ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Colorado Ballet Presents Peter PanJanuary 31 – February 9. Enjoy a high-flying advent...
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT COLORADO BALLET PRESENTS PETER PANJanuary 31 – February 9. Enjoy a high-flying advent...
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Cirque Dreams HolidazeNow – January 4. A family stage spectacular that celebrates Christmas and all the season...
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German Christkindl Holiday MarketNovember 29 – December 23. Come and enjoy delicious cuisine, festive German d...
Arapahoe Philharmonic Holiday Movie NightDecember 13. This performance will feature Silvestri’s The Polar Expr...
Cherry Creek Youth Sports
May 1. Open Registration for Youth Tackle Football and Cheerleading for ages 6 – 14. For information or to register go to www.creeksports.com.
Greater Englewood Business Happy Hour
May 7, 5 – 7 p.m., Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 W. Oxford, Englewood. 303-789-4473.
Meet, Greet and Eat with Littleton City Council
May 13, 4 – 6 p.m., Sterne Park, 5800 S Spotswood St, Littleton. Meet your neighbors, have dinner and bring the kids. Visit www.littletongov.org.
State of the City Luncheon with Mayor Jim Gunning
May 20, 11:30 registration, Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St, Lone Tree. The public is welcome to attend, but space is limited. Visit www.lonetreechamber.com.
Baby Shower For Newborns at Denver Health Medical Center
May 3, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drop off new baby items at Denver Health Medical Center, 301 W. 6th Ave., Denver. For details about this event visit www.DenverHealthFoundation.org or contact Laurel Ris at 303-602-2964 or email@example.com.
Donate a Bike and Change a Life
May 17, 8 a.m. – noon, Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club, 5801 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village. Consider donating your used bike to Bicycles for Humanity, a local Colorado nonprofit that ships bicycles to Namibia, Africa for aid workers, educators and residents to get better access to health care, education and economic opportunities.
Cinco De Mayo Fiesta
May 2, 5 – 9 p.m., Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Activities include Tortilla Making (5:30-7:30), Mariachi Grito Competition (7-7:20), Create Your Own Charro Hat (8-8:45) and Who wore it best (8:45-9). Prizes for 1st & 2nd place.
Spring Pottery Sale
May 6 – 11, Upper Gallery at the Arvada Center Upper Gallery, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Sale hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday, May 11, noon – 5 p.m. Opening reception May 6, 7 – 9 p.m. Many of the ceramics artists featured in this year’s show will be in attendance at the reception. Visit www.arvadacenter.org/education/spring-pottery-sale-2014 or call 720-898-7200.
Denver Botanic Gardens’ annual Spring Plant Sale
May 9-10, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Preview party May 8, 4 – 8 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. This is the Gardens’ largest plant sale and features a vast selection of annuals, perennials, fruits and vegetables, container gardens, hanging baskets, aquatics and more. Admission to the sale and Gardens is free. All sales support the Gardens. Visit botanicgardens.org.
Southeast Denver Community Electronic Waste and Appliance Recycle Saturday
May 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., First Plymouth Congregational Church, parking lot at 3501 S. Colorado Blvd. Drop off fee for most items is $5, computer monitors and laptop computers are $10, large household appliances, $10 – $15. Information: Bruce Glenn, 303-981-1561.
Intro to Oriental Rug Evening
May 15, 7 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver. Explore more than 3,000 rugs, runner to room size. Learn how Oriental Rugs are made and learn how Fair Trade makes a difference both in quality and the artisans’ lives. Admission free, but call for reservation, 303-316-8773, rugs.tenthousandvillages.com.
Fairmount Cemetery Heritage Rose Sale
May 17, 8a.m. until all roses are sold, rain or shine, Fairmount Cemetery, Chapel in the Pines, 430 S. Quebec St., Denver. This year’s sale features a large selection, including Old Garden & Heirloom, Hybrid Teas, Miniatures, Floribunda, Shrub, Rugosa, Climbers, Species and Fairmount Cemetery roses. 303-322-3895
Harley Club of the Rockies Motorcycle Show
May 18, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m., Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 14699 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora. The Harley Club of the Rockies showcases motorcycles and visits with the residents and local community. Lunch and refreshments. 303-693-0111
Wash Park Home Tour
May 20, 2 a.m. – 4 p.m. A variety of homes ranging from historic Craftsman to sleek modern contemporary homes. Also includes a Street Fair at E. Dakota between S. Williams and S. High Street Funds raised from the tour will benefit Steele Elementary School and Denver Public School’s Education Outreach Program that assists homeless students. Additional information is available and ticket purchases at www.WashParkHomeTour.org. Tickets may also be purchased directly from a Steele Elementary School student or at the Street Fair on the day of the tour.
