ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Live at Sheridan Library: The Nacho Men
June 16, 6-8 p.m. Outdoor concert at Sheridan Library, 3425 W. Oxford Ave., featuring the high-energy rock and roll band, The Nacho Men. Bring lawn chairs, snacks or a picnic dinner. An inflatable obstacle course and carnival games for the kids and teens. Info: visit arapahoelibraries.org or call 303-Library.
Denver Greek Festival
June 16-18, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Summer outdoor festival featuring live traditional Greek dancing by the Hellenic Dance Academy of Denver, Idomencas Cretan Dancers, with live music by Etho Ellas. Homemade food and pastries. Gold and silver jewelry and authentic Greek merchandise and photography for sale. The Assumption Of The Theotokos Cathedral is located at 4610 E. Alameda Ave. General admission, $3/person, children under 12, free, senior citizens 65+ $1. Valet parking $4/car at the Metropolis Center lot. Phone: 303-388-9314.
Musical Moments: Nokuthula
June 18, 2 p.m. The six-member band will play popular music from around the world. The band’s contemporary and traditional repertoire is largely African (from Zimbabwe and South Africa) with influences of jazz, blues, Latin, Cuban and other international music.
Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton. Info: 303-795-3961.
Saturday Movie Matinee: The Post
June 23, 2-4 p.m. The Post is rated PG-13. Meryl Streep stars as Katherine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper in this historical, political thriller. In a cover-up that spanned four Presidencies, Graham and her hard-driving editor, played by Tom Hanks, join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Free popcorn and lemonade at Bemis Public Library 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton.
South Denver Univ. of Colorado Films
Though July 28. 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. A Whale-Sized Adventure for the giant screen with Humpback Whales 3D. See up-close how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Now showing through June 1, Dream Big: Engineering Our World 3D. Showtimes 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small. South Denver Univ. of Colorado, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree. 303-315-9444, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Milk Carton Kids Concert
June 25, with Sierra Hull and June 26 with Chris Botti. A Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert and produced by Swallow Hill music. UMB Amphitheater at the Gardens’ York St. urban oasis. Tickets go on sale April 10 at 10 a.m.
Ballet Ariel’s Summer Showcase
July 26, 7 p.m. Dancing excerpt from their season of shows including ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and Appalachian Springs. The Summer Showcase premieres new dances by Ballet Ariel’s dancers and choreographers.at Hampden Hall in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, 2nd Floor, Englewood. Tickets, $10/adults, $5/students and seniors, and free for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Info: 303-945-4388 or ballVetariel.org.
Opportunity Coalition Speaker
June 14, 5-7 p.m. Speaker: Michelle Sie Witten – co-founder and CEO, Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Location: WeWork – Triangle Bldg. location (near Union Station) at 1550 Wewatta St., 2nd Floor, Denver. Brian Watson, founder and chairman. Visit opportunitycoalition.com. Cost $20/person. Half of this cost is donated to local charities. Cocktails and light appetizers provided.
June 16, 9 -11:30 a.m. Heritage Eagle Bend Community, off Arapahoe Road and Gartrell Road. Classics belonging to residents of the community. Parade following the show. Prizes given.
Bike to Work Day
June 27, Registration now open. 800 companies expected to participate. Sign up: biketoworkday.us A program of the Denver Regional Council of Governments. Visit waytogo.org.
Sponsor a Poster at Race
Aug. 19. Cancer League of Colorado Race for Research 5K in memory of Michele Plachy-Rubin who lost her battle with brain cancer back in 1997. Donate $150 or more to sponsor a poster at the race. Info: race4research.com/fundraising.
Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting
Through Sept. 23, Pixelated will bring back childhood memories of video game arcades and also call to mind modern artworks. The depiction of natural forms, such as plants and animals, in bold colors and geometric shapes will be a witty complement to the Denver Botanic Gardens York St., which are simultaneously wild and cultivated.
