South Suburban Ice Arena to Celebrate 50 Years of Skating
Aug. 11. The party includes free hot dogs and birthday cake, free skating and skate rentals and Ice skating exhibitions. 10 a.m.-noon: Ice skating exhibitions; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Free hot dogs and birthday cake; 12:15-12:50 p.m.: Avalanche Mini Mites skate and 1-2:30 p.m. Throwback to the 60s. Free public skate and rentals. South Suburban Ice Arena is owned and operated by South Suburban Parks and Recreation and is located at 6580 S. Vine St., Centennial with free parking. Info: visit supra.org/South-Susburban-Ice-Arena.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Aug. 11, 6-10 p.m. Centennial Under the Stars, a spectacular evening of great food, family activities and vendors followed by a concert and laser show. Bring chairs and blankets. Aug. 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Movie Night. Enjoy an outdoor screening of a popular family-friendly movie (TBD). Bring chairs and blankets, food and beverages for sale, free popcorn while supplies last.
Affordable Arts Festival
Aug. 26, 2 p.m. campus of Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. Over 160 artists selling their work for $100 or less. General admission $10, children under 12, free. Info: Jim 303-330-8237.
Assistance League Denver Opens Thrift Shop
NOW OPEN at their new location at 6265 E. Evans Ave., Suite 15, Denver. The Thrift Shop is their main fund raiser to support numerous programs such as Hospital Equipment Lending Program, Operation School Bell, Assault Survivor Kits and many other programs. Gently used items can be dropped off at this location during business hours. Estate items, clothing for both men and women, shoes, handbags, jewelry, household items, furniture and more. Business hours Mon.-Fri. open 10-6 and Sat. 10-5.
Business After Hours – Englewood Chamber of Commerce
Aug. 28, 5-7 p.m., at Body in Progress, 3333 Bannock St., Ste. 125.
Sept. 8, 3-9 p.m. Broadway business owners will close the 3400 block of S. Broadway for a party in the street. Info: Englewood .gov/block-party.com
Fall Citizens Academy
Sept. 12-Oct. 24. Free, seven-week course will be consecutive Wed. evenings from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Classes will be held in the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Arapahoe County office located at 6450 S Revere Parkway, Centennial. Preference to applicants who live in the 18th Judicial District and are first-time attendees. Must be 18 years old, complete an application and pass a criminal background check to be considered. Deadline Aug. 10. Application: da18.org/community-outreachcitizens-academy/ Questions: 720-874-8555.
Opportunity Coalition Speakers
Aug. 9, 5-7 p.m. Speaker Bryan Sederwall, pastor and executive director of the Denver Dream Center. A Center to “Rescue People-Rebuild Lives-Restore Dreams.” Location: WeWork-1550 Wewatta St., 2nd Floor, Denver – (near Union Station.) $20/person. Cocktails and light appetizers provided. Upcoming Events: Sept. 13 Mike Prichard/CFO – Univ. of Colorado Foundation. Oct. 11, Julie Clark- Founder – Baby Einstein.
Parade of Homes
Aug. 9-26, Thursday thru Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free admission. Neighborhoods from Metro Denver from Windsor to Castle Rock and Arvada to Aurora. 75 featured homes to feature HBA’s 75th Anniversary. Hosted by the Home Builders Assoc. of Metro Denver (HBA). Info: POH @HBA Denver.com or call 303-778-1400 or paradeofhomesdenver.com
Aug. 11, 2 to 6 p.m. Sample and learn to use Tingala in cocktails. Tingala is an all-natural, botanical spirit with an exciting tingling taste. It is made from an herb native to Brazil known as buzz buttons. Tingala is 50% ABV, gluten free, and handcrafted in Denver by a Greenwood Village company. This tasting event is free to customers, at Incredible Wine & Spirits, located at 8557 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village. Info: tingalaspirits.com.
