ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Tesoro Cultural Center’s 20 Summer Weekends
Sept. 22-24, Fandango, featured artist: Gloria Lopez Cordova. Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Living History, featured artists: Teresa Duran and Lynn Fresquez. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison.
Colorado Bach Ensemble 2017-2018 Season
Sept. 24, Meet and Greet. 5 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church. Concert dates: Oct. 27-29; Dec. 16 and 17; March 18; May 18 and 20. Major productions: Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Mass in B minor. Tickets: coloradobach.org or at the door.
Colorado’s Colorful History Stories
Sept. 25, Join Author J.v.L. Bell from 2-3 p.m. as she shares some of the stories she researched while writing her book. Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton. Info: 303-795-3961.
F.O. Stanley: An Enterprising Yankee Goes West
Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Meet F.O. Stanley, “the grandfather of Estes Park,” famous hotelier, and inventor of the steam-powered automobile at Bemis Public Library. Played by actor Kurtis Kelly. Learn how Rocky Mtn. Nat’l Park was created. Info: 303-795-3961.
Sat. Movie Matinee: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Sept. 30, 2-4 p.m. Watch the film adaptation of this bestselling nonfiction book at Bemis Public Library. Starring Oprah Winfrey. About Henrietta Lacks, the unwitting pioneer of countless medical breakthroughs. Free popcorn and lemonade.
Denver Brass free concerts
Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. Galleria at Denver Performing Arts Complex. Bring a lawn chair. No tickets required. Info: denverbrass.org.
Free Queen City Jazz Band Opening Concert
Oct. 6, 25th Season of the Fine Arts Series at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Info: 303-794-6379 ext. 247.
Greenwood Village Monster Bash Fall Fest
Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. William McKinley Carson Park, 6060 S. Quebec St. Tickets required for Greenwood Village residents only. Tickets available Aug. 28-Oct. 4 at the Parks, Trails and Recreation counter at City Hall, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ID required.
‘This is Colorado’ art show
Oct. 12, 5-7 p.m. for artists reception. Oct. 10, the opening of the art show sponsored by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County, featuring two-dimensional works by many of Colorado’s finest artists. Arapahoe Community College Gallery of the Arts, 5000 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. Northeast side of the campus. Exhibit runs through Nov. 2. Admission is free. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 303-730-5956.
Earthen Vessel Dinner
Oct. 12, Photographer John Fielder will be presenting photos from his latest book, A Colorado Winter, as well as sharing his own family dementia journey. Will also honor volunteers. Info: 720-974-3642.
Littleton Symphony Orchestra concert season
Oct. 13, opening with “From the Ballet” at 7:30 p.m. at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Tickets: littletonsymphony.org or 303-933-6824.
Ballet Ariel’s season opens
Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, based on the beloved classic Jungle Book at Lone Tree Art Center. Tickets: 720-509-1000.
Tesoro Historic Lecture Series
Oct. 15, 6 p.m. at The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. “Ghosts of The Fort” by Dr. Tom Noel.
Floral and Fowl: The Artwork of Michael Warren and Darryl Trott
Through Sept. 30. Old South Frame and Gallery, 1588 S. Pearl St., Denver. Original paintings from private collection. Info: 303-715-3828.
Arapahoe Community College hosts CCS Presidential Search Community Forum
Sept. 25, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Summit Room at Littleton campus. Keynote speakers, CCCS Pres. Dr. Nancy McCallin and Board Chair Dr. Russell Meyer. Questions and comments may be submitted to ACC.email@example.com before or during forum.
Cancer League of Colorado Fall Membership Luncheon
Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cherry Hills Country Club. Guest speaker Dr. Scott Cramer, chair of CLC’s Scientific Advisory Board. Members are to bring prospective new members. Bring the most guests and receive a $150 gift certificate from Shanahan’s. Business meeting and election of treasurer-elect and acting treasurer-elect. Tickets $35. Info: Phillip at 303-519-9237.
Marijuana’s True Impact on Colorado
Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. Join the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian Univ. to hear from law enforcement, education-action, medical, public policy and family health experts who have experienced the effects of marijuana legalization firsthand. Lively debate between Jeff Hunt and Robert Corry, top lawyer for cannabis industry. $15, includes lunch at Colo. Christian Univ. Event Center, 8787 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Purchase tickets by Oct. 2 to reserve a seat. Call 303-963-3424.
