The Met Opera Auditions
Jan. 25 – 26, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver. Finals begin Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m., followed by the Rocky Mountain Regional Finals on Jan. 26, 1:30 p.m. Admission to both days is free and no tickets are required. Sunday’s winner will represent the Rocky Mountain Region at the National Grand Finals on the Met stage in March and compete for a $15,000 prize. A reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine and a performance by the Opera Colorado Young Artists will follow Sunday’s auditions in the lobby of the Opera House. Reception admission is $25, $20 for auditions patrons. RSVP to email@example.com or 720-530-0483.
Comcast – Dry Creek Facility Community Blood Drive
Jan. 13, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Donations inside Bonfils’ mobile bus located at 4100 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial. For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact Nilda Sawchuk, 303-486-3606 or Nilda_Sawchuk@cable.comcast.com
St. Thomas More Parish Center Community Blood Drive
Jan. 18, 7:30 a.m. – noon. Donations inside the school cafeteria and gymnasium located at 7071 E. Otero Ave., Centennial For more information or to schedule an appointment contact St. Thomas More Parish Center Appointment Line at 720-482-3577.
Greenwood Corporate Plaza Community Blood Drive
Jan. 29, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Donations inside Bonfils’ mobile bus located at 7951 E. Maplewood Ave., Building 3. Greenwood Village. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visitwww.bonfils.org.
Tamarac Kids Club: Polar Express
Dec. 21, noon – 1 p.m., Whole Foods Tamarac, 7400 E. Hampden Ave., Denver. Kids will make train cookies and train-shaped healthy snacks. Kids also have the opportunity to win conductor hats and train whistles for playing Guess This Vegetable. Reserve a spot at customer service.
‘Understanding the Affordable Care Act’
Jan. 8, 3 – 4 p.m., RiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton. Active Minds free class. With many provisions set to take effect in January, the Affordable Care Act is once again in the national spotlight. Review the major elements of what has become known as Obamacare and take a look at how these changes will be implemented and their likely impact on individuals and businesses. Reservations: 303-797-0600.
Columbine Genealogy Meetings & Programs
Jan. 16, 9:30 a.m., Board of Directors Meeting; 1 p.m., Business Meeting and Program, Case Study on Finding My Mother’s Family, by Ginger Schlote, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Call CJ Backus, CGHS President at 303-355-0731 or visit www.ColumbineGenealogy.com.
Arapahoe County Republican Men’s Club
Wednesdays, 6:45 a.m., Garcia’s Restaurant, 5050 S. Syracuse St., Greenwood Village. Upcoming speakers include Jim Saccomano, V.P. of Communications for the Denver Broncos, C.U. President Bruce Benson and former Congressman Tom Tancredo. For information contact President Cliff Dodge at 303-909-7104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are not needed, simply show up and join the Club
EOC Accelerator Roundtable Discussions
Meet weekly with different advisors that can help in all phases of business. Visit www.theecoaccelerator.com/events/.
Book Signing with Gabby Gourmet
Dec. 21, 1-3 p.m., Whole Foods Tamarac, 7400 E. Hampden Ave., Denver. Gabby Gourmet Restaurant Guide, 2014. Comprehensive guide to dining with new and updated reviews. Free.
The Colorado Symphony Ball – From Bach to Rock
April 6, 6 p.m., Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St., Denver. Starring the Colorado Symphony, the Moderators and the Davita Blues All Stars. Call 303-308-2474 or visit www.coloradosymphony.org.
National Western Stock Show is looking for Volunteers
Jan. 11-26. The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo announces it will recruit an additional 150-200 volunteers for the 108th NWSS. Volunteers are needed in Guest Relations, children’s programs, horse and livestock shows, and trade show. For more information and to fill out a volunteer application, go to www.nationalwestern.com/volunteer/ or contact Kellie at 303-299-5562.
Red Cross Seeks Community Heroes
Jan. 15, deadline for nominations. The American Red Cross will be celebrating 100 years of service in Colorado and Wyoming in 2014. As part of its Century Celebration, the Red Cross in Northern Colorado will honor community heroes at its Celebrating a Century of Community Heroes event on April 23. The Red Cross is seeking nominations of those who have performed heroic acts, saved lives or performed outstanding service to their country or community. Nominations may be submitted online at www.RedCross.org/Colorado-nominate.
Friends of Roxborough State Park 2014 Calendars Available
Just in time for gift giving season, the Friends of Roxborough State Park have created a calendar with gorgeous images taken by visitors and volunteers. Top-quality photos were selected through a juried process. Buy a calendar and support the educational and interpretive mission of the Park. They are $10 each. Pick one up at the Roxborough State Park visitor center, 4751 E. Roxborough Drive, or email RoxParkFriends@gmail.com to place an order.
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