Bravo Lakewood -- May-August, 2024

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Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture & the Arts Magazine






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Referred to as “nephew” by the late B B King, Phillip-Michael Scales began honoring his “uncle” by incorporating more blues into his music when the legend passed away . Scales dubs this unique blend of blues with an indie rock style of storytelling as “Dive Bar Soul,” and it has allowed him to tour the world and create his own path in the music business . See Phillip-Michael Scales live on Wednesday, June 26 at the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater as part of the Sounds Exciting! Summer Concert Series . See page 4 for more details


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ARTS & HISTORY FUELING HISTORY: Rehabilitation Project at HLBP 08 GET INVOLVED: Exhibitions at HLBP 11 GET CRAFTY: Activities at HLBP 16 IN
SEASON PREVIEW: LCC Presents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06 PERFORMANCES: LCC Partner Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
SOUNDS EXCITING!: Summer Concert Series at HLBP . . . . . . . . . 04 INSPIRE ARTS LAKEWOOD: Art at LCC and Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . 12 SUMMER FUN: Rockin’ Block Party at HLBP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
DIGITIZING HISTORY: HLBP Volunteer Spotlight 20 ABOUT OUR FACILITIES Back Cover Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park (HLBP) L akewood Cultural Center (LCC) Washington Heights Arts Center (WHAC)
#HeritageLakewood #LakewoodCulturalCenter #WashHeightsArts THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
BRAVO MAY-AUGUST 2024 4 Lakewood org/Bravo TICKET PRICES: Season Package (Six concerts for the price of five! Expedited entry via the Fast Pass Lane) . . . . . . . $50 Advance Purchase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Day of Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Children (Free for infants under 1) . . . . . . . $8 Enjoy local food trucks and the Beer Garden presented by Foothills Credit Union. JUNE 12 Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley JUNE 26 Phillip-Michael Scales JULY 10 Los Mocochetes JULY 17 Hazel Miller & The Collective JULY 24 The McCharmlys JULY 31 A.J. Fullerton Tickets now on sale! Listen to a playlist and buy tickets at Outdoor concerts at the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater Gate 5:00 p.m. | Opener 6:15 p.m. | Headliner 7:15 p.m. 801 S . Yarrow St . • 303-987-7850

6/12 | Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley | Americana with Rebecca Frazier

Rob is a 15-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Dobro Player of the year. Trey is a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy who made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 11. Together, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley are a powerhouse acoustic duo known for their white-hot picking, world-class musicianship and soulful stone country vocals. The GRAMMY® nominated duo cleverly and uniquely melds bluegrass, country, blues, rock, jamgrass and string band music of all kinds to create a signature blend of music that defies genre restrictions.

6/26 | Phillip-Michael Scales | Dive Bar Soul with Tom Pakele & Stevie Guitar Glotzer

As a kid, Phillip-Michael Scales didn’t realize that his close family friend, a guitar player who called him “nephew,” was the legendary B.B. King. A Detroit native and Berklee College of Music graduate, Scales now delivers a mix of indie rock storytelling coupled with a passion for the blues and backed by lessons learned from “Uncle B” to create a sound he has coined as “dive bar soul.” This unique sound has carried him around the world, gained him national radio attention and an invitation to perform on the last season of the "Ellen DeGeneres Show."

7/10 | Los Mocochetes | Chicano Funk with this broken beat

With deep roots from the Mora Valley in northern Nuevo Mexico down to Juarez, Mexico, Los Mocochetes are a Xicano funk band from Denver. By combining elements of cumbia, reggae, hip-hop, rock and funk, the group composes music to unite the “gente” and create revolutionary music you can dance to. Every performance draws on the elements, the directions, the ancestors and the great mystery. Each song is a prayer meant to make the feet move, stir the spirit and resurface the memory of the innate ability to heal ourselves and the generations before and after us.