ACC Employers Open House
May 21, 5 – 7 p.m., Room M4140, Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Learn how to apply for free grant money to train employees. Call 303- 734-3710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register by May 16.
Heroes, Villains, Dames and Disasters: 150 Years of Stories Veterans’ Appreciation Event
May 24, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. Sponsored by Denver Southeast Rotary. In conjunction with Colorado’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. This year’s event will include not only a free breakfast for the first 1000 veterans and their families registered and a speaker program, but also a “success” fair where over 60 veteran support organizations will be represented. Honorary co-chairs of the event are Senators Hank Brown and Mark Udall. Veterans and their families can register for the event at www.successforveterans.org.
Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry
May 3, Washington Park, Alameda and Downing, Denver. For more information and to register, visit www.FurryScurry.org or call 303-751-5772, Ext. 1378.
Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network Mental Health Benefit Luncheon
May 9, 155 Inverness Drive West, Ste 200, Englewood. Featuring keynote speaker, Kevin Hines, who survived a suicide attempt jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Today, he holds a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in suicide prevention. He will be signing his memoir, Cracked…Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt, which was released in the summer of 2013. Register at www.admhn.org or call 303- 779-9676.
Cherry Creek Dam Race to benefit Project C.U.R.E.
June 7, Village Greens Park, Greenwood Village. Race Director 5K and 10K walk/run crosses the Cherry Creek Dam Road, and 12.5 and 25-mile cycling event loops around Cherry Creek Reservoir and spans the scenic Cherry Creek Dam Road. Participants are raising funds to help Project C.U.R.E. ship medical equipment and supplies around the world. Exhibitor area will include health screenings and demonstrations. www.CherryCreekDamRace.com.
CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Tour and Educational Program
May 14, 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. tour, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Educational program followed by a State of Slim book signing, CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, 12348 E. Montview Boulevard, CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver. Registration required, contact Amanda Ulrey, 303-860-5633 or email@example.com.
Englewood Business Summit
May 15, 7:30 – 10 a.m., Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood. RSVP by May 2 at Commdev@englewoodgov.org. Questions, call 303-762-2599.
Rep. Spencer Swalm Town Hall
May 31, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Koelbel Library, 5955 S Holly St., Centennial, Review of the 2014 legislative session.
High School Credit Recovery at ACC
May 28, registration closes, Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Registration is open until May 28 for high school credit recovery summer courses through Arapahoe Community College’s Community Education Program. All Colorado high school students are eligible to recover credits, or to get ahead in English, math, science and social studies. Day, evening and online courses begin June 2. Visit www.arapahoe.edu/communityED or call 303-797-5722 for more information.
Children’s Museum of Denver: May 6, 4 – 8 p.m., 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver. 303-433-7444.
Denver Art Museum: May 3, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver. Visit www.denverartmuseum.org.
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield: May 5, 8500 Deer Canyon Road, Littleton. Visit www.botanicgardens.org.
Four Mile Historic Park: May 2, 715 S. Forest St., Denver. 720-865-0800.
Nancy Nealon is presenting her watercolor paintings at Lone Tree Recreation Center at 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree, 303-708-3500. Although she began painting in oils with no formal training, Nancy now paints in watercolors and will exhibit her flowers and landscapes.
Lynne Furrer will exhibit colorful renditions of spring flowers at Douglas H. Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, 303-797-8787.
The Paint Box Guild will present an array of fine art at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial, 303-798-2476. South Suburban’s Public Art Committee encourages Colorado artists to submit an application to display their artwork on a temporary basis at various South Suburban recreation facilities. For a complete list of guidelines and an art exhibition application, visitwww.sspr.org or contact Darcie LaScala at 303-483-7072.
Through May 25, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 2:30 p.m., May 22, 7:30 p.m. and May 24, 2:30 p.m., Vintage Theater, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses. The musical tracks the progression from their original status as rich and socially polished aristocrats to their largely isolated existence in a home overrun by cats and cited for repeated health code violations. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com.
May 3, 2 – 3 p.m., Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Dynamix, an outstanding vocal ensemble of twelve teens ages 13-17, will entertain with an energetic performance of doo-wop and pop standards. Info: 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Info: 303-795-3961.
May 3 – July 12, opening reception May 3, 6 – 9 p.m., MOA’s indoor gallery, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood. Collaborative works of Design and Build interns from CU Boulder and the M12 Collective. The exhibition will include multiple forms of installation, objects, roundtable discussion, interviews, photographs, and curricular artifacts. Visit www.moaonline.org or call 303-806-0444.
May 3, 11a.m. – 2p.m., Curtis Arts and Humanities Center and Curtis Park, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Includes Historic Curtis School exhibit, Modern Art exhibits by Greenwood Village artists, Model T Cars, Dixieland Jazz Band, children’s art activities. Celebration continues through May 30 with Modern Art Exhibits. Info: 303-797-1779 or www.greenwoodvillage.com.
