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Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, …
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Mia Rios tests her kinesthetic sense at the exhibit. The temporary exhibit comes from Science North, a museum in Ontario, Canada. It’s on display until April 12 of next year at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Taking sports to the extreme - Denver museum exhibit takes visitors into world of athletic thrills

When Andrew Fraser was a boy growing up in Littleton, he knew he wanted to fly. Not only would he daydream of gliding through the sky, but at night, he would have active lucid dreams about flying. He …

Kitchen tools, books among holiday gifts for young chefs

Do you have a kid in your life who loves a good baking session? Who really wants to use your chef’s knife? Who is addicted to the TV show “MasterChef Junior,” and who uses words like …
“High Alert,” Carl Paulson’s image of a mama bear and cubs, shows them as they sense a male bear nearby — a clear and present danger to the cubs. Paulson and Julia Grundmeier exhibit their photographs and paintings at Bemis Library.
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Painter, photographer join forces in exhibit at library

Two local artists who are active with the Littleton Fine Arts Guild, which operates the Depot Art Gallery, have collaborated in an exhibit on the lower level at Bemis Library, in which two sets of …
O'Brien Park was lit up for the holiday season at the annual Mayor's Holiday Lighting in downtown Parker Nov. 28.

Ringing in the holidays

Covered in a fresh blanket of snow, O'Brien Park became the center of holiday festivities Nov. 29 during the annual Mayor's Holiday Lighting. Lights strewn about the Parker park and the Christmas …

Talent contest open to school-aged kids in county

Talented school-aged children and teens in Douglas County are invited to audition for the 15th annual Stars of Tomorrow competition, presented by Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock. Applications and details …
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Friends of Arapahoe Library hold a used book sale at Koelbel Library.
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Used books provide spine to get through winter blahs

Mark the calendar for Dec. 7 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and 8 (noon to 5 p.m.) when Koelbel Library’s Used Book Sale will offer possible gifts for many folks on your holiday list — as well as a stock …
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Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana …
The monkey bars at Jefferson County’s Clement Park are a bit more abstract than in generations past.

The play's the thing: New era of playgrounds brings more risk, reward for kids

Millennial parents who haven’t visited a playground in a decade or two are in for a surprise: The new era of playgrounds is a heck of a lot more fun than the safety-obsessed playscapes of the 1990s …

Family fare comes to area stage for holiday happiness

With the 20th century barely under way, St. Louis residents, including the Smith family, were excited at the prospect of the 1904 World’s Fair, which ran from April 30 to Dec. 1, 1904. Also called …

Francisco Estevez leaps as the Nutcracker King in the 50th annual Colorado Ballet performance of Tchiakovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet.
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Colorado Ballet performs holiday classic ‘Nutcracker’

Colorado Ballet presents its 59th annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver, from Nov. 30 to Dec. …
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Arapahoe Community College students and Colorado Center for the Blind students have collaborated on an exhibit called “Shared Visions.”
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School for the Blind students join forces with others for exhibit

Arapahoe Community College art students combine talents with artists from Colorado School for the Blind, located in Littleton, for an exhibit that runs through Nov. 19 at the college’s Colorado …
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Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …
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Author coming to talk about two of her books

Author Susan Orlean will appear at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at an event presented by Arapahoe Libraries at the Embassy Suites DTC, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., Centennial. She will talk about her most recent …
This painting by Tatiana Dowell of Centennial is included in her exhibit, “Floral Reverie” at CORE New Art Space.
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‘Floral Reverie’ is expressionistic rendition of beauty from garden

Centennial painter Tatiana Dowell grows a beautiful backyard garden, and loves to gather, arrange and record her flowers in exuberant, expressionistic paintings. Her new exhibit, “Floral …

Journalist Maria Hinajosa will speak at History Colorado, in a series celebrating the centennial of the Vote for Women.
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History museum event is tied to series on women’s influence

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of National Public Radio will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, a feature of “Bold Women. Change History.” at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver. She is part …
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