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 a day of golf, prizes, silent auction and awards reception. Proceeds benefit the programs of The Guild of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation to raise funds for research, promote diabetes awareness and eduction, assist families in need, provide scholarships, etc. Cost $375. Registration: childrensdiabetesfoundation.org/event/high-hopes-golf-tournament.
The Sculptor in Buckskin: The Life of Alexander Phimister Proctor
Aug. 14, 7 p.m. at Bemis Public Library. Storyteller is Dave Lively, a leader among American animal sculptors and as the country’s foremost creator of Sculpted Monuments on western themes. He will preset Proctor’s artistic talent, the remarkable characters he met, and his adventures with his wife and eight children as his work took him all over the U.S., France and Italy. Info: 303-795-3961.
Aug. 16, 6 p.m. See the hit group Spinphony on the front lawn at Bemis Public Library. The high-energy, all-female staring quartet will play a dynamic mix of rock, classical, pop and original tunes complete with choreography. Hot dogs, brats, burgers, beverages and ice cream will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. Info: 303-795-3961.
South by Southeast Community Festival
Aug. 18, 11, a.m. – 7 p.m., at Bible Park, 6802 E. Yale Ave. Hosted by Councilwoman Kendra Black, Denver City Council, District 4. 1.6 mile fun run/walk around Bible Park, a kids’ bike parade, temporary beer garden with local craft brews, six local bands, food trucks, a farmer’s market by the Samuels Elementary Garden and Whole Foods, local vendors, activities for kids and more. New this year, a Brass Quintet performance from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Info: 720-337-4444 or denvergov.org/southbysoutheast.
Kids Consignment Sale by MOMS
Aug. 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mothers of Multiples Society semiannual sale at The Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock. Expecting Moms and Moms with babies under six months of age can shop the New Moms pre-sale at 9 a.m. Admission is $2. Visit www.mothersofmultiples.com for a free admission pass and to register for the New Moms Pre-sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mothers of Multiples Society’s Keeping Kids Safe Educational Programs.
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.
Legal Night with the Arapahoe County Bar Association
Aug. 21, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Register to meet with an attorney, free-of-charge, for up to 30 min. consultation at Bemis Public Library. Attorneys, provided by the Arapahoe County Bar Assn., can help in the areas of Civil and commercial litigation; Criminal defense; Commercial law and business law; Family law including divorce; Personal injury, accidents and wrongful death; Probate administration and litigation; and Real estate. Registration is required. Go to littletongov.org or contacting the library at 303-795-3961. Registration begins on Aug. 6.
Quincy Farm Open House
Aug. 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Farm is located at 4400 E. Quincy Ave. Walk the new Nature Trail, see the Plant Select and Pollinator Gardens. The trail and the gardens were funded by a grant from Cherry Hills Land Preserve. Parking available at Kent Denver School.
Dance Party at Loup Jewish Community Center
Sept. 6, 6:30 -7:45 p.m. On the first Thursday of every month, the JCC offers a 75 minute Zumba and hip-hop class with three different instructors who teach for 25 minutes each. After class enjoy wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks in the main lobby. For anyone over 15-years of age. Cost, $5 for guests. Reservations required.
Parkinson Association Of The Rockies E3 Conference
Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Aurora – Denver Conference Center, 13200 E. 14th P., Aurora. Jimmy Choi, American Ninja Warrior participant and Parkinson’s patient will move the crowd with his story of perseverance, determination and hope. Registration is free but required by Sept. 13. Lunch will be provided. Info: www.ParkinsonRockies.org/E3Conference of call 303-830-1839/Info@ParkinsonRockies.org
1830s Rendezvous and Spanish Colonial Art Market
Sept. 15 and 16. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission: $5, children 12 and under, free. The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. Visit TesoraCulturalCenter.org
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.
History Colorado Kicks off summer with free kids’ admission
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, free youth admission at all eight museums. To celebrate the baseball season, the History Colorado Center offers free admission for kids 15 years old and under who are wearing their jersey or other baseball attire. At the History Colorado Community Museum visitors 17 and under can enjoy free admission. From historic homes to adobe forts, each museum tells the history of Colorado’s many cultures and prominent figures. Info: Visit HistoryColorado.org or call 303-HISTORY.
