Zombies set to invade Littleton

By Sonya Ellingboe

Posted 9/22/11

Spookiness in Downtown Littleton: The 2011 Historic Downtown Littleton Zombie Crawl will creep down Littleton Boulevard on Oct. 1. To participate: …

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Zombies set to invade Littleton

By Sonya Ellingboe


Spookiness in Downtown Littleton: The 2011 Historic Downtown Littleton Zombie Crawl will creep down Littleton Boulevard on Oct. 1. To participate: assemble, appropriately attired, at noon at Adventures in Dance, southeast side of Woodlawn Shopping Center, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd.

Kick off toward Main Street at 1 p.m, ending at 2:30 p.m. at Reinke Brothers parking lot, where there will be a private party with pig roast. Prizes. Reinke Brothers Haunted Mansion is open Sept. 30 to Oct. 31 — redesigned and upgraded. On Oct. 7 and 8 the Littleton Pumpkin Follies and Goat Show, with pumpkin kings, Pumpkin Pole, buskers and sidewalk parade. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday night: coronation and entertainment at Delizios $5; 11 a.m. Saturday assemble for sidewalk parade and 1 p.m. Snap Pop Drop. information: 303-795-5006.

The 40th annual Littleton Friends of the Library/Museum Craft Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at Ketring Park, 6000 S. Gallup St., Littleton. More than 300 traditional and contemporary crafters will show and sell their original work. Admission is free. Food and drink available for purchase. Money from booth fees is used by the Friends of the Library/Museum to sponsor programs at both institutions. 303-795-3950.

The Douglas County Libraries Writers Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Castle View High School, 5254 North Meadows Drive, Castle Rock. New and experienced writers can enjoy a day of workshops and networking, gaining insights from authors and publishing professionals. Workshop topics include fiction, poetry, nonfiction, publishing, promotion. Author Kate Chenery Tweedy (“Secretariat’s Meadow”) will be the keynote speaker. On Friday evening there will be a program on “How to Pitch to an Agent” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church, corner of Meadows Boulevard and Meadows Parkway. ($10 cash or check at the door.) Tickets for Saturday are available at $75, with an additional $25 for a private agent pitch session. (Choose one of three agents on Saturday. Special pricing for young writers, 14 to 18: $30. Lunch is included. www.tix.com (keyword: libraries).

The Parker Writers Group has rescheduled to Oct. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads Drive. Mark Stevens, author of “Antler Dust” and “Buried by the Roan” will present “Disaster, Education and Mystery,” lessons learned as a reporter and public relations man. Free, no preregistration needed.

“Dreamsongs” features the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in concert Sept. 30 to Oct. 9 at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance theatre, 119 Park Ave. West, Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: 303-295-1759 x 13.

The Daughters of the British Empire will host the annual British Victorian Tea from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood. There will be a bazaar, bake sale and a raffle at 2 p.m. $2. Tickets to the tea cost $18 and will only be sold in advance — not at the door as in past years. 303-683-6154.

Tickets are on sale for an evening with best selling author Erik Larson, who will be presented by Douglas County Libraries on Oct. 19 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Two options; at 6 p.m., there will be a VIP wine reception with Larson in the Event Hall ($60). At 7:30 p.m. Larson will speak in the Main Stage Theatre. ($15). Douglascountylibraries.org.

Painted Word, Painted World, new collaborative work by an international art group, TAYU, which includes Linda Lowry, former art instructor at Arapahoe Community College is at Space Gallery, 765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Others are Dorothy Alig, Janet Bradley, Diane Cionni, Lucy Clink, Nichole Hongchang, Ann Laser and Barbara Zaring. The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 29, will feature a single word chosen by each artist in a uniform painting format that will form a continuous frieze. A portion of proceeds will benefit Redline Gallery’s Creative Literacy Project. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 720-904-1088.]]>

Pam O’Mara of Centennial will teach storytelling workshops this fall: “How to Tell a Good Story: Storytelling for Everyone” — Mondays Oct. 3-17, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. ACC Littleton Campus. $69; www.arapahoe.edu/community education. “Let’s Tell Stories” — Thursdays, Oct. 13-27 at Parker’s Mainstreet Center, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. www.parkeronline.org. $86 nonresident, $78 resident.

