ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Guitarist Jerry Barlow
Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions. Bemis Public Library, 6014 S.
Datura St., Littleton. Info: 303-795-3961.
An Evening with Grammy Nominee Bobby Messano
Jan. 13, 8 p.m. A Blues legend. Castle tours, appetizers and a cash bar. Cherokee Ranch and Castle in Sedalia. RSVP: cherokeeranch.org
Author Helen Thorpe
Jan. 16, 7 p.m. Thorpe’s The Newcomers follows the lives of 22 immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-16 school year as they land at South High School in Denver. Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura, Littleton.
Wine Glass Decorating
Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m. Free night of decorating wine glasses with tips and instructions from local creative artists. ViewHouse Eatery, Bar and Rooftop. RSVP: Kari@viewhouse.com
ACC hosts Littleton Public Schools Arts Exhibition
Jan. 17-Feb. 6. Mon-Fri. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Open Tuesdays until 7 p.m. Closing reception Feb. 6, 5-7 p.m. (light refreshments will be served). Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College. Info: Anna Spillen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music with a Mission Concert Series
Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Forte Handbell Quarter. To benefit Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry. Based in Colorado Springs, Forte is a nationally recognized, advanced handbell quartet performing a wide variety of styles. A free concert with a “love offering.” Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Rd., Centennial.
Spectrum Dance Theater
Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. World-renowned dancers, actress Julie Briskman as Mead and Donald Byrd as Baldwin. A Rap on Race excavates the truths buried in the facts of this cultural artifact. Newman Center. Tickets: 303-871-7720.
Now-Jan. 26. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Plunge into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures. 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree. Tickets: 303-315-9444 or visit email@example.com All shows Wed.-Sunday only.
29 Years of Cowboy Heritage, Traditions and Entertainment
Jan. 18-21. Colorado cowboy poetry gathering. Three evening performances, two full-days of sessions and a Sunday matinee. Award-winning cowboy poets and musicians from the American West, Canada and Australia. At the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St., Golden. Free parking. Tickets:ColoradoCowboyGathering.com.
Off the Clock: Cajun Carnival
Feb. 2, 6-9 p.m. Celebrate Mardi Gras early at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Tickets:botanicgardens.org
Augustana Arts Presents Stratus Chamber Orchestra
Feb. 2 and 3. Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. “Dreams and Aspirations” featuring guests from the Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Picture Me Here, a storytelling fellowship for refugees and immigrants new to Denver. First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood. Feb. 3, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver. Tickets: 303-388-4962, online at ugustanaArts.org or at the door.
Burning Love: Elvis Live!
Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Valentines tribute with Elvis impersonator Aaron Black. Please wear retro evening wear or costumes. Dancing, dinner, a teddy bear, scarf, and photo ops with the King after the show. Cherokee Ranch and Castle in Sedalia. RSVP: cherokeeranch.org
Great Music from the Arts: From the Movies
Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Award-winning and gorgeous scores from cinema. Info: littletonsymphony.org or call 303-933-6824.
Classes start Jan. 12. Teach your child cursive at home using fun tools and materials. Classes start in libraries in your area. Call Suzanne 720-684-8119 for details.
Cancer League of Colorado Special Membership Event
Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m. sponsored by Specialty Appliance, 8775 E. Orchard, Greenwood Village. Info: cancer league.org/about-us/membership
Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention
Jan. 24-26. Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. Prof. Elon Adar from the Zuckerberg Institute for Desert Research at the Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev will speak on arid zones hydrology and Middle East water issues on Thursday morning. Afternoon will feature Robert Crifasi’s book A Land Made from Water: Appropriation and the Evolution of Colorado’s Landscape Ditches and Water Institutions, plus a variety of seminars and speakers for two days. RSVP: 303-837-0812
Free aNutrition Classes
Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Free heart-health nutrition class (“Sitting is the new Smoking”) at the South Denver Heart Center. Presented by Susan Buckley, RD, CDE. To register, call 303-744-1065, southdenver.com.
Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. free heart-health nutrition class (“Current Diets and Weight Loss”) at the South Denver Heart Center. Presented by Susan Weikhunat, RD, CDE. To register, call 303-744-1065, southdenver.com.
