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Bluff Lake Nature Center

SCIENCE SPEAKER SERIES SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER We are excited to announce Bluff Lake Nature Center’s new “Science Speaker Series” that brings together stimulating scientific presentation and discussion geared towards adults. The series will include three talks scheduled between September and November. Dates and presenters are to be determined. Talks will generally be held once a month, on Wednesday evenings, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Locations will vary. Cost: $5 per person. Please visit for the most up-to-date information on this new program. Bluff Lake Nature Center

PRESCHOOLER & PARENT PROGRAM: BLUFF LAKE BUDS! STARTING IN SEPTEMBER Our new preschool nature program, “Bluff Lake Buds” is outdoor learning for little ones! This program gives families a chance to bring their BUDding naturalists (ages 2 to 5 years old, accompanied by an adult) for an hour-long program at Bluff Lake. The program will start with circle time, followed by interactive stations and then a short walk to explore parts of Bluff Lake. Classes will typically be held the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, starting in September from 10 - 11:00 a.m. $5 per child per class for advance registration; $7 for day-of. Adults are free!

Registration is required. Please email for more information. Bluff Lake Nature Center

BIRTHDAY BASH ON THE BLUFF! BOOKINGS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER Come celebrate your child’s birthday (intended for children ages 4-12) on the Bluff! This is an exciting new offering at Bluff Lake Nature Center to give children an up close and personal experience with nature on their special day! Choose from three different programs that are based on current children’s interests: Fluttering Fairies, Science Superheroes or Building Blocks of Nature! Birthday parties are available on Saturdays throughout the year from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 - 3 p.m. Birthday party packages are $200 and include a two-hour program, invitation templates, a gift for the birthday child, take-home crafts for the guests and more! Book your child’s birthday bash today! Please email for more information. Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council

MY STORY WEDNESDAY EVENINGS SEPT. 4 - OCT. 9 Autobiographical series at the Thornton Arts Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd. on Wednesday evenings. Participants will be writing their autobiographies. FREE. For more information or to register, please contact Linda Lowe at 720.977.5881. Sept. 4, 7 p.m. - Enjoy comically ironic verbatim readings of some of our favorite celebrity autobiographies.

Sept. 11, 5 p.m. - Poetry and Pizza - explore the art of original composition with noted poet M.D. Friedman. Sept. 11, 7 p.m. - Discover Your Roots with Carol Norberg and Larry Myers. Sept. 18, 7 p.m. - Lighthouse Writers workshop part 1. Sept. 25, 7 p.m. - Lighthouse Writers workshop part 2. Oct. 2, 7 p.m. - Learn how to journal and make art cards. Oct. 9, 7 p.m. - Author’s reception with entertainment and refreshments.

Museo de las Americas

FIRST FRIDAY FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 5 – 9 P.M. Museo is free to the public. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive,, Environmental Learning for Kids

DENVER PARKS AND RECREATION COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT SATURDAY, SEPT. 7, 9 A.M. – 12 P.M. Participants will have the opportunity to volunteer in many different roles including: mulching trees, removing shrub beds, weeding perennial beds, painting, mulching/painting canals and edging sidewalks. Ages 10 and up if youth are unaccompanied; all ages if youth are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Silverman Park, 12801 Andrews Dr., Denver. Free to attend. Must RSVP to Kristina at or 303.291.7554, City of Northglenn Cultural Services

YOUTH AUDITIONS FOR “SHREK THE MUSICAL” SEPT. 10, 11 AND 12 BY APPT. ONLY Auditions for Northglenn Youth Theatre’s “Shrek the Musical” will be held for youth ages 8-18. Actors must prepare a one-minute comedic monologue, 16 bars from an up-beat contemporary musical, bring a current resume, and 8x10 color headshot to the audition. No acapella; accompanist provided. Directed by

Kimberly Jongejan. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. D.L. Parsons Theatre, Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn,, Facebook/DL Parsons Theatre. Media Contact: Kelley Baily 303.450.8945 or Auditions (by appointment only): Sept. 10, 11 and 12. Please call 303.450.8800 to schedule an appointment. Call backs: Sept. 14, 9 a.m. - noon. Rehearsals: Sept. 17 – Nov. 7, Tu,Th, 5:30 - 8:30pm, Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fee: $100 (only if cast and includes costume and tshirt).

