HOLIDAY WHAT’S HAPPENING
Denver Zoo Guys and Ghouls Special Events
Oct. 19-21 & 26-28. Adults-only evenings: Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Live music, animal encounters and more. Different themes each evening. Boo at the Zoo: Oct. 21-22 and 28-29 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: denverzoo.org/dinos
Glow at the Denver Botanic Gardens
Oct. 19, 26, 27, 5:30-9:30 p.m. York Street. Luminaira-lined pathways wind through the Gardens to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Enjoy live music, free face painting, costume contest, scavenger hunt, crafts and LED circus performers.
Heather Gardens Craft Fair
Oct. 20, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Oct. 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2885 S. Heather Gardens Way, Aurora
‘Spooky Streets’ at Southglenn
Oct. 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m. A free family event with face painting, balloon artists, dancing, caricaturists and magic shows. Come in Halloween costumes. Parade of costumes, then go trick-or-treating at surrounding businesses. Bring canned food donation and receive a special Halloween-themed treat. Info: 303-539-7141
Ghosts in Denver Botanic Gardens
Oct 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. York Street. Tour through the Gardens after dark and hear spine-tingling stories of the Gardens’ haunted history. $31. denverbotanicgarderns.org. Free for children 2 or younger.
South Suburban haunted hayrides & campfire
Six nights of free frightening fun at three Viewhouse locations
Oct. 26-31, Oct. 26, Pumpkin Carving, 7-8:30 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 24 to Kari@
Viewhouse.com; Oct. 27, Pumpkin Beerfest, 5-8 p.m. Free beer tasting and pumpkin bowling. Fright Night 9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Haunted dance floor, Costume contest. Oct. 28, Viewhouse of Horrors, Halloween Party and costume contest. Oct. 29, Scary Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Brunch, games, volleyball. Costume contest at 2 p.m. Oct. 30, Monday Night Football, tailgate platter menu. Football fanatic costume contest 7 p.m.; Oct. 31, Spooky Silent Disco, costume contest, 9 p.m. $16,000 in prizes. View Viewhouse.com for details.
Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m. Listen to a spooky tale on the trail inhabited by pirates for 30 minutes. Food, concessions and petting zoo. Stockton Stables. $12, free 2 & younger. More information at stocktonsplumcreek.com/PlumCreekStables.Stocktons. Oct. 28, Spooky Stories Campfire 7-8:30 p.m. for ages 8 and up. Refreshments included. $10 resident; South Platte Park, ssprd.org/Nature
Trunk or Treat
Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m. A safe, super fun, trick-or-treating event at Greenwood Community Church, 5600 E. Belleview Ave., Greenwood Village. Fifth-grade and younger can come dressed up in their favorite costumes and go from car trunk to trunk collecting lots of free candy. Adults can wear costumes too. Candy, games, music and prizes. Info: 720-381-3778
South Suburban Halloween
Through Oct. 31, Hole-O-Ween: Colorado Journey Miniature Golf will have all 36 holes decked out with glow-ball lighting and eerie decor. On Halloween night, the course closes at 6 p.m. Info: ssprd.org/Colorado-Journey
Dia de los Muertos
Nov. 4, noon-8 p.m. Free at Denver Botanic Gardens. Day of the Dead Mexican holiday. A joyful tribute to the memory of family and friends who have passed away. Activities, crafts and exhibits for all ages.
Junior League of Denver Holiday Mart
Nov. 10-12, Nov. 10, 12-7 p.m.; Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wide variety of products. A large percentage of the merchants are local. VIP private shopping tickets before the Mart opens to the public at noon on Friday with coffee, tea, assorted baked goods and fruit. Tickets $40, including parking, must be purchased in advance. 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 10. General-admission tickets, $10 in advance at jld.org or at the door. Gates Field House on the DU campus, 2201 E. Asbury Ave., Denver.
L’Espirit De Noel holiday home tour
Nov. 17 and 18. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour five magnificent homes in Denver’s Cranmer Park/Hilltop neighborhood. Featuring floral and tabletop designs. Tour tickets $25 at the door and at all King Soopers stores. $23 tickets and more info available online at
Farolito Lighting and Pinecone Ceremony at The Fort
Nov. 26, 4 p.m. Toss a pinecone into the fire to remember a loved one, sing carols and enjoy music provided by Colorado School of Mines and other strolling musicians. Refreshments and biscochitos provided. The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison.
Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade
Dec. 2, 4 p.m. Promoted by the Chamber and the City of Englewood. The route is down Englewood Parkway toward the Civic Center. Lighting of the tree that evening, musical performances around the tree, hot cocoa, kits’ activities and more. Participate in the parade with the theme “Let it Snow”! Registration deadline: Nov. 17. Apply online at MyEnglewoodChamber.com.
Eight-week Holiday Gift Guide in The Villager
Nov. 1-Feb. 28. Advertise your business for the holidays in The Villager, your locally owned community newspaper. Call 303-773-8313 and ask for your favorite advertising representative: Sharon, Linda, Valerie, Susan or Gerri.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Extreme Weather 3D Film at South Denver Univ. of Colorado
Now-March 30. 1 and 3 p.m. The film takes you up close where few have gone.
Journey to the South Pacific 3D
Now-Dec. 1, 11 a.m. and Noon. Takes you on a breathtaking adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua.
Wild Africa 3D
Now-Jan. 26. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Plunge into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures.
10035 S. Peoria St., Long Tree. Tickets: 303-315-9444 or visit email@example.com All shows Wed.-Sunday only.
Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., silent-auction fundraiser; 6:45p.m., pre-concert talk with Maestro Hughes and composer Jonathan Bingham; 7:10 p.m., a Classic Children’s Corner for kids of all ages: 7:30 p.m., concert. “Of Gods and Men” at Fisher Auditorium on Englewood Campus, 3800 S. Logan St. Single tickets: call 303-781-1892. Dichotomy and The Planets.
‘Music with a Mission’ concert series
Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Classical concert featuring local pianist Dr. Stephen Fiess and the music of two great classical composers, Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt. Five free concerts at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial. A “love offering” is collected.
Tesoro Historic Lecture Series
Oct 28, 4 p.m., Buck Rec Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton and Oct. 29, 2 p.m. Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave., 5th Floor, Denver. The Apache Wars, Dr. Paul Hutton.
Colorado Bach Ensemble
Oct. 29, 6 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village. One of Bach’s best-known cantatas, No. 80, written for Reformation Day in Leipzig and based on Martin Luther’s most famous hymn. Celebrate the 500th anniversary of Lutheran Reformation by experiencing one of the most complex first movements in Bach’s cantatas.
Romantic Violin Sonatas
Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. Two of the world-class faculty soloists from the College of Music of the Univ. of Colorado. at Boulder perform a free concert of Romantic Masterworks for violin and piano. Featuring violinist Harumi Rhodes and pianist David Korevaar. Concert is sponsored by the patrons of the Littleton UMC Fine Arts Series. Littleton United Methodist Church.
Bowl-A-Rama and New Bowling Bingo
Nov. 4, 12:30-1:10 p.m., check-in and pizza and 1:30-3:30 p.m., bowling and awards. Four bowling locations to raise money for Bessie’s Hope. Minimum $40 to participate. Call 303-623-1176.
60s, 70s, 80s, Decades Rewind, Gregory Porter and Earth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live
Nov. 5, 7 p.m. at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Gates Concert Hall, Univ. of Denver. A national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all in one show. Disco, funk, rock and Motown will take centerstage in this brand-new theatrical concert featuring more than 60 songs, 100 costume changes and nostalgic video. Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. NPR dubbed two-time Grammy Award-winning singer Gregory Porter “the next great male jazz singer.” He weaves together the threads of gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz and soul. Nov. 11, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Earth’s Dinosaur Zoo live! leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of life-like dinosaur puppets presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets: 303-871-7720.
Ballet Ariel Open House
Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m. during Denver Arts Week. Meet the dancers, tour the facility, free refreshments and learn all about their programming. Studios are located at 7808 E. Cherry Creek South Dr., Suite 209.
After-Dark Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms
Through Oct. 28, The lights are out in Corn Maze and brave visitors can find their way through with only the light of a glow stick. This maze is not haunted. For hours and times, call 720-865-3552.
Chatfield Botanic Gardens Corn Maze
Through Oct. 29. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fees. Free for children 2 and younger. Erinbird@botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-3552.
‘This is Colorado’ statewide juried exhibition
Through Nov. 2, Arapahoe Community College, in conjunction with the Heritage Fine Arts Guild exhibition at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC. The juror will be Colorado expressionist Lance Green. Opening reception with light refreshments on Oct. 12, 5-7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tues. until 7 p.m.; closed on weekends. Info: leewasilikO@gmail.com.
Gates Garden Court Gallery exhibition
Through Nov. 5, Works by Pattie Lee Becker at York St. Botanic Gardens. Fine-line drawings and curious soft sculptures.
Oct. 31, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce Service Club Luncheon, Englewood Meridian, 3455 S. Corona St.
South Metro Denver Chamber: Business Leaders for Responsible Gov’t
Oct. 18, 7:30- 9 a.m., coffee and breakfast. “Our State Budget: Solutions for Change.” Panel discussion with state Sen. Jack Tate, Sen. Cheri Jahn, Rep. Leslie Herod and Rep. Cole Wist. Moderator: Joey Bunch. South Metro Denver Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Ste. 342, Centennial.
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 Stevinson Imports. Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St. More than 40 vendors. 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.
Cherry Creek Republican Women Vintage Fashion Show
Oct. 21, 11 a.m., Luncheon, Vintage Fashion Show, & Silent Auction. Featuring Vintage clothing from 1890s-1980s from private collections. Radisson Hotel, Parker Road & I-225, Aurora. $40/person. Tickets: 303-755-336
Wine in the Pines
Oct. 20 and 21. Oct. 20, winemaker’s dinner at Keystone Ranch, 6 p.m. Five courses expertly prepared by Keystone Ranch’s Chef Vincent D’Amato to complement select William Hill Estate Wine pairings. Theme: Denim and Diamonds; Dressy denim only, please. Oct. 21, International Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting, 6 p.m. Keystone Conference Center. Enjoy smooth jazz featuring live musical entertainment by MoDaZz, silent and live auctions, nearly 500 wines, sumptuous cuisine and irresistible desserts. Dress at the Jazz Festival is Black Tie/Formal or Cocktail attire. Tickets: WineInThePines.org or call 303-691-9339.
City of Englewood Open House
Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Presenting plans for new Englewood Police headquarters at the Englewood Police Bldg., 3615 S. Elati St. The DLR Group, Adolfson and Peterson Construction and city staff will present display plans and provide info. 303-762-2311.
Opioid Epidemic Town Hamm hosted by Arapahoe County
Oct. 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Nearly 224,000 Coloradoans misuse prescription drugs. Opioid Epidemic is a growing public-health issue. Staff from Arapahoe County, Tri-County Health Dept., Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Aurora Mental Health will be available to answer questions, along with county commissioners. Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Administration/Coroner’s Facility, 13101 E. Broncos Parkway, Centennial.
Colorado Uplift Guild Fashion Show and Membership Luncheon
Oct. 26, check-in, 10:30; program 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Advanced Leadership students will model the latest fashions from Evey K Fashionliner then shop in the Mobile Boutique. Glenmoor Country Club, 110 Glenmoor Dr. $48. Reservations: 720-244-2232 or firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-341-7986 or email@example.com
‘Wonder Woman’ screening
Oct 28, 2 p.m. at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura, Littleton. Free popcorn and lemonade. Info: 303-795-3961.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day for Cherry Hills Village Residents
Oct. 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Joint Public Safety Facility, 2460 E. Quincy Ave., Cherry Hills Village.
JCC 10th Annual Neustadt JAAMM Festival
Oct. 26-Nov. 12. Visit MaccJcc.org/JAAMM or call 303-316-6384.
Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Annual Dinner
Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. Grand Hyatt Denver. Honoring Norman Brownstein with Brownstein Hyatt Färber Schreck. $500 tickets at jccdenver.org/annualdinner.
Cooking Made Easier
Nov. 4, 11 p.m. Free 90-minute interactive program will provide tips, techniques and tools to make cooking easier on the body’s joints, less exhausting and more enjoyable. Hosted by Arthritis Foundation at the Kitchen Table Cooking School in Greenwood Village. Facilitated by local experts, including occupational therapist Rebecca Gillett, a chef and member of Arthritis Foundation staff. Advance reservations required. Call 678- 277-4827.
Grapes and Hops to Grads
Nov. 8, 6-8:30 p.m. Presented by Arapahoe Community College Foundation. Featuring local cuisine and silent auction. Taste a variety of wines, sample craft beers and enjoy local fare. Mike Ward Automotive, Maserati Showroom, 1850 Lucent Ct., Highlands Ranch. Tickets: arapahoe.edu/GH2G or call 303-797-5881, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incredible Wearables for Youth National Science Day
Nov. 8, Arapahoe County CSU-Extension 4-H is inviting youth to participate in the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment. Incredible Wearables, 6-8 p.m., at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora. $5 per student, includes pizza and supplies for project. Youth in grades 4-12 will explore engineering, design and technology. Teams work together to design their own wearable fitness tracker. Registration required by Nov. 1. arapahoe.extension.colostate.edu or call 303-730-1920.
District Attorney George Brauchler at Opportunity Coalition
Nov. 9, 5-7 p.m. at WeWork/Triangle Bldg. location near Union Station, 1550 Wewatta St., 2nd Floor, Denver. Cost $20. Visit opportunitycoalition.com
Denver County Republican Party ‘Salute Our Veterans’
Nov. 10, Lincoln Day Dinner and silent auction. 6:00 p.m. Keynote speaker: Maj. Gen. Paul E. Valley, Army (Ret.) with special guest Tom Wykstra, Gold Star father. University Club, 1673 Sherman St., Denver. VIP reception 5:30-7:00 p.m. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. Tickets: denvergop.org. Questions; email@example.com
Mothers of Multiples workshop
Nov. 11, 1-5 p.m. Parenting Safe Children Workshop at Developmental Pathways, 325 Inverness Dr. South. A one-day class empowering adults to keep children safe from sexual abuse, presented by Feather Berkower, licensed clinical social worker. RSVP: mothersofmultiples.com
Denver South Economic Development Partnership Annual Luncheon
Nov. 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows. Global update with Katty Kay, World News America’s lead anchor. Register: denversouthedp.org/events. Info: Alex@denversouthedp.org.
Denver Go Red for Women Luncheon
Nov. 17, 11:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. Heart Healthy Expo, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Event chair: Jena Hausmann, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital Colorado. Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE EDUCATIONAL CLASSES
Free nutrition classes at South Denver Cardiology
Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Free heart nutrition class (“Eating Out on the Go.”) South Denver Heart Center, presented by Susan Buckley, R.D., C.D.E. Register: 303-744-1065.
Free educational classes at South Denver Cardiology
Oct. 23, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. “Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and Insulin Resistance.” Learn about diabetes and how to control blood sugar. Taught by Susan Weitkunt, R.D., C.D.E. Register: 303-744-1065 or southdenver.com
SCFD free days
Nov. 7, Chatfield Farms and Nov. 10-11, York St. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Littleton Symphony Orchestra children’s concert
Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m., “Speeds and Beats.” Maestro de Lemos and the orchestra will demonstrate the importance of tempo and rhythm in music. Free. Concert at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton.
Make-A-Wish 5K or 1-mile Run and Walk
Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Hudson Gardens Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. $35 for adults/$25 for youth. Includes a Walk for Wishes t-shirt. Funds help grant wishes to children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Info: Patti Forsythe 303-7l50-9474 or email@example.com
American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk
Oct. 22. Registration, 8 a.m., walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Village Center Station in Greenwood Village. 720-524-5450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JCC Annual Dinner
Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center annual dinner at Grand Hyatt Denver. Honoring Norman Brownstein, founding partner and chairman of the board of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Tickets: jccdenver.org/annualdinner
Butterfly Ball honors Doug Tisdale
Nov. 4. 6 p.m. American Cancer Society Hope Gala will raise money for cancer research. Mile High Station, 2027 Old W. Colfax Ave., Denver. Registration closes Nov. 2, RSVP: 720-524-5470 or email@example.com
Oct. 24, 5-7 p.m. Public meeting for the I-25 PEL: Colorado Springs Denver South Connection. Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock.
Wellshire Presbyterian Church Events
Eric Metaxas to Reveal His New Biography, Matin Luther
Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church. “Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World.” Tickets: $15 and can be purchased at cherrycreekpres.org. Signed books will be available for purchase at the event. The Eric Metaxas Show is a nationally syndicated daily radio show.
Oct. 28. Six Wellshire members have received training to help refugees learn English. The next training for in-home volunteer tutors is Oct. 28. Info: Margaret Bell at MEB5280@gmail.com
Wellshire Presbyterian Church Events
Wellshire Church Youth Group Holiday Evergreens fundraiser. Order deadline: Oct. 29. 22-inch Noble fir wreath, $30; Holiday centerpiece $20; Noble fir door swag, $25; 28-inch mixed evergreen wreath $40. To place your order, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent preview at Colorado Academy
Oct. 25 and Nov. 3, 8:30-11:15 a.m. Help for parents exploring education options. 8:30 a.m., Welcome from Head of School Mike Davis, 9:10 a.m., guided campus tours and classroom observations: 10 a.m., student panels hosted by division principals. Colorado Academy is located on a 94-acre campus in southwest Denver and is a co-ed, independent, college preparatory day school. RSVP: 303-914-2513.
Seminar for Seniors
Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Discover options and solutions for the next stages of life. Receive a free book Moving in the Right Direction, a senior’s guide to moving and downsizing. Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial. RSVP: 720-244-0441.
IDC Colorado is now ZOLI Contemporary Living
The name is short, crisp. Easy to remember, as Italian as ice-cold gelato or heavenly Baci chocolates, but better. The next revolution in more than 40 years of importing fine European home furnishing to Denver. Located at 8330 S. Colorado Blvd. Modernfurnituredenver.com or call 303-721-1616.
REI is moving to Greenwood Village
Oct. 24. Greenwood Village location opens at 9 a.m. Just off I-25, at E. Peakview Ave. and S. Yosemite St. Grand opening is Oct. 27-29. Fun, food, music, door prizes, starting 8 a.m. all weekend. Store opens at 9 a.m. Fri. and Sat. and 10 a.m. Sunday. The first 200 people (age 18 and older) through the door each day receive a limited-edition CamelBak water bottle with a $10 $50 or $100 promotional card inside.
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