ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Denver Community Credit Union at Mineral to Host Art Exhibit
July 13, opening reception from 3-5 p.m. at the Credit Union, 101 Mineral Ave., #100 in Littleton. The Art exhibit will run from July 13-Sept. 30. The exhibit is presented with the cooperation of the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County.
July 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. More than 2,000 lavender plants (nearly 1,000 in bloom.) Enjoy live music, crafts, food, drinks, lavender classes (advance registration recommended at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The History of Polka
July 24, 7 p.m. Join polka music performer Mike Schneider at Bemis Public Library for a lively presentation on the history of polka music along with live accordion music. The library is located at 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Info: 303-795-3961.
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 balletariel.org.
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. South Denver Univ. of Colorado, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree. 303-315-9444, email@example.com.
Summer at Kent Denver Theater Performances
July 20, 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and July 21, 5 p.m. Shrek, Jr. Kent Denver Arts Center Anschutz Family Theatre. July 21, 6:30 p.m. Knight at Dawn: A Magic Tree House Musiscal. El Pomar Theater at Kent Denver. July 26, 6:30 p.m. and July 27, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Kent Denver Arts Center, Lower Level.
Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series
All shows start at 6:30 p.m; gates open at 5:45 p.m. July 25, Melissa Etheridge; July 27, Chaka Khan; July 29, Guster.
Outdoor movies at Infinity Park Stadium in Glendale
July 23, CoCo, Aug. 6, Black Panther. At brand-new 4,000 seat stadium-quality jumbo screen and booming sound system. Free. No tickets needed. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the grass or try food made by one of the local vendors. Bring blankets and chairs. Info: moviesatinfinitiypark.com Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with movies starting at 7:30 p.m.
Dragon Boat Festival
July 28 and 29, July 28, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. July 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. At Sloans Lake Park in Denver. July 28 is the traditional Opening Ceremony where monks from the Chung Tai Zen Center, California branch of the world’s largest, Taiwan based Zen Buddhist Monastery will bless the festival and Awaken The Dragon! The group is partnering with non profit organizations to raise funds for their local chapters. Please Leave your dog at home. No personal pop up tents. Check out the website of CDBF.org for for information.
Summer at KDS
Through Aug. 10. Kent Denver School offers full and half-day camps for kids ages 3-18 in technology and design, arts, athletics and academics. Learn more at kentdenver.org/summer.
July 14, Centennial Brew-N-Que 3-7 p.m. Beer tasting with 15+ breweries around the Centennial area coupled with local BBQ, local BBQ food vendors, local breweries, beer-tasting participants must be 21 years or older; wristbands $15, bring your chairs and blankets, live music. July 28, Picnic in the Park, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Live music, food and beverages for sale, family games and bounce house. Bring your own chairs sand blankets and enjoy special K-9 Demos as part of our “Dog Days” theme.
July 14, Wellness Event at Integrative Pediatric Healthcare, 1610 E. Girard Place. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 14, noon – 9 p.m. Englewood Putt Crawl – Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund. Event will start, and you can register at any of these businesses located on Broadway: The Whiskey Biscuit, Tabletop Tavern, Englewood Grand, The B.O.B., Duffer Haus, Devil’s Head Distillery, Paradox and Felt. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org July 24, 5-7 p.m. Business After Hours at Cochino Taco, 3495 S. Downing. Sept. 8, 3-9and p.m. Block Party for Broadway Business Owners and Block Party Attention Vendors. The 3400 block of S. Broadway will be closed from 3-9 a.m. Vendor and food truck registration is open until all spaces are filled or until July 31 at 5 p.m.
Annual Women in Business and Economic Development Group
July 13, 7-9 a.m. Breakfast and Networking 7-7:30 a.m. Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. This year’s topic is STEM in Colorado. Panelists will cover topics on the impact STEM education is having on the business community, our local economy and how Colorado is preparing for future generations for STEM careers. The sponsor is Arapahoe Libraries working with the South Metro Denver Chamber. RSVP: BestChamber.com
CITY OF ENGLEWOOD
Promo video for Neighborhood Rehab Project
July 14, 3–8 p.m. potluck dinner; July 15, 3-9 p.m. dinner served after shoot. July 7, quick rehearsal in the morning. This is for volunteers to take part in serving and participating in the filming of a promotional video. RSVP: Tim@tableagency.com. July 29, 8th Annual Day of Service begins.
Opportunity Coalition Speaker Herb Atchison
July 12, 5-7 p.m. Herb Atchison, the featured guest speaker is the Mayor of Westminster and serves on the board of various foundations and committees. Cost, $20 with cocktails & light appetizers provided. At WeWork in the Triangle Building location near Union Station, 1550 Wewatta St., 2nd Floor, Dener. RSVP: opportunitycoalition.org.
Bugged: The Insects That Rule the World and The People Obsessed with Them
July 14, 2 p.m. Join journalist David MacNeal at Bemis Public Library as he explores the creepy, crawly, beautiful world of insects and takes the audience on an off-beat scientific journey that weaves together history, travel, and culture in order to define our relationship with bugs! The Library is located at 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton. Info: 303-795-3961.
Free Days at SCFD
July 19, York St. at Denver Botanic Gardens.