Colorado Chamber Players

A TOAST TO TOST: HAYDN QUARTETS OP. 54 TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 7:30 PM The Haydn Quartet Slam continues with Haydn's delightful Tost Quartets, which are Haydn's masterful opus 54 quartets #2 and #3, plus the Frog Quartet. Program: Op. 50 #6, Frog Quartet, D major Op. 54 #2, C major Op. 54 #3, E major Written for the virtuoso violinist and friend of Haydn's - Johann Tost - these Op. 54 quartets feature florid and virtuosic writing for all four parts - truly a conversation between four musical voices. Haydn's Frog Quartet Op. 50 #6, is the last quartet of a set of six dedicated to King Friederick Wilhelm II of Prussia. The D Major quartet is the most light-hearted and jovial of the set. The "frogs" make their appearance in the finale. The nickname comes from a string technique used in the movement called bariolage, which results in a frog-like sound. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 7755 Vance Drive, Arvada. Tickets: $15 General, $10 Seniors 62+ and Students. To reserve tickets in advance, visit You may also call 303.422.3656, x6000, for more information and directions. Click on 2nd Tuesdays at Trinity, and then plan to pay with check, credit card or cash at the door.


MEMORIES AND WELL GROUNDED HOPES THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 Music by Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe and composer Ofer Ben-Amots to accompany Garrett Ammon’s renowned choreography. Wonderbound is delighted to present Memories and Well Grounded Hopes, a world premiere performance choreographed by Artistic Director Garrett Ammon. This one-night-only production of Memories and Well Grounded Hopes will not only premiere Ammon’s work but will also unveil all new music by the klezmer fusion band Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe as well as Colorado College's own renowned Israeli-American composer Ofer Ben-Amots. This very special performance will take place one night only at Colorado College’s Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit


“HANDS ON ARTS” WORKSHOPS LANDSCAPE PAINTING SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 10 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Learn to capture the vivid hues and interesting details of a classic Colorado landscape. Using acrylic paint, we will explore color mixing, layering and perspective. 3400 W. 38th Ave., #200, Denver. Ages 13 – Adult, $35. To register online, visit Museo de las Americas

SPANISH HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 5 – 8 P.M. This month’s theme is Salsa Dancing. Learn to Salsa while also learning Spanish. Admission: $5. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive,, Adams County Historical Society


HOT NIGHT FUSION DANCE WEEKEND WITH HERIBERTO PEREZ & RACHEL FARLEY FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 7:30 P.M. SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 12 – 5 P.M. Friday evening tango and blues dance with 2 classes, 7:30 p.m. plus Saturday afternoon workshops and dance practica, 12-5 p.m. The Savoy at Curtis Park. For full schedule and tickets, visit

ANNUAL FAMILY HERITAGE DAY SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 Enjoy live music, historical reenactments, weaving, Buffalo Soldiers, Civil War officers and enlisted men and history documents in all buildings. Santiago's will provide breakfast and lunch for purchase. Cost is $5 per vehicle. If your bus can handle 20 people, it is $5. If you walk in or ride your bike, it is still $5. Adams County Museum, 9601 Henderson Rd., Brighton. Call the museum at 303.659.7103 for more information.

Environmental Learning for Kids

Enjoy FREE fishing day at Lake Lehow with ELK. Our youth facilitate the fishing clinic and teach the community about fish anatomy, aquatic ecology, species, etc. Ages 8 and up. Free to attend. Must RSVP to Deborah, or 303.291.7147, or call 303.476.0560. Tickets can also be purchased at the Auditorium Box Office at 720.887.2371. Ticket prices are $15 Adults, $10 Seniors & Students, $5 Children. As a special incentive for large groups, receive a 25% discount for any prepaid order of ten individual tickets or more – and we will also reserve your seats for you. Please contact us at 303 476.0560 or for large group sales.

Museo de las Americas



ENVIROS/AROUND/ALREDEDOR CLOSES SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 12 – 5 P.M. It's the last day to see our summer exhibit before we close to install the fall/winter exhibition "La Cocina." Admission $5. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive,, Rocky Mountain Brassworks

“NO INTRODUCTION NEEDED” SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2 P.M. Rocky Mountain Brassworks’ first concert of the season is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Brass band music has a unique place in Colorado and Rocky Mountain Brassworks is part of that living history. Join us and learn what an authentic brass band is while listening to familiar, exciting and melodic brass arrangements. During the first half of the performance we will spotlight each instrumental section in the band with poignant solos and small group performances that tell the unique story of brass bands. During the second half of the concert we will bring together the entire band for several dynamic and energetic selections. You’ll love the full, rich and dynamic music of a true brass band! Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, just north of 120th Ave. between Main and Lamar Streets. The box office opens at 1 p.m. and the doors open at 1:30 p.m. All seats are general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance through