May 9, 7:30 p.m., Mission Hills Church, 620 SouthPark Drive, Littleton. The Colorado Chorale will perform Bizet’s choruses alongside some of opera’s most famous arias and ensembles sung by mezzo-soprano Jennifer DeDominici, tenor Javier Gonzalez and baritone Steven Taylor. Tickets at www.arapahoe-phil.org, 303-781-1892 or at the door.
May 16, 7:30 p.m., Gates Auditorium, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Free concert, www.du.edu/lamont or 303-871-6412.
May 16, 7:30 p.m., Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton; May 18, 4 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Greenwood Village. Includes Beethoven’s ‘Hallelujah!’ Tickets online at www.littleton symphony.org or at the door on concert night. Free for youth 21 and younger.
May 22, 7:30 p.m., Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Best-selling author and prison reform activist Piper Kerman will speak about her year in the Danbury Correctional Facility for a crime she had committed 10 years prior as a very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug trafficking. Compelling, moving, and often hilarious, the stories of the women she met while in prison raise issues of friendship and family, mental illness, and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison. To purchase tickets, call 720-509-1000 Monday-Friday, 10a.m.-4p.m. or visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.
Cooking Class: Spring Goat Cheeses
March 20, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Whole Foods Tamarac Square, 7400 E. Hampden Ave., Denver. Three recipes using fresh goat cheese to spruce up your spring menu. Reserve a spot at the Customer Service Desk.
Columbine Genealogy and Historical Society
March 18, 1 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 University Boulevard, Centennial. ‘Thinking Outside the Box” presented by Kirk Patton, president, Castle Rock Genealogical Society. Survey of death-related genealogical sources. For more details, email CCJ Backus, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cherokee Ranch and Castle Vintage Murder Mystery Dinner
March 15, 7 -10 p.m., Castle Great Hall, Cherokee Ranch and Castle, Sedalia. Journey back to 1942 as we join the Society of Winemakers Interested in Local Levity for their Vintage of the Year awards, where foul play is afoot. Limited to 80 people. For reservations visit www.cherokeeranch.org or call 303-688-4600.
Open House and Tour of 17 Mile House Farm Park
March 22, noon- 2 p.m., 8181 S. Parker Road, Centennial. Visitors will learn about the history of the property and its significance to the Old West. Tours are offered one Saturday per month. Otherwise, the house and barn are open by appointment only. 720-874-6540.
Ward Lucas Program at Bemis
March 27 7 p.m., Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Local television journalist Ward Lucas will share stories of his exciting career, 303-795-3691 or www.littletongov.org.
Principles and Priorities
April 5, 9-11 a.m., Columbine High School Commons, 6201 S Pierce St., Littleton. An interactive exercise featuring U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette in which participants learn about the difficulty of balancing the federal budget by making many of the policy decisions facing lawmakers. Free and open to the public, but limited to the first 150 people. RSVP Congresswoman DeGette’s office at 303-844-4988 or email@example.com by April 3.
‘Supermart Savy’ Nutrition Class and Cooking Demonstration
April 2, 11a.m.-12:30p.m., The South Denver Heart Center, 1000 Southpark Drive, Littleton. Join Richard Collins, M.D. “The Cooking Cardiologist,” along with Susan Buckley, RD, CDE, as share their expertise on Heart Healthy nutrition and cooking solutions. For more information or to register call 303-744-1065, www.southdenver.com.
Open House for I-225 Linkage Study
March 19, Cherry Creek High School West Cafeteria, 9300 E. Union Ave., Greenwood Village. Ask questions and provide input regarding highway improvements for southbound I-225 between Yosemite Street and I-25. An overview of the study will be presented at 6:30 p.m.
Coffman to meet with constituents
March 15, 10:30 a.m. – noon, Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Circle, Aurora.
Spencer Swalm Town Hall
March 15, 10 a.m. – noon, Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Circle, Centennial.
Libertarian Party Annual Business Meeting and Convention
March 28-30, Marriott Denver West, 1717 Denver W. Boulevard, Golden Featuring two-term Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson. Tickets for the Libertarian Party of Colorado annual convention are on sale now at www.lpcolorado.org.
Tesoro Indian Market and Pow-Wow
May 17-18, The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. Native Southwestern art, cuisine, dance, music and hands-on educational activities for the kids.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
St. Patrick’s Day Party
March 14, 4:30 – 7p.m., Slattery’s Irish Pub at The Landmark, 5364 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village. Food and drink freebies, prize giveaways, live music and entertainment. $5 Advance Registration; $10 at the door.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival
March 15, noon – 6 p.m., Historic Olde Town Arvada. Live music, beer, wine, food, family fun and street vendors. In case of heavy snow, March 22 will be the alternate date. Information at ww.historicarvada.org.
