CENTRAL CITY OPERA THEATRE OF DREAMS GALA “SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE’ APRIL 21
Central City Opera toasts its 91st anniversary at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, entertainment from the cast of this year’s festival production of “Kiss Me Kate.” Tickets at Centralcity opera.org/gala. Nancy Parker is the honoree and the Gala Chair is Susan Stiff. Cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. and program honoring Nancy S. Parker for her 40-plus years of devotion to Central City Opera’s artistic excellence. 303-292-6700.
FRIENDS OF NURSING TO AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS APRIL 22
$100K in scholarships to be awarded at their Spring Luncheon at Columbine Country Club. Students from all 9 Universities with nursing programs will receive scholarship awards. A special thanks with a heart of gratitude to Greta Pollard, Founder and outgoing President, for her years of service and generous financial support. The awards this April bring the scholarship total to over 2 MILLION since FON’s founding in 1981. Request an invitation to the April luncheon by calling President-Elect Melanie Wallace: 303-346-8573.
ARAPAHOE COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT BOUNDARIES CHANGING
Public hearings in each district- virtually or in person. APRIL 20, 6 p.m. at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds (Dist. 3). APRIL 24, 6 p.m. at CentrePoint Plaza for (Dist. 5).
Dr. Judith Briles, the Book Shepherd, has published book #43 – “The Author’s Walk-Finding and Using Your Voice to Create Publishing Success.” The book that Judith wishes she had when she first started writing. Book signings and events April 22 at BN-Colorado Blvd. and April 23 at BN Southlands. This Aurora resident has been honored with 47 book awards. Info: 303-885-2207.
MENTAL HEALH SYMPOSIUM AND STATE OF THE STATE LUNCHEON
APRIL 28, presented by Rotary Club of Denver Southeast, Rotarians for Mental Health and Rotary District 5450. Symposium open and free to the public 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Luncheon 11:30 a.m. open to the public – featuring Colorado DA Phil Weiser and award-winning author and journalist Sam Quinones speaking about fentanyl and the border crisis. Emcee- Kim Christiansen, 9NEWS. Cost is $80. Register: www.sos.dserotary.com
STORIES OF HOPE – THE KEMPE EXPERIENCE
APRIL 28, 5:30 p.m. Join for the largest fundraising event of the year. Dinner, drinks, auction, awards, & entertainment. Infinity Park Center, 4400 E. Kentucky Ave., Glendale. Dress: Cocktail Attire. Event honorees: Imhoff Family Community Award – Yvonne Camacho, Financial Executive & Community Advocate/Board Member. Kempe Professional Award – Antonia Chiesa, MD – Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Kempe Director of Integrated Healthcare Operations & Services and Child Protection Team. RSVP: 303-864-5300.
SPRING INTO ACTION GALA
APRIL 29 at Glenmoor Country Club at 6 p.m. Event Chairs: Ed & Amy Venerable. Benefiting FullCircle – A local non-profit that focuses on helping youth gain susbriety and take back a life that can be filled with good mental and physical health and happiness. Let’s give our young adults the opportunity to turn their life around! Tickets: http://fullcircleprogram.ejoinme.org/springintoaction Full Circle Info: www.fullcircleprogram.com
CENTENNIAL ARTS AND CULTURAL FOUNDATION CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND JURORS
For the Centennial Traffic Box Wrap project. Call for entry is open until May 14 for any local artists interested in participating. Artists will be awarded $2,000 if their entry is selected. Volunteers in the art selection process needed. Sign-up by May 1 to participate as a judge. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kathy@centennial-art.org
WHAT’S NEW? ARAPAHOE COUNTY PROPERTY TAX DEADLINE APPROACHING
MAY 1, payment in one full payment due. JUNE 15, payment is due for taxpayers paying in two installments. Info: visit arapahoegov.com/treasurer
SOUTH METRO CHAMBER ANNUAL TANK EVENT FOR NONPROFITS
MAY 3 4:30-7:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center. Info: 303-795-0142 or email@example.com
CENTRAL CITY OPERA GUILD SPRING MEMBERSHIP EVENT
MAY 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Buell Mansion – 1 Buell Mansion Parkway, Cherry Hills Village. Entertainment by Central City Opera Performers. Free for Guild members. Interested in joining -call 303-292-700 or visit centralcity opera.org/guild Guild members must RSSVP by April 28 at 303-888-8467 or firstname.lastname@example.org Ask about parking.