7/17 | Hazel Miller & The Collective | Rhythm & Blues with Jack Hadley

A mainstay in the annual Sounds Exciting lineup, Hazel Miller & The Collective have been delivering electrifying performances at the amphitheater for over a decade. Hazel was first noticed in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky where she sang backup vocals for Al Green. Throughout her 54-year music career, Hazel has performed at the White House for Bill Clinton, opened for music icons including James Brown and James Taylor and earned herself a spot in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.

7/24 | The McCharmlys | Vintage Rock

‘n’ Roll with The Charities

The McCharmlys are a five-piece combo from Santa Ana, California, currently taking the music scene by storm with their stylish blend of doo-wop, surf, beat and 60s style rock ‘n’ roll. LA Weekly called the band “an absolute joy” as they “recall sounds from the past while adding a contemporary edge that is attractive to punk, new wave and rockabilly fans.” Paired with The Charities, these two bands are the rising stars of rock ‘n’ soul.

7/31 | A.J. Fullerton

| Blues

with Dzirae Gold

Tennessee based rootsrock artist, originally from Colorado, A.J. Fullerton has carved his niche as a fingerstyle and slide guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer. Drawing on numerous influences from classic to contemporary, his latest record, "The Forgiver & The Runaway," debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes blues charts and hit No. 1 on the Colorado Roots Report. As one of the fastest rising names in the world of roots, rock and blues, A.J. has received numerous accolades throughout his career including 24 members choice awards from the Colorado Blues Society.

Scan the QR code or visit SummerConcerts for concert details and to purchase tickets.

Dzirae Gold

Season Preview: Celebrating 25 Years

The 2024-2025 season marks the 25th anniversary of both the Lakewood Cultural Center and the LCC Presents performing arts series. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with the community through performances, exhibitions, arts programming, and special events hosted September 2024 - August 2025. Watch for more information about the celebration of the Lakewood Cultural Center’s 25th anniversary in upcoming editions of


An a cappella quartet from Zimbabwe that draws international acclaim for breathtaking performances of traditional Zimbabwean songs, Afro-jazz and gospel .

"...a vibrant and stunning performance full of sparkling energy." The Sunday Times (Germany)

7:30 p.m., Friday, November 1 2 p.m., Saturday, November 2

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Meanwhile, here is a sneak peek highlighting a few of the artists appearing in the 2024-2025 LCC Presents season. Stay tuned for the full season announcement in mid-June when subscriptions go on sale. Single tickets on sale August 1.


Co-presented with Performance Now Theatre Company

Based on the beloved and timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 well-known Irving Berlin standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love a Piano,” and the perennial title song An uplifting, wholesome musical that will delight audiences of all ages .

7:30 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays • 2 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays December 6-22

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.


Described as “Buoyant, sprightly and utterly beguiling…” by The Irish Times, Maeve Gilchrist’s innovative approach to the Celtic (lever) harp stretches its harmonic limits and improvisational possibilities .

7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 13

Photo credit: Josh Golman

Scan the QR code or visit LCCPresents for more information and the full season announcement.
Photo credit: Tswarelo Mothobe
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Phillips 66 gas station next to the Doll House Motel in 1961. The gas station was attached to the Doll House Cafe. Two gas pumps sit in front, and in, the window is an advertisement for an antifreeze sale.

A pair of historic 1954 Bennett gas pumps were recently restored for the Peerless Gas Station by Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park volunteer Chuck Houser.

Vintage vehicles are on parade around West Colfax Avenue and Carr Street in front of the Mercury Cavnar Motors Dealership with a gas station sign in the background, c. 1950s. The Bear Creek Store sold Mobilgas, c. late 1930s.