Cherry Creek Reservoir Open for Boating
Boat inspections for aquatic nuisance species are mandatory at most waters in the state, including state parks and state wildlife areas. Hand-launched, non-motorized, boats such as canoes or kayaks are allowed on the water and are not subject to inspection. All trailer vessels must go through an Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspection prior to launching. East Ramp, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. The West Ramp, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends through March. If you wish to boat outside of those hours you must obtain a seal from a certified ANS boat inspector and go through the proper Pre-Inspection procedure. Visit www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/cherrycreek/Pages/CherryCreekHome.aspx.
South Suburban Recreation Centers feature local artists through March 31
Suresh Lakkaraju is presenting his photographs at Lone Tree Recreation Center at 10249 Ridgegate Circle, LoneTree, 303-708-3500. He is an IT consultant whose passions are photography, nature, objects, portraits, animals, flowers and scenic landscapes
Nancy Nealon will show her work at Douglas A. Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, 303-797-8787. Although she began painting in oils with no formal training, Nancy now paints in watercolors
Janet Ford will show her pastels at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Boulevard, Centennial, 303-798-2476. Her exhibit, Primary Pastel, is a brief trip in pastels to places she has explored in Colorado. South Suburban’s Public Art Committee encourages Colorado artists to submit an application to display their artwork on a temporary basis at various South Suburban recreation facilities. For a complete list of guidelines and an art exhibition application visit www.sspr.org or contact Darcie LaScala at 303-483-7072.
Lamont School of Music Composer Concert Series
March 9, 7:30 p.m., Hamilton Building University of Denver, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. Denver. Free concert, complimentary parking.
‘Ancient Threads: A Celtic Tapestry
March 14 – 15, 7:30 p.m., March 16, 2:30 p.m., Newman Center for the Performing Arts, University of Denver, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, www.NewmanTix.com or 303-871-7720.
‘It’s About Time: Eternity’
March 21, 7:30 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village; March 22, 7:30 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver Presented by Augustana Arts and Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra featuring Kantori. Tickets at www.augustanaarts.org or 303-388-4962. Insights pre-concert chat hosted by David Rutherford at 7 p m. Free to ticket holders.
‘A World of Delight – Endemic Music From Around the Globe’
March 23, 2 p.m., St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. The Highlands Ranch Concert Band presents a repertoire of musical selections from around the globe, including Songs From the Catskills by Johan Meij, Oro Quemado by W. Rhoads and The Black Man by the famous John Phillip Sousa. Admission free, visit www.hrconcertband.org.
Family Day at the Opera
March 22, 1 p.m., Ellie Caulkins Opera House Lobby, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver. This free family performance will feature an abridged production of The Barber of Seville sung in English. Performed by Opera Colorado’s 2014 Young Artists. Since the 10 a.m. performance has sold out, a second event has been added at 1 p.m. RSVP is required. To print out free tickets visit www.eventbrite.com/e/opera-colorado-presents-family-day-at-the-opera-100pm-performance-tickets-10689280927 or call Opera Colorado’s Box Office at 303-468-2030
COMING THIS SUMMER
Calling all Artists: Participate in the 2014 Capitol Hill People’s Fair
June 7 -8. The Capitol Hill People’s Fair in downtown Denver is one of the largest two-day festivals in the country (with more than 200,000 fairgoers), and one of Colorado’s longest-running outdoor urban festivals featuring art, music, food and family activities. Artist applications are available now at www.peoplesfair.com.
Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective
July 13 – Sept. 21, Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave., Denver. American painter Tom Wesselmann (1931–2004) is widely regarded as one of the leading figures of American Pop Art, with a career spanning more than four decades. Organized chronologically, the exhibition follows the development of Wesselmann’s work, series by series, from the earliest abstract collages to his well-known series, The Great American Nude, and Still Life of his Pop period, to the cut-steel drawings and Sunset Nudes of his late work. Visit www.denverartuseum.org.
Cooking Class: Bouillabaisse Stew
March 13, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Whole Foods Tamarac Square, 7400 E. Hampden Ave., Denver. Chef Shellie demonstrates a stress free method of cooking a variety of fish. Reserve a spot at the Customer Service Desk.
Columbine Genealogy and Historical Society
March 11, 9:30 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 University Boulevard, Centennial. CGHS Board of Directors Meeting; 1 p.m., What’s New at Family Search. Presented by Concetta Kile, Littleton Family History Center. For more details, email CCJ Backus, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
March 20, 5:30 p.m., Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St., Denver. Mistress of Ceremonies: Marilyn Van Debur Atler. 2014 inductees are Lauren Casteel, Elizabeth Wright Ingram, Helen Ring Robinson, Diana Wall, Christine Arguello, Penny Hamilton, Joanne Maguire, Morley Ballantine and Julia Archibald Holmes. RSVP by March 10, cogreatwomen.org/event.
