Upcoming Events

2022 Annual Picnic

You are invited to Alpha Association’s Annual Picnic

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 5 pm, at Observatory Park
(Meet near the Observatory at the corner of East Warren Avenue and
South Fillmore Street.)

The Association will provide tables, iced tea, and lemonade. Please bring a chair, your meal, plates and eating utensils, and any alcoholic beverages you may want. (Please note: Denver Parks prohibits glass containers.)

If you have questions, contact George Gramer, 303-945-1728

More Details...

Past Events

Balistreri Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

PBK members and guests had a tour and wine tasting at Balistreri Vineyards, which winemaker John Balistreri and his family started in 1998. Since then, they’ve built a strong community in Colorado and beyond that’s passionate about Natural Balistreri Wines. Most of the grapes they use are grown in Colorado, so they are an authentic Colorado winery.

More Details...

2022 Annual Banquet

The Alpha Association’s annual banquet was held at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant in Englewood. Professor Thomas Zeiler from the University of Colorado Boulder spoke on “America through Baseball” — how the game has changed American history.

More Details...

February 2022 Discussion of The Sirens of Mars by Sarah Stewart Johnson

Book club participants discussed The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World , by Sarah Stewart Johnson, which won the 2021 Phi Beta Kappa book award in science.

More Details...

Jeffrey Franklin Poetry Reading: Where We Lay Down

Jeffrey Franklin read from his book of poems, Where We Lay Down.

More Details...

2021 Annual Meeting

The Alpha Association held its annual meeting to elect officers for the 2021-22 year. After a buffet lunch, Colorado’s poet laureate, Bobby LeFebre, spoke.

More Details...

2021 Picnic

Alpha members and their guests met at Observatory Park in Denver for a post-COVID celebration.

More Details...

PBK Visiting Scholar: Poet Evie Shockley

Professor Evie Shockley, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar and Professor of English at Rutgers University, gave a virtual public lecture on Thursday, April 15, titled, “Black Graphics: Text, Image and the Politics of ‘Colorblindness’ in Natasha Trethewey’s Poety.” Natasha Trethewey was US Poet Laureate in 2012-13 and 2013-14. The lecture was sponsored by the Gamma Chapter at the Univeristy of Denver.
The Alpha Association of Colorado and the Gamma Chapter co-sponsored a poetry reading on Friday, April 16, at 6:30 pm, followed by a brief question-and-answer session.
More Details...

Gardening Basics from A to Z

On April 8, Alpha member Ben Palen led a virtual demonstration about gar­den­ing — how to start seens in containers and small spaces, vegetatbles and flowers that do well in our area, caring for plants once they are established, and basics of companion plantings. YouTube videolink: https://youtu.be/tjhDEKzzYMc

More Details...

Happy Hour with Alpha Association Members and Guests

Alpha Association members and their guests enjoyed a virtual happy hour, with members providing ingredients for cocktails and mocktails, which were then paired with appetizers.

More Details...

Movie Night -- Late Night with Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling

Zoom discussion of the movie Late Night, starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling.

More Details...