Rehabilitation of the Peerless Gas Station at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2024 . The building was originally constructed by Peerless Sheet Metal Works of Denver . Owner Joseph Rosenthal was born in 1900 in Romania and later moved to Colorado with his family . He married Colorado native Ruth Berger in 1926 and established his company near downtown Denver that same year . At Peerless Sheet Metal Works, Rosenthal and his employees created this gas station and other steel buildings from pattern pieces cut after sketching the shapes in chalk on the concrete floor . Joseph retired and closed his factory in 1963 and passed away the following year .

Although the exact date of construction for Heritage Lakewood’s Peerless Gas Station remains unknown, the architecture provides clues that narrow the construction window to the late 1930s or early 1940s. Simple boxlike stations, featuring aluminum accents and large plate glass windows, were prevalent during that time. The Peerless Gas Station also exhibits several characteristics of the Moderne architectural style, most common in Colorado during the 1930s and 1940s with an emphasis on the horizontal, streamlined effect, rounded

edges and corners and steelframe metal windows.

Due to the importance of the population boom in the 1950s that encouraged commercial growth and tourism in the Lakewood area, the historic gas station’s interpretation will represent the year 1954, extending its story beyond the original construction date to highlight a time important in Lakewood’s history. The 1950s decade saw the number of motels along West Colfax Avenue peak at 37, and many restaurants and other businesses opened their doors.

While the Peerless Gas Station was moved from a temporary holding location at a junkyard in central Denver and there are no records of its original location,

it is very similar to many stations that served West Colfax Avenue during the midcentury time period. A pair of historic 1954 Bennett gas pumps were recently restored for the gas station by Heritage Lakewood volunteer Chuck Houser. The pumps complete the picture of a year when a seafoam green Chevrolet Bel-Air with a V-8 engine, power brakes and power front windows could fill up for $0.29 per gallon!

Scan the QR code or visit to learn more about the opening of the Peerless Gas Station and other historic exhibitions at Heritage Lakewood.

Listen to Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park volunteer Chuck Houser speak about the golden age of auto travel at our July Historical Luncheon. Call 303-987-7850 for reservations!
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Discover how making a difference in the quality of life in our city has evolved over the past century by visiting a new exhibition at Heritage Lakewood, “Get Involved: Civic Engagement in Lakewood,” open through December 1 . Uncover more Lakewood history at “Lakewood: A 20th Century Journey,” on display in the permanent exhibit gallery and at “Engaging with History,” posted in the historic outbuilding windows .

The first Lakewood-Mountair fire station, completed in 1939.

Lakewood has a rich history of community involvement. Historically, Lakewood residents got involved with local schools, agricultural organizations, outdoor youth movements and other special interest groups. Many of these beloved groups continue to thrive today. While some groups were chapters of larger national or even international organizations, those below were unique to Lakewood.

The Lakewood Woman’s Club was organized around 1941. The group facilitated programs about citizenship, holiday dinners for the boys at the State Industrial School, teas for senior groups and book clubs about international affairs.

Land near West Colfax Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard was donated in 1937 to house the first station for the volunteer firefighters of the Lakewood-Mountair Fire Department . Building materials and labor were also donated, and local property owners contributed money for a fire truck and firefighting equipment.

Westernaires is a nonprofit composed of over 1,000 dedicated young people ages 9-19 and offering training in western riding, precision drills and horse care. The group started in 1949 at the Mississippi Stables on Wadsworth Boulevard as the Lakewood Riding Club.

The Lakewood Historical Society was organized in 1973 and was responsible for saving some of the early agricultural buildings that now comprise

Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park before transferring administration to the City of Lakewood in 1976. The group’s work in the Lakewood community currently includes supporting a citizen archaeology project, local landmark registration and Heritage Lakewood projects such as building preservation.

Get Engaged!

Civic engagement involves working to make a difference in the quality of life of the place you live. To get involved more deeply with the community, visit the exhibit at Heritage Lakewood to gather more information about local organizations or check online at to find additional opportunities at the City of Lakewood including giving history tours, ushering in the theater, or supporting parks and recreation programs.