Smoky Hill High School Spring Craft Fair
March 8, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 16100 E. Smoky Hill Road. More than 150 vendors. Free admission and free parking. Event will help PTCO offer Teacher scholarships, provide After Prom, support AP testing and other school activities. For information email email@example.com.
March 13, 6-9 p.m., History Colorado Center, 1200 Sherman St., Denver. New adult-night-out series that blends out-of-the-box activities with plenty of Colorado spirit (and spirits). Tonight’s program: Colorado is the Best. Visit www.historycoloradocenter.org/tickets.
Open House and Tour of 17 Mile House Farm Park
March 22, noon- 2 p.m., 8181 S. Parker Road, Centennial. Visitors will learn about the history of the property and its significance to the Old West. This County-designated heritage area includes a historic house, red barn, silo and milk shed, two replica windmills and 30 acres of open space. Tours are offered one Saturday per month. Otherwise, the house and barn are open by appointment only. 720-874-6540.
Ward Lucas Program at Bemis
Changed to March 27 7 p.m., Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Local television journalist Ward Lucas will share stories of his exciting career, 303-795-3691 or www.littletongov.org.
Principles and Priorities
April 5, 9-11 a.m., Columbine High School Commons, 6201 S Pierce St., Littleton. An interactive exercise featuring U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette which participants learn about how difficult it can be to balance the federal budget by making many of the policy decisions facing lawmakers today. Working in groups of five to seven, participants review current spending and revenue priorities, suggest principles for the future, and then apply their principles by selecting from several dozen priorities currently being discussed. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited to the first 150 people. If you are interested in attending RSVP Congresswoman DeGette’s office at 303-844-4988 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 3.
Coffman to meet with Constituents
March 15, 10:30 a.m. – noon, Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Circle, Aurora.
St. Patrick’s Day Party
March 14, 4:30 – 7p.m., Slattery’s Irish Pub @ The Landmark, 5364 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village. Food and drink freebies, prize giveaways, live music and entertainment, $5 Advance Registration; $10 at the Door.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival
March 15, noon – 6 p.m., Historic Olde Town Arvada. Live music, beer, wine, food, family fun and street vendors. Music by headliners Angus Mohr, The Bennett School of Irish Dance, Calder’s Revolvers, The Duke Street Kings, and 9’s a Pair. An “Irish Spirit Contest” will encourage festivalgoers to dress in their Irish best. Pictures will be taken and posted to Facebook, and online voters will determine the most prize-worthy entries. In case of heavy snow, March 22 will be the alternate date. Information at ww.historicarvada.org.
Paul Gillis to Chair Annual JNF Breakfast
May 13, Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S, Ivanhoe Street in Denver, CO. Paul Gillis, an active supporter of the Denver Jewish Community, has served in volunteer leadership roles for the Denver Jewish Community Center, Jewish National Fund, the Jewish Community Center Association and Hazon. A resident of Denver for seven years, he currently manages his own biotechnology hedge fund and provides health sciences consulting to the financial community. Information/RSVP, contact JNF Regional Director Boaz Meir at email@example.com or 303-573-7095 ext. 977.
Birdwatching for Beginners
May 14, 5:30 – 8 p.m., South Platte Park Carson Nature Center, 3000 W. Carson Drive, Littleton. Participants (16 and older) will be introduced to the basics of birding and the fun and entertaining way to ‘watch’ our wildlife of the skies. Learn to spot and identify a variety of birds, how to use a birding book or field guide, and how to use binoculars. The program will start with a lesson in the classroom, and then quickly move outside to allow participants to apply their new knowledge in a real setting while exploring South Platte Park. Program size is limited and pre-registration is required. Visit www.sspr.org/nature or call South Platte Park at 303-730-1022, ext. 12.
The following blood drives will be held in Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
Kiwanis of Columbine Community Blood Drive
March 10, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Beil Hall, Columbine United Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Road.
Arapahoe County Administration Community Blood Drive
March 12, 8 – 9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Donations inside Grays Peak, 5334 S. Prince St., Littleton
Southern Gables Church Community Blood Drive
March 23, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Donations inside Bonfils’ mobile bus located at 4001 S. Wadsworth Boulevard.
Columbine Library Community Blood Drive
March 26, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Donations inside Bonfils’ mobile bus located at 7706 W. Bowles Ave.
St. Mary of Littleton Catholic Church Community Blood Drive
March 30, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Donations inside Marian Hall located at 6853 S. Prince St.
