WHAT’S HAPPENING 3-14-24

COLORADO BALLET PRESENTS COPPELIA
MARCH 8-17, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House Coppelia follows the story of a young couple, Swanhilda and Frantz, as they navigate a series of enchanting events involving a life-like doll and its mysterious maker, Dr. Coppelius. Filled with love, humor, and adventure, this ballet is a family-friendly event that will leave audiences with a sense of wonder and delight. For tickets and times of performances visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG or call Patron Services at 303-339-1637; Mon. Thru Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

2024 ART ON LOAN PROGRAM
ENTRY DEADLINE MARCH 11, 2024. Administered by the South Suburban Public Art Committee. The program is a year-long outdoor exhibit designed to promote public interest in art, develop community pride, and enhance the visitor experience around the Goodson Recreation Center (Centennial) and The Hudson Gardens & Events Center (Littleton). A $500 Exhibitor’s Honorarium is provided to each artist after the artwork is installed in June 2024. The project is open to all artists residing in Colorado who have the background, experience, and reputation for completing such a project. Info: Call 303-483-7003.

Cherry Creek Republican Women ”Puttin’ on the Glitz”
March 12 Tuesday, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Luncheon and Fundraiser Dress to Impress as the theme implies Entertainment (Colorado’s own Frank Sinatra), Silent and Live Auctions DoubleTree Hotel, 7801 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 80111 $50. pre-paid reservations by March 5 www.cherrycreekrepublicanwomen.org

ARAPAHOE COUNTY COTTAGE FOOD SAFETY
MARCH 12, 5-8:30 p.m. Learn food safety guidelines and the specifies of operating a home-based cottage food business from a home kitchen. To RSVP scan the QR code in the Arapahoe County ad on page 3 Feb. 22 issue.

CITY OF AURORA’S ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PRICING STARTED MARCH 12. 
MARCH 11-16 & MARCH 18-22 at Techno Rescue at 3251 Lewiston St., Suite 10 from 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. And 10-2 Sat.  Info on pricing – AuroraGov.org/Recycle
SOUTH METRO DENVER CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS 2024
MARCH 14, 5-8 p.m., Curtis Ballroom at The Landmark/Comedy Works in Greenwood Village. Deadline for nomination, Feb. 10. Contact Jeff Keener at jkeener@bestchamber.com

AURORA TO HOST INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS ON REGIONAL NAVIGATION CAMPUS
MARCH 14, 6-8 p.m. for business owners.  MARCH  28 6-8 p.m. for residents. Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Paul Tauer Council Chamber.  Virtual option available at EngageAurora.org/NavigationCampus.  In Jan. Aurora City Council voted to purchase the property at 15550 E. 40th Ave. in Aurora to serve those experiencing homelessness. The city is expected to close on the property in May 2024.

WANT TO PUBLISH AND SELL MORE OF YOUR BOOKS?
MARCH 15 online – zoom via your computer or MARCH 16 in person at Dr. Briles office. Lunch & snacks with one day intensive training. Early Bird registration ends Feb. 17. Register: https:/./bit.ly/PublishingUnplugged

ENGLEWOOD CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING
MARCH 21, 4-5 p.m. at the  renovated longest running establishment in Englewood – Sam Hills Barbershop by Arrow at 3436 S. Broadway. RSVP: lindsy@myenglewoodchamber.org

LEARN THE ART & SCIENCE OF FERMENTING YOUR OWN SAUERKRAUT
MARCH 28, 7-8:30 p.m. at CSU Extension ARAPAHOE County Office in Centennial. Workshop fee $20 and includes a jar of kraut to ferret at home. Scan the QR code in the ARAPAHOE County ad in The Villager to RSVP.

ST. THOMAS MORE PARISH SERVICES
MARCH 28, Holy Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper. MARCH 29, Good Friday, 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion. MARCH 30, Holy Saturday, 8:00 p.m., Solemn Vigil of Easter. MARCH 31, Easter Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Mass. There will also be a Spanish Mass at 12:30 p.m. The Parish is located at 8035 S. Quebec St., Centennial. Call 303-770-1155 or stthomasmore.org

ENGLEWOOD CHAMBER AFTER HOURS NEWORK
MARCH 30, 5-7 p.m. at The Tabletop Tap, 3422 S. Broadway. Free & open to the public. RSVP: lindsey@myenglewoodchamber.org

COLORADO AUTHORS’ HALL OF FAME TO OFFER FIVE $2,000 SCHOLARSHIPS
For aspiring Colo. authors & authors-to-be. Winners will have an opportunity to participate in an extensive 12-mo. Mentoring program. Applications deadline March 31, 2024, with the winning recipients announced in August with a luncheon event to be held on Friday, Sept. 16. Scholarships envisioned by founder of the Hall, Dr. Judith Briles. Info: www.ColoradoAuthorsHallofFame.org

ENGLEWOOD LIONS CLUB MEETINGS
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Mango Tree Coffee, 3498 S. Broadway, Englewood. Next meeting: March 7. Info: Gail 720-377-7682.

SOPRANO SARA GARTLAND TO PERFORM AT CENTRAL CITY OPERA’S “THEATRE OF DREAMS” GALA
APRIL 5 at the Cable Center at Denver University. Honoring Judy & Newell Grant. Tickets: centralcityopera.org/gala

SOUL DOG RESCUE NONPROFIT TO HAVE FIRST GALA
APRIL 5 at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. For Tails of Hope tickets: www.souldog.org/gala

READING, WRITING AND A WARDROBE LUNCHEON TO BENEFIT CLOTHES TO KIDS OF DENVER
APRIL 11, 11:30-1:00 at Wellshire Event Center, 3333 S. Colo. Blvd. RSVP: val@clothestokidsdenver.org

COLORADO BALLET’S THE ONE GALA 
Returns APRIL 18 at the Ellie Caulkins Oper. a House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Tickets: 303-339-1618 or COLORADOBALLET.ORG/Gala 

FRIENDS OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON
APRIL 20  11 a.m. at Cherry Hills Country Club. FON to award S$112000 to nursing students. Rick Crandall will be the Master of Ceremonies. Tickets: 720-891-3412. 

WHAT’S NEW?
Cherry Creek Republican Women memberships are due. Annual dues are $40 per year for regular members. Info: sstsruna@comcast.net or call 303-913-1394. 

ARAPAHOE COUNTY 4TH ANNUAL SPRING WINE & CHALK FESTIVAL
MAY 18 & 19. At the Fairgrounds. Early bird discount thru March 1. Visit arapahoecountyeventcenter.com

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOYS STATE JUNE 2-8 FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS
Premier civic program in Sterling, CO. Applications: www.CoLegionBoysState.org

WHAT’S NEW IN AWARDS? FINALISTS FOR DCPA STUDENT PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
“CONSIDER THE RAVENS” by Victoria Schnell – Cherry Creek High School. “MY FUTURE IS (KINDA) IN YOUR HANDS” by Esther Weiss – Cherry Creek High school. There were 107 High School submissions for these awards.