Free educational classes
Jan. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Anticoagulation basics) “Through Thick and Think: Learn to Live with Warfarin/Coumadin. The class will help patients to make good decisions about what can affect this medication and how to monitor it appropriately. To register, call 303-744-1065, southdenver.com.
Jan. 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and Insulin Resistance.) Join Susan Weithunat, RD, CDE as she teaches the ins and outs of diabetes and how to control blood sugar. To register, call 303-744-1065, southdenver.com.
Orchard Showcase at Denver Botanic Gardens
Jan. 11- Feb. 19. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Orangery and Marnie’s Pavilion. The Showcase is a great Valentine’s Day activity. Tickets: botanicgardens.org
Author Special Reading and Talk
Jan. 12, 3:30 p.m. Set against the backdrop of the Tattered Cover bookstore where the author Matthew Sullivan worked for four years. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore. Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura, Littleton.
Stamping Out the Stigma of Mental Illness
Jan. 13, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. NAMI volunteers share their stories of personal journey with mental illness to provide free education, skills training and support. Presenters: Linda Rinehart and Ty Smith. Sponsored by: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Arapahoe/Douglas Counties. Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. A free event. Many of the executive board members of NAMI will also be present.
Denver Sister Cities International Annual Meeting
Jan. 18, 6 p.m. to honor the volunteers and growth. Keynote: Ambassador Daniel Bale. Yak and Yeti restaurant, 9755 E. Hampden Ave. RSVP: 303-832-1336.
Stephen H. Hart Awards at History Colorado
Jan. 31, 5:30-8 p.m. History Colorado will honor five exemplary preservation and archaeology projects at the awards event at the History Colorado Center at 1200 Broadway in Denver. The events party of Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Saving Places Conference. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 24. Drinks and light fare will be served. Info: coloradopreservation.org
Valentine’s Day celebration
Feb. 14, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Denver Clerk and Recorder/Public Trustee Debra Johnson’s 11th annual Valentine’s Day event. Judges and clergy will perform free marriage ceremonies for couples. Food and beverages will be available for them. Drawings will be held for gifts from local businesses, elected officials and other city agencies. Marriage licenses are $30. Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 101. Info: Mica Ward, 720-913-4866.
Englewood Police Citizens Academy
March 7-May 7, the academy will be held on Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., at Englewood Police Dept. Graduation will be held at City Council meeting on Monday, May 7. Register: Toni Arnoldy, 3615 S Elati St., Englewood or email@example.com. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. Space limited.
Art Source Sale
Ongoing. All framed art 60-percent off, unframed loose art 60-percent off, closing out all poster prints. Prices $7.50 to $15. Beautiful custom mirrors. Also featuring wide variety of art and posters in traditional, contemporary and mountain-rustic styles. 1111 W. Evans Ave., Suite C, Denver. Call 303-936-4212.
Jan. 14, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. The Wellshire church Sanctuary at 2999 S. Colo. Blvd. will be closed for approximately nine months for renovation. Look for parking and entrances signs.
2018 Denver Heart Ball
Jan. 27, 6 p.m. cocktail reception, 7:30 p.m. ballroom opens, 8 p.m. dinner, 8:45 p.m. live auction, desserts, dancing. Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th St., Denver. Chairperson: Jameson (Jamie) Smith, President, St. Joseph Hospital.
14th Annual Cherry Creek Baseball Hall of Fame
Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. Hilton Inverness Hotel and Conference Center. The 2012 Cherry Creek AABC-17U World Series Championship Team will be inducted in addition to six new members: Alex Blackford, Mike Krach, Gordon Staab, Tim Hatfield, Josh Weisber and Dr. Michael Keirns. Master of Ceremonies, Garth Jax and Keynote Speaker, Brad Lidge, 2008 World Series winning closer for the Philadelphia Phillies and alumni of Cherry Creek High School. Coach Marc Johnson celebrates his 46th year at CCHS. Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-939-0567 email@example.com or 303-475-3128.
Free Overflow Parking for Stock Show Guests
Jan. 13, 14, 15, and 20. 8:30 a.m. until last car leaves. Garage at Coors Field will be open for overflow parking. The garage at 27th St. and Blake St. is free. Complimentary shuttles will run every 15-20 minutes. Visit national western.com or call 303-293-5295.
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