Life Is Why We Ride
Oct. 7, 4-6 p.m. ride and 6-7:30 p.m. block party. American Heart Assn. and American Stroke Assn. will host Cycle National, a relay-style stationary cycling event with 200 bikes at Tivoli Quad downtown. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org Survivors of heart disease and stroke will participate. 303-801-4674.
Taste of Greenwood Village
Oct. 18. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for VIPs, 5:30 p.m. for general admission. Sponsored by DTC/Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce with major sponsor Stevenson Imports. Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St. More than 40 vendors signed up so far. Musical entertainment. VIP $109; general admission, $79. Benefiting Cherry Creek Schools Foundation.
Women of Distinction Thin Mint Dinner
Oct. 19, Girl Scouts of Colorado honors top women leaders at Denver Marriott Tech Center, celebrating 20 years. Event chairs are Maria Garcia Berry, Jean Galloway and Arlene Hirschfeld. Will honor all 426 Women of Distinction recognized since the program began in 1997. Tickets: 303-607-4833.
Clothes to Kids Blue Jean Bash
Sept. 23, 6-11 p.m. CU South Denver (formerly Wildlife Experience.) 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree. Gourmet food stations, silent auction, music, program at 8 p.m. Music for dancing by Stacey T. and the Big Difference.
Celebrating 40 Years Children’s Gala
Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Hosts: The Freyers, Ginny and John and Andi and John Jr. Benefitting Children’s Hospital Colorado. Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Tickets: 720-777-1783.
Slam Dunk Against Lupus Event
Sept. 23, 11-3 p.m. Partnering with Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried at the University of Denver’s Magness Arena inside the Ritchie Center. A family event filled with sports, pro-athletes, entertainment, prizes etc. Tickets: lupusresearch.org/slamdunkagainstlupus.
Havern School’s annual golf event ‘Chip in Fore Havern’
Sept. 24, 2-5 p.m. at TopGolf, 10601 E. Easter Ave., Centennial. Register: 303-986-4587 x104 or email@example.com. Sponsorships available or individual, $60.
Denver Botanic Gardens Fall Plant and Bulb Sale
Sept. 23-24, 9 p.m-5 p.m. Free admission. West end of the York St. greenhouse complex.
Audubon Society Summer Fundraiser
Connecting people with nature through education and conservation. Research funds needed. Donate on Support Our Siding GoFundMe page. Info: 303-973-9530.
Lenny Kravitz at Carousel Ball
Oct. 7, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Gala Chair Dana Davis and Honorary Chairwoman Barbara Davis. High Hopes Tribute Award will be presented to Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake. Proceeds benefit Children’s Diabetes Foundation and Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. Visit childrensdiabetesfoundation. org or 303-863-1200.
Denver Dumb Friends League and Homeless Animals Fundraiser
Oct. 11, 4 p.m. to closing, Smashburger, Arapahoe and University. Portion of proceeds donated.
Great Education Colorado Luncheon
Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Honoring Sam and Nancy Gary, education advocates, philanthropists and founders of Gary Community Investments, which includes Piton Foundation. Cable Center at DU. RSVP: 303-722-5901.
Lincoln Club of Colorado celebrates 100th birthday with Picnic in the Park
Oct. 7, 12-3 p.m. at Washington Park. $5 per person plus, guests asked to donate desserts for purchase to benefit GOP candidates. E. Mississippi Ave. and S. Franklin St. Bring blanket or chairs. RSVP: 303-242-7570. Lori.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellshire Presbyterian Church Events
Sept. 24, 9-11 a.m. Blessing of the Animals. Bring your pets. Oct. 7, Second Wind Fund Walk 5k Run/Walk to raise awareness for teen suicide prevention through counseling. Register: email@example.com.
Denver Ballet Guild Program for Girls
Sept. 24 kick-off. Questions: LesCygnettes@denverballetguild.org. Fee for the five-event program. A nonprofit, volunteer organization. Parent membership in Denver Ballet Guild is required for the Youth programs. First event: Frozen, Sept. 24 at Buell Theater. Les Cygnettes for Middle School girls and Les Demoiselles for High School girls.
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