NEWS BRIEFS – 12-9-21

ADESLKA INTRODUCES “DICKENS”
A Family Holiday Experience, a one-night theatrical  &  experiential event inspired by the classic Christmas tale “A Christmas Carol.” Sat., Dec. 11, 4-8 p.m. A variety of activities from ice skating to a holiday market, gourmet hot cocoa bar, story time with Charles Dickens, and more. Four Mile Historic Park. Two theatrical performances of the famed “A Christmas Carol” narrative  played out along the path through the park.  Variety of food trucks & a full bar. Tickets online on Eventbrite Tickets: $25 ages 4-11 and $50 ages 12 & over. Ages 3 and under free. The park is located at 715 S Forest St., Denver.

DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT
Nightly, Nov. 19-Jan. 8, 4:30-9 p.m., York Street. A twinkling winter wonderland. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

CHATFIELD FARMS TRAIL OF LIGHTS\
Nov. 26 – Jan. 2 5-8:30 p.m. Winding path glistening with lights. Lights synchronized to music in the children’s play area and two three-sided light tunnels. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

TESORO CULTURAL CENTER’S HOLIDAY EVENTS
Dec. 24, Las Posadas on Christmas Eve. The Fort Restaurant, 19192 Hwy 8 in Morrison.  4-5:30 p.m. Las Posadas celebration commemorating Mary & Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’ birth. Info: 303-839-1671. 

COLORADO BOOK AWARDS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Awards are presented in at least ten categories. Submissions are due by Jan. 7, 2022. Books must be published in Oct.-Dec. 2020 and 2021. Entry forms: visit the Colorado Book Awards webpage. 

The Village Toy Drive
Donate: First American State Bank, 8390 E Crescent Pkwy, Suite 100, Greenwood Village. Deadline for donations is 12/17/2021

City-wide Toy Drive
Denver Santa Claus Shop is collecting new toys for local children in need. DSCS expects to serve 13,000 youngsters this year. Our mission is “A Toy for Every Girl & Boy. DSCS will have a “drive-thru” free toy giveaway in December. Families in need are invited to DSCS by local Social Service Agencies and Community Partners. DSCS serves children ages newborn through 11 years old and CANNOT accept any used toys or new or used stuffed animals due to COVID. Donations can be made online or in person.

Cherry Creek Chorale
presents Here We Come A-Caroling, Dec. 10-11, 7:30 pm. Bethany Lutheran Church located at 4500 E. Hampden Ave. in Cherry Hills Village

The Robert and Judi NEWMAN CENTER University of Denver
Kronos Quartet, Wed. Jan. 12 at 7:30 pm at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall
Tickets start at $19 on sale at newmancenterpresents.com or by phone at 303.871.7720.

Friends of NURSING Christmas Party
Dec 12, 4 pm, Welshire Inn Event Center, 3333 South Colorado Blvd, Denver.
Christmas music by a trio. For ticket information, call 720-891-3412. Please make reservations by Dec. 6.

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Christmas Toy Drive
Collecting new, unwrapped toys and gift cards from Nov. 22 through Dec. 18. Citizens can drop items in the collection box in the lobby located at 13101 E. Broncos Parkway in Centennial. Lobby hours are 7 am-5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

CHERRY CREEK REPUBLICAN WOMEN LUNCHEON
Tue., Dec. 14, 11:45 a.m. Speaker: Suzanne Staiert,  Chair of the Arapahoe County Republican  Party.  Also, Barbara Piper,  President of the Colorado Federation of Republican Women, will be installing the new 2022-23 officers. RSVP Deadline: Tues., Dec. 7, 5 p.m. Double Tree by Hilton DTC., 7801 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village.  Cost $32. Masks required in public areas.

CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD ROCKIES
Now thru Jan. 2. Journey into Buddy the Elf’s world and help save the holidays, inspired by the hit Christmas film Elf TM. Moe than a dozen interactive activities.  Tickets: ChristmasAtGaylordRockies.com.Marriot Gaylord Rockies also presents CIRQUE DEAMS HOLIDAZE to light up the stage in a dazzling Christmas show where a fantastical cast of characters comes to life in a beautiful wonderland. Tickets: Christmas
AtGaylordRockies.com

HUDSON GARDEN & EVENT CENTER FEATURES A HUDSON CHRISTMAS
Now thru Dec. 31, select nights only. Extravaganza of Lights featuring a dazzling display of lights, a winter wonderland inhabited by giant snowmen,

a grove of dancing Christmas trees, holiday light tunnel anymore.  Tickets: HudsonGardens.org 

NEWMAN CENTER AT UNIV. OF DENVER PRESENTS
Dec. 9, Christmas with The King’s Singers; Jan. 12, Kronos Quartet; Jan. 14 & 15, Dance Theatre of Harlem; Feb. 19  & 20, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with  Wynton Marsalis.  Tickets: Call 303-871-7720 or newmancenterpresents.com  Ask about other concerts.

SOUTHLANDS PARTNERS WITH AUTISM SOCIETY OF COLORADO 
Dec. 11, 8-10:30 a.m. A Sensory friendly Santa event. A noise-reduce visit with Santa to take photos.  Sign-up is required. Visit https://www.shopsouthlands.  com/eventprograms/santa-photo/  Located at E-470  and Smoky  Hill Road in Aurora. 

ENGLEWOOD CHAMBER HOLIDAY PARTY
Thurs., Dec. 16, 5-7 p.m. at The Whiskey Biscuit, 3299 S. Broadway. 

SOUTH METRO DENVER CHAMBER ECONOMIC FORECAST BREAKFAST
Jan. 28, 7-9 a.m. Marriott South at Park Meadows. Plated breakfast will be served. Tickets: visit best chamber.com/efb or call 303-795-0142 or  email info@bestchamber.com  Moderator, Kevin Pitts, Publisher of Denver Business Journal. Panelists, Henry Sobanet, CFO- Colorado State University;  Elizabeth Gamer, State Demographer – CO Dept. of Local Affairs and Tuhin Halder, VP of Finance & Business Operations for Comcast  Mountain  West Region. Member Ticket: $75; Non-Member Ticket: $85 also Tables and Table Sponsors for sale.