Heart Healthy Nutrition Class: Brain Food
March 5, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., South Denver Heart Center., 1000 Southpark Drive, Littleton. Join Richard Collins, M.D. “The Cooking Cardiologist,” along with Susan Buckley, RD, CDE, as share their expertise on Heart Healthy nutrition and cooking solutions. For more information or to register call 303-744-1065, www.southdenver.com.
Nature Discovery Day: Wildlife Investigation
March 8, 10 a.m. – noon, Hudson Gardens, 6115 S Santa Fe Drive | Littleton. Identify animals that roam Hudson Gardens at night by searching for clues such as tracks and scat, discover which animals are on the hunt, which animals soar high above Hudson Gardens, and which animals are still asleep for the winter. Before heading home, children will have a chance to dissect a real owl pellet. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 303-797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.
‘Egypt in Turmoil’
March 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver. The civil unrest that began in late January 2011 with the ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continues to roil this critically important Arab country. Active Minds explore the origins and implications of Egypt’s current situation. Sponsored by Balfour at Riverfront Park. Cost: Free. Info: 303-322-7727.
Privacy vs. Protection in the War on Terror
March 25, 1:30-2:30 p.m., The Inn at Greenwood Village, 5565 S. Yosemite St, Greenwood Village. Join Active Minds for a discussion of the tension between combating terrorism and protecting individual privacy rights. Active Minds will review various domestic surveillance techniques used by the government and explore the implications for how far this power should extend. Cost: Free. RSVP: 303-327-7340 (Limited seating. Call for availability.)
Englewood Historic Preservation Society presents Lee Whitely
Feb. 28, 3 p.m., Englewood Public Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Lee Whitely. A fourth generation Coloradan, author of five books including The Cherokee will talk about early travel in Colorado across the Palmer Divide. All are welcome to attend.
Women in Business Breakfast
March 4, 7:30 9 a.m., Colore Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, 2700 S. Broadway, “Proven Resources to Start or Grow YOUR Business” Lonnie Koyama Lead Economic Development Specialist, US Small Business Administration, Colorado District. RSVP by Feb. 28, 303-789-4473.
Englewood Chamber Happy Hour Networking Event
March 5, 5 – 7 p.m., 3484 S. Broadway, Englewood. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy an ice-cold beer. For more information call 303-789-4473
Rocky Mountain Horse Expo
March 6 – 9, National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. Visit www.rocky
March 7 and April 4, 8-10 p.m., Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe, (outside on the West Lawn; between the main building and lot G). Open House format. ACC will provide a telescope at all three star parties, which are free and open to the public (no RSVP necessary). Free hot cocoa and cookies will be served.
March 13, 6-9 p.m., History Colorado Center, 1200 Sherman St., Denver. New adult-night-out series that blends out-of-the-box activities with plenty of Colorado spirit (and spirits). Tonight’s program: Colorado is the Best. Visit www.historycolorado
Children’s Museum of Denver Sleepover
March 1 – March 2, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. Children and families are invited to spend the night on our fire truck, inside the anthill, on a lily pad or in your favorite spot at the Museum. Enjoy private playtime and a movie as we all settle in for the night. Dinner, breakfast and snacks are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult should be responsible for no more than two children. Contact Lisa Andersson at 303-561-0104 or LisaA@cm
denver.org for more information or to register.
Preview event for The Colorado Symphony Ball 2014
March 6, 6-8 p.m., Tiffany & Co., Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver. Hosted by Tiffany & Co., Kent Thiry and Denise O’Leary. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served and guests will be entertained by a string quartet of Colorado Symphony musicians and enjoy a sneak peek at what’s in store at the April 5 gala, which will feature performances by the Moderators and the DaVita Blues All Stars, both backed by the Colorado Symphony. Complete details about The Colorado Symphony Ball 2014 available at coloradosymphony.org/your-support/symphony-ball/.
‘Dress in Blue’
March 6, 6 p.m., Breckenridge Brewery, 2220 Blake St., Denver. Benefits colorectal cancer prevention initiatives at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, including the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program. The event is being presented in partnership with the Colorado Cancer Coalition-Colorectal Cancer Task Force. Visit dressinblueday.org
Junior League of Denver Journey to support literacy efforts in Denver
March 13. Keynote speaker Shannon Sharpe, 2011 NFL Hall of Famer and former Broncos Tight End. All proceeds support the JLD’s focus, changing lives through literacy in the Denver metro area. Funds raised by events enable the Junior League to provide substantial financial and volunteer support to r community partners. Visit www.jld.org or call 303-692-0270.
