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Great Western Art Gallery Private Art Collection


For more information, call 303-8131669 or register online at Scholarships are available.

Denver Public Schools Rolling Out New SchoolChoice Enrollment Process

The Great Western Art Gallery will present a private art collection featuring a Silver Bust of Virgin Mary Pieta, Madonna Della Pieta by Michelangelo. Other artists in the collection include Romero Britto, Juan Carrillo, Marc Chagall, Albrecht Durer, Anatole Krasnyansky, Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Alexander Nechita, Picasso, Rembrandt and Renoir. The collection will be featured at the gallery through Jan. 14, 2012. An opening reception will be held Friday, Nov 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the gallery at 1455 Curtis St., in Denver. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 303-3962787 or visit

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Multicultural Forum Series in November

Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado examines the changing face of Alzheimer’s and dementia care in culturally diverse communities in a month-long series during November. Overcoming Obstacles in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care will be held on Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. during November at 455 Sherman St, Suite 500 in Denver. The program brings together caregivers, professionals, family members and clergy to discuss cultural aspects of dementia care. Throughout November, the forum will offer local speakers who have extensive knowledge of cultural competencies necessary to provide effective and compassionate care to culturally diverse communities. At the conclusion of the series on Monday, Nov. 21, there will be a multicultural discussion panel with representation from many diverse communities on the following issues: behaviors, health and wellness, end of life decisions, and spirituality. There is a $10 fee for each program which includes a light dinner.

Denver Public Schools is in the process of vastly simplifying the way families enroll their children in school by moving to a single application system. To acquaint families with the new process – called SchoolChoice – the district will be hosting a series of informative regional events in December. During the five scheduled regional expos, families will have the opportunity to learn more about SchoolChoice and how to enroll their children in a new school. The events will also offer families the opportunity to learn about public schools in their neighborhood, with principals, teachers and students from each region on hand to answer questions. Starting with the 2012-13 school year, any student transitioning to or entering a new DPS school, including those entering ECE, elementary, middle or high school for the first time, will complete a SchoolChoice form. The SchoolChoice form will be the only application that will need to be completed for all DPS traditional boundary schools, as well as most magnet and charter schools. Under the current system, there are more than 60 different enrollment processes for DPS schools, with different forms and due dates depending on whether the school is a charter, selective-enrollment or regular choice school. The new system will not only reduce the number of processes and deadlines to one but will maintain an emphasis on choice, with allowance for selection of up to five different schools. For more information, visit

Whittier K-8 Community Open House

The Spirituals Project Takes On “The Duke”

On Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., The Spirituals Project will present How We Got Over: From the Spirituals to Duke Ellington at the Newman Center for Performing Arts. The performance will include communal singing of African American spirituals, followed by selections from the three Sacred Concerts of the legendary Duke Ellington. For more information and tickets, call 303-871-7720 or visit

donation, you can also help homeless pets by doing your holiday shopping at the Dumb Friends League: For more information on the Dumb Friends League and how you can help, visit or call 303751-5772.

Senior Pets In Need Of Loving Homes

Metro State Holds Open House

The Metro State open house on Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will offer an opportunity to explore the vibrant urban campus, meet faculty and staff, and see how programs, services and people help students reach educational goals. The open house is free and open to anyone interested in enrolling. Speak with professors about Metro State’s 55 majors and 90 minors. Learn about admission, financial aid, scholarship opportunities and a wide range of student services, clubs and activities. Bring any previous college transcripts and have credits evaluated. The open house will be held in the Auraria Event Center.

Paws To Give/ Or Shop To Help Homeless Pets This Holiday Season

Our four-legged friends need your help this holiday season. The Dumb Friends League is holding its annual Paws to Give fund drive in November and December to help care for more than 24,000 homeless pets this coming year. Financial contributions can be made online at or by mailing a check to Dumb Friends League Paws to Give, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231. In addition to making a financial

Whittier K-8, located at 25th and Downing streets invite all interested families and community members to a Community Open House on Dec. 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Whittier K-8 was recently recognized for its strong academics through reaching the “Green/Meets Expectations” level within DPS. Visitors will have a chance to tour the school, see examples of classroom work, talk with classroom teachers and meet Whittier parents. For more information, call Karen at 303-986-5929 or E-mail Denver Urban Spectrum — – November 2011


There are millions of pets in shelters across the country. If you are looking to adopt, there are added benefits with choosing an older pet. They are past the puppy and kitten phase that often requires an extensive commitment of time and energy from their people. Older pets are still active, but they know when to sit back and enjoy the scenery. And they generally will make themselves right at home, acclimating quickly to their surroundings. If you are looking for a pet with a little more “sophistication,” be sure to visit the Dumb Friends League at or call 303-751-5772.

Aim High Scholarship For African American Male High School Seniors

Applications are now being accepted by the Asfaw Family Foundation International for their annual Aim High Scholarship. Ten African American young men will be selected to receive college scholarships in the amount of $1,200. The deadline for submitting complete application packet is November 4, 2011 For more information, visit

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Denver Urban Spectrum November 2011 Issue