FATHER’S DAY EVENT
4th Annual Father’s Day Eagle Fest
June 16, 5:30-7 p.m. A unique event to celebrate fathers and simultaneously create unforgettable family memories in a beautiful outdoor setting at the amphitheater behind the Audubon Nature Center buildings at the south end of Chatfield State Park. The Audubon Society will be partnering with another local nonprofit, Hawkquest for the live eagle and raptor demonstrations. Bring a picnic dinner with pretzels provided by Baker St. Pretzels. Also, a prize drawing from Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton. All ticket sales go to support the Audubon Nature Center. If a member, admission is free while non-member fathers are $5.00. Additional Info: 303-973-9530. children under age 12 are $8 and additional adults, $16. Register in advance at denver
audubon.org/event/fathers-day-falcon-fest-2/ Info: 303-973-9530.
Free Kids Admission at History Colorado Museums
Until Labor Day enjoy free youth admission. To celebrate baseball season, free admission for kids 15 years old and under who are wearing their jersey or other baseball attire. At the History Colorado Community Museums visitors 17 and under can enjoy free admission. From historic homes to adobe foes, each museum tells the history of Colorado’s many cultures and prominent figures. Info: visits HistsoryColorado.org or call 303 HISTORY.
Stepping Out to Cure Scheroderma
June 16, 7:45 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. walk starts at Centennial Center Park. Entertainment, music, food, activities, team challenges, awards and prizes, official walk t-shirts, family registration, kids walk for free. Registration: Call 303-806-6686.
Colorado Classic to Benefit TAPS
June 16, Saluting Our Fallen Heroes, Songwriters Show and Dinner featuring Pam Tillis. Grove’s Family ranch at Cherry Creek. Live auction and BBQ by the Coors Cowboy Club “Chuckwagon Crew.” Tillis is a two-time Grammy Award and Country Music Award winner with six #1 hits and three platinum albums. Her critically acclaimed album, It’s All Relative, was a tribute to her father, the great Mel Tillis. Tickets: 303-696-0450, taps.org/colorado.
Breaking Par for P.A.R. Golf Event
July 21, 6 a.m. event check in; 6:30 a.m. driving range open and putting challenge: 8 a.m. Shotgun start. Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, 10555 Westmoor Dr., Westminster. In honor of Gary Bass and those touched by Parkinson’s. $110/player. Register: ParkinsonRockies.org/Breaking
Cancer League of Colorado Race for Research 5K Run/Walk
Aug. 19, 9-11 a.m. in Washington Park. In memory of Michele Plachy-Rubin and Stephen Estrada – Race for research honoree. Info: cancerleague.org. Followed by free pancake breakfast, live band and free beer garden sponsored by Bristol Brewing. Kids play in Kidzone – clowns, games and prizes. Designer shirt with registration.
Construction Bible School
July 13, 10 a.m. Volunteer at Wellshire Presbyterian Church to prepare lunch, signs and flower pots for the Habitat Build Day July 14. A home will be built in Sheridan Square and the project is open to all ages 16 and up who are able to perform manual labor.
Bible Buddies Summer Reading Club
Wellshire Presbyterian Church’s Kendall Memorial Library has a wonderful children’s and chapter book section along the back wall for children to 8th grade. Pick up a packet of info. soon. Awards given to children who participate and return logs by Aug. 19. Wellshire is located at 2999 S. Colorado Blvd.
Kempe Topgolf Challenge
June 26, 4-7 p.m. 10601 E. Easter Ave., Centennial. Make a difference for children. TOPGOLF caters to all skill levels. Practice your swing and have fun. Silent auction featuring sports items. Details: email@example.com or call 303-864-5308.
Casa Advocates for Children Fundraiser
July 20, 8 a.m. annual golf tournament at The Ridge at Castle Pines. Luncheon and award ceremony at 1 p.m. Register: 303-328-2248.
Limb Preservation Foundation Golf Classic
Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m. registration at The Club at Rolling Hills, Golden. Continental breakfast, practice range and silent auction preview. Shotgun start at noon. Scramble format and box lunch. Program and awards celebration at 4:30 p.m. Beverages, heavy appetizers, awards and silent auction festivities. Reserve your foursome at 303-429-0688.
Primary Election ballots mailed out
Colorado has an all-mail ballot. Ballots must be sent back to the county clerk’s office and received by June 26. This is the first time unaffiliated voters will be allowed to vote in the primary. Unaffiliated voters will be sent both a Republican and Democrat ballot. They can only choose one.
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