Prisons, Compassion and Redemption
March 13, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Greek Orthodox Metropolis Cathedral of Denver, 4610 E Alameda Ave., Denver. Panelists Sister Helen Prejean, opera composer Jake Heggie’s, DA George Brauchler of Arapahoe County, Defense Mitigation Specialist Greta Lindecrantz and victim survivor Dana Sampson explore the death penalty and other themes related to Dead Man Walking, production this summer by Central City Opera. Free admission.
March is Colon Cancer Month
Show your support on March 7 by wearing blue and getting your workplace, school and loved ones involved. More information at dressinblueday.org, visit www.ccalliance.org or call the toll free help line at 877-422-2030.
Tamarac Turnips Kids Club: Whole Grain Pizza Making
Feb. 22, noon – 1 p.m., Whole Foods Tamarac, 7400 E. Colorado Bvld., Denver. Games, give away prizes and a chance to make personal Whole Grain Pizza. Reserve a spot at the Customer Service Desk.
Update of Tax and Medicare Laws
Feb. 25, 2 – 4 p.m., Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial; Feb. 27, 10 a.m. – noon, Castlewood Library, 6739 Uinta St., Centennial. Free seminar for seniors, retirees and people over 50. Reservations required, 720-974-4800.
Heart Healthy Nutrition Class
Feb. 26, 11a.m.-12:30p.m., South Denver Heart Center., 1000 Southpark Drive, Littleton. Join Richard Collins, M.D. “The Cooking Cardiologist,” along with Susan Buckley, RD, CDE, as share their expertise on Heart Healthy nutrition and cooking solutions. For more information or to register, call 303-744-1065, www.southdenver.com.
Feb. 27, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Whole Foods Tamarac, 7400 E. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Learn about white, black and green varietals and the health benefits of each. Learn how to brew each tea to bring out the best flavor. Reserve a spot at the Customer Service Desk.
March 12, 3-4 p.m., RiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton After decades of civil war, Sudan split into two countries, only to have conflict arise within in the new country of South Sudan. Active Minds will examine the origins and current status of the conflicts, including the role of colonialism, tribal ethnicity and religion. We will also look at the history of genocide in Darfur and how the international response to war in Sudan impacts the prospects for long-term peace in the region. Free, RSVP: RiverPointe: 303-797-0600.
Feb. 27, 9 – 10:30 a.m., 1350 17th St., Denver. Participants will learn how to obtain certifications within WSOB, EDWOSB, 8a, and Hubzone. The Small Business Administration is the workshop sponsor. Participants can register by visiting www.coloradowomenschamber.chambermaster.com/events.
Assistance with Tax Preparation for Low Income and Elderly
Through April 11, Fridays, Malley Senior Recreation Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood. For more information contact Joyce Musgrove, Facility/Program Supervisor for the Malley Senior Recreation Center, at 303-762-2667.
Illusions in Glass: Magic Lantern Slides from the Helen Fowler Library Collection
Through April 27, Gates Garden Court Gallery, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Features enlarged reproductions of magic lantern slides from the Gardens’ special collections that are part of the Gardens’ Helen Fowler Library Collection. The historical medium was the precursor of the modern-day slide show projector and brought the world of travel and fantasy to life in the 1600s. Visit www.botanicgardens.org.
Greenwood Triathlon Team Jump Start Meeting
Feb. 24, 6 p.m. If you are triathlete looking for a group and structured training in the pool, biking and on running, come to Greenwood Athletic Club’s Triathlon Jump Start Meeting to learn about training with us and being on our team. Greenwood Athletic Club, 5801 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village. Contact Crystal 303-770-2582, ext. 325 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Open to non-members.
Delightful Dishes & Dreamy Getaways
Feb. 21, 7:15 p.m. live auction, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver Peruse more than 13 gourmet food tasting stations by Colorado’s top chefs, enjoy a full hosted bar, and bid on more than 120 silent and live auction items from weekend escapes, to mountain hideaways, spa treatments, sporting tickets and more. Proceeds benefit Volunteers of America and the CHLA Readiness – promoting a pro-business, pro-tourism environment in Colorado. Tickets online: www.chla.affiniscape.com/displaycommon.
Susan G. Komen ‘Ski for the Cure’
March 8, 9 a.m. Event day registration and check in at the base of Snowmass Mountain 10 a.m.- 2:30p.m., Ski for the Cure at Snowmass; 2:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Aprés-Ski Party. Participants will be identified with pink arm bands, and receive discounts at participating ASC mountain restaurants and tickets for giveaways. Registration is open until March 7. Participants and teams can register online at: www.komencolorado.org.
Dumb Friends League Offers Free Cat Spay/Neuter Clinics
Feb. 24 – 25, Denver Animal Shelter, 1241 W. Bayaud Ave., Denver. In honor of World Spay Day on Feb. 25, the Dumb Friends League is offering waived fees for all cat spay and neuter surgeries through its mobile clinics. The Dumb Friends League will have two mobile clinics available at Denver Animal Shelter and is one of four participating metro Denver animal welfare organizations offering reduced or waived fee spay and neuter clinics.
