Passionate Heart,” the Cleo Parker Robinson dance performance scheduled April 3-5 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts …
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Passionate Heart,” the Cleo Parker Robinson dance performance
scheduled April 3-5 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver
Performing Arts Complex, will feature two world premiere works by
award-winning choreographers Nejla Y. Yatkin and Ray Mercer.
Yatkin, a Robinson ensemble member from 1996-99, created “For the
Love of …” to music by Natash Atlas and Merced Dede and Mercer’s
new work is called “When Push Comes to Shove.” This will be the
ensemble’s first production at the Ellie. Performances: 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $33 to $39, $26, $19.
303-295-1759 ext. 13 or TicketsWest at King Soopers.
Beekeeping will be Jo Haughland’s topic when she addresses the
Littleton Garden Club at 6:30 p.m. April 1 at Prince of Peace
Church, 7000 S. Windermere St., Littleton. (Enter on the south, or
use the north entrance if stairs are a problem.) Haughland, who
grew up in Littleton, is president and founder of High Land
Beekeeping and a promoter of backyard beekeeping. With a crew, she
maintains more than 60 hives. She will talk about how gardeners can
help with the serious plight of honeybees and general information
on products and benefits. Visitors and new members are welcome at
meetings of this longstanding Littleton organization, which meets
on the first Wednesday of the month through the school year and
plans field trips and visits to member’s gardens in summer.
A few spaces remain for Arapahoe Community College’s third
annual Spring Literary Festival, April 4. It features morning
workshops by Teague Bohlen: Fiction Workshop, “What You Know;”
Lyrical Essay by Natalie Costanza-Chavez, “Putting the Pictures
Together;” and afternoon sessions; Poetry Workshop by Mark Irwin,
“Poetry and Memorability;” Nonfiction Workshop with John
Calderazzo, “Using the Techniques of Fiction to Write Compelling
Nonfiction.” The fee for both is $45 for two workshops; $25 for
one. Mail check or money order by March 31 to ACC Writers Studio
Literary Festival, c/o Dr. Kathryn Winograd, LAPP Division, Campus
Box 27, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, P.O. Box 9022, Littleton, CO
80160-9002. Information: www.arapahoe.edu /writersstudio.
Celebrate the start of spring at the Audubon Nature Center at
Chatfield with hands-on nature activities, guided walks and
independent explorations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through
April, as well as Sunday, April 5. Admission is free. The Audubon
Center is on Waterton Road off South Wadsworth Blvd., 4.4 miles
south of C-470. For information, call 303-973-9530 or e-mail
Enjoy Breakfast With the Easter Bunny at 8 a.m. April 4 at
Arapahoe Community College., on the West Lawn, 5901 S. Santa Fe
Drive, Littleton. Breakfast, games, fun. Tickets are mandatory and
are available at $2 each in the Student Activities Office, M 2820.
For information, call 303-797-5667.
“A Service of Darkness,” a traditional Tenebrae service, will
include Dale Wood’s meditations on the seven last words of Christ,
performed by the Chancel Choir of Littleton United Methodist Church
and the Colorado Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. April 9. Additional
orchestral works and Holy Communion will add to this Holy Week
experience. All are welcome. LUMC is at 5894 S. Datura St.,
The South Suburban Community Orchestra will repeat its
successful “New World” concert at 7:30 p.m. April 3 at Valor High
School, (commons room), 3775 E. Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch. The
program will include Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New
World;” Copland’s “An Outdoor Overture;” Piazzolla’s “Milonga de
Angel;” and Ives’ “Variations on America.” A reception follows the
concert. A $5 donation is suggested. www.sscorchestra. org
Susan Montague Spear, a watercolorist who grew up in Littleton,
will exhibit her figurative paintings April 8 through May 4 at Town
Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, 2450 W. Main St., downtown
Littleton. A reception is planned for 4-7 p.m. April 11. Gallery
hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during
Olde Town Market will debut on Main Street on July 11 this year
and run on the second Saturdays of August, September, October,
expanding to a six-month run in future years. The sidewalk fair of
diverse vendors will exhibit and sell items for home, garden and
personal wear in 10-foot-by-10-foot tents lined on West Main
Street, from Sycamore to Rapp Streets. The event is organized by
four downtown Littleton businesswomen: Peggy Cooper, Details; Amy
Doherty, Pink Attic Cat Antiques; Marsha Asheim, A Knitted Peace;
and Sue Coffey, Believing in Kids and Family. Prospective vendors
can find information at www.oldetownmarket.com or
e-mail: oldetownmarket@ aol.com.
Discount for registration by April 15.