Collectors Support Exhibition

The collecting of American political memorabilia likely started in 1789 when the first George Washington, “GW,” inaugural item was made. Over the years, American political items not only advertised one’s favorite candidate, but left a vast amount of tangible political history for future generations to enjoy. Five collectors organized the American Political Items Collectors (APIC) in 1945, and the group has grown to 2,000 active members nationwide. The APIC sponsors a summer internship program with the Smithsonian Institution and researches and studies collectibles with presidential libraries and other institutions. The local chapter, the Mac McGraw Rocky Mountain Political Items Collectors, serves the Front Range of Colorado and Wyoming. For the "Get Involved" exhibition, several Colorado APIC members loaned objects that showcase political civic engagement locally and nationally, including posters, pins and pamphlets from the time period 1896 to the current 2024 campaign.

Scan the QR code or visit Exhibitions to learn more about historic exhibitions at Heritage Lakewood.


Now celebrating a month of activities!

• Performances from the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra (May 30) and Performance Now Theater Company (June 7-23), each at Lakewood Cultural Center.

• Rockin’ Block Party, June 1, at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park. Details on page 14.

• First Fridays in 40 West Arts District on June 7.

• Public Artist Receptions, June 14 at all City of Lakewood galleries at 470 and 480 S. Allison Parkway.

• "Fiber Feast: A Fiber Arts Exhibition" panel discussion on June 14 at Lakewood Cultural Center.

• Community Tufting Workshop on June 14 in the North Gallery at Lakewood Cultural Center. (See website to register.)

• Drop-in artmaking throughout the month in the Corner Gallery at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

• Youth art exhibitions and performances each Friday in June at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

• Art-drop Scavenger Hunt to explore public art in Lakewood Parks.

• Painting of a new mural for Belmar, Downtown Lakewood.

• Make-and-take arts activities showcasing the fascinating process of pottery in the engaging, community-driven arts environment at Washington Heights Arts Center.

Immerse yourself in creativity May 25–June 30, during INSPIRE Arts Lakewood! More than 20 participating venues across the city including galleries, cultural centers, shops and more will be offering free and low-cost arts and culture experiences to the community throughout the month .

The month of activities begins at the Lakewood Cultural Center with the exhibit “Fiber Feast: A Fiber Arts Exhibition," featuring a collection of artists working across a wide array of woven, tufted, threaded, and wound materials. Throughout June, the galleries will host an exhibition panel discussion, a community tufting workshop, drop-in art opportunities, and a public artist reception on June 14. The Lakewood Cultural Center youth camps will host performances and art exhibitions every Friday in June at 11:30a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Washington Heights Arts Center and Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park will host free community art engagement activities and the annual Rockin’ Block Party during the month of INSPIRE Arts Lakewood.

and Arts on Belmar, or take a walk along Alameda to experience the exceptional public art supported by Alameda Connects. Investigate public art and locate hidden art treasures left by local artists during a scavenger hunt across the parks in Lakewood then share input on the Connect. Discover. Create. Lakewood Public Art Plan by visiting PublicArt. Come discover the vibrant and diverse mix of creative organizations and events that create the artistic fabric of the city during INSPIRE Arts Lakewood.

Scan the QR code or visit to learn more about this month-long event.

Within the community, don’t miss First Fridays in 40 West Arts District on June 7, storm-drain art installations along Alameda, the painting of a new mural in Belmar and the opportunity to connect with a myriad of local artists, galleries, makers, and creative spaces. Experience the vibrancy of the galleries at Red Rocks Community College, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design,

Art installed near a storm drain along Alameda Parkway.

Lakewood Cultural Center exhibits during INSPIRE Arts Lakewood

Fiber Feast: A Fiber Arts Exhibition

May 25- August 16

Public Artist Reception

6-8 p .m ., Friday, June 14

Lakewood Cultural Center, North Gallery

Co-curated by Diana Pemberton and Diana Harper, this group exhibition explores the diverse and exciting world of fiber arts. From traditional practices to unexpected sculptural forms, fiber can be woven into the realm of imagination, conceptual investigation, and cultural dialogue. A fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber, and other components, such as fabric, paper, yarn, woven plastics, thread, and more, fiber art is a medium that highlights the materials and the manual labor of the artist/maker.

