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Churches differ on pandemic response

As Colorado’s third wave of COVID-19 grips the state, churches in the Denver metro area are preparing to take additional precautions, although they differ in their plans to do business in the weeks …
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A Girl Scout works to assemble “birthday kits” — shown at right — for low-resource families.

Delivering a celebration

The words “food pantry” and “low-resource families” conjure up familiar images: Lines of parents down on their luck, collecting donated groceries to keep themselves and their children afloat. …
Hudson Gardens can help you become a beekeeper.
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Honeybee program available online

Hudson Gardens has rescheduled “The Amazing Honeybee” from Nov. 11 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 17, and it might provide some readers with a new interest — you can pursue a list of classes at the Gardens …
“Egalite” photograph by Loren Gilbert is included in the “It’s a Small World” exhibit at Town Hall Arts Center. It’s a clock set in a historic stone building.

Miniature arts show is kind of a big deal

Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery in downtown Littleton is an inviting and quiet spot to do some holiday shopping and you can take any art purchased with you on the day you visit. Members of …
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Sharing ‘Daddy Bruce’s’ story this holiday season

If you’ve been in the Denver metro area for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the name Bruce Randolph at least one or twice. You might recognize it as a street name, the name of …

“The Nutcracker” by Colorado Ballet will be broadcast six times on Rocky Mountain PBS during the holiday season, starting at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and also will be streamed at no cost on the Rocky Mountain PBS app.
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Colorado Ballet’s iconic ‘Nutcracker’ set for TV

We just learned that Colorado Ballet will partner with Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel 6 in the Denver area) to broadcast “The Nutcracker,” beginning at 7 p.m. on the evening of Thanksgiving, Nov. …
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Michael Veltkamp’s colored pencil and pastel drawing, “Freedom,” won Best in Show at the “This is Colorado” exhibit.
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‘This is Colorado’ awards announced

The virtual version of the annual “This is Colorado” exhibit, sponsored by Littleton’s Heritage Fine Arts Guild, is now available on the Arapahoe Community College website. Juror Amelia Furman …
Frida Kahlo’s 1943 painting “Self-Portrait with Monkeys” is on display at the Denver Art Museum through Jan. 24.

Kahlo, Rivera, Mexican Modernists at DAM

Now open at the Denver Art Museum: “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.” It runs through Jan. 24 and is sure to be a draw for area art …
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43rd Denver Film Fest builds community from Red Rocks and home

If you love movies, there’s no way your home setup is going to replace the experience of the theater, if for no other reason than there’s something special about sharing a cinematic experience …
Stephen Brackett of Flobots at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, Colorado.
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A conversation with the new Colorado Music Ambassador

Music has never just been about words and sounds. It’s a purveyor of stories, a device that facilitates connection, and a weapon that gives the voiceless power. So, when Stephen Brackett, …

Jason Reynolds, author of the best-selling book “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You,” will appear in two virtual presentations hosted by Arapahoe Libraries.
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Author presentations to be offered virtually

Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will be presented by Arapahoe Libraries virtually at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in a program geared to teens and adults, where he will …
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Thornton celebrates cultural art of Dia De Los Muertos

No matter what the holiday is, a common way for cultures and families to mark the occasion is through the arts — music, film and interactive options like pumpkin carving, tree decorating and even …
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Exhibit aims to express experiences of women

Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, in a historic schoolhouse in Greenwood Village, will present an exhibit by the Colorado Women’s Caucus for the Arts called “Old Myths, New …
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Molly Brown museum brings gothic horror to life

For my money, gothic horror — which blends elements of romance, emotion and terror together — is the most subtle and rewarding kind of scary story. Over the years, authors like Edgar Allen Poe, …
The leaves changing at Sterne Park in Littleton.

Autumn beauty is in every direction

Recent photos from Littleton’s Andy Marquez remind us of how beautiful it is every direction we look outside. Enjoy a walk in Sterne Park or along the South Platte Riverside, where the trail …

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A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. …
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