Arapahoe libraries events

Arapahoe Libraries Hocus Pocus Festival at Curtis Park

An autumn chill is in the air making it the perfect time to celebrate the release of the much-anticipated movie sequel Hocus Pocus 2 at the Hocus Pocus Festival sponsored by Arapahoe Libraries on Saturday, October 8, from 1-3 pm at Curtis Park, 2323 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village 80121. 

The festival will feature outdoor fall fun for the family with food trucks on site, crafts, an inflatable corn maze, a bewitching cast of movie characters and more. Activities are geared towards ages 9 years and older; however, all ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged. 

Event parking will be available at Aspen Academy or across the street from the Curtis Center near the corner of Orchard Rd. and University Ave. Lawn chairs or blankets are suggested because of limited seating at the park.

For more information, call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279) or visit arapahoe
libraries.org.

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Live in concert: A Night of Jazz at Embassy Suites

Hailed as one of the most original musicians of his generation, Daniel Bennett, a jazz saxophonist from New York City, will be joined by master percussionist Koko Bermejo and acclaimed bassist Kevin Hailey for an evening of modern jazz sponsored by Arapahoe Libraries on Friday, October 14, from 6-8 pm at the Embassy Suites DTC, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., Centennial.  

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette describes Bennett’s music as a mix of “modern jazz and avant-pop” and the trio’s genre-bending sound has captivated audiences throughout the world with performances in New York City, London and Los Angeles. This group of musicians was also recently voted as “Best New Jazz” in Hot House, New York’s premier jazz magazine. 

For more information or to reserve your spot, call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279) or visit arapahoelibraries.org.