Creative Culture: An Exhibition of City of Lakewood Volunteers and Staff

May 25- August 16

Public Artist Reception

6-8 p .m ., Friday, June 14

Lakewood Cultural Center, Mezzanine Gallery

Volunteers and staff from the City of Lakewood come together

to present a display of exceptional artistic talent. Though we may be performance assistants, gardeners, planners, police agents

or administrators by day, everyone possesses creativity. This annual exhibition celebrates the artist within us all.

INSPIRE Arts Lakewood Map of Participants

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"Go Your Own Way" down memory lane to a time when "Bad Company" didn’t refer to your nosy house guests and when "Dreams of Silver Springs" and "Seven Wonders" filled the airwaves. Buckle up for this slammin’ summer kickoff event

featuring some far-out and funky tunes honoring 70s music icon Fleetwood Mac and supergroup Bad Company. If you still "Can’t Get Enough," then dive into the first-ever summer blockbuster, 'Jaws.' This iconic Steven Spielberg feature broke box office records

A terrific summer blockbuster hosted at HeritageLakewoodBelmarPark—you’llbehooked!

in 1975 and became the highestgrossing film of its time.

The evening will feature local food truck fare and Lakewood brews available for purchase alongside free family activities and kids crafts all evening long. It’ll be out of sight!

• Live Music

• Outdoor Movie

• Kids Activities

• Food Trucks

• Beer Garden presented by Foothills Credit Union

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One Saturday of each month, Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park gets a little crafty with the charming, approachable and, most importantly, fun Craft-Teas . Lead instructor Lance Jones takes a break from working in public safety and teaching university-level history to dive into heaps of construction paper and googly eyes .

Bring the little ones for a fun craft and activity, followed by a snack and “tea” on the third Saturday of each month. Craft-Teas cater to our younger patrons, ages 3 through 12, and the $10 admission price includes both the child and one accompanying adult.

The highlighted crafts offered each month are approachable and easy to replicate at home, with materials such as pipe cleaners,

tissue paper, yarn and, everyone’s favorite…googly eyes! Themes are seasonal, along with the décor.

The summer schedule offers the following dates and craft themes:

• June: Fun in the Sun!

11 a.m., Saturday, June 15

• July: Under the Sea-Keepin’ Cool!

11 a.m., Saturday, July 20

• August: Dog Days of Summer

11 a.m., Saturday, August 17

It’s “tea-time!” In addition to crafts, the program provides snacks and a fun tea party experience that includes teas, apple cider and hot cocoa, alternating with cool and refreshing options in the summer! Learning from the past, some party elements have changed. The parties now offer some healthy options, such as fruit and take allergy and dietary restrictions into consideration.

While there is a suggested themed craft, our young crafters often create the most imaginative projects on their own. Lance

encourages creativity to flow and has seen all manner of creations from paper crowns and tiaras to pipe cleaner robots! Now that is a true (craft)tea party!

To ensure materials and snacks are available for all, reservations are required. Please call 303-9877098 with questions or dietary restrictions. See you at “tea-time!”

Scan the QR code or visit and search keyword “craft-tea”
to sign up!

Tickets are available at or 303-987-7845.

Lakewood Cultural Center offers performance space to many partner organizations in addition to the LCC Presents series . Tickets for these performances are available at the LCC Box Office .

The Dividing Road

Iluminar Aerial

6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4

3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 5

Journey into the Underworld as highflying aerialists go on a quest to rid the world of monsters .

