Children’s concert ‘Playin’ in the Park’

Column by Sonya Ellingboe

Posted 7/22/11

Highlands Ranch Concert Band presents its annual free children’s concert, “The Village Bandstand: Playin’ in the Park” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at …

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Children’s concert ‘Playin’ in the Park’

Column by Sonya Ellingboe


Highlands Ranch Concert Band presents its annual free children’s concert, “The Village Bandstand: Playin’ in the Park” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch.

The free program will include: “Clowns, Clowns, Clowns;” “Cincinnatus (circus march);” “Sunburst (march);” a chance to conduct the band and see the instruments after the concert. More favorite music will be chosen from films such as “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Pink Panther” and “Ratatouille.” Information: (Including information for those with a horn in the closet and nowhere to play it! New band members are welcome.)

A new event, The Denver County Fair, is being organized by Dana Cain of Littleton on July 28 to 30 at the National Western Stock Show Complex. Land was purchased for a county fair in the 1800s, but plans were interrupted by the Civil War, and it has never happened until this year. There will be an emphasis on urban farming, homemade arts and crafts in 10 connected pavilions. Entries are welcome. Entertainment includes DEVO on July 30, with help from Barry Fey. Tickets are available online at

Two local fine-art photographers are displaying their digital photography at Parker Library from Aug. 1 through Aug. 30. Nancy Myer and Peggy Dietz, both schooled in traditional photographic techniques, have ventured into the digital photography world, with intriguing results. “Photography in the 21st Century” is the title of their show in the Parker Library Gallery, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive. (Dietz is president of the Littleton Fine Arts Guild which operates the Depot Art Center, and a member of Littleton’s Fine Art Committee).

Auditions will be Aug. 6 for “Illumination: The Theatrical Show Choir,” newly formed by Lucent Performing Arts. Auditions: 2 to 5 p.m. at the Aurora Fox Theatre. 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Prepare two contrasting songs. Rehearsals will be Sunday evenings until debut in Ignite Theatre’s “A Chorus Line” Oct. 21. Contact: Keith Rabin Jr., 720-626-9796 or to schedule an audition.

Books, maps, prints, posters, ephemera from more than 70 dealers… The 27th Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair will celebrate children’s classics Aug.5 (5 to 9 p.m.); Aug. 6 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Denver Merchandise Mart, I-25 at 58th Ave., Denver. On Friday evening, children’s book characters will wander through the fair. At 1 p.m. Aug. 6, author Paul Beinvenue will discuss ”The Man Behind the Curtain: How Frank L. Baum Created Oz.” Earlier, at 11 a.m. there will be a panel on collecting children’s books. Admission: $10 on Aug 5, includes readmission Aug. 6; $5 on Aug. 6. or 303-756-5821. Free parking.

Fiesta Colorado and the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra will perform at 7p.m. July 28 at the Arvada Center outdoor stage. Included: Flamenco dance and Miles Davis’ “Sketches of Spain.” Tickets: $15 to $28, 720-898-7200,

“One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” is open at Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. The 20-minute interactive show plays at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. For tickets and more information:

The 10th Pinery Art Show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at Lakeshore Park, the Pinery Corners of Lakeshore Drive and Thunderhill Road, Parker. The one-day event will feature photography, watercolor, jewelry, mixed media and more. The juried show is open to all area artists. For information: Pinery HOA, email, 303-841-8572. Website:

Call for Artists: The 5th Annual Greenwood Village Arts Festival is accepting applications from artists for the festival. Scheduled Sept. 17-18 at Cherry Crest Marketplace, Orchard and University. Applications are at or at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Fee: $110-$165. Call Jo Cole, 303-708-6110.

The Cherry Creek Chorale is auditioning all voice parts from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8. The chorale will present a program at 3 p.m. Sept. 11 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies, with other choirs, at the new Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Free tickets will be required. For audition appointments and information, 303-789-5920 or

Programs are planned in August to please everyone at Cherokee Ranch and Castle in Sedalia, 6113 Daniels Park Road. For reservations, call 303-688-4600; “Zydeco Madness 2011” with Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers is at 6 p.m. July 30. $55, $20 children 12 and under includes Cajun supper buffet, castle tour, performance, cash bar, dessert and coffee after concert. — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” presented by the Denver Center Theatre Academy (abbreviated performance) at 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 5. $25, $10 12 and under includes picnic supper, tour, performance, dessert and coffee. — Hear Firefall and Poco together in one concert at 2 p.m. Aug. 14. General admission: $25 per person/4 pack, $75.

Untitled # 39 (It’s Complicated) explores complexities in art in Denver Art Museum’s last Friday night event, July 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. Get the scoop from experts about artistic processes, enjoy another Joan and Charlie discussion from Buntport Theater’s cast (in the third floor freight elevator), hear music and watch other performers. Free with general admission, which is 2 for 1 for students with ID.

Littleton Symphony Orchestra has openings for: Assistant Concertmaster, Assistant Principal Second Violin and all string sections. The all-volunteer orchestra is conducted by Jurgen deLemos. Auditions in August, by appointment. Call Bobbi Jones, 303-989-4727.

Donna Martin of Greater Castle Rock Art Guild will have a youth class on collage techniques from noon to 2:30 p.m. July 30 at the Imagine Art Center (formerly Duke’s Restaurant). Classes are geared for age 12 and under. Charge: $15 for first child in a family and $10 for others. Contact P J Lenorovitz, 303-979-8403 or before class. Inquire about other classes.


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