“HANDS ON ARTS” WORKSHOP ENCAUSTIC PAINTING 101 SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Also known as hot was painting, this ancient technique involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added to create one-of-akind works of art. Each student will learn the technique and take home an original work of art. 3400 W. 38th Ave., #200, Denver. Ages 13 – Adult, $40. To register online, visit Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)

DAVA Student Anthony, age 12, experiencing cob architecture. Nakai House build on Navajo Nation, Bluff, Utah by the University of Colorado Denver Design Build program.

CULTURAL ARCHITECTURE OPENS FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 4 – 8 P.M. This exhibition investigates the relationship between culture and architecture, presented by DAVA youth ages 3 to 17. The exhibit opens to the public Friday, Oct. 4, from 4 - 8 p.m., with a reception and screening of short films created by DAVA students with the Colorado Film School. The exhibition will be on view until Nov. 20. Works by the Design-Build Program at University of Colorado-Denver add a professional approach

to the subject. DAVA is located at 1405 Florence St., one block south of East Colfax in the Aurora Cultural Arts District. DAVA students will integrate cultural practices and priorities in their designs. Some will create blueprint drawings and cob architecture models of their dream houses. Others will explore the ornamentation and purpose of buildings as it relate to culture. This exhibition will give students an opportunity to look at building techniques, styles and usage across continents. Erick Sommerfeld, Director of the Design Build Program at the University of Colorado Denver worked with students at the beginning of the projects. The Design Build Program will display drawings, photos and models of three projects created on the Navajo Nation in Bluff, Utah. 20 DAVA students spent a part of the summer at the Colorado Film School with Professor Geoffrey Chadwick to explore the theme of mapping through short films. In each of the five fictional short movies students are seeking to attain or accomplish a particular goal. The films will be on view in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. This exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday or by appointment. For more information, please email Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with youth as its primary focus. For more information about our programs, visit, or call DAVA at 303 367 5886. Environmental Learning for Kids

BUNK WITH THE BEASTS FRIDAY OCT. 4, 5:30 P.M. – SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 11 A.M. Youth and ELK staff will spend an overnight camping adventure inside the Denver Zoo where they will get the chance to meet small animal ambassadors, explore the zoo with experienced guides and investigate topics like rain forests, animal adaptations and conservation through fun learning games and activities. Ages 8 and up. Free to attend. Must RSVP to Deborah or 303.291.7147;

Adams County Historical Society

FALL FESTIVAL" CRAFT SHOW SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M. Give yourself a holiday head start! Over 200 crafters will display their unique items for sale. 4-H members will provide breakfast and lunch for purchase. Admission is $2 for adults, 14 and younger free. Exhibit Hall and Al Lessor buildings at the Adams County Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton. Call the museum at 303.659.7103 for more information. Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council

ACTING CLASSES SATURDAY, OCT. 5 9 – 11 A.M. FOR AGES 5 – 7 12 – 2 P.M. FOR AGES 8 – 12 (MAD IMPROV) Theatrical classes for children. $10 charge. Thornton Arts and Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd. Call 720.977.5882 to register. Boulder Ballet

Halloween Bash! Saturday, Oct. 5 6 – 10 p.m. Come dance the night away with us, bid on our one-of-a-kind auction packages, show off your best Halloween costumes (prizes will be given) and dine on amazing food catered by Spice of Life. All proceeds support Boulder Ballet programming. Spice of Life Events Center, 5706 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder. Tickets: $50 adult; $25 kids. Call 303.443.0028, ext 1. Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council

ART OF SENIORS EXHIBIT OCT. 7 – DEC. 31 The Oz Gallery, Thornton Arts and Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd. Opening reception on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 720.977.5881 for more information.