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (65+), $18 for youth (17 and under)

The Wizard of Oz

Iluminar Aerial

2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4

12:30 p.m., Sunday, May 5

Follow us down the Yellow Brick Road this spring as we journey to the Emerald City Watch Dorothy and the other loving characters of Oz take to the sky in our rendition of this classic tale!

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (65+), $18 for youth (17 and under), free for children (under 3)

Dance the Night

Sweatshop Dance

3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18

Featuring new works created by local and guest choreographers, set on Sweatshop Dance's pre-professional program dancers, this progressive and diversity-driven dance concert has something to offer every audience member

Tickets start at $25

The Magical Ukulele

Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21

Wizards, love potions, a trip through Hogwarts, and of course ghost chickens all via the magic of dozens of ukuleles . Enjoy cheap-ish and fun-ish entertainment . Tickets start at $10

Isn’t It Romantic

Lakewood Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30

This concert features von Suppe’s “Morning, Noon and Night,” Sibelius’ second symphony and the winner of the Young Artist Concerto Competition . Tickets start at $15

Trois Epoques

Ballet Melange

2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Saturday, June 1

Come along on a journey from the romantic, classical, and modern eras celebrating dance and music from the past to the present .

Tickets are $15 to $35


Ballet Melange

4 p.m., Sunday, June 2

Excerpts from well-loved ballets performed alongside exciting contemporary works by talented regional choreographers

Tickets are $15 to $35

The Pirates of Penzance

Performance Now Theatre Company

June 7-23

Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays, 2 p.m.

An orphan is mistakenly apprenticed to a band of pirates and falls in love with the Major General’s daughter The operetta is a hilarious, hopeful farce!

Tickets start at $22

Dance Fantasy 2024


Fred Astaire Dance Studios

3 p.m. Saturday, June 29

Dance Fantasy performers will capture your heart and imagination as their ballroom dance choreography transports the audience to a fantasy world

Tickets start at $29

The Gondoliers

The Empire Lyric Players

7 p.m., Friday & Saturday, July 19 & 20

2 p.m., Sunday, July 21

Gondoliers Marco and Giuseppe discover that one of them is a prince – but which one? This comic operetta explores love, social class, and marriage until the mystery is finally solved

Tickets start at $30

Sweet Baby James: The No. 1 James Taylor Tribute

Walking Man Productions

7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 27

America’s No . 1 James Taylor tribute “Sweet Baby James” presents Nashville musician Bill Griese performing the songs of the legendary JT

Tickets are $30

Til Death Do Us Part… You First!

Playhouse Productions

August 1-18

Thursdays, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Fridays, 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sundays, 2 p.m.

Combining fast-paced comedy with a grounded sense of pathos, the 90-minute monologue written and performed by Peter Fogel chronicles the comedian’s personal journey to find love

Tickets start at $45

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Performance Now Theatre Company

September 6-22

Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays, 2 p.m.

The irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colors . Featuring beloved pop and musical theatre classics "Any Dream Will Do," "Close Every Door," and "Go, Go, Go Joseph "

Tickets start at $22; on sale July 22 Get involved. Make an impact. Have fun.

Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts is looking for volunteers to support events, performances, and more Interested? Email Volunteer@Lakewood org

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Lakewood org/Bravo 19 BRAVO MAY-AUGUST 2024 PERFORMANCES | LAKEWOOD CULTURAL CENTER See page 6 for season highlights. Sign up for e-newsletters supporting Lakewood arts and culture events at . Scan the QR code to the right or visit to view the full season schedule announced in mid-June. 25th Anniversary Season Single tickets on sale August 1 .


Meet Kris Crocker–Digitizing History

Kris is one of many volunteers who works behind the scenes in Museum Collections . She has become the “digitization expert,” whose passion for preserving history through technology has made her an indispensable asset to our Museum Collections volunteer team .

Preserving History at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park

During Kris’ time volunteering in Museum Collections, she has spearheaded the digitization of the entire photograph collection and approximately a third of the collection of negatives . Following the scanning process, Kris meticulously crops and uploads the images into a database, creating a rich repository of reference photos for researchers and publications . Kris’ contributions don’t stop there . Recognizing the importance of knowledge sharing, she has authored comprehensive “how-to” documents to guide future volunteers, ensuring a seamless transition for those joining our digitization efforts . Kris is truly a key player in the mission of Heritage Lakewood to preserve and share the history of the community and her dedication and expertise are immensely appreciated . Working alongside Kris is a team of wonderful collections volunteers who support a variety of projects including cataloging, archiving, scanning, researching and much more . With approximately 40,000 objects in the Heritage Lakewood collection, additional volunteers are always needed to help support the work that goes on behind the scenes .

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Interested in getting involved in Museum Collections? Email Volunteer@Lakewood .org . Scan the QR code or visit to explore the Heritage Lakewood photo collection online. BRAVO Lakewood is produced for the City of Lakewood by The Publishing House. ANGIE FLACHMAN JOHNSON | Publisher STACEY KRULL | Production Manager WILBUR E. FLACHMAN | President Emeritus For advertising, please call 303-428-9529, e-mail, visit online or follow us on the social channels above. BRAVO Lakewood is the magazine of the Heritage, Culture & the Arts Division, Community Resources Department, City of Lakewood, 480 S Allison Pkwy , Lakewood, CO 80226, distributed free of charge throughout the community All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce in whole or in part BRAVO Lakewood is funded in part by the generous support from the residents of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Alternative formats of this publication available upon request The mission of the Heritage, Culture & the Arts (HCA) Division is to to engage and build community through inclusive, diverse and sustainable experiences, programs and places that inspire opportunities for discovery and foster connection


June 22, 2024 2pm - 10pm

SATURDAY AUGUST 3 10 A.M. $5 ADULT $3 CHILD Ages 3 and Under Free BOUT VINTAGE UNIFORMS, RULES & SNACKS! Take your family out to the old ball game! Join us on August 3 for The Belmar Base Ball Bout at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park. DETAILS AND TICKETS 303-987-7850 Presented by Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park and the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association. DENVER & INTERMOUNTAIN INTERURBAN CAR NO. OPEN HOUSE Saturday, September 14 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Denver Federal Center (Gate 1 Entrance) Follow signs to Building 78, an unmarked structure beside Building 75 (the CFED Wellness Center). FREE RIDES All adults need a government photo ID (e.g., driver’s license) to enter the Federal Center. Pets are not permitted. Celebrate Independence Day with a community gathering culminating in a drone light show! Belmar Downtown Lakewood July 3 Event kicks off at 5 p.m. Drone light show approx. 9:15 p.m. BRAVO MAY-AUGUST 2024 22 Lakewood org/Bravo
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Theater | Classrooms | Galleries


(Alameda & Wadsworth) 470 S Allison Parkway Lakewood, CO 80226



Weekdays: 9 a m to 5 p m Saturdays: 9 a m to 1 p m


Lakewood Civic Center South 480 S Allison Parkway Lakewood, CO 80226

Weekdays: 8 a m to 5 p m

Hearing Loop Equipped Theater Personal receivers also are available on loan from the box office. Closed on major holidays. All exhibits are free. No reservation required.

Free surface & covered parking with elevator access. Museum Tours | Store | Exhibits Classes | Concerts | Events


(Ohio & Wadsworth) 801 S Yarrow St Lakewood, CO 80226


Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a m - 4 p m Sundays: Noon-4 p .m

MUSEUM STORE 303-987-7848

ARTS CENTER (Between Sheridan & Wadsworth) 6375 W First Ave Lakewood, CO 80226


Open Weekly, Hours Vary

Washington Heights Arts Center is a renovated early 20th century schoolhouse that enriches the community by offering arts opportunities for all ages Closed on major holidays.

Closed on major holidays. All exhibits are free. No reservation required. Classes | Workshops Self-Directed Studio Time

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