ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Littleton’s Main Street Block Party
June 9, 6 -11 p.m. Presented by Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants. Booths by restaurants, crafters, bars and more. Seven stages with Magicians, bands and comedy. Live circus acts and “The Creepy Freaky Alley.” Two fireworks shows and twilight and 10:45 p.m. Tickets at many downtown merchants. $20 for $25 value when purchased by June 8, 8 p.m. More info: 303-795-5006.
Celebrate 50th Year of Le Bal de Ballet
June 9, 5-6 p.m., Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Reception in the lobby, 5-6 p.m.; presentation on the Ellie stage at 6 p.m. Reception, Grand March, dinner and dancing to follow at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel. Info: Christian Reid at email@example.com.
Monday Night Movie Madness
June 11, Movie showing if Moana and June 25 is Back to the Future at Infinity Park stadium in Glendale. Room for thousands with brand new stadium-quality jumbo screen. Free and not tickets needed. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the grass or try food from local vendors. Bring blankets and chairs. Info: visit moviesatinfinitypark.com.
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.
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 at 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.
Cancer League of Colorado Membership Luncheon
June 7, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Glenmoor Country Club. Dr. Daniel Pollyea will be the special speaker. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Univ. of Colo. School of Medicine and Clinical Director of Leukemia Services. Even Cancer League beneficiary doctors will also be in attendance presenting summaries on research they are conducting with Cancer League grants. Ticket $35 at email@example.com or Tara at 720-532-4188.
Castle Rock Ducky Derby
June 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cheer rubber duckies floating down a river. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock, Castle Rock High Noon Rotary and Rotary Club of Castle Pines. Actual duck race kicks off at 3 p.m. One ticket costs $5 or five for $20. Whoever has the ticket with the winning duck gets $2,000. Second and 3rd place finishers receive $750 and $250, respectively. Street festival at Festival Park near Second and Wilcox Streets. Tons of events for young and old.
125th Anniversary Community Celebration of St. Anthony Hospital
June 9, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. St. Anthony Hospital, 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood, Lot H (south side of campus.) Activities include: Vintage photo booth, Flight For Life helicopter and ambulance, go carts, rock climbing wall, pets from Denver Dumb Friends League, food trucks.
Concourse D’Elegance and Exotic Sports Car Show
June 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Arapahoe Community College. Benefiting Creative Options for Early Childhood Education. A program of Ability Connection Colorado.
Concussion Awareness; Signs and Prevention\
June 12, 7 p.m. at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Learned how to identify signs of a concussion and prevent concussions from occurring with Dr. Perry Maynard of the Integrated Brain Centers of Denver. Info: 303-795-3961.
ADL Mountain States Annual Meeting
June 13, 7-9 p.m. Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St., Denver. $18 ticket includes Kosher dessert reception following the program. Meeting will include the investiture of Melinda Quiet as Mountain Stats Regional board chair and election of the slate of board members. Guest speaker: Christian Picciolini, former extremist, author and activist, recently featured on 60 minutes. RSVP: 303-830-7177.
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/fundraiging.
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.
FATHERS 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 denveraudubon.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.
George Allen Golf Tournament
June 8, Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 W. Oxford Ave., Englewood. Registration: 6:45 a.m.; Free Driving Range, 7 a.m.; Shotgun Start, 7:45 a.m. $110/person includes breakfast snacks, golf cart, range balsa taco bar lunch and two drink tickets. Registration due by May 30. Mail to Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce, 3501 S. Broadway, 2nd Floor, Englewood, CO 80113.
Museum After Dark Gala
June 8, 6:30 p.m. cocktails, progressive dinner and silent auction. 9 p.m., the clock strikes GLOW followed by a short-lived auction. 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. After Dark Soiree hosted by the museum’s young professionals with live entertainment, dancing, cocktails and dessert. Event co-chairs, Mathew and Priya Burkett and John and Katie Levisay. Cocktail attire. Location: Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Tickets: 303-370-6407.
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.
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.
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/BreakingPar4Par.
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.
Western Conservative Summit
June 8-9, Colorado Convention Center. Two days of speakers, workshops, policy analysis, panels, networking, exhibitor trade show, inspiration and more. Confirmed speakers: Kirk Cameron, Diamond and Silk, the House Freedom Caucus, Sen. Cory Gardner, Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens, Frank Gaffney, John Andrews, Laura Carno, Michael Farris, John Stonestreet, U.S. Navy Seal Chad Williams and others. Early bird pricing until April 30, 11:59 p.m. Tickets: 303-963-3157.
Vacation Bible School
June 11-15, 8:45 a.m. – noon Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, 10150 E. Belleview Ave., Englewood. Kids 3 years through rising sixth-graders. Cost: $30/child. Experience life in the palace, streets, marketplace and Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Singing, dancing, games, crafts, snacks, performances, Bible stories and more. Want a full-day experience? Afternoon camps from 12 – 4 p.m. Sign up for one of our awesome options, including Sports and Science, Carts of Performance and Camping Capers. Register at cherrycreekpres.org/kids.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-864-5308.
Primary Election ballots to arrive before June 9
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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