CANCER LEAGUE OF COLORADO HOPE BALL MAY 13
Hyatt Regency Aurora, Denver Conference Center. 5:30 – Midnight. Rene’ Green and Ms. Colorado 2023 Queen Joanie Ryan are 2023 honorary co-chairs. Tickets: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
SPRING WINE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL
MAY 13 & 14. Sponsored by Arapahoe County. Sample wines from 15+ Colorado wineries, watch chalk artists bring their masterpieces to life, enjoy live music and entertainment. $10 discount for the first 300 tickets sold! 21+ over only, tickets at arapahoecountyeventcenter.com.
FREE ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
MAY 17, 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Univ. of Denver’s Fritz Knoebel Events (2022 E. Evans Ave., Denver). Learn from experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, brain heath, and caregiving. To register, go to www.alzfdn.org/tour
ART WINE & DESIGN FUNDRAISER
MAY 18, 6:30-9:00 p.m. To raise funds for ACC’s Art & Design programs and ACC Foundation general scholarships. Location: Art & Design Complex, 2400 W. Alamo Ave., Littleton. Registration required to attend. 303-797-4222.
VETERANS MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE
MAY 27 FROM 10 a.m. – noon. Honoring Colorado Fallen & Gold Star Families with Special Recognition of Vietnam War. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords. Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village.
ARAPAHOE COUNTY STATE OF THE COUNTY
JUNE 7, 7:30-10 a.m. Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park.
WESTERN CONSERVATIVE SUMMIT
JUNE 9-10 at Colorado Convention Center-Denver. For tickets, sponsorship, and exhibit info., visit WesternConservativeSummit.com Early Bird registration ends Mon., April 17. Call 1-866-455-8500.
SOUTH METRO CHAMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT
JUNE 12, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Meridian Golf Club. Registration now open. Info: 303-795-0142.
NOURISH MEALS ON WHEELS THEATER NIGHT
JUNE 14, Reception 6-7 p.m. A signature fundraising event. This year features a special performance of the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis. Fabulous food, fun, raffle prizes and toe-tapping entertainment. Tickets online at https://bebids.me/nourish23/tix
SAVE THE DATE – CANCER LEAGUE OF COLORADO ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
JUNE 19, 2023, The Ridge at Castle Pines North.
ART SMART SUMMER
June 26-July 24. The Children’s Art School invites young artists to a summer of creative discoveries. Three hour morning and afternoon sessions at 2290 South Clayton St. in the University Park neighborhood. Info: visit www.artcreates.org
DENVER LYRIC OPERA GUILD DLOG SUMMER PARTY
AUGUST 12. A French-themed Luncheon at Columbine Country Club. Tickets available at the DLOG website in mid-June. SAVE THE DATE!
COLORADO UPLIFT KIDS NEED HELP
The Guild is asking for support for 55 kiddos in need of some basic hygiene items. Click on https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10COA4BA4AD29A6F94-tween for details.
“WHAT’S NEW? CHERRY HILLS GARDEN & HOBBY CLUB SEEKING MEMBERS
In existence for 60 years to serve Cherry Hills Village residents and has expanded to include Greenwood Village residents. Programs cover a variety of topics from antiques to zinnias and include a holiday luncheon. Dues – $35/year. Meetings held March – Dec. on the fourth Tues. of each month from 10 a.lm. -noon in members’ homes. Please attend a meeting as a guest. Info: Wendy, 303-803-0512.
AURORA HAS NEW INTERIN CITY MANAGER
Jason Batchelor was sworn in as Interin City Manager of the city of Aurora on March 27. Jason will act as the City Manager as the city finds a replacement of Jim Twinkly, who recently retired.
WHAT’S NEW? THREE AREA REGAL MOVIE THEATERS CLOSE
Locations: Regal Continental at 3635 S. Monaco St. Pkwy in Denver; Regal Cinebarre Greenwood Plaza at 8141 E. Arapahoe Road in Greenwood Village, and Regal Meadows at 9355 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree.