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Posted 5/12/10

The Glass Artist’s Fellowship will hold its annual, juried, fine art glass exhibit May 18-29 at COArt Gallery, 846 Santa Fe Drive in the Santa Fe …

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See jewel-toned glass creations


The Glass Artist’s Fellowship will hold its annual, juried, fine art glass exhibit May 18-29 at COArt Gallery, 846 Santa Fe Drive in the Santa Fe Arts District. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. May 21. The fellowship, founded in 1979, has had a yearly exhibit since, and past experience has found them to be beautiful. Pictured: Maggie Heard’s Kilauea II. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 303-573-5503.

Sk3tchbook gallery at 5743 S. Prince St., a somewhat new kid on the block, plans a show called “Altogether Curious,” opening at 6 to 9 p.m. May 21. New artwork by gallery partners Tom Sarmo, Ruth Fiege and Teresa Brooks will be shown as well as a “curious” assortment of vintage and handmade items. (The store was named “Best Curiosity Shop” in the recent Westword “Best Of” issue). Downtown colleagues Susan Montegue, Willow and Pink Attic Cat will also be open on that night. 303-794-6407.

Town Hall Arts Center is embarking on a new mission with a June 5 matinee performance of “A Secret Garden.” It will be shadow-interpreted by actors performing alongside the characters, using sign language, to enhance the experience for the hearing impaired. Ronnie Stark Gallup is directing and coordinating the shadow performance with a team of five. The THAC board has decided to offer one interpreted performance of each future mainstage production — the only area theater to do so at this time. Town Hall is located at 2450 W. Main St., downtown Littleton. Tickets: 303-794-2787, ext. 5.

Historic Littleton Inc. will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. May 16 at the newly painted and re-roofed Bemis House, 5890 S. Bemis Street, Littleton, as part of national Historic Preservation Month. Free (although donations toward restoration of the interior will be welcome). HLI invites new members to join.

“Strange but True America: Weird Tales from All 50 States” is author John Hafnor’s topic (and the title of his book) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Learn new trivia to amaze your friends! Free. 303-795-3961.

“Castle Entertaining— from Ranch Hands to Royalty” will be the topic of an evening with Meg Anderson and John Lake at 7 p.m. May 17 , presented by the Highlands Ranch Historical Society at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Road, Highlands Ranch. The couple— great storytellers— worked for Tweet Kimble at her Cherokee Ranch and Castle for many years. Their presentation, based on their recent book includes anecdotes about Kimble and her famous guests, as well as favorite recipes they prepared and served. Free and visitors are welcome but a call is appreciated to reserve seats: Caroline Smith, 303-471-5611. (Light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.)

The Cherry Creek Chorale will conclude its 30th season with a “Concert for Peace” at 7:30 p.m. May 14 and 3 p.m. May 16 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood/Cherry Hills. The program will include Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem,” with words by Walt Whitman and Maurice Durufle’s “Requiem.” For tickets and information, see:

Tesoro’s 10th Annual Indian Market and Pow Wow will be held May 15 and May 16 at the Fort Restaurant, 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison (just off Hwy 285). Native American Arts, traditional dance and drum performances., 303-839-1671. Admission: $6/$3, free under 12.

The Littleton Museum’s annual Heirloom Plant Sale will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Heirloom tomatoes and other plants are organically grown. 303-795-3950.

The National Writers Foundation will host a Victorian Tea from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at the Historic Hilltop School, 6149 N. Flintwood Rd., Parker. Anita Hoyer of Dove Chocolate will teach “The Secrets of Chocolate.” Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite tea cup and prizes will be awarded for the most unique. Reservations requested, 303-841-0246. Cost: A $15 donation to the organization’s scholarship fund.

Two events for area dogs and their people:

Douglas County Firefighters hope to raise funds to purchase Doggie Breath animal oxygen masks to carry on their trucks through an event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 in the dog park at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock. There will be K-9 Unit demos, a look-alike contest and Stupid Pet Tricks. For $5, get a soda, hot dog and chips grilled by a firefighter. Win a ticket for dinner for four at the Castle Rock Fire Station. Rain date is May 22. (A set of small, medium and large oxygen masks costs $75 and the hope is to raise money for 20 sets.

The Botanic Bow Wow at Denver Botanic Gardens runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22 at the York Street site, top level of the parking garage. Pet-friendly vendors, adoptable animals from Denver Dumb Friends League, photos of dogs and owners and contests. Also, Elizabeth Bublitz will teach “How to Create a pet-Friendly Yard. Tickets: $5/$4, $3/$2. (Event attendees must sign a waiver , although “no fighting, no biting will surely be the rule of the day).

Inspire Creative, a performance company based in Parker, will present “An Evening on Broadway,” a revue of musical favorites, at 6:30 p.m. May 22 and 2 p.m. May 23 at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. A cocktail hour and silent auction will precede the performance. Performers include families ranging in age from 7 to 70s. Tickets cost $35 and $50 for Premier seating and backstage pass., 303-790-0875.

Littleton author Elizabeth Kain has published “Gluten-Free Jubilee,” a survival guide with information, recipes and coupons. $13.95, $11.95 e-book.

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein will perform Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations” at 7:30 p.m. May 20, presented by the Friends of Chamber Music at the Newman Center, DU, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Ticketmaster or Newman Center Box Office, M-F 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $25.

Entry forms are available at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center for its 27th Annual All Colorado Art Show, which is scheduled July 9 to Aug. 6. Deadline for entries is June 18. Quang Ho will jury the show, which has a $25 entry fee for two submissions. Center director Jo Cole says $2000 in prize money will be available. The center is in a circa 1914 schoolhouse at 2349 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays. 303-797-1779.

The Parker Writers Group announces a workshop on crafting and implementing ”Agent Query Letters” led group member by Jen Turano, who has a contract with a reputable New York agent, as of January. She will cover the complex process involved and encourages participants to bring copies of their own letters. The group will begin drafting a query. The group welcomes new members and will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. May 16 at the Parker Library, meeting Room A, 10851 S. Crossroads Dr., Parker. (

022 to register. Free. Not experienced yet? See the South Suburban class listings!

David Taylor Dance Company, in wonderful costumes, will perform a magical trip through the “Rainforest” at 3 p.m. May 16, in Lone Tree Recreation Center’s Passport to Culture Series,, 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree. All ages, $1 for ages 2 and over.

Littleton Symphony presents “Inspired By Faith and Opera: Verdi’s Requiem,” with 110 vocalists from the Colorado and Alpine Chorales, on May 14 and 15. At 7:30 May 14, the concert will be at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5984 S. Datura St., Littleton. On Saturday, May 15 at 7:30, the concert will be at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood. Guest soloists are Karen Guggenmos, Joel Burcham and Wei Wu. Tickets at the door or online: 303-933-6824.

“Why Museums Matter” will be National Public Radio’s Susan Stamberg’s topic when she speaks at 7 p.m. May 19 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Datura St., Littleton. It’s Museum Day nationally and the 2010 theme is Museums for Social Harmony. Tickets are available at the Museum desk: $20, $15 members of the Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum. 303-795-3950.


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