“Infrastructure” is the April exhibit at Artists on Santa Fe,
747 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, according to owner Macy Dorf of
Littleton. The gallery’s resident photographers, potters and
painters will be featured with an opening during the First Friday
Gallery Walk, 6-9 p.m. April 3. 303-573-5903.
A juried exhibit of art by Arapahoe Community College students
will run April 1-15 in Colorado Gallery of the Arts in the annex on
the east side of the Main building, 5901 S. Santa Fe Drive,
Littleton. Painting, drawing, design, ceramics, jewelry, metals,
photography and printmaking will be included. A reception will be
held from 5-7 p.m. April 3. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday; 5-7 p.m. 303-797-5649.
April is Jazz Appreciation Month and the Littleton Historical
Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, will present a free concert
by vocalist Joni Janak and Centerpiece Jazz at 7 p.m. April 15.
Pick up free tickets in advance at the museum desk.
“Cinderella” will be presented by Classic Acts at 7 p.m. April 3
and at 1 and 5 p.m. April 4 at the Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650
E. Mainstreet. Tickets cost $5. This is a good opportunity for
parents and their theatrically inclined offspring to get acquainted
with Classic Acts, which teaches theater techniques and presents
plays for kids, age 10-18. Auditions are May 5 for the “Wizard of
Oz” and Cyrano de Bergerac is scheduled for fall. For information,
classicacts.net or call
Pop-Folk artists Falling to Fly will perform from 1-3 p.m. March
28 at the Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads Drive — outdoors if
possible and indoors if weather fails to cooperate. Free.
Listen to fairy tales in a real castle. Librarians from the
Neighborhood Library at Lone Tree will have a special storytime at
Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, for
kids age 3-7, who are encouraged to dress as a princess, knight or
other character. Two storytimes are schedule at 9:30 a.m. and 11
a.m. on March 30. Reservations are required, 303-791-READ or visit
Art exhibits are scheduled at two Douglas County libraries in
April. At Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Lorrie
Caplan will display abstract watercolors. At Parker Library, 10851
S. Crossroads Drive, acrylics by Pat Rosales will be exhibited.
The Denver Lyric Opera Guild will offer its April “Opera on
Tuesdays” luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 7, at Pinehurst Country
Club, 6255 W. Quincy Ave., Denver. The program will be the 2009
guild competition for Colorado singers. Make a reservation by
sending a $28 check payable to DLOG, to Marlene Diamond, 1827 Ross
Lane, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126-4050, by April 3.
An exhibit of intricate structures and models built from Lego
building blocks by 7-year-old Michael Hu will be displayed April
1-30 at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle during
hours of operation.
Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, has announced
an extension of its popular exhibit “Fine Line” through August 21.
It features installations by artists from Mexico to Uruguay,
demonstrating unique perceptions of the horizon. For hours and
admission information, see www.museo.org. The second Saturday from
noon to 4 p.m. is Target Free Day and admission is free every
Friday, including during the First Friday Art Walk from 5-9 p.m.
The Museo’s executive director, Patty Ortiz has recently resigned
to start a job in Texas near her family.
The Parker Artists Guild will hold its sixth annual Spring Art
Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 28 and March 29 at the Mainstreet
Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker. More than 40 artists will
exhibit paintings, photographs, glass and more. Artists will
demonstrate techniques and free face painting will be offered for
kids. Admission is free.
Opera afficianados will want to attend the competition finals
held by the Denver Lyric Opera Guild from 1-5 p.m. March 28 at
First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd.,
Englewood. Admission is free and competition for more than $37,000
in prizes will attract Colorado’s fine singers who are beginning
careers. See denverlyricoperaguild.org.
A Vintage Voltage Expo featuring hundreds of old radios,
stereos, guitars, vinyl records and more will be from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. March 29 at the Ramada Plaza Convention Center, 1-25 and 120th
in Northglenn. About 75 vendors, DJs spinning vintage tunes,
lectures, demonstrations and a show by the Colorado Radio
Collectors Club will fill the space in the show organized by
vintage guru Dana Cain of Littleton. Admission: $5, free for
younger than 12. Information: www.danacain.com, 303-347-8252.
“Insiders to the Indian Wars” is the annual one-day conference
presenter by Order of the Indian Wars from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 18 at the Colorado National Guard Headquarters Auditorium,
6858 S. Revere Parkway, Centennial. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The
conference is for students, scholars and followers of western
history and will feature five well-known speakers: Jeff Broome
(also conference chairman); John Monnett; Doug Mc Christian; Greg
Michno; Mike Koury. A $25 ticket includes coffee, speakers, buffet
lunch, authors and booksellers. Mail check to OIW, P.O. Box 1650,
Johnstown, CO 80534. For information and limited author or
bookseller arrangement, call Rich Lea after 9:30 a.m. at
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