Legendary Ladies to light up library

Sonya Ellingboe


“More Unconventional Women of the West,” will be presented at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, by the Legendary Ladies group that promotes Western women’s history. Included: actresses portraying Amelia Earhart, Mary Elitch, Mother Cabrini, Maude Nelson, Helen Hunt Jackson and Mother Jones. The performance will be from 2 to 3 p.m. June 15 in the meeting room. Admission is free. 303-795-3961.

Call for artists

• “This is Colorado,” a show featuring Colorado artists, but not necessarily Colorado scenes, will accept applications for entry until Aug. 1. The exhibit will be in a new venue this year: Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College. For a prospectus, email mkstudio@comcast.net. Sponsored by Heritage Fine Arts Guild, heritage-guild.com.

• Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition entries are due from 9 to 11 a.m. July 8. Submit actual entries, no slides. Entry fee: $10 per entry. They will be juried that day and unaccepted work may be picked up from 1 to 3 p.m. Information: Trish.Sangelo@arapahoe.edu.

Summer walks

South Suburban Parks and Recreation is offering two walks. Go to sspr.org for more information.

• Sunset Bird Walk for adults will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 20 at South Platte Park. Practice using binoculars with a naturalist guide. Cost, $11/$8 resident; class number 675376.

• Full Moon Walk for 6 years to adult. A naturalist guides a moonlight adventure from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on June 22. Cost, $9/$6 resident; class number 674016.

Nature-writing ‘how to’

Naturalist Mary Taylor Young of Castle Rock, whose most recent book, “The Guide to Colorado Mammals” is nominated for a Colorado Book Award, will teach two one-day seminars at Rocky Mountain National Park in July:

• “They Wrote it Here!” is about how writers described particular sites. It is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 13. Visit spots described by Isabella Bird, James Michener, Milton Estes, Enos Mills and others, then write a piece or journal entry of your own.

• “Paint Your Prose: Creating a Sense of Place Using Nature-Writing Techniques” is offered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 14.

Cost for each is $70. For information or to register, see listing and syllabus at rmna.org.

Chief Manitou topic of talk

“Chief Manitou and His Contributions to the Pikes Peak Region” will be Robert Cronk’s topic at 7 p.m. June 20 when he presents a program about Pedro Cajete, a Tewa Indian from the Santa Clara Pueblo who had a cave near Cave of the Winds at Manitou. His travels had an impact on the tourist industry. The free event will be at the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake. Palmerdividehistory.org.

Tribute to Lennon and McCartney

Vocalist Lannie Garrett and her band will bring “Songs of a Generation,” drawing on the music of Lennon and McCartney, in the Veranda Tent at Cherokee Ranch and Castle at 6:30 p.m. June 28. Reservations, $90, include tour, dinner buffet, performance, dessert and coffee.

Kahn company coming to Gardens

The Hannah Kahn Dance Company will bring five dancers to Hudson Gardens and Event Center for a free 45-minute performance at 10:30 a.m. June 14 (Friday morning). “This is a program we have been performing in schools over the last eight months,” Kahn said. It’s an introduction to dance with excerpts from “Pass Along,” “Gathering,” “Ruckus,” “Songs Without Words” and “(Pro)longing and Infusion.” The five fully costumed dancers illustrate contrasting styles, musical accompaniment, costumes and moods. Music ranges from Tunisian jazz to Mendelssohn to Swedish folk/rock. Hudson Gardens is at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Garden admission is also free.

• Also at Hudson Gardens: “Meet the Beekeeper” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 15. Observe and ask questions. (Classes available also.) And June 15 is the Gardens’ 17th birthday.


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