Art at Your Own Risk
Tuesdays Through Oct. 21, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Ages 6 t-12, 20 per program (all supplies included). All art projects will be based on a fun Halloween theme using a different art medium.
Sept. 30, Off We Go A Haunting! Linocut Relief Prints
Oct. 7, Frightfully Fun Charcoal Drawings
Oct. 14, Boo’tiful Silhouette Ink Paintings
Oct. 21, Spooky Glow in the Dark Pumpkin Paintings
Visit www.greenwoodvillage.com/registration to register.
Colorado Civil Justice League Legislative Awards
Oct. 8, Doors open 11:30 a.m.; Luncheon noon, Four Seasons Hotel, Cottonwood Ballroom, 1111 14th St., Denver. Featured Speaker: The Honorable John W. Suthers, Colorado Attorney General. Honoring Outstanding State Legislators with the Common Sense in the Courtroom Award. Info@ccjl.org.
Rocky Mountain Business Preparedness Academy
Sept. 30. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., (check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.), Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Blvd., Denver. Hosted by the Red Cross. Up to 40 percent of small businesses fail to reopen after a natural or manmade disaster – a statistic that Colorado communities stuck by recent floods and wildfires are hoping to beat. Keynote speakers Lyons Mayor/business owner John O’Brien and Littleton Public Schools Director of Security and Emergency Planning Guy Grace; plus a variety of experts in the field of corporate and community preparedness. Register at www.redcross.org/RMBPA.
Handmade in Colorado Expo
Sept. 26 – 27, 16th Street Mall and in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver. Juried event showcasing some of Colorado’s best fine art and contemporary craft. The event will feature a vast array of independent designers producing original handcrafted goods from a wide array of media including metals, paper, glass, fibers, food, fabricated objects, clay, paint, wax, gems, and more. All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado. Free live music. Visit www.handmadeincolorado.com.
1830s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market
Sept. 27 – 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., The Fort Restaurant grounds, 19192 Colorado 8, Morrison. Features Spanish colonial art and jewelry and historical interpreters that enact colorful scenes of the west in the 1830s.
Explore the Backcountry at Cherokee Ranch
Sept 27, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia. Join long-time teacher and guide John McKinney along game trails to a petrified forest, the highest point on the property and some of the most rugged terrain. Reservations at 303-688-4600.
Hike the Sanctuary Golf Course
Oct. 4, 9 a.m. – noon, Sanctuary Golf Course, Douglas County. Hike or jog the cart paths and enjoy the beauty of the high plains ecosystem and spectacular views of the Front Range. Pre-registration required, 720-488-3344.
Family Workshop: Pumpkin Carving for Día de los Muertos
Oct. 11, 2 – 4 p.m., Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave., Denver. Fee charged. Families carve pumpkins with Día de los Muertos stencils to honor loved ones who have passed. The workshop is led by Barry Brown, a master pumpkin carver who has been featured on David Letterman, The Tonight Show and Good Morning America. Each family receives one pumpkin, a pattern and a mini-kit of Barry’s favorite carving tools. Visit www.denverartmuseum.org.
CALF Harvest Day
Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lowell Ranch on Plum Creek, three miles south of Castle Rock on the east frontage road of I-25. Stroll the grounds, see the livestock, and choose the perfect pumpkins right out of the patch or a variety of other produce. Concession stand provided by Flying Horse Catering, homemade desserts (a fundraiser for CALF), and live music provided by Ryan Chrys and The Rough Cuts from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hayrides, carriage rides, pumpkins, harvesting and other activities for nominal fee which helps support CALF’s mission of Connecting People to Agriculture. Admission and parking free. Visit www.TheCALF.org or call 303-688-1026.
Cancer League of Colorado Golf Tournament
Sept. 29, The Ridge at Castle Pines Golf Course, 1414 Castle Pines Parkway, Castle Rock. Register at www.cancerleague.org.
Free to Breath Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk
Oct. 5, 7:30 a.m., Washington Park, 701 S. Franklin St., Denver. Register at www.freetobreathe.org.
The Justice Run
Oct. 5, 7:30 a.m. registration, 10K run, 8:30 a.m., 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., Hudson Gardens6115 S Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Fundraiser for the Denver Street School Hope Campus. Register or sponsor a runner at www.thejusticerun.com.
Sweet Charity Brunch and Auction
Oct. 18. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Live Auction at 9:30 a.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard, Denver. Bake Sale, Silent Auction, Live Auction, Boutique with unique gift, decorative and clothing items handcrafted by area artisans and a brunch catered by A Taste of the Season. Tickets: Barbara Vietti, 6245 W. Coal Mine Place, Littleton, CO 80128; email@example.com or 303-979-7561.
The Denver Gorilla Run
Nov. 2, City Park to the Denver Zoo. Walk, run, or bike a leisurely 5K through City Park, and finish at the Denver Zoo, dressed up in a full gorilla suits. The Denver Gorilla Run is the primary fundraiser for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund (MGCF), and helps protect the endangered Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Each registrant receives his or her own gorilla suit to keep. Special activities geared toward families include the Little Gorilla Obstacle Challenge. Visit www.gorillarun.com.
‘Eating to Ease Arthritis’
Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., South Denver Heart Center, 1000 Southpark Drive, Littleton. Free Heart Health nutrition class (s) and cooking demonstration with Richard Collins, M.D. “The Cooking Cardiologist,” along with Susan Buckley, RD, CDE. For more information or to register call 303-744-1065, www.southdenver.com
Overland High School Fall Fair
Oct. 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Gymnasiums: 12400 E Jewell Ave., Aurora. Fundraiser featuring crafted and specialty retail items. Breakfast and lunch concessions and a bake sale too. Registration deadline for vendors is Oct. 1, Rheda@me.com, 303-887-6557 (text only), www.overlandptco/craft-fair.
Smoky Hill High School Craft Fair
Nov. 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 16100 E. Smoky Hill Road, Aurora.
Junior League of Denver Mile High Holiday Mart
Nov. 14- 16, Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver. Proceeds support the JLD’s community focus, improving literacy rates for children birth through third grade in the Denver metro area. Visit www.jld.org.
L’Esprit de Noel Holiday Home Tour and Marche de Noel
Nov. 13, 6 – 9 p.m., Patron Preview Party, Glenmoor Country Club, Clubhouse 110 Glenmoor Drive Englewood. Nov. 14 – 15, Home tour of Glenmoor Country Club neighborhood, lunch items, holiday shopping. Fundraiser for Central City Opera Guild. Tickets available at King Soopers after Oct. 1 or at the door. Visit www.lesprithometour.com.
Fairmount Cemetery: History and Heritage
Oct. 28, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn Street, Denver. Lowry Speaker Series. Admission is free; no reservations are necessary. Learn about the history and heritage of the buildings, sculptures and architecture of the cemetery. Fairmount is Colorado’s largest arboretum and location one of the largest collection of Heritage Roses in North America. For more information, contact Karen House, 303-757-7658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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