ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
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), email@example.com. To become a sponsor contact Jeremy Schwartz at 303-331-7012.
Wings Over The Rockies on Rocky Mountain PBS
April 26 — Wings Over The Rockies is pleased to announce that it has secured a TV series on Rocky Mountain PBS. The series, called Behind The Wings, features long-time museum curator Matthew Burchette as he goes behind the scenes with famous aircraft and aerospace icons. The first episode will air at 8 p.m.
Smithsonian Handbell Ensemble
May 4 — One of Littleton’s favorite musical groups will perform The Director’s Favorite Pieces in honor of retiring longtime director Lisa Lewis. 2 p.m. at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St. For information call 303-795-3961.
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.
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.
Dia del Nino Celebration
April 28 — The Mexican Cultural Center and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will host their sixth annual celebration for all children. This exciting free day will include multicultural music and dance performances, face painting, crafts, Colorado sports mascots, Mr. Bones the Paleo Puppeteer, a museum-wide scavenger hunt and free admission to the “Our Senses: Creating Your Reality” temporary exhibition. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 2001 Colorado Blvd. For information: www.dmns.org or call Ana Valles 303-331-0172.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CSU Green and Gold Gala
May 4 — Your attendance can make a direct impact on CSU juniors and seniors from the Denver area. The evening will offer an array of opportunities to contribute to these students’ futures through the Metro Denver scholarship, including direct giving, silent auction bidding and wine wall purchases. Alumni Association Member $125, non-member $150, 5:30 p.m., cocktail attire. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. For information: email@example.com or 877-498-7787.
Champions for Children Luncheon
May 3 — Celebrate the 75th Anniversary and Campaign Kickoff for the Sewall Child Development Center’s “We Are Better Together” program, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Denver First Church, 3800 E. Hampden Ave. For information: www.championsforchildren.org or call 303-399-1800
Walk for Multiple Sclerosis
May 4 — Be part of the estimated 8,000 people who are expected to raise more than $855,500 at Walk MS: Denver and 5k Run, 8 a.m. Denver City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd. To find a walk near you, participate or volunteer email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-372-1331.
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