American Cancer Society Kickoff Luncheon and Fashion Show
Aug. 16. 11:30 a.m. at The Falls Event Center in Littleton. The luncheon will include a pink fashion show along with details on the event and how to get involved in the Oct. 28 Breast Cancer Walk. RSVP: 720-524-54s43 or email DenverCOStrides@Cancer.org by Aug. 6.
Community 50th Birthday Party for TLC Meals on Wheels
Aug. 19, 11, a.m.- 3 p.m. 7300 S. Clermont Dr., Centennial. Chance to win a chef prepared dinner for 6 in your home, bake sale, free face painting and games, Colorado Rockies Mascot – Dinger, 106.7 The Bull-Colorado’s New Country, Cake walk and barbecue items. Info: ticmealsonwheels.org/events/#50party
Cancer League of Colorado Race for Research 5K Run/Walk
Aug. 19, 9-11 a.m. in Washington Park. A 5K Run/Walk in Denver’s Washington Park. This is one of the four main fundraising events for Cancer League of Colorado- a 100 percent volunteer organization with no paid staff and no offices. Expectation is for 1,100 participant and 100+ volunteers. After the race enjoy the family festival with pancake & sausage breakfast, Britol Brewing’s Beer Garden, live entertainment, prize drawing, Kid Zone with kiddie train, clowns & games, and Sponsor Expo with free product samples. The event is pet-friendly. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Dog was will be available. The first 300 survivors to check in on race day will receive a Survivor Sticker! Info: contact Suzanne Alliano-Rossick, 303-359-9996, Combined firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
19th Annual Limb Preservation Foundation Gold Classic
Aug. 20, The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden. Registration, 10:30 a.m. Light breakfast, practice range and silent auction preview. Shotgun Start: noon Scramble format and to go lunch. Program and Awards Celebration at 4:30 p.m. with beverages, heavy appetizers, awards and silent auction festivities. Info: 303-429-0688.
A Golf Fundraiser for Third Way Center
Aug. 22. Sponsored by DTC/Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce at The Ridge at Castle Pines, 1414 Castle Pines Pkwy, Castle Pines. To register: email@example.com or call 720-357-8934.
Golf Tournament for Children’s Miracle Network
Aug. 22, 10 a.m. at Raccoon Creek Golf Course, 7301 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Sponsored by Walmart. Register: Bill Thrasher at Bthrasher38@comcast.net or call 559-730-8333.
Dine for the High Line
Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m. under the teepees in Aurora. Celebrate 71 miles of nature while raising funds to help endow a vibrant future for the Canal. Tickets and Sponsorship: highlinecanal.org/dine, $250/person. Join the next day for Dogs + Donuts, a free community event: highlinecanal.org/dog-donuts. Info: highlinecanal.org/dine.
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.
Democratic Annual Pat Schroeder Dinner and Auction
Aug. 25, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Greenwood Village, 7801 E Orchard Road. Keynote speaker will be Michael Blake, a New York assemblyman and a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee. The VIP reception at 4:30 p.m. followed by a silent auction at 5 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at actblue.com or checks can be sent to Arapahoe County Democratic Party, 10730 E. Bethany Dr., Suite 240, Aurora, 80014.
Arapahoe Dems Picnic
Sept. 1, 11:30 a.m. Annual picnic at Westlands Park in Greenwood Village.
Arapahoe County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner
Sept. 7. VIP Reception 5:30-6:30 p.m. Doors One, Happy Hour and Silent Auction – 5:30 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m. Radisson Hotel Denver Southeasts, 3155 S. Vaughn Way, Aurora. Tickets: $60-$80 -$100 (preferred seating.) VIP Reception – $100 which includes private reception and photo with Kent Thomas, who will also personally inscribe to you a copy of his book, “Get It ON! What it Means to Lead the Way.” Seating is limited. Tickets: arapahoerepublicans.org.
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.
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