“Sand, Soda and a Twist of Lime” is the theme for the Annual Glass Artist's Fellowship exhibit, running April 16-27 at COArt Gallery, 846 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. An opening reception is planned from 5-9 p.m. April 19. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Glassartistsfellowship.com.
Dr. Colorado talks
“Historic Railroads and Colorado Hotels” will be Dr. Tom Noel's subject when he speaks to the Highlands Ranch Historical Society from 7-8:30 p.m. April 15 at the Southbridge Rec Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Noel will bring stories and photos of surviving passenger railroads, such as the Cumbres and Toltec and Durango and Silverton narrow gauge railroads, as well as grand hotel stops and saloons along the way. The event is free for members and a $1 suggested donation is asked of non-members. Guests are welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jefferson comes to life
“Thomas Jefferson and His Literary Children” will be Jack Van Els' topic as he portrays Jefferson at 7 p.m. April 16 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Jefferson accumulated a library with more than 7,000 books and went into debt to obtain them. He called them his “children” and eventually donated them to the Library of Congress. Van Els will talk about the handcrafted Jefferson Bible on display at the History Colorado Center.
Baby Doe remembered
“Mining for the Real Baby Doe” will be a presentation by author Joyce Lohse of Centennial for the Palmer Lake Historical Society at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Palmer Lake City Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake. Free, refreshments served.
Western History explored
The Order of the Indian Wars presents the fifth Denver Indian Wars Symposium from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on April 20 at the Colorado National Guard Headquarters Auditorium, 6868 S. Revere Parkway, Centennial. Speakers will be John Monnett, Daniel Martinez, Douglas McChristian and Michael O'Keefe. Other authors will have books for sale as well. Cost: $35. Send check to OIW, P.O. Box 1650, Johnstown, CO 80534. Information: Layton Hooper, 970-229-5991.
O'Keeffe exhibit winding down
The Denver Art Museum's “Georgia O'Keeffe and the Southwest” exhibit closes April 28, when it will move to Santa Fe's O'Keeffe Museum. Denverartmuseum.org.
Local art on display
South Suburban Parks and Recreation exhibits art at its recreation centers in April:
• Nancy Meisner's acrylic paintings, “Springtime Flowers,” are at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial.
• Karen Trenchard's photographs of Colorado and Denver are at the Douglas H. Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton.
• Sally Van der Kamp's “A Touch of Glass” is in the glass display case at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree.
Get a break on Earth Day
April 21, Earth Day, offers free admission to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, where “Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age” is the featured exhibit.
Celebrate Colorado Architecture Month with local members of the AIA. Of special interest: “Doors Open Denver: the City Beautiful: Then and Now” on April 13 and 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours available and many buildings will be open to visitors: doorsopendenver.org.
Patsy Cline at Parker
“Always … Patsy Cline” plays at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker April 12 through 20. The musical memory play about Cline and her friend Louise Seger, filled with Cline's best-known songs, is directed by John Moore, former Denver Post drama critic and active member of Denver's theater community. Tickets start at $18. Call 303-805-6800 or order online, PACEcenteronline.org.