ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
A Tribute to Hollywood’s Female Filmmakers
April 23 — Author Jean Tietjen discusses her latest book Hollywood: Her Story-Women and the Movies, a tribute to the spirit, ambition, grit and talent of these female filmmakers and artists from the first female director in 1896 to the present. 7 p.m. at the Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura Street, Littleton. 303-795-3961.
Theatre of Dreams Gala
April 26 — The Central City Opera presents the best musical night of the season featuring Tony-nominated singer Megan Hitty, 6:30 p.m. at the Hanger at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora. Gala tickets are $350 per person, $150 for Young Professionals (ages 21-40), firstname.lastname@example.org. To become a sponsor contact Jeremy Schwartz at 303-331-7012.
What Is Natura Obscura?
Through April 28 — Brought by the Creative Minds at The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) and Prismajic, Natura Obscura is an immersive arts experience that is like stepping into your favorite painting but where you can hear, smell, touch and explore everything around you. Experience the wonder of a new form of art as you wander among the trees and fantastical woodland creatures. The installation encompasses about 5,000 sq. ft. of MOA’s indoor gallery space and is created by over 30 local artists, craftsmen and creative. Tickets: www.Naturaobscur.org Info: 303-806-0444.
May 4 — The Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County presents another one-day workshop by popular Denver artist and teacher Victoria Kwasinski. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. $35 for Guild members. $50 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. www.heritage-guild.com/uploads/2/3/4/6/23464008/workshop_registration_for_2017-4.pdf.
Colorado Potters’ Spring Show/Sale
May 16, 17 and 18 — Stop by to check out a great variety of functional and decorative pottery for the home and garden as well as jewelry and sculpture at the annual sale, May 16, 4 to 8 p.m., May 17, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and May 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., First Plymouth Church, Colorado Boulevard and Hampden Boulevard. All items will be available in time for birthdays, weddings and dinner parties. Admission is free.
Easter Prayer Vigil
April 19 – 21 — Wellshire Chapel invites you to join in a vigil of prayer and watchfulness, 3 p.m. on Good Friday to 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday. Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2999 S. Colorado Blvd. To register, please call 303-758-2233.
Centennial Easter Egg Scramble
April 20 — Kids ages 12 and younger may participate. Bring a basket or something to carry your eggs. Free admission. 9 – 11 a.m. SSPR’s Sports Dome, 6959 S. Peoria Street. For information: Chantell@ssprd.org.
DAR presentation, prospective members welcome
April 20 — The Frances Wisebart Jacobs Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver at 12:30 p.m. There will be a presentation on “The Scots, the Irish and the Scots-Irish” by Harry Ross. Light refreshments will be served. Prospective members are welcome. Reservations: Kim Knor at 720-217-2965.
Women Recovering from Trauma
April 25 — Second Chances Denver presents From Labels to Leaders – celebrating stories of transformation and discussing Paid Safe Employment, Personalized Mentorship and Sustainable Life Skills. 7 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast included. The Guild, Englewood Town Centre, 3435 S. Inca St., Suite C. 303-789-4473.
Mental Health First-Aid Training
April 27 — This training provided by Mental Healthcare professionals helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis. Learn about risk factors, warning signs and where to turn for help. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Greenwood Village Community Room, 6060 S. Quebec St.
Colorado Book Awards Finalists
April 28 — Finalists in the Juvenile and Young Adult Literature will read their works at 11 am. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson Street. For information: email@example.com.
Prepare to Hike the Front Range
April 30 — Veteran hiker and author Pete KJ will present an overview of local hikes. Using abundant photographs, Pete will discuss the geography, clothing and equipment requirements and safety considerations necessary to enjoy our incredible backyard. 7 p.m. Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura Street. 303-795-3961.
Clothes to Kids Luncheon
April 11 — Come to this exciting “Reading, Writing and Wardrobe” benefit featuring guest speaker Nancy Sagar formerly the public relations manager for Neiman Marcus Denver. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellshire Event Center, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd. Free admission! RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-379-4630.
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