City of Northglenn Cultural Services

Theatre, Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn,, Facebook/DL Parsons Theatre. Media Contact: Kelley Baily 303.450.8945 or Environmental Learning for Kids

TRAVEL FILM - MISTY ISLES OF SCOTLAND BY TOM STERLING WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9, 10:30 A.M. Tour guides are professional film makers who personally narrate their films. Shows begin at 10:30 a.m. and include a 15-minute intermission with refreshments. In this tour of Scotland, a basket weaver in the Shetlands will charm you, as will a wool knitter on Skye and a tweed weaver on Lewis. Those with an archeological bent will be amazed at the many stone circles, brochs and burial mounds that you can explore without constraint from the local authorities. Wild creatures abound. Season Ticket Prices: Adults $37.50 • Seniors/students $32.50. Individual Ticket Prices: Adults: $7.50 • Seniors/Students: $6.50. Call 303.450.8800 for more information and reservations. D.L. Parsons Theatre, Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn,, Facebook/DL Parsons Theatre. Media Contact: Kelley Baily 303.450.8945 or City of Northglenn Cultural Services

SPACE EXPLORERS THURSDAY, OCT 10, 10 A.M. Presented by SpaceTime for Kids Get ready to explore the Final Frontier! Come learn about rockets, planets, aliens, rovers, astronauts, space stations, meteors and much more. This interactive show will give young stargazers a good taste of what space exploration is all about. Recommended for early to middle elementary school-aged audiences. D.L. Parsons

ELK 'N EGGS FRIDAY, OCT. 11 7:30 A.M. – 9 P.M. We invite you to become a part of the ELK herd by partnering with us for this event. This event includes an inspirational keynote speaker and provides you the opportunity to share your commitment to the education and success of Denver’s youth with over 350 attendees. At the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Contact Jolynn for more information at or 303.291.7503; Colorado Wind Ensemble

SOUNDTRACKS & STUDENTS FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 7 P.M. The Colorado Wind Ensemble presents its first concert in Adams County featuring spectacular movie soundtracks by the amazing John Williams and great classics with the sounds of 45 woodwinds, brass and percussion. The CWE will be joined onstage by students from Westminster and Adams City High Schools as the crowning event in a culmination of day-long educational workshop sessions. Westminster High School, 6933 Raleigh St. Tickets are $10 for all adults. All youth 18 and under are free! Purchase tickets at the door or online at More information at or 303.394.4552.

Denver Brass

Colorado Wind Ensemble



Join us for the out-of-this-world premier event of the season as we’re joined by the Lamont Brass and our special host, Hal the Computer. It will be a close encounter honoring donors and fans with a special donor reception in the plaza immediately following the show. Music to include: The Planets, Music from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13 and Stardust – featuring Susan McCullough. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave, Denver. Tickets starting at $22. Nicole Guillo, 303.832.4676. cmDance

HOT NIGHT TANGO BLUES FUSION DANCE SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 7:30 P.M. Friday evening tango and blues dance with two classes with instructors Nick Jones & Diana Cruz. The Savoy at Curtis Park. For more information visit Museo de las Americas

“LA COCINA” OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY OCT. 17, 6 – 9 P.M. "La Cocina" opens. Join us to see the new exhibition. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive,, Museo de las Americas

TALAVERA POTTERY LECTURE AND TONALA POTTERY TECHNIQUE FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 5 – 8 P.M. Learn about the two types of pottery that we have on display in "La Cocina." Admission $5. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive,,

The Colorado Wind Ensemble opens its 32nd season with George Gershwin’s jazzy masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue, with French guest pianist Agnès Jacquier and music by composer Laurent Jacquier. In addition, the CWE performs movie music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, as well as the classic Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger. Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S Datura St. Tickets are $15 adult, $12 senior or student, and $5 children 12 and under. Purchase tickets at the door or online at More information at or 303.394.4552. cmDance

LINDY DIVERSION WEEKEND OCT. 18, 19 AND 20 Workshops for swing and blues dancing. Inspiring instructors and fun social dances featuring live music from Gordon Webster! For more information, visit Wonderbound

A GOTHIC FOLKTALE OCT. 18 - 27 Wonderbound kicks off the 2013-2014 Season with A Gothic Folktale. Evoking a time when magic, mythology and superstition were real and believable, Denver-based dance company Wonderbound’s inaugural season production, A Gothic Folktale, will transfix audiences entwining all new music and dance with illusion and projection art. Choreographed by Artistic Director

Garrett Ammon. Denver artist Jesse Manley will perform on-stage with the Wonderbound artists, unveiling all new music created in collaboration for the production. This performance promises to be like no other, as further collaboration with Denver illusionist/mentalist Professor Phelyx adds a third “magical” dimension to the mix. Phelyx, an award-winning Comedic Mentalist, began performing in Denver in 1981. His special talents will be utilized to add audience participation and perception-bending mystery to Ammon’s choreography. Tickets ($22-$47) are on sale now at or by calling 303.292.4700. Oct. 18 and 19, 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School 1001 W. 84th Ave., Denver Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 27, 2 p.m. Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker

Drive, Northglenn,, Facebook/DL Parsons Theatre. Media Contact: Kelley Baily 303.450.8945 or

ADAMS COUNTY CULTURAL COUNCIL Ronald Ames, Brighton Susan Beyda, Westminster Clarence Colburn, Thornton Joyce Downing, Chair, Northglenn Kathy Imel, Secretary, Westminster Carol Norberg, Thornton Robin O’Dorisio, Vice-Chair, Denver Mary Ellen Schoonover, Bennett

For exclusive photo and interview opportunities with Garrett Ammon, Jesse Manley or Professor Phelyx, as well as an invitation to observe Wonderbound in rehearsal, contact Amber Blais at 303.292.4700 or City of Northglenn Cultural Services

TRAVEL FILM THE SILK ROAD BY MARLIN DARRAH WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 10:30 A.M. Tour guides are professional film makers who personally narrate their films. Shows begin at 10:30 a.m. and include a 15-minute intermission with refreshments. Traders and warriors traveled by camel and on foot along the Silk Road, transporting not only precious cargo and treasures but also fascinating customs and cultures. This film features the stunning architecture, great handicrafts, and friendly and unique faces of traders at some of the greatest open markets in Asia. Season Ticket Prices: Adults $37.50 • Seniors/students $32.50. Individual Ticket Prices: Adults: $7.50 • Seniors/Students: $6.50. Call 303.450.8800 for more information and reservations. D.L. Parsons Theatre, Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center

Jodi Neal, Cultural Council Liaison Adams County Government Center 4430 South Adams County Parkway Brighton, CO 80601, 720.523.6319

A Child’s Song 303.460.7408

David Taylor Dance Theatre 303.789.2030

Adams County Historical Society 303.659.7103

Denver Brass 303.832.4676

Adams County Visual Arts Commission (ACVAC) 303.564.6358

Denver Municipal Band 303.322.8608

Art from Ashes, Inc. 303.837.1550 ArtReach, Inc. 303.433.2882 x236 Ballet Nouveau Colorado 303.466.5685 Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado 303.889.1012 Bluff Lake Nature Center 303.344.0031 Boulder Ballet 303.443.0028 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 303.443.2122 Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra 303.449.1343 Brighton Cultural Arts Commission 303.655.2076 CMDance 303.883.6691 Colorado Chamber Players 303.355.2224 Colorado Educational Theatre 303.657.5676 Colorado Friends of Old Time Music & Dance 303.592.3972 Colorado Repertory Singers 303.618.3314 Colorado Wind Ensemble 303.394.4552

Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation 303.450.8727 Northland Fine Arts Assoc. dba Northland Chorale 303.410.8430

Denver Urban Gardens 303.292.9900

Paideia School / The Park Hill Brass 303.321.0987

Denver Young Artists Orchestra 303.433.2420

Paletteers Art Club 303.469.9463

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts 303.367.5886

Platte Valley Players 303.289.8636

Environmental Learning for Kids 303.371.8658

Rocky Mountain Brassworks 303.524.2928

Fiesta Colorado, Inc. 303.274.7844 Flamenco Fantasy Theatre/ Flamenco Fantasy Dance 303.722.0054 Friends of Dinosaur Ridge 303.697.3466 Golden Eagle Concert Band 303.369.4322 HawkQuest, Inc. 303.690.6959 Historic Denver, Inc./Molly Brown House 303.832.4092

Sue Teatro dba El Centro Su Teatro 303.296.0219 The Spirituals Project 303.871.7993 Tesoro Foundation/Tesoro Cultural Center 303.697.9310 Think 360: Arts Complete Education, Inc. 720.904.8890 Thorne Nature Experience 303.499.3647 Thornton Arts, Sciences & Humanities Council 720.977.5880

Imagination Makers Theater Company 720.565.1055

Thornton Community Band 303.450.1647

Junior Symphony Guild / Inside the Orchestra 303.683.5429

Very Special Arts of Colorado / VSA Arts Colorado 303.777.0797

Kim Robards Dance 303.825.4847

Westminster Area Historical Society 303.430.7929

Lighthouse Writers Workshop 303.297.1185 Museo de las Americas 303.571.4401

Westminster Community Artists Series / North Metro Arts Alliance 303.429.1999

Adams County Culture Corner - Fall 2013  

Choose from a wide variety of events and activities throughout September and October, 2013. Presented by SCFD organizations in the communit...

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