NEWS BRIEFS 8-12-21

DENVER ZOO CELEBRATES 125TH WITH PERFORMANCE FROM COLORADO BALLET
August 20 from 6-8 p.m. Colorado Ballet will feature two original contemporary works; Sean Omandam’s  “Yeah, It’s About That” and Sara Thomas’s “Embrace It or Race It.”  Performances included in the price of daily admission to Denver Zoo.  Tickets, visit DenverZoo.org/Events.

AURORA CHAMBER ARMED FORCES RECOGNITION LUNCHEON
Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hotel Denver, 3203 Quebec St., Denver.
Visit www.aurorachamber.org

AURORA CHAMBER TO HONOR COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS
“We’re All in This Together.” Nominations of individuals or businesses can be made at www.aurorachamber.org Honor champ-ions that have played a major role in assisting society throughout the global pandemic. 
Double Tree by Hotel Denver, 3203 Quebec St., Denver.  Oct. 15,11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

SOUTH METRO DENVER CHAMBER’S 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Sept. 24, 6-11 p.m. at Wings Over The Rockies. Honorary Chair, Brian Vogt, former SMDC President and Chief Executive Officer of the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Tickets: 303-795-0142

THE GREAT COLORADO AIR SHOW
October 16 & 17 at Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland. Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flying the team’s new aircraft, the F/A-18 Super Hornet which is 25% larger than their predecessor jet. Tickets went on sale July 6 and sold online through The Great Colorado Air Show. Tickets will not be available on site during show days. Visit www.greatcoloradoairshow.com.

$5000 raffle
The Optimist Club of Monaco South is conducting a raffle to benefit their youth programs. Each year for 45 years this service club has sold Christmas trees to fund  scholarships and worthwhile community needs. 
However since COVID severely restricted Christmas tree sales, Raffle tickets  are being sold now with a $3000 first prize, a $1000 second prize and 10 $100 prizes. Drawing to be held at the Breakfast Meeting place, August 20th at 7:30 am, American legion hall 5400 East Yale.
Tickets can be purchased for $25 each from Phil Perington 303-668-7031 or Mark Metevia 303-880-5000

WEEKENDS ON LITTLETON MAIN ST.
Main Street will be closed the second Sat. of every month for “Second Saturdays” on Artisan Market. Handmade market 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aug. 14. Handmade jewelry pottery, clothing, fine art, candles, accessories and more. Pickletown Flower Company’s truck will be providing live music. 

COLORADO CELEBRITY CLASSIC (TAPS)
Sept. 11, 5:30-9:45 p.m. at the Grove Family Ranch at Cherry Creek, 6225 S Fraser St., Centennial. Remembering the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 for the loved ones of those who served and died. Saluting our Fallen Military Heroes.  Nashville Singer-Songwriters Show & Dinner. Since 1994 the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)  has helped more than 100,000 children, teens & adults grieving a military death. Services are provided free-of-charge and TAPS receives no government funds. Tickets: 303-696-0450

COLORADO UPLIFT GUILD’S FASHION SHOW MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON
Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Colorado Uplift students will model fashions. At Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel. Questions: rachael.uplift@gmail.com

SWING NIGHTS AT ASPEN GROVE
Every Thursday night in August. Live bands &  dancing in the street from 6-8 p.m. near Ted’s Montana Grill and Panera Bread. 

ONLINE SOCRATES CAFE EVENT
Meeting each Friday, Sat. & Tue. & 1st Sunday from 6:30 -8:00 p.m. on zoom meeting 4167 450840  Free.  Info: Call John Wren 303-861-1447.

ART ON THE GREEN
Sept. 11 & 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Curtis Park in Greenwood Village.  A juried art fair featuring only Colorado artists with 80-90 booths. Food trucks and local musicians. Partnered with the Women of Steel Studio Tour by bus. 
Info: Chris Stevens, 303-708-6110 orcstevens@greenwodvillage.com

BLOOD DRIVE AT SOUTHLANDS SHOPPING CENTER
Sat., Aug. 21 during the Sat. Farmers’ Market. Follow vitalant.org to pre-book your appointment. Determine if you are eligible to donate blood, visit https://www.vitalant.org/blood-donation-requirements.  

CHV PLANNING 75TH +1 ANNIVERSARY EVENT
The City of Cherry Hills Village is planning a 75th + 1 Anniversary event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events were cancelled so the City was unable to plan a celebratory event to acknowledge the City’s 75th anniversary. Thus, the 75th + 1 Anniversary was created!
The event will be held on Saturday, Aug-ust 28 from 3-7 p.m. at John Meade Park and Alan Hutto Memorial Commons (120 Meade Lane). The event will include food, drinks, music, a time capsule dedication, family fun and more! For more information and to RSVP for the event, please visit www.cherryhills
village.com/75event.   

ARAPAHOE SHERIFF & CORONER  OPEN HOUSE
Public invited to open house and free pancake breakfast on August 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at 13101 E. Broncos Parkway in Centennial. Climb into a SWAT vehicle,  watch a police helicopter land, see K-9s in action, watch a vehicle extrication and more. https://bit.ly/SheriffOpenHouse

10TH ANNUAL AFFORDABLE ARTS FESTIVAL
    Valuable artwork from over 160 National &  Colorado artists priced at $100 or less.
Sunday, Aug. 29. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Arapahoe Community College Campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. Tickets: $12 online & at the gate. Tickets proceeds help fund students scholarships. Affordbleartsfestival.com

ENGLEWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks will be there.
Aug. 19 at Denny  Miller Field -3600 W. Elati St.; Sept. 2 at Belleview  Park – 5001 S  Inca Dr.;  Sept. 10 at Roman’s Park – 1800 E. Floyd Ave.; Sept. 16 at Rotolo Park – 4400 S. Huron St. From 4-8 p.m. 

FALL CITIZENS ACADEMY IN ARAPAHOE DA OFFICE
Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney John Kellner will hold his Academy Sept. 15-Oct. 27. The Academy is free, but registration and a background check are required.
Application available at www.da18.org/community-outreach/citizens-academy/
Deadline is Aug. 27. Participants will be notified of acceptance the week of Sept. 6.
Meet on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. for seven weeks.

COLORADO’S AUTHORS’ HALL OF FAME SEPT. 18
The induction will be held at the Renaissance Central Park in Denver. 
More information about the induction, donations, events, and board members
can be found at www.ColoradoAuthorsHallofFame.org.  Judith Briles of Aurora is the founder, CEO, and President of the Hall of Fame Board of Directors.

CITY OF CENTENNIAL TO HOLD 20-YEAR CELEBRATION
Sat., Sept. 18 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Streets at Southglenn. 
Enjoy a pancake breakfast, exotic car show, chalk art, live music, family activities and local vendors & food.