142
    Denver, CO 80220
    *For Business checks, please be sure to include your family name and neighborhood address. 
  • Pay by check, cash or card at any of our upcoming neighborhood events.

Your investment in and support of the Association is greatly appreciated!

Thank you.
Ann Spoor, CPHCA Membership Committee