Jewish Family Service Free Resource Fair
July 13, 9:30 a.m. – noon. at Jewish Family Service, 3201 S. Tamarac Dr. in Denver. Free and open to the public. Free kids books and ice cream from Bonnie Brae Ice Cream and Dinger from the Colorado Rockies will make an appearance from 10-11 a.m. Drawings for numerous prizes. Info: Shelly Hines, 303-597-5000 or email@example.com.
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.
Run For The Ring
Aug. 4, registration begins at 7 a.m.; 5K run starts at 8 a.m. A 5K and Kids Fun Run brings together Barbara Davis Center patients, loyal supporters, and running enthusiasts to run for the brass ring – the cure. A certified 5K course and BoulderBOULDER qualifying race. At the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, 1775 Aurora, Court, Aurora. Registration: runsignup.com/runforthering. Cost $25. Info: 303-863-1200. Registration includes Run for the Ring T-shirt, coming chip (5K only), race bib, gift bag, awards ceremony, vendor expo and breakfast bites.
10th Annual High Hopes Golf Tournament
Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Columbine Country Club, 17 Fairway Lane, Littleton. Join the Children’s Diabetes Foundation for prizes, silent auction, and awards reception at the beautiful, newly-remodeled Columbine Country Club. Proceeds benefit the programs of The Guild of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation to raise funds for research, promote diabetes awareness and education, assist families in need, provide scholarships, and sponsor activity for children and their families. Registration: childrensdiabetesfoundation.org/event/high-hopes-golftournament. Cost is $375. Info: 303-628-5110.
Lunch AT CU South Denver
Wednesdays through Aug. 19. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Grill and Chill at CU South Denver’s $10 Backyard Barbecue. Whether you are an employee of a local business looking to get out of the office for a few hours or a community member looking to relish the weather with your kids, the BBQ is for you. Your choice of Angus beef burger, black bean burger, chicken sandwich or Hebrew National all-beef frank on a bakery bun or lettuce wrap. Plus, a freshly prepared side salad, chips and fountain drink. CU South Denver Univ. of Colorado is located at 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree. Info: 303-315-9444.
Exploration of Flight
July 21 and July 22, noon – 5 p.m. Celebrate the opening of Wings Over the Rockies’ Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery, phase one of Wings Exploration of Flight campus at Centennial Airport. Enjoy a weekend of games, activities, music, exploration & flight as Wings Over the Rockies opens its second facility. Opening weekend pricing: Adults 17+ $5, Youth 4-16 $3 and Wings Members FREE. Immersive aviation experiences & exhibits, tours of Centennial Airport, modern aircraft, flight simulators & more. Location: 13005 Wings Way, Englewood – South side of Centennial Airport.
Meet Your Arapahoe GOP Candidate
Aug. 10, 6-8 p.m. Arapahoe County Fab 5: Matt Crane, Clerk and Recorder; Sue Sandstrom, Treasurer; Marc Scott, Assessor; Dave Walcher, Sheriff; and Dr. Kelly Lear-Kaul, Coroner. Info: 303-779-1115. Hosted by Tim and Kathy Turley, 7821 S. Clayton Way, Centennial.
Colorado Republican Committee Campaign School 2018
July 14, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Learn how to run a campaign. Learn grassroots organizing, polling, direct mail, messaging 101, social media & rapid response, fundraising, raising the fund you need to win and campaign compliance. $75 attendee includes lunch at the Double Tree by Hilton, DTC, 7800 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. No refunds. RSVP cologop.org
RTD to Host Eight Fare Study Open Houses
July 16-26, Local meetings will be held July 18 at Englewood Civic Center 6-8 p.m.; July 23, Aurora Municipal Center 6-8 p.m.; July 24, Thomas Jefferson High School, 6-8 p.m.; July 25, Downtown Denver at RTD Administrative offices, noon – 2 p.m. Info: rtddenver.com.
Senior Consumer Protection
July 17, 6:30 p.m. “To Catch a Thief” is the title for LEA Hadassah’s program on senior consumer protection which is open to the community on at at HEA Synagogue on 3600 S. Ivanhoe. Maro Casparian, attorney, and director of Consumer Fraud, working within the At-Risk Adult Unit for Denver District Attorney’s Office will be the speaker. Senior fraud has reached epidemic proportions. There is an $18 charge for the program. Please RSVP by Friday July 13 to Joyce Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-287-1780.
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.
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.
A 35-Year Technology Leap?
The State of Colorado and all counties will adopt a new statewide motor vehicle computer system in August. All Colorado Motor Vehicle offices will be closed Aug. 1-3. Colorado Driver’s License services, both in-office and online will be unavailable Aug. 2-5. During the closures, you may renew license plates by online, at a renewal kiosk, or using the new Gov2Go app.
Developmental Pathways Mill Levy Report
Developmental Pathways 2017 Mill Levy Report for Douglas and Arapahoe Counties from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017, is ready for viewing. This is a nonprofit agency created to serve individuals with developmental disabilities/delays and their families in Arapahoe and Douglas counties and the City of Aurora. The report shows how they utilize county tax dollars in the form of a mill levy. To read the full report visit dpcolo.org.
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