‘History of Skiing’
Jan. 23, 7 – 8 p.m., Stapleton Master Community Association, 2823 Roslyn St, Denver. Active Minds free class reviews the origins and history of skiing and explores current issues facing the industry and the emergence of Colorado towns as ski resorts and how that impacted them. No RSVP required.
Cooking Class: Hearty Middle Eastern Cuisine
Jan. 23, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Whole Foods Tamarac, 7400 E. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Join Chef Shellie from KitchenCUE and learn about the intensely flavored Middle Eastern cuisine. Reserve a spot at the Customer service Desk.
Learn to Ice Fish
Feb. 8, March 8, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wildlife Experience, 10035 S Peoria St, Parker, one mile east of I-25 on Lincoln Avenue. Begins with one-hour classroom skills session at the museum followed by an off-site, on-the-ice fishing experience at a local lake. Professional ice fishing guides will teach the class. Call 720- 488-3300.
Greenwood Village Business After Hours
Jan. 23, 5 – 7 p.m., Jackson’s All American Sports Grill, 7939 E. Arapahoe Road #190, Greenwood Village. Join us at Jackson’s for great company, a fun atmosphere and complimentary appetizers, along with great drink specials! Visit www.dtcchamber.com to RSVP.
Antique bottles tell Colorado ghost town stories
Jan. 31, 3 p.m., Englewood Public Library, 1000 Englewood Pkwy, Englewood. Antique bottles found in ghost towns tell fascinating stories about the early days in Colorado. Ida May Nicholl, a long time bottle digger and amateur historian, will tell the story. For more information 720-254-1897 or www.HistoricEnglewood.org
Englewood Chamber Women in Business Luncheon
Feb. 4, 7:30 – 9 a.m., Colore Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, 2700 S. Broadway, Englewood. Featured speaker Joan Janis will present, You Deserve It All. Learn how to banish feelings of unworthiness and step into the life you know you secretly deserve. Reservations can be made by calling the chamber at 303-789-4473. For more information, contact Nancy Byers at email@example.com or 303-619-1309.
National Western Stock Show and Rodeo
Through Jan. 26, National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. 303-297-1166, www.nationalwestern.com.
Orchid Greenhouse and Showcase
Through Feb. 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Visit the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery to stroll through a breathtaking collection of tropical plants. Don’t miss the Orchid Showcase in Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery, featuring colorful orchid displays. Repotting demos and care tips are provided on weekends. Showcase included in general admission; members get free admission. Visit www.botanicgardens.org.
Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby?
Jan. 27, 2 – 3 p.m., Bemis Public Library is located at 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Speaker and attorney Ted Borrillo will explore this historic case. The talk will focus on the questionable evidence and/or lack of evidence leading up to the conviction of Hauptmann. Borrillo is a graduate of Harvard Law School and served as Denver’s deputy city attorney.
Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., History Colorado Museum, 1200 Broadway, Denver. New initiative launched by Political Parity (a nonpartisan program that seeks to collectively increase the number of women in high-level office) together with the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (a coalition of the nation’s 36 preeminent national Latino organizations). For more information, contact Stephen Eisele at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-995-1913, Sarah Lenti at email@example.com or 202-557-5461, or Melody Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-508-6917.
Goodwill’s Good Exchange Fashion Show & Clothing Swap
Feb. 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m., EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St., Denver. Emmy award-winning fashion guru Tim Gunn and Denver’s own Mondo Guerra will co-host. Gunn is co-host and mentor of Lifetime’s “Project Runway’’ and host of the upcoming fashion competition television show Under the Gunn. Fashion and fundraising for Goodwill Industries of Denver. To purchase tickets, visit www.goodwilldenver.org/exchange.
South Denver Health Center Free Classes
Classes held 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the South Denver Health Center, 1000 SouthPark Drive, Littleton. Free heart health nutrition and cooking demonstrations with Richard Collins, M.D. “The Cooking Cardiologist®,” along with Susan Buckley, RD, CDE. For more information or to register call 303-744-1065, www.southdenver.com.
Jan. 29, OMG! GMO’s
Town Hall with State Representative Spencer Swalm
Jan. 25, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Castlewood Library, 6739 S Uinta St, Centennial.
Noon Hour cancelled Jan. 29
Jan. 29, the weekly Noon Hour meeting with Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon is cancelled. The meeting will reconvene Wednesday, Feb. 5 when Noon will be at the Centennial Civic Center, 13311 E. Arapahoe Road, to speak with Centennial citizens about ideas, concerns and questions from noon until 1 p.m. For more information, contact Jody Alioto at 303-754-3341.
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