“Picturing Hong Kong through the Lens of Nancy Sheung” (1914 to 1979) will be exhibited through Nov. 4 at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Opening 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 303-797-1779. Admission is free.

“The Bad Seed,” based on a novel by William March about an 8-year-old girl with no conscience, will be performed by drama students at Rock Canyon High School, MacArthur Ranch Road and Quebec in Highlands Ranch. Performances: 7 p.m. Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1. Tickets: $8/$6. 303-387-3160.

“Robert Adams: The Place We Live, a Retrospective Selection of Photographs” is open in the Gallegher Family Gallery at the Denver Art Museum and runs through Jan. 2, 2012. General admission. www.denverartmuseum.org, 720-865-5000.

Reminder: Oct. 7 is the deadline to enter the Lone Tree Art Exhibition and Sale, which will run Nov. 12 to Dec. 13 at the new Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Search www.callforentry.org alphabetically for the Lone Tree Art Exhibition. See www.lonetreeartscenter.org for more information.

The Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra plays at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at its new venue, Mission Hills Church, 620 Southpark Drive, Littleton. “By Popular Request” is the name of the concert, which will include favorites by Respighi, with brass and cello solo plus Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. Tickets: $25-$10, 303-781-1892, www.arapahoe-phil.org.

Queen City Jazz will play for worship Oct. 2 at Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S. Holly, Centennial. Wendy Harston will sing with the band. The service will be followed by the annual Oktoberfest, when Queen City will become a Polka Band. The public is invited. Free-will offering. 303-779-1332.

The Aurora Fox Theatre is hosting a new series of staged play readings at 7 p.m. in the studio theater, 9900 E. Colfax. Tickets cost $5. No reservations needed. Details at www.aurorafox.org. On Oct. 3, “Turquoise Wind “by Kurt Procter, artistic director of Utah Contemporary Theatre, is scheduled.

Colorado Ballet opens its season with “Swan Lake” on Oct. 7 through Oct. 23 at the Elie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing arts Complex. Choreography will be after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivankov, with original choreography by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner, former principal dancers with the American Ballet Company. It was first set on Colorado Ballet in 2008 and attracted sold-out audiences. A full orchestra will accompany the dancers. Performances will be: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22; 2 p.m. Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets: $20 to $140. www.coloradoballet.org.

Experience Your Brain at Untitled # 41 (Grey Matter) on the final Friday, Sept. 30 at the Denver Art Museum. Offbeat art encounters, munchies, music, conversation about Cristo’s Over the River project, Buntport’s Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme in the third floor freight elevator and more. Admission is 2 for 1 with student ID. www.denverartmuseum.org.

The Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra’s “New Beginnings” concert is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the orchestra’s shiny new venue, the Lone Tree Arts Center, at 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. The program includes: Paul Dukas: “Fanfare from LaPeri;” Ludwig Von Beethoven: “Consecration of the House;” Robert Russell Bennett: “Selections from Kiss Me Kate;” Antonin Dvorak: “Symphony No. 9 From the New World.” Tickets: $10/$5, www.lonetreeartscenter.org or 720-509-1000.

Arapahoe County’s annual Senior Resource Day, “Pathways to Wisdom: the Dynamics of Aging” will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 Powers Ave., Littleton. A 9 to 11 a.m. program on “The Dynamics of Aging” will include a presentation by Cile Chavez, a consultant on human development and former Littleton Superintendent of Schools. Music and a ceremony will be included. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. exhibits will be open and snacks will be available. Participants can bring up to three boxes or garbage bags of confidential documents to be shredded. 303-797-8787.


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