WHAT’S HAPPENING 3-7-24

ARAPAHOE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC & REPUBLICAN PRECINCT CAUCUSES
MARCH 7. The Democrats will hold their caucus via Zoom. Info: www.arapahoedems.or/2024-caucus. Check in 6 p.m. and start time 7:00 p.m. ARAPAHOE County Republicans will hold their in-person caucus meetings at various locations throughout the county. Republicans will need to know their precinct number, which can be found, along with their caucus location, on www.arapahoerepublicans.org. Check-in at 6:30 p.m and caucus to start at 7 p.m. Unaffiliated voters in CO can vote in party primary elections, which will be held by mail ballots sent out beginning June 3 and due on June 25, but they cannot participate in party caucuses. More info: Republicans Anne Rowland, chair@arapahoerepublicans.org or 303-779-1115. Democrats, Melissa Garland, info@arapahoedems.org or 303-468-7968.

ENGLEWOOD LIONS CLUB MEETING
MARCH 7, 7 p.m. at Mango Tree Coffee, 3498 S. Broadway, Englewood. Info: Gail 720-377-7682.

12TH ANNUAL JUNIOR LEAGUE OF DENVER JOURNEY FUNDRAISER
MARCH 8, 6 p.m. (International Women’s Day.) At Mile High Station. Bubbles & Bow Ties theme. Lauren Whitney with CBS Cool will emcee, Halie Behr – auctioneer. Tickets JLD.org or 303-692-0270.

CHERRY CREEK CHORALE PRESENTS “HOPE’S JOURNEY”
MARCH 8 & 9. Pre-concert talk at 7:10, Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village. Bach, Beethoven, Hagewnberg, Hayes & many others. Tickets: Visit CherryCreekChorale.org or purchase at the door. Cecilian Singers, directed by Phil Drozda, from Overland High School will also perform. The Chorale has approximately 100 members with Artistic Director & Conductor Brian Leatherman.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.